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Colin and Samir are a filmmaking and hosting duo based out of downtown Los Angeles. They are comprised of Colin Rosenblum and Samir Chaudry, both of which are founding members of The Lacrosse Network(TLN), a popular media destination for the sport of lacrosse. In 2014 TLN was acquired by New York-based media company Whistle Sports and both Colin and Samir became employees of the company. During this time they were responsible for executing branded content deals with Nike, Under Armour, Marriott, Gatorade, and General Mills among others. In 2016 they left Whistle Sports to start a media company of their own. Their content can be found on YouTube at YouTube.com/ColinandSamir. They remain hosts and creative consultants to Whistle Sports/TLN.

Colin and Samir are a filmmaking and hosting duo based out of downtown Los Angeles. They are comprised of Colin Rosenblum and Samir Chaudry, both of which are founding members of The Lacrosse Network(TLN), a popular media destination for the sport of lacrosse. In 2014 TLN was acquired by New York-based media company Whistle Sports and both Colin and Samir became employees of the company. During this time they were responsible for executing branded content deals with Nike, Under Armour, Marriott, Gatorade, and General Mills among others. In 2016 they left Whistle Sports to start a media company of their own. Their content can be found on YouTube at YouTube.com/ColinandSamir. They remain hosts and creative consultants to Whistle Sports/TLN.
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Los Angeles, CA

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Colin and Samir are a filmmaking and hosting duo based out of downtown Los Angeles. They are comprised of Colin Rosenblum and Samir Chaudry, both of which are founding members of The Lacrosse Network(TLN), a popular media destination for the sport of lacrosse. In 2014 TLN was acquired by New York-based media company Whistle Sports and both Colin and Samir became employees of the company. During this time they were responsible for executing branded content deals with Nike, Under Armour, Marriott, Gatorade, and General Mills among others. In 2016 they left Whistle Sports to start a media company of their own. Their content can be found on YouTube at YouTube.com/ColinandSamir. They remain hosts and creative consultants to Whistle Sports/TLN.

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Episodes

We've got a lot to learn

12/10/2018
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This week we’re talking about our experience at Buzzfeed. As a quick refresher, we pitched our show, The Breakdown, to a program called Vertical U that’s run by Instagram and Buzzfeed. Out of over 300 creators, 15 were selected to spend the week at Buzzfeed developing their shows. After the last day of the program, we decided to pick up the mics and recorded our thoughts on the week. On this episode we take you through our experience at Vertical U, we talk about what we learned from the...

Duration:00:57:35

Finding the the artist within yourself: ft. Sahil Chaudry

12/3/2018
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This week we're joined by Samir's brother, Sahil. Sahil can be considered a somewhat third member of our team - obviously, he’s been a big part of my life but also he’s played a huge role in supporting Colin and I as we’ve navigated the world of being professional creatives. He graduated from UCLA law school and ended up becoming a lawyer at a very prestigious firm, but once he got there, he started questioning if it was really how he wanted to spend his time - which led him to find very...

Duration:01:23:22

The value of feedback

11/26/2018
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On this weeks episode of The Colin and Samir Podcast, we talk about how feedback plays into everything Colin and I do - from launching brands to creating videos, feedback is an essential step in the creative process. We also give an update on a project we talked about in last weeks episode and end the episode with some Q & A from instagram. This is episode 30 of our show and we couldn't be more excited with where the show is headed. If you have feedback for us please rate and review the...

Duration:00:54:47

Lessons from a Failed Pitch: dealing with nerves, comparison and imposter syndrome

11/19/2018
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This week Colin and I talk about a recent experience that turned out to be one of the most nerve-wracking experiences we’ve had in a while. It all revolves around a pitch for our show The Breakdown - and we’ll get into more specifics about the opportunity and the experience in the episode itself. This podcast recording was actually the first time Colin and I talked about the experience and it led to a lot of interesting topics in our conversation. We talk about how each of us felt before,...

