The Soft Spot

81 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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Help Me Fonda!

September 12th, 2019


Get your Jansport backpack with your initials embroidered on it, tease your bangs within an inch of their lives, and throw on your hip huggers …

There will only be fun! (with Ross Marquand)

August 14th, 2019


Meg and Julian are back for another stop on their farewell tour. First, they share stories about jobs they were fired from. Then they revisit a chat …

Won't you be my neighbor, again? (with John Mulaney)

August 7th, 2019


Julian and Meg start on their farewell tour and reveal their Soft Spots gone sour, former Soft Spots that just don’t hold up when revisited. Then …

Song of the Summer

July 31st, 2019


This week Meg and Julian go sans guest for a deeper dive into the magic of Summer! The smells, the food, the new boobs and the old hits, Summer is …

Episode Rerelease - Sit and Beef It (with Karen Kilgariff)

July 24th, 2019


Julian and Meg are on vacation so this week, we are thinking back on one of our softest episodes with Karen Kilgariff! 

Time to pop a bottle of …

He’s All That (with Thomas Dale)

July 17th, 2019


This week we were joined by one of our favorite New York transplants, comedian Thomas Dale! Before we got down to serious Soft Spot biz, we chatted about mental and physical health, Thomas’s ‘Creep Cam’ being the BEST …

Introducing: OHoney w/ Amanda Cerny & Sommer Ray

July 12th, 2019


Dating and hooking up in the 21st century can be a confusing disaster. But how would the coolest people in the world navigate minefield that’s dating …

Talk Nerdy to Me (with Roz Drezfalez)

July 10th, 2019


Softies rejoice! One of our favorite guests and people, from his podcast Ghosted, Roz Drezfalez is back on the spot. First Meg and Julian discuss …

Soft Spot LIVE!!!!!! (with Moses Storm, Matt Ingebretson and Lizzy Cooperman)

July 3rd, 2019


The Soft Spot welcomes Moses Storm, Matt Ingebretson and Lizzy Cooperman to their first live show recorded at CRUX Boutique in Los Angeles.

Lovers’ Spit

June 26th, 2019


It was time to do another duet for our hardest softies so Meg and Julian go sans guest for a show about their worst (best?) break-ups! They say that …

Man with a Van (with Andrew Michaan)

June 19th, 2019


This week rad dude and hilarious comedian Andrew Michaan comes to the show to talk about his soft spot for the show Seinfeld. We also get into his new van, the lifestyle that comes with it, and the movie Labyrinth! …

Roger Rabbit and Jessica- No Ordinary Love (with John Milhiser)

June 12th, 2019


This week we welcome comedian, actor, and our neighbor, John Milhiser (SNL)! We take a trip back to the late 80’s, a time when cartoons still had an edge and happy meal toys were actually more exciting than the food. We …

I Smee'd Myself (with Jade Catta-Preta)

June 5th, 2019


This week we welcome hilarious TRIPLE THREAT comedian Jade Catta-Preta to the show to talk about her fuzzy place: musicals!We discuss her …

Sweet Birthday Baby

May 29th, 2019


It’s a solo ep with your nostalgiaholic buds, Meg and Julian! Today is Julian’s 40th birthday (yes, today, May 29!) so we decided to take a trip down …

“Suck my...” (with Dave Ross)

May 22nd, 2019


Today we welcome our friend, comedian and fellow podcaster, Dave Ross to the show. We talk about Dave’s time touring on the Warped Tour and his nostalgic appreciation for pop punk. We touch on all of the worst bands on …

Oh the Horror! (with Joe DeRosa)

May 15th, 2019


This week we welcome back friend of the Spot, Joe Derosa! 
Joe has been a fan of horror movies since he was ten years old and saw Nightmare on Elm …

Introducing Life is Short with Justin Long

May 15th, 2019


Life is Short with Justin Long finds the actor sitting down with some of the funniest and most intriguing people of today, like Dax Shepard, Olivia Wilde and Neil Patrick Harris. No topics are out of bounds, and no …

Double Boyz (with Keith Kingbay and Jesse Neil)

May 8th, 2019


This week we welcome sensitive gamer hunks (three words you've never heard used together before)  Keith and Jesse! Their awesome podcast "New Player Has Joined" is all about video games, and we delve into the games we …

Let's Dance!

May 1st, 2019


Meg and Julian go it solo this week to talk about that hyper hormonal rite of passage - the school dance. Whether it was at the community rec center …

I (W)Anya Suck Your Blood

April 24th, 2019


This week we welcome the very funny New York comedian Anya Volz to talk about her Soft Spot: vampires! We dive right in and discuss our favorite vamp …

Am I Sex-u-allll.....YEAHHHHH (with Emma Willmann)

April 17th, 2019


Our guest this week is tremendous stand up and actor Emma Willmann.
If anyone will show you who they are with fantastic honesty, Emma will man. She talks about the things that bring her to her happy place; peanut butter, …

The Goth Spot

April 10th, 2019


This week Meg and Julian go head to head in a duel over their fav musicians from the UK.  In the ‘Soft Corner’ we have Julian fighting for the honor …

Now That’s What We Call Podcasting (with Jon Rudnitsky)

April 3rd, 2019


This week we are joined by our bud, actor and comedian Jon Rudnitsky (@jonrudnitsky) to talk about all the memories that ‘Now That’s What I Call …

It’s All about the Journey (with JD Ryznar)

March 27th, 2019


This week we welcome the brilliant comedy writer and performer who ACTUALLY invented Yacht Rock, JD RYZNAR! Julian tries to keep it together while JD …

In-Vince-able! (with Vince Averil)

March 20th, 2019


Our guest this week is funny man and real solid dude Vince Averil. Vince tells us about his straight edge stint in adolescence, his awesome dad, and …

The Softest Spot (with Merrill Davis)

March 14th, 2019


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


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


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


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


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



What happens when a seemingly-perfect marriage ends in a nasty divorce and someone ends up dead. Listen to Over My Dead Body today wherever you’re listening to this



Introducing Ghosted by Roz Drezlafez

February 8th, 2019


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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