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Dads: The Podcast

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Dads: The Podcast

Team Coco & Rory Scovel, Ruthie Wyatt

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Rory Scovel is an actor, comedian, and writer — but he’s picked up a new title over these last few years: DAD. Each week he and co-host Ruthie Wyatt are joined by their hilarious celebrity friends to unpack the mysteries of fatherhood, parenting and the weirdos who raised us. Full of funny stories from your favorite performers, this is a show for dads and non-dads.
 
Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell, take you behind the pompadour with exclusive and extended versions of their favorite interviews and stand-up from the week in late night, as well as the stories behind them. Discover the origins of characters like Crooner Ghost Artie Kendall, and meet people-who-should-be-characters like Jordan Schlansky. Plus find out why the second floor at Team Coco gets all the best snacks and who’s leaving dirty dishes in Andy Richter’s sink.Each week Mike ...
 
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Rory Scovel wants to thank all of you dads and non-dads out there for listening to Dads: The Podcast. You can listen to Rory’s new Team Coco podcast Pen Pals now. Every week, Rory Scovel and Daniel Van Kirk respond to the letters you send them - you can seek advice, tell a story, vent. Be sure to check out the latest episode with the very funny Cas…
 
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…
 
We’re wrapping up our first season with one of our favorites: Chris Gethard! Known for his daring, experimental comedy, Chris has been doing jokes about landscaping and fatherhood since moving out to the ‘burbs—and he has feelings about it. He also talks about telling some of his most graphic, embarrassing stories in front of his parents and the ti…
 
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…
 
When comedian and radio host Tom Papa dropped his eldest daughter off at college, he cried for two whole days—and now he would like for his wife to stop bringing it up, thank you very much! He talks to Ruthie and Rory about why his spouse seems to delight in his displays of he-motion. Plus: he explains how the pandemic has made him more laissez-fai…
 
Conan’s Executive Producer Jeff Ross joins writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about his time as a tour manager for Molly Hatchet, AC/DC, & Diana Ross, helping Lorne Michaels produce The Kids in the Hall on HBO, and the origin of Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Plus, Mike and Jessie answer a listener question about Clutch Cargo bits. Got…
 
Like many comedians, Colton Dunn used to think that his busy lifestyle and career would never be able to accommodate children, or even a spouse. But oh, how wrong he was! Now a married father of two, the “Superstore” actor talks to Rory and Ruthie about how he's learned to manage the pressure that comes with having other mouths to feed—plus those a…
 
Legendary writer/performer Brian Stack (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Conan O’Brien) joins writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell once again to talk about the origin of his character The Interrupter, playing Conan’s creepy gift-giving cameraman, improvising with Conan when a sketch goes off the rails, the evolution of WikiBea…
 
Vanessa Ragland parents two children while running one of LA’s premier comedy venues, Dynasty Typewriter. So why doesn’t she feel like a grown-up yet? The actress and comedian gets to the heart of the matter with Ruthie and Rory while also spilling some tea about her dad, whose post-retirement turn as an open-mic guitarist has been getting the ladi…
 
Ruthie Wyatt (Team Coco Head of Production and Live Events) talks with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about originally applying to be a production assistant at The Tonight Show, location scouting and transforming spaces during Comic-Con, favorite memories from the travel shows & the Conan & Friends stand-up tour, and meeting her Dads: The …
 
Real “Dad Heads” need no introduction to Justin Halpern! As the author of the bestselling book “Shit My Dad Says,” Justin has endless stories about his father, a man who hardly ever cried. A man who would go out on the Sea of Cortez with a band of outlaws one month out of every year and return with hundreds of pounds of fish. Plus, Rory and Justin …
 
Comedian and Conan writer Skyler Higley talks with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about his experience working remotely from Chicago as a new Conan writer, what it’s like pitching ideas in the room at The Onion, moving to Chicago from Utah to pursue comedy, and pitching the Christmas in September episode of Conan. Plus, Mike and Jessie ans…
 
Ravi Patel is on a quest for the good life! In his HBO Max docuseries “The Pursuit of Happiness,” the actor and director goes on a globetrotting search for answers to life’s big questions. He talks to Ruthie and Rory about how casting his parents in his productions has brought his family closer together, even if his dad now calls himself a “celebri…
 
Writer Andrew Weinberg (Late Night with Conan, Co-creator of Eagleheart) talks with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about meeting his wife (who is also in-studio) while interning for Late Night with Conan, some of the characters he’s played on Conan including Chewbacca Stuck in a Glory Hole, being one of the go to experts on finding clips f…
 
Rory and Ruthie are joined by Tig Notaro and two mostly quiet special guests: her twin sons! Tig’s path to motherhood included a strip mall parking lot and the realization that even in the worst of times, you can still find love. She also talks about why her boys don’t know anything about what she actually does for work—except that it sometimes inv…
 
