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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've invaded your land? The award-winning podcast Cidiot® has been featured in The Albany Times-Union, Chronogram, Country Living, Hudson Valley Magazine, The Poughkeepsie Journal, NBC's Today.com, and more. For updates visit cidiot.com and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram and @cidiot_hv on X. Email: goats@cidiot.com

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    • 4.8 • 75 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've invaded your land? The award-winning podcast Cidiot® has been featured in The Albany Times-Union, Chronogram, Country Living, Hudson Valley Magazine, The Poughkeepsie Journal, NBC's Today.com, and more. For updates visit cidiot.com and follow @cidiot.hv on Instagram and @cidiot_hv on X. Email: goats@cidiot.com

© Mat Zucker 2018-2024. Cidiot is a ® trademark. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/cidiot/support

    102. Valley Girls

    102. Valley Girls

    Cidiot’s last crossover event was Episode 77 with Brett Barry of Kaatscast: The Catskills Podcast. Well, I just discovered the new Valley Girls podcast, so synchronized to release at the same time, here I interview them about their show, and they interview me on their pod.

    Jenny Leifer and Jennifer Santiago are hosts of the Valley Girls Podcast. We talk about why they started their show, telling the Hudson Valley story one character at a time. They give a bit of advice for cidiots, we play the hilarious Hudson Valley geography game, and we end with their go-to-spots, which include Mills Mansion and swimming holes. Good timing for that.



    Links mentioned on this episode:


    Listen to the Valley Girls Podcast:  valleygirlspodcast.com 
    Follow them on Instagram: @ValleyGirlsPodNY
    Mat’s Rural & Country Podcast list on Goodpods: https://goodpods.com/curated-lists/podcasts-for-rural-and-country-living
    Episode 77: The (Other) Best Regional Podcast:  https://www.cidiot.com/77-the-other-best-regional-podcast/
    Vanderbilt National Historic Site (Hyde Park, NY): https://www.nps.gov/vama/index.htm





    Cidiot® is the award-winning podcast about moving to the Hudson Valley. Please rate & review the show at Cidiot.com, join the mailing list, and get in touch about what you like—and what you’d like to hear about. And come visit.



    Cidiot® 2024. All Rights Reserved


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    • 26 min
    101. Herd It Here

    101. Herd It Here

    You know I love chickens, but my biggest curiosity is with cows. So was very excited to talk to Kyle and Amanda from Gulden Farm. Kyle and Amanda grew up in the area and join us for a special episode about farming. We talk about Kyle’s journey to Montana and back,  the story of Gulden Farm, what it means to farm sustainably, my cidiot questions about cows, and even about that great logo I love.



    Plus, to tempt you to try their amazing grass-fed meats and products, they’re offering Cidiot listeners a 10% discount now through July 31, 2024 at their store. Just use CIDIOT2024 at checkout (Certain limitations may apply.)



    Cidiot® is the award-winning podcast about moving to the Hudson Valley. Please rate & review the show at Cidiot.com, join the mailing list, and get in touch about what you like—and what you’d like to hear about. And come visit.



    Photos provided by Kyle & Amanda.

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    • 39 min
    99. Ulster Eateries Unfiltered

    99. Ulster Eateries Unfiltered

    Cidiot®'s back! Jason Bover, photographer, foodie and founder of Ulster Eateries Unfiltered, joins to kick off Season 7.
    He shares with Mat his relationship to the Hudson Valley, growing up in the food and bev business and local ingredients. We talk about the Ulster Eateries Unfiltered Facebook group as well as the gatherings and its VIP discount card supporting local restaurants, not to mention his appearance on "Kitchen Nightmares" and meeting Gordon Ramsey. Jason also just started his own coffee brand, Tiny Dog Coffee, bagged and packaged here in Saugerties.
    Join Ulster Eateries Unfiltered for free on Facebook. Get the VIP Foodies Card for discounts to more than 70 businesses and support local. Buy online at Ulster Eateries Unfiltered website: ($20) or available in person for $15 at:

    Kingston Candy Bar (Uptown Kingston)
    Twin Ravens Coffee Company (Ellenville)
    Village Pizza (New Paltz) 

    Some of Jason’s picks:


    Urban Fork, Kingston
    Mexico Lindo, Kingston
    El Mercadito, Kingston
    Salt and Fire, Kingston
    Kingston Standard, Kingston
    Dallas Hot Wieners
    Half Moon Rondout Cafe
    Supernatural, Hudson
    Moto, Hudson
    Lagousta’s Lucious, New Paltz


    More Jason Bover links:

    Wedding photography: Above Weddings
    Tiny Dog Coffee
    As featured in HudsonValleyOne: Follow the Foodies
    Kitchen Nightmares Ep 6 - Gordon Ramsey special guest "Love Bites"


    Hudson Valley Garlic Festival - 9/28—9/29/24


    Cidiot is the award-winning podcast about the Hudson Valley. Host and executive producer Mat Zucker and editor Isaac Rostan.

