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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Sep 9, 2015

Producer Bobby is off for the week, so what was a three-way turns into a two way but that other member is a doozy.  Andy Echele, former co-host, joins the show to talk with Mark about whats been up in his life.  

This leads to Mark and Andy breaking down the St. Louis area for the people listening around the country and throughout the world.  Mark brings up the fact that STL people tend to be riddled with bad attitude and the guys try to figure out where this attitude comes from. Is it upbringing? Maybe? Is it the water? Maybe?  

Then the two tackle a special story out of the STL area about a mother and father sticking up for their kid at a local pulling a gun.  Mark poses this to Andy to find out who was in the wrong in his mind.  Was the mother being overly protective or just out right lawless?  

Finally, the discussion turns to Kim Davis. Kim Davis, the Kentucky County Court clerk who has persistently refused to issue gay marriage licenses, has asked the Supreme Court to hear her case. Mark and Andy break down the ill will she is throwing out there and figure if she is a worthless idiot or making a strong case for others.  This in a weird way leads to a discussion about Motorcycle Riding clubs and their backgrounds, as well as their ranking system amongst each other.

In Overtime, Andy brings up Umar Lee and his mild dislike for people within the STL community in the past year taking sides on racial inequality. They discuss the value of racial inequality in the area and a recent story regarding neighbors not getting along because of loud dogs (go figure in STL).

Aug 30, 2015

Crazy, crazy, crazy world we live in when a person decides through their racist manifesto to go and kill a news anchor and cameraman live on TV.  All because he felt that a race war needed to start in the US and he was going to be on the forefront of that and a catalyst for it. 

Bryce Williams was told in 2012 to seek counseling or risk losing his job at WDBJ-7, according to internal memos from his personnel file.  Williams, real name Vester Flanagan II, was fired from the station in early 2013 after getting one final warning about his aggressive behavior toward colleagues. On Wednesday morning, he opened fire on reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, two of the people he apparently blamed for his dismissal, killing both of them. He fatally shot himself hours later, after fleeing from the police. 

Mark, Producer Bobby and their guest Matt Krueger decide to talk about the value of social media being used in murders in 2015.  Is this the first real attempt capitolize on social media for showcasing blame? What has been the ramping up of this?  Did Ferguson and the Boston bombing open this door further and Vester just kicked it in hard?  All these things will be discussed in detail.

But before that, Krueger has decided that his life was a mess and that his attitude was a real problem.  So he has come to an epiphany of why this was the case, but it doesn't sit well with Mark because Mark claims to have been telling him all these things for years and years prior to this new knowledge...can the guys get to a middle ground in regards to life...find out on this next episode of the Q.


Aug 23, 2015

After a hiatus to better their lives and take a few week vacation, Mark and Bobby are back with author Matt Murphy to discuss Matt's upbringing in trailer parks and foster homes in North Eastern Missouri. 

Next, Mark announces a huge opportunity for the Q as they have been tapped to broadcast throughout South Africa on . Bobby takes to this news to heart and decides he wants to start speaking in the native tongues of South Africa.

Next up is the topic of this week.  NFL player James Harrison decided that he was going to give back his kids participation trophies from their local sport teams.  Kurt Warner, former STL Ram, also supports James thoughts on this decision too.  This brings us to the Q and who would accept a participation trophy or not.  Mark and Bobby get into a heated discussion because Mark refuses to just throw every parent that has no issues with Participation trophies under a bus. 

Finally there is Overtime, where a man with a donut fetish writes into the show to get good advice on whether he should seek the help of a doctor or let the Doctors of Love on the Q give him sound advice.




Aug 1, 2015

What a busy week in news! Paul Huddleston the St. Louis radio veteran joins us again for a discussion on the big story of the week.  Evidently a dentist named Walter is an avid hunting fan of big game.  So he paid some hunting guides to take him to Zimbabwe and help him hunt a lion. Well, thats where things go sideways because the lion that eventually gets killed is named Cecil and he's super protected and well known.  So of course this opens up the ethical premise of hunting internationally so Mark, Producer Bobby and Paul Dsicuss.

