Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

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.... Show More

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August 11, 2019 26 min

Dana reveals his more aggressive characters plus Jon Lovitz’s secret catchphrase. Also: Trump sings a song and Obama makes a pitch to Netflix. This episode is sponsored by Vital Farms (www.vitalfarms.com/coupon), Mizzen+Main (www.comfortable.af code: CONAN), Atoms Shoes (www.atoms.com/CONAN), HotelTonight (www.hoteltonight.com), and WGU (www.wgu.edu/CONAN).

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August 4, 2019 26 min

On the first episode of Deep Dive with Dana Carvey, Dana and Conan talk about the Beatles, the key to impersonating British actors, and Predator Island. Plus, Paul McCartney catches up with John Lennon in the afterlife. This episode is sponsored by HotelTonight (www.hoteltonight.com), Lights Out With David Spade, and Clif Bar (www.clifbar.com/CONAN).

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Out now on Earwolf, Host Andy Richter asks the same three questions to each guest: Where do you come from? Where are you going? What have you learned? This will not be a one-sided process, as Andy won’t shy away from getting personal himself. Check it out now in Apple Podcasts: apple.co/threequestions

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On each episode of this six-part miniseries, Dana Carvey and Conan O’Brien will deepen their friendship and fall into comedy madness along the way. Premieres August 5th.

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July 21, 2019 61 min

Actress and comedy icon Julia Louis-Dreyfus feels a tad hopeful (but not really) about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. On the season finale, Julia and Conan sit down to talk about when it’s okay for their kids to hear them swearing, the melding of Veep and reality, how frustration can be good for you, learning via failure at SNL and much more. Plus, Conan responds to a listener looking for work as he and his team Review the Revie... Read more

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July 14, 2019 65 min

Comedian, actor, and writer Kumail Nanjiani feels apologetic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Kumail sits down with Conan to discuss his recent absence on the television program, coming from a hardworking family, having incredible balance, hating Ferris Bueller, and the best way to reward oneself. Plus, Conan responds to a listener voicemail about being a godfather. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451... Read more

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July 7, 2019 46 min

Comedian Andy Richter feels just fine about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Andy sits down with Conan to talk about their 26 years of friendship, how funny and gross the human body can be, using the early internet to pull pranks at work, the advances of plastic surgery over the years, and his new podcast 'The Three Questions with Andy Richter' - the first episode is available now on Stitcher, Apple, Spotify, or wherever you liste... Read more

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June 30, 2019 62 min

Actress Mila Kunis feels indifferent about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Mila sits down with Conan to talk about not being wasteful, running moneymaking schemes (while working on That ‘70s Show), addressing her stardom with her kids, and the importance of having a job at a young age. Plus, Conan gives producer Matt Gourley’s mother Welford a call. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan vide... Read more

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June 23, 2019 62 min

Comedian Billy Eichner feels mixed about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Billy sits down with Conan to talk about his dream guests for ‘Billy on the Street,’ creating his own world in the industry, writing the first major gay rom-com, and voicing Timon in the remake of The Lion King. Plus, Conan and producer Matt Gourley resolve a scheduling dispute. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan vid... Read more

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June 16, 2019 65 min

Actor, composer, playwright, and producer Lin-Manuel Miranda feels great about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Lin-Manuel and Conan sit down this week to chat about the perks of youth theatre, rhyming as a superpower, the magic of Queen & David Bowie’s “Under Pressure,” and handling the immeasurable success of 'Hamilton.' Plus, Conan comes clean about a grand cover-up involving his producer Matt Gourley. Got a question fo... Read more

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June 9, 2019 57 min

Comedian and actor Martin Short feels ashamed about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Martin and Conan sit down to chat about the best time to be 30, the production of Godspell that started it all, how Martin’s Irish heritage shaped his comedy, doing Bette Davis in front of Bette Davis, and which character Martin would like to be buried as. Plus, Conan and his team deconstruct the family dynamic of the show. Got a question for ... Read more

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June 2, 2019 49 min

Comedian Hannah Gadsby feels confused about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Hannah and Conan sit down to talk about her new show 'Douglas,' the pitfalls of self-deprecation, breaking the comedy code with ‘Nanette,’ reacting to her mother in the audience, and needing to not care. Plus, sparks fly between Conan and producer Matt Gourley as they once again Review the Reviewers. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323)... Read more

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May 26, 2019 58 min

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 tha... Read more

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May 19, 2019 90 min

Radio personality Howard Stern feels badly about not being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Howard and Conan sit down to talk about Howard’s new book ‘Howard Stern Comes Again,’ the punk rock element of radio, the stigma of psychotherapy, and the most painful parts of publicity. Plus, Conan recalls his childhood pets as he and his team respond to a positive review of the show. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-... Read more

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May 12, 2019 59 min

Actor and comedian Bill Hader feels great about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Bill and Conan sit down to chat about their fondness for antiquated terms, the importance of relaxation, crime show narrators, and competing with YouTube. Plus, Conan issues a State of the Podcast address. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus (www.thegreatcoursesplus.... Read more

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May 5, 2019 58 min

Fellow late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel feels sexually excited about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Jimmy joins Conan to talk about the competitive late-night landscape, Jimmy’s love of feeding people, Conan’s many hobbies, intermittent fasting, and the best ways to keep guests talking. Plus, Conan responds to a listener voicemail inviting him over for a game of bridge.  Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451... Read more

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April 28, 2019 56 min

Author Robert Caro is cautiously optimistic about being Conan O Brien’s friend. Robert and Conan discuss his biographical works on Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson, getting into the shoes of his subjects, his new book “Working,” searching for the man who helped steal a Senate election, and the parallels we can draw to today’s events. Plus, Conan responds to a listener voicemail about the size of his skull.  Got a question for C... Read more

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April 21, 2019 62 min

Comedian Tig Notaro feels glad about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Tig and Conan sit down this week to discuss the hilarity of crashing and burning onstage, vacationing with rock stars, wearing a nightcap, playing Vegas, and drawing Civil War portraits. Later, executive producer Adam Sachs weighs in on the dos and don’ts of casual schmoozing with guests. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Con... Read more

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April 14, 2019 62 min

Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt feels anxious about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Patton and Conan sit down to talk about remembering comedy misfires, SNL’s best hosts from the sports world, getting screwed over by decency, the importance of spellcheck, and recapturing the magic of breakfast cereal. Plus, Conan gets to the bottom of a sweatpants mystery during a game of True or False with Sona Movsesian. Got a question for... Read more

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April 7, 2019 51 min

Comedian and actress Nicole Byer feels excited about being Conan O’Brien’s friend! Nicole and Conan sit down to chat about loving the people they torment, marriages of convenience, Ayahuasca side effects, Conan’s dateability, and making your own tattoos with Microsoft Word. Later, Conan recaps a texting miscommunication during a game of True or False with Sona Movsesian. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 4... Read more

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