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Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

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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Howard Stern

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 psychotherapy, and the most painful parts of publicity. Plus, Conan recalls his childhood pets as he and his team respond to a positive review of the show.Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.This episode is sponsored by Heinz Mayonnaise, Mizzen+Main (www.comfortable.af code: CONAN), State Farm (1-800-STATE-FARM), Roman (www.roman.com/CONAN), Best Egg (www.bestegg.com/CONAN), and Fracture (www.fractureme.com/CONAN).

1hr 30mins

20 May 2019

Rank #1

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Kristen Bell

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 motorcycles, and Conan’s goals for a potential double date.Plus, Conan gets to know his assistant Sona a bit better with the segment “True or False.”For Conan videos, tour dates, and more visit TeamCoco.com.

48mins

26 Nov 2018

Rank #2

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David Letterman

Legendary television host David Letterman has endless admiration for Conan O’Brien.David joins Conan to kick off season two with a conversation about David’s unmatchable career in late night, interactions with Johnny Carson and Bob Hope, what they see for their kids in the future, and why the best people in showbiz are always the hardest working. Plus, Conan gives an update on the horse David gifted to him, and Conan’s assistant Sona and producer Matt Gourley join in for another round of Review the Reviewers.Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.

1hr 16mins

7 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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Jimmy Kimmel

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 hobbies, intermittent fasting, and the best ways to keep guests talking. Plus, Conan responds to a listener voicemail inviting him over for a game of bridge. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.This episode is sponsored by State Farm (www.statefarm.com), Calm (www.calm.com/CONAN), ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/CONAN), Mizzen+Main (www.comfortable.af code: CONAN), and Instacart (www.instacart.com code: CONAN).

58mins

6 May 2019

Rank #4

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Jim Carrey

Actor Jim Carrey feels warm all over about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Jim sits down with Conan to talk about the prophecies in his new book ‘Memoirs and Misinformation,’ deliberately getting into a fight with the audience, and balancing the introvert with the extrovert throughout his legendary career. Later, Conan faces the pressure as he gives another State of the Podcast address. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

54mins

10 Aug 2020

Rank #5

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Tom Hanks

Actor Tom Hanks feels grand about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Tom sits down with Conan to talk about recovering from COVID-19 in Australia, writing the screenplay for his new WWII-era film Greyhound, and the first thing he ever saw on YouTube. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

1hr 11mins

7 Jul 2020

Rank #6

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Bill Hader

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 with YouTube. Plus, Conan issues a State of the Podcast address.Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus (www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/CONAN), Bombas (www.bombas.com/CONAN), Robinhood (www.CONAN.Robinhood.com), State Farm (1-800-STATE-FARM), and Hair Club (www.hairclub.com/CONAN).

59mins

13 May 2019

Rank #7

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Kevin Hart

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart feels extremely blessed about being Conan O’Brien's friend.Kevin sits down with Conan to talk about the importance of taking care of the body, molding an environment for future success stories, and walking in fear at the highest levels of achievement. Later, Conan doubles down on one of his most hilarious jokes. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

1hr 4mins

23 Nov 2020

Rank #8

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Mila Kunis

Actress Mila Kunis feels indifferent about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.Mila sits down with Conan to talk about not being wasteful, running moneymaking schemes (while working on That ‘70s Show), addressing her stardom with her kids, and the importance of having a job at a young age. Plus, Conan gives producer Matt Gourley’s mother Welford a call.Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.This episode is sponsored by Clif Bar (www.clifbar.com/CONAN), Mizzen+Main (www.comfortable.af code: CONAN), Fracture (www.fractureme.com/CONAN), and Ben & Jerry's (www.benjerry.com).

1hr 2mins

1 Jul 2019

Rank #9

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Maya Rudolph

Actress and comedian Maya Rudolph feels pretty terrific about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Maya sits down with Conan to talk about making Emmy history by competing against herself in a single category, meeting (and hugging) Prince, her inspiration for voicing Connie the Hormone Monstress on Big Mouth, and more. Plus, Conan learns about his surprising impact on the human population as he and his team respond to a listener voicemail. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

1hr 6mins

17 Aug 2020

Rank #10

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Paul Rudd

Actor Paul Rudd feels excited about Conan O’Brien’s friend.Paul and Conan sit down to talk about Paul’s long-running “Mac and Me” gag on Conan, the urge to go out of bounds, showbiz muscle memory, and learning how to bartend. Later, Conan and his team respond to a listener voicemail about being scared.Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.

