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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…

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    Name Name

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2023 19:33


     Conan talks to Anna in Bangkok about how to get her mom to stop yelling across the house, the most popular names in Thailand, and what it would be like to bring Conan to a ping pong show.

    Vir Das

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 58:42


    Comedian Vir Das feels unique about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Vir sits down with Conan to discuss faking appendicitis as a child, the first laugh he ever got on stage, the controversy over his “Two Indias” monologue, and his new special Vir Das: Landing. Later, Sona and David Hopping recount their adventures visiting every single Friends filming location.

    Underground Museum Coffee

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 15:59


    Conan chats with Simon from Slovenia about his favorite specialty coffee shop and its unusual location.

    Timothy Olyphant Returns

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 66:31


    Timothy Olyphant feels splendiferous about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Timothy and Conan sit down once more to discuss their unique friendship, being shot at in New Orleans while filming Justified: City Primeval, and a possible new talk show featuring the two of them.

    C.S.I. Kansas City

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 30:07


    Conan talks to Allan in Missouri about working as a crime scene investigator, surprising scenes she's investigated, and which of Conan's team would make the most skilled investigator.

    Ramy Youssef

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 73:09


    Actor, writer, and comedian Ramy Youssef feels the inevitability of God coming into our lives about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Ramy sits down with Conan to discuss sharing personal history with castmates on his Hulu comedy series Ramy, the universal concept of “refinancing” with God, and filming in the West Bank. Plus, a bacteria sharing Conan's name inspires debate over Conan and his team's relative celebrity status.

    Red Ass-fault

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 23:05


    Conan chats with Carles about working as a video game designer and what drag persona Conan would create for himself.

    Bryan Cranston Returns

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 71:33


    Actor Bryan Cranston feels stimulated about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Bryan sits down with Conan once more to dive into the details of his wild first sexual encounter in Salzburg, transitioning from physical comedy in Malcolm in the Middle to the high-stakes drama of Breaking Bad, how kindness and hard work are the key to a satisfying career, and the upcoming season 2 of Your Honor. Plus, Conan regretfully comes to terms with how Joop! cologne has impacted his life.

    Klingons and Cowboys

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 22:12


    Conan speaks with Jill from Vulcan, Alberta about growing wetland plants in a commercial greenhouse, fainting goats, and what Conan would name a wetland species of his own discovering.

    Penn Badgley

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 67:23


    Actor Penn Badgley feels the dull echo of imposter syndrome about being Conan O'Brien's friend.Penn sits down with Conan to discuss his journey to Hollywood as a child actor, the value of educating yourself, and THAT scene from his Netflix series YOU. Conan shares his love of Gossip Girl and pitches an alternate version as a sketch. Stick around for the end, where Conan and the team try on Tracy Morgan's favorite cologne.

    Undercover Rabbi

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 24:34


    Conan talks to David from New Rochelle, NY about being a congregational rabbi and what a clergy team meeting with Conan and the chums would look like.

    Ed Helms

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 58:10


    Actor and comedian Ed Helms feels humbled about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Ed sits down with Conan to chat about the real-life Andy Bernard, learning the banjo, and exploring history's greatest screwups with his podcast SNAFU. Plus, Conan and his team read a review of the podcast written by an AI.

    Ashley Flowers from Crime Junkie

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 17:05


    In this special episode of Conan O'Brien IS a Fan, Conan sits down with Ashley Flowers of the podcast Crime Junkie to discuss what got her into true crime, why LA is the place to be for the genre, and her novel All Good People Here.

    Michelle Obama Returns Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 64:45


    Former First Lady Michelle Obama feels less cautious about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Michelle returns to sit down with Conan once more to discuss her new book The Light We Carry, developing tools to deal with anxiety, the importance of working with one's hands, and preparing for the empty nest.

    Welcome to the Jungle

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 19:57


    Conan chats with Jackie from Ontario about working at the Toronto Humane Society, studying baboons, and tricks to get your cat to love you.

    Randall Park

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 65:42


    Actor Randall Park feels neither here nor there about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Randall sits down with Conan to discuss coming out as an actor to his parents, honing his comedic talents in workplace training videos, and his new show Blockbuster. Plus, Conan helps his team come up with age-appropriate toy ideas for their kids.

    The Thing

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 22:07


    Conan talks to Alexandra about being a janitor in Antarctica, traveling the world, and which Disney Princess Conan identifies with the most.  

