Well, well, well...It seems Mark and jason have been working hard and the show is showing the fruits of it's labor. People in other places wanna hear the show on their networks and we are happy to oblige.
Jason Kull and Mark Bland start off discussing about Covid and how people are worried about new lockdowns that just not coming. A Maryland school had a small outbreak of third graders and as usual the idiots took to social media to turn it into the next OUTBREAK scenario and it never comes to fruition. This is all after the men announce they are now SYNDICATED for the second time in history on multiple stations. Sure it's not national synidcation, but the show is moving in the right direction adding 102.5 WIBH to their already powerful 1280/105.3 KYRO!
Next up the gents discuss the Gerogia Election Fraud Case. The first set of hearings has already begun and it seems the republicans are trying to get out in front of what they are denying is a conspiracy. There is only one problem Mark noticed...they referenced the "conspiracy" underoath in the first discussion, so it was actually a conspiracy. Trump has argued for years that it was never some conspiracy and everyone just over reacted and was lying and/or LIBERAL. Weird stance to take. This also comes with some idiocy from the lawyers of Sidney Powell and Mr. Chesebro.
Fianlly it's time for another tournament of pop culture so people can get a taste at the new station of the types of fun we bring to the table. This tournament focuses on the upcoming halloween and fall season as we break down the best Horror Movie Sequels Battle Royale. This is not a list we created, but one that we are breaking down and discussing. Which horror movie franchise made the best sequel to date? Was it Halloween and Michael? How bout Freddy and Nightmare on Elm Street. Well join us and help us break these movies down and figure out who the big winner is!
Brandon Saffel of the Variety Sports Network joins us on this episode of the The Qnow. Brandon dons his sports hat to discuss mnay topics.
First up, Mark and Jason Kull have to lay the ground work out for the Liberals moving forward in the coming months and year for the 2024 election. Mark has seen some things that he wants the libs to change moving forward on their trek to the next election. He wants less sharing of conservative content and more focus on building up the people that have a chance at the presidency...but who could that be. Tune in and find out.
Next up, Brandon Saffel of the Variety Sports Network (search on youtube) joins the show to discuss the up coming football season...but that doesn't last long...before you know it the guys are talking baseball, tennis and all kinds of sports stories all over the world. But slowly they reign it in and discuss some of the bigger sports topics and what affects us today like the Pitching Clock in baseball and who will win the SuperBowl potentially. Finally, as all guests do the first time, Brandon jumps in the HOTSEAT to find out a little more about Mr. Saffel and what makes him tick!
Finally the gentleman discuss some politics regarding the GOP Debate they missed, Trumps infamous stupid mugshot and Mitch McConnell freezing up again while talking to the press. And then it happened...the guys decide to take on Ranker Review and do the Best Adam Sandler movies. Was the list strong? Was your movie on the list. Tune into the show and find out!
Another week and more things to discuss!
First up, it seems that the complaining about the age of these electors falls on deaf ears. Mitch McConnell who has been the focus of these age ideals found himself in a predicament this past week when he froze up at the podium and people were unsure what to think. Mitch ended up being fine but it was really odd and re-ignited this idea that there migh tneed to be term limits and age limits on some of our older nominees wach election cycle.
Next, there are some amazing movies that you could pair together, but the best things happen naturally. Well Mark and Jason Kull are here to break down which weekend in movie history had the best two movie tandem release. Maybe it was a weekend in the 1990's during the summer...or maybe a thanksgiving release weekend in the 2000's... we have a Ranker list of the best and we are gonna figure out who reigns supreme for a double movie release in history...
That Ranker review comes on the heal of the release of Barbie and Oppenheimer. Which is the focal point of our last thing. Is the Barbie movie a bad thing to see cause it's about Barbie? Why are so many conservatives worried about going to a movie they can just ignore and not pay to go see? Well in their world you have to have things to complain about, and if everyone is fine with Barbie, then it's not manly or cool enough for republicans. So of course it becomes point of contention, but like many of their things...does it have legs? Nope!
Well Well Well, it seems FOX NEWS is in some hot water. They were accused of lying to the public and defrauding american viewers with regards to the 2020 election....LIKE THE QNOW told you in the first place. Then it was gonna go to trial and they decided to quickly settle all the BS before going to Trial. But it gets worse....there are more lawsuits coming down the pipe and the other players have stated they are not going to settle and will make sure all the dirty laundry from FOX gets aired out in court! So that is the big news of the Week on this episode of the Qnow. FOX/FAUX news got in a ton of trouble for lying like Mark and Jason told you it would.
