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Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

368 episodes - English - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 47.7K ratings

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.

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Episodes

Tig Notaro Returns

May 23, 2022 04:00 - 1 hour - 161 MB

  Tig Notaro feels gay about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Tig sits down with Conan once again to discuss which of her kids she thinks is going into comedy, favorite jokes and pranks, and her inability to identify celebrities. Plus, Conan and his team issue an inaugural broadcast from their brand new podcast space.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Shawshank O’Brien

May 19, 2022 04:00 - 16 minutes - 30.3 MB

Conan talks with Walt in North Carolina about what it’s like to work on death row and how Conan would fare as a prison warden.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Live With Bill Hader At The Wiltern Theater

May 18, 2022 04:00 - 1 hour - 189 MB

Bill Hader joins Conan live at the Wiltern Theater to talk about the first time he met Arnold Schwarzenegger, bits that never die, and coping with anxiety. Plus, Conan and his team take audience questions about how Conan would break into the industry today, moments that make them glad to be alive, and more.     Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Elle Fanning

May 16, 2022 04:00 - 1 hour - 150 MB

Actress Elle Fanning feels honored about being Conan O’Brien’s pretty good friend.   Elle and Conan sit down to discuss taking liberties with history on The Great, famous relatives, and her new drama miniseries The Girl from Plainville. Plus, Conan recounts his pre-late night success with his boy band during the State of the Podcast.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

The Stressed Pelvis

May 12, 2022 04:00 - 27 minutes - 63.3 MB

Conan talks to Lindsay from Halifax about her work with sensory deprivation chambers and Conan’s personal meditation practice.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Paul F. Tompkins

May 09, 2022 04:00 - 1 hour - 140 MB

Comedian Paul F. Tompkins feels cautiously optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Paul sits down with Conan to discuss getting started in one of the hardest cities for stand-up comedy, the origin behind his trademark gentleman’s wear, and his live variety show Varietopia. Later, Conan muses at the list of books purchased on his stolen Kindle.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

The Body Man

May 05, 2022 04:00 - 24 minutes - 55.3 MB

Conan chats with Tyler from Mississippi Mills about being a bus driver, feeling unsafe on the job, and what disses Conan would sling at his younger self.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

John Mulaney Returns

May 02, 2022 04:00 - 1 hour - 160 MB

Comedian John Mulaney feels irregardless about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   John sits down with Conan once again to discuss what goes into crafting an SNL monologue, putting all of himself into his new special From Scratch, and seeing the world through the eyes of his son.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Melissa and the Cherry Wood Hand

April 28, 2022 04:00 - 20 minutes - 18.4 MB

Conan chats with Melissa from Detroit about risking life and limb building picture frames and what to do with the scrap wood left over.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Molly Shannon

April 25, 2022 04:00 - 1 hour - 60.9 MB

Actress Molly Shannon feels proud to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Molly sits down with Conan to talk about being a child stowaway, the reckless physicality of Mary Katherine Gallagher, and her new memoir Hello, Molly! Later, Matt Gourley shares comments from a lustful thread on the Conan subreddit.     Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

The Emotional Health of My Don Johnson

April 21, 2022 04:00 - 23 minutes - 21.7 MB

Conan talks to Chris from Wilmette, IL about working as a North Pole expedition guide and whether Conan could handle life in the Arctic.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Stephen Merchant

April 18, 2022 04:00 - 1 hour - 55.4 MB

Comedian, writer, and director Stephen Merchant feels overqualified about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Stephen sits down with Conan to discuss his outrageous height, finding the right showrunner for the American version of The Office, getting to work alongside legends like David Bowie and Christopher Walken, and his newest series The Outlaws. Later, Conan wonders how to capitalize on his natural appeal to kids when he and his team Review the Reviewers.   Got a question for Conan? Call...

Gonzo's Nose

April 14, 2022 04:00 - 28 minutes - 26 MB

Conan speaks with Emma about her work making leather bondage harnesses and the wonderful world of custom sex gear.     Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Nick Offerman Returns

April 11, 2022 04:00 - 1 hour - 59.5 MB

Nick Offerman feels earnestly grateful about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Nick sits down with Conan once more to discuss processing feelings of intense jealousy, pitching his new book Where the Deer and the Antelope Play on its own merits, why creating things is critical to overall health, and his Substack column Donkey Thoughts. Later, the gang reunites in person for the first time in years.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour da...

