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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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Jul 2, 2022

Drew Pinson and Mike Eise join Mark Bland fresh off his cruise through carribean! 

When Mark left, the country was struggling but moving forward, when he came back, it was as if he landed in 1935 Germany. Authoritarianism swept through the Supreme Court and they decided to overturn Roe v. Wade. Which took rights away from millions of women in one instant and turned the clock back to a time that Donald Trump enjoyed. 

Mark talks about his cruise, but then immediately jumps into abortion rights and the SCOTUS decision while he was gone. This leads to a convo about parents trying to indoctrinate other people's kids into their way of thinking. The only ones that do it consistently are weird christian and evangelical children. 

Next up there was a special last minute hearing for the Jan 6th testimonies and committee. They brought in former WH aide Cassidy Hutchinson to testify to a bevvy of issue including Trump throwing plates of food and condiments everywhere. How does this affect the committee...the guys discuss.

Finally Mark takes some opinions on the Roe v. Wade decision and then brings up some questions for Drew and Mike to throw around and answer for themselves. Most importantly, What is america good at? What do they do well that others notice? Find out what the guests said on this edition of The Q! 

Jun 18, 2022

Well Inflation is crippling the US economy. Mike Eise is here to talk with Mark Bland about this and everything else going on in the world.

First up, Mike and Mark need to discuss the J6 (aka January 6th) hearings. A lot of revelations have been coming out and each one more deafening and defeating of that which is the geniusly guy Donald Trump. Everyone in this guys life turned on him the day after the event and even this hearing isn't doing it complete justice. Mark and Mike break down all the major stories and angles from this event!

Next up Hunter Bidens Laptop is sorta a new friend of the Q and when Dirty wanted to hear an interview with the Laptop, Mark said he'd make it happen...and BOOYAH! Hunter Bidens Laptop is hear to answer some questions and let people know what he has stored in and on those hard drives.

Finally Inflation and supply chain issues are going to lead to another recession. But if Gas prices got higher this time than 14 years ago, then the recession might be worse. But who is at fault? when will this hit. Well the two gents take on this discussion and start preparing everyone for the potential worst. Listen and maybe you'll learn something you did not know. 

Jun 11, 2022

Dirty Jay Spurgeon is back in the studio again, along with Mark Bland and Drew Pinson. 

First up, Mark talks to Dirty about ASMR and this new fad of white noising our lives for the sake of calming down. On top of this, it gets deeper to the tune of millions of people. This walks right into Mark and Dirty focusing on the fact that the millennials seemed to have changed the world...but is it for the better or worse. 

This becomes a game of Gen X versus the Millennials on The Q. But it doesn't get that far because one of the people in the game is in total agreement with the other one...but which one is it. 

Later on the guys focus on conservatives and what the word "conservative" is starting to morph into. People that used to be proud are now having to watch what they associate their beliefs with because that umbrella and stereotype is getting worse not better. Will people in 2040 even identify as Conservative or not...they discuss!

Finally Mark, Drew and Dirty (aka Clean) discuss some moral dilemma's and then finally there is some XFL sweet bonus info that NOBODY knows until now! WE get the secret lowdown on something Battlehawks fans have been waiting to hear...another nugget of what is to come...tune in and find out what! 

Jun 4, 2022

Man it's been a week for Ted Cruz. He has made the dumbest comments regarding doors and the Uvalde shooting. He has thrown his hat in the ring to give daily quips about gun control...but nobody is telling Ted what he really needs to hear. Well that my friends is why the Q show is here! 

First up Mark welcomes Drew Pinson and Jason Kull to show to discuss the newest developments going on with the Uvalde shooting at Robb Elementary last week. It seems the police were less than prepared and then got a little worried about being shot by the killer. Things that we will definitely address on this episode. 

Also, Mark has been thinking that this is the beginning of 2022 summer, and right after is the fall and the elections. Which will be the beginning of non stop stupid commericals and people trying to get everyone's attention for 2024 poresidential election...but who truly has a shot on the GOP side with all these bad shootings and things going on...well the men discuss and figure it out! 

