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Season 8

Jan. 16, 2023

Episode #90: History Attic Research + Making Steel Casement Windows Energy-Efficient

In today’s episode, Scott Sidler joins Stacy for listener Q&A. Scott explains how to use Low-e glass to improve the energy efficiency of steel casement windows. And later, Stacy chats with sisters Linda McManus and Chris Wysocki, who own a...

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Jan. 2, 2023

Episode #89: Laine Berry Shares Apocryphal Stories + Our Moving Plans

In today's episode, Laine Berry from Our Restoration Nation shares apocryphal stories. Apocryphal stories have a dubious origin, but they have been told so often that they are accepted as fact. Many of these tales are rooted in religion and...

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Dec. 19, 2022

Episode #88: Esther Judge-Lennox of Shacks on Racks + Updating Electrical Panels

In today’s episode, Stacy chats with Esther Judge-Lennox, founder of Shacks on Racks. Shacks on Racks is an innovative company working hard to keep old houses out of the landfill by moving them before they are demolished. The mountain west is...

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Dec. 5, 2022

Episode #87: The Money Pit Life - Balancing Old House Wants and Needs

In today’s episode, Stacy is back in the Hudson Valley for the second of two shows recorded in front of a live audience. Old houses are money-hungry, and figuring out how to pay for rehabilitation and maintenance can be stressful. Susan and Will...

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Nov. 21, 2022

Episode #86: Architectural Salvage Stories + The Best Reference Books for Old House Rehabbers

In today’s episode, Stacy is back in the Hudson Valley for the first of two shows recorded in front of a live audience. Stacy talks to Reggie Young from Hudson Valley House Parts. Reggie explains the logistics of the architectural salvage business...

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Nov. 7, 2022

Episode #85: Author David Giffels + Sourcing Antique Mail Slots

In today’s episode, author David Giffels chats with Stacy about his humorous and heartfelt memoir, All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling down House. David Giffels is an author, essayist, journalist, and lifelong resident of Akron, Ohio....

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Oct. 24, 2022

Episode #84: Supernatural Pranks & Thanks

October is ghost story month, so get ready for some goosebumps. In today's episode, Stacy shares four tales of the unexplained, including one from . From pranks to thanks, each paranormal experience is unique.  To request a transcript of this...

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Oct. 10, 2022

Episode #83: Ghostly Whispers & Mischief + Kitchen Cabinet Advice

In today's episode, Stacy and Alex discuss ways to choose and modify low-end cabinetry to make it more suitable and period-appropriate for an old house. And later, Stacy chats with long-time restoration contractor Stephen Ortado about four-leaf...

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Sept. 26, 2022

Episode #82: Restoring Your Historic House with Scott Hanson + A Relocation Disagreement

In today’s episode, Stacy and John Rodgers disagree during Q&A when a listener asks if she should abandon city life for a big old house in the country. And then later, Stacy chats with Scott Hanson, author of Restoring Your Historic House, The...

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Sept. 12, 2022

Episode #81: Brad's Cheap Old Lake House + Understanding Efflorescence

In today's episode, Stacy visits the Silver Lake Institute, a small lake cottage community with a fascinating religious camp past. Brad and Stacy discuss his latest project house and the evolving history of the institute. Note: Brad's first house, a...

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