Oldhouses Episodes

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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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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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...

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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...

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Dec. 7, 2020

Episode #44: Karolyn's Childhood Dream Comes True

Known as Lady Dukart, on Instagram. As a child, Karolyn biked the backroads around her rural home, exploring abandoned old houses and daydreaming about restoring one of her own. Now, her dream has come true.

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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?

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Nov. 9, 2020

Episode #42: Richard to the Stained Glass Rescue

Stacy and Devyn welcome Richard Cann from the UK. Richard offers a fascinating look into the process of making art glass as well as the modern beliefs that lead people to replace British history with "plastic toy windows."

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Oct. 26, 2020

Gary is Still Rude and Other Ghost Stories

Stacy finally shares the experience that converted her from a total skeptic to “maybe sort of a believer, but let’s not talk about it too much.” Also, Devyn and Stacy welcome Chelsey and Susan to tell their own stories of the unexplainable.

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Oct. 12, 2020

Too Random to be a Coincidence

John Harrington kicks off the October ghost story series. His story is a tale of items lost and then found in the most serendipitous ways.

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Sept. 28, 2020

Enon Hall: In It for the Long Haul Part II

Bill Chapman. Known as the "Granddaddy of the house blog movement," Bill and his wife Gay have been restoring and rehabbing Enon Hall for over 20 years!

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Aug. 31, 2020

Rathskellers + A Cheap Old Houses Reprise

Stacy is on vacation. So, this week's episode includes bonus content plus an "Everyone Loves Cheap Old Houses and Elizabeth Finkelstein," reprise.

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Aug. 17, 2020

Lee Ann: Show Me the Flow Blue

Stacy talks to Lee Ann, lover of all things Victorian and flow blue pottery. Lee Ann explains the origin of the style, learning how to spot fakes, and some resources and tips for starting a collection.

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July 20, 2020

Daniel Kanter: Beige Kitchens and Other Commentroversies

Devyn and Stacy enjoy a conversation with the always lively and endearing, Daniel Kanter. The interview ranging from hilarious to serious discusses topics such as the highs and lows of DIY, the sometimes caustic comments from invested readers, and the zen of folding your underwear into tiny little pastry shapes.

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