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Cidiot

Cidiot

By Mat Zucker
Learning to live and love life in the Hudson Valley. Hosted by Mat Zucker. Have you fantasized about living in the country? Curious what the transition is like? Or are you a local and want to see a different side of the folks who have invaded your land? Cidiot has been featured on Hudson Valley Magazine's "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts for All-Day Listening" and in Chronogram's "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." For updates, visit cidiot.com, join our facebook page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram and @matzucker on Twitter. Email: goats@cidiot.com
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41. Meet A Farmer - Kallie from Sawkill Farm
Mat interviews Kallie, one of the owners of Sawkill Farm in Red Hook, NY, home of his favorite eggs, bacon, and pork chops. Hear about what it's like to run a farm and the secret of why things taste so good.  Thanks for listening to Cidiot. Chronogram listed us as one of "Six Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Be Listening To." Find Cidiot trucker caps and the ebook Becoming a Cidiot, based on the podcast, at gumroad.com/cidiot and Farm Fresh merch at bonfire.com/store/cidiot. For updates, visit cidiot.com, join the page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram.
28:43
November 26, 2020
40. Community
Community is crucial wherever you live. In this episode, Mat explores the five types of community: Interest, Action, Place, Practice, and Circumstance. He also shares his dream bucket-list community event. Special shoutouts to Tricia Reed, Giobatta Alimentari in Tivoli, and all the others who make others feel at home. My book Bronze Seeks Silver: Lessons from a Creative Career in Marketing is out in paperback and ebook. Visit bronzeseekssilver.comfor links on Amazon, Apple and BN.com, or even better, find it in person at Oblong Books in Rhinebook and Rough Draft in Kingston. Cozy Cidiot sweatshirts and other gear for winter at bonfire.com/store/cidiot. Thanks for listening to Cidiot. Come visit.
10:16
October 25, 2020
39. Hardscrabble Day
For the last 45 years, our village annually celebrates its scrappy roots. Come hear from Historic Red Hook executive director Elisabeth Harmor about the day, local history, and, yes, horse thieves. Be sure to join Historic Red Hook at historicredhook.org. Thank you Prime Print Shop in Poughkeepsie for sponsoring this episode. Get 10% off printing your first order with the secret code word: "Cidiot." Other shout-outs to Giobatta Alimentari and their new morning coffee & breakfast sandwich service. Thanks for listening. Come visit.
18:14
September 20, 2020
38. Printed In Poughkeepsie
In this new episode, Mat talks to local business owner Daniel Clark of Prime Print Shop in Poughkeepsie. Daniel also grew up in the Hudson Valley so he'll share a more local view on the area, residents, CSAs, geography and stuff to do.  Special thanks to Prime Print Shop for sponsoring this episode. Visit primeprintshop.com  and mention "Cidiot" for 20% off your next order. They can copy, print, and scan nearly anything from house plans, property surveys and planning board submissions, to banners, business cards, yard signs, and more.  Thanks also to Will Tatum, Dutchess County Historian for helping us with Poughkeepsie facts. Follow @dutchesscounty. So glad you're tuning into Cidiot. Chronogram listed us as one of "Six Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Be Listening To."  Please subscribe if you already haven't. If you're a superfan, you can find Cidiot trucker caps at gumroad.com/cidiot and for updates, visit cidiot.com. 
