45:02 | Dec 4th, 2017
On today’s we take your questions about long hallway hellos, how a caregiver can speak up, what to call a widow, sample language for a college student who wants to meditate and season ticket holders who want others to shhhhhh. Plus your feedback, eti...Show More
1:04:02 | Dec 12th, 2016
You love to entertain family and friends and you are generous to a fault. But there's one family member in particular who always succeeds in eating and drinking you out of house and home and is offended by hints to curb his appetite. When is it time ...Show More
50:29 | Jan 28th
On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your questions on calling out adult children, phone call faux pas, dining out with toddlers, engagement gifts for old friends, and tipping for non-taxi car services. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette sal...Show More
54:29 | Jan 21st
On today’s show we take your questions on delicate dress details, an address conundrum, who gets the armrests, when your host doesn’t serve dinner, and a formal luncheon flop. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment inspired by ...Show More
56:03 | Jan 14th
On today’s show we take your questions on gifts that aren’t great for kids, being called out on body language at the table, thank yous for recommendations, condolence cards between family members and how to handle brunch after a wedding when no one’s...Show More
57:31 | Jan 7th
On today’s show we reply to ladies being left off invitations, trouble with visitors, thank you notes as gifts, and thanking you for a generous favor. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on travel etiquette. The sustaining m...Show More
47:18 | Dec 31st, 2018
On today’s show we take your questions on buying wine for the booze-bus, gift card quandaries, fold over cards, unexpected visitors during naps, and a question about saying thank you instead of I’m sorry. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and post...Show More
59:02 | Dec 24th, 2018
We take your questions on the family gift exchange, long lost thank-yous, texting "no" to casual parties, ring around the baggage carousel, and wearing earbuds at home. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on gifting. The sus...Show More
49:35 | Dec 17th, 2018
We take your questions on alerting others to your new address, sick kiddos coming to parties, noise and neighbors, saying no to parties, and handling rude comments made by family. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and postscript segment on setting...Show More
54:21 | Dec 10th, 2018
We take your questions on cracking joints in public, saying no problem, plus one problems, eye contact at dinner, and friends who text favor requests. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on Holiday Cards. The members extra q...Show More
49:14 | Dec 3rd, 2018
On today’s show we take your questions on who should you gift to, what family name to use, greeting guests at the door, not wanting people to accommodate your food restriction and how long you should talk with other guests. Plus your feedback, etique...Show More
44:58 | Nov 26th, 2018
On today’s show we take on sipping from soupspoons, a friend’s generosity, being asked to host a baby shower last minute and receiving holiday cards for a deceased parent. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and postscript segment on ...Show More
45:04 | Nov 19th, 2018
On today’s show we take your questions on casual Thanksgiving dinner invitations, saucy knives, who pays for broken gifts, requesting gift cards as payment and hand delivering mail. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on "tu...Show More
53:01 | Nov 12th, 2018
We take your questions about names on Holiday cards, how to insist on cooking the meal?, recommendations - after a few years and cultural differences in wedding plans. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and postscript segment on “The Courteous No”....Show More
1:00:43 | Nov 6th, 2018
On today’s show we take your questions on coffe shop meet-up strategies, debating dinner out "On us", how to respond to unintentionally rude exclamations, steping in to organize as an in-law, and whether or not to use staggered party start times to m...Show More
55:57 | Oct 29th, 2018
We take your questions on double invitations, buying gifts for the boss, eye contact etiquette, interrupting your server while they read specials and a question about stationery as a gift. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and postscript segment f...Show More
50:37 | Oct 22nd, 2018
We take your questions on saying thank you after a raise, if your partner is invited to a co-workers party, when a chivalrous act feels forced, replying to thank yous, and then even more questions on thank yous. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute a...Show More
50:57 | Oct 15th, 2018
We take your questions on offering to grab someone a coffee, living in your childhood home, your holiday guest list and asking for BIG favors. Plus feedback, etiquette salute and postscript from a listener on discussing infertility. The sustaining me...Show More
47:35 | Oct 8th, 2018
