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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Producer Bobby and Jonathan May join to discuss the Holiday season, or in this case the coming future and the end of 2020. This isn't the year end show, but we are there. Close enough.
First up Bobby brings some beef to the table to discuss with Mark. It seems because of Bobby's past relationship with the show, he's been cold shouldered by other media. Mark has claimed for years on the show that people he's never worked with use their "make believe timeline and thoughts" as a way to lie to others. Here is a situation where people, who have no relationship with Mark (and never did) use Mark as a scapegoat for things. It's intellectually dishonest. And makes those people flat out liars. But this ends on a special message from Bobby that the Q and Mark approve!
Next it seems the VACCINES COMETH! As the year ends and Xmas is upon us, the world is getting the new Covid vaccines. Both Pfizer and Moderna have gotten FDA approval to roll them out and people are mixed on using them. Mark and the boys break down what a vaccine really is and what it's doing in layman's terms (the guys are not doctors) to your body when it gets it. Maybe you knew and maybe you didn't. But check this out and learn a little something new.
Finally, Defunding the police has been discussed a few times on the show, but Bobby and Jonathan break it down and get to the nitty gritty of how it's supposed to work and how people should be viewing these things. Interesting grey area that people discuss some aspects of but not the aspects we discuss on the Q. After all this, the guys answer a pertinent Christmas question from a listener...Should it be okay to tell family and friends you are not getting them anything because you just don't have the money right now? With 2020 being rough and money being tight, is this okay to do. Find out what the answer is on this new episode of the Q!
Do we have authenticated Election results...not as long as republicans are involved with the government process in 2020. We are learning they tend to be very toxic people on a national stage and just as bad offline and in normal life. Does that mean they are bad people, well you be the judge of their actions. As far as the election goes...we are STILL WAITING.
Mike Eise comes back on to finally talk a bit about his poker playing and discuss his thoughts on where we are at with this world in 2020. The World Series of Poker champion talks about his run to his bracelet in 2009 and some of the finer points into playing against some of the best players on earth.
Mark and Mike also talk about the Tyson vs. Jones exhibition fight and some of the rules put in place before the fight happens. How did the fight come off to you? Find out where our guys heads were at prior to the two men battling each other.
Finally, based on their interactions living in St. Louis, MO and seeing it first hand, Mark and Mike breakdown the current stance of Republicans and how they are viewing them. With no election results certified and Trump rushing to Pardon everyone he knows or hired in the WH, It makes sense they would discuss this in detail and try to get to the bottom of the issues.
Travis Corley and Mike Eise are back to talk about this weird period in American politics and even weirder year.
But where do these things formulate? How did we get to this point with Donald Trump and the antics he is pulling. Well on this episode of the Q we delve into that aspect of life. Travis brings up that the Stone Cold character from the 1990's of wrestling seems to be what Trump feels like. The crowd responds to it and everything. Problem is Mark knows this from his wrestling past and has touched on it before on the Q, but the guys go deeper this time. How do these two equate in the minds of many rural conservative? The guys discuss!
Also COVID is rearing it's ugly head in the USA again and being a promoter, Travis Corley is constantly dealing with this city of STL and surrounding areas to try and put on shows. He has one coming up at Red Flag on Nov. 28th but it's all still up in the air on the protocols and how things will be received. The guys discuss the current re-emerging of COVID and if this time the US can stomp it out...this leads to a convo about Trumps Million MAGA march and how he views the "voters" and "supporters" of his situation.
All this and much more on this episode of The Q.
So the 2020 election happened and so many things are still uncertain. Mark is joined by Jason Kull, Gary Weed and Jonathan May to discuss everything that happened on 11/3/2020 and throughout the entire election process...yet here we are an do we know who won for sure?
Finally, the guys start to go down some more entertaining but x-rated alleys in the later half of the show. Make sure if you are listening with younger people to watch for the language.
It's time....Biden or Trump? Who you got. We are gonna find out if the country becomes worse or better Election night 2020. But the Q is here to talk about all of it.
First up Mike Eise is our guest on this show. He's a bracelet winning World Series of Poker champion based here in St. Louis, MO. He's also a fellow broadcaster with some background being on other shows in the St. Louis area discussing poker. But we aren't discussing poker this time. We talking politics and life. To do this we also welcome back to the show, our favorite LIBERAL Andy Echele (we kid, we kid).
It's been a very long road to this time period. For 4 years it's been rough and the guys sit back and discuss Biden and Trump. The good and the bad....who will win this, we aren't sure. But for the third time in Q show history the guys will choose who they think will win and how it end up afterwards. Are they gonna be as accurate as Mark was in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2018? 4 out of 5 ain't too shabby.