Next up, the wierd controvesy of the week happens to be a fabricated and spliced video of Planned Parenthood attempting to sell fetuses on the black market. Well that wasn't the total truth and once the full video comes out, it becomes fodder for Mark to go on to one of his rants about the consevrative movement and their need to spin things.  This becomes a point for Mark to discuss with Paul and Bobby about their feelings on the stories and everything they touch.


Finally the guys are presented with some really interesting letters from the listeners that lead to everyone divulging some of their thoughts on polygamy and mutiple partners. A hell of a way to end the show!

Jul 24, 2015

The Q is a worldwide leader in opinionated talk/discussion and it is proven again when we welcome a fan of the show and guest from Russia, Vitaly (and his wife) to the show to discuss the differences in Russia and the USA.  Vitaly is quite timid at first hoping to not sway the boat and say anything that might make Putin hate him....but before you know it, he calms down and spits that beautiful Russian Language. 

And there is irregularity afoot when Mark walks in on Bobby doing food prep for his Rollin Around Egg Rolls and realizes that he puts onions in the Chicken Teryaki??? No one puts onions in Chicken Teriyaki except Producer Bobby!  This becomes a running theme on the show as Mark asks Vitaly to back him up....but it doesn't go well.

Finally, its been a while, but the guys are ready for the next Tournament of Pop Culture.  This time around they break down 32 GUY MOVIES to find the absolute best Guy movie of all time.  Could it br Rocky, Predator, Goonies, Godfather or one of the others...we don't know, but we guarantee if you listen you won't turn it off as you see why the tournament breaks down the way it does. Eventually the guys crown the best guy movie and its a weird twist!

Jul 19, 2015

A much welcome surprise joins the Q today when Deyemofo (Justin Deming) decides to show up and play radio host with us.  And what a great show to be a part much in store!

First up is Nick Bryant joining us to discuss his co-authored book, Confessions of a DC Madam. His Co-Author Henry Vinson was the head of high powered and connected gay liason service which was the front for the government to get info to blakcmail people. In the book many notable individuals play a part in this cover-up and amazing story.  Mark and Justin throw Nick for a loop when Mark brings up he doesn't feel there is value in blackmailing people with the homosexual card anymore....this leads to discussion about the value of people and power players in 2015 Washington DC.

Then our periscope becomes more offline than online when Sally Periscope calls in to discuss our opinions on the Donald Trump and the 2016 presidential situation as it lines up today. Mark explains just how out of touch the caller is with their belief that Trump will win the nomination and how disconnected the conservative people are to understanding the general malaise of the country at this point.

Finally the guys tackle pro sports and discuss the fact that the Cardinals got booed at the AllStar Game and that Pete Rose was given then good ole welcome back to the fold by MLB.  All in all a very entertaining show and you will be happy you listened.

Jul 13, 2015

For the first time in a while, HD Reeves steps back into the fold and onto the Q as our esteemed guest.  The comedian brings his strong wit and comedy but he ain't prepared for the ranting that Mark goes on. And all done live once again for the Periscope on Twitter an worldwide.

Mark recieves a letter from someone chastizing him for talking about his Twitter verification and how he thinks he's "Hot Sh-t" now talking about it on the radio show.  Mark decides to put everyone on point with the help of Producer Bobby and HD, and he lets the masses know that he is better than them (he kids...or does he).  And, this individual who calls Mark out is a Podcaster....not a broadcaster, which just opens back up that can of worms that has been discussed on the show before.

Next up, Mark decides to broach the subject of body odor with two heavy set males and discuss the finer points of grooming when you are a bigger person. This leads to the national story of Jared Fogle of Subway Sandwich fame getting his house raided by FBI on the heals of a potential child pornography charge.   The guys discuss the seriousness of the charges and whether they believe that Jared could do it at all. HD is merciless in his attack of the subway spokesman.

Finally, HD came in with questions. On the backside of recent stories in the media about flags and racial tension, HD wants to know where Mark and Bobby stand on the issues and give his two cents about them too.  Mark brings up his grief poaching argument and the need for minorities to gravitate towards making a bigger deal out of past transgressions than the people that were affected in past did.

