Episodes

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…

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, leavi…

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, le…

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…

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, speakin…

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 b…

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 presen…

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 …

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 f…

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…

Eating Soup, Giving Compliments, 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, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you n…

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 …

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, …

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 l…

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,…

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 appro…

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…

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…

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 o…

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 sal…

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 foll…

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 mo…

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…