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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 Elisabeth Harmor about the day, local history, and, yes, horse thieves. Be sure to join Historic Re...

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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 the Hudson Valley so he'll share a more local view on the area, residents, CSAs, geography and …

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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 knowns as bunkering. Thanks for listening to Cidiot. Chronogram listed us as one of "Six Hudson...

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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 interviews Dairo, an accomplished, established Cidiot and an Empire Regular from the train. Ma...

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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 share some highlights. Shout outs to Tivoli General , Winn's Tivoli , and Doorstep Market . Thanks …

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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 during this unusual, stressful and dangerous time of Coranoravirus. Mat investigates with conversa...

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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 dangerous time of Coranoravirus. Special shout outs to Giabotta Alimentari in Tivoli, Equis Art Galler...

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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 he's excited about Cidiot's mention on the Spotify podcasters blog , recent Apple podcast store ...

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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 Country - 5,600 miles in Tel Aviv, Israel. Food. Diversity. Safety. Religion. Join Mat as he …

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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 village’s WinterFest and finally joining the underground Festivus Train. Thanks for listening. Cid...

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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 adapting, despite how long it takes or how silly you look trying. Tune into Cidiot as Mat …

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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 winterizing their home. But ferry the wood to the porch and plug in that heat tape. Arya …

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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” and to share our story moving 100 miles north of New York City. Listen at Cidiot.com or …

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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 hometown. It's also the big move out of NYC and first weekend as full-timers. Wait til you …

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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 been featured on Hudson Valley Magazine's "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts for All-Day Listening" and in C...

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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 together in our garden. Chronogram named Cidiot one of "Six Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should List...

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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 featured on Hudson Valley Magazine's "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts for All-Day Listening" and in Chro...

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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 and a list of hikes you might want to try yourself. Chronogram and Hudson Valley Magazine have bot...

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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 coping, managing and even thriving in the hottest days. Thanks so much for listening. Chronogram a...

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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 looks at what freedom means upstate compared to the city and a little Livingston history. Thank...

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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's like for them to be LGBT upstate in the Hudson Valley.. Thanks for listening …

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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 gardening and interview my overall-clad husband Brian who couldn't be happier winter is over. Learn f...

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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 way to meet new folks. Cidiot was noted by Hudson Valley Magazine as one of the "Six …

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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. Cidiot has been featured in Hudson Valley Magazine and in Chronogram's "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You ...

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