Awesome Etiquette

Hosts Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning answer audience questions about modern etiquette with advice based on consideration, respect, and honesty. Like their great-great-grandmother, Emily Post, Lizzie and Dan look for the reasons behinds the traditional rules to guide their search for the correct behavior in all kinds of contemporary situations. Test your social acumen and join the discussion about civility and decency in today's complex world.

Society & Culture
Relationships
Kids & Family
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Episode 505 - Throwing Pillows
On today’s show, we take your questions on what to do with throw pillows when visiting someone’s home, a friend who hosts parties with lots of scented candles, and Rules for visiting a newborn. For community members, your question of the week is about how many times to say thank you for a gift. Plus, your etiquette salute, weekly etiquette challenge, and a postscript segment from Dan on Emily Post on Emily Post! Join the community, support the show - emilypost.substack.com
55 min
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Episode 504 - Dual Showers
On today’s show, we take your questions on a sniffling airplane seatmate, strangers judging a child with a disability while dining, and friends hosting a dual wedding shower for their kids. For community members, your question of the week is about automation and AI and how it impacts our social behavior. Plus, your etiquette salute and our first feedback postscript segment. Join the community, support the show - emilypost.substack.com
66 min
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Episode 503 - Looking Tired
On today’s show, we take your questions on a money transfer travesty, whether it’s ever OK to say, “You look tired,” and pre-written letters of recommendation. For community members, your question of the week is about what to do when someone asks if you invited them by mistake–and you didn’t! Plus, your etiquette salute and a postscript on a 'standing wedding breakfast' or reception. Join the community, support the show - emilypost.substack.com
49 min
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Episode 502 - Tentative Teens
On today’s show, we take your questions on tentative teens who won’t commit to plans, using cash-app on a graduation invitation, and taking photos when dining out. For community members, your question of the week is about being called by an ex’s name at a party. Plus your etiquette salute, and a postscript on etiquette on the big screen.
51 min
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Episode 501 - Total Eclipse
On today’s show, we take your questions on Easter traditions that change without warning, when to use titles and when not to as you get older, and how to handle registries you aren’t fond of. For Community Members, your question of the week is about eating food that is too hot. Plus your etiquette salute and a postscript on our favorite things about Emily Post. Join the community, support the show - emilypost.substack.com
59 min
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Episode 500 - Yes, 500
On today’s special 500th show, we take your questions on why we can’t correct others' etiquette, early RSVP expectations, bridal shower alerts for registry items, and to ask or not about a work issue. For Community Members, your question of the week is on: To correct or not to correct? Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript on the past, present, and future of Awesome Etiquette. Join the community, support the show - emilypost.substack.com
103 min
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Episode 499 - Etiquette vs. Protocol
On today’s show, we take your questions on preparing for cell phone disruptions at concerts, the idea of asking for recycled birthday gifts, whether you should tip your tax accountant, and whether seconds at the buffet are okay. For Awesome Etiquette Community Members, your question of the week is a two-for-one, with a question on when to stop using social titles and tipping practices today. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript on Protocol where Lizzie Interviews protocol expert Catherine Wilson. Join the community, support the show - emilypost.substack.com
67 min
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Episode 498 - New Gift Etiquette
On today’s show, we take your questions on preparing for porch pirates, paying for your plate at a wedding, handling salespeople in big box and grocery stores, and what to do when you’re invited to all the wedding parties. For Awesome Etiquette community members, your question of the week is about moving someone to BCC in business emails. Plus, your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript from The Rituals of Dinner by Margaret Visser. Join the community, support the show - emilypost.substack.com
64 min
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Episode 497 - Etiquette Fails
On today’s show, we take your questions on a camping birthday bash, sympathy cards in lieu of funeral attendance, when to begin at a banquet, and how to handle plus-ones for wedding invitations. For Awesome Etiquette community members, your question of the week is about a gift card wedding shower. Plus, your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript on our most memorable etiquette fails. Join the community, support the show - emilypost.substack.com
77 min
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Episode 496 - Registered
On today’s show, we take your questions on how to handle a thank you and condolence card, setting hosting boundaries with your social spouse, navigating a very awkward situation with a coworker, and how to handle sympathy you’ve received when there’s no contact information to acknowledge it. For Awesome Etiquette Community Members, your question of the week is about needing to deflect well-meaning conversations about hard times. Plus, your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a wedding-themed postscript on setting up registries. Join the community, support the show - emilypost.substack.com
67 min
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Episode 495 - Dinner Plate Decisions
58 min
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Episode 494 - Emily Post Postscript
On today’s show, we take your questions on hosting gifts, a puzzling wedding invitation, the good reason to ghost, and how to handle one menu for four people. For Awesome Etiquette Community Members, our question concerns condolences for a miscarriage. Plus, your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript on the life of Emily Post by Emily Post.
