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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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Oct 10, 2016

Well the VP's had a debate and it was eventful. Mike Pence definitely proved to be the solid co-contender for his boss Donald Trump.  Tim Kaine held his own, but there were many fine grey areas in this discussion.  Jason Kull joins the show to discuss the stance of Kaine and Pence, as well as to breakdown why you should vote conservative or democrat this election.  

Also, It seems that Bozo has been a bit on the focus of everyones mind for a couple weeks now as the CLOWNS have invaded America.  Jason and Mark have a unique stance on the Clown epidemic.  Should you be scared and how far will this go?  Plus October is the perfect  time of year to pull this prank.  Take a listen and see if you agree.

Oct 3, 2016

Mark and his guest, former co-host Andy Echele, discuss the DEBATES! Who won, who didn't and how long will it be before we have a pretty solid consensus on who the next President of the US will be. 

Also, Mark and Andy discuss the pilgrims and their origins and why they came over here and how the laws of the land applied to them back then versus our time period today.  

Finally, Andy goes on a tagent to explain why he prefers the ideals of Anarchy over the current laws and ideals of the USA as it stands today.  All this and much more on this riveting episode of The Q! 

Sep 26, 2016

HD REEVES jumps back on the show to tlak comedy and what going on in his life. The biggest story of the show is the two new police shootings that have to be discussed and Mark makes a plea deal, hopefully the world will listen....find out what it is.

Next up, HD and Mark decide to tackle the fact that Trump is starting to make a move in the polls and what it means for us as a nation.  Plus HD has some great road stories and the guys read a letter from a listener which is always good too.

 

Sep 19, 2016

Producer Bobby and Mark have a huge show this week. First they announce that they are currently looking for a new co-host of the Q.  Then its off to the races where the two politically minded juggernauts take on the newest controversy hitting the 2016 campaign trail.....HILLARYS HEALTH! Is it something to worry about or just banter from the right.  Listen as the guys break down the value.

Also, Bobby is never shy when it comes to imparting useless things.  In fact the show had a unknown/random facts segment for a bit of time. Bobby is back with more, but this time it takes on the well known rules of survival regarding animals and life.  The two get into a deep discussion about the applicable ones and the ones they thought were right when actually they were wrong.  Find out what you do and don't know about surviving special circumstances.

Plus, the two bring back Game OFF (half of Game On/Game Off) for just a short period.

 

Sep 6, 2016
  • Colin Kaepernick decides to not stand for the national anthem and the USA goes into shock.  Was it a good idea or bad one?  
  • Producer Bobby is here and he has a lot of pent up NFL aggression to take out, see what he has to say
  • Mark discusses the aftermath and value of Donald Trump visiting Mexico right before he throws the mexicans under a US bus with his Arizona Immigration speech
Aug 29, 2016

Darian Wigfall is the head of a local hip hop and entertainment collective called The Far Fetched Collective.  Darian also had the pleasure, or lack of pleasure, being frotn row for multiple days in 2014 during the Ferguson Riots.  Darian comes in to sit down and discuss if Black and White people have made strides in the two years since Fersugon.  Also, with the out of control reaction Milwaukee had to a situation that was clearly not what they thought, where does Fake Outrage for the sake of being angry play into all of this in the current climate. 

We discuss! 

Aug 22, 2016

Matt Krueger joins on the show to discuss his upcoming wedding to fiance Amanda, but it takes a weird twist when Mark starts asking some personal questions regarding their relationship. To be honest, Matt only came on the show to get his hat back.

Then the guys switch gears and discuss the fresh Milwaukee Riot situtiation that was spurred on by the fact that a armed suspect was shot and killed by a black police officer....even though the entire riot was based on the belief that the cop was WHITE and the subject was BLACK and UNARMED. Find out where our host and guest fall in regards to their opinions on this situation.

Aug 15, 2016

Never at a loss for words, Mark Bland your host and friend is joined by local St. Louis entrepeneur Alex Elias to discusss his upbringing and thoughts on the STL entrepeneurial community. 