We take your questions on awkward introductions, the problem with no problem, grandma was upset we opened our wedding gifts early, and how to thank a group at work. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and postscript where we explore the mix and ming...Show More
49:21 | Oct 1st, 2018
On today’s show we take your questions on critiquing your roommates cooking, reassuring a bride that yes she can have a 2nd reception, should you call friends before coming to town and what to do when your in-laws well wishes seem cold. Plus your fee...Show More
55:07 | Sep 23rd, 2018
On today’s show we take your questions on receiving a b-day card, interrupting, posthumous thank you notes, canning jars returns and work relationships. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and postscript about being better at parties. For sustaining...Show More
56:36 | Sep 17th, 2018
We take your questions on they/them pronouns, sending married monogrammed thank-yous before you’re married, handling a couple who is asking you to chip in on their wedding, who should go first walking through doors and how to let those you’ve been ta...Show More
39:22 | Sep 10th, 2018
On today’s show Lizzie and Guest host Puja Senning take your etiquette questions on informing a host they made you sick, timing for thanking those giving donations, showing appreciation to your boyfriend’s generous family, how long do you have to giv...Show More
42:56 | Sep 3rd, 2018
On today’s show we take your questions on writing on behalf of your daughter, gifts for those who throw a shower, who gets served first in a family, the 'M' on a reply card and minimizing Christmas gifts. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette ...Show More
46:50 | Aug 27th, 2018
We take your questions on gas pump etiquette, separate bedrooms, sending one thank you for all your wedding gifts, hanging out with just one of part a couple, and avoiding the subject of your divorce at your dad’s wedding. Plus your feedback, etiquet...Show More
47:31 | Aug 20th, 2018
We answer your questions on following up a RSVP decline, being a chronic canceller, the question of what do you do, partners making individual social plans and invitations from familiar strangers. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and postscript o...Show More
46:16 | Aug 13th, 2018
On today’s show we take your questions on friends and communication, thank you notes for twins, tipping on split meals, a lack of celebration for a college grad and how to handle a moving away gift. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscri...Show More
37:04 | Aug 6th, 2018
On today’s show we take your questions on offering additional sympathy, accessible bathroom etiquette, to stand or not during dinner introductions, thanking group donors and gossip or a good story. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscrip...Show More
56:01 | Jul 30th, 2018
On today’s show we take your questions on no thank-you but requests for gift receipts, handling major offenses at work, a crisis of honesty, food shaming and rude comments about your young age. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and postscript on p...Show More
49:04 | Jul 23rd, 2018
On today’s show we take your questions on accepting 'people' compliments, locker room hellos with coworkers, worrying about potential wedding guests’ behavior, and receiving cool congratulations from a close coworker – plus your feedback, etiquette s...Show More
46:15 | Jul 16th, 2018
On today’s show we take your questions on asking if your ex is attending a wedding, helping others use your child’s full name, new tipping experiences and asking children not to roam in your home. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and postscript a...Show More
54:46 | Jul 9th, 2018
Lizzie and Dan take your questions about Wedding etiquette follow ups, when annual parties don’t happen, asking strangers to watch your stuff and leaving a surprise party early. Plus feedback, an etiquette salute and postscript from Emily Post’s refl...Show More
50:42 | Jul 2nd, 2018
On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your etiquette questions about accepting compliments about your dog, how to act as the NEW neighbors, wedding guests wanting to bring their own guests and whether or not to give a wedding gift when you contributed ...Show More
45:10 | Jun 25th, 2018
On today’s show we take your questions about celebrating Mom’s wedding while keeping it low key, living down a bad recommendation, gifts when you decline a wedding invitation, and daters who offer to pay and then ask for half. Plus your feedback, eti...Show More
52:51 | Jun 18th, 2018
On today’s show we take your questions about tablet tipping, a reflection on a short date, assuming someone has a child when they don't, and new pool owners wanting to know how to pool host. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript seg...Show More
49:01 | Jun 11th, 2018
On today’s show we take your questions about Mom’s love for essential oils when visiting, graduation invitations and announcements, ordering for your partner, and learning to navigate the drama at a new job. Plus your feedback, salute, and a postscri...Show More