    2024 Cidiot® is a registered trademark. All rights reserved.


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    • 31 min
    100. Here's to 100

    100. Here's to 100

    90% of podcasts don’t publish more than three episodes. And of the 200,000 shows that do go beyond three, 90% will quit after 20 episodes. So hitting 100 episodes like Cidiot® does this month is a rare bird. Or, well, maybe a rare goat. 
    For Episode 100 and this milestone in regional podcasting history, Mat brings back some favorite moments and favorite voices to punctuate the journey from city to country. 🐓🐐🐔
    Thank you to everyone who’s listened so far, and been a part of the show to date. This includes Kallie at Sawkill Farm, Kate Steward at Shion Studio, Dairo Chamorro of the Empire Regulars, Allison Chawla at Radio Free Rhinecliff, and my brother-in-law’s brother-in-law Irwin Levy at Our Hamptons podcast.
    Cidiot is the award-winning podcast about moving to the Hudson Valley. Thank you so much editor Isaac Rostan for your artful blending and music again this episode. This very special episode was recorded in my hometown in the Hudson Valley and in my original hometown of Springfield, NJ. We’re all from somewhere.  Come visit.


    Visit ⁠Cidiot.com⁠ for links to listen and more information.


    Music: "Ebbs and Flows" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License.
    Cidiot® 2024. All Rights Reserved


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    • 18 min
    98. Cidiot Unwrapped (Season 6 Finale)

    98. Cidiot Unwrapped (Season 6 Finale)

    It's holiday time and this episode is coming to you live from Hudson Winter Walk and a live performance.



    Mat closes out this amazing season of Cidiot® by sharing what he got from Spotify Unwrapped about the show as well as his own lessons and moments of which he’s proud. So lucky to have you all season. Episode 100 is coming up so be sure to send in ideas or a voicemail message wishing the show something good!

    Links:


    Episodes for Season 6 on Cidiot.com
    Cidiot Bookstore on Bookshop dot org
    Join ConnectHV (free)
    The Brothers That Just Do Gutters
    Dutchess Tourism
    Co. coworking on Instagram



    Thank you for listening to Cidiot, the award-winning podcast about learning to live and love life in the Hudson Valley.

    Visit ⁠⁠Cidiot.com⁠⁠ for more information, itineraries on the blog and to join the free Cidiot newsletter. ⁠Follow Cidiot on Instagram at ⁠Cidiot.hv⁠.⁠ 



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    • 11 min
    97. Getting Fit in the HV

    97. Getting Fit in the HV

    “Pick one exercise in every plane of motion” — Jakob Roze

    Jakob is this episode’s special guest. Originally from the Catskills, schooled in Saratoga, started a business in New York, and now back upstate, we talk about moving his work here, the relationships between newcomers and locals, and play a round of the Cidiot geography game. And with winter coming on, in part three, Jakob also gives me a recommended plan, there’s mention of bone mineral density, I clarify I am not 80 but I think I have to buy some weights for winter. 

    Links for this episode:


    RozeFit Coaching: ⁠https://rozefit.com/⁠
    ⁠How to Stay Motivated to Workout During the Winter⁠ (RozeFit blog)
    Wildflower Farms, Gardiner, NY
    Sam’s Point at Minnewaska State Preserve, Cragsmore, NY 
    Book: The Comfort Crisis, Michael Easter (available via Cidiot bookstore)



    Thank you for listening to Cidiot, the award-winning podcast about learning to live and love life in the Hudson Valley.

    Visit ⁠Cidiot.com⁠ for more information, itineraries on the blog and to join the free Cidiot newsletter. Follow Cidiot on Instagram at ⁠Cidiot.hv.⁠ 

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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

KatBenn1plus2 ,

Must must listen

I am late to the game, bringing this for just about a week now when I can. I’m up to February 2020 cringing knowing what I know is about to come. I love love love this podcast. I grew up in Yonkers, but have lived in the true Hudson Valley for about 25 years. Cidiots drove me INSANE before the pandemic. I’ll be honest. We laughed at them as they walked Main St in Beacon. Now, since many people moved here from the city, I count them as friends, and I appreciate the balance that they bring of trying to understand our way of life (just like Mat) and also bringing in some culture (just like Mat). The region is much more vibrant and exciting than it ever has now that we are out of the pandemic. Thank you for this podcast soooo much!

ITL, eh ,

Cidiot

Quirky and so clever. Cidiot takes a not unfamiliar concept to a very high level with razor sharp observations and insight. Love the song, the production and especially the host.

Guthtaigh ,

City mouse in the country

I enjoy this podcast, it’s a wonderful exploration of cultural adjustment in real time. Mat is learning what it’s like to be a country mouse and, as former country mouse myself, I’m enjoying a lot of the ride.

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