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

Jul 2, 2015

Well Justin Deyemofo Deming makes his long return to the Q and graces us with his witty charm and neverending puns.  Plus the show is being broadcast on Periscope.

Mark and Bobby start off discussing Donald Trumps recent comments about minorities and Mexicans. This prompted Univision and NBC to cut ties with the mouthy republican presidential candidate and the guys discuss if this was a good idea for those compaines to do that.  But then everything goes to hell live on the show when Bobby is unprepared for techincal difficulties and things stop working correctly.

Then Mark and Bobby discuss 4th of July and the Q sponsor Crazy Cheap Fireworks.  They both get nostalgic talking about their favorite fireworks to shoot off and then the man that everyone loves entered the room....Deyemofo!

Justin comes back on for the forst time since the 200th episode to vent about conservatives that hate gay marriage and to let everyone know he hates the confederate flag.  Then Bobby decides to pull a card that hasn't been pulled in months on the show and goes for a atheism discussion.  The guys decide the value of atheism versus other belief systems and Bobby tangles toe to toe with Justin on how Atheism and Religion have similar principles.

Finally, Justin is thrown on the Kenny Kind HotSeat to discuss his soon to be departure from the St. Louis area for his new home in one of the Original 13 Colonies (Eg. Rhode Island).  He talks about what he's going to miss and what he looks forward to in his new chapter of life.  But not before he makes Mark discuss his recent FIRING from Dyanmo Pro Wrestling as Executive director.

Jun 29, 2015

The South shall rise again....oops....not so fast...sit down.   The country is buzzing with news discussing a shooting in a South Carolina church where 9 people are murdered, but the focus quickly changes when pics of the shooter with Confederate flags shows up in his social media.  Immediately the country starts in on the age old discussion of the Civil War, the inherent racism of that time period and the flag that represented those ideals.  Mark and Bobby focus on the value of the arguement being made and look into the back ground of the shooter who claimed his decision was based in race, giving more creedence to the Confederate Flag talk.

Then the guys switch up a little and start talking about the effect of the confederate decision on multiple businesses, Including Nascar.  This swtiches to a group of people that are definitely not happy Nascar and drivers like Dale Ernhardt Jr. are against the confederate flag.  They take to social media to voice their opinion and Mark decides to promote and discuss some of their great and bigoted comments live on the show.

Finally Mark and Bobby decide to play the parts of the South and the North discussing the potential for Seccession from the Union and how they think it went down.  Sit back and enjoy as these two rewrite history for a moment.


Jun 22, 2015

On this Episode of the show, Mark has amazing news. He has been verified on Twitter which legitimizes him as a popular and credible inividual in society. Its a difficult thing to achieve but he woke up one morning and evidently enough people know him nationally to give him the checkmark.  Producer Bobby eventually becomes dismayed by the promoting of the verification and takes shots at this is a side note on the show...

First up, Bellator fighter and UFC legend, Tito Ortiz joins the show to promote the upcoming Bellator show, but when the convo starts dwindling early, Mark calls for an audible to the surprise of Bobby and Ortiz and it gets the interview and disucssion back on track in a positive format!

Then the guys are joined by Taylor Hay, the running back for the all women professional football team called the St. Louis Slam!  They are on their way to the playoffs for 2015, but Taylor takes a couple minutes to jump in with Mark and Bobby and discuss her upbringing, her love of football and to discuss where she gets a little of her slang pronounciation from.  

Finally, Rachel Dolezal is a household name now due to the situation of her claiming to have balck parents and upbringing when she didn't.  Mark and Bobby tackle this issue and discuss all the viewpoints and thoughts that have been bantered about for the past week. 

Jun 15, 2015

First up, Kevin Harvell of STL Tech Talk and Tech Informist joins the show to discuss tech and phones and Producer Bobby's love of hating the iPhone (errr wait....yep thats sort of correct).  But he also jumps in to give his opinion on the big story out of McKinney, Texas (Dallas) where a pool party goes awry and the police are called in.  All of which is fine as long as you are not one specific cop and his Lethal Weapon-esque style all caught on camera.  The guys discuss the implications and the racial inequality discussion that came out after the fact.

