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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: August, 2018
Aug 27, 2018

We setup the round table again and we brought back Producer Bobby to hang out.  But with him came friend of the show, Alex Elias, from AE Consulting Solutions as well as Jonathan May to sit down and discuss everything going on.

First up Mark has a conundrum to figure out. Is he CRAZY or is he being logical. Mark and his wife have a broken dryer and the need to wash and dry clothes weekly. Mark discusses bringing up the need to go to a Laundromat which his wife is not keen on. So Mark explains his theories to the crew and then asks, AM I CRAZY? Well is he....listen and find out the verdict

Also, Bobby Brings up something that he saw at LaGuardia airport in NY. A sectioned off desk and piece of ground designed for Free Speech. It's a Free Speech zone. Bobby was amazed and this makes Mark think of pop-up Rage rooms that he has seen online.  This get Alex going and excited about a new business venture.  But what about that Free Speech zone...can you say Bomb in it? What would happen? The gentlemen discuss.

Finally Mark brings up a new game he wants to play called Top 5. Yo name off the Top 5 of yours without telling anyone the topic...then the people are supposed to guess what your list refers to. An amazing idea that just falls apart but could be brought back in a more permanent way down the road.

Aug 20, 2018
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    Mark Bland is joined by Gary Weed and Michael Johnson from Slam Agency, a boutique content and marketing company based in STL. And what a show to guest on. 

    First up is Michael Johnson who is not heard from much in the world of entertainment.  Michael discusses the ramp up in life leading to Slam Agency being formed. He discusses his film company named Analogue as well as discusses his life, family and a major decision he made to leave being a pastor to work within content development. 

    Now this leads into the story of the week. Mark has been in the entertainment and media business since 1994. That's 24 years of being in the media in one city. He has built a solid fanbase and rolodex of connections to pull from. So when the Gateway Motorsports park jilted him on some media requests, it was only natural that Mark had to say something. Mark tweeted out to Indy Racing and Gateway that he wasn't going to be coming to the racing event because he didn't want to stand around watching Indy with a bunch of Trump supporters. Well this set the world on fire. ALL the trump supporting Indy people got very angry and it just started firing. But there is Method to Mark's madness. It's not just whining and complaining...Mark explains the situation in full and see if you are with him or against him after he's done telling it all. 

    Finally Trump did dumb things again and we all know that it's not necessary to discuss or ever type up a description of the lunacy on a daily basis. So Trump did stuff and no one wanted any of it. But the best was "Truth is not Truth" from Rudy Giuliani. The guys and their guest discuss it all on this episode of The Q. 
Aug 12, 2018

This all started with a CNN reporter asking Donald Trump about information regarding a rumor about Russia and Trump Tower meetings. On that day, Trump called it FAKE NEWS and said CNN was liars. And from then on, everyone chastised CNN and liberal news sources as liars that always put out fake stories.

Cut to this past Sunday...Donald Trump goes on Twitter and tells everyone that the meeting did happen with Russia and his son was there, AND it was a meeting to get info on Hillary during the election. Well meeting with people to get dirt on the opponent is not illegal.  But when you tell us CNN lies for 2 years and then you admit you actually lied and CNN was right...now we know you're purposely swaying the information to your advantage. Which is Total BS.

Mark is joined by Jonathan May and Gary Weed to discuss this new information and break down what it means for the country. But during the convo, a conversation from off air re-enters the room. And again it has racial implications.  Mark feels that Jonathan and black culture is playing too much off things from the Civil War to justify actions in 2018. Jonathan claims that it is fair to do that. See where you stand at the end of this epic discussion! 

Aug 2, 2018

Mark knows the name of this episode is not gonna win him a lot of fans, but he's gotta be honest about the music business. 

Mark believes Radiohead sucks as a band. He feels they were shoved down peoples throats as a darling in the 1990's and they never looked back. And, as proof, Mark has Jason Kull to disagree with him and complain....but this all starts with Iron Maiden.

On this episode, Mark is joined by Gary Weed and Jason Kull to discuss Trumps dumb decisions for the week. But the show starts off with a discussion about Jason wearing a Iron Maiden shirt and Mark claiming they suck. This rears Gary's head being a huge fan of Maiden and having seen them multiple times.  This also leads to a discussion about groups that are the top heavy metal groups of all time.

Also, it seems that Mueller is getting close to Trump. Trump started lashing out on twitter all angrily at everyone and that seems to be his M.O. for when people are right or on his heels about something. He lashes when angry. But why is he angry? Well being the president, you are privy to information before others and the guys feel he's been giving the proof and it's not making him a happy boy. Well don't do bad things.

Finally, Mark has some letters from the listeners and the crew answers some of the more interesting questions we've had on the show. Including: What is your favorite documentary?

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