Episodes

Scolding in Elevators, Tipping Bathroom Attendants, Worrying for Others, and More

March 9, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle slashing names on social stationery, worrying for other people, conflicting information on invitations, scolding people in elevators, tipping bathroom attendants, handling impolite parents, FaceTiming in public, overcrowding in v…

Eating Oreos Properly, Dumping Your Hair Stylist, Seating Incomplete Parties, and More

March 2, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about eating Oreos properly, dumping your hair stylist, toasting grammar, duplicating housewarming gifts, seating incomplete parties at restaurants, dealing with gassy coworkers, lowering the volume on lo…

Eco-shaming Friends, Giving Gifts in China, Visiting a Hospital, and More

Feb. 24, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle giving gifts in China, visiting people in a hospital, eco-shaming friends, falling asleep on the subway, using "san" in Japanese correspondence, getting people sick, choosing the right fork, sending us calligraphy, leaving out co…

Criticizing Wedding Dresses, Spreading Rumors, Splitting Cupcakes, and More

Feb. 17, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about criticizing someone's wedding dress, drying your hands without towels, dealing with nasty rumors, handling someone who always criticizes their own body, feeling obligated to make someone a bridesmai…

Stealing Baby Names, Ignoring Emails, Garnishing Without Consent, and More

Feb. 10, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle using unlucky numbers, handling conversations with people who don't ask questions, stealing baby names, being asked to chaperone a children's party when your own child isn't invited, garnishing dishes without consent, ignoring em…

Extra Helpings: Snuggling Aggressively, Giving Damaged Gifts, Tipping Only 1%, and More

Feb. 3, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about dealing with damaged gifts, giving Starbucks a fake name, splitting an AirBNB fairly, handling PDAs on a school trip, leaving low tips, tipping on expensive spa procedures, explaining to a friend wh…

Sabotaging Recipes, Tossing Napkins, Blocking Stairs, and More

Jan. 27, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle using napkins, behaving at a live performance, redeeming gift cards, sharing cake recipes, departing earlier than expected, being distracted on stairs, leaning into other diners, and much more. Please subscribe! (We'd write you a…

Extra Helpings: Returning Wedding Gifts, Paying for Birthday Parties, Locking Out Relatives, and More

Jan. 20, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about paying for your own birthday party, picking the right urinal, bumping into passengers on an airplane, distracting relatives, trying to exit a crowded bus, choosing between the banquette and the chai…

Reclining on an Airplane, Using Finger Bowls, Hitting Reply All, and More

Jan. 13, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle using finger bowls, emailing the right way, reclining on an airplane, remembering birthdays, using business' bathrooms when you're not a customer, speaking Spanish around non-Spanish speakers, declining free samples, clearing pla…

Extra Helpings: Unloading Emotional Baggage, Planting Cherry Trees, Humming Aggressively, and More

Jan. 6, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about unloading emotional baggage on your friends, removing offensive taxidermy, texting at the theatre, commenting on people's body size, getting out of conversations at Whole Foods, eating loudly at the…

Clinking Glasses, Making Eye Contact on the Subway, Tipping Tow Truck Drivers, and More

Dec. 30, 2019

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle giving and receiving toasts, behaving properly in New York City, offering guests tours of your home, tipping tow truck drivers, giving aspirational presents to friends trying to lose weight, arriving at exercise classes late, bei…

Holiday Helpings: Regifting Fruitcakes, Partying at the Office, Taking Down Your Tree, and More

Dec. 23, 2019

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this holiday-theme bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about behaving at your office holiday party, sending Amazon Wish Lists to your Secret Santa, dealing with a Secret Santa who's no longer with the company, responding to work emails the day b…

Using Chopsticks in a Thai Restaurant, Being Prompt, Giving People Personal Space, and More

Dec. 16, 2019

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle using chopsticks in a Thai restaurant, being prompt, asking people to "watch your stuff" at a café or airport, queuing properly at a supermarket, asking for more bread at a restaurant, honking at cars as soon as the light turns g…

Extra Helpings: Greeting with a Kiss, Going Rogue at a Dinner Party, Getting Catfished, and More

Dec. 9, 2019

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this extended bonus segment, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about greeting people with kisses, dealing with rogue dinner party guests, deciding who should go first in a buffet line, removing fish bones from your mouth, giving gifts that need to be display…

Giving Compliments, Reading Menus with Flashlights, Entering Without Knocking, and More

Dec. 2, 2019

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle eating soup, giving and receiving compliments, doing business with rude people, entering without knocking at your boyfriend's house, using your phone's flashlight at a restaurant when you can't see the menu, squeezing limes the r…

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…