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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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Jan 24, 2020

Local St. Louis music artist Coljac YSD joins the show with Patrick Wilson on this fine day. 

First up, Coljac introduces himself and discusses his background in the music business and teaches us all about his years growing up in rural Illinois and being an EMO DADDY. Coljac explains how he became a saxophone player and drummer. Recording music in his HS years, which weren't that long ago.

Next, Mark gets into discussing the most recent impeachment hearings happening in the Senate, as well as Trump going after General Soleimani. There doesn't seem to be a connection between Soleimani and anything going on in the world at the time Trump attacks Iran and kills him....so was it necessary at the time. Also why didn't Trump kill him earlier? Two years of dead americans that didn't have to die if Trump would have made this move years ago. All this and much more.

Finally Coljac hits the Hotseat and has to answer the 5 questions he doesn't know is coming. Which leads to an interesting discussion about ghosts and demons and an experience he had on a dark night out in the woods. 

Enjoy this amazing episode of The Q! 

Jan 7, 2020

Mark Bland is bringing this into the 2nd decade of it's existence and now we have a new group of years and experiences to take a trip together on and learn about! 

It's 2020 and things are starting off hot in the world of President'ing. First up, joining Mark on the show for this first episode of the decade is none other than Gary Weed and St. Louis Hip Hop artist Marzo!  Marzo has slowly been working his game up and performing all over the midwest, but decides to grace the Q microphone for this show. 

First up, Mark wants to discuss with the guys the good, the bad and the ugly from the past decade. Race immediately gets brought up as the guys discuss the Ferguson and Trayvon Martin situations, Trump being elected as well as some fun things that happened in that decade. This also goes down a road where Gary thinks some words should be as bad to hear as the N-word and everyone discusses.

Next the show switches gears to discuss the current affairs in the USA and what is going on. The President is still dealing with Impeachment and it's not getting better at all. Mark explains how the democrats dropped the ball on this impeachment and how it's not looking like it will work out well for them. This turns to Mark asking "Could Civil War happen at this point?"  Will it or won't it. Country is definitely divided and wanting to tussle it up a bit, but will it happen.

Finally all new guests on the show have to go through our little obstacle course that we like to call "The Hot Seat". Marzo is on for the first time, so he is fielding random questions he did not know about. You get a chance to break down that artist facade and learn a little bit about the guy behind the magic. And we learn Marzo needs to watch more TV...he's horribly lacking in knowledge of popular shows...LOL. 

All this and much more on the Q!

Facebook: MARZO
Twitter: @itsmarzo

Dec 23, 2019

Mark the host of the show has spent the entire decade spilling his heart and thoughts into the Q show and trying to bring some semblance of morals and thought to the political things he says and puts out. With that, we go into the 2020's ending on the most important discussion of the show's history...The impeachment of Donald J. Trump 45th President of the USA. 

As this show was ramping up, the House decided to vote and Impeach the 45th president of the USA. This has been talked about for weeks and weeks. Debated for weeks  and months. It's a very serious and sensitive subject, but also a huge change to the way the President is viewed worldwide and by other foreign leaders.  Mark is joined to discuss all of this by Brandon Travis (our verified high flyer and resident thrill seeker) and Owner of Take A Hike Bike Shop, Joe Russell.

First up, Mark and the guys discuss being thrill seekers and how they connect and become acquainted with each other. This leads directly into impeachment talk. Joe and Brandon not being deeply ingrained in national politics discuss why Trump is in the position he is in. Mark illuminates other aspects and the gentlemen discuss their opinions about Trump and this impeachment that is ACTUALLY happening.  Including the way the debates went defending Trump with crazy Pontius Pilot talk and other things. 

This leads to discussion of False Flag operations and some conspiracy theories that Brandon wants to discuss. Mark points out to the men that being conspiratorial is technically anti-american in it's normal stance. Mark must defend his remarks but it all comes back to Trump not even having his cabinet full three years into his presidency. 

Finally, and on the last one of this decade, Joe Russell of Take a Hike Bike shop jumps on the HOTSEAT to discuss all the questions Mark and Brandon pose to him. This leads down a road discussing the past decade and the favorite moment in the past 10 years for Joe and Brandon. This open another pandora's box and the guys talk about life and the strange places it takes you when viewing such huge chunks of your past. 

