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Web Extra: Conan O'Brien on Influence

From Episode: Colum McCann, Conan O'Brien



Web Extra Details

Original tape date for episode: November 18, 2013.

Conan O'Brien discusses his work as a reaction to all the work that came before it.

Colum McCann on Conan O'Brien

Colum McCann talks about Conan O'Brien as an Irish writer and humor as a literary art.

Colum McCann on Seamus Heaney

Colum McCann talks about the passing of Seamus Heaney and the joy he brought to the world.

Conan O'Brien - Samuel Johnson

Conan O'Brien talks about the importance of his daily deadline to his productivity.

Colum McCann on Family Life

Colum McCann addresses the idea that "the enemy of art is the baby carriage."

Conan O'Brien on In-breeding

Conan O'Brien talks about how thoroughly Irish his family is, with one crucial exception.