The new Black Panther movie seems to be getting a lot of attention from the Black Community. This has brought up certain feelings within the white community and they have not been quiet about this. So Mark Bland, being the devils advocate he is, decides to bring in comedian Jonathan May to discuss Black culture, racism and this heightened care for a movie that hasn't even been released yet.
Oh but the train don't stop there....This discussion goes into racism and the true backbone that black people think White people don't respect or care about them in 2018.
Joined by Jason kull, this is an exciting episode of the Q that really delves deep into the manners and ideals of our cultures and how they should truly be viewed in our current times. Ain't no hiding in this episode...all the words and feelings are put on the table.
Well the time has come and the Grand Jury decision was rendered as a "NO TRUE BILL", which means former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not have any charges brought against him in the shooting death of Michael Brown just outside of St. Louis, MO. This judgement didn't go over well and the protestors that have been hot since the August situation took to the streets in a violent manner. Burning buildings, hurling objects and disrupting life for one solid night based off the decision. Mark and Bobby come back from their Thanksgiving break to do a special 1-hour episode of the Q discussing the reprecussions of the decision, their opinions on the rioting that took place and where they go from there. Mark also discusses a twitter war he was involved with do to OUTSIDE sources wanting badly to be a part of the Ferguson discussion and his interacting with them.
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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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On this shortened episode of the Q, Mark and Producer Bobby sit down to discuss the hottest topic on the planet.....the racism and hatred Don Sterling has for minorities. BUT...was Sterling in the wrong? Did he technically say anything racist? And should this even be a news story? All this is answered on a Dan Walsh-less episode that will guaratee to have you screaming at the radio.
Plus, the guys break down their involvement with the Rollercoaster Race 5k and Bobby's exclusive ride with the Blue Angels in their C-130! And finally a grandpa goes a little over the top when he feels someone is being lazy....download and find out why. And Mark once again calls out Bobby for his cellpone fickleness and inability to stick with one thing for longer than 3 months. Don't you just hate that guy. All this, rants and more on this episode of the Q.
REAL RADIO, REAL HONEST!
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Another week and another great episode of the Q is here for the pleasure of the world. And this weeks guest is no slouch when it comes to radio, being a former on air talent with the DC and the Family morning show...so welcome Jesse Barban.
This weeks show starts up on a down note with the news of WWE Ultimate Warrior, who was recently inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame, passing away in a very weird and unseen fashion. The guys discuss the history of the Ultimate Warrior. How he was influential to their careers in wrestling (Mark and Dan Walsh) and how eerie the final speech he gave on Monday Night Raw was in regards to the timing of his death.
Next the guys jump in and discuss the history of Jesse and his work in radio. Jesse worked with DC and the Family as an on air talent and has since taken a position with Apple. Jesse lets everyone know that his history with DC and radio date back to an old Steve and DC Halloween show where some land that his family owns was used for the show that year. This brings up a early part in Mark's career and how he was involved with the said radio show the night it emulated from the McPike Mansion in Alton, IL.
From there the men go down two separate paths. Mark received a letter from a listener complaining about the economic recovery and how long it has taken. Mark and Dan Walsh tear into the listener for being overly focused on the wrong things and how they play no part in the recovery in 2014. Next they discuss the decision of a foreign man to get a McDonald's receipt tattooed on his arm and whether this is a good/bad thing. Plus Bobby makes HUGE GUEST announcement for the next show.
Finally some GAME/GAME OFF and of course OVERTIME* that comes on after the show goes off the air. This is what you been waiting for...another episode of the Q!
*OVERTIME HAS EXPLICIT CONTENT, PLEASE USE PARENTAL GUIDANCE
Another week and another amazing rant from Mark Bland regarding the need for some men to handle themselves improperly while urinating in men's rooms. All the guys chime in and tell some juicy stories about the times that their bathroom experiences didn't go so well.
