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Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend podcast

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

After 25 years at the Late Night desk, Conan realized that the only people at his holiday party are the men and women who work for him. Over the years and despite thousands of interviews, Conan has never made a real and lasting friendship with any of his celebrity guests. So, he started a podcast to do just that.Deeper, unboundedly playful, and free from FCC regulations, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend is a weekly opportunity for Conan to hang out with the people he enjoys most and perhaps find some real friendship along the way.

After 25 years at the Late Night desk, Conan realized that the only people at his holiday party are the men and women who work for him. Over the years and despite thousands of interviews, Conan has never made a real and lasting friendship with any of his celebrity guests. So, he started a podcast to do just that.Deeper, unboundedly playful, and free from FCC regulations, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend is a weekly opportunity for Conan to hang out with the people he enjoys most and perhaps find some real friendship along the way.

 

#208

Trapped and Neutered

Conan chats with Emily from Kentucky about studying clinical psychology and working with a trap-neuter-release nonprofit for cats.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here:  [TeamCoco.com/CallConan] (https://www.earwolf.com/episode/pharmacies-and-fast-food-in-cairo/TeamCoco.com/CallConan) ... Read more

25 Nov 2021

23 MINS

23:39

25 Nov 2021


#207

John Lithgow

Actor John Lithgow is already Conan O’Brien’s friend.   John sits down with Conan to discuss his favorite sketches from collaborating together during SNL, the inconveniences of being tall, and select excerpts from his new book A Confederacy of Dumptys: Portraits of American Scoundrels in Verse. Later, Conan welcomes back Matt Gourley during his State of the Podcast address.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit  [TeamCoco.com] (https://www.earwolf.com/episode/w-kamau-bell-3/TeamCoco.com) . ... Read more

22 Nov 2021

57 MINS

57:24

22 Nov 2021


#206

Thinking About Stew

Conan talks to Brittany from Buffalo, NY about working as a skydiving instructor and whether Conan would be able to keep it together on a dive.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: [TeamCoco.com/CallConan] (TeamCoco.com/CallConan) ... Read more

18 Nov 2021

20 MINS

20:14

18 Nov 2021


#205

Howie Mandel

Comedian and actor Howie Mandel feels fantastic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Howie sits down with Conan to talk about why one must own a bidet, his very first onstage experience, and his podcast [Howie Mandel Does Stuff] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/howie-mandel-does-stuff-podcast/id1555137542) . Plus, an exclusive bonus edition of Big Dick History, live from the Wiltern Theatre!   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit  [TeamCoco.com] (https://www.earwolf.com/episode/w-kamau-bell-3/TeamCoco.com) . ... Read more

15 Nov 2021

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:22

15 Nov 2021


#204

Pharmacies and Fast Food in Cairo

Conan speaks with Nariman from Cairo about tanning, Egyptian fast food, and dealing with post-pandemic anxiety.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here:  [TeamCoco.com/CallConan] (TeamCoco.com/CallConan) ... Read more

11 Nov 2021

24 MINS

24:18

11 Nov 2021


#203

Live with Will Arnett at the Wiltern Theatre

Actor Will Arnett feels absolutely ecstatic about being Conan O'Brien's friend.  Live from the Wiltern Theatre, Conan is joined by Will Arnett to talk about having the best voice in show business, portraying GOB on Arrested Development, and what made Norm Macdonald the gold standard in comedy. Plus, Conan takes live voicemails about his celebrity emergency contact, working through a breakup, and more. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit  [TeamCoco.com] (https://www.earwolf.com/episode/w-kamau-bell-3/TeamCoco.com) . ... Read more

10 Nov 2021

1 HR 29 MINS

1:29:30

10 Nov 2021


#202

Rachel Dratch

Actress, comedian, and writer Rachel Dratch feels overly excited about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Rachel sits down with Conan to discuss the Debbie Downers that live inside us all, embarrassing odd jobs, and spoofing the Hallmark Christmas genre with Rachel’s new film A Clüsterfünke Christmas. Later, Conan responds to a listener voicemail asking what musical instrument he would like to be.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit  [TeamCoco.com] (https://www.earwolf.com/episode/w-kamau-bell-3/TeamCoco.com) . ... Read more

08 Nov 2021

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:28

08 Nov 2021


#201

Karaoke Tribal Law

Conan speaks with Marcus from Kamloops, British Columbia about his work as a land assessor and Conan’s mysterious improv technique.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here:  [TeamCoco.com/CallConan] (http://teamcoco.com/CallConan) ... Read more

