Defending Tammy Faye, The First Space Hotel & A Very Bad Vegan
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Black Raven Pilsner from Black Raven Brewing in Redmond, WA that was left for her backstage in Seattle by some Washington Termites. She talks about her weekend in Portland OR and Seattle WA, excited to have hung out with her cousin Tom and had some time to drink beer at Kell’s Irish Pub and eat her favorite clam chowder at Athenian in Pike Place Market. Kathleen then shares the details of her day at the Masters with her friend Ron White, applauding the egg salad recipe and Tiger’s return to Augusta.
“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 Masters branded barbeque potato chips, which she loves because they taste like Lays. She finishes her tasting with Cotton Candy Twinkies, which she will send directly to her mom since they taste like sweet fluorescent “pink.”
QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen is thrilled to report that she will be going to Red Rocks to see Queen Stevie Nicks, and she’s also seeing Tanya Tucker’s concert at The Ryman in Nashville, which will celebrate the 50th year of the release of “Delta Dawn.” Kathleen is also excited to announce that Queen Dolly’s Duncan Hines baking line has been released for purchase.
DEFENDING TAMMY FAYE BAKKER: Kathleen tells the Termites about watching “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” which is about the 1970’s rise of Tammy Faye and her husband Jim Bakker to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park. Kathleen defends Tammy Faye when discussing the scandals that Jim eventually served prison time for, stating that she truly believes that Tammy Faye wasn’t aware of the details involved in the corruption.
BAD VEGAN: Kathleen reads an article outlining the story behind the Netflix docuseries “Bad Vegan,” which details the activities of Sarma Melngailis, the former owner of the NYC vegan restaurant Pure Food and Wine, and her relationship with fraudster Anthony Strangis that lead to the defrauding numerous investors and the restaurant’s staff over the course of a few years.
“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about an extremely rare wooden Roman figure that was found in a Buckinghamshire ditch, and the discovery of a lost sun temple in Egypt that could be 4,500 years old.
THE “CHILDREN” PROTEST RETURN TO THE OFFICE: Kathleen laughs out loud reading an article outlining the fight that Zoomer-aged Apple employees are having with CEO Tim Cook, refusing to return to the office after the pandemic, and are threatening to quit the company rather than comply with Cook’s RTO plans.
WELL-TRAVELLED FLAMINGOS: Kathleen reads an article about a pink Tanzanian flamingo that escaped from a zoo in Kansas in 2005 and was spotted again in Texas earlier this month. “Flamingo No.492 has been seen in various locations over the past 17 years.
PARALYZED MAN WANTS A BEER: Kathleen laughs that she’s found her spirit animal when reading an article about a totally-paralyzed man who was able to speak again thanks to a brain implant, a controversial study claims. The study claims that the man’s first words were to ask for a beer and tell his son that he loved him.
LAPSYS$ HACKING GROUP ARRESTED: Kathleen reads a release announcing that seven teens have been arrested for Lapsus$ hacks of global tech companies.
SPACE HOTEL TO OPEN: Kathleen is excited to read that the World’s first space hotel will open in 2027 with activities that you can’t do on Earth.
SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour