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.

Bad Kings, Dogecoin, and Tiny Turkish Castles

Kathleen opens the show drinking a Pale Ale from Creature Comforts Brewing in Athens, GA and debates how many days and nights Moses was “lost.” She then introduces her Termites to her Durham Bull, which she was awarded by the Carolina Theatre for selling out her last show, and debates the deliciousness of Carolina vinegar-based BBQ versus all other BBQs.

UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN HIVE: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen announces that Olympia Dukakis has been posthumously added to the Court for this week, as both Cher and Dolly tweeted their sentiments regarding her passing. Kathleen loved her movies (especially Steel Magnolias) and tells a story about seeing her in a Florida airport. Kathleen then rates the worst fake Southern accents, which she awards to Lewis Black and her dad stating that both sound like a broken banjo.

“GOOD BAD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food AND in continuing her search for the best Ranch, Kathleen samples Cap’n Crunch’s Berrytastic Pancake Mix, which she thinks her nieces and nephew will LOVE, Ritz Crisp & Thins Seasoned with Tabasco Pepper Sauce Flavor, which she doesn’t recommend. Kathleen finishes her tasting menu with Hidden Valley Bold Buffalo Dipping Sauce, which she thinks is an asset to ANY meal.

ORLANDO GETS ITS FIRST WHITE CASTLE RESTAURANT: Kathleen is a life-long fan of White Castle cheeseburgers and is thrilled to announce that Orlando (home of one of her BFFs, Carrottop) is getting its first White Castle restaurant. Kathleen has always preferred the baby-dried onions of White Castle vs the sad cold buns and ketchup on a Krystal cheeseburger. She then tells a story from Vegas when she saw a group of very drunk girls fall out of a limo with a White Castle Crave Case.

NAZI AMBER ROOM: As a follow up to Episode 39, Kathleen finishes her research on Hitler’s Amber Room and passes the info of the “8th Wonder of the World” onto her Termites.

BILL MAHER VS CRYPTOCURRENCY: Kathleen laughs at the recent ill-informed comments from Bill Maher regarding Cryptocurrency. He referred to all of it as “Easter bunny cartoon cash” and compared it to Tinkerbell from Peter Pan: “Its power is based solely on enough children believing in it.” Right, Bill…Kathleen is absolutely enamored with all things crypto and is THRILLED to join “the children” in their quest for global domination.

ANOTHER FLYING CAR CONCEPT GOES TO MARKET: Kathleen continues following her childhood desire to own a flying car by reporting on the new ASKA. Startup company NFT, Inc. opened a showroom to reveal the concept car, requiring $5,000 to secure your own model when production is finished. There will only be a limited run of 1,500 cars manufactured offered at a price of $789,000, which are scheduled to roll out in 2026.

BRITNEY SPEARS TO ADDRESS THE COURT: As a follow-up to Episode 29 where Kathleen discussed the #FreeBritney movement, she excitedly reads an article announcing that Britney Spears has agreed to address the court on June 23rd regarding her conservatorship.

PICASSO PAINTING PRESENTED FOR AUCTION: Kathleen reads a bulletin from Christie’s Auction House that Picasso’s “Woman Sitting Near A Window” is being offered for auction in May 2021. The piece is forecasted to fetch $55 million, but Kathleen places a bet that the winning bid will exceed $100 million.

CANNIBALISTIC SETTLERS: Kathleen discusses the premise of the documentary “The Donner Party,” which chronicles the pilgrimage of the Joseph Donner family and 11 other families who made the journey over the Sierra Nevada mountain range to California in 1846. The story outlines the issues they faced making the journey, including a massive snowstorm that stopped the wagon train for weeks and the resulting cannibalism when they ran out of food. Kathleen is fascinated by the details, and points out that even over 100 years ago there were assholes in every society that “showed out,” but back then the asset was a double-decker wagon.

TINY TURKISH CASTLE VILLAGE: Kathleen reads an article describing the Turkish town of Burj Al Babas, which was constructed for foreign buyers and broke ground in 2014. When Turkey’s economy fell the project halted, and today 530 castles remain empty. Kathleen then names all of the Disney princesses that she knows to have lived in similar castles, which amounts to 2.

VERY BAD KINGS: Kathleen discusses the concept of the new American Kings when she shares with the Termites a recent article about Dodgers’ owner Mark Walter buying up massive amounts of land in the Crested Butte, Colorado area and then another article detailing the land transactions that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made gobbling up incremental property around his Hawaiian compound.

A MISSOURI WHITE BISON: Kathleen is thrilled to read an article about a rare white bison who has made his home in Missouri’s Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. The park named him “Takoda“ after the Sioux reference for ‘friend to everyone.’”

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “The Donner Party” on Amazon Prime and “Mare of Eastown” on HBO Max.