On this episode of the Q, we walk back into the pro-wrestling world for a episode and it doesn't disappoint. First up, Lucy Mendez the Queen of Sass, comes back on to join in for the pro-wrestling talk. But not to be outdone, fresh off his ROH Debut, midwest Pro-Wrestler Dirty Jake Dirden joins us live in studio to discuss: being a Dynamo Pro Champion, What wrestling in ROH was like and his life before Wrestling.
Then we kick the show into high gear discussing wrestling with our guest, former WWE 3 Time Tag Team Champion, Trevor Murdoch. Murdoch joins in to talk about his release from WWE, the early days in the STL wrestling indie scene and eventually gets to a story from overseas of how he saved Randy Orton from a issue and got arrested for it. Find out what happened!
Finally Vaughn Johnson of Philly.com wrestling taps into us to discuss his recent attendance of WWE 2015 Royal Rumble in Philadelphia. Producer Bobby, Lucy, Mark and Jake break down their opinion of the best PPV of the year for the company (next to Wrestlemania) and where the eventual road leads to Wrestlemania 31 in just a few months. Everyone has an opinion and it shows as Lucy gets called out by caller for her statements and Dirden sits on the Hot Seat to give you a peak behind the proverbial curtai
On this episode of The Q, Mark is treated to a special surprise as Producer Bobby brings back all the great hosts and guests from The Q's past to pay tribute and hang out for the 200th Episode of the show. After 4 full years and multiple locations for episodes, the 200 comes in strong from the studios of 1380 KXFN and 1380thex.com .
First up is all the former co-hosts that Mark has had through the years at different times. Anthony Cabral calls in from his home in Chicago to discuss the earliest episodes that happened at Virtual Entertainment Radio, as well as their past running of Primetime with Mark and Tony. But Tony seems to be calling in from a Frito's bag since there is some distortion while he is talking with the crew. Then Mark goes around the table to Andy Echele, Dan Walsh, Lucy Mendez, Matt Krueger and Justin "Deyemofo" Deming describing how they got involved with the show.
From there the guys welcome in some of the past great guests that have been involved with the show. First up is Lia Weber, the winner of TLC's Next Great Baker that brings in a anniversary cake for the crew. Joining her is Matt Guillot and Chef Johnson of BaconFest STL who graced everyone with some delicious hamburgers and bacon wrapped minis that were devoured quickly. Mark does a quick round of the Kenny Kinds Hotseat with them and can't help but tear into Guillot when he discusses some of his answers.
Then round two when Sam Arcobasso, his partner Corey and North County song writer Tyler Crandall jump on the mics to discuss what they been up to and to do their round of Hotseat....but not before Justin Deming and Andy Echele square off verbally to discuss the differences in their views on Ferguson and some other lightly sprinkled controversial issues.
Finally its everyone together discussing the entire history of the show and some of their more fond memories of being on the show. All this happens with a dose of the Year End FOTO.COM Q AWARDS for 2014! Plus you get OVERTIME where everything rattles completely off the rails. What more can you ask for in the 200th episode. We really don't know!
Oh does the Q have a treat for all of you! On this amazing episode Mark and the crew are get a visit from Julia Gordon-Bramer the Tarot reader that has been blazing trails in psychic ability for many years! Mark orginally tells Producer Bobby that he is interested in getting someone with psychic ability to come on the show and do future readings for the cast...and without fail, Bobby finds Julia that fast!
Julia is from Washington, DC and the crew gets into discussing her background and a little bit about some psychic ability within Mark's family. From there, the show is joined by a familiar caller to Julia who jumps on to get a reading about her relationship she is involved in. It might not have been the best place since Mark, Bobby, Dan and the returning Lucy Mendez jump in to offer up funny insights of how she should interpret the reading that Julia gives to her.
Next up its time for the Q crew to get their readings and it is freakily spot on. Dan is told he is all about making his own way in the world and he authenticates that. Then Lucy is poised for some business changes in her world. Bobby is going to be taking a trip and Mark seems to be hitting his stride in his career. But all of that was unknown to Julia and with Lucy showing up last minute, there is no way for Julia or the show to know she was coming (so they definitely cold readings). Very entertaining and fun episode with a hint of Business Ethics at the beginning!
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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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THERE WERE WMD's in IRAQ AFTERALL....This is a tough pill for Mark to swallow, but he brings it up and discusses that he was wrong....Now he doesn't mince words and bring up the fact that they weren't WMD's in relation to why we went to Iraq in 2003, but he always claimed there were none ever. And that is why Mark graciously wipes off the Egg on his face. Dan Walsh decides to come clean as a veteran and discuss some of the things he saw with his own eyes while stationed in Iraq to add a little kick to the injury of egg.
