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Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

606 episodes - English - Latest episode: 18 days ago - ★★★★★ - 54.3K 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

Lani with an Ā

May 30, 2024 04:05 - 27 minutes - 25 MB

Conan talks to Lani in Nashville about working as a tour manager and how he would convince a child not to fear him.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: teamcoco.com/apply

Chris Robinson

May 27, 2024 04:05 - 1 hour - 57.3 MB

Musician Chris Robinson feels confused about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Chris sits down with Conan to discuss skyrocketing to fame in his early 20s with The Black Crowes, working artistically with his brother Rich Robinson, turning the unreal real through music, and his newest album "Happiness Bastards." Plus, Conan receives some custom posters of his very own inspirational quotes.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail...

Weekend at Conan's

May 23, 2024 04:05 - 25 minutes - 23.6 MB

Conan talks to retired clown Michael Jay from Kitty Hawk, NC about benevolent clowning, working as a death doula, and what kind of classic clown Conan would be.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: teamcoco.com/apply

Vinyl Sneak Peek

May 22, 2024 04:05 - 6 minutes - 5.98 MB

Conan celebrates five years of podcasting with the 2nd pressing of the Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend Quinquennial Celebration on vinyl.   Order your copy here.

John C. Reilly Live From The Orpheum Theatre

May 20, 2024 04:05 - 1 hour - 76.6 MB

Actor John C. Reilly feels f***ing stoked about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   John sits down with Conan to chat about the Clown Ministry, his most iconic roles, nourishing souls with his live show Mister Romantic, and relating to chimpanzees. Plus, Conan takes live audience questions about his taste in smoothies, starring in a Bollywood movie, and the worst way to celebrate an anniversary.   Get your Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend Quinquennial Celebration vinyl here: https://bit.ly/4duls...

Minecraft

May 16, 2024 04:05 - 21 minutes - 19.4 MB

Conan talks to miner Brad from Manitoulin Island about efficient mine design, how deep Conan could bury himself, and which specific mining position Conan would be best suited for.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: teamcoco.com/apply

Paul Scheer

May 13, 2024 04:05 - 1 hour - 58.4 MB

Comedian and actor Paul Scheer feels sanguine about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Paul sits down with Conan to discuss his new memoir Joyful Recollections of Trauma, creating his own fake video store while at school, awkward celebrity encounters, and working a celebrity impersonator into his wedding ceremony.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (669) 587-2847.

In Cyberspace, No One Can Hear You Scream

May 09, 2024 04:05 - 23 minutes - 21.5 MB

Conan talks to Anthony from Windsor, Ontario about working as a phlebotomist, singing in a metal band, and how Conan’s specific brand of comedy translates in other countries.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: teamcoco.com/apply

Tiffany Haddish Returns

May 06, 2024 04:05 - 1 hour - 56.1 MB

Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish feels exuberated about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Tiffany sits down with Conan once again to discuss her new memoir I Curse You With Joy, her surprisingly scandalous association with the movie Face/Off, working background on every show imaginable, re-investing in South Central LA properties, and more.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (669) 587-2847.

Hot Ones Medical Check with Dr. Arroyo

May 02, 2024 04:05 - 20 minutes - 19 MB

After his viral appearance on Hot Ones, Conan is joined by Dr. Jose Arroyo for a medical follow-up.

Brian Setzer And The Songs That Inspired Him

May 01, 2024 04:05 - 57 minutes - 52.5 MB

Conan sits down with musician Brian Setzer for a deep dive conversation about his trademark blend of rockabilly and big band as well as the songs that inspired him.   Follow along with the full list of songs here:   Somethin’ Else (Eddie Cochran) Be Bop A-Lula (Gene Vincent and The Blue Caps) She Loves You (The Beatles)

Taylor Tomlinson Returns

April 29, 2024 04:05 - 59 minutes - 54.7 MB

Comedian Taylor Tomlinson feels thrilled about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Taylor sits down with Conan once more to discuss her late-night show After Midnight, practicing reading off a teleprompter, useless advice from Stephen Colbert, and why entertainment is the best field for a workaholic. Plus, Conan goes behind the scenes of his viral Hot Ones experience, and later, Sona and Matt catch up on the street as they hunt for their respective cars.   For Conan videos, tour dates and mo...

