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 morning at 9AM EST on Spotify and YouTube.com/ColinandSamir.

The story behind Twitch's worst week ever

September 26, 2022 0:35:59 6.27 MB ( -6.28 MB less) Downloads: 0

Twitch just had the worst week we've ever seen for a social media platform. Colin and Samir explain what happened, how creators are reacting, and answer the big question: Is this the beginning of the end for Twitch?

How YouTube is about to change forever [Creator Support]

September 22, 2022 0:40:7 7.08 MB ( -7.09 MB less) Downloads: 0

On this episode of Creator Support, we're covering YouTube's changes to Shorts monetization, what Casey Neistat's return to vlogging means for YouTube and what to do with free stuff.

How Jarvis Johnson Quit His Job to Sit and Talk to Millions

September 19, 2022 1:2:28 11.24 MB ( -11.25 MB less) Downloads: 0

Today on the Colin and Samir Show, we're interviewing commentary creator Jarvis Johnson on how he got his start on YouTube and what makes the commentary genre work.

How we deal with jealousy [Creator Support]

September 15, 2022 0:42:51 7.39 MB ( -7.4 MB less) Downloads: 0

On this episode of the Colin and Samir Show, we're covering: Creator economy headlines How we deal with jealousy of other creators How to tell you IRL friends about being a creator

What creators can learn from professional athletes — our conversation with lacrosse star Paul Rabil

September 12, 2022 1:13:29 13.09 MB ( -13.1 MB less) Downloads: 0

Today on the Colin and Samir Show, we're talking to our friend Paul Rabil about what creators and professional athletes have in common. We also talk about his new documentary, Fate of a Sport, and how he changed the trajectory of the sport of lacrosse.

What really happened at the MrBeast Burger opening

September 08, 2022 0:47:10 8.15 MB ( -8.16 MB less) Downloads: 0

Today on the Colin and Samir Show, we're sharing our experience at MrBeast's first physical burger restaurant. We're also answering questions about how to know when something is working on YouTube and improving your skills as a creator.

How Rhett and Link Failed their way to 8 Billion Views on YouTube

September 05, 2022 1:15:20 13.48 MB ( -13.49 MB less) Downloads: 0

Rhett and Link have been making YouTube videos for over 15 years. They now have a successful media company with over 120 employees and continue to put our content daily. Colin and Samir sit down with them to discuss their biggest failures, advice for future creators and decision to build a media company.

What the end of Instagram means for small businesses [Creator Support]

September 01, 2022 0:34:43 6.16 MB ( -6.17 MB less) Downloads: 0

Today on the Colin and Samir Show, we're talking about the end of Instagram, why we're not making YouTube Shorts and how to pick a platform to focus on. Ask us a question on our Reddit.

Why creators need a bucket list – our interview with Ben Nemtin

August 30, 2022 2:2:35 22.02 MB ( -22.03 MB less) Downloads: 0

Today on the show we're interviewing our friend Ben Nemtin. Ben created and starred in the MTV show The Buried Life. Today, he's a producer, speaker and author. We had him on the podcast to talk about his journey with mental health as a creator, how to prioritize the goals that are most important to you, and how you can write your own bucket list. Check out Ben's website.

What to do when a video tanks [Creator Support]

August 25, 2022 0:42:25 0.0 MB Downloads: 0

Today on the Colin and Samir Show, we're answering your questions about creator unions, what to do when a video is 10 out of 10 in YouTube Studio, and why Instagram is copying BeReal.

Cody Ko & Noel Miller on Quitting That's Cringe, Monetizing TMG, and Partying with Elon Musk [Extended]

August 24, 2022 2:1:43 0.0 MB Downloads: 0

In this episode of the Colin and Samir Show, we interview Cody Ko and Noel Miller from Tiny Meat Gang Studios.

Addressing criticism from our audience [Creator Support]

August 18, 2022 0:39:44 0.0 MB Downloads: 0

Today on the Colin and Samir Show, we're addressing some feedback from our audience, reviewing an idea that Airrack passed on, and sharing our thoughts on Dude Perfect's cruise.

The nearly impossible job of managing MrBeast: An interview with Reed Duchscher [Extended}

August 15, 2022 2:2:12 0.0 MB Downloads: 0

Today on the Colin and Samir Show, we're interviewing Reed Duchscher, MrBeast's Manager and the CEO of Night Media. We sat down with Reed to talk about how he became a manager, meeting MrBeast, and the hardest part of working with creators.

Why it's so hard to hire a good editor [Creator Support]

August 11, 2022 0:37:42 0.0 MB Downloads: 0

On this episode of Creator Support, we talk about hiring an editor, how much editors should charge, and whether small creators can take breaks.

How Flagrant’s Andrew Schulz fixed the biggest problem in comedy

August 08, 2022 0:29:25 0.0 MB Downloads: 0

Today on the podcast, we're telling the story of Andrew Schulz's special 'Infamous,' and what other creators can learn from his experience. Links we reference: Our full interview with Andrew Andrew's Ted Talk