Norman Lear created and produced many of the sitcoms that shaped sitcom history, including "All in the Family," "Maude," "Good Times," and "The Jeffersons." At their peak, his programs were viewed by 120 million people a week. The TV legend tells us what it was like growing up with dad who served as inspiration for Archie Bunker and how to quiet that snoring neighbor downstairs.
Gloria Steinem was a founding editor of the hugely popular feminist periodical Ms. Magazine and for the past 30 years she has traveled the world speaking, educating, and organizing around feminism and other causes. She's also got a new memoir called "My Life On The Road." The feminist icon joins us to handle our listeners' etiquette questions and suggests "asking the turtle" in any dicey situation.
T.J. Miller made his name as a stand-up comedian and he's lent his dulcet voice to the animated film "Big Hero 6" and to a ball of mucus in Mucinex commercials. But lately he's earned raves and a Critics' Choice Award for his lead role on the HBO sitcom "Silicon Valley." As this week’s etiquette guru, he comes laden with wisdom… and a rusty old tin cup.
Etiquette royalty Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning answer listener questions on dodging baby news queries from nosy chums and what to do if you spot friend's family member's explicit online ad (yikes).
Elizabeth Gilbert began her career writing magazine pieces for the likes of GQ and The New York Times, and then went on to write several well-received books, including her smash hit, globe-trotting journey of self-discovery called "Eat, Pray, Love." Her latest non-fiction book is called "Big Magic." She tells us about conquering fear so creativity can thrive and then recommends unleashing your inner Bruce Willis.
The star of the legendary "Doctor Who" explains what a tardy Time Lord would do, and how to deal with those who would dare criticize his show.
Julie Klausner hosts the very funny pop culture podcast "How Was Your Week." And she's now the co-mastermind of the Hulu comedy series "Difficult People." Klausner tells us about her pop culture romance with Billy Eichner and the PBS vs. NPR rivalry she hopes to exacerbate... then tells our listeners to get a face tattoo.
The rock legend returns for our etiquette segment to tell our audience the one thing we all need to wear when travelling, when a serpentine fashion accessory is just too much, and what pairs best with sweet, sweet, stage blood.
The great, great grandkids of manners maven Emily Post return and get a new nickname from Brendan. Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning also turn on the tech-side of their minds to answer listener queries on handling bad service, gifting for twins, and exiting group texts.