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Memorable class clowns in high school. Revolutionary LGBT marketing and advertising executives. Tim Bennett and John Nash, co-hosts of The Focus Group, invites you to share in a friendship spanning 30 plus years, while serving up the savvy side of nine to five. Drawing on their combined corporate and entrepreneurial experience, the conversation ranges from the professional to the personal, and everything in between. Together Tim and John bring to life the show’s motto of Listen, Laugh and Learn with entertaining banter, unique voices and smart content. The marketing and advertising duo turned radio personalities are best known for creating Subaru of America’s award-winning 15-year advertising effort to the LGBT consumer. Their efforts forever changed the way corporate leaders viewed the LGBT market, and ultimately, gay Americans. The Focus Group is a weekly live-to-tape program dedicated to business, career, the consumer culture, and marketing from an LGBT point of view. Popular segments such as Shop Talk, What Caught My Eye, and long form guest interviews will are an important part of the program. The Focus Group with Tim Bennett and John Nash: We’re all business. Except when we’re not.

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    TFG Unbuttoned: A dollar means a dollar

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 21:44

    The retail discount chain, Dollar Tree, is getting plenty of push-back from their customers for increasing prices to $1.25. It appears the “event” and supply chain shortages are affecting every aspect of our economy. Squirrels spoiled holiday lights this past season in St. Paul, MN. Apparently, the coating for the twinkle lights in Mears Park had a corn sugar coating that the critters loved to eat. Finally, researchers have found a compound in the growing cycle of cannabis that may curtail or protect us against the Covid virus. Stay tuned and don't start smoking-up yet as research is in the very early stages.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Frigorific Alienism

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 46:58

    Shop Talk reveals nine words that have been removed from some dictionaries in 202. Also, we explore North Korea's fascination with triplets. The Amazing Kreskin is our Business Birthday as he celebrates his 87th today. Caught My Eye solves the rat and rodent problem in NYC—yum…Oreos. Finally, Elvira loses 11K “horny old men” and then shortly gains 60K new followers after coming out in September 2021. Thanks to our Fort Worth listener for the Oreo cookies and Key Lime Kit Kat! Taste test coming soon. We're all business. Except when we're not.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    TFG Unbuttoned: Analysis paralysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 22:10

    The State of Ohio takes 15 months to get the design of their new aviation inspired license plate just right but produced over 35,000 of the new plates before someone realized that the Wright Brothers plane was backwards. Pabst Blue Ribbon beer has a rogue employee who sent out crude tweets regarding Dry January. John thinks this was a stunt and not an accident. Our final story involves a runaway barge in Vancouver, BC. Tim thinks his friend Kate may have found the secret to orange ice cream. John will try it on his trip to Rehoboth Beach and give his review later this month.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Four word rule for the classroom

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 47:34

    Shop Talk looks at a respected MIT Professor's rules of engagement for the classroom. See if you agree with his 4 simple words. King Camp Gillette, born January 5, 1855, is our Business Birthday. As an innovator in the field of grooming, Gillette is credited with bringing the disposable safety razor to the masses. Caught My Eye looks at how CNN was duped on New Year's Eve with fake names across the onscreen scroll. They never picked up on tweets from Ben Dover or Dixie Normus among others. Also, a man lifts his sleeping ex-girlfriend's eyelids to unlock her phone, stealing $24,000. The Dear Leader Kim Jong Un is losing weight for his country and state media asks the people not to despair at his appearance.We're all business. Except when we're notApple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    TFG Unbuttoned: Alexa Unplugged

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 22:49

    European Bank Santander accidentally deposits $176 million into people's accounts on Christmas Day—are now in the process of trying to retrieve it. Peloton took a huge stock hit in the last quarter of 2021. Remember the #BowFlex and #NordicTrack? If you own this stock, it is smart to get in and out before the fad wears off. Finally, Alexa may have aged faster with consumers than Amazon expected. Despite people unplugging the device they are finding people who do engage, use it for nothing more than turning on lights, setting a timer, playing music, and checking the weather on occasion. Get a Clapper!Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Most Popular Christmas Cookies in Each State

