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Learning to live and love life in the Hudson Valley. Hosted by Mat Zucker. Have you fantasized about living in the country? Curious what the transition is like? Or are you a local and want to see a different side of the folks who have invaded your land? Cidiot has been 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 @cidiot.hv on Instagram and @matzucker on Twitter. Email: goats@cidiot.com
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Seasonal Hi-atus

Seasonal Hi-atus

2021-01-3103:34

Wanted to say hi and share the news that Cidiot has been nominated for a Chronogrammy for Best Regional Podcast! You can still vote for the nomination, other categories, and get on the list for April 1 voting. Also other musings because, well, we're bored. Aren't you? Visit Cidiot.com for more and follow us on instagram at @Cidiot.hv. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
Nowhere is the contrast of light and dark more discernible than in the countryside. In the Season Three finale of Cidiot, Mat explores the idea of light at holiday time and the renewed optimism he's so grateful for. Special shout out to Suzy and her Advent Calendar and to everyone celebrating their holidays in their own way. As her mom's iconic message says, "Let others see the light in you." Thank you for listening to Cidiot. Find cozy Cidiot sweatshirts and gear at https://www.bonfire.com/store/cidiot/ and follow the show on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/cidiot.hv/. Will announce some dates for Season Four soon. Come visit. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
Mat interviews Kallie, one of the owners of Sawkill Farm in Red Hook, NY, home of his favorite eggs, bacon, and pork chops. Hear about what it's like to run a farm and the secret of why things taste so good.  Thanks for listening to Cidiot. Chronogram listed us as one of "Six Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Be Listening To." Find Cidiot trucker caps and the ebook Becoming a Cidiot, based on the podcast, at gumroad.com/cidiot and Farm Fresh merch at bonfire.com/store/cidiot. For updates, visit cidiot.com, join the page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
40. Community

40. Community

2020-10-2510:17

Community is crucial wherever you live. In this episode, Mat explores the five types of community: Interest, Action, Place, Practice, and Circumstance. He also shares his dream bucket-list community event. Special shoutouts to Tricia Reed, Giobatta Alimentari in Tivoli, and all the others who make others feel at home. My book Bronze Seeks Silver: Lessons from a Creative Career in Marketing is out in paperback and ebook. Visit bronzeseekssilver.comfor links on Amazon, Apple and BN.com, or even better, find it in person at Oblong Books in Rhinebook and Rough Draft in Kingston. Cozy Cidiot sweatshirts and other gear for winter at bonfire.com/store/cidiot. Thanks for listening to Cidiot. Come visit. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
39. Hardscrabble Day

39. Hardscrabble Day

2020-09-2018:15

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 Red Hook at historicredhook.org. Thank you Prime Print Shop in Poughkeepsie for sponsoring this episode. Get 10% off printing your first order with the secret code word: "Cidiot." Other shout-outs to Giobatta Alimentari and their new morning coffee & breakfast sandwich service. Thanks for listening. Come visit. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
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 stuff to do.  Special thanks to Prime Print Shop for sponsoring this episode. Visit primeprintshop.com  and mention "Cidiot" for 20% off your next order. They can copy, print, and scan nearly anything from house plans, property surveys and planning board submissions, to banners, business cards, yard signs, and more.  Thanks also to Will Tatum, Dutchess County Historian for helping us with Poughkeepsie facts. Follow @dutchesscounty. So glad you're tuning into Cidiot. Chronogram listed us as one of "Six Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Be Listening To."  Please subscribe if you already haven't. If you're a superfan, you can find Cidiot trucker caps at gumroad.com/cidiot and for updates, visit cidiot.com.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
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 Valley Podcasts You Should Be Listening To." Find Cidiot trucker caps and the new ebook Becoming a Cidiot, based on the podcast, at gumroad.com/cidiot. For updates, visit cidiot.com, join the page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
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.  Mat learns learn about how Dairo and his family made the switch from city to upstate, how they've made friends, what's so special about upstate — including the need for a chainsaw. Thanks for listening. Cidiot has been featured on Hudson Valley Magazine's "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts for All-Day Listening" and by Chronogram as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." Want more? The new ebook Becoming a Cidiot as well iconic trucker caps are available at gumroad.com/cidiot. For updates, visit cidiot.com, join the page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
35. Animals

35. Animals

2020-05-2509:48

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 for listening. Cidiot has been featured on Hudson Valley Magazine's "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts for All-Day Listening" and by Chronogram as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." The Becoming a Cidiot eBook is coming so stay tuned for its release plus updated merch at the Cidiot store. For updates, visit cidiot.com, join the page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
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 conversations with deputy mayor Brent Kovalchik  and director of the Red Hook Area Chamber of Commerce, Kim McGrath. Thanks for listening. Cidiot has been featured on Hudson Valley Magazine's "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts for All-Day Listening" and by Chronogram as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." For updates, visit cidiot.com, join the page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
33. Hike in Place

33. Hike in Place

2020-03-2209:59

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 Gallery in Red Hook, The Other Hudson Valley, and the new Recoup podcast from Adam Baer. Thanks for listening. Cidiot has been featured on Hudson Valley Magazine's "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts for All-Day Listening" and by Chronogram as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." For updates, visit cidiot.com, join the page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
32. Plan B

32. Plan B

2020-02-2310:15

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 ratings and fan mail. Thanks for listening. Cidiot has been featured on Hudson Valley Magazine's "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts for All-Day Listening" and by Chronogram as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." For updates, visit cidiot.com, join the page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
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 continues to explore what it means to transition from city to country in what Hudson Valley Magazine called one of “8 Hudson Valley podcasts for All-Day Listening” and Chronogram arts magazine listed as one of “6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Be Listening To.” For updates, visit cidiot.com, join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
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. Cidiot has been featured on Hudson Valley Magazine's "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts for All-Day Listening" and by Chronogram as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To." For updates, visit cidiot.com, join the page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
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 describes exploration. Cidiot has been 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 @cidiot.hv on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
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 Stark won't save you. Cidiot has been 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 @cidiot.hv on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
27. Eleanor Was Right

27. Eleanor Was Right

2019-10-1908:03

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 hear listener Kristin's advice. Cidiot has been 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 @cidiot.hv on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
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 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. Email: goats@cidiot.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
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 Listen To," and Hudson Valley Magazine recently called Cidiot one of "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts Perfect for All-Day Listening." Available everywhere, info and links to Cidiot t-shirts and trucker caps at Cidiot.com. Please review and rate us in the Apple store. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
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 Podcasts You Should Listen To." For updates, visit cidiot.com, join our facebook page at facebook.com/cidiotlife and follow @cidiotlife on Instagram. Email: goats@cidiot.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message
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