By Mat Zucker
© Mat Zucker 2018-2023
CidiotAug 20, 2020
87. Cheese Please
This episode is all about cheese. Who doesn't love it?
To answer them all, Cidiot interviews Lauren Cunningham-Housman, owner of The Corner Counter, a new cheese and provisions shop in Red Hook, NY.
Lauren worked for years with iconic cheese purveyor Murray's Cheese in New York City, and combining her business school education and her experience in (and love of) cheese, built a plan to open her own shop. I ask her how she chose the Hudson Valley, about her journey from intern to opening her own business. I also ask about geography. Is the Hudson Valley special for cheese? And how should one buy cheese? What should I bring to a dinner party? Can we eat the rind? What’s her desert island cheese? This episode is a cidiot primer on cheese, including “affenage” — day care for cheese and facts about cheese you might not know such as there are just four ingredients in cheese, and ideas I never thought about like the seasonality of cheeses.
Tune in to learn, taste with your ears and have a laugh. Plus, for a limited time as part of the grand opening, Lauren is offering Cidiot listeners 10% off cheese and charcuterie when you use the secret code GOATS at checkout.
Links to things mentioned in the episode:Episode 15: Town for Sale The Corner Counter, Red Hook, NY Talbott & Arding, Hudson, NY Cheese Louise, Kingston, NY Montgomery Place, Red Hook, NY
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86. Route 9 - Albany Post Road
Sometimes the show takes you to new places, and sometimes the way to get there is the destination. U.S. Route 9 is historic—for much of the portion in New York State, it's The Albany Post Road. Join Cidiot® for a very personal driving tour from Poughkeepsie to Kinderhook with sites, stops and history along the way. Be sure to see the surviving markers, a system developed by Ben Franklin, including the iconic 100-mile marker in Rhinebeck.
Below are some of the places mentioned w/links for more info.
Poughkeepsie to Hyde Park:Marist College Culinary Institute of America FDR Presidential Library and Museum Vanderbilt Mansion
Staatsburgh to Rhinebeck:River & Post restaurant Mills Mansion (Staatsburgh State Historical Site) Habitas on Hudson Patty’s Pet Palace The Beekman Arms Le Petit Bistro Samuels Sweet Shop Oblong Books (book recommendations on Episode 77) Rhinebeck Farmer’s Market 100 Mile Marker (picture on Cidiot Instagram) Northern Dutchess Hospital Co. coworking Dutchess County Fairgrounds Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
Red Hook:Maizeland (Van Ness House) Taste Budd’s Cafe Annabelle’s Village Bake Shop The Corner Counter Localvore Historic Village Diner (The Halfway Diner) The Elmendorph Inn Rose Hill Farm Greig Farm Lasting Joy Brewery
Clermont to Claverack:Tousey Winery Hearty Roots Community Farm Suarez Family Brewery Alltown Fresh Mx Morningstar Farm
Claverack to Hudson:Olana Historic Site Visit Hudson NY site Wylde Hudson coffee & bar MOTO coffee Hudson Wine Merchants The Maker Hotel Rivertown Lodge L’il Debs Oasis Baba Louie's pizza
Stuyvesant to Valatie:Samascott Farms Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
Thanks for listening to Cidiot. Send in comments via the contact form on Cidiot.com, and if you’d like to sponsor an episode or be a content partner this season, please get in touch as well. Meanwhile, great news. Cidiot is up again for a 2023 Chronogrammie readers choice award for Regional Podcast in the Arts & Entertainment category. Vote now (and often) through May 15, 2023.
Sources for this episode: Croton History.org, Historic Red Hook, Poughkeepsie Journal, Rhinebeck NY Past & Future, Wikipedia. Photo: Brian Fuhr.
85. Camp Catskill
Welcome to Season 6 of Cidiot®!
I'm excited to talk about 700,000 acre-big Catskill Park, "America's First Wilderness," with Ryan Penny, owner of Camp Catskill in Tannersville, NY.
In two parts, we'll cover what drew Ryan to the Catskills, about starting his store in Tannersville, spotting a cidiot, and about Catskill Park, including his four favorite spots "inside the blue line." We also get into Kaaterskill Falls and the controversy of its claim as the tallest waterfall in New York state. We also talk about micro spikes, crampons and how I shouldn’t wear my Stan Smiths into waterfalls. In part two, we cover culture, including the story and connection of Rip Van Winkle. You'll want to wake up for this.
Be sure to check out these links:Tannersville: Cidiot Guide to 5 Places To Visit Nearby (on the Cidiot.com blog) Camp Catskill store (Use promo code CIDIOT10 for 10% off. For a limited time.) Episode 55: Hike Your Own Hike (with Sean of Mountain-Hiking.com)
Cidiot® is a registered trademark, hosted and produced by Mat Zucker. Visit Cidiot.com for more info including sponsorship and partnership opportunities. Original music created by Space Studios.
84. And It Worked (Season 5 Finale)
Cidiot closes out Season 5—the show's biggest yet—with reflections on what worked and what's ahead.
