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About Cidiot

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?

Launched in July 2018, and now with more than 70 episodes out, every two weeks the Cidiot® podcast explores what it means to acclimate to somewhere new and acts as a cheerleader and welcome wagon for those who make the move. 

The award-winning podcast Cidiot has been featured in The Albany Times-Union, Chronogram, Country Living, Hudson Valley Magazine, The Poughkeepsie Journal, NBC's Today.com, The Daily Yonder, Kingston Wire, and more. Visit the Press page for links to the growing number of articles and mentions of Cidiot in the wild.

  • Winner - First Place, Regional Podcast, 2021 Chronogrammies Readers Choice Awards
  • Winner - Runner Up, Regional Podcast, 2022 Chronogrammies Readers Choice Awards
  • Winner - Silver, Podcast - Best Use of Original Music / Sound Design, 2022 W3 Awards
  • Winner - Award of Excellence - Individual Episodes, Society & Culture, 27th Communicator Awards
  • Winner - Silver, Lifestyle category, 2022 Signal Awards 

Cidiot focuses on life in upstate New York, including the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Albany Capital Region, and the Berkshires. If you're looking to bee seen and heard on Cidiot, discover sponsorships and content partnerships.

Email goats@cidiot.com for general info.

 W3Awards 2022  2022 Silver Signal Award Winner

About Mat Zucker

Mat is executive producer and host of Cidiot.

A writer whose first job was as a copywriter creating radio commercials and, later, an early innovator in creating podcast for brands, Mat is currently a senior partner at a global growth consultancy. A former agency chief creative officer, he is author of Bronze Seeks Silver: Lessons from A Creative Career in Marketing, and his essays have appeared in The Bark, Chelsea Now, New York Press, Contently, The Forward, MarketingProfs as well as Forbes.com. Mat speaks frequently at industry conferences and has been on stage doing Cidiot storytelling at Hudson Valley's "The Porch."

In addition to Cidiot, Mat also co-hosts "Rising," a podcast about marketing careers with Josh Boaz of Direct Agents and has been a guest on other shows, including The BeanCastThe Content Experience Show and Let's Talk Marketing. Mat and his husband Brian live in New York's Hudson Valley with their dog Nora Ephron and tweets regularly. You can also read his column for newcomers called "Ask A Cidiot" in The Red Hook Daily Catch.