First up Andy decides to let everyone know he's way way way more liberal than Mark is. Which is weird since Andy forgot that this is recorded audio for posterity and people can go back and listen to any show he's been on. But Mark play's along to keep the natives from being restless.
Mark and the boys discuss old things others might have forgotten from our past. Andy brings up Biden and complaining about the republicans were the reason he couldn't do anything. Mark reminds everyone of the republican decree after the 2012 election and how in 2013/2014 the country ended up being shut down for a month because of republicans stomping their foot and whining about the budget. Mark also reminds everyone of the deficit and how nobody has talked about it for 4 years, but if Biden wins, it's time to break that old argument out.
There is so much discussion in this show and we are the precipice of a historic situation. Not because of the winner or loser. But simply because of the anger of the republicans and there need and want to be like Kenosha Kyle and hurt others purposefully. It's become their bell to ring. Will it happen....we don't know but we talk a lot in this final episode of the Q before/after the National Election of 2020!
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Jonathan May jumps on the show to discuss the VP debates and everything that is going on around the campaigns leading into this last few weeks of the Elections.
First up the guys discuss the VP Debate with Kamala Harris and VP Mike Pence. It seems pretty one sided as the gentleman touch on the ease of Kamala to tell the sitting VP "Sir I am speaking, I'm Talking Sir"...and things of that nature. Mark and Jonathan break those things down.
Next up, People are worried that regardless of the outcome of the election, things will get more violent. Should it be this way, we are not sure. This leads to Mark discussing how the President is currently in power but spends too much time complaining about the current status of the country...should he fix it or not....the guys discuss.
Finally, Jonathan has come on the show before and claimed Werewolves are real and this leads Mark to ask about things like Bloody Mary in the dark mirror and other things of the supernatural. Being Halloween things are getting spooky and Mark wants to know how deep Jonathan gets on these beliefs. Fun episode to listen to!
Donald Trump and Joe Biden dived in head first on the first Presidential Debate of 2020. Moderated by Chris Wallace, there is literally too much to unpack in a description. Sit back and enjoy Mark Bland and Gary Weed as they discuss all the aspects of this first debate and the craziness that ensued!
The show starts off with a bang when Producer Bobby comes out of nowhere to come back to the show and have some fun with Gary Weed and Mark Bland.
First up, Mark discusses tacos and their taste with both gentlemen when Gary starts to promote a local Mexican restaurant and Mark has to correct him. Some places are just better than others and it is subjective...but good is good.
Next the guys discuss Whats been going on with Trump and the administration. Mark explains that it's not about politics anymore. It's about attitudes and just being a A-hole if you are calling yourself a republican. And they are being that way, which is why it was brought up. Mark has talked up staereotypes on the show before and in this case he tries to bring the topic to a head with both guests.
This leads to a discussion about the new book called RAGE from Bob Woodward. Trump announces he didn't care about the pandemic and played it down, tried not to let it out. An interesting discussion, to say the least, follows this topic.
Finally a little discussion about St. Louis County (where the show hales from) and their decision to not allow Fall Sports to happen and most schools are in virtual learning. Are you happy about this and being safe...or are you against it like most STL people and just don't care about your safety or others. Once again the proximity argument arises and the guys figure it out.
Things are getting edgy. People are on edge. Trump and the republicans choose to keep ignoring the Black Live Matter people and eventually someone gonna have to draw a line and play the "don't step over that line or else game".
Trump feels protected by the military, but BLM is deeper than some punk kids causing issues on the street and the liberals are gonna have to stand up to this man and his promoting of LEO in the face of what is happening in the country.
Jonathan May joins us on this show to discuss the Jacob Blake and Kyle Rittenhouse situations. Jacob Blake was shot in the back by Kenosha police after they were called to a disturbance that Blake was involved with in Kenosha Wisconsin. Jonathan and Mark discuss the situation and surrounding reasons.
This leads to the discussion about Kyle Rittenhouse. A 17 yr old boy that drove with an AR-15 to Kenosha where people are protesting the Blake shooting. When he arrives he links up with people he knew from a FACEBOOK group and they were there to Protect the people and businesses. It was his "job" he told someone before the shooting started. Rittenhouse then gets into his own melee with people where he shoots and kills 2 people and wounds another one badly.
Conservatives have been GLEEFUL with Rittenhouse and have claimed Self Defense. He was arrested for Intentional Homicide which is not "self defense".
Mark and Jonathan discuss all of this in glorious detail on this new episode of The Q!
