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.
07.11.18 | Ben Model is one of the nation’s leading silent film accompanists, and he works full-time presenting and accompanying silent films in a wide variety of venues around the USA and internationally. His indie DVD label Undercrank Productions has released several discs of rare/lost silent films, including films preserved by the Library of Congress. Tim takes note that McDonald’s is starting to sell “Muffin Toppers” and phallic graffiti you can see from orbit caught John’s eye.
07.17.18 | Jimmy Carter says Jesus would probably have been pro-marriage equality, which made pastor Franklin Graham lashes out. Democrats in Congress have filed a bill to outlaw the “gay panic” defense, sometimes used to argue that assailants deserve lighter sentences or even acquittal because they were panicked into committing a violent crime after an LGBT person made an unwanted advance. And buyer beware when it comes to used paperbacks on Amazon.
07.10.18 | Pride marchers in the Philippines came across the unexpected at the end of their parade—Christians holding signs apologizing for ways the religion had hurt the LGBTQ community. Half of LGBT Workers Stay Closeted, Unmoved by Diversity Efforts according to a new study from the Human Rights Campaign.
07.04.18 | Tim Bennett and John T. Nash look at cannabis friendly hotels in states where it’s legal, an all-you-can-eat offer that bankrupts a Chinese hot pot restaurant in just two weeks, and Leona Helmsley, aka the Queen of Mean celebrates a Business Birthday. Fun facts about the 4th of July, and the tough questions Apple asks during interviews round out the holiday broadcast.
07.03.18 | A small town in North Dakota is moving to scrap its government over fears that white supremacists are attempting to take it over—one seat at a time. A jury orders the man who injured a waitress to pay $3 million for the unwanted advance, and YouTube says they “let the LGBTQ community down” in a Twitter statement.