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.
Underground Museum Coffee
Conan chats with Simon from Slovenia about his favorite specialty coffee shop and its unusual location.
Timothy Olyphant Returns
Timothy Olyphant feels splendiferous about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.
Timothy and Conan sit down once more to discuss their unique friendship, being shot at in New Orleans while filming Justified: City Primeval, and a possible new talk show featuring the two of them.
C.S.I. Kansas City
Conan talks to Allan in Missouri about working as a crime scene investigator, surprising scenes she’s investigated, and which of Conan’s team would make the most skilled investigator.
Actor, writer, and comedian Ramy Youssef feels the inevitability of God coming into our lives about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.
Ramy sits down with Conan to discuss sharing personal history with castmates on his Hulu comedy series Ramy, the universal concept of “refinancing” with God, and filming in the West Bank. Plus, a bacteria sharing Conan’s name inspires debate over Conan and his team’s relative celebrity status.
Conan chats with Carles about working as a video game designer and what drag persona Conan would create for himself.
Bryan Cranston Returns
Actor Bryan Cranston feels stimulated about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.
Bryan sits down with Conan once more to dive into the details of his wild first sexual encounter in Salzburg, transitioning from physical comedy in Malcolm in the Middle to the high-stakes drama of Breaking Bad, how kindness and hard work are the key to a satisfying career, and the upcoming season two of Your Honor. Plus, Conan regretfully comes to terms with how Joop! cologne has impacted his life.
I wish there would be more episodes...
The only problem with this podcast is that it comes only twice a week. I have now heard the latest Kevin Nealon episode 11 times, as it is my current ”go-to” episode while waiting for new ones. Love you all and thanks for making me laugh out loud at the gym.
Thank you Chill Chums
Hello from Finland. I have listened to the podcast from pretty much the beginning and a big fan. We recently had a bbq party and the host, who is also a fan, served Chilled Chum cocktails. They were excellent so thank you for inventing the drink, Matt.
The Best radio show out there!
Greetings from Finland! Five stars of course, but I need to ask the obvious; when is Jordan going to be your guest?