What Manners Most With Mister Manners

What Manners Most With Mister Manners

As the globe grapples with the Coronavirus pandemic, join Mister Manners in conversation with the inspiring individuals and thought leaders helping our guide us through this very abnormal "new normal." A renowned chef bringing meals to healthcare workers on the front lines. A relationship expert providing tips for keeping family bonds from fraying during quarantine. An inventor selflessly creating protective gear for those who need it most. A New York luminary bringing the performances of Broadway's biggest names into homes across the planet. These are just a few of the talented individuals you will meet when you listen to the What Manners Most podcast. Take a break from the 24-7 news cycle and the endless stream of grim news and be a part of a journey to rediscover What Manners Most. By preserving civility at this time, we are literally preserving civilization. ABOUT MISTER MANNERS Mister Manners, Thomas P. Farley, is a regular and popular guest in the national media, most notably, the NBC Today show; Rachael Ray; and Dr. Oz, where he fields questions on matters of modern-day etiquette—subjects from avoiding awkward hugs to what not to wear at a company beach outing. Please subscribe and enjoy, and if you have topics you'd like us to cover in upcoming episodes, please let Thomas know. You'll find him @MisterManners on Twitter and Instagram and at www.facebook.com/mistermanners. For more, visit his website, www.mister-manners.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.... Show More

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July 27, 2020 19 min

In the final episode of Season 1, we discuss how professional baseball and basketball are making their long-awaited returns—albeit to empty stadiums and arenas. For insights, Mister Manners speaks with sports aficionado Daina Falk (also known as "The Hungry Fan") about what pro ball will look like in this new normal as well as the role competitive sports plays in nurturing the national psyche.


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July 20, 2020 19 min
One of the many repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic has been the drastic financial impact it's had on millions of Americans and billions of others around the globe. What lessons will we learn from a worldwide lockdown that led us to the economic brink? How will we be smarter and shrewder about our finances and careers going forward?
For answers to that, Thomas turns to his friend Farnoosh Torabi, author, podcaster and comm...
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July 13, 2020 25 min

Have you decided where you'll be going on vacation this summer? Will you be going anywhere at all? For the latest advice on how Americans are choosing (and not choosing) to spend their holiday, we turned to Pauline Frommer, of the famed Frommer travel family and publisher of the highly respected Frommer's travel guides.


From which airlines to fly on (and which ones to avoid) to what's happening with cruises, and from whe...

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In conversation with New York-based wedding planner Mikie Russo, a man who has overseen wedding soirées for celebrities including NSYNC member Joey Fatone; Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers; and Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec, Mister Manners explores the fascinating world of coordinating nuptials.


Hear Mikie's thoughts on how to make couples and their families happy, along with his strategy for handling the inevitable facets o...

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There has not been an awful lot to laugh about these past few months, and yet, where would we be without the occasional moments of levity about the predicaments of pandemic?


In this episode of the "What Manners Most" podcast, Thomas interviews standup comic and audience warmup man Tom Kelly. A comedian who cut his teeth on shows such as The View and Good Morning America, Kelly reflects on the outlook for a career—and a cultu...

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June 22, 2020 30 min

Summer 2020 has arrived. Are we ready yet?


In this episode of the "What Manners Most" podcast, Thomas and his producer, Martin, discuss New York City entering Phase 2 of pandemic response—just in time for the new season. They also suggest contenders for the song of the season and Thomas takes reader questions on summer etiquette topics, from what to give as a graduation gift to how to handle the invites to a virtual shower.


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June 15, 2020 36 min

As society reeled during the days and weeks after the horrific killing of George Floyd, residents of cities and towns everywhere came together in solidarity. After months of staying off the streets due to the pandemic, the citizenry headed out to the streets--for a breath of fresh air, yes, but also seeking a fresh start. Seeking change. Seeking something better than the current normal.


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June 8, 2020 21 min

Will our favorite eateries stage a post-lockdown comeback? Will restaurant dining ever look and feel the same? For answers to these questions along with essential historical perspective, Thomas checks in with longtime Esquire magazine contributor and food journalist John Mariani. Providing essential historical perspective, including details on the birth of restaurants as we know them today, John takes listeners on a journey through...