19:57
August 20, 2020
37. One Telephone Pole at a Time
In this new episode, Mat explores the different adjustments from Coronavirus, including his new hobby of run-walking and the verb knowns as bunkering. Thanks for listening to Cidiot. Chronogram listed us as one of "Six Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Be Listening To." Find Cidiot trucker caps and the new ebook Becoming a Cidiot, based on the podcast, at gumroad.com/cidiot. For updates, visit cidiot.com, join the page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com
14:01
July 26, 2020
36. Meet An Advanced Cidiot
You might believe you are the first at something, but, of course, there have been others before you. In this special episode, Mat interviews Dairo, an accomplished, established Cidiot and an Empire Regular from the train.  Mat learns learn about how Dairo and his family made the switch from city to upstate, how they've made friends, what's so special about upstate — including the need for a chainsaw. Thanks for listening. Cidiot has been featured on Hudson Valley Magazine's "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts for All-Day Listening" and by Chronogram as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." Want more? The new ebook Becoming a Cidiot as well iconic trucker caps are available at gumroad.com/cidiot. For updates, visit cidiot.com, join the page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com 
12:44
June 24, 2020
35. Animals
Ducks. Sheep. Goats. Coyotes. You can't live up here and not love animals. Well, most of them. In this episode of Cidiot, Mat share some highlights. Shout outs to Tivoli General, Winn's Tivoli, and Doorstep Market. Thanks for listening. Cidiot has been featured on Hudson Valley Magazine's "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts for All-Day Listening" and by Chronogram as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." The Becoming a Cidiot eBook is coming so stay tuned for its release plus updated merch at the Cidiot store. For updates, visit cidiot.com, join the page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com
09:48
May 25, 2020
34. What Will Happen To Our Towns?
When you ask, Mat answers. In this episode, we answer a  question from listener Keith Stoeckeler about the future of our towns during this unusual, stressful and dangerous time of Coranoravirus. Mat investigates with conversations with deputy mayor Brent Kovalchik  and director of the Red Hook Area Chamber of Commerce, Kim McGrath. Thanks for listening. Cidiot has been featured on Hudson Valley Magazine's "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts for All-Day Listening" and by Chronogram as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." For updates, visit cidiot.com, join the page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com
09:30
April 19, 2020
33. Hike in Place
From bucolic to bubonic, join Mat as he talks about what it’s like in the Hudson Valley during this unusual, stressful and dangerous time of Coranoravirus. Special shout outs to Giabotta Alimentari in Tivoli, Equis Art Gallery in Red Hook, The Other Hudson Valley, and the new Recoup podcast from Adam Baer. Thanks for listening. Cidiot has been featured on Hudson Valley Magazine's "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts for All-Day Listening" and by Chronogram as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." For updates, visit cidiot.com, join the page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com
09:58
March 22, 2020
32. Plan B
In this new episode of Cidiot, Mat grapples with the realities of living two planes, a train and sometimes a bus from home. Plus he's excited about Cidiot's mention on the Spotify podcasters blog, recent Apple podcast store ratings and fan mail. Thanks for listening. Cidiot has been featured on Hudson Valley Magazine's "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts for All-Day Listening" and by Chronogram as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." For updates, visit cidiot.com, join the page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com
10:15
February 23, 2020
31. God’s Country - Season 3 Premiere
Welcome to Season 3 of Cidiot - Learning to Live and Love Life in the Hudson Valley. This first episode starts far from Dutchess Country - 5,600 miles in Tel Aviv, Israel. Food. Diversity. Safety. Religion. Join Mat as he continues to explore what it means to transition from city to country in what Hudson Valley Magazine called one of “8 Hudson Valley podcasts for All-Day Listening” and Chronogram arts magazine listed as one of “6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Be Listening To.” For updates, visit cidiot.com, join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram.
16:17
January 28, 2020
30. Festivus - Season 2 Finale
At the end of season two, Mat gets way more local about the holidays — fundraising door-to-door for the fire department at his village’s WinterFest and finally joining the underground Festivus Train. Thanks for listening. Cidiot has been featured on Hudson Valley Magazine's "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts for All-Day Listening" and by Chronogram as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." For updates, visit cidiot.com, join the page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com
11:04
December 21, 2019
29. Uncharted Territory
There are roads we all haven't gone down. But should. Your frontier is where you stop. Being a Cidiot means being new and adapting, despite how long it takes or how silly you look trying. Tune into Cidiot as Mat describes exploration. Cidiot has been featured on Hudson Valley Magazine's "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts for All-Day Listening" and in Chronogram's "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." For updates, visit cidiot.com, join our facebook page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com
08:20
December 1, 2019
28. Winterize is a verb
If you haven't started to prepare for the cold, you're not too late. Tune into Cidiot as Mat describes the annual labor of winterizing their home. But ferry the wood to the porch and plug in that heat tape. Arya Stark won't save you. Cidiot has been featured on Hudson Valley Magazine's "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts for All-Day Listening" and in Chronogram's "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." For updates, visit cidiot.com, join our facebook page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com
11:44
November 10, 2019
27. Eleanor Was Right
This episode Mat relishes the dedication of a bronze bust of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt in Tivoli and how they now share a hometown. It's also the big move out of NYC and first weekend as full-timers. Wait til you hear listener Kristin's advice. Cidiot has been featured on Hudson Valley Magazine's "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts for All-Day Listening" and in Chronogram's "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." For updates, visit cidiot.com, join our facebook page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com