But the main story and one that needs some serious discussion is about the 20 Million Dollar lawsuit filed by the Arch Defenders against Ferguson regarding the arrest of 4 people during the 2014 rioting.  The rioters claim it was an injustice and unfair attack on their rights, but they got let off in the end.  So where does the lawsuit have merit? The two discuss at length.

Plus a little Trump/Clinton talk with Alex defending his claims that Hillary is polarizing.  Is she?  See if you agree!

Aug 8, 2016

Producer Bobby is back and this episode is focused on the fact that THE DONALD (Trump) is not doing well in the polls.  Multiple polls have the controversial presidential candidate losing by 10-15 pts behind Hillary Clinton.  Mark and Bobby talk about the point spread and why it mirrors the actual vibe and feel of the USA currently. 

Also, Trump decided to be mean to a young mother this week and the two discuss whether he was in the right or wrong.  Find out where our to moderately focused hosts stand on this issue. 

Aug 1, 2016

Mark and guest Sean Vincent sit down and welcome him back to the Q!  Vincent is a professional wrestler from the STL area and jumps in to discuss politics and the Democratic National Convention.  Vincent gets to discussing his upbringing and how it has affected his adulthood and some of his views on it.

Also Sean discusses his recent Facebook live video that he hosted with a friend.  Sean decided to tackle the issue of race relations in the US and grabbed a good friend to sit down and talk about the issue in a very open manner.   Mark and Sean touch on some of these subjects and talk about their value in 2016

All this and much more on this Q!

Jul 25, 2016

Comedian and friend of the show Jake Ashlock stops by for the first time in almost 2 years.  Jake gets a special time to drop by since it is Republican National Convention time and we love talking politics on the Q.  First up is a situation where Melania Trump, the Donald's wife, decided to step on stage at the RNC and give a speech.  The only problem is that it wasn't completely her speech.  Pieces of the speech were ripped from Michelle Obama's 2008 DNC speech.  Of course this doesn't go over well with anyone because it seems that Donald, his party and their attitude is all about walking all over people, taking what they want and being generally dismissive and disrespectful people.  Mark and Jake discuss.  

Then the guy jump into Mark's past wrestling life to discuss a new lawsuit the WWE is being hit with by former wrestlers and employees claiming that the WWE allowed them to be put in harms way regarding CTE and other brain injuries. But whose really in the wrong here and whose being thrown under the bus?

Jul 19, 2016

Producer Bobby is back and the game sweeping the nation is Pokemon Go.  It has kids and adults tripping over themsleves all over the world to get to places to Catch them All.  But whats the hype and some crazy things have happened because of the game...we will discuss.

Also, more chaos in the streets of the USA where retalliation seems to be the dinenr for some.  Officers killed in Dallas and Baton Rouge on the heels of the two police shootings in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis.  Is it a Summer thing?  Mike Brown happened in Summer and now these happen in the summer too.  But don't people get shot at other times of the year.  Also, what is the end game for everyone in this situation.  We discuss and in depth about this and much more.

 

Jul 11, 2016

This episode deals with two types of problems in the world.  First up is the first world problem of Mark and Little Caesars.  Mark handles some marketing on the side for fireworks tents in the St. Louis area and had a great idea for a viral video.  Unfortunately, Little Caesars (the hopeful ally) didn't want to play along and their employee's made some very bad decisions when dealing with Mark...so Mark tells guest Justin "Deyemofo" Deming the premise and you tell us if you side with Mark or Little Caesars in this.

And Second, its been a turbulent week in the US of A with police getting shot at and two men getting killed by police officers.  All of this re-ups the Black Lives Matters discussion that came about from good ole St. Louis, MO a few years back with the Mike Brown/Ferguson situation.  We discuss the new one.

 

Jul 4, 2016

Well the people of Britain and the UK spoke and decided to LEAVE the European Union.  They termed it "Brexit" and eveidently everyone in the USA immediately became a professional speaker on the topic.  The internet was inundated with opinions about Brexit and whether it was smart or not.  And everyone includes the guy at the Donut shop that makes donuts for a living, the guy that changes oil for a living and even the receptionist at the lawyers office became a expert in the situation.  This pissed off Mark again and he goes on a rant discussing Brexit, what it means for the US and World...as well as his opinions on the people that do that.   But not to be outspoken alone, DJ BIG SNOW (aka...Prodcuer Bobby) joins to discuss and give his two cents. 

