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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Kathleen opens the show drinking Banff Springs Tunnel 30 Anniversary Lager from Grizzly Paw Brewing Company in Banff, Alberta (one of Kathleen's favorite places to visit.)UPDATE ON KATHLEEN'S QUEEN'S COURT: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen reports the latest bombshell that Lindsey Buckingham's latest wife has filed for divorce, which makes her ask Cardboard Stevie what her thoughts are on the developments. Kathleen tells Paddles that she doesn't think that any of the Queens in her Court would put up with Lindsey's bullsh!t, so anticipates that he will remain single for a while. “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 Frank's Red Hot Goldfish, which she can't wait to trick her nieces and nephew with the heat. She LOVES her next tasting sauce: Ortega Taco Ranch Taco Sauce, which she vows to take with her to eat Mexican food with her friends Mark and Nicole after the Pubcast is finished. She finishes off this week's tasting menu with Chewy Chips Ahoy with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, in which she's overcome with the sweetness and vows to give to her mom. She wraps her tasting segment discussing her recent day drinking shenanigans with her friends Raelyn and JB, and Raelyn asking their bartender “Do You Have Any Ranch?” to go with her well-timed fries after a few beers. BRITNEY SPEARS CONSERVATORSHIP DEVELOPMENTS: Kathleen is intrigued with the Britney Spears conservatorship drama, and UPDATES her Termites that Britney recently went on a bizarre rant on social media, referring to herself as a "motherf***ing snake" (referring to her iconic MTV Music Awards performance with a Burmese python). The 39-year-old wore a snakeskin bodysuit in her recent Instagram post, which comes as she prepares to speak out against her father, Jamie Spears, in court amid her conservatorship legal battle. Back in April 2021, Britney asked a judge to permanently end her father's control over her $60M fortune and personal life.JEFF BESOS SPACE AUCTION: As a follow-up to Ep44, Kathleen reads an article updating the progress of Jeff Besos's initial space flight aboard his New Shepard rocket. The richest man in the world is auctioned off a seat on its upcoming first crewed spaceflight in June 2021 for $28 million.The winning bidder will fly to the edge of space with the Amazon founder and his brother Mark on July 20th. Blue Origin advised that New Shepard's first passenger flight will carry four people, including both Bezos brothers, the auction winner and a fourth person to be announced later.INVASION OF THE SUPER TERMITES: All of Kathleen's Termites know that she has a fondness for all things “Termite,” and she laughs as she reads an article out of Israel advising of a “Super Termite” invasion in June 2021. This species has been coined as of the most destructive pests in the world, will eat anything containing cellulose, such as wood, paper, or cardboard, and has also been known to devour copper and lead sheets, plaster, asphalt foam insulation boards, plastics, and even underground power lines.THE AUCTION OF AN INVISIBLE SCULPTURE: Kathleen finishes her beer and laughs at the absurdity of an article detailing the recent auction of an invisible sculpture. Italian artist Salvatore Garau just sold an invisible sculpture for $18,000 USD and the work, titled Io Sono or "I Am," doesn't exist except in the artist's imagination. According to the artist, the sculpture doesn't not exist per se, rather it exists in a vacuum, Newsweek reports. "The vacuum is nothing more than a space full of energy," Garau explained. "And even if we empty it and there is nothing left, according to the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, that 'nothing' has a weight. Therefore, it has an energy that is condensed and transformed into particles, that is, into us." Ummmm, ok. Kathleen moves on to tell the termites her own story of “selling something invisible “ to her grade school nuns when she and her dad crafted an oversized vodka display bottle and an egg to demonstrate the power of vacuum energy. Yes Termites, Mama Termite attempted to demonstrate advanced science to nuns. MYSTERIOUS CANADIAN BRAIN DISEASE: Kathleen reads an article about a mysterious disease impacting a small area in Eastern Canada where 48 people have been struck with a baffling mix of symptoms including insomnia, impaired motor function, and hallucinations such as visions of the dead. Conspiracy theories blamed the illness on everything from cellphone towers to vaccine complications. These are some plots of a mystery that has stumped the medical establishment, attracted the attention of top neurologists, and scared residents of New Brunswick, a province of 770,000. In the past 6 years, dozens have fallen ill from the disease, and 6 people have died.ST LOUIS'S VEILED PROPHET BALL: Kathleen reads an article about St. Louis's Veiled Prophet ball, as it has been in the news lately when actress Ellie Kemper was discovered to have been named the ball's “Queen of Love and Beauty” when she was 19 years of age. Inspired by the Mardi Gras krewes of New Orleans and a character in a then-popular poem, the Veiled Prophet organization was established in response to major labor strikes that shut down the city — and the threat of Black and white workers uniting. The entire process of choosing the “queen” every summer was originally suffused with elaborate ritual: A person would be chosen by a secret board of local elites to anonymously play the role of the Veiled Prophet. The Veiled Prophet would choose a Queen of Love and Beauty from among the elite ball attendees (of course, invitation list to be kept strictly confidential as well) with whom he would dance a “Royal Quadrille” before presenting her with an expensive keepsake such as a tiara or pearls. Often these gifts were so expensive that they became family heirlooms. The ball would be accompanied by a just-as-spectacular parade and fair. In October of 1878, civic elites in St. Louis organized the first parade, which attracted more than 50,000 spectators. Kathleen provides her own commentary around attending the parade with her friends, which she says one of the highlights was that you could bring your own cooler of beer.WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Hacks” on HBO Max.
Kathleen opens the show drinking an Idle Speed Salted Lime Lager from Palmetto Brewing in Charleston, SC. TERMITE SHOUTOUT: Kathleen gives a shoutout to a few Termites who have sent funny gifts to her PO Box. Big thanks to Paula for the hand-etched Termite beer mug and golf tees, Denise sent a fun Buc-ees prize box, Joel sent a Christmas ornament that Kathleen describes as a “strange clown,” and Alec sent an “Anonymous Potato,” which Kathleen says is one of the funniest gifts that she's ever received. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN'S QUEEN'S COURT: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen reports a quiet week with the Court, citing the beginning of Summer for the lack of activity. Cher is still working on her biopic, and Tanya has just released a ton of tour dates. “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 limited-edition Cap'n Crunch Red White n Blue Crunch cereal, which she loves (since she loves regular Cap'n Crunch.) She moves on to taste Hidden Valley Ranch's Spicy Secret Sauce, and Smartfood Krispy Kreme Doughnut flavored popcorn. MONKEYS HATE FLAMING CHEETOS: Kathleen reads a story from Texas of a woman who hopped a fence and dropped down into a 4-foot deep moat in an attempt to feed 2 spider monkeys at the El Paso Zoo some Flamin' Hot Cheetos for a social media video. The infuriated zookeeper reports that the monkeys were unharmed during the filming of the TikTok video, but he is hoping that further legal charges are made. Kathleen laughs at the motive of the woman and then reminds listeners of the story of Travis the Chimp whom his keeper maintained that he was humanlike until he mauled the face-off of her best friend.GAMBLING ON MEDINA: Kathleen reports on the Kentucky Derby's winning horse Medina Spirit, who tested positive for a banned substance shortly after the Derby. Medina Spirit wasn't favored to win, but Kathleen bet on him and admits to spending her winnings on beer and new Mepps fishing lures (her favorite.)PUTIN BEHIND UFO SWARMS THAT ARE BUZZING US WARSHIPS: Kathleen laughs as she reads an article outlining the conspiracy theories that former US Senator Harry Reid is pitching regarding Vladimir Putin's direction of the recent swarms of UFOs that have been filmed around US warships. Reid is blaming Putin, and Kathleen provides her own commentary on the ramifications of Russia controlling UFOs.MOMMY DOOMSDAY UPDATE: Kathleen provides an UPDATE on the murder case against Lori Vallow Daybell in Idaho. Daybell, who along with her husband Chad was indicted in early May for the murder of her two missing children, has been found incompetent to stand trial in separate court proceedings related to their deaths. Kathleen recommends that all Termites listen to the Mommy Doomsday podcast outlining the events leading up to the couple's arrest.EATING CICADAS: Kathleen squeals in delight as she reads a news release from the FDA advising the public to avoid eating cicadas if you're allergic to seafood☺ Apparently the insect shares a family relation to shrimp and lobsters, which is the LAST reason that Kathleen would think people would need to be warned to not eat BUGS!BIGGIE SMALLS MURDER DETAILS EXPANDED: Kathleen is a fan of The Notorious B.I.G's music and has followed the mystery surrounding the rapper's untimely death. She reads a recent article alleging that his murder was executed by a Nation of Islam convert in a hit arranged by Suge Knight and covered up by crooked LAPD cops, ex-FBI agent says. JOHN HINCKLEY JR's LOVE SONGS: Kathleen has long followed the whereabouts of John Hinckley Jr, and is shocked to read that he has been released after 35 years in a psychiatric hospital after trying to kill President Reagan. She's even MORE amazed to read that Hinckley has recently been posting videos of himself performing love songs on his new YouTube channel. THE RICHEST MAN YOU'VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF: In line with her obsession with cryptocurrency and the influence of wealthy individuals like Elon Musk on those currencies, Kathleen reads the latest announcement from Forbes that Bernard Arnault, CEO and majority owner of French luxury group LVMH, has briefly surpassed Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to become the world's richest person. Forbes reports that Arnault claimed the top spot with a net worth of $186.4 billion surpassing Bezos whose net worth stands at $186 billion. As one of Arnault's companies is Louis Vuitton, Kathleen reviews the story of her mom attempting to buy a fake Vuitton Papillion bag when they were on a trip to Paris. The full story is available to watch here as part of Comedy Central's “This Is Not Happening.”THE BOUVIER ART AFFAIR: As her Termites know, Kathleen holds a massive appreciation for the art world. She's fascinated reading the latest article outlining The Bouvier Affair, which was a number of international lawsuits that started in 2015, and subsequent events. The lawsuits allege that Swiss art shipper and dealer Yves Bouvier defrauded his clients by misrepresenting the original cost of artworks and subsequently overcharging them. The affair has played out in courts in Monaco, Switzerland, France, the US, Hong Kong, and Singapore. The alleged victims are "high net worth individuals" in the UK, the US, Asia, and Europe, most notably Monaco-based Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev. Kathleen mentions that ANYONE attempting to defraud a Russian oligarch should settle immediately and run for his life.WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen again recommends watching Seasons 1 & 2 of Jann Arden's comedy “Jann” on Hulu, and the movie “Straight Outta Compton” on Amazon Prime.
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Deer Crossing Helles lager from Little Harpeth Brewing in Nashville.2021 “DO YOU HAVE ANY RANCH TOUR”: Kathleen follows up with her announcement that her Fall 2021 Tour goes on sale on June 4th, and that Termite Willow Hess’s tour poster design (forwarded on Twitter) was selected. She also thanks Greg Lynn for his key tour design support.TERMITE SHOUTOUT: Kathleen gives a shoutout to a few Termites who have sent funny gifts to her PO Box. Big thanks to Jean who sent a Round Rock Chupacabra jersey to her parents’ address, Mandy who sent her a custom-designed tour poster, and Chris who sent a Richard Simmons “Farewell To Fat” cookbook in respect of the demise of Kathleen’s “Richard” Chia Pet. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen is excited to announce that Stevie just celebrated her 73rd birthday, and Cher has officially signed off and is moving forward with her biopic. “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 Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Ken’s Steakhouse Ranch dressing (which she finds to be too tangy), and Red Velvet Cupcake Pop Tarts, which she thinks are too sweet but thinks her Mom will love. She then gives the Termites advice on what to watch out for when grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s. WeWork TANKS AGAIN: As a follow-up to Episode 36, Kathleen reads an article about the latest stock plunge of WeWork shares as it prepares for its IPO. WeWork lost $3.2 billion last year, according to documents shown to prospective investors by the office-sharing startup as a part of a pitch for $1 billion in investment and a stock market listing. The company's losses narrowed from $3.5 billion in 2019 and it plans to go public at a valuation of $9 billion including debt through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), the report said.LATEST BANKSY SELLS FOR CRYPTO: In continuing with her obsession with cryptocurrency and her love of art, Kathleen reports that Banksy’s “Love Is In The Air” recently became the first piece of fine art to involve a crypto sale for $69.3M. THE WORLD’S FIRST BITCOIN COMMUNITY: Kathleen reads an article about the Caribbean island of Bequia, where a housing developer is creating the world’s first bitcoin community where residents will pay for property, goods and services entirely in cryptocurrency. The 18 sq km island is part of St Vincent and the Grenadines, and In March 2021, the Eastern Caribbean became the first digital currency union in the world with the launch of "DCash" across four island nations, St Lucia, Grenada, Antigua, and Barbuda, and St. Kitts and Nevis. Stay tuned, Termites ☺ A BOUNTY FOR BIGFOOT: As a follow-up to Episode 25, Kathleen reads an UPDATE out of Oklahoma where Rep. Justin Humphrey recently announced a $3 million bounty on the State House floor. The bill, HB 1648, would ask that the Oklahoma Wildlife Commission to establish annual season dates and create any necessary specific hunting licenses and fees for hunting the mythical Sasquatch. Kathleen then reviews the Idabel, OK gas station Gasquatch, which she wants to visit but maintains that it could never replace her beloved Love’s Truck Stops in order of cool factor. BOB DYLAN “RETROSPECTRUM”: A fan of art and its influences, Kathleen is interested to read an article from Florida International University who is proud to announce that Retrospectrum, the most expansive and detailed exhibition of Bob Dylan's artwork ever seen on U.S. soil, will have its U.S. debut at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum on November 30, 2021. Running through April 17, 2022, Retrospectrum spans six decades of Dylan’s drawing, painting, and sculpture. The exhibition’s curation has been designed to showcase the development and diversity in Dylan's visual practice, while immersive and interactive displays will simultaneously illuminate the context of that development in tandem with that of his musical and literary canon. A LOW-BUDGET HOLLY PONZI: Kathleen reads an article out of Los Angeles outlining one of the most audacious Ponzi schemes in Hollywood history. Low-budget actor Zachary Horwitz collected $690 million from investors for movie deals authorities say were fictitious. The HBO and Netflix contracts he presented to potential investors to prove that his business was legitimate were forgeries, the government says. For years, Horwitz kept the con going by using loans from one group of investors to repay what he’d borrowed from another, according to a federal criminal complaint. The investors are now trying to recover $235 million that he never repaid.MORE ALIENS: Kathleen reads an article uncovering dozens of recent UFO reports from Air Canada, WestJet, Porter, and other airlines in a Canadian government aviation incident database. The data adds to the increasing number of commercial airline pilot reports out of Nevada, Ireland, and Northern Canada increasing pilot-witness accounts of presumed extra-terrestrial sightings which denotes that life exists on other planets. SKINWALKER RANCH SHAPESHIFTERS: In continuing with her interest in potential alien existence and all things extraterrestrial, Kathleen is thrilled to read an update from Utah’s Skinwalker Ranch, where a specialist team has been recruited to probe the specific area where the Pentagon funded a top-secret study into UFOs and alien life. The isolated spot is at the center of some of America's most baffling mysteries including horrific cases of cattle mutilation and sightings of "bulletproof" shape-shifting creatures. Real estate tycoon Brandon Fugal bought the ranch from paranormal enthusiast Robert Bigelow and has since given full access to a research team headed by Dr. Travis Taylor - who has worked for the US Dept. of Defense and NASA. Dr. Taylor's full-scale investigation is now the focus of a new eight-part series available on History Channel called the 'Secret of Skinwalker Ranch,” which Kathleen is immediately adding to her watch list. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen highly recommends watching Canadian singer (and Kathleen’s friend) Jann Arden’s comedy “Jann” on Hulu, because Kathleen absolutely loves Jann’s songwriting and thinks she’s unbelievably hilarious and fun. Kathleen also tells Termites to watch Jean Smart in “Hacks” on HBO Max, and “Halston” on Netflix.
