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May 26, 2022

67. Pride Is Back

Pride starts early in June across the Hudson Valley, Catskills and Berkshires. This episode I talk to Osun Zotique , executive di…

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May 12, 2022

66. Spring To Do List

Is it a chore or a passion? This episode of Cidiot we go through seasonal to-do lists, from Mat, from listeners—and from a specia…

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April 28, 2022

65. The Daily Catch

Some of the most important news is local. Mat interviews Emily Sachar, publisher and editor of The Daily Catch. She shares her jo…

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April 14, 2022

64. A Cidiot's Ballot

The Chronogrammies weren't always reader's choice, but luckily they are now. This episode, Mat reviews Chronogram magazine's 3rd …

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March 31, 2022

63. Comfort & Joy

Whether you consider cottage core a movement or a stylish trend, it’s a connection to the past. I talk about what it means to me,…

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March 17, 2022

62. A Little Therapy

This episode of Cidiot is about managing stress and the proven science of the great outdoors being good for you. I talk to Alliso…

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March 3, 2022

61. Floridiot

Cidiot is about being new in and acclimating to country life. So what happens if you, say, move to south Florida for a few months…

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Feb. 17, 2022

60. Upstate & Chill

Andrew & Clark of Hamilton & Adams. Photo: James J. Reddington Maybe you’ve seen the t-shirt. Maybe you own one. I sure do. “Upst…

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Feb. 3, 2022

59. Music To Your Ears (Season 5 Premiere)

Cidiot is back, turning up the volume with a bigger-than-ever Season Five. Four years and 58 episodes have taught Mat a thing or …

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Dec. 23, 2021

58. June Farms in December (Season 4 Finale)

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 o…

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Dec. 3, 2021

57. Contain Yourself

Sometimes life comes full circle. This episode, Mat interviews Lori Greenberg and Sarah Goldberg from The Container House in Tivo…

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Nov. 18, 2021

56. Grab Your Wingman

Meet Kimberlie Dykeman, a Rhinebeck native, who runs Wingman , a personal concierge and estate management business in the Hudson …

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Oct. 21, 2021

55. Hike Your Own Hike

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 Mo…

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Oct. 10, 2021

54. Fall Forward

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 p…

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Sept. 12, 2021

53. Lessons from a County Legislator

The county is the “arms” of the state government, notes Rebecca Edwards, Dutchess County legislator (Town of Poughkeepsie) and De…

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Aug. 27, 2021

52. Citiot

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 br…

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Aug. 20, 2021

51. Born in the HVA

Meet Josh Santonja, who helped run Pugsly's Hudson location and has become both a barber and friend to me, my husband, father-in-…

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July 25, 2021

50. Hudson River Lighthouses

There are seven remaining lighthouses on the Hudson River. Come with me as we learn about them, their purpose, their vocabulary, …

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July 8, 2021

49. Coworking & Community

As more and more people consider working remote, let's talk to Steve and Tom, who have created a business in Stanfordville that g…

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July 1, 2021

News Worth Braying About

Cidiot just won first place for regional podcast in Chronogram magazine's annual Chronogrammies. Thanks to you. Well, those of yo…

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June 20, 2021

48. P.B.C.C.

When you need to do seasonal things but you are the one who gets in the way, that's what we call a P.B.C.C. — "Problem Between Ci…

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May 30, 2021

47. Grateful

The feeling of attending a live event. Mat, Brian, and cousin Lisa experience Patti Smith at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park and Cidiot r…

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May 11, 2021

46. Pets

We've talked animals, we've double-clucked into chickens. Now let's talk domesticated pets. And to help us do it, welcome new spo…

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April 16, 2021

45. In My Back Yard

Cidiot turns the microphone on the editors and owners of IMBY.com (In My Back Yard), a network of local newspapers to hear their …

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