Ding Dong v. Ring Ding

April 25, 2024 04:05 - 23 minutes - 21.4 MB

Conan talks to Margaret from Calgary about intuitive composition, music in nature for early childhood, and Conan’s very own personalized musical motif.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: teamcoco.com/apply

Jimmy Carr

April 22, 2024 04:05 - 1 hour - 58 MB

Comedian Jimmy Carr feels contractually obliged about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Jimmy sits down with Conan to discuss why now is a better time than ever to be in stand-up, developing his signature comedic style, workshopping new material on the road, and what Dunbar’s number tells us about the origins of comedy.     Jimmy Carr returns to Netflix with his latest stand-up special Jimmy Carr: Natural Born Killer out now.   Jimmy’s brand-new international tour Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funn...

Conan O’Brien Must Go Fan Compilation

April 19, 2024 04:05 - 7 minutes - 6.52 MB

Conan presents a special compilation of the first time he met his international fans on the podcast who ended up being a big part of his new travel show Conan O’Brien Must Go. Check out Conan O’Brien Must Go available now on Max.

Conan O’Brien Must Go Writers Roundtable

April 18, 2024 04:05 - 49 minutes - 45.2 MB

Conan sits down with writers Mike Sweeney, Matt O’Brien, and Jessie Gaskell and producer Jason Chillemi for a roundtable discussion about the making of his newest travel show Conan O’Brien Must Go, featuring insights into the destination selection process, a sneak preview of a Bono-centric segment, and the tease of a special surprise narrator.

Goldie Hawn

April 15, 2024 04:05 - 1 hour - 59.1 MB

Actress Goldie Hawn feels really excited about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Goldie sits down with Conan to discuss meeting husband Kurt Russell through his mother, hard-scrabbling early days in New York as a dancer, breaking the mold by producing Private Benjamin and more, and prioritizing mental health in young people with the MindUP program.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (669) 587-2847.

Amish Brotherhood

April 11, 2024 04:05 - 20 minutes - 18.7 MB

Conan chats with Danielle from Lancaster, PA about acting in the worst NBC show and misconceptions about living in Amish country.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: teamcoco.com/apply

W. Kamau Bell Returns

April 08, 2024 04:05 - 1 hour - 57.2 MB

Comedian, director and producer W. Kamau Bell feels insistent about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Kamau returns to chat with Conan once more about the weapons they’re allowed to keep in the house, the best video essays on YouTube, working as a correspondent on What Would You Do?, and gaining notoriety with Denzel Washington. Plus, Conan plays whack-a-mole with his team’s various incapacitations.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. Got a question for Conan? Call ou...

Rum and Cokes in the Bathroom

April 04, 2024 04:05 - 21 minutes - 19.9 MB

Conan speaks with Brie in Utah about mothering six sons, her post-Mormon experiences with coffee and alcohol, and owning her own bridal shop. Plus, Conan designs his very own bridal gown.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Carol Burnett

April 01, 2024 04:05 - 58 minutes - 53.3 MB

Comedy legend Carol Burnett feels so much love for Conan O’Brien.   Carol sits down with Conan to discuss her introduction to the comedic arts, memorable tales from The Carol Burnett Show, meeting and learning from Lucille Ball, and making new friends on the set of Palm Royale. Later, Conan himself recalls the rip-roaring days of his early career.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (669) 587-2847.

My Ghoulish Figure

March 28, 2024 04:05 - 21 minutes - 20 MB

Conan talks to Brandon from Georgetown, Ontario about investigating paranormal occurrences, the scariest destinations, and Conan’s unique haunting style.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Kristen Wiig

March 25, 2024 04:05 - 58 minutes - 53.6 MB

Actress and comedian Kristen Wiig feels warm about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Kristen sits down with Conan to discuss sketch comedy’s “false positives,” odd jobs before landing on SNL, her favorite characters she’s developed over the years, and leading an ensemble cast in her new series Palm Royale. Later, Conan responds to a listener voicemail with a special request involving a birth.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. Got a question for Conan? Call our vo...

Indecent Proposal: Czechoslovakia

March 21, 2024 04:05 - 32 minutes - 29.6 MB

Conan chats with Janis in Miami about her work as a sex therapist, how to have more fun in the bedroom, and what Conan’s team would teach in sex therapy class.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Jon Bon Jovi Live from SiriusXM Miami Studios

March 18, 2024 04:05 - 58 minutes - 54 MB

Musician Jon Bon Jovi feels mildly amused about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Jon sits down with Conan live in Miami to discuss his new documentary Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story and his latest single Legendary, being joined onstage by Bruce Springsteen, performing in the Soviet Union, and looking to leave something behind. Later, Conan takes audience questions about which Muppet he relates to, the sex lives of seniors, and more.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit ...

