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Back by popular demand: CBC presents the Vinyl Cafe with Stuart McLean! Featuring Canada’s favourite storyteller, the late Stuart McLean, the Vinyl Cafe is a blend of stories, essays and music, recorded at live concerts across Canada. McLean’s hilarious stories are about Dave, owner of a second-hand record store, and assorted family, friends and neighbours. Available for a limited time.

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    • Comedy
    • 4.9, 198 Ratings

Back by popular demand: CBC presents the Vinyl Cafe with Stuart McLean! Featuring Canada’s favourite storyteller, the late Stuart McLean, the Vinyl Cafe is a blend of stories, essays and music, recorded at live concerts across Canada. McLean’s hilarious stories are about Dave, owner of a second-hand record store, and assorted family, friends and neighbours. Available for a limited time.

    “The Waterslide” - Georgetown, PEI

    “The Waterslide” - Georgetown, PEI

    Dave’s son Sam and his friend Murphy turn boredom into brilliance and entertain the neighbourhood by building the most amazing backyard slide.

    • 54 min
    "Danceland" - Manitou Beach, SK

    "Danceland" - Manitou Beach, SK

    Stuart travels to “Danceland” a hundred-year-old dancehall on the shores of Manitou Beach, Saskatchewan. He talks about his own dancing memories and has a story about Dave and Morley dancing.

    • 54 min
    “The Snake” - Annapolis Royal, NS

    “The Snake” - Annapolis Royal, NS

    Dave, Sam and Murphy take a road trip to Thunder Bay to deliver a boa constrictor to one of Dave’s old rock ‘n’ roll pals.

    • 54 min
    “The Train Trip” - Almonte, ON

    “The Train Trip” - Almonte, ON

    Sam and Murphy ask Dave if they can take the train, by themselves, to Cape Breton to visit Dave’s mother Margaret.

    • 54 min
    “The Yoga Retreat” - Powell River, BC

    “The Yoga Retreat” - Powell River, BC

    Stephanie reluctantly brings her father, Dave, along with her on a yoga retreat.

    • 54 min
    Vinyl Cafe - Trailer

    Vinyl Cafe - Trailer

    This summer, travel across Canada with Stuart McLean and The Vinyl Cafe. 10 favourite episodes, recorded across the country, that will allow you to escape into a world that is full of love and laughter. Join us for an hour of music and stories every week.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
198 Ratings

198 Ratings

AConnorHeggie ,

1 hr/Wk of warmth, joy and humour is not enough

I really miss Stuart McLean and Vinyl Cafe. To know that we will never have more Vinyl Cafe is very sad to think about, however I relish every minute of these re-broadcast shows and look forward to 12:05pm every Sunday for my weekly dose (at least for the summer). Hopefully CBC will continue to re-air them every summer and holiday—we still need a little Stuart McLean to brighten our lives!

BobFish_SeaLife ,

Warmed my heart

There is nothing that makes you prouder to be a Canadian or feels as truly Canadian as the Vinyl Cafe. Not only was I missing turning on the radio at 12 on Sundays to hear Stuart, but the Vinyl Cafe is iconic. I’m so happy new generations will get to hear the stories that made us laugh and cry along with fellow Canadians.

Westport Sue ,

Wonderful and joyful!

It was terrific and heart warming to hear Stuart’s voice again this morning on “The Yoga Retreat”. Thank you, CBC, for making this available as a podcast!

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