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Biopedia
55- Hybridomas

Biopedia

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 4:40


Cultured cells are useful, but have their limitations. For instance, B cells- white blood cells which produce antibodies- have a limited lifespan in vitro, meaning their use for making antibodies commercially is limited. The solution to this is the topic of today's episode: the hybridoma. Sources for this episode: 1) Fullick, A. and Coates, A. (ed. Ryan, L.) (2016), GCSE AQA Biology (Third Edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2) Madigan, M. T., Martinko, J. M., Dunlap, P. V. and Clark, D. P. (2009), Brock Biology of Microorganisms (12th Edition, International Edition), San Francisco: Pearson Benjamin Cummings Ltd. 3) Thain, M. and Hickman, M. (2014), Dictionary of Biology (Eleventh Edition). London: Penguin Books Ltd.

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist
What's in the News? Mini #178

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 31:44


In this mini episode Keegan and Madigan discuss the bystander effect and how a train full of people did nothing to help a woman being assaulted in Philadelphia, a child in Hawaii who had the police called on her over a drawing in school, Steve Bannon being held in contempt of court, and the latest in the Gabby Petito case. Do you have a news story that you want our take on?            Email us at neighborhoodfeminist@gmail.com Find us on social media:      Instagram: @angryneighborhoodfeminist      Twitter: @YANFPodcast      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angryneighborhoodfeminist **Don't forget to REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!** Music: Lee Rosevere

The Madigan Rule
What Comes Up…: 4

The Madigan Rule

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 23:55


During five decades leading state government, Mike Madigan engineered stirring victories and suffered painful losses. From patronage to pensions, ethical conflicts to sexual harassment--and ultimately, a federal investigation that brought him down.In the fourth installment of the BGA's limited series podcast “The Madigan Rule,” host Justin Kaufmann looks into Micheal J. Madigan's political legacy featuring conversations with former Governors Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner, State Representative Kelly Cassidy (14th), Former State Representative Ken Dunkin (5th), State Representative La Shawn Ford (8th), State Representative Will Guzzardi (39th), Alaina Hampton, Dave McKinney, John Chase, Pat Brady, Ray Long and Amanda Vinicky.

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 61: Halloween Bratwurst, The Real Hidden Valley Ranch & St. Louis vs The NFL

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 84:27


Kathleen opens the show drinking an Outboard Cream Ale from the Milwaukee Brewing Company, discussing her recent shows at the Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee and The Chicago Theatre. “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 Hostess ScaryCakes in honor of Halloween, which she likes since they are just a festive chocolate cupcake. She then tastes Spooky Jr. Mints, which have black and orange mint flavoring but taste the same as the regular version, and Tessamae's Cilantro Lime Ranch, which she would only recommend to those Termites who don't want actual Ranch dressing. Kathleen gives a shoutout to Collectivo Coffee's Blue Healer blend, and to her lifelong love of Miracle Whip over mayonnaise. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN'S QUEEN'S COURT: Kathleen provides an update on the Court, reporting that Queen Dolly has recorded a duet of “Does She Love You,” with Reba. Queen Cher is suing Sonny Bono's widow over royalties for Sonny & Cher songs including “I Got You Babe.”UPDATES: Kathleen provides updates on the Missouri Cannibal, Banksy's “Girl With Balloon” sells for $25.4M, the Elizabeth Holmes trial continues to unveil the fraudulent nature of the Theranos technology in court. HALLOWEEN BRATWURST: Kathleen reports on a Madison WI butcher who east have created “Spook-toberfest” brats, which are cooked in local beer and dotted with candy corn. Kathleen is heading to Green Bay this weekend and is on the hunt for the festive brats. ALLIGATOR GAR CAUGHT: Kathleen reads an article from Kansas, where a fisherman has recently caught a 4.5 foot, 39.5-pound Alligator Gar. The catch is perplexing to local wildlife officials, since this horrifyingly ugly species of Gar are not native to Kansas. TENNESSEE TOWN FOR SALE: Kathleen reads a listing for a 7-acre Tennessee town that has hit the market for $725,000. According to the realtor tasked with selling the property, Water Valley has tremendous potential and is likened to the town mentioned the Schitt's Creek television series.MORE SNAKE NEWS: Kathleen reads an article detailing where a California woman found more than 90 rattlesnakes under her home, and another article where a Mississippi woman found a blond rattlesnake with rare pigmentation. ST LOUIS vs THE NFL: Kathleen reviews the current status of a lawsuit filed by her hometown of St. Louis against the NFL after the league allowed the Rams to move to Los Angeles. STL officials are seeking financial damages, and NFL lawyers are trying to get the Jan 2022 trial moved out of St. Louis. THE BIRTH OF HIDDEN VALLEY RANCH: Kathleen shares the story of how Hidden Valley Ranch was born through the work of a retired plumbing contractor and his wife. The Henson's purchased a 120-acre ranch in Santa Barbara, CA known then as Sweetwater Ranch, changing the name to Hidden Valley Ranch and creating a “California steak sauce” that is now commonly known as Ranch dressing. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Succession” on HBO, and “Bad Sport” on Netflix.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Madigan Rule
What Comes Up... Trailer

The Madigan Rule

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 0:56


During five decades leading state government, Mike Madigan engineered stirring victories and suffered painful losses. From patronage to pensions, ethical conflicts to sexual harassment--and ultimately, a federal investigation that brought him down.In the fourth installment of the BGA's limited series podcast “The Madigan Rule,” host Justin Kaufmann looks into Micheal J. Madigan's political legacy featuring conversations with former Governors Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner, State Representative Kelly Cassidy (14th), Former State Representative Ken Dunkin (5th), State Representative La Shawn Ford (8th), State Representative Will Guzzardi (39th), Alaina Hampton, Dave McKinney, John Chase, Pat Brady, Ray Long and Amanda Vinicky.

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist
The Churel & Female Monsters of Myth

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 50:09


Since ancient times women have appeared as deceptive, shape shifting monsters and demons in mythological stories and folklore. In this episode, Keegan and Madigan talk about why that is and shine the spotlight on one creature from South Asia, the Churel. A ghost-demon who seeks revenge on the men who wronged her in life.  SOURCES: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/meet-female-monsters-greek-mythology-medusa-sphinx-180977364/  https://www.yourtango.com/2017305853/who-churel-female-demon-kills-bad-husbands  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Churel  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pichal_Peri  https://www.ranker.com/list/myths-representing-men-s-fear-of-women/cheryl-adams-richkoff Do you have a news story that you want our take on?            Email us at neighborhoodfeminist@gmail.com Find us on social media:      Instagram: @angryneighborhoodfeminist      Twitter: @YANFPodcast      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angryneighborhoodfeminist **Don't forget to REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!** Music: Lee Rosevere

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist
What's in the News? Mini #177

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 28:57


This week, Madigan and Keegan discuss the controversial (and horribly transphobic) Dave Chapelle special on Netflix, Greg Abbott's blocking of mandates concerning vaccination, and a California Law ensuring menstrual products will be available in schools free of charge. Do you have a news story that you want our take on?            Email us at neighborhoodfeminist@gmail.com Find us on social media:      Instagram: @angryneighborhoodfeminist      Twitter: @YANFPodcast      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angryneighborhoodfeminist **Don't forget to REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!** Music: Lee Rosevere sources: https://time.com/6105951/dave-chappelle-netflix-controversy/

The Madigan Rule
Power Over Policy: 3

The Madigan Rule

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 23:11


How did Madigan survive so long in Illinois politics?  How did busted budgets and a slurry of scandal leave him untouched? History's longest-serving statehouse speaker, Madigan will be remembered less for the policies he enacted than for the power he extracted. In this episode of BGA's “The Madigan Rule” host Justin Kaufmann explore Mike Madigan's political acumen and the infamous showdown with Governor Bruce Rauner.With special guests former Illnois Governor Bruce Rauner, Former State Senator Heather Steans (7th), Former State Representative Ken Dunkin (5th), State Representative Will Guzzardi (39th), John Tillman, Pat Brady and John Chase.

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 60: Facebook Whistleblower, Missouri Cannibals, & A Crypto Trading Hamster

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 84:41


Kathleen opens the show drinking a Woodscraft IPA from Great Escape Beerworks in Springfield, MO. She then gives the Termites a summary of her birthday activity at her sister's house in Jefferson City, where her nieces and nephew made her a cake covered in animal faces to represent her yard. Kathleen then headed to Johnny Morris's Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, MO for a few days of fun golf with her siblings and friends, thrilled to be able to play Tiger Woods' Payne's Valley course while she was there. Kathleen was given a few birthday presents last week: Ron White gave her a new driver for her golf bag, her cousins gave her a pair of limited edition Hidden Valley Ranch Crocs (which she's excited to wear), and her friend Heidi gave her a cool Ranch cookbook and gallons of ranch dressing, which she'll put to good use the next time her nieces and nephews visit her house.TERMITE SHOUTOUTS: Kathleen gives thanks to the Termites who leave notes at shows and send mail to her PO Box. She begins by thanking Termite Denise for the “May I Please Have a Vodka Cranberry?” mask to wear on airplanes. Termites Kendra (who is a Liquor Inspector) and Sarah sent some fun “Bridgeport Badger” tees to celebrate their basement bar, and Termites Ashley and Joseph invited Kathleen to their wedding and sent a Ranch themed insulated cup that Kathleen can't wait to use on her boat. “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 Scorchin' BBQ Pringles, which she finds to be WAY too hot. She moves on to taste Sir Kensington's Ranch, which is dairy-free and has a hint of dill in it. Kathleen gives it a thumbs-up, but she feels that the texture and tang makes it more of a dip than a dressing. She finishes her tasting with Charlie Gitto's Sweet Italian Vinaigrette from St. Louis, which she loves on a salad as part of a massive Italian dinner but will always prefer anything from Imo's (also a St. Louis original.)UPDATE ON KATHLEEN'S QUEEN'S COURT: Kathleen provides an update on the Queens, reporting that Queen Dolly has released a line of Christmas holiday cooking line with Williams Sonoma which is available to order now. Queen Tanya celebrated her birthday October 10th and posted a video of her cake, and Cher announced on Twitter that “she's back,” whatever that means to Queen Cher this week ☺ WALLY THE WALRUS WEBCAM: As a follow-up to Episode 56, Kathleen announces that Wally the Walrus has swum from Ireland to Iceland, where the Icelandic people have renamed him, Valli. A webcam has been set up so that people can watch a live stream of his activity. NRA REELECTS THEIR KING: Kathleen reads an update announcing that the NRA recently reelected their CEO, Wayne LaPierre. The NY Attorney General's office is suing to dissolve the NRA for allegedly misusing charitable funds, but the NRA feels as though the AG's office has a “misinformed view” of their unparalleled dedication to the Second Amendment. OOPS BRITNEY DID IT AGAIN: Waist-deep in the aftermath of the #FreeBritney movement, Kathleen shakes her head when reading an update that Britney Spears, temporarily free from her Conservatorship, has once again taken to Instagram to post a risqué video of her frolicking topless in the ocean. SHAKIRA ATTACKED BY WILD BOARS: Kathleen reads an article from Spain advising that in addition to Shakira's tax woes, the pop singer has also revealed that she and her son were recently attacked by a pair of wild boars in a park near Barcelona. The hogs attacked Shakira and stole her purse, which was documented in a series of Instagram Stories on the singer's account. Kathleen muses that the cause of the purse snatching must have been caused by “secret snacks” in Shakira's handbag, admitting that she also has secret treats in her travel purse with her favorites being Lance Crackers and Tootsie Pops (specifically the “red” kind.)MURDAUGH MURDER INVESTIGATION CONTINUES: Kathleen is fascinated with the ongoing news being released in South Carolina regarding the murders of Paul and Maggie Murdaugh and is thrilled to have been connected with journalist Mandy Matney via Twitter. Matney, along with her fiancé David, are the team investigating this corrupt family and all the cover-ups that have been made on their behalf for decades as they maintained power in a finite area of South Carolina, reporting their findings on their “Murdaugh Murders” podcast. Kathleen reads the latest development after the arrest of patriarch Alex Murdaugh, who is accused of being the mastermind behind the diversion of more than $3.5 million in death settlement money meant for the sons of his family's deceased housekeeper to an account said to be fraudulent.BARRY MANILOW SET TO BREAK ELVIS'S VEGAS RECORD: Kathleen is a massive fan of both Elvis and Barry Manilow, and is excited to read an article advising that although Elvis Presley holds the record for most performances in Vegas, Barry Manilow will pass him after signing a major deal that runs through 2023.Elvis Presley played a staggering 837 shows in Sin City, according to Showbiz 411, but Manilow's new contract with the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino will push him past that mark. SCIENCE IS HARD: Kathleen reads an article announcing the winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry and laughs out loud because she doesn't understand ANY of the details explaining why the award was given. Benjamin List and David MacMillan received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 for their development of a precise new tool for molecular construction: organocatalysis. The technology has had a great impact on pharmaceutical research and has made chemistry greener. Kathleen reads the released a few times and states her ongoing position that “science is hard.”A CRYPTO TRADING HAMSTER: That's right, Termites. Kathleen reads an article about Mr. Goxx, a German hamster who is crushing the cryptocurrency market with his trading and outtrading human investors. Mr. Goxx initiates a trade by entering The Goxx Box, occasionally running on the “Intention Wheel” and then choosing either the “Buy” or “Sell” tunnel that will cause the transaction to take place. All trading activity is available to stream on Twitch (where he is listed as the CEO of Goxx Capital), or you can watch Mr. Goxx's YouTube channel for past activity ☺ MISSOURI CANNIBALS AND VICKI'S GUN: Kathleen is horrified to read an article from her home state of Missouri, where the FBI office in Kansas City received an anonymous tip on September 16th advising that a woman had been kidnapped and photos of her in a cage were being circulated on the Dark Web. Local law enforcement in Dallas County obtained a search warrant for James Phelps, who has since been arrested. Further investigation found that Phelps is a cannibal, and human remains have been located on his property. As this county isn't far from Kathleen's family “farm,” she shares that her mom is usually armed when walking the property, and everyone makes fun of her because she carries a gun to prevent animal attacks and “rape.” While the rape of an 80-year-old most likely isn't a concern in acres of Missouri backwoods, nobody in the Madigan clan ever thought a cannibal would be roaming the area. Stay tuned, Termites…THE OLDEST MAN IN THE WORLD DIES AT 127: Kathleen reads an article from the Guinness World Records team, announcing that at the age of 127 the oldest man who ever lived has died. OCEAN DRONE FILMS INTERIOR OF CAT 4 HURRICANE: Kathleen LOVES following extreme weather patterns, and is excited when she reads that a new ocean drone has captured footage from the inside of a major hurricane. The technology behind the Saildrone Explorer SD1045 battles 50-foot waves and 120mph winds, gathering scientific data that will help NOAA scientists improve their forecast models that predict rapid intensification of hurricanes.NAZI CAMP SECRETARY ATTEMPTS TO FLEE TRIAL: Kathleen reads an article about a 96-year-old woman who was scheduled to go on trial for war crimes as a Nazi secretary and fled into hiding. Irmgard Furchner left her home near Hamburg in a taxi a few hours before proceedings were due to start at the state courthouse. Despite her advanced age, the German woman was to be tried in juvenile court because she was under 21 at the time of the alleged crimes. Police detained her hours after her attempted escape, and the court is reviewing whether the flight attempt should be considered in her sentencing. APPLAUDING THE FACEBOOK WHISTLEBLOWER: Kathleen has a renowned hatred for Mark Zuckerberg's lack of accountability in monitoring false narratives and polarizing content on Facebook and applauds the recent actions of whistleblower Frances Haugen, a former data scientist at Facebook, whose Senatorial testimony has led to what may be the most threatening scandal in the company's history. Haugen provided a clear and detailed glimpse inside the notoriously secretive tech giant, stating that Facebook harms children, sows division, and undermines democracy in pursuit of breakneck growth and "astronomical profits." There is currently a decades-old law known as Section 230, which immunizes social media companies from being sued over what their users post, but lawmakers are examining possible carve-outs. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching the “Untold” series on Netflix, especially the episode called “Crimes and Penalties.” See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Madigan Rule
Power Over Policy Trailer

The Madigan Rule

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 0:40


How did Madigan survive so long in Illinois politics?  How did busted budgets and a slurry of scandal leave him untouched? History's longest-serving statehouse speaker, Madigan will be remembered less for the policies he enacted than for the power he extracted. In this episode of BGA's “The Madigan Rule” host Justin Kaufmann explores Mike Madigan's political acumen and the infamous showdown with Governor Bruce Rauner.