Thank you for making Cidiot one of the Hudson Valley's biggest and most loved shows. Stay warm catching up on past episodes and watching the Cidiot anthem video, available here, via Cidiot.com, and on YouTube.
Thank you for our sponsors and partners this season, including El Sueco and the Don, Greig Farm, Hudson Valley Kitchen Design Center, Hudson Community Incubator, Taconic Toastmasters Club, Sunflower Market in Woodstock and Rhinebeck, and Scot Hastie of Pardee's Agency (A World Company).
Thank you to all the guests this season, including Ben Senterfit and Paul Rivers Bailey, Andrew Addotta, Allison Chawla, Jeremy Franson and Sandra Franson, Emily Sachar, Osun Zotique, Robinson Greig, Elizabeth Sobol, Mary Howard and four other Taconic Toastmasters, Diane Parisella, Kathy Stevens, Brett Barry, Suzanna Hermans, Amy Zimmerman, Amanda Stromoski, Kendra Sinclair and Jared Vengrin, Alissa Hessler, Anne Sanger and Amy Krane.
Cidiot 's new season begins March 2023. Would love hear your ideas and comments and please rate & review the show at Cidiot.com or on Apple Podcasts. Stay in touch via Cidiot.com, join the newsletter and follow on Instagram. And come visit.
83. Country Colors
I love color. I’m fascinated by color. I have questions. Amy Krane is an architectural color consultant as well as a real estate broker. And get this: she has her own podcast on color called Let’s Talk (Paint) Color with colleague Amy Woolf.
On this episode in three fun, chatty parts, Amy and I talk about her journey upstate (she’s not a newbie) and then becoming a color consultant and then into my thousand questions about color especially for rural homes, historical homes - starting with why are barns red - or as you’ll hear Falun Red - and what about painting your outbuildings the same color as your house? And then she surprises with what color was researched to paint your front door for $6,000 more in resale value. You’ll also hear about her philosophy called “Fit In, Stand Out.”Part 1: About Amy’s Journey Part 2: Mat’s Color Questions Part 3: Mistakes to Avoid and Hudson Valley Favorites
Thanks for listening to Cidiot®. Until December 22nd, you can help change history by voting for Cidiot for Listener's Choice in the prestigious Signal Awards in the Lifestyle category. Currently one of six finalists and gunning for gold.
Amy’s Links:Company site - AmyKraneColor.com Let’s Talk (Paint) Color Podcast
Other Links Mention in the Episode:The Garden Conservancy Open Days A Way to Garden Podcast (Margaret Roach) Hancock Shaker Village (Pittsfield) The World’s Most Famous Colorist: A Short Story (Amazon) Episode 9: Red All Over
Thanks so much to Scot Hastie at Pardee's Agency and to Sunflower Market, with stores in Woodstock and Rhinebeck, for supporting Cidiot this season.
How to contact Scot:email: email@example.com phone: 845-331-0025 x1940 web: Pardee's Agency (A World Company)
Ash trees are dying fast. Not just at our house, but across the Hudson Valley. This has made me learn a lot about taking care of trees (e.g., the PINE method for tree care: prune, inspect, nourish and extend), meet a shirtless tree caregiver, and find an expert to ask all my questions about insurance.
Scot Hastie of Pardee’s Agency in Kingston, NY, thankfully came to rescue us cidiots, tackling a thorough Q&A across homeowners, auto and commercial insurance. We talk about what insurance covers (and doesn't) when it comes to trees falling, septic systems breaking, hitting animals, running a business out of your home, and more.
You’ll find the full Q&A on the Cidiot blog: https://www.cidiot.com/blog/insurance-qa-for-cidiots/
Here’s how to contact Scot Hastie directly; tell ‘em Cidiot sent ya:email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 845-331-0025 x1940 web: Pardee's Agency (A World Company)
Thanks to Scot Hastie at Pardee's Agency in Kingston and to Sunflower Market, with stores in Woodstock and Rhinebeck, for supporting Cidiot this season.
Meet a couple who makes a leap, not just in moving upstate, but by restoring a motel. Cidiot talks to Kendra Sinclair and Jared Vengrin who have just opened the Reclaimed Motel in Red Hook in Dutchess County, New York. Jared grew up here, met Kendra in college and now they’ve together been lovingly updating this motel along the Albany Post Road with a view of the Catskills. With fantasies of being Moira from Schitt’s Creek and furnishing it with vintage items within a 20-mile radius, they’ve designed it with a nod to 1960s motor lodge experience, including fun, comfortable and groovy. Hear about their experience, why they made the choice, motel history featuring Robert Redford, and some advice about visiting the Hudson Valley in the winter months including maple tapping!
Thanks Kendra and Jared for the special offer.Reclaimed Motel is offering Cidiot listeners 10% off on your first stay. Just enter CIDIOT in your reservation form.
Links mentioned:Reclaimed motel: Site | Instagram (@reclaimedmotel) New York State Small Business Development Center From Wreck to Reno (The Daily Catch)
Thank you Sunflower Market, with stores in Woodstock and Rhinebeck, for supporting Cidiot. Long.Live.Local.
