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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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Sep 20, 2018

Gary Weed and Producer Bobby joins Mark Bland on this show regarding sexual assault and how it should be viewed.

Now they will get to that eventually, but first up is a discussion. All three of our hosts are in a Fantasy Football league together where Mark is 1-1, Bobby is 0-2 and Gary is 2-0. First up Mark describes his issue with being in a fantasy league and trying to keep up with NFL Redzone TV while watching the games. Then the guys switch over to discuss players and names that are and are not allowed on the back of a NFL jersey. 

Next we switch over to the news of the week and it's not all good for Donald Trump, President of the USA. Poor Donald's week started with Stormy Daniels outting his falice size in the most unattractive way possible. She compared his "member" to that of TOAD from MARIO KART. Well this sent the whole world on fire and the things people said are not pleasant about the President. 

Also, Brett Kavanaugh is having a problematic week also. He disavows knowledge of a claim again him from High School. He has been accused of sexual assault by a woman that grew up with him. He claims it never happened, and she claims to want a FBI Investigation or else she won't testify in front of the Senate during these confirmation hearings. But it's not about a 30+ year old story...it's about a potential supreme court justice being a liar or not. He's claiming it never happened.  But what if it did? The guys break all of this down.

Finally back into some sports talk revolving about betting coming to sports nationally and if players can be "gotten to" regarding fixing games. Can they....What if the Atlanta Falcons were told to drop the Superbowl on purpose?  How would that really go? 

Sep 13, 2018

Huge show this week. First up is Mark Bland and Gary Weed discussing their life and a question that Gary brings to the table regarding his Facebook and how no one can have an opinion anymore without being mercilessly attacked. And Mark answers the question and even puts a timeline on how it went down in history.

Then the convo moves to the business and "religion" of Scientology. What is Scientology? What should you know about it? And how does Scientology and their "policies" fall in line with the way Donald Trump is handling the people and media of the United States. It seems to Mark that Trump supporters have this vibe of being in a cult. The way Trump handles things reminds Mark of how a cult leader handles their followers...and that's what Trump wants...he wants Followers, not fans. 

This leads into our guest Jay Kanzler. Jay is a lawyer in the St. Louis area for the past 30 years and he sits down with Mark to discuss the legalities of things surrounding Trump. What is illegal, whats not illegal and what should be focused on as opposed to worthless to worry about. Jay and Mark break down the Michael Cohen stuff and take some swings at where the country is at and things that could happen. This is one hot interview and worth every minute of listening! 

Sep 6, 2018

To be President of the USA, it requires a certain amount of decorum. That decorum includes how you handle yourself in the eyes of others and the world. Donald Trump fails at this daily and it took an ugly turn this past week when he decided to threaten to investigate and attack Google.....GOOGLE....because it returned less than favorable reviews of him in it's search. 

Gary Weed flies solo this week while discussing with Mark about the Google issue.  Mark breaks down the value and how this looks to everyone. What we have here people is a sensitive little man that really wants to control peoples opinions. What he fails to remember is that guys like this have existed throughout history and the USA always looks down on those type of people. 

Gary also rounds back and verify's that Mark's laundry issue and decision was not crazy in the least bit. Further villifying Jonathan May and Alex Elias from the week earlier. 

Finally...Mark asks "Whats the weirdest home rule someone has for when you visit their house"...Gary hits Mark with an example he never saw coming and it is real weird. Take a listen and find out what the rule is. 

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?

Jul 30, 2018

Mark Bland and Jonathan May saddle up for an amazing ride and one hell of a show. 

First up, Mark has had Jonathan on the show many times but never had a chance to really get to know him a little better. So Mark takes it upon himself for an impromptu interview of J-dog and finding out about his family and upbringing.

Next Michael Cohen decided to release the Trump Tapes to CNN and the entire world is ablaze with the revelation that Trump tried paying off MORE THAN ONE women to have sex with him. As damning as liberals want this to be, it's not illegal for Trump to be a horrible husband (3 times now). Honestly its quite pathetic to know that either his hot wives are such bores that he has to find other women....OR....Trump is such a crappy person that he can't tell anyone including his own wives the truth either. 

