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Full Hours from the Dave 'Softy' Mahler and Dick Fain show, which airs every day from 3pm-6:30pm on 950 KJR in Seattle.

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Full Hours from the Dave 'Softy' Mahler and Dick Fain show, which airs every day from 3pm-6:30pm on 950 KJR in Seattle.

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My favorite radio show!

By Jiggyfsvb - Apr 01 2020
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You guys are by far my favorite radio show but wondering what happened to Monday’s podcasts?

Listening from Texas

By Michael B Walters - Sep 17 2019
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I grew up listening to Softy. Glad there’s a podcast so I can listen from Fort Worth Texas!

iTunes Ratings

138 Ratings
Average Ratings
98
18
4
4
14

My favorite radio show!

By Jiggyfsvb - Apr 01 2020
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You guys are by far my favorite radio show but wondering what happened to Monday’s podcasts?

Listening from Texas

By Michael B Walters - Sep 17 2019
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I grew up listening to Softy. Glad there’s a podcast so I can listen from Fort Worth Texas!
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Dave 'Softy' Mahler and Dick Fain

Latest release on Jun 03, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Softy and Dick H1 - Husky Honks with Softy, Dick Baird, and Hugh Millen: It's Oregon Week / Fact or Fiction: BYU +6.5

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Every Tuesday at 3pm, it's the 20th year of the Husky Honks with Hugh Millen, Dick Baird, and Softy on 950 KJR presented by frost-brewed Coors Light; mountain cold refreshment, made to chill. Also sponsored by Star Rentals, the preferred supplier of the West's best contractors. This could be the week Boise State is finally defeated. New starting quarterback? No problem. BYU +6.5 is the pick on Fact or Fiction.

Oct 16 2019

36mins

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Rank #2: Softy and Dick H2 - Going through growing pains / Petros Papadakis on what's ailing the Huskies and the USC dumpster fire / Textimonials

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With so many guys leaving, the Husky defense is likely to go through growing pains. Luckily, the beginning of the season sets up nicely for the team to find itself. For whatever the defense is losing, the offense is likely to gain next year as the team continues to grow. Petros Papadakis discusses what's ailing the Dawgs in big games, and what exactly is going on at USC. Textimonials react to the discussion of Jake Browning and the Dawgs.

Jan 10 2019

40mins

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Rank #3: Softy and Dick H1 - Puka Nacua is now a Husky / Yogi Roth on the Nacua news, and all things UW / Isaiah Thomas & iconic Seattle sports calls

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Wide receiver Puka Nacua is now a Husky. He's one of the top receiving recruits in the country, continuing the program's recent track record of recruiting top talent at that position. Pac-12 Network's Yogi Roth discusses the Nacua news, and everything else we need to know about the 2019 recruiting class. It's Isaiah Thomas' birthday, which means it's the perfect time to reply the iconic game-winning shot call from the Pac-10 Tournament. Dixon Fain re-creates the call, and the slowcomotive version is fantastic. Is the Isaiah call the greatest in Seattle sports history, or does that belong to "The Double?"

Feb 12 2019

41mins

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Rank #4: Softy and Dick H1 - Frank Clark traded to Kansas City for draft picks / We saw this coming / Soren Petro with the KC perspective

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Big news from the VMAC today as the Seahawks have traded Frank Clark to Kansas City for a first-round pick in 2019, a swap of third-round picks, and a second-round pick in 2020. We knew this was going to happen. If not the exact deal, something similar was going to have to occur after the Hawks paid Russell Wilson what they paid him. There just wasn't going to be room under the cap to keep everyone. Franklly, the fact that they were able ot get a first round pick, and a second round pick next year when the entire league knew this was going to have to happen is impressive. We get your thoughts on the trade. Not everyone thinks we had to give Frank Clark up. How about the Kansas City side of things? Soren Petro who joined us just yesterday to talk about such a potential trade re-joins the program to tell us how people in Kansas City are reacting to the dead now that they know what it's costing them.

Apr 24 2019

41mins

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Rank #5: Softy and Dick H1 - Huskies blow another double-digit lead / The case for rooting for KC / Tim Grunhard on the Chiefs

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Well the Dawgs did it again. They blew a double-digit lead and lost to Utah. This was supposed to be a huge season for the Dawgs, but thus far, it hasn't been great. How much of this falls on coaching? The easiest way for the Niners to get a win next Sunday is to shut down Mahomes who hasn't had to perform under pressure. Really though, we'd rather Kansas City wins this game. The curse of the Super Bowl loser is real, and obviously it would be preferable to see the Hawks' arch rivals fall apart after this game. With insight into the Chiefs, former KC center Tim Grunhard.

Jan 25 2020

40mins

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Rank #6: Softy and Dick H2 - Gregg Bell on the Hawks / Petros Papadakis / Textimonials

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Gregg Bell from The News Tribune joins us with the latest news on the Seattle Seahawks. We ask him the question we debated last hour; are the Hawks a better team this year than last year, or worse? Petros Papadakis discusses all manner of things happening in the Pac-12. Textimonials react to the first two hours of the show at 49451.

