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.

A Discount Murder, Killer Clowns, & A 118-Year-Old Torch Bearer

Kathleen opens the show toasting listeners with a Jameson shot in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, with a Bud Light chaser. She showcases her Moonman Irish hoodie from Barstool Sports and reads a letter from a fan who sent Frank’s RedHot Ranch Seasoning mix, which she looks forward to preparing for next week’s Pubcast.

“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 samples Hidden Valley Plant-Powered plant-based Ranch dressing. She then dips a Frito into Hidden Valley Ranch Aged Cheddar Ranch Dip and is excited to find Lucky Charms cereal with a leprechaun trap on the back of the box in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

Kathleen finishes the segment by telling listeners to watch the viral TikTok video of a British girl who tries Ranchdressing for the first time EVER.

UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen advises that Tanya Tucker has posted a quick video confirming that she’s been vaccinated with the COVID-19 shot, and Dolly simply continues to be fabulous.

FAKE HEIRESS ANNA DELVEY: As a follow up to Episode 29, Kathleen updates the Termites on the activities of Anna Sorokin (aka “Delvey”) after her release from NY State prison. Sorokin confirms that she was paid $320,000 by Netflix for her story and says she has been offered other deals, so her jail time wasn’t without financial gain. Kathleen reads of the indulgence that Sorokin partook in prior to her sentencing, including champagne brunches lasting hours. Kathleen then tells a story about a champagne lunch that she had in New York with her friend Christa that ended in an enormous nap.

ELIZABETH HOLMES BABY DRAMA: As a follow up to Episode 13, Kathleen updates listeners that Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has requested that her trial be postponed because she is pregnant. Queue the suspenseful music….

BANKSY GAME CHANGER: In keeping with Kathleen’s interest in elusive street mural artist Banksy, she reads an article announcing that his mural ‘Game Changer’ will go under the auction hammer at Christie’s 20th Century Art Evening Sale on March 23rd, 2021. The artwork carries a pre-sale estimate of approximately £3,000,000 and all proceeds will go to England’s National Health Service.

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 Oregon beware of bees/wasps/yellow jackets, Pennsylvania has a massive dog problem, and Rhode Island lists black widow spiders as their leading animal killer.

DRINKS ON A VOLCANO: Kathleen is fascinated by all-natural wonders, and advises listeners that the Hawaii Volcano Observatory recorded over 200 small magnitude earthquakes below volcano Mauna Loa last week. These and other observations of increased activity all point to an increased flow of magma into the volcano’s shallow storage system, and denote that Mauna Loa is slowly waking up for a massive eruption. Kathleen then describes a dinner that she had at the top of Mauna Loa while visiting the Big Island a few years ago, dining at The Rim restaurant.

DISCOUNT MURDER-FOR-HIRE: Kathleen’s home at Lake of the Ozarks does her proud when she reads an articleabout realtor Leigh Ann Bauman, who paid an undisclosed hitwoman $1,500 to try and eliminate her former mother-in-law, according to the probable cause document for Bauman’s arrest and charging.

Bauman, a well-known real estate agent at Lake of the Ozarks, is facing a Class C Felony charge of Conspiracy To Commit Murder. If convicted, she would spend 3–10 years in prison. Kathleen provides her own commentary about the agreed-upon price for the hit, as well as the fact that police released Bauman for a window of time to attend a botox appointment prior to her finishing her criminal interview.

MISSOURI PREACHER’S PERFECT WOMAN: Kathleen laughs in dismay as she reads an article from Southern Missouri about a recent sermon given by a Baptist preacher that contained sexist and misogynistic content. Pastor Stewart-Allen Clark of Missouri’s Malden First General Baptist Church said in his Sunday sermon that women should look to maintain their figures and lose weight in order to keep their husband’s attention. He also used a photo of former First Lady Melania Trump as an example of what women should aspire to.

118-YEAR-OLD TORCH BEARER: Kathleen is thrilled to read an announcement that a 118-year-old Japanese woman, Kane Tanaka, will carry the Olympic torch this summer at the Tokyo Olympics.

THE MOST RELAXING SONG EVER: Kathleen is a big fan of naps, and can’t wait to share with listeners that the most relaxing Weightless, by Marconi Union. The melody was specifically designed to slow human heart rate, reduce blood pressure, and lower cortisol. Kathleen recommends pouring a large glass of wine, turning up the song, and not driving.

MURDEROUS ROYAL CLOWNS: Kathleen laughs out loud at a recent (and brilliant) article from the Irish Times sifting through the wake of the Oprah interview with Meghan and Harry. She feels strongly that the only way that a listener can truly appreciate the intent of the article is to read it in its entirety 😉

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Everest: Beyond The Limit” on Amazon Prime, “Nomadland” on Hulu, and never watching “I Care A Lot” on Netflix (although she’s a massive fan of the actors in that movie.)