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Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

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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.
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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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English


Episodes

Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara

1/20/2020
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Actors, writers and comedians Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara feel absolutely delighted, flattered, and honored to be considered Conan O’Brien’s friends. Eugene and Catherine sit down with Conan to talk about taking chances in the pre-internet era with SCTV, transforming into the characters they play on Schitt’s Creek, the formula that makes a successful comedy show stick, and legendary tales from the Second City stage. Later, Conan takes it up with the Cheesecake Factory menu. Got...

Duration:01:05:57

Nikki Glaser

1/13/2020
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Comedian Nikki Glaser feels overwhelmed about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Nikki and Conan sit down to discuss modern perspectives on the vagina, the emotional toll of performing a roast, how discovering stand-up comedy helped Nikki manage an eating disorder, and going down in flames with her worst-ever jokes told at a wedding. Plus, Conan responds to the idea of his name on a rump-cheek as he and his staff Review the Reviewers. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323)...

Duration:00:57:53

Charles Barkley

1/6/2020
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Basketball legend Charles Barkley feels great about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Charles and Conan sit down to chat about the extreme competition of going pro, getting booed offstage at a Katy Perry concert for dissing the Timberwolves, his friendship with Shaq, and advocating for education. Later, Conan issues a warning to his staff about spoiling certain tv shows. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.

Duration:01:05:15

Al Franken

12/30/2019
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Author, comedian, and former senator Al Franken is already a f***ing friend of Conan O’Brien’s. Al and Conan sit down to talk about favorite SNL sketches that never made it to air, doing ‘The Brain Tumor Comedian’ with Tom Davis, shutting down George Harrison’s drunken piano playing, and the jokes that failed to land with guests of The Al Franken Podcast. Plus, Conan follows up on the resurfacing of his correspondence with iconic writer E.B. White. Got a question for Conan? Call our...

Duration:01:05:36

Malcolm Gladwell

12/23/2019
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Author and journalist Malcolm Gladwell feels pressured into being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Malcolm and Conan sit down to talk about Malcolm’s new book Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know, conversations about gardening, tabloid inventions, tales from the IRA, and Conan’s own special cult of personality. Plus, Conan and his assistant Sona engage in a struggle for power. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.

Duration:01:00:45

Introducing Smartr- Episode 1: Puel with Tim Heidecker

12/19/2019
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Smartr is a new scripted Podcast from Team Coco that follows tech genius, Noa Lukas, as he profiles the monopolies of tomorrow and gives them advice on how to grow without being hindered by the dinosaur concepts of regulations, public opinion, and basic morality. In the first episode of Smartr, Noa Lukas visits Puel, whose pool-match algorithm finds the perfect pool filled with swimmers like you based on your demographic profile. Noa and CEO Alex Patterson (Tim Heidecker) dive into Puel's...

Duration:00:29:27

John Mulaney

12/16/2019
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Comedian John Mulaney feels falsely modest about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. John and Conan sit down to talk about growing up in a family trapped in the 1950s, the power of dressing well, fulfilling a lifelong dream of a career in comedy, and the rewarding experience of creating his new Netflix show John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch. Later, Conan and his team share their formative cinematic experiences. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.

Duration:01:10:24

Jack Black

12/9/2019
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Actor/musican Jack Black feels shitty about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Jack and Conan sit down to talk about the 1999 pilot Heat Vision and Jack, laying down hot tracks with Jack White, bringing the energy to max performing with Tenacious D, the greatest mobile golf game, and the later films of Ruth Gordon. Plus, Conan issues another State of the Podcast address. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.

Duration:01:08:04

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton

12/2/2019
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Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton feel great (but a little apprehensive) about being Conan O’Brien’s friends. Hillary and Chelsea sit down with Conan to discuss the stories that inspired them to co-write The Book of Gutsy Women, Chelsea’s teenage years in the White House, unusual Halloween costumes, the incredible pace of technology, and why we should never quit betting on optimism. Plus, Conan spins an alternate history of Idaho in...

Duration:01:07:09

Eric Idle

11/25/2019
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Comedy icon Eric Idle feels moderately aroused about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Eric and Conan sit down to talk about his autobiography Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, playing ukulele with George Harrison, Monty Python’s genesis at Cambridge, finding a fan in Elvis Presley, the Fab Four’s response to parody group The Rutles, and looking back on fifty years of Python. Plus, Conan makes an effort to help his assistant Sona manage her side hustles. Got a question for Conan? Call...

