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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: May, 2017
May 30, 2017

Let's just face facts.  Having Allies in War is strategically important to the success of a country in a War. And with the world on edge and arms discussions at the highest levels since the Cold War, it would only benefit the USA to have good allies. Unfortunately when you hand the keys to the country, to a man that clearly has no couthe and tends to go out of his way to attack and degrade the leaders of our allied countries, you are gonna end up worse for wear. And after this first trip to the middle east to meet leaders in that area, and his handling of the secret info from the Manchester attack, Trump is starting to piss allies off. Mark and Jason Kull discuss the impact that this could have.

Also, Mark went to Six Flags St. Louis again and had another issue. Although this time it wasn't with treatment of people. Mark seems to have found a serious issue with sizing at park.  He discusses on the show.

Finally,do you think that Jason is a badass?  Well Mark gives Jason a personality test to see if he is a badass. Find out where Jason falls.

May 22, 2017

Mark Bland the host of the Q has been completely out of touch with why people in the South, a major win point for Trump, voted so blindly.  Always believing if he figured out the reasoning, that he could apply it across the board and get a better picture of how things happened.  Then the makers of SERIAL, the podcast, did a new one called "S-Town". 

S-Town was brought to Mark's attention by the website VOX.com and it focuses on an eccentric man from a small town outside of Tuscaloosa, Alabama named John B.  John calls up NPR and This American Life to come do a expose on his town and a murder that happened there (we won't say anymore for fear of spoiling).   It's a great podcast but Mark caught something in the show and when he heard it, it literally was a "gotcha moment" politically for him.  The Fuck It Theory.

The Fuck It Theory explains it all in detail and Mark, along with producer Bobby and Jason Kull, break down the theory and discuss it's merits within the context of the 2016 Election.  Plus Trump made his first Foreign trip to the Middle East and man did some weird Orb stuff happen. All this and much more on the new episode of the Q.

May 15, 2017

James Comey has been fired by Trump and Mark is all hot and bothered by the decision because who will they replace him with?  Brandon Travis and Jason Kull join the show to discuss and focus on the corrupt tendencies of Donald Trump these past 115 days. 

But Mark has a bigger message on the plate and we don't think it would go over well nationally.  Saturday Night Live has done a fantastic job with the Trump and Spicer parodies...maybe TOO GOOD a job.  Mark discusses the impact of the parodies on the national consciousness and whether it would be a good idea to continue them or not.  Find out what the guys said on this fast paced show.

Finally, Mark brings up the top 10 Shower Thoughts of all time and the guys breakdown whether they are worthy of the distinction or not.  All this and much more on this episode of the Q!

May 8, 2017

France has made a decision that couldn't come at a better time.  Marie Le Pen, considered the Donald Trump of the election, was sent packing with her tail between her legs after centrist and logical thinker Emanuel Macron won in the hotly contested French election.  This was a dagger to the hearts of hard core Right wing media and supporters who thought after Brexit and Trump, their ship had come into harbor.  But alas, they were wrong.

On top of that, Producer Bobby and Brandon Travis help Mark kick around the idea that the FAKE NEWS attempt near the end of the French election was an attempt to sway the election.  Then Brandon decides to tell his story of what he called FAKE NEWS within his own life.  Was it truly fake news or not....Mark and Bobby discuss.

Finally, the Boy Scouts hit the news in the past week when a girl was given the chance and authorized to join the Boy Scouts.  But Mark doesn't see the value in this and it turns into a heated debate between all three men as they breakdown their personal ideals to figure out if this Scout decision was a good thing or bad thing.

 

May 1, 2017

Another rousing week of Trump and the stupid was so high Mark couldn't bare to talk too much Trump and his first 100 days in office.  Eventually Mark gets around to discussing it but not before his guest Dan Buffa, a known St. Louis sports writer and movie reviewer, jumps in to lighten the mood.

First up is discussions on the St. Louis Blues and the predictions of how deep into the playoffs these guys are gonna go.  Then Mark gets into Dan's background and what other sports Dan enjoys...but outside of the USA.  

Then Mark and Dan shift into Trump talk which leads into movie talk.  Mark originally made a snide comment on Twitter to Dan trying to goad a discussion...Dan retorted and stated he would be willing to come on the Q and discuss movies.  So now Dan is here and he's no slouch when it comes the the movie game. Mark tells Dan about this game regarding picking a movie from every year that you were alive.  Well that doesn't last long and these two movie fans really get into discussing sequels and everything else about movies. 

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