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Kathleen 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.


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Episode 100: Legal Noodling, An Evil Gold Watch & Selling Vegas’s Volcano
5d ago
Episode 100: Legal Noodling, An Evil Gold Watch & Selling Vegas’s Volcano
Kathleen opens the show drinking a White Claw Natural Lime seltzer, which she finds “awesomely refreshing.” She blows out the candles on her 100th Episode cake and reviews her weekend at The Mirage Casino, which is her favorite place to stay and gamble in Vegas. She pledges her love and loyalty to the Mirage staff, as well as the iconic volcano. “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 Toffee Crunch Oreo’s, Lesser Evil Himalayan Gold and “No Cheese Cheesiness” Popcorn, and STL’s Maull’s BBQ Sauce. THE QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen gives updates on the Queens: Queen Dolly Parton has received a “Friend of Education” award from the NEA,UPDATES: Kathleen gives an update on Shakira’s tax issues.“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of the Roman-era Luna coin, and a giant “Dwarf Crocodile” species is discovered in East Africa.FRONT PAGE PUB NEWS: Kathleen shares articles on the sport of Noodling becoming legalized in Louisiana, Best Buy begins testing a new mini ‘digital-first’ store, Hitler’s gold watch sells at auction, the mystery of the Somerton Man is solved, a man is arrested in Australia over undeclared McDonald’s breakfast items in his luggage, a few US towns offer incentives for remote workers to relocate to their zip code, the Rio Grande dries up for the 1st time since 1983, a 105-mile long Saudi city is planned, and as a massive baseball fan Kathleen reviews FAQ’s on Minor League Baseball including approx. salaries of players per tier. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “The First Lady” on Showtime.SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 100: Legal Noodling, An Evil Gold Watch & Selling Vegas’s Volcano
5d ago
Episode 100: Legal Noodling, An Evil Gold Watch & Selling Vegas’s Volcano
Kathleen opens the show drinking a White Claw Natural Lime seltzer, which she finds “awesomely refreshing.” She blows out the candles on her 100th Episode cake and reviews her weekend at The Mirage Casino, which is her favorite place to stay and gamble in Vegas. She pledges her love and loyalty to the Mirage staff, as well as the iconic volcano. “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 Toffee Crunch Oreo’s, Lesser Evil Himalayan Gold and “No Cheese Cheesiness” Popcorn, and STL’s Maull’s BBQ Sauce. THE QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen gives updates on the Queens: Queen Dolly Parton has received a “Friend of Education” award from the NEA,UPDATES: Kathleen gives an update on Shakira’s tax issues.“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of the Roman-era Luna coin, and a giant “Dwarf Crocodile” species is discovered in East Africa.FRONT PAGE PUB NEWS: Kathleen shares articles on the sport of Noodling becoming legalized in Louisiana, Best Buy begins testing a new mini ‘digital-first’ store, Hitler’s gold watch sells at auction, the mystery of the Somerton Man is solved, a man is arrested in Australia over undeclared McDonald’s breakfast items in his luggage, a few US towns offer incentives for remote workers to relocate to their zip code, the Rio Grande dries up for the 1st time since 1983, a 105-mile long Saudi city is planned, and as a massive baseball fan Kathleen reviews FAQ’s on Minor League Baseball including approx. salaries of players per tier. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “The First Lady” on Showtime.SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 99: Confirming the Loch Ness Monster, Suing Skittles, & The Invention of Buffalo Wings
Aug 2 2022
Episode 99: Confirming the Loch Ness Monster, Suing Skittles, & The Invention of Buffalo Wings
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Mich Ultra Citrus Seltzer, celebrating Episode 99 of the Pubcast talking about German pop singer Nena and her iconic song “99 Red Balloons.” She then moves on to share details of her fun night in Nashville watching her fellow Last Comic Standing alum Corey Holcomb perform. “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 Original Bitchin’ Sauce, Legal Sea Foods Malt Vinegar Aioli from Stonewall Kitchen, and Snyder’s Hot Buffalo Pretzels. THE QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen gives updates on the Queens: Queen Stevie Nicks has released her Fall 2022 Tour dates, and Queen Tanya is releasing her new documentary “The Return of Tanya Tucker.”UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on Zuckerberg’s distain of his unproductive workers & JetBlue finally buys Spirit Airlines.“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of the massive 170-carat pink Lulo Rose diamond in Angola, Mormon founder Joseph Smith’s photo is discovered, and a 100,000 year old dinosaur fossil is discovered outside of a restaurant in China. FRONT PAGE PUB NEWS: Kathleen shares articles on a 1,300 lb Norwegian walrus sinking harbor boats, KFC tests new chicken nuggets, a man loses $181M in Bitcoin in a dumpster, social media explodes when the Choco Taco is discontinued, the Loch Ness Monster’s existence is validated when a fossil is found in Morocco, a man sues Skittles, the record heat wave of 1934, and Teressa Belissimo’s invention of Buffalo Wings. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “The First Lady” on Showtime, and “The Most Hated Man on the Internet” on Netflix. SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 98: Iraq’s Lost Royal City, Chinese Magic Mirrors, & A Hidden Faberge Egg
Jul 26 2022
Episode 98: 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 kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 97: A Bigfoot Noodling Murder, Secret Polar Bears, & Celebrating Bomb Pops
Jul 19 2022
Episode 97: A Bigfoot Noodling Murder, Secret Polar Bears, & Celebrating Bomb Pops
Kathleen opens the show drinking a State Park Blonde Ale from Tennessee Brew Works in Nashville.“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 Extra Toasty Cheez-It crackers, which she loves. She moves on to taste Brianna’s Classic Buttermilk Ranch, which she likes but thinks it’s very tangy and would recommend using it as a dip. She finishes her tasting with Old El Paso Zesty Ranch Sauce, which she thinks is a strange color and feels as though it would ruin a good taco. THE QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen gives updates on the Queens: Tanya is on fire touring all summer, and Queen Dolly just expanded her Imagination Library into Maine. UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on Boris Becker’s imprisonment, Alex Murdaugh is finally disbarred as he awaits murder charges in South Carolina, and jailed Alabama prisoner Casey White is indicted on a murder charge for the shooting death of Vicky White. “HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of a double-sided Van Gogh painting, and a secret population of polar bears is found living in an impossible habitat in Greenland. BIGFOOT NOODLING MURDER: Kathleen is amused reading the details in an article where an Oklahoma noodler says Bigfoot made him kill his fishing partner. Listen to Kathleen’s opinions on Noodling in her bit from her Bothering Jesus special on Netflix. STARBUCKS TO CLOSE DOWNTOWN STORES IN “WOKE” CITIES: Kathleen reads an announcement from Starbucks where the chain will permanently close 16 of its stores across the US after staff are accosted by customers high on drugs. The cities impacted generally have high homeless populations, and recently leaked footage of CEO Howard Schultz revealed the coffee-chain executive blaming local “woke” elected officials for an environment in which it’s too hostile to operate stores. TOURIST FALLS INTO MOUNT VESUVIUS: In continuing with her love of stupid tourist stories, Kathleen is amused reading an article about an American who had to be rescued on Mount Vesuvius near Naples after he apparently slipped into the Italian volcano's crater while trying to recover his fallen cellphone after attempting to take a selfie in a WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GAP?” Kathleen reads an article about the history of The Gap store, and the rise and fall of the iconic brand as their latest CEO steps down in an effort to reorganize and move towards profitability. TOP CITY TO TRAVEL & TRAVEL + WORK REMOTELY IN: Kathleen laughs reading that Kansas City has been named the best city in the world to work during the day and explore after hours without having to use too much of your PTO time, according to a recent analysis from Icelandair.DOUBLE DECKER AIRLINE SEATS: Kathleen scoffs reading an article outlining the latest concept in air travel that she believes will make Economy class even more uncomfortable: the Chaise Longue Economy Seat Project, which envisages a dual-level seat cabin with each row alternating between on-floor seating, and seats elevated a few feet above the ground. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “The Girl From Plainville” on Hulu.SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 96: Venice’s Cover Charge, Giant Snails, & Bulgaria’s Crypto Queen Vanishes
Jul 12 2022
Episode 96: Venice’s Cover Charge, Giant Snails, & Bulgaria’s Crypto Queen Vanishes
Kathleen opens the show drinking one of John Elway’s Eight elite light lager, which she thinks is delicious and compares to a “crisp” Miller Lite. She gives a review of the Rod Stewart/ Cheap Trick concert at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, SO excited to see her BFF Daxx Nielsen play live and open the show. Rod allowed her to relive her childhood concert at St. Louis’s Checkerdome when he kicked soccer balls out to the crowd to close the night. “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 Herdez Avocado Hot Sauce, which she absolutely loves and recommends adding to anything. She moves on to taste Velveeta Queso Blanco, which she thinks would be a Midwest delight if melted as a dip. She moves on to New York’s Dinosaur BBQ Sensuous Slathering Sauce, which she likes as it’s a great mix of vinegar and sweetness. UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on Sunny Balwani’s sentencing over his Theranos fraud, Elon Musk’s deal to buy Twitter, Britney Spears’ Ex-Manager’s involvement in her conservatorship case is exposed, and Mark Zuckerberg’s Novi crypto wallet folds.“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about a new dinosaur species that had tiny arms much like a T-Rex, and as Lake Mead’s water level continues to drop a WWII Higgin’s Landing Craft is discovered.GIANT AFRICAN SNAILS ATTACK FLORIDA: Kathleen laughs at the thought of her mom finding the subject her next article in her Sarasota back yard. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed the detection of giant African land snails which can carry rat lungworm (the parasite known to cause meningitis.) 1ST FEMALE NHL AGM ANNOUNCED: Kathleen is thrilled to read the announcement of the hiring of Kate Madigan (no immediate relation) by the New Jersey Devils. An avid hockey fan, Kathleen recommends following @_katemadigan on Twitter. 109 LIVE ANIMALS FOUND IN THAI LUGGAGE: Kathleen is horrified to read an article advising that 2 women were arrested at Bangkok's Airport and accused of smuggling after 109 live animals were found in their luggageVENICE IMPLEMENTS TOURIST ENTRY FEE: Kathleen has always wanted to visit Venice, and won’t be deterred by an announcement that beginning January 2023, the city is implementing a 10 Euro fee to enter the city as a tourist. TEXAS YOGA FUGITIVE CAUGHT IN COSTA RICA: Kathleen is amazed reading about how a Texas yoga teacher who was charged in the killing of her romantic rival was able to elude arrest for 43 days after selling her Jeep for more than $12,000, using someone else’s passport to fly to Costa Rica, changing her appearance and blending in with the locals at a beachside hostel.BULGARIAN CRYPTOQUEEN FRAUDSTER VANISHES: Kathleen can’t believe the details in involved in the disappearance of Crypto fraudster Ruza Ignatova, who is believed to be hiding out on a private superyacht and 4 billion euros. The creator of OneCoin crypto has been placed as the only woman currently on the FBI's top 10 most wanted list. HALLMARK CHANNEL’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY: Kathleen laughs reading an announcement from the Hallmark Channel that they are celebrating #ChristmasInJuly, releasing a new Christmas holiday-themed movie every Saturday during the month of July. Kathleen is a fan of their holiday movies, and when pushed admits to being excited to give the new ritual a try during the extreme summer heat. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “The Girl From Plainville” on Hulu.SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 95: A Mayonnaise Murder, Lake Mead’s Ghost Town, & A Night On Dolly’s Tour Bus
Jul 5 2022
Episode 95: A Mayonnaise Murder, Lake Mead’s Ghost Town, & A Night On Dolly’s Tour Bus
Kathleen opens the show drinking an Old Bay bloody Mary with a Success For Breakfast IPA from Broadway Brewery and reviews her 4th of July weekend activities in Nashville. “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 Tabasco Jalapeno Mesquite BBQ Sauce, which she thinks is waaaay too sweet. She moves on to taste Kettle Brand Farmstand Ranch potato chips, which she finds not very “Ranch-like” but probably fantastic dipped in Ranch dip. She finishes her tasting with Gus’s Pretzels Monterey Jack Con Queso Dip from STL, which she absolutely loves and recommends pouring on anything. A NIGHT ON DOLLY’S TOUR BUS: Kathleen is delighted to read that Dolly Parton has donated her 1986 tour bus to Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa, allowing fans to book a min 2 night stay as part of the “Suite 1986 Tour Bus Experience.” The price is approx.$10K, and all proceeds have been directed to Dolly’s Imagination Library foundation. UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on the dismantling of the Rotterdam bridge to release Jeff Bezos’ new superyacht, the “Fake Hitler” capitol rioter is convicted, another Bison incident in Yellowstone, and Elon begins cracking down on Tesla’s return-to-work procrastinators.“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the Mormon ghost town that has appeared in Lake Mead after a significant drop in the lake’s water level, and divers pulled a marble head of Hercules from a 2,000-Year-Old Shipwreck in Greece.SUBWAY MAYONNAISE MURDER: Kathleen can’t believe the actions leading to a Subway restaurant employee in Atlanta getting shot and killed recently after a customer got upset after too much mayo was added to his sandwich. TACO BELL’S LATEST MASH-UP: Kathleen laughs reading an announcement from Taco Bell about their latest partnership; this time with Cheez-It. The chain is releasing tostadas and Crunchwraps made with gigantic Cheez-Its in a few locations across the US for a limited time. Kathleen maintains that Cheez-Its and Goldfish crackers should be left alone, and tells all Termites to “protect the Cheez-Its.”US GOV’T REQUESTS REMOVAL OF TIKTOK: Kathleen laughs out loud reading an article advising that the Federal Communications Commission has asked Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores over China-related data security concerns. She laughs musing about the revolution that “the children” would start if this action was taken. RICHEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED: Kathleen introduces us to Mansa Musa, the fourteenth-century leader of the Mali Empire and the richest person who has ever lived.WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Candy” on Hulu.SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 94: Velveeta Nail Polish, Hong Kong’s Sunken Restaurant, & A Cult In Nelly’s Crib
