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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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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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