Episodes

December 16, 2019

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

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 green, giving people personal space when dining, asking people to remember your name, and much more. Please subscribe! (We'd write you a hand-written thank you note if we could.)

December 09, 2019

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

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 displayed, leaving your phone number in a voicemail, stripping sheets when you're a houseguest, and much more. Please subscribe!

December 02, 2019

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

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 right way, and much more. Please subscribe!

November 25, 2019

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

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 and vegan, saying "grace" if you're atheist, hating turkey, bringing your own Tupperware for leftovers, and more. Please subscribe!

November 18, 2019

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

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 much more. Please subscribe!

November 11, 2019

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

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 can use the machine, abandoning a friend without Global Entry, returning missed calls when there's no message, regifting dreamcatchers, and much more. Please subscribe!

November 04, 2019

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

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 an airplane, wearing earphones when not listening to anything, criticizing live performances while you're still in the venue, taking too long to fill up your water bottle at the gym, and much more. Please subscribe!

October 28, 2019

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

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 children at your door, and more. Please subscribe!

October 21, 2019

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

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 wedding guests, being too folksy in a restaurant, giving bad directions to strangers, and much more.

October 14, 2019

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

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 celebrity neighbor who won't take a hint, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.)

October 07, 2019

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

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 thank you note if we had your address.)

September 30, 2019

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

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 you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.)

September 23, 2019

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

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.)

September 09, 2019

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

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 had your address.)

August 27, 2019

Sneak Peek: Were you raised by wolves?

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 situation. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.)