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Past Shows

Saturday, August 8th

Chris Rojas, Vice President of Client Services at National Debt Relief debunks some myths and shares stats on the state of consumer debt. People are borrowing more money and not paying down their debts. In the second quarter of 2014, there was a $28 billion increase in credit card debt. That’s a 66 percent increase over the same period last year. Shop Talk looks at Jon Stewart’s best career lessons. Join the conversation at 866-305-6887.

Saturday, August 1st

Paul Hagen takes over as co-host with Tim while John is on vacation. Paul’s recent trip to Halifax is in the first hour. Tim and Paul will each interview the other with a a set of questions culled from various sources in hour two. Neither knows what’s coming at them! If you have a question for Tim or Paul call 866-305-6887.

Saturday, July 25th

Stuart Elliott has spent more than three decades covering advertising, marketing and media. He is perhaps best known as the advertising columnist of The New York Times, a post he held from May 1991 to December 2014, writing the weekday advertising report. He now reports exclusively every week at MediaVillageShop Talk debunks a popular myth: Why and how to do business with friends. Join the conversation at 866-305-6887.

Saturday, July 18th

Founded by San Francisco–based Christof Wittig, Vespa is the ultimate gay travel companion mobile app. With more than 5,000 curated locations across the world—covering 270 cities in over 70 countries—Vespa provides you with gay-friendly places wherever you are.

The art of the sell has no age limit. Shop Talk looks at how to prove your worth with some helpful hints. Join the conversation at 866-305-6887.

Saturday, July 11th

Charles MacPherson lays out the essentials of entertaining and business etiquette in The Pocket Butler: A Compact Guide to Modern Manners, Business Etiquette and Everyday Entertaining. In his signature unfussy and approachable style, Charles shows how modern manners are more important than ever before, not only for those just entering the workforce, but for all professionals at any stage in their careers. Shop Talk looks at how to avoid the #1 career mistake: Not having a mentor. Join the conversation at 866-305-6887.

Saturday, July 4th

Celebrate the 4th in Focus Group style. Shop Talk takes a walk down memory lane with Tim and John as they remember their old summer jobs. Volkswagen Advertising Manager Chanel Arola discusses how the brand’s integration with Discovery’s Shark Week is aiming to change perceptions of sharks through music. Renowned business culture expert Stan Slap‘s latest book Under the Hood shows the difference between understanding your employees and understanding your employee culture. Sandblast Atlantic City Co-Producer Bruce Yelk shares what’s on tap for the second year of this unique three-day beach party taking place July 17-19.

Saturday, June 27th

Jim Werner & Mike Sheridan are Co-owners of Fagabond, a site for gay men who love to travel and who do not want to leave their sexuality at home. The site provides advice, reviews, and deals with a focus on U.S. destinations—so you can get away for the weekend or a week, without searching for your passport. Shop Talk looks at some of the unintended consequences of gay marriage. Join the conversation at 866-305-6887.

Saturday, June 20th

Malcolm Lazin is the Executive Director of Equality Forum, a national and international LGBT civil rights organization with an educational focus. He is Chair of the four-day National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration in Philadelphia July 2-5, and will share details of the event, which features a July 4th ceremony at Independence Hall.

In Marketing Above The Noise author Linda J. Popky urges CMOs to stop directing so much attention to new technologies and platforms and to instead focus on the often neglected eight timeless truths of advertising. Join the conversation at 866-305-6887.

Saturday, June 13th

Shop Talk looks at Franklin Graham’s recent call for Christians to boycott Wells Fargo for featuring a same-sex couple who adopts a child in a TV spot. Graham is also moving his organizations $100 million account from Wells to a bank in Miami, which ironically sponsors their local pride event. Does boyctting a company that reflects its customers effective nowadays? Join the conversation at 866-305-6887.

Saturday, June 6th

In 2009, BlackBerry controlled half of the smartphone market. Today that number is less than one percent. What went so wrong? Author Jacquie McNish tells the riveting story of a company that toppled global giants before succumbing to the ruthlessly competitive forces of Silicon Valley in Losing the Signal. The rise and fall of BlackBerry reveals the dangerous speed at which innovators race along the information superhighway. Shop Talk looks at five ways your thank-you note could cost you the job. Join the conversation at 866-305-6887.

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