Then we switch gears and talk with Gerogia Page calling in from Australia.  Georgia put on the black and gold for Lindenwood Unversity (Mark's Alma Mater) and played Womens Rugby....which eventually led to her showing how dominate and tough she is through ESPN replaying her clip over and over in their Top Ten plays. Georgia takes a massive hit and keeps on trucking.  We talk with her about the sport of womens rugby and Vegemite.

Finally Mark goes all in discussing soccer in the midwest and specifically the attitude of fans in 2015 with regard to soccer in the US.  This brings up the attempts by some to bring Soccer back to prominence in the STL and Mark hits them all with a strong dose of reality only he can deliver.

Jun 8, 2015

Mark doesn't go to too many St. Louis Cardinals games at all.  But he usually enjoys himself whenever the opportunity presents itself.  That is until this latest time.  Mark explains how his simple decision to grab a hot dog turned into missing an inning and a half of a game, and waste 25 minutes of his life.  This also leads to Producer Bobby explaining his backgroudn from working with the organization and dropping knowledge about special food tickets that exist.

Then the two discuss the story about Chris Long and his Rams teammate deciding to go undercover for ESPN as homeless people for a couple days. It really is an eye opening situation and makes these two pro athletes change their tune quickly. SPOILER ALERT, they do something....and Producer Bobby explains it in the show.

Finally its out in the open.  Bruce Jenner has become Caitlyn Jenner and our fine host don't even care.  Mark is pissed that so many people care at all and keep discussing it and arguing about it.  And of course we found ANOTHER moron that claims tea party and conservatism as they try to fight the laws of our land while exercising their freedoms in an AIRPORT while carrying a loaded AR-15 around in the terminal. Needless to say it didn't go well and he took his verbal lashings but these decisions are becoming harmful to our culture.


Jun 1, 2015

Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity....what do these people all have in common?  Well according to this weeks episode they are all hardcore BlowHards. Mark Bland gets back to his moderate/liberal roots on this episode of the show by taking Limbaugh and his co-horts to task for attacking liberals and claiming they are siding with islam and extremists against the USA.  The statement holds no merit and Mark and Bobby (who somewhat agrees with Limbaugh) discuss the value of what is being said and the people themselves stating it. 

Also, Marks been holding on to a few letters from the listeners due to recent topics on the show.  So he decides to get some out of the mail bag and the two hosts dig deep to help some deserving listeners with their personal and private issues.  

Short episode, but still worth the price of admission.  It's THE Q....Real Radio Real Honest!

May 24, 2015

Its edging on Memorial Day 2015 and Mark/Bobby decide to lighten up on the politics for a bit.  Not much really going on in it and Mark gets side tracked when Producer Bobby starts to break down his family tree and teach Mark about his heritage.  Bobby hasn't had the easiest life as Mark and everyone will come to find out.  And all of this because he explained he had a birthday party for his daughter that Mark and his family were in attendance at. 

Then Mark decides to breakdown his own personal car story that he has been dealing with for the past week.  Mark bought a part, thought he didn't need it and then ended up needing more.  Typical trial and error type car fix that goes awry fast.  Of course this brings up some famour car stories from Bobby and Mark, including some stuff with lemon laws.

Finally one of our co-hosts made a decision regarding his career and it bring about some discussion of things Mark and Bobby gave up when they were forced too.  Basically unpleasant decisions and how they affected their lives. 

May 18, 2015

Audio issues aside, we are rolling forward with the Q each week! On this epsiode of the show, Mark and Producer Bobby discuss the current situation of the shows syndication and why they are having problems finding a new home in STL. 

From there the two radio veterans delve into the idea behind the United States and the education system as it stands after a story about a college student suing the school cause her testing situation was a little her opinion.  This of course leads to a much deeper discussion about schooling and standardized testing.  Whay are so many other countries ahead of us.

