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Best Jeff Danson podcasts we could find (updated June 2020)
Best Jeff Danson podcasts we could find
Updated June 2020
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Holy motherforking shirtballs! This is the official comedy and entertainment podcast for NBC's TV show The Good Place. Subscribe and you'll get weekly behind-the-scenes stories, episode and performance insights and funny anecdotes. Hosted by actor Marc Evan Jackson (Shawn) with a rotating slate of co-hosts and special guests, including actors, writers, producers and more, this podcast takes a deep dive into everything on- and off-screen. Follow: @nbcthegoodplace NBC Entertainment Podcast Net ...
 
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 fin ...
 
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Actor Rob Lowe feels optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Rob and Conan sit down to talk about advice from Cary Grant and Paul Newman, what’s in store with Rob’s new podcast Literally! With Rob Lowe, and which Supreme Court justice Rob considers a friend. Plus, Conan reviews submitted pieces of risqué fan art. Got a question for Conan? Ca…
 
Jelani Cobb is a professor, historian, and staff writer for The New Yorker, where he covers race and politics. He joins us to discuss the “dimension and contours” of this moment in America (6:00), the intersection of Amy Cooper's phone call and George Floyd's death (12:05), how to engage those with whom you disagree (18:30), Ahmaud Arbery and the a…
 
In the midst of a global pandemic, two artists emerge with new projects. Art for your hearts and minds. First we call up multi-hyphenate talent Terence Nance (4:07), known for his HBO series Random Acts of Flyness, to discuss his healing debut EP: Things I Never Had. After that we ring up director Malik Vitthal (31:00). His new film, Body Cam, star…
 
Comedian Russell Brand feels nervous about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Russell and Conan sit down to talk about the appearance of the sacred within the ordinary, making pain lucrative, and the constant of late-night talk shows in America. Later, Conan answers a listener question about which member of his team he would fire. Got a question for Con…
 
For the last 20 years, journalist Brooke Gladstone has been making sense of the news. Her Peabody-winning show, On the Media, says to examine the “myths and media narratives that shape our worldview—for better or for worse”. This week Brooke join us to put this moment of ours in context. We discuss her ability to “take the long view”, the need for …
 
Filmmaker J.J. Abrams feels exceedingly lucky about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. J.J. sits down with Conan to discuss finding the confidence to take the reins on iconic franchises like Star Trek and Star Wars, how to cut together a good trailer, and getting his first gig writing the music for the 1982 horror film Nightbeast. Later, Conan considers…
 
A self-described “contract player”, Ted Danson has been a staple on television for the past 40 years. Cheers. Becker. Bored to Death. Damages. Curb Your Enthusiasm. In that time he's been, at least for me, a stabilizing force. A welcomed, recurring presence. On the heels of The Good Place's final season, Danson takes this unusual moment of ours to …
 
Host Marc Evan Jackson is back for Part 3 to shoot the shirt with superfans of The Good Place from all over the world as they talk about the goodness they see around them in a special fan edition of “What’s Good.” We also get some surprise pop-ins from William Jackson Harper, D’Arcy Carden and Ted Danson as they delight fans and give us some update…
 
Actor Mike Myers feels prehensile about being Conan O’Brien’s friend Mike sits down with Conan to talk about treating the audience as the boss, sharing his iconic comedic filmography with his kids, and the “cinema bleak” of Canada. Later, Conan gets frantic with a one-off segment titled “Maybe I’m As Big a Nerd As Gourley”. Got a question for Conan…
 
Back in 2017 I invited my mother on the podcast. She (reluctantly) accepted the invitation. What follows is that conversation, in full. A very special thanks goes out to Theresa Meyers this week. She has helped me more than she knows. A beacon, even when I've been a pain the ass (which has been often). I love her so. Happy Mother's Day to you and y…
 
Host Marc Evan Jackson is back for Part 2 to shoot the shirt with superfans of The Good Place from all over the world as they talk about the goodness they see around them in a special fan edition of “What’s Good.” We also get some surprise pop-ins from D’Arcy Carden and Manny Jacinto as they delight fans and give us some updates on their lives in q…
 
Host Marc Evan Jackson shoots the shirt with superfans of The Good Place from all over the world as they talk about the goodness they see around them in a special fan edition of “What’s Good.” We also get some surprise pop-ins from D’Arcy Carden and Ted Danson as they delight fans and give us some updates on their lives in quarantine. A very specia…
 
Actor Ted Danson feels oddly comforted about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Ted and Conan sit down to talk about false humility, being recognized (while wearing a mask), and pandemic farts. Plus, Conan shares a touching clip from the set-up of the remote recording. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour …
 
Roxane Gay may be a self-described introvert, but she's not one to shy away from a public fight. As a contributing writer for The New York Times, Gay has taken aim at President Trump, modern misogyny, racial discrimination within the police force. But it's her two best-selling books–Bad Feminist and Hunger–that cemented her place in the public disc…
 
