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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.

THIS WEEKS SHOW

Passion versus Effort

09.28.22 | Shop Talk discusses Mark Cuban’s worst career advice. Caught My Eye covers a mistake at Honda where workers in Ohio were overpaid for bonuses and now Honda—worth $42 billion—wants their money back. Also, a woman in Ireland swallows 55 batteries and needs surgery to remove them. Thomas Crapper of plumbing fame is our Business Birthday.

The color purple

10.04.22 | Candy company, M&M, is introducing a limited-edition purple peanut character. They are denying that it has anything to do with the controversy surrounding the changes they made to the green character. We wonder who is that invested in what the various characters look like and what they are wearing. Then, NFL fans get introduced to Boy Butter, a gay centric lubricant. Finally, a manure statue of climate change denier Senator Johnson of Wisconsin is traveling around the state to bring attention to the issue.

PAST SHOWS

TFG Unbuttoned: Book Banning Bonanza

09.27.22 | Book banning has gone into overdrive as conservative activists continue their assault on all things LGBTQ and race with a record number of books being banned 2022. Franzia Wine has teamed up with BARK to create matching box wine costumes for you and man’s best friend. Finally, vegan purveyor Beyond Meat’s leader, Doug Ramsey bites off man’s nose in the heat of an argument over a Subaru bumping a Bronco in Arkansas. A vegan and a Subaru head to a Razorbacks Game… Sounds like the start of a good joke—stay tuned!

Benefit of Doubt

09.21.22 | Shop Talk looks at ways to combat doubt and find your personal and professional attributes that give you strength and confidence. Caught My Eye looks at elective surgery for men who want to be taller. Also Fred Franzia, the guy behind Trader Joe’s Two-Buck Chuck dies. The co-founder of Abercrombie & Fitch, Ezra Fitch, is our Business Birthday.

TFG Unbuttoned: Putin Folly

09.20.22 | After Putin and his troops got their butt-kicked last week by the Ukrainians he was not fazed as he opened a new Ferris wheel in Moscow. “The biggest and nothing like it in Europe,” Putin declared as it broke down the next day. Google wrongly deposits 250K into a user’s bank account. How do you let them know? Finally, a veteran’s old age home in Taiwan rethinks and apologizes for hiring an overzealous stripper for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

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