15 episodes

From This Old House, Clearstory is a window that sheds light on the surprising stories behind our homes. Host Kevin O'Connor digs into the systems, structures and materials in our homes from unexpected angles. Why is the window the ultimate machine? What can Las Vegas teach us about lowering our water bills? How did the Great Chicago Fire change the way we frame houses today? How do you build the perfect roof? You’ll hear from Richard Trethewey, Tom Silva, Jeff Sweenor and the This Old House experts, as well as industry leaders, historians, and builders. Clearstory – your home in a new light.

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    • Home & Garden
    • 4.8 • 593 Ratings

From This Old House, Clearstory is a window that sheds light on the surprising stories behind our homes. Host Kevin O'Connor digs into the systems, structures and materials in our homes from unexpected angles. Why is the window the ultimate machine? What can Las Vegas teach us about lowering our water bills? How did the Great Chicago Fire change the way we frame houses today? How do you build the perfect roof? You’ll hear from Richard Trethewey, Tom Silva, Jeff Sweenor and the This Old House experts, as well as industry leaders, historians, and builders. Clearstory – your home in a new light.

    [Bonus] The Walk-In from America’s Test Kitchen

    [Bonus] The Walk-In from America’s Test Kitchen

    We are ending 2020 with some good news: Clearstory will be back for its second season in spring 2021! In the meantime, we’re bringing you an episode of “The Walk-In,” a podcast from our friends at America’s Test Kitchen. In this episode, podcast host and chef Elle Simone Scott sits down with Mashama Bailey, executive chef and co-founder of The Grey in Savannah, Georgia, to chat about cooking with intention, developing confidence in the kitchen, and balancing creative energy with business savvy.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    [Bonus] Introducing the Ask This Old House Podcast

    [Bonus] Introducing the Ask This Old House Podcast

    Clearstory will be back for season 2, but in the meantime, we’re excited to announce the debut of the Ask This Old House Podcast. Just like the Emmy-Award winning TV show on PBS, the podcast features the Ask This Old House experts, who answer home improvement questions from homeowners around the country. In the first episode, This Old House editor Chris Ermides sits down with master electrician Heath Eastman to help a homeowner with a ceiling fan in a loft space, and a bathroom chandelier. 
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    • 14 min
    Rebuilding Paradise: Holding onto Home

    Rebuilding Paradise: Holding onto Home

    After major natural disasters, like Superstorm Sandy and the Paradise, California fires, why do some homeowners choose to rebuild, often in the very same spot, while others opt to move and start fresh elsewhere? We hear stories from people who’ve made these tough decisions. Then, psychology professor Susan Clayton and This Old House’s Richard Trethewey talk about what “home” really means.
    Caséta by Lutron, pioneers in smart home technology, is the title sponsor of Clearstory, and The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, is a presenting sponsor.
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    • 42 min
    Construction Waste: A Dumpster Dive

    Construction Waste: A Dumpster Dive

    We’ve all seen a dumpster full of debris on a job site, but do you know anything about where that construction waste ends up? We generate about 570 million tons of construction waste every year... and that number is growing. Listen as This Old House Contractor Charlie Silva sorts through what we can reuse or recycle, the EPA’s Nicole Villamizar runs the numbers, and Professor Debbie Reinhart looks to smarter technology.
    Caséta by Lutron, pioneers in smart home technology, is the title sponsor of Clearstory, and The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, is a presenting sponsor.
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    • 32 min
    [Bonus] Proof from America’s Test Kitchen

    [Bonus] Proof from America’s Test Kitchen

    Clearstory will be back with a brand new episode next week. In the meantime, we’re excited to share a favorite podcast of ours: Proof from America’s Test Kitchen. Kevin sits down with host Bridget Lancaster to learn more about the podcast which “goes beyond recipes and cooking to investigate the foods we love,” and then we bring you the “Prepping for the Worst” episode of the show.
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    • 43 min
    Electricity: What’s Current and What’s Next?

    Electricity: What’s Current and What’s Next?

    In the future, you might have wireless electricity powering virtually everything in your home fed by transparent solar cells planted in your window glass. Alex Gruzen of WiTricity and Professor Vladimir Bulovic of MIT.nano explain the electric futures they are working on. And in the meantime, This Old House electrician Heath Eastman shares what he’s wiring up these days.
    Caséta by Lutron, pioneers in smart home technology, is the title sponsor of Clearstory, and The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, is a presenting sponsor.
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
593 Ratings

593 Ratings

Dpayne12345 ,

Awesome. Excited for season 2

Great podcast. Very excited for season 2

jen1169 ,

Please don’t stop making these!

This is great stuff—timely, interesting and very well produced.

NRB 0827 ,

Pleasantly surprised

Love ATOH and TOH. But a Podcast? So glad I listened! Love it so far

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