Awkward social dilemmas — specifically, those that can be listed under the letters A through L — dominate this week’s Improbable Research podcast.
- Awkward Social Dilemmas — Etiquette, by Emily Post, 1922. [BONUS: Podcast listener C.J. Crittenden wrote in, alerting us to this 1933 Emily Post column about one of the items mentioned in the podcast: the “Jack Horner shelf of welcome”.]
The mysterious John Schedler or the shadowy Bruce Petschek perhaps did the sound engineering this week.
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