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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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April 2, 2021

44. Chicken Run

Season 4 was promised to be a new level. In this episode, Mat investigates the popularity of chickens. He talks first to a collea…

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March 21, 2021

43. Season Fourtold

Welcome back to Season 4 of Cidiot: Learning to Live and Love Life in the Hudson Valley. Join Mat Zucker as we start off at the h…

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Jan. 31, 2021

Seasonal Hi-atus

Wanted to say hi and share the news that Cidiot has been nominated for a Chronogrammy for Best Regional Podcast! You can still vo…

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Dec. 20, 2020

42. Light a Candle for the Season 3 Finale

Nowhere is the contrast of light and dark more discernible than in the countryside. In the Season Three finale of Cidiot, Mat exp…

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Nov. 26, 2020

41. Meet A Farmer - Kallie from Sawkill Farm

Mat interviews Kallie, one of the owners of Sawkill Farm in Red Hook, NY, home of his favorite eggs, bacon, and pork chops. Hear …

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Oct. 25, 2020

40. Community

Community is crucial wherever you live. In this episode, Mat explores the five types of community: Interest, Action, Place, Pract…

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Sept. 20, 2020

39. Hardscrabble Day

For the last 45 years, our village annually celebrates its scrappy roots. Come hear from Historic Red Hook executive director Eli…

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Aug. 21, 2020

38. Printed In Poughkeepsie

In this new episode, Mat talks to local business owner Daniel Clark of Prime Print Shop in Poughkeepsie. Daniel also grew up in t…

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July 26, 2020

37. One Telephone Pole at a Time

In this new episode, Mat explores the different adjustments from Coronavirus, including his new hobby of run-walking and the verb…

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June 24, 2020

36. Meet An Advanced Cidiot

You might believe you are the first at something, but, of course, there have been others before you. In this special episode, Mat…

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May 25, 2020

35. Animals

Ducks. Sheep. Goats. Coyotes. You can't live up here and not love animals. Well, most of them. In this episode of Cidiot, Mat sha…

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April 19, 2020

34. What Will Happen To Our Towns?

When you ask, Mat answers. In this episode, we answer a question from listener Keith Stoeckeler about the future of our towns du…

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March 22, 2020

33. Hike in Place

From bucolic to bubonic, join Mat as he talks about what it’s like in the Hudson Valley during this unusual, stressful and danger…

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Feb. 23, 2020

32. Plan B

In this new episode of Cidiot, Mat grapples with the realities of living two planes, a train and sometimes a bus from home. Plus …

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Jan. 28, 2020

31. God’s Country - Season 3 Premiere

Welcome to Season 3 of Cidiot - Learning to Live and Love Life in the Hudson Valley. This first episode starts far from Dutchess …

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Dec. 21, 2019

30. Festivus - Season 2 Finale

At the end of season two, Mat gets way more local about the holidays — fundraising door-to-door for the fire department at his vi…

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Dec. 1, 2019

29. Uncharted Territory

There are roads we all haven't gone down. But should. Your frontier is where you stop. Being a Cidiot means being new and adaptin…

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Nov. 10, 2019

28. Winterize is a verb

If you haven't started to prepare for the cold, you're not too late. Tune into Cidiot as Mat describes the annual labor of winter…

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