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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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Feb 22, 2021

Gary Weed is fresh off his trip from California where he went home for his birthday, but that didn't stop the news of the world from happening.

First up Mark wants to discuss the student loan forgiveness program that Joe Biden has presented. Mark and Gary weigh out the good and bad of the program with Gary benefitting from paying off those student loans. Will this be a big win for everyone or is this going to divide each other even further in this country? 

Next up Rush Limbaugh has died. This is no secret to the rest of the world, but he was a divider of people up till the end. We all knew he was sick and failing slowly so it was no surprise to anyone. But here we sit with the career and life in hindsight and man Rush is not coming off too glowing. Mark and Gary talk about the career and the meaning to their own broadcasting careers.

Finally...Mark and Gary's final debate on Iron Maiden and the Rock n Roll HOF is here. Iron Maiden is nominated and Mark takes on Gary in a discussion of the merit of their nomination. Listen to these two music guys argue and debate the reasoning for Iron Maiden to be in the Hall of Fame...who do you side with? This is the final debate between these two juggernauts on this subject.

Feb 15, 2021

Diplomacy seems to be the thing most needed after one Mr. Don Trump left office. For a long time diplomacy was out the window, but with the change in guard also comes a change in perspective and people are looking for that softer vibe for a while. 

WELL THAT'S NOT THIS SHOW, sorta...! On this weeks episode, Dirty (aka Jason) joins us on the show to discuss all kinds of stories with Pro-wrestling in the St. Louis Area...as well a deep dive into some politics and other assorted things throughout this 2 hour+ mega show. It was as if the content gods couldn't stop these two from playing in the sandbox when they got together. But that's all for your enjoyment. 

First Up Mark and Dirty table some beef right off the bat that really wasn't beef as you will find out (mostly cause Mark is getting old, lol) and this leads to some background on Dirty as he rises in the ranks of St. Louis media and starts to produce different styles of shows. This also leads to a discussion about Dirty and his teams early days on Riverfront Radio where Mark also had a past background dealing with that media company too.

This leads to a discussion about the newest inductees of The Independent St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame and contemporaries of St. Louis Wrestling that were involved with Mark when he was coming up in the business in late 1990's. This leads to a discussion about the different Hall of Fames and how people go about becoming eligible for induction. 

But this show doesn't stop, next up is the Political section of the show. And Mark and Dirty do not hold back one little bit when discussing politics. It's almost as if Dirty was released from political discussion jail because he doesn't hold back explaining what he thinks about the current state of politics and the stories within it. Mark picks up that Dirty went down some weird rabbit holes in the search for political truth and this lead to QAnon! Mark and Dirty discuss some of the weirder beliefs that Dirty came across during his time dipping through these rabbit holes. 

So much on this show we can't even tag because the show has so much in it. Trust us when we say this is definitely worth checking out! 

Feb 8, 2021

This week on the show Jonathan May brings his comedic style to the airwaves to discuss more life with Mark Bland. 

First up the gentlemen discuss their backgrounds in Social Media and Mark reconnecting with a gentleman named Mike Wilkerson and some of their discussions regarding politics and some of the past stuff from their lives. This leads to a discussion about how Trump is now pouting because he doesn't have a outlet to bent his dislike and is talking about starting his own social media network. 

Next up the gents discuss Marjorie Taylor Greene and he recent situation regarding the Capitol Riots and her stances outside of the political spectrum. Mrs. Greene has been seen going around for years antagonizing and attacking people on public streets smearing their names and defaming them. Why? Because she feel she was lead down the wrong path by the people in charge of her party. Nope she's just a racist rural Gerogia lady and Atlanta is too black for her to be happy. So why not be a racist and an ass.

Finally...Mark and Jonathan dig into the past and Jonathan gets thrown on the hot seat for the first time in a long time. He answers the questions but this leads to a discussion about Mark and some Bitcoin he received in 2009. He then sold them off for a little bit of money. Jonathan loses it and boom...the show has another golden moment! 

Feb 1, 2021

Gary Weed and Producer Robert Hickman join the show today to discuss some major sports world discussions! 

First up Tom Brady (Mark's secret love) has made it back to the Superbowl for another shot at a 7th ring! Will he do it, or maybe not....Also Aaron Rogers is in the news for losing and people wondering what happens with his team and his position. The guys also find out that Deshaun Watson is leaving Houston for greener pastures and the guy try and figure out what is going to be the best spot for him in the NFL. 

Mark then talks about the pendulum swing of politics and how the world keeps swinging back and forth from extremes. Whether it's from Bush to Obama or from Obama to Trump...it seems the cancel culture is now coming offline and making decisions on the world. Mark and the guys discuss.

Finally we got the world on it's side dealing with Kelly Anne Conway using social media for revenge porn against her own daughter...AND... It seems the online stock guys figured out that they can control the stock market and make a company like GameStop ("GME" on the ticker) worth a ton of cash. Mark and the guys discuss all this and much more! 