Jun 28 2022
Episode 94: Velveeta Nail Polish, Hong Kong’s Sunken Restaurant, & A Cult In Nelly’s Crib
Kathleen opens the show drinking a St. Brigid’s Irish Lager from the Tom Crean Brewery in Ireland, which she LOVES. She reviews all of the activities of her weekend playing shows at The Mirage in Las Vegas, which is one of her favorite places to perform in the country. She experienced the best Drag show brunch of her life at Senor Frog’s Drag Brunch at Treasure Island and had a complete blast watching queen Shannel and drinking mimosas with her friends Heidi and Marcia. Kathleen then took a cab to Downtown Vegas to have a few beers with Vegas Vic. “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 Tessemae’s Organic Habanero Ranch dressing, which she thinks is delicious but too thick for salad and would be a wonderful dip. She moves on to taste Combos Seven Layer Dip flavored Stuffed Snacks, which she thinks to taste a little like something you would feed to a pet ☺. She finishes her tasting with M&M’s White Chocolate Key Lime Pie flavored candy, which she thinks anyone who loves Key Lime Pie will enjoy (especially in the freezer.)QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen updates the Termites on the activities of the queens: Queen Tanya headlined Nashville’s Pride festival and wowed the internet with her fabulous Elvis-style jumpsuit. Cher has blown up her Twitter feed after the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v Wade, and Queen Stevie Nicks finished her Spring Tour and is also speaking out for women’s rights in the US. UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on the return of Q’s creator, an anti-vaccine doctor is sentenced to prison for the Capitol riot, and Elon Musk is facing a $258B lawsuit over an alleged Dogecoin pyramid scheme.“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of a baby woolly mammoth in the Yukon named “Nunchoga,” which is the 1st found in North America, and the world’s deepest shipwreck is discovered 80 years after being sunk.A CULT BUYS NELLY’S MANSION: Kathleen is a big fan of STL rapper Nelly, and is intrigued reading an article about the purchase of his crumbling mansion by Kingdom of God Global Church, which is considered by many to be a cult. DEFRAUDING BASQUIAT: As Termites know, Kathleen is a massive fan of the art world, and Basquait is one of her favorite artists. She’s dismayed to read an article about a couple to try to steal a $45K from a Manhattan gallery, and an FBI raid removes 25 Basquait paintings from the Orlando Museum of Art as questions arise of the work’s authenticity.VELVEETA CHEESE SMELLING NAIL POLISH: Kathleen loves cheese, but laughs out loud reading a news release about Velveeta cheese releasing a cheese-scented nail polish. She reminds everyone that showers are meant to prevent feet from smelling like cheese ;-) HONG KONG’S JUMBO FLOATING RESTAURANT SINKS: Kathleen is shocked to read an article outlining the activities involved in an accident that caused the sinking of Hong Kong’s iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant when it was being towed for repairs. RELOCATING EVEREST’S BASE CAMP: Kathleen reads an article advising that Nepal has decided to move Everest’s Base Camp due to global warming and increased human activity. MONKEY KILLED IN CARTEL SHOOTOUT: Kathleen is saddened to read the details surrounding the death of cartel pet monkey “El Chango,” a Sicario monkey who was found with its apparent owner after a standoff between state security forces and the cartel. El Chango has been immortalized in a narcocorridos — a genre of folk songs glorifying drug kingpins, with that lyrics touch on a violent end.WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching the new Season 6 of “Peaky Blinders” on Netflix, and “The Janes” documentary on HBO. SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 93: Meeting Shaun Cassidy, Gangster Garage Sales, & Faking Joan of Arc
Jun 21 2022
Episode 93: Meeting Shaun Cassidy, Gangster Garage Sales, & Faking Joan of Arc
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Warbeard Irish Red Ale from Walnut River Brewing. She’s excited to tell the Termites about her recent show in Salina Kansas with her teen idol, Shaun Cassidy, who turned out to be a wonderful person. She reviews her breakfast “Screwdriver Slush” from Spangles restaurant and stopped at the Wizard of Oz Museum in Wamego, KS on her way back home to Missouri. Kathleen then describes the events of Father’s Day weekend at Lake of the Ozarks, participating in the annual Father’s Day golf tournament with her dad and sister. “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 Wishbone Champagne Vinaigrette dressing, which she thinks is WAY too sweet and tangy. She moves on to sample Ranch Wheat Thins, which she doesn’t think taste at ALL like Ranch. She finishes her tasting with Kansas’s own Art’s & Mary’s Tater Chips, which she thinks have fantastic crunch and flavor. QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen updates the Termites on the activities of the queens: Queen Dolly has given $1M to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital for pediatric infectious diseases research, Stevie Nicks closed out Bonnaroo Sunday night and finishing this leg of her tour, and Chaka Khan and Queen Tanya Tucker are both having a blast out on tour. UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on the stolen Hollywood chimp found in a Missouri basement, Russia’s new McDonalds roll-out, Russian superyacht Amadea is confiscated in Fiji, McDonald’s dumps the McPlant burger, Anna Delvey mints 2,000 NFT’s to sell, and Kathleen digs further into Teal Swan’s beginnings and marketing platform. “HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of the “The Depiction of the Madonna and Child,” Renaissance-era painting in a 90-year-old woman’s London bedroom, and the origin of the Black Death in northern Kyrgyzstan, and a woolly mammoth tusk was found off the banks of Alaska's Koyukuk River.FAKING JOAN OF ARC: Kathleen laughs while reading an article about a Medieval woman who made a living pretending to be Joan of Arc. Claude des Armoises’s ploy lasted four years, earned her a great deal of cash—and almost ensnared the King of France himself.ARMADILLOS CONTINUE THEIR MARCH: Kathleen is fascinated to watch the migration of armadillos in the US, so much so that she talks about it in her act. She reads an article about the mystery behind this migration, as Armadillos have now been seen as north as Virginia. SAFEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD: Kathleen reads the 2022 list of Safest Countries in the World, with Iceland taking the top spot this year. GAME STOP WALK-OUT: Kathleen is amused reading an article about mass walk-outs by GameStop employees, citing unhealthy work conditions. GEICO ORDERED TO PAY WHEN STD CONTRACTED IN A CAR: Kathleen shakes her head in disbelief when reading an article advising that a Missouri woman was awarded $5.2 million in a settlement from insurance company GEICO after contracting a sexually transmitted disease from her partner in his vehicle, which was insured by the company, court documents show.THE AMERICAN WHO INVENTED THE DONUT: Kathleen shares the story of Maine mariner Captain Hanson Gregory, who as a teenage galley boy, turned a poorly cooked blob of sailors’ sustenance into the iconic, ring-shaped, and deep-fried delicacy we know and love today. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching the new Season 6 of “Peaky Blinders” on Netflix, and Teal Swan’s documentary “The Deep End” on Hulu.SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 92: A Sharkcano Eruption, Violent Hamsters, & Tracking the Texas Wolfman
Jun 14 2022
Episode 92: A Sharkcano Eruption, Violent Hamsters, & Tracking the Texas Wolfman