Mark then gets into a discussion about the history of Presidents that were assassinated and how watching those situations go down you can learn from history. Right now, Trump is nailing all the things that historically led down this crazy path to a certain ending.  Nobody on the Q or around the world is wishing for it, but could it happen today? The guys discuss.

Plus a little on the new Sacha Baron Cohen tv show and George Washington and probably how his life as President went. 

Jul 19, 2018

On this Episode of the Q, Mark welcomes back Producer Bobby along with Gary Weed and Jason Kull to do a Round Table of topics.

First up, Mark has some questions regarding the Trump/Putin Summit in Helsinki and how these fine men view Trump as their President here in mid 2018. Does He fair well, or is all this fake news becoming too much to handle?

Also this brings Mark to one of his newest points...Trump has hurt his brand more than help it. How will people view Trump when the presidency is over? Will he get opportunities or will he fade into the past without much fanfare?

Eventually the name Maxine Waters comes up and Mark is not sure if Bobby knows who she is and or whether she has touched his life.  But this should put to bed the notion that democrats tend to take advice from people like Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters. 

Finally Bobby brings around the new game called "This or That" where he grills the panel to find out a little more about the guys.  

Fun episode that you'll be listening to a lot!

Jul 12, 2018

Gary Weed and Comedian Jonathan May join the show to discuss the historical shift in the Supreme Court of the US after Donald Trump nominates Bret Kavanaugh as the newest "member of the team".

Mark has been fielding tons and tons of incorrect fake conservative outrage because of the SCOTUS nomination.  But Mark is here to quell the fears and let everyone know....Kavanaugh is somewhat centrist like Garland and willing to vote liberal if necessary on some topics. This will do nothing to dissuade people from jumping down his throat, but Mark is attempting.

Also, Mark has been thinking of bringing a phrase back and wanted to get the opinions of his guests regarding that phrase. Find out what phrase and if he get's the go ahead or this is a no go. Plus 12 kids got trapped in a Thai mine a few weeks back and they got released.  The guys discuss this heroic moment.

Finally, Mark takes some questions from the listeners about life and one specifically that brings the show to a grinding hault...When was the last time you called 911, and what was it for. Find out Jonathan's amazing answer to the question on this episode of the Q. 

Jun 28, 2018

Glenn Kage joins Mark Bland and Gary Weed to discuss UNIONS and their stance in the wake of the Janus decision by the Supreme Court of the US. 

Glenn is a veteran of the Unions in the state of Missouri and currently the President of the Local UAW hall in Wentzville, MO.  He also presides over 4000 people as well as thousands of other retired Union employees. Glenn discusses his career in the Union and with the auto industry, as well as his thoughts on the state of the union today.

This leads to a discussion about hobbies and things in peoples lives, when Mark, whose been searching for a rant he had, hears that Glenn is into crossfit which sends Mark off on a diatribe about crossfitters and their lifestyle and all of it (nothing personal to Glenn of course).

Eventually the original rant Mark had about Liberals helping each other out comes to the surface. Mark reached out to form some alliances and the response he heard was a telling sign of where the mindset of hardcore liberals and democrats are at. Take a listen and find out the results...

Finally Glenn hits the famous Q show Hot Seat to answer some questions and open up about himself a little more. 

Enjoy all this and so much more on the new Q!

Jun 22, 2018

"What About-ism's"....seems to be the only thing a certain section of political supporters can do to keep their shallow ideals and beliefs relevant. Cause everything for them is steeped in the past and what happened in ancient times that are not relevant to the present. 

Jason Kull and Jonathan May join the show this week to discuss these things that just refuse to go away from the past.  But that is on the heels of a historic week of keeping kids separated from the families while stuck in a foreign country they are not from and have no residency in. But then on the back side, and just two days after claiming "I don't have any power to help"...Donald Trump signs a executive order to fix the separation issue at the border. One that he kinda created as a platform and enforced. 

This leads to a discussion about how Trump tends to create issues and fix them so he can have a check in the win column. He also tends to prop up things that are useless as a win too, like signing a friendship agreement with North Korea who was never the issue. 

Also the guys discuss drugged up river eels and how their coke habits are getting way outta control.

