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Cidiot

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 monthly award-winning podcast hosted by Mat Zucker.

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, and more national and local publications.

Recent Episodes

Season 4 Home

56. Grab Your Wingman

Nov. 18, 2021

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…

Season 4 Outdoors

55. Hike Your Own Hike

Oct. 21, 2021

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…

Season 4

54. Fall Forward

Oct. 10, 2021

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 Lindsa…

Season 4

53. Lessons from a County Legislator

Sept. 12, 2021

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 elec…

Season 4 Local Businesses

52. Citiot

Aug. 27, 2021

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 t…

Season 4

51. Born in the HVA

Aug. 20, 2021

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 …

Recent Blog Posts

Very Local Shopping: Hudson Valley

Wanted to offer suggestions for shopping during all the holidays as well as throughout the year. Ask any business owner, supporting them directly means t…

Why Cidiot

Why Cidiot

Cidiot Merchandise: Hats, Shirts, and Other Stuff

Cidiot Merchandise: Hats, Shirts, and Other Stuff