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.

Dolly’s Taco Musical, Jumping Worms, & The End of The Alabama Prison Break

Kathleen opens the show drinking a Mike’s Pastry Cannoli Stout from Harpoon Brewery. She reviews her travels, including shows in Ridgefield CT, Wilmington DE, Santa Barbara CA, and Thousand Oaks CA as well as a weekend at Lake of the Ozarks fishing with her dad.

“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 Stonewall Kitchen’s Bacon Ranch Dressing, which she absolutely loves. She then tastes Best Foods Spicy Mayonnaise, which she doesn’t like because it has too much heat and not enough “tang.” She finishes off her tasting with Herr’s Honey Sriracha Kettle Cooked chips, which she finds conflicting with the sweet aftertaste but thinks honey lovers will like them.

QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen shares her experience seeing Queen Stevie Nicks live at Red Rocks on May 11th. Queen Dolly has announced that she’ll gracefully accept if voted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and has partnered with Taco Bell to create a TikTok musical about the Mexican Pizza menu item.

UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on Meghan Markle’s animated series for Netflix, the Spirit Airlines merger with either Frontier or JetBlue, and the latest on Anna Delvey’s deportation.

IMMERSIVE DIGITAL CONCERTS ON THE RISE: As a follow-up to Episode 56, Kathleen reads about the upcoming ABBA avatar concert debut in London, entitled ABBA Voyage. The music industry has taken note of the success of this production, and other “Immersive” concepts such as the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit, and are looking to expand concert productions in this manner. Kathleen then reviews her latest Immersive experience, which was the Immersive Frida Kahlo exhibit in Los Angeles.

“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of a Norwegian sandal from the Iron Age in Norway’s Horse Ice Patch, and a 2,000-year-old marble sculpture of a Roman bust in an Austin Goodwill.

THE OLDEST NUN IN THE WORLD: Kathleen reads an article announcing that French nun Sister Andre has been anointed as the oldest nun in the world at the age of 118 years.

THE END OF THE ALABAMA PRISON BREAK: Kathleen was slightly obsessed with the activities of the Alabama fugitives on the run after Vicky White helped convicted murderer Casey White escape from prison. She offers her thoughts on motives, etc., and is saddened to read the final details of how the two were captured by Indiana authorities.

QANTAS ANNOUNCES 20-HOUR FLIGHT LAUNCH: Kathleen reads a news release from Qantas Airlines who have announced that they are including direct flights from Sydney to London and NYC in their pending 2025 schedule. Each flight will take approx. 20 hours, making them the world’s longest passenger flights.

JUMPING WORMS CONCERN SCIENTISTS: Kathleen is horrified to read an article about the introduction of a new species of jumping worms, called amynthas worms. Originally from East Asia, they have made their way to the US and are becoming a problem to the NE ecosystem.

BORIS BECKER FAULTS ON TAX PAYMENTS: Kathleen reads an article advising that former tennis star Boris Becker has been found guilty and jailed after his attempt to hide millions after his 2017 bankruptcy filing.

“DEAD” WOMAN BANGS ON COFFIN DURING HER OWN FUNERAL: Kathleen reads an article from Peru where a woman who was declared “dead” after a fatal car accident actually banged on her coffin lid during her funeral to alert her family that she was in fact still alive.

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends that all Termites watch the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs (and please cheer for her Blues if you don’t have a team ☺)

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