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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.

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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.

iTunes Ratings

409 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Great concept, too many ads and filler

By SuperVal77 - Mar 25 2020
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I like the idea of an etiquette show and I like the hosts, but the opening banter is long and unnecessary. This, coupled with too many ads makes it frustrating to get to the content. This podcast could be great if streamlined.

Guides my life

By Indeed Awesome - Feb 17 2020
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This is so full of great tidbits of wisdom and really informs my life and interactions! Very personable hosts!

iTunes Ratings

409 Ratings
Average Ratings
317
36
24
13
19

Great concept, too many ads and filler

By SuperVal77 - Mar 25 2020
Read more
I like the idea of an etiquette show and I like the hosts, but the opening banter is long and unnecessary. This, coupled with too many ads makes it frustrating to get to the content. This podcast could be great if streamlined.

Guides my life

By Indeed Awesome - Feb 17 2020
Read more
This is so full of great tidbits of wisdom and really informs my life and interactions! Very personable hosts!
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Awesome Etiquette

Latest release on Apr 06, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: Episode #122: Prof. What Do I Call You?

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On this show, Dan and Lizzie delve into spoons and their role in the place setting, how to handle boundaries around birth, a question of email familiarity and in person formality.

Jan 09 2017

52mins

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Rank #2: Episode #131: Here a cough, there a cough

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Dan and Lizzie tackle your questions on coughing fits (appropriately so, as Lizzie has been down and out with a cold) and how to handle them in the office...when everyone is coughing...a lot...and it's gross, but you feel badly, but it's still gross...Cough drop, anyone?

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- whether or not to go in on a group family gift

- changing accountants when friendships are involved

- how to thank seasonal staff you work with

- plus your feedback, etiquette slaute and a post script segment on tipping pools.

Mar 13 2017

45mins

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Rank #3: Episode #189: Stay off my lawn

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On today’s show, Dan and Lizzie 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 about adoption. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment notching up your business skills.  

Apr 23 2018

58mins

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Rank #4: Episode #134: Dear Katherine, I would love to attend your tea...

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Lizzie and Dan take your etiquette questions on awkward gift give-backs, how to RSVP when a written reply is requested, whether or not you can charge for your dinner party, and a couple who might be putting practicality above consideration when it comes to shower gifts. All that plus your feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript segment from Laura Claridge’s biography on Emily Post.  

Apr 03 2017

54mins

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Rank #5: Episode #126: She's here!

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Dan's mother Cindy Post Senning joins Lizzie to co-host the podcast while Dan is away on paternity leave, and she's has all the details to share about Dan and Puja's little baby girl. Cindy helps Lizzie answer your questions including one about monogramming when you have four names.

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- A teen is invited to two sweet sixteen parties on the same night and isn't sure which she should go to.

- A couple is having wedding gift trouble when a buddah frog lawn ornament shows up with no tag and a check goes missing.

- An aunt is worried she's missing the mark on gifts for her neice.

- Plus a postscript segement with Cindy Post Senning on the first three developmental stages of childhood and what you can expect in terms of teaching etiquette for each.

- Your feedback and a lovely salute in honor of a wonderful husband.

Feb 06 2017

58mins

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Rank #6: Episode #124: Wishy Washy Guests

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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 script segment on Your Life’s Purpose!

Jan 23 2017

47mins

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Rank #7: Episode #125: A Poo On Both Your Houses!

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Lizzie's and Dan's uncle, Bill Post, guest hosts with Lizzie while Dan and Puja are literally in labor. Lizzie and Bill tackle a question from a woman whose neighbor's first baby came a month early, and now the neighbor's dog is adding more poo to everyone's lives by relieving himself on our listener's lawn. Find out how to handle this sensitive situation and more on this week's episode!

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- Coordinating parents and wedding budgets

- What to talk about during a roommate interview when living abroad

- Thank-you notes for keeping your job

- Your feedback

- A postscript segment that asks: Which reigns supreme? The in-person thank you or the handwritten thank-you note. (And you thought we were finished with the thank-you note debates!)

- A sweet salute showing that no matter the circumstances family can always connect.

Jan 30 2017

51mins

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Rank #8: Episode #206: What Do You Do?

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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 the week is on avoiding the topic of work at social gatherings.

Aug 20 2018

47mins

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Rank #9: Episode #148: Invited back?

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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 etiquette salute for the week about moving away from friends, and a Postscript segment on setting up your home bar.

Jul 10 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #10: Episode #160: Trail Manners

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On today’s show we tackle your etiquette questions on social media hijacking, housewarming invitations and rsvps, confusingly broad wedding invitations and how to teach gregarious children about self introductions. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on the 6 elements to a dinner party according to Emily Post.

