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.

The Queen’s Beer, Spammed Prayers, & The Oldest Whiskey In The World

Kathleen opens the show drinking a Busch Light from her beloved hometown Anheuser Busch Brewery.

UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEENS: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen shares with her Termites that none of the Queens have done anything significant this past week, which is somewhat comforting compared to the constant insanity of the past year in COVID quarantine.

“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 the new McDonald’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich, which she likes but not nearly as much as KFC’s or Popeyes’ chicken sandwiches. She then tries Buffalo Wild Wings Medium Wing Sauce (with “comfortable heat”) which she LOVES and wants to pour on everything. She finishes her tasting with a limited edition Hostess Twinkie Lemonade Stand flavor, which she’s sure that her dad will love.

THE OLDEST OLYMPIAN: Kathleen provides an update on the world’s oldest person participating in the Olympic torch relay as part of the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

CRYPTO MAINTAINS ITS COOL STATUS: In keeping with her obsession with cryptocurrency, Kathleen reports on a news announcement stating that Elon Musk has lost $20 Billion since he hosted Saturday Night Live at the beginning of May. She’s excited to read a follow-up article announcing that the NFL’s New York Giants have partnered with Grayscale Partners, who will be the official digital currency asset management partner in an effort to mainstream cryptocurrency in the NFL.

SPAMMED PRAYERS FOR TEBOW: Kathleen is a massive NFL fan, and laughs when reading a report that the Jacksonville Jaguars are ready to sign former Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow to a 1-year contract, converting his position to Tight End. The 33-year-old failed to make headway in the NFL and then converted his motivation to professional baseball, where he has successfully maintained a roster spot on the New York Mets farm team. Kathleen muses that since Tebow is a renowned fanatical Christian, that Jesus must have moved Tebow’s prayers for professional sports domination into his “spam” folder.

MASTERING THE PENNSYLVANIA ACCENT: Kathleen is currently watching Mare of Eastown, starring British actress Kate Winslet. She reads an article detailing how Winslet mastered the Pennsylvania accent, which is deemed to be one of the toughest to take on. Kathleen describes her encounters with waitstaff while working at Philly comedy clubs in her 20’s, and muses if she needed to mimic a Pennsylvania accent she would live with a PA family for a week and drink Yuengling.

ROME’S COLOSSEUM GETS A NEW FLOOR: Kathleen reads an announcement outlining plans for the famous Roman Colosseum to be remodeled with a new floor that will give tourists a gladiator’s vantage point into the architecture and energy of the amphitheater. She moves on to tell a story of when her younger sister visited Rome and her opinions of visiting the structure.

THE OLDEST WHISKEY IN THE WORLD: Kathleen is excited to read an announcement that LaGrange, GA-based Evans & Ragland Distilling is about to present a bottle of their American whiskey for auction in June. A recent laboratory test showed that the Old Ingledew, which originally was thought to date back to the 1850s, was instead likely bottled between 1763 and 1803.

THE QUEEN’S BEER: As all Irish descendants feel, Kathleen has never been a fan of the British monarchy. However, she’s thrilled that Queen Elizabeth has released her own beer. Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the 95-year-old monarch has approved the sale of a range of beer brewed from plants grown on her Sandringham estate in Norfolk. Sold at the Sandringham gift shop at $5.50 for a 500ml bottle, the beers come in two varieties: a cold-filtered, traditional English “bitter” and a stronger Golden IPA described by the gift shop as “uniquely natural.”

THE BASQUAIT SKULL: As her Termites know, Kathleen LOVES art and is delighted to read an article stating that a painting of a skull. By Jean-Michel Basquait. Sold for $93 million at a Christie’s NY auction, setting a new benchmark for the premier art auction world. She then tells listeners to watch the movie Basquait, starring Jeffrey Wright and David Bowie, to learn more about the artist.

DELAYED CICADAS: Kathleen reads an article revealing that the unseasonably cold weather defining the beginning of Spring 2021 has delayed the infestation of the cicadas. The sound-producing insects return every 17 years and are large, cleared-winged insects that occur either annually or periodically. It’s a mystery as to why periodical cicadas only emerge every 13 or 17 years, but it’s been theorized that it’s to avoid syncing up with predator cycles.

JIMMY HOFFA’S GEORGIA RESTING PLACE: Kathleen reads to listeners an article from Golf Digest stating that a former mob attorney is claiming that Jimmy Hoffa is buried under a Georgia golf course. The attorney claims that Hoffa’s remains lie beneath a green at Savannah Inn and Golf Country Club, just off the coast of Georgia.

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Mare of Eastown” on HBO Max, “The Godfather of Harlem” on Amazon Prime, and the movie “Basquait” on Amazon Prime.