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist
Problematic Feminists: Betty Friedan & Margaret Sanger

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 80:10


This week, Madigan and Keegan discuss the complicated lives of feminists Betty Friedan and Margaret Sanger. SOURCES: https://www.ftc.gov/site-information/no-fear-act/protections-against-discrimination https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/still-causing-ructions-1.176500 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Friedan#CITEREFFriedan2001 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/03/us/betty-friedan-feminism-legacy.html Do you have a news story that you want our take on?            Email us at neighborhoodfeminist@gmail.com Find us on social media:      Instagram: @angryneighborhoodfeminist      Twitter: @YANFPodcast      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angryneighborhoodfeminist **Don't forget to REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!** Music: Lee Rosevere

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist
What's in the News? Mini #176

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 28:38


In this mini episode Keegan and Madigan discuss the testimony of Facebook whistleblower, Frances Haugen, the women of Afghanistan fighting back on social media, the possibility of George Floyd's 2004 drug conviction being overturned, and a Texas federal judge putting a pause on the state's abortion ban. Do you have a news story that you want our take on?            Email us at neighborhoodfeminist@gmail.com Find us on social media:      Instagram: @angryneighborhoodfeminist      Twitter: @YANFPodcast      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angryneighborhoodfeminist **Don't forget to REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!** Music: Lee Rosevere

City Cast Chicago
Inside the Mike Madigan Machine

City Cast Chicago

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 14:23


If you've lived in Illinois for even a short period of time, you've heard the name Michael J. Madigan. But you've probably just heard the name because he rarely gives interviews. For nearly 40 years, Madigan served as Speaker of the Illinois House, and during that time, practically every piece of legislation passed in Springfield had to get his approval. In 2016, at the Speaker's request, then-President Barack Obama came to Illinois to campaign for a state representative who was hand-picked by Madigan. And why did Madigan want this new candidate in office? Because she was running against incumbent state Rep. Ken Dunkin, who had voted against Madigan. Dunkin lost. But now Madigan is out as House Speaker and out of the state legislature. A podcast out today from the Better Government Association digs into the rise of Madigan and how the power he built started to weaken.  Guest: Justin Kaufmann — Host, “The Madigan Rule” Some good news to get you through: Today is the last day to register for the South Side Pie Challenge. The bake-off starts at 2 p.m. Saturday at Nichols Park. Follow us on Twitter: @CityCastChicago Sign up for our newsletter: chicago.citycast.fm

The Madigan Rule
Magic Mike: 2

The Madigan Rule

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 22:00


If the 13th Ward on Chicago's Southwest Side was Madigan's political base, then Springfield was his political playground. In Springfield the machinery of state government grinds quietly, conveying wealth and power in equal measure. Featuring conversations with former governors Jim Edgar, Pat Quinn and George Ryan along with State Representative Will Guzzardi (39th), Amanda Vinicky, Ray Long, Rick Pearson and David McKinney, this episode explores how Madigan came to control the machinery of state government--and came to rule for half a century.

The Madigan Rule
Up From the Garbage Truck: 1

The Madigan Rule

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 24:06


To understand Michael J. Madigan, you have to understand where he came from. In the first episode host Justin Kaufmann explores the 13th Ward and the Chicago Machine with local journalists and politicos. They also discuss the self-styled rules Madigan followed in his climb from Chicago's Southwest Side to the pinnacle of power in Springfield, Illinois.With special guests State Representative Kelly Cassidy (14th) and Former State Representative Ken Dunkin (5th), Alaina Hampton, Mick Dumke, David Kidwell, John Chase, Dave McKinney and Ray Long.

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 59: The Loch Ness Monster Surfaces, LuLaRoe's Scandal, & Passive Aggressive Corporate Email

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 84:11


Kathleen opens the show drinking a Briney Mary bloody Mary from the Pittsburgh Pickle Company, which she looks forward to drinking every time she's in Pittsburgh. TERMITE SHOUTOUTS: Kathleen gives thanks to the Termites who leave notes at shows and send mail to her PO Box. She begins by thanking Termites Jennifer and Steve, who made her laugh out loud in anticipation of putting on her new “Vodka Cranberry, Please” face mask when she boards an airplane. Termite April from Wyoming sent in a very cool Ranch dressing Christmas tree ornament, and Kentucky Termite Carolyn sent an awesome Time & Oak whiskey aging stick, which Kathleen can't wait to try with her brother Patrick. Finally, Termite Diane (from “south of Boston”) sent a very touching note which makes Mama T tear up, along with a gold ribbon representing support for Pediatric Cancer in honor of her granddaughter. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN'S QUEEN'S COURT: Kathleen provides an update on the Queens, reporting that the Court has been quiet. She asks the Termites to vote for a new queen to try to shake up some new activity. What say you, Termites?“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 Jalapeno Popper Goldfish, which she doesn't like as much as original Goldfish crackers. She moves on to taste Marzetti Buttermilk Romano Ranch, which she finds to be VERY tangy but she likes the flavor. Kathleen finishes her tasting session with a dessert: Apple Cider Donut Oreos which she absolutely hates, comparing the taste to “eating perfume.” She then shares with listeners that growing up in the Midwest her dad preferred Hydrox cookies to Oreos, and now she misses the flavor of those cookies over any Oreo. NEW EXPLOSIVE BRITNEY SPEARS DOCUMENTARY: Kathleen continues down her months-long rabbit hole following the conservatorship of Britney Spears and the #FreeBritney movement. She reads details behind a new documentary released by FX and Hulu entitled “Controlling Britney Spears,” an unannounced follow-up to “Framing Britney Spears” covered in an earlier episode of the Pubcast. In it, several former friends and colleagues of Spears's came forward to offer new glimpses into the heretofore well-concealed world of her conservatorship.LULAROE'S CORPORATE SCANDALS: Kathleen is fascinated as she reads an article about multilevel marketing company LuLaRoe, and goes on to describe to listeners her thoughts after watching “LuLaRich,” Amazon's new docuseries about the creation of the company and their fraud that was eventually settled through the legal system. The brand succeeded by targeting a group of stay-at-home moms seeking financial security and extra income, and for a few years, LuLaRoe was quite good at spreading empowerment through selling printed clothes. The company generated $2.3 billion in sales in 2017. But then scandals started rocking the business, including allegations of moldy, low-quality products, copyright infringement, and lawsuits calling LuLaRoe a pyramid scheme. Kathleen feels terribly sorry for the victims who suffered after being involved in this scam, but also states that she has yet to see something overly successful come from buying into a business whose primary business mantra advertises that you can “Work From Home In Your Pajamas.”THERANOS VICTIM TESTIMONIALS: In her reporting from the Elizabeth Holmes Theranos trial currently taking place in California, Kathleen provides an update to Termites regarding victims who received incorrect test results from the Theranos technology which resulted in emotional trauma. TERM LIMITS AND GRASSLEY VS THURMOND: Kathleen has a bit in her act where she makes a pitch for term limits for politicians, and is appalled to read an article stating that Sen. Chuck Grassley recently announced that he will run for reelection in 2022 — a decision Republicans believe will give them their best chance to hold onto the coveted Senate seat. Grassley, 88, released the highly anticipated news in characteristically understated fashion, posting the news to Twitter with little additional fanfare.COMEDIAN'S INTERPRETATION OF CORPORATE EMAILS: Kathleen laughs out loud reading an article on the underlying meaning behind buttoned-up corporate email language, and outlining how successful people communicate. She translates each email sample into “comic speak,” or how comedians (without an HR department) would address similar situations via email.MICHAEL FLYNN'S LATEST CONSPIRACY THEORY: Kathleen is bewildered when she reads an article where former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pushed a theory that COVID-19 vaccines are being snuck into salad dressing being sold in US supermarkets. Flynn was speaking this week to Clay Clark, the host of the conservative podcast "The Thrivetime Show.” Kathleen's comments can't necessarily be put into print ☺OSAGE INDIAN “PICTURE CAVE” SOLD IN MISSOURI: Kathleen reads an article from her home state of Missouri where the infamous Osage Indian “Picture Cave” was sold in September 2021 for over $2 million. More than 1,000 years ago, Indigenous people journeyed into a dark cave on the land now called Missouri and painted nearly 300 detailed images on its walls. The cave was a sacred space, where tribes performed ceremonies, made sense of the universe, and buried their dead. A millennium later, the paintings contained within it continue to offer clues about how those civilizations lived and what they believed. And for the Osage Nation, whose ancestors created much of the artwork in the cave, the sale came as a huge blow as it will prohibit access to their ancestral grounds. DISCOVERY OF OLDEST HUMAN FOOTPRINTS IN NORTH AMERICA: Kathleen reads an article announcing that 23,000-year-old footprints found in New Mexico recently could shed light on when humans arrived on the continent. Archaeological evidence, including spearheads used to kill mammoths, has long suggested a 13,500-year-old settlement was considered the continent's first civilization, and the forerunner of groups that became known as Native Americans.SPOTTING THE LOCH NESS MONSTER: Kathleen is a firm believer in the existence of the Loch Ness Monster and is thrilled to read an article stating that the Loch Ness Monster has been spotted by recent drone footage taken by a British outdoorsman paddling through Scotland's Loch Ness for a long-distance charity canoe trip. Watch the footage and state your opinions, Termites… WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching the “Framing Britney Spears” documentary on Hulu, and “LuLaRich” on Amazon Prime.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist
What's in the News? Mini #175

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 35:23


This week, Madigan and Keegan discuss the little-known murder of Barry Washington Jr., missing woman Lauren "El" Cho, and the conviction of R. Kelly. GoFundMe for Barry "BJ" Washington Jr's family: https://www.gofundme.com/f/justice-for-barry-bj-washington-jr?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=unknown&utm_campaign=comms_zwl8+justice-for-barry-bj-washington-jr Those who may have information on Cho's whereabouts are urged to contact Detective Edward Hernandez or Sergeant Justin Giles at (909) 387-3589, or the We-Tip hotline at 800-78-CRIME (27463). SOURCES: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/-lauren-cho-friends-missing-nj-woman-spread-word-rcna2325 Do you have a news story that you want our take on?            Email us at neighborhoodfeminist@gmail.com Find us on social media:      Instagram: @angryneighborhoodfeminist      Twitter: @YANFPodcast      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angryneighborhoodfeminist **Don't forget to REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!** Music: Lee Rosevere

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 58: Sam Adams' Illegal Beer, Warren Buffett's Breakfast, & The Largest Cruise Ship In The World

