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Nov. 10, 2019

Tune into Cidiot

More Americans would choose rural if they could. Cidiot is proud to be one of “Six Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To” a…

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Oct. 19, 2019

27. Eleanor Was Right

This episode Mat relishes the dedication of a bronze bust of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt in Tivoli and how they now share a home…

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Sept. 29, 2019

26. Are We Ready to be Full-timers?

Now it's really real. Tune into Cidiot as Mat describes giving up their lease in NYC and moving upstate full-time. Cidiot has bee…

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Sept. 7, 2019

25. Thanksgiving in the Summer

This episode of Cidiot covers our own annual tradition - Thanksgiving in the summer. Friends, family, food, farm life all come to…

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Aug. 19, 2019

24. Sounds Like You Need A Change

Previous episodes have covered what we see and do, this episode is about what we hear—and how it makes us feel. Cidiot has been f…

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Aug. 4, 2019

23. Take A Hike

Is it exercise or medicine? This week, Mat Zucker explores hiking in the Hudson Valley. Some seasoned hiking experts weigh in an…

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July 21, 2019

22. Hot and Bothered

It's hot. Handling a heat wave is different upstate than in the city. This episode in Season Two of Cidiot provides a guide to co…

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July 5, 2019

21. Freedom Begins Between The Ears

Home of battles, heroes and history, the Hudson Valley loves, loves, loves Independence Day. This episode in Season Two of Cidiot…

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June 23, 2019

20. Very Local Pride

In episode 20, Mat and Brian celebrate a 20 year anniversary, a local march in their village of Tivoli, NY and a look at what it…

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June 2, 2019

19. Brian Will Get The Flowers Himself

Even city dwellers are taking to gardening. It is a hobby, a craft, an obsession. In episode 19 of Cidiot, we'll talk about garde…

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May 19, 2019

18. Help Wanted: Experiences

In this new episode, Cidiot explores the rich public and private experiences that connect you more to the area and also a great w…

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April 28, 2019

17. Spring Forward - Season 2 Premiere

Welcome back to Season 2 of Cidiot. Looking forward to a new season full of new stories, experiences and teachable moments. Cidio…

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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 Ma…

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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 maga…

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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 f…

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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, w…

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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. T…

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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 V…

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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 da…

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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. …

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Oct. 28, 2018

8. How to be a Guest

Being a guest is serious business. Dutch writer Maarten Maartens said “Saying with people consists in you’re not having your own …

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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 b…

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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. …

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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 ac…

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