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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.

 

#340

Name Name

  Conan talks to Anna in Bangkok about how to get her mom to stop yelling across the house, the most popular names in Thailand, and what it would be like to bring Conan to a ping pong show. ... Read more

02 Feb 2023

19 MINS

19:33

02 Feb 2023


#339

Vir Das

Comedian Vir Das feels unique about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Vir sits down with Conan to discuss faking appendicitis as a child, the first laugh he ever got on stage, the controversy over his “Two Indias” monologue, and his new special Vir Das: Landing. Later, Sona and David Hopping recount their adventures visiting every single Friends filming location. ... Read more

30 Jan 2023

58 MINS

58:42

30 Jan 2023


#338

Underground Museum Coffee

Conan chats with Simon from Slovenia about his favorite specialty coffee shop and its unusual location. ... Read more

26 Jan 2023

15 MINS

15:59

26 Jan 2023


#337

Timothy Olyphant Returns

Timothy Olyphant feels splendiferous about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Timothy and Conan sit down once more to discuss their unique friendship, being shot at in New Orleans while filming Justified: City Primeval, and a possible new talk show featuring the two of them. ... Read more

23 Jan 2023

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:31

23 Jan 2023


#336

C.S.I. Kansas City

Conan talks to Allan in Missouri about working as a crime scene investigator, surprising scenes she’s investigated, and which of Conan’s team would make the most skilled investigator. ... Read more

19 Jan 2023

30 MINS

30:07

19 Jan 2023


#335

Ramy Youssef

Actor, writer, and comedian Ramy Youssef feels the inevitability of God coming into our lives about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Ramy sits down with Conan to discuss sharing personal history with castmates on his Hulu comedy series Ramy, the universal concept of “refinancing” with God, and filming in the West Bank. Plus, a bacteria sharing Conan’s name inspires debate over Conan and his team’s relative celebrity status. ... Read more

16 Jan 2023

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:09

16 Jan 2023


#334

Red Ass-fault

Conan chats with Carles about working as a video game designer and what drag persona Conan would create for himself. ... Read more

12 Jan 2023

23 MINS

23:05

12 Jan 2023


#333

Bryan Cranston Returns

Actor Bryan Cranston feels stimulated about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Bryan sits down with Conan once more to dive into the details of his wild first sexual encounter in Salzburg, transitioning from physical comedy in Malcolm in the Middle to the high-stakes drama of Breaking Bad, how kindness and hard work are the key to a satisfying career, and the upcoming season 2 of Your Honor. Plus, Conan regretfully comes to terms with how Joop! cologne has impacted his life. ... Read more

09 Jan 2023

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:33

09 Jan 2023


#332

Klingons and Cowboys

Conan speaks with Jill from Vulcan, Alberta about growing wetland plants in a commercial greenhouse, fainting goats, and what Conan would name a wetland species of his own discovering. ... Read more

05 Jan 2023

22 MINS

22:12

05 Jan 2023


#331

Penn Badgley

Actor Penn Badgley feels the dull echo of imposter syndrome about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.Penn sits down with Conan to discuss his journey to Hollywood as a child actor, the value of educating yourself, and THAT scene from his Netflix series YOU. Conan shares his love of Gossip Girl and pitches an alternate version as a sketch. Stick around for the end, where Conan and the team try on Tracy Morgan's favorite cologne. ... Read more

02 Jan 2023

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:23

02 Jan 2023


#330

Undercover Rabbi

Conan talks to David from New Rochelle, NY about being a congregational rabbi and what a clergy team meeting with Conan and the chums would look like. ... Read more

29 Dec 2022

24 MINS

24:34

29 Dec 2022


#329

Ed Helms

Actor and comedian Ed Helms feels humbled about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Ed sits down with Conan to chat about the real-life Andy Bernard, learning the banjo, and exploring history’s greatest screwups with his podcast SNAFU. Plus, Conan and his team read a review of the podcast written by an AI. ... Read more

26 Dec 2022

58 MINS

58:10

26 Dec 2022


#328

Ashley Flowers from Crime Junkie

In this special episode of Conan O’Brien IS a Fan, Conan sits down with Ashley Flowers of the podcast Crime Junkie to discuss what got her into true crime, why LA is the place to be for the genre, and her novel All Good People Here. ... Read more

22 Dec 2022

17 MINS

17:05

22 Dec 2022


#327

Michelle Obama Returns Again

Former First Lady Michelle Obama feels less cautious about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Michelle returns to sit down with Conan once more to discuss her new book The Light We Carry, developing tools to deal with anxiety, the importance of working with one’s hands, and preparing for the empty nest. ... Read more

19 Dec 2022

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:45

19 Dec 2022


#326

Welcome to the Jungle

Conan chats with Jackie from Ontario about working at the Toronto Humane Society, studying baboons, and tricks to get your cat to love you. ... Read more

15 Dec 2022

19 MINS

19:57

15 Dec 2022


#325

Randall Park

Actor Randall Park feels neither here nor there about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Randall sits down with Conan to discuss coming out as an actor to his parents, honing his comedic talents in workplace training videos, and his new show Blockbuster. Plus, Conan helps his team come up with age-appropriate toy ideas for their kids. ... Read more

12 Dec 2022

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:42

12 Dec 2022


#324

The Thing

Conan talks to Alexandra about being a janitor in Antarctica, traveling the world, and which Disney Princess Conan identifies with the most.     ... Read more

08 Dec 2022

22 MINS

22:07

08 Dec 2022


#323

Lizzy Caplan

Actress Lizzy Caplan feels confused about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Lizzy sits down with Conan to talk about being well-positioned geographically, her new show Fleishman Is in Trouble, and the abandonment issues that come along with a career in acting. Later, Conan takes engineer Eduardo to task about distractions in the workplace. ... Read more

05 Dec 2022

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:20

05 Dec 2022


#322

Party In My Mouth

Conan chats with Visa from Finland about coffee, the sauna, and playing in a metal band.     ... Read more

01 Dec 2022

22 MINS

22:16

01 Dec 2022


#321

Stephen Colbert Live at the Beacon Theater

Stephen Colbert feels put upon about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Stephen sits down with Conan live at the Beacon Theater to discuss dalliances in Italy, playing the egomaniac, and visiting an airbase in northern Greenland. Plus, Conan answers audience questions about being a lumberjack, his favorite sounds, what he’d put in his museum, and more.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit  [TeamCoco.com] (https://teamcoco.com/) .   ... Read more

28 Nov 2022

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:30

28 Nov 2022