From everyone at the Q...Joe Russell and Brandon Travis...and to all of you and your families...Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We are gonna finish off the decade in Style and bring in the New Roaring 20's. Thank you 2010's for being amazing to The Q and all the friends/fans we made in the past decade. We look forward to doing it great for another decade too!  

Dec 2, 2019

EXPLICIT CONTENT!!!!!! 

Parental Guidance is SUGGESTED HEAVILY! 

NOBODY HAD HURT FEELINGS IN THE MAKING OF THIS! NOBODY!

On this episode of the Q, Marcus and Cecil of The Soulardians podcast joined Mark to discuss their show and everything else in their world. 

First up Mark and the guys discuss their political positions. Cecil focuses much more heavily on the local STL scene when dealing with Politics, where Marcus doesn't put it out there all that much.
From there, the guys discuss Candace Owens and her new push to be Anti-Vax and tell people something special about HPV. Find out what our friend Candace said....

Next, Mark and Cecil start talking about conspiracy theory and podcasting. Of course Rogan comes up and it's so easy to say his name and " You're listening to Rogan!" So Mark gets a unique idea to try and see how it works. Probably will fail, but oh well.

This finally leads to a discussion about the new Marijuana Laws and how Joe Biden and Bloomberg and all the different people are kinda spinning their support for and against the drug as it becomes a larger national focus. Finally, Mark puts The Soulardians on the HOTSEAT! They answer the questions and we all enjoy an interesting cultural discussion that pops up. 



If you would like to listen to the Soulardians, you can find more info here:

thesoulardians.com/

Nov 26, 2019

Professional Wrestler Damion Cortess joins the show along with Gary Weed and Producer Bobby. But there is one thing on the mind of host Mark Bland, the new "OK BOOMER" line and hashtag on social media. 

First off Damion tells the guys about his upbringing. Where wrestling fit into his life. How it changed his perspective. But most of all, the story of his aunt and him regarding Wrestlemania one year...you have to hear the story!

Next, Gary is hot and bothered because his life is changing a bit and he is on the search for a new place to live. But he keeps running into some pretty tough agents and renters. Are they int he right or is Gary in the right about the financial expectations in 2019 and what they will and won't look at?

Finally it's Mark's turn....He's recently been getting called BOOMER n social media and realizes that it is misplaced lack of info that has grown this worthless hashtag. But more than that, it's become a way to be dismissive to people that are older than you...But YOU OWE EVERYTHING YOU LOVE TO GEN X....The internet the way it is, the video games that became your favorite all tested on GEN X before you existed. Mark goes in on thisrant of the YEAR candidate. See if you agree with him!

Nov 14, 2019

Brett Auten is an award winning journalist and writer based in St. Louis. Brett joins Gary Weed and Mark Bland on the Q to discuss the war on media and how he views it from his position. 

Brett is an avid MMA fan and the guys find out quickly that he is th head of a regional website for many years named KNUCKLE JUNKIES. It focused heavily on STL MMA independent fighting circles and commentated on larger national things at times. This leads to a convo about the favorite MMA fighters of each person on the show.

Next up is Trump and this impeachment inquiry that has moved into the interview stages in front of Congress. Everyday is a thousand tweets of how he's not the bad guy, but every interview uncovers new crazy things Trump did that were definitely not on the up and up. Where is this all going? The guys aren't sure but they discussed it with Brett! 

Finally, It's time for our guest to be on the HOT SEAT. 5 Questions they have no clue is coming and they gotta stay on their toes to answer them. There is no wrong answers, but Brett's first question is "CAKE OR PIE?" This alone could cause a ruckus. See if it did on this episode of The Q!

Oct 24, 2019

This world is absent of common sense in 2019. Gary Weed and Travis Corley of Agitate the Airwaves join Mark to discuss these moments of lapse in common sense across our great nation.

First up, Mark talks to Travis about being a promoter and how good he is at what he does on a weekly basis. This quickly switches to Marks new section of the show called "What dumb thing has Trump done this week!" 

Donald Trump decided to take the Emoluments Clause of the US Constitution and explain that it is PHONY and FAKE. Which is weird since the clause was put into the document by Republican President James Madison.  So even Trump doesn't like republican rules in the constitution. Trump also made a comment about Colorado getting a "Big Beautiful New Wall" to protect it's borders. Trump is so out of it that he doesn't realize that Colorado is not a border state. Mark explains that this is just gonna get worse...and Mark's pre-election claim of early onset Dementia is becoming a little more accurate as we get deeper into this presidency.