Finally Mark and the guys were talking off air what the greatest TV sitcom of all time is. So Mark found a list on the internet and figured, lets see who is better at guessing. So Drew and Jason square off in a game of "who knows better" with the Greatest TV Sitcoms of all time! 

Pay attention, this show goes by fast! 

May 28, 2022
John Scheper joins Mark to discuss the Robb elementary school shooting. Plus gun control and the Ukraine war. 

We would write more, but this weeks tragedy is too much to discuss. It really hit hard like Sandy Hook and many are very angry! 

So all this and much moire this week on the Q! 
May 21, 2022
Tough week for many. On the heels of two mass killings, Mark Bland, Jason Kull & Mike Eise have to sit down and discuss the world when it's just not pleasureable. 

First up Mark joined the Recounts (social media page) new Twitch game show called Chatterbrain and brought the KYRO name to the country! Did he win or lose, you'll have to watch the game show to find out technically. 

Next up is the Buffalo shooting since it was first on the minds of people. But Mark is sick of discussing and giving creedence to bad people that kill others. Brings about a discussion on suicide and being a killer. Should they or shouldn't they. Well the men discuss. 

During the show, Jason decides to join Truth Social to see what recent primary loser Madison Cawthorn had to say. But this unravelled a lot of baggage that the new social media network is not telling people. Like they force you to follow and "like" two conservatives  to juice their numbers. Which is dishonest right off the bat. But old people making young people social media, you are gonna have mistake that are glaring.

Finally the guys sit down and discuss some unpopular things said to Mark throughout the week on social media and in direct discussions. Do you agree or is it too much. You tell all of us! 
May 14, 2022

The Q prides itself on discussing the latest in the news, current affairs and pop culture. But some shows touch on other topics that make us revisit and discuss deeper the way we are as people. This is one of those episodes. 

First up our special guests this week are Alfred Konuwa and Drew Pinson. Alfred is the Pro-wrestling writer for Forbes magazine, covering the business on their behalf. Also coming back for another round is Drew Pinson to add his take on what is going on in the world. 

The Abortion issue is still rife in the USA with people attacking supreme court justices houses and making a mockery of most of us as Adults. And this is why the episode is named the way it is. Sometimes we need to discuss things deeper and wrestle with our own decision making process to come forward with the best options. It doesn't seem we are there yet and so for that we are Wrestling with Ourselves for the time being. Mark and Drew discuss this aspect of life and the controversy currently.

Alfred Konuwa joins the show to discuss being a wrestling writer, but also to talk about the business. Mark and alfred touch on the internet dirt sheets and their value in 2022, who you should and probably shouldn't listen to to get your news, some new moves with WWE talent and much more. Plus Alfred hits the hotseat to answer a few questions since he is a first timer. 

Finally Mark and Drew discuss a letter from a distraught woman that is dealing with heavy 21st century problems because the past is coming to bite her "date" on the butt. Find out what problem is going on that really is going to become an issue for everyone in the world at some point. 

May 7, 2022

Another week and another Q...right? Not so fast...

This week the SCOTUS decided they are gonna overturn Roe V. Wade and make abortion illegal in the USA. This seems weird to be happening now, as if these justices are the ones to make that decision and make it stick. But a document was leaked and then verified by the SCOTUS to be accurate. So here we are! 


Drew Pinson is a long time fan of the show and wanted to see how we make the donuts, so him and Jason Kull join us on this weeks episode to discuss ROEvsWADE and all the things that will happen with this decision. So a lot to talk about.

Plus Madison Cawthorn has been caught in a precarious position and his electable future might be in druthers. But it's weird that the conservatives always talking sexual abuse and pedophilia, but also are the ones that hate all that stuff. Well when you see this video, those feelings exit the door.

Finally Drew Pinson is going to take the HotSeat and put in his answers so that he can go down in Q history as one of the real ones! 

Apr 30, 2022

Mark Bland, Matt Krueger and Andy Echele are back together on the same show for the first time in years. How did it go, well find out! 

Andy tries to get Mark pegged down in the first 5 mins of the show, but Mark doesn't let up and hits him with some facts about Biden and Trump. This leads to a discussion on Gas prices and Ukraine! 