Jun 27, 2016

Well Andy Echele is back to discuss the gun issue in the USA and talk about how the shooting in Orlando has many facets that need to be focused on.  Should guns be legal or not? Where is the line between protection and constituional rights?  Do the rights in the Constitution from 200+ years ago even apply effectively to our day and age with assault weapons.  This and many other topics will be discussed on this episode of the Q.  Including how the wife knew it was going to happen and allowed it to happen at all.

Jun 21, 2016

On this episode Justing Deming returns to discuss a situation out of St. Louis where a guy purposely shot at his baby and baby mother cause he was mad. Then tried running them off the road and killing them as another concerned citizen tried driving the shot baby to a local hospital. Then two touch on the transgender bathroom issue and discussion in the US currently! All this and much more on the Q.

Jun 13, 2016

Pro-wrestler Shawn Soto and Comedian Anthony Rogers sit in on this episode of the Q.  Hillary has seemed to lock up the Democratic nomination and the guys discuss this in full.  When Mark goes to ask about political affiliation and who the two guys would vote for, the Libertarian comes out of Shawn and Anthony takes a much more valiant stance of "F--k them all".  After further discussion and pushing, Mark deems that Anthony might make a decent President and flushes out more of his edgy/controversial stances for the American people to fall in love with.  The guys also discuss the deaths of Muhammad Ali and Kimbo Slice.  Plus some overtime with a letter from the listeners.

*show features explicit content

Jun 6, 2016

What would you do if a wild animal got ahold of your child?  Would you panic, would you attempt to kill or sit by in shock.  Well a family in Cincinatti found out this week at the Zoo, when their child climbed over the protective cage and fell into the Gorilla Pit. Of course this created a whirlwind of controversy with animal rights people since the Gorilla had to be put down.  We discuss the FAKE OUTRAGE of people and their need to want to put an animals life over that of a child. Producer Bobby joins in to way in on the opinion himself.

May 31, 2016

Justin "Deyemofo" Deming joins the Q again to discuss Trump, Hillary, Bernie and how generalizations become a serious hinderance and accentuator of our current political climate. Mark discusses the new email issues for Hillary Clinton and the two men break down the true differences between conservatives and liberals. Plus a little tattoo talk to boot. 

May 17, 2016

Mark is joined by Producer Bobby to discuss the shallowness of society and its people in 2016.  Plus Mark talks to Bobby about a fan of the show tagging Bobby in an in appropriate tweet and how people should handle themselves on social media.

All this and much more! 


May 9, 2016

With a stressful week pushing everything back, Producer Bobby jumps in and brings life to the Q once again.  

First up, Mark and Bobby discuss the #1 selling college sports jersey of all time.  Who is it?  It could be anyone and thats where the show goes when Mark starts talking about NFL Draft day and discussing its value 10 years ago til now. 

Next up is Trump...Like Jon Stewart said before he left the Daily Show, "This man is a godsend to comedy in my last 6 weeks."  Well he continues to be the comedic god send to the Q.  This time around Trump decided to tweet out something "HISPANIC" for Cinco De Mayo.  He explained his Taco Bowls are the best at Trump Towers and then added on "I love Hispanics" as a catch all for their culture.  The same general hispanics he wants to forceably stop from coming into the USA with his Mexican wall. the guys discuss.

This eventually leads to a discussion about whether Trump would be a good president or not.  Also what it would look like to have him as President.  Would he be at the white house all the time, would he take more vacations than Obama...would he get all the things he promised finished before leaving office.  All this and much more is discussed on this episode of the Q!

May 2, 2016

 

It's always a pleasure when a new guest walks into the hallowedstudios for the Q show.  And this episode is special causeJordan/Sam Lacey joins the show to partake in manydiscussions!

