Jason Kull is out sick and Matt Krueger jumps in to co-host the show...and boy is this a huge show!
First up...Mark has a few topics to discuss and the big one that everyone seems primed to talk about is Civil War and whether this is going to happen or not. But before that, We got an election that might set it off. If Trump wins we riot, if Trump loses they riot! Sounds like war is going to happen anyway. But would Trump try and become a dictator of the people? Well we discuss that along with MTG and her wanting to have states Secede from the union. And it seems people that don't understand pain, really think they can withstand a bullet...and it mind numbingly dumb!
Next the gents Take on the next great tournament of pop culture. Mark and company are going to do another 4 week breakdown competition to get to the final four of the BEST TV CHARACTERS of ALL TIME! Who makes the list? George Costanza might feel like a lock to make it. But so would Seinfeld himself! Plus you got Golden Girls and Roseanne and so many others...it's going to be a killer tournament. But we start off with the first bracket of 16 and try to figure out who the big winner is. Join us and see if your favorite makes it.
Finally the boys discuss this AI created Coca cola flavor and Artificial Intelligence is going to shape the future of foods, and Lauren Boebert had a huge outburst at a Beetlejuice performance in Denver and was escorted out the theater. What is wrong with these congresspeople in America in 2023...it's gonna lead to the Wars of 2024! Tune in and join us on this amazing journey this week!
Mark and Jason are solo for this show and because of the Nascar's being popular, the guys have a smaller show this week..but lets get to the goods.
Trump has been indicted for a 4th time! This time in Georgia for Election interferrence in the 2020 election. It seems he did a lot of bad things and it's all falling down around him, Mark is confused at why he is still allowed to run for office in the face of these allegations. The gents discuss his latest issues with the courts.
Next up, Mark has noticed a ton of energy drinks allowed for sale at local gas stations and grocery stores. There are so many they almost need their own aisle at this point. Mark and Jason discuss the fact that these drinks are being peddled to their kids and other adults that are sucking them up without realizing the potential conflicts and issues that might come from a heavy diet of those drinks.
Finally, the state of missouri is starting to arrest parents who have their kids out of school too much. But then the guys go on to find out that nationally, 25% of kids who are of school age don't attend enough...and of that 25%, 91% of them don't go at all. This adds up to millions of kids in the Trump era, with all the lies and stupidity aren't even trying to educated themsleves and become better knowledged on ther things they they think or share. This is going to become problematic.
On this episode of the The Qnow, the guys are joined by STL radio personality and DJ, Sam Hood. Sam went by DJ Cub for many years in the St. Louis Scene and is now here to talk with Mark and Jason about life and politics in 2023.
First up, you couldn't escape it. There was a Riverboat Melee that happened in Montgomery, AL between white people and black people. The entire nation is talking about the racial tensions after the events that unfolded. A security guard asked a family of white boaters to move their boat and from there, everything went crazy! People jumping into the fight, people swimming over to help off other boats. It was a wild scene and even CROCS weren't exempt from the issue. But people are misreading this situation. Mark and the gentlemen talk about this issue.
Next up is the Tournament of Pop culture: Best Breakfast Cereal! Yeah you know all the players, and there might even be some you are not thinking about. But who better to break this down than people that love food! But the real question is how deep does this go? do perrenial favorites like Lucky charms and Cheerio's walk away with the win...or do some overlooked cereals really bring in the taste buds? Take a listen to find out who reigns supreme in this new tournament.
Finally, Trump has now stated that he doesn't even want to live in America, where he is running for president. So at that point, is Trump running just to be an A-hole and push dumb conspiracies and create as much turmoil as he can? It sure seems like there is no value if you don't even want to live in the country where you are expected to live to be president.
Donadl Trump is a problem. Jason Kull and Mark Bland are here to discuss the newest in what is the trend for summer 2023, Trump illegal moves coming back to bite him in the arse. And Mark and Jason are here for every detail that is coming out daily about this. Now the republicans are full out going after Hunter Biden (the son and not the president) because they are mad at him. Let them be. None of the world is worried about people with no power. They are worried about the seditionist that is trying desparately to get back into that seat to create more problems for normal people just living their lives.