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Chocolate MoonPie Stout from Naked River Brewing in Chattanooga. TOUR UPDATE: Kathleen provides her Termites with an update on her upcoming 2021 Fall Tour schedule, which will be called the “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. She talks about heading back out on the road, and her specific issues with her new NARS eye pencil which she maintains won’t actually sharpen enough to use.TERMITE SHOUTOUT: Kathleen gives a shoutout to a few Termites who have sent funny gifts to her PO Box. Big thanks to Anne from Louisville for sending a note and some fun golf balls (including one she found in the rough), and to Elisa from Texas who sent a Buc-ee’s pint glass and a Stevie Nicks prayer candle that she made herself (her company’s name is Texrah Designs in Dallas) RANCH CROCS: Kathleen is THRILLED to read an announcement from Crocs that they are partnering with Hidden Valley Ranch on ranch-inspired clogs and Jibbitz charms in the form of french fries, chicken nuggets, pizza, burgers, and vegetables. She remembers a story from Project Runway when Tim Gunn compared Crocs to hooves and then reminisces about having to make her own sweatpants in Home Ec in high school. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen announces that Cher just turned 75 years old and announced last week via Twitter that Universal is producing her biopic. Tanya Tucker has announced more tour dates, and Dolly broadcasted live on Good Morning America from her Dollywood Flower & Food Festival.“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 PF Chang’s Dynamite Ranch dressing, which she finds WAY too tangy for her taste. Then in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, she tries “Stuffed Puffs” which pledge to make S’mores “easier,” and also the Hostess S’mores Limited Edition cupcakes. She confesses to having never had a real S’more, which makes her a poor candidate to evaluate these flavors ☺ALABAMA DROPS YOGA BAN: As a follow-up to Episode 35, Kathleen laughs at a recent announcement that Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed a bill to allow public schools to offer yoga, ending a ban that stood for nearly 30 years. Christian conservatives who back the ban said yoga would open the door for people to be converted to Hinduism. In a conservative fashion, the new law allows yoga to be offered as an elective for grades K-12, but students won't be allowed to say, "Namaste," and meditation is not allowed.BOEING-BACKED AIR TAXIS ON THE WAY: In holding onto her childhood dream of flying cars, Kathleen reads an article about Boeing startup company Wisk, which has finalized its first deal to operate autonomous air taxis in the U.S. The company will operate up to 30 eVTOL aircraft that will be deployed as part of the Blade charter flight network, pending the FAA certifying the aircraft for commercial operation.“CHARLIE BIT MY FINGER” NFT SELLS: In continuing with her review of insane non-fungible token sales, Kathleen reads an article about the sale of the YouTube video “Charlie Bit My Finger.” The video accrued more than 883 million views, and was auctioned off as an NFT for $760,999.THE MAN WHO DIDN’T INVENT FLAMIN’ HOT CHEETOS: Being a true fan of Cheetos, Kathleen loves the drama behind the story of who claims to have and actually did invent the Flamin’ Hot Cheeto. Frito-Lay expressed support for former company executive Richard Montañez, whose claims to have invented the snack was debunked by the Los Angeles Times. Montañez began working as a janitor for Frito-Lay back in 1976 and has long claimed that he pitched the idea for the Flamin' Hot Cheetos flavor by boldly calling up company execs in 1990. PSYCHOPATHS PREFER CITY LIVING: Kathleen takes another sip of beer and reads an article to listeners published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology about the nature of psychopaths. The study says people who feel less connected to nature tend to have heightened levels of psychopathic personality traits, and that individuals who exhibit more dark personality traits prefer to reside in urban areas rather than suburban or rural areas.WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching Cate Blanchett in “Miss America” on Hulu, and listen to “The Clown and The Candyman” podcast.
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Busch Light from her beloved hometown Anheuser Busch Brewery. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEENS: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen shares with her Termites that none of the Queens have done anything significant this past week, which is somewhat comforting compared to the constant insanity of the past year in COVID quarantine. “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 the new McDonald’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich, which she likes but not nearly as much as KFC’s or Popeyes’ chicken sandwiches. She then tries Buffalo Wild Wings Medium Wing Sauce (with “comfortable heat”) which she LOVES and wants to pour on everything. She finishes her tasting with a limited edition Hostess Twinkie Lemonade Stand flavor, which she’s sure that her dad will love. THE OLDEST OLYMPIAN: Kathleen provides an update on the world’s oldest person participating in the Olympic torch relay as part of the Tokyo Olympics this summer. CRYPTO MAINTAINS ITS COOL STATUS: In keeping with her obsession with cryptocurrency, Kathleen reports on a news announcement stating that Elon Musk has lost $20 Billion since he hosted Saturday Night Live at the beginning of May. She’s excited to read a follow-up article announcing that the NFL’s New York Giants have partnered with Grayscale Partners, who will be the official digital currency asset management partner in an effort to mainstream cryptocurrency in the NFL. SPAMMED PRAYERS FOR TEBOW: Kathleen is a massive NFL fan, and laughs when reading a report that the Jacksonville Jaguars are ready to sign former Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow to a 1-year contract, converting his position to Tight End. The 33-year-old failed to make headway in the NFL and then converted his motivation to professional baseball, where he has successfully maintained a roster spot on the New York Mets farm team. Kathleen muses that since Tebow is a renowned fanatical Christian, that Jesus must have moved Tebow’s prayers for professional sports domination into his “spam” folder. MASTERING THE PENNSYLVANIA ACCENT: Kathleen is currently watching Mare of Eastown, starring British actress Kate Winslet. She reads an article detailing how Winslet mastered the Pennsylvania accent, which is deemed to be one of the toughest to take on. Kathleen describes her encounters with waitstaff while working at Philly comedy clubs in her 20’s, and muses if she needed to mimic a Pennsylvania accent she would live with a PA family for a week and drink Yuengling. ROME’S COLOSSEUM GETS A NEW FLOOR: Kathleen reads an announcement outlining plans for the famous Roman Colosseum to be remodeled with a new floor that will give tourists a gladiator’s vantage point into the architecture and energy of the amphitheater. She moves on to tell a story of when her younger sister visited Rome and her opinions of visiting the structure. THE OLDEST WHISKEY IN THE WORLD: Kathleen is excited to read an announcement that LaGrange, GA-based Evans & Ragland Distilling is about to present a bottle of their American whiskey for auction in June. A recent laboratory test showed that the Old Ingledew, which originally was thought to date back to the 1850s, was instead likely bottled between 1763 and 1803.THE QUEEN’S BEER: As all Irish descendants feel, Kathleen has never been a fan of the British monarchy. However, she’s thrilled that Queen Elizabeth has released her own beer. Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the 95-year-old monarch has approved the sale of a range of beer brewed from plants grown on her Sandringham estate in Norfolk. Sold at the Sandringham gift shop at $5.50 for a 500ml bottle, the beers come in two varieties: a cold-filtered, traditional English "bitter" and a stronger Golden IPA described by the gift shop as "uniquely natural."THE BASQUIAT SKULL: As her Termites know, Kathleen LOVES art and is delighted to read an article stating that a painting of a skull. By Jean-Michel Basquait. Sold for $93 million at a Christie’s NY auction, setting a new benchmark for the premier art auction world. She then tells listeners to watch the movie Basquiat, starring Jeffrey Wright and David Bowie, to learn more about the artist. DELAYED CICADAS: Kathleen reads an article revealing that the unseasonably cold weather defining the beginning of Spring 2021 has delayed the infestation of the cicadas. The sound-producing insects return every 17 years and are large, cleared-winged insects that occur either annually or periodically. It's a mystery as to why periodical cicadas only emerge every 13 or 17 years, but it's been theorized that it's to avoid syncing up with predator cycles.JIMMY HOFFA’S GEORGIA RESTING PLACE: Kathleen reads to listeners an article from Golf Digest stating that a former mob attorney is claiming that Jimmy Hoffa is buried under a Georgia golf course. The attorney claims that Hoffa’s remains lie beneath a green at Savannah Inn and Golf Country Club, just off the coast of Georgia. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Mare of Eastown” on HBO Max, “The Godfather of Harlem” on Amazon Prime, and the movie “Basquiat” on Amazon Prime.
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Pale Ale from Creature Comforts Brewing in Athens, GA and debates how many days and nights Moses was “lost.” She then introduces her Termites to her Durham Bull, which she was awarded by the Carolina Theatre for selling out her last show, and debates the deliciousness of Carolina vinegar-based BBQ versus all other BBQs.UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN HIVE: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen announces that Olympia Dukakis has been posthumously added to the Court for this week, as both Cher and Dolly tweeted their sentiments regarding her passing. Kathleen loved her movies (especially Steel Magnolias) and tells a story about seeing her in a Florida airport. Kathleen then rates the worst fake Southern accents, which she awards to Lewis Black and her dad stating that both sound like a broken banjo. “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 Cap’n Crunch’s Berrytastic Pancake Mix, which she thinks her nieces and nephew will LOVE, Ritz Crisp & Thins Seasoned with Tabasco Pepper Sauce Flavor, which she doesn’t recommend. Kathleen finishes her tasting menu with Hidden Valley Bold Buffalo Dipping Sauce, which she thinks is an asset to ANY meal. ORLANDO GETS ITS FIRST WHITE CASTLE RESTAURANT: Kathleen is a life-long fan of White Castle cheeseburgers and is thrilled to announce that Orlando (home of one of her BFFs, Carrottop) is getting its first White Castle restaurant. Kathleen has always preferred the baby-dried onions of White Castle vs the sad cold buns and ketchup on a Krystal cheeseburger. She then tells a story from Vegas when she saw a group of very drunk girls fall out of a limo with a White Castle Crave Case.NAZI AMBER ROOM: As a follow up to Episode 39, Kathleen finishes her research on Hitler’s Amber Room and passes the info of the “8th Wonder of the World” onto her Termites. BILL MAHER VS CRYPTOCURRENCY: Kathleen laughs at the recent ill-informed comments from Bill Maher regarding Cryptocurrency. He referred to all of it as “Easter bunny cartoon cash” and compared it to Tinkerbell from Peter Pan: “Its power is based solely on enough children believing in it.” Right, Bill…Kathleen is absolutely enamored with all things crypto and is THRILLED to join “the children” in their quest for global domination.ANOTHER FLYING CAR CONCEPT GOES TO MARKET: Kathleen continues following her childhood desire to own a flying car by reporting on the new ASKA. Startup company NFT, Inc. opened a showroom to reveal the concept car, requiring $5,000 to secure your own model when production is finished. There will only be a limited run of 1,500 cars manufactured offered at a price of $789,000, which are scheduled to roll out in 2026. BRITNEY SPEARS TO ADDRESS THE COURT: As a follow-up to Episode 29 where Kathleen discussed the #FreeBritney movement, she excitedly reads an article announcing that Britney Spears has agreed to address the court on June 23rd regarding her conservatorship. PICASSO PAINTING PRESENTED FOR AUCTION: Kathleen reads a bulletin from Christie's Auction House that Picasso’s “Woman Sitting Near A Window” is being offered for auction in May 2021. The piece is forecasted to fetch $55 million, but Kathleen places a bet that the winning bid will exceed $100 million. CANNIBALISTIC SETTLERS: Kathleen discusses the premise of the documentary “The Donner Party,” which chronicles the pilgrimage of the Joseph Donner family and 11 other families who made the journey over the Sierra Nevada mountain range to California in 1846. The story outlines the issues they faced making the journey, including a massive snowstorm that stopped the wagon train for weeks and the resulting cannibalism when they ran out of food. Kathleen is fascinated by the details, and points out that even over 100 years ago there were assholes in every society that “showed out,” but back then the asset was a double-decker wagon. TINY TURKISH CASTLE VILLAGE: Kathleen reads an article describing the Turkish town of Burj Al Babas, which was constructed for foreign buyers and broke ground in 2014. When Turkey’s economy fell the project halted, and today 530 castles remain empty. Kathleen then names all of the Disney princesses that she knows to have lived in similar castles, which amounts to 2.VERY BAD KINGS: Kathleen discusses the concept of the new American Kings when she shares with the Termites a recent article about Dodgers’ owner Mark Walter buying up massive amounts of land in the Crested Butte, Colorado area and then another article detailing the land transactions that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made gobbling up incremental property around his Hawaiian compound. A MISSOURI WHITE BISON: Kathleen is thrilled to read an article about a rare white bison who has made his home in Missouri’s Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. The park named him “Takoda“ after the Sioux reference for ‘friend to everyone.’”WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “The Donner Party” on Amazon Prime and “Mare of Eastown” on HBO Max.
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Mexican Lager from Lo-Fi Brewing in Charleston, SC. She then tells a story of her dad accidentally befriending the murder-for-hire realtor in the Ozarks when their Yorkies liked each other. Kathleen then discusses her betting strategy for the Kentucky Derby and gives the history of her love of sports betting when her Dad started taking her to the horse track at a young age. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen updates her Termites that Stevie Nicks is now fully vaccinated. Cher is back on Twitter after taking a short break, Tanya has announced new tour dates, including the Pilgrimage Music Festival where Kathleen has discovered “sad angel” Natalie Madigan on the poster. Rounding out the court, Queen Dolly has announced that she’s having an auction in Sevierville, TN on May 8th to benefit her Imagination Library. “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 Cholula Caliente Wing Sauce, Kraft BuffaRanch dip (which she LOVES), and tops off the tasting describing Blowfish Hangover Cure to listeners, which she has yet to use but welcomes feedback from anyone who has benefitted from it. JERRY FALWELL JR.’s “REAL LIBERTY GRADUATION": Kathleen laughs out loud reading the latest in the Jerry Falwell Jr. saga. In social media posts, Fallwell appeared to have consumed too much “black water” and invited Liberty University students to the “real Liberty graduation” at his own home.TOURISTIC SPANISH CITY ACCEPTS CRYPTO PAYMENTS: In continuing with her love of the cryptocurrency movement, Kathleen is thrilled to read an article announcing that two primary hotels in Sevilla, Spain will begin accepting room reservations backed with digital currency.NEW EVIDENCE IN MH370 CRASH: As a follow-up to numerous Pubcasts regarding missing Malaysian Flight 370, Kathleen provides yet another update for all of those as obsessed with that plane crash as she is. ART FORGERY IN NYC: Kathleen describes the premise of the Netflix documentary “Made You Look,” about the most successful forgery scam ever brought off in the high-end art world. In 1995, the Knoedler Gallery, the oldest art gallery in New York purchased an unknown canvas by Mark Rothko. The documentary continues through the deceitful actions of the gallery’s director Ann Freedman, and her apparent relationship with the forgery associates as she defrauds numerous affluent art collectors while maintaining her innocence. JEFF BESOS’ WANTS TO SEND US TO SPACE: Kathleen tells her Termites about the latest venture from billionaire Jeff Besos. The Amazon founder has created Blue Origin, his venture into space tourism which will compete with Elon Musk’s SpaceX.WEDDING SQUATTERS: Kathleen laughs out loud reading an article about a Florida couple who loved IHOP franchise heir Nathan Finkel’s mansion so much, they asked if they could use it for their wedding and he declined their request. Since the home was for sale, they believed that Finkel wouldn’t be in residence and they sent the invites out telling friends and fam to come to their “dream home.” Kathleen provides her own commentary in reading further that the millionaire was actually home the morning of the event and the antics that ensued when the wedding attendees began to show up.HITLER GOLD HIDDEN UNDER A POLISH BROTHEL: Kathleen is thrilled to share an article announcing that treasure hunters are planning to dig up what they say could be 48 crates of Nazi gold worth nearly half a billion pounds at a palace used by Hitler's SS as a brothel. The dig is hoped to uncover 10 tons of gold and other valuables under the 18th-century palace in the village of Minkowski in southern Poland.HEALTH BENEFITS OF BAKED POTATOES: In the biggest announcement of this week’s Pubcast, Kathleen is thrilled to read to her Termites the findings of a recent study on the health benefits of baked potatoes. In a generous turn of medical opinion, baking potatoes actually increases their nutritional value over frying them as long as you manage the toppings added.WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Made You Look” on Netflix.
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Helles Lager from Southern Barrel Brewing Company in Bluffton, SC. She tells listeners about her recent trip to Hilton Head and Savannah, complete with recommendations on where to stay, drink, and eat oysters (Kathleen LOVES a good lake or beach bar)UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen advises that the Court has been relatively quiet again this week, but has hopes that they’ll all pick up now that they’ve had their COVID vaccines.TOUR UPDATE: In response to many questions from Termites regarding her stand-up comedy shows, Kathleen provides an update on the current Fall 2021 “Do You Have Any Ranch” Tour, also available on her website. “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 Chick-Fil-A Garden Herb Ranch (she LOVES it,) Rap Snacks Louisiana Hot Chicken Noodles, and a Pink Frosted Donut Flavored Oreo for dessert (which she’s sending straight to her mom.)FREE BUDWEISER: Kathleen is thrilled to announce that her hometown beer is giving away free beer with proof of COVID vaccination. Now through May 16, or while supplies last, U.S. residents 21 and older can enter the “Reunite with Buds” giveaway from Anheuser Busch with proof of vaccination.GENDER REVEAL EXPLOSION: Kathleen continues her interest in the potential drama of gender reveal parties when reading a recent article stating that 80 pounds of Tannerite, an over-the-counter, highly explosive substance used for firearms practice, was involved in a gender-reveal stunt at a quarry in New Hampshire. The explosion generated earthquake reports over state lines. FALWELL JR SUED BY LIBERTY UNIVERSITY: In a follow up to Episode 13, Kathleen laughs as she reads an update regarding the status of Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University. Liberty is suing their former President for $10 million, citing conspiracy, breach of contract, and claim that Falwell failed to live up to the school’s moral code. Kathleen’s recommendation to Falwell Jr: “when you get drunk and do stupid things, Jerry, just say sorry.” Amen…he might wish that he followed Mama Termite’s advice ☺ BANKSY GRAFITTI HIGHLIGHTS CHRISTIE’S JUNE SALES: UPDATE! In her continuing fanship for street artist Banksy, Kathleen gives Termites an update on the auction of a recent oil painting “vandalized” by Banksy. His Subject to Availability oil painting is set to highlight Christie’s June 20th century sale. The work is considered one of the artist’s most important pieces from his series of “vandalized” oil paintings and features a defaced rendition of Albert Bierstadt’s 1890 painting of Mount Rainier National Park. In true Banksy fashion, the street artist inserts a commentary in hinting at the impact of climate change, and the work is forecasted to fetch between 3-5 M pounds. A BUMBLE FUMBLE: Kathleen laughs when she reads an article about a Bumble user named Robert Chapman, who told another user that he matched with on the dating app that he "did storm the Capitol" FBI court filings say. The woman replied that "we are not a match", and shared a screenshot of the exchange with authorities, who probed and arrested Chapman. Kathleen then shares a story told to her by her good friend, Ron White, who joined Bumble as himself and went on a date in Austin with a “match.” GENERATION HUSTLE: Kathleen has found a new show to replace her American Greed go-to: Generation Hustle on HBO Max. The show recounts some of the most wildly inventive scams of the past decade, including the antics of Anna Delvey (Kathleen covered in Episode 29) and Adam Newmann from WeWork (covered in Episode 36). SUNKEN SUBMARINE: In response to feedback from her Termites, Kathleen reads an article regarding a missing Indonesian submarine sunk and was just found in the Bali Sea. She compares the disappearance to the missing Malaysian Flight 370, which she is still obsessed with finding out the location of. CHERNOBYL’S DOGS: Kathleen has long followed the disaster that took place at the Chernobyl reactor in 1986, and is excited that a recent update has emerged regarding the dogs that were left behind as refugees of the disaster. The article discusses the current status from the aftermath where tens of thousands of people were evacuated from the Ukrainian city of Pripyat and evaluates the relationships of the guards maintaining the perimeter of the reactor site and the abandoned dogs seeking companionship. THIS IS A ROBBERY, BOSTON: Kathleen has been spending a lot of time lately watching Art-related documentaries, and becomes immediately drawn into the drama surrounding the Boston art heist from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, as documented on the Netflix docuseries “This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist.” Kathleen provides her own thoughts on the motives behind the robbery as well as the current location of the paintings and plans to visit the museum when she plays The Wilbur Theatre in Boston in September. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “This Is A Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist” on Netflix, and “The Babushkas of Chernobyl” on Amazon Prime.
