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66. Spring To Do List

66. Spring To Do List

2022-05-1211:14

Is it a chore or a passion? This episode of Cidiot we go through seasonal to-do lists, from Mat, from listeners—and from a special guest Robinson Greig of Greig Farm. No one has a longer—or more daunting list—than a farmer.  If updating your kitchen, bathrooms and pantry is on your to-do list (it's on ours!), then you're in luck since a new sponsor of Cidiot is Hudson Valley Kitchen Design Center. For Cidiot listeners, just mention the podcast to save $500 off a project of $5,000 or more. See recent projects and fun on Instagram @hvkitchendesigncenter, visit their site at hvkitchendesign.com or call 845-615-9410 about a consultation.  Thanks for making Cidiot the best regional podcast in 2021 Chronogrammies. Voting is finishing up for 2022 and Cidiot is a finalist, so excited to see how the show does again. Get on the mailing list at Cidiot.com and follow Cidiot.hv on Instagram to stay current. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
65. The Daily Catch

65. The Daily Catch

2022-04-2841:49

Some of the most important news is local. Mat interviews Emily Sachar, publisher and editor of The Daily Catch. She shares her journey from a newspaper reporter (including an internship under Bob Woodward at The Washington Post), to an art historian and then starting The Daily Catch in Red Hook, NY. We hear about the stories of which she's proudest, behind the scenes of the Daily Catch's Ukraine coverage, what it takes to produce a daily paper, about just doing "the next right thing," and more. And when asked the signature question of her favorite place in the Hudson Valley or Berkshires, Emily brings Cidiot an exclusive! Cidiot is up for best regional podcast in the Arts & Entertainment category of the 2022 Chronogrammies. Please vote and get other ideas from Episode 64 "A Cidiot's Ballot," or via the blog post on Cidiot.com. Welcome new sponsors Taconic Toastmasters Club and Hudson Valley Kitchen Design Center. Lucky to have you. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
64. A Cidiot's Ballot

64. A Cidiot's Ballot

2022-04-1416:00

The Chronogrammies weren't always reader's choice, but luckily they are now. This episode, Mat reviews Chronogram magazine's 3rd Annual Chronogrammies finalists category by category with his picks for your vote—and why. From Arts & Entertainment and Retail to Nature & Outdoors, Shelter, Health & Wellness, and even People. You'll hear his top picks including Adams Fairacre Farms, Ashokan Resevoir, Bangallworks, Clermont, Citiot, Giobatta, Graham & Co., Greig Farm, Oblong Books, Olana Historic Site, Pause Dog Boutique, Rough Draft Bar & Books, WKZE and Woodstock Meats. See the blog post with the full ballot at Cidiot.com. Thanks for listening to Cidiot, 2021 Chronogrammie Winner of Best Regional Podcast. You can vote now and every day April 1-May 15 with just an email address at Chronogram.com under Chronogrammies. Excited for this vote and this season. Come visit.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
63. Comfort & Joy

63. Comfort & Joy

2022-03-3128:37

Whether you consider cottage core a movement or a stylish trend, it’s a connection to the past. I talk about what it means to me, including its form in Jello-molds. I also talk to Jeremy Franson and Sandra Franson, who run Comfort & Joy - Family Heritage for Today. We talk about their connection to the Hudson Valley, visiting Grammy Joy in Rhinebeck (they called it “Regular Town”), living on a farm, chamber pots, and about tradition—and why it’s important to keep it. We also get a primer in Women’s Suffrage Movement history for Jeremy’s twin sister Joelle, which is timely during Women’s History Month. Here are some helpful links to things mentioned in the episode: "Cottagecore: The Whimsical Trend That May Just Help Your Mental Health" (Healthline) Comfort & Joy - Family Heritage for Today: Send in recipes and stories to heritage@comfortandjoys.com or use the form at the website. Learn about Workshop Experience Weekend May 7-8 at workshopexperience.org and see my Podcasting 101 workshop on Saturday at 1-3:30 p.m. There’s also a blog post about it on Cidiot.com, as well as the beginning of a new guide to where to stay in the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and Berkshires. Would love additions, comments and suggested edits to make it more useful. Thanks for listening. Cidiot made the final round again for 2022 Chronogrammies Regional Podcast in the Arts & Entertainment category. Voting begins April 1 if you can please help out. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
62. A Little Therapy