08:02
October 19, 2019
26. Are We Ready to be Full-timers?
Now it's really real. Tune into Cidiot as Mat describes giving up their lease in NYC and moving upstate full-time. Cidiot has been featured on Hudson Valley Magazine's "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts for All-Day Listening" and in Chronogram's "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." For updates, visit cidiot.com, join our facebook page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiotlife on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com
08:20
September 29, 2019
25. Thanksgiving in the Summer
This episode of Cidiot covers our own annual tradition - Thanksgiving in the summer. Friends, family, food, farm life all come together in our garden. Chronogram named Cidiot one of "Six Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To," and Hudson Valley Magazine recently called Cidiot one of "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts Perfect for All-Day Listening." Available everywhere, info and links to Cidiot t-shirts and trucker caps at Cidiot.com. Please review and rate us in the Apple store.
12:10
September 7, 2019
24. Sounds Like You Need A Change
Previous episodes have covered what we see and do, this episode is about what we hear—and how it makes us feel. Cidiot has been featured on Hudson Valley Magazine's "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts for All-Day Listening" and in Chronogram's "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." For updates, visit cidiot.com, join our facebook page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiotlife on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com
05:34
August 19, 2019
23. Take A Hike
Is it exercise or medicine? This week, Mat  Zucker explores hiking in the Hudson Valley. Some seasoned hiking experts weigh in  and a list of hikes you might want to try yourself. Chronogram and Hudson Valley Magazine have both lauded Cidiot as a podcast to listen to.  We'll end with a capitalist-friendly quote. Some of the hikes, business and sites mentioned: Poet's Walk, Red Hook, NY Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill, Rhinebeck, NY Buttercup Sancturary, Stanfordville, NY Innisfree, Millbrook Otto's Market, Germantown Hike the Hudson Valley The Zen Hiker
07:59
August 4, 2019
22. Hot and Bothered
It's hot. Handling a heat wave is different upstate than in the city. This episode in Season Two of Cidiot provides a guide to coping, managing and even thriving in the hottest days. Thanks so much for listening. Chronogram arts magazine has called Cidiot one of "Six Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." Let freedom ring. Come visit. And if not in person to buy, rent or for a weekend, then on the web at cidiot.com and join our page for updates on facebook.com/cidiotlife.  Mentions in this episode include: Tivoli Mercantile, Broadway, Tivoli, NY Fortunes Ice Cream Parlor, Broadway, Tivoli, NY Holy Cow Ice Cream, Route 9, Red Hook, NY Lake Taghkanic State Park, Ancram, NY Let's Go Swimming - Swimming Holes in The Bard Press Cidiot gear is available through Bonfire: Baby goat tee Farm Fresh Message goats@cidiot.com if you want to order a trucker cap. Just $25.
11:54
July 21, 2019
21. Freedom Begins Between The Ears
Home of battles, heroes and history, the Hudson Valley loves, loves, loves Independence Day. This episode in Season Two of Cidiot looks at what freedom means upstate compared to the city and a little Livingston history. Thanks so much for listening. Chronogram arts magazine has called Cidiot one of "Six Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." Let freedom ring. Come visit. And if not in person to buy, rent or for a weekend, then on the web at cidiot.com and join our page for updates on facebook.com/cidiotlife.  Cidiot gear is available through Bonfire: Baby goat tee Farm Fresh Message goats@cidiot.com if you want to order a trucker cap. Just $25.
07:18
July 5, 2019
20. Very Local Pride
In episode 20, Mat and Brian celebrate a 20 year anniversary,  a local march in their village of Tivoli, NY and a look at what it's like for them to be LGBT upstate in the Hudson Valley.. Thanks for listening to Cidiot. Chronogram arts magazine called us one of "Six Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." For updates and photos, visit Cidiot.com and join our Facebook group at http://facebook.com/cidiotlife and you can also get your own Cidiot t-shirt or trucker cap. Cidiot gear is available through Bonfire: Baby goat tee Farm Fresh Message goats@cidiot.com if you want to order a trucker cap. Just $25.
