Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

35 EpisodesProduced by Team Coco & Earwolf

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 … read more

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31. Lin-Manuel Miranda

June 17th, 2019

1:05:11

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 …

30. Martin Short

June 10th, 2019

57:42

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 …

29. Hannah Gadsby

June 3rd, 2019

49:22

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,’ …

28. Bob Newhart

May 27th, 2019

58:30

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 …

27. Howard Stern

May 20th, 2019

1:30:41

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 …

26. Bill Hader

May 13th, 2019

59:10

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 …

25. Jimmy Kimmel

May 6th, 2019

58:15

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 …

24. Robert Caro

April 29th, 2019

56:14

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 “

23. Tig Notaro

April 22nd, 2019

1:02:13

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, …

22. Patton Oswalt

April 15th, 2019

1:02:55

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 …

21. Nicole Byer

April 8th, 2019

51:49

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 …

20. Ben Stiller

April 1st, 2019

56:32

Actor, writer, and director Ben Stiller feels excited to be Conan O'Brien's friend, but he isn’t holding his breath.


Ben and Conan sit down this week …

19. Ray Romano

March 25th, 2019

50:10

Actor and comedian Ray Romano feels good about being Conan O’Brien’s friend (with an exception).


Ray and Conan sit down to chat about last-minute gifts for Adam Levine, being a good Samaritan, Ray’s first time doing …

18. Michelle Obama

March 18th, 2019

56:18

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, …

17. Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz

March 11th, 2019

48:58

Actors, comedians, and improvisers Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz feel both sizzlin’ and curious about being Conan O’Brien’s friends.


Thomas and Ben sit down with Conan this week to talk about their two-man …

16.5 Jessie Gaskell and Mike Sweeney

March 7th, 2019

31:39

Writers Jessie Gaskell and Mike Sweeney feel hungry and starving, respectively, about being Conan O’Brien’s friends.


Jessie and Mike sit down with …

16. Lisa Kudrow

March 4th, 2019

1:01:55

Actress Lisa Kudrow feels tired about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.


Lisa and Conan sit down to chat about their first meeting at an improv class, not taking criticism personally, the backlash to Friends, how Lisa …

BONUS: Introducing Inside Conan

March 1st, 2019

5:33

Out now on Earwolf, Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell take you behind the pompadour with exclusive and extended versions of their …

15. Jeff Goldblum

February 25th, 2019

59:36

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 …

14. Timothy Olyphant

February 18th, 2019

1:00:37

Actor Timothy Olyphant feels “eh” about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.


Timothy and Conan sit down this week to chat about their favorite hobbit names, playing a mean mofo on-screen, buying a gingerbread house, and …

13. Stephen Colbert

February 11th, 2019

54:51

Comedian, writer, and television host Stephen Colbert feels cool about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.


Stephen and Conan sit down this week to chat …

12. David Sedaris

February 4th, 2019

50:58

Writer and humorist David Sedaris feels apprehensive about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. 


David sits down with Conan this week to talk about the perks …

11. Dana Carvey

January 28th, 2019

55:48

Comedian and actor Dana Carvey feels masculine about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.


Dana sits down with Conan this week to talk about the key to a …

10. Ron Funches

January 21st, 2019

46:15

Comedian Ron Funches feels grateful and excited to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.


Ron and Conan sit down this week to talk about idolizing Dwayne Johnson, …

9. Adam Sandler

January 14th, 2019

50:33

Comedian and actor Adam Sandler feels stunned to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.


Adam and Conan sit down this week to talk about their early shared SNL experiences, getting mad at the audience, letting their kids be their …

8. Marc Maron

January 7th, 2019

46:36

Comedian, actor, and podcaster Marc Maron feels nervous about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.


Marc and Conan sit down this week to chat about beginner …

7. Pete Holmes

December 31st, 2018

47:33

Comedian Pete Holmes feels frustrated but honored to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.


Pete and Conan sit down this week to chat about their shared Boston …

6. Wanda Sykes

December 24th, 2018

47:08

Comedian Wanda Sykes feels trapped into being Conan O’Brien’s friend.


Wanda and Conan sit down this week to talk about their mutual love of murder television, bowling with the railings down, and planning a vacation …

5. Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally

December 17th, 2018

49:30


Actors and comedic couple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally feel ambivalent, yet hopeful about being Conan O’Brien’s friends.


Nick and Megan join Conan …

4. Dax Shepard

December 10th, 2018

48:54

Actor Dax Shepard feels very optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. 


Dax and Conan sit down to talk about manhood, being made fun of, tycoons, shyness in comedy, and making plans to hang out. Plus, Conan finds …

3. Bill Burr

December 3rd, 2018

51:17

Comedian Bill Burr feels great about being Conan’s friend.


Bill joins Conan to chat about feeling jealous of his kids, his latest life-changing …

2. Kristen Bell

November 26th, 2018

48:06

Actress Kristen Bell feels supercharged about being Conan O’Brien’s friend! 


Kristen joins Conan to chat about imparting kindness to their kids, Kristen’s complex relationship with her husband’s recliner, driving …

1. Will Ferrell

November 19th, 2018

46:16

Comedian and actor Will Ferrell feels awkward about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.


Will joins Conan along with trusty assistant Sona Movsesian and producer Matt Gourley to reflect on his unmatched commitment to comedy, …

Introducing Conan’s new podcast

October 3rd, 2018

4:27

Conan O’Brien really needs a friend. But does he need a podcast? Turns out he does. If only to find that friend. Conan's bringing his favorite celebrity guests by the studio for some friendly conversations. In the …

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