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Past Shows

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.

From DC Cupcakes to Trumps ban on Transgendered service members…sweet and sour

07.26.17 | Tim and John share LGBT News from around the USA—and sometimes the globe—on The Random Sample. They touch on the “B” in LGBT, escorts, refusal of service, hung cities, and new programming at LOGO. How’s that for random? Remember to subscribe, like and rate us on your platform of choice.

James Navarrete from The G Life

07.19.17 | Tim and John welcome James Navarrete from The G Life—the premiere luxury lifestyle site for the well rounded gay man to The Focus Group. But first, AOL Discs and LEGO Burgers Caught Our Eye. We celebrate a favorite guest of the show, Timothy Mahoney, during our Business Birthday. Shop Talk asks the question: How gay do you want your gay bar to be?

TV Producer Terence Noonan, and The One Interview Mistake That’s Easy To Fix

07.12.17 | Six time Emmy Award-winning Television Producer Terence Noonan joins The Focus Group. Having worked with some of the greatest names in TV, and continuing to discover new talent, Terence shares insights about hard work, persistence, and showing up. But first, our Business Birthday celebrates the greatest entrepreneur of the 18th century and Shop Talk explores the number one thing that can ruin your job interview.

What are Tim and John’s favorite Costco finds?

07.05.17 | It’s The Focus Group 4th of July Special! Aside from the usual banter, Tim and John revisit the best of their interviews with Frank DeCaro, Jim Colucci, Derek Hartley and Romaine Patterson. Then Tim and John go to Costco and share their 5 favorite finds-currently. Let us know what you found…if you are a Costco shopper.

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