Spotlight: My First Million Podcast

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At some point, just about all of us have silently wished for a million dollars. The My First Million Podcast aims to make those dreams into a reality!

Through brainstorming sessions, interviews with guests, and stories of their own business successes, hosts Sam Parr and Shaan Puri offer practical tips on growing your wealth outside of a traditional 9-5 job.

Today, we’re shining our spotlight on this incredible podcast so you can get some inspiration for your own show.


About The Hosts: Shaan Puri and Sam Parr

Hosts Puri and Parr are no strangers to the world of business.

After gaining prominence as the CEO of the social networking site Bebo, Shaan Puri led the company through a series of transformations, including its acquisition by Twitch for a total of $25 million. He’s also an angel investor and chairman of the cryptocurrency newsletter, The Milk Road.

Sam Parr’s origins are a bit more humble. After starting a hot dog stand during his college years, Parr soon realized that online stores were much easier to run! His various successes (and failures) led him to create The Hustle newsletter, which he sold to HubSpot in 2021.

Today, Parr and Puri have turned their keen insights into a successful podcast, boasting nearly 500,000 subscribers on YouTube.


About The Show

My First Million posts 2-3 episodes a week, typically on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Episode Highlights and Content

Parr and Puri have built a sizable following on YouTube and it appears that their podcast is an extension of the successful vlog.

This is most obvious in the episode titles, which would feel like clickbait if not for the fact that this duo actually delivers on their promises. Fans of the show frequently praise the host’s ability to wrap solid business advice in an entertaining package.

But it isn’t just listeners who are avid fans of the show. Past guests include Gary Vee, comedian Hasan Minhaj, and pro-skateboarder-turned-entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek.

Episode Format

Even though many of the episodes are interviews, Parr and Puri don’t rely on guests for information or entertainment. In fact, some of their most successful episodes are just the two of them sharing ideas and having an enlightening conversation.

The lesson here seems to be: know when to use a guest host, but don’t feel like you have to do the same thing every time. A bit of variation can help keep things fresh.

Most episodes last between 1 and 1.5 hours. This may take a long time to record and edit, but their successful platform proves that listeners will stick around if the content is interesting enough.

Podcast Website

Parr and Puri built the website for My First Million using Podpage’s revolutionary software.

The website’s clean, minimal layout allows listeners to find what they’re looking for right away, while episode pages have been designed with an easy-to-use format complete with bulleted show notes.

A store link allows fans of the show to purchase merch, which gives Parr and Puri a chance to monetize their show.

Key Takeaways and Awesome Episodes

Episodes are reminiscent of blog posts, with topics ranging from interviews to business advice, and more.

We Tested Our Grit (And Were Humbled Immediately): Personality tests are a top tool of 89% of Fortune 500 companies. In this episode, Puri and Parr take a deep dive into the economics of personality tests.

MrBeast of Gardening!? How The Plant Daddy Built a $27M+ Garden: Parr and Puri tell the story of how Kevin Espiritu—known as “Plant Daddy” to his followers—took a niche plant blog and turned it into a multi-million dollar empire.

3 Niche Business Ideas We Thought Would Fail…But Actually Crushed It: Even the experts aren’t right 100% of the time. In this episode, the duo talks about the business ideas that proved them wrong.

Impact and Reception

With more than 2,000 reviews on Apple Podcasts (and an average rating of 4.8), it’s safe to say that My First Million has some devoted fans.

Reviews praise the show’s storytelling, actionable advice, and sense of humor, proving that entertainment is everything when it comes to podcasts!


Final Thoughts

At first glance, it would be tempting to dismiss My First Million as a “business bro” podcast, but that would be selling these guys short.

The combination of solid advice and laughs makes it easy for new listeners to become full-fledged fans. By using their strengths without sacrificing personality, Shaan Puri and Sam Parr have created a successful podcast that any aspiring showrunner can learn from.

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