Next things get out of hand when Mark decides to start talking about how inviting the corner sink in an airplane restroom looks to tall people like himself. Producer Bobby can't handle it and Lucy is just taken aback by the conversation. This leads to an interesting discussion of weirdest time or place each member used the restroom and bobby has a story about his past sexual exploitations. Then.....EVERYTHING GOES TO HELL.... Mark has to wrangle the team in and teach them live on air why they can't just go off and cuss. And man does it get out of control. Mark starts talking about the GAMERGATE situation that has been trending underground and on Social for about a week and whether it is important at all.
Finally, sans OVERTIME, Producer Bobby has a new game regarding string Orchestra music and Lucy opts out to make it a One on One between Mark and Walsh. Will Mark make it or will Walsh be the supreme victor...listen to find out.
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Brittany Maynard is 29 years old and has a terminal brain disease. She has decided that on November 1, 2014 she will end her life in Oregon with a pill that is allowed to be taken in the state as a part of self euthanasia. No doctor can help her, but they are allowed to be present during the moment. Maynard moved her entire family from San Francisco up to Oregon to take advantage of the law that allows her to proceed with such a decision. Well on the heels of this situation, the discussion about people being allowed to take their own life as long as the decision is made by them of sound mind, is now back in the national spotlight and The Q crew takes it on directly. Where do you stand on people taking their own life? Listen and hear the emotional discussion that accompanies this story.
Also the team talks about Marks unbelievable WALMART trip that ended with him yelling at a store manager....listen and find out how badly (legitimately) a store employee stepped over the line of decency and couthe. Plus this leads to a discussion about other cast members bad experiences in places of business. See who has had it bad in the past!
Finally we get a visit from our favorite world leader (who also tends to be drunk) Vallory Putin [sic], Bobby has another game of "When was this" and the guys/lady discuss some of the urban legends and unsolved mysteries that have enthralled them over the years. And don't forget OverTime!
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On this episode of the Q, Mark reaches back into his past and brings in his old college basketball teammate Adam Hunziker, who just happens to be a legend in the motorcycle trick riding community world wide. Adam and his two friends formed the wrold reknown St. Louis based StreetFighterz motorcycle club and haven't looked back since. With millions of youtube views and multiple DVD's out, the guys have proven to be someone to reckon with when it comes to the world of trick riding. Whether filming scenes two on a cycle at 170+ mph, or flying down the highway at 90 standing straight up on the seat, these guys live the adrenaline lifestyle to the fullest and Adam talks about all of it.
Then Mark, Producer Bobby, Dan Walsh and Lucy Mendez discuss Dan's family and how he never talks about them, but his sister was brought up online during a discussion. Then the guys get a pizza sent to them by Frank and Helen's and dig in heavily (so delicious) before they jump into a new game that Bobby put together for the fans and the crew. Then the crew discusses all the townhall meetings and round tables being put together in the wake of the Mike Brown shooting and Ferguson riots. Mark explains that there just isn't anyone that is truly paying attention except for the people that go to these and make no moves. Dan then explains how white liberals are kinda being more racist than everyone thinks they are.
Finally the hate flows as Mark brings up a hate mail sent to the show that not only knocks him but also takes shots at the rest of the crew. Bobby is picked on specifically and he goes on a tirade of epic proportions in regards to the idiot that wrote the letter. And then before Overtime and Dan questioning the authenticity of the story a fan writes in about, Bobby goes on his pulpit and discusses Derek Jeter retiring from baseball. Plus, does Lucy cuss at all in this episode? Find out all that an more on this episode of The Q.
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On this grand occasion of the Q, the crew is joined by none other than Greg Vanover to discuss the Soulard Wing Ding 2014. Greg brings in some of his special, and delicious, golden wings. Greg discusses his involvement in the business of restaurants and how the Wing Ding was formulated. This naturally has Dan praising the management skills of Greg for his "not firing/kicking out" of a really hot girl in the past at a restaurant on main street in St. Charles, MO.
Next the Riverfront Times put out their BEST OF ST. LOUIS 2014 list (a list Mark was nominated for as best AM radio personality) and unfortunately Mark did not win. So Mark takes it upon himself to discuss with everyone why he feels he lost and congratulates the winner of his category, which happens to be another on-air personality at the home station for the Q, 1380 The X. Mark gets into discussing that the other show lays pretty heavy on the homosexual contingent in STL and that the fix was in as the gay community came out in full to support one of their own.
Next Mark sits down on the phone and talks with #1 UFC Flyweight contender Chris Cariaso about his upcoming fight with UFC Champ Demetirus Johnson and the long trip to get to the top of fight game.
Finally Lucy has been throwing in quips throughout the show and seems to be a little more lively with her words than normal. Upon further investigation, the Queen of Sass decided to have a few glasses of Pinot before she got to the show and the guys catch on. Lucy slowly continues to crackwise and make the guys realize she is a little more tipsy than originally thought. All in good fun, Lucy cusses and rambles on about multiple stories, but nothing shines quite the way her GAME ON/GAME OFF shines during the show. All this an much more on this episode of The Q!
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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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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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