Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

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.

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Fri Feb 23 2024

Significant Others: A Sneak Peek at the Woman Behind Benedict Arnold’s Betrayal

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The episode explores the story of Peggy Shipon, the wife of Benedict Arnold, and her significant role in his decision to defect to the British side during the American Revolution. Peggy acted as a go-between and negotiator, keeping the negotiations alive. The episode delves into court-martial proceedings against Arnold, Washington's response, and the tense times at West Point.

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Thu Feb 22 2024

Goofy Goo

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"Conan O'Brien Needs a Fan" features Steven, an astrologer and jeweler from Silver City, New Mexico. They discuss Steven's background, his approach to creating talisman jewelry based on astrology readings, and the design ideas for a piece of jewelry for Conan. They also explore the belief in the power of objects and their ability to hold sentimental value.

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Mon Feb 19 2024

Tracee Ellis Ross Returns

Conan O'Brien humorously discusses his need for friends and the dynamics of his friendships with guests on the show. The conversation includes humorous interactions about hanging out with celebrities like Harrison Ford and Hillary Clinton. There is a playful debate about the pronunciation of words, showcasing comedic banter among the host and guests. Discussion on pronunciation of the word 'sign' and 'king' with different accents. Debate between UK and US pronunciations of 'king'. Conversation with guest Tracy Ellis Ross about her career and recent Oscar-nominated film 'American Fiction'. The speaker is proud of their work and nominations for an Oscar. Receiving good news unexpectedly is compared to the excitement of Christmas morning. The speaker enjoys getting older and finds humor in aging. They reminisce about a time when there were limited TV channels and the struggle to find something to watch, contrasting it with today's abundance of options. The speaker discusses the abundance of entertainment options available today compared to the past. They express appreciation for the quality of current television shows and movies. The speaker shares their experience watching a riveting movie with their wife, despite interruptions. They enjoy watching themselves on screen and find it helpful for improving their acting. The speaker reflects on their comedic influences and how they gravitated towards comedy in their career. They discuss the freedom and lack of vanity in comedy that appeals to them. Actors discuss the challenges of physical transformations for comedy roles. They mention the freedom and selflessness involved in surrendering vanity for comedy. The podcast guests share humorous anecdotes about their experiences with physical comedy and contorting their faces. One guest recalls her mother's reactions to her over-the-top facial expressions and antics as a child. The speaker talks about a humorous incident involving sending out 52 videos of herself to everyone in her world, causing concern for her mother. The speaker discusses the challenges she faced in Hollywood after the end of a successful show and how she transitioned to focusing on her characters and other projects. The speaker reflects on past experiences of being dropped from an agency and receiving feedback that she doesn't 'pop' as an actor. Memories and experiences from the past can still have a strong emotional impact on individuals even after many years. Challenges and obstacles exist in various industries, such as the entertainment industry, where access to opportunities can be limited by certain criteria. The evolution of the entertainment industry, with the proliferation of streaming services, has changed how people consume media but also brought new challenges like navigating multiple platforms and passwords. Even prominent figures like President Obama face relatable frustrations, such as technical difficulties with customer service. The speaker recalls a humorous incident involving trying to reach customer service while in the Oval Office. Reflections on feeling confident and doubting one's abilities over time. The importance of staying curious, teachable, and not overly confident in order to continue growing and connecting with others. Discussion about the success of a hair care brand called Pattern Beauty and potential collaboration ideas. The podcast discusses a hair care brand and its products for curly, coily, and tight textured hair. There is humor around the idea of putting the speaker's face on the product's box. The conversation shifts to soap preferences between bar and liquid soap. The hosts share their morning routines and waking up times, including anecdotes about being early risers or parents of young children. An amusing story is shared about Warren Beatty asking Conan O'Brien about his sleep needs at a Hollywood party. The speaker discusses their role in a movie called Cold Copy where they play a cutthroat journalist. The speaker expresses excitement about being in an Oscar-nominated film. There is a humorous conversation about rescheduling a recording session and ordering food. A discussion about scheduling conflicts and miscommunication through text messages is shared. Comedian shares a misunderstanding about not looking at the host on a late-night show. Discussion about scheduling conflicts and hair appointments between the comedian and another person. Banter about cultural backgrounds and community connections, including references to being loved in the black community. Plans to call someone for an appointment and ongoing scheduling challenges. Discussion about scheduling conflicts and preferences for podcast recording times. Concerns raised about the impact of timing on energy levels and performance during recordings. Mentions of flexibility in scheduling and efforts to accommodate various preferences. Humorous banter and light-hearted exchanges between the hosts.

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Thu Feb 15 2024

The Valentine’s Day Matchmaker Special

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The episode covers various topics related to dating app profiles, including Valentine's Day experiences, tips for optimizing profiles, crafting bios and opening moves, and personal preferences and characteristics. The hosts share their own experiences and provide advice on creating an appealing profile. They also discuss the limitations of dating apps and the importance of discussing important topics early on in dating. The episode concludes with compliments and appreciation for the women working on the podcast.

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Mon Feb 12 2024

Larry David

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Larry David discusses his mixed feelings about being Conan O'Brien's friend, their fashion choices, and their experiences in the comedy industry. They also touch on social events, unconventional approaches to life, and the dynamics of relationships. The episode explores historical relationships and concludes with miscellaneous topics and podcast wrap-up.

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Thu Feb 08 2024

Conan’s Number One Fan

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Conan O'Brien talks to his two biggest fans, Matt and Sona, in a segment called 'Conan O'Brien Needs a Fan'. They discuss their relationship, Sona's life as Conan's assistant, and the possibility of fan fiction based on their podcast.

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Mon Feb 05 2024

Kaley Cuoco Returns

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This episode covers various topics including friendship dynamics, reality TV, COVID experiences, parenting challenges, pregnancy during filming, childhood acting experiences, collecting mugs, Taco Bell cravings, blending drama with comedy in acting roles, pet care, insects crawling on people, chaotic households, extreme behavior, clubbing experiences, humble beginnings, and haunted locations.

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Thu Feb 01 2024

Car Talk

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In this episode, Conan O'Brien talks to Jonah, a used car dealer from Tupelo, Mississippi. They discuss Elvis Presley's birthplace, Jonah's approach to selling cars, his tattoos, and parenting style. Conan shares stories about his past experiences with car purchases and sales pitches. The episode ends with plans to potentially visit Tupelo and tour around with Jonah.

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Mon Jan 29 2024

John Mayer

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John Mayer and Jordan Schlansky discuss their new show on SiriusXM, personal growth, interactions in show business, presentation, mental health, chemistry, and John Mayer's channel. They share anecdotes, reflect on experiences, and explore various topics.

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Thu Jan 25 2024

Slimealier

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This episode explores the world of slime, discussing its production, popularity, fascination, and even its presence in anime. From the ingredients used to create different textures to the cultural phenomenon surrounding slime, this episode covers it all.

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