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 49:35

    Shop Talk looks at a McDonald's exec who is losing $105 million in severance due to an overactive libido. Also, the worker shortage is not because of what many may think. Austin Norman Palmer, born December 22, in 1857 is our Business Birthday. As an innovator in the field of penmanship whose development and widespread distribution of the Palmer Method of handwriting had a great influence on the handwriting of the American education systems. Caught My Eye looks at a teacher who sent out a syllabus that had it been read would have yielded one student some cash. Also, Google released the most popular Christmas Cookie searches in each State.We're all business. Except when we're not.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    TFG Unbuttoned: Gingerbread, a kiss, and tobacco. Merry Christmas!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 22:42

    Colorado Crazy Congressperson, Lauren Boebert, is all exercised over a bakery selling Gingerbread Person cookies. The Million Mom's Org—which is really a couple of middle-aged white lady Christian whiners down South looking for alleged sin—is furious with retailer Sephora for their Holiday commercial that shows two men exchanging a gift and a kiss. We suppose it helps raise money as the boycott specialists find yet another thing to be outraged about. Finally, New Zealand plans to ban all tobacco products by 2025.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    LEGO Surprise and Delight

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 49:52

    Shop Talk highlights a smart customer service rep at LEGO who executed a “surprise and delight” tactic that did not cost the company anything, but garnered loyalty for life. Alan Freed, born December 15, in 1921 is our Business Birthday. He became internationally known for promoting African-American rhythm and blues music on the radio in the United States and Europe under the name of rock and roll. Caught My Eye looks at a man who slipped and ended up with a mortar shell in his rectum due to the fall and a Swiss assisted suicide pod. We're all business. Except when we're not.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    TFG Unbuttoned: Texas Selectively Bans LGBTQ Books

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 26:17

    Texas and its conservative lawmakers continue to be the decider when it comes to what books should and should not be read in schools and libraries. But first, Tokyo plans to enact same-sex partnership benefits and other LGBTQ rights as Japan tries to catch-up with the rest of the G7 regarding Human Rights. Poland, however, takes a step backwards as a recent poll shows that recent government actions have left many LGBTQ people depressed and unsure about their place in Polish society as the country continues to be controlled by a conservative anti-gay leader.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Delayed Retirement Has More Than Just a Financial Reward

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 47:50

    Shop Talk covers an article and study that believes holding off retirement until your early 70's can have far more than a financial benefit. Caught My Eye Introduces you to Penny the Fox of Ocean City, MD who has a shoe fetish. Also, an unopened Star Wars figure of Princess Leia sells for $12k. William Crapo Durant born December 8th, 1861, co-founder of GM and Frigidaire is our Business Birthday. We're all business. Except when we're not. Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    TFG Unbuttoned: There she blows

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 24:43

    A Whistleblower, BJ, and Preacher make an appearance on this week's podcast. First, a former employee—we think—turned in Hyundai for lapse safety reporting around engine issues. The US Government awarded said employee $24 million. Then, big banks continue going after sex workers by closing off financial services to 2 adult sites this past week. Finally, Preacher Joel Osteen's plumber finds $600K in stolen cash and checks in the church bathroom.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Coffee Table by Caligula

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 51:06

    Shop Talk looks at four business books recommended by a former Starbucks exec. Caught My Eye warns you against wearing a leather coat in North Korea so as not to offend the Highest Dignity, Kim Jong-Un. Also, a woman must relinquish her coffee table of 50 years—a stolen Roman mosaic from the reign of Caligula. Robert W. Welch Jr., born December 1, 1899, is our Business Birthday. He was most known for the candy Sugar Daddy and as the Founder of the John Birch Society. We're all business. Except when we're not. Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    TFG Unbuttoned: Diet Coke is 45s drink of choice

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 23:48

    The new Trump Bar in Trump Tower has a Presidential theme with drinks named accordingly—like The Mar-a-Lago Spritzer. Notably absent is the addition of bitters to any drink! But first, a few conservative Nebraska legislators want the State to take over the education of students from local school boards. This way LGBTQ curriculum could be erased from the prospect of being taught. Then, a recent study shows that gay men are more likely to have college degrees than their straight counterparts. No so much with lesbian versus straight women.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    No One Likes Being Second