Then a story about an oil company out of control as they try to sweeten land deals with teen prostitutes.  Multiple times! Eventually the topic turns to the skyline of major cities in the United States and why other countries have some amazing city skylines and how we are behind the times in so many things in the USA. 


Finally DUBSMASH is the new app everyone is infatuated with and Bobby is becoming a Dub smash superstar.  After that discussion, the two sit down for a game called most awesomest thing in the universe...its a website that compares two things and you decide which is more awesome.  Find out the matchups and play along at home to find out what wins! 


May 11, 2015

Ever been in a fight?  Ever thought, hey I could do this and win this fight?  Well that's exactly what happened when an off duty police officer got into a back alley fight with another guy and decided to get a mouth full.  This story leads to a huge discussion between Mark and Producer Bobby about what is and is not fair in a fight between men.  Which side will you stand on in this discussion.

Next the two host didn't get a chance to explain out their experience at this years Roller Coaster Race.  So Mark and Bobby talk about the return of the Polar Vortex Dan Walsh as well as some unique aspects of the event itself.  Mark just can't understand how two people running can hear each other through their music and headphones, but refused/couldn't hear Mark asking them rudimentary questions while they were running.  This plus all the fun stories of the event.

Finally Mark and Bobby go back to the topic of technology and how it can help people in 2015.  The discussion is based off what Mark and Bobby would do as CO-PRESIDENTS of the USA.  Find out all the fun things they would implement as the leaders of the free world and how far they would go to make your living experience in the USA the best it possibly could be! 

Plus....Dorian Johnson, the Ferguson Police department and many other topics.


(we know the audio in the first 23 minutes is bad, its passable but everything after that sounds please bare with us on the show)

May 4, 2015

It's been a wild week in the world and Mark and Bobby are here to break it all down as best they can for you. 

First off, if you didn't notice the city of Baltimore is going nuts and rioting over the death of Freddie Grey, a young man that had his neck broke and spine fractured by police as he was being arrested.  The Mayor of the city if saying things on tape and then turning around and stating it didn't happen...but it did.  Plus you have people starting fires and mothers beating their kids butts on national TV trying to stop them from rioting.  It is an amazing thing to watch and Mark & Bobby put their opinions out there about the entire fiasco and where they see it going from here.

Next it seems someone is always trying to kill off the status quo and car companies are no different. The Big Boys have decided to envoke DMCA rules cause your car has a computer and Bobby thinks this is ridiculous.  Mark plays devils advocate (as only he can) and discusses if making it illegal to tinker/work on your car will fly in the long run.

Finally, Mark has a letter from a listen but not before he plays a game of Sex Statistics he found earlier on the interwebz. It gets deep and interesting as Bobby is grilled about the average times Women have had sex in their lives vs. Men...and many other questions.  Play along as you listen and see where you sex knowledge lies.

Apr 27, 2015

We as a society need to stop creating moments of hostility so we can soapbox in public for no reason other than our own voices.  Well this is the main topic of the newest epsiode of the Q.  In California, there was a situation going down and out of nowhere a lady starts filing the police and yelling at them for doing their job.  Of course this leads to cumbaya songs and everyone happy.....right?  WRONG! It leads to a phone being confiscated and destroyed, so we will discuss this further on the show.

Also, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are set to wage battle the first weekend of May in Las Vegas, but during his ramp up for the fight, Floyd claimed that he is equal to or better than Muhammad Ali.  This of course takes everyone but Mark by surprise and the two discuss the virtues of Floyd and whether his background and merits have earned him the ability to make that statement.

Finally, its been a while and Bobby has upped his game as the two bring back the hot game of GAME ON/ GAME OFF.  Both Mark and Bobby bring a couple APPS/Websites to get you familiar with and then Mark goes for the jugular singling out a section of society that tends to wear a specific look as if it is still cool.  

All this and much more on this episode of the Q. Real Radio, Real Honest! 

