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Past Shows

Bike Buds takes a hit on the road

07.12.23 | Shop Talk this week looks at the difficulties LGBTQ small businesses encounter when looking for financing. Caught My Eye covers a lawsuit out of Canada where the thumbs-up emoji was ruled to be considered a “yes” where contracts are involved. Also, a group of cannabis loving cyclists formed in VA called Bike Buds. Our Business Birthday is flamboyant exercise guru Richard Simmons who turns 75.

TFG Unbuttoned: No circuit gays allowed

07.11.23 | London LGBTQ club Adonis has made it known to all patrons that everyone is welcome and instituted a “no circuit gays” rule. Then, Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer tells us that take-out is transactional and does not require a tip. Finally, Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo, has created people manned check-out locations for customers that may want or crave social interaction. The program has expanded and proved very popular with the elderly population.

Pizza rolls, perms, and Chia Pets

07.05.23 | Shop Talk this week looks at the man who made Chia Pets and The Clapper part of our American culture—Joseph Pedott. Caught My Eye looks at the rebirth of the 80’s perm for men and a vintage recipe box found at a thrift store filled with comfort food from days past. Our Business Birthday is the inventor of Jeno’s Pizza Rolls and Chun King prepared Chinese food, Jeno Paulucci.

TFG Unbuttoned: Pay to Play now at Costco

07.04.23 | Mega retailer Costco, is taking a page from Netflix and cracking down on people who share memberships without paying. Also, a janitor ruins 20 years of research at an RPI lab, resulting in a million-dollar lawsuit. Finally, Lady Di’s infamous black sheep sweater hits the auction block this summer and is expected to fetch at least $80K.

Most searched LGBTQ movies by state

06.28.23 | Shop Talk this week looks at the LGBTQ movies most searched for in each of the 50 states. Caught My Eye covers a toy recall, the demise of a Good Humor favorite and reclaiming water in space. Our Business Birthday is the My Pillow guy, Mike Lindell.

TFG Unbuttoned: Fake Priest

06.27.23 | A fake priest is brought into a restaurant in California to get “work confessions” from employees. The restaurant has been fined $140K by the government. But first, PRIDE across America sees support remaining steady with few brands cancelling support due to the rash of anti-LGBTQ initiatives. Banana Republic goes back to their safari roots with a new campaign.

Quitting for Success

06.21.23 | Shop Talk this week looks at the art of quitting at the right time. Caught My Eye covers an odd mother daughter conflict helped by a Michigan bank teller. Garth Brooks has decided that his bar will serve all beers including Bud Light. Our Business Birthday is the inventor of Dr. Pepper, Charles Alderton.

TFG Unbuttoned: Happy Pride

06.20.23 | Orange County California votes to only allow official flags to fly on county property. So, no PRIDE flags will be allowed. Then, a 20-year study finds that having an Ivy League education does not give you an advantage when it comes to running a Fortune 500 company. Finally, food waste is a huge problem in the USA and with 9 million children having food insecurity in our country our leaders seem to be more concerned about drag queen story hour.

Silent Film Primer

06.14.23 | Silent Film expert and founder of Undercrank Productions, Ben Model joins us to talk about the importance and joy of silent movies. Caught My Eye explores how people think about cyclists wearing helmets, and Ben & Jerry’s has stopped advertising on Twitter due to all the unmonitored hate language on the platform.

TFG Unbuttoned: Girls on Film

06.13.23 | Target continues to be a target for both the conservative and LGBTQ+ communities regarding the way the retailer handled their Pride merchandise kerfuffle. Then, GLAAD releases new survey results that reveal even greater acceptance of LGBTQ+ people than the media would lead us to believe. Finally, a retro type of digital camera where you must wait 24 hours to see your pictures is something that takes us back to the old days of waiting for the prints.

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