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Etiquette, manners, and beyond! Join Emmy® Award-winning journalist Nick Leighton and acclaimed comedian 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 follow! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.)
 
Don’t Give Up Your Day Job is a podcast series from kiwi musicians Bobby Kennedy and Danny McCrum.The idea of this podcast is to give people an insight into the real workings of the careers of creative professionals. The fact is creative professionals are fascinating characters who have had to work very hard and overcome many personal and professional obstacles. They are dedicated, multi-talented people who make great sacrifices and take great risks and we think this is worth celebrating.So ...
 
This is a story about life. This is a story about light. This is a story of how some men are the product of their lives, and some are the prisoners of the choices they have made. This is a story about sin. Joseph Leighton is on the cusp of adulthood, his university days stretching before him with the luxury of rose-tinted foresight. David Leighton is Joseph's father, a grumpy, vicious sour man. Or is he a snake-hipped guitar god, with a shot at the big time? John Leighton is Joseph's grandfa ...
 
The World Is Listening To DAVE RABBIT Are You? ”Dave Rabbit”, the “Godfather Of Pirate Radio”, welcomes you to "The Rabbit Zone". So Fasten Your Seat Belts, bring your seats and tray tables to their Fully Upright Position, then bend over and Kiss Your Ass Goodbye, because the “Dave Rabbit” & “Radio First Termer” Pirate Radio Experience is an Extremely Dangerous & Bumpy Ride! Everything Here Is FREE To Enjoy & Share! DAVE RABBIT LOVES JESSICA RABBIT Military EntertainmentNetwork In 2006, Dave ...
 
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Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle eating bananas properly, getting that last sip of a drink with a straw, spraying colognes on buses, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.) Have a question for us? Call or text (267) CALL-RBW or visit ask.wyrbw.com EP…
 
Beatbox champion Steven Crooks only discovered beatboxing a few years ago and ever since his life has drastically changed. Finding purpose, identity and clarity through his craft, Steven quickly became the national champion and is now a co-organiser of the Beatbox Championships. On this episode we talk about Stevens life, the positive impact beatbo…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about commandeering televisions, RSVPing to Facebook events, returning shopping carts, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.) QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: What should I do about guests who …
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle giving business cards in Japan, behaving in locker rooms, ignoring ventriloquists, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.) Have a question for us? Call or text (267) CALL-RBW or visit ask.wyrbw.com EPISODE CONTENTS AM…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about interrupting people who won't stop talking, proposing to bridesmaids, criticizing soups, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.) QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: When is it OK to interrupt…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle reusing napkins, attending movie premiers, hanging up on people, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.) EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Napkin rings A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Going to a movie premier QUESTIONS FROM THE…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about building fences, following-up on gifts, running out of hot water, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.) QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: What do I do about my neighbor who won't stop tal…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle attending polo matches, inquiring about missing invitations, receiving outrageous emails, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.) EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Polo A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Beach etiquette QUESTIONS …
 
Actor, writer and director Tim Balme has had a full and varied career. His work has included Braindead, Shortland Street, Outrageous Fortune, Mercy Peak, The Almighty Johnsons and his current project The Brokenwood Mysteries. We chatted about how Tim got his start in acting, working with Peter Jackson, how he approaches his craft and his experience…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about commandeering gym saunas, demanding money from grandchildren, dressing like identical twins, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.) QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it rude for someone…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle eating Peking Duck, borrowing DVDs without returning them, flaunting office ice cube rules, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.) EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Peking Duck (Běijīng Kǎoyā - 北京烤鸭) A QUESTION OF ETIQU…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about eating Pop-Tarts, boarding airplanes, returning overdue library books, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.) QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: What is the correct way to eat Pop-Tarts? Ho…
 