But before any of this can be dsicsussed...a blast from the recent past calls into the show phone number and decides he wants to talk with Mark. The commissioner of the MMWA Shaft, calls into the show to discuss the past match with Mr. Bland and Mr. Kull, but to also bare warning for the future of Mark Bland with MMWA. Does this go well or horrible...you listen and let us know.
Finally, Mark has access to a list of the hardest Would you rather questions that could exist. Now are they really the hardest ones on earth to decipher? Possibly, but also possibly not. Mark and Jason go through a group of questions and we find out how hard they can be!
Drew Pinson is back to hang out with Mark and Jason and this time he brings some spicy music takes with him...
First up, Mark and Jason welcome Drew back to the show and the gentlmen discuss how things been in the world of music on Drews podcast Notes & Letters. Drew then asks the guys what is the best cover song that they ever heard? And what was the worst cover song they have ever heard, conversely. Next up Mark realizes that him and Jason are underutilized in the word of politics and that Fox News could use guest appearances from Mark and Jason and it would boost their ratings on a national look.
Next up the guys discuss some politics and what is going on in the world! Joe Biden and the Biden campaign decided to strike a littel early for campaigning and put out their first video of the 2024 election. It featured MTG just speaking about Joe and Kamala and the things they are doing, then it says they approved the message. Castrating any value in MTG, they used her word sagainst her and it was Amazing! And then Jason Aldean finds himself in a bit of controversy from his song "Try that in a small town" in reference to anything where the rest of the world is having the issues. So in his small towns, everyone knows each other so nobody does anything. In big cities things aren't quaint and easy. Though Jason thinks its because small towns talk tough. The guy figure out, Jason is not from a too small of a town and things are the same everywhere all the time...some people are just more prejudice.
Finally, another Ranker review comes to pass. This time around there are HUGE movie franchizes that exist and they bring tons of joy to the world. But is your franchise you are bought in on, the same quality as your friends favorite. Well Ranker had them listed 1-10 and we decided to find out which ones matter and which ones just don't. And this one did not disappoint! Tune and find out which Action Movie Franchise stands above all others in Best action Movie Franchise of all time!
Well Marcus Boston is back and just in time. Marcus is in and out of relationships, so he knows how things can go. Mark and Jason Kull are married and understand the depth of a serious relationship....So lets start there. Plus we have a special guest on the show!
On this episode, Mark and the men discuss the Jonah hill situation. Jonah Hill was dating a woman named Sarah Brady seriously back in 2021 when their relationship ended. This past week, Sarah decided to put out some personal texts of her discussions when breaking up with Jonah and claimed he was abusive. Mark and the gents read the text message that set the internet on fire and discuss Jonah and the relationship. Was he an abuser, or was this honest discussion.
Next up, when in Branson on his Trip, Mark and his family were pleasantly surprised by the awesomeness that was Ripley's Believe it or Not! So Mark got in contact with John DIxon from the meuseum and action park and discussed the brand throughout the years and their multiple locations around the USA. This leads to Mark and John discussing their favorite attractions and some of the things you can enjoy when you go down to Branson to visit!
Finally, it is summer and the guys been doing things that vibe with summer of 2023! Well a tournament of pop culture had to happen regarding the heat and fun, and so the newest TOPC: Best Ice Cream Truck treats was born! Marcus, Jason and Mark break down your favorite treats of all time in the ice cream truck and get to a winner. One of our hosts are broken by the results but it was all fixed with some delicious ICE CREAM!!!
Mark and Jay took a vacation from the radio station for a couple weeks and now they are back and a lot has happened in the world!
Mark and Jason discuss their fourth of July's and Mark discusses a situation where he had to deal with someone that was mad they were lighting off fireworks and it bothered their animals. Mark and Jason discuss pecking orders of humans versus animals and whether this was warranted or not.
