Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning on 2014

December 19, 2014

(I asked the Infinite Guest hosts a few questions about 2014.  They answered.  Here are Awesome Etiquette‘s Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning.)

Lizzie:

  • Do you have one positive thing to say about 2014?  If so, what is it?

It was the year we started our podcast Awesome Etiquette. No joke, my 2014 positive thing is our podcast. It was a strange, twisted year and launching this podcast and reading the reactions of our listeners who write in, that is my positive thing from 2014.

  • Is there an episode of your podcast from 2014 that you would point to and say, “Here’s what the show is about” to a new listener?

Our first episode where we talk about Consideration, Respect and Honesty as the principles behind Emily Post Etiquette, that would be the “what our show is about” because from those three principles we develop our advice for any of the questions that anyone could ever ask us.

  •  Recommend one thing from this year.  Can be a song, a movie, a restaurant, a book, another podcast, etc.

Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1.

Daniel:

  • Do you have one positive thing to say about 2014?  If so, what is it?

There is always so much good stuff going on it is hard to pick just one thing. I got engaged to a wonderful woman and that has to top the list. Also, as cheese-ball as it may sound, launching a podcast with my cousin Lizzie and some really creative producers has been, well, awesome! I have wanted to host a Q&A format show for years and it is happening. I count my lucky stars.

  • Is there an episode of your podcast from 2014 that you would point to and say, “Here’s what the show is about” to a new listener?

In the intro to our very first episode, Lizzie and I talk about our process for solving etiquette questions. It is the same framework that we teach our etiquette trainers and that we use ourselves to make choices when we write books. and in that first episode we pull back the curtain and invite listeners to join us in the fun. I think it was a great way to launch the show.

  • Recommend one thing from this year.  Can be a song, a movie, a restaurant, a book, another podcast, etc.

This is the year The New England Patriots got their defense back.