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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 fin ...
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Host Andy Richter asks the same three questions to each guest: Where do you come from? Where are you going? What have you learned? These three simple questions, when answered honestly and thoughtfully, are enough to provide a pretty complete picture of who a person is. The answers are what Andy always wants to know about people. This will not be a one-sided process, as Andy won’t shy away from getting personal himself.
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Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell are giving listeners the inside story on some of Conan’s most iconic late-night moments, stretching from his 1993 debut on NBC’s Late Night to his recent CONAN on TBS finale. Starting from the very beginning, they’ll speak with some of Conan’s most iconic guests, writers, and the man himself. We’ve got all kinds of great stories this season - like that time Conan got in hot water with the government of Finland, or how the Late Night team helped J ...
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Comedian and actor Bobby Lee joins Andy Richter to discuss the family wig shop, laughing through trauma, trying crystal meth around 12 years old, why persistence can be more valuable than talent, bombing so hard you cry, how one amazing AA sponsor led him to comedy, why 2024 has been the best year of his life, dinner with Jamie Lee Curtis in Hungar…
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Comedian Jimmy Carr feels contractually obliged about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Jimmy sits down with Conan to discuss why now is a better time than ever to be in stand-up, developing his signature comedic style, workshopping new material on the road, and what Dunbar’s number tells us about the origins of comedy. Jimmy Carr returns to Netflix wi…
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Conan sits down with writers Mike Sweeney, Matt O’Brien, Jessie Gaskell, and producer Jason Chillemi for a roundtable discussion about the making of his newest travel show Conan O’Brien Must Go, featuring insights into the destination selection process, a sneak preview of a Bono-centric segment, and the tease of a special surprise narrator.…
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Conan sits down with writers Mike Sweeney, Matt O’Brien, and Jessie Gaskell and producer Jason Chillemi for a roundtable discussion about the making of his newest travel show Conan O’Brien Must Go, featuring insights into the destination selection process, a sneak preview of a Bono-centric segment, and the tease of a special surprise narrator.…
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Comedian and writer Jon Lovett, host of “Pod Save America” and “Lovett or Leave It,” joins Andy Richter to discuss balancing comedy and politics, playing Mario on prom night, writing speeches for President Barack Obama, why Jon believes “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” was inherently progressive, some of Jon and Andy’s favorite dad aphorisms, leavin…
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Actress Goldie Hawn feels really excited about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Goldie sits down with Conan to discuss meeting husband Kurt Russell through his mother, hard-scrabbling early days in New York as a dancer, breaking the mold by producing Private Benjamin and more, and prioritizing mental health in young people with the MindUP program. For…
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Actor and podcaster Jake Johnson joins Andy Richter to talk the secret to a good call-in show, the confidence of old men in locker rooms, performing for absolutely no-one, their other names (Mark Weinberger and Andy Swanson), feeling smarter than your teachers in school, laughing at self-serious actors, his path to “New Girl" and "Self Reliance," a…
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Comedian, director and producer W. Kamau Bell feels insistent about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Kamau returns to chat with Conan once more about the weapons they’re allowed to keep in the house, the best video essays on YouTube, working as a correspondent on What Would You Do?, and gaining notoriety with Denzel Washington. Plus, Conan plays whack…
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Actress and comedian Caitlin Reilly joins Andy Richter to discuss the L.A. transplants that inspire many of her characters, her complicated relationship with social media, why women are more interesting, why Caitlin thinks she may have helped Andy out at her family’s kids clothing store, her dad’s career in soap operas, growing up as the princess o…
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Comedy legend Carol Burnett feels so much love for Conan O’Brien. Carol sits down with Conan to discuss her introduction to the comedic arts, memorable tales from The Carol Burnett Show, meeting and learning from Lucille Ball, and making new friends on the set of Palm Royale. Later, Conan himself recalls the rip-roaring days of his early career. Fo…
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