Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Team Coco & Earwolf

Comedy

172 episodes

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.


  • 02 AUG 2021
    Flula Borg
    59m 43s

    Actor, comedian, and musician Flula Borg feels mmmmmh…oooooooh about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Flula sits down with Conan to talk about his fanny pack collection, developing an action-hero persona for his upcoming film The Suicide Sq...

  • 29 JUL 2021
    Haunted Hoochie
    20m 47s

    Conan talks to Nancy from Chicago about her work as a haunted house reviewer, and gets assigned his very own haunted house role. Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

  • 26 JUL 2021
    John Wilson
    1h 1m 55s

    Filmmaker John Wilson feels very fortunate about being Conan O’Brien’s friend…?   John sits down with Conan to talk about the oddest discoveries made producing his show How To with John Wilson, the authenticity of old home videos, and...

  • 22 JUL 2021
    Uncle Chutney and the Bubble Bunch
    33m 39s

    Conan talks to university graduate Lewis about bad dreams and how to introduce parents to comedy. Then, he chats with William from Anchorage about reluctant outdoorsmanship and whether Conan would be difficult to hunt.   Wanna get a c...

  • 19 JUL 2021
    Daniel Radcliffe
    54m 25s

    Actor Daniel Radcliffe feels cautiously optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Daniel sits down with Conan to talk about his comedy anthology series Miracle Workers, which role he’d play in the next Fast and Furious, and co-...

  • 15 JUL 2021
    Maker's On The Rocks
    18m 20s

    Conan chats with Michael from Reno about being a ‘spirits educator’ and which fictional bar he’d go to (and who he would bring along).   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

  • 12 JUL 2021
    "Weird Al" Yankovic
    57m 13s

    Musical comedy legend "Weird Al" Yankovic feels figuratively tickled pink to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Weird Al sits down with Conan to talk about the Yankovic that inspired him to pick up the accordion, practicing comedy without p...

  • 08 JUL 2021
    Quoll-nan O’Brien
    19m 43s

    Conan talks to Brenna from Louisville, Colorado about herpetology and what kind of species Conan would want to be named after him.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

  • 05 JUL 2021
    Sean Penn
    1h 1m 0s

    Actor Sean Penn feels relieved to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Sean sits down with Conan to discuss finding a balance between art and advocacy, the modern preoccupation with optics over empathy, and working with CORE to make positive...

  • 01 JUL 2021
    Pre Bottled Urine
    30m 28s

    Conan talks with copywriter Chloe about his happiest memory from the last year. Then he chats with Elizabeth about the new words he’s invented and his preferred pick-up lines.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCo...

  • 28 JUN 2021
    Bill Burr Returns
    1h 54s

    Comedian Bill Burr feels honored to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Bill sits down with Conan to talk about the art of roasting, steering into shortcomings with character acting, his fandom for CHiPs and other 70s tv, and dog advice. Plu...

  • 24 JUN 2021
    Dr. FUPA
    19m 2s

    Conan talks with pharmacist Kathy from Illinois about amusement park mishaps and what kind of drug Conan would be.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

  • 21 JUN 2021
    Desus & Mero
    59m 51s

    Desus Nice feels like a diversity hire about being Conan O’Brien’s friend; The Kid Mero feels semi-aroused about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Conan sits down with the hosts of Bodega Boys and Desus & Mero to talk about their new bo...

  • 17 JUN 2021
    Conezone
    29m 36s

    Conan talks to Mohammad from Dublin about Conan’s go-to pump-up song if he were a DJ working a crowd. Then, he speaks with Leah from Michigan about what to do if trapped in a zoo.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: Te...

  • 14 JUN 2021
    Kathryn Hahn
    59m 23s

    Actress Kathryn Hahn feels like she’d be lying about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Kathryn sits down with Conan to talk about hamming it up in grade school theater, bringing iconic eras of TV back to life with Wandavision, and her e...

  • 10 JUN 2021
    Energeeza
    29m 25s

    Conan talks to Jenna from Boulder about his favorite conspiracy theories. Then, he describes his dream history museum exhibit while chatting with energy lawyer Jenny.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/Ca...

  • 07 JUN 2021
    John Krasinski
    56m 26s

    Actor/director John Krasinski feels effervescent about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   John sits down with Conan to talk about going from an intern at Late Night to a megastar as Jim on The Office, favorite bits out of Boston, and the...