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 47:50

    Shop Talk covers an article that believes the pandemic changed our buying habits when it comes to conspicuous consumption. We also look at The Peanuts Thanksgiving Special from the 70's and some of the innocent and coded characters that we all know so well. Caught My Eye asks what you should do on the job if you found out you were second choice by accident? Also, RuPaul is not pleased with Wish.com and the “Unauthorized Xmas Ornament of The Supermodel.” The memes and comments are worth a scan. Dale Carnegie, born November 24th, and most known for his book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People” is our Business Birthday.We're all business. Except when we're not.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    TFG Unbuttoned: Name That Tune

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 21:38

    Dave Frishberg of “Schoolhouse Rock” fame died this past week at 88. What a mark he made on American culture. Then, a restaurant in England denies a gay autistic man entry due to his leopard print pants. Apparently, they did not adhere to the restaurant's “smart casual” dress code. Finally, a Florida homeowner is threatened with a $1,000 fine for putting up his Holiday decorations too early. The homeowner's association wants him to take them down despite his offer not to turn them on until after Thanksgiving.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Happy Birthday RuPaul

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 47:49

    Our Business Birthday this week celebrates drag's most famous Queen, RuPaul Andrew Charles. Happy 61st RuPaul! Caught My Eye explores the increased demand for home generators now that many have turned their homes into their own little office park. Also, John receives a direct mail piece that entices him to give until he discovers his name was misspelled—rendering his mailing return labels useless. Finally, Shop Talk looks at unique social and economic concerns facing LGBTQ Generation Z.We're all business. Except when we're not.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    TFG Unbuttoned: Navy names Oiler for LGBTQ Icon Harvey Milk

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 22:54

    Navy Vet, and LGBTQ Icon, Harvey Milk was honored by the US Navy with a ship named in his honor. Milk was one of four civil rights leaders given such an honor as part of a fleet of newly commissioned naval supply ships. But first, Prince Charles made Sir Elton John a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour, a special award granted to those who have made a major contribution to the arts, science, medicine, or government over a long period of time. Then, Hertz had a glitch in their system which resulted in over 150 people being arrested and or accused of stealing their rental vehicles—despite having valid rental contracts. In some cases, people were held in jail for a few months.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Think Outside the Box

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 47:50

    Shop Talk looks at the origins of some popular business idioms. Caught My Eye explores the new phenomena of job seekers who ghost employers after accepting employment. The tables have turned as employers are getting a taste of their bad behavior in the treatment of applicants. Also, three Class Action Lawsuits have been filed against Kellogg's for lack of strawberries in Strawberry Pop Tart products. Our Business Birthday is Jeremy Stoppelman, born November 10th and he is 44 today. The co-founder of YELP, he is a voracious reader of non-fiction and worth about $243 million.We're all business. Except when we're not.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Harvard must be proud

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 21:58

    Perennially confused, and Harvard educated Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, thinks that people who don't have kids should not be teachers. He attacked 35-year educator Randi Weingarten, who is lesbian and, the President of the American Teacher Federation. On a happier note, the majority of the Salt Lake City council will be LGBTQ after last week's election results. Red state Mormon Utah has come a long way. Finally, in honor of National Brush Day, Tropicana Orange Juice launched a marketing stunt around orange flavored toothpaste and conducted a poll about other things that don't go well together. Brushing your teeth right after a glass of OJ of course came in first.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Bad Behavior Abounds

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 47:50

    Shop Talk looks at the Worst Colleges for LGBTQ Students. All 180 schools on the list are religiously affiliated. Caught My Eye highlights the founder of SPANX, who is awarding all employees with a trip and cash bonus—where would you go? Tim and John share their destinations. Also, a Thai woman cuts the rope of a crew trying to fix her building 30 stories up. Finally, school boards continue to unwind with parents behaving badly. Our Business Birthday is Harrison McCain, born November 3, 1927. Harrison and his brothers founded the world's largest providers of frozen French fries and potato products. Harrison died at 76 in 2004 of liver disease.We're all business. Except when we're not.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    TFG Unbuttoned: Hooters, Poland, and an Escort

