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This Old House Launches New Podcast “Clearstory”

Season One Featuring 10 Episodes Debuts On October 24, 2019

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CONCORD, Mass., OCT. 18, 2019 —The Emmy Award-winning series This Old House will enter the podcast space with the debut of Clearstory.

Launching October 24th, Clearstory is a podcast 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, Norm Abram, Jeff Sweenor and the This Old House experts, as well as industry leaders, historians, and builders. Clearstory – your home in a new light.

“The launch of the Clearstory podcast marks a new chapter in the storied history of the most trusted brand in home improvement,” said Dan Suratt, CEO, This Old House. “This Old House has entertained and informed audiences for more than 40 years, and Clearstory will build on that tradition with a unique approach that goes beyond how-to advice to tell the oft untold stories of our homes.”

The name Clearstory is a play on clerestory windows – an architectural term for a section of windows above eye level with the purpose to admit light and/or fresh air into a space.

Clearstory will be available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts and wherever people get their podcasts

Clearstory will feature 10 episodes:


  • Ep. 1 – Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019
  • Ep. 2 – Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019
  • Ep. 3 – Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
  • Ep. 4 – Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
  • Ep. 5 – Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019
  • Ep. 6 – Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019
  • Ep. 7 – Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019
  • Ep. 8 – Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019
  • Ep. 9 – Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020
  • Ep. 10 – Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020

Clearstory is presented by Caséta by Lutron, pioneers in smart home technology, and produced by Rococo Punch.

About This Old House Ventures, LLC

This Old House Ventures, LLC is the number one multi-platform home enthusiast brand, serving over 15 million consumers each month with trusted information and expert advice through its award-winning television shows This Old House and Ask This Old House, its highly regarded This Old House magazine and its inspiration and information-driven digital properties, including The This Old House® brand recently won “Outstanding Lifestyle Program” for Ask This Old House at the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards this year.

This Old House and Ask This Old House are produced by This Old House Ventures, LLC, and are presented on PBS by WETA Washington, DC. National underwriting for This Old House TV is provided by GMC, The Home Depot, State Farm Insurance Company, Marvin Windows & Doors, Gorilla Glue, HomeAdvisor, and Festool.

About Caséta by Lutron

Caséta by Lutron is the most connected smart lighting control brand. From starter kits to wallplates, Caséta by Lutron has everything you need for smart lighting control. Innovating home lighting controls since 1961, Lutron relentlessly pursues dimming perfection with automated light and shade controls for homes and commercial applications. The company holds over 2,700 worldwide patents and was the first to create a system of dimmer and motorized window shades for controlling both electric light and daylight.

About Rococo Punch

Rococo Punch is full-service podcast production company, specializing in exquisite sound design and thoughtful content. Based in Boston with clients nationwide, Rococo Punch works with publishers, brands, non-profits, studios and institutions to create podcasts and audio-first products. From conception to production to launch, Rococo Punch harnesses the power of narrative storytelling to create listening experiences that are intimate, informative, and impactful.

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