The Colin and Samir Show
By Colin and Samir
The Colin and Samir ShowJun 12, 2022
How Nick Martell & Jack Kramer built Snacks Daily and then, The Best One Yet
Nick Martell and Jack Kramer met in college in Middlebury, Vermont -- they became fast friends and eventually business partners -- launching a business newsletter called Market Snacks that eventually went on to become a daily podcast acquired by stock trading app Robinhood. Both Colin and I have been huge fans of the show for years. We're very inspired not only by how these two tell stories via audio but how good they are at building a true community and including their audience in the show. They make complex stories from the business world accessible and relatable, which is something Colin and I try and do as well. Recently Nick and Jack left Robinhood but kept their podcast under a new name "The Best One Yet". You'll find out why that's the name later on in the episode. After Nick and Jack went independent they reached out to Colin and I to help them build a video version of their show on YouTube. This is part one of a two-part series with Nick and Jack...in this first episode you'll hear how they'll built their wildly successful newsletter and podcast, and in part two you'll get to hear us troubleshoot the problems their facing in a special edition of Creator Support. That episode will come out on Thursday. Alright, hope you enjoy this episode of The Colin and Samir show with Nick and Jack.
How much do YouTuber employees make? [Creator Support]
On this episode of The Colin and Samir Show we're answering questions from creators in what we call Creator Support. The questions today include how much do the employees of YouTubers make, how to handle underperforming videos, and how can colleges educate student-creators better.
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How Ryan Trahan Changed YouTube with a Penny
Ryan Trahan is a YouTuber who's "Penny Series" has found him massive success. In the series he's relied on his entrepreneurial mind to turn one penny into $1000, a house, and now he'll be doing it for 30 days straight in order to raise money for Feeding America.
Does Consistency Matter on YouTube Anymore? [Creator Support]
Today we're talking about different storytelling formats, how to hire, how much to charge for a brand deal, and long-form vs short form content. We also dive into the latest news from the creator economy.
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How Michelle Khare Became the Most Badass Human on YouTube
Michelle Khare is a YouTuber and former professional cyclist with over 2 million subscribers. She is best known for her series Challenge Accepted where she attempts some of the most grueling professions. We speak with her about leaving her job and Buzzfeed and building her career on Youtube.
What does a recession mean for Creators? [Creator Support]
In today's episode, we're answering your questions about how creators will be impacted by the pandemic, how to negotiate rates, and our thoughts on YouTube's latest feature.
Meet YouTube’s Worst Inventor: Simone Giertz
Today on The Colin and Samir Show we're talking about Swedish YouTuber and Inventor Simone Giertz. Once dubbed "The Queen of Sh*tty Robots", Simone found success on YouTube making "useless things" that went extremely viral. Today, she's pivoted and is finding unique solutions to everyday problems, creating products that are more than just viral memes. On the episode we answer three questions that all creators should think about when it comes to their careers and defining what success means to them.
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Has Instagram turned its back on creators? [Creator Support]
Today on The Colin and Samir Show we talk about Instagram and its relationship with creators, how to hire as a creator, attract the right brand deals, and when to get an agent.
How ZHC Became The MrBeast of Art
Today we speak with Zach Hsieh, a YouTuber also known as ZHC who has 24 million subscribers. He's grown his massive channel with artistic challenges and by collaborating with some of the biggest creators on the platform. We visited Zach in his Austin studio to hear more about how he grew on YouTube.
How we deal with hate messages [Creator Support]
Today on The Colin and Samir Show we answer questions from a variety of content creators. Questions answered today are: How do you balance creating what you want vs what the algorithm requires, do you need to be an expert to make a how-to video, how to transition from short videos to long, and how we deal with hate messages. We also talk about Emma Chamberlain's recent viral clip with Jack Harlow and Logan Paul's 99 Originals NFT project.
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Why we're struggling to make videos [Creator Support]
Today on The Colin and Samir Show we answer your questions and run through the top news from the creator community. To submit your question, subscribe to our newsletter.
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Why Andrew Callaghan is the last honest man in News.