  • 03 JUN 2021
    Sasha And The Massive Tea Cup
    25m 14s

    Conan talks with Sasha from Kiev about new and exciting video game ideas, Sasha’s 7-month Dungeons & Dragons campaign, and the weirdest jobs he and his team have ever worked at.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: Team...

  • 31 MAY 2021
    President Barack Obama
    1h 4m 4s

    President Barack Obama feels ambivalent about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   The 44th President of the United States sits down with Conan to discuss making the decision to enter public service, his lifelong love of writing and latest...

  • 27 MAY 2021
    Don’t Sit Down on Wet Grass
    32m 19s

    Conan hears a diary excerpt from Katelyn at CalTech and shares some of his superstitions. Then he talks with Farhan at NYU about pursuing a career photographing comedy.     Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco...

  • 24 MAY 2021
    Tracee Ellis Ross
    58m 23s

    Actress, producer, and entrepreneur Tracee Ellis Ross feels really strange, excited, a little squirrelly about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Tracee sits down with Conan to talk about getting the wiggles out, the characters that have...

  • 20 MAY 2021
    Beef Stock Bouillon Broth
    22m 23s

    Conan talks with caller Andrew about the importance of colorizing your home and the pleasures of a good soak. Then he speaks with Chelby in Brooklyn about vision boards and being more confident on stage.     Wanna get a chance to t...

  • 17 MAY 2021
    Jake Tapper
    59m 49s

    Journalist and author Jake Tapper feels cromulent about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Jake sits down with Conan to talk about hanging out with the Eisenhower sisters, journalistic credibility (in superhero films), and exploring dark...

  • 13 MAY 2021
    Avery Blaze
    20m 39s

    Conan talks with Pauline from Sacramento to get professional style tips and to offer advice he’d give to help a friend out of a breakup slump.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

  • 10 MAY 2021
    Seth Rogen
    1h 4m 31s

    Actor, comedian, and writer Seth Rogen feels fantastic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Seth sits down with Conan to talk about getting started in comedy writing jokes for a mohel, close encounter with Nic Cage and George Lucas,...

  • 06 MAY 2021
    Fruit, There It Is
    25m 7s

    Conan discusses which cereal mascot he could take in a fight while speaking with Maggie from New Hampshire. Then he’s introduced to a very cute bunny and the idea of transforming a house into a cafe while talking to Keri from Pennsylvania.

  • 03 MAY 2021
    Eric Andre
    1h 5m 24s

    Comedian Eric Andre is Conan O’Brien’s friend, and he feels titillated by that.   Eric sits down with Conan to talk about showcasing unity and an uplifting spirit with his new film Bad Trip, how street pranks can bring out the best of...

  • 29 APR 2021
    Fiki’s Gambit
    25m 35s

    Conan talks to Andrew from Ohio about dairy farming and opening a Conan-themed amusement park. Next, he learns a bit about chess and cursed mugs while speaking with student Fiki.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: Tea...

  • 26 APR 2021
    JB Smoove Returns
    53m 27s

    JB Smoove feels optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend, and Miles Grose feels awkward about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   JB and Miles join Conan to talk about their new podcast May I Elaborate? Daily Wisdom from JB Smoove, u...

  • 22 APR 2021
    The Student Has Become The Master
    24m 50s

    Conan talks with Merin from Mexico City about the best places to go sightseeing. Then he gives advice on a pastor’s sock puppet problem while speaking with Ricky from El Paso.     Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: T...

  • 19 APR 2021
    Abbi Jacobson
    54m 36s

    Writer, comedian, and actress Abbi Jacobson feels scrumptious about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Abbi sits down with Conan to talk about hitting the mainstream with the webseries-turned-sitcom Broad City, exchanging letters with Tom H...

  • 15 APR 2021
    Fanhausen
    24m 59s

    On the very first Conan O’Brien Needs a Fan, Conan talks with minor league pro wrestler Donovan about his Conan-inspired wrestling persona. Then, Conan speaks on intrusive mothers and always being himself during a call with Leigh-Anne from...

  • 12 APR 2021
    Bob Odenkirk
    56m 54s

    Writer and actor Bob Odenkirk feels confused about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Bob sits down with Conan to talk about making a (literal) mess together during their days at SNL, Bob’s favorite absurd characters to play over the yea...

  • 05 APR 2021
    Adam McKay
    58m 25s

    Writer/director/producer Adam McKay feels old-fashioned-twelve-year-old-about-to-have-a-sleepover excited about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Adam sits down with Conan to talk about birthdays in Worcester, MA, famous pranks from the...

