Mondays at 5:00PM EST
How to Behave is a fun, freewheeling and irreverent conversation about all aspects of our behavior and its effects on the people around us. Topics will range from simple matters of etiquette, like which fork to use at a fancy dinner or when and how to tip, to bigger social issues like how to handle racial conflict in the workplace or how to break up with someone. There will be expert guests like etiquette professionals or psychologists as well as working professionals such as waiters, flight attendants and customer service reps to tell stories of behavior, bad and good. While the topics will be serious, the tone will be light-hearted, cutting edge and, most of all, funny.
Brian Keyser’s experience in food service and hospitality ranges from selling Chipwich ice cream sandwiches from a cart on the beach in San Diego to Owning Casellula Cheese & Wine Cafe in New York City. In between he has worked as a server and manager at some of the best restaurants in New York including Union Square Café, The Modern, Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Chanterelle. Previously, Brian worked in film and video production, managing multi-million dollar projects for companies such as Iwerks Entertainment and Walt Disney Feature Animation. He also co-wrote and directed the comedy "Sin-Agog" for the 2002 New York International Fringe Festival.
How to Behave - Episode 18 - The Strictly Platonic Show
Have you ever needed a companion to a dinner, symphony, or movie, but aren't looking for a date?
Try the 'strictly platonic' section on craigslist! This week on How to Behave, Brian Keyser calls in from Montreal to talk about meeting a friend on craigslist to accompany him to a recent 'Outstanding in the Field' dinner. Today, Brian chats with co-host Hannah Howard, craigslist-frequenter Matt Mirapaul, and Brian's new friend- Meg Bedard! Find out how Matt has made several friends via craigslist when he's in a pinch for a partner for a cultural event. Hear why Meg responded to Brian's listing, and the risks and concerns that many people have with meeting on the Internet. This program has been sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery. Thanks to Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord for the theme music.
"The web enables connections that might not otherwise be made. This event proves that nice people can meet through a few lines of text on a webpage." [24:00]
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