Kathleen Madigan is on tour and you should go out of your way to go see her. Even if you have to go to Florida, there's no one funnier than Kathleen! Get all you need to know about Kathleen today!SHOW NOTESThe tragic death on the set of a new Alec Baldwin movie took the life of a rising star in cinematography, Halyna Hutchins. The AFI has established a scholarship in her name and you can donate today.Subscribe to Live From My Office on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.Follow Steve on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.Win an ABT gift card by emailing me three of your friends emails who you think would like the show, and include your mailing address in the email. Check out the details here.Email the show with any questions, comments, or plugs for your favorite charity.
We are remembering Colin Powell and his 13 rules for life. Rule #1 It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning. Delays continue with WMATA as they investigate the recent derailment. Yesterday, Washington Metrorail Safety Commission investigators found the fourth axle of the train involved in the Blue Line incident was “out of compliance with the 7000 series specifications for the wheel and axle assembly.” National Geographic released a documentary on the rescue of the Thai boys soccer team. The incredible story includes real footage, “The Rescue” has already received accolades at the Middleburg Arts Festival. Three Maryland towns, Frederick, Columbia and Annapolis are all ranked in the best 100 places to live in America, according to a report released by the community research outlet Livability. Halloween candy sales are up 48% compared to this time last year. Most popular candy in Maryland = Hershey Kisses, Virginia = Hot Tamales and DC = M&Ms. A 2 hour interview with Oprah and Adele is coming to CBS on November 14th. Political Arena is a new video game in development that allows players to choose a political candidate and make all sorts of decisions around campaigning. Links: Top Halloween Candy By State:
In this episode of COUNTRY-ish Jon and Sebastian talk about Jon's Dallas gig and why he left Dallas to watch the Panthers vs. Dallas game at home with his mom. Then, in BEST TRENDS, October 5th is World Teacher's Day and there's a lot of NASCAR news. Bubba Wallace becomes the first Black driver to win a NASCAR Cup Series race since 1963, a newscaster tries to cover up “F JOE BIDEN" chants, and a former NASCAR driver is fatally shot after attacking his ex-wife with hatchet. Next up, it's time for the TROLL PATROL! And this weeks victim is The Howard Stern Show. Does Jon know the difference between Brandi Carlile and Belinda Carlisle? After that, the boys play another round of HOW MUCH IS THAT SCREEN ACTORS GUILD RESIDUAL CHECK? How much was this check from one episode of JANE THE VIRGIN? Then, it's WHO'S ZOOMIN' WHO? when comedian DALE JONES joins the show to talk about his origin story, parents, and who he would choose for the "F, Marry, Kill Game" between Kathleen Madigan, Melissa McCarthy, and Fortune Feimster? And finally in SMALL TOWN NEWS in Fargo, North Dakota, a Squirrel stored 350 pounds of walnuts inside of a man's Chevy Avalanche. This episode is nutty, squirrelly, and chopped full of fast-paced laughter! Join actor/comedian Jon Reep as he hosts his weekly show COUNTRY-ish from Hickory, NC! Join Jon and his crew as they play a round of "HOW MUCH IS THAT SCREEN ACTORS GUILD RESIDUAL CHECK?", go online with the TROLL PATROL, talk about the latest BEST TRENDS, and share the latest SMALL TOWN NEWS! It's a little bit country... but a whole lot of fun! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The hilarious, Kathleen Madigan, joined us to promote her show here in Columbus at the Palace Theater. Kathleen joked about how she has stayed busy during the pandemic, how she has picked up new hobbies like sports betting & talked about how shows are different now with masks at comedy clubs.
Kathleen Madigan is one of the BEST comedians on the road today. Not just one of the best FEMALE comedians...one of the best comedians PERIOD! From her days working the late night talk show circuit, to her HBO, Comedy Central and Netflix specials, she has built a career with her sharp brand of comedy that other comedians can only hope to achieve....and this April 23, the Florissant MO native returns to KC for one big night at the Midland Theater!!! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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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.
As I recover from a minor procedure related to some skin cancer cells, here is the montage we put together to celebrate 100 episodes of Live From My Office! Wear sunblock kids!SHOW NOTESLearn more about Mike Toomey!Learn more about Kathleen Madigan and follow her on Twitter!Learn more about John Da Cosse!Learn more about Dave Barry!Hear Paul Coyte on TalkSport live from London or on their app weeknights at 11pm CT and at midnight on TalkSport2. Follow Paul on Instagram and Twitter and like him on Facebook.Read Doc Emrick’s new book, Off Mike, and get it wherever books are sold!See Rahm Emanuel Sunday mornings on “This week with George Stephanopoulos” on ABC.Follow Joe Walsh on Twitter.Follow Pat Brady on Twitter.Learn more about Eric Adelstein.Learn more about Bridget Gainer.Watch Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press” Sunday mornings on NBC.Subscribe to Live From My Office on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.Follow Steve on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.Win an ABT gift card by emailing me three of your friends emails who you think would like the show, and include your mailing address in the email. Check out the details here.Email the show with any questions, comments, or plugs for your favorite charity.
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.