Next up the state of Florida and Ron Desantis have a problem with Disney being too diverse and they don't want that in their state. It's seems moving the theme park might be a great idea. all this talk leads to discussing about Elon Musk and his purchase of Twitter. 

Finally, Mark brings out the Dr. Love in both guest when he decides to bring some personal questions to the table for everyone to delve into. Also Mark brings up some unpopular or weird statements and the gentlemen figure out if they agree or not. 

Apr 23, 2022

Comedian and social media viral sensation Trev Lewis joins us on this weeks episode of the Q on KYRO! 

Trev Lewis is the proprietor of the facebook viral group, The Best and Worst of Twitter1, 2, 3...and so on. Trev is from the midwest city of Canton, IL and now resides out in Cali! 

First up the guys get into the background of Trev and his life before California. From his days in chicago learning about a large city to the town he is from and their potential feelings on a big reveal from his young life. 

This leads to a discussion with Hunter Bidens Laptop and some of the political discourse going on in the world. Trev then lets on that he is into Reddit and works on the Morrisey Board. Everything changes to music and the men discuss some of their favorite music and stuff on Reddit! 

Finally Trev has to do the classic called The Hotseat with Mark! What was the hardest video game level that gave him fits growing up? Find out by listening to this episode of the Q! 

Apr 16, 2022
Well as we bring the 500th episode of the show to a close, we are joined by even more blasts from the pasts! 

First up Mark is joined by Justin Deming who is calling in from the Original 13 (aka rhode island). Justin and Mark break down their relationship with regards to the show and discuss some of the more pressing topics that are in the news today!

Next up is the Polar Vortex Dan Walsh. A former wrestler, Dan discusses his original days with the show and some of the background to his new podcast with his co-host Abram called Dan and Abram Vs. Life! But of course, like everything else going on in 2022, a special former guest of the show shows up to reassert his dominance in the program! Plus a little Hunter Biden's Laptop to boot!

Finally, Mark is joined by Mike Eise and Gary Weed to discuss some differing debate topics and moral Dilemma's with our illustrious show host...but not before discussing the Shooting in a NY subway by another mentally deranged man in this great big world. 

Enjoy this final installment of the 500th episode of The Q show! And Thanks to everyone that was involved in both episodes. 
Apr 9, 2022

Oh here we are. Took 12 years and hours and hours of talking to get to this point, but we are at 500 Episodes. A Show so big I had to split it into 2 episodes just to get the people involved that we wanted and needed. 

First up the show welcomes long time Producer Bobby back. We haven't seen Bobby in a long while and it's nice to have him around for a show. Also making an appearance is our favorite liberal  Jason Kull. 

From there we venture back to the original guest on the Q. Episode one features our host Mark and long time film producer and director Anthony Cabral. Well even with moving and living in Chicago now, he couldn't be stopped from returning to the airwaves to chop it up with Mark and discuss Russia and a few other news stories. 

Then it is on to the main event. For years the Tournament of Pop culture was a mainstay on the show! There is no way an episode goes by without a throwback to the TOPC! This TOPC is perfect and a long time in the coming. 
Mark and the boys dive into figuring out the best Animated TV Series/Show of all time. Some true Icons and heavy hitters on the list. Did your show make the cut? Did it Win? Find out on the 500th Episode of The Q....Part 1!

Apr 7, 2022

Mark Bland and Jason Kull realize it ihas been a crazy week in the world. We had a man jump on stage on live tv and decide to slap a fellow artist. And this wasn't just anyone, this was WILL SMITH and he slapped comedian CHRIS ROCK...and at the Oscars of all place. 

But the breakdown on this goes deeper and Mark discusses with Jason about the implications for the people that were watching at home and the all the intersecting cultures that movies and money touch. 

Also Mark and Jason discuss their pasts and some of their experiences in other businesses in regards to over the top situations they have dealt with while working.

Finally the guys decide that they want to see what Ranker has  for the top Grunge songs of the 1990's. This doesn't pan out but the guys settle on a list of the best ROCK songs of the 1990's (which inlcuded a ton of grunge). Do the ones that made the list, make your list? Listen and find out! 

