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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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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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