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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.

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June 8, 2023

88. Green Thumb - Part I

Mat finally takes up gardening but in the safety and security of an adopted small garden plot at Four Corners Community Farm. It's a learning experience for sure, so join him via his audio journal as he tries to grow …

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May 11, 2023

87. Cheese Please

This episode is all about cheese. Who doesn't love it? To answer them all, Cidiot interviews Lauren Cunningham-Housman, owner of The Corner Counter, a new cheese and provisions shop in Red Hook, NY. Lauren worked for years wi...

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April 20, 2023

86. Route 9 - Albany Post Road

Sometimes the show takes you to new places, and sometimes the way to get there is the destination. U.S. Route 9 is historic—for much of the portion in New York State, it's The Albany Post Road. Join Cidiot ® for …

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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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