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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Another exciting week on the Q. Mark Bland is joined this week by an old friend of the show and our co-host Gary Weed. The guest of the week is none other than Sam Arcobasso the head of Sarko Industries.
Sam came to us a few years back with an interesting story and has returned as a man of comfort and ease. Sarko is a company designed to put high end marketing professionals and businesses with clients looking to take their projects to the next level. Sam has been in the industry for a few years and and decided he could help businesses where others couldn't. From Hospitals to restaurants to everything in between, Sarko has been helping businesses for a while and successfully...which is what leads to the second topic.
With the ability to market to many places, Sam also wanted to start helping high school students close to graduating but needing that final credit to get the diploma. So with Sarko and including some great minds, Sam setup a HS graduation program and reached out to local schools to get it started. The students can come work like and intern for Sarko, gain their final credits and walk with their graduating class (which is a big deal for many students). Kirkwood School district has signed on and other schools are currently being talked with about the opportunity. Either way, a great way for kids to get help and learn...all this and more in the discussion about Sam's current doings.
Finally Gary, Mark and Sam discuss some world politics and stories, shortly before finding out that Sam doesn't believe in the government as a body for the people and to help the people. This turns into a discussion about political beliefs and what people should focus on rather than not focus on.
An amazing episode of the Q all primed up and ready!
This is an interesting show. First up Mark and Jonathan May welcome Tuffy Brandon to the show to discuss the current stories of the day.
First up, the guys breakdown some common misconceptions about race and culture in 2021. Mark and Tuffy discuss prejudice and racism, helping map it out better for people out there that might not understand the focus and reasoning for why they boxed and framed the way they are in society.
This leads to the Trump supporters and conservatives newest favorite thing to do....taking Ivermectin, aka Horse Dewormer. Joe Rogan the well known podcaster and UFC host recently went online to explain that he had Covid 19 and was taking ivermectin to kill it off. Of course, the information and proof that it works is always up in the air, because anything that works, gets rerouted into a money making medicine that the FDA approves for the corporations. This is how Mark and the guys know that this Ivermectin is not working at all.
Mark knows all this talk always leads down one road in non-election years...taking the stories and things happening and trying to make the president look like a bad guy. It was much less difficult with Trump since he shot himself in the foot more than anyone could, but with Biden they are throwing everything at him hoping something will sick similar to Obama. Mark realizes that conservatives hate people that are squeaky clean because it means only they (conservatives) are thinkers of bad decisions and ideas.
Finally as with all new guests, Tuffy plays on the Hot Seat to a bevy of questions that he didn't see coming. This leads to more interesting discussions! All of this and much much more on this new episode of the Q show! WHEW!
Another week and another new Q show. This week Gary Weed drops in and discusses the new things going on in his world and ours.
First up....Mark doesn't want to discuss the next shooting for another week in the country. There seems to be a new one each time and everyone has their wishes and wants for how they are viewed. Mark explains his reasoning for not wanting to discuss the newer shooting stating that nobody is willing to play the rules down the middle like himself. Calling things for what they are. Honesty as people.
Next Mark and Gary discuss tipping in our culture and the value of it as we move into realms where the the business of tipping and ordering has switched up because of Covid. How do you tip people for food orders? What about other types of tips?
Finally Mark and Gary discuss the power of the USA in it's current form. What they can pull off and what they can't. How the other countries should view us...There is a lot of posturing in the world of politics and power, but the target is firmly on the back of the USA! Where should we go with our background and power? Find out what the guys say....plus more questions for us to discuss.
So much to be entertained by!
On this newest episode of the Q, things get switched up a little! Our guest is none other than Jason "DIRTY" Spurgeon, BattleHawks point man and Wrestling lover. But Dirty comes with his own plan in mind. Jason decides he wants to interview host Mark Bland about himself, on his own show. Never being one to turn down someone's hopes, Mark obliges and the show gets off to a fast placed start!
This leads to a discussion about the infamous Q Anon. Dirty has been watching some documentaries about weird bad people and this leads to a discussion of if the Q Anon people are as bad and scary as some serial killers like John Wayne Gacy? Should we be watching them closely so they don't also go down these more horrific paths after January 6th? This and much more in our discussion about the crazies of the USA!
Finally Mark and Dirty get into a discussion about Tucker Carlson and if he is a good person. This leads to a discussion about "wokeness" in 2021. Have we gone too far too fast with wokeness...is it a bad thing to constantly be attacking everything we disagree with? Also is wokeness being weaponized for the wrong reasons because people are eager to correct the worlds bad habits? Is the pendulum swinging too far back against other cultures in the hopes of pointing out things to be unhappy about?
All this and much more on this interesting episode of the Q!
Jason Kull comes and goes, but when he is back, he is in the house for one of the more fun discussions...So what's on the agenda for this epsiode....well...
First up, It's nice to have a president that focuses on the country and trying to fix the problems within the country as opposed to ignoring things and letting them get out of control. Mark and Jason discuss the effects of Joe Biden on the country and where Trump failed along the way to help everyone out during the pandemic. This all comes on the heels a of new 1.9 Trillion dollar stimulus package for COVID
Next up, It seems gas prices are starting to become noticeable again, but the reasons are all over the place for why they are necessary (because they are not necessary ever). Mark breaks down how this can affect us as a country over the next few years and we learn from our past mistakes. Plus we pin the blame on who is really to blame, and their name hasn't been uddered in a little while.
Finally, would you sleep fully clothed every night of the week? It sounds weird but there are people that sleep in their everyday clothes. It's part of who they are...But would you do it? We find out this and much more on this episode of the Q!
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.
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!
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!