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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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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TLC has been taking the time out of their normal TV stylings the past few years to try some unique programming....well one of those programs is called The Next Great Baker and we welcomed St. Louis natives Al Watson and Lia Weber who are representing on the newest season of the show. They discuss what its like to film a reality show and our Dan Walsh gives great insight from his years on MTV's Road Rules and the Challenges. Plus they talk with the two about working with the cake boss himself, Buddy Valastro.
Then we switch gears a little bit, because finally our guy Corey of Strange Donuts decides to join us and talk about what its like to have a successful donut company that also garners national attention on TV. We find out where his love of donuts comes from, how he found his partners to build the business and some of the less than stellar attempts at companies prior to the donuts taking off. Corey discusses his background in marketing and eventually Mark and Dan (with Producer Bobby against it) present him with their new sister company to the Donut shop. Find out what they call it.
Mark also decides that he has had enough with Cecil Whittakers Pizzeria in the St. Louis area and throws the gauntlet down. Have you ever been hit with a delivery charge from one of these delivery companies for a restaraunt? You would think that they are giving the delivery charge to the driver, but NOPE....and Cecil Whittakers is brazen about explaining their delivery charge is completely a bonus charge the drivers don't touch. Listen in to find out the stance and what everyone else thinks.
Finally a little bit of Dr. Dan on the main show and OVERTIME, when we decide to do a letter from the listener and discuss many other topics on this edition of the Q. Real RADIO, Real HONEST!
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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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Oh Hawaii! That beautiful state where you can be a police officer and do things no other state can do! Once again Dan Walsh is MIA with Vladimir Putin putting on amazing shows around the world, but that doesn't stop Mark and Bobby from digging in arms deep to the whole Hawaii situation with their cops being able to legally have sex.
Next up, the guys take some letters from the listeners and try to has through some of their more pressing issues. Things like: What if a neighbors fruit falls into my yard and I use it, do I have to ask their permission to have it? Or something like.....I got a girlfriend who is sure we are going to get pregnant and have a baby soon, she feels she deserves a mothers day gift, should I get her one? Think deep and hard about those and the other questions presented on the show.
Finally, Mark has decided to jump in feet first and discuss the value of country music in 2014. Find out what he is ranting about in regards to their constant need to sing about things in the most simplistic terms and from time periods they never lived in. Do we still go dirt road dancing in 2014...he thinks not! Plus another week and Game ON/Game OFF is back and in full effect.
All this and much more on the newest episode of the Q.....Real Radio, Real Honest!
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Its that time of year again as Fairs and get togethers become more common place! So with that, the Q decides to turn their attention to the upcoming Spirit of St. Louis Air show that is happening the weekend of May 3rd-4th.
First up Mark Sutherland with the 2014 Spirit of St. Louis Air Show joins Dan, Bobby and Mark to discuss being from England and all the amazing things that are going to be involved with the Air Show! Plus Mark and Bobby surprise everyone with an announcement of Producer Bobby getting a chance to ride up in the Blue Angels C-130 Plane nicknamed "FAT ALBERT"! You can find out more about the Air Show by going www.spirit-airshow.com/ .
After that CONSPIRACIES are abound as the guys start talking about a news story regarding asteroids striking earth and that sends Dan on a tangent about his theories on asteroids and doomsday stuff. But not to be outdone is Producer Bobby that comes back over the top to argue with Dan about the legitimacy of certain conspiracies. Not since Bland/Cook has it gotten so hot on the show as Mark plays moderator and we all listen as these battle on the conspiracy theory field for supremacy. So do you think 9/11 was an inside job.....find out where this amazing conversation goes.
We also get a visit from some old radio friends when DC CHYMES and FISH of the Fish and DC show come on (separately) to crackwise and talk about running races and partying so hard you get fired from your job! The show can be heard on the VIPER FM Monday thru Friday 3-7pm!
Finally we have some more Overtime where we continue on the Tournament of Pop Culture: 1990's Best Music Group/Artist OVERALL. Its part 2 and evidently Bobby wasn't paying attention. So tune in and enjoy the hilarity as the guys try to fix the mistake and still maintain moving on the BEST ARTISTS from an entire Decade!
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On this episode of the show, Mark Bland , Producer Bobby and Dan Walsh take on the mystery that is the missing Malaysian Flight 370. They discuss what might have been the cause of the flight going missing and before you know it they are discussing conspiracy theories and the origins of them. Why they come to fruition and some of the ideas the three guys guy's believe have led to the formulation and beliefs in the heads of the creators.