(understand this was recorded before other pieces of info came out so the guys went with what they knew at the time)
KAMALA HARRIS. She is the pick for the VP slot of Joe Biden's campaign. She is educated and smart. Sticks by her guns and easy on the eyes. But is she who the Liberal's should have focused on.
Well welcome to this episode of the Q. Joining to discuss the Kamala Harris decision is none other than Jason Kull our resident hardcore liberal and definitely not a Trump guy. But also joining the show is a young man and professional disc golfer named Michael Sherman who came through to discuss video games and an event he has coming up.
But first the guys touch on Michael and Mark's relationship and how they became connected. This leads to some fun discussion about a recent Twitter thing that Mark had to deal with (1000 times a day). But then comes the real fun. Mark and Jason break down the Trump situation and the Biden situation. Who is good and who is bad. What is important and what's just not important. Sit back and enjoy as you find out if Kamala Harris helps or hurts Joe Biden.
Next Michael Sherman and the guys dive in head first to the world of video games. Michael plays a fun game called VALORANT online and they have a huge Labor Day weekend tournament coming up. They are trying to put together a league of people that like the game and their first major Scuffed Streamer Series is happening August 28-29. Each streamer gets 4 viewers to sit beside them as they play and showcase their talents and why they are the best VALORANT competitor in the world.
This leads to a discussion about the video game industry currently and the people that have become ROCKSTARS online for their streaming efforts. The guys discuss Dr. Disrespect, Tyler 1 and of course Ninja. Plus they dive into some backgrounds on gaming and how Mark and Jason being older don't always connect up with the younger video game set.
Finally a new guest and new game of The Hot Seat. Michael goes through the 5 questions and we figure out whats the best single guy/loner food that's cheap to make and you always like the taste. Plus much more. All this on the new Q.
Welcome to another one....Mark Bland and guest Gary Weed take you on another trip through the political landscape and talk the biggest stories of the week.
First up, Trump trying to grab the voters with his big Executive Orders to cut drug prices down. Executive Orders are usually immediate and your prices should come down now....but are they? No. Trump is CAMPAIGNING. We've talked about this on the show before. Conservatives will say anything for a vote. Trump included. Mark and Gary breakdown their thoughts on these decisions.
Next, Gary goes off script and talks about Joe Biden NOT BEING a good choice for President of the USA. Why, you ask? Well listen to the show and find out why Gary feels this way!
Your TRUTH is next up. Gary and Mark start talking about people and situations where the words "your truth" are invoked. Usually these are people that just want to live outside of normal everyday reality. They have their own "Truth"....aka beliefs. Are their "truth's" valuable to anyone other than themselves...nope. But Mark and Gary discuss these types of people.
Finally Mark and Gary take on some questions and this brings up the discussion about the Lady who sued McDonalds for spilling coffee on her lap back in the 80s/90s....but there is more to that story than you might know. Tune in and find out!
COVID has shut down a ton of business worldwide. Because of this it has been extremely difficult to procure certain products that businesses in the USA need.
In comes The Product Plug and Alex Elias! Alex works over the top of a team of people at The Product Plug to get PPE's and other COVID related things to the US market so the people can protect themselves. Alex discusses his business and the relationship with China since Trump imposed Tariffs and other financial penalties for businesses in China to operate with the USA.
This leads into a discussion about Trump and the current state of the world. How he is being divisive on purpose to create problems for the people of the USA rather than leading them and sitting down with them to discuss their issues and working on a solution.
Alex decides story time is needed to expound on a point that Mark brings up in the show about stereotypes. Alex discusses a project where stereotypes were used to warn someone of bad things...was the warning needed or not? Listen and find out.
Fianlly Mark and Alex discuss these confederate monuments and the way republicans and conservative fawn over them for the weirdest reasons....why would you want your Heritage to be "We are the best LOSERS of a WAR...Second Place is our thing!"
All this and much much more on this episode of The Q!
Unfireable indeed. Welcome back to the Q ladies and gents. This week on the show we have our guy Patrick Wilson and Gorilla J of the band Egans Rats.
This is what we talk about....
- What have the two been doing during Covid-19
- How much money people are making during this Coronavirus
- What will happen after the Virus
- Trump walking out of the coronavirus Press Conference
- Lack of game plan for the virus
- Trump's cronies around him and how manafort and stone are in jail...the SWAMP
- Mark calls out the potential banning of internet freedom of speech weeks ahead of it happening with Twitter and Trump
- GrubHub and delivery service prices
All this and much more on this episode of the Q!
On this episode of the Q, Mark Bland is joined by Coljac YSD, Travis Corley and Jonathan May.