May 09 2019

41mins

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Rank #7: Softy and Dick H1 - Thoughts on UW quarterbacks / Which sports do you want back first?

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Softy and Dick dive into the expected battle for the Huskies at quarterback between Jacob Sirmon, Dylan Morris and Ethan Garbers. MLB, NHL and NBA are all trying to find ways to get back to play here soon. Which sport are you hoping can get back playing first?

May 29 2020

42mins

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Rank #8: Softy and Dick H1 - Who is Jesse Biddle? / Petros Papadakis: Petros' phone number / Warriors prefer Klay doesn't play

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Tonight, you can hear Game 3 of the NBA Finals right here in 950 KJR, but before that, the Sounders take on the Montreal Impact. All of that means a short show for us. The Mariners lose yet again last night, and it wasn't close. Softy settled in to watch the game, and as yet another reliever took to the mound he had one thought: "Who's Jesse Biddle?" The roster has turned over so much this year that it's hard to keep track of who's even on the roster anymore. Even if you follow the team for your job like we do, roster moves, trades, guys being optioned, DFA'ed; sometimes it slips past the radar. Jesse Biddle is 27. He's not the next big thing. So why is he here? Let's bring up some of our future guys and see what they have. Petros Papadakis gets moved up an hour today. He gives out his phone number on the show. The Warriors would prefer that Klay Thompson doesn't play tonight. It seems like it would still be best if he warmed up before the game to see how he felt. How many injuries can Golden State handle while still remaining the dominant team they've been?

Jun 05 2019

34mins

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Rank #9: Softy and Dick H2 - Predict the Pick: N'Keal Harry / Was Felix good enough? / Jon Wilner on the Pac-12 / Textimonials

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It's Pick #1 in our Predict the Pick contest, and N'Keal Harry is off the board. The M's beat the Angels last night and are now 6-1 on the season. Felix did well, but did he do well enough to prove anything this season? We're going to probably need to see at least another couple of outings like that to know for sure, but it is a good start. Jaylen Nowell has declared for the Draft, but could we see him back on the court for the Dawgs next season? We ask The San Jose Mercury News' Jon Wilner about that, plus what's going on with the UCLA coaching job? Textimonials on the Heritage Distilling Text Line react to Felix's pitching, and Russell Wilson's contract deadline.

Apr 03 2019

41mins

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Rank #10: Softy and Dick H2 - In Tod We Trust / Rick Neuheisel on all things Pac-12 football / Textimonials

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While Softy was away, the new Seattle hockey team announced Ron Francis as the new GM. We're feeling pretty good about the hire if for no other reason than Tod Leiweke selected him. Tod has done nothing but succeed everywhere he's gone, and in multiple sports. It's clear that Francis is going to get whatever it is he needs to win once this hockey team gets going. Wednesday is Pac-12 Media Day as we take another step toward football season. Softy and Dick will be in LA all day Wednesday. In the meantime, we're joined by Rick Neuheisel to talk some Husky and Pac-12 football. We get his thoughts on Jacob Eason, and what he expects to see from Justin Herbert and Oregon this season. Textimonials have suggestions for who to put on the mural at CenturyLink Field.

Jul 23 2019

41mins

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Rank #11: Softy and Dick H1 - Hugh Millen guest hosting / It's Russ' franchise / It was the logical next step / Mike Holmgren reacts

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Hugh Millen is in once again as Dick is still on vacation. After all the hype, the panic, the flurry of opinions on both sides, the debate is over and the question has been answered. Russell Wilson late last night announced (somewhat awkwardly) on Twitter that he has reached a deal with the Seahawks. It is, of course, the biggest deal in NFL history, demonstrating that this is in fact his franchise now. After all of the rumors, all of the things supposedly argued for, the most logical contract is what we got. This deal could have been done months ago, but it looks liek teh Seahawks won. What does longtime Seahawk coach Mike Holmgren think of all this? He weighs in with his thoughts. Softy says he feels some level of pride knowing that one of our guys is the highest paid guy in the league, knowing full well it is all about timing. Does anyone else feel that way?

Apr 17 2019

41mins

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Rank #12: 12th Man Postgame Show (Wild-Card Playoff Game against Dallas)!!!

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Dick Fain along with Softy and special guests Mike Holmgren and Curtis Crabtree break-down the Seahawks loss to the Dallas Cowboys in the wild-card round of the playoffs.

Jan 06 2019

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Rank #13: Softy and Dick H1 - Josh Gordon suspended / Pete Carroll's Monday presser / Opponent Audio Recap: Panthers

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News coming out this afternoon that Josh Gordon has been suspended for the sixth time by the NFL. The report indicates he's tested positive for performance enhancing substances, and substances of abuse. This is very likely the end of his season. How much will this impact the team? He's become a fairly reliable receiver, and his presence be missed on the field. To address this issue and a ton more, Pete Carroll addresses the media for his Monday press conference. Hawks win, so we've got an Opponent Audio Recap. Hear the Panthers Radio Network crew call the Seahawks win in Charlotte.

