384 episodes

Hosts Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning answer audience questions about modern etiquette with advice based on consideration, respect, and honesty. Like their great-great-grandmother, Emily Post, Lizzie and Dan look for the reasons behinds the traditional rules to guide their search for the correct behavior in all kinds of contemporary situations. Test your social acumen and join the discussion about civility and decency in today's complex world.

Awesome Etiquette The Emily Post Institute

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 519 Ratings

Hosts Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning answer audience questions about modern etiquette with advice based on consideration, respect, and honesty. Like their great-great-grandmother, Emily Post, Lizzie and Dan look for the reasons behinds the traditional rules to guide their search for the correct behavior in all kinds of contemporary situations. Test your social acumen and join the discussion about civility and decency in today's complex world.

    Episode 383 - Wedding Wording Wondering

    Episode 383 - Wedding Wording Wondering

    Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show we take your questions on housewarmings when you downsize, belated wedding reception wording, how to handle a business lunch during COVID, and wedding invitation wording for hosts. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members our question is about using the Dr. title socially. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript where we connect to past generations of posts and start celebrating our 100 year anniversary.

    • 57 min
    Episode 382 - Wrapping Up

    Episode 382 - Wrapping Up

    Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show we take your questions on setting New Year’s etiquette goals., avoiding taking on new relationships, a covid tipping conundrum, and thank you notes when the gift is money. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about return address placement. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on wrapping up the holiday season.

    • 59 min
    Episode 381 - To Go Tipping

    Episode 381 - To Go Tipping

    Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show we take your questions on compromising when family members don’t want to travel for weddings, tipping on to-go orders, saying “it was nice to meet you” out of habit, and responding properly when someone you know goes through something difficult or scary. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about sending an RSVP for one person in a couple, but not both. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on thank-you notes.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 380 - To Do Gifts

    Episode 380 - To Do Gifts

    Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show we take your questions on getting mixed signals from your neighbors,addressing wedding invites and Christmas cards as a couple,including two occasions in one card, and family members who ask for time together, rather than gifts. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about maintaining a business relationship with a company when you choose to go with a competitor to provide a service. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on receiving gifts well.

    • 55 min
    Episode 379 - Holiday Tipping Season

    Episode 379 - Holiday Tipping Season

    Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show we take your questions on holiday tipping for those who work in your apartment building, being introduced with a nickname on first meeting, who should be listed on engagement party invites, and letters addressed to the “husband’s name” family. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about visiting from another country during the holidays in the COVID era. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript on being a good guest.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 378 - Holiday Office Party

    Episode 378 - Holiday Office Party

    questions on cashing in a rain check, etiquette when it comes to masks and those who can’t hear, someone using your seats at a sporting event, and writing a thank you note to someone who passes on their books to you. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members our question is about buying holiday gifts with employee store credit. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute and a postscript onhosting holiday office parties.

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
519 Ratings

519 Ratings

BusyMomGo ,

Great reminders on being better humans

In a world where civility isn’t the first thought this podcast is great at reminding us how to be respectful, kind and a good human.

Rjf122247 ,

Entertaining, don’t always agree

I’m a huge fan of another etiquette pod, were you raised by wolves, so decided to give this one a try.

I like the show overall and enjoy the hosts. I think some of their advice is questionable but it’s still fun to hear them talk through situations.

They do seem to have quite a strong and arguably anti-science take on covid, especially covid and children. Regardless of their viewpoints I think they’ve covered the subject at this point and should avoid bringing it up nearly every episode.

UlyssesCBlack ,

Terrible advice

A bride had written in because her Grandma had invited family that were not invited to an intimate wedding over Zoom. Not only that, they were having a viewing party, which completely violated the intimate wedding plan. The bride’s mother had said she would have to accept it, though the bride was clearly not happy with that or she wouldn’t have been seeking advice. We can assume she wanted a way to navigate out of the situation. Both presenters advised that she should just accept the situation. As well as invite more people on the groom’s side to balance it out. I was in utter shock. That is just horrendous advice. No bride should have people at her wedding that she doesn’t want. She is completely within her right to inform the people she didn’t want there that it was a small wedding and it wasn’t the grandma’s place to invite people. And wouldn’t most people want to check with the bride before accepting if they got an invitation from a third party anyway? So that they didn’t do that speaks to their lack of regard. If they would have a problem with the bride’s wishes, who cares if they feel offended. No one should have to be a doormat to keep the peace, especially on your wedding day.

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