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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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    • 4.8, 49 Ratings

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

    36. Meet An Advanced Cidiot

    36. Meet An Advanced Cidiot

    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 


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    35. Animals

    35. Animals

    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


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    34. What Will Happen To Our Towns?

    34. What Will Happen To Our Towns?

    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


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    • 10 min
    33. Hike in Place

    33. Hike in Place

    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


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    • 10 min
    32. Plan B

    32. Plan B

    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


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    31. God’s Country - Season 3 Premiere

    31. God’s Country - Season 3 Premiere

    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.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

losfeliz77 ,

Humane, uplifting

Getting out of the city to start a new life in and around nature, the hosts of this lovely pod really emanate warmth as they describe their experiences and attitude shifts re making friends and getting used to new everyday rhythms and surrounds. A universal vibe that’s rarely offered as generously and humanely as it is by this addictively charming show.

nycwithbb ,

Welcome back!!

So excited for season 3 Mat!!!

PeonyPlanter ,

City Mouse Moves to the Country

Is it too soon to vote this most improved podcast of the year? Same thoughtful, helpful and touching content about life in the country (or even *another* country), but minus sound level inconsistencies and breakneck recitation. Good job, Mat!

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