Stuart McLean (born 1948 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian radio broadcaster and author. McLean graduated from Sir George Williams University with a B.A. degree. He is best known as the host of The Vinyl Cafe on CBC Radio 1 and CBC Radio 2. He retired in 2004 as a professor at the School of Journalism at Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto. McLean's books of stories from The Vinyl Cafe twice won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.