Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
Team Coco & Earwolf
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.
Lost In Translation
Conan talks to Waleson from São Paulo about working as a translator and Conan’s favorite controversial historical figure.
Mar 22
16 min
Chris Martin
Musician Chris Martin feels really great about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Chris sits down with Conan to discuss the voices that encouraged him, the improbable story of finding drummer Will Champion, using SubPacs to make Coldplay concerts more accessible, and more. Plus, Conan responds to a curious listener’s voicemail about his “sock game.”
Mar 19
1 hr 2 min
Conan chats with Avril in Dublin about working in reality tv, the typical Irish dating app experience, and how Conan would market himself for online dating.
Mar 15
21 min
Neil Young And The Songs That Inspired Him
Neil Young sits down for a special conversation with Conan about the songs that inspired him. Follow along with the full list of songs here: Four Strong Winds (Ian & Sylvia) The Wayward Wind (Gogi Grant) Baby, What You Want Me to Do (Jimmy Reed) Ballad of a Teenage Queen (Johnny Cash) Bob-A-Lena (Ronnie Self)
Mar 14
1 hr 1 min
Michelle Zauner
Musician and author Michelle Zauner feels elated about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Michelle sits down with Conan to talk about her book Crying in H Mart, the impact her relationship with her mother had on her career and the success of her band Japanese Breakfast, drawing inspiration from video game music, and more. Later, Conan reviews fan-submitted drag name suggestions.
Mar 12
1 hr 1 min
DJ Jazzy Josh
Conan talks to Josh in Cape Town, South Africa about working on impact games and his history as an auctioneer.
Mar 8
20 min
Norah Jones
Singer-songwriter Norah Jones feels ecstatic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Norah sits down with Conan to discuss her podcast Norah Jones Is Playing Along, collaborating with Ray Charles and Willie Nelson, serendipitous run-ins, and more. Plus, Conan responds to a voicemail with a state senator’s official invitation to the USS Sequoia.
Mar 5
1 hr 11 min
We DO Talk About Bruno
Conan talks with Bruno in Madrid about working as an airline pilot and tips for giving alarming news from the cockpit.
Mar 1
18 min
Elizabeth Banks
Actress Elizabeth Banks feels cautiously optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Elizabeth sits down with Conan to chat about standing up to her childhood bullies, communion, and mixing horror and comedy in her new film Cocaine Bear. Plus, a Neil Diamond song takes Conan on a trip down a memory lane of misheard lyrics.
Feb 26
1 hr 2 min
Hear Ye, Hear Ye!
Conan speaks to Jack from Abingdon about working for Yellow Submarine Charity, playing in a ukulele ensemble, and the best and worst places Conan has ever slept in.
Feb 22
24 min
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