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 409: Cringe-worthy Wedding Trends
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 gender neutral titles, dressing for a concert and how it might impact a friend, apologizing for misgendering someone and the neighbor’s plants affecting your property. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our question is about what items you should keep in your guest bathroom for guests. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on cringe-worthy wedding trends that we’ll explore with Lindsay Jones of the Woman Getting Married website.
84 min
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Episode 408 - Going Slow
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 tipping on a discounted service, sending gifts when you can’t attend a wedding shower, delivering welcome bags to out of town guests, and how to solve the mystery of who sent a wedding gift that arrived with no card or sender information. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about rude behavior from family members at a wedding. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript where we consider slowing down with Christine Porath and Christine Pierson.
50 min
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Episode 407 - Patience
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 contributing to a trip as a birthday gift, fielding rude messages from clients, asking for a father’s blessing after the ceremony, and thanking friends for letting you live with them. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members your question is about voicing concerns about pets you are pet sitting for. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on punctuality and patience.
71 min
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Episode 406 - Dressing Up
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 politely getting out of conversations when you’re trying to work, responding to comments about being dressed up, preparing your home for younger guests, and people who bring their dogs to your house. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about dishes served with shrimp tails. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on meeting etiquette.
74 min
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Episode 405 - Work Working Out
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 what to wear when working out at work, giving cash at weddings, and eating when not everyone has their food. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members your question is about following up after interviewing for a job. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on Wedgwood Ware and it’s impact.
55 min
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Episode 404 - On Tablets
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 interrupt your conversations, tracking monetary gifts from your wedding, old family feuds, and handwritten cards on tablets. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members your question is about unwanted company. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on using someone’s second home.
64 min
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Episode 403 - Who Started It
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 politely ending phone calls, leaving a job without knowing what’s next, family members who comment on what you wear, and telling family members you’re not ready for marriage. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our question is about writing thank you notes for gifts you know have been purchased but have yet to receive. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on Emily Post from the book Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things by Charles Panati.
63 min
108
Episode 402 - Many Grads
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 group graduation parties, giving older relatives car rides, speaking another language in a public space, and sharing one family member’s news with the rest of the family. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about paying to replace something you didn’t break. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on the history of etiquette books.
59 min
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Episode 401 - Editing Etiquette
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 gifts at gender reveal parties, answering questions about having a baby in a same sex relationship, etiquette for editors, and graduation announcements and gifts for grads. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about asking for gift cards at weddings. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on Garden Parties from Emily Post’s Etiquette the 1922 edition.
61 min
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Episode 400 - Recommended Recognition
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 mishaps with save the dates in the mail, what to do with your winnings at a charity event, awkward office lunchtimes, and thanking people who write letters of recommendation for you. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members your question is about telling the host you didn’t attend because you didn’t want to. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on Revisiting episode one postscript 'pinkies out'.
54 min
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Episode 399 - Tour 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 tipping overseas tour guides,when it’s appropriate to bring a plus one, drifting apart from friends, and connecting with clients on LinkedIn. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about photobombing at a wedding. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on defining places at the table from Margaret Visser’s The Rituals of Dinner.
62 min
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Episode 398 - Fowl Foul
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 people for contact photos, asking for “no gifts” at your child’s birthday party, a followup to a question about names on a wedding invitation, and some foul fowl. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about not feeling social and how to manage it. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on thank-you notes.
66 min
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Episode 397 - Thinking Forward
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 asked to share the cost of a trip AFTER it’s ended, baby registries and  old friends, family members who don’t take care of your cookware, and out of towners asking for tourism advice when they’re visiting for a funeral.For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about handshakes after COVID. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on thinking forward.
44 min
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Episode 396 - Oh Napkins
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 letting people “sneak” behind you into secured areas, conveying race through emojis, text message thank yous, and napkin etiquette. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about talking to your partner about their table manners. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on Gilded age etiquette from Mary Sherwood who would have been Emily’s etiquette advisor .
50 min
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Episode 395 - A Wedding Off
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 acknowledging who is paying for the wedding on the invitation, whether or not RSVPs are a thing of the past,new houses that are full of stuff from previous residents, and a sample script for a canceled wedding. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about if spouses should always be invited too. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on serving butter.
61 min
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Episode 394 - Profanity Please
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 tipping when service is sub par, which side of the table to sit on when meeting someone new, answering questions about no longer drinking alcohol, and how to handle encouraged profranity at work. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our question is about dealing with a pushy landlord. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on Emily writing the 1922 edition of etiquette
68 min
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Episode 393 - We Don't Talk About...
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 a newly wed by her new last name, how to have conversations about genealogy without bragging, addressing families with multiple names as well as address parents vs babies, and a question about bringing your baby to a baby shower. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question of the week is about how to be a friend not a customer when friends are involved in Multi-Level marketing. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on family gossip and Bruno-no-no-no.
58 min
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Episode 392 - You Look Different
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 tipping the dog park staff, addressing noisy neighbors, a followup question to our plant-based dinner discussion, and addressing a sudden change in someone’s appearance. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about making etiquette around attire more gender inclusive. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript.
66 min
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Episode 391 - Retirement Party
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 tipping the dog park staff, addressing noisy neighbors, a follow-up question to our plant-based dinner discussion, and addressing a sudden change in someone’s appearance. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our question is about making etiquette around attire more gender inclusive. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on retirement parties.
55 min
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Episode 390 - Do You Stack
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 stacking plates at restaurants, writing thank you notes for gifts given to your small child, responding to suggestions from others about your career choices and addressing a repeat mistake by a business. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about expressing sympathy for someone with a chronic illness. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript where we go meta and look at the power of your etiquette questions and salutes.
52 min
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Episode 389 - Mistakes Were Made
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 for save the date responses, consumable gifts arriving in non consumable fashion, signing thank you cards for you AND your partner, and a complicated tipping scenario. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about sending thank yous for gifts that were never received. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on the launch of our fun book Mistakes Were Made which is coauthored by Kelly Williams Brown who is also co hosting today’s show.
52 min
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Episode 388 - Second 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 to pay for a second group wedding gift, not wanting to discuss your health with a family member, giving Emily Post books as gifts and not wanting to eat around others. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our question is about keeping coffee around for guests when you don’t drink it. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on Dining etiquette through the years from Margaret Visser’s, The Rituals of Dinner.
54 min
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Episode 387 - Invitation Expenses
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 people to adjust their face masks, asking someone to pay you back for a ticket to an event you invited them to, whom to address gifts to at a baby shower and how to handle a meat conversation as a vegetarian. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about responding to others’ well-meaning comments about a child’s diagnosis. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on etiquette in regards to, diversity, equity and inclusion.
56 min
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Episode 386 - Are We Eloping
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 responding to religious comments respectfully, whether or not it’s okay to serve a plant based menu at your wedding, a question about a brother’s problematic body odor and habits, and marriage without a traditional engagement. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our question is about choosing to take one friend’s offer over another. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript reading from the Laura Claridge Emily biography on debutante balls, 1920's style.
63 min
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Episode 385 - No Problem
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 the phrase ‘no problem’ instead of ‘you’re welcome', inviting the wedding photographer to a post-celebration dinner, people who ask for favors when you’re not that close, and addressing someone who has multiple distinguished titles. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about going back on an offer to host due to COVID-19 changes. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on happieness.
60 min