Next up, while on vacation in Branson, MO...Mark decided to take the family zip lining and he stopped in at Adventure Ziplines of Branson to try out the Largest Canopy Zipline in the area! And it did not disappoint. Mark welcomes Victoria Voisin of Adventure Ziplines to the show to discuss how amazing their staff and adventure course truly is! Mark also tells some stories of being a larger man and dealing with the ways of the world while zipping through the canopy in Branson!
Finally Affiramtive action was struck down by the Supreme Court while the men were away from the show, so they discuss this decision and how it will affect things moving forward in the US and especially with regards to college admission. Also Trump doxxed the Obama's and a man showed up with an arsenal to use to hurt them. These conservatives are getting dumber by the day and will eventually hurt someone. And with all that happening, the guys are still able to break down Best Harrison Ford Movie of All Time Ranker Review and find out if the list cuts the mustard!
With summer in full swing, there is no better time to bring on future hopefuls for the Missouri House than now. Ray Reed joins Mark Bland and Jason Kull on this episode of the show!
Ray Reed is running for 83rd House District in St. Louis after he was accosted and punched in the chest by a police officer in St. Louis County. Reed comes on the show to relay his story to everyone and try to bring about police reform and change. Ray discusses the situation, what the reprecussions have been and what is the outcome he desires.
After that it is on to discussing Donald Trump and his interview with Bret Baier. Trump sat down with the former president and rip off a list of his former employees who are considered "the best" by him and his supporters. The list was massive with tons of people fired or let go by the president while he was in office. Baier also shouted the names that Trump gave the people when he would tweet and say bad things about them after their tenure. The guys discuss Trump and how this makes him look. After that another STL discussion with police regarding a officer that already got a $300k payout and now the city of St. Louis wants it back.
Finally the USA is large and we have a lot of great things in this country. But what if the states were up for a draft? Who would you pick? Do you want beaches or money? Do you want land or production? Maybe great sports teams...we don't know but the three gents take to the draft board to do the first US DRAFT on the Q show on 1280 KYRO!
Do you like MEME's? What about Star Trek? Well then this episode is designed for you sorta!
This week on the show, Mark and Jason, welcome Niko Howard from the Andorian Memeing Consortium on Facebook. A group of 23,000 like minded Trekker's that enjoy a great Meme! And great meme's are what they design and sell to the world. We sit down with Niko and find out where this all comes from, and we discuss some Star Trek lore along the way...but it's not all we discuss.
We break into the mind of Niko to find out where he sits on the political spectrum and then we get down and dirty discussing the latest arrest and arraignment of former president Donald Trump. Is he guilty? Why is there always this call to arms for Donald Trump? Maybe Donald is just blind to the reality of his criminal ways. The guys discuss and figure out why these supporters just keep on rocking with him.
Finally, Niko is a new guest so he has to jump into the Hotseat and answer his 5 questions...but not before we do an impromptu Ranker Review Game of horror since we found out our guest is a Horror buff like Mark and Matt Krueger (also in for the show). So as a play to our guest, we decided to break down the best Stephen King Novels/Works of all time. Who sits #1? Is Niko...and Jay....and Matt... and Mark all cool with the Ranker order for this topic. Listen in and find out!
Chips and Salsa....Chips and Salsa....we will coe back to that!
Well it is TIME!!! WE have reached the finale of the BEST TEEN MOVIE of all TIME and bring this Tournament to a close. We had a blast working with everyone on this one and excited to welcome Matt Krueger back to help us choose the winner of the entire bracket! Jason Kull as usual plays the final determining factor but you will see why when you listen to the show.
Also...Missouri goes full retard (and you never go full retard) like Florida and decides that the 14 people in the entire state that might be affected currently by Trans Care, well they can't have it anymore. And this reminds Mark of the Duggars and the IBLP and how christian fundamentalism works. It's all about controlling minute things to look like you are in power over others. But you really aren't, you are just an A-hole for being trashy people. This also rears it's ugly head in a emplyment discussion Mark and the guys have regarding some information that has come to light.