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Fifty-One Pale Ale from Fairhope Brewing Company and providing her own commentary on the activities surrounding Prince Phillip’s funeral, including the aftermath that she hopes will continue to impact Megan and Harry.UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen advises that the Court has been relatively quiet again this week HOWEVER Kathleen has finally received her Dolly Parton comic book. She feels as though Dolly’s Strawberry Pretzel Pie ice cream from Jeni’s is probably a more worthwhile way to spend your money if you can get your hands on the flavor that crashed Jeni’s website twice and eventually sold out. BUSCH DOG BREW CONTEST: Kathleen comes from a long line of Anheuser Busch product lovers, and is thrilled to read a news release that Busch is looking for an official “Chief Tasting Officer” for its popular Dog Brew “beer.” Contest details have been published, and Kathleen urges all Termites with a cool fur pal to enter for a chance at the $20K prize money, free Dog Brew, and pet insurance. “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 Simply Ranch from Hidden Valley (one of her favorites so far), and Newman’s Own Ranch Dressing, which she thinks is way too tangy for her liking but she absolutely appreciates that sales from all of Newman’s products go to charity. Kathleen finishes the tasting menu with Fruit Loop flavored Pop-Tarts.THE IRISH DOLPHIN RETURNS: As a follow up to Episode 3, Kathleen is thrilled to let listeners know that Fungie the dolphin has been spotted off the Irish coast six months after vanishing from the Dingle Peninsula. “LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE” VIDEO SOLD AS NFT: Kathleen continues her new obsession with the non-fungible token industry reading an article disclosing that Chris Crocker sold his 2007 viral video “Leave Britney Alone” as an NFT in order to help fund his transition from a male to female. The video ended up being sold to an anonymous buyer for 18.69 ether, or around $41,000. MYSTERY FLIGHTS: Kathleen reads an article out of Australia where Qantas Airlines has announced plans to operate three domestic mystery flights that explore the country while international borders remain closed.The three dedicated Boeing 737 mystery experiences will include not only a ticket for the flight but also an entire day of activities in a mystery destination, all of which are outside major capital cities.OUTDATED TV’S: Kathleen recently attempted to download an app on her smart tv so that she can stream the Masters golf tournament with her friend Ron White and found out that her tv was too old to access the necessary app. In shopping for a new television in common stores like Target and Walmart, she discovered through discussion with sales associates in those stores that the majority of TVs for sale are 2-3 years old. With the help of a Gen Z’er at Best Buy, Kathleen was finally able to purchase the appropriate television, download the app, and she and Ron had a wonderful weekend watching the Masters, which she concludes with her Master’s joke from her “In Other Words” album. STALIN’S DAUGHTER: Kathleen loves history, and can’t wait to tell her Termites about the documentary “Stalin’s Daughter,” based on the interview "Svetlana About Svetlana." The film tells the fascinating and complex life story of Svetlana Stalin, who defected to Wisconsin during the Cold War. THE DEATH OF BERNIE MADOFF: Kathleen reads an update announcing the death of fraudster Bernie Madoff while serving a 150-year federal prison sentence. Madoff ripped off $65 billion in a Ponzi scheme involving celebrities, billionaires, charities, and retirees, and was arrested in 2008. Kathleen reads an update as to the current whereabouts of his widow, Ruth Madoff, who is living in a $3.8M waterfront home in Connecticut. PAT ROBERTSON DEFINES “THE FINEST” POLICE: Kathleen is amused when describing a recent video where 91-year-old 700 Club host and televangelist Pat Robertson, who is usually police-friendly, denounces the “personality quality” of former Minneapolis officers Derek Chauven and Kim Potter, who have been arrested for crimes involving police brutality. Kathleen laughs out loud when Robertson declares that police forces should be paid a higher salary in order to attract higher-quality candidates, which is a sentiment that her dad has been repeating for decades. If THAT isn’t enough to invest 5 mins to watch the video, Robertson moves on to demonstrate the use of a police taser and then a Glock, which is indescribable. HUNTER BIDEN’S BOOK BUSTS: Kathleen isn’t shocked to read an article advising that Hunter Biden’s confessional book “Beautiful Things” is a complete sales bust. DIGITIZING THE LOUVRE: Kathleen is an avid painter and has a deep appreciation of art, and one of her favorite museums in the world is The Louvre in Paris. She’s been to the museum numerous times and loves to wander the halls scouting out new pieces and also the more famous classics such as The Mona Lisa. Kathleen is thrilled to read that The Louvre is digitizing its entire collection so that the entire global population with access to a computer can experience the joy of the over 482,000 pieces of art, which she intends to take full advantage of. COINBASE APP PUBLIC OFFERING: Kathleen cannot state enough that she is NOT REMOTELY qualified to be a financial advisor, but her obsession with cryptocurrency led her to become a frequent user of the Coinbase app. She’s thrilled to read an article announcing that Coinbase has conducted a successful IPO, which she feels further validates the app’s exchange platform as well as cryptocurrency’s future. ROMAN STATUE FOUND IN BELGIUM: Kathleen reads an article from Italy where off-duty police recovered a stolen Roman statue after noticing it in a Belgian antique shop almost a decade after it was looted from an archeological site. The headless marble statue of a "Togatus," from the 1st century BC, was stolen by unknown robbers about 10 years ago. Kathleen shares with the Termites that one of her top dream jobs would be an Art police officer, and although she would rock the history exams she’s almost certain that she would fail the math and science tests. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching the series “The Serpent” on Netflix, the documentary “Stalin’s Daughter” on Amazon Prime, and “This Is A Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist” on Netflix.
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Naked Pig Pale Ale from Back Forty Brewing in Gadsden, AL. She shares with listeners her excitement over the St. Louis Cardinals’ Opening Day, describing the Clydesdales parading around the ballpark and the Cardinal HOF players waving to fans. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen advises that the Court has been relatively quiet this week. HOWEVER, Dolly Parton’s new ice cream release literally broke the internet on launch day, halting sales so that exclusive inventory was only available via eBay for $1,000 PER pint.“BAD GOOD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food AND in continuing her search for the best Ranch, Kathleen drove to Nashville and samples the limited released Taco Bell Crispy Chicken SandwichTaco (in both Spicy and Original) and recommends that Termites stick with their favorite taco. She also recommends ordering a side of Jimmy John’s Kickin’ Ranch with any sandwich and sticking with regular Cheez-Its over their new “fancier” Cheez It Snap’d. Kathleen moves on to taste Hidden Valley Ranch Coleslaw dressing and is a massive fan of putting Waffle House’s secret Waffle Sauce on ANYTHING. CHINA’S DIGITAL CRYPTO MINT: In continuing with Kathleen’s obsession with cryptocurrency, she reads an article from the Wall Street Journal announcing that the Chinese government is minting cash digitally, turning legal financial tender into computer code. TOM BRADY LAUNCHES NFT COMPANY: Kathleen has been working the Termites through the idea of NFT’s and is excited to share a release that Tom Brady is launching an NFT (non-fungible token) company called Autograph. The company will sell digital collectibles, as well as host live auctions as well as physical product drops, and exclusive in-person experiences.THE DOWNFALL OF WEWORK: After watching the WeWork documentary on Hulu, she describes the birth of the company and the background of its founders. After discussing the numerous concepts developed by the group, Kathleen compares the WeWork concept to her short time writing on a Comedy Central show with Lewis Black, noting that although she had some fun she ALSO reconfirmed that she shouldn’t have a job with a daily schedule OR where has to work around a “team’s” eating schedule. Kathleen then confidently proclaims herself an “Old-School Gen Z’er.”FLORIDA’S FAKE PLASTIC SURGEON: Kathleen reads a horrific article out of Florida describing the actions of Alcalira De Rodriguez, a practitioner in Dural, FL who was arrested in the middle of performing a nose job without any medical background. Kathleen describes a “fake surgery” that she performed in the Sydney Marriott on her dad’s request to remove a cyst from his neck, which only involved a highball and a hot needle from a hotel sewing kit. VALENTINE’S DAY INCEST MURDER: Yep, that sums it up. Kathleen reads a twisted murder plot out of West Virginia, where a woman has pleaded guilty to murdering her sister's boyfriend in a sick Valentine's Day 'game' involving Meth that was set up by the sister and their father so the pair could get married. This MIGHT need to be read multiple times to comprehend ☺LOST GOLDEN CITY OF LUXOR FOUND: Kathleen finishes the Pubcast by sharing an article involving the discovery of the Golden City, which dates from 1391 to 1353 BC. The city continued to be used by pharaohs Ay and Tutankhamun, whose nearly intact tomb was discovered in the Valley of the Kings.WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching the documentary “WeWork” on Hulu.
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Grit Kisser lager from Back Forty Beer Company in Gadsden, AL and goes on to tells listeners about her recent road trip to Muscle Shoals, Alabama. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen confirms that Dolly Parton has received her 2nd COVID-19 vaccine, Cher is in the social media “trouble box” after tweeting about the death of George Floyd, Tanya is running wild on her Nashville ranch, and Stevie and Chaka remain quiet for another week. “BAD GOOD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food AND in continuing her search for the best Ranch, Kathleen runs down a local Wisconsin-based list of the best Ranch dressings by brand. She then samples Heinz Mayochup and Honeyracha MashUp Sauces, Kroger brand Reuben Sandwich potato chips, and finishes off with a dessert bite of Birthday Cake Oreos.AN ANGRY OCTOPUS: Kathleen reads an article from Australia about a man who was walking on the beach and looking for somewhere to swim with his two-year-old daughter in Geographe Bay, a popular snorkeling spot. He was attacked by an octopus (a usually peaceful creature) while swimming and posted the video on his Instagram account.A NEW ELIZABETH HOLMES: As a follow up to her past episodes detailing the ongoings of Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes, Kathleen announces that Amanda Seyfried will play Holmes in the upcoming Hulu film “The Dropout.” ANNA SOROKIN ICE ICE BABY: Kathleen follows up Episode 29 by advising Termites that fake heiress Anna Sorokin is in ICE custody in Bergen County, NJ after she failed to leave the US for Germany on March 26th. VISA ALLOWS CRYPTOCURRENCY PAYMENTS: In keeping with her obsession with cryptocurrency and her own Ethereum account, Kathleen is thrilled to read an article announcing that Visa will allow the use of the cryptocurrency to settle transactions on its payment network, the latest sign of growing acceptance of digital currencies by the mainstream financial industry. LILIUM FLYING TAXIS: Flying taxis are a reality, and Kathleen can’t be more excited to see her childhood “Jetsons” transportation arrive. She reads an article from Germany about Lilium, the latest electric aviation startup to go public, and prominently work on the final plans for their flying taxis. NFT HONEY BEAR SELLS: In continuing to understand the recent Non-Fungible Token movement, Kathleen reads an article detailing the sale of one of his Honey Bear portraits, with this one resembling Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg. The 48 x 36-inch print and NFT sold for the cryptocurrency equivalent of $64,610.78 (38.88 ETH), and 20% of the proceeds were donated to COVID-19 relief on the charity platform GiveDirectly.ANOTHER GENDER REVEAL GOES WRONG: Kathleen continues her rant about the absurdity of gender reveal parties from Episode 28 as she reads an article from Mexico where a gender reveal stunt went tragically wrong this week in Cancún, killing at least 2 people. The Cessna 206 crashed shortly after pink smoke declared that the baby would be a girl. ALABAMA YOGA BAN: Kathleen laughs out loud and has another sip of her beer while reading an article outlining a bill in Alabama that would lift a 28-year ban on yoga in public schools. During a hearing by the state's Senate Judiciary Committee, two conservative groups objected to the bill, citing concerns about yoga's ties to Hinduism and worry that the practice will convert children to that religion. LIL NAS X’s SATAN SHOES: In honor of her mom’s favorite rapper, Kathleen describes to listeners the drama surrounding the latest collaboration with MSCHF. Lil Nas released 666 pairs of “Satan Sneakers” which are modified Nike shoes allegedly containing a drop of human blood. Kathleen provides commentary on Nas’s lap dance with the Devil in the song’s video and then tells a childhood story when she watched The Exorcist when her parents were out one evening, and her follow-up encounter with a slippery Ouija board. BRANSON FOSTER FRAUD SCHEME REVEALED: Kathleen reads an article from her home state of Missouri, where a local performer recently pleads guilty to stealing more than $85K from audience members who donated to his fake charity for foster children. She then discloses her own experiences in Branson.WINE VS CATARACTS: Kathleen loves red wine, and is delighted to share with her Termites the result of a recent study advising that drinking wine slashes the risk of needing eye cataract surgery. OKLAHOMA PASTOR’S LOVE TRIANGLE: Kathleen loves a good ID Channel style murder story, and provides her own colorful commentary regarding the tangled story of the wife of an Oklahoma pastor and her alleged accomplice in her husband’s murder. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation confirmed that pastor David Evans’ wife, Kristie Evans, was arrested after confessing to his murder and was assisted by her lover. Officials say all three were allegedly involved in a love triangle that continued for months at the local Super 8 motel. ABANDONED MISSOURI RESORT: Returning again to her home state of Missouri, Kathleen describes the ghost town of mansions at Indian Ridge Resort outside of Branson that was supposed to be developed into a $1.6 billion resort community. When the 2008 US housing crisis impacted the economy, the developer ceased growth and now the overgrown community sits vacant. The resort was to be home to the best golf course in the Ozarks, and Kathleen recommends that visitors to the area tour Bass Pro’s Big Cedar Lodge, play golf at any of the courses located there including Tiger Woods’ Payne’s Valley, and go fishing at Table Rock Lake. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching the documentary “Muscle Shoals.”
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Black Cherry White Claw and providing listeners with an update on the success of her March Madness bracket in the Madigan Family pool. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen tells the Termites that Dolly Parton has her own ice cream flavor called Strawberry Pretzel Pie, which will be available from Jeni’s Ice Cream. Tanya Tucker has released a duet of “You Ain’t Woman Enough” on Loretta Lynn’s 2021 release of “Still Woman Enough,” and Kathleen wishes Queen Chaka a very happy belated birthday which was March 23rd. “BAD GOOD 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 Ranch Garlic Parmesan Cheese Dip with a Ritz cracker, which she loves, as she does her next snack: Cheez-It Loaded White Cheddar Popcorn. Then in the spirit of March Madness, as she has watched (and bet on) every game, Kathleen picks up the new Wendy’s Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit as Charles Barkley and Greg Gumbel mention on CBS broadcasts that it is the official breakfast of the tournament. Kathleen had such strong feelings regarding the sandwich that she posted a separate commentary video on YouTube. CHINA + NEPAL AGREE TO HEIGHT OF EVEREST: As a follow up to Episode 33’s Everest story, Kathleen reads an article announcing that after years of dispute, China and Nepal have agreed that Everest’s official height is 29,032 feet. NEW MH370 DETAILS CLAIM A COVER-UP: As her Termites know, Kathleen has a long-going commitment to finding out what happened to the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 as detailed in her bit “Malaysian Flt 370.” When the plane crossed over into Vietnamese airspace, the co-pilot didn’t engage their air traffic control and an assumption lingers that all tracking devices had been disabled so that it could vanish. Kathleen is thrilled to read the news that Florence de Changy is a Far-Eastern correspondent who covered the case in detail, is releasing a new book alluding to a cover-up by the authorities. PRINCE HARRY’S NEW JOBS: Kathleen follows up on her Episode 31 update on the ongoings of Harry & Meghan in their new life in the US. Kathleen has never been a fan of the British Royal Family and is amused at the drama surrounding the couple’s departure from royal life. She reads the latest press advising that Harry has joined Silicon Valley startup BetterUp as their chief impact officer (which Kathleen calls a made-up title,) and he has also joined Aspen Institute’s new Commission on Information Disorder (which Kathleen feels as though he is COMPLETELY unqualified to formally manage.)THE QUEEN OF SOUL: Kathleen LOVES soul music, and she’s a massive fan of Aretha Franklin’s recordings. She’s read 3 biographies discussing Aretha’s life, and after watching Nat Geo’s “Genius: Aretha” series Kathleen has headed to Muscle Shoals, AL to play golf and tour FAME Recording Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. She intends to enjoy some sunshine, a few beers, and gather as much information as she can about some of her favorite iconic singers immersing themselves in the Muscle Shoals Sound. POOP IN A BOX: Kathleen tells listeners about another Theranos-like startup company that has been charged in a $60M fraud scheme. Jessica Richman, who founded uBiome was indicted on multiple federal conspiracy charges last week. uBiome’s direct-to-consumer service called “Gut Explorer” required customers to submit fecal samples to be analyzed in a lab to detect diseases such as colon cancer. As the daughter of a lawyer, Kathleen laughs out loud at ANY thoughts of requesting that she “mail her shit in a box.”USVI BOAT MURDER: Kathleen reviews an investigation in the US Virgin Islands involving the disappearance of British woman Sarm Heslop from her American boyfriend's boat. Heslop vanished without a trace on March 7 after she and Ryan Bane had drinks in Frank's Bay, St. John. Bane told investigators they had returned to his catamaran that night and he awoke in the early hours to find his girlfriend gone. Being an avid fan of the ID Channel, Kathleen goes into her own thoughts on what happened that night ☺VAN GOUGH PAINTING EMERGES FROM HIDING: Kathleen can’t believe an article that she shares announcing that the Vincent Van Gogh painting “A Street Scene In Montmartre,” which has been owned by a French family since it was created in 1887, has been released for auction. SAN DIEGO MYSTERY BOOMS: Kathleen discusses the “skyquakes” that have been heard in the San Diego area over the past few months. The sound lights up social media and resembles the explosion of a heavy piece of artillery that can be accounted for by none of the known laws of nature. Many locals mistake the noise for an earthquake, but the US Geological Survey said seismic-activity sensors recorded nothing. Kathleen asks Termites based in that area to share their thoughts on what they feel is causing the noise. TOXIC POSITIVITY: Kathleen is amused by but also has a lack of trust in people who are always hyper-positive. She’s THRILLED to read an article from a leading psychologist taking the opinion that while over-indulgent positivity it is well-intentioned, toxic positivity suppresses emotions which can then lead to stronger negative emotions such as anxiety and depression. The doc defines Toxic positivity as the belief that no matter how dire or difficult a situation is, people should maintain a positive mindset which makes Kathleen’s head explode as she pours another beer and calls her sister to catch up on family gossip. LONG-LOST 1634 SETTLEMENT FOUND: Kathleen is excited to share with Termites that St. Mary’s City has been discovered in Maryland after 90 years of research. The colony was settled in 1634 by Catholics fleeing England after being. Accused of starting the Great London Fire of 1666. Kathleen applauds the endeavors of the archaeologists, and she’s amused at how jealous her mom and Jeff Foxworthy will be to hear that ancient arrowheads were found (as both are adamant arrowhead collectors.) WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching the new HBO documentary “Tina” about Tina Turner, and also “Genius: Aretha” which is a Discovery Channel original available on DiscoveryGO and Hulu.