But then its back to reality and Mark is on the warpath to explain to people in this this world that they should focus on what they know best and not discuss things they are not up-to-date and researched on. Mark's basis for argument is that a lot of people are on social media discussing Russian and the Ukraine, yet they are completely blind to the backgrounds and reasons why these things are happening....BUT THAT DOESN'T STOP THEM FROM TALKING LIKE THEY ARE PART OF THE SITUATION DIRECTLY! Mark feels that people should only take stances on things they are well versed in information. What do the other guys feel about this and do you agree?
Finally , a story hits the show every so often that makes everyone on it take a step back. Well that's what Dan does when provided with the hypothetical marriage/relationship with a snake handling Pentecostal woman. Also a Senator wants to provide a bill in his state that makes it okay for businesses to discriminate based on anything. Should businesses be allowed to to do this? Find out what Mark, Dan and Bobby say in this new edition of the Q. And a nice GAME ON/GAME OFF this week!
*Plus extra content after the show through this download only! OVERTIME!
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DJ Gelner makes his triumphant return to the Q to discuss his new book "Rogue" and his other one "The Big Book of Hobby Ideas" . Gelner joins the guys to discuss what his favorite hobbies were to investigate, as well as, the hobbies that lived up to his expectations of NOT SO GOOD.
Then its on to discussing the new list of HORRIBLE STATES to live in. Mark has been very up front over the years that he believes St. Louis (the home base of the show) is not a very quality place reagrdless of the things that locals try and say to pump it up....well does the list justfy his beliefs?
Then it is on to dicuss the Susan G. Komen organization and a few others that have some nefarious background to their running. Mark was in a discussion with another friend in media when it was brought to his attention that the charity takes in a certain amount of "donations" per year that go to suing other charities as opposed to being use to fund cancer research (as is their claim). Producer Bobby, Dan Walsh, Mark and DJ discuss the impact this has and what the legal thoughts and policies are on this.
Next its time to talk OSCARS! They are upon us and there are a ton of great movies up for the big one. They break down the categories and pick some winners. And finally it is time for another edition of GAME ON/GAME OFF. With that happening, DAN WALSH is not having it this week. He is extremely unhappy about a section of people that exist in the world and evidently Dan runs in to these people quite often. Plus there is a an OVERTIME where the discussion continues based off emails from last weeks Game On/Game off of Bobby bringing up assisted suicide of terminal children in Belgium. Where do the guys stand on this topic? Check out OVERTIME to find out.
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We have Pro-Wrestling in the air once again as Lucy Mendez and the women of Resistance Pro Wrestling join us to discuss their upcoming event and talk about their respective histories in the business.
First up is Resistance Pro Women's Champion Darcy Dixon to discuss her backgroundin the business. Coming out of North Carolina and working out with the legend Ric Flair as well as all of the great wrestlers that hail from the legedary southeast. Darcy goes into detail talking about being a female in the lockerroom and what her opinion is of indy workers that try to hit on her and other ladies while they are prepping for an event. Darcy also tangles verbally with Mark before challenging him to a match! Will it happen or not? Well it doesn't matter cause she has the second guest on her mind and in focus.
Mickie Knuckles is a well known female wrestler in the business, but her business is beating people down. And her biggest rival currently is Darcy Dixon. Mickie joins Mark, Producer Bobby and Dan Walsh to discuss her hatred for Darcy Dixon. She also jumps in to discuss a situation that went down in indy wrestling from a few years ago that she was involved in. And in the most impressive thing we have heard on the show in a bit, Mickie talks about growing up in Indiana and being on the male wrestling team in high school.
Finally, Lucy Mendez is also in Studio to discuss being a female wrestle. Lucy joins the guys for the current events section of the show. First Lucy breaks down who her favorite holloywood movie crushes are...and are not. Then its on to discussing guns and them being used in two different situations where people pulled them to scare others off. We discuss the merits of this and whether it should looked at as something to be taken into consideration while working on gun laws.
Finally we have another exciting GAME ON/GAME OFF . And Lucy rears her claws when discussing a section of the Latin culture that is definitely her game off. Also Overtime is attached to the end of the show and another round of advice letters awaits your ears.
Real Radio, Real Honest....It's the Q!
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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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