80. Little Critters
It seemed like a giant beehive was in our willow. Or was it? What should a cidiot do anyway? This episode is about the little critters that fill our lives—and our properties—in the Hudson Valley. Bees, wasps, bats, snakes, spiders, chipmunks, frogs, beavers—and more. Tune in for an education and a giggle.
Links:Beaverland, Leila Philip (new book!) Beekeeping in the Hudson Valley and Catskills Episode 78 Brett Barry shares his snake (and bear) stories Pestmasters Blog Spotted Laternfly (Scenic Hudson) Rethinking the Humble Beaver (Scenic Hudson)
Sponsors:Sunflower Market (Woodstock, Rhinebeck)
Photo: Brett Barry of Kaatscast podcast
79. Urban Exodus
Let's talk more broadly about this movement to the country and the experience for each of us. I speak to artist and photographer Alissa Hessler, founder of Urban Exodus, a project and podcast. She is also author of Ditch The City and Go Country: How to Master the Art of Rural Life From a Former City Dweller, which is how I first found out about her. You can already tell she's a role model for me.
From her studio in Maine, Alissa talks about her move to the country, what she's learned, the impact on her life, the stories she's chronicled in others, advice for you, and of course about the Hudson Valley. We also start to get our heads around winter coming and what she does to get through and thrive in it. Spoiler: canning and a dance party!
Links to what's mention in the episode:Urban Exodus (blog) Urban Exodus (podcast) Ditch The City and Go Country: How to Master the Art of Rural Life From a Former City Dweller (book) Cidiot Bookshelf (on bookshop.org)
Related episodes:72. Flatlanders 76. Hudson Valley Bookshelf
Thanks to our sponsor Sunflower Market with stores in Woodstock and Rhinebeck. Sunflower is devoted to deepening symbiotic relationships through clean and sustainably sourced food. Visit their site and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
When you think of art in the Hudson Valley, your head probably goes to the Hudson Valley School and the river, mountains and landscapes of Thomas Cole and Frederick Edwin Church. You know, dead old white men.
Anne Sanger runs the Pinkwater Gallery in uptown Kingston. She’s an artist and her gallery focuses on women artists of the Hudson Valley. We talk about her journey to the Hudson Valley, taking a wrong turn—or was it a right turn—and becoming an artist. We also chat about the types of artists she represents and the etiquette and advice for newbies like me shopping for art. Yes, you can sometimes borrow it!
Thanks to our sponsor Sunflower Market with locations in Woodstock and Rhinebeck. Sunflower is devoted to deepening symbiotic relationships through clean and sustainably sourced food. Visit their site and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
Pinkwater Guide to Art in the Kingston Area:
GALLERIES IN KINGSTON
In Uptown / the Stockade:Pinkwater Gallery Headstone Gallery
In the Rondout / the Strand:Artport Kingston West Strand Gallery
On Route 28 (between Kingston and Woodstock):The Lockwood Gallery
FALL LEAF PEEPING + ARTArt OMI in Ghent Storm King in the lower Hudson Valley near Windsor Opus 40 in Saugerties
Annual Art Events in KingstonArt Walk Kingston in September O+ Festival in October
Art Instruction for AdultsWoodstock School of Art Kingston Ceramics Studio
77. The (Other) Best Regional Podcast
In a special cross-over in honor of International Podcast Day, Cidiot talks to this year’s winner of the Chronogrammie for regional podcast (we got runner-up!) Brett of Kaatscast podcast. It’s no wonder he won. A pro in audio with a very handsome voice and a public radio style podcast, Brett has recording more than 60 episodes of Kaatscast as well as audiobooks and driving tours of the Catskills.
Recorded outside at Ole Savannah’s in Kingston on the water, we talk about how working in audio leads to producing driving tours of the Catskills and his award-winning podcast (!) and we also compare the Catskills and the Hudson Valley and talk about bears and snakes. Ick.
Be sure to also tune into Brett’s interview of Mat on his new episode of Kaatscast.
LinksKaatscast podcast Brett’s scenic tours (free) of the Catskills at Drive28.com North South Lake (Tannersville) Dibbels Quarry The Best Rural & Regional Podcasts (Cidot.com blog)
76. Hudson Valley Bookshelf
If you love books, you’ll love this episode. Cidiot gets local, pro recommendations from Oblong Books in Millerton and Rhinebeck, The Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, Rough Draft Bar & Books in Kingston, and several Cidiot listeners. Links here and on the episode page on Cidiot.com
Books mentioned:One Hundred Miles From Manhattan, Guillermo Fesser (memoir) The Rural Life, Verlyn Klinkenborg (memoir) This Poison Heart, Kalynn Bayron (novel) Please Wait To Be Tasted: L’il Debs Oasis Cookbook (cookbook) The Blade Between, Sam J. Miller (novel) Elegy For An Appetite, Shaina Lowe-Banayan (memoir) Diamond Street, Bruce Edward Hall (history) The Story of Historic Kingston, Stephen Blauweiss and Karen Berelowitz Our Country Friends, Gary Shteyngart (novel) A Ship Made of Paper, Scott Spence (novel) Fifty Acres and a Poodle, Jeanne Marie Laska (memoir) Country Matters: The Pleasures and Tribulations of Moving from a Big City to an Old Country Farmhouse, Michael Kora (memoir) Typecast, Andrea J. Stein (novel)
Bookshops:Cidiot bookshop (Bookshop.org) Oblong Books (Rhinebeck and Millerton) Rough Draft Bar & Books (Kingston) The Chatham Bookstore (Chatham): Golden Notebook (Woodstock) Inquiring Minds (Saugerties) Magpie Bookshop (Catskill) Spotty Dog (Hudson) Half Moon Books - used (Kingston) Merritt Bookstore (Millbrook) H.A.S. Beane Books - used (Red Hook) Hobart Book Village (Hobart) The Bookloft (Great Barrington, MA) Rodgers Book Barn (Hillsdale)
Other:Murders in the Hudson Valley Podcast (Apple)
Welcome new sponsor: Sunflower Market, with stores in Rhinebeck and Woodstock, is devoted to deepening symbiotic relationships through clean and sustainably sourced food. Visit their site, follow on Facebook & Instagram.
