The Soft Spot

56 EpisodesProduced by Starburns Audio

Comedian Julian McCullough and Meg Molloy helm The Soft Spot, the world’s first Easy Listening comedy podcast. Designed to counter program these stressful times, the Soft Spot uses positive news stories, hilarious & soothing guests, deep dives into cozy subjects, and plenty of nostalgia to knit an a… read more

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The Softest Spot (with Merrill Davis)

March 14th, 2019

1:04:27

This week we welcome back Soft Spot favorite, comedian and actress Merrill Davis. Merrill proudly presents us with her “Softest Spot”... Stevie Nicks! We talk about her regal style, her one of a kind voice, her lyrical …

It's Lit!!! (with James Kennedy)

March 6th, 2019

59:10

This week we welcomed James Kennedy of Vanderpump Rules! We chat about the history of reality television, getting in the artistic zone, and how …

Sk8r Boi (with Chris Fairbanks)

February 27th, 2019

1:24:08

This week we are joined by our friend, actor and comedian, Chris Fairbanks (Do You Need a Ride with Karen Kilgariff). We talked about our most …

You Gotta See This Stank Bod! (with Sabrina Jalees)

February 20th, 2019

59:23


This week we got suuuuuper cozy with our bud, Sabrina Jalees! We chat about bad haircuts, a mustache that just won’t quit, the level of stank we enjoy on our partners, and her very own Soft Spot, 90’s dream queen, …

Exit Through the Merch Booth

February 13th, 2019

54:40

Happy Valentines day softies! It's time for another solo ep with Meg and Julian just doing it solo, all by themselves, together. 

This episode's …

Introducing Over My Dead Body

February 12th, 2019

6:29

Introducing Ghosted by Roz Drezlafez

February 8th, 2019

17:38

Did you just hear that? Drag queen comedian Roz Drezfalez has a spooky new podcast on Starburns Audio about real ga-ga-ga-GHOSTS! On this preview episode you’ll meet your hostess and hear one of her eeriest personal …

He Got the Beat (with Jimmy Pardo)

February 6th, 2019

1:01:06

Guys, let's be real: stand up comedian and legendary "Never Not Funny" host Jimmy Pardo had the quintessential 80's adolescence. The man worked at a …

Going the Distance w/ Kevin Camia

January 30th, 2019

58:53

Hey softies! This week we have the soothingly hilarious Kevin Camia on to talk about his soft spot: the band Cake. A frequent opener for Ali Wong and costar of the Dress Up Gang (just premiered at Sundance) Kevin …

Clearly Canadian (with Jon Dore)

January 23rd, 2019

1:10:07

This week we welcome hilarious stand up and rugged Canadian Jon Dore (Comedy Centrals “Big Questions, Huge Answers”) to tell us about his favorite band, the Tragically Hip. Not only does Jon recount some amazing  …

Trollin’ with the Homies” (with Beth Stelling)

January 16th, 2019

1:01:33

Have you ever heard that it’s good luck to put a troll doll in your panty drawer? Neither had we until Beth Stelling came to hang with us on The Soft …

Cowabunga, y’all! (with Ever Mainard)

January 9th, 2019

1:02:38
Have you ever found yourself wondering which Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle is which Sex and the City character? Have you noticed the sexual tension between Reporter April O’Neil and Raphael the turtle? We tackle these …

I’m with HERmione (with Lisa Chanoux)

January 2nd, 2019

51:14

Julian and Meg are in the tiny percentage of people who know absolutely nothing of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. This week we sat down with …

The Best of the Best (with Sarah Tiana)

December 26th, 2018

58:23

Great balls of fire! Join us as America's Sweetheart Sarah Tiana talks about the hottest Navy propaganda film of all time besides Titanic; TOP GUN!
We discuss everything from sexy military abbreviations (DTF) to the …

Have a Soft Christmakwanzakah!

December 19th, 2018

56:05

It’s a special holiday episode with Meg and Julian! No guests this week... It’s just the two of us, making sexy eyes at each other in a studio while …

Creek Porn in The USA (with Chase Mitchell)

December 12th, 2018

1:07:41

This week we are joined by comedy writer and Twitter mega talent Chase Mitchell!

