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How to handle an uncomfortable work situation

Tim and John run through their signature segment, The Random Sample—LGBT news from around the USA and sometimes the globe. Russell Simmons is 60, John finds out where the name R2-D2 originated, and Tim wants a Coy dog. Listener Adrian sent us Cookie Butter Oreos to sample—and The Focus Group gives them a 10! Shop Talk looks at some ways to address uncomfortable conversations with co-workers.

Keith Price joins Tim and John and talks about “Curtain Call,” his new podcast

09.27.17 | It’s our first Focus Group Prime Time Special. Comedian and Curtain Call Host Keith Price joins Tim and John to talk about his latest stand-up show and his Fall Broadway Theater picks. John’s Pick that Flick, Tim’s List, and a very special business birthday round out the show. Can you spot the hidden anatomy in some famous cartoons and should a woman be concerned that her boyfriend is on Grindr to “buy weed?”

Criterion Collection President Peter Becker

09.20.17 | If you can still read this the world has yet to end, nurses can’t believe what they see, Sassy Trump reprimands North Korea, Big League Chew is 40, and retailers are closing stores at a record pace. Get your Doomsday Bucket, listen to The Focus Group, and enjoy a Criterion Film tonight. Peter Becker, Criterion Collection President is our guest.

LGBT headlines from around the globe and the Equifax hack

09.13.17 | Tim and John look at LGBT headlines and stories from around the globe, and discuss steps to protect your credit after the Equifax hack. But first, Denny’s craptastic mascot, Milton Hershey’s birthday, and sign language translation fumble.

How to be happy at work

09.06.17 | Are you happy at work? Our guest on The Focus Group will help answer that question. Tim Bennett and John Nash welcome Dr. Annie McKee to discuss her latest book How To Be Happy At Work. But first driverless pizza delivery, Superman logic, and Trump shaped orange ecstasy pills. All out of this world but somehow related—we suppose. Shop Talk explores the idea that your passion may not be a path to business success.

Tim and John make some Labor Day resolutions

08.30.17 | Tim and John talk about the end of summer, and make some Labor Day resolutions. But first, they touch on wild animals getting lose at an auto show, Warren Buffet’s odd ways, sole-less shoes, a Dunkin’ Donuts rebrand, KLM’s Pride marketing miscue, and driving while gay. Try to get all of this somewhere else!

Kimberly Acquaviva, author of “LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice & Palliative Care”

08.23.17Kim Acquaviva is our guest on The Focus Group. Her new book, LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care is the go-to handbook for hospice and palliative care professionals looking to enhance their care delivery or their programs with LGBTQ-inclusive care. But first, Tim and John share what caught their eye and the usual Focus Group banter. Finally, Tim and John share their philosophy on the use of “I.” Join us here or on our YouTube channel.

Should companies avoid the word diversity if they want to be inclusive?

08.16.17Kelly McDonald’s latest book How to Work With and Lead People Not like You, launched Monday, and she joins The Focus Group to share her insights on working with others in a changing environment. Perhaps the White House could use a box of books? What Caught My Eye looks at two gay students who had their yearbook quotes pulled and Tim Gunn offers actionable advice on the best way to offer critique we all could use at home or work.

Has “Queer” culture lost its edge, and when is the right time to quit a job?

08.09.17The Focus Group this week explores two topics that are ripe for multiple points of view. What’s happening to gay culture and are there benefits of quitting a job? But first, The Million Mom’s boycott a Disney cartoon that features two mommies, a young couple buys up a private street in the Presidio—unbeknownst to the tony San Fran residents, and a town dedicated to cannabis is welcoming all in California.

Join Tim Bennett and John T. Nash on The Focus Group as they serve up LGBT News from around the globe

08.02.17 | Naughty landlords, a new LGBT animated short film, and lesbian polar bears are just the tip of the iceberg on this week’s Focus Group. Shop Talk explores ways to save some time and money on your job search. Join Tim Bennett and John T. Nash as they continue their tradition of “listen, laugh, and learn” every week on The Focus Group.

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