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Imagine if Howard Stern took over The Daily Show… that’s the vibe of The Q.

Mark Bland, a radio veteran of 20+ years, hosts the vibrant current affairs and pop culture talk show with a political twist. The show is syndicated in the U.S. and is now in Africa, right here on CliffCentral.com!

Mark entertains the fans with his Producer Bobby, while discussing some of the edgier things in the news. Whether it be interviews with authors, actors/actresses or public figures and celebrities, The Q is surely to keep you on your toes.

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Imagine if Howard Stern took over The Daily Show… that’s the vibe of The Q.

Mark Bland, a radio veteran of 20+ years, hosts the vibrant current affairs and pop culture talk show with a political twist. The show is syndicated in the U.S. and is now in Africa, right here on CliffCentral.com!

Mark entertains the fans with his Producer Bobby, while discussing some of the edgier things in the news. Whether it be interviews with authors, actors/actresses or public figures and celebrities, The Q is surely to keep you on your toes.

    Brian McDowell

    Brian McDowell

    Comedian Brian McDowell comes on The Q to discuss a "verbal tussle" him and host Mark Bland had regarding the position of success and how it should be viewed from his point of view. Brian disagrees with Mark, so Mark invited him on to discuss which comics are truly famous and which ones are D and C list celebs at best. Along for this wonderful ride are Jason Kull and Gary Weed. Mark and Gary have been going back and forth about Harold Baines making it into the Baseball Hall of Fame and it lines up perfectly because this show is about VALUE and MERIT. Either you have both and are viewed at the proper level... OR you have one or the other and are viewed on a lesser scale. But it seems people within their own professions view success of others at a heightened level and sometimes you gotta step outside of your business to see it the way others do. But is Mark right or is Brian right? Most comics are gonna agree with Brian because of his position as a stand up comic... but it's never those within your industry that give you the value you require. It's the CROWD and FANS. They are what give you merit. Also on the show the guys discuss Michael Cohen, the lawyer for Donald Trump who admitted guilt and is now going to prison for 3 years. You would think that would be the eye opening everyone needed to figure out Trump is dirty, but NOPE! Some people are still holding tight and coming up with every excuse they can so they don't get egg on their face. Conservatives are dollar sure and too deep now to allow anything to make their choice look bad. But there is more coming down the pipeline and everyone chimes in about what makes Cohen that big of a deal. Finally Mark, Gary, Jason do the hotseat with Brian. What will he be asked... and what does he quietly judge people on? It could be anything and it could gain you a fan in Brian or get you thrown away quickly. Find out on this new Q!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Karma

    Karma

    On this show, Producer Bobby returns and with him he brings a cavalcade of guests to the table. First up is his co-host Jared, for a new sports show he is promoting called Sports Central! The two stop in to discuss some sports and chime in on news of the day. But today's show is brimming with talent because Ali Jones of the St. Lunatics, legendary hip hop group, joins for a second week in a row to discuss the news of the day. First up, George HW Bush, former President of the United States passed away this week at 94 years of age. The former military veteran and head of the FBI became Ronald Reagan’s running mate in 1980 when they were able to bring the Republican party back to prominence. From 1980 to 1992, Bush Sr worked on Capitol Hill as both Vice President and then becoming President himself in 1988. The funeral was a litany of guests from all decades and political backgrounds. But that wasn't what was weird. It got weird when the current President of the US, Mr Trump, showed up with the First Lady to pay their respects, but it was a cold reception they got from the remaining living former Presidents... and definitely no love lost between himself and the Clintons. Next, Mark is curious about some of the coolest places Ali has been to as an artist. Ali then breaks down a few of his favorite places and lands on Dubai. This brings up the question of "Why can't the United States build infrastructure similar to Dubai and other locations that advance culture and living?" Which brings Bobby to producing the picture of him eating the 24k gold wings in New York. Find out what everyone thinks of this. Finally, Ali was not put into the Hot Seat the last time he was on, so Mark decides to put him, and Jared (sorta), into the Hot Seat and ask some pointed questions.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ali Jones