Finally, Mike Pence has decided he is going to throw his hat in the ring for President of the US and on his way to the pulpit, Pence threw Trump under a bus extra hard....and he deserved it. Then we play the Ranker Review game of Best Snacks between meals. And Chips and Salsa seems to be hang up for these weird dudes. They chose chips and salsa over some crazy delicious snacks...find out who wins out in the end!
Failure seems to be the republican party's favorite thing to do in the world. Whether 2020, 2022 or potentially 2024...failing is what they do best.
Andy Echele makes his awaited return to the show just in time to sit down and discuss our friend Ron Desantis with Mark Bland and Jason Kull. Ron has decided to run for president and it was announced in a horribly glitchy and useless "twitter spaces" promoted by perennial loser Elon Musk. But regardless of the faux pas that Elon makes constantly...does Ron stand a chance? The gentlemen discuss this.
Next up, and in the same vein, Florida Senator Rick Scott has decided to throw down the guantlet and let communists and socialist know that Florida is not welcoming to them and it could be very violent. Since Mark is no stranger to violence in it's forms, he decides to have a heart to heart with rick Scott. Discussing the way the southside of Chicago is viewed in these tough guy scenarios and how they should be truly viewed by conservatives for accuracy. Plus Mark let's Scott know a couple things on his mind.
Finally, The 4th and final first set of rounds for the Best Teen Movie of all time, Tournament of Pop Culture! This is called TEENS ARE TERRIFYING and focuses on when teens are mixed into the world of horror! You got some power players in this section! Cruel Intentions is often forgotten about, but rarely missed when it was watched by people! But it's not the only player...The Faculty and Usher as an alien is there and many others. Who will reign supreme and what movie is not in this section that Andy Echele is chomping at the bit for? Tune in , download and find out!
Kim Gardner is gone and that is great for host Mark Bland that has been saying this needs to happen for a while now.
Pete Kachulis is the guest for this weeks show! Pete comes from humble beginnings in Kirksville, MO where his dad owned the local candy shop! But don't think for a minute it was boring. Pete shares stories of his family and his upbringing in both Kirksville and Troy, MO where he moved when he was fresh outta high school. This all leads to his debut on The Qnow to promote his popular Youtube Channel called "Did You Know". Pete brings in some facts to discuss and Mark Immediately turns it into a competition of who has cooler facts. In the long run, we all know Mark lost this one!
Next up, Mark and guys discuss the abdicating of Kim Gardner from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney position. Gardner had been coming under fire for a while regarding her lack of prosecuting criminals coming out of COVID. It seemed to everyone that crime was getting worse and people were not being held accountable. So the guys discuss these things.
Finally it is time for Round 3 of the Tournament of Pop Culture: Best Teen Movie. This section is called Next Stop: Adulthood. These are a mix of Teen movies that focus on coming of Age prinicples. So you get movies like American Pie and Boyz n the Hood. Pete keeps bringing up Annette Funicello and all of her Teeny Bopper movies that just weren't making the cut again Can't Hardly Wait! Listen in to hear all the shennanigans going on in this episode of The QNow!
Matt Krueger is back and we are doing the next round of the tournament of Pop Culture: Best Teen Movie....this week we take on the Drama Division of the bracket.
First up, Donald Trump has been convicted of being a sexual abuser and raping a woman. Is he going to jail, NO...he just has to pay a bunch of money to E. Jean Carroll who he claims he never met. But this brings up a bigger issue for our host Mark. All the stories seem to emulate from the republican/GOP/Conservative playbooks and never/rarely from the democratic people and stance. What is it about Republicans and these people that warrant their need to rape or even be sexual abusers of people. Plus if they aren't holding trump accountable for this outside of paying money, then they are unwilling to hold this man to the stones.
Next up George Santos and more shootings in the republican stronghold that is NRA loving Texas. Greg Abbott is doing nothing to protect his state. People are dying weekly and this time a child was killed to. And Santos is now arrested and charged with 13 counts!!! Fraud and all kinds of fun for George...but once again, these are the biggest stories in the country and they all deal with republicans being horrible.
