US television host Conan O’Brien discussed his Irish heritage in a recent appearance on the popular Irish podcast SECOND CAPTAINS. He said his childhood consisted of “lots of church, lots of religious instruction, lots of guilt, and lots of repression”, adding that “sex was never discussed”. “Both of my parents are very Irish Catholic. My mother’s side came from the Cork area. My father’s family came from Dungarvan. They came to central Massachusetts to take up farming. Irish married Irish”.