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Tim Bennett and John Nash—memorable class clowns in high school, now revolutionary LGBTQ marketing and advertising executives—invite you to share in a friendship that spans 40 plus years. Drawing on their combined corporate and entrepreneurial experience, the conversation ranges from the professional to the personal, and everything in between. Entertaining banter, unique voices, and smart content. We’re all business. Except when we’re not.

The Focus Group The Focus Group, Tim Bennett, John Nash

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 178 Ratings

Tim Bennett and John Nash—memorable class clowns in high school, now revolutionary LGBTQ marketing and advertising executives—invite you to share in a friendship that spans 40 plus years. Drawing on their combined corporate and entrepreneurial experience, the conversation ranges from the professional to the personal, and everything in between. Entertaining banter, unique voices, and smart content. We’re all business. Except when we’re not.

    TFG Unbuttoned: Check Your Beneficiaries

    TFG Unbuttoned: Check Your Beneficiaries

    Back in the 80’s a new employee with P&G listed his then girlfriend as a beneficiary on his retirement account. After only two years together, they both moved on, but he never updated his beneficiary for the account and as a result, she has been awarded over a million dollars. Then, Wells Fargo has terminated several employees for using devices to make it look like they are on their computers when they are not. Finally, a crazy “Christian” neighbor wants the family next door to change the name of their cat Lucifer.

    • 24 min
    Aunt Barbara Was Always Destined For The Big Screen

    Aunt Barbara Was Always Destined For The Big Screen

    Shop Talk visits with Jennifer Bobbi, aka Aunt Barbara, and David Beck, who jointly wrote and directed a new film to be released this month called Regarding Us. You can view the trailer and get tickets to a screening near you on their website, https://www.regardingus.com. But first, Caught My Eye highlights a Charleston, WV bakery called the Rock City Cake Company. They’re selling cookies decorated with “real life hate/homophobic” comments they received after sharing support for the LGBTQ+ community. Also, onigiri, a rice ball staple in Japan is trending as the snack is now being prepared by young women who use their sweaty armpits to shape the balls. Blake Ross, co-developer of Mozilla Firefox, is our Business Birthday.

    We’re all business. Except when we’re not.
    We’re all business. Except when we’re not.

    • 46 min
    TFG Unbuttoned: The Best LGBTQ States for Business

    TFG Unbuttoned: The Best LGBTQ States for Business

    Now that we are a few years out of the pandemic, consumers seem to be less generous with tipping. Then, a couple in Queens finds a safe with $100k in it while magnet fishing. Finally, Out Leadership has released their 2024 State LGBTQ+ Business Climate Index. The index measures the impact of state government policies and prevalent attitudes on the LGBTQ+ community. How does your state rank?

    • 23 min
    Orson Welles Hated Many Actors with a Passion

    Orson Welles Hated Many Actors with a Passion

    Shop Talk explores some recently uncovered tapes of Orson Welles being interviewed by author Peter Biskind. Welles goes off on his disdain for many of the Hollywood elite. But first, Caught My Eye alerts us to trash balloons being sent to South Korea by the North, which called them “sincere presents.” To date over 15 tons of trash, including used toilet paper have landed in the South. Netflix just released a study that shows how many hours people have watched of their top media properties.
    The show “One Piece” wins with the number of hours equaling 62,000 years. David T. Abercrombie, founder of Abercrombie & Fitch, is our Business Birthday.

    We’re all business. Except when we’re not.

    • 47 min
    TFG Unbuttoned: PRIDE Flag Scares Lifeguard

    TFG Unbuttoned: PRIDE Flag Scares Lifeguard

    A lifeguard at the popular gay leaning ‘Ginger Rogers Beach’ in Los Angeles is upset that the rainbow flag will be displayed and is pressing legal action. The Boy Scouts have changed their name to Scouting America, allowing boys and girls to join. (The Girl Scouts aren’t too happy about it.) Finally, a billionaire, Robert Hale Jr. spoke at a UMass commencement and gifted each graduate $1,000 cash on the spot with one caveat. They had to give $500 of it away to a person of need or worthy charity.

    • 24 min
    7 Frugal Habits to Never Give Up

    7 Frugal Habits to Never Give Up

    Shop Talk looks at a 39-year-old millionaire who says she will never give-up these 7 frugal ways of living. But first, Caught My Eye looks at a food model artist from Scotland and Australia’s wealthiest woman who hates her National Gallery portrait and wants it removed. John shares his journey with Topps Star Wars cards that could be worth thousands…for the right collector. John Balsley, inventor of the folding and safety stepladder, is our Business Birthday.

    We’re all business. Except when we’re not.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
178 Ratings

178 Ratings

deconstructed ,

Entertaining

You must look up man in the orange shirt! Fantastic film!

IPO001 ,

Pay attention to your gender bias

In the episode “The Secret of Luck” (Sept 16, 2022) you quote directly from the article in Wired “The Secret of Being Lucky” by Virginia Heffernan (August 7, 2022). You continue to refer to the author Virginia, who is a woman as a ‘he’ and refer to her as if she were a male writer. It would’ve taken you 3 seconds to check who is the author of the piece you chose to devote the episode to and name it after. This is lazy. It is also particularly ironic considering that earlier in the same episode you spend several minutes talking about the few women who made it to the top positions in the airline industry. You can do better.

corey nelson ,

Entertaining as Business Focused

Don't think that this business focus means dull or droning talk. Focus groups cover a lot of ground keeping the focus on business. Never boring and take just the right time with guests and their other topics. ❤❤ these guys!!! Been listening to John and Tim for years since SiriusXM days. Was so relieved that they easily slid into many formats so everyone can listen AND view now so best works for them.

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