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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.

 

#169

Uncle Chutney and the Bubble Bunch

Conan talks to university graduate Lewis about bad dreams and how to introduce parents to comedy. Then, he chats with William from Anchorage about reluctant outdoorsmanship and whether Conan would be difficult to hunt.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

22 Jul 2021

33 MINS

33:39

22 Jul 2021


#168

Daniel Radcliffe

Actor Daniel Radcliffe feels cautiously optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Daniel sits down with Conan to talk about his comedy anthology series Miracle Workers, which role he’d play in the next Fast and Furious, and co-hosting the podcast Cunning Stunts with former Harry Potter stuntman David Holmes. Later, Conan and his team welcome David Hopping to fill in for Sona.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

19 Jul 2021

54 MINS

54:25

19 Jul 2021


#167

Maker's On The Rocks

Conan chats with Michael from Reno about being a ‘spirits educator’ and which fictional bar he’d go to (and who he would bring along).   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

15 Jul 2021

18 MINS

18:20

15 Jul 2021


#166

"Weird Al" Yankovic

Musical comedy legend "Weird Al" Yankovic feels figuratively tickled pink to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Weird Al sits down with Conan to talk about the Yankovic that inspired him to pick up the accordion, practicing comedy without punches, and forging his own trademark career in parody songwriting. Later, Conan and his team prepare for the imminent arrival of Sona’s twins.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

12 Jul 2021

57 MINS

57:13

12 Jul 2021


#165

Quoll-nan O’Brien

Conan talks to Brenna from Louisville, Colorado about herpetology and what kind of species Conan would want to be named after him.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

08 Jul 2021

19 MINS

19:43

08 Jul 2021


#164

Sean Penn

Actor Sean Penn feels relieved to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Sean sits down with Conan to discuss finding a balance between art and advocacy, the modern preoccupation with optics over empathy, and working with CORE to make positive change in the world. Later, Sona and Matt Gourley bring a Conan-centric dating app exchange to life.    See Sean Penn in his new film Flag Day, releasing August 20th.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

05 Jul 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:00

05 Jul 2021


#163

Pre Bottled Urine

Conan talks with copywriter Chloe about his happiest memory from the last year. Then he chats with Elizabeth about the new words he’s invented and his preferred pick-up lines.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

01 Jul 2021

30 MINS

30:28

01 Jul 2021


#162

Bill Burr Returns

Comedian Bill Burr feels honored to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Bill sits down with Conan to talk about the art of roasting, steering into shortcomings with character acting, his fandom for CHiPs and other 70s tv, and dog advice. Plus, Conan gives an update on his beach house situation 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. ... Read more

28 Jun 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:54

28 Jun 2021


#161

Dr. FUPA

Conan talks with pharmacist Kathy from Illinois about amusement park mishaps and what kind of drug Conan would be.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

24 Jun 2021

19 MINS

19:02

24 Jun 2021


#160

Desus & Mero

Desus Nice feels like a diversity hire about being Conan O’Brien’s friend; The Kid Mero feels semi-aroused about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Conan sits down with the hosts of Bodega Boys and Desus & Mero to talk about their new book God-Level Knowledge Darts: Life Lessons from the Bronx, the benefits of sporting their merch, and their beef with Jaleel White. Later, Conan and Sona go head to head with a Big Dick History quiz.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

21 Jun 2021

59 MINS

59:51

21 Jun 2021


#159

Conezone

Conan talks to Mohammad from Dublin about Conan’s go-to pump-up song if he were a DJ working a crowd. Then, he speaks with Leah from Michigan about what to do if trapped in a zoo.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

17 Jun 2021

29 MINS

29:36

17 Jun 2021


#158

Kathryn Hahn

Actress Kathryn Hahn feels like she’d be lying about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Kathryn sits down with Conan to talk about hamming it up in grade school theater, bringing iconic eras of TV back to life with Wandavision, and her earliest role as a child actor on Hickory Hideout. Later, Conan ponders how he may have ruined his own name 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. ... Read more

14 Jun 2021

59 MINS

59:23

14 Jun 2021


#157

Energeeza

Conan talks to Jenna from Boulder about his favorite conspiracy theories. Then, he describes his dream history museum exhibit while chatting with energy lawyer Jenny.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

10 Jun 2021

29 MINS

29:25

10 Jun 2021


#156

John Krasinski

Actor/director John Krasinski feels effervescent about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   John sits down with Conan to talk about going from an intern at Late Night to a megastar as Jim on The Office, favorite bits out of Boston, and the parallels between his new film A Quiet Place Part II and the tumultuous year of pandemic. Plus, Conan puts his vocal skills to the test with a wartime edition of Sound Effects Theater.     Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

07 Jun 2021

56 MINS

56:26

07 Jun 2021


#155

Sasha And The Massive Tea Cup

Conan talks with Sasha from Kiev about new and exciting video game ideas, Sasha’s 7-month Dungeons & Dragons campaign, and the weirdest jobs he and his team have ever worked at.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

