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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.

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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.

    Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara

    Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara

    Actors, writers and comedians Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara feel absolutely delighted, flattered, and honored to be considered Conan O’Brien’s friends.

     

    Eugene and Catherine sit down with Conan to talk about taking chances in the pre-internet era with SCTV, transforming into the characters they play on Schitt’s Creek, the formula that makes a successful comedy show stick, and legendary tales from the Second City stage. Later, Conan takes it up with the Cheesecake Factory menu.

     

     

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

    • 1 hr
    Nikki Glaser

    Nikki Glaser

    Comedian Nikki Glaser feels overwhelmed about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.

     

    Nikki and Conan sit down to discuss modern perspectives on the vagina, the emotional toll of performing a roast, how discovering stand-up comedy helped Nikki manage an eating disorder, and going down in flames with her worst-ever jokes told at a wedding. Plus, Conan responds to the idea of his name on a rump-cheek as he and his staff Review the Reviewers.

     

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

    • 52 min
    Charles Barkley

    Charles Barkley

    Basketball legend Charles Barkley feels great about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.

     

    Charles and Conan sit down to chat about the extreme competition of going pro, getting booed offstage at a Katy Perry concert for dissing the Timberwolves, his friendship with Shaq, and advocating for education. Later, Conan issues a warning to his staff about spoiling certain tv shows.

     

     

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Al Franken

    Al Franken

    Author, comedian, and former senator Al Franken is already a f***ing friend of Conan O’Brien’s.




    Al and Conan sit down to talk about favorite SNL sketches that never made it to air, doing ‘The Brain Tumor Comedian’ with Tom Davis, shutting down George Harrison’s drunken piano playing, and the jokes that failed to land with guests of The Al Franken Podcast. Plus, Conan follows up on the resurfacing of his correspondence with iconic writer E.B. White.




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    • 58 min
    Malcolm Gladwell

    Malcolm Gladwell

    Author and journalist Malcolm Gladwell feels pressured into being Conan O’Brien’s friend.

    Malcolm and Conan sit down to talk about Malcolm’s new book Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know, conversations about gardening, tabloid inventions, tales from the IRA, and Conan’s own special cult of personality. Plus, Conan and his assistant Sona engage in a struggle for power.

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    • 54 min
    Introducing Smartr- Episode 1: Puel with Tim Heidecker

    Introducing Smartr- Episode 1: Puel with Tim Heidecker

    Smartr is a new scripted Podcast from Team Coco that follows tech genius, Noa Lukas, as he profiles the monopolies of tomorrow and gives them advice on how to grow without being hindered by the dinosaur concepts of regulations, public opinion, and basic morality. In the first episode of Smartr, Noa Lukas visits Puel, whose pool-match algorithm finds the perfect pool filled with swimmers like you based on your demographic profile. Noa and CEO Alex Patterson (Tim Heidecker) dive into Puel's business model and navigate the choppy waters of early growth, like being banned from twenty states for accidentally violating the Civil Rights Act. Check out Smartr now on Luminary at luminary.link/conan.

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Customer Reviews

Thomas Phifer ,

Heals my soul

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Pats71 ,

Very funny!

Conan’s podcast is the greatest! Everyone on the show is awesome. No complaints.

MrsZ73 ,

Conan is friendworthy

This podcast never disappoints. Conan has given me so many laughs over the years. Thank you, Conan

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