Memorable class clowns in high school.
Revolutionary LGBT marketing and advertising executives.
Meet Tim Bennett and John Nash, co-hosts of The Focus Group, their weekly broadcast that invites you to share in a friendship spanning 30 plus years, while serving up the savvy side of nine to five. Together Tim and John bring to life the show’s motto of Listen, Laugh and Learn with entertaining banter and unique voices.
03.19.19 | Maine residents Lee and Sue have been on Instagram for less than two weeks, but their @420oldfatlesbians account has already gone viral. They’re going semi-public because they’re tired of the stigmas on weed, lesbians, fat people, and old people. Brooklyn’s Club Langston has been a safe space for queer black men for nearly two decades. Its owner, Calvin Clark, is doggedly fighting to save it. And Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney recently signed into law a bill requiring that stores accept cash—effectively banning cashless stores.
03.20.19 | Matt Skallerud helps businesses navigate social media to reach LGBT consumers. It all starts with understanding the dialogue that is already happening. Lyft suspends two drivers for harassment, and a package from a listener in Texas arrives filled with Oreo products Tim and John have never seen before.
03.13.19 | A study points the blame at millennials for the demise of canned tuna—since they are already blamed for the downfall of bar soap and fabric softener. There’s an eye-opening chat with Garrett, one of the “Boys in the Booth”, about washing habits. A lot of fellowship is happening on cruise ships, China is tracking your chicken, and several Dr. Seuss books are labeled racist.
03.12.19 | Fashion Guru and Project Runway alum Tim Gunn, wonders if he met Vivian Vance of I Love Lucy/Ethel Mertz fame or FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover at his Dad’s FBI office. We love Tim Gunn. But first, Malaysia says there are no gays “in the village” and the country does not have to adhere to LGBTQ Western values. We can take that locale off our travel list. A Hipster sues for use of his image related to a MIT Tech study about counter culture people who end up looking alike in their desire to be different. He ends up validating the study.
03.06.19 | A man leaves a Picasso pottery piece on a train and it appears to be lost forever. Would you return it, and would you even know it was a Picasso? Caught My Eye explores long-term care via a hotel versus a nursing home and got Tim and John thinking: “No light bulbs to change, grass to cut, rooms to clean…and in many cases a free breakfast, pool, and happy hour!” Grace Slick outsmarts Chick-Fil-A, and the Founder of Build a Bear, Maxine Clark, is our Business Birthday.