A big part of why we love the Hudson Valley and Catskills is because of the farms and the animals. In this awesome, moving, eye-opening, and hilarious episode, you’ll meet the fabulous Kathy Stevens and hear how Catskill Animal Sanctuary in Saugerties got started and its mission.
You’ll learn about Noodles, a blind horse named Buddy, and a cow named Tucker, what Kathy calls 'random acts of callousness' and about the Underfoot Family.
“The tours change people,” Kathy explains.
You’ll also get advice on how to engage with animals on a tour (i.e., take your sunglasses off, sit down, don’t make a loud sound), CAS's unique programming, and why and how to volunteer. We find a job for Mat. And yes, yes, yes, Kathy and I will together make animal sounds.Catskill Animal Sanctuary website (donate, volunteer, programming) Herd Around The Barn podcast (Kathy's award-winning show)
Welcome new sponsor: Sunflower Market, with stores in Rhinebeck and Woodstock, is devoted to deepening symbiotic relationships through clean and sustainably sourced food. Visit their site and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
Past episodes on animals:46. Pets 44. Chicken Run 41. Meet A Farmer 35. Animals
74. Summer Break
Super-short episode today while Cidiot prepares for a big, big, big fall sprint of shows starting September. Very excited and a new sponsor coming too.Get on the free Cidiot newsletter to not miss a thing! Cidiot Anthem (Audio only): Apple Music, Spotify, Soundcloud Cidiot Anthem (Video): YouTube
Plan ahead for fall with the Cidiot Guide to 2022 Fall Festivals on the Cidiot.com blog.
73. Happy Fourth Birthday!
Four years since the show debuted! What a good time for a State of the Cidiot. In this special episode, Mat reflects on what Cidiot has accomplished so far along with birthday messages from several listeners, including Mark, Katie, Allison, Irwin, Adam—and of course superfan Leslie, Mat's mom.
Thanks for supporting and enjoying Cidiot, the award-winning podcast about life in the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and Berkshires.
A few things you can do to make this birthday special:Rate and review Cidiot on Apple podcasts or via Cidiot.com. Sign up for the free Cidiot newsletter. Shop for merch and books through Cidiot.com.
Other links:Talk to Allison, Radio Free Rhinecliff (Apple link)
Is there an equivalent for cidiots in Maine? Yes there is! In fact, Mainers have their own dictionary of phrases I was excited to learn on our two-week vacation. It got me thinking about doing nothing and doing everything. I'll share my update on our to-do list and Robinson Greig sends in an update from Greig Farm.
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Other links:Discover Upstate Art Weekend July 22-24, 2022. Info here. Thanks to our sponsor Hudson Valley Kitchen and Design Center. Mention Cidiot for $500 off your project $5,000 or more. Info here. Send in a quick birthday message to Cidiot with the microphone at Cidiot.com
My favorite Mainer phrases:"From Away" - from somewhere elsewhere than Maine "Flatlander" - someone raised at low altitude "Happier than a clam at high tide" - happy "Tighter than a bark on a tree" - tight "All stove to hell" - in bad shape
71. Mayors of the Mall
Newburgh is one of the oldest towns in New York State and frequently talked about as a city coming around. Cidiot spoke to Diane Parisella, who with her business partner Lisa Morgan, own Designed Grind Cafe at the Newburgh Mall and started The Newburgh Market, held on Sundays from April through the end of October in the mall parking lot 10am-3pm. Hear about the market, their business, what's coming to the mall, her favorite places in the Hudson Valley, and more on Newburgh itself. Stop by Designed Grind Cafe and tell 'em Cidiot sent you and get 10% off a delicious coffee.
Thanks for listening to Cidiot and our sponsors Hudson Valley Kitchen Design Center and Taconic Toastmasters Club. Follow Cidiot on Instagram (@cidot.hv) and subscribe to the free newsletter on the home page at Cidiot.com.
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 my episodes and tell me what I'm doing right—and maybe could be better. I'm a believer in self-improvement and I'll take a few tips wherever I can get them. Including about owls.