Also on this episode, Mark is joined by Marcus Boston and Jason Kull, but they also welcome Christopher Miles a ref with MMWA wrestling to the show to discuss his show Issues with Wrestling...his podcast where each week they delve into the world of Pro-wrestling to discuss specific themes that people may or may not be paying attention to in the world of Wrestling. Coming up on the next show, Mark, our host, is joining Chris to discuss politics in the world of wrestling and how the two worlds co-exist with the advent of social media and the internet!
Finally, it's time for another Tournament of Pop Culture: Best Snack Foods! So yeah, do you ever wonder if Snickers can stack up to Potatoe Chips? What about Trail mix...can it take on a Nutri-Grain bar? Well you are about ready to find out as the squad pulls up a seat to the proverbial table and breaks down 32 snack foods and which one becomes to almighty king of all snacks! People this might surprise you and then again it may not....find out all of this on the newest episode of the show!
Legendary St. Louis media personality REAL ROCK TOM TERBROCK joins the show for an unforgettable tournament of pop culture.
Jason Kull and Mark Bland welcome Tom Terbrock to the QNow for some much needed discussion and a run through some of the greatest metal music of all time. Tom spent many days working at a other political radio stations with his cohort Dave Glover producing one of the best radio shows in St. Louis Broadcast history. And Tom is not a fan of discussing the politics anymore. Find out why it bothers him so much!
Next up Tom brings up Prowrestling and the fact that Mark just had a match last month against Shaft for the commissionership. Mark has to explan to Tom how he was screwed over by the management of MMWA and cheated out of his rightful win! This brings up other wrestling and then eventually gets back to radio and learning how you know you are doing well or became popular in broadcasting. Tom tells a story Mark knows all too well and the two disucss their less than stellar past issues with hate in the industry.
Finally Mark, Jay and Tom take a crack at the Tournament of Pop Culture: Best Metal Albums of all time. Yes Iron Maiden was in the tournament. Mark, a bit frightened byt the potential reaction, put together a lit of the best metal albums of all time. Some taken from the RollingStone list of albums, some personally thrown in there...but reagrdless, a TOPC that is designed for the guest. Did Mark do good? Is your metal album on the list? Did the album you thougth would win, actually win...We find out on this episode of the show.
We are slowlying moving towards Halloween and each week we wanna give you a little fun for your spooky october! Drew Pinson and Jason Kul join Mark to discuss some of the nations biggest Stories this week!
First, Alex Jones ordered to pay nearly $1 billion in damages to Sandy Hook families for years of lies that the school shooting was a hoax. The gentleman discuss this and it leads to one of the best skits the boys have ever done on the show.
Next up, The guys tackle the internet in 2022 and how it affects the Gen X'ers vs. The Millenials. There are ways one group looks at things and interacts with the internet as opposed to the other group. But who really is getting it right...and what about social media and the internet that has changed how we approach things. Plus Elon Musk is now getting involved in politics and influence in the Ukraine war, but is that his place? The guys discuss.
Finally, everyone loves a great halloween costume. So Mark dug through the pile and found the Top Halloween costumes for 2022. Did your favorite make the list. Is a classic on there. Why did Velma make this list. All of this is discussed on this episde of The Q!
So Eric Greitens decided to put out a commercial in St. Louis stating that he is HUNTING RINO's (Republicans In Name Only). This is kinda crazy since he is openly using language and visuals that are feeding his sycophant lifestyle of wanting to hurt people. Why? Well we discuss this on the newest Q.
Jonathan May and Jason Kull make their way back to the table to discuss the stories in the news. This includes the January 6th hearings that just happened (again) and we found out that the Oath Keepers were aware of the plot a few weeks before as shown through text messages. Plus one of the men there at the inssurection has had a change of heart and testified against Trump and all the conservatives.
Next up is the police video and surveillance video released by the media of UVALDE and their lack of effort trying to save the Robb elementary kids. It's kinda sickening and makes adult very angry when they see this video.
Finally, to get away from those evil and bad stories, Mark lightens it up a bit with a game of Choose you House and What Movie or TV show would you live in. Hilarity ensues and everyone had a blast. check out this new episode of the Q!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Our next Tournament of Pop Culture has the best Summer Movies (movies based in or around summer) as we came live for Always Forward Media to the Urban Arts Expo at the BottomLine in Soulard, MO. Some true heavyweights of Film on this competition and will you agree with the winner? Did you pick it to go all the way. Well we break it down on this Tournament of Pop Culture.
On this new episode of the Q, St. Louis funnyman and actor Jonathan May joins to discuss the Afghanistan take over by the Taliban.
First up Mark and Jonathan discuss the take over of Afghanistan by the Taliban! As with anything within touching distance of Trump, this entire thing wreaks of bad Trump decisions and trying to leave people holding the bag. The soldiers in the field were already living and working in Afghanistan, so this is nothing new for them. It's new to people in the USA on social media. So the men discuss in realms of American voters and what they should be paying attention to.
