Well Producer Bobby definitely let the cat out of the bag on this episode of The Q. When he gets a phone call about a champion wanting to come on the show, he jumps at the chance to surprise Mark and the team. But when the veil is lifted on the guest, it is none other than Dynamo Pro Champion Ricky Cruz! The bane of Mark's existence in the world of pro-wrestling.
Bland and Cruz immediately get off on a shaky start when their vitriol for each other is evident in their conversation. But Bland tries to push forward regardless of their dislike and discuss the upbringing and world of professional wrestling in Puerto Rico where Cruz hails from.
Then its time for business. Mark discusses the background of Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops and how he feels they are just fronts for a lifestyle as opposed to the go to spot for a specific need that you can't facilitate anywhere else. This leads to a discussion about hoosiers and their needs. Next up the peeps jump into discussing the recent city hall meeting that Ferguson held where people where up in arms about the situation regarding Mike Brown and the riots. You gotta hear where this goes.
Finally Mark, Dan, Ricky, Bobby and Lucy jump in head first into the Ray Rice domestic violence issue and how the NFL did or didn't do a good job handling the punishment of their athlete. But did Rice deserve the punishment in the first place? Was the NFL out of line for indefinitely suspending the Raven until further notice? And what about the fines/punishments levied against other NFL players in the past few years for potentially bigger or smaller (depending on your view) infractions.
All this and much, much more are waiting in this episode of THE Q!
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The guys are back in full forma after taking time off for Producer Bobby to have a baby and Mark to take a much needed vacation.
They also start back with a bang by adding a new home station, 1380 The X in St. Louis as their base of operations. And new times for the show. 1380= 1-3pm CST (Sundays) and 1420= 9-11am CST (Saturdays). Plus they are joined on this little by none other than their favorite 5 ft tall man with 15 ft tall words, Charles "TalkofSTL" Anderson.
First the guys decide to recap something that happened since the hiatus, the Roller Coaster Race 5k. Even though Bobby and Mark touched on it, Dan Walsh never got his say and it doesn't take much time for him to hit his stride regarding it.
Then the guys are joined by inventor Dan Nietzel from Fighting Chance Solutions. He is a working middle school teacher that doesn't like the fear of gun fire on a daily basis and decided to do some thing about it. So he created "The Sleeve" which is a manual metal sleeving system to go over door arms in class rooms, or any room, and quickly dead bolt a door from being entered. The guys jump on and talk with Dan about his career and the invention that could save thousands of lives some day.
Finally the guys discuss the infamous Bowe Bergdahl case from the past few weeks. The former military man is part of a 1 for 5 trade with the Taliban just to get him out of POW status....But the world of conservatives is up in arms because they claim that Bergdahl, and so do some of his military crew, is anti-USA and a known flake when it comes to situations like this. They all claim he deserted his post and is working with the enemy...so we break it down with our military mind Dan Walsh and get to the truth (or whatever that might look like).
All this an much more on the THE Q.....Real Radio, Real Honest!
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Short episode this week. Mark and Bobby are once again Walsh-less, as Dan is taking some time off for personal reasons. But that doesn't stop the train from rolling on.
Mark starts off with a rant about kids and how they treat their neighborhoods and neighbors a like after watching them trash the street in front of his house. But this leads to a bigger picture in the end.
It's also Prom season and of course every year there is a new story about some prom going awry or people picketing a school for certain beliefs. Well this time around is no different and we have a young lady that was asked to leave her prom cause her dress was causing some oggling from the chaperons.
From there its on to a couple stories that are unique in a babysitter that lets things get way out of hand and finally some gun talk and discussion about Chipotle and their new decision to ask gun owners to not bring their firearms into the restaurants. Evidently the prank and decision in a Texas Chipotle was too muck for people and they needed to fix potential future attempts.
Finally a couple letters from the listeners and Game On/Game Off to finish off the show. So please talk to your friends and family and promote one of the best shows in the country! WE are taking talk radio and turning it up to 11!
A legend, Pop culture Icon and many other names describe the guest on this episode of the Q. Taking some time off from selling travel, WILLIAM SHATNER decides to bless Mark, Dan, Producer Bobby and Mark's father John with amazing stories from his past. But his main purpose, beyond allowing Dan to fodder over him, is to discuss his new movie "Shatners World" and the upcoming Fathom event debut of it on April 24th! Shatner tells stories of working on the Star Trek movies, what it was like to deal with success when he first started getting noticed for Star Trek and what made him do a one man show.
Then the guys keep the hollywood machine rolling by talking with MTV Reality star and competitor on the new MTV: Free Agents show....Johnny Banana's. Johnny brings his wit and backgroud with our very own Dan Walsh to the forefront by discussing some of their more notorious moments and Dan's ability to be your favorite reality stars, favorite reality star. Also Johhny discusses where he came from and what it was like to hear about Joe Paterno being a Penn State graduate.
But the show doesn't end there. Mark and Dan get into a disagreement in regards to a teacher that decided to sick her her thug 8th graders on another student to "teach him a lesson" regarding treatment of teachers. Should teachers be playing gang lord? There is no positive ending to the situation....BUT....Dan Walsh stands by his beliefs that the teacher was in her right and the kids need that peer on peer reprimand. Where do you stand? Well listen in and make your judgement!
Plus we still are taking sign ups to be on Team Q for the Rollercoaster Race 5k. The guys discuss all this, plus OVERTIME! Join in and enjoy the entertainment.
*OVERTIME HAS EXTREMELY GRAPHIC and EXPLICIT CONTENT...Parental Guidance is suggested.
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He's BACK! Travis Cook and his ultra conservativeness decide to grace the Q with its presence once again. After months of being banned from the show for claiming he wants to hang the president from a tree.....he's shows back up to start where he left off.
