Brett Auten is an award winning journalist and writer based in St. Louis. Brett joins Gary Weed and Mark Bland on the Q to discuss the war on media and how he views it from his position.
Brett is an avid MMA fan and the guys find out quickly that he is th head of a regional website for many years named KNUCKLE JUNKIES. It focused heavily on STL MMA independent fighting circles and commentated on larger national things at times. This leads to a convo about the favorite MMA fighters of each person on the show.
Next up is Trump and this impeachment inquiry that has moved into the interview stages in front of Congress. Everyday is a thousand tweets of how he's not the bad guy, but every interview uncovers new crazy things Trump did that were definitely not on the up and up. Where is this all going? The guys aren't sure but they discussed it with Brett!
Finally, It's time for our guest to be on the HOT SEAT. 5 Questions they have no clue is coming and they gotta stay on their toes to answer them. There is no wrong answers, but Brett's first question is "CAKE OR PIE?" This alone could cause a ruckus. See if it did on this episode of The Q!
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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On this episode of The Q. Mark and Jeremy decide to fly the whole show by themselves discussing everything from what its like to be in the NAVY as well as the two guys horrible weeks. Car crashes and thunderstorms plagued the Midwest and these two were square in the middle of it as Tornadoes took out Mark's power and a wreck (without air bags deploying) almost took out Jeremy.
And the ranting doesn't stop there cause a Scripps National Spelling Bee champion was crowned and Mark doesn't like their introvert styles. Then it becomes a show about Hitlers when they talk about a Father of the Year candidate trying to get his custody rights back and a problem that JC Penny's is currently dealing with.
At this point Mark starts to take some Letters from the Listeners and one question in particular puts the show over the edge when Jeremy starts divulging a story from his military past. And a discussion regarding the recession puts Mark over the edge as he tries to explain how far we are from the economy being good again for the middle class and lower people.
Taking talk radio and turning it up to 11....its THE Q!
Well when the powers that be decide that its okay to have a BLACK ONLY historical college, Mark and Justin discuss the ability for a WHITE ONLY college or school is an option. And all this because a fan decided to write a question that they thought would be good to ask...sheesh!
But before they get there, Mark and Justin welcome SAL WOODS on to the show to discuss his upcoming MMA Match for the MMA Federation in St. Louis on June 22nd.
Also, the guys welcome Bill Delaney again to talk about the new Star Trek: Into the Darkness movie that he just watched. Mark is excited to hear about this, but they never quite get there since the talk turns to remakes and re-imaginings in Hollywood. They guys all talk abou their favorite and least favorite remakes of all time. So do you think yours was mentioned...listen and find out.
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HE'S BACKKKKKKKK!!!!!!! Mark's former MMA co-host and always controversial individual Andy Echele jumps in for Justin and fireworks eventually ensue. First off the guys make a run to the sports side of the world to catch up with the CBG (cracker behind the glass) Robb Davis to discuss Alabama winning the BCS Championship game, Hockey making its triumphant return (blah!) and the snubbing of great Baseball players in regards to the Hall of Fame 2013. Then Mark and Andy jump into their old forms to talk a little MMA and the current status of it in 2013, mind you Andy ain't having it DANA WHITE. After all that settles, Andy and Mark graciously discuss the Pussification of the USA via gun laws and everything that Andy can find to throw at the idea. Also the two gents break down some listener emails where a question regarding weird or horrifying happenings from the past jogs Andy's memory on a very graphic situation a "cop friend" once told him about. Its a story to not be missed.
So all that and much more awaits you on the next episode of THE Q....Taking talk radio and turning it up to 11!