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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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Now displaying: April, 2020
Apr 23, 2020

Gary Weed is back during this COVID situation to discuss what life has been like for him and his views on where all this is going.

First up...The men discuss Donald Trump and how he has handled the virus. Gary and Mark are on the same page regarding it because, well, it only makes sense at this point. He has attacked the governors and everyone else trying to skirt blame for reacting so slowly. Mark wonders why there hasn't been any attempts on the heads of world leaders in the past 30 years. 

People are Rallying against the stay at home orders in throughout the USA and the guys discuss. Why would you put yourself at risk and it's obvious nobody at the rallies is adhering to social distancing. Also there are other things falling apart during this pandemic and sports teams are not exempt from the fallout. Th XFL folds and they discuss the ramifications of this happening.

Finally Gary and Mark discuss the OTHER HEROES of this COVID situation. Doctors and nurses, LEO and Military are all getting the pats on the backs for dealing with this virus situation. But the country is technically shut down and tons with no jobs, yet some are still working. They are still putting their lives on the line to bag your groceries, or deliver those groceries. These are the OTHER HEROES people are not talking about. Mark and Gary give their two cents on this.

Apr 18, 2020

Ever watch Talk Soup? It was a popular daily talk show like the Daily Show but on the E! network for a long time. This weeks guest was a long time host for that show and has starred in some impressive films throughout his career. First up on the show this week is Hal Sparks. 

Hal comes in via Zoom/Skype to discuss the current status of our country during this COVID 19 stuff. Hal Sparks hosts his own political radio show out of Chicago (WCPT) for quite a few years and he brings that background an research to the table to discuss whats going on nationally. Hal discusses the Russian aspect of this virus and how China reacted. How will the unemployed people of the country handle this COVID and how will the system handle the overbearing pressure of the sheer unemployment numbers. The two men go round and round discussing their progressive thoughts and ideas. 

​Next up is Andrew Glantz and his upstart company called "Gift a Meal". The point of gift a meal is that they partner with food places and restaurants to guarantee some of the profit goes to buying a meal for someone in need. They work out of St. Louis with the local area Foodbanks to buy a meal through the Foodbank to donate to someone who needs it. It's incredibly needed during this pandemic with so many people who are employed normally to know where their next meal is coming from. The people in desperate need of their meal can thank organizations like Gift a Meal for existing. We discuss the business model and little more with their head honcho Andrew Glantz.

Apr 9, 2020

Andy Echele hasn't been on the show in a while and he stops by during this Corona Virus to be Socially Distant while recording an episode of the Q with Mark!

First up, Mark and Andy get into a discussion of why conservatives tend to be jerks. Mark plays devils advocate and discusses with Andy how conservative people on social media always get into arguments because of antagonistic attitudes. Mark and Andy discuss and figure out why that is.

This leads into a talk about the Coronavirus itself and what to watch for versus the BS on the internet that people spread. Andy Echele is a certified EMT/Paramedic Tech and Firefighter. He explains what he's been told and how the paramedic field is handling how they approach the Coronavirus.

Finally, Mark and andy decide to break down a list from Ranker of the top 10 Virus/Outbreak type movies. Which ones have they seen and which ones shouldn't be in the Top 10. Also a surprise at the #1 slot to our fair friends. And this leads into a discussion about top Horror movies of all time and which ones should and shouldn't be there. 

All this for you to enjoy on this episode of the Q. 

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