Finally we reached the next round of the TOPC! We are working on Best Teen Movies and this is the Drama Division of the tournament. Movies where emotional (in most cases) damage or physical damage happens to the chracters, but still teen based. And this one goes off the rails a little when there are hearing issues for two of the three men. Find out who moves on in this battle of juggernauts and academy award nominated films!
On this episode of the Qnow. Anthony Nolen of St. Andrews Cinema joins Mark and Jason Kull to discuss the theater, the nostalgia and to help with a TOPC.
First up Anthony nolen sits down to give some background on the St. Andrews Cinema located in St. Charles, a western suburb of St. Louis, MO. The theater is well known for being "The Dollar Show" along with a couple other classic cinema's no longer in the area. Anthony and his partners are revitalizing the old building and bringing new nostalgia for the 2020's!
This leads into the Tournament of Pop Culture: Best Teen Movie (bracket #1). Mark and Jason are once again doing a huge multi-week bracket for teen movies and this episode is ground zero for the first section: Best High School Drama. These are all movies where High school is a setting and there is shenanigans going on all over the place. Did your movie make the cut? Is it in another section of the bracket...well don't fret we have three more weeks of movies before we get to the finale.
Finally Mark and Jason bid farwell to their new friend of the show and dig into some happenings around the country and some poltiics. First a man is choked out and killed on a NY subway and the gents break down whether the man should get manslaughter or murder for killing the homeless man. Also it seems that Desantis and Elon just keep doing horrible things to keep their name going, but the minute they stop,everyone will ignore them. All this and much more on this episode of The Qnow!
John Scheper makes his return to the podcast, just to play hero and have to leave in the middle of it!
First up, Scheper joins Mark and Jason Kull to discuss the newest things in the world of FOX NEWS which is a huge lawsuit and Tucker Carlson getting fired for being an a-hole. Fox News gets fines for being liars and finally, Don Lemon also gets let go from CNN for being an A-hole too. What is it with all these A-holes in broadcasting!
Next up, Mark and Jason discuss Elon Musk losing his mind and de-verifying all the accounts on his platform so he can try and grift idiots to give him (a BILLIONAIRE) more money to pretend he is some sort of fake god in the online world. Instead we talk about his extremely creepy meeting of his wife Grimes with a 17 year age diffence, meaning in when she was 17....Elon was a lustful 34 and well outside the "dating" age appropriate in the 2000's. But we let those weird things go and discuss rockets that blow up! Plus Ted Cruz gets caught talking insurrection on a phone days before Jan 6th. Nothing will happen because everyone wants CIVIL WAR and death to happen so they keep allowing the fascism.
And finally, we do a Ranker Review game of The Best TV Characters of the 1980's. Like the Disney one, we learn what time period we live in and what makes it way to 2023 versus what was legit the top TV characters of the 1980s. But the final push proves we had the right ones at the top of the list in Hindsight...but the ommissions list was deafening. Great people that didn't even get a shot.
All this and more on this epsiode of The Qnow!
What an exciting week with a lot going on and ton to get to. On this episode we are joined by Jason Kull as well as our friend of the show, Emil Jay!
First up, Elon has been working overtime to make things worse and worse for Twitter. It seems like he is doing it to devalue and eventually bankrupt the company in some form or fashion and turn it into a write off. But before he gets there he wants to change the company marquee in San Fran to read as "Titter" and he changed his name to "Harry Bolz". All this comes on the heels of another Trump interview with Tucker Carlson where he blames the USA for the Nord Stream, as if we are the problem in the world...yet he wants to run the country again? Seems like conflicting interests at this point.
Next up, Game Changer Wrestling is coming to St. Louis and we are blessed to have the voice of GCW on the show with us Emil Jay! Emil jumps on to discuss a little about the recent popularity of GCW since and during Covid. Plus Emil gives us a little background into his rise within the business and what drew him to it! And if that wasn't enough, they got some heavy hitters and classic memebers of the roster they are bringing to St. Louis to tear down the house at POPS!