Finally the guys discuss a little Halloween stuff and talk about their favorite horror movies from the past 5 years. Find out who they recommend you watch to scare yourself! 

Oct 3, 2019

Trump is embroiled in an impeachment that seems to bother him very badly. Mark Bland and Jonathan May sit down to discuss all the new things Trump is doing. 

First up they discuss Trump tweeting up to 100 times in a 24 hour period like a man that is losing his mind. But is this an attack unfairly on the president? Mark and Jonathan discuss.

Next up, Mark reads a tweet from Trump that basically alludes to a Civil War being started. He's doing whatever he can to react in the worst ways regarding this Impeachment. This sparks up Jonathan to pose an interesting question that takes the guys in many different directions.

Finally or two host die into unpopular and hot take style questions hand picked by Mark from the letters tat get written to him. A couple of the letters go pretty deep and it's totally worth your time to hear these questions and stories. 

Sep 20, 2019

Mark Bland and Gary Weed discuss the new war on Vape pens and E-Cigarettes. The Union strike of GM as they try and forge a new contract for the future. And finally, the guys turn their eyes towards the Oil/Gas prices because of a bombing on a Saudi Arabia Oil Facility. Plus much much more! 

Sep 5, 2019

Mark Bland and Gary Weed return on this episode of the Q to discuss the shooting at the Galleria Mall in St. Louis, Mo. Also Mark breaks down Missouri and it's people as a state for everyone to understand. Of course there was some Donald Trump talk too because of his amazing ability to double down on the dumbest things. And finally, we take some questions from the listeners about things in their life like: Should a guy considered the A-hole if he plays by the rules and the perception of others is in direct opposition of that?

We discuss all of this and much much more on this episode of the Q! 

Aug 16, 2019

Gary Weed and Mark Bland embark on a journey to find out more about the legendary St. Louis Metal/Rock/Rap group called The Midwest Avengers. 

John Harrington of the Midwest Avengers joins the show to discuss his upbringing and forming the group back in the early 1990's. Plus discusses his new music they just released and some thoughts on the business of hip hop. 

First up, Mark breaks down the past with John discussing their mutual time in the St. Louis music business back in the 1990's. Touring and building the fan base. As well as discussing in detail The Point (local STL indie rock station) and how they were launched to success through their single "Bounce" being played on the station. This leads to a discussion on pay to play in the past and how it worked back in the day.

Next up, Mark and the guys take on Jeffrey Epstein's death by suicide in a suicide watch cell. How did this happen? Is there a conspiracy? And the original autopsy came back inconclusive (since then they found broken neck bones...strangulation).  Jon and Mark start chopping it up about Conspiracies and whether they serve a purpose or not. 

Finally Mark and Gary fire up the HOTSEAT and put John square in the middle of it. Among many things talked about, Jon tells Mark what his favorite time of his life was. I bet you can't even fathom to guess what it was. Well tune in and listen to find out this and so much more! 

Aug 12, 2019

Mark Bland, Brandon Travis and Producer Bobby have to join us on this amazing episode of the Q. 

Fresh off the heels of two mass shootings, Mark and the guys decide to discuss the entire situation in glorious detail. Mark discusses the amount of preparation the shooters went into setting up their deadly massacre's. Two incredibly different shootings with differing purposes, but both claim that politics and our discourse as a nation fueled their rage. Whether it was disenchantment with the system in Dayton, Ohio...or it was fueled by bigotry and xenophobia in El Paso, TX....both area's are reeling from the damage done by the two ignorant and jerk shooters. This leads to the main discussion of if Trump bares any responsibility in these shootings because of his attitude and words he's used to play to his fan base.

This leads into Bobby giving some of his beliefs live on the show and discussing them with Brandon and Mark. First up, Abortion. Bobby gives his stance on abortion and everyone gets into talking about how long you as a parent should have to til you are stuck with raising the baby. Next up was GUNS. Producer Bobby believes that guns are important to protecting yourself in the USA. This leads to discussion about confiscating guns. In russia, they only shoot rubber bullets. 

