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Back to the Office…NOW

10.04.23 | Shop Talk reveals that over 80% of the companies that have required workers back to the office full-time, have increased company revenues, higher productivity, and higher employee retention rates. It appears that the days of remote-only work are coming to an end and 2024 promises to see workplaces more like we remember pre-pandemic. Caught My Eye asks if “gays can smell other gays?” and how Liberace became the Queen of Las Vegas. Founder of Toys “R” Us, Charles Philip Lazarus is our Business Birthday.

TFG Unbuttoned: The Pettiest State is a Surprise

10.03.23 | A new survey from Canada ranks the US States and DC in terms of petty behavior. Most of the results centered around relationships and the pettiest state was a surprise. But first, LEGO toy brand needs to revise its plan to make their blocks out of petroleum-based ABS plastics. Then, NFTs—Non-Fungible Tokens—are considered worthless in today’s market.

Finland Offers a Masterclass in Happiness

09.27.23 | Shop Talk covers steps that Finland believes will lead to a happier life. For six years Finland has been ranked as the “happiest country on earth.” Caught My Eye announces that the first painting Bob Ross completed on TV is going up for auction and could fetch $10 million! Also, Hilton Hotel boss, Carl Nassetta announces the most important item of concern for guests, and it is not what you may think. Co-founder of Costco, Jeffrey Brotman is our Business Birthday. It’s Criterion Month on The Focus Group. Listen along during our Deep Discount segment for your chance to win a Criterion Collection movie.

TFG Unbuttoned: The Pope of Trash Gets His Hollywood Star

09.26.23 | Producer and Director John Waters was honored with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame last week. Waters honored his parents at the event for their support during his acceptance speech. Then, Palm Springs is reconsidering its AIDS Memorial statue that looks like an anus, and the Senate loosened its dress code to accommodate Senator Fettermen of PA. Finally, it’s Criterion Month on TFG Unbuttoned. Listen for your chance to win on Pick that Flick.

LGBTQ Seniors and Care Challenges

09.20.23 | Shop Talk this week looks at the importance of LGBTQ aging seniors having early and upfront discussions regarding care and retirement. Caught My Eye finds flamingos as far north as Ohio and one person who is using all his extra money on buying incandescent bulbs. Also, margarine perfector Carleton Ellis is our Business Birthday. It’s Criterion Month on The Focus Group. Listen along during our Deep Discount segment for your chance to win a Criterion Collection movie.

TFG Unbuttoned: Brady Bunch House as Art

09.19.23 | A same-sex Kentucky couple denied a marriage license from the county clerk, Kim Davis, has their day in court. Then, Grindr loses half its workforce when the company told them to return to the office. And the new owner of the Brady Bunch house says even though the house is not operational, she views it as art. Finally, it’s Criterion Month on TFG Unbuttoned. Listen for your chance to win on Pick that Flick.

Entrepreneurs Need Not Apply

09.13.23 | Shop Talk this week looks at recruiter bias when it comes to interviewing and hiring entrepreneurs for traditional workplace roles. Caught My Eye announces that Cher will release her first Christmas Album and a $4 thrift store painting turns out to be a couple of hundred-thousand-dollar N.C. Wyeth find. Also, famed backpack inventor and innovator, David Kelty, is our Business Birthday. It’s Criterion Month on The Focus Group. Listen along during our Deep Discount segment for your chance to win a Criterion Collection movie.

TFG Unbuttoned: Exercise can kill you

09.12.23 | A NYC-based writer talks about how he has changed his demeanor and appearance based on the rise in anti-LGBTQ sentiment in the USA. Then, a mom is suing Peleton claiming the bike fell on her son and killed him instantly after he tried to use it for leverage to get up off the floor. Finally, a young lad in Germany finds an 1800-year-old rare coin in the sandbox. And its Criterion Month on TFG Unbuttoned. Listen for your chance to win on Pick that Flick.

8 things to help live a long happy life

09.06.23 | Shop Talk this week looks at eight things you should follow for a happier, longer, healthier life. Caught My Eye looks at Scientology objecting to “right to repair” on e-meters. Also, famed LGBTQ owned furniture brand, Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams, calls it quits only two years after having been sold to a family run equity firm. The co-inventor of the barcode, Norman Woodland, is our Business Birthday. It’s Criterion Month on The Focus Group. Listen along during our Deep Discount segment for your chance to win a Criterion Collection movie.

TFG Unbuttoned: Lesbian Bar Resurgence

09.05.23 | School teacher Drew Evans says the uproar over LGBTQ+ influence in schools boils down to parents sexualizing children, not LGBTQ+ people. Then, the USA is seeing a resurgence of the Lesbian Bar. As few as 20 bars existed a decade ago across the country, but that’s changing. Finally, Eminem tells Vivek Ramaswamy to not use his music at campaign rallies.

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