03.05.18 | While Trump threatened a Trade War, Olympian Gus Kenworthy reminds us that homophobia has not gone anywhere, as evidenced by the hateful comments on his YouTube and Twitter feeds.
02.28.18 | The #ILoveGay Influencer Spotlight with Matt Skallerud from Pink Banana Media kicks off. The term “influencers” is always evolving, and Matt will showcase what kinds of influencers are succeeding today, and what digital platforms they use most. Hand-painted 1950s style refrigerators for $50K each, and some gross kids toys from the Toy Fair caught our eye.
02.27.18 | Tim and John share their views on an opinion piece written for Attitude.Co.UK entitled Young queer people shouldn’t be obligated to care about LGBT history, by Dylan Jones. With LGBT rights under fire around the USA everyday, yes, LGBT history is important.
02.21.18 | Tim and John look at LGBT headlines from around the country on the Random Sample. The Secretary of the Army learns that service members are more concerned about their food and pay rather than serving with trans troops. GLAAD finds that acceptance for the LGBT community has dropped for the first time since they started the survey. But first, Captain Crunch, Christmas lights, and wet suits caught our eye.
02.19.18 | Tim and John reflect on the latest national travesty that feels all too familiar. But Tim and John talk about why Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida feels like it might be a turning point for our country.
02.14.18 | Tim and John welcome Adrian De Berardinis—The Bear Naked Chef—for the very first Focus Group cooking show. Adrian prepares a Prosecco and Pomegranate cocktail, followed by Pappardelle with Bacon and Peas. George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., inventor of the Ferris Wheel, has a Business Birthday, and Tim puzzles over how often certain cothes items should be cleaned.
02-12-18 | Tim and John give their thoughts on the Obama portraits, and how it was odd that the sitting President and First Lady were absent... They also talk about gay Olympians vs Vice President Mike Pence and Pence’s terrible track record of hiring White House staff. Lastly, the guys talk about the breakthrough cure for baldness which is fast-food french fries!
02.07.18 | Tim and John discuss the role of first impressions and how to steer them in the right direction, and wonder if passion puts food on the table. John Deere celebrates a Business Birthday, and a version of Monopoly for cheaters catches our eye.
02.06.18 | Tim and John quarterback the Super Bowl advertising and reveal their hits and misses. The Alabama Senate votes to stop issuing marriage licenses in favor of just filing a record of your union with the state. Does it matter? Join The Focus Group: Unbuttoned every Tuesday, for a no holds barred dive into politics, pop culture, and whatever else comes to mind.
01.31.18 | Stuart Elliott has spent more than three decades covering advertising, marketing and media. He is best known as the advertising columnist of The New York Times, and joins Tim and John to talk about the Super Bowl ads. But first, cannabis caught our eye—from a major employer no longer screening for it, to how much it’s taxed when you buy it.