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.

DaVinci’s Elves, Eating Cicadas, & The Murder of The Notorious B.I.G

Kathleen opens the show drinking an Idle Speed Salted Lime Lager from Palmetto Brewing in Charleston, SC.

TERMITE SHOUTOUT: Kathleen gives a shoutout to a few Termites who have sent funny gifts to her PO Box. Big thanks to Paula for the hand-etched Termite beer mug and golf tees, Denise sent a fun Buc-eesprize box, Joel sent a Christmas ornament that Kathleen describes as a “strange clown,” and Alec sent an “Anonymous Potato,” which Kathleen says is one of the funniest gifts that she’s ever received.

UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen reports a quiet week with the Court, citing the beginning of Summer for the lack of activity. Cher is still working on her biopic, and Tanya has just released a ton of tour dates.

“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 limited-edition Cap’n Crunch Red White n Blue Crunch cereal, which she loves (since she loves regular Cap’n Crunch.) She moves on to taste Hidden Valley Ranch’s Spicy Secret Sauce, and Smartfood Krispy Kreme Doughnut flavored popcorn.

MONKEYS HATE FLAMING CHEETOS: Kathleen reads a story from Texas of a woman who hopped a fence and dropped down into a 4-foot deep moat in an attempt to feed 2 spider monkeys at the El Paso Zoo some Flamin’ Hot Cheetos for a social media video. The infuriated zookeeper reports that the monkeys were unharmed during the filming of the TikTok video, but he is hoping that further legal charges are made. Kathleen laughs at the motive of the woman and then reminds listeners of the story of Travis the Chimp whom his keeper maintained that he was humanlike until he mauled the face-off of her best friend.

GAMBLING ON MEDINA: Kathleen reports on the Kentucky Derby’s winning horse Medina Spirit, who tested positive for a banned substance shortly after the Derby. Medina Spirit wasn’t favored to win, but Kathleen bet on him and admits to spending her winnings on beer and new Mepps fishing lures (her favorite.)

PUTIN BEHIND UFO SWARMS THAT ARE BUZZING US WARSHIPS: Kathleen laughs as she reads an article outlining the conspiracy theories that former US Senator Harry Reid is pitching regarding Vladimir Putin’s direction of the recent swarms of UFOs that have been filmed around US warships. Reid is blaming Putin, and Kathleen provides her own commentary on the ramifications of Russia controlling UFOs.

MOMMY DOOMSDAY UPDATE: Kathleen provides an UPDATE on the murder case against Lori Vallow Daybell in Idaho. Daybell, who along with her husband Chad was indicted in early May for the murder of her two missing children, has been found incompetent to stand trial in separate court proceedings related to their deaths. Kathleen recommends that all Termites listen to the Mommy Doomsday podcast outlining the events leading up to the couple’s arrest.

EATING CICADAS: Kathleen squeals in delight as she reads a news release from the FDA advising the public to avoid eating cicadas if you’re allergic to seafood☺ Apparently the insect shares a family relation to shrimp and lobsters, which is the LAST reason that Kathleen would think people would need to be warned to not eat BUGS!

BIGGIE SMALLS MURDER DETAILS EXPANDED: Kathleen is a fan of The Notorious B.I.G’s music and has followed the mystery surrounding the rapper’s untimely death. She reads a recent article alleging that his murder was executed by a Nation of Islam convert in a hit arranged by Suge Knight and covered up by crooked LAPD cops, ex-FBI agent says.

JOHN HINCKLEY JR’s LOVE SONGS: Kathleen has long followed the whereabouts of John Hinckley Jr, and is shocked to read that he has been released after 35 years in a psychiatric hospital after trying to kill President Reagan. She’s even MORE amazed to read that Hinckley has recently been posting videos of himself performing love songs on his new YouTube channel.

THE RICHEST MAN YOU’VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF: In line with her obsession with cryptocurrency and the influence of wealthy individuals like Elon Musk on those currencies, Kathleen reads the latest announcement from Forbes that Bernard Arnault, CEO and majority owner of French luxury group LVMH, has briefly surpassed Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to become the world’s richest person. Forbes reports that Arnault claimed the top spot with a net worth of $186.4 billion surpassing Bezos whose net worth stands at $186 billion. As one of Arnault’s companies is Louis Vuitton, Kathleen reviews the story of her mom attempting to buy a fake Vuitton Papillion bag when they were on a trip to Paris. The full story is available to watch here as part of Comedy Central’s “This Is Not Happening.”

THE BOUVIER ART AFFAIR: As her Termites know, Kathleen holds a massive appreciation for the art world. She’s fascinated reading the latest article outlining The Bouvier Affair, which was a number of international lawsuits that started in 2015, and subsequent events. The lawsuits allege that Swiss art shipper and dealer Yves Bouvier defrauded his clients by misrepresenting the original cost of artworks and subsequently overcharging them. The affair has played out in courts in Monaco, Switzerland, France, the US, Hong Kong, and Singapore. The alleged victims are “high net worth individuals” in the UK, the US, Asia, and Europe, most notably Monaco-based Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev. Kathleen mentions that ANYONE attempting to defraud a Russian oligarch should settle immediately and run for his life.

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen again recommends watching Seasons 1 & 2 of Jann Arden’s comedy “Jann” on Hulu, and the movie “Straight Outta Compton” on Amazon Prime.