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 22:51

    The hot wings chain Hooters is getting pushback from some of its servers for their newer, shorter, more revealing uniforms. Then, Poland conservatives introduce new legislation to the lower house of government that would essentially ban all things LGBTQ in the country. Finally, a London doctor is fined for posting a fake gay escort ad for a builder who did not finish his fence. The doctor could lose his license to practice along with the fine and is blaming stress from COVID for his behavior.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    The Focus Group Goes to New York Comic Con

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 79:31

    Tim and John go to their first New York Comic Con! Thank you to Scott Seitz and SPI Marketing's Queer and Ally lounge for hosting us. We spoke with comic book artists and writers Isaac Goodhart and Dan Parent about their careers and LGBT inclusion in the industry. We also caught up with drag queens Jackie Cox, Tammie Brown, and Yuhua Hamasaki.We're all business. Except when we're not. Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    TFG Unbuttoned: Comic Con special and two sci-fi reads

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 7:49

    The Focus Group was at Comic Con New York City this year. Stay tuned for a Halloween special podcast featuring comic book artists and writers Issac Goodheart and Dan Parent, along with Drag Race stars Jackie Cox, Tamie Brown, and Yuhua Hamasaki. John recommends some new sci-fi books, “Klara and the Sun,” and “When the Sparrow Falls.”Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Apple must-have accessory

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 47:51

    Shop Talk covers two stories this week. The first one looks at the large number of American workers that are leaving jobs in search of more money and meaning—or both. Then we disclose the five most and least expensive states in which to conduct business in the USA. Caught My Eye exposes brands that destroy returned items to prevent resale versus fixing and reselling, and Apple is hawking a $19 Polishing Cloth to clean your iPhone or other gadgets. What is it P.T. Barnum said? Our Business Birthday is Jonathan I. Schwartz, born October 20th, the former CEO of Sun Micro Systems, who quit with a haiku, and is now the founder of health care service Care Zone.We're all business. Except when we're not. Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    TFG Unbuttoned: LEGO goes neutral

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 24:29

    The LEGO Group has made the decision to rid its toys of harmful gender bias. This is on the heels of California enacting new legislation in 2024 requiring retailers to not separate toys by boys and girls. Also, Newsmax pundits think Las Vegas Raiders Coach Gruden's racist and homophobic comments could be about cigarettes and plastic surgery. Absurd. Finally, Mayor Pete schools Tucker Carlson for calling into question his manliness regarding parenting.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Nine photos to have on your phone

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 47:50

    Shop Talk looks at the Eisenhower Matrix as a method to plan your day and prioritize tasks. Caught My Eye highlights another treasure found in a drawer of a UK estate worth millions. Also, the nine photos that we all should consider keeping on our phones are revealed. Famed fashion designer and business mogul, Ralph Lauren is our Business Birthday. Born on October 14, he is 82 years old and continues to take an active role in his business and philanthropic causes.We're all business. Except when we're not. Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    TFG Unbuttoned: Dancing Grannies

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 21:25

    China has a problem in suburban areas with loud dance music from “dancing grannies,” sometimes late into the night. One man has invented a remote-control device that he now sells—20K units to date—that will shut off the speakers and thus shut-down the dancing granny parties. Then a CEO sits on a toilet for 50 hours to raise awareness and money for sanitary products for the developing world. He raised over $30 million for Who Gives a Crap. Finally, the US Mint will release 5 new quarters in 2022 celebrating trailblazing women of America.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Plug and Play

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 47:48

    Shop Talk discusses electric cars with the latest entry promising over 500 miles on one charge. It will cost you though. Caught My Eye celebrates the naming of a Michigan Post Office in honor of American Icon and National Treasure Aretha Franklin. Also, Venezuela lobs some zeros off its currency and a George Lucas doll akin to Jesus is in the works! Our Business Birthday is Lonnie Johnson, born October 6th and he is 72 today. Johnson invented the Super Soaker Water Gun among 250 other patents while an aerospace engineer with NASA and working on the Stealth Fighter and Jupiter Space programs.We're all business. Except when we're not.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    TFG Unbuttoned: Take the money and run

