Live in a Home that Pays You Back Podcast

Anna talks with leading experts and innovators, who explain all the ways you can have a home that is healthy and sustainable. Distributed bi-weekly on Amazon, Apple, Google, Spotify, Stitcher and others. 

Listen to a brief summary about the podcast series.



Home Energy Ratings  1/4/23 – Ryan Meres, Program Manager for RESNET, talks about the HERS Index rating system, steps and procedures of a home energy assessment, and how your score is calculated. Learn about the score at www.hersindex.com or all about home energy testing at www.resnet.us

Is Your Home Climate Resilient? 1/11/23 – CEO and Founder Ben Cohen and Nancy Covey, co-founder of Quoll Intelligence, talk about their free app for homeowners (or homebuyers) that provides a detailed climate risk report, and how to make your home climate resilient.  www.getquoll.com

Indoor Air Quality1/18/23 – Glory Dolphin Hammes, CEO of North America for IQ Air, and member of the air quality work group for the Environmental Protection Agency, discusses indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring and air purification systems.  www.IQair.com

Monitoring Tools for Health, Safety, and Energy Performance2/1/23TrueTechTools is the leading provider of diagnostic testing tools used by energy and building inspectors across the nation. Founder and CEO Bill Spohn talks about  protecting your family from toxic exposures such as carbon dioxide, radon, and lots more. Truetechtools.com. Helpful sites Bill mentioned on the show are  www.gotmold.com and www.pearlcertification.com

Geothermal Energy 2/15/23 – Kathy Hannun, President of Dandelion Energy, explains the benefits and process of installing a geothermal energy system to heat and cool your home. Dandelion was conceived at the Innovation Lab of Alphabet X. www.dandelionenergy.com

Design and Planning for an Energy Efficient Home – 3/1/23 – Mary Love, President of Love the Green Real Estate Consultants in Asheville, N.C. talks about her consulting services for real estate professionals, www.maryloveconsulting.com and building the award-winning net zero model home for the Olivette Riverside Community and Farm agrihood. www.lovethegreen.org

Modular Homes – 3/15/23 – Kellan Hannah, Director of Growth for Dvele Homes, manufacturer of healthy and sustainable modular homes, talks about construction materials, design options, financing, clean air ventilation, solar panels, and land prep.  www.dvelehomes.com 

Mortgage Financing – 3/29/23 – Mike Lane, Loan Officer with Northeast Financial, LLC, talks about the essential factors in choosing the best mortgage for your real estate transaction, rate locks, and loan approval steps. Mike can be reached at 860-917-7629 or mlane@northeast-mortgage.com.  www.northeast-mortgage.com

Log and Timber Homes – 4/12/23 Donna Peak, Editor of Timber Home Living Magazine, will talk about the newest construction options for building a classic and authentic log home made from high-performance, energy-efficient materials.  http://www.loghome.com,  www.cabinlife.com and  www.timberhomeliving.com.

Mold – 4/26/23 Jason Earle, creator of the Got Mold at-home testing kit, explains mold origins, hazards, how it affects your family’s health, and what steps are needed to be safe. Obtain a free e-book and discount code at https://www.gotmold.com/payback/ or visit  www.gotmold.com 

Custom Built Homes – 5/10/23 – Dan Mitchell, founder of Eagle CDI in Seymour, Tennessee, shares important advice about designing and building high-performance homes using cutting-edge environmental practices. Dan is a sought-after consultant to home builders, building associations, and housing developers throughout the United States. www.eaglecdi.com

Real Estate – 5/24/23 -Charlie Vinci, named one of the nation’s top 5% realtors by HomeSnap, and lead agent for the Charlie Vinci team at Compass Realty in Greenwich, CT, shares timely tips for buying or selling a home. Charlie provides helpful information and area guides on his You Tube channel, Gold Coast Homes, and happy to answer your questions at 203-952-7751. www.charlievinci.com

Pearl Home Certification – 6/7/23. – CEO and Co-founder Cynthia Adams talks about the firm’s ground-breaking technology for evaluating the energy efficiency of homes, their home certification that captures (and can even boost) a home’s true value, and their award-winning home improvement app, Green Door. Pearl is the 2021 Energy Star Award Winner and the only market-based firm approved by the EPA and Dept. of Energy to administer Home Performance with Energy Star. www.pearlcertification.com

Big Cabin Log & Timber / Edgewood Homes  6/15/23 -Founder Brian Schafer talks about his state-of-the-art building systems known as the Glass Forest, Thermal Blanket, Schafer Wall, and Schafer Wood. Brian has spent 40 years designing and building spectacular homes throughout America’s mountain states, Alaska, Florida, and Japan. www.bigcabin.com  www.edgewoodlog.com

Solar Energy – 7/5/23 – Joshua Kekak, energy consultant representing Elite Energy Consulting, provides expert advice about solar photovoltaic energy systems for homes, as well as other timely topics. Contact Josh at joshua.kekak@gmail.com or visit the company website at www.elitesolarpros.com

Building Wealth – 7/19/23 – Julina Ogilvie, wealth advisor and partner of Principle Wealth Partners, shares insightful knowledge and on-point advice about building wealth, for long-term financial investments and for homeownership. Julina hosts Women on Wealth podcast and can be reached at jogilvie@principlewealthpartners.com or www.julinaolgilvie.com

Is Your Home Healthy?  – 9/7/23 – Jason Earle, creator of the Got Mold at-home testing kit, talks about healthy buldings, harmful toxins found in building materials, cleaning products, and explains ventilation and air filtering tips. Use the special code Home 10 when you visit www.gotmold.com to obtain a free e-book about mold and 10% discount on mold testing kits.  For finding safe home cleaning products, Jason suggests www.greenguard.org. 


Building HVAC Science, hosted by Bill Spohn

Trends in home building, renovation, and financing


Women on Wealth Podcast, hosted by Julina Ogilvie

Lending Landscape: Mortgage Interest Rates

Lending Landscape: Property Values and Benefits of Energy-Efficient Improvements

Life Stages of Home Ownership


Sustainable Living Podcasts

Solve for Nature with Eugene Bible – The Sustainable House

Voice America – Go Green Radio – Energy Efficient and Net Zero Homes 4/1/22

Go Green Radio – Renewable Energy Options for Your Home 4/29/22

Ask a Sustainable Builder Podcast

Starting Sustainability with Kaylin Chenoweth

Welcome to the Agrihood 

WGN-TV Channel 9 Chicago, Ill.   7/17/20

Live morning news. Interview begins at 5 minute mark, after doctor presentation.


WFLA Channel 8 Tampa, FL 6/22/20

WSBT Channel 22, Indiana 6/19/20


iHeart Radio “In the Garden” with Ron Wilson

Food Chain / Metrofarm Radio with Michael Olsen

Housing Finance 2020

Forbes Advisor  10/27/20

Qualified Mortgage (QM) Rule

The Bankers Advisory channel on You Tube includes a series of videos on the following topics: QM Mortgage, Ability to Repay, Truth-in-Lending, Loan Modifications, Asset Verification, and Credit Reports.