With everyone in lockdown mode because of CoronaVirus, these guys ain't been getting out much. First We catch up with these talented men to find out what they have been up to and doing during the stay at home stuff. This leads to a great convo about documentaries to watch on Netflix and a interesting discussion about Waco and the movie that just came out.
Next up Mark discusses what has come out of this virus and how we can learn to make the world a better place. Someone mentions "essential workers" and start to talk about the monies and stimulus that have been put out by the governement including that unemployment check. This leads to talking about going back to work and if people are ready to settle back in.
Finally, Mark reads some fan mail and letters to the q while also asking some questions of the guest. Whats the Worst injury they have ever had? Who's is better Alterbridge or Creed? Why did ATA go on hiatus and when is it coming back? Some important questions that need to be answered!
We are knee deep in the Coronavirus and the Q couldn't think of a better person to have on than Christopher Ave (pronounce AH-VAY) a political correspondent formerly of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch here in St. Louis, MO.
First up Chirstopher and Mark discuss the current vibe of situations in their lives. How they are personally handling things and how their families are holding up. This leads to the two men discussing Trumps response to the coronavirus and how it should be viewed too.
Next up, Music. Mark finds out about Christopher being a huge Beatles and music fan, so the two men decided to go down that road and talk about their favorite groups and what about music makes them tick.
Finally Mark puts Christopher Ave on the Hot Seat to ask himn 5 questions out of the blue so we can all learn more about what makes a guy like him go. I promise, if you are a Christopher Ave fan or friend, you have to hear some of these questions and learn about Christopher in ways you weren't expecting.
A fun show and so much more in it...all this and much more with our guest on this episode of The Q!
On this Episode of The Q, For the first time in a long while, Mark Bland is SOLO on the show. With nobody to interrupt him, Mark lays out the current situation in the presidential race on the Democratic side of things.
It's finally come down to Bernie and Biden for who will be the DNC nomination. Now a lot of time will pass between the DNC decision and now....so who will inspire the people to follow them to the promise land. Also, which one would serve the best in a race against President Trump in November? All these things are up in the air and Mark is here to discuss ideas and thoughts on how this can fallout and help you make the best choice.
Finally, former congressman and presidential candidate Joe Walsh comes on the Q to bury the hatchet and talk politics with Mark. What started out as arguing and disagreeing on the internet years ago when he was, as he admits, uncool....Joe Walsh comes on the Q as a former Trump supporter to plead the case against Trump and put his two cents in on Biden and Bernie in the democratic race. Also Joe discusses the stereotypes and ideas behind being a republican in 2020 and what virtues he maintains versus the ones he gave up.
All this and much more on this episode of The Q!
St. Louis Broadcasted Zach Schmidt joins Mark and Jonathan May to discuss his thoughts on politics, current affairs and life!
The whole world is on High ALERT! Fox News can't keep their WARNING logo off the screen at this moment because the CoronaVirus is on it's way to bring plague and famine and locusts. Revelation's is happening if you talk to conservatives and many people in the USA. Then again, the sky is always falling for some people. But Mark and the guys discuss the virus and the potential impact it could have on the world markets and the USA.
Next up is a local STL discussion that comes on the heals of another MASS SHOOTING in the USA. This one happened at a beer plant in Milwaukee. The St. Louis Local one happened at a Community Center in Maryland Heights Missouri...a subsidiary of the St. Louis area. Mark focuses on something that no one ever talks about regarding these mass shootings. See if you catch it too?
Finally Mark and Jonathan get into their typical discussion on racial relations and how the world should view things. This time around, Lynching finally gets outlawed 120 years too late. Mark, Zach and Jonathan try to wrap their heads around why this took so long to outlaw. And last, Zach has to do the Hotseat and everyone finds out that Werewolves ARE REAL!
The world is a funny place with funny people constantly trying to play the "crabs in a bucket" game. Mark's been playing this game in STL for 20+ years. These others though, they get their careers handed to them and they are not worth the money they are being paid.
Jonathan May and Gary Weed join to discuss all the great things happening in the world. First up, Rob Blagojevich gets pardoned by the President of the USA. When interviewed he calls himself a 'Trump-O-Crat" and Mark breaks down why this is stupid and what he's attempting to do. This breaks down to what republicans try to constantly do.
The USA is the king of the world. How the rest of the world views us and why they should view us that way is important. Mark, Gary and Jonathan discus the position as KING of the world and what that means from our point of view and everyone else's point of view.
Finally, Mark and the guys decide to take some questions from the listeners and break them down for the people. Gary tries saying things he's not allowed. Mark discusses more Black History Month with Jonathan (which is always exciting) and the men finally get world peace figured out. What an amazing episode.