Since 2019, Shaan Puri and Sam Parr have been brainstorming ideas and sharing them for free online. Their podcast – My First Million, is one of the most listened to podcasts in that industry and has spanned over 218 episodes since then. Their podcast runs twice a week and features interviews with millionaires, their journeys, products, and tips on getting that first million.
Who are the Hosts?
Shaan Puri was the CEO of the now-defunct social networking platform, Bebo, from 2017 to 2019. It was later acquired by Amazon’s Twitch in 2019 and Shaan became the Senior Director of Product. He is also an angel investor to about 25 startups, spending about $2.5M.
Sam Parr founded The Hustle, a daily newsletter with short news on a variety of news on millennials, tech, and business. It has grown to reach 1.5M users earning about $10M in advertising.
The newsletter was a success because of its sharp focus on its key market, the entrepreneurs. To widen his market, he also created and ran Hustle Con. This is an annual conference in San Francisco that exhibits non-technical startup businesses. In 2021, Sam sold The Hustle to Hubspot for a reported $17M.
Together, the two hosts have the perfect chemistry, knowledge, and charisma. Besides, it is no surprise that their series has lasted this long.
What’s exciting about My First Million?
There is always something new to talk about in every episode. Currently, the podcast is hosted three days a week and most of the content is from trends. The hosts can talk about a new business or tech trend in the market, sharing techniques or interviewing business owners.
They are also known for making bold predictions and analysis about the latest ventures in the market. In some episodes, the two hosts just pitch business ideas back and forth until they come up with something viable.
In almost 3 years they have guested dozens of entrepreneurs like Sophia Amorosu (Nasty Gal, Girlboss) to give listeners their thoughts of having a business. They also interview industry experts to share their expertise on current trends and what it looks like realistically. Sometimes, it can be as simple as Shaan’s brother-in-law talking about a “Buy, Borrow, and Die” method.
My First Million also talks about the mindset and attitude when creating and managing a business. In one episode, Shaan took their listeners through the journey of creating The Hustle.
On an online survey, these the top 3 episodes have been voted the best:
- Making $1M+/month off an Email Newsletter?! Sam Parr from The Hustle Tells All
- Blogging His Way To $9M in Cash – Ramon Van Meer
- These Are the Frameworks Every Entrepreneur Should Learn
My First Million podcast is still churning out episodes inspiring people weekly. With the incoming economic boom after the pandemic, it is a great time to listen and be inspired by podcasts like this. After all, who else is the best person to ask how to make the first million than multi-millionaire themselves?
Where can I listen to My First Million?
You can listen to their podcast here on Spotify. Alternatively you can go to their YouTube too.