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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've invaded your land? The award-winning podcast Cidiot has been featured in The Albany Times-Union, Chronogram, Country Living, Hudson Valley Magazine, The Poughkeepsie Journal, NBC's Today.com, and more. For updates visit cidiot.com and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram and @cidiot_hv on Twitter. Email: goats@cidiot.com

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76. Hudson Valley Bookshelf
If you love books, you’ll love this episode. Cidiot gets local, pro recommendations from Oblong Books in Millerton and Rhinebeck, The Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, Rough Draft Bar & Books in Kingston, and several Cidiot listeners. Links here and on the episode page on Cidiot.com Books mentioned: One Hundred Miles From Manhattan, Guillermo Fesser (memoir) The Rural Life, Verlyn Klinkenborg (memoir) This Poison Heart, Kalynn Bayron (novel) Please Wait To Be Tasted: L’il Debs Oasis Cookbook (cookbook) The Blade Between, Sam J. Miller (novel) Elegy For An Appetite, Shaina Lowe-Banayan (memoir) Diamond Street, Bruce Edward Hall (history) The Story of Historic Kingston, Stephen Blauweiss and Karen Berelowitz Our Country Friends, Gary Shteyngart (novel) A Ship Made of Paper, Scott Spence (novel) Fifty Acres and a Poodle, Jeanne Marie Laska (memoir) Country Matters: The Pleasures and Tribulations of Moving from a Big City to an Old Country Farmhouse, Michael Kora (memoir) Typecast, Andrea J. Stein (novel)  Bookshops: Cidiot bookshop (Bookshop.org) Oblong Books (Rhinebeck and Millerton) Rough Draft Bar & Books (Kingston) The Chatham Bookstore (Chatham):  Golden Notebook (Woodstock) Inquiring Minds (Saugerties) Magpie Bookshop (Catskill) Spotty Dog (Hudson) Half Moon Books - used (Kingston) Merritt Bookstore (Millbrook) H.A.S. Beane Books - used (Red Hook) Hobart Book Village (Hobart) The Bookloft (Great Barrington, MA) Rodgers Book Barn (Hillsdale) Other: Murders in the Hudson Valley Podcast (Apple) Welcome new sponsor: Sunflower Market, with stores in Rhinebeck and Woodstock, is devoted to deepening symbiotic relationships through clean and sustainably sourced food. Visit their site, follow on Facebook & Instagram.
15:59
September 15, 2022
75. Sanctuary
A big part of why we love the Hudson Valley and Catskills is because of the farms and the animals. In this awesome, moving, eye-opening, and hilarious episode, you’ll meet the fabulous Kathy Stevens and hear how Catskill Animal Sanctuary in Saugerties got started and its mission. You’ll learn about Noodles, a blind horse named Buddy, and a cow named Tucker, what Kathy calls 'random acts of callousness' and about the Underfoot Family.  “The tours change people,” Kathy explains.  You’ll also get advice on how to engage with animals on a tour (i.e., take your sunglasses off, sit down, don’t make a loud sound), CAS's unique programming, and why and how to volunteer. We find a job for Mat. And yes, yes, yes, Kathy and I will together make animal sounds. Catskill Animal Sanctuary website (donate, volunteer, programming) Herd Around The Barn podcast (Kathy's award-winning show) Welcome new sponsor: Sunflower Market, with stores in Rhinebeck and Woodstock, is devoted to deepening symbiotic relationships through clean and sustainably sourced food. Visit their site and follow them on Facebook and Instagram. Past episodes on animals: 46. Pets 44. Chicken Run 41. Meet A Farmer 35. Animals
29:01
September 01, 2022
74. Summer Break
Super-short episode today while Cidiot prepares for a big, big, big fall sprint of shows starting September. Very excited and a new sponsor coming too.  Get on the free Cidiot newsletter to not miss a thing!  Cidiot Anthem (Audio only): Apple Music, Spotify, Soundcloud  Cidiot Anthem (Video): YouTube Plan ahead for fall with the Cidiot Guide to 2022 Fall Festivals on the Cidiot.com blog.
