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.

Alabama’s Yoga Ban, Satanic Shoes, & a Preacher’s Love Triangle

Kathleen opens the show drinking a Grit Kisser lager from Back Forty Beer Company in Gadsden, AL and goes on to tells listeners about her recent road trip to Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen confirms that Dolly Parton has received her 2nd COVID-19 vaccine, Cher is in the social media “trouble box” after tweeting about the death of George Floyd, Tanya is running wild on her Nashville ranch, and Stevie and Chaka remain quiet for another week.

“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 runs down a local Wisconsin-based list of the best Ranch dressings by brand. She then samples Heinz Mayochup and Honeyracha MashUp Sauces, Kroger brand Reuben Sandwich potato chips, and finishes off with a dessert bite of Birthday Cake Oreos.

AN ANGRY OCTOPUS: Kathleen reads an article from Australia about a man who was walking on the beach and looking for somewhere to swim with his two-year-old daughter in Geographe Bay, a popular snorkeling spot. He was attacked by an octopus (a usually peaceful creature) while swimming and posted the video on his Instagram account.

A NEW ELIZABETH HOLMES: As a follow up to her past episodes detailing the ongoings of Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes, Kathleen announces that Amanda Seyfried will play Holmes in the upcoming Hulu film “The Dropout.”

ANNA SOROKIN ICE ICE BABY: Kathleen follows up Episode 29 by advising Termites that fake heiress Anna Sorokin is in ICE custody in Bergen County, NJ after she failed to leave the US for Germany on March 26th.

VISA ALLOWS CRYPTOCURRENCY PAYMENTS: In keeping with her obsession with cryptocurrency and her own Ethereum account, Kathleen is thrilled to read an article announcing that Visa will allow the use of the cryptocurrency to settle transactions on its payment network, the latest sign of growing acceptance of digital currencies by the mainstream financial industry.

LILIUM FLYING TAXIS: Flying taxis are a reality, and Kathleen can’t be more excited to see her childhood “Jetsons” transportation arrive. She reads an article from Germany about Lilium, the latest electric aviation startup to go public, and prominently work on the final plans for their flying taxis.

NFT HONEY BEAR SELLS: In continuing to understand the recent Non-Fungible Token movement, Kathleen reads an article detailing the sale of one of his Honey Bear portraits, with this one resembling Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg. The 48 x 36-inch print and NFT sold for the cryptocurrency equivalent of $64,610.78 (38.88 ETH), and 20% of the proceeds were donated to COVID-19 relief on the charity platform GiveDirectly.

ANOTHER GENDER REVEAL GOES WRONG: Kathleen continues her rant about the absurdity of gender reveal parties from Episode 28 as she reads an article from Mexico where a gender reveal stunt went tragically wrong this week in Cancún, killing at least 2 people. The Cessna 206 crashed shortly after pink smoke declared that the baby would be a girl.

ALABAMA YOGA BAN: Kathleen laughs out loud and has another sip of her beer while reading an article outlining a bill in Alabama that would lift a 28-year ban on yoga in public schools. During a hearing by the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee, two conservative groups objected to the bill, citing concerns about yoga’s ties to Hinduism and worry that the practice will convert children to that religion.

LIL NAS X’s SATAN SHOES: In honor of her mom’s favorite rapper, Kathleen describes to listeners the drama surrounding the latest collaboration with MSCHF. Lil Nas released 666 pairs of “Satan Sneakers” which are modified Nike shoes allegedly containing a drop of human blood. Kathleen provides commentary on Nas’s lap dance with the Devil in the song’s video and then tells a childhood story when she watched The Exorcist when her parents were out one evening, and her follow-up encounter with a slippery Ouija board.

BRANSON FOSTER FRAUD SCHEME REVEALED: Kathleen reads an article from her home state of Missouri, where a local performer recently pleads guilty to stealing more than $85K from audience members who donated to his fake charity for foster children. She then discloses her own experiences in Branson.

WINE VS CATARACTS: Kathleen loves red wine, and is delighted to share with her Termites the result of a recent study advising that drinking wine slashes the risk of needing eye cataract surgery.

OKLAHOMA PASTOR’S LOVE TRIANGLE: Kathleen loves a good ID Channel style murder story, and provides her own colorful commentary regarding the tangled story of the wife of an Oklahoma pastor and her alleged accomplice in her husband’s murder. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation confirmed that pastor David Evans’ wife, Kristie Evans, was arrested after confessing to his murder and was assisted by her lover. Officials say all three were allegedly involved in a love triangle that continued for months at the local Super 8 motel.

ABANDONED MISSOURI RESORT: Returning again to her home state of Missouri, Kathleen describes the ghost town of mansions at Indian Ridge Resort outside of Branson that was supposed to be developed into a $1.6 billion resort community. When the 2008 US housing crisis impacted the economy, the developer ceased growth and now the overgrown community sits vacant. The resort was to be home to the best golf course in the Ozarks, and Kathleen recommends that visitors to the area tour Bass Pro’s Big Cedar Lodge, play golf at any of the courses located there including Tiger Woods’ Payne’s Valley, and go fishing at Table Rock Lake.

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching the documentary “Muscle Shoals.