Finally, We do another Ranker Review Game! This time we are focused on the Best Martial Arts Actors/Actresses of ALL TIME! So of course you know Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris and Jet Li are going to be there...or are they? There are a ton of great martial artists in the world and there are even some people you might not be thinking about like Wesley Snipes (think Blade). We break down the list as it stands and figure out if this list truly holds water!
Welp it happened. So many people knew it would and so did the Qnow. Donald Trump was arrested and arraigned this past week for his corruption. Is it the large sword that democrats and anti-trump people alike expected to take him down, no, it's just the Southern district of NY. But it's a start. Now a former president of the USA is a arrested criminal and has to deal with the legal system he so went out of his way with for the SCOTUS to try and change the world for everyone. Oh well, too bad...we will discuss!
Bud light has done more to help cut down alcoholism with their newest campaign than AA has done in decades of work! Dylan Mulvaney, a trans activist and influencer, was the focus of a new campaign on inclusiveness for Anheuser Busch. They put Dylan on the front of a Bud Light can...and that sent MAGA/Trump Criminals/Conservatives into a tizzy because they refuse to drink Bud Light now! They hate that there is inclusiveness with Bud Light, some random company, and that also made famed rapper Kid Rock take to social media to shoot some cases up. Well that brought more attention to it and it's just not working out for the red staters. We discuss.
Finally we do another Ranker Review Game...this time it is Best Disney Animated movie. Now the rules state we must take the list as it stands and break it down. It is whatever the current standings are for that category. We noticed some huge admissions were not on the list. They were ranked lower...but in 2023, the way people view movies and their own nostalgia is taking a part in this. Join us to find out the best disney animated movie and if it should be #1!
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH....another shooting in Nashville and this times more elementary school children are dead. Republicans and Liberals alike are looking for answers and wanting to blame people they can get to, and not people that are guilty of anything.
Matt Krueger and Jason Kull join Mark Bland as they discuss and break down this idea of school shootings and what can be done at this point to stop things. It seems to everyone like they have tried the "no new laws, don't make gun people unhappy about the constitution" thing and here we are again with more dead babies and families torn apart by the inconsiderate attitudes of those unwilling to look at other countries that have made the step, well before today. The guys talk about everything with regard to the Nashville shooting. But how far is too far?
This week the gents try a new game called the Ranker Review Game. They go to ranker page and based off the current standings, figure out if people/place/things and pop culture are on the edge of being 100% correct or if their margins and rankings are not on the same page. This first episode of the Ranker game focuses on the The Coolest Movie Star in Acting currently in 2023! Who stands out overall as the coolest actor/actress in the business of making movies! Where does the Rock rank? Is Brad Pitt on the list or not? All this and more will be discussed on this first show playing the game!
Finally Elon Musk is slowly bringing all of his businesses down and many have lost value over the last year. Twitter started at $44 Billion and now Musk himself valuates it at $20 Billion and people feel that is too high. He has a ton on his plate, and companies that have typically done well in his portfolio (Tesla) are also feeling the pain. SO what gvies...well the guys discuss. And also there is some bullying issues at the middle and high school levels in America and the guys try to figure out what is the determining factor for how these things are handled.
On this episode of the QNow, Mark Bland, Jason Kull and Marcus Boston bring on Jamie Martin from Francis Howell Forward to discuss the upcoming School board elections and who they are promoting for these elected positions.
After not being given a fair shot to be on another radio station in the STL, the people of Francis Howell Forward needed to find someone to help get their message out to the masses regarding the upcoming election... Into that position steps our Mark and his QNow show to fill that void. Playing from what is the Fairness Doctrine in Radio, Mark and the team are not afraid to showcase any positions or stances and even welcome the opposition on to the show to push their beliefs too. So Jamie jumps on to disuss the current issues including a budgeting issue for the school district which was started way before COVID and all this inflation that is hampering the nation. Plus CRT and a few other topics are on the agenda, so sit back and find out how Francis Howell can stay stuck in the past or they can go FORWARD!