03 Jun 2021

25 MINS

25:14

03 Jun 2021


#154

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama feels ambivalent about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   The 44th President of the United States sits down with Conan to discuss making the decision to enter public service, his lifelong love of writing and latest book A Promised Land, why it’s not as hard as it looks to be funny as the president, and persevering with optimism in the 21st century.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

31 May 2021

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:04

31 May 2021


#153

Don’t Sit Down on Wet Grass

Conan hears a diary excerpt from Katelyn at CalTech and shares some of his superstitions. Then he talks with Farhan at NYU about pursuing a career photographing comedy.     Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

27 May 2021

32 MINS

32:19

27 May 2021


#152

Tracee Ellis Ross

Actress, producer, and entrepreneur Tracee Ellis Ross feels really strange, excited, a little squirrelly about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Tracee sits down with Conan to talk about getting the wiggles out, the characters that have developed out of her love of fashion, exploring questions of identity and race with Black-ish, and more. Plus, producer Matt Gourley shares the origin of his H. R. Giger obsession.     Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

24 May 2021

58 MINS

58:23

24 May 2021


#151

Beef Stock Bouillon Broth

Conan talks with caller Andrew about the importance of colorizing your home and the pleasures of a good soak. Then he speaks with Chelby in Brooklyn about vision boards and being more confident on stage.     Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

20 May 2021

22 MINS

22:23

20 May 2021


#150

Jake Tapper

Journalist and author Jake Tapper feels cromulent about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Jake sits down with Conan to talk about hanging out with the Eisenhower sisters, journalistic credibility (in superhero films), and exploring dark Hollywood in his new novel The Devil May Dance. Plus, Conan and his team consider the question of unseasonable horniness in response to a listener’s voicemail.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

17 May 2021

59 MINS

59:49

17 May 2021


#149

Avery Blaze

Conan talks with Pauline from Sacramento to get professional style tips and to offer advice he’d give to help a friend out of a breakup slump.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

13 May 2021

20 MINS

20:39

13 May 2021


#148

Seth Rogen

Actor, comedian, and writer Seth Rogen feels fantastic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Seth sits down with Conan to talk about getting started in comedy writing jokes for a mohel, close encounter with Nic Cage and George Lucas, and incredible pornographic discoveries. Later, Conan enlists his team in an attempt to showcase his vocal sound effects.   Check out Seth's new book Yearbook here.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

10 May 2021

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:31

10 May 2021


#147

Fruit, There It Is

Conan discusses which cereal mascot he could take in a fight while speaking with Maggie from New Hampshire. Then he’s introduced to a very cute bunny and the idea of transforming a house into a cafe while talking to Keri from Pennsylvania. ... Read more

06 May 2021

25 MINS

25:07

06 May 2021


#146

Eric Andre

Comedian Eric Andre is Conan O’Brien’s friend, and he feels titillated by that.   Eric sits down with Conan to talk about showcasing unity and an uplifting spirit with his new film Bad Trip, how street pranks can bring out the best of humanity, and the ways in which performing comedy can mess with one’s head. Later, Conan gives us live updates on his reaction to his second vaccine shot.    Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

03 May 2021

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:24

03 May 2021


#145

Fiki’s Gambit

Conan talks to Andrew from Ohio about dairy farming and opening a Conan-themed amusement park. Next, he learns a bit about chess and cursed mugs while speaking with student Fiki.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

29 Apr 2021

25 MINS

25:35

29 Apr 2021


#144

JB Smoove Returns

JB Smoove feels optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend, and Miles Grose feels awkward about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   JB and Miles join Conan to talk about their new podcast May I Elaborate? Daily Wisdom from JB Smoove, using “profounity,” and aphorisms to help Conan appreciate his unique packaging. Plus, Conan and his crew check out fan-made art and a theme song for his conceptual Whirligig film.    Listen to May I Elaborate here. ... Read more

26 Apr 2021

53 MINS

53:27

26 Apr 2021


#143

The Student Has Become The Master

Conan talks with Merin from Mexico City about the best places to go sightseeing. Then he gives advice on a pastor’s sock puppet problem while speaking with Ricky from El Paso.     Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

22 Apr 2021

24 MINS

24:50

22 Apr 2021


#142

Abbi Jacobson

Writer, comedian, and actress Abbi Jacobson feels scrumptious about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Abbi sits down with Conan to talk about hitting the mainstream with the webseries-turned-sitcom Broad City, exchanging letters with Tom Hanks, and highlights from her experiences working on her latest movie The Mitchells vs. the Machines and the upcoming reboot of A League of Their Own. Plus, Conan and his team consider the health impact of binge-listening to the podcast on another edition of Reviewing the Reviewers. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

19 Apr 2021

54 MINS

54:36

19 Apr 2021


#141

Fanhausen

On the very first Conan O’Brien Needs a Fan, Conan talks with minor league pro wrestler Donovan about his Conan-inspired wrestling persona. Then, Conan speaks on intrusive mothers and always being himself during a call with Leigh-Anne from Toronto.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

15 Apr 2021

24 MINS

24:59

15 Apr 2021