The High Priestess

April 07, 2022 04:00 - 22 minutes - 20.5 MB

Conan consults with tarot reader Patti to receive his very own personalized fortune.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Aimee Mann

April 04, 2022 04:00 - 57 minutes - 52.5 MB

Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann feels apprehensive about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Aimee sits down with Conan to discuss her tumultuous childhood, early days on the scene with her band The Young Snakes, and the importance of being able to say what you think and feel. Plus, Team Coco’s own gossip expert Solomon Georgio shares some hot historical goss dating all the way back to 1892. Check out The Juice with Solomon Georgio here.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451...

Rest In Pee Wee

March 31, 2022 04:00 - 19 minutes - 17.8 MB

Conan speaks with Maureen from Michigan about working as a taxidermist and how and where she would pose a taxidermied Conan.     Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Paul Rudd Returns

March 28, 2022 04:00 - 1 hour - 65.9 MB

Actor Paul Rudd feels heart-warmed about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Paul sits down with Conan once again to talk about their love of European food, measuring their junk, Paul’s upcoming projects, and getting knee-deep in the shit. Later, Matt Gourley shares a song about his relative who was attacked by a chicken.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Social Morays

March 24, 2022 04:00 - 22 minutes - 20.8 MB

Conan talks to Rebecca in Seattle about working as a professional organizer and how Conan disposes of his unwanted belongings.     Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Tracy Morgan

March 21, 2022 04:00 - 1 hour - 61.1 MB

Comedian Tracy Morgan feels bloated to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Tracy sits down with Conan to talk about the roots of his iconic comedic sensibilities, his favorite character bits on SNL, starring in The Last O.G., and his emotional recovery from his 2014 truck accident. Plus, Sona confesses to a truly despicable sushi-related crime.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Lux et Veritas

March 17, 2022 04:00 - 21 minutes - 20.1 MB

Conan chats with Lux in London about rock climbing with a visual impairment and the dumbest, most physically dangerous thing Conan has ever done.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

David Cross

March 14, 2022 04:00 - 1 hour - 55.5 MB

Actor and comedian David Cross feels envious about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   David sits down with Conan to discuss his incredible career in comedy, being attacked by his audience, passing down cherished comedic influences through generations, and his new special I’m From the Future. Later, Sona looks back ruefully on her most recent temper tantrum.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

The Mafia Puppy Doctor

March 10, 2022 05:00 - 22 minutes - 20.3 MB

Conan talks to Jonathan about being a small animal veterinarian and what kind of animal Conan would turn into if he had the chance.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Julie Bowen

March 07, 2022 05:00 - 1 hour - 61.9 MB

Actress Julie Bowen feels cautiously optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Julie sits down with Conan to talk about tuning in to the show while cycling, the human reproductive system, finding the right sleep aids, and her new podcast Quitters. Later, Conan looks back on his appearance in the latest iteration of SNL's Five-Timers Club.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Livin’ The Dean

March 03, 2022 05:00 - 21 minutes - 19.8 MB

Conan chats with Dean in Florida about being a professional sand sculptor and what moment in history Conan would change to benefit himself (and only himself).   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Mike Schur

February 28, 2022 05:00 - 1 hour - 61.6 MB

Producer and writer Mike Schur feels fine about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Mike and Conan sit down to talk about Mike’s new book How To Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question, the culture of consequence, and striving to be better at apologizing and forgiving. Later, Conan recounts his experience assisting an unlucky fan with their marriage proposal.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoc...

Phil The [email protected] Whittler

February 24, 2022 05:00 - 22 minutes - 20.3 MB

Conan talks with designer Phil from Minneapolis about designing fake products for a fake grocery store.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Oops, All Ads!

February 23, 2022 05:00 - 54 minutes - 49.8 MB

While Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend has fans all over the world, one very important part of the show is only available to US listeners–the ads! From Magoosh to Mizzen & Main, Conan has been known to go a little off the rails with his ad reads, so as a treat for our international and American fans alike, Team Coco presents a very special episode of the weirdest and wildest ad reads to date. Welcome to “Oops, All Ads!”

Slash

February 21, 2022 05:00 - 1 hour - 55.2 MB

Legendary guitarist Slash feels pretty damn good about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Slash sits down with Conan to discuss loving bikes before loving guitars, acquiring his iconic top hat, and working with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators on their newest album 4. Plus, Conan and his team react to a listener’s colonoscopy prank.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

An Eye for an Eye

February 17, 2022 05:00 - 22 minutes - 20.5 MB

Conan speaks with Sara from Westerly, Rhode Island about the worst eye ailment she’s ever seen in her work as an optometrist.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Marshawn Lynch

February 14, 2022 05:00 - 1 hour - 60.8 MB

Former NFL star Marshawn Lynch feels blessed to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Marshawn sits down with Conan for a special live Super Bowl episode to talk about playing off of Will Arnett in Murderville, recovering from the physical intensity of the game, and launching his own agency with Beast Mode Marketing. Plus, Conan and Sona answer audience questions about Conan’s newest project and more.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates...