Donald Trump lied about being arrested. He lied about being arrested!! Think about that. Trump has lied about everything the entire time he was been in the public eye. Well before Presidency, Trump has been lying. But this new lie seems to showcase how far he has fallen off. After announcing the lie, Trump asked for protests in the streets and only a few thousand people across the entire country actually showed up to protest the arrest that did not even happen...which makes the protestors look eventhat much more gullible than before. The guys discuss.
And finally, Marcus needs to have his morals calculated. Mark decides that he will bring some moral dilemma's to the show and put Marcus on the spot to see how he will handle these less than stellar opportunities in life. Will Marucs survive the discussion or will he throw everyone in the discussion for a loop and continue on this path...tune in and find out!
WRESTLEMANIA SEASON is upon us and our friend Alfred Konuwa of Forbes magazine has supplied the Qnow with a unique tournament of pop culture designed for our resident wrestler Mark Bland and the cast to pick apart and determine a winner.
Alfred has put together the top 16 WRESTLEMANIA moments of all time and we break it down tournament bracket style to figure out what is the Best moment in the history of WWE Wrestlemania's! Did your moment make the list? Would you have chosen this moment over the one that moved on? Find all this out when you lsiten to this weeks Tournament of Pop culture!
Also Mark recently had something go viral and he decides to bring up the value of that within the business of Radio and media. Many times Mark has gone to get jobs, they want to know the relevancy of his career. His impact and what he can do. Mark shows the team and discusses the amount of impact he has had and how that translates to success within the medium of radio and mainstream media.
Finally Mark and the guys decide to talk about the Russians and their ability ro down our drones and create havoc in a war they already are pushing on the world. Is putin ready for that kind of trouble and does the USA have vested interest in moving forward to fight against Putin potentially. They discuss all of this and more on this episode of the show!
Pinson is BACK! Drew Pinson makes his return to the radio show to join Mark Bland and Jason Kull as they breakdown a bracket for the best Video Game Mascots of ALL Time? Now there is a hitch with this episode. Mark and the crew were given a bracket to break down and they chose a topic. They were unaware of some of the options in the bracket, but that is okay because the biggest players came out to showcase!
Also on this episode, The gents discuss that there is 20 more hours of Tyre Nichols video footage that a judge is unwilling to release. Based off the original release and videos, this stuff couldn't be any better and might even have some audio illuminating the reasoning to why Tyre was beaten like this in Memphis. The gentlemen discuss.
And Finally, Donald Trump and Elon Musk are having one hell of a 2023 so far. Trump is doubling down on the FOX NEWS/Tucker Carlson January 6th video footage and claiming it is proof of a setup. Yet he was the president at the time and could have compiled all the footage from the sources and watched it back when this all went down. Hell, even up until now he could have had vested interest, but he didn't and is fannig the flames of discourse like the troll he is. Speaking of Trolls, Elon decided to ignore HIPAA and out the medical background of an employee he may or may not have fired. Either way, trying to play pretend tough guy on the internet backfired and now he might be setup for some massive lawsuits. All this and more on the new QNow!
Once upon a time, Donald Trump went to Puerto Rico to throw Paper Towels at the people because of a natural disaster. Cut to 2023 and he made another Trip as former President to East Palestine, Ohio to give them water and throw hats to them at Mcdonalds. This was to show he was the leader the country needed while Joe Biden was handling things as President around the world. Needless to say this was another photo op for the orange man and it did nothing to bolster his anti-liberal argument. Joe Biden has already offered the Fed's help in the situation on day 2 of it existing, but the Ohio Governor Dewine declined the help. So here we stand.
Mark Bland, your host, along with Jason Kull and Matt Krueger break down and discuss the East Palestine train derailment along with turning their focus to Russia where it seems Putin is losing ground a year deep into the war with Ukraine. He has decided to pull out of the last Treaty regarding nuclear arms, which means he is going to try and use them at some point. Hence the potential for World War 3 to begin with China potentially backing Russia. And while this goes on, in the USA Marjorie Taylor Greene, a georgia Congresswoman has decided to ask the RED STATES of the US to secede creating the potential for another Civil War. Seems that republicans are War hungry!
