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.

Iraq’s Lost Royal City, Chinese Magic Mirrors, & A Hidden Faberge Egg

Kathleen opens the show drinking a Topo Chico Exotic Pineapple Hard Seltzer, which is her favorite flavor so far.

“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 Target’s Market Pantry Ranch Dressing, which she absolutely loves because she thinks it’s fantastically basic. She moves on to sample Lay’s Poppables Southwest Ranch Potato Snacks, which she thinks take away from the crispy joy of a regular Lay’s chip and don’t really taste like Ranch. She finishes her tasting with Golden Grahams S’Mores Remix, which she likes especially since it’s too hot outside for her to host a campfire and make real S’Mores.

THE QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen gives updates on the Queens: Queen Stevie Nicks is the hero in a new comic included in the “Female Force” series from TidalWave Comics and has just announced new Fall 2022 Tour dates and Tanya Tucker is extremely busy on her summer tour.

UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on the North Carolina missing Zebra cobra owner, WeWork’s Adam Neumann’s new business venture, and Netflix users continue to bail on their subscriptions.

FABERGE EGG FOUND ON YACHT: In maintaining her obsession with Russian oligarch yachts, Kathleen reads an article about an extremely rare Faberge egg that was recently seized on an impounded Russian superyacht owned by Suleiman Kerimov.

“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of an ancient fortress in Iraq that may be a lost royal city, and a Chinese Magic Mirror in the basement of the Cincinnati Art Museum.

KILLER MONKEYS: Kathleen is horrified reading yet another article detailing an incident in India where an infant was hurled off the roof of a 3-story house by a monkey. The country has seen a significant increase in the number of attacks on people by monkey gangs.

MCDONALD’S vs DAIRY QUEEN SIGN WARS: Kathleen laughs reading the antics involved in a “sign war” in the Missouri city of Marshfield, where the local McDonald’s and Dairy Queen started a roast of each other’s restaurants on their marquees.

BEACH BALL SAVES MAN’S LIFE: Kathleen reads an article about a tourist in Greece who was pulled out to sea by strong currents, and after a number of hours passed, he was declared lost at sea. The man was saved when a child’s deflating beach ball floated towards him, which he used as a buoy until his rescue.

SOUTH CAROLINA’S ALEX MURDAUGH DENIED BOND: Kathleen has been obsessed with the details in the story of the Murdaugh Murders which takes place in South Carolina. She’s thrilled to read that Alex Murdaugh has been denied bond after allegations of misappropriate funds, and recommends that everyone absolutely subscribe to and listen in on her friend and journalist Mandy Matney’s podcast “The Murdaugh Murders” wherever you get podcasts.

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “McMillion$” on HBO Max.

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