The Game Master

March 14, 2024 04:05 - 17 minutes - 16 MB

Conan speaks to Trey in Los Angeles about working as a Game Master in escape rooms and Conan’s transition into serious acting.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Zach Woods

March 11, 2024 04:05 - 1 hour - 58.6 MB

Actor and comedian Zach Woods feels “pick me” about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Zach sits down with Conan to discuss why being smart is overrated, his new stop-motion animated series In The Know, getting hooked on jazz from an old CD-ROM game, and unintentional overshares. Plus, Conan takes on his own team in an arm-wrestling contest.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (669) 587-2847.

Melinda French Gates

March 07, 2024 05:05 - 39 minutes - 35.9 MB

Businesswoman and philanthropist Melinda French Gates feels like a bit of a newbie about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Melinda sits down with Conan to discuss her introduction to computer science while at Catholic school, getting her start at Microsoft, the importance of giving back, and why education, especially of women, is critical to developing personal autonomy. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (669) 587-2847.

Chelsea Peretti

March 04, 2024 05:05 - 1 hour - 59.2 MB

Comedian and actress Chelsea Peretti feels excited about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Chelsea sits down with Conan to discuss her comedy influences, the upfronts of yesteryear, her podcast Call Chelsea Peretti, and how to survive a bear attack.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (669) 587-2847.

Questions 3

February 29, 2024 05:05 - 24 minutes - 22.6 MB

Conan chats with Liz from Providence, RI about working as a children’s librarian and what role Conan would fill in a fairy tale world.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Adam Sandler Returns

February 26, 2024 05:05 - 1 hour - 56.2 MB

Actor and comedian Adam Sandler feels sad about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Adam sits down with Conan once more to discuss the celebrities he’s still nervous to meet, being awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the warmest comedians to spend time with, and his new film Spaceman. Later, Conan recounts a true story of mistaken identity at the airport.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (669) 587-2847.

Significant Others: A Sneak Peek at the Woman Behind Benedict Arnold’s Betrayal

February 23, 2024 17:05 - 9 minutes - 8.6 MB

It’s been said that history is written by the person at the typewriter. But who did the person who made history depend on? Often, it’s impossible to find out. But once in a while, we get lucky, and the story was not only recorded, it’s really good. Well that’s what this podcast is all about. “Significant Others” is a show that tells a story you might not know about a person you probably do. For example, in this episode we explore how Benedict Arnold might never have turned on his country wer...

Goofy Goo

February 22, 2024 05:05 - 18 minutes - 16.9 MB

Conan talks to Steven in Silver City, New Mexico about working as an astrologer and jeweler, what stone Conan should wear, and Conan’s belief in the power of objects.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Tracee Ellis Ross Returns

February 19, 2024 05:05 - 1 hour - 62.7 MB

Actress Tracee Ellis Ross feels delighted about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Tracee returns to chat with Conan once more about starring in the Best Picture nominated American Fiction, the characters she developed as a child, turning criticism into fuel, and more. Later, Conan sorts out a contentious hairstyling-related scheduling dispute with his team.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (669) 587-2847.

The Valentine’s Day Matchmaker Special

February 15, 2024 05:05 - 27 minutes - 25.4 MB

Conan helps newly single Team Coco social media producer Sam punch up her dating app profiles on a Valentine’s Day special.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Larry David

February 12, 2024 05:05 - 1 hour - 59.7 MB

Larry David feels so-so about being Conan’s friend. Larry sits down with Conan to discuss the final season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, why parties should have a party sheriff, quitting Saturday Night Live only to come back the next week pretending it never happened, and more. Plus, Conan’s wife Liza Powel O’Brien stops by to talk about season 2 of her podcast Significant Others which is available February 14th wherever you get your podcasts. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoc...

Conan’s Number One Fan

February 08, 2024 05:05 - 19 minutes - 17.5 MB

Conan talks to Sona, his number one fan, about life with her two toddlers, slacking off in the middle of the day, and Team Coco fan fiction.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Kaley Cuoco Returns

February 05, 2024 05:05 - 1 hour - 60.7 MB

Actress Kaley Cuoco returns to chat with Conan once again about shooting her action movie Role Play while pregnant, being discouraged from acting as a child, and her new line of eco-friendly dog products Oh Norman! Later, Conan wistfully recalls his clubbing days.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (669) 587-2847.