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 80:03


Kathleen opens the show drinking a Singing Frog Golden Lager from The Wynn in Las Vegas, sipping the beer from her Seamus McDaniel's pub pint glass. Kathleen then shares with the Termites all off her favorite highlights from her show at The Ryman in downtown Nashville, thrilled that she got to finally meet her Twitter friend Stella Parton, whom she can't wait to drink red wine with. Kathleen then gives an update on her birthday plans taking place on September 30th: she's going to the Ozarks to golf with her parents and see some friends, and then is excited to be heading to Johnny Morris's Big Cedar Lodge to golf with her siblings and cousins and drink in a cave bar. TERMITE SHOUTOUTS: Kathleen gives thanks to the Termites who leave notes at shows and send mail to her PO Box. She begins by thanking Termites from the Savannah Bananas for her new baseball-style t-shirt, and from Termite Baba Valentino for the cool golf balls. She then thanks Termite Donna from Abilene, TX for her homemade Pubcast sign and funky gravy boat. “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 Drew's Creamy Ranch dressing from Vermont, which she loves. She moves on to taste Cap'N Crunch Chocolate Caramel Crunch, which she thinks is too sweet, and prefers Crunch Berries. Kathleen rounds out her tasting menu sampling the limited edition Cool Ranch Doritos, which she likes but still prefers the original or taco flavored Doritos. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN'S QUEEN'S COURT: Kathleen has limited updates on the Queens this week, but hopes that recent music releases and tour activity will provide more activity for next week's report. MOBSTER TIED TO ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM DIES: Kathleen provides an update that alleged mobster Robert Gentile, thought to have been the last person alive with knowledge of who committed the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art heist, has died at the age of 85 of a stroke. THERANOS TRIAL UPDATE: Kathleen continues her obsession with seeing the downfall of Elizabeth Holmes, providing an update on Theranos trial currently taking place in California. She reads an article specifically reviewing Holmes' crazy emails sent in the middle of the night to employees while she was at the company's helm, as well as her defense strategy of trying to block testimony on her extravagant personal expenses while SAM ADAMS' ILLEGAL BEER: Kathleen is thrilled to read an article announcing that brewer Sam Adams is releasing the latest beer in their Utopias collection, which is available in limited capacity every 2 years. This release is so strong, it's illegal in 15 states because this year, the brews carry a staggering 28 percent alcohol by volume or ABV. By comparison, the classic Samuel Adams Boston Lager is just 5 percent ABV.CHINA BANS KIDS FROM MIDWEEK GAMING: Kathleen reads an article from China where new rules recently published by China's National Press and Publication Administration are allowing kids and teens under 18 years old be limited to three hours per week to play online video games. Kathleen laughs at the outcry that would happen in the US if such a move was made. THE WORLD'S LARGEST CRUISE SHIP DEBUTS: Never being a lover of cruise ship travel, Kathleen reads an announcement from Royal Caribbean advising that their newest ship, the Wonder of the Seas, has been authenticated as the largest cruise ship in the world. Originally meant to set sail from China, the ship will now begin sailing from Florida to the Caribbean in March 2022. The Wonder of the Seas will feature 8 “neighborhoods” and revised amenities such as a full waterslide. All of Kathleen's thoughts on cruise ship travel can be heard on her bits “Cruise Ship Day 1” and “Cruise Ship Day 2.”THE OLDEST LOBSTER TRAPPER IN MAINE: Kathleen is thrilled to read an article from Maine profiling Virginia Oliver, who has been fishing for lobsters for over a century. Despite having surpassed the typical retirement age decades ago, the Rockland, Maine-based fisherwoman works with her son, Max, catching lobsters three days a week from May through November. Kathleen applauds Virginia's efforts and work ethic, stating that the only other person that she could envision working into a second century would be her father, Jack. THE ‘SUEZ CANAL ON RAILS' UNVEILED: As listeners know, Kathleen loves a train ride and has a mad appreciation for any improvement to infrastructure. She's envious to read of plans in Cairo, Egypt where the Egyptian government has signed a $4.45 billion deal for a high-speed electric rail line to link its Red Sea and Mediterranean coasts. The 410-mile rail link will include a mainline designed to carry more than 30 million passengers annually as well as a freight line and will run between the Red Sea port of Ain Sokhna and 2 Mediterranean ports. Kathleen laughs that she's waited her entire life for a train to connect St. Louis and the Lake of the Ozarks, and wouldn't care how fast it traveled as long as there was a bar car made available. RUSSIAN CHESS STAR SUES NETFLIX: Like many Termites, Kathleen loved the premises of the Netflix series “The Queen's Gambit.” She reads an update where a former Soviet chess champion, Nona Gaprindashvili, is suing Netflix for defamation over the incorrect chronological sequence of the final episode where Gaprindashvili is referenced by name as not having ever faced male opponents, when in fact she HAD by 1968, the year that the last episode was situated in. No further details have been released from Netflix, but you can bet that Mama T will be on the lookout for an update!HOW TO BE LIKE WARREN BUFFETT: (or at least eat like him ☺) Kathleen loves reading about billionaire Warren Buffett, not only because he's a true Midwest delight but also because he's chosen to remain in Omaha his entire life and doesn't mind sharing some of the simple financial practices that he uses in his everyday life. Kathleen reads an article that outlines 9 frugal habits of Buffett's that we can incorporate to save money, and she laughs at her own approach to “wealth management” and her arguments with her brother Patrick over the cost of a cup of Starbucks coffee. She DOES agree with Buffett's love of McDonald's Egg McMuffin for breakfast and recommends not skipping out on an accompanying Diet Coke just because you can save more money buying the soda by the 12-pack. RALEIGH'S LOST COLONY: Kathleen loves history, and is excited to read an article announcing that archaeologists are embarking on a search for the lost colony of Roanoke in an attempt to determine what happened to the 117 people who completely vanished after its settlement. It's one of the nation's great mysteries: The first permanent colony of English settlers in what would become the United States, specifically North Carolina in 1587 by Sir Walter Raleigh, disappeared three years after it was erected with virtually no trace.THE MOB CHILDREN VS THE FBI: Kathleen laughs out loud reading an article announcing that a fugitive consigliere in Colombo crime family was recently arrested after his son taunted the FBI with a Florida poolside post of his father a day after his suspected mob family was arrested in a New York City raid. The taunting post was hurriedly deleted, but not in enough time for Federal Agents to screengrab the information and enact an arrest plan. Ralph DiMatteo, 66, was the only person mentioned in the federal indictment to evade arrest, and that's because it was able to be proven that he was soaking up the Florida rays. Kathleen muses that even “the children” can be caught at their own games.WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends finishing “Nine Perfect Strangers” on Hulu, continuing through Season 2 of “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” on Hulu, and also listening to upcoming weekly episodes of the ABC News podcast “The Dropout” that is closely following the Elizabeth Holmes trial. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

In Search of Reality
Episode 79: Witchcraft and Spells of Nature

In Search of Reality

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 51:34


Marieke Lexmond joins the show. We discuss her multiple talents of being a witch, filmmaker, photographer, and author. Founder of Under the Witches Hat website and tarot card practitioner. We dig into some of the details of her Pagan practice. Marieke shares details on her  Madigan Chronicles Series of novels and the decks of Tarot cards that are being created to coincide with the books. We touch on her writing process and what helps inspire her to create the magical story of Madigan books. www.underthewitcheshat.com  https://www.instagram.com/underthewitcheshat/Sponsor: www.shopblackoxygen.com/reality  Website: www.insearchofrealitypodcast.com Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/In-search-of-reality-podcast-103619891320439/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/insearchofreality Twitter: www.twitter.com/@insearchreality  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdpJBb2DAPw0w9_u6vU8z8Q?view_as=subscriber 

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist
What's in the News? Mini #174

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 51:13


In this episode Keegan and Madigan discuss the current crisis at the border, the Gabby Petito case, and an uplifting story about anti-racist students winning. They close the episode with two listener stories about their experiences on 9/11. OTHER MISSING PERSONS CASES YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT: https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/23/us/families-missing-black-people/index.html https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/24/native-american-women-missing-murdered-media Do you have a news story that you want our take on?            Email us at neighborhoodfeminist@gmail.com Find us on social media:      Instagram: @angryneighborhoodfeminist      Twitter: @YANFPodcast      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angryneighborhoodfeminist **Don't forget to REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!** Music: Lee Rosevere Update Description

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 57: Halloween Ranch, Stevie vs Lindsey, & Resurrecting The Woolly Mammoth

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 91:28


Kathleen opens the show drinking a Holy Donut Stout by Maine's Lone Pine Brewing, brought to her by her friend and fellow comedian Kelly MacFarland. She also gives a shoutout to Little Big Town for the “Day Drinking” trucker hat that was sent after Kathleen tasted their Day Drinking canned wine on a previous Pubcast. TERMITE SHOUTOUTS: Kathleen gives thanks to the Termites who leave notes at shows and send mail to her PO Box. She begins by thanking Termite Adam, who made his mother proud by sending the completed set of South Carolina rocks glasses. Also big thanks to Termite Summer for the Trader Joe's Carolina Gold bbq sauce and the “Calm Down Karen” t-shirt. “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 Pumpkin Spice Cheerios, which she doesn't like because she doesn't like ANY pumpkin flavor (she and her dad always ask her mom to make a chocolate pie for any holiday), and then moves onto Taco Bell's Avocado Ranch sauce, which she recommends putting on anything. Kathleen finishes her tasting by sampling Cheeto's Crunch Pop Mix, telling Termites to stick with the original Cheeto's. ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM REVIEW: As a follow-up to Episode 38, Kathleen visited the ISGM when she was recently in Boston for shows. She describes the rooms and the artwork exhibited (which you can also see video of on her YouTube channel), with her favorite area being the iconic courtyard. Then in continuing to do the Lord's work, Kathleen mentions her official chowder tasting at Black Rose, the Chart House, and Legal Seafood in downtown Boston. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN'S QUEEN'S COURT: Kathleen provides an update on the Queens, reporting that Queen Tanya has canceled the remainder of her 2021 Tour dates, stating that she needs to concentrate on rehabilitating her hip after her recent surgery. Tanya has also recorded a very cool song with RuPaul called “This Is Our Country,” which Kathleen recommends cranking UP and listening to. In super breaking bombshell news, Queen Stevie has delivered a TKO to former boyfriend and bandmate Lindsey Buckingham after his latest rant to the press challenging Stevie's involvement in his firing from Fleetwood Mac. Buckingham dissed all of his former bandmates in his tirades, which Kathleen advises is probably not the best way to approach a possible reunion. HIDDEN VALLEY HALLOWEEN: Kathleen is thrilled to read an announcement that Hidden Valley is releasing limited-edition Halloween treats for Ranch lovers, as well as a Ranch bottle costume. BALTO HOLMES AND MORE THERANOS TRIAL UNCERTAINTY: In another chapter of the saga of Elizabeth Holmes' lies, Kathleen reports to the Termites that in 2017, Vanity Fair reports that Holmes flew first-class across the U.S. to adopt a 9-week-old Siberian husky. She named him Balto after the world-famous sled dog that made a dangerous 600-mile journey in 1925, bearing medicine to save an entire village from diphtheria. Holmes went on to boast to people that Balto is a wolf, which his AKC paperwork states otherwise. Kathleen then goes into detail on the latest developments in the Theranos trial, including issues with jurors, the ways in which Holmes as altered her appearance to look more “maternal,” and the and exquisite home that she's residing in with her new baby and billionaire husband while on trial for fraud. RESURRECTING THE WOOLLY MAMMOTH: Kathleen reads an article outlining where scientists are making a pitch to resurrect the woolly mammoth from extinction. Colossal, a biosciences and genetics company, has raised $15 million to bring back the mammoth in an altered genetic form. The move could help restore the fragile Arctic tundra ecosystem, however, the ethical issues involved are creating a firestorm with the Genetics community. Kathleen asks listeners what they think of the campaign, and Paddles votes to proceed as long as the end result produces a mini mammoth (much like a baby goat). BITCOIN BECOMES LEGAL TENDER IN EL SALVADOR: As listeners of the Pubcast know, Kathleen holds mad love for cryptocurrency. She's thrilled to read an article announcing that El Salvador has adopted Bitcoin as an official currency alongside the US dollar. Supporters argue the move will make it cheaper and easier for migrants to send money home to El Salvador, which is important given such remittances account for over 24 percent of the country's gross domestic product, according to figures from the World Bank reported by CNBC. Baby steps for big gain states Mama T. RIPPER THE TALKING DUCK: Kathleen reads an article from New Zealand where a duck, who was raised in captivity in the late 1980s, was recorded uttering the phrase: “You bloody fool!” Scientists have analyzed the recordings, and have added musk ducks to a small number of animals able to imitate human speech.THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN THE USA: Kathleen is excited to announce that Money Magazine has evaluated big cities and small towns all over the US and has determined that the best place to live is Chanhassen, Minnesota. The magazine revealed its 35th annual "50 Best Places to Live" list last week, looking at metrics across nine different categories to create its definitive ranking for 2021-22. Situated southwest of the Twin Cities, Chanhassen made the #1 pick overall, with two additional cities in Minnesota making the top fifty as well. Skol!A $400B UTOPIAN DESERT CITY PLANNED: Kathleen reads an article where former Walmart president and billionaire Marc Lore has announced his plans for a $400 billion utopian city. Lore wants to capture the cleanliness of Tokyo, the diversity of New York, and the social services of Stockholm, and his vision will incorporate 5-million-people. He has appointed world-famous architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group to finalize the design and location, using scouting teams to review possible targets including Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Texas, and the Appalachian region. Stay tuned for UPDATES ☺THE CAROLINA MURDAUGH MURDERS: Kathleen's ID Channel love attracts her to the bizarre details surrounding the murder of the family of a South Carolina lawyer, Alex Murdaugh. News of the deaths of Paul Murdaugh, 22, and Maggie Murdaugh, 52, has led to national headlines, not only for the mystery surrounding their murders but for the ties to other death investigations in the Lowcountry area: Stephen Smith in 2015, Gloria Satterfield in 2018 and Mallory Beach in 2019. Kathleen reads through the timeline of events leading up to the recent arrest of Alex Murdaugh, after admitting to enlisting a hitman to end his own life in an effort to release an insurance policy for his remaining living son. More to come as details unfold…See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Madigan Rule
The Madigan Rule Trailer

The Madigan Rule

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 1:54


“The Madigan Rule” is a BGA podcast that takes listeners inside the story of how Speaker Mike Madigan ran Illinois--for good and for ill. Hosted by Justin Kaufmann, a veteran radio host who covered Madigan, Kaufmann talks with people who witnessed Madigan's exercise of power: governors, lawmakers, journalists and politicos. They feared him and revered him and had no choice but to reckon with his rules.It's the Madigan Rule: a podcast about Illinois' most powerful politician, featuring those who knew him well. 

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist
9/11 & the War on Terror: Part 2

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 79:05


This week, Madigan and Keegan conclude their coverage of the War on Terror by discussing the changes that occurred in the United States after the attacks, the war in Iraq, and discuss whether or not it was all “worth it”. Do you have a news story that you want our take on?            Email us at neighborhoodfeminist@gmail.com Find us on social media:      Instagram: @angryneighborhoodfeminist      Twitter: @YANFPodcast      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angryneighborhoodfeminist **Don't forget to REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!** Music: Lee Rosevere

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist
What's in the News? Mini #173

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 38:21


In this news episode Keegan and Madigan talk about the testimony given by U.S. gymnasts over the FBI's mishandling of the Larry Nassar case, the "Justice for J6" rally, and AOC at the Met Gala. They close the episode by reading a listener's 9/11 story. Do you have a news story that you want our take on?            Email us at neighborhoodfeminist@gmail.com Find us on social media:      Instagram: @angryneighborhoodfeminist      Twitter: @YANFPodcast      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angryneighborhoodfeminist **Don't forget to REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!** Music: Lee Rosevere

Music You're Missing
Natalie Madigan

Music You're Missing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 32:37


Between her unique retro aesthetic, seasoned song writing capabilities, and her mesmerizing vocals and production, Nashville based indie pop artist Natalie Madigan is destined for stardom. We had the pleasure of speaking with Natalie about her very eventful year which included a viral moment for her song 'Remember Why You Fell In Love'. Madigan is gearing up for the release of the track's accompanying music video as well as an acoustic EP due out by the end of October. In just a few weeks, Madigan will take the stage at Pilgrimage Music Festival opening up the musical masterpiece that is her catalogue to 27,000 lucky new fans. We can't wait to see what the future holds for Natalie Madigan. In the meantime, you can catch her tracks 'Remember Why You Fell In Love' and 'Put The Light Back' streaming atop the Music You're Missing Spotify Playlist now! Follow Natalie Madigan: @NatalieMadigan Follow Music You're Missing: @MusicYoureMissing

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 56: ABBA's Comeback, A Tired Irish Walrus, & The Angel of Notre Dame