Andrew Thomas Callaghan is an American journalist known for his former work on the YouTube series All Gas No Brakes and his current show Channel 5. On March 9, 2021, he announced his departure from All Gas No Brakes, along with his crew consisting of Nic Mosher and Evan Gilbert-Katz. In April 2021, Callaghan launched Channel 5 via Patreon and YouTube.
Elon Musk bought Twitter, now what? [Creator Support]
Today on the show we're speaking with Evan Luzzato, Chairman of a social media influencer agency and former employee of Twitter, Facebook, and Snap about the effect that Elon Musk could have on Twitter's future. We also dive into how creators and work with brands and answer your questions.
The Most Popular Kids in New York: Ur Mom's House
Creator Houses generally always end in disaster. Today we're speaking with four 20-somethings that live and work together in New York City who may have a a shot of making it work. They go by Ur Moms House and consist of Elliot Choy, AnneMarie Chase, Ashley Alexander, and Kelly Wakasa. Combined they have 3.5 million subscribers and their videos feel like the cast of Friends reimagined for YouTube. Check them out at the links below:
Elliot's channel https://www.youtube.com/user/ELLIOTCHOY
Ashley's channel https://www.youtube.com/c/urmomashley
Kelly's channel https://www.youtube.com/c/KellyWakasa
AnneMarie's channel https://www.youtube.com/c/annemariechase
Should creators drop out of college? [Creator Support]
Today we're answering questions about the career of being a creator. We answer questions about college, making money, and getting started as pocasters. If you have questions for us, ask them here: https://www.thepublishpress.com/creator-support
Yes Theory: The Business of Saying "No" with Thomas Brag and Ammar Kandil
Yes Theory is an ideology that believes that life’s greatest moments and deepest connections exist outside of your comfort zone. Today we speak with two of the founders and creators Thomas Brag and Ammar Kandil. We discuss the launch of their latest film and the decision to turn down $1.2 million dollars from a streaming platform to fund the project instead from their community via NFT's.
Learn more here: https://www.theicemanfilm.com
Why some creators fail and others succeed [Creator Support]
Today we're answering questions about the career of being a creator. We answer questions about failure, our most embarrassing moments, and how to ask the right interview questions. If you have questions for us, ask them here: https://www.thepublishpress.com/creator-support
How much money should I charge? [Creator Support]
Today we're answering questions about the career of being a creator. We answer questions about pricing yourself as a creator, parasocial relationships and the future of Colin and Samir. If you have questions for us, ask them here: https://www.thepublishpress.com/creator-support
Why TikTok's Top Stars Raised a $25M Fund 💸
This week we're trying a new format called 3,2,1. We're giving you 3 stories, answering 2 questions, and 1 creator to watch. Our top story is about the D'amelios starting a $25 million dollar fund. We also discuss Rhett and Link's newest business, YouTube getting into Podcasts. Let us know what you think about this format in the reviews. If you like this podcast, you'll love our newsletter: http://thepublishpress.com
The Untold Truth of Binging With Babish
Binging with Babish, is a YouTube cooking channel created by American filmmaker Andrew Rea (alias Oliver Babish) that recreates recipes featured in film, television, and video games in the Binging with Babish series, as well as more traditional recipes in the Basics with Babish series. The first video in the series was uploaded on February 10, 2016 and today the channel has over 10M subscribers and has expanded into the Babish Culinary Universe. Today we talk to Andrew about his origins and his struggles growing a cooking media empire.
Why Emma Chamberlain Quit YouTube
This week we talk about why one of the biggest creators on YouTube is leaving. We also make a suggestion to YouTube on how they could actually support creator sustainability on the platform.
Inside the mind of Artist Van Neistat
How Amelia Dimoldenberg built a hit YouTube Show
This week we're talking about Amelia Dimoldenberg's hit YouTube Show, Chicken Shop Date. Amelia has been creating content for the past 8 years, starting with a written column and slowly turning it into a hit YouTube Show that has had musicians like Ed Sheeran, KSI, Jack Harlow on. She's even caught the attention of Drake, who recently asked if he could come on the show. In this episode we break down what makes the show successful and pull 7 critical lessons from her 8 year journey as a creator.
