Hey, Cidiots!


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 Animals Local Businesses

58. June Farms in December (Season 4 Finale)

Dec. 23, 2021

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 Pu…

Season 4 Local Businesses

57. Contain Yourself

Dec. 3, 2021

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. Th…

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…

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

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