So theres a guy named Martin Shkreli and he owns a company named Turing Pharmaceuticals. They have a drug called Daraprim used for HIV and he proudly announced this week that he raised the price from $13 a pill to $750 a pill like it was a great thing to do! Well this pill has a serious group of users that have HIV and the world went into a tizzy cause Martin is proving why being a conservative greedy CEO of company is not cool. Mark and Bobby discuss this.
Then Mark and Producer Bobby go down a unique path as Mark talks about how we are just not happy with the Status quo anymore, yet we don't come up with anything more ingenius than the status quo. They discuss how Lays potato chips are constantly trying to change the game with new weird flavors and there is nothing wrong with normal old Sour cream and Onion, Cheddar, BBQ and regular potato chips. Where do you stand? Do you like the 900 varieties or were you fine and life worked well with the orignal 5-7 that already existed. See where this goes on this episode of the Q.
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Its edging on Memorial Day 2015 and Mark/Bobby decide to lighten up on the politics for a bit. Not much really going on in it and Mark gets side tracked when Producer Bobby starts to break down his family tree and teach Mark about his heritage. Bobby hasn't had the easiest life as Mark and everyone will come to find out. And all of this because he explained he had a birthday party for his daughter that Mark and his family were in attendance at.
Then Mark decides to breakdown his own personal car story that he has been dealing with for the past week. Mark bought a part, thought he didn't need it and then ended up needing more. Typical trial and error type car fix that goes awry fast. Of course this brings up some famour car stories from Bobby and Mark, including some stuff with lemon laws.
Finally one of our co-hosts made a decision regarding his career and it bring about some discussion of things Mark and Bobby gave up when they were forced too. Basically unpleasant decisions and how they affected their lives.
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Ever been in a fight? Ever thought, hey I could do this and win this fight? Well that's exactly what happened when an off duty police officer got into a back alley fight with another guy and decided to get a mouth full. This story leads to a huge discussion between Mark and Producer Bobby about what is and is not fair in a fight between men. Which side will you stand on in this discussion.
Next the two host didn't get a chance to explain out their experience at this years Roller Coaster Race. So Mark and Bobby talk about the return of the Polar Vortex Dan Walsh as well as some unique aspects of the event itself. Mark just can't understand how two people running can hear each other through their music and headphones, but refused/couldn't hear Mark asking them rudimentary questions while they were running. This plus all the fun stories of the event.
Finally Mark and Bobby go back to the topic of technology and how it can help people in 2015. The discussion is based off what Mark and Bobby would do as CO-PRESIDENTS of the USA. Find out all the fun things they would implement as the leaders of the free world and how far they would go to make your living experience in the USA the best it possibly could be!
Plus....Dorian Johnson, the Ferguson Police department and many other topics.
(we know the audio in the first 23 minutes is bad, its passable but everything after that sounds great...so please bare with us on the show)
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Well change is in the air for the Q and Mark and Bobby travel down to their closest affiliate in Illinois to do the show from the studios of 1420 WINI! But bound to be a great show, the guys reach into the past to bring back someone that hadn't been on the show for a year and a half. Joey Lawrence comes back onto the Q to discuss whatever is on the minds of Mark and Bobby....
First up is the discussion of what has been going on with Joey. Joey has gotten involved in selling vapor and e-cigs. This leads to a great discussion about the business of Vapor and its recent popularity in the past couple years. They also discuss the inherent risks that has been talked about regarding health and what is and isnt known.
Then Mark and Bobby go toe to toe once again on religion. Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty once again put his foot in his mouth regarding atheism and how those people that follow atheism need to have their heads cut off and raped. Horrible as it is, Mark lays into Phil and this leads to a discussion about the bible and when things were written in context to what people believe. Very interesting discussion.
FInally the guys talk about some letters from the listeners and specifically about one from a father that is unhappy with how sports in general is looked at as a way to build character in children. Bobby thinks the father is way off in his assessment and decides to call out the pussification of Merica, while Mark plays devils advocate and tries to get to the real reason that Bobby is unhappy.
On this Pre-Xmas episode of the show the guys have a lot on their plate. First up is Danielle Muscato of Athiests.org to discuss all the billboards they put up in 5 major US cities proclaiming the need to skip church this holiday season. Danielle jumps in immediately explaining why the need for the billboards was necessary and the personal reasons of how she came to be atheist himself. But this doesn't sit well with Dan and he decides to chastize and tear into Danielle questioning the purpose for why the billboards are important in the first place. This leads to a longer discussion about homosexuality, racial inequality and atheism as it pertains to peoples feelings and Mark brings it right back around to circular FAKE OUTRAGE.