56 min
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Episode 493 - Copy Edit Curse
On today’s show, we take your questions on getting everyone involved at a wedding, the curse of the copy edit, sending acknowledgments to condolences, and a guest of honor who doesn’t want to participate. For Awesome Etiquette Community Members, our question is about non-invitation invitations. Plus, your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript on eating bread and soup.
74 min
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Episode 492 - Reluctant Host
On today’s show, we take your questions on whether or not to host a bachelorette party after the wedding, stealing a thank you, some misguided guest requests, and how to handle feeling unwelcome with extended family. For Awesome Etiquette Community Members, our question is about season tickets when you have guests in town. Plus, your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript on keeping your mouth shut while eating from Margaret Vissers, the rituals of dinner.
62 min
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Episode 491 - Professionalism
On today’s show, we take your questions on personal stationery use, sympathy note wording, how to handle that last piece of bread in the basket, and a real speaker phone shocker. For Awesome Etiquette Community Members, our question is about a Vexed semi-vegetarian. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript on professionalism.
66 min
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Episode 490 - Impossible Perfection
On today’s show, we take your questions on addressing noise at the library, what to do with a wedding announcement, whether or not to tell someone you exchanged their gift, and how to get out of being called dear. For Awesome Etiquette Community Members, our bonus question is about making plans with friends. Plus, your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript on the essential nature of etiquette advice.
60 min
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Episode 489 - Hold the Door
On today’s show, we take your questions on teaching kids manners in public, handling homemade gifts, hosting gifts for team dinners, and getting a gift but not being able to return the favor. For Awesome Etiquette Community Members, our question is about strangers sleeping on you on the plane. Plus, your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript on the practice and meaning of holding doors.
62 min
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Episode 488 - Second Letter
Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect, and honesty. On today’s show, we take your questions on writing a second letter when you haven’t gotten a response to the last one, planning a post-wedding gathering for family, commenting on YouTube videos, and hosts with less-than-sanitary serving methods. For Awesome Etiquette Community Members, our question is about waiting behind someone to take their parking spot in busy cities. Plus, your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript on what to say when offering condolences.
66 min
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Episode 487 - Gloves and Napkins
On today’s show, we take your questions on forgetting to bring a host gift, bearing feet as a host, handling unwrapped gifts sent straight to you, and sitting or standing during a greeting when there’s an age gap. Our bonus question for Awesome Etiquette Community Members is about quick passing conversations in office hallways. Plus, your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript on gloves and napkins from the 1922 edition of etiquette
60 min
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Episode 486 - Engagement On
Happy New Year! Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect, and honesty. On today’s show, we take your questions on asking a parent’s permission to marry someone over Facetime, modern hugging etiquette, signing greeting cards as a married couple, and giving holiday cards to coworkers. For Awesome Etiquette Community Members, our question is about eating hamburgers. Plus, your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript on engagement etiquette.
58 min
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Episode 485 - No Obligations
On today’s show, we take your questions on returning containers empty, asking both sides of the family to speak at a wedding, moving furniture for contractors, and holiday party hand washing hygiene. For Awesome Etiquette Community Members, our question is about seeing a difficult coworker outside work. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript on thank you notes.
62 min
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Episode 484 - Visiting Whom
Welcome Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show, we take your questions on brushing your teeth at the office, opening gifts from clients in front of them, someone asking to see your wound, and friends who always want you to come see them. For Awesome Etiquette Community Members our question is about keeping the toilet lid shut to contain germs. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript on getting kids ready for the holidays.
58 min
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Episode 483 - Holiday Tips
On today’s show, we take your questions on listing your degrees in your email signature, conversations interrupted by kids, being honest yet polite, and people who repeatedly mispronounce your name. For Awesome Etiquette Community Members our question of the week is about responding when being teased in front of others. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript on Holiday Tipping.
57 min
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Episode 482 - Re-gifting Again
On today’s show, we take your questions on sending out cards without asking for an address, quickly replying ‘no’ to an invitation, hosting your own birthday, and when to not open gifts at the party. For Emily Post Substack subscribers our bonus question of the week is about sitting properly in a restaurant booth. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript on Gift Giving and Re-Gifting.
58 min
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Episode 481 - Phone-free Holidays
Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show, we take your questions on using a two-handled soup bowl, keeping the holidays phone-free, arriving late to a holiday dinner, and being unsure if someone got your wedding gift. For Awesome Etiquette Community Members our question is about not inviting someone to a holiday this year who has been invited in years past. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript on holiday cards.
56 min