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Hosts Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning answer audience questions about modern etiquette with advice based on consideration, respect, and honesty. Like their great-great-grandmother, Emily Post, Lizzie and Dan look for the reasons behinds the traditional rules to guide their search for the correct behavior in all kinds of contemporary situations. Test your social acumen and join the discussion about civility and decency in today's complex world.
 
Join award-winning, international journalist, May Lee, as she sits down with the most impactful and relevant Asian and Asian Americans who are boldly enhancing and elevating Asian voices and issues around the world. The show strikes an authentic and intimate tone with honest, entertaining and, sometimes, uncomfortable conversations. Expect the unexpected on the show.
 
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Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show we take your questions on joint greeting cards, LinkedIn messages, a new covid wedding conundrum and making expectations clear to your babysitter. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members your bonus question is abo…
 
The inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as U.S. President and Vice President was history in the making. Biden is now the oldest person to become President and Harris is the first woman and first Black-Asian person to be VP. After four tumultuous years of the Trump presidency, the Biden-Harris team has an Everest sized mountain to climb...CO…
 
Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show we take your questions on wearing a mask while running, work emails on holidays, tipping for hotel meals, and the debate over second baby showers. For Awesome Etiquette Sustaining members your question is about pay…
 
The start of 2021 hasn't brought much relief when it comes to COVID-19. Cases are exploding, hospitalizations are rising and deaths are climbing. The light at the end of this dark tunnel, however, is the rollout of vaccines. So far Pfizer and Moderna have received emergency approval and distributed vaccines in the U.S., but it's been slow going. Th…
 
Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show we take your questions on the added burden for hosts during a pandemic, tributes to deceased loved ones that include politics, friends who borrow things and don’t return them, and expectations for soon-to-be aunts.…
 
Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show we take your questions on vaccine access, asking guests to remove their shoes in your home, a bride throwing a shower for herself, and how to politely turn down a pyramid scheme offer. For Awesome Etiquette sustain…
 
2020 has been a year like no other! From the global pandemic that turned the world upside down to the xenophobia it triggered against Asians to the social, economic and political fallout, 2020 has pushed us all to the edge. But it also gave some of us a chance to find more purpose including May. This was the year that she and NextShark decided to l…
 
Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show we take your questions on family members who are always on you about your weight, whether or not to open presents in front of people at parties, responding to condolence cards long after they were sent, and wearing…
 
It’s the holiday season and there’s no better way to celebrate than to bake delicious treats! Believe it or not, May, the woman who usually uses her oven as a shoe rack, has a tradition of baking Christmas cookies every year and in this highly unusual time of such anxiety and uncertainty, she wanted to share her love of holiday baking AND talk to s…
 
On today’s show we take your questions on being unable to afford gifts, condolences around Christmas, American etiquette vs. Danish etiquette and putting a Venmo username on a wedding invitation. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members your question of the week is about handling Christmas gifts when your partner celebrates it, and their family doe…
 
Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show we take your questions on gift expectations for your partner’s family, politely turning down sweets from a coworker, how to handle multiple people making requests of the smart speaker at once and holiday tipping fo…
 
Daniel Martin is no stranger to the world of celebrity beauty. In fact, the Vietnamese American makeup artist has had a direct impact on the look of many A-listers including Priyanka Chopra, Gemma Chan and Jessica Alba. But perhaps his highest profile client is good friend Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. Daniel was responsible for creating a …
 
Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show we take your questions on increasing tips for servers because of the pandemic, writing personalized notes in books, sending a proper thank you to someone working from home, and signatures on text messages. For Awes…
 
Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show we take your questions on family members who want to visit, but don’t take COVID-19 precautions, the implications of whistling around others, wording baby shower invitations, introducing an old boyfriend. For Aweso…
 
This Thanksgiving season is, like most everything else in 2020, unusually challenging. The pandemic has intensified loss, grief and pain in so many ways. But during these difficult times, we’re are witnessing courage, survival and hope. In this episode, May sits down with someone who is the very symbol of surviving darkness with bravery and strengt…
 