Kathleen opens the show drinking a limited-edition Busch Light “For the Farmers,” which she LOVES in the summertime. “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 Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt Ranch, which she doesn’t like as much as regular Ranch dressing. She moves on to taste limited edition Old Bay Seasoned Goldfish, which is her absolute favorite new snack. She moves on to try Canada’s own Maynard’s Wine Gums, which she likes even though they’re too chewy for her new crown. UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on the Q followers waiting for JFK in Dallas, the St. Louis McCloskey’s appeal to get their law licenses reinstated, and the US confiscation of the Russian superyacht in Fiji.“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of the largest-ever predator dinosaur on the Isle of Wight, and the underwater “lost city of Zakhiku” resurfaces 3,400 years later on the Tigris River. CHRISLEY DOESN’T KNOW BEST: Kathleen is amused when reading that Todd and Julie Chrisley, stars of the reality TV show "Chrisley Knows Best," were found guilty of federal charges of tax evasion and conspiring to swindle community banks out of $30 million in fraudulent loans.VIOLENT HAMSTERS: Kathleen reads the results of a study gone awry, with scientists shocked after gene-editing experiment unexpectedly turn hamsters into hyper-aggressive bullies. The technology being tested makes it possible to turn on or off genes in cells, which could make revolutionary changes in cancer treatment, etc. WALMART BUYS THE DENVER BRONCOS: Kathleen is appalled to read an announcement that the Denver Broncos and the Walton-Penner family, led by Walmart heir Rob Walton, have entered into a purchase and sale agreement for the takeover of the team for $4.65 billion, a record for an American sports franchise.MYSTERIOUS TEXAS “WOLF MAN” SPOTTED: Kathleen is excited to read an article advising that a “wolf-man type creature” was spotted outside the gates of the Amarillo Zoo. The city has turned to the public for assistance in determining who or what the creature is. Kathleen loves ALL things bigfoot or Chupacabra related, and speculates her own thoughts on what the creature could be. FAMOUS CHIMP FOUND IN BASEMENT: Kathleen laughs as she reads an article that a famous Hollywood chimp was recently found by PETA in a Missouri basement.SAVING HAWAII’S LANAI: Kathleen has visited the Hawaiian island of Lanai, and is bothered to read about the outcome of Larry Ellison’s purchase of the entire island. The eccentric co-founder of Oracle Corp bought the island, which included its businesses and all the land, which made him everyone’s boss, landlord, or both overnight. SHARKCANO ERUPTION CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Kathleen LOVES anything to do with sharks, and is thrilled to read about a “sharkcano” eruption that NASA recently captured on film off the coast of Australia. The underwater Kavachi volcano was dubbed "Sharkano" when it was determined that after the crater was an unlikely home to two species of shark able to exist in an extreme environment.83-YR-OLD SAILS PACIFIC SOLO: Kathleen is thrilled to read an article about 83-yr-old Japanese man who recently set a record by becoming the world's oldest solo yachtsman to sail non-stop across the Pacific Ocean.THE CHILDREN STALL ON CARVANA: Kathleen has always been fascinated with the business concept of Carvana, not believing that people will buy a vehicle sight-unseen, and isn’t surprised to read that the “Amazon of Dealers” is in deep financial trouble.WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Under the Banner of Heaven” and Teal Swan’s documentary “The Deep End” on Hulu.SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 91: The Last HoJo Restaurant, A Lavish Collie Costume, & Remembering Summer Wildlife Rules
Jun 7 2022
Episode 91: The Last HoJo Restaurant, A Lavish Collie Costume, & Remembering Summer Wildlife Rules
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Cosmic Cowgirl from Diebolt Brewing in Denver. She reviews her weekend in Denver filming her upcoming Amazon Original Special at the Paramount Theatre, which is one of her favorite places to do shows. She talks about eating breakfast at Sam’s No3 and hanging out with her good friend and surprise opening act, the iconic George Wallace. “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 Boulder Canyon Classic Sea Salt kettle chips, which she thinks have a terrific crunch. She then samples Dale’s Wild West Elk Jerky, and she loves the salty taste. She finishes her tasting with Old El Paso Zesty Ranch Sauce, which she doesn’t think tastes anything like Ranch but offers that it might be ok on tacos. QUEEN’S COURT: It has been a quiet week for the Court, but Kathleen shares that her friend Kathe saw Tanya Tucker in North Carolina last weekend and thinks that Queen Tanya’s live show is better than ever.UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on the opening of ABBA’s Voyage avatar concert series in London, another Russian oligarch’s super yacht is seized in a UAE creek, Anna Delvey defrauds another “friend,” Elon Musk has issued a back-to-the-office ordinance and “the children” revolt, and the world’s oldest man celebrates his 113th birthday in Venezuela. “HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery in Alabama of the largest prehistoric cave drawings ever found in North America, and a 2,100 year old farmstead found “frozen in time in Israel. RUSSIAN SUPERYACHTS VANISHING FROM GLOBAL TRACKING: In maintaining her obsession regarding crushing the power of Russian oligarchs, Kathleen reads an article stating that superyachts linked to sanctioned Russian oligarchs are vanishing from global tracking systems in an attempt to avoid sanctions, according to an investigation by The Observer. PROTESTERS GONE WILD: Kathleen continues with her reporting on crazy protesters, reading about 2 recent protest actions: a French Open tennis protester ties herself to the Center Court net during the men’s semifinal, and the Mona Lisa was smeared with cake in an apparent climate protest. MAN DRESSES AS COLLIE TO BECOME A DOG: Kathleen is baffled reading an article about a Japanese man who spent more than $15,000 to fulfill his dream of transforming into a four-legged animal. The man, known only by his Twitter username, Toco, spent 2 million Japanese yen, or about $15,700, to create a lifelike rough-collie costume that he could inhabit.POST OFFICE VACANCY IN ANTARCTICA: Kathleen thinks she knows a few Termites who would jump at the chance to take a job running the world’s most remote post office in Antarctica. The post is at Port Leroy, and responsibilities include counting penguins and running the gift shop. MCDONALD’S AND STARBUCKS LEAVE RUSSIA: Kathleen reads announcements that McDonald’s is leaving Russia, with the stores being sold and will continue to operate under a new proposed brand name called “Fun and Tasty.” She also reads that Starbucks is leaving the Russian market, following McDonald’s move. GALLERY OWNER CHARGED WITH COUNTERFEIT ART SALES: Kathleen loves the fine art world, and is enthralled with an article about a Florida gallery owner who has been charged with selling fake Banksy, Warhol, and Basquiat paintings to rich Palm Beach buyers.  AMERICA’S LAST HOWARD JOHNSON’S RESTAURANT CLOSES: Kathleen reads an announcement that the last surviving Howard Johnson’s restaurant has closed, which was located in Lake George NJ. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Under the Banner of Heaven” on Hulu. SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 90: Mayonnaise Tattoos, Living Hobbits, & the Yellow Brick Road to Atlantis
May 24 2022
Episode 90: Mayonnaise Tattoos, Living Hobbits, & the Yellow Brick Road to Atlantis