Chase tells of a bygone era riding bikes, building forts, finding porn by the creek, and being generally unsupervised for hours on end. If …

It’s safe now, everything’s lead lined! ( with Rhea Butcher)

December 5th, 2018

1:11:48






This week we are joined by our super hilarious pal, comedian Rhea Butcher! We dive deep into “Back to the Future”. We love that Rhea started up an …

Cereal Killer Nick Wiger

November 28th, 2018

1:12:41

Hilarious writer and performer Nick Wiger of the Doughboys podcast knows a thing or two about junk food. So we were psyched when he stopped by to tell us about his love for the filet mignon of kid cuisine...breakfast …

May I please remind you that it does not say ‘RSVP’ on the Statue of Liberty (with Christine Little)

November 21st, 2018

1:12:07

Comedian and total Betty Christine Little tells us about her Soft Spot, the movie Clueless! Turns out no matter where you spent your teen years in the 90’s, Clueless was endlessly relatable. Who hasn’t lost their …

Feel Good Anxiety Mix Tape (with Emily Heller)

November 14th, 2018

1:21:09

Feel Good Anxiety Mixed Tape Ever have a tough day (or a series of them) that can only be cured by music? Of course you have! Playlists are the new …

Cap’n Geech & the Shrimp Shack Shooters(with Chris Aquilino)

November 7th, 2018

1:03:41

What do you get when you combine 4 pillowy lipped hunks, a mid-century aesthetic, and the catchiest goddamn song of all time? That Thing You Do! Today we are joined by actor Chris Aquilino (Silicon Valley) and he takes …

Feeling Yacht Yacht Yacht! (with Matt Braunger)

October 31st, 2018

1:03:29






This week we welcomed our pal, actor and comedian, Matt Braunger to the Soft Spot! Matt and Julian share a common Soft Spot, and most likely with …

Basic Cable Bitches

October 24th, 2018

1:05:44






It’s a solo ep with your nostalgia addicted hosts, Julian & Meg! We take it back to a simpler time- a time when we were free of responsibility …

There Can Only Be Fun (with Ross Marquand)

October 17th, 2018

55:42

This week we welcome actor, master impressionist, and zombie killer Ross Marquand! While you may know him as Aaron from The Walking Dead, we now know him as the best (and only?) John C. Reilly impersonator. He also …

On Wednesdays We Talk Pink...Flamingos (with Daniel Franzese)

October 10th, 2018

1:05:02

Get in losers, we're going dumpster diving into trash cinema! We welcome comedian and actor, Daniel Franzese (Damian from Mean Girls!), who loves John Waters more than anything in the world. Danny knows his shit better …

OMG it’s OMD (with Christian Duguay)

October 3rd, 2018

59:04

This week we welcome tall drink of water Christian Duguay to the Soft Spot! We talk about the music he loved most during the most heartbreaking years of our lives, and it’s our favorite too! If you’ve ever had a bunch …

The Femme Fatale of Skokie Illinois

September 26th, 2018

1:10:31

Meg and Julian welcome precious lil gem Esther Povitsky, who takes us all back to a simpler time (the early 2000’s) and a simpler place (Skokie …

Anthony Desamito is a Fugly Slut

September 19th, 2018

52:49

Meg and Julian welcome one of their absolute favorite comedians, Anthony Desamito, to talk about his obsession with Mean Girls!
Did he see it multiple …

I know you are but what am I?! (with Amy Miller)

September 12th, 2018

57:12

This week was a real treat! If you were a kid in the 80’s, chances are you were lucky enough to watch some Pee-Wee’s Playhouse! It was unlike …

Rock and troll (with Sean O’Connor)

September 5th, 2018

59:25







The Soft Spot welcomes back our good pal, comedian Sean O’Connor. He has written for  The Late Late Show, Hilarity for Charity with Seth Rogen, and …

Hey Cool Riders! (with Sam Pancake)

August 29th, 2018

1:06:38

The insanely talented comedian and 90's commercial King, Sam Pancake is our guest this week and his soft spot is Grease 2! We chat about "playing …

"Down 4 Whateva" (with Merrill Davis)

August 22nd, 2018

1:00:25

This week we are joined by our friend Merrill Davis, comedian and producer of hugely popular bicoastal comedy show “Witch Hunt.” Merrill’s Soft Spot …

Roz Drezfalez: Mistress of the Brunch

August 15th, 2018

54:54

Prepare yourself to be dazzled by our guest this week, iconic LA drag performer, Roz Drezfalez! She does comedy, she does balloon animals, and she has the best gams in the biz!

"Hey Hey, We’re the Soft Spot!" (with Gareth Reynolds)

August 8th, 2018

55:20

For this weeks episode we are joined by our pal Gareth Reynolds of the popular podcast, “The Dollop”. We discuss his childhood obsession with The …

Sit and Beef It (with Karen Kilgariff)

July 30th, 2018

58:51

Time to pop a bottle of champs and roll back to the days of the Lawrence Welk Show! This week we waltzed down memory lane with our hilarious friend …

Podcast for Cutie (with Brooks Wheelan)

July 25th, 2018

1:04:48

This week we are joined by our pal, comedian Brooks Wheelan. Meg and Brooks do a deep dive into the emo tunes of their younger years... and Julian …

There’s No Place Like Home Depot (with Moses Storm)

July 18th, 2018

1:00:09

Comedy ingenue Moses Storm joins the Soft Spot to talk about the only place that really feels like home... If you happened to grow up on a bus. We also talk about the glue that strengthens the bonds of a …