The Good Place: The Podcast’s host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with Parks and Recreation co-creator Mike Schur, Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson) and writer Aisha Muharrar to shoot the shirt about making NBC’s Parks and Recreation reunion special benefiting Feeding America. They talk about why now is a good time for a Parks and Recreation special, how th…
 
For the next month I'm co-hosting a new podcast! It's called “The Last Dance Aftershow”, a weekly program on the 10-part documentary of Michael Jordan and the 1997-1998 Chicago Bulls. Upcoming guests include Adam McKay, Chuck Klosterman, Heidi Gardner, Sam Smith, Steve James, Jason Hehir, Bill Cartwright, and many more! Listen/rate/subscribe wherev…
 
Nick and Conan sit down to talk about how being a late bloomer informed the making of Big Mouth, collaborating with longtime partner John Mulaney on Oh, Hello: the P’dcast, and finding positives within a long stretch of quarantine. Later, Conan and his team answer listener questions about homeopathic remedies and more. Got a question for Conan? Cal…
 
Four years ago Sam stumbled upon a book called “Big Magic”. From it, Talk Easy was born. Today we come full circle in sitting with beloved writer Elizabeth Gilbert. Both in her fiction and non-fiction work, Gilbert seeks a kind of radical honesty. She’s irrepressibly curious, a searcher of stories. On this week’s podcast, those stories come in all …
 
Comedian, actor, writer, producer Ricky Gervais feels strangely underwhelmed about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Ricky sits down with Conan to discuss getting a laugh out of the worst of humanity, the upcoming season of his Netflix show After Life, and finding out his heroes are just regular people. Plus, Conan shares what he’s learned about tech i…
 
Four years ago W. Kamau Bell joined us on Talk Easy. It was a different time, before Donald Trump was President Trump. This week the sociopolitical comedian returns to provide some light and laughter in these trying times. He discusses being a parent during the pandemic, the insensitive comments made by the U.S. Surgeon General, going back to Mobil…
 
Comedian and actor Kevin Nealon feels confused that he’s considered Conan O’Brien’s friend. Kevin and Conan sit down to talk about working on the Hans & Franz musical, perfecting the interview on his YouTube show Hiking with Kevin, and planning a road trip. Plus, Conan gives out much-needed advice on dating and getting along with family during quar…
 
Who better to guide us through this darkness than Noam Chomsky? The esteemed linguist, author, and political activist joins us this week to provide a historical perspective to the pandemic (44:02). He also offers his diagnosis of the Trump administration and its failure to effectively respond to COVID-19. At 91, Chomsky is a beacon of hope in these…
 
Actress D’Arcy Carden feels hopeful about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. D’Arcy and Conan sit down to talk about bringing Janet to life on The Good Place, meeting her comedic heroes, babysitting for Bill Hader, and being rewarded for working hard and not asking too much. Later, Conan takes a look at an old college photo with his team. Got a question…
 
Beto O'Rourke entered politics because of people. He believes in their capacity for goodness and decency. He believes in their potential. And yet– what if his political brand is not exactly what the country wants in 2020? For the first time since suspending his Presidential campaign, Beto reflects on where he succeeded and where he failed these pas…
 
Comedian and actor Steve Coogan feels quietly optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Steve sits down with Conan to talk about channeling comic persona Alan Partridge, Steve’s newest film Greed, portraying Stan Laurel in Stan & Ollie, and not minding when someone doesn’t think he’s funny. Plus, Conan and his team look back on Conan’s technol…
 
Naomi Klein is an author, filmmaker and climate activist. But above all– she is a journalist. She joins us to reflect on her natural instinct to run toward crisis; her decades long research of disaster capitalism; the striking systemic difference between her home country of Canada and the United States; the influence of her grandfather’s strike aga…
 
Comedian and actress Whitney Cummings feels stressed out about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Whitney and Conan sit down to talk about being a serious child, impetigo and epigenetics, and the stresses of planning a wedding. Later, Conan hears about his assistant Sona’s medical procedure. Check out Whitney’s latest comedy special Can I Touch It? on N…
 
Actress Juliette Lewis “lost her anonymity” with the movies. Movies you've probably seen. Cape Fear, Natural Born Killers, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, From Dusk Till Dawn. She's a visceral, singular performer, untethered to convention. This was true in 1989 and even more true in 2020. But it's what unfolds off-screen that Lewis keeps returning to …
 
On this episode of @flourishheavvy we have the BIG DOG culinary legend, Matty Matheson. Matty & Heavvy have known each other for years and come together to talk everything from Matty's YouTube sensation cooking show, Just a Dash, to being a New York Times best-selling author and his new show with Benny Blanco!! Also check out Matty's podcast that j…
 