Cassandra is a director, playwright and performer, and the artistic director of the Wellington-based Red Scare Theatre Company. She recently directed Single Asian Female and her previous work includes Bloodlines (2014), Long Ago, Long Ago (2015), Ordinary Days (2016), Yellow Face (2017), M'Lady (2017), A New Brain (2017), The Bone Thief (2018), Gut…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle flying the flag at half-staff on Memorial Day, being the perfect house sitter, using the free return address stickers from charities, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.) EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Flying the f…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about inviting yourself to other people's vacations, handling unwanted art, wearing white to weddings, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.) QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it rude for my …
 
Legendary New Zealand drummer Frank Gibson Jnr. has had an astonishing career and has deservedly earned the upmost respect from his peers. He’s worked with a long list of artists including Shona Lang, Diana Krall, Joe Henderson, Leo Sayer, John Scofield, Dusty Springfield, The Temptations and Glen Campbell. He’s dedicated, grounded and an all-round…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle vacuuming on Sundays in Germany, turning friends into third wheels without warning, including gift receipts with presents, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.) EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Sundays in Germany A QU…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about adding ice cubes to wine, wiping down equipment at the gym, shouting at employees in supermarkets, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.) QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it OK to ask …
 
Mike Chunn needs no introduction. He played in Split Enz and Citizen Band, he was the director for APRA NZ, he founded and still runs Play It Strange, he's been a loud voice for many important subjects including mental health and the need for music to be given a higher priority in New Zealand culture. This was an exhilarating chat. There was laught…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle being late for surprise parties, sending provocative selfies, lighting candles, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.) EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Blackening candle wicks A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Using Uber and Ly…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about spending three months' salary on engagement rings, eating lunches during Zoom meetings, snapping at waiters to get their attention, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.) QUESTIONS FROM…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle asking people if they've had Botox, reaching for the right glassware at dinner parties, stealing packages from mailboxes, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.) EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Which water glass is you…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this bonus episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about strip mining Tarte Tatins, paying "whatever you think is fair," eating quail with your hands, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.) QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: What is rude about my…
 
Joe & Danny get drunk. Joe Walsh is constantly touring with Jordan Luck Band and his own band Ekko Park. Almost two years ago Joe was sitting on a completed Ekko Park album (Horizon) that hadn't yet been released. In the lead up Joe suggested we record an episode with a focus on the lyrics and back story to the album and in true Irish style, we met…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle eating Kit Kat bars, wearing perfumes and colognes, forcing guests to use cake forks, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we had your address.) EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Asparagus A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Wearing perfumes and colo…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: How do I tell my son's piano school they need to clean up? How do I avoid sending the Zillow link of my new home to friends? Is it rude to leave leftovers for a friend since they'll have to wash the dish before returning it? How do we get rid of a new club member whom we dislike? What should I do about a misdirected t…
 
Our guest is Alex Leighton, one of the creators and directors of New Zealand's premiere 2D animation studio Mukpuddy. We spoke to Alex and his business partner Ryan Cooper a few years ago about their then new show Barefoot Bandits and now Alex returns to talk about their brand new show 'The Adventures Of Tumeke Space' which has just launched on TVN…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Phở A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Seeing celebrities in public QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: What should I do about a friend who is profiting off of her friends? Is it rude for my mother to do laundry in our house without permission? Is there a polite way to tell someone to wear a bra? VENT OR REPENT: Too many pastries, A…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: What do I do about a friend who stayed in my apartment without my permission? How to I handle my neighbor who thinks I'm being too loud in my hot tub? Do I have to send a thank you note for an unwanted "gift"? What is the proper etiquette for sending a gift when someone does pro bono work for you? PSA: Please don't us…
 
