It is February and that means its time for our yearly jaunt into celebrating black culture and the things that make them unique. And no better a person to bring on the show to entertain and discuss cultural things with, other than Jonathan May.
Back again for some thrilling discussion, first up the guys discuss the layout for the democrats and some of Mark's opinions on the current crop of people vying for that DNC nomination. Mark explains how strong the Obama presidency was and how that affected Trump.
Then the guys switch gears to discussing how rapper G-Eazy put up a social media thing with him kissing on a black female rapper named Megan the Stallion....this set the internet off and many black females were pissed she did this, but also a few men. Mark discusses how black men in their culture always go for white women and they are chastised for it but not a lot...why is this different for Megan? This leads to discussing Black History Month.
Finally, The Purge is just a movie, but it seems that the mentality of this country is starting to go down that road. Mark and Jonathan discuss the black culture and how they view history versus other ways to view it. Your perspective is not the only one and it's not always the right one. Mark and Jonathan go back and forth discussing cultural differences and what we can do as people. What can we do? Listen and find out.
Patrick Wilson and Comedian Jonathan (Award winning) May come on the Q to disucss the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump...but the story starts off before that.
Mark starts by checking into the music background of Patrick and early growing up in St. Louis County. This leads to a interesting discussion of the best shows the guys ever seen at clubs in St. Louis or even at all.
Mark then changes the focus to music and culture. Ferguson shows up in the convo and Patrick discusses how his day went the day the Michael Brown incident happened. Which leads to stories from Jonathan and Mark. This tuns to talk of the Beach Boys and how black culture views white crossover artists and which ones have been taken in by black culture.
Then the talk switches to the Golden Globes and specifically Mark wants to discuss if Tom Hanks playing Mr. Rogers is a SUPPORTING ROLE. He's nominated for Supporting Actor in a movie and not as the Lead Actor. This brings up some great movies and which ones you should watch for or see.
Finally, Mark turns the topic to impeachment and Trump and where he is at at this current point. Jonathan May comes up with a genius way to explain Trump to people that might not get how the man operates. But sadly, that is the end of our show...due to technical difficulties, the last 20 minutes of the show did not record and therefore must bid you adieu at that point. But we will work the kink out and be back to fresh next week!
Trump is embroiled in an impeachment that seems to bother him very badly. Mark Bland and Jonathan May sit down to discuss all the new things Trump is doing.
First up they discuss Trump tweeting up to 100 times in a 24 hour period like a man that is losing his mind. But is this an attack unfairly on the president? Mark and Jonathan discuss.
Next up, Mark reads a tweet from Trump that basically alludes to a Civil War being started. He's doing whatever he can to react in the worst ways regarding this Impeachment. This sparks up Jonathan to pose an interesting question that takes the guys in many different directions.
Finally or two host die into unpopular and hot take style questions hand picked by Mark from the letters tat get written to him. A couple of the letters go pretty deep and it's totally worth your time to hear these questions and stories.
Ever lost your marbles as a human being? Well the president of the USA has just done that.
Jonathan May and Gary Weed, join Mark Bland to discuss the 36 hour period where Trump went looney and will probably define the majority of his presidency.
First up, Donald Trump took the world this past week and let everyone know that he is indeed "The Chosen One" as he even looked up at heaven to drive the point home. But this was just one of the many things that happened in this 36 hour period. Trump also retweeted that he was the "King of the Jews" which a radio host called him on their show. Also Trump decided it was a good idea to pull out of the new gun restrictions and heightened background checks bill he was on top of...and he also decided to let all Jewish people know that any who vote liberal are disloyal to their god and bad people in general. So yeah, DONALD TRUMP LOST HIS MARBLES.
On top of that, MTV has decided that the success of Catfish determines that a new show in the same vein needs to happen. Do you know what "ghosting" is? Well the guys break it down and discuss their opinions that MTV is doing a show bringing back people who've been ghosted.
