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Dick Cavett Gets Kicky

Dick Cavett swapped stories with the biggest stars of the 1960s and 70s and set the template of the modern talk show host. He returns to our show this week to answer, rather than ask, the questions — from you, our listeners.

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Nick Hornby’s Hopeless Liberal Arts Sensibility

Beloved writer Nick Hornby's newest project is the screenplay he adapted from Cheryl Strayed's best-selling memoir, "Wild." He suggests annexing your lover's books immediately.

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Etiquette Confidential with Lynne Rossetto Kasper

Lynne Rossetto Kasper is the host of The Splendid Table and author of many best-selling books about food. Which is all to say she's the perfect person to field etiquette questions the week before Thanksgiving.

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Dan and Lizzie Post Are Our First-Tier Friends

We invite our inner-circle of etiquette expertise to join us once again to offer etiquette advice. This week we learn we don't have to tip postal workers, or buy our friends drinks.


Dan Pashman Shares: Stacked Pork, Soaked Pork, and Sharing

Dan Pashman is the host and creator of WNYC's podcast The Sporkful, and author of the new textbook-style tome "Eat More Better: How to Make Every Bite More Delicious." It's designed to help readers get maximum pleasure from food. As this week's etiquette expert, he answers listeners' questions about, for instance, a vegan who takes no pleasure from vegetables.


Tenacious D Tell You How To Behave

As comedy-rock duo Tenacious D, Kyle Gass and Jack Black parody -- yet also masterfully perform and glorify -- the majestic stadium rock of the '70s and '80s. And now, thanks to us, they are public radio's moral compass.


Filmmaker Justin Simien Schools Us on Slopply Slang, Dorm Room Rules

The Sundance-winning writer/director of the funny and provocative new film "Dear White People" -- about race relations at a private university -- tells us about uniting his many disparate personalities... then offers our listeners etiquette advice, y'all.

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Nick Frost’s Tips for Zombies, Aliens, and Neighbors

Comedian, actor, writer, director and monsterslayer Nick Frost ("Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz" and the new animated spectacular "The Boxtrolls") offers etiquette tips regarding alien encounters, zombie agriculture, and party planning. Pantsless all the while.

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Famed Fashion Stylist Betty Halbreich on Shopping Sanely

For decades, Betty Halbreich has been the legendary 'personal shopper' at New York's Bergdorf Goodman, helping women - bold-face names and otherwise - to find a personal style that suits their bodies and soothes their anxieties.