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.
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 Mark originally made a snide comment on Twitter to Dan trying to goad a discussion...Dan retorted and stated he would be willing to come on the Q and discuss movies.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.
What happens when you bring Jason Kull and Brandon Travis together in a room??? Well you get this episode of the Q. The two guys join Mark to discuss the current situation with North Korea, but more from the point of view of Europe.
Currently France, one of the main tenants of European power, is in the middle of an hotly contested election....and....it's starting to look like another "Trump-esque" victor in Marie Le Pen is on her way to overall victory. What does this mean for the region and the United States regarding the new tone set? Well that all gets discussed.
Finally Mark and his guests take a letter from a listener regarding Mark's tendency to have tournaments of pop culture and put unlikely things against each other. A listen named John sends in his 4 Disaster movies and wants us to match em up. Find out what movies are on the list and see if you agree with our choices and eventual winner.
Did he really say that???? Yep. Sean Spicer stuck his foot in his mouth again and called concentration camps, "Holocaust Centers". But the funny thing is that it's not event he biggest story of the week. More crazy Trump things happened and Mark, Bobby and Jason dive in head first to all of them.
Trump decided to go and drop the MOAB in Afghanistan and now the world is on edge because its the largest non nuclear bomb the USA has. And with North Korea constantly shooting their own rockets towards the USA, everyone knows that a potential nuclear showdown might happen sooner than later.
Also. a guy decided to jump on Facebook Live and start killing people while streaming it. This is some crazy stuff that leads to a discussion about the death penalty and the guys talk about their stances on the issue because of the Arkansas lethal injection stuff going down in the next 10 days.
All this and more on the Q!
School Shootings, Bombing Syria and Governors giving up their seats of power, it's all in a normal week for one Donald J. Trump and for the Q staff to dissect.
First up, Jason Kull and Producer Bobby slip back into the seats of producer and co-host to help Mark break down all the fun. But it's the school shooting that opens the eyes of Mark and the team to where they are eventually gonna go with the show. A Murder-Suicide takes the life of a teacher and 8 year old student in San Bernadino and this raises the the good ole 2nd Amendment question in the eyes of everyone on the show. Everyone but Bobby, which triggers the most morbid episode of the Q possible. Bobby brings up the validity of the school shootings before he breaks down the door of crazy things that happen on the internet. This leads to a discussion of death and suicides on the internet that are filmed and the guys discuss all of it.
After that, it's Super Syria time as the boys discuss our friend of the show, Donald J .Trump decided to throw down the proverbial gauntlet and let the world know that after he tells people in need they aren't welcome, he'll be the first to kill their eventual killers...but only after those people are already dead and can't benefit from Trump at all.
All this and much more on the Q!
Producer Bobby returns on this late episode of the Q. Trump has been trying to downplay this Russia stuff and it's not going well at all. Now they are finding new evidence of his potential collusion during his campaign and he is in full retreat mode. Mark Bland, Producer Bobby and guest Brandon Travis look into all this sweet content and discuss it voraciously. Plus the Gorsuch nomination is in limbo and Mark breaks that down for all the "nuclear options" people.
But the fun don't stop there, cause Mark has some grooming questions for Bobby and he re-iterates a story from when he was going to the doctor. Where the story goes, no one will see this coming at all. But then Mark brings up some conspiracy talk because Brandon is guesting again and this leads to the discussion with Producer Bobby about Sandy Hook and many other things. Then the boys try to figure out what makes the Top 5 conspiracy theories of all time. So who do you think made that list? Find out on this new episode of the Q.
Nope, this is not a Vanilla Ice album from 1991...It's the newest episode of the Q. This week we welcome Brandon Travis a extreme sports junkie that is heavily into Base Jumping and Skydiving. Brandon discusses his early days of getting into the extreme sports and what those first few times were like. Also, he took a not so travelled route to base jumping and spills the beans on that.
The guys get into to talking about Trump and how he was unable to get the repeak of Obamacare done even though he had majorities in both the House and Senate. Plus Mark breaks out a list of all the google shopping searches in the United States on a yearly basis and we find out that one state out there is huge into buying and looking for Borat Mankini's. Really??? Find out what state by listening to the show!
Plus Brandon hits the Hotseat to answer random questions about his life. All this and much more on this episodic piece of political impact!