Jun 15, 2018

Anthony Rogers and Gary Weed join the show to discuss how Trump met with Kim Jong Un in Singapore to sign a "friendship agreement" (not a peace treaty).  At this point, the North Koreans are more worried about peace with the USA than stopping the War between them and South Korea. So did it go well? We discuss all the intricacies and everything regarding this historic summit.

Gary Weed hit Mark up earlier in the week with meme from the internet that intrigued him. It said "You have $100 and you have to put a block party together with these listed bands and their prices, who do you pick?"  So Mark decided to discuss their picks live on the show, who would you pick...listen and figure it out.

But the most surprising moment was when Anthony Rogers, the actor extraordinaire, explained that he has access and the number for the famous Bill Murray 1-800 number.  It's well known that Murray takes voicemails off the line and makes his business decisions off of that. So the guys use Anthony's phone and call Bill directly to pitch coming on the Q and being interviewed.

Jun 1, 2018

Jonathan May and Gary Weed join the show to discuss the big topics of the week. So you ask, why is the show named Channing Tatum...what happened with him this week. Well nothing happened with him this week at all unless your Jonathan May and your head is stuck in the gutter.  Gary once again starts the show off with an interesting question that makes Mark question everything in his world. 

Eric Greitens decided that being a bad person and being watched and attacked for it was enough. He stepped down as Governor of the state of Missouri after being accused of raping and sexually assaulting a female. The guys touch on it but, in typical moderate fashion, there is really nothing more to say. It's in the past now and will stay there. Instead the guys focus on discussing Roseanne losing her show on ABC and how she could have avoided it.

Finally Jonathan May is not liking this Drake vs. Pusha T beef and Mark is clueless along with Gary.  Jon updates them and gives the newest piece of the beef. A child exists and has been outed....do Mark and Gary agree with Drake or Pusha T. Find out on this episode of The Q.

May 17, 2018

There has been a lot of talk lately about who is better: Jordan or Lebron. Who is the GOAT! But we like going bigger on the Q. Who is the GOAT of all time! The best athlete of them all. And on this episode of the show, Mark decides he is going to throw out his pick for greatest athlete of all time.  Will guest Gary Weed accept Mark's athlete or will he stand firm that Mark might be crazy in this thinking.

Also, Trump is still pissing off Kim Jong Un (who has earned it) during these peace talks with South Korea. The latest is that NK might pull out of the upcoming US/NK summit that was supposed to happen. Why is all this going on? We will discuss and break it down...plus....

Mark explains his thoughts on second hand and third hand smoke after a new article came out and Mark caught some flack for his stance. 

May 10, 2018

Every single show has something we can discuss about Trump. And it's never good stuff either. Well this might be the show where the beginning of the undoing of Trump started.

Michael Cohen the former Trump "fixer" has been in the heat lately and it's only showcasing why Trump wants distance. Companies are coming forward and explaining that Mike offered access and favors from a Trump presidency in exchange for money. A lot of money. If this is true, Trump is in the hot seat. There is no other presidency Michael Cohen could have done this on behalf of other than Trump. Plus the companies have stated it was for favors with Trump. Jason Kull and Jonathan May discuss this all with Mark.

And finally...Mark has been listening to shows and researching about the Intellectual Dark Web that he has been accused of being a part of. Mark realized something important and by the end of the show, that becomes blaringly clear to everyone! 

May 3, 2018

Comedian Jonathan May is back to protect all that is holy to him and the people of america with his words of wisdom. But that still doesn't hold down the lead story of this show....PRODUCER BOBBY IS BACK! Having taken some time to work on somethings in life, Bobby is back to throw his opinion around and it doesn't take long for him and Mark to be back to not agreeing on things.

First up, North Korea as decided to play nice all of a sudden and the world is taking notice. Also seems like South Korea will say and do anything Trump asks them.  While discussing this story, Mark tries to paint a visual of the location of North Korea and South Korea. Bobby disagrees with the visualization and all hell breaks loose on the show. 

Also, everyone has been watching Kanye for a few weeks, as he has decided to drop bombs everywhere he's gone. Recently he jumped on TMZ and told everyone "400 years of slavery was a choice".  Was it? That seems crazy and so do the majority of his recent blatherings. The guys discuss! 

