08.14.18 | A look at five brands that support LGBT causes all year—you may be surprised. Would you want free McDonald’s food for life like Buffet, Gates, and Romney? Then enter to win the McGold card. Pumpkin Spice is already starting to creep into stores and Hallmark is producing more Christmas movies than ever, and one fan has created a Hallmark Christmas Movie drinking game that is pure genius! Yes, it is still August!
08.08.18 | It’s a business story roundup, from bike sharing programs going bust to shoes made using recycled water bottles. The middle class faces ever tougher odds, and Charles Shultz integrated Peanuts with Franklin 47 years ago.
08.07.18 | House Republicans Rep. Jeff Duncan introduced the Old Glory Only Act, banning any flag or emblem from flying at United States embassies other than the American flag—including the rainbow flag. Young people are less likely to hold summer jobs now, and more people support allowing businesses to refuse LGBTQ customers, while generally supporting marriage equality.
08.01.18 | Shoptalk examines why we forget someone’s name immediately after meeting them, and the 50 things everyone needs to master before 50. A study that showed heat may make a man’s assets appear larger and the dangers of keeping a parabolic mirror in the back of your car on a summer day caught our eye.
07.31.18 | A senior living community rejected two women because they’re a married couple, a recent study shows that gay men over the age of 45 are more likely to be single, and when TGI Fridays opened back in 1965, it was such a huge singles scene that cops had to close the streets nearby.
07.25.18 | Brian Roman and the Admark360 LGBT Business Spotlight returns to showcase two unique businesses. Simma Lieberman works with startups and small-to-medium sized companies to help leaders create inclusive cultures that last. Laura Spaulding’s Spaulding Decon provides cleaning, remediation and decontamination services to return properties to a healthy status for their occupants.
07.24.18 | A New Zealand firms test of the 4-day work week found the change boosted productivity among its 240 employees, who said they spent more time with their families, exercising, cooking, and working in their gardens. A text from the boss gets very misread, and a prank in Japan involving compressed air goes wrong.
07.18.18 | Bruce Yelk, renowned party promoter and producer of one of the nation’s fastest growing club events, Distrkt C, joins Tim and John. The inventor of Liquid Paper, and research showing how heat affects cognitive ability caught our eye. Shop Talk asks whether you can get through dinner without checking your phone.
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.
07.11.18 | 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.