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Your First Million

122 EpisodesProduced by Arlan HamiltonWebsite

A podcast by Arlan Hamilton that goes behind-the-scenes and teaches you how to make your first million dollars, get your first million downloads, or find your first million customers. Arlan is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, has raised more than $10M, and has invested in over … read more

122 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Nora & Thea - Unconventional VC

October 7th, 2020


GPS, LPs, angels, family offices, institutions—Listen in as Nora & Thea, partners at Nordic venture fund, give this fantastic presentation on the state of funding for women and POC in the Nordics …

Q&A pt.2 - Oct 3

October 3rd, 2020


More answers to your burning questions! Taken from


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Q&A with Arlan - Oct 2

October 3rd, 2020


Your business, investment, and personal questions answered!


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Bonus: Networks vs. Networking

September 28th, 2020


Brought to you by:


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My $6M fund with Mark Cuban

September 25th, 2020


Bonus episode dissecting my investment partnership with Mark Cuban, ArlanWasHere Investments.


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Behind the scenes-’s First Million!

September 24th, 2020


In this episode, you’re a fly on the wall during a call I recently had as part of an interview series for print. This raw audio takes you behind the scene on my thoughts on my investment syndicate’s latest milestone …

55. Jennifer Neundorfer - Finding the right investor fit for you

September 23rd, 2020


Jen is an operator turned investor who has backed over 50 early stage startups. She is a partner at January Ventures. As an operator, she launched and scaled media and advertising businesses at 21st Century Fox and …

54. Sophia Amoruso - Upgrading Your Career to “Business Class”

September 22nd, 2020


Sophia Amoruso is the founder and CEO of Girlboss and Nasty Gal. She’s also the bestselling author of Girlboss the book, and has been on the cover of …

53. Tricia Clarke-Stone - Doubling Down on Entrepreneurship with “I Quit” tv show

September 19th, 2020


Tricia Clarke-Stone is the co-star of Spotify’s new show “I Quit” on the Discovery Channel. The acclaimed show follows 6 small businesses as they’re …

52. Christine Kinnear - Breaking barriers in the UK one Uni student at a time

September 18th, 2020

29:06’s director Christine Kinnear has guided more than 100 Black teenagers through the daunting process of applying to top-tier universities in London. Listen in to see what personal event gave her the …

PPP loan forgiveness info session

September 15th, 2020


Backstage Capital x Revel CPA present a PPP forgiveness webinar info session. This is the audio from the live virtual webinar on Sept 11, 2020. Visit for the accompanying deck and video to …

Live Backstage virtual meetup, Sept 15

September 11th, 2020


It’s our 5-year anniversary and we want to share it with you! Super casual hang. Visit to register!


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Arlan’s $1B startup prediction comes true + PPP forgiveness webinar

September 7th, 2020


Did you know I discovered the first hour it was live and even helped its founders search for investors early on? Here’s more of the story! Plus, want to know the latest about PPP forgiveness? Join us this …

51. SoulPopped - Soul food-inspired popcorn + a big surprise!

August 21st, 2020


With over 100,000 bags sold, SoulPopped has come a long way from a last-stitch experiment to pay the bills born out of De J.’s kitchen in 2016. …

50. Aja Volkman - Shine Bright Like a Diamond

August 21st, 2020


Get to know Aja Volkman, lead singer of the new band TWO and former front woman for Nico Vega. In this super in-depth and intimate interview, We talk …

Quick message about Hyper Curious podcast

August 20th, 2020


3> min note to tell you to check out my new episode on Hyper Curious podcast by Roberta Lucca. :)


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49. Aisha Tyler - It’s Her Line, Anyway

August 12th, 2020


Aisha Tyler is an actress, comedian, director and talk show host. You know her from The Talk, Friends, Criminal Minds, Archer, Whose Line Is It, Anyway?, and video games Halo: Reach, Gears of War 3, and Watch Dogs.


48. Ollen Douglass - Nobody's Fool

July 20th, 2020


Ollen Douglass is the Managing Director for Motley Fool Ventures which launched in 2018. Prior to becoming the Managing Director, Ollen was CFO of …

Could Jennifer Carroll Foy be the U.S.’s first Black woman governor?

July 17th, 2020


Jennifer Carroll Foy is a representative of Virginia's 2nd House of Delegates district. This year, she announced her run for governor of Virginia in …

47. - ending police brutality

July 13th, 2020


Brandon D. Anderson, Founder & CEO, founded Raheem after police killed his partner during a routine traffic stop. He is a U.S. army veteran, 2019 …

Jason Calacanis - the best startup syndicate investor of all time?

July 12th, 2020


Join @ArlanWasHere and @Jason as they get into some #realtalk this Sunday afternoon about syndicates, Backstage Crowd, finding 7 unicorns (!!), and the one venture firm who Jason doesn’t get along with.


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46. OMG! - General Hospital cast w/Arlan group chat

July 11th, 2020


Join Arlan as she sits down--virtually--with cast members from her favorite TV show, General Hospital.

It kicks off with a few mins 1-on-1 with …

If you’re new to this podcast, start here :)

July 4th, 2020


Welcome! (Or just a refresher for longtime listeners)


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45. Tanya Van Court - Goalsetter

July 3rd, 2020


Tanya Van Court is the Founder and CEO of Goalsetter. Goalsetter is a goal-based savings, gifting and financial literacy platform, made just for kids …

Paige Craig on syndicate investing, “We could put together $1m in a day or two.”

June 28th, 2020


Paige Craig is one of the most well-respected angel investors in the game, but he didn’t start his career in the finance world. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he started his own military intelligence company …

Syndicate deal for non-accredited investors - Fleeting -

June 22nd, 2020


Impromptu episode to announce Backstage Crowd’s first non-accredited investor deal, portfolio company Fleeting, on More than $750k …

1 solid hour of strategy for Backstage Crowd syndicate members

June 20th, 2020


Grab a pen and paper to take notes! Here’s more context on the new investment syndicate that I have launched with my team. Great for anyone who has questions beyond our Q&A episode, who wants to …

44. Swati Mylavarapu - Moonshot Investor

June 17th, 2020


Finding small gems, investing in them, building teams, getting other like-minded supporters involved, combining the right ingredients for growth… …

Introducing - an investing syndicate

June 13th, 2020


Hear the June 12 virtual Q&A about our new investing syndicate,


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43. Blended Designs - How Black representation turned into $1m in backpack sales

June 10th, 2020


Casey Kelley launched Blended Designs in 2017 after her son told her “I want a bag with my face on it.” Using her background in consumer insights and …

1 year anniversary! + response to my last episode

June 8th, 2020


June 8, 2019 I hit publish on my first episode of Your First Million. Hear about some behind the scenes thoughts on the first year of episodes and production🙌🏾


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Who I was referring to in last night's viral tweet...

June 4th, 2020


My opinion is you should listen to the whole episode or not at all...


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Get $19,000 worth of business courses for $100 this week only

June 1st, 2020


This episode is me selling you something. Only listen if you want $19,000 worth of online business courses for $100. Happens once per year and is insanely valuable. Get my fast track course + 70+ other business courses …

42. T-Boz! From the best-selling U.S. girlgroup of all time, TLC (w/special guest @Janine)

May 28th, 2020


Over 85 million albums sold. Record-breaking tours. A career that spans 3 decades. T-Boz from the best-selling U.S. girl group TLC graced us with her …

41. Chase Jarvis: What Richard Branson, a near-death experience, and missing out on $1B has taught him

May 23rd, 2020


Chase Jarvis disappointed a lot of people when he decided to become a photographer. While he’s still taking pictures today, he’s also the founder of CreativeLive, a platform for all kinds of creators, innovators, and …

40. Chris Guillebeau: From idea to income in 27 days

May 16th, 2020


Chris Guillebeau is an entrepreneur, explorer, and New York Times-bestselling author. During a lifetime of self-employment, Guillebeau visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday.  He is …

39. The one and only: KELIS! (w/special guest @Janine)

May 9th, 2020


With hits like “Caught Out There,” & “Milkshake,” Kelis needs no introduction. We spoke candidly about entrepreneurship, artistry, and legacy during this live recording in front of an intimate online audience, May …

It’s. About. Damn. TIME!!

