29. Uncharted Territory

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 …

28. Winterize is a verb

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. …

Tune into Cidiot

More Americans would choose rural if they could. Cidiot is proud to be one of “Six Hudson Valley Podcasts You Should Listen To” and to share our …

27. Eleanor Was Right

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 …

26. Are We Ready to be Full-timers?

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 …

25. Thanksgiving in the Summer

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 …

24. Sounds Like You Need A Change

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 …

23. Take A Hike

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. …

22. Hot and Bothered

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 …

21. Freedom Begins Between The Ears

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 …

20. Very Local Pride

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 …

19. Brian Will Get The Flowers Himself

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 …

18. Help Wanted: Experiences

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 …

17. Spring Forward

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 …

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 Mat has learned, and the work that is still yet to do. …

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 magazine for calling Cidiot one of "Six Hudson Valley Podcasts …

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 for choosing Cidiot as one of "6 Hudson Valley Podcasts You …

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, where to eat in The Hudson Valley. Thanks to Chronogram for …

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. Thanks to Chronogram …

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 Valley Podcasts You …

10. The Holidays

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 …

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. Thanks to Chronogram for choosing Cidiot as one of "6 Hudson …

8. How to be a Guest

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 …

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 be spooked. This new episode of Cidiot Life explores the …

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. I’ll cover a checklist of 14 must-have items to live and …

5. Fall

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 …

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 Valley in New York or wherever cows, sheep and goats reign. …

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. Send a voicemail at Anchor.fm with comments or visit cidiot.com for more.

2. Finding Your Town

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 …

1. Are you a Cidiot?

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. …

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