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In this episode of What Manners Most, Thomas speaks with longtime Hollywood entertainment reporter Jeanne Wolf. The two discuss the employment outlook for the innumerable men and women who work behind the scenes in the film industry; which celebrities have risen to the challenge of helping their community; the role of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson in helping calm some fears about the coronavirus; what theater-going will look like as th...

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May 25, 2020 21 min

In this episode of What Manners Most, Thomas weighs in on the case of the Dominos pizza delivery person who was fired for complaining about not being tipped. In conversation with his producer Martin Burgess, the two weigh the balance between politeness and self-preservation. (To watch Thomas's interview on Inside Edition on this topic, please see here: https://www.insideedition.com/media/videos/instacart-shopper-says-she-was-st...

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When 80s rock icons The Police sang "Don't Stand So Close To Me," they weren't speaking about food shopping in the age of social distancing--but they may as well have been. In the past few weeks, as the nation simultaneously seeks to comply with shelter in place while planning a return to normalcy, etiquette and politeness are being put to the ultimate test.


In this episode, we take your questions on scenarios that a...

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With more and more of us spending our days staring down a webcam on our laptops or on our phones, a great divide is coming into view: those who understand how to look their best on a video call and those who do not. Although this may seem a trivial matter, given that we make lasting impressions within the first seven seconds of a meeting, it's essential that we bring our best selves to virtual interactions. From the lighting yo...

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May 4, 2020 25 min

In conversation with Yale University professor Frank Snowden, Mister Manners explores the fascinating details of past epidemics and how various societies handled them. Particularly during the Bubonic plague of the Middle Ages and the Spanish flu of the early 20th century, how did our culture change following each pandemic? Using the past as a guide, what lasting cultural differences can we anticipate after the scourge of COVID-19 b...

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April 27, 2020 23 min

As citizens of the world sit out life in various stages of quarantine, many of us are missing birthdays, anniversaries, proms, bar mitzvahs and more. We're also prevented from paying our respects to anyone in our lives who passes away. And yet, in such unsettling times, we are adapting, coming up with new ways to mark milestones...helped in large part by technology, but also through sheer force of will and resourcefulness.


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April 20, 2020 22 min

As the musical theater and world of performance reeled—along with the rest of us—with cancelled shows and shuttered theaters, song and dance man Jim Caruso pondered what was next for his beloved Broadway community. Along with a twenty-year-old producer, he quickly sprang into action, taking his weekly Cast Party nights, held at legendary jazz club Birdland, and brought them live and online.


Tune in and hear how Jim found new meaning...

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April 14, 2020 17 min

For those who have ever wondered "what can one person do?" this conversation is guaranteed to inspire--and to warm the heart as well. You'll meet Teresa Pepe, a New York woman who has put her business on hold to design and deliver life-saving personal protective equipment to front-line healthcare workers throughout the hard-hit New York metropolitan area. Now her innovative design is being downloaded and replicated arou...

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April 6, 2020 22 min

In an exclusive interview with John Doherty, longtime executive chef of the Waldorf Astoria and presently chef and owner of Blackbarn restaurant in Manhattan, you'll hear about how he and others like him are bringing hospitality to the front lines of the fights against Corona and the fight against hunger. You'll also learn John's thoughts on how to use the quarantine as an opportunity to teach young children the lessons...

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March 30, 2020 29 min

As cities and countries around the world settle into the realm of a "new normal" that includes working from home, schooling from home and in general seeing a whole lot more of our immediate families than most of us are accustomed to, Mister Manners, Thomas Farley, interviews relationship expert Andrea Syrtash.


Among the issues they explore in this episode include how to keep the peace at home--and how to keep the romance ali...

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March 4, 2020 1 min

Welcome to the "What Manners Most" podcast. We hope you'll subscribe and follow us on social media, too.


Looking forward to having you along for the journey to finding a path to greater civility in our era.


Thomas

@MisterManners


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