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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 listen and subscribe! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.)
 
The Beta Cells in Diabetes podcast seeks to improve understanding among primary care physicians about the role of beta cells as key drivers in the development and progression of T2DM. Our goal is to engage primary care physicians in pathopysiology-based clinical decision making through an interactive educational format that stimulates debate and encourages physicians to incorporate the new science into their patient treatment regimens. By educating primary care physicians about the newest fi ...
 
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EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Circumambulation at a Buddhist temple A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Christmas Tipping QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: How to respond to unsolicited requests for presents? Should my children have done more to acknowledge our big wedding anniversary? Is there such thing as "too large" an order for a drive-thru? VENT OR REPENT…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it rude to have wind chimes in your yard? What do you say to people who question your choice to take a "gap year"? What to do about someone who's being overly competitive about a dog costume contest? Should you tell someone that they're on speakerphone if there are other people in the room? Is it OK to not hand-wri…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: The cheese course at a French dinner party A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Being a good houseguest when home for the holidays QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: How do I stop my mother-in-law from blowing up our credit card when dining out with her? How can I tell a friend she texts too much? Is it OK for a passenger to touch a …
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it rude to flip through someone's wall calendar? How do I make conversations with my mother-in-law more interesting? Is it rude to ask you to text something and then not acknowledge receipt? How do I shut down nosy questions about my late husband? When walking into a room, is it better to interrupt or should I wait…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Chargers A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Asking for favors QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Should I tell my neighbor her spices have expired? What do we do about a wedding photographer who is late with our photos? Do we have to serve the bottle of wine our dinner guests brought? VENT OR REPENT: Daylight Saving Time, A loud pe…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: How do you write a thank you note for a peacock? Is it OK to ask to be seated away from other diners in a restaurant? Is it rude to create a new post on a social media platform if you have unread DMs? Is it rude to pay with $100 bills? Is it OK to have a wedding website if we eloped? And should we send announcements? …
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Buying produce in Italy A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Going on a job interview QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it rude to ask someone to help you bake a cake for a party you're not invited to? When did it become normal to floss in public? When someone shows up at your door unannounced, is it more rude to make them wait w…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: How can I tell my doctor to wash his hands before examining me? How can I stop people who invite themselves to my goat farm? Is it rude that my boss is always late to our meetings? What can I do about my yawning therapist? How can I tell colleagues that I can't offer instant responses to every email? Audience Repent: …
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Elbows on the table A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Friend poaching QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: How do I decline old lentil soup from a friend? Is it OK to send thank you notes with a mailing service? Is it rude to text "are you home" with no additional information? VENT OR REPENT: An encounter at Starbucks, Companies tha…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it OK that my husband doesn't want to take my leftovers to reheat at the office? What do I do about a party guest who wants to take their dip home early? Is it rude to jump when startled? What do you do about a coworker who invites themselves to a non-work dinner? Do I have to let my family cook a Thanksgiving turk…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: American versus European fork usage A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Email closings QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Can I tell my boss I don't want the same Christmas gift as last year? What do you do if someone doesn't apologize for hitting you with a ball? Can I tell a friend I'm never going to read the book they gave me? VE…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it rude to put your wedding guests in priority groups and tell them which group they're in? Is it OK to ghost if someone you don't know very well asks you for money? How do you deal with someone who leaves inappropriate comments on your Instagram posts? What do you do if a charity isn't giving you the information y…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Wearing white after Labor Day A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Apologizing QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: How do you tell someone not to answer their door in their underwear? Can you confront a friend who smudges glassware? Is it rude to ask for your pan back? VENT OR REPENT: Mask-wearing in stores, Sending things with glitte…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: When there's a meal train for a new mom, is it OK for her to make last-minute changes? Is it OK to write in cursive if people have trouble reading it? How can I get more people to learn hiking trail etiquette? Is it OK to include your business card or Instagram handle in correspondence? Should we teach our nieces and …