05:22
August 18, 2022
73. Happy Fourth Birthday!
Four years since the show debuted! What a good time for a State of the Cidiot. In this special episode, Mat reflects on what Cidiot has accomplished so far along with birthday messages from several listeners, including Mark, Katie, Allison, Irwin, Adam—and of course superfan Leslie, Mat's mom.  Thanks for supporting and enjoying Cidiot, the award-winning podcast about life in the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and Berkshires.  A few things you can do to make this birthday special: Rate and review Cidiot on Apple podcasts or via Cidiot.com. Sign up for the free Cidiot newsletter. Shop for merch and books through Cidiot.com. Other links: Talk to Allison, Radio Free Rhinecliff (Apple link)
17:32
August 04, 2022
72. Flatlanders
Is there an equivalent for cidiots in Maine? Yes there is! In fact, Mainers have their own dictionary of phrases I was excited to learn on our two-week vacation. It got me thinking about doing nothing and doing everything. I'll share my update on our to-do list and Robinson Greig sends in an update from Greig Farm.   Sign up for the Cidiot newsletter for free. Subscribe at Cidiot.com with your email address.  Other links: Discover Upstate Art Weekend July 22-24, 2022. Info here. Thanks to our sponsor Hudson Valley Kitchen and Design Center. Mention Cidiot for $500 off your project $5,000 or more. Info here. Send in a quick birthday message to Cidiot with the microphone at Cidiot.com My favorite Mainer phrases: "From Away" - from somewhere elsewhere than Maine "Flatlander" - someone raised at low altitude "Happier than a clam at high tide" - happy "Tighter than a bark on a tree" - tight "All stove to hell" - in bad shape
16:39
July 21, 2022
71. Mayors of the Mall
Newburgh is one of the oldest towns in New York State and frequently talked about as a city coming around. Cidiot spoke to Diane Parisella, who with her business partner Lisa Morgan, own Designed Grind Cafe at the Newburgh Mall and started The Newburgh Market, held on Sundays from April through the end of October in the mall parking lot 10am-3pm. Hear about the market, their business, what's coming to the mall, her favorite places in the Hudson Valley, and more on Newburgh itself. Stop by Designed Grind Cafe and tell 'em Cidiot sent you and get 10% off a delicious coffee. Thanks for listening to Cidiot and our sponsors Hudson Valley Kitchen Design Center and Taconic Toastmasters Club. Follow Cidiot on Instagram (@cidot.hv) and subscribe to the free newsletter on the home page at Cidiot.com.
19:40
July 07, 2022
70. Toastmasters Teach
I asked our new sponsors at Taconic Toastmasters Club to help me be a better presenter on air for you. They went through a few of my episodes and tell me what I'm doing right—and maybe could be better. I'm a believer in self-improvement and I'll take a few tips wherever I can get them. Including about owls. Want to develop and polish communication and leadership skills in a fun, friendly, supportive environment? Join Taconic Toastmasters Club at their next meeting at the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front St, Hudson, NY (Use rear entrance). The club meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 5:30 PM. See their website.  Follow Cidiot on Instagram and please send a birthday message at Cidiot.com. Just click on the microphone in the corner and mention your name and a favorite episode. By July 1 if you can. You can also subscribe for free to the Cidiot newsletter. Thanks.