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Miller 64 and discussing the strategy behind her March Madness bracket in the Madigan Family pool. “BAD GOOD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food AND in continuing her search for the best Ranch, Kathleen samples the new Taco Bell Chicken Sandwich taco (she HIGHLY prefers her go-to beef taco), which is available now for a limited time in Nashville and Charlotte. She then tastes Lay’s Crispy Taco potato chips and shares with listeners her Dad’s remedy for any stomach-related illness that involves an entire bag of regular Lay’s potato chips. And in the spirit of finding the best Ranch dressing, Kathleen samples Hidden Valley’s Bacon Ranch Dressing, which she boasts would be a massive hit at any Midwest party. A MAGIC WINE WAND: Kathleen reviews The Wand and The Wave, from Pure Wine. She mentioned the products on a past Pubcast and was absolutely thrilled when the Meadows family who invented the product sent her a few samples. Kathleen has always suffered from headaches when drinking any wine other than light pinot noir, so she’s a massive fan of Dr.David and his son Derek’s invention. She tells listeners to go to drinkpurewine.com to try the product if they suffer from the same sulfite allergies. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen tells the Termites that Dolly Parton is getting her own comic book. Tanya Tucker received her COVID vaccine and is roaming about the country, and Queen Stevie Nicks is standing firm on not sharing the rights of the Fleetwood Mac song “Dreams” with Neil Apodaca as he attempts to sell an original TikTok that went viral in September 2020 as an NFT (more on “NFT’s” later in the Pubcast.) MURDER HORNET SEASON: As a follow up to Episode 14, Kathleen announces that Murder Hornet season is about to begin in the US, and Discovery+ has released a new documentary called “Attack of the Murder Hornets.” The film focuses on the discovery of Asian giant hornets in Washington state and scientists’ pursuit to eradicate the invasive species. MORGAN STANLEY ENDORSES BITCOIN: In continuing her obsession with Cryptocurrency, Kathleen is excited to read an article announcing that Morgan Stanley has become the first bank to formally acknowledge and incorporate Bitcoin in customers portfolios. She’s irritated to read that their customer criteria requires $2M in assets and an aggressive risk tolerance in your portfolio, which obviously removes the majority of the population from participating.NON-FUNGIBLE TOKENS: Kathleen takes a big drink of her beer and begins to describe the concept of non-fungible tokens, or “NFT’s,” to listeners. NFT operates on blockchain technology, just like Bitcoin, but unlike the 21 million Bitcoins that will eventually be mined, an NFT is one-of-a-kind, can't be bought or sold in fractional amounts, and can’t be traded for an identical NFT. After Kathleen admits to having her brain explode when she researched the concept, she provides a few recent examples of popular NFT sales to listeners including the sale of a Banksy piece, a Beeple painting, and the Ethereum-based game Cryptokitties, which is the leading NFT of all time. THE SHERPAS OF EVEREST: As discussed on Episode 32, Kathleen is watching the series “Everest: Beyond The Limit” on Amazon Prime and has become fascinated with the Sherpas highlighted in the series. Kathleen LOVES the profile of Lhakpa Sherpa, who (as of 2019) has ascended Everest 19 times and is a dishwasher at Whole Foods in her off-season. Another of Kathleen’s favorite Sherpas is Kami Rita Sherpa who once climbed Everest twice in a single week. ANIMALS MOST LIKELY TO KILL YOU BY STATE: Kathleen continues with the segment Animals Most Likely to Kill You (By State), as reported by the Center for Disease Control. If you live in South Carolina stock up on bug spray to detract hornets, large mammals cause a high rate of death in South Dakota, Tennessee has an extremely high rate of brown recluse spider bites, and Texas has the most fatalities related to flood-rafting fire ants (NOT deaths involving longhorns, which Kathleen says “have sweet eyes”) ;-) A SERIAL STOWAWAY: Kathleen CANNOT BELIEVE a story that she shares with listeners detailing the incidents of Marilyn Hartman, a serial airline stowaway who has recently been arrested again after her 22nd flight. Hartman’s story started in 2014 when she waged a virtual assault on San Francisco international airport, where she attempted to sneak on to half a dozen planes over the course of several months. COLUMBUS’S BEADS DISCOVERED IN ALASKA: Kathleen is thrilled to share an article about the discover of brilliantly blue beads from Europe unearthed by archaeologists in Arctic Alaska that may predate Christopher Columbus' arrival in the New World, a new controversial study finds. The blueberry-size beads were likely created in Venice during the 15th century and then traded eastward, according to a study published online in the journal American Antiquity. Other archaeologists dispute the findings, stating that the materials post-date Columbus’s era. Kathleen then discloses to listeners that she would like to go to Alaska again, and although she is interested in the result of archaeology, she describes her mom and Jeff Foxworthy’s absolute passion for hunting arrowheads.PA CHEERLEADING MOM ARRESTED: Kathleen reads an article about a Pennsylvania mother who was arrested for sending her teen daughter’s cheerleading coaches fake photos and videos depicting her rivals naked, drinking, or smoking, to try to get them kicked off the squad. Kathleen provides her own commentary on how this woman created these pieces of media and then described her own high school cheerleading experience which she compares to something in a “C-level workout video.” THE FAKE SYBIL: Kathleen provides a brief outline of the 1973 book “Sybil,” in which a woman claimed to have sixteen distinct egos which spun into a movie adaptation starring Sally Field. She goes on to read an update disclosing that Shirley Mason, the subject of the story, confessed that her multiple personalities were faked. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Everest: Beyond The Limit” on Amazon Prime, and “Q: Into the Storm” on HBO.
Kathleen opens the show toasting listeners with a Jameson shot in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, with a Bud Light chaser. She showcases her Moonman Irish hoodie from Barstool Sports and reads a letter from a fan who sent Frank’s RedHot Ranch Seasoning mix, which she looks forward to preparing for next week’s Pubcast. “BAD GOOD 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 Plant-Powered plant-based Ranch dressing. She then dips a Frito into Hidden Valley Ranch Aged Cheddar Ranch Dip and is excited to find Lucky Charms cereal with a leprechaun trap on the back of the box in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Kathleen finishes the segment by telling listeners to watch the viral TikTok video of a British girl who tries Ranch dressing for the first time EVER.UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen advises that Tanya Tucker has posted a quick video confirming that she’s been vaccinated with the COVID-19 shot, and Dolly simply continues to be fabulous.FAKE HEIRESS ANNA DELVEY: As a follow up to Episode 29, Kathleen updates the Termites on the activities of Anna Sorokin (aka “Delvey”) after her release from NY State prison. Sorokin confirms that she was paid $320,000 by Netflix for her story and says she has been offered other deals, so her jail time wasn’t without financial gain. Kathleen reads of the indulgence that Sorokin partook in prior to her sentencing, including champagne brunches lasting hours. Kathleen then tells a story about a champagne lunch that she had in New York with her friend Christa that ended in an enormous nap.ELIZABETH HOLMES BABY DRAMA: As a follow up to Episode 13, Kathleen updates listeners that Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has requested that her trial be postponed because she is pregnant. Queue the suspenseful music….BANKSY GAME CHANGER: In keeping with Kathleen’s interest in elusive street mural artist Banksy, she reads an article announcing that his mural ‘Game Changer’ will go under the auction hammer at Christie’s 20th Century Art Evening Sale on March 23rd, 2021. The artwork carries a pre-sale estimate of approximately £3,000,000 and all proceeds will go to England’s National Health Service. ANIMALS MOST LIKELY TO KILL YOU BY STATE: Kathleen continues with the segment Animals Most Likely to Kill You (By State), as reported by the Center for Disease Control. If you live in Oregon beware of bees/wasps/yellow jackets, Pennsylvania has a massive dog problem, and Rhode Island lists black widow spiders as their leading animal killer. DRINKS ON A VOLCANO: Kathleen is fascinated by all-natural wonders, and advises listeners that the Hawaii Volcano Observatory recorded over 200 small magnitude earthquakes below volcano Mauna Loa last week. These and other observations of increased activity all point to an increased flow of magma into the volcano’s shallow storage system, and denote that Mauna Loa is slowly waking up for a massive eruption. Kathleen then describes a dinner that she had at the top of Mauna Loa while visiting the Big Island a few years ago, dining at The Rim restaurant. DISCOUNT MURDER-FOR-HIRE: Kathleen’s home at Lake of the Ozarks does her proud when she reads an article about realtor Leigh Ann Bauman, who paid an undisclosed hitwoman $1,500 to try and eliminate her former mother-in-law, according to the probable cause document for Bauman’s arrest and charging.Bauman, a well-known real estate agent at Lake of the Ozarks, is facing a Class C Felony charge of Conspiracy To Commit Murder. If convicted, she would spend 3–10 years in prison. Kathleen provides her own commentary about the agreed-upon price for the hit, as well as the fact that police released Bauman for a window of time to attend a botox appointment prior to her finishing her criminal interview.MISSOURI PREACHER’S PERFECT WOMAN: Kathleen laughs in dismay as she reads an article from Southern Missouri about a recent sermon given by a Baptist preacher that contained sexist and misogynistic content. Pastor Stewart-Allen Clark of Missouri's Malden First General Baptist Church said in his Sunday sermon that women should look to maintain their figures and lose weight in order to keep their husband's attention. He also used a photo of former First Lady Melania Trump as an example of what women should aspire to. 118-YEAR-OLD TORCH BEARER: Kathleen is thrilled to read an announcement that a 118-year-old Japanese woman, Kane Tanaka, will carry the Olympic torch this summer at the Tokyo Olympics. THE MOST RELAXING SONG EVER: Kathleen is a big fan of naps, and can’t wait to share with listeners that the most relaxing Weightless, by Marconi Union. The melody was specifically designed to slow human heart rate, reduce blood pressure, and lower cortisol. Kathleen recommends pouring a large glass of wine, turning up the song, and not driving.MURDEROUS ROYAL CLOWNS: Kathleen laughs out loud at a recent (and brilliant) article from the Irish Times sifting through the wake of the Oprah interview with Meghan and Harry. She feels strongly that the only way that a listener can truly appreciate the intent of the article is to read it in its entirety ;-) WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Everest: Beyond The Limit” on Amazon Prime, “Nomadland” on Hulu, and never watching “I Care A Lot” on Netflix (although she’s a massive fan of the actors in that movie.)
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Vibin’ Groovable Lager from Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park, FL. She sips from her Turtles’ Bar pint glass that she purchased while visiting her parents in Sarasota and offers her thoughts on Oprah’s CBS Special: Meghan and Harry.UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen advises that Tanya Tucker has been located at The Old Jody’s Restaurant in Temple, TX after hunkering down in the recent Texas ice storms. Kathleen then reads the latest news showing Queen Dolly Parton getting her Moderna COVID vaccine, and Kathleen sings a few bars of Dolly’s modification of her hit song “Jolene”. “BAD GOOD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food AND in continuing her search for the best Ranch, Kathleen Dorito’s 3D Crunch Spicy Ranch, and Ranch Corn Nuts (which she thinks will inevitably crack all of her teeth). WENDY’S BREAKFAST: Kathleen loves a drive-thru breakfast on the road, and is amazed to read that Wendy’s is leading the fast-food breakfast war with a new morning menu. JOHN McAFEE CRYPTO MONEY LAUNDERING: In a follow up to Episode 4, Kathleen provides an update on John McAfee, who was charged with using his social media to promote cryptocurrencies that he was secretly invested in to inflate their value. ROCKSTARS SELLING SONG CATALOGS: As listeners know, Kathleen is adamant against the recent surge in veteran songwriters selling their iconic song catalogs. The sale of Bob Dylan’s library was the largest in a spate of recent deals in which stars have cashed in on their old songs. From Lindsey Buckingham to producer Jimmy Iovine, many have sold all or part of the rights to their catalogs. Kathleen gives her opinion on the motivation behind those that have purchased these iconic musical libraries, as well as her own experiences in assigning rights to her own work. She then continues on to outline the latest sale of the Beach Boys’ controlling interest in their intellectual property, reportedly because they aren’t able to tour to generate financial support. GUITAR GENIUS: Kathleen religiously follows the Instagram account of Polish guitarist Marcin, whose latest cover of Led Zepplin’s “Kashmir” has had critics raving. The guitarist was a semi-finalist on Season 14 of America’s Got Talent.ANIMALS MOST LIKELY TO KILL YOU BY STATE: Kathleen continues with the segment Animals Most Likely to Kill You (By State), as reported by the Center for Disease Control. If you live in Ohio be especially careful around dogs, and Oklahoma leads the nation in Tiger attacks.MORE COOL THINGS INVENTED BY WOMEN: Kathleen continues her reporting on cool stuff invented by women, describing the invention of the dishwasher by Josephine Cochrane, and the home security system, invented by Marie Van Brittan Brown. SOUTH CAROLINA’S FIRING SQUAD: Kathleen loves South Carolina and spends a great deal of her vacation time in the Charleston area. That state’s senators recently voted to approve a bill designed to restart executions in the state by adding firing squad or electrocution as options if lethal injection drugs are not available. FATTEST CITIES IN AMERICA: After a year in COVID quarantine, many Termites have gained a few extra pounds. Kathleen reads an article released by WalletHub detailing its report on 2021’s Most Overweight and Obese Cities in the U.S. With obesity possibly tripling the risk of hospitalization due to COVID-19, the personal-finance website is calling attention to the communities where weight-related problems are most prevalent. Kathleen compares the published list to her own experiences in the cities listed. THE NEW CHAPO: As a follow-up to Kathleen’s interest in El Chapo, she updates her Termites on the emergence of a new Mexican drug lord Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, commonly referred to by his alias El Mencho. Leader of the CJNG Cartel, he is the most-wanted criminal in Mexico and one of the most-wanted in the U.S. Both governments are offering up to MXN$30 million and US$10 million, respectively, for information that leads to his arrest.UNVEILING THE 1ST SPACE HOTEL: Kathleen loves all travel related to Space and is excited to read an article announcing that construction of the first-ever Space hotel will begin in 2025. MEMPHIS NAZI: Kathleen has watched hundreds of WWII movies with her dad, so is extremely interested in an article disclosing the recent discovery and deportation of a 95-year-old Nazi concentration camp guard in Memphis. CANADIAN LECTURER JORDAN PETERSON: As her Termites know, Kathleen is interested in the leadership personalities of cult-like figureheads. She provides listeners the background and ideologies of Canadian author and lecturer Jordan Peterson, outlining his known written works and his history. Kathleen moves on to detail Peterson’s recent issues with drugs and a medically induced coma in Russia, as well as her thoughts on his upcoming 2021 release. RARE YELLOW PENGUIN SPOTTED: Kathleen is thrilled to read an article from a Belgian wildlife photographer Yves Adams, who photographed a rare yellow-colored King Penguin in South Georgia. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching Allen v Farrow on HBO, and then if you want to gain a perspective on Allen’s movies watch “Hannah and Her Sisters” in which her good friend Lewis Black has a role. Kathleen also watched the 4-part series “Murder Among The Mormons” on Netflix.
