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Verbal ticks can make even the smartest person sound inarticulate..just ask Caroline Kennedy. In this episode, Rob talks with Jana Barnhill, the International President of Toastmasters International, a club which helps members become practice becoming more effective speakers and communicators. Rob shares his findings with NPR’s Andrea Seabrook

Rob talks with NPR’s Carl Kasell about how to leave a good voicemail message for both incoming calls and outgoing greetings. Rob also gets tips from his old boss, former Tell Me More Executive Producer Marie Nelson. She says the best messages are short and get to the point quickly.

For most guys sitting through a chick flick is a test of both mental and physical endurance. In this episode of WWRD, Rob interviews Howard Deutch, director of “My Best Friend’s Girl”, to figure out the line between chick flick and fun romantic comedy. Rob discusses his findings with NPR’s Felix Contreas.

Everyday we catch people doing gross, disgusting acts like picking their nose, eating with their mouth open, or sneezing all over the place. In this episide, Rob discusses with NPR’s Ari Shapiro how to react when someone committs one of these crimes of civility. He also gets a tip from old pal Alex Auritt, a [...]

Rob discusses his techniques for remembering birthdays with NPR’s David Kestenbaum. He also gets tips on how to pick out the best birthday card from card writer and cartoonist Sandra Boynton.

Clogging up the the toilet can often be messy business, clogging it up at a friend’s house is most certainly mortifying business. In this episode Rob talks with NPR’s Paul Brown about how to get out of this scenario with tips from Bob McHone, owner of Crown Plumbing and Heating in Frederick, Maryland.

As any comedian will tell you, being funny ain’t easy… and it gets tougher when your joke bombs. Rob talks about overcoming this problem with stand-up comedians Randy and Jason Sklar. He then shared that knowledge with NPR’s Andrea Seabrook.

Maintaining relationships online can be pretty tricky without the usual verbal and visual guidance that other forms of commnunication have. In this episode, Rob talks with NPR’s John Ydstie about ways to overcome these challenges. Rob also gets some good tips from Joel Johnson, the editor of the Gadgets section of

For some being naked in public is their greatest fear but for others it’s their greatest source of pleasure. In this episode of WWRD Rob talks with NPR’s Mike Pesca about how to enjoy yourself at a nude resort. Rob also hears some tips from Erich E. Schuttauf, the Executive Director for the American Association [...]

Sometimes a simple greeting is the hardest thing to do. Do you wave? Do you hug? What about a kiss? In this episode of What Would Rob Do?, Rob and NPR’s David Kestenbaum tackle these baffling question of how to properly greet someone. Rob also hears some expert tips from Leslie Alderman, deputy editor of [...]