France has made a decision that couldn't come at a better time. Marie Le Pen, considered the Donald Trump of the election, was sent packing with her tail between her legs after centrist and logical thinker Emanuel Macron won in the hotly constested French election. This was a dagger to the hearts of hard core Right wing media and supporters who thought after Brexit and Trump, their ship had come into harbor. But alas, they were wrong.
On top of that, Producer Bobby and Brandon Travis help Mark kick around the idea that the FAKE NEWS attempt near the end of the French election was an attempt to sway the election. Then Brandon decides to tell his story of what he called FAKE NEWS within his own life. Was it truly fake news or not....Mark and Bobby discuss.
Finally, the Boy Scouts hit the news in the past week when a girl was given the chance and authorized to join the Boy Scouts. But Mark doesn't see the value in this and it turns into a heated debate between all three men as they breakdown their personal ideals to figure out if this Scout decision was a good thing or bad thing.
300 shows is not an easy thing to accomplish and the Q with Mark Bland has finally taken the leap and made it after 7 years. On this show, Mark is joined by Jason Kull and Producer Bobby as they think about the past years and where they are compared to when they started.
But the show hits its normal stride as Mark, Jason and Bobby decide to tackle two specific topics: The first being Trumps amazing 3rd FAKE attack that never existed at all, but his team keeps making them up. The Second being his new found fascination of denouncing the media and challenging the credibility of their profession. Mark see's this more as people calling other peoples opinions they disagree with as fake news. It's not Fake news and the guys explain why.
Finally Mark brings up some questions from the fans and listeners and this leads to one of the best endings to a show that we have ever had. One question leads to a discussion about the worst things about Porn....this brings up Bobby's story and review of a movie from when he was younger that levels the crew. Great stuff and you don't wanna miss it.
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On this episode of the Q, we return to our podcast format due to an unforseen situation arising at the radio station we were on in St.Louis. Due to this infraction, The Q chose to disengage our relationship with the station and move on with life.
Jason Kull is here to discuss Mark's new theory that Donald Trump's decisions seem to be coming from a potential illness. Also Mark directly alludes to the fact that there is tons of video and proof of Trump's inability to read. Shouldn't the president of the US be able to read well? Well seems like half the population in the US doesn't care.
Also, the two guys tackle some dilemmas and discuss if there was anyone in history that you could get into an Argument with, who would you like to verbally tangle with? Hitler, the Pope, Nostrodamus...who? Listen to find out who our guys said.
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We love callers on the Q. They are what really makes our show special. But sometimes the callers are special themselves. On this episode, we focus on the need for someone to put Trump in a checks and balances type situation. His entire team is going off the rails and making weird and dumb claims that are hurting his brand and Presidency.
First up, we discuss Kellyanne Conway and her need to create fake and false massacre's to fodder the Muslim Ban that trump enacted. Kellyanne went on another political show on TV and stated that because of the "Bowling Green Massacre", that's why the ban is needed. Only problem is that It never happened and she completely made it up again. Another Alternative Fact.
Then the guys take some callers and they decide to go in blind and see what the fans of the show are thinking. May have been the wrong idea. The callers definitely were the star of this show, so saddle up and take a listen....prepare to be entertained.
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Matt Krueger is back and what a show to return for! The President Donald Trump has had a busy first week in office and at the end of it he decided to Ban people from 7 specific Middle Eastern countries that have terrorist ties. But the issue is that he left a few other countries that are also terror based off the list. Why? Well maybe he has economic ties to those countries, or maybe he doesn't feel they are a threat at all. Regardless, the hashtag #MuslimBan seems to be taking the entire world by storm as country after country denounces this US stance. People are taking over airports and we discuss whether this is all justified or not.
But first, Kayo Bracey joins the show to discuss hip hop and growing up in North Carolina over the past few years with all the confederate flag talk and now Trump becoming the president. He tells us a little about his upbringing as well as his influences coming from the home of hip hop legend Petey Pablo.
All this and much more on the Q!
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Rick Pearlstein joins the Q to discuss his books called Nixonland and The Invisible Brdge. Mark, Jason, Bobby and Schep talk to him about the Donald Trump presidency and who he thinks he most resembles out of past presidents. He discusses the upcoming of the republican party through the 60's into the 70's and 80's , and drops some pearls of wisdom that he uncovered while researching the book.
This is the Christmas show and Mark and Bobby bring back a present for the The Q show listeners, they do a Game on/Game off. Also Mark is having a problem with Samsung regarding his 9 month old washing machine and the team decides whether Mark is just being sensitive or if he has legitimate concern against the company. And finally, Santa has a naughty and nice list and there are some common naughty things that people in the US prescribe to. Do any of the cast fall into these locations...find out on the Last Q of 2016!
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Mark Bland and Jason Kull welcome Darius Jackson to the show to discuss the world for minorities during this Donald Trump transition. What is the feel in that culture for what happened? Also, based off questioning others, what does black and minority culture think is going to happen over the next 4 years.
Dairus, though, is on the show because he is honestly a fan of the Q and had some serious questions regarding Donald Trump and the thoughts on Betsy Devoss taking over the Department of Education under Trump. She is planning on instituting a potential voucher plan for schools. See what Mark and Jason think about implementing the plan and how it might lead back to times when things were less pleasant for some of our nation.
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Anarchy was a dear and poignant wrestling organization based just outside of St. Louis, MO. The fanbase was like no other and probably won't be duplicated anytime soon. But as so many things in life, a good thing must come to an end....but it's not totally the end. Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico come back on the show to discuss their folding of St. Louis Anarchy Wrestling and the beginning of their new venture NWL (aka National Wrassling League).
Pierre and Evan discuss their favorite memories with the league they took over a few years ago, while also explaining the benefits and hype around the new wrestling league based out of KC/STL. Mark and the guys also focus on the last event they held recently and all the feelings and emotions that come with putting your heart into something, watching it grow up and become something else. The guys also discuss wrestling as a business and how it should be handled at all times and the ups and downs of indie wrestling.
Also. Mark still throws in some politics discussing the Trump Transition more and if the extreme attitutdes of some of the picks will bode well being implemented in such a fast fashion.
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Mark Bland and Jason Kull discuss the transition and some of the aura around the picks and moves that Donald Trump, the President-Elect, is making. A ton of work goes into making good choices and his choices seem very controversial in the long idealistic stances that many of them have. It's blatantly obvious that Trump fell into this presidency aloof and is also trying to fit in as much as he can before the inauguration.
Next Mark switches up the topic and reads some questions from the listeners. One is a truly moral dilemma in the fact that you have to make a long term decision on an extreme gray area regarding Aids. Plus the two gentlemen also discuss Trumps recent "60 Minutes" episode where he backpedalled on almost every major campaign promise he made.
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Jason Kull and Mark Bland are back with some audio goodness for you ears. First up is the reason why Hell Froze Over....The Chicago Cubs won the WORLD SERIES! As a St. Louis based show, we do enjoy and like our Cardinals, but their rivals winning the World Series is definitely a sore point for many. Kull is a huge Cubs fan and he is here to discuss the win and his personal feelings.
Next up, The Election 2016....Either its getting ready to happen, is happening or just ended recently when you are listening to this and we probably have a new president elect. This is the last attempt to discuss this election season and the two candidates. Has this helped Trump at all....Is Clinton sitting pretty. It's all over the place and we try to make some sense of it.
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