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 84:45


Kathleen opens the show drinking a Natty Daddy Lemonade Seltzer, which she doesn't like because she enjoys a beer FAR more than seltzers ;-) She discusses the current state of her St. Louis Cardinals and Lewis Black's terrible Baltimore Orioles, and the sheer awesomeness of Tony LaRussa as a coach and GM. Kathleen then talks about her Fantasy Football league, and her repeat move to draft Tom Brady as her starting quarterback. TERMITE SHOUTOUTS: Kathleen gives thanks to the Termites who leave notes at shows and send mail to her PO Box. She begins by thanking Termite Cheryl from Oregon for the Baby Shoe Madigan Christmas ornament and “Calm Down Karen” t-shirt, and Termite sisters Steph & Jen from Edmonton who sent a box of Canadian fun that Kathleen samples as part of her junk food tasting session. “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 a few Canadian treats from Termite sisters Steph & Jen, beginning with Hawkins Cheezies, which is one of her all-time favorite snacks. She then tastes President's Choice Cheesy Garlic Bread rippled chips, which are a little too “garlicky” for her preference. She finishes her tasting with Keg Steakhouse Ranch dressing, which she LOVES and rates in her top 3 of all Ranches tasted so far.UPDATE ON KATHLEEN'S QUEEN'S COURT: Kathleen provides an update on the Queens, reporting that Queen Stevie Nicks has recorded a duet with Elton John called “Stolen Car” as part of his “Lockdown Sessions” album. Queen Tanya has canceled the remainder of her 2021 Tour dates, stating that she needs to concentrate on rehabilitating her hip after her recent surgery. ELIZABETH HOLMES JURY SELECTION UNDERWAY: In continuing with her updates on the Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos trial, Kathleen provides an update on how the jury selection process is going leading up to the commencement of the trial. QAnon SHAMAN PLEA DEAL: Kathleen laughs while reading an update on the infamous “QAnon Shaman” Jacob Chansley, who was originally charged with six federal crimes pertaining to the US Capitol insurrection. He plead guilty to one of the most serious charges and could face a maximum of 20 years in prison, though his lack of a criminal record means he'll likely receive much less. As part of the plea agreement, Chansley agreed to pay $2,000 in restitution for damage to the Capitol and could also face a fine of up to $250,000.BEYONCE'S BLOOD DIAMOND: Kathleen reads an article surrounding the controversy surrounding Beyoncé and Jay-Z after she made history posing alongside a rare art piece from the late, great artist Jean-Michel Basquiat as the first Black woman to wear an iconic Tiffany & Co. Yellow Diamond. After critics bashed the Beyonce for wearing a ‘blood diamond,' a source stated that “Beyonce is aware of the criticism and is disappointed and angry that she wasn't made aware of questions about its history.” In an effort to pivot the narrative, she appears to be focused on promoting the $2,064,600 that Tiffany has pledged toward internship and scholarship programs for historically Black colleges and universities.BRITNEY'S CONSERVATORSHIP ENDS: Kathleen is thrilled to read that after months of following the #FreeBritney movement, her conservatorship with her father has finally ended. Father Jamie Spears has served as conservator of his daughter's estate since it was established in 2009 and recently stated in a court filing that he intends to step down as conservator. Kathleen applauds the efforts of “the children” who have supported Britney, and encourages them to celebrate ☺ABBA'S GREATEST COMEBACK: As is the case with many music lovers, Kathleen LOVES ABBA's music and is absolutely thrilled to read an article announcing that nearly four decades after disbanding and vowing never to get back together, the Swedish superstars are making a musical comeback with a new album and a London show featuring their performances captured by digital avatars. The group, all in their seventies, described how they were photographed in leotards to create the avatars for a new show called “ABBA Voyage” which will play at a theatre being built close to the presentation venue in east London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The show will feature 22 songs, mostly the group's classic hits, and last 90 mins. Kathleen CANNOT wait to buy tickets….WENDY'S UPGRADES FRENCH FRIES: Kathleen agrees that fast-food French fries need to be upgraded, and still hasn't gotten over McDonald's move to change its iconic fry recipe back in 1992. She's excited to hear that Wendy's has announced that the chain is upgrading its French fries in mid-September 2021, keeping more skin on the potato in order to “drive more flavor.” Stay tuned for a tasting from Mama T, Termites.WALLY THE WALRUS GETS HIS OWN BOAT: Kathleen laughs out loud reading an article out of Ireland where a massive Arctic walrus whom locals refer to as “Wally” was first spotted in March. Since then, he has traveled over 2,485 miles and has been spotted in France, Spain, and across the U.K. According to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG), due to his colossal weight, Wally has been sinking one or two boats in every harbor he enters when he attempts to climb on watercraft anytime he gets tired from swimming. In an effort to offer assistance, the Irish have built Wally his own pontoon boat which will remain in a harbor in West Cork. NAZI ARTIFACTS FOUND STASHED IN GERMAN HOUSE: Kathleen reads an article detailing a cache of Nazi artifacts that have been found in the wall of a German house. Found by a schoolteacher, the trove was most likely hidden as U.S. troops took the city of Hagen in April 1945.STONEHENGE IS INDESTRUCTIBLE: Kathleen is fascinated with history and can't believe the results of a recent scientific analysis from a piece of England's Stonehenge monument. The core sample is helping experts better understand the makeup of the mysterious prehistoric structure, and how the stone's geochemical composition may have made it uniquely well-equipped to stand the test of time. The structure is made from 99.7 percent quartz crystals making the stones are practically indestructible, according to a new study published in the journal Plos One.100-YEAR-OLD NAZI ON TRIAL FOR HATE CRIMES: Kathleen believes in karma and consequence, and reiterates these sentiments when reading an article about a 100-year-old former guard at the Sachsenhausen Nazi concentration camp near Berlin. The guard will face trial this Fall, 76 years after the end of the Second World War.ITALIAN VILLAS FOR A EURO: Kathleen reads an article about Italy's ongoing clearance sale of €1 houses that have been historically centered around rural areas. However, a town in Rome's Latium region has joined the efforts with stricter parameters for those applying to purchase including timelines to complete any renovations and preference going to those who wish to reside in the area on a longer-term basis. THE RICHEST WOMEN IN THE WORLD: Kathleen is fascinated reading an article listing Forbes' richest women in the world, and by what means they attained their wealth. The group founded their wealth in everything from construction to technology, including the inventor of the Bumble dating app (which causes Kathleen to laugh when telling the story of her friend Ron White's “Bumble fumble.”) She is particularly excited to discuss the philanthropic endeavors of the women who currently holds the status of the world's wealthiest female: Françoise Bettencourt Meyers of the L'Oreal brand, who was raised as a strict Catholic and has pledged over €200M to restore Notre Dame cathedral in Paris after it was damaged in a horrible fire in 2019. Kathleen loves the city of Paris and tells listeners about her high school French exchange trip when she spent 6 weeks in the French countryside smoking cigarettes with her friend Marie Paul. THE LONGEST EMBRACE: Kathleen closes the Pubcast with a story of true love, reading an article from China where archaeologists have discovered two ancient skeletons holding each other with their arms wrapped around the other's waist and the woman pressed up against the man's shoulders. In studying the remains, historians feel that the remains likely belonged to a man and woman from the Northern Wei period – 1,500 years ago, when Buddhism was heightening. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching the ABBA documentary “When All Is Said And Done” “The White Lotus” with Connie Britton on HBO Max, and “The Defeated” on Netflix. Happy binge-watching, Termites! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist
9/11 & the War on Terror: Part 1

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 72:52


In this episode Keegan and Madigan discuss what led up to the attacks on the World Trade Center Towers on September 11, 2001, the events of the day and the lead up to the Bush administration's "War on Terror". Listen next week for part 2. Do you have a news story that you want our take on?            Email us at neighborhoodfeminist@gmail.com Find us on social media:      Instagram: @angryneighborhoodfeminist      Twitter: @YANFPodcast      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angryneighborhoodfeminist **Don't forget to REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!** Music: Lee Rosevere

The Alphabetical Fugazi
"Returning the Screw" with Sean Madigan Hoen

The Alphabetical Fugazi

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 56:12


"Returning the Screw" by Fugazi https://fugazi.bandcamp.com/track/returning-the-screw "The Turn of the Screw" by Henry James https://www.gutenberg.org/files/209/209-h/209-h.htm Sean Madigan Hoen www.seanmadiganhoen.com Kind Beast https://downpeninsulaaudio.com/artist/band/kindbeast/ Email the podcast: fugaziAtoZ@gmail.com Donate to the podcast: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-alphabetical-fugazi

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist
What's in the News? Mini #172

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 28:14


In this weeks news episode, Madigan and Keegan discuss the DOJ suing Texas for their “unconstitutional” abortion law, how the Satanic Temple is helping against the ban, an update on Britney Spears' conservatorship, and the prosecutor in the Ahmaud Arbery being charged with obstruction and misconduct. Do you have a news story that you want our take on?            Email us at neighborhoodfeminist@gmail.com Find us on social media:      Instagram: @angryneighborhoodfeminist      Twitter: @YANFPodcast      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angryneighborhoodfeminist **Don't forget to REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!** Music: Lee Rosevere

Eric Chase
Throwback Show - Bethany Is Pregnant

Eric Chase

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 6:20


Madigan is now 11 months old. So, yes, very much a throwback show!

Highlights from The Hard Shoulder
Minister Josepha Madigan on supports for kids whose learning has been disrupted by covid

Highlights from The Hard Shoulder

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 12:19


New measures to help students who had their learning disrupted by covid have been announced today. Josepha Madigan Minister of State with responsibility for Special Education and Inclusion joins Kieran to discuss the announcement.

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist
What's in the News? Mini #171

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 28:01


This week Keegan and Madigan discuss the devastating blow to reproductive rights in Texas and the indictments of Elijah McClain's murderers. TEXAS ABORTION RESOURCES: abortionfunds.com Connects you with organizations that help to support your financial and logistical needs. teafund.org Provides emotional and financial support to people who are seeking abortion care. fundtexaschoice.org Provides assistance to Texas residents whether your appointment is in Texas or if you have to travel out of state. They can also connect you with organizations who can help you pay for your abortion. plannedparenthood.org & prochoice.org If you need help finding an abortion clinic near you.  Do you have a news story that you want our take on?            Email us at neighborhoodfeminist@gmail.com Find us on social media:      Instagram: @angryneighborhoodfeminist      Twitter: @YANFPodcast      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angryneighborhoodfeminist **Don't forget to REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!** Music: Lee Rosevere

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 55: Taco Bell Breakfast, Betty White's Advice, & A Nirvana Baby Tantrum

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 81:54


Kathleen opens the show drinking a Day Drinking Watermelon Rose created by one of her favorite bands, Little Big Town.TERMITE SHOUTOUTS: Kathleen gives thanks to the Termites who leave notes at shows and send mail to her PO Box. She begins by thanking Termite Adam in Greenville, SC for the super-cool South Carolina rocks glass. Termite Debbie sent what Kathleen refers to as a “Henry the 8th” Crown Royal bag, which she thinks is very cool. Kathleen then thanks Termite Wendy “from the middle of nowhere, CA” who sent a Discovery Bay Country Club golf ball and hat, and Justin at the Tulsa Drillers who sent Kathleen and Ron White matching Tulsa Noodlers bucket hats which they can't wait to wear often on the golf course. “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 Lay's Funyun Flavored chips, which she doesn't think actually taste like Funyuns. She then moves on to taste Kettle Krinkle Cut Habanero Lime chips, which Kathleen loves but she thinks they pack a lot of heat and finishes off with Hannaford Ranch dip from Scarborough, ME (brought to a show from a Termite) which she thinks is a great Ranch flavor and awards it the compliment of “it's Just Ranch.” Speaking of some of her favorite meals, Kathleen tells the Termites how much she loves watching Trisha Yearwood's cooking show “Trisha's Southern Kitchen” on The Food Network, because Trisha is incredibly creative in making simple dishes really fun and interesting, specifically citing Trisha's recipe for Chicken Pot Pie burgers. Speaking of great Southern cooks, Kathleen quotes her dear friend and comedian Vic Henley's bit “Paula Deen,” which is one of Kathleen's favorite jokes of all time.UPDATE ON KATHLEEN'S QUEEN'S COURT: Kathleen provides an update on the Queens, reporting that Queen Stevie Nicks recently disclosed on Tim McGraw's podcast “Beyond The Influence Radio” that she would potentially be into writing a potential biopic and/or book, but that it would have to be a multi-part series like “Twilight.” No other breaking news to report on the remaining members of the Court this week.LIBERTY UNIVERSITY SUED (AGAIN): In continuing with Kathleen's quest to see the fall of Jerry Falwell Jr, Kathleen reads an article advising that Virginia's Liberty University has been sued by 12 women who claim the school created an environment that increased the likelihood of sexual assault and rape.BRITNEY GETS HER DOGS BACK: Kathleen has become an avid follower of the #FreeBritney movement and shakes her head as she reports that Britney's former housekeeper recently removed Britney's dogs from her home after stating that she felt the dogs were being neglected. TMZ reported that a violent confrontation followed since Britney allegedly believed that her father was involved in having her dogs taken away to continue conservatorship control and inflict pain on his daughter. Kathleen moves on to tell listeners about the funniest TMZ report that she's seen, involving her BFF Ron White running down a South Carolina street in his underwear flailing a 9-iron at a fan who sideswiped his bus and wouldn't leave Ron alone. NO MILKSHAKES IN THE UK: Being a lover of McDonald's chocolate shakes, Kathleen is horrified to read a news release stating that McDonald's has run out of milkshakes in the UK as a result of supply chain issues in the country. The supply chain struggles are being widely attributed to a lack of truck drivers, caused by a confluence of new post-Brexit EU immigration rules and Covid-19 measures imposed by the British government. NIRVANA BABY SUES THE BAND: Kathleen balks at the absurdity as she reads her next news piece regarding a lawsuit recently filed by Spencer Elden, who was photographed as a 4-month-old for the Nirvana album cover “Never Mind.” Kathleen laughs as she reads Elden's claim that his "true identity and legal name are forever tied to the commercial sexual exploitation he experienced as a minor which has been distributed and sold worldwide from the time he was a baby to the present day". Elden cites permanent emotional distress and is asking for damages of at least $150,000 per defendant. Reps for the band have yet to comment.HOT DOG TAKES 35 MINS OF LIFE: As Termites know, Kathleen LOVES hot dogs and she makes a good argument FOR eating hot dogs as she reads an article advising that researchers have released a nutritional index that ranks foods by minutes gained or lost off healthy life per serving, with processed meats and sugary drinks among the biggest offenders. The findings included over 5,000 foods in the US diet classified by health burden, including an 85-gram serving of chicken wings that translated to 3.3 minutes of life lost, while a beef hot dog on a bun resulted in some 36 minutes lost. Kathleen thinks the loss is totally worth the deliciousness and then describes some of her favorite hot dogs that she's eaten including Canada's JAPADog and the iconic Dodger Dog. She's thrilled to read that 99-year-old icon Betty White contributes her long life to hot dogs and vodka, and Kathleen happily proclaims herself a proud member of Team Betty!AL CAPONE'S LETTERS AUCTIONED OFF: Kathleen reads an article advising that many of Al Capone's personal possessions are scheduled to be sold by his granddaughters at a Sacramento auction in October 2021. The gangster's favorite gun, diamond jewelry, bear-shaped humidor, and family photos are being listed, and Kathleen shares her love of visiting Alcatraz whenever she's in the San Francisco area. She then tells a personal story involving the kindest warden of Alcatraz to the Termites. LIVESTOCK DEWORMER AND COVID: Kathleen reminds listeners that she is NOT a doctor (nor a financial adviser or mathematician while we're at it) but she's bewildered while reading an article mentioning a warning from the Food and Drug Administration to advise people to stop taking livestock deworming drug they believe will treat COVID-19. Poison control centers in Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma are reporting an uptick in calls about the drug Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic medicine often used to treat cattle and horses. Hold my beer, hillbillies…TACO BELL BREAKFAST REVIVAL: Kathleen is thrilled to read that Taco Bell is upgrading its breakfast menu, and absolutely applauds their appointment of her mom's favorite rapper L'il Nas X as their new Chief Impact Officer. She's excited to try their new Breakfast Salsa on a hash brown toasted breakfast burrito, so stay tuned for those reviews, Termites. DIAMOND PYTHON SHOPS IN SYDNEY: Kathleen reads an article out of Australia where a 9-foot Diamond Python slithered out of a Woolworth's shelf in Sydney after hiding in the spice aisle. The woman who noticed the snake happened to be a trained snake handler and worked with the staff on-site to catch the creature and remove it safely. Kathleen applauds the efforts of the catcher, voting that she should be rewarded with free groceries for a year. CHET HANX RANTS: Kathleen reads an article involving musician Chet Hanks, who recently went on an anti-vaccine rant despite his parents (Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson) being among the first to announce they had contracted COVID-19 at the outset of the pandemic more than a year ago. In his video posted to Instagram, the rapper tells his followers to get vaccinated and to take the pandemic seriously before shouting, “Psych,” which only fuels Kathleen's teasing of him as she hasn't heard of anyone using that phrase since the '90s. BEYONCE'S BASQUAIT: In keeping with Kathleen's immense love of art, she was excited to read an article about the display of a rare Basquiat painting by Tiffany & Co. The jeweler recently unveiled a splashy new campaign dubbed “About Love,” which features Jay-Z and Beyoncé wearing the 128.54 carat Tiffany Diamond. The shoot is centered around the large Jean-Michel Basquiat canvas Equals Pi, created by the late painter in 1982. The work was reportedly recently purchased by Tiffany, and press materials say that it's been in the same collection since its creation, thus making it, per the brand, “the work of art's first public appearance.”WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends listening to the podcast “The Dropout” in order to prepare for the upcoming Elizabeth Holmes trial. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist
Forgotten Feminist Faves: Ophelia & Shulamith