Mar 26, 2022
Things  in this episode of The Q with Mark Bland, Andy Echele and Jason Kull. Plus a guest feature by Baseball insider Michael Bruhin

- Being Liberal or Conservative 
- Britney Griner situation and the potential fall out
-popularity and how it works worldwide
- Michael Bruhin chats up Baseball coming back and who to watch for
- Lia Thomas winning the NCAA womens championship
- Grifting in religion
- Transgender in society
-Love Life issues and Dr. Andy/ Dr. Jason!
Mar 19, 2022

Pam Hupp is a bad bad person and no one knows this as much as Russ Faria. 

On this episode of the Q, Mark Bland is joined by Jason Kull and Mike Eise to discuss the newest changes to the Russian/Ukrainian war. 

First up, the President of Ukraine has now come to the USA hat in hand and asked for US to be directly involved in the war with Russia. The US has held back recently with the Polish jets but this paints the country in a new light. Kull and Eise discuss the reasoning for Biden's decisions up till now and what the future holds potentially moving forward. 

Up next is a special man. Russ Faria had to go to prison and sit for 3 1/2 years for a crime that he did not commit. The crime of murdering his wife falls on the head of Pam Hupp who did the bad things. Pam's lying put Russ in Prison and now years later there is a new NBC Miniseries about the murders and Russ called "The Thing About Pam" on NBC. Well Russ Faria sits down with Mark to talk about the case and even answer some questions that others didn't ask. Check out this amazing interview with Russ Faria.

Finally the guys decided to attack some unpopular opinions and thoughts on the last segment of the show for KYRO. Plus they answer some questions like "Have you ever quit a job DAY ONE...and why?"  

All this and much much more on the newest episode of the Q. Make sure to rate and review with apple podcasts and share with your friends! 

Mar 12, 2022
The USA has an issue and that is the fact that Britney Griner is currently being held in a Russian Prison for getting caught with hash oil. She is also homosexual and that is a "no no" in Russia. And the Russians have invaded Ukraine and might be starting a World War again...so Britney is in a really bad spot. 

On this episode we discuss all this and welcome our guy Jonathan May back to the show to sit and talk with us about what is going on in the world. 

This all leads to a discussion about Gas prices and why they are so high currently. Mark Bland dispells a few myths regarding the reasoning and put other things into perspective. Was it Putin, Biden, Trump...who is at fault or is all of them at fault?

Next up the gents get into some news stories and one in particular sets off quite the storm during the show. Mark brings up the Joros spiders and their new US home. Plus how they spread from place to place. It's called Nightmare fuel by the kids and Jonathan is not a fan at all! 

Finally Mark and Jonathan talk about werewolves and then which 1980's Movie Sequels deserved more love than they got. To find out which ones they were and more...take a listen to this episode of the show! 
Mar 5, 2022
Mike Eise and Jason Kull join as Mark Bland and the Q return to the broadcasting airwaves of St. Louis on 1280AM KYRO. 

Every single saturday from 1 to 3pm (cst) The Q will bring the best in Indie Political discussion and Pop Culture to the world as it has done for over a decade! 

On this episode Russia has decided to invade the Ukraine and Mark discusses with Mike and Jason about this issue and how it should be viewed and what can be done to fix it. 

Also Mark talks with long time political analyst and radio bretheren Scheper about the war and the way Ukrainians are looking at it versus the Russians that are invading. Plus a new character on the show starts coming through named....well listen and find out.

Finally Mark and the boys decide to talk about some quetions that people are sure about but Mark and his guests make the final decisions...plus that pesky Truckers convoy failed and like the convoy, it goes without anything being said. All this and more on this weeks episode of the Q! 
Jan 27, 2022

From day one, Bob Anders has been instrumental in the career of Mark Bland. And with the recent decision to join forces and create Pardon My Podcast...it was time for Mr. Anders to bring his charm to the Q for an episode. And he did not disappoint. 

A lot going on in the world and first up is Mark and Bob waxing poetic on the days of yore and how all this fell into place in the first place.