57:37 | Jun 4th, 2018
On today’s show we take your questions about attending a party when you had a falling out with the hosts, registries for elopements, leaving a living situation and a classic on how to split the check. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a postsc...Show More
57:21 | May 29th, 2018
On today’s show we take questions on radios in Ubers, talking with friends about your partner, gifts you can’t bring home, a family whose language is instruction and gifts for graduates degrees. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript s...Show More
51:13 | May 21st, 2018
On today’s show we take questions on wedding attire color codes, thanking hospice workers, tech rules at the table, when to include sentiment in a wedding ceremony and should shower hosts give gifts? Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscr...Show More
48:47 | May 14th, 2018
On today’s show we take your questions on how to eat strawberries, helping when you overhear a problem at work, when you almost have the name of someone famous, and receiving other people’s emails. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscrip...Show More
1:00:29 | Apr 30th, 2018
On today’s show, we take your etiquette questions on dining in bowls, being unnamed on a wedding invitation, personal favours and professional requests, generous hosts serving generous guests, and family who make decisions for you. Plus your most exc...Show More
58:09 | Apr 23rd, 2018
On today’s show, we take your etiquette questions on bridesmaids and bachelorette parties, children playing on your lawn, potlucks that don’t specify on the invitation, not noisy neighbors being blamed for noise and how to answer repeated questions a...Show More
47:45 | Apr 16th, 2018
On today’s show, we take your etiquette questions on two finger food questions, is two thirty o'clock a thing?, zits at the dinner table, party guests not paying attention to invitations and gifts that you don’t really like from someone you really lo...Show More
55:36 | Apr 9th, 2018
On today’s show we take your etiquette questions on keeping communications simple, dealing with favors you don’t like, helping kids combat shyness, flying first class when senior business colleagues aren’t, and whether or not to invite your future st...Show More
47:45 | Apr 2nd, 2018
On today’s show, we take your etiquette questions on rejecting kind offers, how to handle first and middle names on a wedding invitation, Aafollow up question from episode 182 on belated 2nd receptions, how to handle in lieu of gifts for an 80th birt...Show More
57:38 | Mar 26th, 2018
On today’s show, we take your etiquette questions on pictures of engagement rings, community dinner displeasures, honoring honorifics, yoga class guests, and elevator and door chivalry at work. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and...Show More
56:52 | Mar 19th, 2018
On today’s show we take your etiquette questions on knives as pushers, questions about homeschooling, which job am I interviewing for, no wedding reply card and ski weekend woes. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript se...Show More
55:45 | Mar 12th, 2018
On today’s show, we take your etiquette questions on babies and weddings all at once, a roommate who thinks your kitchen ware is hers, a manager who dumps a problem back on your plate, asking folks for addresses in the digital age, and how to get you...Show More
58:54 | Mar 5th, 2018
On today’s show we take your etiquette questions on 2nd wedding receptions, soap being swiped from the ladies rest room, offering guests your master bedroom, attending only one of two baby showers, and how much repsonisiblity is on a host to manage g...Show More
49:52 | Feb 26th, 2018
On today’s show we take your etiquette questions on keto dietary restrictions, thanking folks when travel makes it hard, declining a boss’s casual lunch invite, a wedding guest who is frustrated by a bride’s response, and how not be an answering serv...Show More
55:04 | Feb 19th, 2018
On today’s show, we take your etiquette questions on not being the office therapist, when you have too many people to invite to your birthday, who pencils who in when scheduling, and is it boasting or not. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette...Show More
50:14 | Feb 12th, 2018
On today’s show, Dan and Lizzie take your etiquette questions on getting the gifts you want at a shower, saying thanks for a thank you gift, what to do with too many bridal shower offers, and how to handle the age old question about age. Plus your mo...Show More
47:18 | Feb 5th, 2018
On today’s show, we take your etiquette questions about tiny tummies and hosts that notice them, condolences and contributions to funerals, a very special question from the hosts of the Home Hour Podcast and how to handle gifts when boundaries have b...Show More
49:17 | Jan 29th, 2018
On today’s show we take your etiquette questions on wedding announcements, managing messaging apps at work, whether or not to write a thank-you note to your SO’s family, how to handle naming a 6th, wedding regrets and finally a very special question....Show More
39:31 | Jan 22nd, 2018
