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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

Sept. 29, 2022

77. The (Other) Best Regional Podcast

In a special cross-over in honor of International Podcast Day, Cidiot talks to this year’s winner of the Chronogrammie for region…

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Sept. 15, 2022

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,…

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Sept. 1, 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-o…

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Aug. 18, 2022

74. Summer Break

Super-short episode today while Cidiot prepares for a big, big, big fall sprint of shows starting September 1. Get on the free C…

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Aug. 4, 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 Cid…

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July 21, 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…

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Recent Blog Posts

Shop Locally With These 9 Hudson Valley Brands

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Coworking and Remote Working in the Hudson Valley

Coworking and Remote Working in the Hudson Valley, Catskills and Berkshires - Innovation, Community, Co-working, Entpreneurs, Work from home

Weekend Events in the Hudson Valley & Catskills - Fall 2022

What to do, where to go in the Hudson Valley and Catskills - Fall 2022 Events and Festivals including Sheep & Wool, Garlic Festival, Hot Air Balloon Fest…