Etiquette


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Anthony Bourdain Gives Tough and Tender Advice

Each week our listeners send in your questions about how to behave, and answering them this time around is Anthony Bourdain. After talking with Brendan and Rico about his new cookbook and how the culinary world has changed since his "Kitchen Confidential" days, he stuck around to deliver some much-needed straight talk to our listeners about dealing with unappetizing appetizers and when it's OK to send back a dish at a restaurant.


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The Posts Teach You How to Take a Compliment

Often we ask totally unqualified celebrities to answer etiquette questions, but this time around, we've called in etiquette reinforcements. Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning are the great-great-grandkids of Emily Post and our all-around protectors of politeness. They are co-authors of "Emily Post's Etiquette: The 18th Edition." You can also catch them hosting the podcast "Awesome Etiquette." We mined their expertise to help our listeners with the back-seat Uber driver quandaries, proposal problems, and more.


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Jane Lynch Teaches Us How to Let It All Go

Jane Lynch is possibly best known for playing Sue Sylvester, the Machiavellian cheerleading coach on the TV musical comedy "Glee," also stolen scenes in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "Talladega Nights," and many other comedies. Her latest role is in the Christopher Guest comedy “Mascots.” She tells us how she once brought an alter ego to therapy before giving you etiquette advice.


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Maureen Dowd’s Tactful Take on Trolls, Trump and Etiquette

Each week you send us your questions about how to behave, and here to solve all of your problems this week, is Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. The New York Times columnist explains how she looks at both presidential candidates with a critical lens before trying to solve our listeners debate party problems and more.


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Dave Barry’s Answer to All Your Problems? Mace.

Returning to answer your etiquette questions is one of our favorite guests: writer Dave Barry. His newest book is a love letter to his home state of Florida. He tells us why all of America is to blame for the wackiness of the state before handling questions on your vaguebooking friends and co-worker woes.


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Tipping Tips and the Etiquette of Party Trash with Lizzie Post and Daniel Post-Senning

Each week you send in your questions about how to behave and often we post them to totally unqualified famous people, but this time we're calling in the pros: Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning. This time around, they school us on the art of catching up before advising our listeners on hotel housekeeping gratitude, self-checkout slowpokes, and more.


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Kristen Bell Entertains our Emoji Etiquette Questions

Each week our listeners send in questions about how to behave, and answering them this time around is actress Kristen Bell. She's starred in series like "House Of Lies," the cult hit "Veronica Mars," and she was the off-screen narrator of the scandalous teen drama "Gossip Girl." Bell also voiced the sweet princess Anna in the mega-hit Disney film "Frozen." The actor answers our listeners' questions on whether 'XOXO' has lost its meaning and how to handle passive-aggressive comments from family.