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Good Bug Golden Ale from Lazy Magnolia Brewing in Kiln Mississippi. She reviews her weekend in Huntsville Alabama, golfing at The Ledges (her favorite course there) and meeting fun Termites at the shows as she ran her set to prepare for her upcoming Amazon Special taping in Denver at The Paramount on June 4th. “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 tastes Baumhower’s Alabama White BBQ Sauce, which she likes but thinks is a little too sweet for her liking. She moves on to sample Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Sweet Carolina Reaper cheese puffs, which she spits out and compares to “FIAAAAHHHH!” She finishes her tasting with Nabisco Better Cheddars Snack Crackers, which she likes but prefers regular Cheez-Its 1000% more. QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen gives an update that Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has expanded to Oklahoma. UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on the sale of Warhol’s “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn”, Mattress Mack makes a huge Astros bet, Boris Becker’s prison situation, JetBlue’s hostile takeover of Spirit Airlines, “HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of an undersea road to the lost city of Atlantis, a 6-year-old finds a Megalodon tooth in the UK, and a giant sinkhole with a forest inside is found in China.  2022 BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN AMERICA: Kathleen reads the new list of the best places to live in the US for 2022-23, with Huntsville AL dethroning Boulder CO at the top spot. 2022 FATTEST STATES IN AMERICA: Kathleen laughs out loud reading the 2022 list of “The Fattest States in America,” with Mississippi taking the top spot and Colorado being the Fittest. She agrees that she would also join the ranks of the “hearty Termites” in Mississippi if she lived in Biloxi since she absolutely loves the seafood and anything Cajun from Mary Mahoney’s restaurant. MONKEYPOX RESURFACES IN AMERICA: As a follow up to Episode 50, Kathleen reads a headline advising that multiple cases of Monkeypox have recently been identified in the US and Canada. She goes on to read about a mysterious “hybrid” monkey that was spotted in Malaysia and appears to be a combination of two different species. FREE DUKE’S MAYONNAISE TATTOOS: Kathleen is a massive fan of Duke’s Mayonnaise, and is thrilled to read an article announcing a 1-day promotion where Duke's sponsored 70 free Duke’s-themed tattoos at Yellow Bird Tattoo near its headquarters in Richmond, VA. SHERPA SCALES MT EVEREST FOR THE 26TH TIME: Kathleen loves reading about the Nepalese sherpas that work on Everest, and is blown away to read an article advising that Kami Rita Sherpa just beat his own world record for climbs of Everest after his 26th ascension at the age of 52. MAN OPENS PLANE EXIT DOOR WHEN REFUSED ALCOHOL: Kathleen is amused to read an article outlining the antics of a retired California roofer who fled a moving United Airlines plane through the emergency exit after the flight crew refused to serve him alcohol before takeoff. MYSTERIOUS “HOBBIT” SPECIES MAY NOT BE EXTINCT: Kathleen reads an article from Indonesia claiming that sightings of a small “ape-man” could be proof that the Homo floresiensis species (or hobbits,) may not be extinct and is still alive today in report parts of the area. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching David Bowie in the 1996 movie “Basquait” on YouTube. SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 89: Dolly’s Taco Musical, Jumping Worms, & The End of The Alabama Prison Break
May 17 2022
Episode 89: 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 kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 88: Taylor Swift’s Bug, Forgotten Whiskey, & The Biggest Earthquake in History
May 10 2022
Episode 88: Taylor Swift’s Bug, Forgotten Whiskey, & The Biggest Earthquake in History
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Pompeii IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing in Decorah, IA. “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 Duke’s Habanero Garlic Mayonnaise, which she absolutely LOVES. She moves on to try Lay’s Layers 3-Cheese flavored, which she says to “skip it.” She finishes her tasting with Cleveland Pickle’s Spicy Dill pickles, which she says needs a beer chaser because they are deliciously hot (Fiaaaah.)QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen shares that Queen Stevie Nicks has announced a full solo headlining tour. UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on another Capitol rioter who hired an Uber to leave the incident, and Vladimir Putin’s expensive assets.“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of an underground city in Turkey, and scientific evidence emerges to identify the biggest earthquake in human history. OLDEST RARE EXISTING SCOTCH AUCTIONED IN VANCOUVER: Kathleen reads an article announcing that 2 bottles of the world’s oldest and most exceptionally rare single-malt Scotch whiskey are expected to be sold in Vancouver at the end of April. Only 250 bottles of Glenlivet 80-Year-Old Gordon and MacPhail are available in the world, and a British Columbia store secured bottles 100 and 108. The auction will start with the current record baseline price set for a rare “forgotten” cask of whiskey that sold for $1M at auction. JET BLUE REJECTION: Kathleen laughs as she reads an article about an overbooked JetBlue flight to Cancun where passengers were offered $10,000 in JetBlue credit to give up their seat, and nobody took it. NEW BUG SPECIES HONORS TAYLOR SWIFT: Kathleen loves Taylor Swift (“Tay-Tay”) and is thrilled to read an article announcing that an entomologist who is also a Taylor fan has named a new millipede species after the singer. SURVIVAL SLEEPING: Kathleen reads the results of a study that advises when you sleep in unfamiliar surroundings, only half your brain is getting a good night's rest. The finding, reported in the journal Current Biology, helps explain why people tend to feel tired after sleeping in a new place. It suggests people have something in common with birds and sea mammals, which frequently put half their brain to sleep while the other half remains on guard.MONEY CAN BUY YOU HAPPINESS: Kathleen reads that Wharton psychologists have determined that people who make $75K or more per year lead a generally happier life than those who make less (duh.)WHITE HOUSE PAINTING PREPS FOR AUCTION: Kathleen reads that the famous painting Washington Crossing the Delaware that once hung in the White House is to be auctioned by Christies, and is estimated to fetch $15M. SOUTH CAROLINA FIRING SQUAD: Kathleen reads an article advising that South Carolina's planned execution by firing squad is on hold for now. It has been more than a decade since the last firing squad execution in the U.S. The state of Utah carried out all three such executions in the nation since 1976.CARPET CLEANER SPEAKS 24 LANGUAGES: Kathleen is amused to read about the overachieving nature of a Maryland-based carpet cleaner who speaks 24 languages, officially termed a “hyperpolyglot.”RED WOLF PUPPIES BORN: Kathleen is excited to read that US Fish & Wildlife staff in North Carolina welcomed a litter of 6 red wolf pups into the world earlier this week. It's the first time in 4 years that a pair of endangered red wolves gave birth to a litter in the wild.GREG NORMAN SAUDI GOLF SAGA CONTINUES: As an avid golf fan, Kathleen brings Termites up to speed on the latest in the Greg Norman LIV Golf saga. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Anatomy of a Scandal” on Netflix. SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 87: Kindergarten Margaritas, Colonizing Mars, & The World’s Oldest Dog
May 3 2022
Episode 87: Kindergarten Margaritas, Colonizing Mars, & The World’s Oldest Dog
