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. read less

Our Editor's Take

With a successful showbiz career spanning over two decades, Conan O'Brien is no stranger to popularity. Unfortunately, most of his professional interactions didn't lead to friendships. The Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend podcast intends to correct that.

Despite the thousands of interviews with fascinating guests, Conan feels friendless. Only people who work for him are part of his day-to-day life. It's a hard thing to be universally loved from a distance. The solution is simple—start a podcast where he can get to know people more intimately. Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend is a podcast where Conan talks with guests and gets intense. No more frivolous conversations. This is the real-deal deep dive.

Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend is equal parts deep and playful. It goes beyond the surface-level interactions of Late Night while retaining the charm. It is entertainment, intrigue, and an undeniable good time.

Listeners follow along as Conan chats with celebrities from all walks of life, makes s'mores, and tries anything else he thinks might work. Guests include Paul Rudd, John Mulaney, Nicole Byer, Professor Brian Cox, Rob Lowe, and more. Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend is engaging from start to finish. It is a compelling tale of a Late Night host finding the irreplaceable bond of true friendship. What could be more touching than that?

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