Duration:00:44:55

How to remain authentically You: The return of Jack Coyne

11/12/2018
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Donate to wildfire relief: https://www.gofundme.com/cause/californiafires This week we are joined by Jack Coyne, who was actually the first person on the show. We dive into topics that affect us as online creators. The topics include the importance of writing, picking the right projects, advertising and the pressures that come with having an audience. We love having Jack on the show and are excited that he is our first returning guest. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we...

Duration:00:45:51

17 Year Old Entrepreneur and YouTuber, Jade Darmawangsa on being different and finding success online

11/5/2018
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Today on the Colin and Samir Podcast we’re joined by 17-year-old entrepreneur Jade Darmawangsa. Jade is a Digital marketer who has built a very impressive brand across all social platforms. Jade has a YouTube channel with 130,000 subscribers where she focuses on giving knowledge and tips on how to grow your business online. Jade’s been on YouTube for almost 10 years, so she brings a really interesting perspective on utilizing YouTube to grow an audience and a company. We cover a bunch of...

Duration:01:04:47

Questions to ask yourself: Are you living the life you want to live?

10/29/2018
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This week on the Colin and Samir podcast, we take a look at ourselves and more specifically, we take a look at our lifestyle and how the work we’re doing everyday is leading us towards a life we want to live. As we started thinking about this topic I wrote down a bunch of questions to ask myself and eventually turned it into a worksheet that I printed out for both Colin and I to fill out and answer on our own. After we answered them, we got together and reviewed our answers and In this...

Duration:00:53:51

Designing the life you want to live with Rachel and Daniel from Mango Street

10/22/2018
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Today on the Colin and Samir podcast, we are joined by our good friends, Rachel, and Daniel of Mango Street. Rachel and Daniel have created a very successful brand on YouTube through photography tutorials, films and a unique take on vlogs. They describe their channel with one simple line: “Photography Tutorials that Don’t waste Your time” Since they started the channel in January 2017 they’ve gained over 750,000 subscribers and a rapidly growing towards the 1 million subscriber mark. On...

Duration:01:15:14

Why are we doing this? Answering the toughest question we've asked ourselves.

10/15/2018
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This week on the Colin and Samir podcast we ask ourselves one question - Why? Why do we do what we do every day? This conversation was inspired by a Ted Talk from Simon Sinek called Start with Why. We have been doing a lot of thinking around our purpose as creatives and trying to better understand our own personal reasons why we want to make videos for a living. In this episode, we record an open and honest conversation about our choice to work together and take on a challenging and...

Duration:00:35:39

Yes Theory's Thomas Brag and Matt Dajer on working through uncertainty, dealing with lows and Saying Yes.

10/8/2018
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Today on the Colin and Samir Podcast, we’re joined by Thomas Brag and Matt Dajer from Yes Theory. This is an episode we’ve been wanting to record since we met the guys back in February. Yes Theory is not only a YouTube channel with millions of subscribers, but a movement and a way of life. They believe that the best things in life come from putting yourself in uncomfortable situations and challenging yourself to say yes to more things in life. They spread that message across the world...

Duration:01:43:46

Candid thoughts on fame and early stage success on YouTube.

10/1/2018
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In this weeks episode, we are driving to the Grand Canyon to help out with The Jump. In case you missed it - Last week, Will Smith bungee jumped out of a helicopter because of our friends at Yes Theory. While we were driving from Pheonix to Flagstaff Arizona, we turned on our mics and recorded one of our most vulnerable conversations to date. We talked about fame and what it means in the modern world. We also talked about some early stage success we've had with our new show, The Breakdown,...

Duration:00:34:25

18 Year Old Filmmaker Braxton Haugen on YouTube vs Film and Working with Colin and Samir

9/17/2018
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On this episode of The Colin and Samir Podcast, we’re joined by the youngest guest we’ve had on the show, Braxton Haugen. Braxton is a filmmaker and YouTuber based in Oregon, he has a long history of working in entertainment, more specifically in television. He’s 18 years old but as you’ll hear on this podcast, he’s wise beyond his years. We met Braxton because he wrote an article about us, and it was so well written that we schedule a Skype call to learn more about him. On that call...

