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Hey, We’re Colin and Samir, YouTube creators and podcasters that break down the latest news in the creator economy from a creator's perspective. We have a long history building communities and brands through digital content. New episodes of The Colin and Samir show go live every Monday on Spotify and YouTube.com/ColinandSamir.

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Subscribe to The Publish Press The Try Guys are starting a streaming platform called 2nd Try, which will publish a new slate of original shows. To learn more about the strategy behind 2nd Try, Publish Press writer Nate Graber-Lipperman interview Try Guys cofounders Zach Kornfeld and Keith Habersberger. Read the story about 2nd Try in the Publish Press.
On this episode of the Colin and Samir Show, we answer your questions about growing a YouTube channel, editing for YouTube TV, booking guests and more.
19-year-old Harvard economics student Wesley Wang will be writing and directing a film based on his short nothing, except everything., which he uploaded to YouTube in Sept. 2023. On this episode of the Colin and Samir Show, we talk to Wesley about how he got a deal with Sony Pictures and Darren Aronofsky. We also talk to Bloomberg's Lucas Shaw about the future of the entertainment industry, and where creators fit in.
The Bucket List Family is a family channel that documents the adventures of Jessica, Garrett and their kids as they travel around the world. In this interview, we cover why they started their channel, their work with National Geographic and the family content genre.
Creator, author, and Vlogbrother John Green first broke out into the mainstream spotlight when the film adaptation of his best-selling book 'The Fault in Our Stars' grossed over $300 million at the box office in 2014. Ten years (and two more adaptations) later, John's 'Turtles All the Ways Down' is releasing on Max. Ahead of the in-person premiere, Publish Press writer Nate Graber-Lipperman sat down with John to hear his thoughts on the "collision course" of YouTube and Hollywood—and how growing online communities too large can paradoxically make their impact lesser. Plus: Stick to the end for Colin and Samir's thoughts on what creators can learn from John about how to make real impact in viewers' lives.
We've seen a lot of creators ask their audience to pay for content. Sometimes it goes well, and sometimes it doesn't. On this episode of the Colin and Samir Show, we break down a recent example of this going poorly and why. Learn about Creator Startup: https://www.colinandsamir.com/creatorstartup Get our free Idea Generation Framework: https://courses.colinandsamir.com/offers/pgoyQh2P/checkout
On this episode of the show, we take you behind the scenes of our video with Mark Rober. We spent a full day with Mark to learn more about CrunchLabs. Watch our full video with Mark Rober: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piDuorC2Zm4 Sign up for our course: https://www.colinandsamir.com/creatorstartup
Subscribe to The Publish Press → https://bit.ly/publish-press We talked with MKBHD Marques Brownlee about his largely negative Humane AI pin and Fiskr Ocean reviews.
Author and philosopher Ryan Holiday writes about Stoicism, which is the belief that we can’t control or rely on external events but we can control our ourselves and how we react to them. Ryan is a prolific creator – he’s written 12 books in ten years, and he writes two daily emails and hosts a daily podcast. But he’s not a YouTube creator, and he thinks totally differently than we do. That’s why we found this conversation so valuable.
Subscribe to The Publish Press Colin covers three creator economy headlines with Publish Press writers Nate Graber-Lipperman and Hannah Doyle.
On this episode of the Colin and Samir Show, we talk to Jesse Riedel about growing his YouTube channel, the future of watching sports and more.
Why does it seem like so many creators are retiring from YouTube, and then coming back? Colin and Samir explain.
On March 19, creator-owned streaming service Nebula announced its updated slate of scripted and unscripted original content, starting with a new division: Nebula News. To hear more about the platform's increasingly ambitious projects, Publish Press writer Nate Graber-Lipperman called up Dave Wiskus, the CEO of Nebula. You can listen to their conversation on Nebula's plans for building a "pipeline" of premium creator programming—and why Dave thinks they're best positioned to bridge the gap between traditional media/entertainment and the creator economy. Plus: Stick to the end to hear Colin and Samir's thoughts on how Nebula might disrupt our industry.
On this episode of the Colin and Samir Show, we talk to MrBeast about his Amazon deal, his company Feastables, the future of YouTube, brand deals, and more. Sign up for Spotter's Title Exploder: https://sptr.la/title_exploder
Jacob Collier

Jacob Collier

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Jacob Collier has been referred to as the Mozart of Gen Z, and has already won 6 Grammys at the age of 29. Today on the show, we interview Jacob about his creative process, dealing with the “genius” label and more.
Subscribe to The Publish Press On February 22, Marques Brownlee announced that he's joining accessories company Ridge (known best for its primary product, the Ridge Wallet) as chief creative partner and a member of Ridge’s six-person board. To hear more about how the deal came together, Publish Press writer Nate Graber-Lipperman called up Sean Frank, the CEO of Ridge. You can listen to their conversation on Ridge's goals in becoming a "creator-led brand"—and why Marques signed on instead of building a product company himself. Plus: Stick to the end to hear Colin and Samir's thoughts on what this moment means for our industry. Read Nate's Article in the Publish Press
Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMEP3Cc-BbQ Today we explore the world of streamer and YouTuber Ludwig Aghren. Colin and Samir visit his studio to learn about Mogul Moves and his Production studio Offbrand.
We interview YouTube legend Hank Green to discuss his company Complexly, his 17 years on YouTube, and the challenges that YouTube is facing. Get a free 30-day trial of Kajabi: http://kajabi.com/colinandsamir
The Apple Vision Pro launch took over our feeds, across social media. Today, we're breaking down the economics of making tech review videos. Check out Kajabi
On January 30, British YouTube supergroup The Sidemen announced their latest project: a Netflix documentary, out next Wednesday. To hear more about how the deal came together, Publish Press writer Nate Graber-Lipperman called up Jordan Schwarzenberger, the manager of The Sidemen. You can listen to their conversation on why The Sidemen went this route—and how it might impact creators' future opportunities with streaming platforms. Plus: Stick to the end to hear Colin and Samir's thoughts on what this moment means for our industry. Read more in the Publish Press.
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Simeon Marr

amazing show. thanks for the hours of interesting interviews and conversations. you guys are mad lads

Jan 16th
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Simeon Marr

Great show I listen to it while I do work for my neighbors. Very interesting!

Jun 13th
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TysonAnunda

Epic

Jan 9th
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stephen carberry

dude is talented

Nov 10th
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Ramy Emad

this is so amazing ❤️

May 1st
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Matthew Le

i love thisss

Jan 30th
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Brian Miller

My absolute favorite podcast!

Dec 12th
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Matthew Le

love this

Nov 10th
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Moon Paw

love your videos!!! keep it up!!!

Oct 14th
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Matthew Le

Absolutely love it :) You guys are really good at interviewing people. Keep upp!

Oct 12th
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William Craig

Would love to see some of Colin’s drawings worked into the editing in videos

Jun 12th
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Andy Josue Cardona

Can I have a sticker :)?

May 9th
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