Oct 02 2017

47mins

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Rank #11: Episode #138: Welcome To The Show Puja!

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Dan and Lizzie take your questions on contractors and quotes, putting registry info on an evite to a second reception, sending gifts late, and a primer on roommates plus your feedback on wedding showers, your etiquette salute for the week and a postscript segment where we meet Puja Senning and talk with Puj and Dan about managing expectations and what works around the birth of a baby!

May 01 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #12: Episode #203: A Moving Honesty Crisis

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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 is feeling taken advantage of.

Jul 30 2018

56mins

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Rank #13: Episode #159: Ghosting a Host

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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 segment on royal etiquette.

Sep 25 2017

42mins

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Rank #14: Episode #135: Missing the Party

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Dan and Lizzie take on your etiquette questions on the device excuse for missing a party, 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, etiquette salute and a surprise postscript pop-quiz for Dan.

Apr 10 2017

43mins

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Rank #15: Episode #156: Better Late...

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Lizzie and Dan take on your etiquette questions on obligations. We’ve got questions on airplane aisle seat obligations, invitation obligations, online dating obligations, baby shower hosting obligations, and houseguest/host clean up obligations. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a Postscript segment on splitting the bill.

Sep 05 2017

58mins

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Rank #16: Episode #136: Your Stationery Wardrobe

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Dan and Lizzie take on your etiquette questions on Caller ID call-outs, re-allocating the kindness of strangers, when your cat is cheating on you, and how to sop up all the amazingly tasty sauce at a formal dinner. All that plus your feedback on iced-tea spoons and shoes off policies, your etiquette salute for the week and a postscript segment on stationery that goes all-out!

Apr 17 2017

53mins

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Rank #17: Episode 144: Gentleman First???

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Dan and Lizzie answer your etiquette questions on whose name comes first when signing your wedding thank-you notes, upping the ante on cat sitter thank yous, and what to do about dinner guest no-shows. Plus your feedback, etiquette salute for the week and a Postscript segment on family gatherings.

Jun 12 2017

52mins

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Rank #18: Episode #157: Boutonnière Judgment

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Dan and Lizzie take on your etiquette questions on a very specific shoes-on shoes-off household, handling ex’s in the age of Facebook, the clean plate club (...or not), boutonnière judgment - yes, and being invited to pay for a party. All that plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on VPR’s open office environment and why it rocks!

Sep 11 2017

43mins

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Rank #19: Episode #123: Happy New Year for How Long?

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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 host obligated to fix every drink at a dinner party?

Plus your feedback, salute, and a postscript segment out of Emily Post's book Children Are People on babies and respecting their point of view.

Jan 16 2017

34mins

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Rank #20: Episode #210: They and Them

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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 of the week looks at tipping when your server changes shifts.

Sep 17 2018

56mins

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Episode #291: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your questions on having a name that is regularly pronounced and spelled incorrectly, the 15-item limit in the express checkout lane, intrusive breastfeeding questions and children at church. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our question is about planning a big wedding ceremony, when you’re technically already married. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on number two in our top most viewed content.

Apr 06 2020

1hr 2mins

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Episode #290: From our Home to Yours

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Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your questions on birthday wish-lists, weddings postponed by the coronavirus, canceling plans because of anxiety and paying respects when you can’t attend a funeral. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our bonus question is about guests who expect hosts to pay for everything. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on number three in our top most searched content, forms of address for correspondence.

Mar 30 2020

54mins

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Episode #289: Changing Fast

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Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show Dan and Lizzie talk about how fast things are changing and take your questions on invasive pregnancy questions, unclear invitations, house guests who don’t want to leave and coronavirus handshake woes. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our question is about carefully critiquing how your barista made your coffee. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on developments i social distancing etiquette.

Mar 23 2020

54mins

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Episode #288: Take Care

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Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your questions on keeping solicitors away, guests asking for food, wanting to eat alone and e-payment etiquette. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our question is about rude reactions to lifestyle choices. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a continuation postscript on number 4 in our most searched topics, the attire guide.

Mar 16 2020

58mins

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Episode #287: Keep'm Separated

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Welcome to Awesome Etiquette! Where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show Lizzie and Dan take your questions on keeping work and personal life separate online, loud chewers in the workplace, workout regimens that get in the way of quality time and a friend who always feels like they’re missing out. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about Messrs. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on number four in our most searched topics, the attire guide.

Mar 09 2020

54mins

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Episode #286: Electric Etiquette

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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 extroverts making friends in their 30s, being respectful at religious ceremonies when you’re not religious, sample scripts for soon-to-be mothers trying to stay healthy and electric car etiquette. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our question is about at home cards. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on number five in our most searched web topics: the formal place setting.

