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 434 - Signature Scent
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 sharing your signature scent, appreciating pre-school staff, social secretaries, and a favor turned intrusion. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about managing leftovers. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript primer on what etiquette really is!
57 min
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Episode 433 - Sharing Celebrations
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 buying event tickets, sharing celebrations, writing thank yous for gifts that don’t work out, and calling teachers by their first names. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about avoiding certain Christmas songs. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on thank you notes, with a new point, just when you thought you knew everything about em, we’ve come up with more! 
63 min
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Episode 432 - Merry Merry
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 calling someone back after a dropped call, thanking parents for end-of-year teacher gifts, giving people enough time to grieve, and the need for both red and white wine glasses. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about how to handle polite requests to turn your volume down. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on Winter Feasts from The Rituals of Dinner by Margaret Visser. 
53 min
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Episode 431 - Pet Care Concerns
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 refilling reusable water bottles, accepting invites, concerns about your pet’s care when you’re away, and rescinding an RSVP when there’s a change in venue. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about wanting to be alone while cooking dinner. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on traditions.
71 min
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Episode 430 - Changing Names
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 offensive words used by coworkers, changing your name, dogs around children, and hosting with food allergies. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about thanks that are long overdue. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on the magic of gift giving
60 min
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Episode 429 - Gifts You Don't Wrap
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 attending funerals when you’ve grown apart, people who finish your sentences, neighborly favors, and more people moving in without warning. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members your question is about younger children that outgrow older children. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on gifts that you don't wrap.
63 min
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Episode 428 - The Etiquette Holiday
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 changing a menu, armchair doctors, thinking about hospice care, and email writing etiquette. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about an existential tipping crisis. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on the making of Emily Post’s Etiquette The Centennial Edition with our editor from Ten Speed Press, Kaitlin Ketchum.
72 min
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Episode 427 - Outer Envelope
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 etiquette books as gifts, how to list names on an outer envelope, handling a pregnancy super power that’s not so super and wedding gift woes. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about giving a gift for a ten year work relationship. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on preparing kids for the holidays.
62 min
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Episode 426 - Housewarming Registries?
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 notifying another guest when one drops out, housewarming registries, getting in line after someone opens the door for you, and talking gun safety when you take your kids to play dates. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about soft speakers on conference calls. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on Thanksgiving hosting.
65 min
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Episode 425 - Headed South
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 updating the company phone list, thanking someone for taking you on a trip, bringing up the fact that you weren’t invited to something, and tipping the owner of a business. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about responding to invasive questions about your skin. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on hosing Thanksgiving.
65 min
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Episode 424 - Sloppy Signature
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 offering people coffee at a non profit, improving a sloppy signature, cashing in on old agreements, and returning unexpected gifts. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about talking to a roommate who eats all your food. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript from our new book! On The Practice of good etiquette.
68 min
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Episode 423 - Housewarming Shower
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 indicating who’s paying the bill, throwing a housewarming party for someone else, someone who never brings a dish to a party, and an uncomfortable play date. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about asking people to stop apologizing. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on Debrett's Etiquette.
66 min
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Episode 422 - Tipping for Delivery
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 destination wedding expectations, saying goodbye to a not-so-good temp worker, tipping for delivery and eating out of bowls. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about trying to speak someone else’s language. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on The Origin of The Tuxedo
61 min
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Episode 421 - Retired
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 people who question your choice to retire early, talking to a roommate about their pet’s diet, letting dates down easy and an offer of kitchen use that’s turned into a disaster. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about talking to business clients about their personal lives. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on being a good guest when dining out
71 min
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Episode 420 - Hotel Tipping
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 getting the bill before you’re ready to leave, putting first names on cards for children, uncomfortable family dinners, and hotel tipping. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about honoring both someone’s late wife and more recent girlfriend in a eulogy. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on sharing drinks from Margaret Visser’s The Rituals of Dinner
59 min
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Episode 419 - Condolences
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 mindful of reserved time slots at public pools, the dos and don’ts of a small wedding, post-wedding wedding showers, and taking a mental health day from work. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about acknowledging that someone has brought you a gift before they’ve presented it to you. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on condolence notes
64 min
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Episode 418 - Godparents
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 seating people who don’t get along, etiquette for picking someone up for a carpool, blocking off parts of your home during a party, and asking someone to be a godparent. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about reconnecting when you left on a bad note. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript From Margaret Sherwood’s gilded age etiquette book Manner and Social Usages.
51 min
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Episode 417 - Feuding 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 a masseuse that talks too much, feuding wedding guests, returning texts you’ve been neglecting, and a confusing wedding invitation. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about left-handed table manners. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript with guest JuliAnn Stitick on self-assessment for optimum performance and being your personal best.
82 min
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Episode 416 - Touchy Topics
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 avoiding touchy topics with hair dressers, not wanting people to hold your baby, responding to people asking if you’re pregnant, and how to leave a guest bed. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about people who prefer formal titles. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on the somewhat surprising importance of baby showers.
50 min
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Episode 415 - Deception
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 passing the salt and pepper, dealing with someone who you know has lied to you, selling tickets when your friend backs out of a concert and eating lobster. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about not being allowed to play video games and having friends who are allowed. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on going back to school.
59 min
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Episode 414 - Extra Wheels
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 feeling left out, setting boundaries as a host, hosting tiny house-guests, and respecting your roommates. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about grabbing food from a potluck you weren’t invited to. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on Emily Post’s wedding.
70 min
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Episode 413 - Age Difference
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 Christmas cards for everyone in a household, how to handle a wedding born out of an affair, wedding guest woes, relationships and age difference assumptions. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about an awkward dog situation among neighbors. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on top ten table manners.
65 min
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Episode 412 - Guest of Honor
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 avoiding a big sendoff when switching jobs, which way the toilet paper should go, considering others when hosting a shower, and talking to people about…pimples. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about taking the leftovers when someone else pays for your meal. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on joining the Post family.
51 min
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Episode 411 - Too Friendly
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 people who don’t wash the communal dishes, a landlord who is a little…too friendly, making new friends as an adult, and getting a gift from an estranged family member. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our question is about expecting or not expecting a man to pick up the check on the first date. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on feeling shame.
83 min
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Epsiode 410 - The "B" List
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 gifting cash, being the second choice for an invite, wedding invitations that aren’t clear about plus-ones, and when to use the title “master.” For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our question is about asking a new boss about working from home. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on small talk.
56 min