DJ Gelner (author) joins The Q for another round in the world of politics and pop culture. Gelner tells guest Andy Echele about his work with GothamClub.com, a dating site for guys to get tips about women. Andy then lets on about how he is the kink master of all kink and starts describing all his sexcapades in an attempt to impress Mark and DJ. Mark asks if the country is more divided than ever, or is the media trying to make it look like that?
Halloween is just around the corner and Jason Kull joins Mark to discuss some of the greatest horror films of all times. Plus, Trump is on a tear again and it’s discussed about his need to repeal and replace healthcare. Signing executive orders just like Obama did (and all the presidents before him), Trump takes away the ability to have pre-existing conditions guarded from disclosure while signing up. So having one means that they can drop you from coverage or deny you coverage at a new company. Finally, Taxes are a hot issue… should we pay them? Are they too high?
Las Vegas was the most recent outbreak of gun violence the entire country is talking about and Mark and Andy Echele break down whether there should or should not be gun control. Mark breaks out the idea that this will never go away and how much it will affect the Trump presidency. Next up, Mark discusses how the word “snowflake” is improperly used in the lexicon of 2017, and why conservative voters gravitate towards it…
Have you ever been to Reddit and looked around on the subreddits? Well, Mark Bland has. He talks with Jason Kull and Producer Bobby about the ‘justice porn’ subreddit. Mark discusses how videos and ideals on subreddit are interchangeable with certain blog stories from conservative blog websites. There is a ton of correlation. Mark explains how they use it in regards to keeping their fan bases close by and primed for anger.
President Trump decided to turn his ire towards the NFL and NBA for allowing players to kneel during the national anthem. There was a shooting at a 7-11 in California with a police officer and assailant. Mark was asked his opinion on the videos, which set him off in a different direction regarding the way people handle videotaping these interactions.
Matthew Krueger makes his grand return to the show and it was a busy week in racial justice and inequality here in St. Louis. Jason Kull and Matt discuss the impact of the Jason Stockley verdict and how it played out versus what should have happened. People immediately jumped into the streets to protest the situation. Should they be protesting and why are the protests getting so out of control that 80 people are arrested at once? Matt brings up discussing controversy and this leads to a discussion of prayer and God…take a listen and find out what made Mark and Jason lose it live on the show!
Dan Walsh makes his long-awaited return to The Q and jumps in describing life in LA. He dishes on the way the city works and what he likes and doesn’t like about living there. Mark decides to help Dan get a movie, but there are stipulations to the job. From there Mark and Dan discuss California and their drug policy regarding cannabis. They also discuss the Trump and hurricane connection, and talk about the nurse taken out by police during a serious medical situation.
Mark and Producer Bobby start off discussing Black Lives Matter and specifically the fact that there is this push to get people within the movement to stop saying “White Privilege” and start saying “White Supremacy”. Mark and Bobby feel this is a change in the narrative for a purpose. Kim Jong Un is evidently not “respecting US like he should”. Trump recently tweeted out that North Korea (NK) backed down from us because they respect and are scared of our power. Then they went and dropped a hydrogen bomb to test it and BOOM… it worked great. So they are currently threatening the USA and Trump is mad that China is not making NK bend to their power. Trump has the USA on the brink of nuclear war and there’s nothing to do but listen to The Q.
Conor McGregor and Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather put on a show up until the main event happened, and then they put on one more show for everyone. Jason Kull and Producer Bobby join Mark to discuss the aftermath of the Money Fight and what it means for Floyd’s legacy and where McGregor can go from here. They then discuss the pardoning of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio by President Trump. Trump had made claims multiple times that he would not pardon the lawman, but then while Hurricane Harvey was hitting Texas, he quietly made it happen behind the scenes. Arpaio didn’t deserve a pardoning and the guys discuss how this was mishandled, and why Joe should serve out the 6-month potential sentence on the table.
Tony Cabral joins the show for a discussion on the whole Trump phenomenon, plus whether Colbert and Kimmel were justified in their statements. The aura of the Confederacy is still a talking point after a woman was killed in Charlottesville, and more protesting in Boston. Is there value to that rag the Confederates call a flag? What do statues have to do with 2017? And how long will this whining the conservatives are constantly doing about their freedom last? Finally Mark and Tony dig into a solid discussion of Jean Twenge’s new book I-Gen and an interview Tony saw regarding the breakdown of what this newest generation’s definition means. But where exactly does Gen-X, Gen-Y/Millennials and the I-Gen start and stop?