We setup the round table again and we brought back Producer Bobby to hang out. But with him came friend of the show, Alex Elias, from AE Consulting Solutions as well as Jonathan May to sit down and discuss everything going on.
First up Mark has a conundrum to figure out. Is he CRAZY or is he being logical. Mark and his wife have a broken dryer and the need to wash and dry clothes weekly. Mark discusses bringing up the need to go to a Laundromat which his wife is not keen on. So Mark explains his theories to the crew and then asks, AM I CRAZY? Well is he....listen and find out the verdict
Also, Bobby Brings up something that he saw at LaGuardia airport in NY. A sectioned off desk and piece of ground designed for Free Speech. It's a Free Speech zone. Bobby was amazed and this makes Mark think of pop-up Rage rooms that he has seen online. This get Alex going and excited about a new business venture. But what about that Free Speech zone...can you say Bomb in it? What would happen? The gentlemen discuss.
Finally Mark brings up a new game he wants to play called Top 5. Yo name off the Top 5 of yours without telling anyone the topic...then the people are supposed to guess what your list refers to. An amazing idea that just falls apart but could be brought back in a more permanent way down the road.
Mark Bland, Producer Bobby and Jason Kull are not novices to the world. Having been around the block a few times, the guys are pretty mentally grounded in right and wrong. But the first topic of the show this week tests the moral high ground of the guys as a whole.
Otto Warmbier is a US college student that was in North Korea for 17 months before he was brought home this past week. Otto was in a coma the majority of that time and when he returned to the USA he passed away a few short days later. Of course with Mark being a lightning rod for discussion, Mark was attacked for his opinion on the Otto situation on Twitter and social media. Mark and the guys discuss the unwarranted attacks on him and why Otto was in trouble in the first place. You just don't steal. It doesn't matter where in the world you are, the sentiments are the same.....stealing is bad.
Also, Mark hasn't tested with sound on the show in a while and decided to break it out during the show. This comes on the heels of discussing secret rooms and eventually a discussion on the Supreme Court saying it is OK for sexual deviants and sex offenders to maintain social media. Enjoy!
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Race relations are huge topic on the minds of everyone in the US during these two volatile weeks in Ferguson, MO after the shooting death of a young man by a police officer. But that's where all the other media outlets stop and The Q starts.
After watching hours of Town Hall meetings and Black/White race relations programming on news channels throughout the country trying to capitalize on the popularity of a sad story....Mark Bland has decided that ENOUGH WEAK DISCUSSIONS IS ENOUGH. The world is not going to get anywhere until the people can be blatantly honest with each other when discussing the topic of black/white relations in the US since Civil Rights. So he put a call into two of his friends to come on the show and discuss not only race relations, but to also take up the flag of defense for 2 hours and defend the black culture. First Mark is joined by Corey "Slo-Down" Edwards a former member famed music group The St. Lunatics. Coming from the rough streets of Wellston,MO to touring the world and eating the best foods available, Corey has done it all and seen what its like to be pushed around and then have those same people want your autograph.
Next Mark is joined by Darryl Frierson, the host of Straight Outta Lo Cash and a civil activist. When it comes to discussing Black and White opinions, Mark and Darryl have gone round and round on both his show and The Q discussing these things. Darryl is extremely opinionated and has spent a majority of the time, as well as Slo-Down, down in the Ferguson area during the protests of the past few weeks.
This show is NOT AN EASY LISTEN. Parental Discretion is advised. There are very adult oriented subjects on this show and no punches are pulled. These men are here to discuss on behalf their cultures the true crux of the issue between the two races. Prejudices are on the surface and the discussion is very deep and pointed. Please do not go into this show lightly.
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It is a sad time in the city of St. Louis and specifically a small section of the county called Ferguson where a young man's run in with the Ferguson police turned into a national story. Mike Brown was supposedly gunned down, unarmed, by a police officer and it set off outrage and rioting in the normally quiet STL suburb. The Q hails from STL and Mark the host is very closely related to the area in question cause that is where he and producer Bobby grew up in a neighboring city. With all that said, it was obvious that Mark, Bobby and Lucy were going to have to discuss this issue at length.