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 62:31


In this Forgotten Feminist Fave episode Keegan and Madigan discuss fashion icon and "Black is Beautiful" pioneer, Ophelia Devore and radical second wave feminist, Shulamith Firestone. Do you have a news story that you want our take on?            Email us at neighborhoodfeminist@gmail.com Find us on social media:      Instagram: @angryneighborhoodfeminist      Twitter: @YANFPodcast      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angryneighborhoodfeminist **Don't forget to REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!** Music: Lee Rosevere

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist
What's in the News? Mini #170

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 37:58


This week, Madigan and Keegan discuss the tragic suicide bombing which occurred in the Kabul airport in Afghanistan, arrests for falsifying vaccination cards, and the baby from the Nirvana album cover suing for child pornography. Do you have a news story that you want our take on?            Email us at neighborhoodfeminist@gmail.com Find us on social media:      Instagram: @angryneighborhoodfeminist      Twitter: @YANFPodcast      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angryneighborhoodfeminist **Don't forget to REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!** Music: Lee Rosevere SOURCES: https://apnews.com/article/europe-france-evacuations-kabul-9e457201e5bbe75a4eb1901fedeee7a1

RTÉ - Morning Ireland
7.35am Sports bulletin

RTÉ - Morning Ireland

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 3:43


with Pauric Lodge, and Siobhán Madigan in Tokyo

RTÉ - Morning Ireland
8.34am Sports bulletin

RTÉ - Morning Ireland

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 5:51


with Pauric Lodge and Siobhán Madigan in Tokyo

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 54: Polite Apes, The Trojan Horse, & Steve Wynn's Picassos

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 80:11


Kathleen opens the show drinking a Tan Limes Lager from Cape May Brewing Co, which she picked up on her recent trip to Atlantic City for her show at The Borgata. TERMITE SHOUTOUTS: Kathleen gives thanks to the Termites who leave notes at shows and send mail to her PO Box. She begins by thanking Termite Kathy for leaving her a gorgeous mermaid Christmas ornament at Kathleen's Borgata show in Atlantic City. Big thanks to the Termite who sent fancy dog treats, which Mustard will love when he visits, and Termite Heather for the Shanty Bar mini Crown Royal bags. “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 Ruffles Jalapeno Ranch chips, which she loves because they resemble sour cream n' onion chips (one of her favorite flavors.) She moves on to sample Whataburger's Spicy Jalapeño Ranch, which she loves because it has a “kick at the end,” and St. Louis's Twisted Ranch Garlic Smashed Buffalo, which she ALSO recommends adding to your pantry. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN'S QUEEN'S COURT: Kathleen provides an update on the Queens, and this week extends the court to Christine McVie (friend and bandmate of Queen Stevie Nicks) who has followed suit with other 70's rockers and recently announced that she has sold her song catalog rights to Hipgnosis Songs Fund. Kathleen is then thrilled to advise the Termites that Queen Dolly Parton has been named to Forbes' 2021 list of America's Self-Made Women, clocking in at $350 million. Dolly has also announced that she has teamed up with novelist James Patterson on her first novel called “Run Rose, Run” which will hit shelves in March 2022. EL MENCHO SENDS NEWS ANCHOR INTO HIDING: As a follow up to EP31, Kathleen gives an update out of Mexico where a prominent news anchor, Azucena Uresti, has been forced into Witness Protection after El Mencho, the current leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel has accused her of biased coverage of the cartel. BANKSY CONFIRMS AUTHENTICITY OF ART: As an art lover and fan of the street artist Banksy, Kathleen reads an update that new murals have been found in numerous coastal towns in the east of England. Although Banksy has not yet claimed responsibility for graffiti stencils and the larger “We're All In The Same Boat,” locals are certain that he will reveal their authenticity soon enough. ELIZABETH HOLMES' PSYCH EVAL: In continuing with Kathleen's obsession with Elizabeth Holmes' upcoming trial, she reads an article advising that Holmes is using the position that her ex-boyfriend Sunny Balwani was the puppeteer of the Theranos scandal, which Kathleen provides her own opinion around ☺ TIM TEBOW RELEASED BY JAGS: Kathleen laughs out loud reading an UPDATE that former NFL player and College Football analyst Tim Tebow has been released by the Jacksonville Jaguars after a failed experiment of allowing him to play Tight End in a single preseason game. Kathleen has an issue with Tebow bringing scripture unnecessarily into sports, comparing the biblical scripture that Tebow quotes on his face to hands of blackjack since Catholics can't recite any specific passages from the Bible. MURDER HORNETS RETURN: As a follow-up to EP14, Kathleen updates listeners that Murder Hornets have returned to Washington state. State entomologists confirmed the first live sighting of Asian Giant Hornets, also known as a murder hornet for its ability to decimate honeybee hives.FLYING TAXI STOCK GOES PUBLIC: Kathleen is thrilled to read an announcement that flying taxi company Joby Aviation has gone public, billing itself as the “Uber of the Air” leading into the IPO. Based in Santa Cruz CA, Joby is has developed an electrically powered, low-noise flying taxi capable of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL). Kathleen plans to cash in some of her Dogecoin and move those funds to JOBY stock. NEBRASKA FAMILY DOLLAR STRIKE: Kathleen laughs and applauds a group of Family Dollar store employees in Lincoln, NE as she reads a news release that the 2 remaining employees in that store walked off the job last week after leaving a farewell note on the front door of the store that read: "We all quit. Sorry for the inconvenience." Citing poor pay, management issues, and long hours, the employees walked off the job and forced a store closure that took days to reconcile. STEVE WYNN'S 11 PICASSOS OFFERED FOR AUCTION: As the Termites know, Kathleen is an avid fan of art. She's excited to read a release that MGM Resorts International has enlisted Sotheby's to come to Las Vegas to auction off a cache of Pablo Picasso paintings amassed years earlier by casino magnate Steve Wynn. The 11 Picassos to be sold have long been displayed at a Picasso-themed restaurant at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino, and Kathleen has always really appreciated Wynn's intent to offer access to these works to the general public. THE NRA'S TRAFFICKING SECRET: Kathleen is appalled sharing an article disclosing that in Fall 2013 an export company in Botswana prepared a shipment of animal parts for Wayne and Susan LaPierre, the head of the National Rifle Association and his wife. The list of trophies from their recent hunt included animal parts from a zebra, hyaena, a cape-buffalo, a cheetah, and multiple elephants. Susan confirmed the shipment and wrote back with a request that import paperwork should have no clear links to the LaPierre's or the NRA. Charges are pending, Termites so stay tuned….karma comes around.POLITE APES: Kathleen laughs reading a recent study announcing that apes purposefully use signals to begin and end social interactions -- behaviors not typically seen outside of humans until now, according to the journal iScience. Researchers analyzed more than 1,200 interactions with groups of zoo apes and found that they commonly exchange gazes or swap gestures to share their intentions about social interactions, such as waving hello. DISCOVERY OF THE TROJAN HORSE: Kathleen is thrilled to read an article advising that archaeologists in Turkey excavating the site of the historical city of Troy have unearthed a large wooden structure, and the measurements resemble those of the Trojan Horse. Kathleen then leads the Termites down a massive rabbit hole of whether the Trojan Horse existed.FANTASY FOOTBALL: Kathleen closes out the Pubcast discussing the recent Fantasy Football Draft that her league completed, taking Tom Brady as her top pick for quarterback (which both Lewis Black and Ron White tease her for doing). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist
The Racist History of Marijuana Criminalization

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 58:01


This week, Madigan and Keegan discuss the history of cannabis, and its journey from being a popular crop for colonial farmers, to a tool to heavily incarcerate people of color during the war on drugs til today. Do you have a story that you want our take on?            Email us at neighborhoodfeminist@gmail.com Find us on social media:      Instagram: @angryneighborhoodfeminist      Twitter: @YANFPodcast      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angryneighborhoodfeminist **Don't forget to REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!** Music: Lee Rosevere Update Description

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 53: Thai Monkey Gangs, Museum of The Bible, & The Other Burning Man

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 83:31


Kathleen opens the show wearing her new Ranch dressing earrings from Termite Wendy, and drinking an Irish I Was On A Beach lager from St. Patrick's Brewing in Colorado out of her favorite White Castle pint glass. She's toasting to celebrate the announcement of her new forthcoming comedy Special which is scheduled to tape in Denver in February 2022 at The Paramount Theatre. TERMITE SHOUTOUTS: Kathleen is thrilled to go through mail sent from Termites to the PO Box, and thanks Termite Vikki for the airplane socks and personal pillow. Big shoutout to the Hartford Yard Goats for the super cool t-shirt, the Biloxi Shuckers for the koozies and bottle opener (appropriate for Mama Termite ☺), and she wishes the very best of luck to the Tulsa Drillers this weekend as they transition into the Tulsa Noodlers for their series against the Wichita Wind Surge, thanking Justin and Rhonda for the Noodler's tee and hat. Kathleen LOVES MiLB baseball and encourages listeners to support their local minor league teams. “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 Chuy's Spicy Creamy Jalapeno Ranch, which she loves and recommends pouring on everything possible. She moves on to taste Lay's Chile Mango potato chips, which are horrifyingly bad (but she anticipated that,) and finishes off with her Bud Light Icicle Seltzer, which she finds to be absolutely refreshing and she highly recommends to all Termites. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN'S QUEEN'S COURT: Kathleen provides an update on the Queens, announcing that queen Stevie Nicks has canceled her Fall 2021 Tour dates due to COVID-19 protocol. Tanya Tucker has canceled her August Tour dates as she continues her recovery from hip surgery, and Mama Termite wishes her well. DRUNKEN ELEPHANTS RETURN HOME: Kathleen reads an update announcing that after an 18-month-long journey, the herd of wandering elephants in China appears to be heading home. Reduced to 14 from 16 that began the trek, have made an 807-mile journey and are now moving toward a protected habitat in southwest China with help from local authorities to guide their path to keep the elephants away from populated areas. CONSEQUENCE CULTURE AND THE NXIVM CULT: As a follow-up to EP5, Kathleen reads an update that Lauren Salzman, a former high-ranking NXIVM member who testified against leader Keith Raniere, will not go to prison but only probation and community service. Kathleen states that she just doesn't know what to do with “cult people,” and that the past year in COVID isolation should absolutely not count towards the fulfillment of Salzman's sentence. NEW BANKSY STREET ART DISCOVERED: As an art lover and fan of the street artist Banksy, Kathleen reads an update that new murals have been found in numerous coastal towns in the east of England. Although Banksy has not yet claimed responsibility for graffiti stencils and the larger “We're All In The Same Boat,” locals are certain that he will reveal their authenticity soon enough. ELECTRIC PERSONAL JETS CONTRACTED: Kathleen holds a dream of having a personal flying car and is thrilled that her dream could become closer to reality when she reads an announcement that 2 firms plan to build an eVOTL aircraft network across Brazil before 2025. THE DROPOUT HOLMES: Kathleen laughs as Paddles screams over another Elizabeth Holmes update. ABC News Podcast “The Dropout” is returning to follow the trial of disgraced Elizabeth Holmes. The series originally gained popularity as it outlined the massive fraud of her startup company Theranos. JERRY FALWELL JR DENIED APPEAL: Kathleen's amusement isn't tempered as she reads an update regarding Jerry Fallwell Jr's latest appeal to have the charges presented by Liberty University dismissed. The lawsuit demanding at least $10 million alleges that Jerry Falwell Jr. breached fiduciary duties to the school and entered into a business conspiracy against it.PLAGUED TAHOE CHIPMUNKS: Kathleen reads an advisory from Lake Tahoe stating that many chipmunks in Lake Tahoe have tested positive for bubonic Plague. At the beginning of August 2021, the US Forest Service announced it was closing several popular sites after the disease appeared to multiply in the chipmunk population. According to the agency, plague can be spread by “squirrels, chipmunks, and other wild rodents”, specifically by fleas that come in contact with infected animals and go on to bite humans.THAI MONKEY GANGS: Kathleen reads an article from Thailand advising that the notorious street monkey gangs in Lopburi have found themselves yet again lacking food from the tourists who feed the animals in front of a Buddhist temple. Facing yet another food shortage, hundreds of monkeys have started battling in the streets as rival gangs.THE MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE: Kathleen loves to explore museums while on the road, and as a follow up to EP52, she's amazed that she's never heard of The Museum of The Bible, which is supported and tied to the primary shareholders of Hobby Lobby: the Green family. WU-TANG CLAN PHARMA BRO: As the Termites are aware, Kathleen is a massive fan of the Wu-Tang Clan, and as a follow up to EP29 she reads an article announcing that the US government has sold imprisoned drug company executive Martin Shkreli's one-of-a-kind album by Wu-Tang Clan to pay off the $7.36 million he was ordered to forfeit after being convicted of fraud.HUSHPUPPI FRAUD: Kathleen laughs reading an article outlining the arrest of Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas, known as "Hushpuppi” to followers. Ramos has admitted his involvement in a conspiracy to defraud a Qatari businessman of more than $1m, as well as money laundering and cyber schemes, and has pleaded guilty to all charges. Kathleen is glad that justice has been served, but admits to also loving the moniker “Hushpuppi” (with an “i.”) THE OTHER BURNING MAN: In continuing with the strangeness of pandemic times, Kathleen reads an article announcing that the 2021 Burning Man Festival has been canceled again. However, as they did for the 2020 event, organizers are announcing a "Virtual Burning Man," which will begin on August 21. There will be no charge to participate online, although donations are encouraged to help organizers make up for the festival's two years of lost revenue.A LADY MAFIOSA DISCOVERED: Kathleen is thrilled to discover that a top Mafia boss in Italy is actually a woman, and can't believe the details of her recent arrest in Rome. With all the money and power in the world, Maria Licciardi, otherwise known as 'The Godmother', was detained at Rome's Ciampino Airport as she checked in her luggage to board a commercial flight. Investigators claim Licciardi, from Naples, ran extortion rackets as head of the Licciardi Camorra crime syndicate clan.A RECORD SAPPHIRE CLUSTER: Kathleen closes off the Pubcast reading an article about workmen who discovered a $100M sapphire cluster while digging a well. The 2.5 million-carat cluster has been named the “Serendipity Sapphire”, and a German gemstone trader has announced that it has taken over a year to wash and certify it. Born in September, the sapphire is Kathleen's birthstone, and she tells the story of how she found out she was actually born on a Thursday (instead of a Tuesday, as her Dad had always told her) at a gas station in Hawaii.WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” on Hulu, and “The Spanish Princess” on Starz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist
YANF Throwback: White Terrorism

