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Conan O'Brien's podcast climbs in popularity, along with others via Stitcher

Posted: 6:46 AM, Feb 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-04 09:46:29-05

Stitcher is teaming up with some of the biggest names in television and entertainment to bring a slate of new and returning shows to its Earwolf and Stitcher Originals networks in 2019.

The list below is a look at recently released shows that are now trending as well as upcoming releases from Stitcher and Earwolf, products of The E.W. Scripps Company, which owns this television station.

Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend ” - Earwolf
“Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend” launched in November 2018 and has now moved up into the Top 20 shows on Stitcher. After 25 years at the late-night desk on television, Conan realized that the only people at his holiday party are the men and women who work for him. Over the years, despite thousands of interviews, Conan says has never made a real and lasting friendship with any of his celebrity guests. So, he started a podcast to do just that. 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 possibly find some real friendships. Recent episodes feature Ron Funches, Adam Sandler and Marc Maron.

Questions for Lennon – Earwolf
Writer, actor and comedian Mike Hanford, as John Lennon, teams up with guests to answer life’s questions sent in by listeners. You can find seasons 2-4, plus new weekly episodes of season 5, only on Stitcher Premium.

First Day Back ” – Stitcher Originals
“First Day Back,” a documentary podcast hosted and created by Tally Abecassis about trying to get your life back after an event that changes you, returns for a third season. This season tells the story of Jason Weems, a comedian who collapsed on stage from an asthma attack, stopping his heart for a full 5 minutes before being revived by a member of the audience. Now the Baltimore comedian is dealing with his near-death experience the only way he knows how: by making jokes about it. Jason wants to turn these jokes into a one-hour special that he hopes will make him a household name.

We Called Your Mom – Stitcher Originals – exclusive to Stitcher Premium subscribers
On “We Called Your Mom,” comedian Beth Stelling and her mom Diane call up the mothers of beloved artists and comedians to talk to them about their super talented children. The first season includes interviews with the creators of Seth Rogen, Maria Bamford, Sam Richardson, Jonathan Van Ness and more.

Voyage to the Stars – Earwolf – launches Feb. 12
“Voyage to the Stars” will launch as Earwolf’s first improvised narrative podcast. It follows the misadventures of a group of misfits that accidentally found themselves on the wrong side of a wormhole. Their mission: try not to blow up the galaxy in their attempts to return home. On the voyage are the wholly unqualified Captain Tucker Lentz (Colton Dunn), scatterbrained scientist Elsa Rankfort (Felicia Day), apathetic technician Stew Merkel (Steve Berg) and the misanthropic A.I. Sorry (Janet Varney). The universe will never be the same.