How Ludwig Ahgren became the #1 Streamer on Twitch
Streaming is one of the most fascinating careers online. Creators stream live for hours each day, to audiences of 10s of thousands and make millions of dollars in the process. In this episode, we dive into the world of streaming with one of the biggest creators out there, Ludwig Ahgren. Ludwig discusses how he became the most subscribed to channel on Twitch... and then Why he left Twitch for YouTube.
What Kanye taught us about YouTube
Colin and Samir Breakdown the new Kanye West Documentary, Jeen-Yuhs (Episode 1)
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How Andrew Schulz dismantled the business of comedy
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TikTok Takes over the SuperBowl, David Dobrik, and Wordle
Colin and Samir discuss the Superbowl, David Dobrik and Wordle. Learn about the Creator Economy every Tuesday & Friday - http://www.thepublishpress.com
The Richest Kid on YouTube
MrFeast & a day with Van Neistat
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Why Liza Koshy Disappeared from YouTube
This week, Colin and Samir explore why Liza Koshy Disappeared from YouTube. Learn about the Business of Creators every Tuesday and Friday in our newsletter: http://www.thepublishpress.com
TikTok’s Money Problem
MrBeast is selling his YouTube Channel
This week Colin and Samir explore a world where MrBeast sells his YouTube channel to his fans.
Answering your Questions [Audio Exclusive]
Colin and Samir Answer your questions
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Logan Paul & KSI's $10 Billion Sports Drink
How we built The Colin and Samir Show
On this episode, Colin and Samir break down how they built The Colin and Samir Show. Subscribe to our newlsetter to learn about the Business of Creators every Tuesday & Friday: http://thepublishpress.com
Inside the Mind of MKBHD
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On the first episode of 2022, Colin and Samir interview Marques Brownlee and learn about how he is building a modern-day media company.
Jeff Wittek's Rise and Demise (and rise again)
Colin and Samir sit down with Jeff Wittek to talk about life, selling drugs, YouTube and everything in between. We cover creators like this in our weekly newsletter: http://www.ThePublishPress.com
The Entire Story of Lilly Singh
Colin and Samir Sit down with Lilly Singh to hear the story of her career and where she is headed next
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How MrBeast "Stole" Squid Game
Today we're breaking down MrBeast's recreation of Squid Game and the controversy that surrounds it.
Let’s talk about the Metaverse
Dude Perfect’s struggle with YouTube
Jack Conte: The Unexpected Story of Patreon
This week we chat with Jack Conte about his journey from musician to founder to a $4 billion dollar valuation with Patreon.
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Elle Mills: Life after Burnout
This week Colin and Samir sit down with Elle Mills to discuss life after YouTube burnout.
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How Squid Game saved Netflix
Colin and Samir discuss how Squid Game Saved Netflix and what creators can learn from the storytelling tactics Squid Games used to keep our attention.
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The Future of YouTube: A Conversation with YouTube Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl
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In this episode Colin and Samir chat with YouTube Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl about the future of the platform and how creators can build long term businesses with YouTube.
The Silent Genius of Khaby Lame
Khaby Lame is the second biggest TikTok creator in the world, but different from Charli D'amelio and Addison Rae, he doesn't speak... Colin and Samir breakdown why he's grown so much over the past year going from factory worker in Italy to 114 Million Followers on TikTok.
Predicting the Future of the Creator Economy
Colin and Samir talk through their predictions for the future of the Creator Economy. These predictions are directly from our newsletter, The Publish Press, subscribe here: http://thepublishpress.com
The Dark Side of the Charli and Dixie D'amelio
This week we chat about the new D'amelio show and the dark side of social media stardom. This story was covered first in our newsletter, The Publish Press, subscribe to get creator economy news in your inbox every tuesday and friday - http://www.thepublishpress.com
The Full Story of MrBeast
This week we sit down with MrBeast to hear his full story, talk about his new $10M studio and his upcoming endeavors. Subscribe to our weekly Creator Economy newsletter, The Publish Press at www.thepublishpress.com