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The Q Now

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: April, 2016
Apr 25, 2016

On this Episode of the Q, Andy Echele comes back and discusses one of his oldest bits from 5 years ago when the two discuss the FIRE TAX some people pay in different cities across the country and what andy's view on that is.

Also, the US government decided to revamp some of their currency and their decision to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill. They Replaced it with Harriet Tubman on the $20 and the world went into hissy fit mode.  Now all the conservatives are angry a former US President is being removed from the currency and they want answers.  Mark and Andy discuss whats going on and how it should be viewed.

Finally Mark and Andy get to Andy's favorite section of the show.  Letters from the Listeners gets some M & A treament as well as the two discuss Conor McGregor and how he is fighting for better payouts for the fighters, while at the same time creating the value for the biggest fight in the history of UFC at UFC 200.

All this and much more on the newest episode of the Q!

Apr 18, 2016

Producer Bobby and Mark Bland fly solo on this show.  Mark is having a week and it shows in the conversation with the on again/off again Producer Bobby.  First up Mark and Bobby discuss the biggest story in the USA currently which is Donald Trump explaining that it is alright for women to be punished for having an abortion.  Of course, this set off the entire country pitting liberals and conservatives that defend Trump at each others throats.  And it wasn't pretty at all.  Producer Bobby explains how he feels that Trump is technically right and Mark tries to hone in on what Bobby wants done to fix the issue.

Mark then decides to explain how ABC and other major networks could capitolize heavily on the crop of well known internet based/youtube based talents and their fanbases.  Mark was watching his daughter watch this guy that plays Minecraft to the tune of millions of fans and it got him thinking about all the other people on online that have huge fanbases and could benefit from and to major media conglomerates and their current power fanbases that exist.  

Finally, Mark and Bobby come across a new social media app called PEEPLE which touts itself as the "YELP for everyday people" . People would join the network and be able to rate people on their personal opinion of the people, just like you do on yelp for a restaurant.  Mark and Bobby delve into the dark underbelly of what this could mean and how it could go horribly wrong.  Plus they discuss what things the company who created is already doing to combat some of those consequesnces.

Apr 11, 2016

It's been a bit but Andy Echele, the former co-host of Absolute Wrestling Radio, brings his unique and direct brand of opinionation back to the Q.  And what a perfect time for it too.  Mark dusts off the old Tournament of Pop Culture and decides to break down the BEST DRUG MOVIE EVER for your listening enjoyment.  Of course the classics make the list like Goodfellas, Scarface and Cheech and Chong.....but are they good enough to outlast and win the best of all time?

But before all that fun starts, Mark has to rant!  Walmart has 50 check out lanes and Sams club has 20, but the number of checkers to lanes is not proportianate and sends Mark on a fuel rage because of the lack of common sense within the Walmart family in general.

Plus this past week, some secret documents got leaked out of Panama regarding the offshore accounts and assets of some of the worlds most power people.  This has sent the world into a small tizzy, costing the president of Iceland his job and definitely catching the ire of potentially the most dangerous man in the world, Vladamir Putin. Mark and Andy discuss the impact and the eventual fallout if any.  Plus Mark gives what he thinks is the US stance on all of this.

 

Apr 4, 2016

For the third time in our shows history, ED REGGI decides to bring all his flamboyant opinions and thoughts to the listeners of the Q.  Oh, but he is not the only blast from the past.  Matt Krueger joins in to mix it up with Mark and Ed.

First up, Matt breaks down his upcoming wedding and Ed lets us know whether he is a purveyor of the herbal spirits that some are into. This ofcourse leads into a talk about munchies and a to new soda's that Pepsi and Mountain Dew just introduced.  Matt buys both soda's to test live on the air and let us know what he thinks of each new take.  

Next Mark rants about some treatment he recently recieved from commenting on a FOX facebook post.  Its the video of a young woman claiming a Trump supporter grabbed her breats and then she hauls off and punched him right in the nose.  The rant is regarding the treat Mark recieved because of the starting point of the video.  Mark has a common rule to implement across the board for all people posting video from hear on out in social media....but thats when Matt gets to writing in his NOTEPAD of EVIL and starts questioning and attacking Mark.

Finally the guys discuss the current political climate and who the candidates might choose to be their VP.  This leads to a discussion of how Ed would like to see an overturn in the current political system and the most level playing field of all.  Matt talks about Ted Cruz being president potentially if the convention is contested and how that would plan out for everyone.

Also there is overtime where things get down and dirty for the webdownload of the show only and the guys answer some questions!

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