Mark starts talking about podcasting and how useful it is to those out there that do not prescribe themselves to traditional media formats...And Bob brings up how useful podcasting and non traditional internet distribution is for opening up the game and allowing for the Jake Paul's to become as well known as they are. 

Then Mark and Bob tackle the mess that is Dan Bongino and the need for conservatives to constantly challenge authority with regards to these internet based companies. Where does the rules for Youtube cross into bad territory with the constitution...these two gentlemen tackle this and discuss who owes who what. 

Finally the gentlemen discuss  the breakdown for being a Conservative versus Liberal as well as discuss the impending Ukrainian situation and how the USA and Biden will handle this all. Of course this leads to Hunter Biden and his laptop because of course it has to....but that's where all this ends. 

All this and much more on the Q! 

Jan 20, 2022
On this episode of the Q, Jason Kull returns on the heels of Joe Bidens first year in office to discuss the leader and his accomplishments. 

But that's not all that is happening. It seems Trump and his family are in hot water with the Southern district of NY and the Supreme court is unsealing all documents regarding Trump and January 6th 2021. This will not bode well for the former President who lost the re-election campaign in 2020 to Biden. 

Also, it seems Joe Rogan (aka POGAN) is back in the news after he tried to pretend he knew more than a doctor about the doctors own job. The viral clip went live and ever since, Pogan has been the vicitm of people opinionating and discussing his collossal miscue on his show. This leads to discussing the value of Rogan and his fanbase in the upcoming elections. 

Finally Mark and Jason discuss the fact that 5G is now the new hot thing and we are seeing a repeat of 2010 and 3g hampering the airline industry. Is it a real worry or not. The boys discuss on this new episode of The Q! 
Jan 5, 2022

The Q is known for tapping into the Urban Dictionary aspect of the world and bringing you guys the newest and fresh lingo that is being used worldwide. 

We brought you "Soaking" on the "Soakening" episode of the show (ep. 483). So we brought back our friend and former co-host with Mark, BJ Lange and his friend Sara Patterson, to discuss a new thing happening in the world of Jeeps and off roading called OVERLANDING. Techincally its exploring remote locations via travel in an offroad vehicle. So this becomes a heavy topic on this episode of the Q. 

As we stated Bj brought a friend named Sara that would eventually have to sit on the HotSeat and answer some questions, but before that...we get into the acting background of both Sar and BJ based on their living in California and dealing with being working entertainers in Hollywood during Covid.  This leads to the two explaining the darker side of Hollywood and the things that you naturally have to deal with because of the way the business is still structured. 

Finally Mark and his guests discuss the recent twitter decision to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from her Twitter access and block her account from being used.  This also leads to a discussion about Greg Abbot (Gov of Texas) asking the federal government for Covid help after 2 years of being Covid deniers and being against everything the Government said or did. 

Dec 21, 2021

Ahh it's christmas time and that means people that been away a while show up to have a sit down and a convo with our host. And this week is no different. 

Brandon Travis returns to the airwaves to discuss life and what has been happening in his world. Brandon was last seen before Covid started in early 2020...now at the end of 2021 (almost 2 years later), he returns with stories! But this is not a light and cheery show...nope. Brandon requests that Mark go DARK in the studios for this one and they turn off all the lights and let the LED's bask the studio in a colorful glow! The Dark Show is born!

It's been a hell of a year and Brandon Travis is also aware of this. Starting the year out in Florida, Brandon saw life from a different perspective while down in the Sunshine state during this COVID pandemic.  Mark and Brandon start out by catching up but not before Mark picks the brain of Brandon about his Florida adventures and how the state handled their COVID perspective. 

Next up, Mark makes sure that Mr. Travis knows that this popularity has grown immensely throughout the year and brings up this new idea that Let's Go Brandon was talking about him all along...Brandon definitely agrees to this! 

Finally, it's christmas time and Mark wants to make sure that xmas is a part of the xmas week show...so Mark and Brandon dip into to discussing the past Christmas' and which ones were memorable and for what reasons. Plus Brandon tells us his amazing christmas story! 

