Jonathan May makes his return to the Q to discuss more about Black and White relations in the USA. The show gets off to fast start when Mark and Jonathan discuss blackface and how it still has this racist connotation to it. This of course leads to a deeper discussion about racial relations in the USA and what is considered racist by some is not considered racist by others. Whose right? Well we don't know cause Brandon Travis jumps on the show and immediately throws the conversation for a loop with very viable arguments regarding race in America.
Also the guys discuss Denzel Washington and his ability to get oscar nods, but then it's brought up that maybe other roles were more deserving of Denzel to get oscars for. Was Training Day his best, or was it Glory. All this plus a very tiny discussion on Trump and firing Tillerson in this exciting episode of the Q.
A few years ago, The Artist won Best Picture at the Academy awards. To Mark it was for no good reason. The 2018 Oscars just happened and the show was the lowest rated in history. Was it too much focus on women? Was it Jimmy Kimmel? Was it the need for the Hollywood elite to hold on to tradition too much?
All of these things are discussed between Jason Kull, Gary Weed and Mark Bland on this episode of the Q. Plus, are we on the edge of another financial crisis....someone whose very rich and well known thinks so. The guys discuss this and a bevy of other topics including Mark's covering of the MVC Tournament (aka Arch Madness) and some things he took away from it.
Bob Wahl runs Wahl Real Estate and joins on this weeks episode of the Q along with Jason Kull.
After being a guest on Bob's show, Mark had such a good time that he invited Bob Wahl to come on the Q and discuss politics and pop culture and real estate. Mark brings up some issues he had in the past with a real estate transaction and brings those problems to Bob's feet. Why should the seller pay the closing cost for a buyer on a house...find out what Bob says about this and a few other topics regarding real estate.
Hope Hicks is the 18th person to resign from Trump's presidency. Imagine if 18 employees from the past year all resigned under you as a person that was elected to run the country. He picked you specifically cause he wanted you to fix or help the situations in the country and EVEN YOU can't handle being a member of his administration anymore. That's pretty sucky and deep...so we discuss.
Finally Bob sits in the Hot seat and we discuss a myriad of issues and questions that will get you thinking and wishing there was more Q show.
Gary Weed guests with Mark Bland and Jason Kull as another shooting takes place in a HS in Florida. It seems unfortunate for the guest whose booked because gun talk and laws isn't a fun thing to discuss. Neither is dead children because others don't want their "rights" trampled on.
First up, the guys focus on the Olympics and Mark decides that there needs to be a change in the broadcast team for ice skating. Then it's right into the Parkland Florida shooting. Why can't we change gun laws? How many times does Mark have to come on his show and address stupidity from the conservatives as they dance and try to downplay the real issue with people in the country...they are becoming emboldened to not care about others anymore because of attitudes like Trump.
Finally Gary hits the HOTSEAT, created for the Q 6 years ago, to test his meddle on random questions that helps learn a little more about our guest.
Tony Cabral makes his triumphant return to the Q after a bit of a hiatus. Living in Chicago doesn't afford him the opportunity to be on the greatest show ever...but we make do.
First up, Mark is dealing with a ton of censoring from the social media lately because of his show regarding black and white culture and the movie Black Panther. He has weened it down to specific people trying to censor him directly cause they are quite angry about the message getting out which doesn't play to these peoples narratives. Mark and Tony discuss what happened and why it seems over the top.
Mark and Tony also discuss the ability to "swat" people who you are mad at from far away and how this is becoming a very dangerous trend in the USA. This leads into a discussion about allegiance to the USA and allegiance to Trump. Where is the allegiance to our country and not your political party?
All this and more available on this episode of the Q.
The new Black Panther movie seems to be getting a lot of attention from the Black Community. This has brought up certain feelings within the white community and they have not been quiet about this. So Mark Bland, being the devils advocate he is, decides to bring in comedian Jonathan May to discuss Black culture, racism and this heightened care for a movie that hasn't even been released yet.
Oh but the train don't stop there....This discussion goes into racism and the true backbone that black people think White people don't respect or care about them in 2018.
Joined by Jason kull, this is an exciting episode of the Q that really delves deep into the manners and ideals of our cultures and how they should truly be viewed in our current times. Ain't no hiding in this episode...all the words and feelings are put on the table.