On today’s show Dan and Puja take your etiquette questions on managing multiple birthdays, hand delivering cards, hosting guests with allergies and apologizing for the first mistake. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on th...Show More
45:45 | Jan 15th, 2018
Dan and guest host Cindy Post Senning take your questions on wrapping up a party, lending a hand without giving offense, sending condolences during the holidays and how clean to keep a home. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segme...Show More
40:44 | Jan 8th, 2018
We take your etiquette questions on groomsmen expenses, reclining seat backs, bringing wine when you’re already bringing wine and electronic RSVP fails. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on napkins from Margaret Visser's T...Show More
45:02 | Jan 1st, 2018
On today’s show Lizzie and Dan take your etiquette questions about not getting together with sick friends, a doozy of social awkwardness, travel for bridesmaids and what to do with serious dietary restrictions and food related work events. Plus your ...Show More
56:15 | Dec 18th, 2017
On today’s show we take your questions about primetime predicaments, commenting on other’s food, Christmas parties with co-workers, "No Boxed Gifts" and how to handle missing a marriage announcement by 8 years. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute an...Show More
42:22 | Dec 11th, 2017
We take your questions about junior vs. Jr., standing up for greetings once you’re an adult, booing the refs, reluctant hosts and how to address holiday cards to families with multiple names. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segm...Show More
51:07 | Nov 30th, 2017
We take your etiquette questions about gifts with the wrong monogram, gifts of gratitude, friends with champagne tastes who complain, and a question about apps - the kind you eat. Your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment where we catc...Show More
51:54 | Nov 20th, 2017
On today’s show we take your etiquette questions about invitation trepidation, what’s a lemon-hater to do?, changing gift traditions and post wedding blues. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on Thanksgiving week etiquette ...Show More
45:53 | Nov 13th, 2017
We take your questions on being an unexpected host via video, honoring wedding co-hosts, handling drama when you’re not dramatic, and "dude, where’s my car?" Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on 'How to Bungle a Dinner' Party from...Show More
42:15 | Nov 6th, 2017
We take your questions on breaking up with your hair stylist, setting boundaries during the grieving process, ending evenings out with friends, and bringing up your budget when RSVPing. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postsc...Show More
43:17 | Oct 30th, 2017
We answer your questions on guests inviting extra guests, how to bring good scotch to a party and get to bring some home, baby gender-reveal parties, and a classic about wedding gift obligations. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript...Show More
43:28 | Oct 23rd, 2017
Dan and Lizzie answer questions about not eating when others do, invitation woes, extending a favor and dressing up for Grandma. Plus we hear your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on Emily Post's birthday.
50:10 | Oct 16th, 2017
On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your etiquette questions on neighbors crossing your property, babies in small apartments hoping for "no gifts please", how to be caring but not intrusive when friend are experiencing hard times, and a doozy of a mo...Show More
48:20 | Oct 9th, 2017
We take your questions on exiting a bridal shower, friends encroaching on your cruise, religious inquiries at work and what to expect when lending out your vacation homes. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment from Visser's Th...Show More
47:39 | Oct 2nd, 2017
We take your questions on social media hijacking, housewarming invitations and replies, confusingly broad wedding invitations and how to teach gregarious children about self-introductions. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on the ...Show More
42:06 | Sep 25th, 2017
On today’s show we take your etiquette questions on prompt party pick up, balancing grieving and celebration, 'ghosting' your host, and hurricane etiquette. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and the second half of our Postscript seg...Show More
47:23 | Sep 18th, 2017
Dan and Lizzie take your etiquette questions on compliments at work, stripping a bed, paying your way at a rehearsal dinner, sharing a ride, and how to handle many parties in your honor. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and part one of a postscri...Show More
43:47 | Sep 11th, 2017
Your etiquette questions on a specific shoes-on shoes-off household, handling ex’s on Facebook, the clean plate club (...or not), boutonnière judgment, and being invited to pay for a party. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segmen...Show More
58:13 | Sep 5th, 2017