Funny man Jonathan May joins Mark Bland and Jason on this episode of the Q. Firs things first, Mark discusses how the bracket is looking for his March Madness picks. Next the guys get into Jonathan May and his past. Jonathan talks about his time a Military police officer and dealing with suicides and other assorted issues that happened.
Next up, Mark and Jason get into discussing the newest Trump news including Kellyanne's newest statement on the state of microwave's in the US. Also how being dismissive to Angela Merkel and not shaking her hand could have deeper implications as the US wades through the treacherous path of daily existence in the USA.
Finally, throughout the show, Mark stops and asks Jonathan assorted questions about growing up Black and the affects of White culture and black culture on him a as person. Including asking him his opinion on the newest Mike Brown video that came out in the last couple weeks.
It's been a few years since the Mike Brown/Ferguson incident and the family claimed that Mike would never rob a store. But the only evidence that was ever presented was a security tape from the store the morning of the shooting. It showed Mike manhandling a store owner/employee after he was told he couldn't have some cigarillos. So everyone assumed, here is this thug that is trying to knock over a liquor store and that eventually lead to his death.
BUT NOT SO FAST EVERYONE....seems that the St. Louis County PD and Attorney knew of more video from that same store the the night before (technically in the early morning of the day of his death) where Mike Brown came in, made some sort of deal with the employees and then handed the exact same bag of cigarillos over to the employees for safe keeping....until the next morning when he shows back up for them.
Mark and Alex Elias discuss this need video in detail and discuss the ramifications if there are any new points of view to take from this. They discuss the why and how of the case regarding this new info and if the rioting would have still happened or not.
Trump can't stop himself. He is a detriment to our country and himself at times. On this episode we break down the NEXT (the guys refuse to say newest because it seems 2-3 things happen NEW each day) big situation with him...Supposedly Obama (former not involved in World politics right now at ALL) wire tapped Trump Towers to spy on Trump during the 2016 election and campaign. Everyone in the world knows its a desprate plea to get any news fodder off himself cause he is just not a good person. The guys decide to break it all down and discuss the potential end game for Obama if any existed at all or not.
Also, Mark and Jason Kull decide to take some questions from the listeners. They discuss Top Documentaries you need to see and also impart some great advice that anyone can use. This and much more on the new Q!
Well another week and we can't stress enough how outlandish the Trump presidency has become. Spending more than an entire year worth of travel of the previous president, in one month or fake Swedish security people coming on FOX news to try and bolster the already dismal BS story from years earlier....it's just another day in the Trump Presidency. So as usual Mark and Jason Kull have to discuss the most prominent political stories of the week and give their opinion. We understand they DON'T have to...but they do and people enjoy it.
Also, Bill Paxton passed away shortly before the show and the guys reminisce about their favorite past movies and TV shows he was involved in. This leads to a deeper conversation about the careers of other well known people and what they have accomplished in the business of movies too.
300 shows is not an easy thing to accomplish and the Q with Mark Bland has finally taken the leap and made it after 7 years. On this show, Mark is joined by Jason Kull and Producer Bobby as they think about the past years and where they are compared to when they started.
But the show hits its normal stride as Mark, Jason and Bobby decide to tackle two specific topics: The first being Trumps amazing 3rd FAKE attack that never existed at all, but his team keeps making them up. The Second being his new found fascination of denouncing the media and challenging the credibility of their profession. Mark see's this more as people calling other peoples opinions they disagree with as fake news. It's not Fake news and the guys explain why.
Finally Mark brings up some questions from the fans and listeners and this leads to one of the best endings to a show that we have ever had. One question leads to a discussion about the worst things about Porn....this brings up Bobby's story and review of a movie from when he was younger that levels the crew. Great stuff and you don't wanna miss it.
On this episode of the Q, we return to our podcast format due to an unforseen situation arising at the radio station we were on in St.Louis. Due to this infraction, The Q chose to disengage our relationship with the station and move on with life.
Jason Kull is here to discuss Mark's new theory that Donald Trump's decisions seem to be coming from a potential illness. Also Mark directly alludes to the fact that there is tons of video and proof of Trump's inability to read. Shouldn't the president of the US be able to read well? Well seems like half the population in the US doesn't care.
Also, the two guys tackle some dilemmas and discuss if there was anyone in history that you could get into an Argument with, who would you like to verbally tangle with? Hitler, the Pope, Nostrodamus...who? Listen to find out who our guys said.
