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Past Shows

Master This Skill for Career Success

03.20.24 | Shop Talk shares advice from the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, that can lead you to career success. But first, Caught My Eye reveals the rules of a nude cruise and asks you if you know your blood type. Matt Nuccio, toy designer, is our Business Birthday. Also, John gives Tim advice about returning pants to Costco.

TFG Unbuttoned: Jockstraps Still Hold Up and Oprah Gets Personal

03.19.24 | Oprah was honored at the 35th Annual GLAAD Awards in Los Angeles this past week and gets personal about AIDS. Also, a couple in England gets censored via Instagram for a family photo of the two dads with their newborn. Finally, the ubiquitous jockstrap is 150 years old this month!

Six of One, Half Dozen of Another

03.13.24 | Shop Talk looks at the concept of food shopping using a 6-1 ratio. Six vegetables, five fruits, four protein sources, three starches, two sauces or spreads, and one item just for fun. But first, Caught My Eye reveals that Costco is now selling silver coins after a successful run with gold bars last year. Also, an ancient structure in the UK, Hadrian’s Wall, is designated an LGBTQ Landmark. Ken Carson Jr., the Ken doll by Mattel, is our Business Birthday. Happy 63rd Ken!

TFG Unbuttoned: Donut Debacle

03.12.24 | A shop on Long Island, Cindy Snacks, thought they were buying vegan and gluten-free donuts from the Savory Fig. Instead, they were regular donuts from Dunkin. But first, a rare, Yellow-Billed Loon took up residence at the famed Bellagio Fountains on the Las Vegas Strip. And Qatar police are creating fake social profiles to entrap gay men leaving many with no way forward.

Bud Light Marketing Gaffe Lingers

03.05.24 | Shop Talk looks at the financial cost that the Bud Light Boycott has had on the holding company InBev. But first, Caught My Eye features an Irish woman who claimed a back injury, but gets caught by the insurance company winning a Christmas Tree Throw. Also, an Ohio State University student gets caught peeing on a PRIDE Flag on private property. He returned a few days later to apologize, but the family is moving forward with multiple charges. George Draper Dayton, founder of Dayton’s and what became Target Department stores, is our Business Birthday.

TFG Unbuttoned: X is in a Twitter with Fake Bots

03.05.24 | Macy’s Department stores will shed 150 unproductive locations and focus on their luxury portfolio of Bloomingdale’s and Blue Mercury. Then, X—or as we know it, Twitter—has been overrun with bots. This came to light during the Super Bowl when 76% of the traffic to advertisers from the platform was fake. Finally, in NYC the transit system wants you to stop riding and having sex on top of subways cars and posting to social media.

Live long and prosper in Sandusky

02.28.24 | Shop Talk explores finding more meaning at work with a few tips on creating a more positive approach to your job. Caught My Eye shares some owner disappointment with rust spots appearing on Tesla’s new Cybertruck that has only been on sale for three months. Also, head to Sandusky, Ohio to visit the newest Federation Headquarters. Yes, it is a Star Trek themed do good non-profit and the Sandusky location also sells themed merchandise. Leonard Riggio, Executive Chair of Barnes & Noble, is our Business Birthday.

TFG Unbuttoned: Clinical Trials for Cash

02.27.24 | An industrious remote worker signed up for clinical trials related to the flu and dysentery. In four weeks, he made $9,400 and thinks if you have the time, it may be worth the effort. But first, a rainbow crosswalk in Florida to honor those gunned down at the Pulse Nightclub is damaged by a “patriot.” Finally, Krispy Kreme pulls off a brilliant marketing idea around the recent AT&T service outage.

Ice, Ice, Baby

02.21.24 | Shop Talk discusses a woman, Lauren Bauer, who wrote an article about her recent frustrating interviewing experience. She posted her experience on LinkedIn and ultimately withdrew from the hiring process. Caught My Eye shares an interesting story about voice talent Mel Blanc and lets you know that you can buy bagged ice from McDonalds. Domingo Ghirardelli, founder of America’s second oldest chocolatier, Ghirardelli, is our Business Birthday.

TFG Unbuttoned: Pop-tarts, Drag Queens, and Neiman Marcus

02.20.24 | A popular and respected school principal in Oklahoma City is forced to resign for safety reasons when the far-right exposed his side gig as a weekend drag performer. Shane Murnan says to work in education again he would probably have to leave Oklahoma. Then, the gay CEO at Neiman Marcus is accused of only hiring women, gay men, and discriminating against straight white males. Finally, the inventor of Pop-Tarts dies at 96.

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