Finally, it seems the boy scouts are not such good guys after all. New documents presented in court this past week show that the boy scouts, similar to the catholic churches they hold meetings at, have been holding back the names of hundreds of leaders over the years that were caught molesting children. This is a travesty of mass proportions and also opened up some memories from my past with boy scouts and my stories about thinking leaders were creepy. 

It's an exciting week on this episode of the Q!

Jul 20, 2019

Brandon Travis returns to the Q on a episode that has a lot of everything for everyone!

First up, Mark is not happy with President of the USA saying some rather passive aggressive racial things towards some congresswomen. Trump turns his racial anger against Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and lets them know that they need to go back to their "own country" and leave the USA. Weirdly, AOC is a New York/Jersey Girl like him and would only be returning to the Brooklyn, NY. But that's why Mark is all heated. He knows that Trump knows that...Trump is trying to be racist in the most effective way he can in such a high profile position. It's completely about skin color and being an a--hole. Mark and Brandon discuss this and how it is racist.

Race stays on the table as Mark then switches to actor Chris Pratt wearing the Gadsden Flag shirt and he explains how there is a racial connection to it from the Tea Party and their decisions to make the flag their own in 2009. After this, Mark switches the discussion to Netflix's new prices and the reason for the prices. If a company ever wanted to throw their clients under a bus, Reed Hastings did just that and explained the reason for the new pricing structure. Find out why Netflix is raising their prices and why these two men are livid.

Finally, Mark and Brandon take on some more questions from the listeners and discuss once again if a person is the jerk in a situation or not! 

Enjoy all this and more on the new Q!

Jul 11, 2019

On this episode of the Q, Travis Corley of Agitate the Airwaves joins to discuss all the happenings with his company and life in the St. Louis area. Plus they decide to avoid discussing politics for the show.

First up, Mark and Travis start to discuss people that are always happy. How do you respond to someone constantly happy? There is no way that a human can be happy 100% of the time, yet we run into these people in life and their happiness rubs off on others.

Next up is a hodge podge. Mark and Travis discuss Mark's recent trip to Six Flags St. Louis and how disappointed he was with the park and the staffing and all of it. Banking off their discussion of Warped Tour, Mark provides detail of what it's like to charge hundreds of dollars to get into the park and then offer up less and worse service considering that enormous price.  This leads to a discussion about music and movies that spans multiple genres and styles. It's a really fun talk about everything and too much to post in the info.

Finally Mark and Travis try to figure out two problems:

1. Why Travis is being attacked for not nominating certain people for the Agitate the Airwaves Awards?

2. Is this boyfriend an Jerk for going to dinner and not paying a bill? You gotta hear the story to understand. 

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

Jun 21, 2019

Gary Weed is back and he is happy that the St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup.  Which is great for him and a thorn in the side of Flyers fan host Mark Bland.

First up Mark and Gary discuss the St. Louis Blues winning the Stanley Cup and how the City of St. Louis is celebrating. That Celebrating lead to Mark's favorite old school Hockey player, Brett Hull, coming back to party with his first love and team. Brett was, let's say a little altered in his happiness...but that's okay when celebrating.

Then Gary brings up some stories he wants to talk about including one about parents fighting at another little league baseball game. Mark gets unhappy when hearing these stories and the two discuss what should and can be done to fix this issue that pops up too much now days. 

Finally Mark put out the search for some people that have stories where they could be the bad guy in the situation. Mark and Gary discuss the various people and if they are indeed the problem child or not. Take a listen and find out what the people did and break it down with your two hosts.

May 16, 2019

Well the conservatives are on the abortion train again and the Q is paying attention. It seems that a few states decided to go through (outta the blue) with more stringent abortion bans in their state legislatures. More men telling women how and what they should do with their PRIVATE PARTS. Well this shouldn't sit well with many and Brandon Travis makes his long awaited return to the show to discuss this and many other things. 

Brandon has been away for a while, serving time for his transgressions in life. Mark and Brandon start off talking about Trump and his need to start Wars with Iran for no reason. But that point Brandon asks the most important question...why is Trump doing this? Mark has an answer for him, see if you agree.

Brandon and Mark then get into talking about Brandon's time away and how he handled the pressure. He was sent to the hole for a few weeks and Mark wants to know how that affects the mind of a man stuck in that situation. This leads to Brandon discussing the reasons for why he got into the trouble and along with it comes the stories of fighting to survive in a hell hole. Brandon talks about the fights he was in and why he followed through.

