The Fine Homebuilding Podcast embodies Fine Homebuilding magazine's commitment to the preservation of craftsmanship and the advancement of home performance in residential construction. Hosted by the magazine's editors, The FHB Podcast is an informal but vigorous show about the techniques and principles that allow listeners to master their design and building challenges.
The podcast for people who love plants—but not always the same ones. Brought to you by the editors of Fine Gardening, this fun, informative podcast tackles all things topical in gardening. You’ll listen to the insights (and arguments) of Editor-in-Chief Steve Aitken and Senior Editor Danielle Sherry as they discuss various horticultural subjects on a deeper level. You will also hear from today’s leading horticultural minds who will offer their wisdom and opinions about what you might want to ...
Each week I'll talk to a fellow gardener and pick their brain on plants, garden design, pop culture and oh so much more
Kiley, Rob, and Patrick hear from listeners about homemade blower doors and a supposed urban exodus before taking listener questions about overdriven fasteners in Zip System sheathing, unknown attic insulation, and indoor-air quality.
In this two-part Pro-Talk Podcast, Patrick talks to Dyami Plotke, senior project manager for Roof Services, a commercial and residential roofing company on Long Island, New York.
Rob, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about log homes and PT substitutes before taking questions on separating sinks from solid-surface countertops, fixing a joist under a tub, and what to do about saggy drywall.
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks with Andy Grace, a remodeler and roofer in Ligonier, Pa. about being a do-it-all remodeler, buying the right tools, and successfully managing clients.
When it comes to autumnal color in the garden, most of us probably think of leaves changing from green, to perhaps yellow, orange, or even red. This foliage show is a staple of the season in many parts of the country. Plants that actually bloom in fall get less attention, perhaps it’s because they have a hard time competing with the fiery foliage o…
Rob, Brian, and Patrick hear from listeners about Aeroseal, DIY blower doors, and Minnesota’s climate, before taking questions about restoring window sash, lukewarm water, and making a comfortable shop in a block-wall garage.
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks with Doug Horgan, Vice President of Best Practices for BOWA, a design-build remodeling firm in the Washington, D.C. area.
Rob, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about sweating pipes and spray foam before taking questions about waterproofing a bathroom with a curbless shower, getting permits for DIY electrical work, and properly detailing decks.
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks with Ross MacPherson about transitioning from a job as a builder and HERS rater to manager of an air-sealing business.
Why would you ever want the shinier version of a beloved plant? In this episode Steve and Danielle talk about all the reasons including better disease resistance, better habits, or perhaps a more exciting foliage color. Disclaimer: we’re not dissing the classic favorites, just recommending some improvements, if you’re in the market for new plants. …
Kiley, Rob, and Patrick hear from listeners about well pumps, snowy soffits, and favorite carpentry apps, before taking questions about stair treads, vinyl siding, and log homes.
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Jim Collins, a landscape architect and project manager with the city of Hamilton, Ontario about the field of landscape architecture and what builders get wrong about landscaping.
Colin, Matt and Patrick hear from listeners about the durability of building tapes and doing without PT lumber, before taking questions on venting roofs in hot places, finding contractors in Covid times, and absent airtightness tests.
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Brooke Cambridge, a painting contractor from Salem, Mass. Brooke talks about how she became a painter and the ups and downs of being a business owner.
Here in the Northeast, we experienced one of the hottest summers on record. In Connecticut (where we make this wonderful podcast), we broke a 38-year record for most consecutive days over 90°F. Add to these steamy temps a record low rainfall and this summer turned out to be pretty miserable—and not just for Steve, who always likes to have something…
Matt, Rob, and Patrick hear from listeners about sweating copper and FHB podcast T-shirts before taking listener questions about the cost of high-performance homes, ductwork in a vented crawlspace, and toppling piers in a tight crawlspace.
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Travis Brungardt, a high-performance builder and remodeler in Prairie Village, Kansas.
Brian, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about hardcore DIY and CNC-cut plywood before taking listener questions about inadequate inspections, uncomfortable closets, and getting credit for an efficient home.
This Pro-Talk podcast features Emergency Room doctor Dr. Art Henderson talking to Patrick about his work, his passion for building, and the realities of COVID-19.
Why on earth would you ever put a tall plant in the front of your garden-- even in the middle? You’d block whatever is behind it, right? Not necessarily. Enter the amazingly versatile category of see-through plants. Many of these unsung heroes have a bulk of tufted foliage that stays under a foot, but from that mass shoots a plethora of delicate fl…
Rob, Kiley and Patrick hear from listeners about faulty spray foam and favorite tools before taking questions on building a shed without PT, wasting paint using a sprayer, and staging high work.
Patrick talks with Dr. Rachel Arango, Research Entomologist with the US Forest Service, about insect pests and the efficacy of various pressure treatment formulations in this edition of the Pro-Talk podcast.
Rob, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about Taunton’s Renovation and changing careers before taking listener questions on recent material shortages, water-damaged ceilings, and if creating a vented roof assembly was a waste of time.
In this Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks with Rick Watson Director of Product Information and Technical Services for Sherwin Williams.
What good is a cake without the frosting? Sure, it still tastes good, but it isn’t giving you its full potential. That’s sort of what a garden is like without nooks and crannies plants: Good, but not as great as it could be. These tiny treasures fill in all the gaps and cracks of a landscape. They’re great for planting between stepping stones or al…