04 Nov 2021

19 MINS

19:17

04 Nov 2021


#200

Elvis Costello

Singer-songwriter Elvis Costello feels splendiferous about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Elvis sits down with Conan to talk about his new Audible original How to Play the Guitar and Y, the worst chord in existence, finding the right guitar, and why making mistakes is just as important as learning out of a book. Later, Conan considers a wide array of possible Conan-themed product lines as he and his team Review the Reviewers.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit  [TeamCoco.com] (TeamCoco.com) . ... Read more

01 Nov 2021

1 HR 24 MINS

1:24:14

01 Nov 2021


#199

Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell

Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell join Conan to discuss the upcoming third season of Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast while they share favorite bits from the early days of Late Night and test Conan’s memories of sketches long gone by.     Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here:  [TeamCoco.com/CallConan] (http://teamcoco.com/CallConan) ... Read more

28 Oct 2021

41 MINS

41:55

28 Oct 2021


#198

Daniel Sloss

Comedian, actor, and writer Daniel Sloss feels privileged about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Conan sits down with Daniel to chat about the importance of swearing, why being alone isn’t as bad as we’re taught to think, and his new book [Everyone You Hate Is Going to Die] (https://danielsloss.com/book/) . Later, Conan lays down the law with his team over their terrible misbehavior.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit  [TeamCoco.com] (https://www.earwolf.com/episode/w-kamau-bell-3/TeamCoco.com) . ... Read more

25 Oct 2021

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:52

25 Oct 2021


#197

A Belgian In France

Conan chats with Manu from Nassigny, France about renovating a small-town Airbnb in the country's geographical center.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here:  [TeamCoco.com/CallConan] (http://teamcoco.com/CallConan) ... Read more

21 Oct 2021

17 MINS

17:34

21 Oct 2021


#196

Simon Rich

Writer and humorist Simon Rich feels extremely grateful about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Conan sits down with Simon to discuss writing affable villains, choosing colleges courses for their comedic premises, and the inspiration behind the hilarious stories in Simon’s latest book New Teeth. Plus, Sona seeks advice for a child-rearing quandary as she makes a welcome return to the team. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

18 Oct 2021

53 MINS

53:18

18 Oct 2021


#195

Hometown Dermatologist

Conan talks to dermatologist Tim from his very own hometown of Brookline, MA about getting a full body exam and whether Conan would be tasty if consumed.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here:  [TeamCoco.com/CallConan] (http://teamcoco.com/CallConan) ... Read more

14 Oct 2021

19 MINS

19:30

14 Oct 2021


#194

Jake Gyllenhaal

  Actor Jake Gyllenhaal feels so many things about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Jake sits down with Conan to talk about kindness in entertainment, shooting his new film The Guilty on a contained set, and why performance is so integral in maintaining mental health. Plus, Conan and Sona offer words of encouragement to Matt Gourley as he prepares for impending parenthood.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit  [TeamCoco.com] (https://www.earwolf.com/episode/w-kamau-bell-3/TeamCoco.com) . ... Read more

11 Oct 2021

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:39

11 Oct 2021


#193

The Looming Comedian

Conan talks to obituary writer Kitty to better understand how he’ll be remembered after he’s dead.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here:  [TeamCoco.com/CallConan] (http://TeamCoco.com/CallConan) ... Read more

07 Oct 2021

19 MINS

19:58

07 Oct 2021


#192

Anderson Cooper

Journalist and news anchor Anderson Cooper feels kind of thrilled that he can be considered Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Anderson sits down with Conan to discuss the time they were boondoggled in South France, his thoughts on the modern news anchor, becoming a father, and researching his new book Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty. Later, Conan responds to a listener's voicemail about his resemblance to a certain Harry Potter character.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit  [TeamCoco.com] (https://www.earwolf.com/episode/w-kamau-bell-3/TeamCoco.com) . ... Read more

04 Oct 2021

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:49

04 Oct 2021


#191

The Dungeonmaster

Conan talks to Turner from Austin, TX about the work that goes into being a quality D&D Dungeon Master and whether or not he could take Stephen Colbert in a LARP fight.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

