Cidiot

Cidiot

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Learning to live and love life in the Hudson Valley. Hosted by Mat Zucker. Featured on Hudson Valley Magazine’s “8 Hudson Valley Podcasts for All-Day Listening” and in Chronogram’s “6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To.” For updates, visit cidiot.com, join our facebook page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiotlife on Instagram and @matzucker on Twitter. Email: [email protected]


24. Sounds Like You Need A Change
Aug 19 • 6 min
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 Chronogram’s “6 Hudson Valley…
23. Take A Hike
Aug 4 • 8 min
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 both lauded Cidiot as a podcast to…
22. Hot and Bothered
Jul 21 • 12 min
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 arts magazine has called Cidiot…
21. Freedom Begins Between The Ears
Jul 5 • 7 min
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. Thanks so much for listening.…
20. Very Local Pride
Jun 23 • 7 min
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 to Cidiot. Chronogram arts magazine called us…
19. Brian Will Get The Flowers Himself
Jun 2 • 12 min
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 from him what we grow, what it…
18. Help Wanted: Experiences
May 19 • 10 min
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 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen…
17. Spring Forward
Apr 28 • 7 min
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 Should Listen To.” For…
16. Season 1 Finale
Mar 24 • 5 min
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 Mat has learned, and the work that is still yet to do. Chronogram named Cidiot one of “Six Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should…
15. Town For Sale
Mar 3 • 7 min
As Spring approaches, Mat talks about change up close and personal and having been on both sides of it. Thanks to Chronogram magazine for calling Cidiot one of “Six Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Be Listening To.” Be sure to join our facebook page at…
14. The Most Important Visitors
Feb 16 • 6 min
In this new episode , Mat helps you welcome the most important visitors with the Cidiot Guide to Hosting. Thanks to Chronogram for choosing Cidiot as one of “6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To.” Cidiot now has a Facebook page at…
13. Cidiot Recommends (2019 Winter Edition)
Feb 4 • 9 min
Introducing a new series feature, Cidiot Recommends, with recommendations by Mat of how to learn, where to stay and, of course, where to eat in The Hudson Valley. Thanks to Chronogram for choosing Cidiot as one of “6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should…
12. Solitude
Jan 5 • 7 min
In the new year and dead of winter, Mat explores the pros and cons of solitude, punctuated by your very own Cidiot Action List. Thanks to Chronogram for choosing Cidiot as one of “6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To.” If you’re looking to move…
11. Cheating On Your Farm Life
Dec 28, 2018 • 10 min
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 Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To.” Thanks to our sponsor. Be sure to rate us in the podcast store. Want to send a…
10. The Holidays
Dec 2, 2018 • 6 min
The holidays are different up here in the Hudson Valley. Mat explores the personal and local traditions that make these really dark, winter nights a bit more full of light. Thanks to Chronogram for choosing Cidiot as one of “6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You…
9. Red All Over
Nov 11, 2018 • 7 min
Red means barns. Read means books. As the seasons quickly shift, this episode explores what red can mean up here in the country. Thanks to Chronogram for choosing Cidiot as one of “6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To.” Be sure to rate us in the…
8. How to be a Guest
Oct 28, 2018 • 6 min
Being a guest is serious business. Dutch writer Maarten Maartens said “Saying with people consists in you’re not having your own way — and they’re not having theirs.” This new episode of Cidiot Life explores what it means to be a guest, with advice from…
7. Scary Hudson Valley
Oct 14, 2018 • 6 min
The Hudson Valley is the legendary home of Washington Irving’s The Headless Horseman. But that’s not the only thing of which to be spooked. This new episode of Cidiot Life explores the scariest things we experienced when we moved to the country. Thanks…
6. What You Desperately Need
Sep 27, 2018 • 11 min
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. I’ll cover a checklist of 14 must-have items to live and love life in the country. Thanks to Stephen and Victor for their…
5. Fall
Sep 16, 2018 • 7 min
Fall is amazing in the Hudson Valley. From iconic apples to sheep and street festivals, this episode of Cidiot talks about the activities and food that makes it special. Plus a surprise call in from my husband Brian and a seven-step hard-learned guide on…
4. Making Friends
Sep 3, 2018 • 8 min
Part of our ongoing guide for cidiots moving to the country - Six strategies to making friends upstate, whether it’s the Hudson Valley in New York or wherever cows, sheep and goats reign. If you’re looking to rent or buy a home in the Hudson Valley or…
3. Setting Yourself Up
Aug 11, 2018 • 7 min
A guide to the first weeks, from banks and paperwork to furnishing and people. Believe me, you cannot go it alone. Send a voicemail at Anchor.fm with comments or visit cidiot.com for more. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
2. Finding Your Town
Aug 5, 2018 • 7 min
Our guide to moving to the country begins with where exactly to start. From summer rentals in Ghent, Spencertown and Rhinebeck to our 10-3-1 rule for choosing a town, you’ll know the criteria whether you end up in Dutchess, Columbia or Ulster Counties —…
1. Are you a Cidiot?
Jul 22, 2018 • 4 min
Hello and welcome to debut episode of the Cidiot Life podcast, a guide to living and loving life in the beautiful, rural Hudson Valley, New York. With goats, sheep, cows and good food, this episode defines Cidiot and shares the beginning of our story. If…