The Good Place: The Podcast’s host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with Ted Danson (Michael) to shoot the shirt about his experience on the show and Ted’s life after The Good Place. Ted reveals how important the bow tie was to his character, why the first season was difficult for him and the special scene between him and his real-life wife, Mary Steenb…
 
Actor Will Arnett feels pretty put out about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Will and Conan sit down to talk about being known as a voice-over artist, the best bits of Brian McCann, and finding his crowd with Arrested Development. Plus, Conan and Sona take another swing at a Podcast Quiz. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. …
 
Dr. Ashish Jha is the Director of Harvard Global Health Institute and a Professor at Harvard T. H. Chan school of public health. If you've turned on your TV over the past few days, you've likely seen him discussing COVID-19. Today he joins us to talk about how the coronavirus spread; the necessity for social distancing; elderly discrimination; what…
 
Comedian and actor Andy Daly joins Conan and crew for a bonus quarantine episode of Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend. Coming to you from Matt’s allegedly safe and socially-distanced home, Conan discusses the current state of things, enjoys a visit from two questionable characters — Dalton Wilcox and August Lindt, and speaks to Team Coco assistant David…
 
Actor, producer, and writer Paul Reubens feels fantastic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Paul and Conan sit down to talk about wanting to join the circus, the letter Paul wrote to Walt Disney, remembering Phil Hartman, and anxiety over getting recognized. Later, Conan and Sona go head to head with a podcast statistics quiz. Got a question for C…
 
Actor Sam Waterston doesn't do many of these. In fact, this is his first podcast. To mark the special occasion the stage and screen performer reflects on his 60-year career, from his days at Yale in Waiting for Godot to breaking into Hollywood with the The Great Gatsby. But what most fascinates Waterston is reflecting on his life behind the camera,…
 
Comedian Ali Wong feels very new about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Ali and Conan sit down to talk about her father’s love of pajama pants, why travel is the hardest part of stand-up, the mysterious metrics of Netflix, and maintaining her strong sense of Asian-American identity. Plus, Conan talks to his assistant Sona about getting caught breaking…
 
If it weren't for her singular acting abilities, Alison Pill would be best known for her boisterous laugh. (That is only kinda a joke.) The chameleonic actress–Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Midnight in Paris, The Newsroom–has been at it since the age of 10. And so we begin on set, unpacking her life as a child actor, and how she managed to find a vo…
 
Actress Haley Bennett joins us this week for a reflective look at her life as an actress, starting with her role as a pop-star in Music and Lyrics to her newest film, the disturbing domestic thriller, Swallow. We discuss the serendipity of motherhood, the perils of acting at an impressionable young age, and how she managed to find her artistic voic…
 
Writer/director/producer Judd Apatow does not feel hopeful about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Judd sits down with Conan to talk about using silence in their work, lifting up comedy stars like Seth Rogen and Pete Davidson, fashion tips from Jon Lovitz, reminiscing about eating, and comic rhythm. Plus, Conan and Sona dish on producer Matt Gourley in…
 
Welcome back! This week, celebrated poet, author, and essayist Morgan Parker sits with Sam to discuss her latest book, Magical Negro. They talk about what poetry can look (and sound) like in the Internet era, the loneliness of being a writer in LA, Morgan's experiences of dating (and writing about) white men named Matt, the visceral intensity of he…
 
Actor Keegan-Michael Key feels overwhelmed about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Keegan and Conan sit down to chat about growing up a 60s guy (in the 80s), favorite niche impressions, performing sketch alongside President Obama, and discovering entertainment as a career path. Later, Conan responds to a listener voicemail about socks. Got a question f…
 
Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto and D'Arcy Carden open up to Seth Meyers about their feelings on the finale and saying goodbye to The Good Place. Be sure to subscribe for more behind-the-scenes stories, performance notes and a shirt-ton more! The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertain…
 
All episodes available now! Subscribe to the official podcast for NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Join host Marc Evan Jackson for a deep dive into each season of one of television’s biggest hit comedies with guests including co-creator Dan Goor, cast members Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz and more as they reveal behind-…
 
Comedian Sarah Silverman feels grateful about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Sarah and Conan sit down to chat about first times, getting aggressively dumb and silly, lessons from Garry Shandling, and the fear of speaking up. Plus, a listener voicemail forces Conan to contemplate a sandwich that bears his name. Got a question for Conan? Call our voic…
 
The Good Place: The Podcast’s host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with creator Mike Schur and executive producer Drew Goddard to resume their two-part chat about the series forking finale, “Whenever You’re Ready.” Mike Schur talks about drawing inspiration from the last passage of T.M. Scanlon’s book, “What We Owe to Each Other,” and his process for c…
 
The Good Place: The Podcast’s host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with creator Mike Schur and executive producer Drew Goddard to shoot the shirt about the series forking finale, “Whenever You’re Ready.” In Part 1 of this two-part podcast finale episode, they discuss the finale in depth, including Michael’s (Ted Danson) groovy songwriting origin, getti…
 
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