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.

Club Fed, The Burning Bush, & Betty White’s Final Challenge

Kathleen opens the show drinking a Missouri Mule IPA from Piney River Brewing Company in Bucyrus, MO.

She explains the background as to how her feral cats Mencho, Chapo, and Cato came to live under her back porch. She named the kittens after Mexican drug lords since they were found as kittens tunneled under her air conditioning unit.

“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 Whisps Tangy Ranch Cheese Crisps & Nuts, which she doesn’t think tastes anything like Ranch flavoring. She moves on to taste Kraft Sandwich Spread, which she doesn’t like and thinks that the pickle and tang in the spread is overpowering to any sandwich. Kathleen recommends mixing half Duke’s Mayonnaise and half Miracle Whip when making deviled eggs or her holiday Midwest Rye Dip, which she will demonstrate to the Termites how to make for their Super Bowl parties.

UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on the Capitol riot Q Shaman and Elizabeth Holmes’ guilty verdict.

MOCKING MATT DAMON: As Termites know, Kathleen is a rabid fan of cryptocurrency. She joins the online mocking of the latest crypto commercial featuring Matt Damon as he strolls down a minimalist hallway as visions of some of the world’s greatest achievements appear on each side, and he compares feats such as climbing Everest with trading cryptocurrency.

DON’T LOOK UP: Kathleen reviews the movie “Don’t Look Up,” which she thought was fine but heavy-handed and not something that she would watch again. Apparently, others felt this way, as it is the first film to spoil Leonardo DiCaprio’s “Fresh” record on Rotten Tomatoes.

TACO BELL’S NEW PASS: Kathleen is THRILLED that her beloved Taco Bell has started a “Taco Pass” program for $10 a month, where lovers of The Bell can buy a pass on their mobile app to get 30 days of tacos at participating locations across the country.

POPE FRANCIS ANIMALS VS KIDS: Kathleen muses over Pope “Frank’s” latest decree that couples opting to raise pets over children is selfish and “takes away our humanity.” Kathleen responded on Twitter that maybe the Pope has just never had a beagle 😉

BETTY WHITE CHALLENGE: Kathleen is a huge fan of Betty White and her animal-related projects, and although she is sad to hear the news of Betty’s passing, she is happy to promote a new initiative in honor of Betty. White’s 100th birthday will be celebrated posthumously on January 17th with the Betty White Challenge, asking fans wishing to celebrate her life’s work to donate $5 to animal rescues in her name.

KFC’S NEW FRIED CHICKEN: Kathleen advises listeners that Kentucky Fried Chicken is launching a new plant-based chicken made with Beyond Meat, making it the first “meatless” fried chicken brought to mass market.

TROY AIKMAN’S NEW BEER: Kathleen laughs reading a release announcing that former Dallas Cowboy Troy Aikman is releasing his new “Eight” beer to compete with low-calorie giants Michelob Ultra and Miller Lite.

WILD BOAR CHARGES SURFER: Kathleen squeals reading an article outlining the unfortunate circumstances surrounding a surfer in Oahu who was charged in the water by a wild boar on the Northwest shore of the island. The surfer mistook the boar for a monk seal and fled the water as the aggression of the hog intensified.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S FEMALE CAPTAIN: Kathleen is excited to read that a Navy sailor made history in December by becoming the first woman to lead a nuclear carrier on deployment. Captain Amy Bauernschmidt is the commanding officer of the USS Abraham Lincoln, and has also been awarded the title of “Determined Termite” by Kathleen.

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “1883,” and if you like the wild West theme move onto 5 seasons of “Hell On Wheels” if you’re a streaming junkie like she is.