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 69:21


This week, we had some techincal and scheduling issues, so we are giving you ANOTHER great YANF Throwback! In this episode on White Terrorism from August 2019, Madigan and Keegan discuss White Terrorism, it's history, statistics, radicalization, and examples of white terrorism. We hope you enjoy! Rage on. Do you have a story that you want our take on?            Email us at neighborhoodfeminist@gmail.com Find us on social media:      Instagram: @angryneighborhoodfeminist      Twitter: @YANFPodcast      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angryneighborhoodfeminist **Don't forget to REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!** Music: Lee Rosevere

WAM
#165 Breaking New Frontiers with Aidan Madigan-Curtis

WAM

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 31:23


On today's episode, Linda Rigano speaks with a true frontierswoman and inspiring leader in world-class tech. You'll hear about her background, growing up in the Rocky Mountains, and the powerful role her strong single mother had as a role model in her life. We touch on the core values taught to her in childhood that have made her who she is today, and the logical framework of asking what can be done to change what doesn't feel right that forms the basis of her work today. She goes on to tell us how seeing first-hand the disconnect between policy and real-life inspired her to pursue an education in how things really worked. We delve into Aidan's studies and what sparked her interest in working at Apple before she tells us what she loved about her experience there. Next, she tells about her six-year journey with Samsara and the mix of real-world operating experience and manufacturing knowledge she has acquired. She also shares the best advice she's received, who she considers to be her biggest source of inspiration, and why she would choose flying if she could pick any superpower. We hope you join us for an action-filled episode today!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 52: California Bacon, Where To Spend The Apocalypse, & The Return of Tasmanian Devils

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 78:44


Kathleen opens the show drinking a Salt and Sea Ale from Flying Fish Brewing Co in Somerdale, NJ which she picked up flying home from her show at The Mirage in Las Vegas. TERMITE SHOUTOUTS: Kathleen is thrilled to go through mail sent from Termites and has many thanks to offer to those who left gifts at the Mirage Las Vegas show. Big thanks to Termite Margie for bringing a homemade Storytime quilt, and to the Termite couple from the Bay area that Kathleen met at Starbucks who left a very cool Ranch Christmas ornament. Termite Katherine sent the “Diary of An America Exorcist” book to Kathleen's PO Box, which she CANNOT WAIT to read, and Pacific NW Termites Nicki and Patrick “The Diesel” sent Johnny's Seasoning Salts, which Kathleen has used on chicken and absolutely loves. “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 Terrapin Ridge Farms Hatch Chile Ranch from Termite Kathleen, who introduced herself as Kathleen's “new Mexican fan in Vegas.” Kathleen then shows the Termites her new summer find: Bud Light Seltzer Frozen Icicles, which she pledges to freeze and report back how delicious they are. Grand Termite Ron White spent last week at her house and left Ranch Water hard seltzer from Texas, which Kathleen compares to seltzer that you're forced to drink before a colonoscopy. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN'S QUEEN'S COURT: Kathleen provides an update on the Queens, reading an article disclosing that Queen Dolly Parton used royalties from Whitney Houston's version of “I Will Always Love You” to support a Black community in Nashville. When Houston recorded the hit and made it a global smash, Dolly considered how she could give back: “It was a whole strip mall, and I thought this is the perfect place for me to be, considering it was Whitney, so I just thought, ‘This is great, I'm just going to be down here with her people, who are my people as well,'” Parton said. Kathleen praises Dolly's generosity, telling listeners that she also likes to drop “Angel Bombs” whenever she has an opportunity to. Kathleen then moves on with an update on Queen Stevie, reading a recent article where her former bandmate Lindsey Buckingham mentions that if he wanted to return to Fleetwood Mac “pretty much everyone” would love to have him. Kathleen laughs that even in their seventies, iconic bands like Fleetwood Mac are having “senior band fights.” BABY HOLMES ARRIVES: In continuing with her obsession with Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, Kathleen reads an UPDATE that the sociopath Holmes has had her baby boy, and the judge in her fraud case has ruled to allow for former Theranos patients to testify in the trial. VOLOCOPTER: Kathleen gives the Termites an update regarding the flight of the new experimental volocopter, and although the electrical aircraft completed a flight it only flew for 4 mins at a top speed of 18mph. NOT very Jetsons-like in Kathleen's opinion, but it's a start.BRITNEY SPEARS INSTAGRAM: Kathleen continues her reports on the #FreeBritney movement, reviewing the antics posted on Britney's Instagram page and recommending that Britney watch Beau Burnham's “White Woman Instagram” for more appropriate posting guidelines if she ever wants to be released from her ongoing conservatorship. BANDED COBRA LOOSE IN DALLAS: Kathleen is amused reading yet another article about a missing exotic snake. A venomous 6-foot long West African Banded Cobra is on the loose in Grand Prairie, TX. The cobra has been missing for over a week, and City animal services, the owner, and a private reptile removal expert have been searching for the snake without success. Authorities urge anyone seeing the snake call 911, which Kathleen doesn't see as being an issue as she reenacts how that emergency call might go…DOMESTIC PASTA ASSAULT: Kathleen laughs out loud reading an article out of Clearwater, FL where a couple has been arrested on misdemeanor assault charges after a verbal argument turned violent. Local police allege that each shoved a plate of spaghetti in the other's face and was still covered in pasta when police arrived. SHAKIRA TAX FRAUD: Kathleen announces that Colombian pop star Shakira could stand trial for alleged tax evasion of $17 million in Spain for alleged tax evasion in 2012, 2013, and 2014, a judge at a court near Barcelona has ruled. Shakira lived more than 200 days in Spain in each of those three years, making her liable to pay taxes in the country, however, her legal team argues that her main residence was in the Bahamas. Local Spanish media also says that she has a home in the Barcelona area with her longtime partner, FC Barcelona football defender Gerard Pique, with whom she has two children. WHERE TO SPEND THE END OF THE WORLD: In breaking news and with the COVID-19 pandemic resurging, Kathleen reads an article advising where the best place is to survive a global societal collapse. Scientists and researchers have determined that New Zealand, Iceland, the UK, Tasmania, and Ireland are the places best suited to survive a global collapse of society. A collapse could be defined by shocks, such as a severe financial crisis, the impacts of the climate crisis, destruction of nature, an even worse pandemic than Covid-19 or a combination of these, the scientists said. To assess which nations would be most resilient to such a collapse, countries were ranked according to their ability to grow food for their population, protect their borders from unwanted mass migration, and maintain an electrical grid and some manufacturing ability. Islands in temperate regions and mostly with low population densities came out on top. Kathleen announces that she hopes to spend a great deal of time in Ireland regardless of the state of society since she loves the people and firmly believes that she could survive on Guinness and potatoes. DISAPPEARING BACON: Kathleen is horrified reading an article advising that bacon my disappear in California as new pig rules take effect. In 2022, California will begin enforcing an animal welfare proposition approved overwhelmingly by voters in 2018 that requires more space for breeding pigs, egg-laying chickens and veal calves. National veal and egg producers are optimistic they can meet the new standards, but only 4% of hog operations now comply with the new rules. Unless the courts intervene or the state temporarily allows non-compliant meat to be sold in the state, California will lose almost all of its pork supply, much of which comes from Iowa, and pork producers will face higher costs to regain a key market. Stay tuned, Termites…ACID-SHOOTING SCORPIONS: Kathleen can't believe that another rare creature has been found in Texas, as she reads an advisory that Whip Scorpions have been found in Big Bend National Park. Not only can these vinegaroons pinch, but they have long whip-like tails that can shoot a spray of 85% acetic acid (the main component of vinegar.)HOBBY LOBBY SEIZURE: As a follow-up to Ep46, Kathleen reads another article to fuel her hatred of Hobby Lobby's owners, as she feels as though they don't treat their employees with respect. Hobby Lobby reportedly purchased a rare tablet inscribed with a portion of the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the oldest known works of literature. The artifact was acquired for display at the Museum of the Bible, a Washington, D.C. institution funded by the family of Hobby Lobby founder David Green. However, the DOJ has ordered the tablet's forfeiture on the grounds that it was illegally imported into the United States and sold to Hobby Lobby under false pretenses. TASMANIAN DEVILS RETURN: Kathleen is delighted to share an announcement that seven Tasmanian devils have been born at the Barrington Wildlife Sanctuary in Australia, more than 3,000 years after they died out in the country.A NOODLER'S FISH OF A LIFETIME: Kathleen loves to talk about the hillbilly “sport” of Noodling, as outlined in her bit “Noodling” from her Bothering Jesus album. She's thrilled to read a recent article out of East Texas where Noodler Levi Bennett wrestled a 106-pound flathead catfish out of a culvert. The fish is one of the largest ever recorded to be caught by hand fishing. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “The Spanish Princess” on Starz.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist
YANF Throwback: Incels, Male Entitlement on Steriods

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 65:50


We have one more week until Keegan is back, so we are giving you another one of our favorite throwbacks. Initially released in June 2018, Madigan and Keegan discuss the terrifying world of male incels, and the damage they have caused. Do you have a story that you want our take on?            Email us at neighborhoodfeminist@gmail.com Find us on social media:      Instagram: @angryneighborhoodfeminist      Twitter: @YANFPodcast      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angryneighborhoodfeminist **Don't forget to REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!** Music: Lee Rosevere

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 51: Hologram Concerts, A Grizzly Stalker, & The Exorcist Returns

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 74:58


Kathleen opens the show drinking a Boardwalk Blonde ale from Backshore Brewing Company in Ocean City, MD, which she picked up on her recent trip for a show in Selbyville, DE in July. TERMITE SHOUTOUTS: Kathleen is thrilled to go through the mail from the PO box, thanking Termite Mindy from New Orleans for her Nunzilla, and an anonymous Termite for her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” insulated cup. Termite Heather sent a box of crazy fun beer, which Kathleen can't wait to ice down and enjoy next week when her friend Ron White comes to stay. “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 Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich Pringles, which she thinks are delicious but won't replace her preference for her favorite Lay's original. She then moves on to taste Mexican Street Corn flavored Cheetos, which she also gives 2 thumbs up. Kathleen finalizes her tasting with the new Purely Balanced Tzatziki Ranch dressing from Litehouse. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN'S QUEEN'S COURT: Kathleen provides an update on the Queens, announcing that Dolly has released a new single to support the release of her new perfume, Scent From Above. Cher tweeted this week about the joy that she experienced when she got to spend an evening with her idol, Tina Turner. Tanya Tucker is successfully recovering from hip surgery, and Chaka Khan made a surprise appearance at the Newport Folk Festival as part of an all-star ensemble cast closing off the weekend. MORE SUBWAY TUNA TURMOIL: As a follow-up to EP26 reviewing Subway's questionable tuna ingredients, Kathleen provides an update that in July 2021, Subway Restaurants Inc urged a federal judge in California to throw out a lawsuit accusing the chain of deceiving consumers about the content of its tuna. Subway maintains that the plaintiffs have offered no facts to support their claim that Subway's tuna did not contain "100% sustainably caught skipjack and yellowfin tuna.” 2021 OLYMPICS: Kathleen loves the Olympics, and is thrilled to read an update from Tokyo where Pizza Hut Japan is offering a Decathlon Pizza, with 10 types of meat in celebration of the Olympic games. Kathleen provides her opinion on all of the pizzas that her sister has delivered for her kids when she visits, and then rates her favorite Summer Olympic sports – she's a big fan of gymnastics and doesn't understand Dressage. WHITNEY HOLOGRAM CONCERT: Kathleen is amused as she reads an announcement that the estate of Whitney Houston is presenting “An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Concert,” a new residency at Harrah's Las Vegas. The production will begin in October 2021, and will feature the virtual image and voice of the late singer backed by a live four-piece band and background singers and dancers performing “all the hits.” NEW EXORCIST TRILOGY CONFIRMED: Kathleen is thrilled to share with the Termites that Universal is investing $400 million to film a new “Exorcist” trilogy, with Ellen Burstyn reprising her 1973 role as Chris MacNeil. Kathleen shares her own story about the first time she secretly watched The Exorcist despite her parents specifically stating that she wasn't allowed to. MAN STALKED BY GRIZZLY: Kathleen is shocked to read an article advising that a US Coast Guard chopper rescued a man in near Nome, Alaska who claimed he had been stalked and attacked by a bear for a week. The man hid from the grizzly in a building of a remote mining camp and wrote “SOS” on the roof until he was found. THE DATING GAME KILLER: As Termites know, Kathleen is a fan of true crime and Investigation Discovery, and she's shocked to read that a convicted serial killer that she has never heard of has died in a state hospital. Rodney James Alcala, 77, otherwise known as the “Dating Game Killer,” had been on California's death row since his 2010 conviction for the murders of four women and a 12-year-old girl.KIDS CAMP GONE WRONG: Kathleen is amused and provides her own colorful commentary when she reads an article detailing how staffers at Camp Quinebarge—a decades-old program in New Hampshire, are trying to help the camp make its comeback after a canceled summer season last year. Campers described six days of chaos to an exclusive report to The Boston Globe, with undercooked food, staffing shortages, brawls amongst the campers, and quarantine due to illness. Kathleen mentions that when she was a kid, “going to camp” referred to setting up a tent in the back yard and inviting neighbor kids over.LETHARGIC PYTHON: In continuing with her recent stories about snakes behaving badly, Kathleen squeals describing the horror that a group of New Jersey residents must have felt when they found a wounded 10-foot python on top of the trash. A local breeder who owns an online business selling and breeding pythons was issued summonses for animal cruelty. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Sophie: A Murder In West Cork” on Netflix, and listening to the Chasing Ghislaine podcast on Audible. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 50: Pope Fight, Monkeypox, & The Taco Bell Shortage

