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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.

 

#227

An American In Scotland

Conan speaks with Mimi in South Queensferry, Scotland about the town’s history of witch hunts and her work in conservation geography.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here:  [TeamCoco.com/CallConan] (http://TeamCoco.com/CallConan) ... Read more

27 Jan 2022

19 MINS

19:09

27 Jan 2022


#226

Patton Oswalt & Meredith Salenger

Comedian Patton Oswalt feels 100% not embarrassed about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Actress Meredith Salenger feels so blessed about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Patton and Meredith sit down with Conan to talk about how they met, odd encounters with Orson Welles, their podcast Did You Get My Text?, and hunting for impossible snacks. Later, Conan helps Sona and Matt prepare for their children's eventual betrothal to one another.   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

24 Jan 2022

57 MINS

57:59

24 Jan 2022


#225

Dating Your Family In Iceland

Conan talks with Bjarki from Reykjavik about life in Iceland and how it could be improved by Conan’s despotic rule.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here:  [TeamCoco.com/CallConan] (http://TeamCoco.com/CallConan) ... Read more

20 Jan 2022

21 MINS

21:43

20 Jan 2022


#224

Bowen Yang

Comedian Bowen Yang feels dissociative about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Bowen sits down with Conan to discuss SNL-induced dread, putting together the iconic Iceberg skit, touchy interview subjects, and why it’s impossible to write a sketch in advance. Later, Matt Gourley struggles to announce the new season of Sona’s web series [Sona Fixes Your Life] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoZrI8VBQ0g) .    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

17 Jan 2022

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:54

17 Jan 2022


#223

The Fiddler And The Ski Mall

Conan speaks with Jesse at the World Expo in Dubai about playing rock violin and which musical act Conan would play lead guitar for if given the opportunity.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here:  [TeamCoco.com/CallConan] (http://teamcoco.com/CallConan) ... Read more

13 Jan 2022

17 MINS

17:24

13 Jan 2022


#222

Zach Galifianakis Returns

Comedian Zach Galifianakis feels…sincere about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Zach sits down with Conan once again to discuss comedy bits to do in a restaurant, cultivating a certain kind of rudeness, and little-known historical facts. Later, Matt Gourley seeks Conan’s guidance on raising a red-headed child.   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 Jan 2022

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:53

10 Jan 2022


#221

Skull Soup

Conan chats with Phil in Fall River, MA about working in the Lizzie Borden house and how Conan would solve the murder once and for all.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here:  [TeamCoco.com/CallConan] (http://teamcoco.com/CallConan) ... Read more

06 Jan 2022

20 MINS

20:00

06 Jan 2022


#220

Chris Redd

Comedian Chris Redd feels lucky as a motherf*cker to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Chris sits down with Conan to talk about escaping his hometown, how rap trained him for stand-up comedy, getting iced out by Kanye, and never forgetting what it's like to struggle. Plus, Conan and his team respond to a listener voicemail about Conan’s Miracle Voice.   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

03 Jan 2022

59 MINS

59:03

03 Jan 2022


#219

C.U.T.I.E.

Conan speaks with roboticist Abhijeet about improving people’s lives with robots and his robot companion C.U.T.I.E.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here:  [TeamCoco.com/CallConan] (http://teamcoco.com/CallConan) ... Read more

30 Dec 2021

22 MINS

22:24

30 Dec 2021


#218

Kieran Culkin

Actor Kieran Culkin feels like goal-achieved to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Kieran sits down with Conan to discuss fulfilling a dream of hosting SNL, playing extravagant wealth as Roman Roy on Succession, and picking roles based on location. Plus, Conan takes a moment to exercise his New York grit.   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 Dec 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:53

27 Dec 2021


#217

A Lesson In Provinces

Conan talks with criminal defense lawyer Anny about how he would do on the stand and which historical crime he would go back and commit properly.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here:  [TeamCoco.com/CallConan] (http://teamcoco.com/CallConan) ... Read more

23 Dec 2021

19 MINS

19:22

23 Dec 2021


#216

Jim Gaffigan Returns

Comedian Jim Gaffigan feels ecstatic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Jim returns to the show to sit down once again with Conan to discuss very American opinions, Conan’s worst guest ever, holiday traditions, and his new special Jim Gaffigan: Comedy Monster. Later, Conan comes to grips with his terrible taste in Christmas decorations.   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 Dec 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:51

20 Dec 2021


#215

Turner Classic Wine Club

Conan speaks with dental hygienist Chrissy from Baltimore about listening to the podcast while she runs and silent movie-themed wine.   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

16 Dec 2021

18 MINS

18:24

16 Dec 2021


#214

Quentin Tarantino

Screenwriter and director Quentin Tarantino feels trepidatious about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Quentin sits down with Conan to discuss drawing influences from iconic 1970s television, going deeper into the story of Rick Dalton with the novelization of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, his favorite Burt Reynolds story, and much 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

15 Dec 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:30

15 Dec 2021


#213

Will Forte

Actor and writer Will Forte feels honored about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Will sits down with Conan to discuss getting married and becoming a father, overcoming “writer’s brain” during his time on SNL, reviving MacGruber with the new Peacock series, and teaming up with Val Kilmer to get on The Amazing Race. Later, Conan gives his cool-guy persona another honest attempt.   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 Dec 2021

59 MINS

59:36

13 Dec 2021


#212

The Professional Patient

Conan talks to Katie from Virginia about her work as a standardized patient and to test his reaction to receiving bad medical news.   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

09 Dec 2021

23 MINS

23:11

09 Dec 2021


#211

Lea DeLaria

Comedian, musician, and actress Lea DeLaria is gagging to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Lea sits down with Conan to talk about bursting onto the standup scene in the early 80s, coming out at an early age and the importance of finding one’s space, her upcoming film Potato Dreams of America, and working to preserve the last lesbian bars in the country with The Lesbian Bar Project. Later, Conan gets feedback from his team about his brand new headshot.   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 Dec 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:11

06 Dec 2021


#210

Kidditch Camp

Conan speaks with architect Erik from Milwaukee about designing summer camps and the torture chambers that Conan and his team would design for one another. 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

02 Dec 2021

17 MINS

17:44

02 Dec 2021


#209

Ellie Kemper

Actress Ellie Kemper feels thrilled about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Ellie sits down with Conan to talk about mining sincerity for comedy while starring in The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Conan’s rowdy relationship with her husband Michael, and her upcoming film Home Sweet Home Alone. Later, Conan responds to a listener voicemail asking which animal he would give birth to.   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

29 Nov 2021

57 MINS

57:49

29 Nov 2021


#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