Finally a listener writes a letter explaining that he thinks there should be a secondary Olympics for people who want to use steroids. Like an "all inclusive" Olympics. Mark doesn't seem to have an issue, but it all gets lost in translation because Jonathan takes the position of the parent in life and breaks down why it's a bad idea.
Have you ever wondered where we come from? What was here before the big bang and stuff of that level? All these questions and more get discussed on this episode of the Q.
Jonathan May makes his return to the airwaves to discuss the William Barr debacle that has been the focus of the nation for a week. William Barr, the Attorney General, didn't want to go to the House Judiciary Committee investigation into the Mueller Report. So he just didn't show up. Which for anyone else in the country would be contempt of court and a fine/possibly jail time. But not for Trump's #1 lawyer in the country. Nope, he's allowed to do whatever he wants because in Trumps head it is about fame and popularity.
Mark then reads some posts from his past and others, just to gauge where their heads are at. One female poses the question about our consciousness and mental where-with-all. This brings Mark around to having Jonathan help him figure out what happened or existed before the Big Bang. Before the advent of time as we know it, did something physical just appear out of nothing. How did that happen.
This finally leads to Mark and Jonathan reading some letters from the listeners, including one letter that made Mark discuss and question the future of the Q. Seems as though politics has pushed many people away from focusing on it. Mark tries to figure out if the Q needs a change!
All this and much more on this new episode of the Q!
On the heels of their big 4:20 show, Jonathan May and Mark Bland welcome Comedian and co-conspirator Jon Maddy to the show. Jon a welcomed guest from the past gets a real taste of what being around Mark and Jonathan May is like. And by the looks on his face, it was interesting to say the least.
First up the guys discuss Robert Kraft and his need to get hot prostitutes to so sexual things for him. Mark ask's if guys like Kraft are too Famous and well known, to the point that their fame overshadows their misdeeds. This leads to the craziest thing Mark has ever heard come out of Jonathan's mouth, "Olympus has Fallen is a great film". Mark argues that nothing about it is good and Maddy plays referee to the situation. Mark even feels so horribly about the movie that he confuses it with another movie claiming the sequel had different people...he was wrong it did not.
Then the show everyone is talking about is Game of Thrones. Mark and May decide to discuss the first episode of the new season with the blessing of Maddy. SPOILERS FOR THE SHOW are in this episode so I would recommend skipping 5-7 minutes of you don't want it ruined for you.
Finally, Mark brings up a discussion with Jonathan and Jon about a conversation discussing why other cultures than Black culture are not allowed to say the N-word. Mark argues that it's kept alive by Black culture using it so frequently in slang and if they stopped the word would probably be viewed much more negatively as whole. Jonathan argues the right to say it because history dictates the culture taking the word back and not allowing others to use it. the convo gets deep and intense...take a listen and see where they finally come to a conclusion.
400 episodes are a lot of episodes when you realize many are at minimum 1 hour long and most are 3 hours in total. That's a lot of blood, sweat and tears that went into all of those hours of entertainment. But alas, we are here and number 400 is what we are on!
Agitate the Airwaves host Travis Corley joins Mark Bland, Jason Kull, Jonathan May and Producer Bobby on this special episode of the Q. Travis has been hosting a local music podcast for a few years now and he is starting to bridge off into other avenues of entertainment like booking shows. Travis joins Mark and the crew on this episode to discuss his show, it's influence and what he's got coming up in the near future for the people of STL.
Trump has done it again and saying really weird off the wall type stuff. He explained about not being able to say Orange and he claims his father was born in Germany and not Brooklyn, NY. So just another week in Trump's weird presidency that does nothing.
Mark brings up some past moments on the show that he fondly remembers along with adding a new one to the list from more recent episodes. Somewhere in the middle of this, Jonathan MAy inserts he has a big package and the show never looks back. Mark does everything to keep the train on the tracks, but hilarity ensues.
All this and much more on this 400th Special Episode of the Q! Worth every second to listen to.
There are so many ways to say so many things. Jonathan May joins Mark on this amazing journey we call the Q.