Finally Mark puts Matt Krueger and Jason Kull to a test of wits! Jason found a 90's trivia game at the station and decided to see who would be the ultimate 1990's trivia champ. Matt was younger and had more influence in his childhood during that time, but Jason was older and in college, so his influences might give him a leg up. We all find out who the real trivia champ of the 90's is on this episode of The QNow!
Well we have made it. After multiple shows and 64 songs going head to head, we are down to the final 4 songs of the tournament! And we have Justin Deming on the show too! What a treat...
First up, Mark and Justin discuss the horrible actions of Anthony Castaldi and Shaft regarding the wrestling match for the MMWA Commissionership! The match was living up to the hype it created and Mark was in full control ready to level Shaft with a Chair! When out of the blue the Brotherhood sends one of their men down to knock Mark out and then the promoter/owner of MMWA comes down to fast count Mark and give the win to Shaft! How! Only the Referee is sanctioned by the state to award victories. The men discuss!
Next up, legedary STL broadcaster Don Marsh joins the show to discuss his brand new book, The Fabulist. Don has been a broadcaster for over 40 years in the St. Louis area covering some of the greatest moments in human history! But after leaving the broadcast booth in 2019, he turned his focus to being an author and writing! Don joins Mark and Justin to discuss his illustrious career and to chop it up about the current state of media in regards to politics in 2023!
Finally we are set in the finals for the tournament of pop culture. One hit wonders have been plaguing the show for weeks on end, but we are finally down to our last 4. Who will become the victor and claim the prize as the best overall one hit wonder over the many decades covered. From the 1960's till 2023, multiple songs from the Archies, to Rockwell, to Frankie Goes to Hollywood have been fighting tooth and nail. But it seems the 1990's and 80's brought the heat when it came to the best. Find out who reaigns supreme by tuning in and listening!
The 2023 State of the Union address happened and it didn't come without fireworks. As expected, and as Mark alluded to on social media all week, the republicans just couldn't help themselves. They made a fool of Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy and that was after he pleaded for them to act with decorum. It really is becoming parliament, so we on the show don't know why they just don't change their parties to the Tory's and Whigs and change congress to Parliament now. But Joe Biden was able to get through and even create a moment of unity...the gentlemen discuss.
Also the 2023 Grammy's happened and Mark was not thrilled with the layout of the show. Not the show itself but the layout for sure. Mark and Jason welcome Canadian Music Critic Mitch Lafon to the show. Mitch jumps in with over 30 years of music background to discuss the Sam Smith situation, Beyonce breaking records, the 50th Anniv. Hip hop performance and everything! Plus being a critic usually runs down more than one path and TV/Film is also on the table as Mitch tells us the show he wants everyone to pick up and watch!
Finally it is the final round of the Tournament of Pop culture: One hit Wonders! We have the last 16 songs vying for a spot in the championship. With strong showings over the past few weeks from disco and 80's mainstays, this week adds some 2000's one hit wonders as well as brings us one of Jason hopefuls! So has your song finally made it, did it get ignored...what would you have changed or put somewhere else? All this and much more gets discussed and broken down on this episode of the show!
Krueger is back on this amazing edition of the QNow joined by the host Mark Bland and Jason Kull!
First up is the story of Tyre Nichols and the horrendous beating death he incurred at the hands of multiple police officers in memphis Tennessee. The guys never had a chance to discuss this one but the video was too incriminating to pass up. The officers have been let go and they are in the middle of an investigation and probable lawsuit which is forthcoming. But the audacity to lie on a police report and have a higher up sign off on it is indicative of a worse issue that could happen to any citizen. The gentlemen discuss this incident.
It's then time for the 3rd round of the one hit wonders Tournament of pop culture. The guys break down another set of songs until we are down to the final 4 (which is happening in a couple episodes!...pending anything stoping us). Did your favorite song make the list? Did the guys vote properly for who you think should move on and who gets booted? Find out!
And finally the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame released their list of potential nominees and there a lot of heavy hitters on this list. Cyndi Lauper to the White Stripes, the list has some pretty certain winners in the bunch. Mark, Jay and Matt break down the list and discuss who is deserving and who is not.