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Imagine if Howard Stern met the Daily Show. Thats what the Q hailing from St. Louis, MO attempts to achieve weekly. Hosted by Mark Bland, The Q is a current affairs and pop culture show with a political twist. Weekly the guys interview actors, writers, artist and a revolving cast of characters to bring you multiple views of some of the most controversial and engaging topics of our time.
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Now displaying: January, 2015
Jan 26, 2015

Travis Cook, the Q resident Tea Party expert and extremist, joins the show to discuss the State of the Union. Ofcourse, Travis can't hold back and once again this leads to an egregious claim and extreme viewpoint shared by almost no one. But then again that is why they call him America's EVIL Genius....or maybe in this case just Evil.

Then Tim Padgett, the General Manager of the Midwest Professional Basketball Association, comes on the program to talk about thier new League and to find out that he shares a little bit of history out of Arkansas State University with Mark.

Finally DeflateGATE is the word of the week and Mark, Producer Bobby, Dan Walsh, Travis Cook and Tim Padgett discuss the scandal that is swirling around the 2015 Super Bowl. Are the New England Patriots cheaters or is this another situation getting blown out of proportion. Plus Padgett offers up a opportunity that Mark and the crew can't pass up. All this and much more on this episode of the

Jan 19, 2015

Anthony Cabral makes his long awaited LIVE in studio return to the Q just in time to discuss the Charlie Hebdo situation with Mark and Producer Bobby.  Mark decides to make play and give a very direct and honest opinion of the situation that seems quite polarizing to say the least. Anthony and the guys discuss the background of the famed French satire magazine and how long they have been on the radar of radical islamic terrorist groups.  

Also, a former guest and friend of the show named KOBA also phones in announced to Mark (a Producer Bobby Special) to discuss his new book available on Amazon called "1000 Facts about Sex and Love".  KJ (his author name) breaks down what led to writing this book and some of his more favorite facts in the book. This leads to Bobby and Tone going out of their way to find other hilarious sex facts that they discuss.

Finally Mark is the bigegst defender of Ted Nugent, even though they politcally differ.  After interviewing him a few years back, Mark became a fan of his no holds barred opinions and verbal tirades.  But eveidently, Uncle Ted has stepped over the line when he decided to attack mentally handicapped people and their troubles.  While promoting his upcoming appearance on the new Sarah Palin Show Uncle Ted let go with some not so nice things and this grabs the ire Mark and the crew. Definitely a hot button issue.

Plus the guys do a little OVERTIME leading to Tone talking about his relationship and how he met his girlfriend.  Real Radio, Real Honest....It's the Q!

Jan 12, 2015

So the year of 2015 starts off on a sobering note.  Stuart Scott, the great sportsanchor of ESPN, passes away from cancer at the age of 49.  So Andy Echele jumps onto the show to discuss this.  The guys discuss what Stuart Scott meant to them and how the world of ESPN styled sportscasting goes. Including Andy breaking out his old school phrase he used for Combat Showcase.

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Next Mark goes on one of his famous rants about Walmart and the inability of our society to learn from simple things and act accordingly.  Evidently they don't ptu enough energy drinks of a certain style in the local Walmart cooler cases and this sends Mark on a tirade about the cooler cases and other places/situations that no one thinks about until after the fact.

Finally the crew gets into a discussion about how Mark is noticing more people since the Ferguson riots complaining about "White Privilege" and what it means to three white people who could potentially be accused of it at moments notice. Also, Mark discusses his some of his stereotype pet peeves and who should, or shouldn't, be allowed to do certain things.  This brings out everyone throwing their issues about many people out in the open. So sit back, turn on the laptop, bring up your spreadsheet and listen to the newest epsisode of The Q. 

Jan 5, 2015

On this episode of The Q, Mark is treated to a special surprise as Producer Bobby brings back all the great hosts and guests from The Q's past to pay tribute and hang out for the 200th Episode of the show. After 4 full years and multiple locations for episodes, the 200 comes in strong from the studios of 1380 KXFN and 1380thex.com .

First up is all the former co-hosts that Mark has had through the years at different times.  Anthony Cabral calls in from his home in Chicago to discuss the earliest episodes that happened at Virtual Entertainment Radio, as well as their past running of Primetime with Mark and Tony. But Tony seems to be calling in from a Frito's bag since there is some distortion while he is talking with the crew.  Then Mark goes around the table to Andy Echele, Dan Walsh, Lucy Mendez, Matt Krueger and Justin "Deyemofo" Deming describing how they got involved with the show.

From there the guys welcome in some of the past great guests that have been involved with the show. First up is Lia Weber, the winner of TLC's Next Great Baker that brings in a anniversary cake for the crew.  Joining her is Matt Guillot and Chef Johnson of BaconFest STL who graced everyone with some delicious hamburgers and bacon wrapped minis that were devoured quickly. Mark does a quick round of the Kenny Kinds Hotseat with them and can't help but tear into Guillot when he discusses some of his answers.

Then round two when Sam Arcobasso, the STL Porn King, his partner Corey and North County song writer Tyler Crandall jump on the mics to discuss what they been up to and to do their round of Hotseat....but not before Justin Deming and Andy Echele square off verbally to discuss the differences in their views on Ferguson and some other lightly sprinkled controversial issues. 

Finally its everyone together discussing the entire history of the show and some of their more fond memories of being on the show.  All this happens with a dose of the Year End FOTO.COM Q AWARDS for 2014!  Plus you get OVERTIME where everything rattles completely off the rails.  What more can you ask for in the 200th episode.  We really don't know!

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