Etiquette questions on obligations: aisle seat obligations, wedding invitation obligations, online dating obligations, baby shower hosting obligations, and guest clean up obligations. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a Postscript segment on s...Show More
46:44 | Aug 28th, 2017
Your questions on names and titles for widows and divorcees, breast pumping rooms being used by non-moms, an inclusive bachelor party, and responding to assumptions that you’re pregnant. Plus your feedback about, etiquette salute and a Postscript seg...Show More
43:36 | Aug 21st, 2017
We take on your questions on what to include in a thank-you note, sending really late thanks yous, daughter in law disputes, and how to introduce yourself to new neighbors. Plus your most feedback, etiquette salute and a Postscript segment on “white ...Show More
50:32 | Aug 14th, 2017
We answer questions on why it’s rude to comment on someone being single and pretty, what to do when your team isn’t including you on meetings, and a guest who wont’ leave. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a Postscript segment from Emily Post’...Show More
54:05 | Aug 7th, 2017
Dan and Lizzie take on your questions about cutting in line, being asked to sing duets, declining seconds and revealing personal changes to friends. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and (spoiler alert) a postscript segment on spoil...Show More
48:08 | Jul 31st, 2017
The Posts take your questions about sending late engagement gifts, people who talk too much about themselves, a mother-in-law not respecting names, and another question about ordering pizza. Plus feedback on divvying up the pastries at work, an etiqu...Show More
44:11 | Jul 24th, 2017
Lizzie and Dan take your questions about long distance bridal showers, when to un-friend a friend’s ex’s, all the trimmings for encore weddings, and email timing issues. Plus your enthusiastic feedback - Zipper merge -, a handwritten etiquette salute...Show More
40:48 | Jul 17th, 2017
Lizzie and Dan take your questions about sharing cakes, mic lists at rehearsal dinners, how to both host and participate at a party and announcing an elopement. Plus feedback, a friendship focused etiquette salute for the week and a Postscript segmen...Show More
1:04:21 | Jul 10th, 2017
On today’s show Lizzie and Dan tackle your etiquette questions about merging traffic lanes, sharing office space, inviting bad guests back again, and sorry but we're talking about saying sorry. Plus your most excellent feedback on sales emails, an et...Show More
49:09 | Jul 3rd, 2017
Dan and Cindy Post Senning take your questions about dogs on vacation, backing out of a group weekend, sharing costs on the road and plus one wedding gifts. Plus feedback, etiquette salute for the week and a Postscript segment on the beauty of truth ...Show More
58:58 | Jun 26th, 2017
Dan and Lizzie answer your questions on in lieu of flowers requests, communicating about Celiac, how to handle food stealing spouses and inviting your stylist to your wedding. Plus your excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on...Show More
47:00 | Jun 21st, 2017
Lizzie and Dan take your questions on Family Only Vacations, The use of MBA in a title, Divvying up the pastry box at work, and how to tell your sister her house smells. Plus feedback, etiquette salute and a Postscript on exiting a party from 'The Ri...Show More
47:29 | May 29th, 2017
Reimbursement for season tickets, responding to sales emails, Balancing time with the bride and friends during a wedding week trip, Handling reactions from coworkers about you leaving your job, and traveling with other people.
56:31 | Apr 24th, 2017
Questions about doodling at work, The annual "wearing white" to weddings question, how to greet clients in groups, and knowing when a dinner party is done? All that plus your feedback, etiquette salute and a special postscript inspired by The Unwritt...Show More
53:07 | Apr 17th, 2017
Dan and Lizzie take on your questions on Caller ID, re-allocating the kindness of strangers, your cat is cheating on you, and sopping up all the amazingly tasty sauce at dinner. Plus your feedback on iced-tea spoons and shoes off policies, your etiqu...Show More
43:17 | Apr 10th, 2017
Your etiquette questions on the device excuse, cc email etiquette, just who is included in an invitation to the whole family, and how long is too long for sending condolences. All that plus your feedback, salute and a surprise postscript pop quiz.
54:05 | Mar 27th, 2017
Etiquette questions on posting guest lists publicly, how to ascertain if you’re being asked on a date or to go out as friends, asking for silence at the salon and a great question about greeting guests in your home. Plus feedback, an etiquette salute...Show More
56:21 | Feb 27th, 2017
On today’s show Dan and Lizzie dive into save the date cards and what location to list when the ceremony, reception, and lodging are all in different towns. Also covered: - multiple tank you notes - somehow we find more to talk about on this subjec...Show More
53:23 | Feb 13th, 2017
Short questions show tackles etiquette questions with solid answers, from when to begin eating to using commas with suffixes, plus Cindy Post Senning returns to finish discussing how etiquette relates to the developemental stages of childhood.