Jan 25, 2021

Well, they set 1000 drop dates between November 3rd and Jan 21, 2021. On this date it was going to be proven that Joe lost and Trump won. Then it was December 14th....then it was Jan 6th (they tried)...then it was January 20th...but you don't get it. The country is bigger than your political ideology. WW2 happened and the NAZI's were the bad guys for forcing people against their will. But January 2oth came and went, Trump left after causing more problems than the world cared for. 

Oh well. Times move one and so does the Q. On this amazing episode, Mark welcomes EJ Carter and music artist Z-Major to the show to discuss this new President and their administration, but not before discussing the old administration and their last ditch efforts to be the worst humans on earth.

But before all that, Mark gives a history lesson on BBS systems, the original internet and how some of the Gen X viewed different times and what came out of them. This leads to a discussion about Social media and how it has become the focus of new generations, but there is a cut off app/platform for every generation where the people choose to stop on their own.

This leads to a flub by Mark regarding an old post by EJ Carter coming back but pure radio/podcast gold comes from the tiniest mistake! Listen as the guys prognosticate about the future based off EJ carter getting his record label...in 2019.

Finally the guys discuss the stupidity of the Trump supporters and their attempts at the Capitol building. How many came up off their high horse to denounce Trump while others picked up the reigns and tried to defend Donald. It was all for nothing as they were told from moment one on. But there decision to lay their fate out. But alas, it comes back to normal as Z-Major (aka Zach) must hit the hotseat and answer the tough questions so people can learn about him! 

All this to entertain you and inform you! Please RT and Share with your friends! 

Jan 20, 2021

Well the insurrection is over and the Trump supporters did not succeed at all. They have become the butt of many jokes, but is it the end of Trump? 

Mike Eise and Gary Weed joined to do a show and discuss the Capitol Riot fallout and other stuff. 

The Guys discuss what is going to happen now. We know there will be a peaceful transfer of power, but will Trump be there or not. The guys discuss the potential for future rioting and insurrection in the US. 

People are online and around the world feeling like patriotism wasn't upheld. Do you feel patriotic right now? Or do you feel like your patriotism is gone. We discuss all of this and more on this episode of the Q show!

Jan 11, 2021

It's January 6th and Mark Bland, with Jason Kull, did not expect to be doing a show focused around this at all. 

See for years Mark has been dealing with a rogue element of politics which is this behind the scenes 4 Chan, QAnon, Trump Supporter conspiracy talk that others aren't researching or needing to watch. Through out the years, Mark has come on the Q and explained that there are rumblings that Trump can do this, or would do this other thing. But those are usually "theory" more than anything that would ever play out....until January 6th, 2021.

Mark and Jason have watched Donald Trump and Guiliani stand at a podium in front of Trump supporters and promote open insurrection against the US Capitol Building where VP Mike Pence is doing the electoral count. Off the well wishes of the US President and others, the seditious FEW have decided to invade the Capitol Building and killing 5 people (at the time of taping only 1/2 were known to have perished) in their wake. Destorying chambers, the rotunda and stealing things while breaking into computers and offices breaking federal laws.

In the wildest of events, Jason Kull and Mark Bland try to makes sense of what is happening and what should be happening from here on out. It's a historic, scary and damaging day for the Republic but many saw this coming....Also, how is a Capitol Building so under-guarded for the amount spent on Social media a day? 

Also this and more on this newest episode of The Q.

Jan 4, 2021

10 years in and out. It started with Tony Cabral and Ed Reggie being guests...10 yrs later, we got a sitting American President trying to actively plot a coup against the will of the citizens of the USA. And YouTube and Social Media run the world. Which is a great transition for us, because Comedian Steve Hofstetter who made a name on social media joins us as out 10th anniversary guest. 

It's been 10 years and we've had a few incarnations of the show through the years (podcast, to broadcast, to syndicated and back to a hybrid syndication/podcast). On this Anniversary we are joined by Jonathan May, Gary Weed and Jason Kull to discuss the past year of 2020 and a little about the past 10 years on the show. Due to Covid, we couldn't have a big party and live show for the 10th anniversay, but we can get a show together for all of you. So much to discuss and too much to type in here, so you just settle in and listen to our current thoughts on Trump and his moves, plus the past and a little telling of the future too!

Finally, Comedian Steve Hofstetter joins the Q as a guest to discuss his new book that he has been working on, plus he talks about how he gained notoriety in the world of social media and comedy. From his early days in Brooklyn until his new future in Pittsburgh, PA...Steve sits down to discuss some of his political views and to make sure you all know that this is just the beginning, buckle in and enjoy the ride! 

It's been 10 yrs and the Q Show just keeps bringing it. 

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