Next up, the guys discuss the anti-vaccine people and how their decisions are affecting the day to day life of people in America. Mark forgets his friends name but that brings up the fact that many people are crazy with their hatred of the vaccine. Jonathan brings up Chet Hanks and how his father couldn't possibly be proud to be associated with his son. This leads to a discussion about people that are conspiracy theorists and how they never grab on to educated science in life.
Finally, Mark wants to discuss diversity in media and specifically brings up this past Olympics coverage by NBC and how he is noticing it more and more with the panels of people they are choosing. But things take years to slowly implement and is this being shoved down peoples throats, or are we there now? Mark gets surprised by some info from Mr. May and it may make him understand better. You decide. All this and more from this episode of the Q.
On this episode of the Q.....
Mark is joined by Gary Weed and Jason Kull for this romp through life in 2021....on this episode:
Facebook Jail is an issue for many and they have discussed it multiple times on the show...but this is the current set of stories and reasons why our favorite guests in their current time-outs!
Simone Biles has already achieved more than many in her sport ever will. The consumate professional, she decided to back out of a few olympic events at the last moment. The world went into backlash mode with many accusing her of being weak and taking a spot from someone that deserved it. The guys discuss all of it and the backlash too.
And Finally, Mark cam across a unique post that alluded to something in the Mormon religion. He wasn't sure about it, but decided "hey WTF, why not" and brought it out in the open on the show. Needless to say, it is worth your listening to it. From there things go off the rails but in a good way. And remember we are not prejudice towards any religion or people....but funny is always gonna be funny.
Mark made a decision not to long ago to come back to the sport of Professional Wrestling and this episode just goes through some things he's thought about on his way back into the business. Mark invited Marcus Boston to join him on this forray into discussion and some of the things he's working on.
But not all is lost....Jen Psaki is the press secretary for Joe Biden. And his team is not taking any guff from anyone when it comes to painting things with a veiled brush. Psaki took it to Steve Doocy from Fox News about his way of spinning a question to make it look evil, when in all honesty it is a common thing. Check out the discussion on between Mark and Marcus on that accord. Plus, Trump taking pot shots and they are failing constantly.
Next up is the fact Mark noticed recently that kids don't have favorite commercials like we had growing up prior to 2010. All they know are the commercials that interrupt their Youtube and some late night infomercials. Marcus and Mark take a dive and discuss these things.
But this finally leads to Mark showing how indelible life really is and Mark challenges Marcus to listen to some classic TV shows themes and figure out if he knew them or not. Do you know them...probably...but it's always fun finding out again!
We have a fun thing we have been doing for years on the Q called the Tournament of Pop Culture.
When we were approached by Always Forward Media for some live shows, we decided to break out the format and try it in front of a live crowd. It worked great and people have been asking for more ever since.
On this first live forray, Mark Bland and Gary Weed host the Best Will Smith Movie as their first attempt. So many great movies to choose from and what Mark originally thought was a easy slam dunk...turned into quite the TOPC.
So listen and enjoy....and what do you think is the movie that the people voted on? Also do you agree? What movie surprised you?
All this and much more in this first ever LIVE Tournament of Pop Culture.
Southwest Owes Me for sure. Mark comes home fresh from one of the bigger vacations him and the family has been on for the first time since before Covid. Mark took the kids to Disney World but the Trip did not get off on the right note and Mark is here to spill all the tea on that situation and put Southwest Airlines in their place.
On top of that, Jonathan May joins the show to discuss the Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul boxing match, and the upcoming Woodley vs. Jake Paul fight. Did it live up to the hype that they portrayed in the media...the guys talk about that.
Coming out of Covid, a ton of businesses are finding it tough to staff and fill voids left by the year and half long Covid downturn. Is this the CEO's faults and business owners...OR....are people being more lazy now and is it because of government payouts? Should companies waste there time on trying to lure in new people or spend the time to keep the loyal trained employees happy. The guys discuss this and every aspect.
Since becoming partnered with the Always Forward Media Group, Mark Bland and The Q have some cool things planned.
On this episode of the Q, we debut the show called Another Fxcking Monday. Monday's are different for everyone and everyone has differing mondays in their lives. Some people's Mondays start on Thursday, for others it just the typical Monday is Monday....regardless there is a whole week worth of work that has to be done on your Monday!
First up Marcus Boston and Mark Bland discuss Pride months and their value to society in 2021. Who can have one, who can't and why it all matters anyway. This is is a deep discussion on race and religion and all of it, but it's a discussion deep with conversation and worthy of your ears to make you think.
This leads to a discussion on reparations and how they should be handled in the USA, if they happen at all. Who should get paid? What makes this person worthy and that family not? Mark and Marcus tackle these hard hitting questions!