First up we talk with Sam about his background in wrestling andwhat he does currently for a living. Sam discusses being a part ofthe Carpenters union and how the company he works for came to be. Mark asks about politics and Sam's position in regards towhere he stands in the world of it.

Mark then goes on a rant about doctors.  It starts with histrip to the ENT and being levied an extra bill over the top of whathe had already paid.  Marks argument is whats the point of aco-pay if there is always going to be more money needed to be paid? Also, the way this was charged out was ridiculous incomparison to what services he actually had.  Mark believes wehave a country of shysters and frauds that are going out of theirway to use medical billing as a back drop to gouge all of us. Markand Sam discuss this in a deep manner.

Then Mark does an extended "Hotseat" with Sam.  They talkabout Star Wars and wierd feelings and ofcourse the haunted scarytunnel from our childhoods that we all dealt with at one point oranother.  

All this and some OVERTIME too.  It's the Q, Real Radio, RealHonest!

 

Apr 25, 2016

On this Episode of the Q, Andy Echele comes back and discusses one of his oldest bits from 5 years ago when the two discuss the FIRE TAX some people pay in different cities across the country and what andy's view on that is.

Also, the US government decided to revamp some of their currency and their decision to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill. They Replaced it with Harriet Tubman on the $20 and the world went into hissy fit mode.  Now all the conservatives are angry a former US President is being removed from the currency and they want answers.  Mark and Andy discuss whats going on and how it should be viewed.

Finally Mark and Andy get to Andy's favorite section of the show.  Letters from the Listeners gets some M & A treament as well as the two discuss Conor McGregor and how he is fighting for better payouts for the fighters, while at the same time creating the value for the biggest fight in the history of UFC at UFC 200.

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

Apr 18, 2016

Producer Bobby and Mark Bland fly solo on this show.  Mark is having a week and it shows in the conversation with the on again/off again Producer Bobby.  First up Mark and Bobby discuss the biggest story in the USA currently which is Donald Trump explaining that it is alright for women to be punished for having an abortion.  Of course, this set off the entire country pitting liberals and conservatives that defend Trump at each others throats.  And it wasn't pretty at all.  Producer Bobby explains how he feels that Trump is technically right and Mark tries to hone in on what Bobby wants done to fix the issue.

Mark then decides to explain how ABC and other major networks could capitolize heavily on the crop of well known internet based/youtube based talents and their fanbases.  Mark was watching his daughter watch this guy that plays Minecraft to the tune of millions of fans and it got him thinking about all the other people on online that have huge fanbases and could benefit from and to major media conglomerates and their current power fanbases that exist.  

Finally, Mark and Bobby come across a new social media app called PEEPLE which touts itself as the "YELP for everyday people" . People would join the network and be able to rate people on their personal opinion of the people, just like you do on yelp for a restaurant.  Mark and Bobby delve into the dark underbelly of what this could mean and how it could go horribly wrong.  Plus they discuss what things the company who created is already doing to combat some of those consequesnces.

Apr 11, 2016

It's been a bit but Andy Echele, the former co-host of Absolute Wrestling Radio, brings his unique and direct brand of opinionation back to the Q.  And what a perfect time for it too.  Mark dusts off the old Tournament of Pop Culture and decides to break down the BEST DRUG MOVIE EVER for your listening enjoyment.  Of course the classics make the list like Goodfellas, Scarface and Cheech and Chong.....but are they good enough to outlast and win the best of all time?

But before all that fun starts, Mark has to rant!  Walmart has 50 check out lanes and Sams club has 20, but the number of checkers to lanes is not proportianate and sends Mark on a fuel rage because of the lack of common sense within the Walmart family in general.

Plus this past week, some secret documents got leaked out of Panama regarding the offshore accounts and assets of some of the worlds most power people.  This has sent the world into a small tizzy, costing the president of Iceland his job and definitely catching the ire of potentially the most dangerous man in the world, Vladamir Putin. Mark and Andy discuss the impact and the eventual fallout if any.  Plus Mark gives what he thinks is the US stance on all of this.

 

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