Duration:00:48:12

Brand building and struggling to stay consistent on YouTube

9/10/2018
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This week we talk about our new show, The Breakdown. We dive into how we are approaching our brand on YouTube and some of the struggles we've had in the past 2 years of staying consistent on the platform. Check out the first episode of The Breakdown on YouTube.com/ColinandSamir

Duration:00:52:27

Living in a Van and building Community on YouTube: Minimal Millennials

9/3/2018
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This week we are joined by Christian and Aubry from the YouTube channel Minimal Millennials. 2 years ago, Christian and Aubry bought a sprinter van and converted it into their home. They've traveled across North America and Central America and have plans to take the van international in the near future. They are not the only ones who choose to live this lifestyle. If you search Van Life on YouTube or Instagram, you'll find a whole world of content that you can explore. On this podcast, we...

Duration:01:10:09

Creating Authentic Content on YouTube as a Company: Caleb and Niles from Moment Lenses

8/27/2018
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On Today's episode of The Colin and Samir Podcast we talk to Caleb and Niles from Moment lenses about how they built a successful YouTube channel for the Moment Brand. Moment is a company that creates lenses and accessories for mobile photography and filmmaking - their goal is to encourage and empower the creative in everyone. When you watch Caleb and Niles on the Moment YouTube channel, you would assume that they are the founders of the company - and that’s because of their authentic...

Duration:01:11:44

Working with Jake Paul and the importance of Diversity in Entertainment with content producer, Mai Linh Nguyen

8/20/2018
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On this weeks episode we interview Mai Linh Nguyen. Man Linh is a producer for Jake Paul’s Team 10, she’s a content creator and an advocate for Asian Americans in entertainment. We talk to her about working with Jake Paul, hear some amazing stories about the Team 10 house, and then dive into culture and the importance of diversity in entertainment. Check out Mai Linh on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mailinh/

Duration:01:20:14

Building a long lasting brand with Professional Lacrosse Player Kyle Harrison

8/13/2018
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This week on the Colin and Samir Podcast, we are really excited to have our good friend Kyle Harrison joining us. Kyle is a professional lacrosse player that Colin and I both looked up to when we were young lacrosse players. As most of you probably know, Colin and I both grew up playing lacrosse - and as we grew our first company, The Lacrosse Network, we actually got to make videos with Kyle and through that process, we became close friends. Something really interesting about our...

Duration:01:02:33

Facing your fears, Conquering Imperfection and Daily Vlogging with Cody Wanner

8/6/2018
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Today on the podcast we are joined by YouTube Creator: Cody Wanner Cody is a daily vlogger who’s goal is to encourage the Doers, he is also responsible for the no small creator movement - a movement that suggests that there is no such thing as a small creator, whether you are creating for an audience of 1 or 1 million, the concept of creation is so large that the term small creator sounds ridiculous Cody’s content has picked up a lot of traction recently after his collaboration with Peter...

Duration:00:51:40

Legally Blind Filmmaker James Rath on Accessibility, Self-Acceptance and Overcoming Adversity

7/30/2018
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On this episode of the Colin and Samir Podcast we interview legally blind filmmaker James Rath. James is an incredibly inspiring creator - he makes awesome content for his YouTube Channel, he directs commercials for big brands and he consults on accessibility features for tech and gaming companies. We first met James through a cold email he sent us, we ended up getting coffee and making a video together. Here is that video: https://youtu.be/71Dl3eKi78E Check out James' Channel:...

Duration:01:03:05

How to send cold emails and bring your ideas to life: Madison Dye, Aerospace Engineer

7/23/2018
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On this weeks episode we sit down with Aerospace engineer, Madison Dye....Madison is also the editor / producer of our podcast. We met Madison the way we meet a lot of people - through a cold email. Maddy sent us an email a few months back and suggested we start a podcast and 6 months later, here we are recording our 13th episode of the Colin and Samir Podcast. For those of you who don't know, Colin and I actually met through a cold email - I saw some videos he was making and sent him an...

Duration:00:49:29