On this Pre-Xmas episode of the show the guys have a lot on their plate. First up is Danielle Muscato of Athiests.org to discuss all the billboards they put up in 5 major US cities proclaiming the need to skip church this holiday season. Danielle jumps in immediately explaining why the need for the billboards was necessary and the personal reasons of how she came to be atheist himself. But this doesn't sit well with Dan and he decides to chastize and tear into Danielle questioning the purpose for why the billboards are important in the first place. This leads to a longer discussion about homosexuality, racial inequality and atheism as it pertains to peoples feelings and Mark brings it right back around to circular FAKE OUTRAGE.
Next the guys are a big fan of St. Louis author D.J. Gelner and his amazing books of fantasy and sports. Well DJ has a new one called "Quantum Zoo" and comes on to catch up, talk about atheism and many other things that come to his mind...including zoos. He gets into a interesting discussion while on the Kenny Kinds HOTSEAT with Producer Bobby and has an all around good time.
This is exactly what you were expecting for the pre-Xmas show, so sit back relax and enjoy as you slowly walk towards those few days of Christmas Bliss!
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This is a huge show and it doesn't disappoint in the least. First up....
Marisa Lather comes on the show to discuss her background in Social Media and consulting for businesses in the Midwest. She delves a little into her personal life before Mark and Producer Bobby square off discussing Bobby's recent decision to abdicate his Facebook page. He claims that there too much negativity and people are not agreeing with him, so he doesn't like that. Marisa discusses with the crew and decides on whether Bobbito is in the right or wrong for that. Plus she confesses that she won't take her boyfriends name if they get married, which is another whole discussion.
Next Judyth Baker joins the show to discus her book, "Me and Lee" about her torid love affair with Lee Harvey Oswald before he was involved in the killing President Kennedy. Judyth explains about Abort Teams that her, David Ferrie and Oswald were on. Her involvement with giving cancer to mice and how she excelled at that beyond others and eventually the love life of her and Oswald. Plus she throws Mark for a loop on one question.
Finally Eric Garner's death in NYC was total BS and the crew breakdown what happened and discuss the travesty of the Grand Jury's decision in that case to not bring the officer up on charges. In less than two weeks, 2 grand juries found two officer related deaths of black men as "no true bill" and it set the world on fire in Ferguson, MO and worldwide on the Garner case. Why is this happening, should it be happening and when will it end? Also Marisa suits up for a good HOTSEAT moment and plays a game of "Would you Lather" to finish it all off. Plus there is a dirty Overtime where we meet a new friend of the show named...MILO (pronounced MEE-LOW).
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Oh the annual Halloween show is upon us and even though this year didn't go specifically as planned, there is still a fantastic show (with OVERTIME) for you to sink your teeth into!
The show starts with Janice Tremeear, the author of the Haunted Route 66 books to discuss her favorite stories and how she entered into the world of writing about spirits and ghosts. Janice tells that her favorite story isn't even one she's written in any books. So of course that puts Producer Bobby on edge immediately.
From there, the team jumps in discussing their Ghost stories. Producer Bobby discusses an eerie story that happens every year on a family members death date. Dan Walsh imparts a tale about the TV in his bedroom and a very interesting figure that appears since he was a kid. And Mark throws down two stories. One about the caverns of the Lemp Brewery and a top hatted man that him and a friend encountered one night. As well as a story about a shotgun house in South City that sits in the shadow of the Alexian Brothers old hospital (where the EXORCIST was based).
Then on with some show business as the talk of Child Molester dating Mama June from Honey Boo Boo grabs the attention of the show and Mark makes a heartfelt plea to not elect any Tea Party candidates on the November 4th elections. Finally they wrap up discussing their favorite horror movies and a little overtime with a "pleasure bullet" that you don't want to miss. All this and much more on the HALLOWEEN 2014 episode of The Q....Real Radio, Real Honest!