Finally Mark and Brandon discuss some letters from the listeners. One person specifically brings up the idea of COSPLAY and how we view it as dressing up like Halloween. But we should be allowed to be any race and dress as another to pay homage. So should costumes that are inherently non judgmental or non-racist (nefarious purpose)be allowed? The men discuss.

Enjoy this episode of the Q...Hopefully it opens your mind and makes you think.

May 2, 2019

Gary Weed and Mark Bland sit down to discuss the William Barr testimony in front of Congress. Attorney General Barr was the man to release the summary report of the Mueller investigation, but Robert Mueller himself stated that Barr was not honest in his assessment. Well Congress got their blood all boiling and ready to take it to Barr, and they kinda did.

Barr was asked by Kamala Harris about his investigation into the summary report. When he explained that he didn't actually read the summary report and released his findings without reading it, that was a clue to the people of the US that Barr is in the pocket of Trump. Unlike Sessions, it seems Barr is willing to go down with the ship. Will this work out for him or not? The guys discuss.

This all works its way around to discussing the names of people, especially US Presidents. Have you ever noticed that Presidents names always sound very authentic and usually have three or four names in total....William Jefferson Clinton or George Herbert Walker Bush.  Very stoic names that are associated with that office. Mark and Gary discuss the names and other names that stick out in life.

Finally, Mark and Gary take some letters from listeners and and boy do they have some doozies. Should we reprimand pregnant women that smoke cannabis publicly? Should movie Villains win more often? And why does Gary not watch Game of Thrones? All this and much more on this episode of the Q.

Apr 18, 2019

On the heels of their big 4:20 show, Jonathan May and Mark Bland welcome Comedian and co-conspirator Jon Maddy to the show. Jon a welcomed guest from the past gets a real taste of what being around Mark and Jonathan May is like. And by the looks on his face, it was interesting to say the least.

First up the guys discuss Robert Kraft and his need to get hot prostitutes to so sexual things for him. Mark ask's if guys like Kraft are too Famous and well known, to the point that their fame overshadows their misdeeds. This leads to the craziest thing Mark has ever heard come out of Jonathan's mouth, "Olympus has Fallen is a great film". Mark argues that nothing about it is good and Maddy plays referee to the situation. Mark even feels so horribly about the movie that he confuses it with another movie claiming the sequel had different people...he was wrong it did not. 

Then the show everyone is talking about is Game of Thrones. Mark and May decide to discuss the first episode of the new season with the blessing of Maddy. SPOILERS FOR THE SHOW are in this episode so I would recommend skipping 5-7 minutes of you don't want it ruined for you.

Finally, Mark brings up a discussion with Jonathan and Jon about a conversation discussing why other cultures than Black culture are not allowed to say the N-word. Mark argues that it's kept alive by Black culture using it so frequently in slang and if they stopped the word would probably be viewed much more negatively as whole. Jonathan argues the right to say it because history dictates the culture taking the word back and not allowing others to use it. the convo gets deep and intense...take a listen and see where they finally come to a conclusion. 

Apr 15, 2019

Mark Bland and Gary Weed are both fans of Pro-wrestling. Mark has been a prowrestler in his life and had a career that took him all over the country. Gary is a lifelong fan and someone that understands the business in a solid way. With this being the basis....The Q presents....WRESTLETALK 35!

Wrestlemania 35 happened and Mark/Gary have a ton to discuss about it. 

First up...Mark tells Gary he can ask him any question about the business and Mark will be very fair and openly answer the question. So Gary pulls the trigger and Mark attacks the answer like a someone giving a Stone cold Stunner in the middle of the ring!

Next Mark discusses his career and how he comes to becoming a prowrestler. How the job formed in his mind before he becomes a prowrestler. He specifically talks about 1996-1997 in his life and what he decided to try and get into professional wrestling. Mark discusses how the business was different back then and more picky and finicky about who they would let be a professional wrestler. Now days anyone can apply and get work wrestling in front of crowds. 

Then Mark and Gary into discussing Wrestlemania 35 and how the show took forever to happen.  After almost 7 straight hours of wrestling, Beck Lynch's hands were raised and barely anyone cheered because they were so tired and spent from the 7 hours of show. Plus how did Ronda's match play out? Who's matches went which way? And what was the best moments?