Apr 18, 2015

Well the business of media in the US has become quite the convoluted and dirty pool. With that comes the potential for miscommunication and things to show up in multiple places.  After hearing a morning show in STL read some very similar (almost exact same wording and sentences) letters as Mark & Bobby presented 3 weeks earlier on this here show called the Q, the two decide to sit down and discuss the unwritten rules of radio/media and how you shouldn't do that.  

Also, Aaron Hernandez, the former Patriot football player, has been brought up on a Life sentence for a murder he was involved with/did in 2013. This brings about a discussion of sports and some of the more interesting topics such as the famous Back to the Future 2 forecasting of Cubs vs. Miami in the World Series of 2015.  

Finally Mark and Bobby are prompte by a tweet from Ricky Gervais to take on and discuss the world of Big Game hunting.  Recently a female names Rebecca Francis posted some unflattering pics of her laying next to dead giraffes that she hunted. When it was brought to attention by Gervais in a tweet, it create a firestorm of controversy with Francis getting death threats and being ostracized by people in her own community and throughout the world.  But the only thing getting publicity is the hate coming from animal activists towars Francis...there is another gun loving side to this that is now being equally as hateful and Mark illuminates that with this Discussion. 

Apr 12, 2015

Well Well Well...seems as though the Juggalos come out to play on the newest episode of the Q.  Matt McDarby a professional wrestler and verbalist jumps on the show to talk with Poducer Bobby and Mark about growing up in the STL area and more specifically the Dog Town section of St. Louis.  

Then the guys switch gears and start discussing the importance of ICP to the music industry.  Mark goes into detail about his past dealings with Psychopathic Records and Matt loses himself discussing his favorite songs by the group.  Plus everyone jumps on to talk about the "gang" aspect that plagues the fanbase called Juggalos and whether it is justified or not.

Its also Roller Coaster Race time again and Mark describes to Matt what the Race is all about and how Mark and Dan Walsh looked like a gay couple at last years event.  

Finally Mark and Bobby really get deep on discussing the situation out of South Carolina where a police officer shot and killed a man running away from him on Video.  The world is outraged and so is Mark and Bobby.  But Mark discusses the context of how this should be view and how that context led to a heated discussion with a well known underground rapper on Twitter.   Just because you're offended doesn't mean you're right.  

All this and much more.

Apr 6, 2015

On this episode of the Q, Mark and Producer Bobby sit down with Paul Huddleston and discuss the Indiana Religious Freedom bill that has the entire country in a tizzy.....and rightfully so.  Mark takes on bigots and people that hide behind religion as their saving grace.  The guys discuss the pizzeria owners that are using the new bill to defend their position to NOT SERVE gay couples.  Plus there is discussion about all the potential ability for the law to become a slippery slope and tumble into other risky legal endevours. 

Then Paul, who is an educator at a major college in the St. Lous area, dsicusses what coming back to school to teach the week after the situation in Ferguson, MO.  Since he is college educator, he was dealing with mostly young men and women in the 18-25 age range and mostly urban based students at that.  

Finally Producer Bobby puts his finest mark on the show when he gets into an argument with Mark about the word he is using in a sentence and how it is not the right word.  This sets off a googling debate to figure out the definition of the word Bobby is trying to use and how it applies to the conversation at hand...needless to say it doesn't go that well.

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

Mar 29, 2015

Well change is in the air for the Q and Mark and Bobby travel down to their closest affiliate in Illinois to do the show from the studios of 1420 WINI!  But bound to be a great show, the guys reach into the past to bring back someone that hadn't been on the show for a year and a half.  Joey Lawrence comes back onto the Q to discuss whatever is on the minds of Mark and Bobby....

First up is the discussion of what has been going on with Joey.  Joey has gotten involved in selling vapor and e-cigs.  This leads to a great discussion about the business of Vapor and its recent popularity in the past couple years. They also discuss the inherent risks that has been talked about regarding health and what is and isnt known.

Then Mark and Bobby go toe to toe once again on religion.  Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty once again put his foot in his mouth regarding atheism and how those people that follow atheism need to have their heads cut off and raped.  Horrible as it is, Mark lays into Phil and this leads to a discussion about the bible and when things were written in context to what people believe.  Very interesting discussion.