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Cheap Sunglasses Kolsch beer from Fairhope Brewing Company in Southern Alabama. She then provides listeners with an update on her recent visit to Florida to visit her parents. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen introduces Chaka Khan to the court, and gives Tanya Tucker and Dolly Parton the week off since they worked overtime last week during the Texas ice storms. A QUEST FOR RANCH: “Do you have any Ranch?!” In Kathleen’s search for the most delicious Ranch available she samples Whataburger’s Jalapeno Ranch Dressing on a saltine cracker, and then moves on to try St. Louis’s own Black Peppered Parmesan Ranch from Twisted Ranch. “BAD GOOD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food AND in continuing her search for the best Ranch, Kathleen samples Lester’s Fixins Ranch Dressing Soda, which she rates as putrid. She then opens a bag of Snyder’s Buttermilk Ranch Pretzels, and boasts about ALL of the food available at Buc-ee’s truck stops, which she recently visited in Georgia on her way to Florida to visit her parents. DRIVE-THRU SIRI: Kathleen reads an article on the AI enhancements that fast food chains are implementing at a rapid pace in order to make their drive-thru smarter, with the help of technology that can do things like identify a customer and then offer them “the usual.” The new technology incorporates data points such as mobile-phone app detection, loyalty accounts and order history, and aligning the 1st item ordered with other food items that compliment that selection. SOUTH DAKOTA AG DEVELOPMENT: As a follow up to Episode 29’s article regarding the South Dakota Attorney General hitting a man and killing him with his car last Fall, Kathleen provides an update as to new information that has been brought forth proving that AG Ravnsborg lied to police the night of the accident. He continues to resist calls to resign as he sticks to his defense. POMPEII CHARIOT FOUND: In continuing her attachment to the resurrection of Pompeii, Kathleen reads an article announcing that excavators have discovered a large four-wheel ceremonial chariot in the ruins there. The bronze and tin chariot is almost fully intact, with wooden remains and the imprint of ropes, according to an announcement from the Archaeological Park of Pompeii.SOLAR CARS ROLLING OUT IN 2021: In following Kathleen’s obsession with the need to moving the transportation forward, Aptera Motors, a California company whose name comes from the ancient Greek for “wingless,” is rolling out the first mass-produced solar car this year. It’s a three-wheeled, ultra-aerodynamic electric vehicle covered in 34 square feet of solar cells. Kathleen is excited to see progress in the automobile world, but is still adamant that the true car of the future is a flying car.ANIMALS MOST LIKELY TO KILL YOU BY STATE: Kathleen continues with the segment Animals Most Likely to Kill You (By State), as reported by the Center for Disease Control. If you live in North Carolina beware of fire ants, and North Dakota is a leading state for bison attacks causing death. MORE COOL THINGS INVENTED BY WOMEN: Kathleen continues her reporting on cool stuff invented by women, describing the invention of Kevlar by Stephanie Kwolek, and the creation of the traditional Monopoly game by Elizabeth Magie. EL CHAPO’S WIFE ARRESTED: Kathleen diligently followed the arrest and trial of El Chapo, and was shocked to read that his 31-year-old wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, was arrested at Dulles International Airport in Virginia as she was poised to rat out the Mexican cartel and plan a heist of her famous husband from prison. Kathleen provides her own commentary on the arrest and character of Aispuro, seeing as the former model registered the El Chapo Guzman trademark shortly after her husband’s trial so that she could market cell phone cases and clothing.HALF MALE/HALF FEMALE CARDINAL SPOTTED: Kathleen is excited to read an article about a recent sighting by a longtime birdwatcher in Warren County, PA: a cardinal that is half male and half female.SILENCE OF THE LAMBS SLEEPOVER: Kathleen recalls the thrill and fear that she felt when she first saw the 30-year-old movie The Silence of the Lambs, starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster. She then reads a news article announcing that the home in the movie that housed serial killer Buffalo Bill has been purchased and renovated, and will soon be open for rent to overnight guests and private functions. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends listening to the BBC podcast “Fake Heiress” and the “Missing Richard Simmons” podcast wherever you get podcasts. She also recommends adding the Netflix documentary “Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell,” and the Netflix series “Narcos: El Chapo.”MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Kathleen reads the mystery of an American Airlines flight crew who spotted a UFO-like object over Northeast New Mexico on February 21st, 2021. The FBI has acknowledged the report, but will neither confirm nor deny their validation of extraterrestrial activity.
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Rhinegeist Cheetah Lager from Cincinnati, telling her Termites stories of drinking in Cincy in the Mount Adams neighborhood. She announces that she will continue mourning the loss of Second Baseman Kolten Wong from her St. Louis Cardinals to the Milwaukee Brewers until Spring Training. A QUEST FOR RANCH: “Do you have any Ranch?!” In Kathleen’s search for the most delicious Ranch available she samples Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning, which she has been told is delicious on popcorn. “BAD GOOD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food, Kathleen samples Hot & Spicy Cheez-It crackers, which she won’t recommend. She then samples Hershey’s Kisses Tie Dye wrapped, and then moves on to describe tasting Burger King’s Fish Sandwich. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: In an update on her Queens, Kathleen tells listeners to follow Tanya Tucker’s Instagram account, as she has been posting from her home state of Texas amidst winter storm Uri. Kathleen loves Tanya’s animation and tenacity, and thinks she makes the best Texas skinny margarita on the planet. Kathleen’s primary queen Dolly Parton has asked Tennessee lawmakers to withdraw a bill that would erect a statue of her on the capitol grounds in Nashville, noting that in the current state of the world she feels as though their attention could be better spent elsewhere, but appreciates the gesture. Dolly has also confirmed that she will appear in a cameo in her friends’ Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin’s Netflix show Grace and Frankie, which will reunite the trio onscreen for the first time since their 80’s smash “9 to 5.”BANKSY NOTTINGHAM MURAL PURCHASED: In continuing with Episode 12, Kathleen announces that Essex art dealer John Brandler has purchased the Banksy “Girl With Hula Hoop” mural from the home owners where the mural currently resides in Nottingham. Brandler will move the mural to his Brandler Galleries where it will be available for public showings. WHERE IS RICHARD SIMMONS?: As a follow up to Episode 28 where Kathleen discusses the “Free Britney” movement supporting the release of Britney Spears from her father’s conservatorship, she moves on to ponder WHERE is 80’s fitness guru Richard Simmons? Simmons has been out of the public eye since 2014, and Kathleen discusses rumors as to why, including time to recover from a sex change procedure, extreme self-isolation or that he is being held against his will by his housekeeper. FEDERAL RESERVE MAKES ROOM FOR DeFi: Kathleen is thrilled that the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis is formally reviewing Ethereum-based decentralized finance (DeFi.) The Fed’s report comes with warnings about smart contract security, scalability and other risk factors involved in this revolutionary type of investment, but also touts the exciting opportunities and potential that is on the horizon. Kathleen purchases more Ethereum via her Coinbase app, and relates the simplicity and high risk of Cryptocurrency investment to buying $20 scratch-off tickets. ANIMALS MOST LIKELY TO KILL YOU BY STATE: Kathleen continues with the segment Animals Most Likely to Kill You (By State), as reported by the Center for Disease Control. If you live in New Hampshire watch out for dogs, New Mexico has an immense amount of deer accidents, and apparently New Jersey has an aggressive coyote issue.MORE COOL THINGS INVENTED BY WOMEN: Kathleen continues her reporting on cool stuff invented by women. Shirley Ann Jackson invented Caller ID and call waiting, and Mary Anderson invented the windshield wiper. FAKE HEIRESS: In support of her mild obsession regarding the motives of famous con artists, Kathleen discusses the known life of Anna Sorokin, a con woman who changed her. identity to Anna Delvey. Sorokin was born in Russia and raised in Germany, and through a series of conniving events ended up in NYC presenting herself as a rogue German heiress and conning numerous banks (including Citi Bank) and many wealthy and connected friends and acquaintances out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Kathleen reviews the interests of all parties connected to Delvey, and in anticipation of the upcoming Netflix and HBO movies about Delvey she recommends listening to the BBC’s 6-episode podcast series “Fake Heiress.” As Delvey was released from prison February 2021, Kathleen is following her “Anna Delvey Diaries” to track her whereabouts and determine her next moves, which will most likely follow her established path of deceit. 90-YEAR-OLD BUYS WSJ ADS TO GET AT&T’S ATTENTION: Kathleen laughs reading an article about 90-year-old North Hollywood resident Aaron Epstein, a loyal AT&T customer since 1960. Being frustrated with the speed of his internet service and getting nowhere with AT&T’s customer service, he spent $10K and placed two ads in the Wall Street Journal on Feb. 3 to vent his frustrations.MATTRESS MACK: Kathleen has been following the activities of Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale for weeks now, both with his Super Bowl LV bet taking Tom Brady and his Bucs in the under, and last week as Winter Storm Uri swept Texas and the entire state lost power. McIngvale opened his furniture stores for Houstonians seeking shelter when shelters were overrun, and Kathleen (and her mom) can’t say enough about his generous spirit. EPSTEIN’S ISLAND: Kathleen reads an update regarding Jeffrey Epstein’s Little St. James and Great St. James Islands. Reports out of Miami note that the estate has received interest from several unnamed buyers. However, the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is currently in a legal dispute with Epstein’s estate over his property, so no sale is expected to close anytime soon. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen tells listeners to watch the full series of the HBO series “The Lady and The Dale” and pay attention to the LA reporter in the docuseries, Dick Carlson. She also HIGHLY recommends “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” on Hulu.MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Kathleen reviews the mystery of the South Dakota Attorney General, Jason Ravnsborg, who hit and killed a man with his car while returning from a Republican Party dinner and no other details have been released. Ravnsborg has not been arrested, and residents of South Dakota’s Hyde County are demanding answers.
Kathleen opens the show pouring a mimosa mixed with “Delta Airlines orange juice” (otherwise known as Minute Maid”) and Sophia Coppola’s canned Blanc de Blanc mini champagne, which Kathleen loves because it tastes delicious, comes in a pink can, and has a “bendy” straw. She describes to listeners a baby walking shoe that her friend and fellow comic Kelly MacFarland sent to her, and describes how if she were the burglar “Baby Show Madigan” she would sign baby shoes, insert cash in them, and leave them in poor neighborhoods. A QUEST FOR RANCH: “Do you have any Ranch?!” As her Termites know, Kathleen LOVES Ranch dressing, and in her hunt to find the most delicious Ranch available she takes her Termites to Dairy Queen to sample their house-made Hidden Valley Ranch dressing. She loves the tang and creaminess of the inhouse concoction, telling Termites to pair it with DQ’s chicken strips. “BAD GOOD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food, Kathleen samples Cotton Candy Hostess Twinkies. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen follows up on Episode 27 by sampling Queen Dolly Parton’s new perfume “Scent From Above,” which she purchased after watching Dolly’s Super Bowl ad. She then tells Termites to vote for new queens to add to the Court. GOP KICKS MISSOURI LAWMAKER: Kathleen takes listeners back to her home state of Missouri, where a federal grand jury has indicted Tricia Derges on fraud charges last for falsely promoting a treatment she was selling at medical clinics as containing stem cells that could treat various diseases, including COVID-19. The Missouri GOP Party immediately voted and stripped Derges of all political power, removing her from all committee assignments. BITCOIN PAYS FOR MURDER-FOR-HIRE: Kathleen is awed at the stupidity surrounding an article investigating a murder-for-hire website in Wisconsin. The story led to the arrest of a woman who allegedly used bitcoin cryptocurrency in a failed plot to hire a hit man through the dark web. Kathleen raises her mimosa and announces “hold my beer, Wisconsin.” BITCOIN MINER WON’T REVEAL BITCOIN PASSWORD TO AUTHORITIES: Kathleen laughs at an article involving the arrest of a German man who was arrested for installing Bitcoin mining software on people’s computers. The cryptocurrency enthusiast obtained the passwords and stole Bitcoin, but after his arrest he refused to disclose the NEW password for the stolen Bitcoin so that it could be claimed by authorities and returned to the original owners. DOGECOIN (aka “Doggy Coin”): As listeners know, Kathleen is fascinated by all details surrounding the cryptocurrency market, and participates whole-heartedly through the purchase of Bitcoin and Ethereum. She’s thrilled at the recent rebirth of new crypto coin Dogecoin, and reads an article reviewing Elon Musk’s tweets and his support of Dogecoin, which causes the value of that specific Crypto to skyrocket 24% within a day. Referred to as “the people’s crypto” and supported by rocker Gene Simmons and rapper Snoop Dogg — sent trigger-happy Reddit traders stampeding into the canine-themed coin. As a result, Dogecoin eclipsed Bitcoin’s rise, causing the Reddit children to fully support the new currency. ANIMALS MOST LIKELY TO KILL YOU BY STATE: Kathleen continues with the segment Animals Most Likely to Kill You (By State), as reported by the Center for Disease Control. If you live in Montana beware of grizzly bears, as noted in Night of the Grizzlies, in Nebraska beware of “rogue” cattle, and in Nevada deer mice cause a high rate of fatalities. GENDER REVEAL PARTIES GONE WRONG: We’re all sick of Gender Reveal parties and the theatrics surrounding unborn baby genders, and Kathleen laughs while reading news about a 26-year-old Michigan man who was killed when a small cannon exploded in the back yard of a home near Flint. Evan Silva died after he was struck by shrapnel from the cannon, which was fired to "celebrate the baby's pending arrival.” When the cannon was fired by the father-to-be, the cannon blew up, spraying metal shrapnel across the yard that struck Silva, three vehicles and the garage. Kathleen provides her opinion on Millennials need to celebrate the sex of their pending births, and then discusses other notable Gender Reveal themes. FLYING CHINESE VOLKSWAGENS: As a follow up to Episode 23, Kathleen shares with listeners that Volkswagen will possibly manufacture flying vehicles in China, becoming the latest automaker to probe the possibilities of personal air travel. Volkswagen states that "vertical mobility" could be the next step after self-driving technology. Kathleen moves on to defend her support for flying cars, since she bought into the concept watching the Jetsons as a child and hates traffic on Missouri’s I-70. RECYCLED AIRPLANE WINE: Kathleen is a loyal Delta Airlines frequent flier, converted from American Airlines. She loves the energy of Delta’s employees. AND their onboard screwdrivers, and further maintains her decision to switch when reading an article about American Airlines forming a wine club to sell off the more expensive wine that was originally purchased to serve in their International and transcontinental US premium cabins. The subscription club, called American Airlines Flagship Cellars will give customers a chance to buy wine by the bottle or in custom "curated" cases, ranging in price from about $13 to $40. Kathleen laughs that purchases also contain American miles, which although seem like a bonus are the most difficult miles to redeem in her experience. IKEA PURCHASES GEORGIA FOREST: Kathleen reads an article that Swedish company Ikea has recently purchased 11,000 acres of forest in Georgia to protect it from mass development. NEW DINOSAUR FOOTPRINT FOUND IN WALES: Kathleen reads about the discovery of a well-preserved dinosaur footprint in Wales. The footprint is believed to be 220 million years old and had been preserved in mud.ALIENS AT HARVARD: Kathleen shares with listeners a recent article from a Harvard astronomer who argues that aliens have visited Earth, but the evidence was dismissed by scientists. Avi Loeb lays out the argument for the alien origins of an object sighted and tracked around our Sun. The vessel sped up and deviated from its expected trajectory, propelled by a mysterious force. All scientists related to the case had to come up with novel theories to dismiss extraterrestrial activity, such as that it was made of hydrogen ice and would therefore not have visible trails, or that the object disintegrated into a dust cloud.WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen tells listeners to watch Trust on Hulu (supported by a crush she has on Donald Sutherland), about the Getty family and the abduction of J. Paul Getty III. She also recommends watching “Free Britney” about the adult emancipation of Britney Spears from her father. Kathleen admits that she never would have watched this documentary without extreme quarantine boredom and the endorsement of Ron White, but also recommends that everyone give it a watch (just don’t buy the matching mask ☺)MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Kathleen reviews the mystery of notorious airline skyjacker DB Cooper, the unidentified man who hijacked a commercial flight between Portland and Seattle on November. 24, 1971. He extorted $200,000 in ransom and parachuted to an uncertain fate. Despite an extensive manhunt and protracted FBI investigation, the perpetrator has never been located or identified. It remains the only unsolved case of air piracy in commercial aviation history. Kathleen goes on to reveal new details that the prime suspect in the case, Sheridan Peterson, has passed away at the age of 94.