Want to develop and polish communication and leadership skills in a fun, friendly, supportive environment? Join Taconic Toastmasters Club at their next meeting at the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front St, Hudson, NY (Use rear entrance). The club meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 5:30 PM. See their website.
Follow Cidiot on Instagram and please send a birthday message at Cidiot.com. Just click on the microphone in the corner and mention your name and a favorite episode. By July 1 if you can. You can also subscribe for free to the Cidiot newsletter. Thanks.
Let's go further north. Health. History. Horses. And culture. Cidiot has a one-on-one conversation with Elizabeth Sobol, President and CEO of Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). You’ll hear about Elizabeth’s journey to leading SPAC, her discovery and full on love of Saratoga, what’s on this season, from jazz to the ballet — plus a delicious innovation “Choreographer’s Feast “ — dancers do eat! And in part three, Elizabeth shares her recommended itinerary of where to go for a weekend in Saratoga.
Thanks to Elizabeth and SPAC, Cidiot is giving away two tickets to "Voice and the Violin" with Joshua Bell & Larisa Martinez, performing with the Philadelphia Orchestra on Friday, July 29, 2022. What’s your cidiot story? Send it in for your chance to win. Details on how to enter on the episode 69 page at Cidiot.com. Deadline is Friday, June 24th at midnight EST.
Thanks for listening to Cidiot and our sponsors Hudson Valley Kitchen Design Center and Taconic Toastmasters Club. Follow Cidiot on Instagram (@cidot.hv) and subscribe to the free newsletter at Cidiot.com.
It's strawberry season! Yes, I can't eat them sadly, but you probably can happily. In this special episode breaking from our usual schedule, hear directly from Robinson Greig at Greig Farm on best practices of what to look for and how to pick them.
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Photo courtesy of Greig Farm.
67. Pride Is Back
Pride starts early in June across the Hudson Valley, Catskills and Berkshires. This episode I talk to Osun Zotique, executive director of OutHudson and the co-grand marshal of Hudson Pride. If you’re following the news, you may have also seen that Osun just announced a historic run for congress to represent the new 19th district. To their knowledge, Osun is the first trans non-binary candidate to run for national office. Learn more at OsunforNY.com.
Osun and I talk about pride in the Hudson Valley, about Hudson (“the P-town of the Hudson Valley”), about LGBTQ contribution to the upstate’s community, economy and culture. Osun also teaches me about “forest bathing” and how this year’s Pride is an opportunity to take that COVID Stickiness and well, dance it out…
Find Pride events mentioned in this episode and many others on the Cidiot.com blog post and follow Cidiot on Instagram.
Thank for listening. And special thank you as well to show sponsors Hudson Valley Kitchen Design Center and Taconic Toastmasters Club.
Photo credit: JD Urban. Provided by OutHudson.
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 special guest Robinson Greig of Greig Farm. No one has a longer—or more daunting list—than a farmer.
If updating your kitchen, bathrooms and pantry is on your to-do list (it's on ours!), then you're in luck since a new sponsor of Cidiot is Hudson Valley Kitchen Design Center. For Cidiot listeners, just mention the podcast to save $500 off a project of $5,000 or more. See recent projects and fun on Instagram @hvkitchendesigncenter, visit their site at hvkitchendesign.com or call 845-615-9410 about a consultation.
Thanks for making Cidiot the best regional podcast in 2021 Chronogrammies. Voting is finishing up for 2022 and Cidiot is a finalist, so excited to see how the show does again. Get on the mailing list at Cidiot.com and follow Cidiot.hv on Instagram to stay current.
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 journey from a newspaper reporter (including an internship under Bob Woodward at The Washington Post), to an art historian and then starting The Daily Catch in Red Hook, NY. We hear about the stories of which she's proudest, behind the scenes of the Daily Catch's Ukraine coverage, what it takes to produce a daily paper, about just doing "the next right thing," and more. And when asked the signature question of her favorite place in the Hudson Valley or Berkshires, Emily brings Cidiot an exclusive!
Cidiot is up for best regional podcast in the Arts & Entertainment category of the 2022 Chronogrammies. Please vote and get other ideas from Episode 64 "A Cidiot's Ballot," or via the blog post on Cidiot.com.
Welcome new sponsors Taconic Toastmasters Club and Hudson Valley Kitchen Design Center. Lucky to have you.
64. A Cidiot's Ballot
The Chronogrammies weren't always reader's choice, but luckily they are now. This episode, Mat reviews Chronogram magazine's 3rd Annual Chronogrammies finalists category by category with his picks for your vote—and why. From Arts & Entertainment and Retail to Nature & Outdoors, Shelter, Health & Wellness, and even People. You'll hear his top picks including Adams Fairacre Farms, Ashokan Resevoir, Bangallworks, Clermont, Citiot, Giobatta, Graham & Co., Greig Farm, Oblong Books, Olana Historic Site, Pause Dog Boutique, Rough Draft Bar & Books, WKZE and Woodstock Meats. See the blog post with the full ballot at Cidiot.com.
