Education Episodes

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...

Listen to the episode

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. ...

Listen to the episode

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...

Listen to the episode

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...

Listen to the episode

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...

Listen to the episode

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...

Listen to the episode

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...

Listen to the episode

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...

Listen to the episode

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?...

Listen to the episode

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...

Listen to the episode

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....

Listen to the episode

March 1, 2021

Episode #48: On Location at The Tool Library, Buffalo, New York

In this episode, Stacy and Bill from Enon Hall discuss momentum and maintaining enthusiasm for long-term projects. Later, Stacy is on location at The Tool Library in Buffalo, New York. The city of Buffalo is comprised of around 90% old house...

Listen to the episode

Feb. 15, 2021

Episode #47: Lindsay Jones: Blind Eye Restoration

In this episode, Stacy and Ashley from The Gold Hive discuss oddball additions to historic structures.  Later, Stacy welcomes Lindsay Jones from Blind Eye Restoration, a woman-owned architectural conservation company in Columbus, Ohio. Lindsay...

Listen to the episode

Feb. 1, 2021

Episode #46: Laine and Kevin Berry: Our Restoration Nation

In this first episode of Season five, Stacy is flying solo. Feeling lonely, she invites a past podcast guest to join her for listener Q&A.   Later, she talks to Laine and Kevin Berry of Our Restoration Nation about their preservation...

Listen to the episode

Nov. 23, 2020

Episode #43: Ward Schraeder: HGTV's Bargain Mansions and Dad Advice

Stacy and Devyn seek common ground with Ward Schraeder, co-host of HGTV's Bargain Mansions. Can they find it? Will you?

Listen to the episode