06:55
June 23, 2019
19. Brian Will Get The Flowers Himself
Even city dwellers are taking to gardening. It is a hobby, a craft, an obsession. In episode 19 of Cidiot, we'll talk about gardening and interview my overall-clad husband Brian who couldn't be happier winter is over. Learn from him what we grow, what it takes — and why. If you love gardening, the outdoors and the Hudson Valley, this podcast could be for you. Cidiot was named one of the "6 Hudson Valley podcasts you should listen to." Visit Cidiot.com and join our facebook page on facebook.com/cidiotlife. Cidiot gear is available through Bonfire: Baby goat tee Farm Fresh Message goats@cidiot.com if you want to order a trucker cap. Just $25.
11:27
June 2, 2019
18. Help Wanted: Experiences
In this new episode, Cidiot explores the rich public and private experiences that connect you more to the area and also a great way to meet new folks. Cidiot was noted by Hudson Valley Magazine as one of the "Six Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." Be sure to join our facebook page at facebook.com/cidiotlife. 
09:36
May 19, 2019
17. Spring Forward - Season 2 Premiere
Welcome back to Season 2 of Cidiot. Looking forward to a new season full of new stories, experiences and teachable moments. Cidiot has been featured in Hudson Valley Magazine and in Chronogram's "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." For updates, join our facebook page at facebook.com/cidiotlife, our podsite at cidiot.com, and follow @matzucker on Twitter.
07:11
April 28, 2019
16. Season 1 Finale
The seasons are changing and this is a good time to reflect on the first episode of Cidiot and plan the next. Tune in for what Mat has learned, and the work that is still yet to do. Chronogram named Cidiot one of "Six Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." Please rate and review us in the Apple store so more folks can find us. Join our community at facebook.com/cidiotlife, visit the podsite at cidiot.com and contact Mat via goats@cidiot.com.
05:02
March 24, 2019
15. Town For Sale
As Spring approaches, Mat talks about change up close and personal and having been on both sides of it. Thanks to Chronogram magazine for calling Cidiot one of "Six Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Be Listening To." Be sure to join our facebook page at Facebook.com/cidiotlife and rate us in the Apple podcast store.  Visit cidiot.com for more information. 
07:13
March 3, 2019
14. The Most Important Visitors
In this new episode , Mat helps you welcome the most important visitors with the Cidiot Guide to Hosting.  Thanks to Chronogram for choosing Cidiot as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." Cidiot now has a Facebook page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and a podsite at cidiot.com.
06:09
February 16, 2019
13. Cidiot Recommends (2019 Winter Edition)
Introducing a new series feature, Cidiot Recommends, with recommendations by Mat of how to learn, where to stay and, of course, where to eat in The Hudson Valley. Thanks to Chronogram for choosing Cidiot as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." Cidiot now has a Facebook page at facebook.com/cidiotlife. P.S. Mat is taking the mic at "The Porch" at Murray's Tivoli on Saturday, Feb 23, 2019. Visit the podsite at cidiot.com
09:45
February 4, 2019
12. Solitude
In the new year and dead of winter, Mat explores the pros and cons of solitude, punctuated by your very own Cidiot Action List. Thanks to Chronogram for choosing Cidiot as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To."  If you're looking to move to the Hudson Valley or another great rural community, this podcast could help you acclimate and enjoy it more. Cidiot now has a Facebook page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and a podsite at cidiot.com. Please rate us in the podcast store. Want to send a voicemail? Download + send via the Anchor app.
07:05
January 5, 2019
11. Cheating On Your Farm Life
Mat sneaks off to Kingston and New York City for a hit of culture. Thanks to Chronogram for choosing Cidiot as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." Thanks to our sponsor. Be sure to rate us in the podcast store. Want to send a voicemail? Download + send via the Anchor app. Visit our podsite at cidiot.com and contact Mat via goats@cidiot.com
09:42
December 28, 2018
10. The Holidays
The holidays are different up here in the Hudson Valley. Mat explores the personal and local traditions that make these really dark, winter nights a bit more full of light. Thanks to Chronogram for choosing Cidiot as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." Be sure to rate us in the podcast store. Want to send a voicemail? Download + send via the Anchor app.