Thanks for listening to Cidiot, 2021 Chronogrammie Winner of Best Regional Podcast. You can vote now and every day April 1-May 15 with just an email address at Chronogram.com under Chronogrammies. Excited for this vote and this season. Come visit.
63. Comfort & Joy
Whether you consider cottage core a movement or a stylish trend, it’s a connection to the past. I talk about what it means to me, including its form in Jello-molds. I also talk to Jeremy Franson and Sandra Franson, who run Comfort & Joy - Family Heritage for Today. We talk about their connection to the Hudson Valley, visiting Grammy Joy in Rhinebeck (they called it “Regular Town”), living on a farm, chamber pots, and about tradition—and why it’s important to keep it. We also get a primer in Women’s Suffrage Movement history for Jeremy’s twin sister Joelle, which is timely during Women’s History Month.
Here are some helpful links to things mentioned in the episode:
"Cottagecore: The Whimsical Trend That May Just Help Your Mental Health" (Healthline)
Comfort & Joy - Family Heritage for Today: Send in recipes and stories to email@example.com or use the form at the website.
Learn about Workshop Experience Weekend May 7-8 at workshopexperience.org and see my Podcasting 101 workshop on Saturday at 1-3:30 p.m. There’s also a blog post about it on Cidiot.com, as well as the beginning of a new guide to where to stay in the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and Berkshires. Would love additions, comments and suggested edits to make it more useful.
Thanks for listening. Cidiot made the final round again for 2022 Chronogrammies Regional Podcast in the Arts & Entertainment category. Voting begins April 1 if you can please help out.
62. A Little Therapy
This episode is about managing stress and the proven science of the great outdoors being good for you. I also talk to Allison Chawla, host of Talk to Allison on Radio Free Rhinecliff as well as a psychotherapist, healer, and coach. We talk about change, giving up what is comfortable, about the artistic hamlet of Rhinecliff, parenting, moving up here from the city, newfound diversity, foraging—and keeping a knife under her bed in fear of the silence.
In other news, Cidiot made the finals for 2022 Chronogrammies Best Regional Podcast, so get ready to vote in April.
60. Upstate & Chill
Maybe you’ve seen the t-shirt. Maybe you own it. I do. “Upstate & Chill” is a trademark saying from Hamilton & Adams, a cool and beloved retailer for men and women in Kingston, NY. For me, it perfectly captures the spirit of moving to the Hudson Valley so much so it’s a lyric in our Cidiot anthem. This second episode of Season 5, I interview Andrew Adotta of Hamilton & Adams about his path up here, opening a business, and more. We play Hudson Valley geography and he also shares his favorite spot not to mention a cidiot hiking story.
Special treat for Cidiot listeners: Get 15% off at Hamilton & Adams new web site. Use code CIDIOT. https://hamiltonandadams.com/discount/CIDIOT
Also, be sure to download the Cidiot anthem, created with El Seuco and The Don of Space Studios in Red Hook on Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, and more. Links available through the music page at Cidiot.com.
Photo: James J. Reddington
59. Music To Your Ears (Season 5 Premiere)
58. June Farms in December (Season 4 Finale)
I don't think we've talked this season enough about cows. So to close out the year and season four, meet Matt Baumgartner. Matt owns June Farms near Albany as well the Troy Beer Garden, the Berlin Lounge, the Olde English Pub, and Wolf’s Biergarten in Syracuse. We talk about his story, being an entrepreneur, how he started June Farms, about the animals—how pigs are smarter than cows—and you’ll even learn the funny story behind the farm's name.
Thanks for tuning into Cidiot this season, for helping it grow even more, including the win as best regional podcast in the 2021 Chronogrammies. In the mean time, please visit the new Cidiot.com, where you can subscribe to the Cidiot email list for news about the song release in late January, shop, read the blog, rate the show, and, yes, Season 5 planning is already underway. Be sure to also follow the show on Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook.
57. Contain Yourself
Sometimes life comes full circle. This episode, Mat interviews Lori Greenberg and Sarah Goldberg from The Container House in Tivoli, NY, coincidentally (or is it?) owned by a recruiter and business owner from Mat's past. The Container House is an awesome structure designed by Arnaud Cornillon as a model for sustainable living and where Greenberg is building a community for creative people.
Thanks for listening to Cidiot, the award-winning podcast about moving from the city to the Hudson Valley. Visit the all-new Cidiot.com to join the mailing list, rate and review the show, shop the Cidiot store, follow us on Instagram. And please send your questions about being a Cidiot to firstname.lastname@example.org. They might make my new advice column in The Red Hook Daily Catch on Fridays: “Ask a Cidiot.”
56. Grab Your Wingman
Meet Kimberlie Dykeman, a Rhinebeck native, who runs Wingman, a personal concierge and estate management business in the Hudson Valley. She and I cover what’s changed, why she started her business, advice for new homeowners, how to treat vendors that come in and out of your house, her favorite spots, and some unique requests she's gotten over the years. Thanks for helping making Cidiot winner of the 2021 Chronogrammies for best regional podcast. Visit Cidiot.com for more info and to shop the store, follow the show on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, read the "Ask a Cidiot" column in The Red Hook Daily Catch. Now you can also sign up on the Cidiot mailing list and get show perks including Kimberlie's house manual template when it's ready.