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 25:03

    A museum says they gave a Danish artist $84,000 in cash to use in artwork they wanted updated. He delivered blank canvases and titled them “Take the Money and Run.” But first, Dollar General is now raising prices beyond the dollar mark—no complaints from consumers thus far as the pandemic has increased the cost of goods on all levels. Then, Disney Actor Tommy Kirk, best known for his role as Travis in Old Yeller, died this week at 79. after being outed to Disney execs at 21, his career never recovered and died poor.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Time is a thief

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 47:50

    Shop Talk discusses Oliver Burkeman's new book, “Four Thousand Weeks.” That's about the average number of weeks in a lifetime, and a good lens to look at time management through. Caught My Eye looks at the antics that may or may not take place on private jets and a marble gravestone is returned to Michigan cemetery. The marble slab was used for the last 100 years or so to make fudge in the home of a woman who recently was moved to a nursing home. Two Business Birthdays this week: Our very own John T. Nash celebrates his birthday Thursday the 30th along with Laszlo Biro, who was born on September 29th in 1899. Biro made millions having invented the ballpoint pen and selling the patent to Marcel Bich and collecting royalties. BIC has sold over 100 billion pens worldwide.We're all business. Except when we're not.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    TFG Unbuttoned: Buy low, sell high

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 23:29

    Finance savvy TikTokers find success mimicking the stock buys from members of Congress. Many believe politicians may be in the know, but a recent study says that they are just as unlucky as the rest of us picking stock winners at times. Then, an ad agency in NC creates a vaccination campaign around a non-existent funeral home in order to encourage people to get the shot. Finally, Elvira, Cassandra Peterson, comes out and dishes the dirt in her memoir “Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark.”Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Last Call For Alcohol

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 47:43

    Shop Talk looks at long term care options that some of us may face in our retirement years. Caught My Eye relays that several states are starting to see shortages of certain alcohol brands. If you like champagne, cognac, tequila, or bourbon—stock up now! The world's first stewardess, and America's first flight attendant, Ellen Church is our Business Birthday. Born on September 22 she was a trained nurse and started the “Sky Girl” profession. Thanks to Deep Discount and Criterion for providing discs to give away for ‘Pick That Flick' as we celebrate the Criterion Collection Sale.We're all business. Except when we're not.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    The Game of Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 24:24

    Venerable Sears continues its decline with the closing of the last large format store in their home state of Illinois. Sadly, what was once America's largest employer is down to fewer than 300 stores. Reuben Klamer died last week at 99. He created the number two selling board game of all time: Life. Finally, a new report shows that at least half of LGBTQ employees say they have experienced some sort of workplace discrimination over the past year. It is the Criterion Collection Sale, so play ‘Pick That Flick' in the show today for a chance to win a Criterion Collection disc.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Thank Max for your closeup

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 49:00

    Shop Talk covers an article that predicts the changing nature of business travel. Better tech, efficiencies with staying put, and helping with carbon emissions mean many Fortune 500 CEOs are rethinking the role travel plays. Caught My Eye takes John and Bob to visit listener Billy at a small plane meet-up. John now wants flying lessons and got a cool Nash auto hood ornament from Billy. China is concerned about the influence of Japanese and South Korean K-Pop, so they have banned “sissy men” from public TV. Max Factor, born September 15th, and the founder of Max Factor Cosmetics is our Business Birthday. Factor is responsible for creating the make-up industry beyond just the theater set.We're all business. Except when we're not. Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio 

    TFG Unbuttoned: Mama Mia

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 19:19

    The Taliban inherited billions of dollars' worth of NATO and American military hardware including planes and Humvees. The Pentagon made sure most of it can never fly or be used again. Then, more states are starting to employ a zipper merge approach for highway lane closures. So, the next time a sign says, “lane closed ahead,” stay in it and turn at the last minute. Research says this is best—despite the dirty looks and gestures you may get! Finally, ABBA returns with new music this November after a 40-year break.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    How To Redefine Yourself After Job Loss

