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.
He's BACK and this time he's stumping for the people. It's been a wild week in the realm of politics and no better than Curtis Wylde to jump back on the show and discuss all the goods and bads of this electoral season.
Curtis is running for state rep in Missouri and he jumps on the Q to discuss his platform and his opponent (not much). He weighs in on the Trump/Clinton campaigns and these emails, plus Mark and him break down the Clinton Foundation situation a little. Should you vote for Trump? Should you vote for Clinton? With a week left until the voting tsunami happens, the two make their case.
Finally Curtis is hype on conspiracy theories and Mark has something up his alley. A list of conspiracy theories that were supposed to come true in 2016. Mark and Curtis discuss these theories and whether they hold any weight at all or not. A fun episode of the show for you.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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?
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.