Car Talk

February 01, 2024 05:05 - 18 minutes - 17.1 MB

Conan chats with Jonah from Tupelo, MS about selling used cars, tattoos, and Conan’s go-to universal sales pitch.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

John Mayer

January 29, 2024 05:05 - 1 hour - 61.7 MB

Musician John Mayer feels accepted about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   John sits down with Conan to discuss emotional deference, having a good show versus giving a good show, and his new SiriusXM channel Life with John Mayer. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (669) 587-2847.

Slimealier

January 25, 2024 05:05 - 21 minutes - 20 MB

Conan talks to Patti from Austin, TX about working as the art director for a slime company, turning 30, and internet slime girls.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Natasha Lyonne

January 22, 2024 05:05 - 58 minutes - 53.3 MB

Actress Natasha Lyonne, a totally normal person, feels blank about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Natasha sits down with Conan to discuss the New York Times crossword, her unorthodox career in show business, working with Marlon Brando on Scary Movie 2, and producing Jacqueline Novak’s stand-up special "Get On Your Knees". Plus, a listener voicemail about Richard Nixon prompts Sona to break out her finest impressions.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. Got a que...

The Power Broker: A Special Sneak Peek

January 19, 2024 08:05 - 7 minutes - 6.67 MB

If you're not already obsessed with Robert Caro, esteemed author and noted friend of Conan, you soon will be. Robert Caro's The Power Broker is the bible for people who think critically about cities and urban design: how cities are formed, neighborhoods are destroyed, bridges are erected, fortunes are made, lives are ruined, and power is amassed. The problem is it's over 1100 pages long. Undeterred, Roman Mars (99% Invisible) and Elliott Kalan (The Daily Show, The Flop House) are leading a m...

Separated at Birth

January 18, 2024 05:05 - 19 minutes - 18.2 MB

Conan chats with Katie from Massachusetts about her job as a social worker for a kidney transplant list, her Conan made out of Legos, and what characteristics Conan would pass down via organ transplant. Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Niecy Nash Betts

January 15, 2024 05:05 - 1 hour - 61.4 MB

Actress and comedian Niecy Nash Betts feels very sexy about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Niecy sits down with Conan to talk about discovering the healing properties of comedy, developing characters while working in customer service, her new film Origin, and using a fake booty to sneak into a party thrown by Prince. Plus, the gang reviews Bley’s new sophisticated getup. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (669) 587-2847.

Muahaha

January 11, 2024 05:05 - 22 minutes - 20.8 MB

Conan chats with Tom from Dublin about reclaiming Bram Stoker as an Irish icon and what events Conan would suggest for the annual Bram Stoker festival. Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Kurt and Wyatt Russell Live from SiriusXM Miami Studios

January 08, 2024 05:05 - 58 minutes - 53.9 MB

Kurt Russell feels totally justified about being Conan O’Brien’s friend; Wyatt Russell feels a strong sense of impending doom about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Kurt and Wyatt sit down with Conan live in Miami to discuss switching from baseball and ice hockey to acting, tracking their family back to the Revolutionary War, and working together to portray two versions of the same character in Monarch: Legacy of Monsters. Plus, Conan takes audience questions about defusing tense situations wh...

Sean and the Snapping Turtle

January 04, 2024 05:05 - 19 minutes - 17.9 MB

Conan chats with Sean from Halifax about the strangest things he’s found while diving and his rivalry with a local snapping turtle.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Jordan Peele

January 01, 2024 05:05 - 59 minutes - 54.3 MB

Writer and director Jordan Peele feels honored, absolutely honored about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Jordan sits down with Conan to discuss the movies that terrified him as a kid, the theory behind horror filmmaking, and creating a fake Christmas movie together. Later, Conan and his team celebrate Werner Herzog’s pronunciation of a certain reality show. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (669) 587-2847.

The Hoppining: A Chill Chums Holiday Whodunit

December 28, 2023 05:05 - 1 hour - 56.9 MB

When one of their own mysteriously disappears, Conan and the Chill Chums are forced to put their detective skills to the test. Welcome to... The Hoppining!  

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Stephen Colbert
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Thomas Middleditch
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Tom Hanks
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