55. Hike Your Own Hike
What’s the rush with hiking? What's the difference between a walk and a hike? This episode Mat talks to Sean O’Dwyer, who runs Mountain-Hiking.com, a popular blog for Catskills, Hudson Highlands, Adirondacks and beyond. You’ll hear what Sean loves about mountain hiking, where to go, advice for bears, a warning about radios, how to be a good citizen on a mountain, and why Reese’s Pieces should sponsor him.
Thanks for listening to Cidiot, the award-winning podcast about moving from the city to the Hudson Valley. Visit Cidiot.com to join the mailing list, rate and review the show, shop the Cidiot store, follow us on Instagram. And please send your questions about being a Cidiot to email@example.com. They might make my new advice column in The Red Hook Daily Catch on Fridays: “Ask a Cidiot.”
54. Fall Forward
Fall is a season of things dying to be reborn. In the thick of Fall and facing the reality of Winter, Mat makes an argument for planting seeds now that you want to bloom later. Special shoutout to the new podcast from Lindsay Shute and Michelle Hughes called KOLRHABI.
Thanks for listening to Cidiot, the award-winning podcast about moving from the city to the Hudson Valley. Visit Cidiot.com to join the mailing list, rate and review the show, shop the Cidiot store, follow us on Instagram and more. And please send your questions about being a Cidiot to firstname.lastname@example.org. They might make my new advice column in The Red Hook Daily Catch on Fridays: “Ask a Cidiot.”
53. Lessons from a County Legislator
The county is the “arms” of the state government, notes Rebecca Edwards, Dutchess County legislator (Town of Poughkeepsie) and Democratic minority leader. In this special episode, Edwards talks to Cidiot about why local elections matter, what our county government tackles, Dutches County as a microcosm of America, some trend-setting activities in nearby counties, the role of committees, what’s on the ballot this fall, how to stay current with what's happening—and her favorite spots. Here's also some additional links for: absentee voting and how to apply for an absentee ballot; info from the Dutchess County Board of Elections; and how Dutchess County residents can find who represents them.
Thanks or listening. Cidiot is 2021 Chronogrammie winner for best regional podcast and the 2021 Award of Excellence for Podcasting - Society & Culture in the Communicator Awards. You can still rate and review Cidiot for your chance at a free trucker cap and tune in for more this season.
Thanks for listening. Cidiot was voted best regional podcast in the 2021 Chronogrammies and is a go-to source by national and regional press. You can still buy a Cidiot trucker cap with the iconic baby goat logo. Visit cidiot.com for links as well as info on sponsorships and partnerships. Come visit.
51. Born in the HVA
Meet Josh Santonja, who helped run Pugsly's Hudson location and has become both a barber and friend to me, my husband, father-in-law, and several friends. He's kind of a cult favorite. Josh also grew up in the Hudson Valley and has lived in multiple towns in the areas which only made me want to talk to him more about it all. We even debut a new game on the show called "Hudson Valley Geography." Thanks for listening to Cidiot. Lucky to be chosen as Best Regional Podcast in the 2021 Chorogrammie Awards. Also, my book Bronze Seeks Silver is now out on audiobook. Here's a link to through Audible program if you want to subscribe with my code.
50. Hudson River Lighthouses
There are seven remaining lighthouses on the Hudson River. Come with me as we learn about them, their purpose, their vocabulary, and a few stories. We're very lucky to also get some background and history directly from Sarah Wassberg Johnson of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Thanks for listening to Cidiot, a podcast by Mat Zucker. Winner of Chronogram's 2021 Chronogrammie for best regional podcast and listed among "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts Perfect for All-Day Listening" by Hudson Valley Magazine. Please rate and review us in the Apple podcast store. For more info and links to episodes, trucker caps, and other merch, visit cidiot.com and follow the show on Instagram.
49. Coworking & Community
As more and more people consider working remote, let's talk to Steve and Tom, who have created a business in Stanfordville that gives people comfortably-designed spaces and also builds unique community. Nestled in a historic hamlet, Bangallworks Coworking and Community Building offers memberships for open plan workspaces, private workstations and special events and meetings both inside and outside. Bangallworks offers daily, part time, and full time memberships and provides high speed internet, printer and scanner, kitchenette, package delivery and receiving, and more. Visit bangallworks.com or email email@example.com for more information. Thanks Bangallworks for sponsoring Cidiot. Thanks listeners for tuning in.
Cidiot: Learning to Live and Love Life in the Hudson Valley is a podcast by Mat Zucker. Winner of Chronogram's 2021 Chronogrammie for best regional podcast and listed among "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts Perfect for All-Day Listening" by Hudson Valley Magazine. For more info, visit cidiot.com.
News Worth Braying About
Cidiot just won first place for regional podcast in Chronogram magazine's annual Chronogrammies. Thanks to you. Well, those of you who voted! To celebrate, I'm also posting on my Medium blog some other great regional podcasts across the country so check that out. Thanks again for listening to Cidiot. Please rate and review Cidiot on the Apple podcast store, subscribe/follow on your favorite podcasting platform and stay current with news and community via Twitter at Cidiot_hv or on Instagram at Cidiot.hv.
