Aug. 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.)



Hosts: Nick Leighton & Leah Bonnema

Producer & Editor: Nick Leighton

Theme Music: Rob Paravonian


[String Music]

Nick: Hi, I'm Nick Leighton.

Leah: And I'm Leah Bonnema.

Nick: Leah, what is this show about?

Leah: This show is about manners...

Nick: That's true.

Leah: And it's about being polite.

Nick: Yes.

Leah: And for you it's also about what we're supposed to do.

Nick: Uh. correct. And for you?

Leah: It is...I'm not interested in that part.

[Beep Sound]

Nick: Hey, I'm Nick Leighton.

Leah: And I'm Leah Bonnema.

Nick: So, Leah, what do you think this show is about?

Leah: Well, what do you think this show is about?

Nick: Well, I know what this show is about. This is about the way to act appropriately in all situations.

Leah: Appropriate...

Nick: According to the rules of society...

Leah: OK.

Nick: ...that i have set.

Leah: Perfect.

Nick: But I think we all agree on these things.

Leah: No. That's where I think we don't agree.

Nick: Well, I wish we did agree because then society would work more smoothly.

Leah: Yes, I agree that we should all be polite.

Nick: Yes.

Leah: But you don't have to behave.

Nick: Oooooh. You're a bad girl.


[Beep Sound]

Leah: I think that you're also pushing an agenda...

Nick: Excuse me!

Leah: Yeah...about behaving well.

Nick: Uh...yes?

Leah: And I'm not into the third part.

[Beep Sound]

Leah: This show is about how we can all act in accordance...

Nick: With my rules.

Leah: Yes. With your rules.

Nick: See, the sooner you catch on, the better we'll all be.

[Beep Sound]

Leah: This show is about being kind...

Nick: Yes.

Leah: And polite...

Nick: Correct.

Leah: And the last part is negotiable where I think I present the way that you could...situations are flexible...

Nick: Hmm...

Leah: And you are letting us know what the rules of those situations are.

Nick: Yes, which is less flexible.

Leah: Less flexible in theory.

Nick: Leah, were you raised by wolves?

Leah: Yes!

[Theme Song Starts]

Here are some things that can make it better
When we have to live together
We can all use a little help
So people don't ask themselves
Were you raised by wolves?