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. Want to know more? Click.


Episode #94: Rent Asunder

June 27, 2016 · Duration: 51:26 · Play

The paint is still fresh on the walls, and some unpacked boxes are still sitting in the corner, but you are already getting the dreaded question: ‘Nice place … how much are you paying?’

Episode #93: You Are What You Eat

June 20, 2016 · Duration: 45:01 · Play

Eating with dietary restrictions can be tricky when you aren’t cooking for yourself. On the show this week, Lizzie and Dan tackle a range of questions about food choices.

Episode #91: Politically Impolite

June 6, 2016 · Duration: 45:41 · Play

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?

Episode #90: An Affair to Remember (and Boycott)

May 30, 2016 · Duration: 41:48 · Play

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 betray them to her friends?

Episode #88: A Prom-Posed Problem

May 16, 2016 · Duration: 36:13 · Play

A shy girl just prom-posed to a boy she likes. And he said yes! But then he finds out the prom is on the same night as his mother’s 50th birthday. What’s a boy to do?

Episode #87: When ‘Nice to Meet You’ Isn’t So Nice

May 9, 2016 · Duration: 44:12 · Play

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 credit?

Episode #86: It’s Just How I Was Brought Up

May 2, 2016 · Duration: 43:45 · Play

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.

Episode #85: The Grumbling Groomsman

April 25, 2016 · Duration: 39:51 · Play

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?

Episode #81: NBA? Nevermind!

March 28, 2016 · Duration: 42:53 · Play

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?

Episode #80: Consulting an Authority

March 21, 2016 · Duration: 51:41 · Play

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.

Episode #78: Johnny On the Spot (And He’s Not Leaving)

March 7, 2016 · Duration: 43:48 · Play

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?

Episode #76: Destination: Expensive

February 22, 2016 · Duration: 36:14 · Play

A listener has been invited to the destination wedding of a co-worker, and is concerned about the cost. Lizzie and Dan discuss whether it’s rude to force your wedding guests to spend a lot to get to your event.

Episode #75: The Mystery of the Unsent Postcards

February 15, 2016 · Duration: 33:34 · Play

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?

Episode #74: Gifts? Yes, Please!

February 8, 2016 · Duration: 36:50 · Play

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.

Episode #72: Whose Invitation Is It, Anyway?

January 25, 2016 · Duration: 36:33 · Play

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.

Episode #71: Is It Pronounced PWNHAMMER?

January 18, 2016 · Duration: 37:41 · Play

A listener isn’t sure about the etiquette of hosting online friends for a meat space get-together, and whether or not it’s okay to use in-game names instead of real names.