(F)unsolved Mysteries (with Erin Gloria Ryan)

July 11th, 2018

1:04:51

Crooked Media’s IT girl Erin Gloria Ryan (host of the new show Hysteria) joins the Spot to talk about her favorite PBS kids show “Ghostwriter.” This of course leads us into Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley territory. …

Bottom Chef (with Brent Sullivan)

June 27th, 2018

1:07:27

Come sail away with us as we discuss the enigma that is Enya, Julian’s back injury, and the comforts of familiarity and mediocrity AKA America’s …

LA vs NYC (with Eliot Glazer)

June 20th, 2018

57:43

We are joined by our neighbor and fellow NY transplant, Eliot Glazer! The 3 of us touch on all of our favorite things about both places and Meg and Eliot go head to head in a game of NY vs LA trivia.

Gabrus... Jon Gabrus

June 13th, 2018

1:06:35

Nothing makes our buddy Jon Gabrus happier than a little W.B.O. (Weed, beach, ocean). Join us for this special BAEWATCH episode as we journey back in time to relive our greatest beach moments!

Soft Spot Childhood jams! Vol 1

June 6th, 2018

56:54

Julian and Meg discuss the most important jams of their childhood and the specific memories attached. Join us for a ride down memory lane in Meg’s …

Trevor Island (with Trevor Moore)

May 30th, 2018

57:20

 The Soft Spot is joined by comedian Trevor Moore as we set sail in search of our long lost shaker of salt. That’s right, it’s an episode for all you Parrotheads out there- we’re doing a deep dive into the catalogue of …

Say Anything (with Jackie Johnson)

May 23rd, 2018

1:02:11

Natch Beaut’s Jackie Johnson returns to talk her Soft Spot: teen mags from the late 90’s! Remember girls, if you aren’t loved it’s your fault and …

Han Joe - Lo (with Joe DeRosa)

May 16th, 2018

56:12

Meg and Julian welcome comedian Joe Derosa to discuss his soft spot: Star Wars! They also talk Phil Collins, and get a little deeper into Meg’s Zaddy …

Without You (with Kyle Kinane)

May 9th, 2018

1:02:40

The Soft Spot really comes into its own as we discuss power ballads with Kyle Kinane. Is this Love?

Staying Power (with Lisa Loeb)

May 2nd, 2018

51:59

From cat-eye clad 90’s dream to lullaby crooning queen, Grammy award winning artist Lisa Loeb has proven that she is a melody making force of nature. …

I’ll have what He’s having (with Sean O'Connor)

April 25th, 2018

46:15

The Soft Spot welcomes Julian’s old friend Sean O’Connor to discuss the battle of the century: NORA EPHRON vs. NANCY MEYERS.

You in danger, girl (with Nicole Byer)

April 18th, 2018

53:46

Nicole Byer (Netflix’s Nailed It) reveals her soft spot for the movie Ghost and we all reveal our wet spot for Patrick Swayze and his billowy blouse. 

We like you just the way you are (with John Mulaney)

April 11th, 2018

1:19:03

The Soft Spot welcomes gorgeous kid John Mulaney! His love for Mr. Rogers reminds us that what is essential is not visible, that speaking softly can …

Emotional Sklarring (Jason and Randy Sklar)

April 4th, 2018

1:12:47

The Soft Spot welcomes Dumb People Town’s Sklar Brothers. Turns out that sibling rivalry can sometimes just be about who can FEEL harder. 

Eat dirt and die, trash (with Drew Droege and Jackie Beat)

March 28th, 2018

1:08:37

The Soft Spot welcomes the brilliantly funny Drew Droege and the legendary Queen Jackie Beat to discuss their soft spot: Drag Parody! From the Golden …

Sweet Valley Hiyeeee (with Emily V. Gordon)

March 21st, 2018

1:25:32

The Soft Spot welcomes Emily Gordon (writer: the Big Sick) to discuss hers, Sweet Valley High (and some Baby Sitters Club for contrast). 

Fill Up Your Love Tank (with Paul F. Tompkins)

March 14th, 2018

1:09:26

Meg and Julian discuss the five Love languages and Paul F Tompkins stops by to reminisce about a very special song (it’s not Pony by Ginuwine). 

BOD OF NOTE (with April Richardson)

March 7th, 2018

1:00:32

The Soft Spot welcomes teen heartthrob and teen at heart April Richardson! Turns out she’s a real softie for the movie Who’s That Girl starring Griffin Dunne (and Madonna). 

Release Me (with Dave Holmes)

February 28th, 2018

1:03:51

Gentleman and scholar Dave Holmes kicks off the Soft Spot to discuss his deep and eternal love for the first Wilson Phillips album. Cohost Meg …

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