Oct. 25, 2021

Are You Responsible for Your Ghost?

In this episode, Stacy wonders, If you inherit a ghost, do you have to keep it? Guests Denise, Molly, and Brianna, share three different paranormal experiences that pique Stacy's curiosity about that moral conundrum. October is ghost story month, so...

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Oct. 11, 2021

Home Sweet Funeral Home: Keith Stachowiak

In this episode, Stacy welcomes Architect Keith Stachowiak from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Three years ago, Keith and his wife Elisa bought a former funeral home to convert into their primary residence. Keith's story is the first of two spooky, fun October...

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Sept. 27, 2021

Everyone Still Loves Cheap Old Houses

In today’s episode, Stacy is thrilled to welcome back Elizabeth Finkelstein from the wildly popular Instagram Account and recent HGTV and Discovery+ TV Series, Cheap Old Houses. Also, during listener Q&A, Stacy welcomes back John Rodgers. Stacy...

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Sept. 13, 2021

Episode #60: Man with A Hammer

On today's episode, Stacy enjoys a conversation with Greg, a fun-loving Brit best known as Man with a Hammer, on Instagram.  Also, during listener Q&A, Stacy welcomes back John Rodgers. Stacy and John discuss ways to find a good contractor.

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Aug. 2, 2021

Episode #59: Steve Jordan: Author of The Window Sash Bible

In this episode, Steve Jordan, preservation specialist, author of The Window Sash Bible, and longtime contributing editor to Old House Journal, talks about a lifetime of work in the building trades and offers helpful do-it-yourself advice too. ...

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July 19, 2021

Episode #58: My Old House Fix

In this episode, Stacy chats with Christopher Hewitt. Christopher started My Old House fix, a blog, website, and Facebook group to offer a place for old house owners to find the answers to their DIY questions and dilemmas. Also, Stacy discusses...

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July 5, 2021

Episode #57: Bonus Old House Segments from the Archives

Stacy is away for the long holiday weekend. So, for today's episode, she's sharing previously recorded content that never aired, including more information about writing historic register nominations, the importance of documenting your projects...

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June 21, 2021

Episode #56: From Toronto to Detroit - An Old House Story

In this episode, Stacy chats with Amy, who now lives in Detroit, Michigan. Amy and her husband relocated to the US from Toronto, Canada, and she talks about the triumphs and hurdles of falling in love with an old house and pursuing homeownership in a...

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June 7, 2021

Episode #55: House Crashing in Historic St. Joseph, Missouri

For today's special field trip episode, Stacy travels to historic St. Joseph, Missouri, to visit John Rodgers of Phoenix Preservation. Stacy and John chat about his path to the trades, what he wishes old house owners would stop doing, and the special...

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May 24, 2021

Episode #54: Choosing House Paint Colors With Expert Help

One of the most popular old house questions is, “What color should I paint my house?” Kristine Teno from Teno Interiors is here with some tips and ideas for choosing an exterior paint color you’ll love. Also, Alex from Old Town Home is back to...

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About the Host

Stacy

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Stacy launched True Tales From Old Houses in 2017 to connect and share stories with old house lovers and devoted DIYers. The goal of the show has always been equal parts entertainment and education. Since the launch, she has become a trusted voice in the old house community. True Tales From Old Houses was named one of "11 Great Podcasts for Preservation Fans" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (savingplaces.org)

Stacy's second job is restoring and preserving her historic home built in the 1880s. Since 2014, she has been documenting the process on the Blake Hill House blog. She has a deep fondness for original wood windows, and educating people about the importance of keeping them is one of her passions.

Related to podcasting, she is a devoted theatre nerd with many years of public speaking and amateur acting experience.