On today’s show Dan and Lizzie have a big announcement and a special message at the end of the show, and of course take your questions on beauty comparisons between children, the dos and don'ts of any Thanksgiving meal, thanking someone for a job referral when you aren’t sure if they gave you one, and how to gracefully manage a virtual Thanksgiving…
 
Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show we take your questions on being the entertainment for your friends’ children, expressing your desire not to exchange gifts, the etiquette on saying you’re welcome and a followup question to the Christmas card conun…
 
After two days of feeling relieved that the election was over, the level of anxiety and conflict has shot up once again. President Donald Trump is refusing to concede to Joe Biden, who was declared the winner after surpassing the magic number of 270 electoral votes. Trump has filed lawsuits in several battleground states claiming voter fraud and ir…
 
Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show we take your questions on mentioning social media posts when you see someone in person, responding to generic emails, sending holiday cards at the end of a tumultuous year and how to thank a very generous friend. F…
 
There is no doubt that Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois is a hero, a trailblazer and woman of many firsts. First Thai American woman elected to Congress, first person born in Thailand elected to Congress, first woman with a disability elected to Congress, first female double amputee in the Senate, and first senator to give birth while in office.…
 
Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show we take your questions on hosting etiquette for those with long-term guests, addressing letters to a couple with a name that includes a suffix, finding a happy medium with the thermostat and writing a thank you for…
 
With just one week left before Election Day 2020, a record number of voters have already cast their ballots in what is being called the most consequential election of our time. Historically, Asian Americans have had some of the lowest voter turnout, which has been interpreted as apathy and disinterest. But as the fastest growing voting block in the…
 
Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show we take your questions on getting guests to use coasters, distracting smells from neighbors, guests who want to extend their stay, and where candelabras go on the table. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members you…
 
"The May Lee Show" continues to focus on the upcoming election, which, many say, is the most consequential election of a lifetime. In this episode, May speaks with Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu, one of the few Asian members of the House of Representatives and perhaps, the most vocal especially when it comes to criticizing President Trump. Rep. Li…
 
Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show we take your questions on sending messages over Slack, sending a follow up thank you note, name tag etiquette, and using girl...friend versus girlfriend. For Awesome Etiquette sustaining members your question is ab…
 
There are now exactly 3 weeks left before Election Day on November 3 so May wanted to dedicate this episode to what's at stake, what research is telling us and how Asian voters can make a very big difference IF and only if we vote! This election is, perhaps, the most consequential election in modern history and if you don't think it is, think about…
 
Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show we take your questions on fire etiquette, writing thank yous for boxes with several small gifts, junior and senior titles and asking for more information when you’re invited to a gathering during a pandemic. For Aw…
 
The world of hip-hop is often seen as dominated by urban, black men with very few women able to penetrate the inner sanctum. But one Korean-Canadian woman not only got inside, Sophia Chang broke down barriers and was completely and totally embraced by hip-hop. Her work in A&R and marketing with some of the biggest names in music including ODB, RZA,…
 
Growing up in the giant shadow of the world’s greatest martial artist has and continues to be a journey of discovery on multiple levels for Shannon Lee. As the daughter of Bruce Lee, she has had to process tragic loss at a very young age, fanatical fans of her father, the heartbreaking death of her older brother and her search to finding her own tr…
 
Welcome to Awesome Etiquette, where we explore modern etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. On today’s show we take your questions on Celebrating birthdays and christmas as a family, how to handle being univinted to a wedding, reflecting on the past, and are b list wedding guests really a thing? For Awesome Etiquette sus…
 
One of the many downsides of quarantining has been the restrictions on professional grooming. So many of us have not been able to get a hair cut, including May who started referring to herself as “Cousin It” from “The Adams Family”. But recently, one of the hottest celebrity stylists, Anh Co Tran, came to save the day. His jaw-dropping roster of cl…
 
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