First up Mark decides that he needs to explain what being a liberal raised in the Midwest is truly like. Most people think being liberal is a national stance and all Liberals tend to fall from the same tree. But this is not true. Liberals in the Midwest are way more centrist than east/west coast liberals because the Midwest is so conservative, the liberals are raised with a conservative understanding and edge given to them from their parents. Mark and Jonathan discuss.
This leads to question about Police and Jonathan's person views as an ex military police officer. Jonathan has seen both sides of the coin and the question is "Where is your current stance on police." The guys discuss.
Then we get into the goods. Jonathan and Mark both have been asking questions of black and white culture on and offline. The response has been good and Mark has some questions for Jonathan and vice versa. Mark asks a question about the style of hair that people in black culture have. This leads to a convo about words you can and can't say to people in general. Also the pronunciation of words can alter the vibe of the word. The guys discuss these words too.
Finally a letter from a listener that thinks Prisoners are not being used to their potential like they should be. Mark and Jonathan discuss if the listeners stance is the proper stance or not to have.
All this and much much more on this episode of the Q.
Who is the Grand Trivia Master of the Q? Well we set to find that out on this episode of the Q. Gary Weed, Producer Bobby and Jonathan May join to discuss a couple of topics before we get down to the brass tacks.
First up...R. Kelly and Michael Jackson have been hit heavily lately in the media. Kelly is fighting for his freedom after being accused of once again talking to and sexually abusing underage females. This is the same thing he was accused of a few years ago with the "pee on her" video tape that surfaced. The new accusations basically make Kelly out to be a forceful and manipulative guy to a host of women. On the heels of that, Michael is back in the news because the kids that didn't come forward originally in the 90's have decided to come forward now on a new documentary that has radio stations pulling Jackson's music.
This leads to an interesting discussion of NDA (non disclosure agreement) and hush money...and whether the death of one party in the agreement should or should not change the scope of the agreement. Should all rules be forgiven once one party dies in the relationship? Can the person come out after the fact, but also after spending the money they took to be quiet originally?
Finally, after a challenge from Mark to Gary regarding Trivia...Jonathan decided to jump in and we have or first Grand Trivia Master contest. Producer Bobby put together 25 questions and tie breakers (if needed) to decide this first ever champ. All the questions are general in nature. Multiple categories and varied levels of difficulty...Can you keep up with the Q crew? Are you truly a Grand Trivia Master...follow along and find out on this episode of the Q.
So the 2019 State of the Union address came and went. When it was all over, the only thing people remembered was the F-U Clap that Nancy Pelosi directed towards Donald Trump.
With that, Jonathan May and Jason Kull join Mark Bland on this episode of the Q to discuss the State of the Union Address. What everyone took from it, but more importantly, what they thought the current State of the Union looks like from their eyes.
This turns into discussion about people in the USA being their own worst enemies. Making choices and decisions to shoot themselves in the foot constantly. Mark then explains he will shoot himself in the foot and the reaction from Jonathan is not to be missed.
Then the show takes a weird turn. Jason claims that his hometown of Keokuk, Iowa has more to do in it than St. Louis has in it. Of course, Jon and Mark disagree heavily. So it begins...the great city showdown of 2019. This leads to Mark posing the question of how Missouri would react if tomorrow the USA became 50 individual countries. How would Missouri fair in that situation.
From there things take a turn for the musical as the guys start talking about music artists in the Superbowl and eventually the talk turns to diva's. Who are the great diva's, what makes them diva's....and is there a something that they have to do consistently keeps them in the DIVA spotlight? Also on the discussion because of the Superbowl is Colin Kaepernick. Jonathan and Mark spark up debate on why Colin still is not playing in the NFL.
Finally the talk becomes about people and some of their weird and awkward opinions on Life. So Mark grabs a few opinions and wants to gage the mental standing of Jason and Jonathan. Do you agree with their statements or are they ridiculous....you tell us in the comments below.
All this and much more in this episode of The Q!