Finally, Mark and Marcus discuss how people and 2021 should be viewed in the annuls of history. Were we better people? Were we worse people? Was all the in-fighting and insurrection stuff worthwhile or a expensive waste of time?
All this and more will be answered on this special episode of The Q!
Jonathan May and Mark Bland decide to tackle some cultural things like they are used to discussing.
First up Mark has an issue with people coming after him for discussing the Semantic aspect of a online convo he was having recently. People accused him of being insensitive because he discussed the definitions and primitive language of past time periods and how words were and weren't used in specific times. Was he in the wrong, you decide after listening.
Next Mark presents Jon with some Shower thoughts....things that make you go hmmm... and make you think deeper about some things in your world you might not have been thinking about!
Finally, Jon and Mark take on the listeners and their thoughts they write out to Mark on a weekly basis. Sometimes they say amazing things that everyone can agree with...but other times they say things that make you go Hmmm...but the gents break down all the thoughts and ideas and bring you the funny on this new episode of the Q!
Oh another amazing week and another amazing Q show.
Producer Bobby and Jason Kull drop by to discuss all the happenings in the world. The show starts off discussing the recent Always Forward Media get together and how the Tournament of Pop Culture went over so well! This leads to a discussion about Will Smith movies, but not giving away the winner, some of what was discussed on the taping of that TOPC!
Next the guys get into discussing the St. Louis side of things and why they constantly gravitate towards propping up horrible people locally. Whether it be a Josh Hawley or a Leonard Little, or whoever...from the media to the papers, to the online side...STL loves propping up the worst offenders and leaving the decent people by the wayside for a few clicks. But if they worked to promote decent shows like The Q or Journey through LBS, or any other decent program...the notoriety from the market would Triple!
Finally this walks into a discussion about facebook jail and how many people are posting about it. But, as Mark states, is this some attack on morals? Or....is facebook just putting a face and name to people who are too scared to commit offline crime, but willing to show who they really are online? Maybe the people deserve the jail. The guys discuss this and much more on the Q!
Ahhh the business of being in media. It sounds cool to a lot of people but that one hour seems to be the toughest in the world to fill even with people driven to do it.
Welcome to the new Q. Mark Bland sits down and goes solo on this newest of episodes.
Mark discusses the Derek Chauvin trial coming to an end...The Daunte Wright situation....the Adam Toledo shooting....Police brutality.....Media company "Questions of the Day".....Maxine Waters....and much much more!
Check out this new Q and let us know what you think.
"No Reasonable Person would ever believe what we were telling them."...This is what Sydney Powell said after she was sued for 1.3 billion dollars by Dominion Voting Systems after she falsified information in a public manner leading to the tarnishment and defamation of their brand. She only said these things in the hopes of making Donald Trump happy. And he is never happy.
On this episode we are greeted and welcome Jason Kull back to the show to discuss the George Floyd trial that is currently happening in Minneapolis. We also touch on the Sydney Powell lawsuit a smidge.
But this show is a rundown of the current events and we start with the death of rapper DMX and the Queen's husband Prince Phillip, who passed at 99 years old!
On the heels of this is the new political story of Matt Gaetz and his need to date and take underage women (aka children) across state lines to hang out and pay them with Venmo...a digital footprint of unbelievable magnitude. This is craziness! And these are the same people reaching out to Trump for support in their down times. Guess what Trump did....listen and find out!
Finally, Mark and Jason take some interesting things and breka them down for the people out there...plus at what point does the political party and the legislature follow through on these treasonous things done on Jan 6th? Is it okay for Trump and lawmakers to get away with starting this issue. There are people that supported Trump heavily that have their lives turned upside down now because they followed trumps orders....but Trump is just fine in his palace in Mar-A-Lago...
All this and much more on this episode of the Q! Subscribe and share with your friends on social media.
DJ Gelner is a friend of the Q and hasn't been on in quite some time. But that all changes with this new episode. DJ is back and we are rearing for some more fun on the Q.
Right off the bat it couldn't be contained, DJ and Mark jump into Biden and the job he's been doing since Trump left office. The guys discuss the effectiveness of Biden in the first few months and praise him for the stimulus and deterrents to the COVID virus that he fast tracked.
This leads to another discussion about the treatment of Asian Americans on the heels of a mass shooting in Atlanta, where a man went to multiple spa's and killed 8 people 6 being Asian American. Is there true Asian American hate, or is the story bigger than the argument? But the best part is that he blamed a special thing for why he did it....something you won't believe...find out what!
Finally, This all leads to a discussion on Conspiracy and how it warps the minds of the people that believe it. Mark and DJ discuss the QAnon people, the alien people, the Lizard people, and even the religious fanatics that act the same exact way as the rest of them. All this and much more on this episode of The Q!