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.

Redneck Raves, Drunken Elephants, & Finding A Fifth Ocean


Kathleen opens the show drinking a Crown Royal & Coke in a can in honor of her friend Carrottop, who loves Crown Royal.

TERMITE SHOUTOUTS: Kathleen is thrilled to go through the mail from the PO box, thanking Termites Cindy in Wake Forrest, NC for the Bigfoot caricature, the big box of fun from Donna in Brainerd, MN (including a salt bowl, which Kathleen LOVES) Dana from Newtown, PA for the kind gesture of Ranch money, and Edie from Florida who sent Manatee coffee and cool frisbees that Kathleen will use to play fetch with her foxes.

CRYPTOCURRENCY UPDATE FROM A COMEDIAN: Kathleen reviews the current state of her cryptocurrency portfolio, telling listeners who are freaking out over the recent volatility of the crypto market to be patient. She discusses strategies for buying the dip and reminds the Termites that she is NOT a true financial advisor, but just a lady in a lawn chair practicing her act until she goes back on tour ☺ She moves on to read a news release advising that H-E-B shoppers will soon be able to obtain digital assets at more than two dozen locations in Texas. Coin Cloud, a crypto automated teller machine (ATM) provider, says 29 H-E-B stores will feature kiosks that provide access to more than 30 crypto assets.

KFC CHICKEN LOG: With the Canada Day and Fourth of July holiday weekend approaching, Kathleen reminds everyone to let the “sober friends” shoot off any fireworks. She then discloses that after a great deal of searching, she has purchased Kentucky Fried Chicken scented logs, which she is EXCITED to burn while celebrating the holidays.

“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 Panera Buttermilk Ranch, which she doesn’t like as much as Hidden Valley Ranch (she gives the Panera variety a HARD “no”) She moves on to taste Lay’s Summer BLT potato chips, which she loves (and so does her Dad.)

UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: In this week’s update from the Court, Kathleen reads a thread of Cher’s tweets regarding the latest update from Britney Spears’ conservatorship hearings. Cher gets mouthy via the social media platform, urging support for the singer and further fueling the #FreeBritney movement.

THE DEATH OF JOHN MCAFEE: As a follow-up to Episode 4, Kathleen provides an update that U.S. technology entrepreneur John McAfee was pronounced dead in a Barcelona prison after the Spanish high court authorized his extradition to the United States on tax evasion charges. For those not familiar with McAfee, Kathleen recommends watching the Amazon documentary “Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee.”

U-HAUL HAWAIIAN HONEYMOON: As a follow up to Episode 46’s discussion on the increase of rental car prices after the COVID pandemic decreased supply, Kathleen reads that U-Haul companies in Hawaii have reported that tourists have been renting their moving vehicles, which charge a low flat fee plus mileage, just to get to the beach. The article goes into specific detail about a man from Southwest Florida who rented two U-Hauls during his honeymoon trip in order to save thousands of dollars, which took him around four islands.

KENTUCKY’S REDNECK RAVE: Kathleen reads a news release out of Edmonson County, KY where Blue Holler Offroad Park hosted the June 2021 “Redneck Rave” event that organizers said would feature “mud, music, and mayhem.” The local sheriff told media that 14 people were arrested and another 34 were cited on criminal charges that ranged from assault and strangulation to drug and alcohol possession. Injuries reported included a man’s throat slit, a woman who was choked unconscious overuse of a blanket, and a man who was impaled by a log that pierced the floorboard of his vehicle.

DRUNKEN ELEPHANTS: Kathleen laughs as she reads an article about a rogue herd of elephants in China who have been devouring crops and destroying property as they march from the south of Yunnan province to its capital city. Locals have described their erratic behavior to be like watching a group of drunks, and since the elephants are endangered, law enforcement is attempting to redirect their march away from the more populated areas rather than harm them.

POLICE HELICOPTER CHASES A UFO: In her continued obsession with an alien presence, Kathleen reads another article describing a police chase in the United Kingdom where a law enforcement helicopter almost makes contact with and then chases a UFO-type flying object.

A FIFTH OCEAN EXISTS: Kathleen reads an update from National Geographic cartographers who have come to the conclusion that the swift current circling Antarctica keeps the waters there distinct and worthy of their own name: the Southern Ocean.

A NEW VEGAS CASINO: Kathleen LOVES Las Vegas, and although her favorite casino to stay at is The Mirage, she’s excited to read an announcement that Resorts World Las Vegas will open on the Vegas Strip in Summer 2021

THE ZODIAC CODE CRACKED: As a follow-up to Episode 22 discussing the Zodiac Killer, Kathleen reads an article where a French engineer states that he has cracked the Zodiac code. If proven to be correct, his solution would not only disclose the original location of a bomb that the killer had planted during his killing spree, but also his identity. Reddit and other social media outlets supporting chatrooms attempting to solve these puzzles tore the engineer’s theories apart, so stay tuned, Termites.

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching the true-crime docuseries “Sasquatch” on Hulu, and Season 2 of “Dirty John” on Netflix which outlines the Betty Broderick murder trial.