12:59
June 23, 2022
69. Saratoga
Let's go further north. Health. History. Horses. And culture. Cidiot has a one-on-one conversation with Elizabeth Sobol, President and CEO of Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). You’ll hear about Elizabeth’s journey to leading SPAC, her discovery and full on love of Saratoga, what’s on this season, from jazz to the ballet — plus a delicious innovation “Choreographer’s Feast “ — dancers do eat! And in part three, Elizabeth shares her recommended itinerary of where to go for a weekend in Saratoga. Thanks to Elizabeth and SPAC, Cidiot is giving away two tickets to "Voice and the Violin" with Joshua Bell & Larisa Martinez, performing with the Philadelphia Orchestra on Friday, July 29, 2022. What’s your cidiot story? Send it in for your chance to win. Details on how to enter on the episode 69 page at Cidiot.com. Deadline is Friday, June 24th at midnight EST. Thanks for listening to Cidiot and our sponsors Hudson Valley Kitchen Design Center and Taconic Toastmasters Club. Follow Cidiot on Instagram (@cidot.hv) and subscribe to the free newsletter at Cidiot.com.
34:37
June 09, 2022
68. Strawberries
It's strawberry season! Yes, I can't eat them sadly, but you probably can happily. In this special episode breaking from our usual schedule, hear directly from Robinson Greig at Greig Farm on best practices of what to look for and how to pick them.  Thanks for listening to Cidiot, the award winning podcast about moving to the Hudson Valley, Catskills and Berkshires. Subscribe to the newsletter and follow us on Instagram.  Photo courtesy of Greig Farm.
06:26
June 02, 2022
67. Pride Is Back
Pride starts early in June across the Hudson Valley, Catskills and Berkshires. This episode I talk to Osun Zotique, executive director of OutHudson and the co-grand marshal of Hudson Pride. If you’re following the news, you may have also seen that Osun just announced a historic run for congress to represent the new 19th district. To their knowledge, Osun is the first trans non-binary candidate to run for national office. Learn more at OsunforNY.com. Osun and I talk about pride in the Hudson Valley, about Hudson (“the P-town of the Hudson Valley”), about LGBTQ contribution to the upstate’s community, economy and culture. Osun also teaches me about “forest bathing” and how this year’s Pride is an opportunity to take that COVID Stickiness and well, dance it out… Find Pride events mentioned in this episode and many others on the Cidiot.com blog post and follow Cidiot on Instagram. Thank for listening. And special thank you as well to show sponsors Hudson Valley Kitchen Design Center and Taconic Toastmasters Club. Photo credit: JD Urban. Provided by OutHudson.
27:31
May 26, 2022
66. Spring To Do List
Is it a chore or a passion? This episode of Cidiot we go through seasonal to-do lists, from Mat, from listeners—and from a special guest Robinson Greig of Greig Farm. No one has a longer—or more daunting list—than a farmer.  If updating your kitchen, bathrooms and pantry is on your to-do list (it's on ours!), then you're in luck since a new sponsor of Cidiot is Hudson Valley Kitchen Design Center. For Cidiot listeners, just mention the podcast to save $500 off a project of $5,000 or more. See recent projects and fun on Instagram @hvkitchendesigncenter, visit their site at hvkitchendesign.com or call 845-615-9410 about a consultation.  Thanks for making Cidiot the best regional podcast in 2021 Chronogrammies. Voting is finishing up for 2022 and Cidiot is a finalist, so excited to see how the show does again. Get on the mailing list at Cidiot.com and follow Cidiot.hv on Instagram to stay current.
11:14
May 12, 2022
65. The Daily Catch
Some of the most important news is local. Mat interviews Emily Sachar, publisher and editor of The Daily Catch. She shares her journey from a newspaper reporter (including an internship under Bob Woodward at The Washington Post), to an art historian and then starting The Daily Catch in Red Hook, NY. We hear about the stories of which she's proudest, behind the scenes of the Daily Catch's Ukraine coverage, what it takes to produce a daily paper, about just doing "the next right thing," and more. And when asked the signature question of her favorite place in the Hudson Valley or Berkshires, Emily brings Cidiot an exclusive! Cidiot is up for best regional podcast in the Arts & Entertainment category of the 2022 Chronogrammies. Please vote and get other ideas from Episode 64 "A Cidiot's Ballot," or via the blog post on Cidiot.com. Welcome new sponsors Taconic Toastmasters Club and Hudson Valley Kitchen Design Center. Lucky to have you.
