What Manners Most With Mister Manners

7/28/2020

Baseball Meets Its Toughest Opponent

Season 1, Ep. 18
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.Subscribe now so you won't miss a single episode of "What Manners Most" as we return for Season 2 in September 2020.For more on Daina:Website: https://www.hungryfan.com/Newsletter: https://www.hungryfan.com/newsletter/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehungryfan/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHungryFan/Twitter: https://twitter.com/thehungryfanAlso Mentioned in this Episode"Let's Go, Mets Go" by Shelly Palmer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N4VIXM1RJkConan O'Brien and Andy Richter Talk Korean Baseball: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGbayaqG9u0Marble League: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoELkuqx8Ug"With No Fans and New Safety Protocols, Baseball in 2020 is Ultimate War of Words" by Bob Nightengale, USA Today: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2020/07/25/cubs-brewers-rivalry-trash-talk/5512272002/For more on Mister Manners, Thomas Farley, please visit www.mister-manners.com and follow the show @WhatMannersMost on Instagram and @MisterManners on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.Thanks so much to "What Manners Most" producer Martin Burgess. Follow Martin @MartinXBurgesson Instagram.Stay healthy, safe and mannerly, everyone, and see you in September for Season 2!
7/13/2020

Vacationing During a Pandemic

Season 1, Ep. 16
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 where in Europe you can still travel without restriction to which destinations Pauline recommends once the pandemic is safely in the rear-view mirror, this is an episode that will help get you on your way. And if a staycation is the only "trip" in your future for now, Pauline also recommends a slew of virtual excursions that may prove to be the next best thing to being there.For more on Pauline, visit here:Website: https://www.frommers.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrommersTravelGuidesInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/frommers/Twitter: https://twitter.com/frommersPodcasts: https://www.frommers.com/podcastAlso Mentioned in this EpisodeTWA ad: https://youtu.be/v6rZQdzQevsPan Am ad:https://youtu.be/bKqQgNZylLwNational Lampoon's Vacation: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085995/For more on Mister Manners, Thomas Farley, please visit www.mister-manners.com and follow him @MisterManners on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.Thanks so much to "What Manners Most" producer Martin Burgess. Follow Martin @MartinXBurgesson Instagram.Stay healthy, safe and mannerly, everyone!
7/7/2020

Wedding Planner Meets Wedding Crasher

Season 1, Ep. 15
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 of the special day that go wrong.And yet, a wedding program with a typo or a centerpiece with wilty flowers are child's play at a time when couples getting married are hanging on every bit of news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. It's a fair bet that planning a wedding has never been this challenging. There are so many unknowns in the mix that a day meant to be among the most joyous any of us ever experience has become a source of confusion and frustration. Tune in for the advice Mikie has been giving to his clients—all the while bearing in mind the inevitable etiquette issues associated with both postponing and not postponing.For more on Mikie, visit here:Website: https://www.michaelrussoevents.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelRussoEventsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikierusso/Also Mentioned in this EpisodeFather of the Bride (1950): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042451/Father of the Bride (1991): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101862/The Wedding Planner (2001): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209475/For more on Mister Manners, Thomas Farley, please visit www.mister-manners.com and follow him @MisterManners on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.Thanks so much to "What Manners Most" producer Martin Burgess. Follow Martin @MartinXBurgesson Instagram.Stay healthy, safe and mannerly, everyone!
6/29/2020

Could Comedy Be the Cure for COVID-19?

Season 1, Ep. 14
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 culture—presently without comedy clubs or studio audiences. What does the future hold for comedians--and for comedy in general, and how will laughter continue to carry us through these unsettling and unprecedented times?If you have questions of etiquette or suggestions for a future show topic please send them to info@whatmannersmost.com.For more information on all things modern-manners related, please follow Thomas on Instagram and Twitter@MisterMannersand on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/mistermannersFollow Tom Kelly Here:Website: https://thomasjkelly.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TomKellyShowYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TomKellyShowInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomkellyshow/Also Mentioned in this EpisodeDavid Letterman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_LettermanTom Kelly on The View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8XGv4TOrFUTom Kelly Meets Leonard Nimoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhCzWoBpOGgThanks so much to "What Manners Most" producer Martin Burgess. Follow Martin @MartinXBurgesson Instagram.Stay healthy, safe and mannerly, everyone!
6/16/2020

Teen Spirit at Its Best

Season 1, Ep. 12
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.Among those called to do more was high school class of 2020 graduate Jalen Thompson, a young man from O'Fallon, Missouri. Jalen and his friends watched the nationwide rallies with increasing interest before ultimately planning one of their own. Although community support was iffy at first, the numbers the gathering attracted surpassed all predictions. In a show of solidarity, the local police chief marched arm-in-arm with Jalen and his friends, photos of which were shown around the world.If ever you doubted the power of a small group of teenagers to use their smarts and energy for a higher purpose, this interview with Jalen proves it for certain.To view entire interview on YouTube, click here: https://youtu.be/GTIgqH3j764 To know more about Jalen Thompson, please follow him here:Twitter: https://twitter.com/jalen_is_meFor more information on all things modern-manners related, please follow Thomas on Instagram and Twitter@MisterMannersand on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/mistermannersThanks so much to "What Manners Most" producer Martin Burgess. Follow Martin @MartinXBurgesson Instagram.Stay healthy, safe and mannerly, everyone!
6/1/2020

Will We Ever Go Back to the Movies?

Season 1, Ep. 10
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 their doors begin to open again; and which films are on Jeanne's must-see list when they do.You'll love her insights—and her sense of humor—as she reflects on all with her characteristic keen insights and upbeat attitude. Not to be missed: Her impression of actress Joan Collins as the pandemic was setting in over Los Angeles.Have a listen, let us know what you think, and if you have questions for Mister Manners to address, please send them to info@whatmannersmost.com.For more information on all things modern-manners related, please follow Thomas on Instagram and Twitter@MisterMannersand on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/mistermannersThanks so much "What Manners Most" producer Martin Burgess. Follow Martin @MartinXBurgesson Instagram.Stay healthy, safe and mannerly, everyone!For more on Jeanne, visit:Jeanne Wolf's Hollywoodhttps://www.jeannewolfshollywood.com/Jeanne Wolf on YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5JdPF7JkNwl8DboJa5HaLwJeanne Wolf on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/jeannewolf