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Raygun IPA from Backpocket Brewing in Coralville, IA. She talks about the highlights of her weekend in Iowa City, Des Moines, and Kansas City including meeting Justin Bieber’s Tour Manager at the hotel in Des Moines and shopping at her favorite Raygun store. She then reviews her Kansas City Sunday lunch at the downtown Arthur Bryant’s location in Kansas City.“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 Better Made’s Special Salt & Vinegar chips, which she rates a B+ and loves the vinegar content. She moves on to try Hidden Valley Ranch Secret Sauce, which is sweet and tangy, and she thinks would be fantastic on chicken fingers. She finishes her tasting with Iowa’s own Brown Dog’s Farm Habanero Peach hot sauce, which scorches her mouth and makes her laugh out loud. QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen read an article where Queen Stevie Nicks announces that the person with whom is her “favorite person to sing with” is Natalie Maines from The Chicks (The Dixie Chicks). The two artists first crossed in 2002 when The Chicks covered Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Landslide’, and they eventually had the chance to perform it together, which was an unforgettable moment for Nicks.UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on the oldest person in the world, and the status of Anna Delvey’s deportation fight.“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of a 1,500-year-old knife once owned by a Norwegian reindeer hunter, and a 12,500-year-old sphinx in Pakistan. KINDERGARTEN HAPPY HOUR: Kathleen laughs out loud when reading an article about a Michigan Kindergarten class who accidentally consumed tequila during snack time. One of the kids brought a bottle of ready-to-drink Jose Cuervo margaritas in her backpack, and several students drank it. One kindergartner "felt woozy" and a "little dizzy" after having four or five sips from a Dixie cup, which prompted the teachers to investigate.CNN PLUS FOLDS AFTER ONE MONTH: Kathleen can’t believe it when she reads an announcement that CNN’s news app CNN Plus is folding after only 1 month of activity. CNN+ was launched on 29 March in an attempt to bring in revenues from news streaming subscriptions, and even though the company spent as much as $300m on developing the service it got off to a slow start, attracting just 10,000 viewers a day, according to reports.Kathleen reads the list of contributors from news reporters to celebrity chefs, stating that the only “food” show that she watches religiously is Trisha Yearwood’s “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.” NETFLIX STOCK PLUNGES AFTER SUBSCRIBER PURGE: Kathleen laughs when reading an article advising that Netflix stock has plunged 35% after announcing that password sharing on accounts was no longer going to be tolerated. She wonders aloud that “didn’t they KNOW we were sharing accounts?” Netflix said it expected to lose two million global subscribers in the current quarter.ELON BUYS TWITTER AND PLANS TO COLONIZE MARS: Kathleen is fascinated by Elon Musk’s business moves, and is thrilled to read that he has successfully become the majority shareholder of Twitter. With some of his remaining riches, he’s planning to colonize Mars, warning that life on that planet will be dangerous, cramped, and difficult.  MEET THE WORLD’S OLDEST DOG: Kathleen is amused to read that the world’s oldest living dog is a chihuahua named Toby Keith. TIKTOK CHILDREN VS DOLLAR GENERAL: Kathleen applauds reading an article about a Dollar General manager named Mary who created a viral video detailing the difficulties involved in running one of their stores.WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Basquait” on Amazon Prime. SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 86: Dolly’s Favorite Banana Cake, Warren Buffett’s House, & The Return of Stuckey’s Pecan Logs
Apr 26 2022
Episode 86: Dolly’s Favorite Banana Cake, Warren Buffett’s House, & The Return of Stuckey’s Pecan Logs
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Jalapeno Pineapple Pilsner from Omaha’s Brickway Brewery. She’s fascinated with Warren Buffett, and not only drove past his house in Omaha but also asked the local bartenders at Billy Frogg’s bar and the Spaghetti Works if they’ve ever met him. She has rave reviews of her stay at The Farnam hotel and as a true pyro-Termite, describes the immense joy she had drinking wine and watching steaks grill in the hotel’s restaurant.  “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 Dorothy Lynch salad dressing, which she LOVES the tang of and applauds Nebraska for the taste. She also tastes Iowa’s Farmer’s Bootleg Homestead Ranch, which has a dill kick that she likes but prefers a tangier Ranch. She finishes her tasting with Dolly Parton’s new Duncan Hines Buttercream icing, which is the best thing she’s tasted in ages. QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen is thrilled to announce that with the help of Queen Dolly’s influence, Taco Bell is bringing back the Mexican Pizza. Dolly’s been very busy lately, as her new line of Duncan Hines cake mixes have been released and Kathleen was fortunate enough to find a few of the Banana Cake mixes. UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on the Maryland snake owner, the Villagers who were charged with voting more than once in the last Federal election, more mask fighting results in the highest FAA fines in history, Japan’s Monkey Queen prevails, Germany seizes a massive Oligarch-owned yacht, and France seizes Roman Abramanovich’s luxury chateau. “HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the return of Charles Darwin’s missing original notebooks to Cambridge University, and scientists have found a new body part in the human lungs. 300K BABY EELS FOUND IN DUTCH SUITCASE: Kathleen rereads an article multiple times to determine the reason that 300K baby eels, otherwise known as “elvers” or “glass eels,” were being illegally shipped through Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. The elvers are a protected species and were destined for sale in Asia, fetching an approximate price of 6.2M Euro.GEN Z + MILLENNIALS DISRUPTING POST-PANDEMIC WORKFLOW: A big fan of “the children,” Kathleen laughs out loud reading an article advising that Gen Z and Millennial members of the workforce are not just demanding flexible work hours and environments, but they want to work for companies that align with their own personal beliefs and values and will go jobless rather than compromise this position. PROTESTER GLUES WRIST TO FLOOR AT NBA GAME: Kathleen laughs reading an article about a member of Direct Action Everywhere, an animal rights activism group, who attempted to glue herself to the floor of the Minnesota Timberwolves arena. The group is concerned with an egg farm owned by Glen Taylor, the longtime former Timberwolves governor.BRITISH DJ HORRORS REVEALED: With the recent release of Netflix’s documentary on British DJ Jimmy Savile, Kathleen reads the backstory about the deceased DJ’s life and career, his history of committing sexual abuse, and the scandal that occurred after his death in 2011 when numerous complaints were raised about his behavior.STUCKEY’S PECAN LOG MAKES A COMEBACK: Kathleen loves a fun gas station on a road trip, and is excited to read that Stephanie Stuckey, the granddaughter of the man who founded the famous Stuckey’s convenience store chain, recently purchased back her family’s business and wants to return the diminished brand to national prominence.WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed” on Discovery Plus, and “Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story” on Netflix. SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 85: The Canadian Crypto King, Stolen Cheese, & The Day the Dinosaurs Died
Apr 19 2022
Episode 85: The Canadian Crypto King, Stolen Cheese, & The Day the Dinosaurs Died
