The New Chapo, A Yellow Penguin, & A Memphis Nazi
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Vibin’ Groovable Lager from Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park, FL. She sips from her Turtles’ Bar pint glass that she purchased while visiting her parents in Sarasota and offers her thoughts on Oprah’s CBS Special: Meghan and Harry.
UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen advises that Tanya Tucker has been located at The Old Jody’s Restaurant in Temple, TX after hunkering down in the recent Texas ice storms. Kathleen then reads the latest news showing Queen Dolly Parton getting her Moderna COVID vaccine, and Kathleen sings a few bars of Dolly’s modification of her hit song “Jolene”.
“BAD GOOD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food AND in continuing her search for the best Ranch, Kathleen Dorito’s 3D Crunch Spicy Ranch, and Ranch Corn Nuts (which she thinks will inevitably crack all of her teeth).
JOHN McAFEE CRYPTO MONEY LAUNDERING: In a follow up to Episode 4, Kathleen provides an update on John McAfee, who was charged with using his social media to promote cryptocurrencies that he was secretly invested in to inflate their value.
ROCKSTARS SELLING SONG CATALOGS: As listeners know, Kathleen is adamant against the recent surge in veteran songwriters selling their iconic song catalogs. The sale of Bob Dylan’s library was the largest in a spate of recent deals in which stars have cashed in on their old songs. From Lindsey Buckingham to producer Jimmy Iovine, many have sold all or part of the rights to their catalogs. Kathleen gives her opinion on the motivation behind those that have purchased these iconic musical libraries, as well as her own experiences in assigning rights to her own work. She then continues on to outline the latest sale of the Beach Boys’ controlling interest in their intellectual property, reportedly because they aren’t able to tour to generate financial support.
GUITAR GENIUS: Kathleen religiously follows the Instagram account of Polish guitarist Marcin, whose latest cover of Led Zepplin’s “Kashmir” has had critics raving. The guitarist was a semi-finalist on Season 14 of America’s Got Talent.
ANIMALS MOST LIKELY TO KILL YOU BY STATE: Kathleen continues with the segment Animals Most Likely to Kill You (By State), as reported by the Center for Disease Control. If you live in Ohio be especially careful around dogs, and Oklahoma leads the nation in Tiger attacks.
MORE COOL THINGS INVENTED BY WOMEN: Kathleen continues her reporting on cool stuff invented by women, describing the invention of the dishwasher by Josephine Cochrane, and the home security system, invented by Marie Van Brittan Brown.
SOUTH CAROLINA’S FIRING SQUAD: Kathleen loves South Carolina and spends a great deal of her vacation time in the Charleston area. That state’s senators recently voted to approve a bill designed to restart executions in the state by adding firing squad or electrocution as options if lethal injection drugs are not available.
FATTEST CITIES IN AMERICA: After a year in COVID quarantine, many Termites have gained a few extra pounds. Kathleen reads an article released by WalletHub detailing its report on 2021’s Most Overweight and Obese Cities in the U.S. With obesity possibly tripling the risk of hospitalization due to COVID-19, the personal-finance website is calling attention to the communities where weight-related problems are most prevalent. Kathleen compares the published list to her own experiences in the cities listed.
THE NEW CHAPO: As a follow-up to Kathleen’s interest in El Chapo, she updates her Termites on the emergence of a new Mexican drug lord Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, commonly referred to by his alias El Mencho. Leader of the CJNG Cartel, he is the most-wanted criminal in Mexico and one of the most-wanted in the U.S. Both governments are offering up to MXN$30 million and US$10 million, respectively, for information that leads to his arrest.
UNVEILING THE 1ST SPACE HOTEL: Kathleen loves all travel related to Space and is excited to read an article announcing that construction of the first-ever Space hotel will begin in 2025.
MEMPHIS NAZI: Kathleen has watched hundreds of WWII movies with her dad, so is extremely interested in an article disclosing the recent discovery and deportation of a 95-year-old Nazi concentration camp guard in Memphis.
CANADIAN LECTURER JORDAN PETERSON: As her Termites know, Kathleen is interested in the leadership personalities of cult-like figureheads. She provides listeners the background and ideologies of Canadian author and lecturer Jordan Peterson, outlining his known written works and his history. Kathleen moves on to detail Peterson’s recent issues with drugs and a medically induced coma in Russia, as well as her thoughts on his upcoming 2021 release.
RARE YELLOW PENGUIN SPOTTED: Kathleen is thrilled to read an article from a Belgian wildlife photographer Yves Adams, who photographed a rare yellow-colored King Penguin in South Georgia.
WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching Allen v Farrow on HBO, and then if you want to gain a perspective on Allen’s movies watch “Hannah and Her Sisters” in which her good friend Lewis Black has a role. Kathleen also watched the 4-part series “Murder Among The Mormons” on Netflix.