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.

Episode 61: Halloween Bratwurst, The Real Hidden Valley Ranch & St. Louis vs The NFL

Kathleen opens the show drinking an Outboard Cream Ale from the Milwaukee Brewing Company, discussing her recent shows at the Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee and The Chicago Theatre.

“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 Hostess ScaryCakes in honor of Halloween, which she likes since they are just a festive chocolate cupcake. She then tastes Spooky Jr. Mints, which have black and orange mint flavoring but taste the same as the regular version, and Tessamae’s Cilantro Lime Ranch, which she would only recommend to those Termites who don’t want actual Ranch dressing. Kathleen gives a shoutout to Collectivo Coffee’s Blue Healer blend, and to her lifelong love of Miracle Whip over mayonnaise.

UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen provides an update on the Court, reporting that Queen Dolly has recorded a duet of “Does She Love You,” with Reba. Queen Cher is suing Sonny Bono’s widow over royalties for Sonny & Cher songs including “I Got You Babe.”

UPDATES: Kathleen provides updates on the Missouri Cannibal, Banksy’s “Girl With Balloon” sells for $25.4M, the Elizabeth Holmes trial continues to unveil the fraudulent nature of the Theranos technology in court.

HALLOWEEN BRATWURST: Kathleen reports on a Madison WI butcher who east have created “Spook-toberfest” brats, which are cooked in local beer and dotted with candy corn. Kathleen is heading to Green Bay this weekend and is on the hunt for the festive brats.

ALLIGATOR GAR CAUGHT: Kathleen reads an article from Kansas, where a fisherman has recently caught a 4.5 foot, 39.5-pound Alligator Gar. The catch is perplexing to local wildlife officials, since this horrifyingly ugly species of Gar are not native to Kansas.

TENNESSEE TOWN FOR SALE: Kathleen reads a listing for a 7-acre Tennessee town that has hit the market for $725,000. According to the realtor tasked with selling the property, Water Valley has tremendous potential and is likened to the town mentioned the Schitt’s Creek television series.

MORE SNAKE NEWS: Kathleen reads an article detailing where a California woman found more than 90 rattlesnakes under her home, and another article where a Mississippi woman found a blond rattlesnake with rare pigmentation.

ST LOUIS vs THE NFL: Kathleen reviews the current status of a lawsuit filed by her hometown of St. Louis against the NFL after the league allowed the Rams to move to Los Angeles. STL officials are seeking financial damages, and NFL lawyers are trying to get the Jan 2022 trial moved out of St. Louis.

THE BIRTH OF HIDDEN VALLEY RANCH: Kathleen shares the story of how Hidden Valley Ranch was born through the work of a retired plumbing contractor and his wife. The Henson’s purchased a 120-acre ranch in Santa Barbara, CA known then as Sweetwater Ranch, changing the name to Hidden Valley Ranch and creating a “California steak sauce” that is now commonly known as Ranch dressing.

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Succession” on HBO, and “Bad Sport” on Netflix.