December 7th, 2017 | 12 mins 31 secs
architecture, design, home improvement, pop culture, television
The shear number of home improvement shows on television — heck, there are entire networks dedicated to them — you would think it would be difficult to make out any signal coming through all that noise. For 17 seasons, however, Britain's Channel 4 has been cranking out Grand Designs hosted by Kevin McCloud—a home improvement show truly worthy of your time.
July 7th, 2017 | 10 mins 18 secs
economics, home improvement, podcast, solar energy, technology, tesla
With much of the Northern Hemisphere baking in the summer sun, thoughts often turn to converting all of that light into electricity. Yep, it’s time to talk residential solar. My biggest concern? Can it withstand a much harsher brand of judgement: the annual select committee enquiry that is the neighbourhood summer barbecue.