41:49
April 28, 2022
64. A Cidiot's Ballot
The Chronogrammies weren't always reader's choice, but luckily they are now. This episode, Mat reviews Chronogram magazine's 3rd Annual Chronogrammies finalists category by category with his picks for your vote—and why. From Arts & Entertainment and Retail to Nature & Outdoors, Shelter, Health & Wellness, and even People. You'll hear his top picks including Adams Fairacre Farms, Ashokan Resevoir, Bangallworks, Clermont, Citiot, Giobatta, Graham & Co., Greig Farm, Oblong Books, Olana Historic Site, Pause Dog Boutique, Rough Draft Bar & Books, WKZE and Woodstock Meats. See the blog post with the full ballot at Cidiot.com. Thanks for listening to Cidiot, 2021 Chronogrammie Winner of Best Regional Podcast. You can vote now and every day April 1-May 15 with just an email address at Chronogram.com under Chronogrammies. Excited for this vote and this season. Come visit. 
15:60
April 14, 2022
63. Comfort & Joy
Whether you consider cottage core a movement or a stylish trend, it’s a connection to the past. I talk about what it means to me, including its form in Jello-molds. I also talk to Jeremy Franson and Sandra Franson, who run Comfort & Joy - Family Heritage for Today. We talk about their connection to the Hudson Valley, visiting Grammy Joy in Rhinebeck (they called it “Regular Town”), living on a farm, chamber pots, and about tradition—and why it’s important to keep it. We also get a primer in Women’s Suffrage Movement history for Jeremy’s twin sister Joelle, which is timely during Women’s History Month. Here are some helpful links to things mentioned in the episode: "Cottagecore: The Whimsical Trend That May Just Help Your Mental Health" (Healthline) Comfort & Joy - Family Heritage for Today: Send in recipes and stories to heritage@comfortandjoys.com or use the form at the website. Learn about Workshop Experience Weekend May 7-8 at workshopexperience.org and see my Podcasting 101 workshop on Saturday at 1-3:30 p.m. There’s also a blog post about it on Cidiot.com, as well as the beginning of a new guide to where to stay in the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and Berkshires. Would love additions, comments and suggested edits to make it more useful. Thanks for listening. Cidiot made the final round again for 2022 Chronogrammies Regional Podcast in the Arts & Entertainment category. Voting begins April 1 if you can please help out.
28:37
March 31, 2022
62. A Little Therapy
This episode is about managing stress and the proven science of the great outdoors being good for you. I also talk to Allison Chawla, host of Talk to Allison on Radio Free Rhinecliff as well as a psychotherapist, healer, and coach. We talk about change, giving up what is comfortable, about the artistic hamlet of Rhinecliff, parenting, moving up here from the city, newfound diversity, foraging—and keeping a knife under her bed in fear of the silence. In other news, Cidiot made the finals for 2022 Chronogrammies Best Regional Podcast, so get ready to vote in April. 
