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Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast

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Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell, take you behind the pompadour with exclusive and extended versions of their favorite interviews and stand-up from the week in late night, as well as the stories behind them. Discover the origins of characters like Crooner Ghost Artie Kendall, and meet people-who-should-be-characters like Jordan Schlansky. Plus find out why the second floor at Team Coco gets all the best snacks and who’s leaving dirty dishes in Andy Richter’s sink.Each week Mike and Jessie share the best and spill the dirt on everything Conan, because they’re pretty sure their boss isn’t going to listen anyway.

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Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell, take you behind the pompadour with exclusive and extended versions of their favorite interviews and stand-up from the week in late night, as well as the stories behind them. Discover the origins of characters like Crooner Ghost Artie Kendall, and meet people-who-should-be-characters like Jordan Schlansky. Plus find out why the second floor at Team Coco gets all the best snacks and who’s leaving dirty dishes in Andy Richter’s sink.Each week Mike and Jessie share the best and spill the dirt on everything Conan, because they’re pretty sure their boss isn’t going to listen anyway.

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More Talkie, Less Writie

By Zar1n1980 - May 13 2020
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I wish we had Inside Conan everyday, Jessie Gaskell and Mike Sweeney are the best!

Fantastic Show for Conan Nerds

By Philomela17 - May 01 2020
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So happy this is back for a second season!

iTunes Ratings

836 Ratings
Average Ratings
652
67
39
37
41

More Talkie, Less Writie

By Zar1n1980 - May 13 2020
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I wish we had Inside Conan everyday, Jessie Gaskell and Mike Sweeney are the best!

Fantastic Show for Conan Nerds

By Philomela17 - May 01 2020
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So happy this is back for a second season!
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Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast

Latest release on May 22, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 10 days ago

Rank #1: Timothy Olyphant, Moses Storm, J.P. Buck

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Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell welcome comedian Moses Storm to share his unbelievable story about growing up with parents who started an unsuccessful cult. Then, Conan’s Stand-up Booker J.P. Buck joins Mike and Jessie to talk about how he finds talent for the show and gives great advice for aspiring comedians. Plus, we hear how a fan perfectly insulted both Timothy Olyphant and Conan at a restaurant.


Moses Storm Taped Over Christian Homeschool Videos To Record “Late Night”: https://teamcoco.com/video/moses-storm-taped-over-christian-homeschool-videos-to-record-late-night


Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com


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

Mar 15 2019

50mins

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Rank #2: Andy Richter, Listener Questions

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Conan’s sidekick Andy Richter joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell for a candid conversation about family, initially being hired as the first writer for Late Night with Conan before becoming his sidekick, the evolution of the Conan remotes, and getting poison ivy during his Woodstock remote. Plus, Mike and Jessie talk about sketch rewrites as they answer more listener questions.


This episode is brought to you by Candid (www.candidco.com/insideconan), Vrbo, and Daily Harvest (www.daily-harvest.com code: insideconan).



Andy at Mardi Gras: http://conan25.teamcoco.com/node/105202


Andy at Woodstock: http://conan25.teamcoco.com/node/105842


Check out Conan25: The Remotes here: https://conan25.teamcoco.com/


Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com


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

Apr 12 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #3: Robert Smigel

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Comedy legend Robert Smigel joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about connecting with Conan through their shared cartoony sensibility at Saturday Night Live, the behind the scenes drama of launching Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the inception of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, and much more.

This episode is brought to you by Roman (www.getroman.com/insideconan).

Check out Conan Without Borders: Australia: https://teamcoco.com/australia

Check out Conan25: The Remotes: https://conan25.teamcoco.com/

Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

Jun 21 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #4: Jonathan Groff

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Jonathan Groff (Black-ish) was the head writer of Late Night with Conan O’Brien from 1995 to 2000. Jonathan joins Conan writers Mike and Jessie to talk about the many times he’s gotten confused with the Broadway actor Jonathan Groff, giving John Krasinski the advice to not become an actor, Conan singing a song about how Jonathan and Mike were going to ruin the show on their very first day at Late Night, and more.

This episode is brought to you by Vital Farms (www.vitalfarms.com/coupon), Tailor Store (www.tailorstore.com/insideconan), and Candid Co (www.candidco.com/insideconan).


Check out Conan Without Borders: Greenland: https://teamcoco.com/greenland

Check out Conan25: The Remotes: https://conan25.teamcoco.com/

Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

Oct 18 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #5: Jon Glaser

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The hilarious Jon Glaser (Jon Glaser Loves Gear, Hustlers, Delocated) was a writer on Late Night with Conan O’Brien for 5 years. Jon joins Conan writers Mike and Jessie to talk about the Bill Clinton puppet, Segue Sam, the origins of Delocated, eating a sandwich in a scene with Jennifer Lopez in the movie Hustlers, and more.