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 84:09


Kathleen opens the show drinking an AceBall Lager by Hop Valley Brewing, which is the official beer of the Reno Aces baseball team. She then tells the Termites about her weekend in Reno for her first show back since the start of the pandemic and gives the “Biggest Little City” a great review as it reminds her of what Vegas used to be. She can't wait to go back for some more exploring.TERMITE SHOUTOUTS: Kathleen is thrilled to go through mail from the PO box, thanking Termite Anne for her Ranch bottle Christmas ornament, which she's excited to hang on her tree. Janet from Minneapolis sent a cool and hilarious Ranch-inspired hair scrunchie, which makes Kathleen laugh when she reminds the Termites about the scrunchie theme in a Season 2 episode of one of Kathleen's favorite shows, “Jann.” Finally, Kathleen laughs out loud when she opens a solar yard termite from Becky from Indiana, which she can't wait to add to her yard. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN'S QUEEN'S COURT: Kathleen provides an update on the Queens, sending love and good wishes to Tanya Tucker to recover from her recent hip surgery. Cher continues to actively support the #FreeBritney movement on Twitter, and Super Queen Dolly dressed up as a vintage Playboy bunny and had her picture taken as a gift for her husband Carl's 75th birthday. “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 Walden Farms Calorie Free Ranch dressing, which was a gift at Kathleen's Reno show from a worthy Termite. She then tastes Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cinnadust seasoning, which she's certain that her mom will love on her toast and ice cream. She finishes her tasting with Dorito's Ketchup chips from Canada, and she and Paddles both agree that the original Taco Doritos are the best. CALIFORNIA GENDER REVEAL INDICTMENT: Kathleen reads an article from California where a couple has been criminally charged for their role in igniting last year's destructive El Dorado wildfire after they used a pyrotechnic device during a gender-reveal party. The blaze destroyed immense property and claimed the life of a local firefighter. The Jimenez's were indicted for 30 crimes including involuntary manslaughter and currently await their court date. BRITNEY VS JAIME LYNN SPEARS CONTINUES: As an UPDATE to Kathleen's ongoing reporting on the #FreeBritney movement, she reads the latest sparring between Britney Spears and her younger sister, Jamie Lynn. During Britney's conservatorship hearings, Jamie Lynn claimed she never took any of the singer's money, but it has been revealed that the $1M Destin condo that she has laid claim to over the years doesn't actually belong to her at all. The sisters then sparred on social media, with Kathleen providing her own commentary on sibling rivalry and “the Disney children.” THE MOST EXPENSIVE PENTHOUSE IN NYC: Kathleen laughs as she reads an article announcing that the penthouse of the residential building located at 432 Park Avenue has been listed for $169 million. The 8,225-square-foot space features six bedrooms and nine bathrooms with 360 deg views of Manhattan and Central Park. MONKEYPOX ARRIVES IN DALLAS: Kathleen squeals when reading an article advising that the rare Monkeypox virus has been detected in Dallas after a Texan returned from Nigeria and possibly spread the disease to 200 additional people on his flight home. Kathleen describes the blisters that are a symptom of Monkeypox to Shingles since her mom is always commenting on how horrific Shingles symptoms can be. Kathleen then tells the story about getting her first Shingles shot, and how she thought she would have to get one every year based on the number of signs that decorate Florida pharmacies every year. $400K LUXURY CRUISE SELLS OUT IN HOURS: Kathleen laughs when she reads an update from luxury line Regent Seven Seas Cruises that a newly routed around-the-world voyage aimed at wealthy travelers — cabins cost up to $399,998 for two — sold-out on in just 2.5 hours, which is the fastest that any world cruise has ever sold out, the company said. The cruise will dock on all 5 continents and will set sail in January 2024. Kathleen tells the Termites about her own cruise experiences as a part of Lewis Black's Comedy Cruise, and one occasion when she and Lew were almost left in a port when their margarita time ran long, partially explained in her bits “Cruise Ship, Day 1” and “Cruise Ship, Day 2” from her Madigan Again album. DaVINCI's 14 DESCENDANTS: Kathleen is thrilled to read an article announcing that 14 people currently alive and living in Italy can that they are descendants of Leonardo da Vinci, according to a study of the Renaissance genius' family tree. Researchers traced da Vinci's genealogy over nearly 700 years and 21 generations, from 1331 to the present day, beginning with da Vinci's great-great-great-grandfather Michele. Kathleen laughs as she muses what it must be like to find out that you are a part of DaVinci's lineage if you are living a completely basic life. RARE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE SOLD: Kathleen reads a news release announcing that a rare parchment engraving of the Declaration of Independence, ordered up by John Quincy Adams two centuries ago and found in the attic of an ancestral Scottish house, sold recently at Freeman's auction house in Philadelphia at a near-record $4.4 million to an anonymous buyer.TACO BELL SHORTAGE: As Termites know, Kathleen's favorite fast food restaurant is Taco Bell and she's dismayed to read an article summarizing anecdotal reports on social media that Taco Bell is the latest to be impacted by supply chain issues. Basic (and necessary) items that may be temporarily unavailable have included their hot sauce, chicken, beef, lettuce, tomatoes, and even tortillas. Kathleen can't wait to see what creations the menu fairies at Taco Bell come up with to serve in the meantime when she believes that there are less than 10 standard ingredients that make up the entire menu as it currently stands. Stay tuned…POPE FIGHT: Kathleen laughs as she reads an announcement that Pope Francis has cracked down on the spread of the old Latin Mass, reversing one of Pope Benedict XVI's signature decisions in a major challenge to traditionalist Catholics who immediately decried it as an attack on them and the ancient liturgy. Pope Francis is a renowned revolutionary, attempting to move the Catholic Church forward to gain new membership while preserving the essence of tradition. What she finds extremely amusing is that many of the decisions being reviewed involve the methodology of his predecessor Benedict XVI, who is still alive to witness the unraveling. DEMONIC TEXTING: Kathleen laughs as she reads a recent article advising that exorcisms are on the rise since demons now haunt victims by text. American exorcist Monsignor Stephen Rossetti claims that demons are tech-savvy, and send text messages to their victims which expands their opportunity to impact victims as almost everyone has a cell phone. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 49: Drunk Buffalo, Flunking Home Ec, & a 4-Pound Goldfish

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 76:08


Kathleen opens the show wearing a foam shark fin hat (sent by loyal Missouri Termite Shelby), and drinking a Yuengling Flight beer (which she highly recommends adding to your “Day Drinking” beer list of options.) TERMITE SHOUTOUTS: Kathleen is thrilled to go through mail from the PO box, thanking Termite Jen from Colorado, who sent a hilarious book called “Judgmental Maps.” Kathleen then thanks Termite Laura for her custom-made Baby Shoe Madigan” bracelet, which she will wear for luck while gambling in Vegas next month, and Termite Cindy for her tiny Crown Royal bags which will help out with all of Kathleen's “tiny organizational challenges” on the road. “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 Buffalo Wing Cheez-Its, which she LOVES (as she also loves regular Cheez-Its.). She then tastes Kroger's Private Selection Fire Roasted Poblano Ranch, which she finds to be delicious but also doesn't taste much like Ranch dressing. Kathleen finishes her tasting with Poppy's Tangy Carolina BBQ Popcorn which was sent from Termites Jessie and her mom Marian, which Kathleen also loves since it tastes exactly like her favorite vinegar-based BBQ sauce. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN'S QUEEN'S COURT: In this week's update from the Court, Kathleen advises listeners to check out Tanya's Instagram, since she's posting content from the road now that she's on tour. Kathleen then offers an update from Cher, who is an avid supporter of the #FreeBritney movement and whose Twitter feed continues to be CARA THE PYTHON FOUND: Kathleen laughs as she reads the call logs from the Mall of Louisiana staff to Animal Control when they found out that the 12-foot Burmese Python had escaped the zoo exhibit. It turns out that the staff watched the python escape, and then when no immediate help could be offered from County animal officials they hid from the snake and it slithered from sight. Kathleen completely agrees with that reaction.GOVERNOR RAVNSBORG'S HIT AND RUN: As an UPDATE to Episode 30, Kathleen reads an article advising that South Dakota's attorney general is attempting to access any psychiatric or psychological records of the man he struck and killed along a highway, alleging in court documents that the death may have been a suicide. Investigators say Ravnsborg was distracted and swerved out of his lane as Joe Boever, 55, walked on the shoulder with a flashlight. Kathleen reminds listeners that she believes the Governor had been doing a little “drinky-drinky,” which was the reason for the cover-up, and then offers multiple reasons as to why anyone wouldn't be carrying a flashlight on the shoulder of a road if they in fact wanted to kill themselves. ELIZABETH HOLMES TikTok FAN CLUB: When Theranos began to fall apart in 2015, hundreds of employees were laid off without warning. One former clinician was fired so suddenly that she walked out still wearing her lab coat, and as the Theranos fraud become a more mainstream subject she offered the coat for sale on the site Poshmark and a niche group of women called the “Holmies” was discovered. Kathleen is shocked at while reading the comments that the Holmies leave on TikTok, using the hashtag #GirlBoss to praise their "leader" and "queen" Elizabeth Holmes. They look up to her as an inspiration and feel as though she is brilliant in the unapologetic delivery of her strategic vision, which Kathleen reminds them MIGHT just land her in prison.DEATH OF ANOTHER BITCOIN BILLIONAIRE: In continuing with her love of cryptocurrency, Kathleen reads an article about a major bitcoin investor who suddenly died, leaving behind a cryptocurrency fortune reportedly worth more than $2 billion. Mircea Popescu, a Romanian national, drowned at the beginning of July off the coast of Costa Rica at the age of 41. Kathleen reads unconfirmed rumors swirling about the internet claim that he never shared his crypto wallet password with anyone, and his family cannot access his Bitcoin addresses. If nobody can gain access to his wallets (claimed to hold a million Bitcoins), those tokens could end up being lost forever. CATCHING A 4-POUND GOLDFISH: Kathleen laughs while reading an article out of Minnesota, where authorities are pleading with personal aquarium owners to stop releasing pet fish into waterways after several huge goldfish were pulled from a local lake. In November 2020, officials in Carver county (SW of Minneapolis) removed as many as 50,000 goldfish from local waters after oxygen levels were depreciating in local lakes, and a man caught a 4-pound goldfish while fishing.POST PANDEMIC AIRLINE ISSUES: As Kathleen heads back out onto the road, she shares stories of airport insanity that she has personally witnessed. She laughs as she reads a recent article about a woman who is duct-taped to her seat on an American Airlines flight when she tells a fellow passenger that she doesn't want the plane to “fly up anymore.” Kathleen goes on to report that the FAA has reported an increase in the number of reports of unruly behavior on flights since May 2021, when people started traveling again when COVID travel restrictions were lifted. Kathleen advises that she's going to start traveling with her Justin Bieber-themed duct tape in case she needs to ever be of assistance to flight crews. FACEBOOK BUILDS A VILLAGE: Termites know how Kathleen feels about Mark Zuckerberg, and she screams when she reads about plans that the company has to build an entire town called Willow Park near its headquarters in Menlo Park, CA. The development will include 1,729 apartments, a supermarket, a pharmacy, retail, as well as 1.25 million square feet of new Facebook office space housing roughly 7,000 employees. MEGALODON TEETH FOUND: In continuing with her love of sharks, Kathleen is thrilled to read an article about a man in Florida who found 2 rare megalodon teeth 3 weeks apart after Tropical Storm Elsa. DRUNK BUFFALO LEAD TO FARMER'S ARREST: Kathleen laughs out loud reading an article announcing that 3 Indian farmers were arrested for selling illegal alcohol after a herd of buffalo got drunk on their contraband moonshine. The buffalo were reported by a vet who noticed that water in the buffaloes' trough had turned a yellowish color, which was a result of the illegal liquor being hidden in their trough. MISSING PICASSO FOUND IN A BUSH: In continuing with her appreciation of the art world, Kathleen reads a news release advising that a 49-year-old builder has been arrested for the theft of Picasso's Head of a Woman, which was stolen during a raid on the Athens National Gallery in 2012. The piece of art would have been "impossible to sell or go on display" because it had a personal inscription from Picasso on the back that read, in French, "For the Greek people, a tribute by Picasso." Investigators believe that the thief had worked as an oil painter himself and had knowledge of the materials and of the gallery, and that he stole what he could get his hands on in the short window he was inside for the heist. When he learned that police were closing in on him after more than a decade of hiding the Picasso work, he moved it from a warehouse to the ravine where they were finally discovered.WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “The Flight Attendant” on HBO Max, which Kathleen put off watching forever but ended up binging the entire Season 1 in 2 nights. The lead character is played by Kaley Cuoco, who also played “Penny” on The Big Bang Theory. Kathleen tells a story about visiting Ireland with Lewis Black when a young girl in a restaurant recognized him for his role on a Big Bang Theory episode. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 48: Radioactive Pigs, Tulsa Noodlers, & A Missing Carolina Cobra

