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.

Trolling Oligarchs, Girl Scout Cookie Conspiracy Theories, & Stevie Nicks vs Putin

Kathleen opens the show drinking a Michelob Light from Anheuser Busch. She talks about her recent sold-out show in St. Louis and all the family fun that was had around it, including nights out with her cousins and the massive party with family and friends after the show. Kathleen then gives her review of the new Gateway Arch National Park, reminiscing about how terrifying it used to be to go up in the Arch on school field trips as a kid.

“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 Eggo Frosted Maple-flavored Pop-Tarts, which she loves and thinks that they taste JUST like waffles. She moves on to taste Heinz Creamy Real Mayonnaise, which she rates an “A-“ because it’s creamy and not tangy, and finishes off with Tucker’s Lemon Pepper salad dressing, which is an iconic favorite in St. Louis.

QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen is amused while reporting that Queen Stevie Nicks has written an open letter to Vladimir Putin regarding the invasion of Ukraine, which Kathleen reads aloud. She’s also thrilled to announce that Queen Dolly Parton is expanding her Imagination Library to Washington State.

UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on a Banksy art exhibit that is coming to the US, the Tinder Swindler is sued by the Levive family, and another “famous” Capitol rioter receives his sentencing.

“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance on the bottom of the Weddell Sea almost 107 years after it sank. She’s also excited to read that the mystery of the purpose behind Stonehenge has finally been solved after research confirmed that the monument served as an ancient solar calendar.

PAT ROBERTSON PREDICTS THE END OF THE WORLD: Kathleen has always been amused by The 700 Club’s host Pat Robertson and laughs when reading an article announcing that Robertson believes that Vladimir Putin was “compelled by God” to invade Ukraine and that the Russian leader is fulfilling an apocalyptic prophecy that will end with him assuming control of Israel. Night night, Papa Pat…

BASQUIAT PAINTING SELLING FOR $70M: Kathleen LOVES reading about the world of fine art and is excited to read that a Basquiat painting is about to be auctioned. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is setting the price for his rare “Untitled” at $70 million, which he purchased at a Christie’s auction in 2016.

TRACKING RUSSIAN OLIGARCHS: Kathleen laughs out loud reading an article about University of Florida freshman Jack Sweeney, who has been successfully tracking Elon Musk’s private plane and has moved his focus to track Russian Oligarch yachts and private jets as Putin wages war on Ukraine. Sweeney has established a new Twitter account called @RUOligarchjets which tracks the movement of the Oligarchs and is working to be able to track Putin’s jet if the Russian president leaves his home country.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIE CONSPIRACY THEORIES: Kathleen is amazed when reading an article about the climate of the current “Cookie Season” where adult troop leaders are sharing stories of scout cookie-seller harassment. Girls ages 5-13 are being forced to bear the brunt of angry tirades from adults who want to lecture them about healthy eating, moan about price hikes in the seasonal product, or rant about the group’s rumored (and false) link to Planned Parenthood. Kathleen and Paddles both love the latest cookie release: “Adventurfuls,” and although they’re difficult to find, both agree that they pair well with Jameson ☺

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Babushkas of Chernobyl” on Amazon Prime

SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at