36:38
March 17, 2022
61. Floridiot
Cidiot is about being new in and acclimating to country life. So what happens if you, say, move to south Florida for a few months and try to fit in there. In this special episode, you'll find out. Mat shares his eight observations comparing life in Florida to the Hudson Valley, including a guest voice: his brother-in-law's brother-in-law Irwin Levy, who is active in the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society. Tune in for some laughs and, of course, warmth. Be sure to stream the new Cidiot anthem on Spotify, Apple Music and more. Hamilton & Adams is offering 15% off at their new online store for fans of the show. Just use the code: CIDIOT. And sign up for the Cidiot mailing list and get more info about the show, becoming a sponsor, and the Hudson Valley, Catskill Mountains, Berkshires and rural living at Cidiot.com
17:44
March 03, 2022
60. Upstate & Chill
Maybe you’ve seen the t-shirt. Maybe you own it. I do. “Upstate & Chill” is a trademark saying from Hamilton & Adams, a cool and beloved retailer for men and women in Kingston, NY. For me, it perfectly captures the spirit of moving to the Hudson Valley so much so it’s a lyric in our Cidiot anthem. This second episode of Season 5, I interview Andrew Adotta of Hamilton & Adams about his path up here, opening a business, and more. We play Hudson Valley geography and he also shares his favorite spot not to mention a cidiot hiking story. Special treat for Cidiot listeners: Get 15% off at Hamilton & Adams new web site. Use code CIDIOT. https://hamiltonandadams.com/discount/CIDIOT Also, be sure to download the Cidiot anthem, created with El Seuco and The Don of Space Studios in Red Hook on Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, and more. Links available through the music page at Cidiot.com. Photo: James J. Reddington
26:12
February 17, 2022
59. Music To Your Ears (Season 5 Premiere)
Cidiot is back, turning up the volume with a bigger-than-ever Season Five. Four years and 58 episodes have taught Mat a thing or two, plus the listener survey piled up the advice to make this season five-u-lous. We're starting off big, with the a full-play of the new Cidiot Anthem, produced with El Sueco and The Don at Space Studios here in Red Hook. The photo is by Tasha Hurley and we were generously outfitted by Hamilton & Adams in Kingston, NY who thought we did justice to their "Upstate & Chill" aesthetic.  Listen up for a full-play of the song and the backstory in our interview with Ben Senterfit and Paul Rivers Bailey. You'll hear their backstory, how they met through Community Music Space in Red Hook, their favorite places in the Hudson Valley, the process of creating the song, what we each hope to achieve it, and of course, why the two of them are called El Sueco and The Don. Find links to the Cidiot Anthem at the music page on Cidiot.com and more about El Sueco and The Don at their site.
37:38
February 03, 2022
58. June Farms in December (Season 4 Finale)
I don't think we've talked this season enough about cows. So to close out the year and season four, meet Matt Baumgartner. Matt owns June Farms near Albany as well the Troy Beer Garden, the Berlin Lounge, the Olde English Pub, and Wolf’s Biergarten in Syracuse. We talk about his story, being an entrepreneur, how he started June Farms, about the animals—how pigs are smarter than cows—and you’ll even learn the funny story behind the farm's name. Thanks for tuning into Cidiot this season, for helping it grow even more, including the win as best regional podcast in the 2021 Chronogrammies. In the mean time, please visit the new Cidiot.com, where you can subscribe to the Cidiot email list for news about the song release in late January, shop, read the blog, rate the show, and, yes, Season 5 planning is already underway. Be sure to also follow the show on Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook.
23:50
December 23, 2021
57. Contain Yourself
Sometimes life comes full circle. This episode, Mat interviews Lori Greenberg and Sarah Goldberg from The Container House in Tivoli, NY, coincidentally (or is it?) owned by a recruiter and business owner from Mat's past. The Container House is an awesome structure designed by Arnaud Cornillon as a model for sustainable living and where Greenberg is building a community for creative people.  Thanks for listening to Cidiot, the award-winning podcast about moving from the city to the Hudson Valley. Visit the all-new Cidiot.com to join the mailing list, rate and review the show, shop the Cidiot store, follow us on Instagram. And please send your questions about being a Cidiot to goats@cidiot.com. They might make my new advice column in The Red Hook Daily Catch on Fridays: “Ask a Cidiot.”
23:43
December 03, 2021
56. Grab Your Wingman
Meet Kimberlie Dykeman, a Rhinebeck native, who runs Wingman, a personal concierge and estate management business in the Hudson Valley. She and I cover what’s changed, why she started her business, advice for new homeowners, how to treat vendors that come in and out of your house, her favorite spots, and some unique requests she's gotten over the years. Thanks for helping making Cidiot winner of the 2021 Chronogrammies for best regional podcast. Visit Cidiot.com for more info and to shop the store, follow the show on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, read the "Ask a Cidiot" column in The Red Hook Daily Catch. Now you can also sign up on the Cidiot mailing list and get show perks including Kimberlie's house manual template when it's ready. 
