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Learning to live and love life in the Hudson Valley.

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? Tune into Cidiot®, a bi-weekly award-winning podcast hosted by Mat Zucker. Great for learning about upstate New York, the Hudson Valley, Catskill Mountains, Berkshires and rural and country life in general. Also be sure to hear the new single "Cidiot" anthem inspired by the podcast on Spotify, Apple Music, and more.

Winner of best regional podcast in the 2021 Chronogrammies, Cidiot has been featured in The Albany Times-Union, Country Living, Hudson Valley Magazine, The Poughkeepsie Journal, NBC's Today.com, The Daily Yonder, and more national and local publications.

Recent Episodes

March 16, 2023

85. Camp Catskill

Welcome to Season 6 of Cidiot®! I'm excited to talk about 700,000 acre-big Catskill Park, "America's First Wilderness," with Ryan Penny, owner of Camp Catskill in Tannersville, NY. In two parts, we'll cover what drew Ryan to ...

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Dec. 23, 2022

84. And It Worked (Season 5 Finale)

Cidiot closes out Season 5—the show's biggest yet—with reflections on what worked and what's ahead. Thank you for making Cidiot one of the Hudson Valley's biggest and most loved shows. Stay warm catching up on past episodes a...

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Dec. 15, 2022

83. Country Colors

I love color. I’m fascinated by color. I have questions. Amy Krane is an architectural color consultant as well as a real estate broker. And get this: she has her own podcast on color called Let’s Talk (Paint) Color with …

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Dec. 1, 2022

82. Insurance

Ash trees are dying fast. Not just at our house, but across the Hudson Valley. This has made me learn a lot about taking care of trees (e.g., the PINE method for tree care: prune, inspect, nourish and extend), meet …

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Nov. 22, 2022

81. Reclaimed

Meet a couple who makes a leap, not just in moving upstate, but by restoring a motel. Cidiot talks to Kendra Sinclair and Jared Vengrin who have just opened the Reclaimed Motel in Red Hook in Dutchess County, New York. …

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Nov. 10, 2022

80. Little Critters

It seemed like a giant beehive was in our willow. Or was it? What should a cidiot do anyway? This episode is about the little critters that fill our lives—and our properties—in the Hudson Valley. Bees, wasps, bats, snakes, sp...

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Recent Blog Posts

5 Places To Visit Near Tannersville, NY | Catskill Park

Catskill Mountains and places to visit such as Kaaterskill Falls, Colgate Lake and North South Lake nearby to Tannersville, Windham, Camp Catskill and mo…

Innovation in the Hudson Valley & Catskills

Upstate NY entrepreneurship and innovation in the. Hudson Valley and Catskills

Hudson Valley homeowners, auto and commercial insurance

Questions and answers for cidiots about homeowners, auto and commercial insurance - Hudson Valley and Catskills - from a client advisor in Kingston, NY

 Silver winner 2022 Signal Awards