Education Episodes

Feb. 28, 2022

Episode #70: Fire Safety Tips and Old Buildings Reimagined

In today's episode, Stacy talks to fire chief Roger LeBlanc about how long we really have to get out of a burning house, plus he shares his best fire safety advice for old house owners. Also, Stacy chats with Natalie Heneghan, the education manager of...

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Jan. 17, 2022

Episode #69: Hands-on Trades Education or a College Degree? Why Not Both?

During this final episode of season six, Stacy welcomes Dave Mertz, program chair of the Building Preservation Program at Belmont College in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Also, Stacy offers several end-of-season updates, including the season seven listener...

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Nov. 22, 2021

Episode #65: Daniel Kanter: Serial Volunteer and Champion of Old Houses

On today’s show, the first in front of a live audience in beautiful Hudson Valley, New York, Stacy talks to the always hilarious Daniel Kanter about revitalizing his community through the Kingston City Land Bank. Also, Stacy meets her previous...

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Nov. 8, 2021

Episode #64: Leisa Collins Loves Art and Old Houses

In today’s episode, you’ll meet artist Leisa Collins. Leisa traveled across the United States, creating paintings of old homes and buildings along the way. She turned her art into a beautiful coffee table book filled with love and reverence for history and...

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Sept. 27, 2021

Episode #61: 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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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 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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May 10, 2021

Episode #53: The Oldest Street in the US: Elfreth's Alley

In this episode, Stacy learns about Elfreth's Alley. Located in Philadelphia, Elfreth's Alley is the nation's oldest residential street. Stacy chats with Ted Maust, director of the Elfreth's Alley Museum, and long-time residents of the alley, Rob and Sue...

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April 26, 2021

Episode #52: What Style is That? Identifying Old American Architecture

In this episode, Stacy chats with Karyn Norwood, an architectural historian and teacher. Karyn founded the popular Instagram account, What Style is That? an educational and fun side-project where she photographs, identifies, and labels the defining...

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April 12, 2021

Episode #51: Demystifying Linseed Oil Paint with Natalie from Earth and Flax

In this episode, Stacy asks Natalie Yon-Eriksson from Earth and Flax all the linseed oil paint questions she’s been wondering about over the years. Is it easy to use? How is it made? What are the benefits and limitations of linseed oil paint?...

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March 29, 2021

Episode #50: Town Historian Robert Goller

In this, the 50th episode, Stacy is on location visiting Robert Goller, historian for the town of Aurora and village of East Aurora, New York. Stacy and Robert discuss methods for researching the history of an old house and how local lore often...

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March 15, 2021

Episode #49: Paint Talk With Scott From The Craftsman Blog

In this episode, Stacy welcomes back long-time friend of the show, Scott Sidler, from The Craftsman Blog. Stacy and Scott discuss the high-quality formulas hidden behind the paint store counter and best practices for a beautiful, long-lasting finish....

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