First the guys.....well lets just say.... things quickly fall to bad as Mark and Travis start discussing his cheating attempts with Dynamo Pro to win the tag team titles. This eventually devolves into a yelling fit between Mark and Travis regarding his political positioning and his hatred for President Obama.
After a cool down period...Mark, producer Bobby, Dan Walsh and Travis get back into the swing of the show. The Olympics are going on and Mark wants to know if the winter or summer olympics is everyone's forte. This leads to some talk about what sports can be killed off from the events.
Next the topic of federal rights verse states right comes up regarding guns and an attempt at a law in Missouri to override federal laws regulating them. This starts off a discussion of whether states rights or federal rights came first and a little history lesson from Dan Walsh....booyah!
From there it is a hodge podge of conspiracy discussion (as it always is every time a conservative is allowed to talk) and current event stories to talk about amongst equals. Also a great round of GAME ON/GAME OFF with Travis Cook actually supplying one of the more interesting Game Off's we have ever had!
Finally a little Overtime where we have the best advice story we have ever read on air and the newest Tournament of Pop Culture: Best Will Ferrell Performance. A must listen to overtime if you are a fan of Will Ferrell.
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On this episode of the show, Mark receives a few letters from the listeners explaining that they love the show but feel its getting away from its roots of talking politics lately. So with that Mark and Bobby decide to RESET the show and bring it back to some political talk and their first order of business is to answer the call of a piece written on WND.com about Obama being a horrible President.
Then its time for a jump out to the Sundance Film Festival for the 7th year in a row to talk with Anthony Cabral regarding the hustle and bustle of young Hollywood films. And for some reason it seems as though Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have a ton of places to be since we can hear them. This all leads to a discussion about KICKSTARTER films projects and how Mark thinks that eventually the movie industry will attempt something nefarious with them....listen in to find out.
Finally Mark takes some time out to discuss professional football and the Richard Sherman post NFC Championhsip comments. And Mark and Bobby find out the NFL is a non-profit organization and the guys wonder how many other companies are non-profit but rake in huge profits. All this plus GAME ON/GAME OFF and some OVERTIME for you.
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On this episode of The Q, Mark and Bobby are joined by the cast of Bare Knuckle Comedy troupe out of St. Louis. Sherman Doyle and Christian jump in to talk about the ACA and what life was like growing up in the 1990's before DVR's existed and you had to watch OJ Simpson running away from police live on the TV or you missed it.
Also Mark is at it again with a rant about other radio shows and how they try to portray themselves as multiple things. Of course this leads to a more general discussion about how people do this on a day to day in music and entertainment claiming they are "artists" but they really are only doing it as a hobby.
Finally the men get around to discussing the beginnings to the BKC and there success till now. A little about their upcoming shows and their opinions of the best comedians in the STL area. All this and BNN with Producer Bobby, another installment of GAME ON/GAME OFF and some letters from the listeners. Plus another 45 mins of unaired fun with the guys during the OVVERTIME section after the main show that you get in the download. And all this for FREE! You can't beat that. Enjoy!
Mark and Justin are starting this weeks show off with the breakdown of the new budget plan proposed by the POTUS. Including raising the minimum wage to $9. All sound good and the guys discuss why Obama is so willing to work across the aisle since the way he was treated in the 2012 election by the vitriolic TEA PARTY and CONSERVATIVE members of Capitol Hill. This leads to discussion on the generational gap between the people that are hurting and the ones that have money. This leads to a letter from a listener about the whole "It takes a village mentality" that seems to be missing in 2013.
Then the discussion switches to new things that Mark Learned in the past week regarding everything from Mt. Everest to Mr. Rogers. And the two touch on the fact that Jeremy's challenge from Travis Cook was accepted.
Finally the show is rounded out by a discussion of Narcissism and Racism. The borderline vernacular people use to skirt their racist tendencies and where the line between a word that was once racist becomes desensitized to the population and becomes part of the common everyday speech.
Its time for THE Q....Taking talk radio and turning it up to 11!
NORTH KOREA wants to kill you and your family...and Mark Bland is here is to play devils advocate and question everyone else's dislike for the "hermit kingdom" including our own Justin Deming . Then Mark and Justin discuss the case of a student that tries to help his dad kick the habit and uses a unique way to get it done.
After arousing round of North Korea "ain't that bad after all"....Mark and Justin switch gears and are joined by Mr. AceFilms himself Anthony Cabral to discuss the Oscars, the big win for DDL in Abraham Lincoln "Vampire Hunter" and eventually a discussion on where this years Oscar fell on a 1-10 scale.
And finally, Mark pulls back the 4th wall and decide to discuss some listener hate mail that was, lets just say...extremely and overwhelmingly negative and coarse in its language. We couldn't even let this stay on the main show, we needed the uncensored aspect of the OVERTIME show to voice our opinions properly.
Oh what a fun show this has become! On this episode of the THE Q, Mark and Justin start off discussing Senators that can't keep it in their pants (Republicans....of course) and Child Rape Syndicates...also known to Justin as the Catholic church and how it affects the Popes decision to abdicate.
But then we turn this Sum B--ch sideways and talk with WWE and Championship Belt designer Dave Millican about THE ROCK (pictured) debuting his new design on live tv. Plus Dave goes into his beliefs on our own Justin and his full replica tattoo of the WWF Golden Wing Belt. Did he think Justin would have pulled it off, or did he think Justin was just full of it...listen and find out.
Finally we play a Joe Biden clip making its rounds on the internet when he takes a question from a obviously under educated individual about protecting themselves in the case of an emergency...Taking talk radio and turning it up to 11!
Plus there is some BONUS OVERTIME show exclusive to the Web...it comes with your download...which we give you for FREE! Enjoy!