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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

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

Instagram Robots and The Future of Storytelling with Filmmaker Kerry Furrh

7/16/2018
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This week on the podcast Kerry Furrh joins us to talk about Instagram robots and the future of storytelling. Kerry is an extremely talented writer, director, filmmaker who we collaborate with on a regular basis. Most recently we made a video about Lil Miquela - a computer-generated Instagram influencer with other 1.2 million followers. On this episode, we talk to Kerry about her career as a filmmaker as well as the future of storytelling. You can check out our YouTube video on this topic on...

Duration:00:50:12

Conquering your Fears, Jumping out of Planes and Self Storytelling: Skydiving with Josh Rottman

7/9/2018
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On this episode we do something a bit different, we are bringing you a long with us as we conquer one of our biggest fears: Skydiving. Colin is afraid of heights and Samir is a very anxious flyer - so we figured we should combine the two and jump out of a plane. We started recording before we jumped and picked back up after the jump and by the end we are joined by our friend Josh Rottman. Josh is the one who actually took us skydiving, he's an incredibly talented cinematographer and is now...

Duration:00:51:21

Lessons from traveling around the world in a car: Alex Portera of The Nowhere Men

6/25/2018
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On this episode, we talk to Alex Portera of The Nowhere Men. The Nowhere Men is a traveling group of filmmakers who have a really simple philosophy - they believe that everyone has a story to tell. They’ve traveled across 35 different countries over the past 4 years - mostly by car and they filmed all of it. They learned a lot about themselves and about travel and film the most importantly they learned about the kindness of strangers. Alex tells us some amazing stories in this episode, we...

Duration:00:59:26

Bringing an idea to life and dropping the term "YouTuber" : Your Questions Answered

6/18/2018
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This week we decided to experiment with the format of this podcast. We decided to wear wireless lav mics and walk around Venice beach answering the questions that you put in the reviews of our show. The idea came from a conversation we had about "Daily Vlogging" in podcast form and what that would be like, we thought it would be interesting to hear what it sounded like to go through daily life with a mic on. Let us know what you think about this episode and of this format, you can tweet at...

Duration:00:30:18

Ask us Questions: Show Update #1

6/12/2018
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Hey Everyone - just a quick update from us: On next week's episode we are doing a Q & A, so we're asking our audience to rate & review our podcast and leave a question in your review. Whichever platform you listen on, you can review the podcast there and leave a question in your review. We'll pick out our favorite ones and answer them on next weeks episode.

Duration:00:01:44

Dealing with Creative Block and Burn Out

6/10/2018
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This week on the Colin and Samir Podcast we are opening up about mental health as creators and avid social media users. Nobody can stay in perfect mental health 100% of the time, but just like we train our bodies at the gym and with personal trainers we can train our mind to be happier and healthier with certain tools and trained Mental Health Professionals. We chose this topic because lately we've been feeling a little bit "burnt out" ourselves. We've talked with other creators about this...

Duration:00:39:28

The Future of Live Entertainment: HQ Trivia, Twitch and Logan Paul vs KSI

6/4/2018
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Since its inception live entertainment has been dominated by sporting events and major networks, but with the advent of live video game streaming, YouTuber boxing, and HQ trivia we think the future of live entertainment will belong to the online creators. When we got our start in live streaming back in 2012 with The Lacrosse Network, live-streaming was difficult to pull off and expensive to produce. Today, anyone can go live straight from their phone. So whether it's through Instagram live,...

Duration:00:47:56

How to Sell Your Movie to Netflix with Filmmaker Matt D'avella

5/22/2018
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Matt D'avella is an award-winning documentary filmmaker best known for his movie Minimalism. Matt has done something that Colin and I have always wanted to do, make a movie and sell it to Netflix. Matt asked us to be on his podcast and after we were done recording the episode we kept the mics on and asked him some questions. Make sure to check out Matt on YouTube where he releases The Ground Up Show (his podcast) in full along with insightful tips for aspiring creatives.

Duration:00:21:57