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.

Episode 176: Zombie Cicadas, Midwest Orangutans & The Original Harry Potter


INTRO (00:00): Kathleen opens the show drinking a Chicken Scratch pilsner from Little Harpeth Brewing in Nashville. She shares recent fun attending Tanya Tucker’s opening of her new tequila bar, and supporting her pals Bert Kreischer and Tom Segura in their 2 Bears 5K run.

COURT NEWS (12:50): Kathleen shares the news that Queen Tanya Tucker opened her pop-up bar “Tanya Tucker’s Tequila Cantina” in Nashville, Jelly Roll completed the 2 Bears 5K in LA,

Taylor Swift is launching her European leg of her Eras Tour, and Snoop Dogg hung with Martha Stewart at the Kentucky Derby.

TASTING MENU: (0:56): Kathleen samples Better Made Old Fashioned Licorice, Picard’s Ranch Potato Chip-Covered Peanuts, Smoki Serbian Baked Peanuts, and Hannaford White Cheddar Cheese Crackers.

UPDATES (25:05): Kathleen shares updates on the TN bill to prohibit first cousin marriage, the status of the real-life stalker in Baby Reindeer, and Thai monkey gangs tear down anti-monkey posters in tourist hotspot Lobpuri.

“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT” (38:29): Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of the fossil of the largest snake to have ever existed, Michigan researchers find a 1909 shipwreck in Lake Superior, and new Roman paintings are found in Pompeii.

FRONT PAGE PUB NEWS (43:45): Kathleen shares articles on the original Harry Potter cover art being sent to auction, a strange fungus transforms cicadas into “zombies”, Burger King is moving to self-ordering kiosks, Southwest Airlines evaluates seating changes, and federal wildlife agencies will relocate grizzly bears into Washington’s Cascade Mountains.