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Answering the telephone A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Cutting in line QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it OK to tell restaurants it's your birthday? What's the best way to handle selling items online? How do you respond to rude customer service? VENT OR REPENT: Unsafe drivers, Selling things online CORDIALS OF KINDNESS: B…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: What do you do if you don't want to carpool with someone? How to handle a friend who goes overboard with gifts? When buying a home, do you have to give closing gifts to your real estate agent or the seller? How should you go about meeting the new neighbors? What's the best way to follow-up with someone who is ignoring…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: How to insert a card into an envelope A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Borrowing things from friends QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Are you allowed to bring your own bell to a restaurant? At what point can you eat the olive in your martini? How to handle sharing internet with a neighbor? VENT OR REPENT: Scratching CDs, Slammi…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Can you reply to a voicemail with a text message? What do you do about a mother-in-law who refuses to accept you haven't taken your husband's last name? What snacks do you have to offer your guests? Are you allowed to ignore a host's instructions about what gifts to buy for a baby shower? How do you make a graceful ex…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Eating corn on the cob A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Asking people how old they are QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Can you stop inviting someone who never responds to RSVPs? What to do about a relative who doesn't want to fix something they broke? Should you stop someone who is about to repeat a story you've heard before? …
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it rude to slide into someone's DMs? Is it OK to ask about the cost of a "market price" or a daily special item at a restaurant? Would it be rude to leave a coworker's dirty dishes on their desk if they don't wash them? How can I make sure a gift I sent was actually received? At the gate of my gated community, is i…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Topping Trees A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Giving Toasts QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it rude to leave cash out for someone without a note? What do you do if a friend is holding photos hostage? How to handle someone who over-anticipates the arrival of an Uber? VENT OR REPENT: Loud music in parks, blowing bubbles CORD…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: If I'm first into a parking lot, does this mean I should also be first in line? Is it rude to scrape your teeth on a fork? What should you do if you feel unwelcome on a conference call? When should you send a thank you note for a gift check? What should I say to my therapist who is texting during my sessions? How shou…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Etiquette for the American Flag A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Etiquette with very close friends QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it normal to have parents require pre-approval for children's birthday gifts? I received a gift addressed to both me and my now ex-husband...should I tell the gift-giver that I'm now divorced? W…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Who pays for a wedding? Is it rude to have your wedding on a holiday or on a day other than Saturday? I'm a bridesmaid and am feeling under-appreciated by the bride...what should do I do? What do I do about people who are inviting themselves to my daughter's wedding? Is it OK to donate to charity in lieu of sending wr…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: French, Russian, and American service A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: How to eat Lobster QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: What do you say to someone who criticizes your home town? Should a birthday person wait until friends are gathered before cutting the cake? What do you do about a group text you no longer want to be on? VEN…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Who do you have to invite to your wedding? Do you have to go to a wedding if you're invited? What do you do if you can't afford to go to the bachelor or bachelorette party or to the wedding itself? Is it OK to ask for cash instead of gifts at a wedding? Do you have to bring a gift if you're a plus-one to a wedding? Is…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Cummerbunds A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Zoom parties QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it rude to name your baby a weird name? When using first names in a letter, does the man or woman's name come first? How to handle complicated coffee orders? VENT OR REPENT: Commenting on innocuous social media posts, taking out the ga…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: What is the correct way to install a toilet paper roll? A friend invited me to an expensive destination birthday knowing I couldn't afford it...was I really invited? If you RSVP "no" and then later discover you can make it after all, should you ask to be re-invited? How do you politely decline to have your photo taken…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Do you know the Bishop of Norwich? A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Drive-thru Window Etiquette QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it OK to offer my guests tap water? What do you do about people who sat themselves in a restaurant? Should you be annoyed that someone took more than one tea bag? VENT OR REPENT: Talking in elevato…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: What is the appropriate time or distance to hold a door open for others? Is it rude to like your own posts on social media? Are you allowed to cut salad with a knife? How do you get colleagues to respect your personal space? Do you tip on the pre- or post-discount amount? Vent: People who stop by your table to say hel…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Oshibori (おしぼり) A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Ghosting QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it OK to wear a superman costume at a Renaissance fair? Is it OK to keep your headphones on when talking to a flight attendant? Am I allowed to correct people who assume I took my husband's last name? VENT OR REPENT: Getting a man's pe…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: At a dinner party, do I have to accommodate everyone's dietary restrictions? Should you knock first to check if a public restroom is occupied? What do you do about relatives who always give tacky gifts? What do you do about people who crack their knuckles in public? Shouldn't I be allowed to tip using my credit card a…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Eating pistachios A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Making small talk QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Should you tell someone they have toilet paper stuck to them? When a call drops, who should call back? Is it OK to correct people