First up, Mark put in a call and got former St. Louis City Police Chief DAN ISOM to join the guys on the show and discuss what it is like to stand at the podium and handle a situation of this magnitude. Dan and the cast discuss the case of Michael Borwn, where it leads and what the potential outcomes are. Also they dive into the underlying problems with the lack of information coming out and how the public is viewing the Police departments at this time and whether that viewpoint is a correct way to view them. Plus the guys talk about race relations and the area of town where this is going on. A very in depth discussion on the show and worth every minute.
Finally....Tyler Crandall came on the show to discuss his new found success with the popularity of his "North County Song". Tyler joins the team to talk about his upbringing in North County (the county where Ferguson in located during this situation), what he likes and doesn't and to play the song live accoustically. And he finds a way to make peace with Producer Bobby who is not happy and tell everyone a story that is painful to hear.
All this and much more on the Q....Real Radio, REAL HONEST! And don't forget overtime after the credits roll for some more fun.
*There is choppy audio in the first 20 minute segment. It is annoying but not impossible to listen to.
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Another week and another great episode of the Q is here for the pleasure of the world. And this weeks guest is no slouch when it comes to radio, being a former on air talent with the DC and the Family morning show...so welcome Jesse Barban.
This weeks show starts up on a down note with the news of WWE Ultimate Warrior, who was recently inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame, passing away in a very weird and unseen fashion. The guys discuss the history of the Ultimate Warrior. How he was influential to their careers in wrestling (Mark and Dan Walsh) and how eerie the final speech he gave on Monday Night Raw was in regards to the timing of his death.
Next the guys jump in and discuss the history of Jesse and his work in radio. Jesse worked with DC and the Family as an on air talent and has since taken a position with Apple. Jesse lets everyone know that his history with DC and radio date back to an old Steve and DC Halloween show where some land that his family owns was used for the show that year. This brings up a early part in Mark's career and how he was involved with the said radio show the night it emulated from the McPike Mansion in Alton, IL.
From there the men go down two separate paths. Mark received a letter from a listener complaining about the economic recovery and how long it has taken. Mark and Dan Walsh tear into the listener for being overly focused on the wrong things and how they play no part in the recovery in 2014. Next they discuss the decision of a foreign man to get a McDonald's receipt tattooed on his arm and whether this is a good/bad thing. Plus Bobby makes HUGE GUEST announcement for the next show.
Finally some GAME/GAME OFF and of course OVERTIME* that comes on after the show goes off the air. This is what you been waiting for...another episode of the Q!
*OVERTIME HAS EXPLICIT CONTENT, PLEASE USE PARENTAL GUIDANCE
Another week and another amazing rant from Mark Bland regarding the need for some men to handle themselves improperly while urinating in men's rooms. All the guys chime in and tell some juicy stories about the times that their bathroom experiences didn't go so well.
But the train don't stop there. Producer Bobby, Dan Walsh and Mark then announce the formation of TEAM Q for the upcoming Rollercoaster 5k being put on by Six Flags the first weekend in May. People can either run the 5k for prizes or RIDE the 5k equivalent in rollercoastering....OR BOTH. The Q is giving away spots to be on Team Q at the contest section of the website. If you love running and are interested, then visit and sign up!
Mark clears up some hard feelings regarding his opinion on an elementary school situation that happened in the St. Louis area. The guys then discuss Bobby's stories regarding a High School senior that wanted her baby to be involved in a high school yearbook photo, but the school removed it claiming it sends the wrong message. Also, with the Fort Hood massacre is fresh in peoples minds, a discussion on the base issues and what can be done ensues.
Finally its time for the NEXT Tournament of Pop Culture on the show. This time around, the guys tackle music and specifically 1990's music artists. It's such a huge category and so many need to be represented that they have divided this into 4 parts. Part one is on the show today and unfortunately this one is going to create some controversy. Who do you feel is the BEST ARTIST or GROUP overall from the 1990's music scene. Its all decided in Part 1 today!
Don't miss OVERTIME, specifically for the download only....it starts after the credits roll.
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We are talking professional wrestling on the show today. And without missing a beat, former Dynamo Pro Wrestling champion and MTV star Dan Walsh. Dan has been trying to get on the show for a bit and it just so happened that once scheduling worked out, it happened to be on a night Pro Wrestling talk.