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 51:23

    Shop Talk looks at regaining your identity after a hard job loss according to an article from Fast Company. Caught My Eye covers a promotion between Oscar Meyer's Wienermobile and LYFT—would you ride that big meat around town? Also, an exhibit that celebrates the rescue dogs from 911 as we come upon the 20-year anniversary of that horrible day. Charles Barnes, born September 8th, and the founder of Barnes & Noble is our business birthday. Thanks to Deep Discount and Criterion for providing discs to give away for Pick That Flick as we celebrate the Criterion Collection Sale. We're all business. Except when we're notApple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    TFG Unbuttoned: Click, Click, Flash, Grab

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 23:45

    Famed fashion photog Bruce Weber settles lawsuits with male models who were allegedly “Brucified.” Ford Motor Company in Germany takes a consumer's gay comment about a color and gives the vehicles the Rainbow Treatment. Finally, a recently married Chicago couple has sent invoices to people who RSVP'd to their destination wedding and did not show. Thanks to Critics' Choice Video it is the Criterion Collection Sale. Play Pick That Flick in the show for a chance to win a Criterion Collection disc.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Monkey Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 51:59

    Shop Talk covers two stories this week. Apple's Tim Cook is an early riser because he feels he can unplug and get more done in the morning uninterrupted before his day gets blown off-track. Then, while we concentrate on financial needs in retirement, we often overlook the importance of true social needs as we age. Surrounding ourselves with a network of friends we can rely on is as important as finances according to Forbes. Caught My Eye remembers Actor Ed Asner and a Belgian woman who is banned from a Zoo for bonding with Chita the chimp. Alfred Beach, born September 1st, is our Business Birthday. Beach published “Scientific American,” patented a typewriter for the blind, and designed NYC's first subway.We're all business. Except when we're not.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    TFG Unbuttoned: Obama, Nirvana, and Vinegar

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 22:04

    Former President Obama gets pushback from a local Chicago neighborhood group for wanting to build his $700 million Presidential Library in Jackson Park. They claim it will clear over 800 trees and disturb birds and create dust and noise. Spencer Elden, the nude toddler on the cover of Nirvana's “Nevermind,” album is seeking millions in damages claiming the picture of him was equivalent to child pornography. Finally, the newest fad for enlarging your penis is putting apple cider vinegar on it. Just don't.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Left or right, creative or not

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 55:31

    Shop Talk looks at a recent study that tries to settle the age-old question as to whether left-handed people are more creative. Then we explore the power of silence in business negotiations. Caught My Eye brings us a story about sorority rush in Alabama and the booming business of selling fake nobility titles. Rachel Ray, born August 25th, celebrity chef and businesswomen is our business birthday. Happy 53rd Rachel!We're all business. Except when we're not.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Only Fans Windfall

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 23:29

    A former nurse gets bullied by her co-workers for posting some naughty pics on social media, but when those same workers find her Only Fans videos, it proves too much for the nurse and she quits. While the former nurse, Former nurse Allie Rae pulls in about 70K a month through her Only Fans page—but she misses the nursing field. Bank that coin Allie Rae! Also, MGM Resorts will auction off some Picassos from The Bellagio, said to be worth close to $104 million. Tim and John look at some of these paintings and wonder whether the slot players had any idea the art was worth millions of dollars—while slurping on their frozen daiquiris! Finally, the event is taking a bigger toll economically on the LGBTQ population than others, the latest census finds.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Workers Want to Stay Home

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 55:19

    Shop Talk looks at a Fast Company article that highlights the real reasons—beyond being productive—that employees want to work remotely rather than going back to the office. Caught My Eye brings us a story about the USA returning to the Moon in 2024. John has his doubts. Did you know that the USA's first gay ambassador was also a co-founder of the HRC? The death of Jim Hormel caught Tim's eye. Steve Chen, co-founder of YouTube, celebrates his 43rd on August 18th as our Business Birthday. Tim is elected Commissioner of Rehoboth Beach and John finds humor in the responsibilities ahead.We're all business. Except when we're not.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    TFG Unbuttoned: I Do and We Win