Kathleen opens the show with a Corona Familiar tall boy and announces that she is in mourning over the trade of her beloved Kolten Wong to the Milwaukee Brewers. She places a black veil on her Fredbird beer stein and although she is appreciative of her Cardinal’s recent acquisition of superstar Third Baseman Nolen Arenado, she feels that a nod to Kolten is warranted. She then introduces the Termites to her Buc-ees Truck Stop rubber ducky. A QUEST FOR RANCH: “Do you have any Ranch?!” As her Termites know, Kathleen LOVES Ranch dressing, and in her hunt to find the most delicious Ranch available she takes the lead from Termite Tyler August who tells her to try Popeyes Blackened Ranch sauce. She loves the spicy taste of this dip, and therefore deems it in her Top 3 best dips.“BAD GOOD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food, Kathleen tries Hershey’s Chocolate Lava Cake Kisses. Kathleen always prefers salt to sweet, and opts for another sip of beer and some chicken ☺ UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen provides an update on Queen Dolly Parton, who just finished a pre-Super Bowl interview with the Associated Press. Dolly tells the AP why she won’t “skip the line” to get the vital COVID-19 vaccine that she donated $1M to research for, discloses why she turned down the Presidential Medal of Freedom twice, and then announced the launch of her new perfume “Scent From Above.” IRISH GANGS vs EUROPOL: Kathleen advises listeners that an Irish gang has been recently added to the Europol list for forging negative COVID-19 tests for European travelers. Members of the Rathkeale Rovers gang, a group of Irish criminals operating in several European countries, are using a mobile phone application to “manually falsify test results” which are then sold onto travelers for hundreds of Euro each. Kathleen compares this activity to that of the Peaky Blinders, which is one of her favorite shows. WALTER MERCADO’S PUERTO RICAN ESTATE FOR SALE: As a follow up to Episode 1, Kathleen tells listeners that famed astrologer Walter Mercado’s Puerto Rican estate has been put on the market for $395,000. MORE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Kathleen provides an update on higher-profile members of the ongoing “New American Revolution,” including Kyle Rittenhouse who aligned with the Proud Boys and shot and killed 2 protestors during the Black Lives Movement protests. She then updates listeners on the legal status of. Jennifer Ryan, the Texas real estate agent who took a private jet to the US Capitol riots, and reveals that Julie Jenkins Fancelli, heiress to Florida-based Publix Supermarket chain, was the top donor to the January 6th MAGA rally in Washington DC. ROBINHOOD VS THE STOCK MARKET: As a follow up to Episode 26, Kathleen gives an update on the Reddit stock traders’ efforts to hold onto the value of the over-inflated GameStop stock. In an effort to protect Millennials from being accused of all bad deeds of mankind, Kathleen breaks down the definition of Millennials, Generation X, Generation Z (or Zoomers), Boomers, and The Silent Generation.IMPORTANT THINGS INVENTED BY WOMEN: Kathleen reads a list of important things invented by women, including the electric refrigerator, windshield wipers, wi-fi, and most importantly: BEER. ANIMALS MOST LIKELY TO KILL YOU BY STATE: Kathleen continues with the segment Animals Most Likely to Kill You (By State), as reported by the Center for Disease Control. If you live in Minnesota, keep your eyes open for deer while on the road, in Mississippi deer are also the most apt to kill you, and poisonous snakes should be noted in Kathleen’s home state of Missouri. CAT MADIGAN vs THE HOA: Kathleen tells a recent story about her brother Patrick’s pet cat, Bruce, and a letter that their Home Owner’s Association sent to his house regarding Bruce’s recent behavior in the neighborhood. MISSOURI LAWMAKER’S FAKE COVID CURE: Kathleen reads an article about Republican Patricia Ashton Derges’ defrauding of the Missouri public, when she attempts to sell fake stem cell treatments claiming they are a cure for COVID-19. TEXAS ISSUES AMBER ALERT FOR A DOLL: Kathleen takes a drink of beer and laughs out loud when she reads an article out of Texas describing a recent incident where 3 emergency Amber Alerts were issued for citizens to keep a watchful eye out for fictitious doll, Chucky, the evil possessed doll from the horror movie series “Child’s Play.” GOOD NEWS FOR CHUBBY TERMITES: Kathleen comforts those who admit to having gained weight during quarantine that a recent study out of Ohio State finds that those who enter adulthood at a normal weight but start to gain pounds later in life actually live the longest. JIMMY HOFFA’S WHEREABOUTS: Kathleen provides an update as to Jimmy Hoffa’s apparent burial site, including that the mob boss is said to be encased in a metal barrel tomb in New Jersey. News outlet Fox Nation has found what appears to be multiple large buried pieces of curved metal, that could indicate steel drums arranged on top of each other, that fit the description of where Hoffa was buried in a 55-gallon steel drum, with additional drums piled on top of his, in 1975. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen tells listeners to watch HBO’s “The Lady and The Dale,” and “The Murders At White House Farm.”
Kathleen opens the show wearing her Logboat Brewing beanie and drinking Logboat’s Yeah Buoy in preparation for Super Bowl LV in Tampa, FL. She explains the history of the NFL in St. Louis and why she is now cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs instead of the LA Rams or the Arizona Cardinals, as well as her predictions for the outcome of this year’s Super Bowl. Kathleen continues her sporting news with an update that her Fredbird beer stein is progressing and now facing sideways after the St. Louis Cardinals recent acquisition of superstar Third Baseman Nolen Arenado. She maintains that Fredbird “refuses” to face forward until the Cardinals sign Kolten Wong for the 2021 season.“BAD GOOD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food, Kathleen tries M&M flavored SnackPop, which mixes popcorn with a favorite candy such as M&M’s and Twix candy bars. She’s never heard of people mixing candy into popcorn at the movies, and doesn’t understand or like the taste of this mix. Kathleen then moves onto tasting Oreo’s latest creation, Lady Gaga-themed “Chromatica” Oreos which are designed to inspire kindness, and then tells listeners a story involving a recent hillbilly experience at one of her favorite BBQ places.OOPS OKLAHOMA: Kathleen laughs at the absurdity of an article stating that the Oklahoma Department of Health purchased a stockpile of hydroxychloroquine for $2 million last Spring after former President Trump promoted the use of the antimalarial drug as a treatment for COVID-19, despite a lack of evidence. The department is now trying to sell the doses either back to the company it purchased them from, CA-based distributor FFF Enterprises, or to another buyer.MILITIAMEN CRUMBLING: As a follow up to Episode 10, Kathleen updates listeners that almost 3 months after the arrest of the Michigan Wolverine Watchmen, a Michigan man is the first in the group to plead guilty to his alleged role in the foiled plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Ty Garbin agreed to "fully cooperate" with the FBI in exchange for leniency, including testifying against his cohorts if called upon. CELEBRITY HOLMES: Kathleen updates listeners on the pre-trial efforts against Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced founder of blood-testing company Theranos. Prosecutors allege that Holmes' motivation behind the crimes she's accused of committing was to keep her fame and wealth, gracing magazine covers, charming potential billionaire donors, and hob-knobbing with celebrities in an effort to draw increased exposure to both her and her company. Kathleen cheers on the sentencing of Holmes, and hopes to see the villainous sociopath spend decades in federal prison. MORE MALAYSIAN FLT 370: It’s commonly known that Kathleen has an obsession regarding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, as depicted in her bit “Malaysian Flight 370“ from her Bothering Jesus special on Netflix. She provides an update that ocean microphones may have recorded the lost jet’s crash in a location thousands of miles from the search sites. POMPEII’S ANTIQUARIUM: In continuing with her overview of Pompeii, Italy, Kathleen reads a tourist advisory that after 40 years, Pompeii’s Antiquarium museum has reopened to the public to showcase more archaeological treasures.SUBWAY’S QUESTIONABLE TUNA: Kathleen reads an article advising that the Irish Supreme Court has ruled that Subway bread isn’t legally bread, and another about a lawsuit that was recently filed against the sandwich chain by 2 consumers upset that Subway’s tuna isn’t actually tuna fish. Kathleen reads other past lawsuits that have been filed against the chain, tells listeners that if the lack of actual tuna in the mixture doesn’t scare you off, watch this disgusting video filmed by a former Subway employee as he makes the tuna salad.ANIMALS MOST LIKELY TO KILL YOU BY STATE: Kathleen continues with the segment Animals Most Likely to Kill You (By State), as reported by the Center for Disease Control. If you live in Massachusetts beware of dangerous stinging insects, and in Michigan know that dog bites and attacks have been on the rise for years. SNOWY OWL SPOTTED IN CENTRAL PARK: Kathleen is excited to read about a rare sighting of a snowy owl in New York City's Central Park last week for the first time in 130 years. Snowy Owls generally isolate from high-activity areas, so bird watchers believe that rare occurrence is another result of the COVID pandemic. Kathleen shares a tweet with a video embedded of the owl enjoying time in the Park, and tells listeners to also watch a separate but extremely cool video of a Snowy Owl almost hitting a traffic camera in Montreal last year. GAMESTOP SHORT SELLERS: Kathleen provides listeners with an update on the Reddit group that caused last week’s GameStop stock to surge. A band of young day traders coordinated on Reddit to drive up the share price of struggling companies, including GameStop, BlackBerry, and AMC Theatres. Kathleen discusses both sides of the incident, applauding the Millennials and Gen Zers for taking on the short sellers and shaking up the establishment. PABLO ESCOBAR’S HIPPOS: Kathleen reads an article regarding hippopotamuses that were brought to Colombia as part of deceased drug lord Pablo Escobar's private zoo located at his ranch, Hacienda Napoles. Local Columbian researchers are alarmed that the herd has bred so successfully and advise that there is serious concern over their environmental impact and human safety. Kathleen provides her own thoughts on the effort it would take to cull a single hippo, let alone an entire herd of the species. LIZZIE BORDEN’S HOUSE IS FOR SALE: In feeding her love for the HGTV show House Hunters, Kathleen reads an announcement that murderer Lizzie Borden’s house is for sale in Fall River, MA. She muses over how “Maplecroft Mansion,” which is now Bed & Breakfast and museum, would be listed and reviewed if ever included on an episode House Hunters.CIRCULAR RUNWAYS: Kathleen laughs at a recent proposed design plan for “circular runways,” which are anticipated to revolutionize commercial aviation through increasing airport capacity. She reviews the logistics of the planned layout and movement, and compares the runways to roundabouts when first introduced in the US. Kathleen then describes a local St. Louis article released (including a safety diagram) when a roundabout was implemented in the city, advising local drivers “tips” on how to navigate the new roadway.
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Spotted Cow beer from the New Glarus Brewery in honor of “all things Wisconsin,” and detailing the antics involved with muling cans of Spotted Cow back home whenever she’s in Wisconsin. Kathleen awards Green Bay her “best NFL city to tailgate in” tag, and tells listeners about her unbelievable time tailgating in the neighborhood around the stadium and then attending a Packers home game the last time she played Green Bay.She discloses her NFL bets leading into Championship Weekend and muses over the magic of Tom Brady no matter what team he plays for.“BAD GOOD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food, Kathleen samples Smucker’s Uncrustables Taco Bites, which she wasn’t impressed with and doesn’t understand how basic beef tacos can be screwed up. She then tries Taco Bell’s Cheddar Crisps in both Mild and Fire flavor, and tells listeners that she would rather just go to Taco Bell and order her favorite meal, which is 2 beef soft tacos with extra hot sauce. PEPPERONI & GLASS HOT POCKETS: Kathleen reads a news release from Nestlé announcing the recall of almost 800,000 pounds of Hot Pockets due to contamination with glass and hard plastic. Kathleen says she’s tasted Hot Pockets and although she loves the pepperoni flavored kind, she isn’t sure that she would notice if they contained glass ☺ SHAKE SHACK ENTERS THE CHICKEN SANDWICH WAR: Kathleen loves Asian-inspired food, and is excited to learn that Shake Shack is offering Korean-inspired menu items in the US through April. 5th Although the restaurant is known for its burgers and skinny fries, they are attempting to make their mark in the ongoing chicken sandwich wars with the introduction of their Korean-Style Fried Chick’n and Gochujang Fries.TRUMP AC IMPLOSION AUCTION: As a follow up to Episode 20, Kathleen reports on the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City’s auction item allowing the winner to press the button to implode Trump Plaza. The property’s owner, Carl Icahn, has pulled the auction item for undisclosed reasons, but offered to donate the high bid of $175,000 to the Boys & Girls Club so that they wouldn’t miss out on the funding.TURMOIL IN Q LAND: As a follow up to Kathleen’s reporting of the insurgence on the US Capitol in January 2021, she reads reporting that QAnon followers are in disarray after “The Storm” didn’t take place and Joe Biden was inaugurated as US President. She reads messaging from some of the ideology’s key figures, CodeMonkeyZ, who tells Q supporters to go back to their lives, and she muses about the future of Q and their mission. MAN ACCIDENTALLY TOSSES $85M IN BITCOIN: In continuing with Kathleen’s obsession with cryptocurrency, she reads a report from the UK about a man who has confessed to accidentally destroying an old hard drive containing 7,500 Bitcoin, which has a current value of approximately $85M. He’s devising a plan to dig into a landfill where he believes the hard drive was disposed of, which involves approximately $70M in cost.INDIAN BANKSY: As a follow up to Episode 17, Kathleen discusses anonymous artists like the street artist 'Banksy,” and reads an article on an Indian artist known as “Tyler” who lives in Mumbai and is referred to as “Indian Banksy.”FIRST FEMALE TO REFEREE A SUPERBOWL: Kathleen is excited to read an NFL press release announcing that Sarah Thomas has been included in the Super Bowl LV officiating crew, taking place in Tampa in February. ANIMALS MOST LIKELY TO KILL YOU BY STATE: Kathleen continues with the segment Animals Most Likely to Kill You (By State), as reported by the Center for Disease Control. If you live in Maine be especially careful of moose, and in Maryland always have insect repellant with you. BIGFOOT HUNTING SEASON BECOMES OFFICIAL: Kathleen reads an article announcing that Oklahoma Rep. Justin Humphrey has proposed a bill outlining official Bigfoot hunting season in his district, which includes the heavily forested Ouachita Mountains where a Bigfoot festival is held each year. Humphrey maintains that issuing a state hunting license and tag could help boost tourism.THAI MONKEY GANGS: Kathleen reports on monkey gangs taking over farming areas in Thailand as they are starved due to the lack of tourism in the area in the wake of COVID. Devastated farmers have sought help from local government agencies so they can be compensated for the crops devoured by the primates in order to prevent the incident from happening again. Kathleen recommends that everyone watch the videos associated with these attacks.DISCOVERY OF THE TITANOSAUR: Kathleen is excited to share with listeners that the 98 million-year-old remains of the largest animal to walk Earth — a long-necked titanosaur dinosaur — were recently unearthed in Argentina. MAN LIVES IN O’HARE AIRPORT: Kathleen laughs out loud sharing news that a man lived inside Chicago’s O’Hare Airport for 3 months before detection. Kathleen loves the city of Chicago, but ranks O’Hare among the worst to be stuck in and therefore can’t image wanting to live there.STOWAWAY SURVIVES 5,600 FLIGHT: Kathleen reads an unbelievable report about stowaway Themba Cabeka, who held on to a jet's undercarriage for the entire 11-hour flight from South Africa to London Heathrow in 2015.WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen tells listeners to watch “Murder on Middle Beach” on HBO. MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Kathleen tells the mystery of a secret collection of Nazi artwork located in Fort Belvoir.
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Michelob Ultra out of her favorite Ole Smoky Moonshine pint glass. She talks about sampling moonshine on the border of a dry county, and her shock in finding out too late that Disneyland doesn’t serve alcohol when she took her young nephews for a day at the park.“BAD GOOD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food, Kathleen extends her tasting of last week’s Cheetos Bold n Cheesy Mac n Cheese by making and sampling a Cheetos Mac n Cheese Jalapeno Cup, which she likes the “kick” of the flavor and would recommend to listeners. She then samples the new Ruffles potato chips flavor Ruffles Double Crunch Hot Wings, which she rates “delicious” but doesn’t taste the “hot wing” flavor.STELLA PARTON QUOTE: Kathleen reads a tweet from Stella Parton denouncing code & bots, and proving without effort that she IS cool as well as tough as hell. Kathleen loves Stella’s Twitter feed, and recommends that her Termite listeners follow it.SOCIAL MEDIA & QANON: As a follow up to Episode 23, Kathleen provides an overview of the insurrection at the US Capitol building on January 6th, 2021 (Kathleen’s refers to the event as “Honky Kong”) and social media’s role in organizing that event. She reads a few social media posts from QAnon followers and muses over the absurdity of some of their beliefs including use of a secret morse code style “Q Code” that allows Trump to communicate with followers, and claiming their own “Great Awakening.” Kathleen then scoffs at an interview that Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg gave immediately after the Capitol riots where Sandberg maintained that the riot was “largely” not organized on the Facebook platform. Kathleen then shares a memory of marching at a protest in DC with her parents and Susan Sarandon. DOLLY PARTON STATUE AT TN CAPITOL: Democratic Rep. John Mark Windle has introduced a bill that will honor Dolly Parton with a statue at the state Capitol, as lawmakers move forward with replacing Confederate statues around numerous publicly funded buildings. Dolly will be recognized for her incredible contributions to the state of Tennessee, from her multiple philanthropic efforts to her decades of writing and performing music that redefined Nashville and East Tennessee where the Parton family hails from. GENERAL MOTORS UNVEILS FLYING CAR CONCEPT: Kathleen is thrilled to read a recent article announcing General Motor’s development of a flying Cadillac. GM’s flying Cadillac is designed to hold one passenger and travel roughly 56 mph between rooftops and other urban destinations. ELIZABETH HOLMES EVIDENCE TAMPERING: As a follow up to Episode 13, prosecutors managing the case against entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes and her now defunct company Theranos have subpoenaed an internal Theranos database they say proved executives knew the famous blood test product was a sham. A new court filing has disclosed that the database was promptly destroyed when requested by the courts, which will make a conviction of Holmes much more difficult. ANIMALS MOST LIKELY TO KILL YOU BY STATE: Kathleen continues with the segment Animals Most Likely to Kill You (By State), as reported by the Center for Disease Control. If you live in Kentucky beware of black bears, and in Louisiana watch out for insects “the size of a drone,” as Kathleen states. She then tells listeners to watch a YouYube video of rattlesnakes that have overtaken a crawlspace in Texas.SIEGFRIED PASSES: Kathleen reads the news that legendary Vegas performer Siegfried Fischbacher, one-half of the famous magician duo Siegfried & Roy, passed away at the age of 81 from pancreatic cancer. She tells the story of seeing their stage show for the first time while she was playing in Vegas, and also of the crowd reaction the night that Roy was mauled by one of the tigers onstage. SWEET’N LOW SUICIDE: Kathleen reads a shocking article about the suicide of Donald Tober, CEO and founder of Sweet’N Low artificial sweetener. Tober suffered from Parkinsons Disease, and leapt to his death at the age of 89. Kathleen provides the history behind Sweet’N Low’s name and iconic pink packets. STAPLES OFFICE SUPPLY DOMINATION: In alignment with Kathleen’s hatred of having to shop for office supplies for the Pubcast, she provides an update that Staples is trying to buy Office Depot again. Staples recently offered to buy Office Depot for $2.1 billion, in an attempt to consolidate the office-products space and better compete against online retailers. Kathleen describes her past depressing trips to BOTH stores to purchase printer ink, and now purchases online. As a result, she is now being stalked via email by Ink Pixie ☺WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen tells listeners to watch “Some Kind Of Heaven,” the Netflix documentary about the Florida-based retirement community “The Villages.” Kathleen is fascinated by the methodology behind this community, and outlines her awe of it in her bit “The Villages” from her Netflix special “Bothering Jesus.”MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Kathleen tells the mystery of the Dire Wolf, the creature made famous by Game of Thrones. The prehistoric wolf, which prowled the Americas over 11 millennia ago, has been proven by a group of international scientists to be a distinctly different species from any other dog or wolf.
