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Join husband Travis McElroy and wife Teresa McElroy every Friday and they'll improve your etiquette week by week! Perplexed by thank you notes? Baffled by black tie? Dismayed by dinner parties? Worry no more, Shmanners has your answers! Tune in every Friday on MaximumFun.org!

Holiday Decorations

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Holiday season is in full swing and you know what that means: HOLIDAY DECORATIONS! How much is too much for the office? How soon is too soon to put them up? What if you don't celebrate Christmas? How did certain decorations become traditions? All that, plus answers to even more of your questions! We also create a brand new beloved holiday character that everyone can enjoy! Enjoy and please be sure to tell a friend!

Public Displays of Affection

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Hello Internet! This week is all about PUBLIC DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION! When, where and what is appropriate? Is it ok in front of your family? All these answers and more! Plus, hear us rant about platonic male affection! What fun!

Fondue (LIVE!)

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Hello Internet! This one is all about FONDUE! An added bonus, it was recorded live in Nashville! We sure hope you enjoy!

Trick Or Treat

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Hello Internet! Welcome to our Halloween special! This time is all about TRICK OR TREAT! Can one give out non-candy? (P.S. Check out "teal pumpkin project") How much candy should you give out? What if you don't want to give out candy? How did the tradition get started? All these questions are answered AND MORE! Enjoy and be sure to share with a friend!

Socks, Stockings and Tights

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This week is all about SOCKS, STOCKINGS AND TIGHTS (also Leggings, Hose, etc.) and you may be wondering, "what's the difference"? Well, listen and find out! Plus, find out why we started wearing them! We also talk a lot about "fun socks"! Join us! Enjoy us and tell a friend!

Wedding Anniversaries

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It's time for another very special episode! Not only is this episode about WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES, it actually IS Travis and Teresa's wedding anniversary! At least, it was on Friday! So join as we discuss the historical and modern ideas for anniversary presents and why they are what they are. Plus, answers to your questions! Enjoy and be sure to share!

Dolley Madison

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Hello Internet! You've joined us once again for another very special biography! This time, the first(maybe?) First Lady DOLLEY MADISON! Did she save a bunch of important documents and portraits? Probably! Did she help shape the office of First Lady? Definitely! Find our more and if you enjoy it, please tell a friend!

Housewarming

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Hello Internet and welcome to our home! Well, our podcast really, but we try to make it very home-y! This episode is all about HOUSEWARMING! How did the tradition get started? Are presents expected? What kind of presents are appropriate? Do you throw them for yourselves? Answers to all these and even more of your questions! Enjoy and be sure to share!

Weddings: Eloping

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Hello Internet! So, what is ELOPING? If you're like us, you think you know! In reality it's kind of hard to define and we try really hard to! We also discuss why someone might elope and how families might react. Plus, find out about popular elopement destinations and some famous elopement stories. All that and answers to your questions! Enjoy and please remember to share!

Swear Words

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Hello Internet! Good bleeping afternoon you beautiful bleepers! Are you ready for a bleeping good episode? This one is all about SWEAR WORDS! Where do these words come from? Why are they taboo? What do you do if you say one in front of kids? Are they ever ok to say? Answers to all these questions and more! Enjoy and be sure to share!