Apr 27, 2018

Gary Weed joins back up with Mark to talk about the Donald Trump and Michael Cohen debacle. But the story everyone was focusing on is Kanye West and his new found need to promote and talk about conservatism and his love for Trump. But this fly's in the face of his past where he claimed George Bush and his conservative policies "hates black people". Now Trump and his conservative policies "Loves Black People"???? The guys discuss this....

Plus Mark had a recent thing happen on social media and has decided to educate the people on difference between "Social Media" and "The Media". People on social media are getting quite confused in 2018 on which is to be listened too and the purpose of the other. Mark and Gary discuss in glorious detail.

Finally, Mark has a list of the greatest Hair Metal Bands of all time.  How many can Gary nail down? Is your favorite on the list? Is it high enough or should others be higher? Find all this out as Mark and Gary break down the best Hair Metal Bands of all time!

Apr 19, 2018

Jonathan May joins once again to discuss the Michael Cohen trials and tribulations of being Trumps lawyer. Also can Jeff Sessions be sequestered and finally have to speak on behalf of all these things with the raid of Cohen's office? 

But we are burying the lead....Jonathan May makes a grand statement near the end of the show. He states that there hasn't been one good invention in the past 50 years that has helped humanity in a positive way. I break out a list of the top 15 innovations/inventions of the past 50 years and we proceed to have Jonathan chime in on those things. Do any of them live up to the grandeur that Jonathan May is looking for? Did one fall short? Or was it just as he thought and the world is in a worse place for them existing. 

Find out this and much more on the new Q!

Apr 12, 2018

Mark Bland is joined again by Darian Wigfall and Jason Kull to discuss black and white relations and some of the stereotypes associated with the different cultures in the World. 

First up, Mark discusses an issue that was posted on Facebook, on Darian's page, regarding White people feeling oppressed in 2018. Mark say's that may be true for a very small group, but that is not the case for most white people. This set off a firestorm of discussion and controversy...so the two clear the air on all that.

Mark, Jay and Darian then discuss if Black people and minorities have life as bad in 2018 as is posted and promoted on a weekly basis since the Ferguson situation arose in 2014. All this and much much more awaits you on this amazing episode of the show!

Apr 5, 2018

Ahhh....Wrestlemania season is upon us and Mark likes to bring in some Wrestling talk every blue moon to the show. This episode brings in Gary Weed to sit down and discuss the 32 man tournament that is the Best WWE Wrestler of All Time. 

Now there are gonna be some upsets as we all know will happen in these March Madness styled tournaments, but Mark and Gary feel they have a definitive breakdown on who makes the list (at this point in history) and who moves on to the finals. So was it Austin? Was it Hogan? Maybe Rock or Bret Hart....?

Find out on this exciting episode and see if you agree or it makes you tear your hair out just thinking about it.

Mar 29, 2018

Jonathan May and Gary Weed are back and together for the first time. We definitely discuss a little politics to keep you informed and happy, but honestly it's just more discussion on Trump and more bad decisions for the sake of beating his chest. So nothing new on that front...(he's getting kinda boring)

But Mark decides to bring up movies and the guys dive in head first discussing the greatest comedy of all time.  Old School, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights?  What makes your list and will the guys agree that your movie is the best comedy of the past 20 years...listen and find out.

Plus, whats your guilty pleasure movie or TV show? The guys breakdown some of the best guilty pleasure shows and movies for you to check out and potentially fall in love with yourself. All this and much much more on this great episode of the Q web sponsored by John Beal Roofing.

Mar 25, 2018

Well the world is an interesting place and Jason Kull likes to make light of the people in that world. On this episode, Brandon Travis joins to discuss the weird tactics of parliaments around the world and how one recently got a little over the top.

Also, Mark discusses the type of government he thinks would work good for the hard headed people of the USA. This leads to our latest discussions about Andrew McCabe being let go from the FBI days before retirement, but AGAIN another person on Capitol Hill getting removed from office around this Trump/Russia Investigation.

Finally the guys do a little music offering this week. Mark gets some letters from the listeners and throws out a question about 1 hit wonders, which leads down a rabbit hole about the top 100 1-hit wonders according to VH1. So Mark and the guys break down the top 10 of that list and judge whether its justified or a crappy list.

Mar 15, 2018

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.

Mar 8, 2018

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. 

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