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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

Episode #202: Bare Naked Hellos

7/23/2018
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On today’s show Lizzie and Dan take your etiquette 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 most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and postscript on dating etiquette.

Duration:00:56:18

Episode# 201: Free to Roam

7/16/2018
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On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your etiquette questions about asking if your ex is attending a wedding, helping others use your child’s full name rather than nicknames, new tipping experiences and asking other people’s children not to roam in your home. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and postscript inspired by The Atlantic about a possible new trend in vacation out-of-office emails. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members your extra question of the week is a doozy...

Duration:00:46:15

Episode #200: 200!

7/9/2018
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On today’s show Lizzie and Dan take your etiquette questions about wedding etiquette follow ups, when annual parties don’t happen, asking strangers to watch your stuff, a scheduling issue that resulted in bad email etiquette and leaving a surprise party before the guest of honor arrives. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and postscript from Emily Post reflecting on how she approached Etiquette after almost thirty years writing about the topic. A.E. Sustaining Member...

Duration:00:56:03

Episode #199: New Neighbor Niceties

7/2/2018
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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 your skill to the wedding. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and part two of our postscript segment on the myth of how Emily’s Book Etiquette came to be! Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members, your extra question of the week is...

Duration:00:51:59

Episode #198: Recommendation for the Dogs

6/25/2018
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On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your etiquette questions about celebrating Mom’s wedding when she wants to keep it low key, handling a friend who won’t let you live down a bad recommendation, how to handle gifts when you decline a wedding invitation, and dealing with daters who offer to pay and then ask for half when the check comes. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and part one of a two-part postscript segment on the Myth of how Emily’s book Etiquette came to be!...

Duration:00:45:09

Episode #197: Pool Party

6/18/2018
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Lizzie and Dan take your etiquette questions about tablet tipping for counter service, a reflection on the shortest date ever, how to recover from assuming someone has a child when they don't, and new pool owners wanting to know how to pool host. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment from Lizzie Post's Great Get-Togethers on sharing meals.

Duration:00:54:18

Episode #196: Essential Oil Invasion

6/11/2018
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On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your etiquette questions about Mom’s love for diffusing essential oils when visiting, the deal with graduation invitations and announcements and gifts, a chivalrous act of ordering for your partner reexamined, and learning to navigate and hopefully avoid the drama at a new job. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on the ending of a dinner party.

Duration:00:49:01

Episode #195: On Maple Syrup

6/4/2018
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On today’s show we take your etiquette questions about attending a party for an honoree when you had a falling out with the hosts, gifts and registries for elopements, how to leave a living situation well and we’re resurrecting a classic on how to speak up when friends want to split the check, but you didn’t order as much as they did. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on Vermont Maple Syrup etiquette inspired by a recent parody in the publication...

Duration:00:59:05