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Episode #222: Here's Looking at You

12/10/2018
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On today’s show we take your questions on cracking joints in public, saying no problem for I'm sorry, plus one problems, eye contact at dinner, and friends who text favor requests. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on Holiday Cards. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members the extra question of the week is about hosts who can’t guests to stop bringing food.

Duration:01:00:21

Episode #221: Gift to Who?

12/3/2018
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On today’s show Dan and Lizzie 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 at a party. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and postscript segment about Holiday Parties. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members your extra question of the week is about introductions and deducing who is the more important person in the...

Duration:00:56:51

Episode #220: Soup Spoon Sipping

11/26/2018
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On today’s show Lizzie and Dan take your questions on sipping from soupspoons, getting a gift for a friend’s generosity, a reflection about being asked to host a baby shower last minute and how to handle receiving holiday cards for a deceased parent. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and postscript segment on holiday invitation etiquette. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members your extra question of the week is about asking friends about wedding plans without fishing for...

Duration:00:52:07

Episode #219: Happy Thanksgiving

11/19/2018
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On today’s show Lizzie and Dan 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 most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment from Emily Post on "turning the table". The Awesome Etiquette sustaining members question of the week is about turning down a holiday dinner invitation.

Duration:00:52:23

Episode #218: Holiday Hosting

11/12/2018
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Dan and Lizzie take your questions about names on Holiday cards, how to insist on cooking the entire thanksgiving meal, reaching out for recommendations - after a few years time, and communicating cultural differences in wedding plans. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and postscript segment on “The Courteous No”. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members your extra question of the week is about walking to a table at a restaurant and who should go first.

Duration:01:00:28

Episode #217: Staggered Start

11/5/2018
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On today’s show we take your questions on coffee shop meet-up strategies, debating dinner out "On us", how to respond to unintentionally rude exclamations, stepping in to organize as an in-law, and whether or not to use staggered party start times to manage the guest list. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and postscript segment inspired by the final section of Jen Doll's Be Better At Parties NYT Article. The Awesome Etiquette sustaining members extra question of the week...

Duration:01:05:44

Episode #216: Stationery Gifts

10/29/2018
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On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your questions on double invitations, buying gifts for the boss’s birthday, eye contact etiquette, should you interrupt your server while they read specials and a question about stationery as a gift. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and postscript segment that is the fourth installment from our Be Better At Parties NYT Article. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members your extra question of the week is about how not to have a bridal...

Duration:01:02:03

Episode #215: Who's Invited?

10/22/2018
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On today’s show we take your questions on saying thank you after a raise, how to ask 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 most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and postscript segment that is the third installment from Jen Doll's Be Better At Parties NYT Article. The Awesome Etiquette sustaining members extra question of the week addresses the dos and don’ts of...

Duration:00:54:23

Episode #214: Coffee Favors

10/15/2018
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On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your questions on offering to grab someone a coffee and what that really means, living in your childhood home and handling your siblings’ nostalgia & attachment, removing someone from your traditional holiday guest list and ungraciously asking for BIG favors. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and postscript from a listener on phrases that help and phrases that hurt when discussing infertility. The Awesome Etiquette sustaining members...

Duration:00:57:00

Episode #213: Mix and Mingle

10/8/2018
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On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your questions on awkward introductions, the problem with no problem, ooops grandma was upset we opened our wedding gifts early, and how to thank a group at work. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and postscript where we explore part two of Jen Doll's NYT's Be Better at Parties article: mix and mingle. Awesome Etiquette sustaining members, your extra question of the week is about dietary restrictions at large events and how to avoid...

Duration:00:56:31

Episode #212: Chilly Warm Wishes

10/1/2018
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Dan and Lizzie take your questions on critiquing your roommate's cooking, reassuring a bride that yes she can have a second reception, should you call friends before coming to town and what to do when your in-laws well wishes seem cold. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and postscript about 1922 telephone etiquette. Sustaining Members: your extra question of the week is about how long is too long to wait for a doctor’s appointment to begin?

Duration:00:56:13

Episode #211: Interrupting Who

9/23/2018
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On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your questions on when to call after receiving a b-day card, interrupting in general, posthumous thank you notes, how to handle canning jars returns and managing work relationships. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and postscript about being better at parties. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members your extra question of the week is about digital RSVPs for weddings.

Duration:00:55:07

Episode #210: They and Them

9/17/2018
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On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your questions on They/Them pronouns, sending your married monogrammed thank yous before you’re married, how to handle a couple who is asking you to chip in on their wedding tasks, who should go first walking through doors and how to let those you’ve been talking to for online dating know you’ve met someone. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and postscript about dining classics. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members your extra question...

Duration:01:01:32

Episode #209: Thank You for Your Support

9/10/2018
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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 give a housewarming gift, and what to do when you can’t remember if you already gave a wedding gift or not. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and postscript about remaining calm. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members your extra...

Duration:00:44:05

Episode #208: After the "M_"

9/3/2018
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On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your etiquette questions on writing thank you notes on behalf of your daughter, does a mother bring gifts for those who threw her daughter a shower, who gets served first in a family, what happens after the 'M' on a reply card and planning ahead for minimizing Christmas gifts. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and postscript about bringing babies out in public. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members your extra question of the week is...

Duration:00:48:44

Episode #207: At the Pump

8/27/2018
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On today’s show we take your etiquette questions on gas station etiquette, separate bedrooms, sending one thank you for all your wedding gifts, how to hang out with just one part of a couple, and avoiding the subject of your divorce at your dad’s wedding. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and postscript about managing cell phone rudeness. The Awesome Etiquette sustaining member bonus question of the week is about handling canvassers on the street.

Duration:00:52:54

Episode #206: What Do You Do?

8/20/2018
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On today’s show Dan and Lizzie answer your etiquette questions on whether or not to follow up after a RSVP decline, how to handle being a chronic canceller, the question of "what do you do for work?" when on a date, whether or not you should consult your partner before making individual social plans and invitations from familiar strangers. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and postscript on the power of gratitude. The Awesome Etiquette sustaining member bonus question of...

Duration:00:55:05

Episode #205: Two Plates One Check

8/13/2018
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On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your etiquette 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 for a friend. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on vacation etiquette. The Awesome Etiquette sustaining member extra question of the week is about not wanting to discuss your baby name options.

Duration:00:52:08

Episode #204: Gossip or Good Story

8/6/2018
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On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your etiquette questions on offering additional sympathy, accessible bathroom etiquette, to stand or not to stand during dinner introductions, thanking group donors and whether or not something is gossip or a good story. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and postscript from Amy Vanderbilt’s classic etiquette book on the idea that children be seen and not heard. The Awesome Etiquette sustaining member question of the week is about what...

Duration:00:42:56

Episode #203: A Moving Honesty Crisis

7/30/2018
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On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your etiquette 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 most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and postscript that dives deeper into etiquette problem solving using our five-step process based on C.R.H. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members your extra question of the week addresses a host of an international guest who...

Duration:01:01:40