Conan’s Stand-up Booker J.P. Buck returns to talk with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about his first job as Mariah Carey’s assistant, working on the rebooted Star Search, the process of getting a stand-up set ready for the show, his new web series “The Set Up,” and advice for people starting out in the comedy world. Plus, Mike and Jessie …
 
“Daily Show” correspondent Roy Wood Jr. hails from a distinguished family of broadcasters—and his four-year-old son is next! Roy talks to Rory and Ruthie about how the precocious kid has been honing his reporting skills during the pandemic (not to mention learning Mandarin and cursive). Roy also talks about how learning about his family’s history h…
 
Sketch comedy icon Scott Thompson (The Kids in the Hall) talks with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about the return of The Kids in the Hall, playing Tonya Harding in a sketch for Late Night with Conan, how his many appearances on Conan made Garry Shandling hire him on The Larry Sanders Show, and his remote with Conan exploring Toronto. Plu…
 
Comedian Adam Cayton-Holland’s dad is practically a superhero! By day, he’s a civil rights attorney who’s gotten people out of Guantanamo Bay. At night, he’s a regular audience member at Adam’s shows, developing his refined taste in stand-up comedy. Adam talks to Rory and Ruthie what it was like to grow up with such a supportive dad. He also explai…
 
Jessie and Mike love scams. That’s why they are so excited to tell you about Scam Goddess, the newest podcast to join Team Coco! Scam Goddess is a show dedicated to fraud and all those who practice it. Each week host Laci Mosley delves into the scammiest scammers in history with incredible guests like Jameela Jamil, Paul Scheer, and yes, even Conan…
 
Comedy legend Robert Smigel (Original Head Writer of Late Night with Conan, creator of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog) returns to talk with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about how Cheri Oteri on SNL influenced future generations of comedians, loving the close-knit atmosphere during his time at Late Night with Conan, doing the Bill Clinton C…
 
Aisha Tyler had a highly unique childhood—for starters, she grew up in an ashram with hippie parents. And as a kid who loved to get lost in science books, there was no greater foil than her dad: a motorcycle-riding “juggernaut” named Jim. Aisha talks to Ruthie and Rory about how her upbringing shaped her incredible career, including her recent pivo…
 
Comedian Alex Edelman stops by to talk with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about getting friendly heckled during his first Conan set, being Modern Orthodox, achieving a UK following after a successful solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, working on Saturday Night Seder, and why it’s important to have high standards for yourself. Plu…
 
Growing up, Mikel Jollet always looked up to his badass dad—he broke the law, rode motorcycles, and dressed like Steve McQueen. The musician talks to Ruthie and Rory about how his path diverged from his father’s and what it was like to lose him, the subject of his recent memoir “Hollywood Park.”By Team Coco & Rory Scovel, Ruthie Wyatt
 
Comedy legend Merrill Markoe (Head writer for Late Night with David Letterman) stops by to talk with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about learning how to produce a morning talk show on the fly during her time working on The David Letterman Show, where the idea for remotes with Letterman came from, what she was looking for in writers for Le…
 
Being queer, Sabrina Jalees used to think the road to parenthood would be sad and hard; what she found instead was her “destiny.” The actor and comedian talks to Rory and Ruthie about how a fateful trip to Mexico, a surf lesson, and the film Moana changed everything. Buckle in, it's a wild ride!By Team Coco & Rory Scovel, Ruthie Wyatt
 
Hilarious comedian and prolific podcaster Paul F. Tompkins (The Neighborhood Listen, Stay F. Homekins, Threedom) stops by to talk with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about his first time doing stand-up on Late Night with Conan in 1997, all the current safety procedures on set for the show he’s acting on, his fashion evolution over the year…
 
Stand-up comedian Gary Gulman (The Great Depresh) stops by to talk with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about what lead to going to college on a football scholarship, the origins of his viral Conan stand-up set about state abbreviations, his transition to more personal comedy, and why he thanks coffee & Mark Twain for his 365 Gulman writing…
 
Writer/producer Robin Schiff (Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, The Groundlings) stops by to talk with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about telling Conan he should seek therapy on the last day of teaching him at The Groundlings, the importance of being surrounded by creative kindred spirits, and how the characters from her play “Ladi…
 
It’s our first non-dad guest: comedian Fortune Feimster! The North Carolina native is here to share stories with Rory and Ruthie about her dad—a man who goes by the name of Tiny. Plus, she and Rory bond over their shared Southern roots. We’re talkin’ etiquette, shaggin’ (not the Austin Powers kind), church, and fried food! Can’t you just taste the …
 
Comedian Chris Fleming stops by to talk with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about trying to make earworms in his comedy music videos, creating the web-series Gayle after moving to LA, what inspired his androgynous fashion, taking a bus from Boston to New York as a teenager for 2 minutes of stand-up stage time, and being heckled by a colleg…
 
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