26:08
November 18, 2021
55. Hike Your Own Hike
What’s the rush with hiking? What's the difference between a walk and a hike? This episode Mat talks to Sean O’Dwyer, who runs Mountain-Hiking.com, a popular blog for Catskills, Hudson Highlands, Adirondacks and beyond. You’ll hear what Sean loves about mountain hiking, where to go, advice for bears, a warning about radios, how to be a good citizen on a mountain, and why Reese’s Pieces should sponsor him.  Thanks for listening to Cidiot, the award-winning podcast about moving from the city to the Hudson Valley. Visit Cidiot.com to join the mailing list, rate and review the show, shop the Cidiot store, follow us on Instagram. And please send your questions about being a Cidiot to goats@cidiot.com. They might make my new advice column in The Red Hook Daily Catch on Fridays: “Ask a Cidiot.”
35:38
October 21, 2021
54. Fall Forward
Fall is a season of things dying to be reborn. In the thick of Fall and facing the reality of Winter, Mat makes an argument for planting seeds now that you want to bloom later. Special shoutout to the new podcast from Lindsay Shute and Michelle Hughes called KOLRHABI.  Thanks for listening to Cidiot, the award-winning podcast about moving from the city to the Hudson Valley. Visit Cidiot.com to join the mailing list, rate and review the show, shop the Cidiot store, follow us on Instagram and more. And please send your questions about being a Cidiot to goats@cidiot.com. They might make my new advice column in The Red Hook Daily Catch on Fridays: “Ask a Cidiot.”
10:03
October 10, 2021
53. Lessons from a County Legislator
The county is the “arms” of the state government, notes Rebecca Edwards, Dutchess County legislator (Town of Poughkeepsie) and Democratic minority leader. In this special episode, Edwards talks to Cidiot about why local elections matter, what our county government tackles, Dutches County as a microcosm of America, some trend-setting activities in nearby counties, the role of committees, what’s on the ballot this fall, how to stay current with what's happening—and her favorite spots. Here's also some additional links for: absentee voting and how to apply for an absentee ballot; info from the Dutchess County Board of Elections; and how Dutchess County residents can find who represents them. Thanks or listening. Cidiot is 2021 Chronogrammie winner for best regional podcast and the 2021 Award of Excellence for Podcasting - Society & Culture in the Communicator Awards. You can still rate and review Cidiot for your chance at a free trucker cap and tune in for more this season.
39:03
September 12, 2021
52. Citiot
That's not a typo. That's the other spelling of Cidiot. Join me for this three-year birthday episode as I share Cidiot's early brand foundation, the story behind the logo, and an interview with Pim Zeegers, who just opened the fabulous Citiot store in Catskill, NY. Hear his take on our shared word, his story as a double outsider, about his business, and how you can get a taste of stropwafel. Plus I've started a new idea from my brother-in-law Adam: asking guests their favorite (secret) places in the Hudson Valley.  Thanks for listening. Cidiot was voted best regional podcast in the 2021 Chronogrammies and is a go-to source by national and regional press. You can still buy a Cidiot trucker cap with the iconic baby goat logo. Visit cidiot.com for links as well as info on sponsorships and partnerships. Come visit.
20:31
August 27, 2021
51. Born in the HVA
Meet Josh Santonja, who helped run Pugsly's Hudson location and has become both a barber and friend to me, my husband, father-in-law, and several friends. He's kind of a cult favorite. Josh also grew up in the Hudson Valley and has lived in multiple towns in the areas which only made me want to talk to him more about it all. We even debut a new game on the show called "Hudson Valley Geography." Thanks for listening to Cidiot. Lucky to be chosen as Best Regional Podcast in the 2021 Chorogrammie Awards. Also, my book Bronze Seeks Silver is now out on audiobook. Here's a link to through Audible program if you want to subscribe with my code.
