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Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast


Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell are giving listeners the inside story on some of Conan’s most iconic late-night moments, stretching from his 1993 debut on NBC’s Late Night to his recent CONAN on TBS finale. Starting from the very beginning, they’ll speak with some of Conan’s mostRead more

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Andy Richter Revisits His Early Days at Late Night

Dec 3 • 01:19:08

Director Liz Plonka Revisits the Chaos of Late Night

Nov 26 • 56:53

Writer Tommy Blacha Revisits the Gaseous Weiner

Nov 19 • 01:08:37

Paula Davis Revisits 28 Years of Bookings

Nov 12 • 57:13

Writer Brian Reich Revisits Masturbating Bear and Pimpbot 5000

Nov 5 • 01:07:27

Legendary Late Night writer Brian Reich joins writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss the origins of Masturbating Bear, the literature that inspired Pimpbot 5000, the Late Night office game that involved getting punched in the head, and how he pulled off what is possibly the craziest prank in Conan history....

Music Booker Jim Pitt Revisits Radiohead, Disturbed & More

Oct 29 • 01:00:42

Legendary music booker Jim Pitt joins writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss Conan’s most memorable musical guests. He talks about booking Radiohead as the first Late Night musical act, David Bowie’s willingness to perform sketch comedy, and how Disturbed’s performance of The Sound of Silence became the biggest Conan clip ever....

Conan O'Brien Looks Back

Oct 22 • 01:11:43

The boss man himself Conan O’Brien joins writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to preview this special look back season of Inside Conan. He discusses the finale of CONAN on TBS, why he can’t wear shorts in front of Martin Short, how his trip to Italy exemplifies his lifelong pursuit for stupid silliness, and why his upcoming HBO Max show won’t be political. Plus Mike and...

Chris Pratt on Parks and Recollection

Oct 19 • 03:51

Hey Inside Conan listeners - we know you love the deepest of dives so today we’re giving you a taste of a very special episode of Parks and Recollection featuring Chris Pratt! Chris opens up about his audition for Parks and Rec, working with Mouse Rat song writer Mark Rivers, adapting the character of Andy to a lovable loser, and so much more! Spread your wings and fly wit...

Max Weinberg

Jan 1 • 48:17

Happy New Year from Inside Conan! The one and only Max Weinberg (Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, bandleader for Late Night with Conan O’Brien) joins writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about how he came to be the drummer and bandleader for Late Night, scrambling to put together a band for his Late Night audition, some of his favorite memories of comedy appea...

Frank Smiley & Michael Gordon

Dec 25 • 49:45

Merry Christmas! Writer/producer Frank Smiley & writer Michael Gordon (Conan, Late Night with Conan O’Brien) join writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about helping make the Late Night show different from other talk shows in the early days, the time director Abel Ferrara walked out before his interview, the failed rehearsal bit that made Conan hold his head in s...

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