Kathleen opens the show drinking a Bloody Mary and providing her overview of the first week of 2021, stating that she thinks the events this week haven’t improved the outlook of the new year. Kathleen recommends liquor and snacks to get everyone through the insanity carrying over from 2020, including the 3-hour revolution on the US Capitol, and another missing airplane. Those familiar with Kathleen’s comedy know of her obsession with missing Malaysian Flight 370, as depicted in her bit “Wrong Ocean” from her Bothering Jesus album, and Kathleen carries that enthusiasm when researching the latest commercial aircraft to “disappear.” “BAD GOOD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food, Kathleen makes and describes to listeners Cheetos Bold n Cheesy Mac n Cheese, stating that she prefers Kraft Mac n Cheese. She moves on to try Kellogg’s Jumbo Snax, which comes in Fruit Loops (Kathleen’s absolute favorite,) Tiger Paws (made with Frosted Flakes,) Apple Jacks, and Corn Pops. DOLLY PARTON QUOTE: Instead of choosing a weekly Dolly quote, Kathleen switches to a recent tweet from Dolly’s sister, Stella Parton, involving the potential of a 2021 Civil War and “numbnuts.” DOLLY’S 75th BIRTHDAY REMINDER: Kathleen reminds listeners that Dolly’s 75th birthday is approaching, and she provides an address to send birthday cards to Dolly: PO Box 150307 Nashville, TN 37215-0307THE 3-HOUR AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Kathleen discusses the attempted “revolution” at the US Capitol building on January 6th, 2021 when Trump followers stormed the building trying to prevent the certification of the 2020 Presidential election in favor of Biden. Kathleen provides commentary on their motivation and the actual events of that day, including her perception of the rioters based on their “outfits” and their signage. She refers to those people dramatically scaling the front of the building instead of using the steps as “Honky Kong.” FAR-RIGHT SOCIAL MEDIA: In conjunction with the January 6th riots, Kathleen reviews the alt-conservative social media platform, Parler. She tells listeners the history of how Parler was formed, the financial backing that the Mercer family provided, and how the platform was used to align the mob that stormed the Capitol building, seemingly in support of President Donald J. Trump.WORLD CHESS HALL OF FAME: As a follow up to Episode 14 where Kathleen discusses the game of chess and the Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit,” she proudly announces to listeners that the World Chess Hall of Fame has been established in her home city of St. Louis, MO.LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM SELLS SONG CATALOG: It’s commonly known that Kathleen is a massive and life-long Fleetwood Mac fan, and she is amazed at a recent announcement that Lindsey Buckingham has sold his song catalog to a single publisher. Kathleen ponders the reasons why this action might have occurred and shares with listeners which Buckingham songs are her favorites. FLORIDA’S ONLINE COVID VACCINE SCHEDULING: Kathleen describes the current state of Floridians age 75+ attempting to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. She receives daily updates from her own parents, who are in Sarasota for the winter and have been directed to sign up for email lists, obtain QR Codes on their cell phones to put them on waiting lists, and most recently directed to event ticketing company Eventbrite to sign up for vaccine appointments. Kathleen goes on to detail the fake Eventbrite sites have been created as scams asking senior citizens to pay for a spot in line to guarantee the vaccine availability, and describes her father’s reaction to anyone asking him to provide a QR code prior to getting vaccinated. ANIMALS MOST LIKELY TO KILL YOU BY STATE: Kathleen continues with the segment Animals Most Likely to Kill You (By State), as reported by the Center for Disease Control. If you live in Georgia beware of snakes as snake bites have increased by approximately 40% in 2017. In Iowa and Kansas, keep your wits about you around domestic cattle ;-) THE LAST KNOWN CIVIL WAR WIDOW: Kathleen reads to listeners an article about the recent death of the last known Civil War widow. Helen Viola Jackson’s 1936 marriage to Union veteran James Bolin was extremely unusual: he was 93 and in declining health, and she was a 17-year-old schoolgirl. Kathleen goes on to read that the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and other heritage organizations have recognized Jackson’s place in history, which was never revealed until the final years before her death. ORLANDO FLYING CAR HUB: Kathleen laughs when reading an article announcing that the city of Orlando, FL, and a German aviation company has unveiled plans to build the first hub for flying cars in the United States. The 56,000-square-foot transportation hub, or vertiport, resembles an airport terminal and is designed to enable passengers to bypass Florida’s notoriously congested highways, the city and the hub’s developers contend. Kathleen is beyond amused that taxpayer money has been dedicated to this project for use by 2025 when flying cars haven’t yet been invented for use by the general public. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen tells listeners to watch the final season of “Vikings” which was originally made for the History Channel but the entire series is now available on Amazon Prime.
Kathleen opens the show tasting one of her new favorite wines: a cabernet sauvignon from Haber Family Vineyards that was given to her as a Christmas present from her good friends Nancy & Mark. DOLLY PARTON QUOTE: Kathleen reads a Dolly Parton quote involving her songs and children. DOLLY’S 75th BIRTHDAY IS APPROACHING: Kathleen reminds listeners that Dolly’s 75th birthday is approaching, and she provides an address to send birthday cards to Dolly: PO Box 150307 Nashville, TN 37215-0307Kathleen feels as though this birthday should be a true celebration, not only because Dolly is her favorite “queen” in the Pub, but also because Dolly is a badass senior citizen from her philanthropic efforts to considering posing for Playboy at age 75. “BAD GOOD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food, Kathleen describes to listeners Cheetos Bold n Cheesy Mac n Cheese, which she’s excited to make because Cheetos are one of her favorite snacks on the planet. She follows up the segment with a sweet treat that always excites her: cookies from The Honolulu Cookie Company, which she was thrilled to receive from her friend Lorene.BANKSY MURALS DEFACED IN NEW ORLEANS: Kathleen follows up on earlier Pubcast episodes discussing Banksy murals, disclosing that she wasn’t previously aware that there are 2 of his murals located in New Orleans. A recent news report out of the city states that Banksy works “The Gray Ghost” and “Umbrella. Girl” were defaced with other graffiti bearing the words “Team Robbo” and “King Robbo,” respectively. The graffitied words refer to a rivalry between Banksy and the late British street artist King Robbo. DOG-SIZED LIZARDS SPREADING IN SOUTHERN US: As a follow up to Episode Five, Kathleen tells listeners that the Tegu Lizards (who are native to South America) have taken over the Florida Everglades and are migrating to GA, SC, AL, and TX.PYTHON JERKY: Kathleen is horrified to report that Florida scientists are working to confirm whether Burmese pythons are safe for human consumption. The species has taken over the Florida Everglades, and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission are investigating the mercury levels in the snakes to determine if they are safe to be eaten. Kathleen goes on to describe recipes that a female python hunter claims to be safe and delicious, and scoffs at the hunter’s recommendation that the snakes make unbelievably flavorful jerky. FAST FOOD IN POMPEII: In alignment with Kathleen’s love of history, she shares an article with listeners that a “fast food” counter was recently uncovered in Pompeii. Since the restaurant seemed to be evacuated in a rushed manner, she speculates on the activity in the building when the eruption occurred. Kathleen then tells listeners about her own trip to Pompeii as part of a vacation when she took her mom to Rome to see the Vatican. DROWNING PELOTON: Kathleen laughs out loud as she reads how the primary founder of the Peloton bike, John Foley, prepares both himself and his workout area every morning prior to his class. She reads about the ups and downs of Peloton’s financial history, crushing its stock with its 2019 Christmas commercial, and now its souring stock while everyone is forced out of gyms amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Kathleen recreates that fatal commercial that would spark her own motivation.CRYPTOCURRENCY RISES: As listeners know, Kathleen has been following and investing in cryptocurrency for years. Her primary Crypto investment is with Ethereum, which she chose based on its cool logo. Kathleen reviews the history of cryptocurrency, boasts about the ingenuity of the Winklevoss twins to predict the rise of Bitcoin, and shares all of her excitement about cryptocurrency becoming more mainstream as an NFL player has recently requested to be paid in Bitcoin, Paypal accepts Bitcoin, and Facebook has announced the launch of their own cryptocurrency. THE ZODIAC KILLER: In continuing with her interest in serial killers, Kathleen talks about the recent announcement that codebreakers have claimed to have solved the 51-year-old Zodiac Killer puzzle. She reviews all of the known detail in the unresolved cases and identity of this evil man, and tells listeners to watch “The Most Dangerous Animal Of All” on Hulu.THE MOST PROLIFIC SERIAL KILLER OF ALL TIME: Kathleen closes the Pub with detailed information about Samuel Little, who has claimed 93 murders by strangulation in the US.
Kathleen opens the show wearing her blinking St. Louis Cardinals Christmas hat, and drinking a Bloody Mary made with the Pittsburgh Pickle Company’s Briney Mary mix and a Miller 64 beer as a side option. DOLLY PARTON QUOTE: Kathleen reads a Dolly Parton quote involving dieting and eventually eating the diet book.KATHLEEN’S CHRISTMAS WRAP: Kathleen is thrilled to have received 2 books for Christmas, including “The Billionaire Murders” which provides information and the backstory on the murders of Canadian billionaires Bill and Honey Sherman. Kathleen was also overjoyed to receive Dolly Parton’s “Dixie Fixin’s” cookbook under her tree, even though she’s not a very “active” cook. “BAD GOOD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food, Kathleen tastes Lay’s Salted Caramel potato chips, and gives a colorful opinion on their flavor. Her dad’s philosophy for a stomach issue is to eat an entire bag of Lay’s potato chips and drink a Coke, which Kathleen doesn’t agree with. She then tastes the newly released Hidden Valley Ranch Dipped Pizza Sauce, which she recommends on pizza, French fries, or anything else with salt ☺ Kathleen finishes her tasting menu by describing the cream cheese Danish Kringle that she purchases as a holiday tradition every year from the O&H Danish Bakery in Racine, WI. JET PACK MAN STRIKES AGAIN: As a follow up to Episode 11, Kathleen reports that authorities are investigating another jet pack sighting in the Los Angeles area last week. Instead of flying around LAX, the secretive “Jet Pack Man” has been spotted by a flight school off the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.ANIMALS MOST LIKELY TO KILL YOU BY STATE: Kathleen continues with the new segment of the Pubcast: Animals Most Likely to Kill You (By State), as reported by the Center for Disease Control. If you live in Hawaii (specifically Maui) beware of Tiger Sharks, and in Indiana watch out for deer while driving.BILLIONAIRE’S BUNKER: Kathleen reports that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have recently purchased a $30 million lot on Miami’s Indian Creek Island, preparing for Trump’s exit from the White House in January 2021.BREAK DANCING AN OLYMPIC SPORT: Kathleen is thrilled to announce that the International Olympic Committee has officially adopted Break Dancing as an Olympic sport, beginning in the Paris Games in 2024. The IOC is meaning to target a younger audience, and along with break dancing they are including skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing in future Games.QUARANTINE DRINKING: Kathleen laughs at a recent study regarding the revised drinking patterns of Americans working remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Respondents admit to “remarkably” increased participation in virtual Happy Hours with colleagues while stuck at home, which Kathleen endorses ESPECIALLY in a pandemic. HEAVEN’S GATE CULT: Kathleen is known to be obsessed with Cults and their methodology, and on the 23-year anniversary of the Heaven’s Gate cult’s mass suicide she reviews 10 things previously unknown about the group. THE TRUE COST OF DOLLAR STORES: Kathleen’s nieces love nothing more than a. trip to The Dollar Store, which can make for a long afternoon as the choices on how to spend their allowance is seemingly unlimited. She reads an article about how these discount chains were formed, and the impact of those businesses on the local community as pertains not only to savings but also employment and crime.WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen tells listeners to watch the Bee Gees documentary “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” on HBO Max, the documentary “Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults” on HBO Max, and the 4-part docuseries “The Most Dangerous Animal Of All” on Hulu, which outlines a man’s obsession with proving that his father was the Zodiac Killer. LEWIS BLACK CALLS IN: Kathleen’s BFF Lewis Black calls the Pub to discuss his NFL Fantasy Football picks and 70’s cults.MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Kathleen reads about the mystery of Bulgarian mystic Baba Vanga, who was born in 1911 and put on the Bulgarian government’s payroll because of the accuracy of her predictions. Kathleen reads aloud some of her notable predictions, and also Vanga’s predictions for 2021.
Kathleen opens the show with a Moosehead Canadian Lager, describing her new pink and purple holiday Whoville lemon cypress tree to listeners.DOLLY PARTON QUOTE: Kathleen reads a Dolly Parton quote involving Mother Goose and prostitutes. PUBCAST LISTENER SHOUTOUTS: Kathleen reads through the latest demographics of her Pubcast listeners, and gives a Christmas shoutout to all listeners for their support, especially the single listener in Korea.“BAD GOOD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food, Kathleen describes the recently released On The Border red and green holiday tortilla chips, which she intends to pair with Trisha Yearwood’s spinach artichoke dip. She then describes a Hershey’s Mocha Chocolate Kit Kat, with a flavor meant to resemble hot chocolate and Chocolate Chex cereal with John Legend’s holiday recipe for Chex Mix on the back.If listeners want to learn how to make Kathleen’s favorite Midwest Party Cheeseball, check out the Youtube video.UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: As listeners know, Kathleen’s #1 Queen is Dolly Parton, and Kathleen announces that Dolly is launching a new perfume with Edge Beauty, which will be released in Spring 2021. Edge Beauty also launched Cher’s intro to the fragrance market. BANKSY HOUSE RELISTED: As a follow up to Episode 19, Kathleen reports to listeners that the home originally for sale in Bristol, UK that found itself as the canvas for the latest new Banksy mural on the street wall was pulled off the market and then relisted. The owners of the home have reassessed the value and added protection measures so that the mural will be maintained by the new buyers. HONEYBEES vs MURDER HORNETS: In continuing on with her reporting on Murder Hornets invading the US, Kathleen updates listeners that a Canadian study has determined honeybees using animal feces to ward off the invasive hornets, therefore protecting their hives from attack. MEGA-CHURCHES FINANCIAL PRACTICES: As listeners know, Kathleen has a slight obsession regarding religious leaders, specifically those from megachurches. She provides an update on Jerry Falwell Jr, concluding that he dropped his lawsuit against Liberty University when he was investigated for mishandling tax-free funding aligned with the Church for use in ultra-conservative Republican initiatives.Joel Olsteen’s Lakewood megachurch received over $4 million in COVID-19 relief grant funding, which Olsteen maintains was used to pay for employee salaries when in-person services were discontinued during the pandemic. Kathleen announces her disgust to listeners when she reads that Marcus Lamb’s Dallas-based Daystar TV is forced to repay almost $4 million in COVID-19 relief when a national tv show uncovers that the money was used to purchase a private jet for the tax-exempt church, rather than the intended use of supporting unemployment initiated by the pandemic. ANIMALS MOST LIKELY TO KILL YOU BY STATE: Kathleen continues with the new segment of the Pubcast: Animals Most Likely to Kill You (By State), as reported by the Center for Disease Control. If you live in Delaware beware of coyotes, and Florida advises that non-venomous insects, most notably mosquitoes, are most likely to cause animal-related death. APOLOGETIC BURGLARS: Kathleen laughs with listeners when reading a recent Canadian news article involving a pair of burglars who break into the wrong home demanding payment for an outstanding debt, and then apologizing to the inhabitants and offering compensation for damages. BID TO BLOW UP A CASINO: Kathleen squeals with excitement reading an article from Atlantic City, where Mayor Marty Small Sr. has announced that as a part of their annual charity auction, the city is offering the chance to bid to push the button that will set off the implosion of the now-closed Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. Kathleen provides her own history of working in Atlantic City and the new casinos in the area including her new favorite outside of Philadelphia which is Parx Casino. TOM CRUISE COVID MELTDOWN: Kathleen has never been a fan of Tom Cruise, but has a massive interest in Scientology. She discusses the latest meltdown by the actor on the set of “Mission Impossible 7” which caused at least 5 crew members to walk off due to his reported abusive behavior.2020 BANKRUPT BUSINESSES YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW OF: Kathleen reads an article that showcases 30 US businesses that filed for bankruptcy in 2020, many citing the COVID-19 pandemic as the driver to slow sales. Kathleen reviews a few of these businesses in which she has been a consumer including Chuck E. Cheese, Bar Louie, and Pier 1 Imports, and offers alternative business plans to help with their future success. HUMANITY’S READINESS FOR ALIENS: Kathleen reads an article just released out of Jerusalem, where a former Israeli Space Security Chief confirms the existence of aliens. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen tells listeners to watch the 4-part docuseries “The Most Dangerous Animal Of All” on Hulu.MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Kathleen reads a recent article suspecting what REALLY crashed in the famous Roswell Crash incident in 1947. The US Air Force has maintained a claim that a weather balloon crashed, but the grandchildren of the first intelligence officer on the crash scene are providing more information on what happened that night.