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Fake outrage is the thing on the interwebz today and unfortunately Mark, Bobby, Lucy and Dan deal with it a lot on the Q. In fact if it weren't for fake outrage from the political spectrum, the chances of the Q being successful are slim to none. But it exists and Mark has had it up to here with it on social media, the web and in the media. Mark discusses how there is a constant stream of it and how this played into the current situation in Ferguson, with ISIS and many other aspects of life in 2014.
Also on the show, an actress from the movie Django Unchained, Daniele Watts, was acosted by the police in outside a hollywood soundstage and once again the video went viral of the interaction with the police. But thats not the only one...a Fire Fighter from Oakland was also involved in a officer called situation that made the news and it was stated that it was "racially motivated". These two incidents have audio and video the team breaks down on the show to discuss whether the current rash of "against the police" feelings are justified. Are the police out of control or is it just a situation of fake outrage playing into the heads of people since the Ferguson situation.
Finally Producer Bobby and Mark bring up a movie they recently watched called "Gods Not Dead". Mark, Dan and Lucy discuss with Bobby the virtues of Christian based movies. This leads to a much deeper and longer discussion about the virtues of Religion in 2014 and where some of the stories come from within the bible and then it takes a turn for the serious. Mark decides to present a somewhat controversial view from a religious aspect in regards to some of the bigger stories of the year. This leads to very in depth talk about religious values and how religion should view certain things based off the general beliefs taught in church. Definitely a interesting thing to hear and very thought provoking.
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So there is a group of terrorist in the world and they are letting themselves be known in grand fashion. They are known as Islamic State but the media calls them ISIS. They aren't taking prisoners and playing fair...they are playing for keeps. After beheading two journalist from the USA, the Q decideds to finally jump in and discuss this group and their reasons.
But the Q couldn't have this discussion without having someone of credible backing. And with that being said, the Polar Vortex Dan Walsh made his return after a month or two off to discuss being over in that part of the world and how ISIS should be viewed and what he thinks should be done.
And finally, after missing it on the last show, Mark decides to bring up the fact that Missouri has been ranked as one of the worst states to live in. Making the top 5, Mark, Lucy Mendez and Producer Bobby discuss why they think the state made the list this high. Specifically based off the attitude and actions of people in the St. Louis area as a whole. Then everyone breaksdown the 127 yr old lady from Meixco who is the oldest living person on earth. Amazing the things she has seen and lived through. The Q crew waxes the possible things.
All this and much more available on this episode of the award nominated radio show out of St. Louis MO.....The Q!
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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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Potentially the greatest night in The Q show history was made. Mark debuted a new co-host named Lucy Mendez and the guys from BaconFest in St. Louis stopped by with their HOG LOG!
First up, Mark welcomes Matt & Matt from Baconfest to come in and discuss, with their partner Chef John Johnson, the formulation of this young event. This leads through a weird world of BRORGIES™, kickball leagues and reacreations of epic mealtime stunts that lead to BACONFEST. Plus Chef Johnson brings in the amazing HOG LOG (bacon, Sweet Baby Rays BBQ wrapped in Sausage and re-wrapped in more BACON....YUM!). This sweet meat of the gods is delicious and will be one of the centerpieces for the upcoming event in STL!
The guys then switch gears. Lucy goes on a verbal tirade that lasts throughout the show. Constantly pushing the FCC boundaries with her dirty foul mouth. Also we discuss about the general that was killed with others in Iraq. We also talk about food shows and which ones are worth their weight in gold and which ones suck according to Chef Johnson.
Finally I need to get to some letters from the listeners and I'm super excited to have the double Matt's on to discuss. And per the request of Matt #2, we touched on the story of a high school teacher that showed up the first day a little intoxicated. This leads to a rant by Mark discussing the time period for school to start and stop in the US cause he feels it starts entirely to early. They all discuss their growing up respectively and when they started school.
And don't forget, OVERTIME is attached to this bad boy! It's the Q!.