Check out Conan Without Borders: Greenland: https://teamcoco.com/greenland

Check out Conan25: The Remotes: https://conan25.teamcoco.com/

Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

Oct 11 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #6: Deon Cole, Nick Centofante

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Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell welcome comedian and Conan alum Deon Cole to talk about becoming a writer for Conan after doing stand-up on The Tonight Show, his short-lived series Deon Cole’s Black Box which Jessie wrote on, simultaneously working on Black-ish & Angie Tribeca, the time he was on an all carrot diet, and his dream to be in a Horror movie. Plus, Conan Office Coordinator Nick Centofante joins Mike and Jessie to discuss the soda discrepancy.


Deon Cole: Black People Were Not Shocked By The College Bribery Scandal: https://teamcoco.com/video/deon-cole-black-people-were-not-shocked-by-the-college-bribery-scandal


Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

Mar 22 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #7: Maria Bamford

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Comedian extraordinaire Maria Bamford joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about being a part of a new scripted podcast series from Team Coco called Frontier Tween, Conan being her first TV appearance in 1998, her many temp jobs in Los Angeles including playing a Star Trek character who traveled to various Jack in the Box locations in Southern California, and more. 


This episode is brought to yo by Vital Farms (www.vitalfarms.com/coupon), Tailor Store (www.tailorstore.com/insideconan), and M&Ms Hazelnut.


Check out Conan Without Borders: Greenland: https://teamcoco.com/greenland

Check out Conan25: The Remotes: https://conan25.teamcoco.com/

Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

Sep 27 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #8: Jason Chillemi, Jordan Schlansky

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Conan Field Producer Jason Chillemi joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about what goes on behind the scenes on remotes and travel shows all the way from the Late Night days to Conan’s recent trip to Australia. Plus, Associate Producer Jordan Schlansky returns to talk about his experience with the Conan travel shows and the evolution of words that need to be bleeped on the show over the years.


This episode is brought to you by Vrbo, Postmates (code: insideconan), Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/insideconan), The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Twix.


Check out Conan Without Borders: Australia: https://teamcoco.com/australia


Check out Conan25: The Remotes: https://conan25.teamcoco.com/


Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com


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

Apr 19 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #9: Todd Levin, Jordan Schlansky, Listener Questions

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Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell are joined by fellow Conan writer Todd Levin to talk about his experience working with drones and professional dancers for his sketch “Conan’s Mega Celebrity Dance-Off Challenge!”. Then, Conan Associate Producer Jordan Schlansky returns to share his thoughts on religion. Plus, Mike and Jessie answer some listener questions regarding Conan and Jordan’s banter, the decision of the Conan staff moving from New York to LA, and more.


Conan’s Mega Celebrity Dance-Off Challenge! Video: https://teamcoco.com/video/conan-s-mega-celebrity-dance-off-challenge


Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

Mar 29 2019

40mins

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Rank #10: Andy Daly

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Everyone’s absolute favorite, Andy Daly (Review) joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about how his Late Night with Conan journey began. Andy talks about how Robert Smigel recommended him for Conan bits after he auditioned for The Dana Carvey Show, playing Amy Poehler’s new boyfriend Kyle for a “Andy’s Little Sister” sketch, Late Night Salmon Grab, getting a swirly by Rob Riggle in a real toilet, a controversial blackface sketch, and much more.


This episode is brought to you by Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/insideconan).


Check out Conan Without Borders: Australia: https://teamcoco.com/australia

Check out Conan25: The Remotes: https://conan25.teamcoco.com/

Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

Jul 12 2019

57mins

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Rank #11: Inside Conan Greenland

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Conan writer Jose Arroyo and Conan Field Producer Jason Chillemi join Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss the behind the scenes of their recent Conan trip to Greenland. Plus, Mike and Jessie talk to Jackie, a Conan fan with an Inside Conan tattoo.



This episode is brought to you by Vital Farms (www.vitalfarms.com/coupon).


Check out Conan Without Borders: Greenland: https://teamcoco.com/greenland

Check out Conan25: The Remotes: https://conan25.teamcoco.com/

Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

Sep 06 2019

53mins

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Rank #12: Matt O’Brien, Conan head writer

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Conan head writer Matt O’Brien joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about the recent writer submission process which included reading over 400 writer submissions, common red flags, and more. Plus, Mike shares a legendary Brian Reich story from the writers room of the Late Night with Conan days.


This episode is brought to you by M&Ms Hazelnut.



Check out Conan Without Borders: Greenland: https://teamcoco.com/greenland

Check out Conan25: The Remotes: https://conan25.teamcoco.com/

Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

Sep 20 2019

45mins

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Rank #13: Matt Walsh

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Comedian and UCB co-founder Matt Walsh (Veep) joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about the hardware commercial that got him into SAG, which UCB performers went to the emergency room as a result of their Conan bits, capitalizing on the chemistry of the Veep cast via improv, and much more.



This episode is sponsored by Cannondale Bicycles (www.cannondale.com/conan).


