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.

Buffalo Wings, Action Park, and Skin Walkers

Kathleen opens by opening her Pickle Kolsch beer from Tailgate Brewery in Nashville, which she discovered at her favorite Nashville Hot Chicken restaurant: Party Fowl.  Kathleen describes the recipe behind Nashville Hot Chicken, and introduces her NEW “Cardboard Cher” who will takes the Busch Latte from Stevie Nicks since she is the tallest cardboard guest in the Pub. Kathleen provides an update on the state of the Post Office, describing a mailer that she received from USPS highlighting their pledge to ensure that all mail-in Federal election ballots reach their final destination on time.  She reads a Dolly Parton quoteinvolving potatoes.

TIME ZONES AND SPORTS: Kathleen asks the audience based on the East Coast of the US HOW they stay awake long enough to watch sports, specifically Monday Night Football.  She reviews the pros and cons of each time zone as relates to the tv schedule of pro football, hockey, and baseball, and is thankful to live in the Central Standard Time zone (and also that she doesn’t have to get up early the next day for work.)

Kathleen gives a nod to recently deceased St. Louis Cardinal Hall of Fame player Lou Brock, describing her emotions when she saw his funeral procession pass the Cardinal’s Busch Stadium and his wife’s remarks to Cardinals fans on behalf of the family.

Kathleen loves the city of Buffalo and its sports fans, specifically Bills fans.  She loves visiting the famous Anchor Bar, boasting that she can spend an entire day sitting at the bar people watching, drinking Labatt Blue Light, and eating buffalo wings. Kathleen is in awe of the Bills Mafia’s tailgating tradition of “table slamming,” where fans jump onto and card tables in an attempt to break them.  She admires a Bills fan in Buffalo who paints his entire house in Bills’ colors (complete with logo) after his next door neighbor raises a New York Jet’s flag in his yard.

MADIGAN FAMILY UPDATE: Kathleen’s parents stopped for a few days on their way to Florida, and told Kathleen that if she wanted her white hydrangea bushes to turn pink or blue, that she should pour a 50/50 vinegar mixture on the flowers.  She did this and the flowers turned brown and died.

UPDATE MALAYSIAN FLIGHT 370: For those fans who participate in Kathleen’s obsession with missing MH Flight 370, she provides an update (September 2020) on the missing aircraft including multi-government search groups finding debris on African beaches.

“GAS STATION” FOOD: Kathleen finds Twinkies cereal, and although she prefers Ding Dongs to Twinkies she is excited for this breakfast option.  Her fellow comedian pal Kelly McFarland agrees that the best food is found in truck stops.

Kathleen wants to head North immediately since Taco Bell in Canada has a new “Jalepeno Noir” on their menu that is being tested in the market to pair with the Toasted Cheesy Chalupa.  She challenges all Canadians to drink enough of this wine so that it makes the US menu.

Kathleen is a monster fan of cool hot sauces, and is thrilled to find out that Old Bay Seasoning has come out with a limited edition Old Bay Hot Sauce which she can’t wait to add to basically everything.

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen reviews “The Great Hack” on Netflix, which is the story of Cambridge Analytica and their influence on the 2016 US Presidential election, and then continues down a rabbit hole moving onto the documentary “The Social Dilemma.” Kathleen makes her case for the benefits and wonder of Google. She reviews her personal likes and dislikes about each social media platform including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and SnapChat, and TikTok.

Class Action Park” is a documentary about Action Park, New Jersey’s self-proclaimed “Most Dangerous Amusement Park” in the world.  Located in Vernon NJ, the park was notorious for injuries from dangerous and unregulated rides in the 1980’s through early 90’s.  Kathleen discusses the rumors associated with the Park including mafia ties, money laundering, shady land sales, and undisclosed injury and death.  As the daughter of a lawyer, Kathleen offers her opinions on the level of danger for each ride, the practices of the staff interviewed for the movie, and discloses that she is a cousin of Evil Knievel.

MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Kathleen discusses the legend of the Navajo Skin Walkers, and discloses that she has met a ranch hand in Colorado who has actually encountered a skin walker.  These legendary creatures are known amongst Navajo people as being a type of harmful witch who are animal shapeshifters, and always have an evil connotation associated with their existence.

CLOSING REMARKS: Kathleen asks listeners to watch “The Man Who Would Be Polka King” and “The Vow” docuseries for discussion at the Pub on the next episode.  She then provides her thoughts on why the Grammy Polka album of the year should be asked to perform on the CBS telecast every year.