Episode #112 is now available! Our guest is Barnaby Weir. Barnaby leads two of New Zealand’s most popular bands (The Black Seeds and Fly My Pretties) and we had a great chat about life/work balance, his childhood, his creative process and the rise of The Black Seeds and the Wellington Reggae / Dub scene. Barnaby is a kind and thoughtful guy and thi…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Otohime (音姫) A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Skiing QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it OK to be using a treadmill desk while on a video call? My boss is making me feel bad for eating sushi and not sharing...what should I do? Why are people thanking me when calling balls "in" during a tennis game? VENT OR REPENT: Filling ou…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it rude to leave a note on a dishwasher about how to load it? What do I say to people who ask why I'm vegetarian? Is it rude to scream your head off out of a limousine sunroof? Should you say something if a friend was undercharged when making a purchase? How long do I have to keep friends' photos? Vent: Things our …
 
In the 1990s Christchurch based drummer Jason Peters and his band Pumpkinhead became a popular touring act with a loyal following and more than their fair share of Rock n Roll stories. In more recent times Jason has been making music with Hunt The Witch and Kong Fooey and recently organised a series of tribute shows for the late, great Aaron Tokona…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: King Cake A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Using other people's trashcans when cleaning up after your dog QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it OK to be on speakerphone in bathroom? Should you break down your cardboard boxes when you live in an apartment building? Is it OK to hijack a friend's weekend getaway plans? VENT OR RE…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: What's the proper way to eat spaghetti? What should I do about coworkers who said rude things during a video conference? What's a polite way to tell someone they don't make enough food for their dinner parties? How should I ask someone whether or not they received my gift? How can I stop my neighbor from making unwant…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: What to say in a French elevator A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: What to bring to a dinner party QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: How to respond when someone says, "must be nice"? In a walk-up building, can you buzz people in or do you have to personally greet them at the building's front door? VENT OR REPENT: A not-important …
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it rude to invite people to a party when you're not the host? Is it rude to wear sequins during the day? Is commenting on appearance still rude if you're intending to flirt? What do I do about a coworker who says mean things and then says "just joking"? How do I properly thank good samaritans who helped me get back…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Drinking cappuccinos in Italy after 11am A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Reacting to news a friend is pregnant QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Where should couples sit in a car? What do I do about my overly friendly roommate? Was it rude for one of my guests to invite more people to my dinner party without asking? VENT OR REP…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it rude to make a life announcement about yourself at someone else's party? In Sydney, how does one signify they're done with their meal if eating with chopsticks? How should I let my sister-in-law know that I've just made a contribution to their child's 529 Savings Account? Should you tip if you're bartering servi…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: How to eat caviar A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: Etiquette in the future QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Should you have your camera on during Zoom meetings? How do I tell my friend I don't want to hang out at my house? How do I stop a colleague from using two periods to end sentences? VENT OR REPENT: A crosswalk altercation…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: What do you do if you don't want to see someone's ultrasound photos? How do you stop people from wanting to share too many YouTube videos with you? What greeting is best for company-wide emails? At an AirBNB, is it rude to ask guests to clean up in addition to charging a substantial cleaning fee? Is it rude to share y…
 
Our 2020 Christmas Special is out now with special guest Molly Devine. Molly is a singer, songwriter and music professional from Dunedin who impressed us with her interesting and very musical style of pop music and her pragmatic approach to her career. We had a great chat about her background and her relationship with music. Be sure to look her up!…
 
EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Flying on a private plane with a VIP person from the government A QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: How to disagree QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: What should I do about my neighbor's leaves? Was my massage therapist wrong for scolding me? What should I do with dirty sheets when a houseguest? VENT OR REPENT: Gum at a business di…
 
QUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it rude for guests to nap in the living room? How do I navigate my office's holiday gift giving culture? Is it rude to write personal messages in some holiday cards but not others? Should the toilet seat lid be left up or down after use? Should you remove price tags from gifts? More on the French cheese course THIN…
 
Guitarist Kara Gordon who now goes by the stage name Jimi Kara, regularly performs around the country and never seems to slow down. He's opened for Slash, Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, George Clinton, toured New Zealand, Australia and the UK with Alabama 3, performed many times with Fly My Pretties and has recently been a part of the tribute shows for…
 
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…
 
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