    Lizzy Caplan

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 70:20


    Actress Lizzy Caplan feels confused about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Lizzy sits down with Conan to talk about being well-positioned geographically, her new show Fleishman Is in Trouble, and the abandonment issues that come along with a career in acting. Later, Conan takes engineer Eduardo to task about distractions in the workplace.

    Party In My Mouth

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 22:16


    Conan chats with Visa from Finland about coffee, the sauna, and playing in a metal band.  

    Stephen Colbert Live at the Beacon Theater

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 76:30


    Stephen Colbert feels put upon about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Stephen sits down with Conan live at the Beacon Theater to discuss dalliances in Italy, playing the egomaniac, and visiting an airbase in northern Greenland. Plus, Conan answers audience questions about being a lumberjack, his favorite sounds, what he'd put in his museum, and more. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. 

    Need, By Conan O'Brien

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 20:29


    Conan chats with Edom from Ethiopia about crafting scented candles and perfumes and what Conan would choose as his signature scent. Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

    Tracy Morgan Live at the Beacon Theater

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 77:00


    Tracy Morgan feels like a man about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Tracy sits down with Conan live at the Beacon Theater to discuss getting back into dating, his famous relatives, and gentrification. Plus, Conan answers audience questions about winning the lottery, the law, his favorite tv show, misfit toys, and more! Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    The Stranger

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 25:41


    Conan talks to Jenna from Dallas about working as a middle school principal and which classroom management strategy Conan should use with his team.Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

    Kumail Nanjiani Returns

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 62:01


    Kumail Nanjiani feels skeptical about being Conan O'Brien's best friend. Kumail sits down with Conan once again to discuss being an awkward kid, discovering his identity as an adult, and his upcoming miniseries Welcome to Chippendales. Later, Conan revels in his own bravery after getting not one, but two shots at a doctor's visit.  Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    Goulash on the Beach

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 20:41


    Conan talks to Veronika from Eger, Hungary about beach food, getting engaged, and writing a wedding speech.  Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

    Bill Burr Live from the SiriusXM Garage

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 73:52


     Comedian Bill Burr joins Conan live from the SiriusXM Garage to discuss his new film Old Dads, shingles, and laughing at what you can't change. Plus, Conan takes audience questions about what he misses most about Boston, being a comic in another era, and more.  Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    Nick Kroll Returns

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 68:27


    Comedian and actor Nick Kroll feels strongly about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Nick sits down with Conan once again to discuss his new special Little Big Boy, becoming a dad, and working with Mel Brooks on History of the World, Part 2. Plus, Conan recounts his run-in with a delivery drone. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    Inaction Figure

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 19:29


    Conan chats with toymaker Ben from northwest Arkansas about the toys he despises, which ones he's most proud of, and Conan's favorite toy of all time.  Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

    JB Smoove Live from the SiriusXM Garage

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 83:50


    JB Smoove feels frustrated about being Conan O'Brien's friend. JB joins Conan live from the SiriusXM Garage to discuss fashion, how to pull people in, and ways that Conan could be more charismatic. Plus, assistant David Hopping joins the crew to help field questions about the seven-year itch, what other genre of podcast they would host, and more. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    Colin Hanks

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 66:31


    Actor Colin Hanks feels…excited (?) about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Colin sits down with Conan to discuss composing a good Twitter bio, creating a documentary about the great John Candy, and going dark with his role in the series A Friend of the Family. Plus, Dana Carvey returns to talk about his sci-fi comedy podcast The Weird Place. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    Amir From Iran

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 46:16


    Conan is joined by Amir from Tehran to hear firsthand about the situation in Iran, what it's like to live through revolution, and what we can do to help. Find a transcript of this episode here: https://teamcoco.com/amir-from-iran Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

    Kevin Nealon Returns

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 67:31


    Actor and comedian Kevin Nealon feels obligated about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Kevin sits down with Conan once again to discuss his new book I Exaggerate: My Brushes with Fame, the upcoming season of Hiking with Kevin, living in the moment, and who he thinks is the funniest of all time. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    Kee-ra Attack!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 23:21


    Conan talks to falconer Roxanne from San Diego about her birds' unique responsibilities and what work Conan could do to join her avian crew. Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

