Subscribe by email, free
Your daily briefing for podcasting and on-demand

Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend returns for a second season

PRESS RELEASE — October 3, 2019

Los Angeles CA, USA—Season 2 of Conan O’Brien’s weekly interview podcast Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend will premiere on Monday, October 7 and will feature a new round of interviews with comedy heavy hitters such as Paul Rudd, Ellen DeGeneres, David Letterman and Tina Fey.

“Each guest this season is so talented and iconic that they trigger my deepest insecurities. Enjoy!” Said O’Brien.

Since the inaugural season of Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend debuted in late 2018, interviews with comedy and cultural icons like, Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Bill Hader, Bob Newhart and Michelle Obama drove the podcast to reach over 55 million downloads and averaged more than 1 million downloads per episode a week. With more than 23k ratings and reviews on iTunes, the show maintains a perfect 5-star average and was named one of the “10 Best Podcasts So Far This Year” by Apple Podcasts and Esquire (UK). Rolling Stone also named Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend among the best new comedy podcasts, while Vulture ordained Conan as “the perfect podcast host.”

You can catch up on Season 1 and listen to new episodes of Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and all major podcast apps. Follow @TeamCocoPodcasts on Instagram for weekly guest lineups, exclusive updates and news.

About Team Coco Podcasts

With an ever growing roster, Team Coco Podcast currently produces three unscripted podcasts in co-production with Earwolf: Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend, The Three Questions with Andy Richter, Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast and two scripted podcasts in co-production with Luminary: Frontier Tween and SMARTR.

About Team Coco

Built on the spirit of Conan O’Brien’s brand of smart and silly comedy, Emmy® winning Team Coco is a fan-centric multi-platform media company that reaches over 55 million fans per month. Team Coco is driven by O’Brien and a carefully curated network of other top comics, creating an experience that spans across digital and branded content, podcasts, mobile gaming, pay TV, merchandise and live events.

This is a press release which we link to from our daily newsletter about podcasting and on-demand. This is reprinted verbatim; we may rewrite headlines and descriptions. Press releases can be sent to


Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
By Team Coco & Earwolf


<< Apple is removing 260 podcasts a day

Get a global view on podcasting and on-demand with our daily news briefing

Subscribe to our daily newsletter by email, free