Next the guys are a big fan of St. Louis author D.J. Gelner and his amazing books of fantasy and sports. Well DJ has a new one called "Quantum Zoo" and comes on to catch up, talk about atheism and many other things that come to his mind...including zoos. He gets into a interesting discussion while on the Kenny Kinds HOTSEAT with Producer Bobby and has an all around good time.
This is exactly what you were expecting for the pre-Xmas show, so sit back relax and enjoy as you slowly walk towards those few days of Christmas Bliss!
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Well all good things, or in this case bad things, should come to an end. Mark, our host, is not happy with his recent visit to the Sprint Store by his house in North STL county. He had a very bad discussion with one of their reps that is supposed to do everything to maintain customer engagement and representing the company in a positive light...and that didin't happen. So theres that story.
The rest of the crew discusses the release of the CIA torture documents and Dan Walsh brings his security clearance to the table to discuss the story and whether there is or isn't a ton of truth to the release of the documents. Then the guys take on some letters from the listeners where they discuss their favorite Christmas gifts that they ever got (and their worst). Plus people want to know what movie the guys have walked out on in the past
Finally the guys hammer out a good ol GAME ON/GAME OFF. Producer Bobby just seems to never learn and presents one that he has presented in the past (almost a year ago at this time). Mark brings a very interesting game off on the heels of the Victoria Secret fashion show and he doesn't disappoint people that like the lottery in his game on. Dan discusses a TV show you should all get locked into and then is not happy about a certain type of person in the world. Find out all of this and more on this episode of The Q.
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This is a huge show and it doesn't disappoint in the least. First up....
Marisa Lather comes on the show to discuss her background in Social Media and consulting for businesses in the Midwest. She delves a little into her personal life before Mark and Producer Bobby square off discussing Bobby's recent decision to abdicate his Facebook page. He claims that there too much negativity and people are not agreeing with him, so he doesn't like that. Marisa discusses with the crew and decides on whether Bobbito is in the right or wrong for that. Plus she confesses that she won't take her boyfriends name if they get married, which is another whole discussion.
Next Judyth Baker joins the show to discus her book, "Me and Lee" about her torid love affair with Lee Harvey Oswald before he was involved in the killing President Kennedy. Judyth explains about Abort Teams that her, David Ferrie and Oswald were on. Her involvement with giving cancer to mice and how she excelled at that beyond others and eventually the love life of her and Oswald. Plus she throws Mark for a loop on one question.
Finally Eric Garner's death in NYC was total BS and the crew breakdown what happened and discuss the travesty of the Grand Jury's decision in that case to not bring the officer up on charges. In less than two weeks, 2 grand juries found two officer related deaths of black men as "no true bill" and it set the world on fire in Ferguson, MO and worldwide on the Garner case. Why is this happening, should it be happening and when will it end? Also Marisa suits up for a good HOTSEAT moment and plays a game of "Would you Lather" to finish it all off. Plus there is a dirty Overtime where we meet a new friend of the show named...MILO (pronounced MEE-LOW).
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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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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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Kenny Kinds brings his unique comedic stylings to the Q presented by FOTO.com . Kinds has been working on the STL scene for a few years but recently has been on a hot streak opening for Dave Chappelle at the Pageant and hosting the hottest comedy show in the area called "Sorry Please Continue..." .
Everything starts off decently until the topic of FERGUSON is brought up. Mark, Dan, Kenny and Producer Bobby discuss in vibrant description the story of a teacher fired for tweeting some racially charged comments during her free time. Also they touch on a side to Kenny that many probably don't get to see when he gives his personal deep feelings regarding racial tensions and the thoughts on Ferguson as a black man that tries to make people laugh all the time (trust me those things are in direct contrast to each other).
Next, Kenny Kinds is thrown into the Q Hot Seat to answer his 5 questions that are randomly chosen when the guest gets to the studio. Kenny enjoys the process so much he starts creating his own trademark "hotseat" chime and producer Bobby is only too excited to oblige and put the sound effect in the countdown.
Finally, Dan Walsh and Kenny Kinds flex their trivia muscles in a showdown. Evidently, Kenny Kinds is some sort of minutia champion because he starts to answer questions before we even finish asking him. Does he get them right or wrong? Well sit back and find out. And don't forget you can call into and leave a message on our phone line 347-974-0958...if it is something we like, we will play it on the air for everyone to hear.
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