62. A Little Therapy

2022-03-1736:38

This episode is about managing stress and the proven science of the great outdoors being good for you. I also talk to Allison Chawla, host of Talk to Allison on Radio Free Rhinecliff as well as a psychotherapist, healer, and coach. We talk about change, giving up what is comfortable, about the artistic hamlet of Rhinecliff, parenting, moving up here from the city, newfound diversity, foraging—and keeping a knife under her bed in fear of the silence. In other news, Cidiot made the finals for 2022 Chronogrammies Best Regional Podcast, so get ready to vote in April.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
61. Floridiot

61. Floridiot

2022-03-0317:44

Cidiot is about being new in and acclimating to country life. So what happens if you, say, move to south Florida for a few months and try to fit in there. In this special episode, you'll find out. Mat shares his eight observations comparing life in Florida to the Hudson Valley, including a guest voice: his brother-in-law's brother-in-law Irwin Levy, who is active in the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society. Tune in for some laughs and, of course, warmth. Be sure to stream the new Cidiot anthem on Spotify, Apple Music and more. Hamilton & Adams is offering 15% off at their new online store for fans of the show. Just use the code: CIDIOT. And sign up for the Cidiot mailing list and get more info about the show, becoming a sponsor, and the Hudson Valley, Catskill Mountains, Berkshires and rural living at Cidiot.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
60. Upstate & Chill

60. Upstate & Chill

2022-02-1726:13

Maybe you’ve seen the t-shirt. Maybe you own it. I do. “Upstate & Chill” is a trademark saying from Hamilton & Adams, a cool and beloved retailer for men and women in Kingston, NY. For me, it perfectly captures the spirit of moving to the Hudson Valley so much so it’s a lyric in our Cidiot anthem. This second episode of Season 5, I interview Andrew Adotta of Hamilton & Adams about his path up here, opening a business, and more. We play Hudson Valley geography and he also shares his favorite spot not to mention a cidiot hiking story. Special treat for Cidiot listeners: Get 15% off at Hamilton & Adams new web site. Use code CIDIOT. https://hamiltonandadams.com/discount/CIDIOT Also, be sure to download the Cidiot anthem, created with El Seuco and The Don of Space Studios in Red Hook on Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, and more. Links available through the music page at Cidiot.com. Photo: James J. Reddington --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
Cidiot is back, turning up the volume with a bigger-than-ever Season Five. Four years and 58 episodes have taught Mat a thing or two, plus the listener survey piled up the advice to make this season five-u-lous. We're starting off big, with the a full-play of the new Cidiot Anthem, produced with El Sueco and The Don at Space Studios here in Red Hook. The photo is by Tasha Hurley and we were generously outfitted by Hamilton & Adams in Kingston, NY who thought we did justice to their "Upstate & Chill" aesthetic.  Listen up for a full-play of the song and the backstory in our interview with Ben Senterfit and Paul Rivers Bailey. You'll hear their backstory, how they met through Community Music Space in Red Hook, their favorite places in the Hudson Valley, the process of creating the song, what we each hope to achieve it, and of course, why the two of them are called El Sueco and The Don. Find links to the Cidiot Anthem at the music page on Cidiot.com and more about El Sueco and The Don at their site. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
I don't think we've talked this season enough about cows. So to close out the year and season four, meet Matt Baumgartner. Matt owns June Farms near Albany as well the Troy Beer Garden, the Berlin Lounge, the Olde English Pub, and Wolf’s Biergarten in Syracuse. We talk about his story, being an entrepreneur, how he started June Farms, about the animals—how pigs are smarter than cows—and you’ll even learn the funny story behind the farm's name. Thanks for tuning into Cidiot this season, for helping it grow even more, including the win as best regional podcast in the 2021 Chronogrammies. In the mean time, please visit the new Cidiot.com, where you can subscribe to the Cidiot email list for news about the song release in late January, shop, read the blog, rate the show, and, yes, Season 5 planning is already underway. Be sure to also follow the show on Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
57. Contain Yourself

