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Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Team Coco & Earwolf
Comedy
147 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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 humanity, and the ways in which performing comedy can mess...
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  • 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: TeamCoco.com/CallConan
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  • 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, using “profounity,” and aphorisms to help Conan appreciate hi...
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  • 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: TeamCoco.com/CallConan
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  • 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 Hanks, and highlights from her experiences working on her lat...
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  • 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 Toronto.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit...
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  • 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 years, and a storied career spanning sketch writing to portrayi...
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  • 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 early days of UCB, the challenge of adapting The Big Short...
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  • 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 enigmatic Lorne Michaels, and lessons learned at the Late Night...
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  • 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 learned from iconic parents Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Pl...
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  • 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 brands to rep, and remembering Kobe. Later, Conan reprimands hi...
    Play1h 8m 9s
  • 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, why it’s important to treat interns fairly, and how their onsc...
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  • 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 Christopher Guest, and going to where the love is. Plus, Conan ask...
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  • 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 considers his own personal clothing brand.   Got a que...
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  • 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’ new studio album Medicine at Midnight. Plus, Sona shares a...
    Play1h 2m 44s
  • 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 his father. Plus, Conan and Sona go head-to-head with a Big...
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  • 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 portraying characters with complex moralities from Breaking Bad to h...
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  • 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 Waitstaff. Plus, Conan provides another taste of his spinoff po...
    Play1h 2m 33s
  • 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, and playing dominoes with Michael Jordan. Later, Conan pitch...
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  • 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 their dating life while she figures out her own. With great...
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  • 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 to an issue with show merchandise as he and his team Review...
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  • Political commentator Ron Reagan joins Conan to discuss the insurrection at the US Capitol building on January 6th.
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  • 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 read people by selling fire extinguishers, making strong choic...
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  • 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 for besides world peace. Later, Conan and his team get to kno...
    Play1h 2m 27s
  • 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 his team meet their first Golden Ticket winner....
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  • Actress Kaley Cuoco feels giddy about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Kaley sits down with Conan to talk about working with John Ritter, going full blast as the voice of Harley Quinn, horse caretaking tips, and her new mini-series The Flight Attendant. Plus, Conan laments the caloric scarcity...
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  • Actor and comedian John Cleese feels it is morally imperative to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   John sits down with Conan to talk about his new book Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide, writing essays on the subject of time, and favorite philosophical definitions of humor. Plus, Conan finds k...
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  • Actress Kristin Chenoweth feels petite about…peeing?   Kristin sits down with Conan to talk about their kindred need for an audience, life-changing advice from Carol Burnett, and Kristin’s Food Network show Candy Land. Plus, Conan considers his impact on the English language as he and his team...
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  • Actor and comedian Kevin Hart feels extremely blessed about being Conan O’Brien's friend. Kevin sits down with Conan to talk about the importance of taking care of the body, molding an environment for future success stories, and walking in fear at the highest levels of achievement. Later, Conan d...
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  • Actor, comedian, and playwright John Leguizamo feels great about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   John and Conan sit down to talk about attempting to master every performative craft, how sharing a room with a sibling makes one a better communicator, and digging into untold history with John’s o...
    Play1h 2m 4s
  • Actor and comedian Sam Richardson feels honored and obligated to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Sam sits down with Conan to talk about traveling to Ghana together for Conan Without Borders, his childhood obsession with Ghostbusters, and performing on cruise ships and in the hit HBO series Veep....
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  • Actor Jim Parsons feels okay about people saying that he’s Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Jim sits down with Conan to talk about recovering from COVID-19, working with dangerous animals on set, and starring in The Boys in the Band. Later, Conan makes a desperate plea to one of his sponsors....
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  • Team Coco now bows at the altar of scams. That’s right—the Scam Goddess podcast has joined the Team Coco network! Scam Goddess is a show dedicated to fraud and all those who practice it. Each week host Laci Mosley digs into the scammiest scammers in history with guests like Paul Scheer, Jameela Jami...
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  • Rock icon Bruce Springsteen feels ecstatic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Bruce sits down with Conan to talk about his new album and documentary Letter to You, the death cult of rock ’n roll, the best go-to cover song, and his favorite American rock bands. Plus, Conan responds to a voic...
