Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
About 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.
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.”
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)
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.
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.
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.
Actor Jason Segel feels very happy about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Jason sits down with Conan to chat about the real-life inspiration behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall, joke texts from Anthony Hopkins, and his new tv series Shrinking. Later, Conan and his team get administered a professional hearing test.
Actress and activist Jane Fonda feels so, really deeply happy and excited to be sitting opposite Conan for a conversation. Jane sits down with Conan to discuss all the ways in which the world has changed around us since she was growing up, connecting with her father Henry Fonda and how his films influenced her activism, touring Appalachia with Dolly Parton, and more. Plus - Conan issues a very positive State of the Podcast address. Join Jane Fonda in her climate work at www.janepac.com
Comedian and actress Sarah Silverman feels ambivalent about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Sarah sits down with Conan once more to share her most irrational fear (and most embarrassing childhood memory), stories of family know-it-alls, and the thrills that come along with age-related hearing loss.
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.
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