    Jon Bernthal

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 65:51


    Actor Jon Bernthal feels extraordinarily lucky about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Jon sits down with Conan to discuss his unique introduction to acting, the importance of discipline and well-roundedness, and speaking with life-without-parole inmates on his podcast Real Ones. Later, Conan recalls just a few of his greatest fighting victories. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    Zero Degrees Kelvin

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 27:21


    Conan talks with Kelvin from the Canadian Far North about his Dene ancestry and which of Conan, Matt, and Sona would survive the longest alone in the wild. Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

    Rivers Cuomo

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 65:17


    Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo feels excited about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Rivers sits down with Conan to talk about his love of Beethoven, going from worldwide tours to enrolling in Harvard, enduring painful corrective leg surgery, and Weezer's latest project SZNZ. Plus, Conan and his team celebrate their collective advancements in age. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    Recessive Elegance

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 18:49


    Conan chats with Molly from Collingwood, Ontario about working as a model, being paid to plant trees, and whether they might be related. Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

    Mila Kunis Returns

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 66:52


    Actress Mila Kunis feels irrelevant about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Mila returns to chat with Conan about talking her kids through the tough stuff, sustainable farming, passing down her Ukrainian heritage, and her new film Luckiest Girl Alive. Plus, Conan takes note of his increasingly frequent run-ins with listeners of the pod. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    Aguerotic Flux

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 23:24


    Conan talks with historian Joris in the Netherlands about the Black Death, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and what historical disease Conan would personally design. Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

    Billy Eichner Returns

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 62:43


    Actor and comedian Billy Eichner feels over the moon about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Billy sits down with Conan once again to discuss making an authentic gay romcom with Bros, taking control of his own career amidst a changing culture, and what he owes to the iconic Joan Rivers. Later, Conan wallows in distress over his wife's healthy grocery selection.  Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    The Naked Therapist

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 16:39


    Conan chats with Violet in Kalamazoo, MI about working as a stripper, what Conan's stage name would be, and what song he would dance to. Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

    Jack McBrayer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 74:50


    Actor and comedian Jack McBrayer feels honored about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Jack sits down with Conan to discuss working in a factory, landing the role of Kenneth on 30 Rock, and being invited to a big celebrity wedding (in India). Plus, Conan and his team finally get to the bottom of the mysterious maybe-fake caller from last week's segment.  Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    Brazilian Butt Lift

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 19:32


    Conan talks to plastic surgeon Ahmed to find out what procedures he recommends to spruce up Conan's aging physique and to perform a little surgery role-play. Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

    Leslie Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 58:44


    Comedian Leslie Jones could give a sh*t if she was Conan O'Brien's friend. Leslie sits down with Conan to discuss her new podcast The Fckry, writing stand-up to fit her style, the lost art of accountability, and who at SNL she was secretly in love with. Later, Conan and his crew play sleuth to validate a dubious listener voicemail. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    Bedside Conan

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 22:49


    Conan speaks with ICU nurse Effie from Durham, North Carolina to find out how she and her fellow nurses keep themselves entertained and how Conan might be of service in a hospital setting. Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

    James Burrows

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 62:27


    Legendary sitcom director James Burrows feels sanguine about being Conan O'Brien's friend. James sits down with Conan to talk about his new book Directed by James Burrows, casting for Cheers and Frasier, which of his shows he still thinks is the funniest, and the evolution of the Norm-ism. Plus, Conan tries to get to know his own feet a bit better.  Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    The Juili Juanka of Juárez

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 24:03


    Conan chats with Kevin in Juárez, Mexico about working in a candy factory and the one bit of American history Conan thinks every first-time visitor should know. Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

    Luke Wilson

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 62:58


    Actor Luke Wilson feels that, on the advice of his counsel, it's best that he agree to be clear about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Luke sits down with Conan to chat about interacting with the pioneers of his craft, mastering his put-upon film persona, taking inspiration from MAD Magazine, and more. Later, Gourley mourns how the tragic power of the podcast has ruined a small part of his life. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    The Worst Cow Thief

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 21:08


    Conan talks with Benji from Kampala about the challenges of organizing a traditional Ugandan wedding. Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

    Nicole Byer Returns

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 68:07


    Comedian Nicole Byer feels giddy about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Nicole returns to chat with Conan about being loved by kids, the wisdom of John Cena, and being horny for love. Later, Conan and his team attempt to hold it together while Sona is away on her book tour. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    The Motorcycle Diaries

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 23:31


    Conan chats with Jake in Tbilisi, Georgia about his adventures riding his motorcycle around the world. Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

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