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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 O’Brien Needs A Friend Earwolf

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 45.3K Ratings

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.

    Uncle Chutney and the Bubble Bunch

    Uncle Chutney and the Bubble Bunch

    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 chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

    • 33 min
    Daniel Radcliffe

    Daniel Radcliffe

    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-hosting the podcast Cunning Stunts with former Harry Potter stuntman David Holmes. Later, Conan and his team welcome David Hopping to fill in for Sona.

     

    Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.

    For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    • 54 min
    Maker's On The Rocks

    Maker's On The Rocks

    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

    • 18 min
    "Weird Al" Yankovic

    "Weird Al" Yankovic

    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 punches, and forging his own trademark career in parody songwriting. Later, Conan and his team prepare for the imminent arrival of Sona’s twins.

     

    Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.

    For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    • 57 min
    Quoll-nan O’Brien

    Quoll-nan O’Brien

    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

     

    • 19 min
    Sean Penn

    Sean Penn

    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 change in the world. Later, Sona and Matt Gourley bring a Conan-centric dating app exchange to life. 

     

    See Sean Penn in his new film Flag Day, releasing August 20th.

     

    Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.

    For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
45.3K Ratings

45.3K Ratings

NickTheGreekCO ,

The Reluctant Outdoorsman = Gourley??

In the most recent episode of “Conan needs a fan” there was a fella from Alaska who seemed to be one of the best accidental bear hunters in North America, perhaps the world!! While his interview and stories were enjoyable, it was mildly distracting that his voice bore a striking resemblance to that of Mr. Matt Gourley. Was Matt pranking Conan? Did he disguise his face and spin a crazy tale of grizzly hunting and moose debacles?? In the words of Shaquille O’Neal ….(deep voice) “we’ll never know”. Gourley’s voice was suspiciously absent from commentary during the episode……..
Love every minute of every episode, thank you guys for being a continuous light in my life!! My wife and I talk about your podcast each week like most couples used to talk about the nightly news :)
PS- “Accidental Bear Hunter” is a sweet name for a Canadian metal band. Dibs!!!

-Nick from Arvada, Colorado

Leslie SZ ,

A five star podcast.

Conan makes me laugh! He makes everyone he interviews interesting and personable. One of my favorite podcasts. I, also, enjoy the banter with Sona and Matt!

dutch965 ,

I’ll listen for the guest. Not the host

Conan has always been about him getting the laugh I’ve anything anyone else and his knack of holding until his staff has to laugh ereguradless of actual comedy nuggets is mostly painful to listen to. You did ask

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