Dead Men Tales Podcast

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During’s Dead Men Tales podcast, industry expert and master storyteller Dan Holohan shares the stories behind the work and fun facts you may not know about heating history.

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The World's Fair of Hydronic Heating

Heating took center stage at the 1904 World’s Fair with the American Radiator Company’s modern home exhibit. In this episode, Dan Holohan shares how millions marveled at ...

Published on 01/26/2021 4:45 AM
Heating's Explosive History

In the early days of hydronic heating, boilers were exploding left and right. In this episode, Dan Holohan tells how seemingly insignificant mistakes often led to disaste...

Published on 01/19/2021 4:45 AM
Old Buildings, New Steam

In the 1980s, New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development renovated hundreds of old buildings and installed brand new one-pipe steam systems. In th...

Published on 01/12/2021 4:45 AM
Remembering Mel Dubin

Mel Dubin dreamed, invented, and built something that helped raise thousands of American families. In this episode, Dan Holohan remembers his friend Mel, the founder of S...

Published on 01/05/2021 4:45 AM
Heating The Breakers

John D. Clarke knew how to heat a 70-room cottage in 1893. And he got it right the very first time.

Published on 12/29/2020 4:45 AM
The Paul System and Other Delightful Discoveries

You never know what you’ll come across when you’re the heating person. It’s a wonderful life. In this episode, Dan Holohan tells about the time he was making recommendati...

Published on 12/22/2020 4:45 AM
The Surprising Stories Behind Heating Inventions

Did you know that the first pressure relief valve was invented in 1681 because the King of England really liked jelly? And that the first gravity heating system was used ...

Published on 12/15/2020 4:45 AM
Building a House Every Two Hours

In the 1940s, William Levitt built a community of 17,447 homes, completing one house every two hours. Levitt chose radiant heating for these houses because it was the che...

Published on 12/08/2020 4:45 AM

Some stories are as worn as old work boots because we just can’t resist hearing them again and again. In this episode, Dan Holohan shares memories of Thanksgiving morning...

Published on 11/24/2020 4:45 AM