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 81:12


Kathleen opens the show drinking a Palmetto Espresso Porter from Palmetto Brewing Company in Charleston.TERMITE SHOUTOUTS: Kathleen is thrilled to go through the mail from the PO box, thanking Termites Jane in North Carolina for the Theranos mug (whoo hoo), Charlotte in Massachusetts for the Wicked Smaaaat hats, Terri in Illinois for the Kolten Wong rookie cards, and Mr. Samoji pint glass. Termite Lisa sent the coolest Dorito earrings, which Kathleen is going to wear on stage, and thanks to Tracy for the Ron White doll which will hold a prominent position on Kathleen's Christmas tree. “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 Taco Bell Medium Thick N Chunky salsa, which she LOVES (as she does all things created by “the Bell.”) She then tries the limited edition Key Lime Pie KIT KAT bar, which she doesn't love but to be fair, Kathleen doesn't like Key Lime Pie. She finishes her tasting with the new Burger King Ch'King hand-breaded chicken sandwich, which she doesn't recommend because she thinks it's overly fried.UPDATE ON KATHLEEN'S QUEEN'S COURT: In this week's update from the Court, Kathleen is thrilled to announce that Stevie Nicks has a new song released with Maroon Five, called “Remedy.”BLOCKING KIRSTIE ALLEY: Kathleen discloses that she's blocked Kirstie Alley on Twitter after reading the latest Twitter rant from the former Cheers star, which Kathleen commented on. The notes won't do the rant justice: just read the feed, Termites ;-) TULSA NOODLERS BASEBALL: As the Termites are aware, Kathleen is fascinated with the hillbilly sport of “Noodling,” as she references in her bit from her Bothering Jesus special on Netflix. Kathleen is excited to hear that on the weekend of August 12th-15th, the Tulsa Drillers AA baseball team will become the Tulsa Noodlers, since Noodling is massively popular AIRCAR TAKES FLIGHT: As a follow-up to past episodes, Kathleen continues her obsession with the idea of flying personal cars. She's thrilled to read an article out of Slovakia where the prototype of an “AirCar” has completed the first-ever test flight between airports in Slovakia, taking to the skies and landing in 35 minutes. FYRE FESTIVAL PAYS OUT: Kathleen reads an update on the defunct Fyre Festival, ticket buyers to the 2017 event were promised a luxury 2-weekend Bahamas getaway, with tickets costing more than $1,200. When the fraud was discovered and lawsuits filed in US Federal court, victims were estimated to receive over $7K in a cash settlement. Instead, they will receive $281 per ticket, which Kathleen still thinks is too much for a Blink 182 concert ticket. ICELAND TESTS 4-DAY WORK WEEK: Kathleen raises her beer when reading a study from Iceland, where trials were conducted between 2015 and 2019 observing the benefits of a 4-day workweek. The results were gathered from a wide range of workplaces, with “transformative positive effects” of a shorter working week including reduced sick days and stress leave. Kathleen then provides her own commentary on the parameters that she thinks would define an optimal workweek. SNAKE SEGMENT: Yes, that's right. Kathleen is amazed that there were enough exotic snake incidents reported. this week for an entire segment. In Raleigh, North Carolina a dangerous, venom-spitting cobra who escaped from its 21-year-old owner terrified locals for over 3 days until officials located and trapped the escaped pet. She moves on to read another piece of news involving an Albino python in Austria who bit a man's genitals while he was on the toilet. And THEN Kathleen comments on a third article from Baton Rouge where a large Burmese python named “Cara” escaped from an exhibit in The Mall of Louisiana and is still missing after a week. Stay tuned for an UPDATE, Termites!ASIA'S EL CHAPO CAPTURED: As followers of the Pubcast know, Kathleen has kept a tight watch on the activities of El Chapo and his family and close allies. She's excited to read a new article announcing that the Asian countries have their own drug lord equivalent to El Chapo: Tse Chi Lop, who is Chinese-born. Canadian accused of leading a multi-billion dollar drug operation known as The Company. Tse Chi Lop's organization moved massive quantities of illegal drugs hidden in packs of tea, and he is facing extradition from The Netherlands to Australia.RADIOACTIVE PIGS IN JAPAN: Kathleen reads an article from Japan advising that wild pig-boar hybrids have started roaming around Fukushima since Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster turned the area into a vacant wasteland. A new radioactive swine hybrid was created when wild boars that roamed the evacuated area bred with domestic pigs that escaped from farms, according to Royal Society researchers. A 112-YEAR OLD PUERTO RICAN: As a follow-up to Episode 32 discussing the world's oldest torchbearer in Japan, Kathleen advises that a 112-year-old man in Puerto Rico has been noted as the world's oldest living man, according to the Guinness World Records. Emilio Flores Marquez has outlived his wife of 75 years and is succeeded by his four children. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 47: Redneck Raves, Drunken Elephants, & Finding A Fifth Ocean

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 100:52


Kathleen opens the show drinking a Crown Royal & Coke in a can in honor of her friend Carrottop, who loves Crown Royal. TERMITE SHOUTOUTS: Kathleen is thrilled to go through the mail from the PO box, thanking Termites Cindy in Wake Forrest, NC for the Bigfoot caricature, the big box of fun from Donna in Brainerd, MN (including a salt bowl, which Kathleen LOVES) Dana from Newtown, PA for the kind gesture of Ranch money, and Edie from Florida who sent Manatee coffee and cool frisbees that Kathleen will use to play fetch with her foxes. CRYPTOCURRENCY UPDATE FROM A COMEDIAN: Kathleen reviews the current state of her cryptocurrency portfolio, telling listeners who are freaking out over the recent volatility of the crypto market to be patient. She discusses strategies for buying the dip and reminds the Termites that she is NOT a true financial advisor, but just a lady in a lawn chair practicing her act until she goes back on tour ☺ She moves on to read a news release advising that H-E-B shoppers will soon be able to obtain digital assets at more than two dozen locations in Texas. Coin Cloud, a crypto automated teller machine (ATM) provider, says 29 H-E-B stores will feature kiosks that provide access to more than 30 crypto assets.KFC CHICKEN LOG: With the Canada Day and Fourth of July holiday weekend approaching, Kathleen reminds everyone to let the “sober friends” shoot off any fireworks. She then discloses that after a great deal of searching, she has purchased Kentucky Fried Chicken scented logs, which she is EXCITED to burn while celebrating the holidays. “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 Panera Buttermilk Ranch, which she doesn't like as much as Hidden Valley Ranch (she gives the Panera variety a HARD “no”) She moves on to taste Lay's Summer BLT potato chips, which she loves (and so does her Dad.)UPDATE ON KATHLEEN'S QUEEN'S COURT: In this week's update from the Court, Kathleen reads a thread of Cher's tweets regarding the latest update from Britney Spears' conservatorship hearings. Cher gets mouthy via the social media platform, urging support for the singer and further fueling the #FreeBritney movement. THE DEATH OF JOHN MCAFEE: As a follow-up to Episode 4, Kathleen provides an update that U.S. technology entrepreneur John McAfee was pronounced dead in a Barcelona prison after the Spanish high court authorized his extradition to the United States on tax evasion charges. For those not familiar with McAfee, Kathleen recommends watching the Amazon documentary “Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee.” U-HAUL HAWAIIAN HONEYMOON: As a follow up to Episode 46's discussion on the increase of rental car prices after the COVID pandemic decreased supply, Kathleen reads that U-Haul companies in Hawaii have reported that tourists have been renting their moving vehicles, which charge a low flat fee plus mileage, just to get to the beach. The article goes into specific detail about a man from Southwest Florida who rented two U-Hauls during his honeymoon trip in order to save thousands of dollars, which took him around four islands. KENTUCKY'S REDNECK RAVE: Kathleen reads a news release out of Edmonson County, KY where Blue Holler Offroad Park hosted the June 2021 “Redneck Rave” event that organizers said would feature "mud, music, and mayhem." The local sheriff told media that 14 people were arrested and another 34 were cited on criminal charges that ranged from assault and strangulation to drug and alcohol possession. Injuries reported included a man's throat slit, a woman who was choked unconscious overuse of a blanket, and a man who was impaled by a log that pierced the floorboard of his vehicle.DRUNKEN ELEPHANTS: Kathleen laughs as she reads an article about a rogue herd of elephants in China who have been devouring crops and destroying property as they march from the south of Yunnan province to its capital city. Locals have described their erratic behavior to be like watching a group of drunks, and since the elephants are endangered, law enforcement is attempting to redirect their march away from the more populated areas rather than harm them. POLICE HELICOPTER CHASES A UFO: In her continued obsession with an alien presence, Kathleen reads another article describing a police chase in the United Kingdom where a law enforcement helicopter almost makes contact with and then chases a UFO-type flying object. A FIFTH OCEAN EXISTS: Kathleen reads an update from National Geographic cartographers who have come to the conclusion that the swift current circling Antarctica keeps the waters there distinct and worthy of their own name: the Southern Ocean.A NEW VEGAS CASINO: Kathleen LOVES Las Vegas, and although her favorite casino to stay at is The Mirage, she's excited to read an announcement that Resorts World Las Vegas will open on the Vegas Strip in Summer 2021THE ZODIAC CODE CRACKED: As a follow-up to Episode 22 discussing the Zodiac Killer, Kathleen reads an article where a French engineer states that he has cracked the Zodiac code. If proven to be correct, his solution would not only disclose the original location of a bomb that the killer had planted during his killing spree, but also his identity. Reddit and other social media outlets supporting chatrooms attempting to solve these puzzles tore the engineer's theories apart, so stay tuned, Termites. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching the true-crime docuseries “Sasquatch” on Hulu, and Season 2 of “Dirty John” on Netflix which outlines the Betty Broderick murder trial.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 46: Tee-Ball Bouncers, Putin's Tiny Giraffe, & The Battle of the Space Billionaires

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 82:21


Kathleen opens the show drinking a Robot Crush from Aeronaut Brewing in Somerville, MA which was sent to her via the great USPS from a Worthy Termite.TERMITE SHOUTOUTS: Kathleen is thrilled to go through mail from the PO box, thanking Termites Quinn/Stearns (aka “Dr. Quinn”) for her Robot Crush and Marshmallow Fluff (both “born” in Massachusetts), and big thanks to Max for her Dogecoin (which she vows to carry for good gambling luck in her wallet.) Also massive thanks to Creative Termite Elisa (her company's name is Texrah Designs in Dallas) who sent Paddles a very cool Post Malone prayer candle, since Post is one of Paddles' favorite singers.UPDATE ON KATHLEEN'S QUEEN'S COURT: Kathleen announces to the Termites that she has no worthwhile updates from the Queens over the past week, but will continue her hunt for breaking news.“GOOD BAD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food AND in continuing her search for the best Ranch, Kathleen samples Tessemae's Everything Bagel Ranch, which she thinks is too tangy and tastes more dill than “everything.” Next on the menu are Roulette Nacho Cheese Doritos, which she loves and can't WAIT to offer her young nieces and nephew to watch their shock at the heat. She finishes her tasting menu telling Termites to add Texas Pete Dust Dry Seasoning on any meat they put on the grill, and that Marshmallow Fluff is delicious AND has a stickiness comparable to Gorilla Glue. TENNESSEE GETS A BUC-EE'S TRUCK STOP: As listeners know, Kathleen is a massive fan of good truck stops. She's absolutely excited to read an article that her friend Heidi forwarded announcing that crews have broken ground on the Crossville TN Buc-ee's travel center – the first one in Tennessee; which will be more than 53,400 square feet and offer 120 fueling positions just outside its store with thousands of snack, meal and drink options for travelers on the go.GUN-WAVING STL COUPLE UPDATE: Kathleen reads an update from her hometown of St. Louis, where Mark and Patricia McCloskey were fined and charged with a misdemeanor for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators last year.BATTLE OF THE SPACE BILLIONAIRES: Kathleen provides an update on the space race currently underway between billionaires Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and now Richard Branson. Just after Bezos announced that he would join his Blue Origin's first crewed flight on July 20th, Branson announced plans to launch over the July 4th holiday weekend, making him the FIRST to reach space on his private Virgin Galactic craft. Stay tuned, Termites.PINK FLOYD VS FACEBOOK: Listeners who follow Kathleen know that she can't stand Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, feeling that he is a morally bankrupt human. She's delighted to hear that Pink Floyd star Roger Waters shares her opinion, when he recently rejected an offer from Zuckerberg for the use of his classic track Another Brick in the Wall Part II. Speaking at a recent event, Waters opened up about the financial offer from Zuckerberg, who he called “one of the most powerful idiots in the world”, revealing the Facebook boss wanted to use his 1979 song in a film to promote Instagram.ELIZABETH HOLMES MERCH SOARS: As Termites know, Kathleen is committed to seeing the end of the Theranos scandal with its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, in prison for her fraudulent activities. Holmes is facing federal wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud charges in connection with allegedly deceiving investors, patients, and doctors about her company's blood-testing technology, and is facing 20 years in prison if convicted. Kathleen reports that Internet sellers are cashing in on swag despite the fraudulent undertones of the trial, cashing in before her criminal fraud trial starts in August 2021. Kathleen is absolutely committed to obtaining a “Theranos: Early Investor” coffee mug from Etsy before the trial begins, because it's important to have goals ☺MEGHAN MARKLE'S BOOK FLOPS: Kathleen delightedly reads an article announcing that Meghan Markle's children's book release, “The Bench,” profoundly flopped in sales in its release week. Online reviewers dismissed the publication as a vanity project which should have been kept within the Royal family, while her sister-in-law Kate Middleton's photography book “Hold Still” remains at the top of the bestseller list. Kathleen mentions that karma might play a part in this situation…WHAT RICH PEOPLE ARE SPENDING MONEY ON: Kathleen laughs that she's starting a new segment to the Pubcast called “What Rich People Are Spending Money On,” after weeks of reading about sales of stolen art and trips to space for auction. This week she reads a press release that shoe magnate Stuart Weitzman has sold a secret coin, his 1933 Double Eagle “Mona Lisa” of collector coins, for $18.9M. Kathleen expands on the story with her own childhood tales regarding having pride in her ownership of Silver Dollars that her grandparents had gifted to her, citing that the only people that would care about her rare coins and stamps would be her super-nerd and incredibly gifted cool friends Lorene Machado and Jackie Kashian, whom she is looking into ordering “Super Nerd” capes for on Etsy. A DEATH IN CRYPTOLAND: In continuing her obsession with cryptocurrency and her love for all things Canadian, Kathleen recommends listening to the CBC Canada podcast “A Death In Cryptoland” about the alleged death of Quadriga CEO Gerald Cotten. Cotten started Canada's largest cryptocurrency exchange in his twenties and is reported to have died while honeymooning in India at the age of 30. The alleged death set off a cataclysmic chain of events that would leave approx 76,000 people out of a quarter of a billion dollars and a trail of conspiracy theories around whether he is dead or alive. KENTUCKY TEE-BALL GAME BRAWL: Kathleen takes another sip of beer and laughs out loud reading an article surrounding a tee-ball championship game in Kentucky that erupted into a brawl when parents began fighting after a spectator ran onto the field, leaving the young players in tears amid the chaos.Witnesses told local media that a spectator ran onto the field, prompting the umpire to end the game and the scheduled trophy and medal presentation ceremony to be canceled. The incident began when the opposing coaches got into an argument over a call when the fan ran on the field. Other spectators said the man took off his shirt and began cursing and shoving people.RENTAL CAR PRICES SOAR: An avid traveler and a big supporter of the rental car industry (especially her hometown based Enterprise Rental Car), Kathleen is amazed when reading an article advising US travelers that US rental car prices could double by August amidst a nationwide shortage of cars. The skyrocketing prices come as demand for rental cars outstrips supply, when in a desperate move to survive pandemic lockdowns that halted global travel last year, many rental companies sold off their fleets for cash. Now Americans are ready to travel again, car rental services have been hard-pressed to rebuild their fleets with limited new vehicle inventory. Kathleen advises traveling Termites to secure their rental cars now to avoid disappointment. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching Season 1 of “Dirty John” on Netflix, which she thinks Connie Britton absolutely crushes in, and listen to the podcast “A Death in Cryptoland” 6-part podcast wherever you get podcasts. Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.