Kathleen opens the show drinking a DC Brau wheat beer from the DC Brewing Company. She shares the value of traveling with mini hot sauces since one of her favorite treats to collect on the road is hot sauce. Kathleen talks about the shows in DC at the Warner Theatre and New York City at Town Hall, and shares her excitement after attending DC’s African American Museum and then taking Amtrak to NYC.“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 Pennsylvania’s Middleswarth potato chips, which she likes but prefers original Lay’s. She moves on to try Heinz Creamy Ranch Mayonnaise from Australia, which is a lot thicker than US Ranch dressing and she LOVES the tang. QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen is thrilled to report that she will be going to Red Rocks to see Queen Stevie Nicks, and she LOVED Queen Tanya Tucker’s concert at The Ryman in Nashville, which celebrated the 50th year of the release of “Delta Dawn.” IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH: Termites know that Kathleen LOVES the world of fine art, and Van Gogh is one of her favorite artists. She shares details of her unbelievable experience at the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit in Nashville.UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on Britney Spears’s baby, the South Dakota attorney general’s impeachment, and Elon Musks’ attempt to take over Twitter.“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of “the impossible fossil” at the Tanis dig site in North Dakota, which is a fossilized dinosaur leg from a creature killed on the day of the asteroid strike that wiped the dinosaurs from Earth. NEW YORK’S WRAPPER’S LOST ART FOUND: Kathleen is thrilled to read about the discovery of dozens of abandoned art pieces from New York’s Wrapper, Francis Hines, in a barn in Connecticut. MISSING CANADIAN CRYPTO KING: Kathleen is fascinated by the world of cryptocurrency, and reviews the mystery behind the disappearance/reported death of Gerald "Gerry" Cotten, the co-founder of cryptocurrency exchange, QuadrigaCX.JOHN HINCKLEY JR PLANS CONCERT: Kathleen is amazed reading an article announcing that attempted assassin (and crazy person) John Hinckley Jr. is playing a sold-out concert in Brooklyn in June after his court-ordered restrictions end. NYC GILDED AGE MANSION FOR SALE: Kathleen loves the HBO series “The Gilded Age,” and is excited to read that a mansion on the Upper East Side’s “Millionaire’s Row” is being prepped for sale for only the 3rd time since it was built in 1903. The 20K square foot home once belonged to baron Cornelius Vanderbilt’s family.DUTCH CHEESE HEIST: Kathleen LOVES cheese, and is bewildered reading an article outlining the timeline of gang activities in the Netherlands last month that lead to the theft of over 3,500 pounds of cheese (worth approx. $23K USD).AIRLINE DUMPSTER FIRE MERGER: Kathleen laughs reading an announcement that JetBlue is willing to spend $3.6B to acquire Spirit Airlines in an effort to compete against larger airlines. Spirit is currently trying to work out a merger with Frontier Airlines, and Kathleen offers her opinion on all 3 carriers and her synopsis of what any merger combo will result in. BOMBSHELL PENTAGON UFO DOCS RELEASED: Kathleen is a massive believer in UFOs and is fascinated to read the details in a recent Pentagon report that discloses the health effects of paranormal experiences on humans. The report supports that UFO sightings can cause witnesses to be injured or suffer from radiation burns, brain problems, and nerve damage, and offers case studies on 5 reported sexual encounters between aliens and humans. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Trust No One: The Hunt For The Crypto King” on Netflix. SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 84: Defending Tammy Faye, The First Space Hotel & A Very Bad Vegan
Apr 12 2022
Episode 84: 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.UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on Mattress Mack’s NCAA Basketball Final Four bet, and the firing of the Applebee’s franchisee. 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 articleabout 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. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” on Hulu, and “Trust No One: The Hunt For The Crypto King” on Netflix. SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour  See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 83: Masters Week, Boycotting Applebee’s, & The Church of Mary Kay
Apr 5 2022
Episode 83: Masters Week, Boycotting Applebee’s, & The Church of Mary Kay
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Down South Helles Lager from Burnt Hickory Brewery in Kennesaw, GA. She reviews her weekend in Atlanta where she played the Cobb Energy Center and had an absolute blast, including Sunday breakfast at Waffle House and a road trip stop at her beloved Buc-ee’s. Kathleen shares how excited she was to meet the “real” Buc-ee, and breaks down the snacks that she bought including Beaver Bites for her mom and Ghost Pepper jerky (which she thought meant just a slight bit of heat). “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 Buc-ee’s Cajun Crab kettle chips, which she loves. She then tastes Knoxville’s JFG Real Mayonnaise, which she LOVES and thinks comes in as a tie with Duke’s mayo (which is her favorite.) She finishes her tasting with Starkist Ranch Tuna, which she finds to be delicious.QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen is thrilled to report that Queen Stevie Nicks has announced a new summer tour date at Red Rocks in Colorado, and Kathleen is attending. MASTERS WEEK: It’s Masters week in Augusta, and Kathleen is a massive PGA golf fan. She’s heading to the Monday Practice round with Ron White, and cannot wait to walk the fairways and devour an egg salad sandwich. UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on the trucker caught with reptiles in his pants at the Mexican border, Tom Brady tosses Bitcoin to an auction buyer, THE CHURCH OF MARY KAY: Kathleen shares an article from Texas Monthly regarding whether or not Mary Kay is a Pyramid scheme. A reporter went inside Mary Kay, dropping more than $1,800 on cosmetics to become a decorated beauty consultant with the company in an effort to better understand how the company profits and the allure of the famous pink Cadillac incentive program. Mary Kay’s open discussion of religion, combined with consultants' strong allegiance to the founder, has led some critics to call the company a cult.“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of an ancient, tombed graveyard under Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral during the repair of the cathedral. Notre Dame is Kathleen’s favorite cathedral in the world, and she referred to her love of Paris in her Comedy Central “I Can’t Believe This Is Happening” episode. MAN URINATES ON AIRPLANE FLOOR: Kathleen flies every week and laughs out loud when reading an article about a man who urinated on Southwest Airline's airplane floor while waiting for the restroom. BED BATH & BEYOND CASH INFUSION: Kathleen laughs as she reads an article announcing that activist investor Ryan Cohen has taken a 9.8% stake in Bed Bath & Beyond in an effort to infuse some financial life into the company just as he did with GameStop. CHINESE MAN MOVES INTO TERMINAL 2: Kathleen laughs when reading an article about a Chinese man who has been living at the Beijing airport for nearly 14 years, choosing to leave home because he did not have the freedom to smoke and drink there. BOYCOTTING APPLEBEE’S: Kathleen is appalled when reading an article outlining an email that was sent out by a Missouri-based franchisee speculating that high gas prices and the end of pandemic stimulus money would force employees to work longer hours for lower pay.PUTIN’S RASPUTIN: Kathleen shares an article outlining the role of Vladimir Putin’s spiritual advisor, Patriarch Kirill who is the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. Many strong opinions are surfacing that Kirill is a sort of Rasputin to Putin, and could have initiated the invasion of Ukraine in March 2022.WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “WeCrashed” on Apple TV, and “The Andy Warhol Diaries” on Netflix. SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 82: Evil Nerds, New Starbucks Cups, & The Ocean’s Twilight Zone