Kathleen opens the show with a freshly poured spicy bloody Mary, mixed with Idaho Born & Bred craft potato vodka from Grand Teton Distillery. She moves on to tell a story about drinking vodka in Afghanistan with Kid Rock and Kellie Pickler while on a USO tour.DOLLY PARTON QUOTE: Kathleen reads a Dolly Parton quote involving diets and mashed potatoes. “BAD GOOD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food, Kathleen describes the recently-released Holiday Rice Krispies, in which she will dump cups of white sugar on the red-and-green cereal bites since she hates rice krispy squares. She has also purchased Mini Krispy Kreme crullers for the holidays, which she recommends warming in the microwave for a few seconds before eating.SOCIAL MEDIA TO FOLLOW: Kathleen tells listeners to follow Dionne Warwick on Twitter, who just joined the platform with help from her niece. She also thinks that everyone in the Twitterverse needs to follow her comedian friend Jackie Kashian for comedy that regularly makes Kathleen snort beer through her nose. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN’S QUEEN’S COURT: As listeners know, Kathleen’s #1 Queen is Dolly Parton, and Kathleen has just discovered Dolly’s 2016 cookbook “Dolly’s Dixie Fixin’s.” Dolly boasts about being up at 3am every day, which is why she’s a big fan of cooking breakfast for her husband Carl Dean. Kathleen discloses that if she is ever up at 3am, someone needs to put her to bed because she’s gone down a rabbit hole in a bar. She goes on to honor Dolly’s most recent reported “angel gesture” when she saved the life of one of her young costars while on the set of her new Netflix holiday movie “Christmas on the Square” when she pulled the child out of the way of an oncoming vehicle. BANKSY STRIKES AGAIN: In following the renowned street artist Banksy, Kathleen reports to listeners that a new Banksy mural of an elderly woman sneezing out her false teeth has just appeared in Totterdown. FALWELL JR DROPS CHARGES: In her ongoing obsession with Jerry Falwell Jr, Kathleen updates listeners on the drama surrounding the ousted president of Liberty University. Falwell Jr’s legal team has recently announced that he has dropped his defamation lawsuit against the university, with no reasons for the dismissal noted. RIP CHARLIE PRIDE: Kathleen is saddened by the death of Country Music superstar Charlie Pride, who recently passed away at 86 years of age due to complications of COVID-19. She loved his voice and especially his hit song “Kiss An Angel Good Morning,” and tells listeners a story that she found of Charlie playing in baseballs Negro League and being traded to another team for a bus. ANIMALS MOST LIKELY TO KILL YOU BY STATE: Kathleen continues with the new segment of the Pubcast: Animals Most Likely to Kill You (By State), as reported by the Center for Disease Control. If you live in Colorado and Connecticut, beware of mountain lions. Kathleen then tells listeners about a random afternoon that Ron White helped her cut down an “illegal tree.” ATTACK RATS AT CHIPOTLE: Kathleen reviews a terrifying story of rats besieging a NYC Chipotle restaurant, attacking staff at the restaurant over avocados. The staff developed survival tactics to ward off the infestation of rats, and eventually the location was closed when the rodents finally chewed through the computer wiring. ZOMBIE MINK: Expanding on EP 18’s Danish article regarding zombie mink, Kathleen advises listeners that reports from Canada are also stating that mink in Fraser Valley farms are testing positive for COVID-19. She admits that she didn’t realize that mink coats are still popular, and tells a story of watching Mike Tyson purchase mink coats in Las Vegas years ago while she was working at Harrah’s for the weekend. TIGER KING BILL PASSES: Like many listeners, Kathleen became mildly obsessed with the 2020 Netflix series “Tiger King.” As the series shone a light on personal or private zoos and the lack of care for the exotic animals, the US House of Representatives passed the Big Cat Public Safety Act last week which bans most big cat ownership. Kathleen applauds the legislation, and moves on to tell listeners of a recent news article involving a missing tiger in Knoxville, TN, which was never resolved.ALABAMA SNAKE: Kathleen is absolutely thrilled to discover a new HBO documentary called “Alabama Snake,” featuring a snake-handling preacher’s deadly plan to murder his wife with one of his snakes. She then tells listeners of an assignment that she took as an anchor for ESPN covering “Rattlesnake Roundup” in Big Spring, TX. ANIMAL BRIDGE: Kathleen reads a fantastic feel-good article about an overpass that was built specifically for wildlife to cross I-80 outside of Salt Lake City. CANADIAN CHRISTMAS ANGEL: In her support and love for all things Canadian, Kathleen shares a story with listeners about a man in British Columbia who saved a family from Georgia who were stranded while driving from the Atlanta area to Fairbanks, Alaska to meet up with their husband/father Tim. When they gave up driving in the snow, the local townspeople put up a Facebook message asking if anyone would be able to finish the drive to the Alaskan border. Gary Bath discussed the situation with his wife, and volunteered to drive the Marchessault family to be reunited with Tim. The group made it safely to the Yukon Border crossing, and Kathleen gushes that this has the makings of a Hallmark Christmas movie.AGING POLITICIANS: As mentioned in her act, Kathleen CANNOT believe that the US political system has so many members currently active well past the standard age of retirement. Diane Feinstein (Senator, CA) just turned 87 years of age, and Senator Chuck Schumer has had several painful conversations with Feinstein about stepping down from the Senate Judiciary Panel, but Feinstein continues to tell people that she’s running for another term. 2020 CHRISTMAS STAR: Kathleen has purchased a child’s telescope, and reminds listeners of a rare occurrence set to take place December 21st, 2020 when Jupiter and Saturn will cross paths and appear to be a mega-star, or “Christmas Star.”
Kathleen opens the show with a freshly poured spicy bloody Mary, mixed with Sausage Tree Irish vodka in her favorite Imo’s Pizza pint glass. DOLLY PARTON QUOTE: Kathleen reads a Dolly Parton quote involving men’s intentions and her own female intuition. “BAD GOOD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food, Kathleen describes to listeners the taste of Hershey’s Kisses new limited edition Sugar Cookie candy, which she samples for the first time while recording the Pubcast and immediately realizes that the candy doesn’t pair well with a bloody Mary. Kathleen recovers and tells listeners that the newly released Gingerbread Oreo cookies will get anyone in the holiday spirit even during a pandemic, and if those don’t make you break out your reindeer bells she recommends Cheetos White Cheddar Snowflakes (which actually pair well with everything that Kathleen drinks ☺)KATHLEEN’S QUEENS GET BUSY: Kathleen follows up on her story from EP 17 regarding Cher traveling to Pakistan over Thanksgiving to meet an elephant named Kaavan. Cher has been lobbying to relocate the pachyderm from its most recent home at the Islamabad Zoo to a sanctuary in Cambodia, and she flew to meet and serenade Kaavan before his departure for his new home. Stevie Nicks announced this week that she has sold a majority of her publishing catalog to publisher Primary Wave for a reported $100 million. Kathleen goes off on Stevie for selling her precious hits that Kathleen loves so dearly, and is upset to advise listeners that along with the catalog purchase, Primary Wave also has access to Nicks’s name and likeness, and has established a partnership with the singer to allow her to sign new songwriters in a joint venture. Kathleen finishes her rant telling listeners that she’s considering starting a Go-Fund-Me for Stevie to prevent further insane decisions in the future on behalf of her most devoted fans. HOLIDAY CHRISMAS MOVIE TIME: Kathleen has become somewhat addicted to the cheesy nature of Hallmark Christmas movies, disclosing to listeners that she watches at least one movie every night during the holiday season. She has branched out from the original Hallmark Channel to also watch holiday movies on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel, Lifetime, and Netflix. Kathleen has created her “Good” and “Bad” list of common themes in the majority of these movie plots, DEATH OF A SLIM JIM: In keeping with her gas station food palette, Kathleen tells listeners that she LOVES Slim Jim jerky snacks, and is extremely sad to hear that the inventor of the Slim Jim recently passed away from complications of COVID-19. Alonzo “Lon” T. Adams II died at the age of 95 in North Carolina, and spent the better part of his 25+ year career at GoodMark Foods perfecting the current recipe for the classic Slim Jim. ANIMALS MOST LIKELY TO KILL YOU BY STATE: Kathleen continues with the new segment of the Pubcast: Animals Most Likely to Kill You (By State), as reported by the Center for Disease Control. If you live in Arkansas or Idaho and die by animal encounter, you’ve most likely run into a bear. FEMALE FANS AND THE NFL: Kathleen is alarmed when she reads to listeners the recent comments from NBC NFL sportscaster Cris Collinsworth regarding women’s knowledge of football. While broadcasting a recent Pittsburgh Steelers game, Collinsworth stated that he was “blown away” by the questions from female fans of the team, which came across as extremely sexist when he insinuated that female fans don’t have a lot of general knowledge about how football is played. Kathleen tells listeners that the irony of those comments is that Collinsworth has worked with veteran sideline reporter Michele Tafoya for years now, and he has also worked on segments involving female NFL coaches. Kathleen boasts that her favorite sportscasters include Greg Gumbel, Bob Ley, and Mike Tirico, and that she and her mom beat her dad every week in the family NFL pool proving that women actually DO use their football knowledge in the Madigan family tree. TIGER BITE AT BIG CAT RESCUE: Like many listeners, Kathleen was obsessed with the Netflix documentary “Tiger King” about private zoo owner Joe Exotic and his feud with Carole Baskin from Tampa-based Big Cat Rescue. Baskin’s big cat sanctuary has come back into the national news last week when a volunteer nearly had her arm torn off by a tiger. Kathleen reviews the circumstances surrounding the incident, and also Baskin’s two dismal performances on Season 29 of ABC’s reality show “Dancing With the Stars.” AIRLINES VS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS: As a frequent flier, Kathleen has strong feelings regarding Emotional Support Animals flying on commercial planes. Until November 2020, the federal government had no law regarding emotional support animals, which effectively required airlines to accommodate any animal that was presented with appropriate documentation from a doctor as a service animal. Airlines maintain that the old policy under the Air Carrier Access Act had been abused and was dangerous to flight crews and passengers, and as a result US Department of Transportation has ruled that only dogs qualify as service animals. Kathleen secretly loved seeing strange Support Animals in the airport every week, including kangaroos, monkeys, and the infamous peacock that made national news when its owner said she couldn’t fly without it. ZOMBIE MINK: Kathleen reads an article from Denmark where several thousand mink carcasses rose from the ground weeks after being buried. Denmark is one of the mink capitals of the world supplying pelts for the global fur industry, and these particular group of weasels were believed to be carriers of the COVID-19 virus. Kathleen evaluates the horror experienced by locals at the sight of the dead animals. 2020 CHRISTMAS STAR: Kathleen tells listeners of a rare occurrence set to take place December 21st, 2020 when Jupiter and Saturn will cross paths and appear to be a mega-star, or “Christmas Star.” Historians believe that the Three Wise Men tracking the birth of Jesus could have been following a similar celestial event, rather than the recorded “Star of Nazareth.”JESUS’ CHILDHOOD HOME DISCOVERED: Kathleen shares breaking news from Jerusalem with listeners, where archaeologists believe to have discovered the childhood home of Jesus. MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Kathleen discusses the mystery behind the buried treasure of New York City gangster Dutch Schultz. Three groups of treasure hunters are looking for the missing loot, and PBS has released the documentary “Secrets Of The Dead: Gangster’s Gold” detailing the history of Schultz, and the hunt for his missing fortune.
Kathleen opens the show pouring a Miller 64 beer into her Swig & Swine pint glass from her favorite Charleston, SC BBQ restaurant. She reviews Dolly Parton’s new Netflix musical “Christmas on the Square,” providing some color around the homeless character that Dolly portrays in the movie. Kathleen reads aloud Dolly’s recently-penned letter to Santa as published in Good Housekeeping magazine, asking Santa and Baby Jesus for peace on Earth, hope for those who have none, and a COVID-19 vaccine. NUMBER ONE QUEEN: Kathleen’s love for Dolly, Stevie Nicks, Cher, and Tanya Tucker is well-known in the Pub, and she explains to listeners her reason for being passionate about each singer. However, she admits that she could never be all-in on exclusively following Cher since it was recently revealed that Cher spent her Thanksgiving in Pakistan visiting Kaavan, known as the “world’s loneliest elephant.” The elephant lost his partner in 2012, and along with Four Paws International and US businessman Eric Margolis, Cher has been lobbying to relocate the pachyderm from its most recent home at the Islamabad Zoo to a sanctuary in Cambodia. The Pakistani government just agreed to allow for the transition, and Cher serenaded Kaavan before his departure for his new home. “BAD GOOD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious fast food, Kathleen describes to listeners Bibigo Korean Style Steamed Dumplings, which she first learned of watching The Masters golf tournament with Ron White. Kathleen loves any kind of Asian dumpling, and was excited that these can be readily available in her freezer. She also has a great love for Popeyes chicken, and was sad when she learned that due to her involvement in her Fantasy Football League, she missed the chain’s announcement that it was time to preorder their Cajun-style turkeys and “churkeys” for Thanksgiving 2020. Kathleen then moves on to describe the 12-hour wait for In-N-Out Burgers in Denver and Colorado Springs Grand Opening weekend, disclosing to listeners that she would never wait that long for any cheeseburger that had Thousand Island dressing-like sauce, which is her mom’s favorite salad dressing. She discusses her experience with the iconic California-based burger chain as a resident of LA, and learns what it means to order their food “Animal-style.” KICK LIKE A GIRL: Kathleen reviews the historical NCAA football game over the weekend between Vanderbilt and her Missouri Tigers, where Vanderbilt soccer star Sarah Fuller made history by playing the game as the kicker for the Commodores. ANIMALS MOST LIKELY TO KILL YOU BY STATE: Kathleen begins a new segment of the Pubcast: Animals Most Likely to Kill You (By State), as reported by the Center for Disease Control. If you live in Alabama or Arizona, the CDC says you’re most likely to be killed by a dog, and Alaskans and Mainers should be cautious of moose. SHOVELHEAD GARDEN WORM: In her continuing obsession with invasive species, Kathleen reports to listeners that sightings of shovel-headed garden worms, also known as hammerhead worms, have recently been reported in multiple locations in Georgia, including over 100 in the Atlanta area alone. The snake-like worm, grows up to nearly a foot in length, and their mouths are located midway down the bottom surface of their bodies rather than on their heads. AIRLINE SAFETY IN A PANDEMIC: With the COVID-19 pandemic surging and travel on the rise during the holiday season, Kathleen reads an updated report published by a the Department of Defense revising the findings presented by United Airlines and Boeing a few weeks ago that there is minimal transmission of the virus on airplanes. The infectious disease experts were concerned of the mass public misinterpretation of the original findings, stating that the carriers’ safety claims aren’t that conclusive and that some recent cases have documented transmission on flights even when passengers wore masks and sat far apart from each other. Kathleen explains to listeners that she refuses to travel on a commercial airplane until there is a COVID vaccine, because even in normal circumstances she manages to catch colds on flights. COLORADO-UTAH GLASS DOMED TRAIN: Kathleen’s favorite way to travel is by train, and she’s excited to tell listeners about a new glass-domed train service that is scheduled to begin service in 2021 between Colorado and Utah. Canadian company Rocky Mountaineer is launching an incredible new two-day rail journey named, "Rockies to the Red Rocks," which will take passengers from Denver to Moab, UT in luxury glass-domed trains.RADIO SHACK RESURGENCE: Kathleen advises listeners that 1970’s tech powerhouse RadioShack has joined other companies in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection amidst lagging sales brought on by the pandemic and the evolution of consumer buying platforms. The chain’s last profit posted was in 2011, and would celebrate its 100th birthday in 2021. Kathleen questions the general consumer awareness of investors Alex Mehr and Tai Lopez of company REV, who have purchased the RadioShack brand along with clothing chain Dress Barn in hopes of repackaging and introducing it to the online shopping world. She thinks both brands are unfit for the current shopping landscape, providing her thoughts around the Dress Barn name and telling stories of her brothers going to RadioShack to buy remote control cars and batteries as children. NEW DA VINCI MASTERPIECE DISCOVERED: Kathleen has a huge appreciation for art and history, and is thrilled to share an article announcing that a new Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece has been discovered. The sketch of Jesus Christ resembles Da Vinci himself, and is believed to have been housed in a private art collection for centuries. MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Kathleen discusses the mystery behind the murder of Canadian billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman, who were found hanging by belts from a railing in their Toronto mansion in 2017. The case has been cold for over a year, but Toronto police have recently stated that they have numerous new persons of interest that they are investigating.