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Season 1

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 weekend guest is serious business. Dutch writer Maarten Maartens said “Staying with people consists in you’re not having …

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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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Sept. 3, 2018

4. Making Friends

Part of our ongoing guide for cidiots moving to the country - Six strategies to making friends upstate, whether it's the Hudson V…

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Aug. 11, 2018

3. Setting Yourself Up

A guide to the first weeks, from banks and paperwork to furnishing and people. Believe me, you cannot go it alone. Topics covered…

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Aug. 5, 2018

2. Finding Your Town

Our special guide to moving to the country begins with where exactly to start. From summer rentals in Ghent, Spencertown and Rhin…

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July 22, 2018

1. Are you a Cidiot?

Hello and welcome to debut episode of the Cidiot podcast, a guide to living and loving life in the beautiful, rural Hudson Valley…

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