RIDICULOUS....it's all that can be said in regards to the new low and stupidity that Conservative congressmen have stuped to in their need to SUE THE PRESIDENT!
Mark, Dan and Producer Bobby discuss this situation in full breaking down the reasoning and potential future outcome of where this historic moment in US government will fall out. Even Dan, who usually is the biggest detractor of Obama, falls in agreement that this was not a good idea from the elected officials of our great nation. Listen in to find out what he believes should be done and how he thinks it will go.
But before all that jazz, Josh Ruebner from the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation joins the show to discuss the history and current stance of the Israeli/Palenstinian conflict. Mark explains that he brought Josh on specifically for the fact that many people get on social media and have heated discussions regarding which side of the conflict to stand on, without being properly introduced and informed to the history of it. The Q aims to fix that and get as much honest historical information out there so you are better set to make a good decision on who you side with, if you side with anyone at all.
Mark gets another piece of hate mail and reads it live on the air. And then for the public service announcement of the show, Mark and the guys rant on the new need for people on the internet to do these things called "Fire Challenges" and "Jackass" style stunts. They discuss why its a bad idea and how it can be more dangerous than people are thinking about.
Finally there is some Overtime and some letters from the listeners to entertain us all....It's the Q.....Real Radio, Real Honest!
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On this Episode of the Q, Peter Van Lunen of STL E-Z Ticket joins the boys to discuss what he's been up to and how things have changed since the last appearance on the program in 2011.
First up is Mark's undying hatred for the stupidity of most conservative voters in the USA. Mark decides that he will take his anger out on the PBS TV show Caillou. But, no, truthfully Mark turns his attention to Local ST. LOUIS radio hosts that have decided to talk about politics without having a clue what they are talking about. Much less that, they don't even know the names of the world leaders as they crap all over the President of the United States and promote how awesome they think Putin is in comparison to Obama. Dan tries to interject and explain that these men are right to have the feelings they have and that turns into DAN WALSH vs. MARK BLAND live on the show.
Next Bobby is unhappy with the way people treat St. Louis, and he decides to let the people of the Gateway to the West have a piece of his mind! Then the guys switch gears and get into talking about moral dilemmas. They are those situations you are put into in life where you have to choose between two extremely difficult decisions that are predicated on your morals and ideals. And Mark brought in some doozies for the show. In fact the first one is so heavy that PRODUCER BOBBY will probably be at odds with his wife for many years, since Bobby threw her under the bus. Listen and watch a marriage implode in one sentence.
Finally the guys do a little GAME ON/GAME OFF on the live show and Bobby brings in a homerun for his game on. And we finish off strong with some OVERTIME and a new HATE MAIL you have to hear to believe. All this and much more on the Q!
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Another amazing week and The Q has a packed show for the listeners. Mark Bland, Dan Walsh, Justin Deming (making his triumphant return) and Producer Bobby are not out to fail you in the least, so after lending out Chris Nagus of KMOV to go to John Carney's show for a bit, the guys bring him back like a rented movie. Chris jumps on the show to discuss the story he broke of a lady in St. Louis, MO that watched in horror to find out her house was the scene of a mass murder, on a TV show.
Then Bobby decides to surprise Mark and everyone with a visit from WWE Wrestling Legend Bushwacker Luke who is living in the city of Tampa and enjoying his later in life antics. Needless to say, Luke is a treat to have on the show and one of the more interesting interviews the guys have had the pleasure of talking to.
Finally Sam Arcobasso has a dream and that dream is to have STL (and the midwet by default) become the new center for amazing porn movies. Sam and his lady friend come onto the Q to discuss what drove him to attempt this venture at 23; What the ins and outs (lol) of making a production are; And, where the future of the industry lies and if Dan Walsh could become a superstar in the world of porn. A very fun interview you don't want to miss.
Plus OVERTIME and all the great things you look forward to from a show that is taking talk radio and turning it up to 11!
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