57. Contain Yourself

2021-12-0323:43

Sometimes life comes full circle. This episode, Mat interviews Lori Greenberg and Sarah Goldberg from The Container House in Tivoli, NY, coincidentally (or is it?) owned by a recruiter and business owner from Mat's past. The Container House is an awesome structure designed by Arnaud Cornillon as a model for sustainable living and where Greenberg is building a community for creative people.  Thanks for listening to Cidiot, the award-winning podcast about moving from the city to the Hudson Valley. Visit the all-new Cidiot.com to join the mailing list, rate and review the show, shop the Cidiot store, follow us on Instagram. And please send your questions about being a Cidiot to goats@cidiot.com. They might make my new advice column in The Red Hook Daily Catch on Fridays: “Ask a Cidiot.” --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
56. Grab Your Wingman

56. Grab Your Wingman

2021-11-1826:08

Meet Kimberlie Dykeman, a Rhinebeck native, who runs Wingman, a personal concierge and estate management business in the Hudson Valley. She and I cover what’s changed, why she started her business, advice for new homeowners, how to treat vendors that come in and out of your house, her favorite spots, and some unique requests she's gotten over the years. Thanks for helping making Cidiot winner of the 2021 Chronogrammies for best regional podcast. Visit Cidiot.com for more info and to shop the store, follow the show on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, read the "Ask a Cidiot" column in The Red Hook Daily Catch. Now you can also sign up on the Cidiot mailing list and get show perks including Kimberlie's house manual template when it's ready.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
55. Hike Your Own Hike

55. Hike Your Own Hike

2021-10-2135:38

What’s the rush with hiking? What's the difference between a walk and a hike? This episode Mat talks to Sean O’Dwyer, who runs Mountain-Hiking.com, a popular blog for Catskills, Hudson Highlands, Adirondacks and beyond. You’ll hear what Sean loves about mountain hiking, where to go, advice for bears, a warning about radios, how to be a good citizen on a mountain, and why Reese’s Pieces should sponsor him.  Thanks for listening to Cidiot, the award-winning podcast about moving from the city to the Hudson Valley. Visit Cidiot.com to join the mailing list, rate and review the show, shop the Cidiot store, follow us on Instagram. And please send your questions about being a Cidiot to goats@cidiot.com. They might make my new advice column in The Red Hook Daily Catch on Fridays: “Ask a Cidiot.” --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
54. Fall Forward

54. Fall Forward

2021-10-1010:03

Fall is a season of things dying to be reborn. In the thick of Fall and facing the reality of Winter, Mat makes an argument for planting seeds now that you want to bloom later. Special shoutout to the new podcast from Lindsay Shute and Michelle Hughes called KOLRHABI.  Thanks for listening to Cidiot, the award-winning podcast about moving from the city to the Hudson Valley. Visit Cidiot.com to join the mailing list, rate and review the show, shop the Cidiot store, follow us on Instagram and more. And please send your questions about being a Cidiot to goats@cidiot.com. They might make my new advice column in The Red Hook Daily Catch on Fridays: “Ask a Cidiot.” --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
The county is the “arms” of the state government, notes Rebecca Edwards, Dutchess County legislator (Town of Poughkeepsie) and Democratic minority leader. In this special episode, Edwards talks to Cidiot about why local elections matter, what our county government tackles, Dutches County as a microcosm of America, some trend-setting activities in nearby counties, the role of committees, what’s on the ballot this fall, how to stay current with what's happening—and her favorite spots. Here's also some additional links for: absentee voting and how to apply for an absentee ballot; info from the Dutchess County Board of Elections; and how Dutchess County residents can find who represents them. Thanks or listening. Cidiot is 2021 Chronogrammie winner for best regional podcast and the 2021 Award of Excellence for Podcasting - Society & Culture in the Communicator Awards. You can still rate and review Cidiot for your chance at a free trucker cap and tune in for more this season. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
52. Citiot