Duration:01:00:56

Ellen DeGeneres

11/18/2019
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Comedian, television host, writer and producer Ellen DeGeneres feels honored to be Conan o Brien’s friend. Ellen and Conan sit down to talk about wearing gold jackets in the 80s, Ellen’s return to stand-up after 15 years with her special Relatable, the pressures of maintaining a talk show persona, and the importance of not taking things so seriously. Plus, Conan contemplates his own name while dropping others in response to a listener’s email. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail:...

Duration:01:00:13

Paul Rudd

11/11/2019
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Actor Paul Rudd feels excited about Conan O’Brien’s friend. Paul and Conan sit down to talk about Paul’s long-running “Mac and Me” gag on Conan, the urge to go out of bounds, showbiz muscle memory, and learning how to bartend. Later, Conan and his team respond to a listener voicemail about being scared. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.

Duration:01:15:07

Neil Young

11/4/2019
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Music legend Neil Young feels good about being Conan’s friend. Neil and Conan sit down to talk about Neil’s 1957 Eldorado Biarritz, why he won’t allow his songs in commercials, the importance of preserving musical sound quality, recording his new album Colorado with Crazy Horse at 9,200 ft elevation, and what Neil loves about his Gretsch White Falcon guitar. Plus, Conan and his staff conduct a Gerber taste test. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.

Duration:01:03:37

Zach Galifianakis

10/28/2019
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Actor and comedian Zach Galifianakis feels cautious about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Zach and Conan sit down to talk about the showbiz cult of ego, mining comedy from miscommunication, phone calls from the president, hunting for clay, and being inspired by a professional whistler. Later, Sona and Matt Gourley surprise Conan with a Halloween treat. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.

Duration:01:10:18

John Oliver

10/21/2019
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Comedian and host of Last Week Tonight John Oliver feels cautiously optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. John and Conan sit down to chat about being nominated for an OBE, the silliest ways they’ve spent their show budgets, why the U.S. got the best of British comedy, performing with the Cambridge Footlights, and why John can never watch The Great British Baking Show. Plus, Conan gets a lesson in printer etiquette from his staff. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323)...

Duration:00:59:47

Tina Fey

10/14/2019
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Writer, comedian, and actress Tina Fey feels good about being Conan O’Brien’s friend; it tracks. Tina and Conan sit down to discuss SNL-induced OCD, bringing Mean Girls to Broadway, husband Jeff Richmond’s mysterious recurring Conan role, getting over the “chipple,” and improvising like a writer. Plus, Conan responds to a voicemail about which president he’d like to eat. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.

Duration:01:00:05

David Letterman

10/7/2019
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Legendary television host David Letterman has endless admiration for Conan O’Brien. David joins Conan to kick off season two with a conversation about David’s unmatchable career in late night, interactions with Johnny Carson and Bob Hope, what they see for their kids in the future, and why the best people in showbiz are always the hardest working. Plus, Conan gives an update on the horse David gifted to him, and Conan’s assistant Sona and producer Matt Gourley join in for another round of...

Duration:01:20:37

Bob Newhart (Re-Release)

9/30/2019
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Stand-up comedian and actor Bob Newhart feels anxious about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Bob sits down with Conan to share stories about meeting Don Rickles for the first time, sitting in for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show, leaping from accounting to showbusiness, beautiful moments from The Bob Newhart Show, the danger of cynicism in comedy, and Chicago values. Plus, Conan responds to a listener voicemail about an award that was named after him. Original airdate: May 26, 2019. Got a...

Duration:01:01:45

Michelle Obama (Re-Release)

9/23/2019
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Former First Lady Michelle Obama feels cautiously optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Michelle and Conan sit down to talk about Michelle’s memoir Becoming, childhood inspirations, embarrassing her kids, spending time alone with Chipotle, putting the right people in office, and the loss of anonymity. Original airdate: March 17, 2019. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Duration:01:04:41

Jeff Goldblum (Re-Release)

9/16/2019
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Actor Jeff Goldblum feels…truthful about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Jeff and Conan sit down to chat about mini-orgasms, spousal criticism, pinky rings, raising comic children, and speaking in jazz. Plus, producer Matt Gourley reveals the results of the latest blind drawing contest, and Conan responds to a voicemail regarding proper elocution. Original air date: Feb. 24, 2019. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit...

Duration:00:59:45