Mar 29 2022
Episode 82: Evil Nerds, New Starbucks Cups, & The Ocean’s Twilight Zone
Kathleen opens the show drinking a No Jacket Required Czech-style Pilsner from the Savannah River Brewing Company in Augusta, which she finds to be delicious. She reviews her shows and all the fun that she had last weekend in Augusta and Charleston, with highlights being touring the Charleston City Market and meeting podcaster/reporter Mandy Matney at the Charleston show, and spending a day seeing the historical sites in Augusta amidst a Mary Kay convention. EARNING THE PINK CADILLAC: After experiencing the exuberance of the Mary Kay convention attendees at the hotel in Augusta and seeing rows of sparkly pink Cadillacs, Kathleen researches the criteria that need to be met in order to be awarded one of the coveted vehicles. “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 Peeps Cereal, which she finds to be WAY too sweet (but she also hates Peeps Easter candy.) She moves on to taste Herr’s Loaded Tots flavored kettle chips, liking the crunch but thinks if you’re craving tater tots then just order those. She finishes with Taco Bell’s Creamy Baja Sauce, which she thinks is absolutely delicious and should be dumped on everything, and Hellman’s Jalapeno Ranch Sauce, which she likes but thinks it could use a little more “jalapeño kick.” QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen is amused when reporting that although Queen Dolly Parton has requested to have her name removed for consideration from this year’s Rock n Roll Hall of Fame voting, the Hall has announced that it cannot accommodate her request since the ballots have already been distributed. UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on Anna Delvey’s upcoming Art show, and WeWork’s Adam Neumann resurfaces.“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of a rare rose-veiled fairy wrasse Rainbowfish living in the Maldives in the ocean’s “twilight zone.” THE HAPPIEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD: Kathleen reads the results of a report ranking all 146 countries on their population’s overall happiness with the quality of their lives. For the 5th straight year Finland was crowned the Happiest in the world, and Lebanon was determined to be the “saddest.”NETFLIX CRACKS DOWN ON SHARING: Kathleen laughs at the anticipated response from her parents when reading an announcement that Netflix is cracking down on members who share passwords to their accounts. Netflix will soon launch a test letting primary account holders pay an additional fee for users outside their households (BOO)STARBUCKS TO ELIMINATE DISPOSABLE CUPS: Kathleen loves strong coffee, so she’s a regular to Starbucks while on the road. She’s been amused by all of the drama over Starbucks’ cups in the past, be the noise about the ill-fitting lids or the holiday cup designs, and laughs when reading the latest announcement advising that the coffee company is taking strides to eliminate their disposable cup altogether. WARHOL’S MARILYN MONROE: Kathleen LOVES following the art world and is a big fan of Andy Warhol’s work. She’s excited to read that Warhol’s portrait of actress Marilyn Monroe will go up for auction in May with a record-setting estimated value of $200 million. "Shot Sage Blue Marilyn” is poised to be the most expensive painting of the 20th century ever sold at auction, according to Christie’s Auction House.ABANDONED CANADIAN VILLAGE FOR SALE: Kathleen reads an article advising that the British Columbia deserted hamlet of Edelweiss is now for sale. It was built in 1910 for the Swiss guides and mountaineers who had relocated to help tourists traverse the Rocky Mountains. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “WeCrashed” on Apple TV, and “The Andy Warhol Diaries” on Netflix. SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 81: The Legend of the 9-Tailed Fox, Drunk Hamsters, & The Hidden Valley Ranch Diamond
Mar 22 2022
Episode 81: The Legend of the 9-Tailed Fox, Drunk Hamsters, & The Hidden Valley Ranch Diamond
Kathleen opens the show introducing Ron White’s French Bulldog Mustard to the Pubcast, drinking a Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale made by Blue Mountain Brewery that she bought on her recent tour of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello home outside of Charlottesville, VA (which she loved.) She’s also thrilled that her favorite Fantasy Football quarterback Tom Brady has come out of retirement, and she’s already planning her 2022 Draft. “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 Utz Heluva Good Buttermilk Ranch Wavy Potato chips, which she absolutely loves and threatens to eat the entire bag. She moves on to taste the newly released Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch Seasoning, which she deems a firm “NO” because it’s too spicy but loves the original flavor. She finishes her tasting with Brianna’s Chipotle Ranch Dressing, which she really likes because of the smoke and spice.QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen reports that Queen Dolly has requested to remove herself from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot because she doesn’t think she’s “earned that right.” Tanya Tucker is out on the road touring, and Cher has announced on Twitter that she’s been having “personal issues” but hasn’t gone into specific detail. “HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of the USS Atlanta shipwreck in Lake Superior after 130 years, and archaeologists have unearthed the lost “Golden City” of Aten in Egypt.THE HIDDEN VALLEY RANCH DIAMOND: As a true lover of Ranch dressing, Kathleen is thrilled to read a press release announcing that Hidden Valley has created a 2 carat round brilliant cut diamond and auctioned it off for more than $12K on eBay. The “HVR Diamond” was expertly created by a professional diamond maker in a lab by heating Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning to 2,500 degrees, and then crushing the output beneath 400 tons of pressure, taking five months total to create. CAMEL KILLS MEN AT TENNESSEE PETTING ZOO: Kathleen reads an article announcing that 2 men were killed in early March by a ranging camel that had escaped from the Shirley Farms Petting Zoo outside of Memphis. THE HEAVIEST DRINKERS IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM: Kathleen laughs out loud at the findings from a new study, awarding the title of the heaviest drinkers in the animal kingdom to the tiny hamsters. Psychologists at the University of Alaska Anchorage have studied alcohol consumption in hamsters, noting that they regularly down 18 grams per kilogram of body weight a day, the alcoholic equivalent of a human drinking a liter and a half of 190-proof Everclear.  RARE WOLVERINE SIGHTING: Kathleen is excited to read about a recent sighting of a wolverine in Yellowstone National Park. There have been 8 confirmed sightings in the park over the past 43 years, and the “elusive” animal has since been fitted with a GPS collar.GIANT SPIDERS FORECASTED TO DROP FROM SKY: Kathleen is horrified to read an announcement forecasting that millions of Joro spiders are expected to begin “ballooning” up and down the US East Coast as early as May. Researchers have determined that the spiders can tolerate cold weather but are harmless to humans as their fangs are too small to break human skin.LEGEND OF THE 9-TAILED FOX: Kathleen reads that an ancient Japanese “killing stone” has cracked open, and is said to contain an evil demon known as the “9-Tailed Fox.” According to local folklore, the volcanic rock held the evil spirit of a 9-tailed fox who took the form of a beautiful woman. She became involved in a plot to overthrow Emperor Toba, who ruled from 1107 to 1123.WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “The Gilded Age” on HBO Max, which she’s watched with Ron White, and also “Inventing Anna” on Netflix. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at