Conan O’Brien goes deep with legendary musicians during ‘Words & Music’

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On Conan O’Brien Radio’s “Words & Music” show, available exclusively on SiriusXM, Conan O’Brien sits down with artists to discuss their work along with the music that has influenced their creativity. From finding their first guitar to USO trips overseas, the show delves deep into the guests’ backgrounds and how certain songs continue to impact them today.

How to listen

Conan O’Brien Radio’s “Words & Music” is available exclusively on SiriusXM.

Hear it on channel 104 or stream available episodes anytime on the SiriusXM app.

Special guests

Throughout their episodes, guests discuss their music careers and share handpicked songs that have had the most impact on their lives. Recent guests on “Words & Music” include Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, Lindsey Buckingham, and Brian Setzer.

“The message of my career is, ‘Dreams do come true,’” Conan said at the start of his episode with Brian Setzer. “I’ve been a massive fan and huge admirer of a gentleman known as Brian Setzer for many years, and he’s been an influence on me in all kinds of ways. I adore him, and over the years I’ve had the pleasure of Brian coming on my shows and getting to perform live with Brian, and then we heard that there was a chance that he might be in town and might have a moment to sit down with us and appear on Conan O’Brien [Radio’s] ‘Words & Music’ with my friend Jim Pitt. And so we did everything we could to get him here.”

Conan, a self-proclaimed “huge Smashing Pumpkins fan,” also described his interview with Billy Corgan as a “special treat.” He continued, “We have the opportunity to sit with Billy Corgan and talk to him at length, which is great because I’ve never had a chance to do that before … He was on our late-night show, and I’ve had the opportunity to run into him a couple times and chatted with him in noisy environments, but it’s a real gift to get to sit down and have a conversation with the man himself and really get to the bottom of some things.”

Conan O’Brien Radio

Conan O’Brien Radio on SiriusXM is home to Conan O’Brien’s brand of smart and silly comedy. In addition to exclusive shows like “Words & Music” and “The Conan and Jordan Show,” the channel features audio from select Team Coco podcasts, including “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend,” “Inside Conan,” and “Conan O’Brien Needs a Fan.”

Conan O’Brien Radio also airs the biggest interviews, funniest stand-up performances, and other great moments from Conan’s iconic TBS show.