Storytelling is one of the oldest forms of entertainment. For millenia, we have used everything at our disposal to tell stories: art, oral and written language, acting, song, and dance. One that seems to have been left behind is the oral tradition in which stories are meant to be told and heard. I want to share one of my guilty pleasures with you: The Vinyl Cafe.
The Vinyl Cafe is a CBC radio show written and hosted by Stuart McLean. The stories are about a goofy second-hand record store owner named Dave, his wife Morley, their children Sam and Stephanie, and their friends, neighbors and relatives. Every show has me laughing, gives me goosebumps and makes me blink away a few tears. The stories are collected on CD and in books, but I like to tune in on Sundays and have a listen. I hope you listen and enjoy it too.
Since we’re still at the beginning of the school year, I think many of you parents will appreciate this episode.
What do you think of the Vinyl Cafe? Do you know anyone whose stories you love to hear? Do you have a favorite radio show?