1hr 4mins

11 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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Michelle Obama

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, spending time alone with Chipotle, putting the right people in office, and the loss of anonymity.Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.This episode is sponsored by FX - What We Do in the Shadows, SoFi (www.sofi.com/CONAN), Calm (www.calm.com/CONAN), Campaign Monitor (www.campaignmonitor.com/CONAN), Fracture (www.fractureme.com/CONAN), Hair Club (www.hairclub.com/CONAN), MeUndies (www.meundies.com/CONAN), Capterra (www.capterra.com/CONAN), and Audible (www.audible.com/CONANOBRIEN or text CONANOBRIEN to 500500).

56mins

18 Mar 2019

Rank #12

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Jack Black

Actor/musican Jack Black feels shitty about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Jack and Conan sit down to talk about the 1999 pilot Heat Vision and Jack, laying down hot tracks with Jack White, bringing the energy to max performing with Tenacious D, the greatest mobile golf game, and the later films of Ruth Gordon. Plus, Conan issues another State of the Podcast address. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.

1hr 1min

9 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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Adam Sandler

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 conscience, remembering Chris Farley, and their comedy inspirations. Plus, Conan addresses a fruit-related incident with his assistant during the segment “True or False with Sona Movsesian.”Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.This episode is sponsored by Campaign Monitor (www.campaignmonitor.com/CONAN), Hotel Tonight (www.hoteltonight.com), Simple Contacts (www.simplecontacts.com/CONAN code: CONAN), ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/CONAN), tasc Performance (www.tascperformance.com code: CONAN), Capterra (www.capterra.com/CONAN), Away (www.awaytravel.com/conan20 code: CONAN20), and Hair Club (www.hairclub.com/CONAN).

50mins

14 Jan 2019

Rank #14

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Ricky Gervais

Comedian, actor, writer, producer Ricky Gervais feels strangely underwhelmed about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Ricky sits down with Conan to discuss getting a laugh out of the worst of humanity, the upcoming season of his Netflix show After Life, and finding out his heroes are just regular people. Plus, Conan shares what he’s learned about tech in the days of quarantine. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

1hr 2mins

20 Apr 2020

Rank #15

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Kevin Nealon

Comedian and actor Kevin Nealon feels confused that he’s considered Conan O’Brien’s friend. Kevin and Conan sit down to talk about working on the Hans & Franz musical, perfecting the interview on his YouTube show Hiking with Kevin, and planning a road trip. Plus, Conan gives out much-needed advice on dating and getting along with family during quarantine. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

1hr 1min

13 Apr 2020

Rank #16

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Nick Kroll

Nick and Conan sit down to talk about how being a late bloomer informed the making of Big Mouth, collaborating with longtime partner John Mulaney on Oh, Hello: the P’dcast, and finding positives within a long stretch of quarantine. Later, Conan and his team answer listener questions about homeopathic remedies and more. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

1hr 6mins

27 Apr 2020

Rank #17

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

54mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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John Mulaney

Comedian John Mulaney feels falsely modest about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.John and Conan sit down to talk about growing up in a family trapped in the 1950s, the power of dressing well, fulfilling a lifelong dream of a career in comedy, and the rewarding experience of creating his new Netflix show John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch. Later, Conan and his team share their formative cinematic experiences.Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.

1hr 1min

16 Dec 2019

Rank #19

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Amy Schumer

Comedian Amy Schumer feels fully indifferent about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Amy and Conan sit down to talk about comedians getting buff, cult leaders, debuting Amy Schumer Learns to Cook, and whether a baby can have “it”. Plus, Conan and his team celebrate the culmination of their second season with some parting thoughts. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

1hr 2mins

8 Jun 2020

Rank #20