05:58
December 2, 2018
9. Red All Over
Red means barns. Read means books. As the seasons quickly shift, this episode explores what red can mean up here in the country. Thanks to Chronogram for choosing Cidiot as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." Be sure to rate us in the podcast store. Want to send a voicemail? Download and send via the Anchor app.
07:12
November 11, 2018
8. How to be a Guest
Being a guest is serious business. Dutch writer Maarten Maartens said “Saying with people consists in you’re not having your own way — and they’re not having theirs." This new episode of Cidiot Life explores what it means to be a guest, with advice from expert visitors to the Hudson Valley such as our friend Liz and my mom. Thanks to Chronogram for choosing Cidiot as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." Be sure to rate us in the podcast store. Want to send a voicemail? Download and send via the Anchor app.
05:35
October 28, 2018
7. Scary Hudson Valley
The Hudson Valley is the legendary home of Washington Irving's The Headless Horseman. But that's not the only thing of which to be spooked. This new episode of Cidiot Life explores the scariest things we experienced when we moved to the country. Thanks for listening and be sure to rate us in the Podcast store. Want to send a voicemail? Download and send via the Anchor app.
06:11
October 14, 2018
6. What You Desperately Need
This episode of Cidiot continues the guide of what you need once you have a town, a house, friends and you’ve started to set up. I’ll cover a checklist of 14 must-have items to live and love life in the country. Thanks to Stephen and Victor for their ideas. Be sure to rate it in the podcast store and subscribe for updates. Want to send a voicemail? Download and send via the Anchor app.
10:28
September 27, 2018
5. Fall
Fall is amazing in the Hudson Valley. From iconic apples to sheep and street festivals, this episode of Cidiot talks about the activities and food that makes it special. Plus a surprise call in from my husband Brian and a seven-step hard-learned guide on getting ready for winter.
07:07
September 16, 2018
4. Making Friends
Part of our ongoing guide for cidiots moving to the country - Six strategies to making friends upstate, whether it's the Hudson Valley in New York or wherever cows, sheep and goats reign. If you're looking to rent or buy a home in the Hudson Valley or another great rural community, this podcast could help you acclimate and feel at home. Chronogram arts magazine named Cidiot one of "Six Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To."  Be sure to share, rate, review and comment in the podcast store and subscribe for future updates. Visit the podsite at cidiot.com and contact Mat via goats@cidiot.com..
08:12
September 3, 2018
3. Setting Yourself Up
A guide to the first weeks, from banks and paperwork to furnishing and people. Believe me, you cannot go it alone. Send a voicemail at Anchor.fm with comments or visit cidiot.com for more.
07:42
August 11, 2018
2. Finding Your Town
Our guide to moving to the country begins with where exactly to start. From summer rentals in Ghent, Spencertown and Rhinebeck to our 10-3-1 rule for choosing a town, you'll know the criteria whether you end up in Dutchess, Columbia or Ulster Counties — or somewhere far from the Hudson Valley. If you're looking to rent or buy a home in the Hudson Valley or another great rural community, this podcast could help you acclimate and feel at home. Chronogram arts magazine named Cidiot one of "Six Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To."  Send a voicemail via the Anchor app with comments. Be sure to rate it in the podcast store and subscribe. For more info, visit the podsite at Cidiot.com
07:04
August 5, 2018
1. Are you a Cidiot?
Hello and welcome to debut episode of the Cidiot Life podcast, a guide to living and loving life in the beautiful, rural Hudson Valley, New York. With goats, sheep, cows and good food, this episode defines Cidiot and shares the beginning of our story. If you're looking to rent or buy a home in the Hudson Valley or another great rural community, this podcast could help you acclimate. Chronogram arts magazine named Cidiot one of "Six Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To."   Visit Cidiot.com and be sure subscribe and rate it in the podcast store. Contact Mat Zucker via goats@cidiot.com. 
04:25
July 22, 2018