    Ali Jones

    Mark Bland and Gary Weed return with a hot episode of The Q, cooked up just the way you like it. This week's episode welcomes friend of the show Ali Jones of the legendary hip hop group the St. Lunatics. Ali has been to the top of the music business with is crew since 1999. Winning multiple Grammy Awards and music awards for their contributions, Ali along with his childhood friends have racked up quite the reputation. Whether it's Country Grammar, Free City, Heavy Starch or the multitude of other albums and features, Ali has set himself along with Nelly, Murphy Lee, Kyjuan, City Spud and Slo Down as the dominate midwest hip hop group of the early 2000s through today. First up, Mark being in the music business, he has worked with the group on different projects in the past. From these interactions and personal dealings, Mark realized early that Ali is a force to be reckoned with verbally when discussing touchy and somewhat controversial topics... not unlike himself. Ali explains the beginnings of the St. Lunatics as they celebrate their 25th year as a group. Mark wonders if there is any plans for a full line up reunion, and Ali expounds on why that is always a potential but not at this moment. Next there are many stories of the hip hop group Mark has heard through the grapevine for years. He decides to serve the stories up and put the questions to rest. Did this happen? Did that happen? Some very juicy and interesting background on the group and how they gained notoriety is spawned from these questions. Maybe you knew, but maybe you didn't. Find out the real scoop on the group’s ascent to fame and popularity. The guys have discussed gangs and 1%'ers in the past. But also 5%'ers were brought up on the show before and there is a lot of lore and background to that belief in the world. Ali being a 5%'er shines a light on what’s true and not about his beliefs. He also explains what being a 5%'er means and how others can attain the same beliefs in their life.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Da Blue Wave

    Da Blue Wave

    Midterms are over. So where do Mark Bland, Jason Kull and Gary Weed sit on the important races and changes happening? First up, did the BLUE WAVE happen the way it was touted? Not quite. Mark and the guys break down the important races and where the USA goes from here. This leads to a unique convo about the next election in 2020. Who will be the front runners on both sides of the business walking into that election? Hear who the team thinks will make the cut and decide if you agree. Mark also brings up a unique factor that he wants thought about. What if an unknown, but real person, was written in to be the President of the United States. Do we just say "the rules say he wins if he gets the electoral college”… or would they say "we don't know this person, bring it to litigation!" Find out how everyone feels about that scenario. Finally a rant about parking and making mistakes leads to a discussion about the Rock Hall of Fame and our picks from a few weeks ago. Who’s in the running so far, and how close were we on the fan poll?

    • 1 hr 14 min
    2018 Midterm Elections

    2018 Midterm Elections

    Mark Bland is joined by Producer Bobby and Gary Weed to discuss the upcoming 2018 midterms and voting in general. First up, Gary and Mark made a bet for the World Series and Mark ended up winning the bet. Discussion of the World series takes us down a sports path once again, discussing the value of players within their respective sports. Who was the best baseball pitcher of all time? Is it Greg Maddux or Rollie Fingers? Also, who stands out in other sports? Hockey, football and all of them. The guys discuss this at length. Then the gears get switched and it's onto the newest and dumbest thing that Trump could ever have proposed. He wants to use an executive order to remove and override the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. This definitely caught him some hell for even throwing it out there as a potential. All this comes on the backs of the migrant caravan making its way up from Central America with estimates of 10,000+ people looking for asylum. The guys discuss aspects of this decision and the long term repercussions that could form from this Trump decision. The discussion then turns to video games on the release of the new Playstation Classic, but does it have the games people want or deserve? Everyone plays referee discussing what is on the machine and what is not. This leads to a convo about playing video games in 2018 on mobile devices and if you ever spend money on the games for yourself. Mark defends his spending money on a couple of mobile games with the most basic of arguments... "I would have done it anyway." Listen as Mark explains and you see if he makes sense or not.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Halloween Nationalism

    Halloween Nationalism

    Donald Trump went on a Houston stage at a rally and decided to let the world know that "I'm a Nationalist". Unfortunately for Trump, he meant to say "I'm a Patriot". Now a bunch of supporters are going around trying to make it okay to be white and call yourself a nationalist. Being a white-skinned nationalist is not a good thing. The Nationalism movement is ripe with men and women who are heavily prejudiced and antagonistic in their handling of day to day decisions. So Mark grabbed Producer Bobby and Jonathan May to sit down and discuss these things. But Producer Bobby doesn’t' see the issue with a person running around calling themselves a nationalist. Mark and Jon have a one on one with Bobby trying to decipher between nationalism and patriotism… see where this convo goes. But also on the the heels of the nationalism situation, we had random pipe bombs being mailed to Hillary Clinton, Robert De Niro and many others who have spoken out against Trump. Plus a migrant caravan is slowly approaching the USA on foot and we have to decide what to do when they get here… should we let them in and start the naturalization process, or do we draw a line in the sand? We discuss this at length! Finally, Dr Susan Shumsky is a paranormal investigator and self-described ghostbuster. She joins Mark on this 2018 Halloween show to discuss ghosts and spirits. Why do ghosts exist and why don't they just go to heaven, and stick around here on earth? Dr Susan touches on exorcisms and a few stories of things that she has had happen while out and about helping people with their ghost issues.

    • 1 hr 45 min

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