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  • Actress and producer Rashida Jones feels fine about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Rashida sits down with Conan to talk about the importance of diversifying your skills, creating a documentary about her father Quincy Jones, and working with Bill Murray on her new film On the Rocks. Later, Con...
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  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton feels enthusiastic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Hillary sits down with Conan to talk about launching her new podcast You and Me Both, overcoming the double standard for women in the public eye, and the need for an American moral reckoning. Plu...
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  • Music legend Willie Nelson feels great about being Conan’s friend.   Willie sits down with Conan to talk about his new book Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band, favorite guitars and musical influences, and losing money in hog-raising. Plus, Conan shares fond memories of antagon...
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  • Comedian Colin Quinn feels euphoric about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Colin sits down with Conan to talk about his tenure on Weekend Update, why simple transgression isn’t comedy, and the best quotes out of his new book Overstated: A Coast-to-Coast Roast of the 50 States.   Got a que...
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  • Former First Lady Michelle Obama feels very, very hopeful about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Michelle sits down with Conan to discuss her new show The Michelle Obama Podcast, the importance of humility in politics, and changing the voting culture with WhenWeAllVote.org.   Check out Co...
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  • Comedian Rory Scovel feels grateful about being Conan O’Brien’s best friend.   Rory sits down with Conan to talk about selling the most bizarre bits onstage, fights in the audience, and his new podcast Dads. Later, Conan recalls his search for family roots in Dungarvan, Ireland.   Got a...
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  • Singer, songwriter, and record producer Keith Urban feels incredibly confused about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Keith sits down with Conan to talk about playing a surprise drive-in concert for healthcare workers, quitting school to pursue his music career, and releasing his new album 'The...
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  • Actor and producer Sean Hayes feels indifferent about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Sean sits down with Conan to talk about choosing acting over becoming a concert pianist, dangerous childhood games, and his podcast SmartLess with Jason Bateman and Will Arnett. Plus, Conan decides what kind...
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  • Comedian, writer and actor Deon Cole feels wonderful every time he’s with Conan O’Brien.   Deon sits down with Conan to discuss the authentic mini-bar experience, being a comedian before anything else, and learning to DJ during the pandemic. Later, things get heated between Conan and his team...
    Play1h 3m 37s
  • You may know the hilarious comedian Rory Scovel from his many appearances on CONAN, or maybe you even saw him live on tour with Conan & Friends. If you’ve ever wondered what he’d sound like as the host of his very own Team Coco podcast, wonder no more! Rory has a brand new show called “Dads: The Pod...
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  • Actress Jameela Jamil feels better about her hair for being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Jameela sits down with Conan to talk about the roots of British self-deprecation, injecting humor into sex, and encouraging body positivity with the ‘I Weigh’ Instagram movement. Later, Conan shares his excit...
    Play1h 7m 9s
  • Comedian Michael Che feels honored to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Michael sits down with Conan to talk about his first stand-up experience, jumping into the deep end at Saturday Night Live, and why jokes about politics and race will always hold up. Plus, Conan tries his hand at reading some e...
    Play1h 6m 21s
  • Actress and comedian Maya Rudolph feels pretty terrific about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Maya sits down with Conan to talk about making Emmy history by competing against herself in a single category, meeting (and hugging) Prince, her inspiration for voicing Connie the Hormone Monstress on...
    Play1h 6m 14s
  • Actor Jim Carrey feels warm all over about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Jim sits down with Conan to talk about the prophecies in his new book ‘Memoirs and Misinformation,’ deliberately getting into a fight with the audience, and balancing the introvert with the extrovert throughout his lege...
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  • Comedian and writer W. Kamau Bell feels cautiously optimistic, but still not great about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Kamau sits down with Conan to talk about meeting Anthony Bourdain, doing bits with his kids, and tolerating discomfort. Later, Conan’s assistant Sona recounts losing her wal...
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  • On the final Summer S’mores special, Conan and the Chill Chums discuss who Conan should expect to see at his own funeral.
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