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 22:21

    Billie Jean King and her partner of 42 years, Ilana Kloss, finally tie the knot. (They actually did it privately, 3 years ago.) Billie Jean says that she had “trust issues” as detailed in her new book, All-In. But first, Community Marketing and Insights finds that LGBTQ adults have COV-ID-19 vaccination rates of more than 90%—compared to the general population at 71%. As our listener Patrick in Delaware says, “get the shot, don't be a spreadneck!” And Rachel Maddow considers taking her popular MSNBC political fab show to another media platform. Will they let her go as the network's highest rated show?Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Employer review goes wrong

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 55:55

    A company that fought back legally after a former employee trashed them online through several employment review boards is the topic of Shop Talk. Be careful what you write, and probably not smart to call out the owners by name and make accusations that can be harmful to them and the business. Caught My Eye looks at a recent home buyer that passed on the inspection, then found they were overwhelmed with close to half a million honeybees in the walls. The Titanic Exhibit in Tennessee had an ice wall collapse on visitors, and FedEx founder Fred Smith celebrates his 77th birthday today.We're all business. Except when we're not.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Rub a Dub Dub

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 24:24

    A growing list of celebrities appear to be shunning soap and only bathing when absolutely necessary. Jake Gyllenhaal is the latest culprit following up on the news that stinky couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis only wash crevices when necessary and only wash their kids if they see some dirt on them. Then, Burger King employees hurl homophobic slurs at a gay couple and their son. The story in California is still unfolding. Finally, Russian TV goes all out in mocking and ridiculing LGBTQ Olympic athletes in Tokyo.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Dog Days of Summer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 51:09

    Shop Talk looks at the origins of poppers. Caught My Eye explores becoming an artist's live model at 60, and a restaurant patron brings in a scale to weigh his meat at the Texas Roadhouse. Lloyd Anderson, born August 4th, co-founder of REI Outdoor Specialty Outfitter with his wife Gertrude is our Business Birthday.We're all business. Except when we're not.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    TFG Unbuttoned: But Wait…There's More

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 22:53

    Infomercial Pitchman Ron Popeil died this past week. From Mr. Microphone to Veg-a-matic, the Pocket Fisherman and aerosol hair, Popeil was the consummate salesperson who made us all believe. RIP. But first, Disney gets dinged for not using the word gay to describe one of its characters in the new Jungle Cruise movie and a Trumper gets prison time for dumping on a neighbor's lawn.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    Advice For Yourself At 20

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 49:06

    Shop Talk looks at the advice you would give your 20-year-old self regarding career. An overwhelming amount of people said this one thing. Caught My Eye looks at a South Korean network's Olympic Parade of Nations unflattering commentary. A hydrogen balloon will take you to space for 125k—John will pay 10k and Tim is not interested. Earl Tupper, born July 28th, of Tupperware fame is our business birthday.We're all business. Except when we're not.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    TFG Unbuttoned: Olympians get a helping hand

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 23:27

    Tulipán, an intimate gels and sex toy manufacturer from Argentina, is providing items to help athletes pleasure themselves upon request in Tokyo. The Taliban threatens to kill gays brutally and take away rights of women as they reinstitute Sharia Law should they regain control of Afghanistan. Finally, a teenager is arrested for a prank of airdropping the image of an air gun onto the phones of passengers on a United flight.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    The Nomad Workplace

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 46:38

    Shop Talk takes a look at the business of Masters Degrees—and its big business. Caught My Eye looks at one writer's top 10 least favorite toys of all time. Also, more people are putting their home office on wheels and once the tech catches up, they expect this to be a 42-billion-dollar industry. Rather than renting or buying. static condo or office you can see the country and chase the good weather while still doing your job. Peter Reuter, born July 21st, of telegraphy and news reporting fame is our Business Birthday.We're all business. Except when we're not.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio

    TFG Unbuttoned: Wedding dinners based on gift value

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 22:01

    A bride and groom offer meals to their wedding reception guests based on the value of the gift you give. Walmart fires a down syndrome employee of 16 years over a schedule change and a court awards her $125 million for wrongful termination. But first, the grocery store salad bar is quickly becoming a relic of the past as consumer shopping habits have evolved since the event.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio 

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