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Season 1 Episodes

March 24, 2019

16. Season 1 Finale

The seasons are changing and this is a good time to reflect on the first episode of Cidiot and plan the next. Tune in for what Mat has learned, and the work that is still yet to do. Chronogram named …

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March 3, 2019

15. Town For Sale

As Spring approaches, Mat talks about change up close and personal and having been on both sides of it. Thanks to Chronogram magazine for calling Cidiot one of "Six Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Be Listening To." Be sure ...

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Feb. 16, 2019

14. The Most Important Visitors

In this new episode , Mat helps you welcome the most important visitors with the Cidiot Guide to Hosting. Thanks to Chronogram for choosing Cidiot as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." Cidiot now has a …

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Feb. 4, 2019

13. Cidiot Recommends (2019 Winter Edition)

Introducing a new series feature, Cidiot Recommends, with recommendations by Mat of how to learn, where to stay and, of course, where to eat in The Hudson Valley. Several of the businesses have moved or closed so please check...

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Jan. 5, 2019

12. Solitude

In the new year and dead of winter, Mat explores the pros and cons of solitude, punctuated by your very own Cidiot Action List. Thanks to Chronogram for choosing Cidiot as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen …

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Dec. 28, 2018

11. Cheating On Your Farm Life

Mat sneaks off to Kingston and New York City for a hit of culture. Thanks to Chronogram for choosing Cidiot as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." Thanks to our sponsor. Be sure to rate us …

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Dec. 2, 2018

10. The Holidays

The holidays are different up here in the Hudson Valley. Mat explores the personal and local traditions that make these really dark, winter nights a bit more full of light. Thanks to Chronogram for choosing Cidiot as one of "...

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Nov. 11, 2018

9. Red All Over

Red means barns. Read means books. As the seasons quickly shift, this episode explores what red can mean up here in the country. Thanks to Chronogram for choosing Cidiot as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen T...

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Oct. 28, 2018

8. How to be a Guest

Being a weekend guest is serious business. Dutch writer Maarten Maartens said “Staying with people consists in you’re not having your own way — and they’re not having theirs." This new episode of Cidiot explores what it means...

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Oct. 14, 2018

7. Scary Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley is the legendary home of Washington Irving's The Headless Horseman. But that's not the only thing of which to be spooked. This new episode of Cidiot Life explores the scariest things we experienced when we m...

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Sept. 27, 2018

6. What You Desperately Need

This episode of Cidiot continues the guide of what you need once you have a town, a house, friends and you’ve started to set up. I’ll cover a checklist of 14 must-have items to live and love life in the …

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Sept. 16, 2018

5. Fall

Fall is amazing in the Hudson Valley. From iconic apples to sheep and street festivals, this episode of Cidiot talks about the activities and food that makes it special. Plus a surprise call in from my husband Brian and a …

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Sept. 3, 2018

4. Making Friends

Part of our ongoing guide for cidiots moving to the country - Six strategies to making friends upstate, whether it's the Hudson Valley in New York or wherever cows, sheep and goats reign. If you're looking to rent or buy …

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Aug. 11, 2018

3. Setting Yourself Up

A guide to the first weeks, from banks and paperwork to furnishing and people. Believe me, you cannot go it alone. Topics covered: Going local with your mortgage The animals clause Brian's first purchase: a Weber grill Why yo...

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Aug. 5, 2018

2. Finding Your Town

Our special guide to moving to the country begins with where exactly to start. From summer rentals in Ghent, Spencertown and Rhinebeck to our 10-3-1 rule for choosing a town, you'll know the criteria whether you end up in Dut...

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