Episodes

Thanksgiving Helpings: Talking Politics, Being Vegan, Saying Grace, Bringing Tupperware, and More

Nov. 25, 2019

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this extended Thanksgiving-themed bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about talking politics at the dinner table, bringing flowers without a vase, arriving and departing at appropriate times, selecting good gifts for the host, being gluten-free …

Ordering Wine in a Restaurant, Writing Condolence Letters, Talking in Elevators, and More

Nov. 18, 2019

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle ordering wine in a restaurant, writing condolence letters, saying farewell to colleagues when leaving a job, correcting people who spell your name wrong, getting dragged into other people's problems, talking in elevators, and muc…

Extra Helpings: Texting Late at Night, Escaping Dinner Parties, Regifting Dreamcatchers, and More

Nov. 11, 2019

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this extended bonus segment, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about sending texts late at night, escaping long dinner parties, telling people their fly is down, receiving unusually large gifts, waiting for people to retrieve their finished laundry so you ca…

Eating Grapes the Wrong Way, Exercising in the Airplane Bulkhead, Texting Thank You Notes, and More

Nov. 4, 2019

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, we'll tackle eating grapes correctly, using foreign words in conversation, bringing wedding gifts to the ceremony, following up with someone who doesn't send a thank you note, sending thank you notes via text, stretching your legs in the bulkhead on …

Halloween Helpings: Dealing with Greedy Children, Choosing Appropriate Costumes, Being Too Old for Trick-or-Treating, and More

Oct. 28, 2019

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this special Halloween-themed bonus segment, Nick and Leah answer listener questions how to choose appropriate costumes, whether gore is OK at the office, cultural appreciation versus appropriation, how old is too old for trick-or-treating, what to do about greedy…

Removing Socks on Airplanes, Splitting Bills at Brunch, Hosting Weddings on Grass, and More

Oct. 21, 2019

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, we'll tackle using wooden Japanese chopsticks, asking people "What do you do?", cleaning your host's filthy home in the middle of the night, removing your socks on an airplane, splitting the bill at brunch, disclosing environmental hazards to your we…

Leaving Your Spouse in Coach, Confronting Celebrity Neighbors, Avoiding Obnoxious Colleagues, and More

Oct. 14, 2019

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about whether you have to upgrade your spouse if you're flying in business class, how to avoid inviting an obnoxious colleague to a party, when it's appropriate to burp in public, what to do about a celeb…

Congratulating Brides, Sending Food Back, Leaving Voicemails, Remembering Names, and More

Oct. 7, 2019

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, we'll tackle proper greetings for brides, sending food back at restaurants, charging guests at weddings, remembering names at parties, leaving voicemails, standing too close on the subway, and more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written tha…

Wearing Windsuits, Ghosting Colleagues, Seasoning Food, Flagging Waiters, and More

Sept. 30, 2019

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about being forced to wear a windsuit at work, what to do if you're being professionally ghosted, whether or not it's rude to salt your food before tasting it, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send …

Popping Champagne, Cancelling Plans, Double-Dipping, and More

Sept. 23, 2019

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, we'll tackle popping champagne bottles, cancelling plans the right way, double-dipping when you're dining alone, giving up your seat to the elderly, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.)

Snooping in Medicine Cabinets, Tipping on Take-out, Going to the Opera, and More

Sept. 9, 2019

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, we'll tackle passing dishes at a dinner party, behaving at the opera, posting photos of others on social media, tipping on take-out, snooping in medicine cabinets, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we ha…

Sneak Peek: Were you raised by wolves?

Aug. 27, 2019

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! Join Emmy® Award-winning journalist Nick Leighton and stand-up comic Leah Bonnema ("Late Show with Stephen Colbert"), the perfect odd couple, as they try to make the world a nicer, more polite place and offer up practical advice to help you smoothly glide through any…