When you need to do seasonal things but you are the one who gets in the way, that's what we call a P.B.C.C. — "Problem Between City and Country." Inspired by a term I learned doing customer service in technology, a P.B.C.C. plays out cleaning, fixing, installing, hammering, basically anything handy. Thanks to new sponsor BANGALLWORKS in Stanfordville, NY, and to Chicken Librarian for new content, "Learning Curve," on her blog. Proud to be have been named listed among "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts Perfect for All-Day Listening" by Hudson Valley Magazine. Follow Cidiot on Instagram.com/cidiot.hv and order your summer-time Cidiot t-shirts or trucker cap via Cidiot.com or direct link to the hats: www.gumroad.com/cidiot.
The feeling of attending a live event. Mat, Brian, and cousin Lisa experience Patti Smith at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park and Cidiot recounts some of the many things he's grateful for, especially during Memorial Day weekend. This episode is sponsored by Ledgewood Kennel in Millerton, NY, where you can board and groom your pets. Thanks for listening to Cidiot. Proud to be have been listed among "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts Perfect for All-Day Listening" by Hudson Valley Magazine. Get your trucker caps for summer. Leave me a voice message at anchor.fm/cidiot. Get vaccinated. And come visit.
We've talked animals, we've double-clucked into chickens. Now let's talk domesticated pets. And to help us do it, welcome new sponsor Ledgewood Kennels in Millerton, NY, where you can board and groom your pets. This episode also include dog treat ideas from Chicken Librarian and my college friend Janelle's de-skunking recipe. Thanks for listening to Cidiot. Proud to be have been named listed among "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts Perfect for All-Day Listening" by Hudson Valley Magazine. Photo credit: Ledgewood Kennel
45. In My Back Yard
Cidiot turns the microphone on the editors and owners of IMBY.com (In My Back Yard), a network of local newspapers to hear their story and about the importance of a local press and citizen journalism in our communities. Thanks to new sponsor Ledgewood Kennels in Millerton, NY and for all of you listening and subscribing to Cidiot. Be sure to subscribe to Cidiot so you don't miss an episode at vote for Cidiot as best Regional Podcast April 1-May 15 at Chronogram.com for the Chronogrammies reader choice awards.
44. Chicken Run
Season 4 was promised to be a new level. In this episode, Mat investigates the popularity of chickens. He talks first to a colleague Ryan Detwiler, who raises chickens, and then to Kristin White of Chicken Librarian, a homesteading service and new content partner. Why do people own chickens? Which should you pick? Can you do it in the city? And why does the word "chicken" mean coward? Open your ears and get ready to laugh and learn as the Chicken Librarian teaches you the "Egg Song." Thank you to all of you Cidiots for helping this podcast be listed as one of "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts Perfect for All-Day Listening" by Hudson Valley Magazine. Vote for Cidiot as best regional podcast at Chronogram from April 1-May 15, 2021. Get vaccinated. Come visit. Nothing to be afraid of.
43. Season Fourtold
Welcome back to Season 4 of Cidiot: Learning to Live and Love Life in the Hudson Valley. Join Mat Zucker as we start off at the historic Elmendorph Inn, our town's original welcome center. We'll also stop by Sawkill Farm where Gordon and Rex welcome us, especially Gordon who pees on my back tire. I'll also take Nora for a walk at Greig Farm and talk about our new content relationship with Chicken Librarian. Cidiot is listed among "8 Hudson Valley Podcasts Perfect for All-Day Listening" by Hudson Valley Magazine and is a finalist for Best Regional Podcast at Chronogram arts magazine, voting starts April 1! Visit Cidiot.com for more info, subscribe on your favorite podcast platform, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for listening. Come visit.
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.
42. Light a Candle for the Season 3 Finale
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.
41. Meet A Farmer - Kallie from Sawkill Farm
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.
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.
39. Hardscrabble Day
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.
38. Printed In Poughkeepsie
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.
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37. One Telephone Pole at a Time
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
31. God’s Country - Season 3 Premiere
30. Festivus - Season 2 Finale
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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: email@example.com
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. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 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: email@example.com
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
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 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: email@example.com
23. Take A Hike
Some of the hikes, business and sites mentioned:
Poet's Walk, Red Hook, NY
Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill, Rhinebeck, NY
Buttercup Sancturary, Stanfordville, NY
Otto's Market, Germantown
Hike the Hudson Valley
The Zen Hiker
22. Hot and Bothered
Mentions in this episode include:
Tivoli Mercantile, Broadway, Tivoli, NY
Fortunes Ice Cream Parlor, Broadway, Tivoli, NY
Holy Cow Ice Cream, Route 9, Red Hook, NY
Lake Taghkanic State Park, Ancram, NY
Let's Go Swimming - Swimming Holes in The Bard Press
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21. Freedom Begins Between The Ears
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20. Very Local Pride
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19. Brian Will Get The Flowers Himself
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