47:52 | Jan 23rd, 2017
Dan and Lizzie take on a host who was disappointed by wishy washy guests backing out of dinner plans. Also mentioned: Splitting the check, TSA Precheck, A sticky business question about working on teams, Plus your feed back, salute and a post scrip...Show More
34:00 | Jan 16th, 2017
Dan and Lizzie take on greetings when they help a listener determine how far into the new year do you say "Happy New Year!" Also Covered: Should ladies cross their legs at the knee or the ankle? What is the etiquette in estate divisions? Is a hos...Show More
1:04:05 | Jan 2nd, 2017
A really good friend has emotionally confided that she is in financial difficulty. You decide to lend her some money, expecting she'll use it to pay some bills. She happily lets you know she's bought holiday gifts instead. What should your reaction b...Show More
04:15 | Dec 30th, 2016
Welcome to the new home of the 'Awesome Etiquette' podcast. We are so glad you are here. Join hosts Lizzie Post and Dan Post Senning, great-great-grandchildren of manners maven Emily Post, as they begin the next phase of the Awesome Etiquette podcas...Show More
59:53 | Dec 26th, 2016
At a recent pre-holiday weekend gathering with friends, you had too much to drink and spoke and behaved in a manner you regret. How do you own up to your mistake? Should you make a blanket apology or apologize individually? And how should you word yo...Show More
1:01:19 | Dec 19th, 2016
You and your partner have decided to tie the knot. How do you handle wedding invitations when some of your relatives have openly disapproved of your relationship? Are there points of etiquette that will allow you to be magnanimous and discerning when...Show More
1:05:35 | Dec 5th, 2016
This Christmas, you're flying halfway across the country to meet your boyfriend's family for the first time. What gift(s) can you bring to take on the plane or send beforehand that will say "thank you for having me" and make a good first impression? ...Show More
52:33 | Nov 21st, 2016
The holidays are the biggest party season of the year. You and your fiance love to throw them, but lately, thereâ€™s been a problem; guests who overstay their welcome. What are some subtle and not-so-subtle hints to let your guests know the party is ...Show More
59:59 | Oct 31st, 2016
Your brother-in-law is hosting a family party. His plan is for everyone to watch a movie you’ve seen, and you’re disappointed you can’t spend the time talking with relatives. You leave to do some chores, but you return. Is anyone in the wrong?
56:49 | Oct 10th, 2016
A mother and son with opposing political views can work it out by agreeing not to discuss them. But what happens when the mother violates that agreement by posting her strident opinions on her son’s Facebook wall?
57:23 | Oct 3rd, 2016
Let’s say you’re repeatedly hit on at a club or bar. You’re not interested, but you’re also not one to humiliate the prospective suitor. Your friends want you to be more aggressive. What’s the best way to say no?
49:30 | Sep 12th, 2016
Your brother and his wife have a wonderful gift-giving tradition to celebrate your twin daughters’ birthday. But this year they forgot and didn’t even send a card. Should you respond in kind when their kids’ birthdays roll around?
51:44 | Aug 29th, 2016
You’re used to dining out with friends, but then they invite you over for a home-cooked meal. You learn pretty early into the appetizers that they aren’t the most skilled in the kitchen. In fact, it’s pretty bad. Do you say anything to them?
45:01 | Aug 22nd, 2016
Ever been floored by someone’s perfume/cologne/scent? What about at work, where you can’t get away? Dan and Lizzie go deep with a demonstration of their 5-step etiquette process when they help out a young woman in the above situation.
49:43 | Aug 15th, 2016
Want to know how Lizzie and Dan come up with the answers to the variety of questions on the show? On this episode, they break down their process of applying consideration, respect, and honesty to situations in the world so you can do it yourself.
42:27 | Jul 18th, 2016
You’ve got a friend who loves to be a part of the crowd. But you’ve noticed that whenever it’s their turn to buy the next round, they’ve suddenly had enough for the night, or have to go somewhere. Should you call them on it, or butt out?
48:21 | Jul 11th, 2016
You’re at a restaurant, and you’re the first person to finish your meal. Everyone else is still enjoying theirs and chatting. Should the server come and get your plate immediately, or wait for the rest of your party to finish?
44:01 | Jul 4th, 2016
You’re out with an acquaintance you don’t see very often. You suddenly hear yourself say “That was fun … we should do it again soon.” But you know you don’t mean it. Are you just following accepted social custom, or are you being rude and disingenuou...Show More
45:47 | Jun 6th, 2016
A listener feels like they are being respectful when talking politics with a friend who supports the other side. But they feel that that respect isn’t being reciprocated. Can they keep having conversations, or will they blow up before November?