52. Citiot

2021-08-2720:30

That's not a typo. That's the other spelling of Cidiot. Join me for this three-year birthday episode as I share Cidiot's early brand foundation, the story behind the logo, and an interview with Pim Zeegers, who just opened the fabulous Citiot store in Catskill, NY. Hear his take on our shared word, his story as a double outsider, about his business, and how you can get a taste of stropwafel. Plus I've started a new idea from my brother-in-law Adam: asking guests their favorite (secret) places in the Hudson Valley.  Thanks for listening. Cidiot was voted best regional podcast in the 2021 Chronogrammies and is a go-to source by national and regional press. You can still buy a Cidiot trucker cap with the iconic baby goat logo. Visit cidiot.com for links as well as info on sponsorships and partnerships. Come visit. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
51. Born in the HVA

51. Born in the HVA

2021-08-2026:15

Meet Josh Santonja, who helped run Pugsly's Hudson location and has become both a barber and friend to me, my husband, father-in-law, and several friends. He's kind of a cult favorite. Josh also grew up in the Hudson Valley and has lived in multiple towns in the areas which only made me want to talk to him more about it all. We even debut a new game on the show called "Hudson Valley Geography." Thanks for listening to Cidiot. Lucky to be chosen as Best Regional Podcast in the 2021 Chorogrammie Awards. Also, my book Bronze Seeks Silver is now out on audiobook. Here's a link to through Audible program if you want to subscribe with my code. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
There are seven remaining lighthouses on the Hudson River. Come with me as we learn about them, their purpose, their vocabulary, and a few stories. We're very lucky to also get some background and history directly from Sarah Wassberg Johnson of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Thanks for listening to Cidiot, a podcast by Mat Zucker. Winner of Chronogram's 2021 Chronogrammie for best regional podcast and listed among "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts Perfect for All-Day Listening" by Hudson Valley Magazine. Please rate and review us in the Apple podcast store. For more info and links to episodes, trucker caps, and other merch, visit cidiot.com and follow the show on Instagram. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
As more and more people consider working remote, let's talk to Steve and Tom, who have created a business in Stanfordville that gives people comfortably-designed spaces and also builds unique community. Nestled in a historic hamlet, Bangallworks Coworking and Community Building offers memberships for open plan workspaces, private workstations and special events and meetings both inside and outside. Bangallworks offers daily, part time, and full time memberships and provides high speed internet, printer and scanner, kitchenette, package delivery and receiving, and more. Visit bangallworks.com or email info@bangallworks.com for more information. Thanks Bangallworks for sponsoring Cidiot. Thanks listeners for tuning in. Cidiot: Learning to Live and Love Life in the Hudson Valley is a podcast by Mat Zucker. Winner of Chronogram's 2021 Chronogrammie for best regional podcast and listed among "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts Perfect for All-Day Listening" by Hudson Valley Magazine. For more info, visit cidiot.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
Cidiot just won first place for regional podcast in Chronogram magazine's annual Chronogrammies. Thanks to you. Well, those of you who voted! To celebrate, I'm also posting on my Medium blog some other great regional podcasts across the country so check that out. Thanks again for listening to Cidiot. Please rate and review Cidiot on the Apple podcast store, subscribe/follow on your favorite podcasting platform and stay current with news and community via Twitter at Cidiot_hv or on Instagram at Cidiot.hv. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
48. P.B.C.C.

48. P.B.C.C.

2021-06-2013:58

When you need to do seasonal things but you are the one who gets in the way, that's what we call a P.B.C.C. — "Problem Between City and Country." Inspired by a term I learned doing customer service in technology, a P.B.C.C. plays out cleaning, fixing, installing, hammering, basically anything handy. Thanks to new sponsor BANGALLWORKS in Stanfordville, NY, and to Chicken Librarian for new content, "Learning Curve," on her blog. Proud to be have been named listed among "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts Perfect for All-Day Listening" by Hudson Valley Magazine. Follow Cidiot on Instagram.com/cidiot.hv and order your summer-time Cidiot t-shirts or trucker cap via Cidiot.com or direct link to the hats: www.gumroad.com/cidiot.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
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