Jason Kull and Andy Echele jump in to discuss many a topic on this show. The guys start out discussing the State of the Union address by President Trump and the argument that Democrats didn't clap. Well Mark points out this is quite normal and there are tons of examples from the past where other Presidents got shut down with the clap.
Then the story moves to Tom Brady and the Patriots going to their next Superbowl. Mark is a fan and Andy not so much. But his success begs the question, is he the greatest sports athlete of all time? Possibly...listen to the discussion and you make your decision.
Finally Mark had a run in with a Flat Earth believer recently and discusses the points brought to his attention and whether anyone else in the country believes the Flat Earth things. This leads to discussion about conspiracy and the theories people hold. Plus a reminder from Mark about conspiracy theorist.
Jonathan May is no slouch on the mic and he drops by again to hang out and talk with Mark and Jason Kull.
First things up, Mark is accused of Poking the Bear on social media by Jonathan. The three break down what is considered crossing the line versus not. Mark feels that it's undeserved dislike he receives. Does Jonathan agree? Find out...
Also, Mark talks about his son and his new found love of horror movies. But this leaves Mark with a conundrum. His son is 5 and there isn't many options for him to show the child without ruining him mentally for life. So what can he show him? Also, there seems to be a weird lycanthropic issue that Jonathan seems to have and comes out on the show.
Finally the guys discuss some Trump and Stormy Daniels. And Mo'nique is asking people to stop using netflix in protest to help here...all of this and much more on the Q!
I have to say, this might be the best discussion on the Q in many years. Brandon Travis returns from a less than stellar abesnce and he jumps right into the fray.
First up, Trump paid out thousands to a porn star to keep quiet about a supposed act of miscoduct that needed to be kept under the rug. Unfortunately for "Swing and a Miss Don", he missed again and she didn't keep her silence. But is Donald in the complete wrong on this? Listen and find out what was said!
Also, all this sexual misconduct talk is hard to ignore when your states horrible Governor is running around and blackmailing people to keep them quiet. Then he has gone AWOL technically and no one knows where to find him. Is it real, or not. The guys discuss before getting into the nitty gritty...
Brandon finally opens up about his past 7-10 months and the things that have been going on in his life. Gun fights, knife fights, drugs and the world of rehab all await on some of the most compelling audio the Q has ever released!
Well it's been a unique week in the world of Trump and politics. This week the people within the Trump presidency are all fluttered up with whirlwind news coming from former Chief of Strategy and Staff Steve Bannon. Bannon was interviewed for a book called "Fire and Fury" that is about the Trump Presidency and the first months of it in early 2017. Michael Wolff the author interviewed many people around the White House and they went on record with him discussing things that they thought and seen. Steve Bannon in particular explained that the fake news Russian Meetings that were supposedly all BS, actually they were very real. OUCH. But then he went a step further and explained that the discussions were all treasonous. Out of control.
Mark and Jason Kull discuss this entire situation, all the players and how we should view this information as logical independent voters and thinkers in 2018.
Also, Jason Kull is mad at Charter. He feels the company is immediately implementing net neutrality repeals and slowing peoples speeds down even though they pay for 100mbps service. Mark is not so quick to say that, but take a listen and see where you stand.
FIRST SHOW OF 2018...and we are starting the year off with a Bang! Jason Kull joins Mark to discuss the most up to date and current stance with the Trump Presidency. But that is not the big news of the day by any means.
Mark decides that 2018 needs to start with a rant that is geared towards the majority of cell phone loving Americans. Apple recently announced that they are slowing down cell phones. Mark is an avid Apple phone guy and this is not sitting well with the majority of people that pay large prices for their equipment monthly. Mark takes aim...see what he has to say.
Then the Tax Cut that Trump is so happy about is the focus of the next discussion. Obviously it helps the wealthy and the upper echelon of society...but will it help the middle class and lower class? Probably not right off the bat and definitely the way it was structured will blow up in the next Presidents face. But Trump doesn't care about the next President cause he is not a true American patriot the way he discusses and pretends.
Finally Mark had it out on Twitter with some sports people from the southern US that love their college football. But why is someone asking for an autograph considered a pariah to the other people in the news writing community that covers Clemson football. Well tune in and find out if you agree with Mark or the others!