The Need for Weed

February 10, 2022 05:00 - 19 minutes - 17.9 MB

Conan talks to Matthew in Las Vegas about what it’s like to manage the world’s largest cannabis dispensary and which terrible superpower Conan would saddle himself with.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Judy Greer

February 07, 2022 05:00 - 1 hour - 57.3 MB

Actress Judy Greer feels very privileged to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Judy sits down with Conan to discuss being late bloomers, onscreen intimacy with George Clooney, Judy's new scripted podcast ‘Self Center’, and trying to eat more candy. Plus, Conan bemoans the struggle of shopping for compression socks.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Tanks for the Memories

February 03, 2022 05:00 - 24 minutes - 22.5 MB

Conan speaks with Forrest in Maine about his work designing commercial tanks and what sort of tank Conan would drive (if he was allowed).   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

February 02, 2022 14:16 - 1 hour - 62.4 MB

Justice Sonia Sotomayor feels intimidated about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.    Justice Sotomayor sits down with Conan to discuss the foundations of Supreme Court collegiality, her new book Just Help! How to Build a Better World, reacting to the news of Justice Breyer’s retirement, and teaching kids the importance of working together.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Moses Storm

January 31, 2022 05:00 - 56 minutes - 51.4 MB

Comedian Moses Storm feels psychotic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Moses sits down with Conan to talk about his new comedy special Trash White, being raised by grifters, performing for an audience of cars during the lockdown, and more. Later, Engineer Sam delivers Christmas presents to the team.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

An American In Scotland

January 27, 2022 05:00 - 19 minutes - 17.5 MB

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

Patton Oswalt & Meredith Salenger

January 24, 2022 05:00 - 57 minutes - 53.1 MB

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) 4...

Dating Your Family In Iceland

January 20, 2022 05:00 - 21 minutes - 19.9 MB

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

Bowen Yang

January 17, 2022 05:00 - 1 hour - 57.6 MB

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.    Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

The Fiddler And The Ski Mall

January 13, 2022 05:00 - 17 minutes - 15.9 MB

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

Zach Galifianakis Returns

January 10, 2022 05:00 - 1 hour - 63.1 MB

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.

Skull Soup

January 06, 2022 05:00 - 20 minutes - 18.3 MB

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

Chris Redd

January 03, 2022 05:00 - 59 minutes - 54.1 MB

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.

C.U.T.I.E.

December 30, 2021 05:00 - 22 minutes - 20.5 MB

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

Kieran Culkin

December 27, 2021 05:00 - 1 hour - 56.7 MB

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.

A Lesson In Provinces

December 23, 2021 05:00 - 19 minutes - 17.7 MB

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

Jim Gaffigan Returns

December 20, 2021 05:00 - 1 hour - 55.7 MB

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.

Turner Classic Wine Club

December 16, 2021 05:00 - 18 minutes - 16.9 MB

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

Quentin Tarantino

December 15, 2021 05:00 - 1 hour - 62.7 MB

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.

Guests

Dana Carvey
9 Episodes
Matt Gourley
8 Episodes
Bob Newhart
4 Episodes
Michelle Obama
4 Episodes
Andy Richter
3 Episodes
Ron Funches
3 Episodes
Bill Hader
2 Episodes
David Sedaris
2 Episodes
Dax Shepard
2 Episodes
Eric Idle
2 Episodes
Howard Stern
2 Episodes
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
2 Episodes
Kristen Bell
2 Episodes
Kumail Nanjiani
2 Episodes
nicole byer
2 Episodes
Nicole Byer
2 Episodes
Pete Holmes
2 Episodes
Stephen Colbert
2 Episodes
Thomas Middleditch
2 Episodes
Tig Notaro
2 Episodes
Tom Hanks
2 Episodes
Wanda Sykes
2 Episodes
Al Franken
1 Episode
Jim Gaffigan
1 Episode
Judd Apatow
1 Episode
Malcolm Gladwell
1 Episode
Nikki Glaser
1 Episode
Whitney Cummings
1 Episode