41:54 | May 30th, 2016
A listener’s brother is recently divorced due to his wife’s infidelity with a local restaurateur. She wants to boycott the man’s establishments when going out with friends, but also keep her brother’s secret. How can she stay true to family but not b...Show More
44:19 | May 9th, 2016
A listener is an attorney whose job requires meeting people during very difficult times in their lives. Dan and Lizzie help with language on how to greet new clients in a way that doesn’t imply: You’re getting divorced. Will you be using cash or cred...Show More
43:51 | May 2nd, 2016
A listener feels like she comes across as being judgmental and reprimanding to her friends when discussing the manners with which she was brought up. Lizzie and Dan talk through strategies on how to talk about your upbringing.
39:57 | Apr 25th, 2016
A listener suspects that a groomsman invitation is less about friendship and more about compensating for a less-than-responsible best man. Communication has been spotty. Plus, the costs are starting to pile up. Is it too late to back out?
49:09 | Apr 4th, 2016
A listener was greeted in the office kitchen by a note dictating what co-workers could and could not heat up in the microwave for lunch. So, who has the authority to say so, and who has the authority to eat what they want?
42:59 | Mar 28th, 2016
A listener and her fiancé were gifted some basketball tickets, but the game was on a day she couldn’t attend. After the fiancé invited a mutual friend, he realized that he had the day wrong, and she could go. So, who gets the ticket?
51:48 | Mar 21st, 2016
Lizzie and Dan hear from several listeners who might need to bring in someone with more authority. They tackle roommate issues, talking about people behind their backs, and when you’ve done as much as you can and have to consult someone else.
38:21 | Mar 14th, 2016
The audience weighs in when a dinner party host asks how to deal with guests who want to add songs to the evening’s playlist. We also hear from Rico and Brendan from the Dinner Party Download on the subject.
43:54 | Mar 7th, 2016
When a blizzard consumed Baltimore, a listener became frustrated when neighbors began claiming street parking spots after digging them out. So who has the etiquette right when reserving the parking spot you worked so hard to dig out?
39:31 | Feb 29th, 2016
A southerner and a New Englander ask for suggestions on raising their kids to say “sir” and “ma’am,” understanding that those terms have very different meanings and expectations in each of their home regions.
33:39 | Feb 15th, 2016
Lizzie and Dan need your help with what to do! A listener bought an item secondhand, and in it has come across some items personal to someone else’s life. What should the listener do with the postcards in the book?
36:55 | Feb 8th, 2016
A listener thinks that some gifts from guests would be nice at her party celebrating a milestone event in her life. But she’s worried that “no gifts, please” has become de rigueur on modern party invitations for adults.
36:38 | Jan 25th, 2016
A listener is torn over her invitation to the wedding of her son’s childhood friend. The boys had a fight, so her son isn’t invited, but the invitation came from the friend’s mother, whom the listener has been friends with for years.
38:24 | Dec 21st, 2015
Lizzie and Dan feature some of the extensive feedback they received on the great shoes on or off in the house debate. This one touched a nerve, and people offer some heartfelt perspectives from around the globe.
53:57 | Dec 14th, 2015
The holiday season can be a minefield when it comes to good behavior. Lizzie and Dan will talk with friends and special guests about etiquette throughout the season, including John Besh, Judith Hill, and Andrew Walsh.
38:45 | Dec 7th, 2015
A listener writes in with one of the most blatant regifting stories ever told, spurring conversations about how to handle receiving a clearly regifted present, and how to avoid being tactless if you choose to do some regifting of your own.
35:24 | Nov 23rd, 2015
Happy Thanksgiving! On the show this week, an introverted and socially awkward listener has been invited to, but doesn’t want to attend, several office holiday parties. Is she obligated to go? Lizzie and Dan talk about the social obligations of work ...Show More
37:45 | Nov 9th, 2015
A listener has been diagnosed with aggressive cancer with a very poor prognosis. He wants to share the news with friends and family, but wants to know the best way to balance delivering potentially devastating personal news with compassion for those ...Show More
35:16 | Nov 2nd, 2015
Without her knowledge or consent, a listener is been drafted by her family to host a big holiday get-together! What’s the best way to host it this year, and how should she make sure it doesn’t happen again next year? Lizzie and Dan weigh in on the ca...Show More
38:27 | Oct 26th, 2015
A listener in a small shared office wonders who is being rude when her co-worker talks with friends in their workspace. Is it better to ignore, jump in, or ask them to leave? Dan an Lizzie weigh in on social conversations in the workplace.
