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 459 - Andiamo
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 funeral invites, asking wedding guests to help with the honeymoon instead of giving gifts, tipping for a bottle of wine, and balancing honesty and consideration in casual conversations. For Awesome Etiquette Community members our question is about slowing down a relationship. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on hosting tips.
64 min
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Episode 458 - Talks Too Much
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 treats for staff members being shared with their kids,thank you notes for meal trains, invites sent in batches, and a renter who talks… a little too much. For Awesome Etiquette Community members our question is about the term “junior” after the senior has passed on. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on sharing food.
63 min
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Episode 457 - Text Better
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 being a better texter, correcting a friend’s manners, responding to comments about your appearance, and canceling coming to an event where you’re expected to bring the main course. For Awesome Etiquette Community members our question is about leaning the seat back on an airplane. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on using someone’s vacation or second home.
67 min
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Episode 456 - Solo Finish
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 inviting families to pool parties, responding to your name being misspelled, suggesting a different restaurant than the one you were invited to, and passive aggressive bosses. For Awesome Etiquette paid subscribers our bonus question is about putting up a new fence with new neighbors. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript from Truly Emily Post.
52 min
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Episode 455 - Everyone?
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 telling people about your new address, giving a gift to the host of a post-wedding brunch, addressing a group as ‘guys,’ and someone who invites themself to a gathering. For Awesome Etiquette community members our question is about interjecting to correct someone’s coffee order. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on emilys garden
61 min
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Episode 454 - Many Hosts
Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On this week’s show we take your questions on inviting someone to a graduation with no celebration afterward, weeds in your neighbor’s yard, baby showers with a lot of hosts, and inviting someone who has just lost a child to a baby shower. For Awesome Etiquette community members our extra question is about inviting spouses to weddings when you’re not close with them. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript pulled from the 1950’s Emily Post cookbook with menu recommendations for entertaining.
56 min
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Episode 453 - Almost Everybody
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 guests who are gluten-free, asking others what they do for work, inviting almost everyone to a gathering, and tipping for an appliance delivery. For Awesome Etiquette community members our question is about difficult apologies. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on how we use Consideration, Respect and Honesty to answer etiquette questions.
69 min
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Episode 452 - Handwritten
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 addressing wedding invitations with bad handwriting, talking to others about their childrens’ behavior, buying gifts for an exchange at a reduced price, and breaking the news about someone’s passing. For Awesome Etiquette community members our question is about bringing someone coffee. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on Awesome Etiquette origins.
64 min
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Episode 451 - Not a Good Match
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 realizing too late that an event is child-free, putting a registry link on the baby shower invite, weeding out who would make a good match on dating apps, and people who take over company meetings. For Awesome Etiquette community members our question of the week is about getting too much ice built up in your water glass after several refills. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on wine with one of our trainers Nisha Travedi.
67 min
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Episode 450 - Availability
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 putting the name of someone who has died on a wedding invite, keeping your calendar open, breaking gift-giving traditions, and people commenting on how old or young you look. For Awesome Etiquette Community members our question is about a wedding RSVP dilemma. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on bringing children to restaurants.
59 min
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Episode 449 - Good Grief
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 not looking your best at an interview, placing glasses on the table, giving gifts to the host of a bridal shower, and family members who always bring their dog along. For Awesome Etiquette Community members our question is about sending gifts for graduation. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on Emily Post and Grief.
58 min
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Episode 448 - No Wedding Gift
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 not wanting a kids’ cup at restaurants, sending a wedding gift if you’re not attending, family members who push their politics on you, and waiters bringing out cleaning supplies with your food. For Awesome Etiquette Community members our question is about where to put the date on monogrammed stationery. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on airplane etiquette
73 min
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Episode 447 - Imitation
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 making small talk with old colleagues, asking for sensitive information when a loved one is dying, what to wear at a funeral, and approaching someone who is copying you. For Awesome Etiquette Community members our question is about inviting last-minute wedding guests. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on etiquette at concerts.
52 min
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Episode 446 - On Salad Knives
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 overly attentive wait staff, inviting new couples to dinner parties, not feeling like you can ask for help, and salad knives on the table. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about getting cash in condolence cards. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on dining together.
57 min
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Episode 445 - Comparing Restaurants
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 comparing restaurants, belated baby showers, changing your last name at work, and paying deposits for reservations. For Awesome Etiquette community members our question is about wording on a wedding program. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on holding a chair for someone.
59 min
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Episode 444 - Let Yourself In
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 bringing a cocktail to the dinner table, passing by others at a theater, telling a stranger their shirt is inside out, and neighbors letting themselves in. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about calling people Miss, Mrs. or Mr. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript with the second half of our interview with Emily Ladau author of Demystifying Disability, what to know, what to say and how to be an ally.
59 min
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Episode 443 - Cocktail Salt Lick
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 hiring a makeup artist at a gay wedding, getting ready to go through security at the airport, getting a bonus you don’t want, and enjoying what’s on the rim of a cocktail. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about paying the bill when having dinner with your partner’s mother for the first time. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on the first half of our interview with Emily Ladau Author of Demystifying Disability, what to know what to say and how to be an ally.
74 min
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Episode 442 - Family Ties
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 traveling alone, navigating family ties after ending a relationship, wedding thank you notes, and family gatherings that are too much for your partner. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about being child-free. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on tipping.
60 min
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Episode 441 - Returning Home
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 seeing friends when visiting a place you used to live, saying goodbye to coworkers before leaving the office, attending the funeral of your step children's father, and not bringing a gift to a baby shower. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our question is about refusing desserts from well-meaning home bakers. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on Balancing The Menu from Emily Post’s 1951 Cookbook
50 min
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Episode 440 - How Much Again
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 wearing the same color as the bridesmaids, contributing to the office bathroom supplies, telling someone you’re sick without giving too many details, and the cost getting services (like a haircut) from a friend. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about talking in the library. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on Bridal Shower themes.
58 min
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Episode 439 - Money Matters
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 cheese plates and asking for extra crackers, waiting to open Christmas gifts sent through the mail, adding guests without asking the host, and money matters on vacation. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about showing up early. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on keeping your dinner reservations.
53 min
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Episode 438 - Exploring Guests
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 guests exploring your home on their own, dealing with tension between clients as a dog behavior consultant, foreign language etiquette, and inviting child-free friends to kids birthday parties. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about stepping away from a group activity, but not leaving the group of friends. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on Textiquette and digital stationery.
75 min
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Episode 437 - Whose Name First
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 whose name to put first on a joint letter, people bringing too much food over, when your matron of honor gets divorced and responding to invites sent through text. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about sleeping arrangements while visiting grandparents. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on the idea of being ‘tacky’.
52 min
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Episode 436 - Original Etiquette Revisions
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 prayers at big family dinners, tossing poop bags while walking your dog, the phrase “it doesn’t hurt to ask,” and who gets to wear which color at the wedding. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about lapel pins. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript from Laura Claridge on the first revisions to Etiquette.
59 min
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Episode 435 - Pre-printed Thank You's
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 officiating a wedding, not wanting to shake hands for fear of germs, answering questions about future children, and writing thank yous on pre-printed stationery. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about eating pudding! Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on remote work.
63 min