30 Sep 2021

20 MINS

20:28

30 Sep 2021


#190

Tiffany Haddish

Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish feels amazing about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Tiffany sits down with Conan to chat about the life-saving power to make others laugh, why success is the best revenge, and phone sex hotline coaching. Plus, Engineer Sam debuts a new gadget to help keep Conan on track during the show.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit  [TeamCoco.com] (https://www.earwolf.com/episode/w-kamau-bell-3/TeamCoco.com) . ... Read more

27 Sep 2021

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:06

27 Sep 2021


#189

Roller Girl

Conan talks to Rose from Tennessee about the roller derby scene and her professional life as an exterminator. Plus, Conan shares which historical figure he’d like to be murdered by. Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here:  [TeamCoco.com/CallConan] (https://www.earwolf.com/episode/fruit-there-it-is/TeamCoco.com/CallConan) ... Read more

23 Sep 2021

20 MINS

20:14

23 Sep 2021


#188

Melissa McCarthy

Actor, comedian, and producer Melissa McCarthy feels just delightful about being Conan O’Brien’s best friend. Melissa sits down with Conan to chat about getting her start in stand-up and at The Groundlings, catapulting to stardom with Bridesmaids, and producing the Netflix documentary Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed. Later, Conan receives a visual update from tattoo artist Kristina. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit [TeamCoco.com] (https://www.earwolf.com/episode/w-kamau-bell-3/TeamCoco.com) . ... Read more

20 Sep 2021

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:28

20 Sep 2021


#187

New Team Coco Podcast!

The Conan podcast universe just got a little bigger with Parks and Recollection, the definitive Parks and Recreation recap podcast hosted by Rob Lowe and Alan Yang—and your pal Conan is here to share a little tid-bit! ... Read more

17 Sep 2021

05 MINS

05:57

17 Sep 2021


#186

Conan Talks About Norm Macdonald

Conan, Andy Richter, and longtime show producer Frank Smiley sit down to pay tribute to and discuss the legacy of Norm Macdonald - from his first stand-up appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in 1993 to Norm's infamous Moth joke and the story behind it. Conan wants to try and answer the question: who was this completely original genius and how was he so insanely funny? ... Read more

16 Sep 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:27

16 Sep 2021


#185

A.T.O.S

Conan talks to author Megan about the rules of writing children’s books. Then, he speaks with Christian from San Diego about the best lock-picking tools available. Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: [TeamCoco.com/CallConan] (https://www.earwolf.com/episode/fruit-there-it-is/TeamCoco.com/CallConan) ... Read more

16 Sep 2021

27 MINS

27:07

16 Sep 2021


#184

Alan Yang

Writer/director/producer Alan Yang feels like he’s weirdly fulfilling a childhood dream-thing about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Alan sits down with Conan to discuss writing for the full span of Parks and Recreation, growing up the son of Taiwanese immigrants, and unexpectedly introducing certain catchphrases into the popular lexicon. Later, Conan peers into the inner mechanisms of TikTok fame as achieved by his assistant David Hopping. Check out Alan's new podcast Parks and Recollection [here] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/parks-and-recollection/id1583327243) . Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit [TeamCoco.com] (https://www.earwolf.com/episode/w-kamau-bell-3/TeamCoco.com) . ... Read more

13 Sep 2021

57 MINS

57:48

13 Sep 2021


#183

Whip It Well

Conan talks with opera singer Kyle to learn techniques for improving his singing (and speaking) voice. Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: [TeamCoco.com/CallConan] (https://www.earwolf.com/episode/fruit-there-it-is/TeamCoco.com/CallConan) ... Read more

09 Sep 2021

21 MINS

21:16

09 Sep 2021


#182

Kristen Schaal

Actor and comedian Kristen Schaal feels relieved about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Kristen sits down with Conan to talk about growing up on a rural farm, what happens after we die and go to heaven, and managing self-expectations. Plus, Conan inquires with his team about the fine art of TikTok-ery. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit [TeamCoco.com] (https://www.earwolf.com/episode/w-kamau-bell-3/TeamCoco.com) . ... Read more

06 Sep 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:47

06 Sep 2021


#181

A Cobb Salad For The Lady

Conan talks with Mary Anna from North Carolina about his absolute worst dating experience. Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: [TeamCoco.com/CallConan] (https://www.earwolf.com/episode/fruit-there-it-is/TeamCoco.com/CallConan) ... Read more

02 Sep 2021

21 MINS

21:41

02 Sep 2021