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.

My Parents’ Party Bus, An Irish Clown Shortage, & The NFL’s Thanksgiving History

Kathleen opens the show drinking a Chicken Scratch pilsner from Little Harpeth Brewery in Nashville.

She gives an overview of her weekend doing shows in Florida, including her parents renting a 60-person party bus for their friends to come to the show in Sarasota. Kathleen then discusses her preparation for Christmas, including putting up her light-up Holiday Deer in the front yard and asking the Termites to vote on whether a Christmas tree should be flocked or not.

“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 Brianna’s Homestyle Classic Buttermilk Ranch dressing, which she likes but warns to be ready for the super-tangy kick at the end. She moves on to taste limited edition Reese’s Holiday Peanut Brittle Miniatures, which are too sweet for her taste, but she thinks her mom will love them. She finishes off her tasting menu with Snyder’s of Hanover Buttermilk Ranch Pretzel Pieces, which she admits that she enjoys the crunch but doesn’t think they taste like Ranch flavoring.

KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen gives an update on the Court, advising that all of Queen Dolly’s holiday line with Williams Sonoma have sold out online, and Queen Tanya has sold her Nashville home.

UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on Mattress Mack’s Super Bowl LVI wager (he likes the Patriots), the death of Mr. Goxx (the Crypto trading hamster), price increases at Dollar Tree, Monkey Pox is found in Maryland, the FBI identifies another location for Jimmy Hoffa’s remains, the oldest person known in the world passes away at the age of 124 years, the Elizabeth Holmes trial gets juicy as Elizabeth takes the stand, and the Canadian company Meta saw a massive stock price increase after Facebook copied its corporate name patent.

WHY THE LIONS & COWBOYS ALWAYS PLAY ON THANKSGIVING: Kathleen loves football, and dug into the historyof why the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys always have games scheduled on Thanksgiving Day.

TAPEWORMS FOUND IN MAN’S BRAIN: Kathleen squeals reading an article about a man who was brought into a Massachusetts hospital after he woke up seizing and speaking gibberish, and doctors later discovered tapeworms inside his brain.

BARRY MANILOW SET TO BREAK ELVIS’S VEGAS RECORD: Kathleen LOVES Barry Manilow and admits that she recently became a “Fanilow,” a term describing members of Barry’s fan club. She’s excited to read an article announcing that Barry Manilow is set to break Elvis Presley’s record for consecutive shows played in Las Vegas if he fulfills his new Westgate contract through 2023.

UPSIDE DOWN OCEAN SPRAY LABELS: Kathleen reads an article describing the intention as to why labels on Ocean Spray jellied cranberry sauce cans are flipped upside down.

CANADIAN POWER MEDIA COMPANY COUP: Kathleen is a massive fan of the HBO drama “Succession,” and is enthralled while reading an article about an executive-level coup attempt at Canadian power media company Rogers Communications, which is currently valued at $30B CDN. Two separate groups of directors have proclaimed themselves the rightful stewards of the company, pitting mother against son, and ensnaring notable figures including Toronto’s mayor.

IRISH CIRCUS CLOWN SHORTAGE: Kathleen laughs while reading an article about the latest pandemic-related shortage, this one involving circus clowns in Northern Ireland.

GRATEFUL DEAD T-SHIRT SETS RECORD: Kathleen reads an article announcing that an original 1967 Grateful Dead t-shirt recently sold for $17,640 through Sotheby’s, breaking the record for the most expensive vintage rock shirt sold at auction.

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching Reba McEntire’s Christmas movie “Christmas In Tune” on Lifetime.