39:37 | Oct 5th, 2015
Your friends have had a bad breakup, but you’re still friends with both. And now one is getting married. Do you share the wonderful day on social media and celebrate one friend? Or protect the other friend and keep your timeline quiet? Lizzie and Dan...Show More
40:41 | Sep 28th, 2015
The Oxford English Dictionary has recently entered a new honorific (think of it as an alternative to Mr, Ms, or Mrs) into the English lexicon, and it has a lot of practical value. Lizzie and Dan unpack all the details behind this newly accepted way t...Show More
32:56 | Sep 21st, 2015
It’s a crash course on mixing work and pleasure in the digital age when a listener stumbles across a co-worker on a popular dating app. Lizzie and Dan talk them through all of the many ramifications of swiping right, swiping left, or not swiping at a...Show More
29:40 | Sep 14th, 2015
It’s a question-answering bonanza! Lizzie and Dan take on a whole bunch of your short questions and do their best to give short answers. They talk thank you notes, table manners, grooming at the table, AND SO MUCH MORE! Plus, the etiquette implicatio...Show More
35:34 | Sep 7th, 2015
Lizzie and Dan help out a frustrated listener who treated a colleague to lunch, then watched that colleague order with abandon and save items to take home for later. Tacky? Or within the bounds of the offer?
52:56 | Aug 24th, 2015
It’s our 50th episode! AND our 1-year anniversary of being a podcast! So, Lizzie and Dan take a moment to reflect on some favorite moments from the past year, take a look ahead at hopes and dreams for the upcoming year, and dive deep into the traditi...Show More
44:37 | Aug 17th, 2015
There’s a new season coming, and six-time Fantasy Sports Writing Association award winner Chris Harris joins Lizzie and Dan to talk all things fantasy football. From not talking too much about your team, to who gets Chris’ salute for good behavior, i...Show More
55:56 | Aug 3rd, 2015
A kid was shouted at by the owner of a diner after making a scene in a restaurant. Subsequently, the upset parents took their anger online. Lizzie and Dan do a full etiquette breakdown of this viral news item from Maine.
34:14 | Jul 20th, 2015
This week, Lizzie and Dan have advice for a 28-year-old woman who looks healthy, but suffers from chronic back pain and gets dirty looks and rude comments from fellow subway passengers who think she should give her seat up.
46:08 | Jul 13th, 2015
Lizzie and Dan break down the difference between manners and principles. Because sometimes we can all get too focused on how a particular rule is being broken and miss that the core values of etiquette are still being shown.
35:33 | May 25th, 2015
You’re walking down that long hallway at work. You see an acquaintance at the other end walking towards you, but it’s far too early to make contact. What to do, where to look, and how to handle the etiquette of the long hallway greeting.
1:00:14 | Jan 20th, 2015
When people at work assume you’re straight, how do you let them know you’re not? Etiquette expert and Washington Post columnist Steven Petrow helps Lizzie and Dan tackle this question.
53:08 | Oct 20th, 2014
Megan has purple hair. Really, really purple hair. So purple that complete strangers want to touch it to see if it’s real or a wig. The Posts give her advice on how to deal with the personal space issues therein.
38:34 | Oct 13th, 2014
Lizzie and Daniel talk about spoiling the outcome of football games for those who haven’t watched them. They also take questions from their listeners, including author and fellow Infinite Guest-er Jess Walter.
22:15 | Aug 26th, 2014
Lizzie and Daniel talk about their relationship, hazardous road trips, and a very important upcoming event in Dan’s life. Later on, they discuss the origins of the word “etiquette” in the court of Louis XIV, forks, lay offs, flowers, and Jonah Hill.
26:49 | Aug 25th, 2014
Is it okay to yawn at work? Are you just obeying your body’s orders, or are you disrespecting your superiors and co-workers? Until the modern workplace correctly embraces George Costanza’s under-the-desk nap zone, this question will bedevil us all.