Check out Conan Without Borders: Australia: https://teamcoco.com/australia

Check out Conan25: The Remotes: https://conan25.teamcoco.com/

Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

Jun 28 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #14: Tony Hale, Matt O'Brien

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Actor and comedian Tony Hale joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to walk them through his personal experience of being on a talk show and how Conan’s show taught him a lesson in diverting anxiety. Then, current Conan head writer Matt O’Brien joins Mike and Jessie to clear the air regarding their schedules since they started hosting this podcast. Plus, Mike and Jessie listen to listener voicemail suggestions about where Conan should go next for a future travel show.


This episode is brought to you by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Away (www.awaytravel.com/insideconan code: INSIDECONAN), and Aunt Fannie’s Pest Solutions (www.auntfannies.com/bugs code: INSIDECONAN).


Check out Conan Without Borders: Australia: https://teamcoco.com/australia

Check out Conan25: The Remotes: https://conan25.teamcoco.com/

Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

May 03 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #15: Flula Borg

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Comedian/actor/DJ Flula Borg joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell on this week’s Inside Conan! Flula talks about how he was involved in the Kumail kerfuffle, doing Q&A with Conan on tour, visiting a nude beach in Berlin with Conan, his new song “Self Care Sunday,” and much more.


Check out Conan Without Borders: Australia: https://teamcoco.com/australia

Check out Conan25: The Remotes: https://conan25.teamcoco.com/

Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

Jul 19 2019

56mins

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Rank #16: Brian Stack

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Brian Stack (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) is one of the most beloved writer/performers from the Late Night with Conan O’Brien days and one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Brian joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about the first sketch he ever wrote being Andy’s Little Sister featuring Amy Poehler, the special only kids in the audience episode, and some of his favorite Conan bits including Artie Kendall the Ghost Crooner, WikiBear, The Wikipedia-Powered Teddy, The Reverend Otis K. Dribbles, Bulletproof Legs, and much more.

This episode is brought to you by FabFitFun (www.fabfitfun.com code: INSIDECONAN).


Check out Conan Without Borders: Australia: https://teamcoco.com/australia

Check out Conan25: The Remotes: https://conan25.teamcoco.com/

Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

Jul 05 2019

59mins

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Rank #17: Brian McCann

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Legendary Conan writer and performer Brian McCann joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss everything during his 17 years at Conan. They talk about the FedEx Pope, Preparation H Raymond, being the ambassador for the improv and stand-up community in Chicago in the late 80s/early 90s, his Arrogant Dumbass character bombing during a Conan taping, Joe’s Pub, the “No Reason to Live” Kayak Guy, and much more.



This episode is brought to you by Vital Farms (www.vitalfarms.com/coupon) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.



Check out Conan Without Borders: Australia: https://teamcoco.com/australia

Check out Conan25: The Remotes: https://conan25.teamcoco.com/

Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

Aug 16 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #18: Behind the Scenes: Monologues, Music and Melbourne

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Conan monologue writers Brian Kiley and Laurie Kilmartin join Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about jokes that got cut from this week’s show. Then, Mike and Jessie have a conversation with Conan music director Jimmy Vivino, who has been with the show since 1993, and do a follow up from a previous episode with guest Chris Gethard. Plus, Australian stand-up comedian Rhys Nicholson stops by to chat right before making his American TV debut on Conan.


This episode is brought to you by CLR (www.clrbrands.com), FabFitFun (www.fabfitfun.com code: insideconan), and Daily Harvest (www.daily-harvest.com code: insideconan).



Check out Conan Without Borders: Australia: https://teamcoco.com/australia

Check out Conan25: The Remotes: https://conan25.teamcoco.com/

Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

Jun 07 2019

1hr 23mins

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Rank #19: Chris Gethard

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Comedian and Fellow Earwolf Podcaster Chris Gethard (Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People) joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about going from worshipping Conan in college to doing bits on the Late Night with Conan O’Brien show, one of the scariest and heartbreaking memories he has involving a Conan bit he was in, and going back to Public Access to help out the next generation of comedians.

This episode is brought to you by Roman (www.getroman.com/insideconan).

Check out Conan Without Borders: Australia: https://teamcoco.com/australia

Check out Conan25: The Remotes: https://conan25.teamcoco.com/

Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

May 24 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #20: Behind the Seams (and Sketches)

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Conan’s head costume designer Scott Cronick joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about the challenges of dressing Conan, loving the adrenaline rush of the immediate turnaround for costumes for sketches, and making an incredible discovery when he recently took over as Conan’s head dresser. Plus, Conan’s only Canadian writer Levi MacDougall joins Mike and Jessie to talk about having to reshoot a sketch because his Canadian accent was too strong, why dogs never get cut from sketches, and coming up with lyrics for NPR’s new Morning Edition theme music.



This episode is brought to you by Cannondale Bikes (www.cannondale.com/conan), Candid (www.candidco.com/insideconan code: insideconan), Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/insideconan), and Roman (www.getroman.com/insideconan).



Check out Conan Without Borders: Australia: https://teamcoco.com/australia

Check out Conan25: The Remotes: https://conan25.teamcoco.com/

Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

Jun 14 2019

1hr 13mins

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