07.07.20 | Mark Cuban of Shark Tank fame thinks the number one interview question asked in this new era will be: What did you do with your time during the pandemic? He suggests learning or honing your skillset to get a jump on the competition in the job market. But first, Walmart plans to create 160 drive-in theaters in its parking lots across the USA. Then, Away, the famed luggage/travel brand tackles a leadership issue that we believe has yet to surface fully.
07.01.20 | The iconic Stonewall Inn in NYC recently received some financial support from The Gill Foundation to help with operating costs. It is so important to be visible and maintain historic landmarks like The Stonewall Inn, so thank you to The Gill Foundation. But first, Wally Amos of chocolate chip cookie fame is our Business Birthday and John revisits some comedy albums from another time. Tim wonders what space smells like and promises John a new cologne, Eau de Space.
06.30.20 | Systemic racism bleeds into parts of our culture without many of us being aware. Case in point, NPR covered a story about the 100 plus-year-old jingle of the ice cream truck. Then, Eskimo Pies are getting a new name and Wal-Mart comes under fire for co-opting Black Lives Matter.
06.24.20 | Shop Talk this week looks at how June Pride Celebrations have had to pivot in our world of social distancing. Virtual Prides anyone? Also, companies are trying to navigate their support as parades and other gatherings are canceled. But first, The Pomodoro Technique and an iconic bus removal are the subjects of Caught My Eye. Chuck Taylor of Converse High Top Fame is our Business Birthday.
06.23.20 | A 90-year-old man in Colorado finally comes out of the closet and is enjoying making up for lost time with help from his lesbian daughter. But first, a wife becomes irate during a flight when she discovers her husband is having an affair—causing it to be diverted, and many airlines are foregoing alcohol as people begin to fly again.
06.17.20 | The Supreme Court rules that the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ employees from workplace discrimination. Robotic pets and an LL Bean scam catch the eye of Tim and John. Tory Burch is our Business Birthday, and Shop Talk explores how lavender became a color of LGBTQ resistance. Oh, and try Magic Spoon cereal—it’s a hit with us and our families!
06.16.20 | A bumper crop of nuts and warmer than usual winter has created a chipmunk explosion in the northern US. But first, colleges are rescinding admission to students who posted racist comments on social media and gay marriage has contributed billions into the US economy since marriage equality became law in 2015.
06.10.20 | Shop Talk looks at two titans of industry this week. Warren Buffet says this one word is the key to success and Jeff Bezos reveals the most important question to ask in business. But first, Starbucks used items are a hot commodity and check out Poolside.fm for some great summer music. The Founder of Dunkin’ Donuts, William Rosenberg, is our Business Birthday.
06.09.20 | A slight silver lining, to all that we have encountered in 2020, is that HIV and STD transmission rates have plummeted since people have social distanced. Cutting down on infections means less spread later. Good news. Then, the Trump 2020 campaign is selling Pride T-Shirts despite supporting many anti-LGBTQ initiatives and The Village People have asked that Trump stop using their music at rallies.
06.03.20 | Shop Talk explores 8 things that smart people never reveal about themselves at work. Some are obvious, and others both Tim and John may be guilty of sharing. But first, Darth Vader, Queen, and Redneck Cowboy Boot Sandals. Norman Brinker, often credited for the “invention and popularity” of the salad bar is our Business Birthday.