Etiquette


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Fran Drescher’s Advice for Laughs

The former "Nanny" star Fran Drescher is currently reprising her Broadway role in L.A. as the evil stepmother Madame in the musical "Cinderella." She offers advice to listeners with specific tastes, unusual laughs, and incorrigible Pomeranians.


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Scharpling & Wurster Help With Hoagie Etiquette

The comedy duo Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster are releasing a box set featuring 20 hours of their greatest on-air antics. Together they field etiquette questions from our listeners and take a call from a familiar Roy in Philly.


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Dave Barry: How to Live Right, with a Machete

Since winning a Pulitzer Prize for his humor writing, Dave Barry has busied himself with writing bestselling novels, literary collaborations, and essay collections. His latest is called "Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings." We asked him to shower our listeners with excellent advice. He gave us...machetes.


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Maz Jobrani Tells Jokes Without Borders

Maz Jobrani has built a career as an actor and stand-up comedian, in spite of a Hollywood system that attempted to limit him to roles as a terrorist villain. He has written a memoir about that experience, "I'm Not a Terrorist but I've Played One on TV: Memoirs of a Middle Eastern Funny Man."


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Kenny G Takes An Etiquette Solo

Sax-man Kenny G has a new album out (probably his 14th, but he's lost count). He answers audience questions about too-long songs and too-small tips -- and tells us why 'smooth jazz' isn't edgy enough for him.


Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning. Courtesy of The Emily Post Institute.

Making the Distinction Between Etiquette and Ethics with The Posts

Just in time for Valentine's Day, we invite back our etiquette loves, Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning. They remind us that, in ethics and etiquette, it is not enough to not look bad, the goal is to actually be good (even if it might be easier said than done).


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Dame Edna Will Not Be Interrupted

Dame Edna Everage is the colorful (purple, in particular) character first created by Australian comedian Barry Humphries in 1955. Now she is on one final victory lap, "Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye: The Farewell Tour," which kicked-off a six-city tour this month.