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

Mar 29, 2019

Gary Weed and Mark Bland are lonely this week but Trump made sure to give them something to talk about. Well not Trump himself, but Robert Mueller delivered the long awaited Trump Russian Investigation to William Barr the AG of the US. Barr then put out a 4 page summary explaining what the gist of the findings were. Trump did not collude with Russian regarding the 2016 election. So he is clear. Which is fine. But Mueller also stated that he's not exonerated from anything either. He was basically a wash. 

Now this leads to a discussion about "not being exonerated" and how people should handle the news. Mark also explains about his reaction upon first hearing about it and what he wrote on social media. We have rules we agree to as citizens to aide by. It went through the proper channels and was investigated. If he comes out clean, then he comes out clean. Simple. But this does not exclude Trump from being sued through the states. 

Next we discuss Brexit, how it is working and what we should be focusing on regarding England. Theresa May decides that she will not be Prime Minister anymore if they pass her plan. So the world waits as England took a Trump-esque extreme stance with their voting and didn't have a strategy in place. Now they are in a shit or get off the pot situation and it looks like things will only get worse. Mark discusses making extreme decisions.

Gary explains he's thought about running for office which takes Mark of his tracks and gets him to breaking Gary down for the inevitable vetting. Mark gives some solid advice to Gary for his political aspirations.

Finally the guys discuss some TV shows and movies that they are currently into and Gary says his wife beat him to the punch on a movie...but what movie? Take a listen and find out!

All this and more on the Q!

Mar 22, 2019

There are so many ways to say so many things. Jonathan May joins Mark on this amazing journey we call the Q.

First up Mark decides that he needs to explain what being a liberal raised in the Midwest is truly like. Most people think being liberal is a national stance and all Liberals tend to fall from the same tree. But this is not true. Liberals in the Midwest are way more centrist than east/west coast liberals because the Midwest is so conservative, the liberals are raised with a conservative understanding and edge given to them from their parents. Mark and Jonathan discuss.

This leads to question about Police and Jonathan's person views as an ex military police officer. Jonathan has seen both sides of the coin and the question is "Where is your current stance on police." The guys discuss.

Then we get into the goods. Jonathan and Mark both have been asking questions of black and white culture on and offline. The response has been good and Mark has some questions for Jonathan and vice versa. Mark asks a question about the style of hair that people in black culture have. This leads to a convo about words you can and can't say to people in general. Also the pronunciation of words can alter the vibe of the word. The guys discuss these words too.

Finally a letter from a listener that thinks Prisoners are not being used to their potential like they should be. Mark and Jonathan discuss if the listeners stance is the proper stance or not to have. 

All this and much much more on this episode of the Q.

 

Mar 7, 2019

Who is the Grand Trivia Master of the Q?  Well we set to find that out on this episode of the Q. Gary Weed, Producer Bobby and Jonathan May join to discuss a couple of topics before we get down to the brass tacks.

First up...R. Kelly and Michael Jackson have been hit heavily lately in the media.  Kelly is fighting for his freedom after being accused of once again talking to and sexually abusing underage females. This is the same thing he was accused of a few years ago with the "pee on her" video tape that surfaced. The new accusations basically make Kelly out to be a forceful and manipulative guy to a host of women. On the heels of that, Michael is back in the news because the kids that didn't come forward originally in the 90's have decided to come forward now on a new documentary that has radio stations pulling Jackson's music. 

This leads to an interesting discussion of NDA (non disclosure agreement) and hush money...and whether the death of one party in the agreement should or should not change the scope of the agreement. Should all rules be forgiven once one party dies in the relationship? Can the person come out after the fact, but also after spending the money they took to be quiet originally?

Finally, after a challenge from Mark to Gary regarding Trivia...Jonathan decided to jump in and we have or first Grand Trivia Master contest. Producer Bobby put together 25 questions and tie breakers (if needed) to decide this first ever champ. All the questions are general in nature. Multiple categories and varied levels of difficulty...Can you keep up with the Q crew? Are you truly a Grand Trivia Master...follow along and find out on this episode of the Q. 

