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.

Flaming Cheetos, Ranch Crocs, & Psychopathic City Dwellers

Kathleen opens the show drinking a Chocolate MoonPie Stout from Naked River Brewing in Chattanooga.

TOUR UPDATE: Kathleen provides her Termites with an update on her upcoming 2021 Fall Tour schedule, which will be called the “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. She talks about heading back out on the road, and her specific issues with her new NARS eye pencil which she maintains won’t actually sharpen enough to use.

TERMITE SHOUTOUT: Kathleen gives a shoutout to a few Termites who have sent funny gifts to her PO Box. Big thanks to Anne from Louisville for sending a note and some fun golf balls (including one she found in the rough), and to Elisa from Texas who sent a Buc-ee’s pint glass and a Stevie Nicks prayer candle that she made herself (her company’s name is Texrah Designs in Dallas)

RANCH CROCS: Kathleen is THRILLED to read an announcement from Crocs that they are partnering with Hidden Valley Ranch on ranch-inspired clogs and Jibbitz charms in the form of french fries, chicken nuggets, pizza, burgers, and vegetables. She remembers a story from Project Runway when Tim Gunn compared Crocs to hooves and then reminisces about having to make her own sweatpants in Home Ec in high school.

UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen announces that Cher just turned 75 years old and announced last week via Twitter that Universal is producing her biopic. Tanya Tucker has announced more tour dates, and Dolly broadcasted live on Good Morning America from her Dollywood Flower & Food Festival.

“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 PF Chang’s Dynamite Ranch dressing, which she finds WAY too tangy for her taste. Then in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, she tries “Stuffed Puffs” which pledge to make S’mores “easier,” and also the Hostess S’mores Limited Edition cupcakes. She confesses to having never had a real S’more, which makes her a poor candidate to evaluate these flavors ☺

ALABAMA DROPS YOGA BAN: As a follow-up to Episode 35, Kathleen laughs at a recent announcement that Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed a bill to allow public schools to offer yoga, ending a ban that stood for nearly 30 years. Christian conservatives who back the ban said yoga would open the door for people to be converted to Hinduism. In a conservative fashion, the new law allows yoga to be offered as an elective for grades K-12, but students won’t be allowed to say, “Namaste,” and meditation is not allowed.

BOEING-BACKED AIR TAXIS ON THE WAY: In holding onto her childhood dream of flying cars, Kathleen reads an article about Boeing startup company Wisk, which has finalized its first deal to operate autonomous air taxis in the U.S. The company will operate up to 30 eVTOL aircraft that will be deployed as part of the Blade charter flight network, pending the FAA certifying the aircraft for commercial operation.

“CHARLIE BIT MY FINGER” NFT SELLS: In continuing with her review of insane non-fungible token sales, Kathleen reads an article about the sale of the YouTube video “Charlie Bit My Finger.” The video accrued more than 883 million views, and was auctioned off as an NFT for $760,999.

THE MAN WHO DIDN’T INVENT FLAMIN’ HOT CHEETOS: Being a true fan of Cheetos, Kathleen loves the dramabehind the story of who claims to have and actually did invent the Flamin’ Hot Cheeto. Frito-Lay expressed support for former company executive Richard Montañez, whose claims to have invented the snack was debunked by the Los Angeles Times. Montañez began working as a janitor for Frito-Lay back in 1976 and has long claimed that he pitched the idea for the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos flavor by boldly calling up company execs in 1990.

PSYCHOPATHS PREFER CITY LIVING: Kathleen takes another sip of beer and reads an article to listeners published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology about the nature of psychopaths. The study says people who feel less connected to nature tend to have heightened levels of psychopathic personality traits, and that individuals who exhibit more dark personality traits prefer to reside in urban areas rather than suburban or rural areas.

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching Cate Blanchett in “Miss America” on Hulu, and listen to “The Clown and The Candyman” podcast.