We love callers on the Q. They are what really makes our show special. But sometimes the callers are special themselves. On this episode, we focus on the need for someone to put Trump in a checks and balances type situation. His entire team is going off the rails and making weird and dumb claims that are hurting his brand and Presidency.
First up, we discuss Kellyanne Conway and her need to create fake and false massacre's to fodder the Muslim Ban that trump enacted. Kellyanne went on another political show on TV and stated that because of the "Bowling Green Massacre", that's why the ban is needed. Only problem is that It never happened and she completely made it up again. Another Alternative Fact.
Then the guys take some callers and they decide to go in blind and see what the fans of the show are thinking. May have been the wrong idea. The callers definitely were the star of this show, so saddle up and take a listen....prepare to be entertained.
Matt Krueger is back and what a show to return for. The President Donald Trump has had a busy first week in office and at the end of it he decided to Ban people from 7 specific Middle Eastern countries that have terrorist ties. But the issue is that he left a few other countries that are also terror based off the list. Why? Well maybe he has economic ties to those countries, or maybe he doesn't feel they are a threat at all. Regardless, the hashtag #MuslimBan seems to be taking the entire world by storm as country after country denounces this US stance. People are taking over airports and we discuss whether this is all justified or not.
But first, Kayo Bracey joins the show to discuss hip hop and growing up in North Carolina over the past few years with all the confederate flag talk and now Trump becoming the president. He tells us a little about his upbringing as well as his influences coming from the home of hip hop legend Petey Pablo.
All this and much more on the Q!
Well He's the Preident now and with that starts the reign of Donald Trump. And right off the bat, Trump sent new White house Press Secretary Sean Spicer out to let the media know, "We don't like you!" All because the world showed pictures of the small turnout for the inauguration of Trump. Welp, that's kinda life and reality can be tough to swallow sometimes.
But it didn't stop there....The next day on Meet the Press, Chuck Todd pushed the issue of why Sean Spicer went out to everyone the previous day and lied about the pictures from a point of spite it seemed like. Kellyanne Conway decided to put the breaks on and stated that Spicer had uttered some "Alternative Facts" which is just another phrase for LYING.
So Mark and Jason along with Steph on the board, decided to delve in this week and discuss the Alternative facts. As well as an Alternative Universe we seem to be in now.
Will he keep a single promise he made to the people of the United States? Matt Krueger jumps in and joins Mark, Bobby, Jason and Schep to break down these ideas and promises. The guys tangle it up about whether Obama has created more divisiveness or not during the 8 years that he was President. Matt throws out a laundry list of things against Obama that Mark and the team discuss and bat down in a rapid fire session of political talk. Definitely one of the best discussions we have had on the show.
But that's not all. Rob Schamberger from the WWE joins to talk about his early interests in being an artist. Rob explains where and why it came to him and what some of his favorite paintings are. From his time working in KC's indie wrestling scenes to his first WWE opportunity, we discuss it all with him.
Finally the listeners sent in some great questions and Mark picks the brains of the crew to find out what the Rarest thing's they own are...and... If there is some unheralded history note that deserves more respect and notoriety than any other.
Well it is the new year of 2017 and the guys on the Q have an amazing show lined up for you. First up is their guest retired prowrestler and amazing artist Dartallion Allen. Also known in wrestling as a Eric Allen, Dartallion joins in the show to fullfil Marks long legacy of bringing some personal buddies on the show and this one fills out the Trifecta! Dart discsusses his earliest influences and how he did some tryout work with Marvel. Plus Mark and Eric go down memory lane to remember exactly when they crossed paths for the first time.
From there, Jason Kull and Schep jump in handily for the discussion about Donald Trump and what is going on for this year. Mark has a list of predections he's calling now and many of them seem to have a common theme....listen in to find out what that is. Finally Mark and John have a good ole verbal tug of war regarding Scheps background in politics and when he decided enough was enough and went Republican.
Rick Pearlstein joins the Q to discuss his books called Nixonland and The Invisible Brdge. Mark, Jason, Bobby and Schep talk to him about the Donald Trump presidency and who he thinks he most resembles out of past presidents. He discusses the upcoming of the republican party through the 60's into the 70's and 80's , and drops some pearls of wisdom that he uncovered while researching the book.
