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Emily Witt Takes a Closer (and Personal) Look at Dating in the Modern World

When the investigative journalist was 30, she found herself single and questioning whether she'd soon find love. So she decided to explore the modern state of sexual relationships in her latest book, “Future Sex.” It details her experiences dating online, on the set of a porn shoot, embedded with a polyamorous couple, and beyond.


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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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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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Mara Wilson Confronts the Hereafter

As a tiny kid with a huge smile, Mara Wilson starred in films like "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Matilda." Now 29, she's traded acting for writing in outlets like McSweeney's. And her latest work is a memoir called, "Where Am I Now." She shares an excerpt that sheds light on what it's like to grow up obsessed with death.


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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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How Bruce Lee’s Legacy Lives on After His Death

Each week on Chattering Class, we're schooled by an expert in some party-worthy topic. This week, the topic is the most famous martial arts fighter of all time, Bruce Lee. And our teacher is Charles Russo. His new book is called "Striking Distance: Bruce Lee and the dawn of Martial Arts in America." He examines how Lee’s passion for martial arts came to be and his life before movies made him a legendary fighting figure.