FInally the guys talk about some letters from the listeners and specifically about one from a father that is unhappy with how sports in general is looked at as a way to build character in children.  Bobby thinks the father is way off in his assessment and decides to call out the pussification of Merica, while Mark plays devils advocate and tries to get to the real reason that Bobby is unhappy.  

Mar 16, 2015

Funny man Jake Ashlock joins Mark and Producer Bobby for the show to discuss some of the biggest things in current affairs.  

First up, Bobby is unhappy with how a interaction with another STL radio personality went down online. Mark and Jake play devils advocate for how it looked on both ends of the situation and try to help Bobby see the silver lining on the clouds.

Then the discussion quickly turns to the Robin Thicke and his recent lawsuit loss regarding his song "Blurred Lines" and how similar it sounds to a song by Marvin Gaye (per the lawsuit).  Mark, having worked in music for 20 years discusses how slippery a slope this creates for other artists from here on out.  Plus they discuss the potential retroactive things that could come from this.  And throughout the show, this discussion rears up a few times.

Next the guys tackle the dumbest move by a group of politicians in years, as they tackle the 47 Senators that sent a letter to Iran encouranging them to not listen to THEIR Commander in Chief! Then Mark takes on Hillary-Gate (sigh) and the fact that she had an email address outside of hers that is given to be used by the White House and it's staff. Mark tries to explain the ludacris nature of people turning this molehill into a Mountain, when there are obviously bigger fish to fry.

Finally, Ashlock hits the Hot Seat and discusses some of his more intimate backgroud. Plus there is OVERTIME where the Moral Dillemas are presented again, and find out if Producer Bobby through his family under the bus again at all.

Mar 9, 2015

Jefferey Wilson is an accomplished SAG actor and the producer of the newest TV show in the STL called THE HOT SEAT w/ Mark Bland!  So Jeff decides to jump on the show today and promote the Hot Seat while also taking on the barrage of HOT SEAT questions he gets later in the program.

But that is just the start.  Mark and Producer Bobby bring up and start discussing the police/citizen interaction video from Texas where a man was dressed in the Kilt with a AR-15 over their shoulder and camera rolling.  Mark and Jeff are at odds behind proper etiquette in 2015 as a person vs. the right to bare arms.  This leads to another producer named Hoop joining the conversation via phone to defend the 2nd Amendment.

Next the Dept of Justice released their final findings in the Ferguson situation from August of 2014 regarding the shooting of Mike Brown.  They state Darren Wilson has no case that can be brought against him and that their are dirty things in the water at the Ferguson PD.  Producer Bobby, Jeff and Mark tackle the more egregious claims from the DOJ report and discuss them in full...

Finally all the constitution talk from the main show carries on over into the OVERTIME. Does our constitution need an update?  Everyone discusses in the overtime section this week!

Mar 2, 2015

This episode of the show is packed out with entertainment goodness that can not be denied in the least.  First off Mark and Producer Bobby welcome comedian HD Reeves to the show to talk about comedy and entertaining the masses. HD discusses his upbringing in North St. Louis County and describes some of his more memorable plights growing up with molatov cocktails. 

Then Gabe Lozano the CEO of Lockerdome joins in to discuss his successful sports based social media company and their success. It quickly becomes apparent that Gabe is also from North County St. Louis which brings about even more discussions about the area made famous last summer in the Ferguson situation. Gabe talks about the differences between NY and STL since his companies inception.

Next up is John Wilson, the founder of the Razzie Awards in Hollywood that gives out the award for worst picture every year.  John started the awards as a part of a dinner party 35 years ago and hasn't looked back since. John and Mark go toe to to discussing the worst movies over the past few decades and Mark makes John defend the decision to call Sandra Bullock out as worst actress the same year she gets Best Actress at the Oscars for blindside.

Finally its February and that means Black History Month...something came to Mark's attention this year during Black History month and he needs to say his peace on it.  Plus Overtime with Reeves and Bobby and all the normal stuff that makes you geekout on the show.

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