who use the terms "bug" and "insect" incorrectly? VENT OR REPENT: Not recognizing a celebrity, di…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Can you charge guests for food at a party? Is it OK to walk around your apartment building barefoot? How do we tell a friend to not talk during lunch? Is it OK to get rowdy at a musical? What do we do about an inconsiderate dog owner in our home? Is it OK to not want other people looking at my phone or computer screen…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Riding escalators in Osaka, Japan A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: How to handle being around people you don't like or who don't like you QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: How do decline multi-level marketing (MLM) invitations? Is it OK to go through someone's pantry? Should you buy a closing gift for your real estate agent? VEN…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is there a polite way to eat Cheetos? When do "dibs" expire after you call them? How do you handle line cutters and slow baggers at the supermarket? What are the etiquette rules for talking to mourners at a funeral or viewing? How to deal with relatives who are resentful of your inheritance? If you're not wearing sock…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Mukhwas A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Asking friends to pay you back QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: What to do if you forget to invite important people to a party? How to handle people with big hair? How to get attention at a bar? VENT OR REPENT: Sharing fears, Saving forks CORDIALS OF KINDNESS: Getting a ride, A nice revi…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Am I expected to clean my roommate's dishes? What are your thoughts on hovering over people in restaurants? Where should you sit in a taxi? What do you do if you don't want to talk to your driver? Should I explain to an ex why I'm unfollowing them on social media? What do I do about a coworker who is contacting me aft…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Slashing your name on social stationery A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Worrying for other people QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: How to deal with conflicting information on an invitation? Is it OK to scold people in an elevator? What's the deal with bathroom attendants? What do you do if you were raised by wolves? VENT OR RE…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: What is the proper way to eat an Oreo cookie? How do I dump my hair stylist? What is the proper grammar for the word "Cheers"? How many times do you need to bring a housewarming gift? Is it rude for restaurants to refuse to seat incomplete parties? How do you deal with gassy coworkers? How do you lower the volume on p…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Gift giving in China A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Hospital Etiquette QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: How to respond when you've been eco-shamed? What do you do if someone falls asleep on you on the subway? What does "san" mean when it's attached to someone's name in Japanese? VENT OR REPENT: Getting people sick, choosing t…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is there a nice way to tell someone you don't like their wedding dress? What do you do if there's no hand towel in a bathroom? Should you meet up with an ex-colleague to discuss a nasty rumor? What do you say to someone who always criticizes their own body? Are you obligated to make certain people bridesmaids? What do…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Unlucky numbers A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: People who don't ask any questions QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it OK to steal someone's baby name? What do you do if you're asked to chaperone a children's birthday party but your own child isn't invited? PSA: Garnishing food without consent. VENT OR REPENT: Ignoring emai…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: What is the etiquette for unknowingly giving someone a damaged gift? Is it rude to give Starbucks a fake name when you order? Should the AirBNB bill be split by the number of families or the number of bedrooms? What do you do about too many PDAs on a school trip? Should people not attending a birthday party be invited…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Napkin etiquette A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: How to behave at a live performance QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: What to do when someone gives you a used gift card? Do you have to share your famous cake recipe? Is it OK to "check out" early when you're an unhappy houseguest? VENT OR REPENT: Walking slowly up stairs, leani…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it rude to not pay for your birthday party? What should you keep in mind when using a urinal? Is it rude to bump into people when boarding a plane? What do you do if an older relative is distracting you at work? How do you get off a crowded bus if you're far away from the doors? Who should get the banquette and who…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Finger bowls A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Thoughts on emails QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it OK to recline your seat on an airplane? Should you remind someone it's your birthday? Is it OK to use a bathroom at a business if you're not a customer? Is it rude to speak Spanish around non-Spanish speakers?? VENT OR REPENT…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it OK to unload emotional baggage onto your friends? What do I do about a friend who is offended by my taxidermy? How should I handle someone who is texting at the theatre? What can I do when people comment on my body size? How do I get out of a conversation at Whole Foods? What can be done about a colleague who ea…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Toasting Etiquette A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: New York City etiquette, including walking, umbrellas, subways, delis, and taxis QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Should you give guests tours of your home? Should you tip your tow truck driver? I have a friend trying to lose weight and I gave him a shirt that's in the size of…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Office holiday party dos and don'ts Is it OK to send my Amazon Wish List to my Secret Santa? What do we do if someone in our office Secret Santa group quit the company? Do you have to respond to work emails on December 24th or 26th? Is it rude to regift? Is it rude to give someone a fruitcake? If you're feeling stress…
 
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