Madigan’s Pubcast

Hosted ByKathleen Madigan

Comedian Kathleen Madigan opens her Pub every week to talk about everything and anything fun in her world. Light bar conversations ranging from her parents to unsolved mysteries, sports to chimpanzee documentaries.

Fast Food, Lake of the Ozarks, and Chimpanzees

Kathleen opens boasting her love for Dolly Parton with a few Dolly quotes, and promotion of Dolly’s version of Led Zepplin’s “Stairway to Heaven”.

Kathleen expands on her Episode 1 conversation about Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado as she reads a few lines from his 1997 book “Beyond The Horizon,” which includes predictions for the future.  She shares that if she could have two experiences in her life, she would want to see the HistoryMiami Museum’s exhibit honoring Mercado, and also Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul museum in Mexico City.

Fast Food From the Road: Kathleen confesses that after decades on the road, she’s just tasted her first Popeye’s famous chicken sandwich.  She loves Taco Bell and KFC UNLESS they are a combo restaurant, which is also how she feels about Baskin-Robbins + Dunkin Donut establishments.  Kathleen is completely disappointed in how mergers like this usually result in customers needing to beg for extra hot sauce, be subject to insane new menu items such as the KFC Donut Chicken Sandwhich, or be forced to accept the loss in quality of one of her favorite treats: mint chocolate chip ice cream (WHY isn’t it even green anymore?).

Parental Update: Kathleen has a phone conversation with her mom and is warned to stay out of the “doughnut hole of health insurance.”  Her dad is dominating his men’s golf league, but is the only player adhering to COVID-19 cart restrictions.

Sports: Kathleen provides an update on her COVID-19 Sports predictions:  an update on the surging cases in her St. Louis Cardinals’ locker room (whom she refers to as “dirty birds,” her predictions on the success of the NHL’s “bubble” Stanley Cup Finals and the NBA tournament.  Kathleen reviews the NCAA football conferences that have chosen to opt out of the 2020 Fall season, and reminisces how she was first introduced to good college football when the Missouri Tigers were admitted into the SEC in 2012.

Controversy: Kathleen discusses her thoughts on the Dixie Chicks transitioning their name to be The Chicks, and remembers where she was and the fallout of that band’s 2003 dissidence of then-president George W. Bush at a concert in the UK.  She moves on discussing public figures whom she appreciates even though they have ideological differences, and how those differences probably wouldn’t be known without social media.  Kathleen includes actor Jon Voight and Jerry Falwell Jr, and the repercussions when Falwell Jr. recently posted a picture of himself on a yacht with his pants open.

Lake of the Ozarks: Kathleen discusses her home at the Lake of the Ozarks, which has a new fame thanks to the Netflix series “Ozark,” but most recently made international news as local lake bars surged with people, resulting in mass spreading of COVID-19 cases.  Kathleen reviews the history of the Lake, growing up as an Osage Indian at School of the Osage, and the difference between the “pre-flood” and “post-flood” communities.  She shares tales of the famous Party Cove, as well as a family story of what her brother traded for outboard motor oil on a particular summer afternoon in the gauntlet.

Weather Obsession: Kathleen confesses to being a complete weather junkie, and her obsession with weather and The Weather Channel.  She talks about how hurricanes are named and the history of hurricane names, as well as her preferences in weather apps such as the Weather Channel app versus Weather Bug.

What to Watch This Week:  Kathleen is fascinated with the documentary “Project Nim,” which is the story of Nim Chimpsky, a chimpanzee who in the 1970’s became the focus of a landmark experiment to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised like a human child.  She shares her opinions regarding the content, especially her hatred of a particular professor in the movie.

Mystery of the Week: Kathleen provides her opinions on the Maracoxi, which are mysterious South American sasquatches.