Dec 17 2019

38mins

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Rank #14: Softy and Dick H1 - New NBA team in Seattle? / Trying to keep it positive / Kevin Harlan / Bobby Jones from Italy

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More rumors have surfaced about an NBA owner looking to move to Seattle. Some in the sports worl dare already saying there will be no football, but why? There's absolutely no basis for it. We need to try to keep things positive, or at least not freak people out with unnecessary bad news. Kevin Harlan shares his own thoughts on how sports will proceed. Bobby Jones reports from Italy on what things are really like there.

Mar 28 2020

38mins

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Rank #15: Softy and Dick H2 - Hugh Millen drops by the VMAC for analysis after Day 1 of rookie minicamp

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It's a big day for all the new players trying to make the Seahawks roster in 2019. How did they look? Hugh Millen drops by for the hour to take a deep dive into the first looks at rookie minicamp.

May 04 2019

40mins

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Rank #16: Softy and Dick H1 - Husky Honks: Chris Petersen announces his resignation, Jimmy Lake named next UW head coach

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Every Tuesday at 3pm, it's the 20th year of the Husky Honks with Hugh Millen, Dick Baird, and Softy on 950 KJR presented by frost-brewed Coors Light; mountain cold refreshment, made to chill. Also sponsored by Star Rentals, the preferred supplier of the West's best contractors.

Dec 04 2019

40mins

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Rank #17: Softy and Dick H1 - Everything canceled: Sports world turned upside down / How are you holding up? / Bill Riley on Rudy Gobert

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It's been another turbulen tday in the worl dof sports, adn the world at large as coronavirus precautions shut down virtually all sporting events. It's a stressful time. How are you holding up? We don't often do this, but we give you the opportunity to call in and share your thoughts on all that's happening. Rudy Gobert tests positive for coronavirus after mocking the situation just two days earlier. With all that's happening with the Utah Jazz, ESPN 700 Salt Lake City's Bill Riley joins us.

Mar 13 2020

38mins

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Rank #18: Softy and Dick H1 - Pete Carroll's conversation with the media / Fact or Fiction: Green Bay / Opponent Audio Recap Part 1

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Pete Carroll kicks off the show with his Monday afternoon press conference going over the results of yesterday's game, and a look ahead as the team gets ready to face San Francisco next Monday. Will we see Quandre Diggs and/or Josh Gordon this week? Yesterday's game was intense, but the Hawks ultimately came away with a victory, this time in overtime following a missed field goal by Jason Myers that would have won it in regulation. Kickers have been a weak spot on this team the last couple of seasons, but this seems to be a problem across the NFL. There isn't much to e done about it right now, because there simply aren't any available. Tyler Lockett is run-of-the-mill no more, continuing to shine as the team's top receiver. There are still some serious questions about the defense, especially considering some of the big names the Hawks have acquired. The Packers are angry about yesterday's loss, and they're going to come out swinging. Take Green Bay against Carolina. It's the Fact or Fiction pick. There's so much great content in this week's Opponent Audio Recap that we've had to make it two segments. We finish out the first hour with Part 1, with Gene Deckerhoff and Dave Moore on the call on the Buccaneers Radio Network.

Nov 05 2019

38mins

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Rank #19: Softy and Dick H2 - Hugh Millen's minicamp thoughts continued / Petros Papadakis: 9am games, Thailand, phone number aftermath / Textimonials

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We spent a bunch of tim elast hour with Hugh Millen going over his early reactions from minicamp, but we haven't quite covered everything, so we spend one more segment going in-depth. Petros Papadakis weighs in on Jon Wilner's idea for 9am Pac-12 games, plus thoughts on Thailand (both yesterday's game, and the country as a vacation destination), and more. Textimonials at 49451 react to the show. ...And we're out. Time for the Stanley Cup Final Game 7.

Jun 13 2019

38mins

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Rank #20: Softy and Dick H1 - Apple Cup stress level / Pete Carroll's Monday presser / Fact or Fiction / Opponent Audio Recap

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Well, another loss for the Dawgs in a season that hasn't gone the way we all expected, at all. Now it's Apple Cup time, and the Huskies have had the Cougs' number for years, but in a down year for the Dawgs, could this be the year things change? Are we worried at all about the "fat, dumb, and happy, and entitled"? Does it even matter all that much? Obviously, you'd rather get a win than not, but the impact of this game compared to the last few years is much less important. On a brighter note, the Seahawks did get a win in Philly yesterday. Pete Carroll addresses the media following a great showing by the defense with injury updates and more. It's the final week of Fact or Fiction (and a short week at that). Softy makes his second-to-last pick. Here's what the aforementioned Seahawks win sounded like on Philadelphia radio. It's the Opponent Audio Recap as called by Merrill Reese and Mike Quick on 94 WIP.

Nov 26 2019

39mins

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