Mar 7, 2019

Who is the Grand Trivia Master of the Q?  Well we set to find that out on this episode of the Q. Gary Weed, Producer Bobby and Jonathan May join to discuss a couple of topics before we get down to the brass tacks.

First up...R. Kelly and Michael Jackson have been hit heavily lately in the media.  Kelly is fighting for his freedom after being accused of once again talking to and sexually abusing underage females. This is the same thing he was accused of a few years ago with the "pee on her" video tape that surfaced. The new accusations basically make Kelly out to be a forceful and manipulative guy to a host of women. On the heels of that, Michael is back in the news because the kids that didn't come forward originally in the 90's have decided to come forward now on a new documentary that has radio stations pulling Jackson's music. 

This leads to an interesting discussion of NDA (non disclosure agreement) and hush money...and whether the death of one party in the agreement should or should not change the scope of the agreement. Should all rules be forgiven once one party dies in the relationship? Can the person come out after the fact, but also after spending the money they took to be quiet originally?

Finally, after a challenge from Mark to Gary regarding Trivia...Jonathan decided to jump in and we have or first Grand Trivia Master contest. Producer Bobby put together 25 questions and tie breakers (if needed) to decide this first ever champ. All the questions are general in nature. Multiple categories and varied levels of difficulty...Can you keep up with the Q crew? Are you truly a Grand Trivia Master...follow along and find out on this episode of the Q. 

Feb 28, 2019

Oh what a week for the world! Michael Cohen, the former Trump lawyer, hit the stand in front of Congress again to answer questions. The last time he did this, he was caught lying and ended up getting 3 years in jail. So with that hanging above his head, he hit the congressional testimony stand again and boy did he let it fly.

So this week on the Q, after a little break, Jason Kull and Gary Weed jump in to discuss everything with Cohen and what he claimed on the stand. According to Cohen, Trump does very little LEGAL things. Cohen claims he was a virtual enforcer for the President of the USA. He was tapped to send threats to businesses and colleges. He has paid off multiple people for sex and other nefarious activities...BUT...according to Cohen, Trump doesn't have ties to russian collusion as the Mueller report is investigating.  Which is a feather in the cap of Donald Trump.  But that doesn't change the fact that his former lawyer, under oath and serving prison time, decided to throw him completely under the bus. There is no way Trump pardons Cohen at this point. So you know it was all true.

Mark Asks the guys to put together their list of the Top 3 movies that are RE-WATCHABLE. Movies in the same vein as Back to the Future or Shawshank Redemption. Jason and Gary do not disappoint Mark and sit back to hear about some movies that are worth watching over and over again...for a reason.

Finally, Mark sits down with St. Louis commentator and author, John Parker. John talks with Mark a little about Cohen and Trump...but that takes a turn down the road of our great nation and the current cultural and national divide. Why are we divided as people? Also, on the back of his book "Cold Day in August", Parker discusses with Mark the Ferguson situation and it's impact in hindsight. What progress was made? And....Our country is a melting pot and there is a distinct group of people that tend to keep that fire stoked. The two men discuss John's upcoming book and how we should view the country in it's current political and socio-economic stance. Should those fires stay stoked or do we need a reset and a better understanding of each other. 

All this and much more on the Q!

Feb 16, 2019

Producer Bobby and Gary Weed join on this episode of the Q. And it's huge because it is the first show since the Super Bowl when Mark and Gary have been face to face. Lot of Trash talking between the two on many previous episodes...but that all was settled with Tom Brady and the Patriots winning the Super bowl....

Which brings us to the first discussion. A new Football league debuted called the AAF. This is the second of what will eventually be 3 different major football leagues including the upcoming XFL. Mark and the guy all took a look at the new league and liked what they saw....but can a third league come into the fray and be able to maintain it's success. That's three full football franchises and we know the NFL is not going to lose out in the end. So Mark asks "Can the country sustain 3 leagues at once."  Find out what everyone says.

Next up Mark discusses the professionalism of organizations in the US that he does business with on a consistent basis. How they should and shouldn't treat people. How companies mess up their brand in the eyes of others and get bad word of mouth. 

Finally the guys discuss some of the stigma of growing up in North County St. Louis. This leads to Mark explaining about the past 20 years of North St. Louis County, specifically Florissant, and where it stands today. Mark grew up there and explains why people have left the area and how it's viewed by people outside of Florissant today. 

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

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