26:15
August 20, 2021
50. Hudson River Lighthouses
There are seven remaining lighthouses on the Hudson River. Come with me as we learn about them, their purpose, their vocabulary, and a few stories. We're very lucky to also get some background and history directly from Sarah Wassberg Johnson of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Thanks for listening to Cidiot, a podcast by Mat Zucker. Winner of Chronogram's 2021 Chronogrammie for best regional podcast and listed among "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts Perfect for All-Day Listening" by Hudson Valley Magazine. Please rate and review us in the Apple podcast store. For more info and links to episodes, trucker caps, and other merch, visit cidiot.com and follow the show on Instagram.
15:37
July 25, 2021
49. Coworking & Community
As more and more people consider working remote, let's talk to Steve and Tom, who have created a business in Stanfordville that gives people comfortably-designed spaces and also builds unique community. Nestled in a historic hamlet, Bangallworks Coworking and Community Building offers memberships for open plan workspaces, private workstations and special events and meetings both inside and outside. Bangallworks offers daily, part time, and full time memberships and provides high speed internet, printer and scanner, kitchenette, package delivery and receiving, and more. Visit bangallworks.com or email info@bangallworks.com for more information. Thanks Bangallworks for sponsoring Cidiot. Thanks listeners for tuning in. Cidiot: Learning to Live and Love Life in the Hudson Valley is a podcast by Mat Zucker. Winner of Chronogram's 2021 Chronogrammie for best regional podcast and listed among "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts Perfect for All-Day Listening" by Hudson Valley Magazine. For more info, visit cidiot.com.
13:16
July 08, 2021
News Worth Braying About
Cidiot just won first place for regional podcast in Chronogram magazine's annual Chronogrammies. Thanks to you. Well, those of you who voted! To celebrate, I'm also posting on my Medium blog some other great regional podcasts across the country so check that out. Thanks again for listening to Cidiot. Please rate and review Cidiot on the Apple podcast store, subscribe/follow on your favorite podcasting platform and stay current with news and community via Twitter at Cidiot_hv or on Instagram at Cidiot.hv.
02:01
July 01, 2021
48. P.B.C.C.
When you need to do seasonal things but you are the one who gets in the way, that's what we call a P.B.C.C. — "Problem Between City and Country." Inspired by a term I learned doing customer service in technology, a P.B.C.C. plays out cleaning, fixing, installing, hammering, basically anything handy. Thanks to new sponsor BANGALLWORKS in Stanfordville, NY, and to Chicken Librarian for new content, "Learning Curve," on her blog. Proud to be have been named listed among "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts Perfect for All-Day Listening" by Hudson Valley Magazine. Follow Cidiot on Instagram.com/cidiot.hv and order your summer-time Cidiot t-shirts or trucker cap via Cidiot.com or direct link to the hats: www.gumroad.com/cidiot. 
13:58
June 20, 2021
47. Grateful
The feeling of attending a live event. Mat, Brian, and cousin Lisa experience Patti Smith at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park and Cidiot recounts some of the many things he's grateful for, especially during Memorial Day weekend. This episode is sponsored by Ledgewood Kennel in Millerton, NY, where you can board and groom your pets. Thanks for listening to Cidiot. Proud to be have been listed among "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts Perfect for All-Day Listening" by Hudson Valley Magazine. Get your trucker caps for summer. Leave me a voice message at anchor.fm/cidiot. Get vaccinated. And come visit.