This is the Christmas show and Mark and Bobby bring back a present for the The Q show listeners, they do a Game on/Game off. Also Mark is having a problem with Samsung regarding his 9 month old washing machine and the team decides whether Mark is just being sensitive or if he has legitimate concern against the company. And finally, Santa has a naughty and nice list and there are some common naughty things that people in the US prescribe to. Do any of the cast fall into these locations...find out on the Last Q of 2016!
Mark Bland, Jason Kull, Producer Bobby and Board op John are joined by special guest Alex Elias as they make the debut of the Q on 1190 AM The Patriot in St. Louis. First up is the general discussion about the latest movements in the Trump transition and how they don't look like its going to be a smooth trip.
Next Mark touches on the way we as people, if you are unhappy with trump being President, should view and handle news stories from here on out. Do we need to discuss everything that the man does? Does it take away his luster if we choose to ignore? That and many other questions pop up.
Finally the team focuses on how their zodiac signs attract people to them and a discussion about a lady, a guy and their unborn baby. The team is divided on whether the man in the relationship should have as much power and say in the relationship to do what he did. And what did he do??? Well you have to listen to the Q and find out!
Mark Bland and Jason Kull welcome Darius Jackson to the show to discuss the world for minorities during this Donald Trump transition. What is the feel in that culture for what happened? Also, based off questioning others, what does black and minority culture think is going to happen over the next 4 years.
Dairus, though, is on the show because he is honestly a fan of the Q and had some serious questions regarding Donald Trump and the thoughts on Betsy Devoss taking over the Department of Education under Trump. She is planning on instituting a potential voucher plan for schools. See what Mark and Jason think about implementing the plan and how it might lead back to times when things were less pleasant for some of our nation.
Anarchy was a dear and poignant wrestling organization based just outside of St. Louis, MO. The fanbase was like no other and probably won't be duplicated anytime soon. But as so many things in life, a good thing must come to an end....but it's not totally the end. Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico come back on the show to discuss their folding of St. Louis Anarchy Wrestling and the beginning of their new venture NWL (aka National Wrassling League).
Pierre and Evan discuss their favorite memories with the league they took over a few years ago, while also explaining the benefits and hype around the new wrestling league based out of KC/STL. Mark and the guys also focus on the last event they held recently and all the feelings and emotions that come with putting your heart into something, watching it grow up and become something else. The guys also discuss wrestling as a business and how it should be handled at all times and the ups and downs of indie wrestling.
Also. Mark still throws in some politics discussing the Trump Transition more and if the extreme attitutdes of some of the picks will bode well being implemented in such a fast fashion.
Mark Bland and Jason Kull discuss the transition and some of the aura around the picks and moves that Donald Trump, the President-Elect, is making. A ton of work goes into making good choices and his choices seem very controversial in the long idealistic stances that many of them have. It's blatantly obvious that Trump fell into this presidency aloof and is also trying to fit in as much as he can before the inauguration.
Next Mark switches up the topic and reads some questions from the listeners. One is a truly moral dilemma in the fact that you have to make a long term decision on an extreme gray area regarding Aids. Plus the two gentlemen also discuss Trumps recent "60 Minutes" episode where he backpedalled on almost every major campaign promise he made.
Well the jokes and folly that is the candidate for President, Donald Tump, took a turn for the real with his VICTORY in the 2016 presidential election. His off color remarks and personality that is bloviating, antagonistic, in your face, direct, brazenly honest and everything else....wasn't enough to make people go "you shouldn't run my country." In fact, it presented the opposite result. A majority of the people said "I like that Guy! i like him so much that I want him to run the country for 4 years".
Mark is joined on this historic episode by Jason Kull and Andy Echele. Andy the more conservative and Jason, the more democratic, weigh in with Mark on what this election means for the country. But Mark explains in great detail the three things that lead to Hillary's defeat. These aren't easy to swallow thoughts for most liberals and moderates, but it's literally what happened and gave Donald Trump the win.
Jason Kull and Mark Bland are back with some audio goodness for you ears. First up is the reason why Hell Froze Over....The Chicago Cubs won the WORLD SERIES! As a St. Louis based show, we do enjoy and like our Cardinals, but their rivals winning the World Series is definitely a sore point for many. Kull is a huge Cubs fan and he is here to discuss the win and his personal feelings.
Next up, The Election 2016....Either its getting ready to happen, is happening or just ended recently when you are listening to this and we probably have a new president elect. This is the last attempt to discuss this election season and the two candidates. Has this helped Trump at all....Is Clinton sitting pretty. It's all over the place and we try to make some sense of it.