But the train don't stop there. Producer Bobby, Dan Walsh and Mark then announce the formation of TEAM Q for the upcoming Rollercoaster 5k being put on by Six Flags the first weekend in May. People can either run the 5k for prizes or RIDE the 5k equivalent in rollercoastering....OR BOTH. The Q is giving away spots to be on Team Q at the contest section of the website. If you love running and are interested, then visit and sign up!
Mark clears up some hard feelings regarding his opinion on an elementary school situation that happened in the St. Louis area. The guys then discuss Bobby's stories regarding a High School senior that wanted her baby to be involved in a high school yearbook photo, but the school removed it claiming it sends the wrong message. Also, with the Fort Hood massacre is fresh in peoples minds, a discussion on the base issues and what can be done ensues.
Finally its time for the NEXT Tournament of Pop Culture on the show. This time around, the guys tackle music and specifically 1990's music artists. It's such a huge category and so many need to be represented that they have divided this into 4 parts. Part one is on the show today and unfortunately this one is going to create some controversy. Who do you feel is the BEST ARTIST or GROUP overall from the 1990's music scene. Its all decided in Part 1 today!
Don't miss OVERTIME, specifically for the download only....it starts after the credits roll.
+OVERTIME FEATURES EXPLICIT CONTENT and TALK
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It's been a hectic week in the good ole US of A and the social media/Internet is buzzing with the verdict of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. So what does Mark go and do? He brings in two of his more verbally astute guests to break down one of the most talk about trials in the past 20 years. First up is the FORMER MILITARY VETERAN (the joke never gets old) Jeremy Bailey to temper the blade of the next guest....Travis Cook. That's right!
Travis and Jeremy return for the first time together since their infamous Cook/Bailey debates. And Travis doesn't disappoint his Tea Party beliefs and backing regarding the trial of Zimmerman. The gentlemen discuss the ins and outs of the surrounding information and eventual NOT GUILTY verdict.
But why stop there, the state of Arizona has a nice little Solar Panel fiasco that has decided to rear its ugly head and it has Mark in a tizzy trying to figure out where this country is going when they allow people to save money, but when they save too much money, they start charging them again to offset the savings. Its capitalism at its worst and the discussion slowly transforms from that into Travis' discussion regarding his latest AEG episode called affectionately "SCREW THE POOR". Jeremy takes the bait and Travis/Jeremy begin a class war discussion for the history books.
Not a slow minute in this great episode of the show, plus all the typical favorite sections are here, albeit truncated for your listening pleasure. It's the Q...Real Radio, Real Honest!
On this episode, the prodigal son, Matt Krueger returns from a long hiatus to jump in with Justin and Mark to talk about .....Pro-Wrestling???? Well I guess you can take the fan away from wrestling, but you can't take the wrestling out of the fan. This leads to Mark ranting about people that are on the internet all the time and think they have it all figured out (which they don't). This then leads to a discussion about how media, locally and nationally, only want to promote stories and information regarding people with bad pasts and nefarious associations.
Eventually the talk switches over to Paula Deen who has decided that black people should run around dressed like a slave wait staff from Django Unchained. The talk quickly derails into a thing about whether certain words in our society still have the same feeling and sting that they did many years ago. And what if the words we consider "deragatory" in our culture had a law change them to be okay to use. How would people react?
All this fun, plus a new game called "Who'd you rather hang with", some letters from the listeners and questions for the DOCTOR of LOVE to anwer outright. A very fast paced and fun show!
Real Radio, Real Honest....its the Q!
Well the ELECTION 2012 is OVER! Butt Hurt Wednesday, as Mark promised, also came and went. But we wanted to really get a good look at the Conservatives during the post election time and we do not fail to deliver. Mark is joined by Drew Ishmael and Travis Cook to get their opinion on the conservative movement and where they think this country is going. But alas, the conversation quickly devolves into a discussion on how much race played a part. Mark explains a story where a radio host showed his true colors upon finding out Obama won and Mark & Drew take jabs back and forth at each other...but like men do....face to face. All this and Robb Davis joins us again for some sports talk. The Q....REAL RADIO, REAL HONEST!