11:50
May 30, 2021
46. Pets
We've talked animals, we've double-clucked into chickens. Now let's talk domesticated pets. And to help us do it, welcome new sponsor Ledgewood Kennels in Millerton, NY, where you can board and groom your pets. This episode also include dog treat ideas from Chicken Librarian and my college friend Janelle's de-skunking recipe. Thanks for listening to Cidiot. Proud to be have been named listed among "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts Perfect for All-Day Listening" by Hudson Valley Magazine. Photo credit: Ledgewood Kennel
16:12
May 10, 2021
45. In My Back Yard
Cidiot turns the microphone on the editors and owners of IMBY.com (In My Back Yard), a network of local newspapers to hear their story and about the importance of a local press and citizen journalism in our communities. Thanks to new sponsor Ledgewood Kennels in Millerton, NY and for all of you listening and subscribing to Cidiot. Be sure to subscribe to Cidiot so you don't miss an episode at vote for Cidiot as best Regional Podcast April 1-May 15 at Chronogram.com for the Chronogrammies reader choice awards.
29:41
April 16, 2021
44. Chicken Run
Season 4 was promised to be a new level. In this episode, Mat investigates the popularity of chickens. He talks first to a colleague Ryan Detwiler, who raises chickens, and then to Kristin White of Chicken Librarian, a homesteading service and new content partner. Why do people own chickens? Which should you pick? Can you do it in the city? And why does the word "chicken" mean coward? Open your ears and get ready to laugh and learn as the Chicken Librarian teaches you the "Egg Song." Thank you to all of you Cidiots for helping this podcast be listed as one of "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts Perfect for All-Day Listening" by Hudson Valley Magazine. Vote for Cidiot as best regional podcast at Chronogram from April 1-May 15, 2021. Get vaccinated. Come visit. Nothing to be afraid of. 
15:07
April 02, 2021
43. Season Fourtold
Welcome back to Season 4 of Cidiot: Learning to Live and Love Life in the Hudson Valley. Join Mat Zucker as we start off at the historic Elmendorph Inn, our town's original welcome center. We'll also stop by Sawkill Farm where Gordon and Rex welcome us, especially Gordon who pees on my back tire. I'll also take Nora for a walk at Greig Farm and talk about our new content relationship with Chicken Librarian. Cidiot is listed among "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts Perfect for All-Day Listening" by Hudson Valley Magazine and is a finalist for Best Regional Podcast at Chronogram arts magazine, voting starts April 1! Visit Cidiot.com for more info, subscribe on your favorite podcast platform, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for listening. Come visit.
11:53
March 21, 2021
Seasonal Hi-atus
Wanted to say hi and share the news that Cidiot has been nominated for a Chronogrammy for Best Regional Podcast! You can still vote for the nomination, other categories, and get on the list for April 1 voting. Also other musings because, well, we're bored. Aren't you? Visit Cidiot.com for more and follow us on instagram at @Cidiot.hv.
03:34
January 31, 2021
42. Light a Candle for the Season 3 Finale
Nowhere is the contrast of light and dark more discernible than in the countryside. In the Season Three finale of Cidiot, Mat explores the idea of light at holiday time and the renewed optimism he's so grateful for. Special shout out to Suzy and her Advent Calendar and to everyone celebrating their holidays in their own way. As her mom's iconic message says, "Let others see the light in you." Thank you for listening to Cidiot. Find cozy Cidiot sweatshirts and gear at https://www.bonfire.com/store/cidiot/ and follow the show on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/cidiot.hv/. Will announce some dates for Season Four soon. Come visit.
13:53
December 20, 2020
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.
10:17
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.
18:15
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
14:02
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 
12:45
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
09:59
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
11:05
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 01, 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
08:03
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
08:21
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.
12:11
September 07, 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
05:35
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 04, 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.
11:55
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 05, 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.
06:56
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.
11:28
June 02, 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. 
09:37
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.
07:12
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.
05:03
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. 
07:14
March 03, 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 04, 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 05, 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 02, 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.
07:13
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.
07:08
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 03, 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.
07:43
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
07:05
August 05, 2018
1. Are you a Cidiot?
Hello and welcome to debut episode of the Cidiot 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. 
04:32
July 22, 2018