First up is Vaughn Johnson of Philly.com . He covers the current state of affairs in Professional wrestling and decided to hook up with Mark, Dan and Producer Bobby to talk about Philly sports, WWE and what were some of Vaughn's thoughts currently and over the past year. Including Vaughn explaining his favorite moment and wrestling match from 2013.
Then the guys bring in one of the most versed people in the history of professional wrestling. David Shoemaker is a writer with DeadSpin and Grantland and the author of "Squared Circle: Life, Death and Pro Wrestling". He comes on to discuss the history of the sport and relay some of his more favorite stories he researched for his book. This includes an amazing story that David tells regarding Hulk Hogan and Harley Race. Its a story that blows the mind of the guys and leads to a discussion on the legitimate toughness of people in the business.
After all that fun, its time to get back to business and Mark discusses the entire "BridgeGate" situation and whether it will truly affect Chris Christie's attempt to become president of the US since he is the GOP front runner currently. Then right into this weeks GAME ON/GAME OFF. Plus a HUGE Overtime (starts on the download as soon as the outro song finishes playing) where Dr. Dan gets his first taste of Letters from the Listeners and Christopher Walken makes a special appearance.
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On this episode of The Q, Justin Deming re-appears to bring his liberal views to the front and center of current events....yet everyone get cut off!Mike Barsel's the general manager of 1420 WINI calls into the Q to explain to Mark that he would like to bring him to his knees in a race for the (clears throat) "Patriot Cup". Mike challenges Mark to come down to DuQuoin, IL for a race to find out who is the better "Merican" in what Mike (and many midwestern's) calls GODS COUNTRY. Well Mark accepts the challenge and puts it out there that he will be in Duquoin, IL on DEC. 17th (2013) for the rollerskating race, and then leaves Mike and the good conservatives of Middle America with some choice words.
Then its on like Donkey Kong....The guys discuss this issue with drug testing for Welfare recipients. Where as Mark is moderate and doesn't mind, Justin is hardcore against it. Mark puts the words to Justin and the discussion becomes quite enthralling. But that is just the start as Mark brings up Jingoism and Imperialism and how today's conservatives tend to ring the bell for those ideals without fully understanding the value of what they are saying and how they will accomplish that.
Finally its time for a dose of reality and the guys get into the new GAME ON/GAME OFF for the week. Will Producer Bobby come through like recent with a flub on the Game Off, or will he change his ways and bring around an amazing example for a Game Off. Take a listen and find out. Plus Mark and Justin have some seriously interesting choices for this weeks game. All this and you get some extra in the OVERTIME right after the end of the show.
On this special episode of the Q, Mark and Justin are blessed with the opportunity to talk to one of Mark's childhood heroes...Lou Ferrigno. Lou is most known for putting on the green paint and playing the Incredible Hulk on television. But he has also been in movies, King of Queens and many other projects.
But that is just the half of it. The show starts off with a horrible Pizza Hut/Taco Bell experience that Mark has and must share and then its on to talking about some pretty gruesome stuff when the topic gets swtiched to Faces of Death and weird videos on the internet. And they finish off with a healthy dose of good ole political talk when Mark brings up some questions that the conservatives have been wanting to ask the "leftist" (Lol) for quite sometime. So who better to take the reigns and discuss these finer points than these two guys.
Its time for the Q....REAL RADIO, REAL HONEST!
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With Great Power, does come responsibility that some people are just not willing to take up. Such is a case with a nurse in California who lets a patient die because company policy and red tape (read as CONTRACTS) do not allow them to perform such task. Mark and Justing start the show off with a BANG discussing the rights and wrongs of this horrible situation. But then, COMIC CON is coming to St. Louis and The Q was incredibly excited to grab Jerry Milani to discuss some of the finer aspects of comic conventions and what to expect from the St. Louis one coming March 22-24th.
We also welcome Robb Davis to talk a little sports, but are overcome to find out how interested he was in discussing the death of William Moody (aka Paul Bearer) from the WWE. When we forgot to mention it in the sports segment, Robb goes out of his way to call back in and have us report on the famed wrestling managers career. Which, of course, leads to a discussion about favorite moments in Wrestling and everything else.
Plus don't forget that there is a little extra content in the OVERTIME, exclusive to the web show!