Etiquette


Margaret Cho Tells People Who Ask Where She’s from, Where They Can Go

Each week, you send us your questions about how to behave and here to answer them this week is comedian and writer Margaret Cho. Before answering your questions, Brendan and Rico chatted with Margaret about her upcoming tour and what it's like to write comedy in the age of instant backlash. Here, she gives our listeners apt advice on how to handle some oblivious friends and acquaintances.


Matt Berninger Gets Honest About Encores and Etiquette

Each week you send us your questions about how to behave, and here to answer them this week is Matt Berninger, the frontman for the band The National. This week, they're releasing their seventh and latest album called "Sleep Well Beast." Hear Matt share insights on the album, what it's like to write songs with his wife, and how he got fashion tips from a few members of the Bad Seeds.


Kyle Mooney Solves A Few First-World Problems

Each week you send in your questions about how to behave, and here to answer them this time is Kyle Mooney. You know him as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live," the movie "Zoolander 2," and he's now starring in a film he created with an old writing partner, "Brigsby Bear." He tells our listeners what to do with sneaky party DJs, the best way to eat bacon, and more.


Alan Alda Gets Passive and Punchy with Etiquette

Alan Alda is beloved for starring as "Hawkeye" Pierce on one of the best TV shows of all time, "M*A*S*H." He was a regular on another great show, "The West Wing," and he hosted the PBS series "Scientific American Frontiers" for over a decade. He's also releasing a new book to help us all communicate better. Listen as he tries to solve our listeners' etiquette woes on thankless relatives and more.


Samin Nosrat Convinces Us to Go to Therapy

Celebrated chef and cooking teacher Samin Nosrat's first-ever fine dining meal was at the famed restaurant Chez Panisse in Berkeley. Almost immediately thereafter, Samin dropped everything to work there. That led her to develop a whole new way of cooking, which she teaches in her new book, "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat." She digs a little into the acid element, before helping our listeners let go in the kitchen and more.


Tituss Burgess Plays Matchmaker with Our Listeners

In the last decade, Tituss Burgess has taken Broadway by storm with roles in "The Little Mermaid" and "Guys And Dolls." Then, after landing a small gig on Tina Fey's beloved sitcom "30 Rock," the same producers created an insane character just for him on "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." Listen as the hilarious actors helps our listeners come from a place of love.


Charlamagne Tha God Reminds Us Manners Will Take You Where Money Won’t

Each week, our listeners send in their questions about how to behave, and answering them this time around is Charlamagne Tha God. He is an outspoken giant of terrestrial radio, co-hosting the morning show "The Breakfast Club," which is syndicated by iHeartRadio. He's also got an MTV2 show. After we spoke to him about his new book, "Black Privilege," he stuck around to help our listeners with a few etiquette woes and shared some sage wisdom from his grandmother.


Aimee Mann-splains Etiquette

In the ‘80s, Aimee Mann's band Til Tuesday hit the charts with the now classic song, "Voices Carry." She's since become a hugely respected solo artist with Grammy and Oscar nominations under her belt. Her new album, "Mental Illness," finds her telling cutting and unabashedly sad stories in song form. The singer-songwriter explains how cats and actor Andrew Garfield served as muses for her latest album, then she helps our listeners deal with mansplainers, tattoo copycats, and friends who won't let you off the hook.


Prentice Penny Swaps Politeness for Public Embarrassment

Prentice Penny is the showrunner for HBO's Golden Globe-nominated series "Insecure." He also wrote for network comedy shows like "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Scrubs," and "Happy Endings." And on his new series, "Upscale with Prentice Penny," he steps in front of the camera. Learn a little more about the series, then let Prentice help you deal with that friend who texts a little too much and more.