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Awesome Etiquette ® – Infinite Guest Podcast Ne

Canada

Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning of the Emily Post Institute answer your questions about etiquette in the 21st century. Awesome Etiquette guides listeners through everything from traditional etiquette quandaries to newly emerging issues in the modern world. Part of the Infinite Guest network from American Public Media.

Episodes

Episode #132: May I offer you an arm?  

Dan and Lizzie get a question that's a blast from the past about what side of a lady a gentleman should walk on - take note swords are involved!

Also mentioned:

- The infamous Iced Tea Spoon - where do you put it when driniking your iced tea?

- Bowing out of the meal portion of a weekly group while still attending the event

- What to do when a guest takes and posts too many pictures of your home online.

- Stellar feedback from our friend Werner in Germany on German wedding customs that actually connect to some helpful feedback from another listener.

- A postscript segemnt on the art of the handshake and a salute on behalf of all those snowed in last week!

 

Episode #131: Here a cough, there a cough  

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?

Also Mentioned:

- 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.

Episode #130: Pay it forward  

On today’s show Lizzie and Dan address how to properly thank a stranger who has gone out of their way to help you out.

Also covered:

- Your etiquette questions on sending cards to your S.O’s family.

- Thoughts on a social media thank-you for donations and support at the time of someone's passing.

- Maintaining the rhythm of entertaining when lives are changing.

- Navigating the sometimes tricky territory of families relationships with ex's.

- Plus your feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript segment on the basics for planning a wedding.

Episode #129: Save the date details  

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 subject.

- Following up on past due invoices.

- BYO-Slippers.

- How to appropriately use a Honeymoon Fund website.

- Plus your feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript segment on the history of classic manners like saying "Bless you" and toasting.

Episode #128: Do you want to be my friend?  

In this episode of Awesome Etiquette, we take a look at various situations when toasting is in order, who gets to make the toast, and how many times can you toast on the same round.

Also mentioned:

- Whether or not it’s polite to be the social media grammar police

- How to test the waters with friendships that start as business relationships

- How to be considerate when letting a friend know sales parties aren't your thing.

- Plus your feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript segment for job seekers.

Episode #128: Do you want to be my friend?  

In this episode of Awesome Etiquette, we take a look at various situations when toasting is in order, who gets to make the toast, and how many times can you toast on the same round.

Also mentioned:

- Whether or not it’s polite to be the social media grammar police

- How to test the waters with friendships that start as business relationships

- How to be considerate when letting a friend know sales parties aren't your thing.

- Plus your feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript segment for job seekers.

Episode #127: He's Here! (Short Questions Show)  

Dan Post Senning returns to Awesome Etiquette with quite the glow to his voice - is that possible? - and we hear all about baby Anisha and life as a new dad. In an effort to clean house and tackle some serious etiquette Lizzie and Dan tackle a number of your quick etiquette questions from when to begin eating to how to use commas with suffixes these are the answers that leave little room for debate - though Dan and Lizzie still manage to find exceptions. 

Also metioned:

- Your feedback on Margaret Visser, managing family during labor and delivery, and the trend of not texting as much

- Cindy Post Senning returns to discuss the final three Developmental Stages of Childhood and what etiquette can be taught to kids during them

- Plus a great salute to a couple of first daughters

Episode #126: She's here!  

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.

Also mentioned:

- 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.

Episode #125: A Poo On Both Your Houses!  

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!

Also Mentioned:

- 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 segement 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 cirucmstances family can always connect.

Episode #: 124 Wishy Washy Guests  

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!

Episode #123: Happy New Year for How Long?  

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.

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

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.

Episode #121: Regret-Free Money Lending  

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 be?

121: Regret-Free Money Lending  

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 be?

Awesome Etiquette Prequel Show  

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 podcast, an audience driven Q&A show about modren etiquette applied with consideration, respect, and honesty.

120: Making Amends for Over-Imbibing  

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 your apology?

Episode #120: Making Amends for Over-Imbibing  

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 your apology?

119: Lesbian Wedding Guest List Challenges  

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 making the guest list?

Episode #119: Lesbian Wedding Guest List Challenges  

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 making the guest list?

Episode #118: Family Guest Gluttony  

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 to throw politeness out the window and put a stop to this outrageous behavior?

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