501 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
    • 4.5 • 607 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 500 - Yes, 500

    Episode 500 - Yes, 500

    On today’s special 500th show, we take your questions on why we can’t correct others' etiquette, early RSVP expectations, bridal shower alerts for registry items, and to ask or not about a work issue. For Community Members, your question of the week is on: To correct or not to correct? Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript on the past, present, and future of Awesome Etiquette.
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    • 1 hr 49 min
    Episode 499 - Etiquette vs. Protocol

    Episode 499 - Etiquette vs. Protocol

    On today’s show, we take your questions on preparing for cell phone disruptions at concerts, the idea of asking for recycled birthday gifts, whether you should tip your tax accountant, and whether seconds at the buffet are okay. For Awesome Etiquette Community Members, your question of the week is a two-for-one, with a question on when to stop using social titles and tipping practices today. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript on Protocol where Lizzie Interviews protocol expert Catherine Wilson. 
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 498 - New Gift Etiquette

    Episode 498 - New Gift Etiquette

    On today’s show, we take your questions on preparing for porch pirates, paying for your plate at a wedding, handling salespeople in big box and grocery stores, and what to do when you’re invited to all the wedding parties. For Awesome Etiquette community members, your question of the week is about moving someone to BCC in business emails. Plus, your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript from The Rituals of Dinner by Margaret Visser.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 497 - Etiquette Fails

    Episode 497 - Etiquette Fails

    On today’s show, we take your questions on a camping birthday bash, sympathy cards in lieu of funeral attendance, when to begin at a banquet, and how to handle plus-ones for wedding invitations. For Awesome Etiquette community members, your question of the week is about a gift card wedding shower. Plus, your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript on our most memorable etiquette fails. 
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Episode 496 - Registered

    Episode 496 - Registered

    On today’s show, we take your questions on how to handle a thank you and condolence card, setting hosting boundaries with your social spouse, navigating a very awkward situation with a coworker, and how to handle sympathy you’ve received when there’s no contact information to acknowledge it. For Awesome Etiquette Community Members, your question of the week is about needing to deflect well-meaning conversations about hard times. Plus, your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a wedding-themed postscript on setting up registries.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 495 - Dinner Plate Decisions

    Episode 495 - Dinner Plate Decisions

    On today’s show, we take your questions on classroom party participation, a meet the surrogate party, dinner plate decisions, and how to address a patient when calling from a doctor’s office. For Awesome Etiquette Community Members, your question is about how to handle gifts for a joint sibling birthday party where you only know one sibling. Plus your most excellent feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript on Top Table Manners for Kids.
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
607 Ratings

607 Ratings

c_f_528 ,

A little out of touch

I enjoy listening each week, but often feel that the advice can be out of touch. I get it — we’re keeping the tradition of Emily Post alive — and yet I think it’s also important that we consider how things need to evolve and change over time. I often find the conversations about weddings to be really difficult to listen to. I come from a middle class family and, while my parents generously contributed what they could, it was extremely difficult to put a “traditional” wedding together within our budget (much less pull out all the stops to ensure we covered all our etiquette bases). Ultimately we invited 18 guests and that was that. Lizzie and Dan — weddings really ARE about the couple getting married. Weddings are about the love two people share and the commitment they are making. I believe that guests should feel grateful to be invited to witness and, if they can’t graciously attend and appreciate what the couple has put together, simply decline. It’s okay if there’s not a receiving line. It’s okay if the menu is pizza and beer (sounds awesome, actually). Let’s get rid of etiquette that is elitist and exclusive. My wish is that certain components of etiquette and advice can evolve to be more accessible to all, regardless of financial circumstance.

OolieJ ,

Very Valuable Information

For those uncomfortable navigating the sticky situations of life, or wanting to step up their social skills game, this podcast is a treasure trove. I recommend especially if you are planning a wedding and find yourself in constant cringe. The reason I only gave them 3 stars is that one of the hosts, Lizzie, is constantly giggling to the point I have to sometimes turn it off because it is so distracting. They are cousins and repeatedly call each other “cuz” which I find super annoying. You may not even notice these things. Without them, I would award 5 stars. (I took a break because I couldn’t bear the giggling any more. Just tried again… sadly, as many vapid giggles as ever.)

Simple Grace ,

Response to “A Little Out of Touch”

As a woman, who has been married for 42 years, and was raised by a single parent with 6 children, I appreciate your response to rating this podcast…specifically about planning/hosting weddings. Good manners and social etiquette is not just for the elite. I agree the emphasis should be more about planning the marriage and not the wedding. One can plan a simple wedding without breaking the bank. I wish you many years of happiness and grace to get you through tough times. God bless!

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