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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.


What does a reusable tote say about you?

08.14.19 | Tire pressure lights, reusable totes, and an excited posing doll is just the beginning. Robert Eckert of Mattel has a Business Birthday, and Berlin looks at drive thru booths for sex workers. Just another day on The Focus Group.

TFG Unbuttoned: Faye Dunaway lives up to her reputation

08.20.19 | Diva, Faye Dunaway, is hit by a lawsuit for calling an assistant her “little homosexual boy.” The alleged incident happened while preparing for “Tea at Five,” a show she was let go from just before opening. Is Donald Trump serious about buying Greenland or is it a deflection? Finally, an openly gay Lyft passenger assumes his driver is a Redneck Trumper—but gets a pleasant surprise.


TFG Unbuttoned: Ellen Degeneres, Alabama Methodists’, and the demise of hotel minis

08.13.19 | Ellen Degeneres is being sued by a street artist for copyright infringement, and he has a good case. (Tim and John think they will settle out of court.) Alabama Methodist Church congregants apologize for their shunning of LGBTQ people, and major hotel chains are moving away from single use shampoo and lotion bottles. Many shelters say they are going to be a casualty of the demise of the mini toiletries.

The phone has made the world your office

08.07.19 | An Arkansas mom buys all the children’s shoes from a closing Payless Shoe Store and donates them just in time for back to school. Tim cannot get through paywalls for newspapers, and John never used an outside “drive-up” pay phone. Jenny Craig is our Business Birthday. Of course, we mourn the senseless loss of life over the weekend in El Paso and Dayton. Vote people, Vote!

TFG Unbuttoned: Drag Queen story hour has the right foaming at the mouth

08.06.19  | One Million Moms—a group with 93,000 members—is upset that Whole Foods Markets has sponsored Drag Queen Story Hour in their stores. (Shouldn’t they be on the lookout for bad food or something?) Tim and John discuss the horrific shootings in El Paso and Dayton, and the response from elected leaders.