Mar 02 2020

47mins

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Episode #285: Purebred

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Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your questions on a coworker’s cologne conundrum, asking others to respect your parenting choices, being invited after the fact and being shamed for adopting a purebred dog. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our question is about who’s invited to the shower versus who’s invited to the ceremony. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on one of our most searched topics: addressing wedding invitations.

Feb 24 2020

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Episode #284: Sharing at the Pool

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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 for carryout, sharing public pool chairs, bringing toddlers to fancy restaurants and showing up late to a wedding. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our question is about the expenses that come with being in the bridal party. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on email do's and don’t's.

Feb 17 2020

1hr

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Episode #283: Informal Place Setting

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On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your questions on wedding hosts who foot the bill, replacing a duplicate gift, an awkward thank you note situation and baby shower RSVP's. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our question is about wedding guests with doctor titles. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on informal place settings.

Feb 10 2020

46mins

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Episode #282: You've Got Mail

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On today’s show Lizzie and Dan take your questions on receiving the previous homeowner’s mail, open office distractions, keeping touch with coworkers who are let go and sending thank yous to those who weren’t invited to the wedding. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our question is about friends who are always on their phones. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on wedding replies.

Feb 03 2020

51mins

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Episode #281: On Robocalls

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On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your questions on pay raise celebrations, handling robocalls, lost-gift guilt and a post wedding brunch. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about a party incident that left a stain and who should make up for the damage. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on wedding attire.

Jan 27 2020

56mins

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Episode #280: Thank-You Oops

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On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your questions on escalating bad behavior, can the mother of the groom wear black, addressing adults formally and mistakes in thank you notes. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our question is about how to handle bridesmaids with babies. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on having perspective in the world of etiquette.

Jan 20 2020

44mins

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Episode #279: Loud in the Library

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On today’s show we take your questions on post-holiday fumbles, having difficult housemates, family members who comment on people’s bodies and being loud in the library. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our question is about travel tipping dilemmas. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on politeness as a tool.

Jan 13 2020

46mins

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Episode #278: Hand-Me-Downs

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On today’s show Lizzie and Dan take your questions on trash day in the neighborhood, feeling obligated to take hand-me-downs, cleaning up after adult step-kids and a wedding budget bungled. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our question is about cranky customers and how to handle them. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on politeness as a tool.

Jan 06 2020

55mins

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Episode #277: Considering Vegetarians

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On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your questions on restless roommates, considering vegetarians, thank-yous for thank-yous, partners not included and waiting for baby. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our question is about first names for ever. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on new etiquette trends coming in 2020.

Dec 30 2019

51mins

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Episode #276: The Buffet

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On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your questions on unexpected extended stays, buffet etiquette, exes not being an easy topic and group gift credit. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members we talk about a very sweet mom to be who wants a baby shower and wants it her way. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on combating holiday stress.

Dec 23 2019

40mins

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Episode #275: Stuck Cooking

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On today’s show we take your questions on post-thanksgiving drama, tricky Christmas card last names, being stuck cooking during your party and no shoe households. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members we talk about turning down a second-kid baby shower. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on thank-you notes from Emily Post’s Etiquette, 1922 edition.

Dec 16 2019

46mins

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Episode #274: Secret Santa

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On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your questions on invitations for exes, less than awesome gifts from family for your wedding, moving on from roommates, a question of gifts for graduates, and titles for widows and beyond. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members we talk about office secret Santa registries. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on consideration, respect and honesty for the holidays.

Dec 09 2019

53mins

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Episode #273: Serving Leftovers

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On today’s show Dan and Lizzie take your questions on sisters as bridesmaids, shared office temperatures, changing birthday plans, thanking wedding guests for attending, and serving leftovers to guests. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members we talk about wedding postponements and the gift questions that come with them. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on the spirit of gifting. 

Dec 02 2019

53mins

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Episode #272: Picking Up

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On today’s show we take your questions on always paying for the group Uber, gifts for meeting the parents, picking up guests at the airport and travel costs for job interviews. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members we talk about personalized nursery gifts. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript segment on Thanksgiving prep.

Nov 25 2019

59mins

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iTunes Ratings

409 Ratings
Average Ratings
317
36
24
13
19

Great concept, too many ads and filler

By SuperVal77 - Mar 25 2020
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I like the idea of an etiquette show and I like the hosts, but the opening banter is long and unnecessary. This, coupled with too many ads makes it frustrating to get to the content. This podcast could be great if streamlined.

Guides my life

By Indeed Awesome - Feb 17 2020
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This is so full of great tidbits of wisdom and really informs my life and interactions! Very personable hosts!