All this on this Christmas Edition of The Q 2021! 

Dec 9, 2021

Mark welcomes Jonathan May and Tuffy Brandon back on the show! And an exciting and deep show it is! 

First up, Mark and the guys discuss the Alec Baldwin bombshell interview where he claims he never pulled the trigger. To make a claim of that nature so publicly he would have to be telling the truth or else it's an immediate flamethrower to his entire life and career. But is he telling the truth. The gents discuss.

Next up is a discussion on reparations. Mark and Jonthan dive into a convo on reparations and whether they are deserved or not in 2021. But Mark and the guys dive even deeper discussing who is important for the reparations and if it's even possible to pull off in our current day and climate. But when this is done being discussed, all three men agree they talked about a lot more than other group of men have tried to work on in the entire time since 1865! 

Finally....how important is Sex to a relationship? This and much more is discussed and answered on this amazing episode of the Q. One of the best in the past 490 shows! 

Nov 30, 2021

Oh so much has happened. Rittenhouse has been freed. The guys in the Amhaud Arbery case are found guilty...and the focus of White people in the eye of the American justice system has been decided for now. 

Andy Echele joins Mark this week to discuss many subjects and topics. First up Mark and Andy discuss the fallout from the Rittenhouse verdict. Why was it self defense? Was the Judge biased? Who benefitted from this other than Kyle Rittenhouse? Will people be able to just claim self defense now? All this is discussed and picked apart.

How different is today really from the past? Aside from social media, what about today is really different. Famous people existed in the past, so did non-famous ones. People in the world of sports today have platforms to speak out on, but they had the same ability to touch the masses in the past. Mark and Andy discuss many aspects of the past versus now and how things looked versus how they look today. 

Finally there was a massacre in Waukesha, WI. Another story out of the state of Wisconsin where a man decided to run through a parade of people and kill multiples while injuring many others. Why was this man allowed out on lowered bails for similar acts in the past...leading up to people getting killed by him?  Mark and Andy tackle this powerful story and many others in this new Q show! 

Nov 9, 2021

Welcome back to another episode of The Q. On this weeks show, Gary Weed and Mark Bland connect back up to discuss all the top news stories going on in the world. 

No news story of the past week was more discussed than the story of 22 yr old Henry Ruggs of the Las Vegas Raiders NFL team. He decided to take his car home at 2am in the morning and run into a lady and her dog at....156 MPH!!!!!!! That's a nuts amount of speed. Mark and Gary break down all of this and discuss.

Next up...The Let's Go Brandon people are all up in arms that nobody cares about their joke. Mark and Gary discuss the "joke" and why the right is so dead set on the bad joke? Like conservative comedians, the jokes just seem to fall flat more and more. 

Finally, Mark caught wind of a story about natural gas prices and a pipeline built to deliver natural gas from a city south of St. Louis, Mo up into Central north Illinois. Tons and tons of people benefit from this gas line and their is a plan to shut it down in december...walking into midwest winter. The gents discuss this and much more on this episode of The Q!

Nov 3, 2021

It's Halloween again and Mark brings on Q show normie Jason Kull to discuss what's happening in the world and where we are going!

First up Mark mentions he is involved with a new podcast called "Pardon My Podcast" with Bob Anders. Mark brings up he was asked who is the worst person on the Liberal side in media and the worst on the conservative side since Trump left office. Mark and Jay break down the people and their influence currently. Who do they pick, listen to find out!

Jason discusses that his favorite thing since 2021 has started is reading up on people that were deftly against Masks and Mandates, as well as the Covid Vaccine...just to see them get the vaccine and no bode so well with it. What kind of people purposely put themselves in harms way for no reason other than stupidity...well Jason lets all of us know! 

Finally, Mark and Jason get into some Halloween talk. Movies and stories from their Halloween nights of the past. This leads to a break down of the Q crew and who would make it through a true haunted house or haunted place. Would Mark run? Does Bobby have the ability to handle the boo's? And what happens with Jonathan or Gary or Jason? Find out on this edition of The Q Halloween Show 2021!

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