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Learning to live and love life in the Hudson Valley.

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've invaded your land? Tune into Cidiot, a monthly award-winning podcast hosted by Mat Zucker. Great for learning about upstate New York, the Hudson Valley, Catskill Mountains, Berkshires and rural and country life in general. Also be sure to hear the new single "Cidiot" anthem inspired by the podcast on Spotify, Apple Music, and more.

Winner of best regional podcast in the 2021 Chronogrammies, Cidiot has been featured in The Albany Times-Union, Country Living, Hudson Valley Magazine, The Poughkeepsie Journal, NBC's Today.com, The Daily Yonder, and more national and local publications.

Recent Episodes

June 23, 2022

70. Toastmasters Teach

I asked our new sponsors at Taconic Toastmasters Club to help me be a better presenter on air for you. They went through a few of…

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June 9, 2022

69. Saratoga

Let's go further north. Health. History. Horses. And culture. Cidiot has a one-on-one conversation with Elizabeth Sobol, Presiden…

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June 2, 2022

68. Strawberries

It's strawberry season! Yes, I can't eat them sadly, but you probably can happily. In this special episode breaking from our usua…

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May 26, 2022

67. Pride Is Back

Pride starts early in June across the Hudson Valley, Catskills and Berkshires. This episode I talk to Osun Zotique , executive di…

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May 12, 2022

66. Spring To Do List

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 specia…

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April 28, 2022

65. The Daily Catch

Some of the most important news is local. Mat interviews Emily Sachar, publisher and editor of The Daily Catch. She shares her jo…

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Recent Blog Posts

Saratoga: 2022 Cidiot Guide to Visit

Saratoga, NY: 2022 Cidiot Guide to Visit from NYC, the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and Berkshires

Hudson Valley and Catskills Pride Events and Calendar

Hudson Valley and Catskills Pride Events and Calendar

Chronogrammies 2022 | A Cidiot's Guide to Voting

Chronogrammies 2022 | A Cidiot's Guide to Voting - Greig Farm, Hamilton & Adams, Citiot, Rough Draft Bar & Books, Oblong, Olana Historical Site, Smoky Ro…