  • 29 MAR 2021
    Seth Meyers
    57m 40s

    Comedian and television host Seth Meyers feels anxious and excited about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Seth sits down with Conan to talk about coming on to SNL as a cast member first and a writer second, parsing praise from the enig...

  • 22 MAR 2021
    Kate Hudson
    51m 40s

    Actress and entrepreneur Kate Hudson feels insecure about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Kate sits down with Conan to talk about the key to being a good salesperson, rediscovering the music of the 90s through her kids, and family lessons...

  • 15 MAR 2021
    Shaquille O'Neal
    1h 8m 9s

    Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal feels enigmatic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Shaq sits down with Conan to talk about his uniquely philosophical outlook, being yelled at by Charles Barkley’s mother, how he decides which bra...

  • 08 MAR 2021
    Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer
    55m 28s

    Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer feel zippy and super-duper excited, respectively, about being Conan O’Brien’s friends.   Angela and Jenna sit down with Conan to talk about revisiting The Office with their hit podcast Office Ladies, wh...

  • 01 MAR 2021
    Jane Lynch
    58m 57s

    Actress Jane Lynch feels chosen and honored about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Jane sits down with Conan to talk about throwing a track suit on seething rage with her character Sue Sylvester on Glee, making film history with Christ...

  • 22 FAB 2021
    Kenan Thompson
    55m 20s

    Actor and comedian Kenan Thompson feels great about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Kenan and Conan sit down to talk about the importance of manners, a shared love of biking, and Kenan’s new self-titled television series. Plus, Conan...

  • 15 FAB 2021
    Dave Grohl
    1h 2m 44s

    Musician Dave Grohl feels somewhat conflicted about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Dave sits down with Conan to talk about the merits of fried chicken and champagne, jamming with Paul McCartney, the pre-show ritual, and Foo Fighters’...

  • 08 FAB 2021
    David Spade
    57m 7s

    Actor and comedian David Spade feels sort of excited about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   David sits down with Conan to talk about learning the ropes while working at Saturday Night Live, texting with Norm Macdonald, and memories of...

  • 01 FAB 2021
    Bryan Cranston
    56m 35s

    Actor Bryan Cranston feels very lucky about being happily paid to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Bryan sits down with Conan to talk about brushes with Charles Manson, establishing contact with Vince Gilligan on The X-Files, and portrayi...

  • 25 JAN 2021
    Mike Birbiglia
    1h 2m 33s

    Comedian Mike Birbiglia feels terrified about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Mike sits down with Conan to talk about taking advantage of his many ailments, not being the class clown, and giving back to the community with Tip Your Wai...

  • 18 JAN 2021
    Anthony Anderson
    59m 28s

    Actor and game show host Anthony Anderson feels bloated, hungover, and constipated about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Anthony sits down with Conan to discuss working in showbusiness with his mother, throwing his son a Bro Mitzvah,...

  • 15 JAN 2021
    Introducing Why Won’t You Date Me? With Nicole Byer
    9m 46s

    It’s time to get sexy! The hilarious comedian Nicole Byer joins Conan to introduce her sex & relationship podcast ‘Why Won’t You Date Me?’ to the Team Coco network! Each week Nicole sits down with a comedian, actor, or ex-fling to interview...

  • 11 JAN 2021
    Fred Armisen
    56m 36s

    Comedian and actor Fred Armisen feels productive about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.    Fred sits down with Conan to talk about approaching life from a drummer’s mentality, being a tech wiz, and hating the beach. Later, Conan responds...

  • 08 JAN 2021
    Ron Reagan
    53m 46s

    Political commentator Ron Reagan joins Conan to discuss the insurrection at the US Capitol building on January 6th.

  • 04 JAN 2021
    JB Smoove
    1h 1m 6s

    Actor, comedian, and writer JB Smoove feels as though Conan is taking advantage of him and pressuring people into being his friend.   JB sits down with Conan to talk about his favorite pitches that never made it to air, learning to re...

  • 28 DEC 2020
    Matthew Rhys
    1h 2m 27s

    Actor Matthew Rhys feels blank about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Matthew sits down with Conan to talk about living out his boyhood fantasies on Perry Mason, passing down his Welsh heritage to his son, and the one thing he’d wish f...

  • 21 DEC 2020
    Amy Sedaris
    1h 1m 0s

    Actress and comedian Amy Sedaris feels bullied into being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Amy sits down with Conan to talk about unfriendly wig shops, the fun of playing mean, and her comedy series At Home with Amy Sedaris. Plus, Conan and...