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Comedian Julian McCullough and co-host Meg Molloy healm The Soft Spot, the world's first Easy Listening comedy podcast. Designed to counter program these stressful times, the Soft Spot will use positive news stories, hilarious and soothing guests, deep dives into cozy subjects and plenty of nostalgia to knit an audio sweater for your heart.

Comedian Julian McCullough and co-host Meg Molloy healm The Soft Spot, the world's first Easy Listening comedy podcast. Designed to counter program these stressful times, the Soft Spot will use positive news stories, hilarious and soothing guests, deep dives into cozy subjects and plenty of nostalgia to knit an audio sweater for your heart.
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Comedian Julian McCullough and co-host Meg Molloy healm The Soft Spot, the world's first Easy Listening comedy podcast. Designed to counter program these stressful times, the Soft Spot will use positive news stories, hilarious and soothing guests, deep dives into cozy subjects and plenty of nostalgia to knit an audio sweater for your heart.

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English


Episodes

There Can Only Be Fun (with Ross Marquand)

10/17/2018
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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 blessed us with (Soft) Spot-on impressions of your fav Sorprano, your favorite philosophical Texan actor, and a certain legendary Scottish silver fox. If you don’t know who We are talking about, I guess it’s about time you tune in and figure it out! And if that’s not enough reason...

Duration:00:56:42

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

10/10/2018
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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 than Divine knows how to eat it! We reminisce about the days of Blockbuster Video, the ache and effort of being a super fan before the internet, the grotesque glam of John Waters films, and getting Christmas presents from John Waters himself!

Duration:01:06:03

OMG it’s OMD (with Christian Duguay)

10/3/2018
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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 of terrible feelings as a late teen, loved the Smiths, OMD or Radiohead, and had your heart ripped out through your butt, this episode is for you. If none of that sounds familiar, you probably don’t listen to this show in the first place. Enjoy!

Duration:01:00:34

The Femme Fatale of Skokie Illinois

9/26/2018
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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 Illinois). That’s right, Esther’s Soft Spot is her hometown! The “World’s Largest Village” and proud headquarters of famed Mediterranean mall fast food institution Pita Inn, Skokie will always hold a special place in Esther’s heart. And this episode will hold a special one in yours. Enjoy!

Duration:01:11:31

Anthony Desamito is a Fugly Slut

9/19/2018
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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 times in the theatre? Yes. Did he eventually become best friends with Danny “2 Gay 2 Function” Franzese? You know he did. It’s Wednesday, so wear pink and listen to us fan girl over mean girls. Also, you can drink if you want, we’re not like regular moms we’re cool moms.

Duration:00:52:46

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

9/12/2018
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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 anything television viewers, both young and old, had seen before. On today’s episode we talk all things Pee-Wee with comedian and lifelong Pee-Wee aficionado, Amy Miller! We chat about the incredible set, the mega talented cast, the diverse representation on the show, and Paul Ruebens’ dedication to the role. We also talk about how Paul Ruebens’...

Duration:00:57:42

Rock and troll (with Sean O’Connor)

9/5/2018
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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 has his own half hour special on Comedy Central. Sean is Julian’s best friend, Meg is Julian’s lady love, and they have 2 soft spots in common: the pop punk/emo sounds of the early aughts... and trolling Julian. Come have a listen as these two millennials trash talk Old Man McCullough (a guy who regularly listens to Steve Winwood, I mean, COME...

Duration:00:59:55

Hey Cool Riders! (with Sam Pancake)

8/29/2018
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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 straight", LA in the 80's, as well as Sam's most memorable roles! Come join us as we 'Do it for Our Country'!

Duration:01:08:08

"Down 4 Whateva" (with Merrill Davis)

8/22/2018
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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 is a 90’s R&B compilation CD that she can’t remember the name of but became her bad bitch soundtrack while she walked the streets of NYC as a drama student. Listen and let us know if you had the CD! We discuss the deeper meaning of Monica’s “Don’t Take it Personal”. Spoiler alert- she was talking about her period! (...Probably?) We also touch on...

Duration:01:01:55

Roz Drezfalez: Mistress of the Brunch

8/15/2018
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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!

Duration:00:54:05

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

8/8/2018
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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 Monkees and then we discuss his... adulthood obsession of The Monkees!

Duration:00:56:50

Sit and Beef It (with Karen Kilgariff)

7/30/2018
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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 Karen Kilgariff of “My Favorite Murder”. We chat about signature scents, old timey music, bad tv, and a fancy champagne lady who was wrongfully terminated. In the words of good ol’ LW, this episode is wonderful, wonderful!

Duration:00:57:20

Podcast for Cutie (with Brooks Wheelan)

7/25/2018
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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 tries his best to relate to those crazy youngsters. Did you think San Dimas High School Football Ruled? Then this episode is definitely for you!

Duration:01:04:48

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

7/18/2018
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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 relationship (hint: it’s poop.)

Duration:01:00:09

(F)unsolved Mysteries (with Erin Gloria Ryan)

7/11/2018
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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. Hey, where were all the grownups?!

Duration:01:05:51

Bottom Chef (with Brent Sullivan)

6/27/2018
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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 finest chain restaurants.

Duration:01:08:27

LA vs NYC (with Eliot Glazer)

6/20/2018
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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.

Duration:00:58:43

Gabrus... Jon Gabrus

6/13/2018
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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!

Duration:01:08:34

Soft Spot Childhood jams! Vol 1

6/6/2018
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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 mom’s blue mini van!

Duration:00:56:54

Trevor Island (with Trevor Moore)

5/30/2018
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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 Jimmy Buffett!

Duration:00:57:20