Episodes

Sliding Into a Stranger’s DMs, Leaving Dirty Dishes at the Office, Using Wedding Gifts Before the Wedding, and More

July 20, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about sliding into people's DMs, dealing with a coworker's dirty dishes, following up on whether gifts were received, and much mo…

Giving Toasts, Blowing Bubbles, Leaving Out Cash, and More

July 13, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle giving toasts, blowing bubbles, holding photos hostage, and much more. Please subscribe! (We'd write you a hand-written thank you note if we could.)

Texting During Therapy, Cutting in Lines, Uninviting Guests, and More

July 6, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about cutting in lines, scraping teeth on forks, sending thank you notes for checks, handling a therapist who texts during sessio…

Meddling Neighbors, Pre-approving Gifts, Flying the American Flag, and More

June 29, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle flying the flag, pre-approving children's gifts, dealing with nosy neighbors, and much more. Please subscribe! (We'd write you a hand-written thank you no…

Wedding Bonus: Bringing Your Own Food, Skipping Thank You Notes, Inviting Yourself, and More

June 22, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus wedding-themed episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about paying for weddings, scheduling mid-week ceremonies, skipping thank you notes, bringing your own food, and m…

Eating Lobsters, Leaving Group Texts, Bashing Hometowns, and More

June 15, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle serving guests, eating lobsters, bashing hometowns, cutting birthday cakes without permission, leaving group texts, and much more. Please subscribe! (We'd…

Wedding Bonus: Asking for Cash, Declining Invitations, Giving Gifts, and More

June 8, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus wedding-themed episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about creating guest lists, declining invitations, asking for cash gifts, forgetting to send thank you notes, and …

Attending Zoom Parties, Wearing Cummerbunds, Giving Babies "Weird" Names, and More

June 1, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle wearing cummerbunds, attending Zoom parties, giving babies "weird" names, addressing letters to couples, handling complicated coffee orders, commenting on…

Orienting Toilet Paper Rolls, Sending Insincere Invitations, FOMOing on Venmo, and More

May 25, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about installing toilet paper rolls, responding to insincere invitations, changing RSVPs, declining photos at tourist attractions…

Ordering at Drive-Thrus, Offering Tap Water, Passing Ports, and More

May 18, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle passing decanters of port, ordering at drive-thru windows, offering guests tap water, taking advantage of tea enthusiasts, talking in elevators, using sma…

Using Knives on Salads, Holding Doors for Others, Tipping on Discounts, and More

May 11, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about holding doors open for others, liking your own social media posts, cutting salads with knives, getting colleagues to respec…

Ghosting, Visiting Renaissance Fairs, Using Hot Towels, and More

May 4, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle using towels at a Japanese restaurant, ghosting, dressing appropriately for Renaissance fairs, speaking to flight attendants while wearing headphones, cor…

Receiving Tacky Gifts, Cracking Knuckles, Knocking Before Entering, and More

April 27, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about accommodating dietary restrictions, knocking before entering public restrooms, receiving tacky gifts, cracking knuckles in …

Making Small Talk, Eating Pistachios, Recognizing Celebrities, and More

April 20, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle eating pistachios, making small talk, telling people they have toilet paper stuck to them, returning dropped calls, correcting incorrect terminology, reco…

Invoicing Party Guests, Keeping Scent Secrets, Walking Around Barefoot, and More

April 13, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about invoicing party guests for food, walking around apartment buildings without shoes, asking friends to keep quiet at lunch, g…

Raiding Strangers' Fridges, Wearing Backpacks on Subways, Declining Multi-Level Marketers, and More

April 6, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle riding escalators in Osaka, being around people who don't like you, declining multi-level marketing solicitations, going through a stranger's pantry, buyi…

Eating Cheetos, Knitting in Public, Calling Dibs, and More

March 30, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about eating Cheetos, calling dibs, handling supermarket line cutters and slow baggers, behaving at a funeral, shutting down rese…

Borrowing Money, Forgetting Invitations, Saving Forks, and More

March 23, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle eating mukhwas, asking friends to repay you, forgetting to invite important relatives to parties, handling people with big hair, getting attention at a ba…

Unfollowing Exes, Standing on Escalators, Vaping in Offices, and More

March 16, 2020

Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about cleaning a roommate's dishes, hovering over people in restaurants, seating in taxis, avoiding conversations with drivers, u…

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 att…

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 part…

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 p…

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 alwa…

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 y…