May 5th, 2020



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Timely insights for entrepreneurs and investors from the NVCA (National Venture Capital Association)

May 4th, 2020


At the beginning of May 2020, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) released some interesting and time-sensitive pieces in light of COVID-19. I want to share this information with you because I don’t think …

38. Leanne Pittsford - Lesbians Who Tech

May 2nd, 2020


In 2012, Leanne Pittsford created a Facebook event for lesbians working in the San Francisco tech industry. Now, Lesbians Who Tech has hosted six summits in addition to dozens of other events around the world. And in …

Arlan x Minda Harts live chat!

April 29th, 2020


This audio is taken from a live virtual conversation that took place on April 29, 2020 with approx 100 in attendance.

After reading Lean In, Minda …

37. Tara Reed: Creating Apps Without Code

April 24th, 2020


Tara Reed founded Apps Without Code to help anyone build an app, even if they don’t have any technical knowledge. And in 2019, she generated $1 million in revenue from her online course. Ever since I started this …

Rerun! - Techish (UK) hot takes on Arlan’s new book

April 22nd, 2020


(Originally aired April 22, 2020) A special episode commissioned from the enquiring minds of Abadesi and Michael of the wildly popular UK podcast, …

36. Sophia Bush: Using her voice for equity & equality

April 21st, 2020


“It’s one thing to be an employee and make your salary…It’s another thing to be invested.”

After years of running in similar circles but never crossing paths, Sophia Bush and I finally take a moment to get to know each …

How to raise capital for your company from scratch

April 15th, 2020


I’ve got a new online course that answers the number one question I’ve been asked by thousands of founders over the years. Visit and click on ‘Arlan’s Academy’ to preview. And of course YFM …

Live webinar: SBA funding for companies and individuals

April 6th, 2020


Arlan held an info session with Revel CPA. Visit to access the PDF from the discussion as you listen to the session here.

“When in doubt, apply.”

Revel CPA is an accounting firm focused on …

Mark Cuban live chat with Arlan

April 4th, 2020


If you’re an entrepreneur looking for inspiration during the COVID-19 crisis, my conversation with Mark Cuban may bring you some hope. Even if you don’t consider yourself to be an entrepreneur, he still has some great …

Coronavirus: Dealing with anxiety in self-isolation

March 31st, 2020


I interviewed my good friend and co-writer Rachel from her home office in Nottingham, England for another profile in courage during an unprecedented time. Relatable and real.

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Coronavirus: Caring for a newborn, being pregnant, losing a loved one, and being over the age of 70

March 29th, 2020


I interviewed my business partner Christie, coworker Brittany, apprentice Chacho, and mother Mrs. Sims to see how they’ve each been handling major life moments during social distancing.

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2:27 Brittany …

Arlan’s thoughts on a new inflection point

March 29th, 2020


Impromptu recording of my thoughts on coronavirus, Trump, and connection. Text #yourfirstmillion to me at 832-210-1276 if you listen to this podcast 👍🏾


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35. Chloe Lanier: General Hospital, Gaga and more!

March 27th, 2020


Born and raised outside of Dallas, Chloe Lanier moved to L.A. with just $200 to her name and no formal education in acting. Now she’s a Daytime Emmy Award-winning actress on General Hospital. But she still has a few …

Breaking: What founders should know about the new $300 billion stimulus bill for small businesses

March 25th, 2020


On today’s episode, Arlan reads article by Jennifer Ortakales and Bartie Scott. We learn: “The Senate and White House came to a …

How are startup investors and WFH parents dealing with coronavirus?

March 22nd, 2020


On today’s episode, I interview Ed Zimmerman, who leads my companies’ legal team at Lowenstein & Sandler in NYC, and Amy Nelson, Founder & CEO of national co-working and online community The Riveter based in …

Arlan’s Coronavirus update, Saturday March 21

March 21st, 2020


I now listen to 16 daily podcasts about the state of the world and coronavirus, and am going to be breaking down some of my learnings in these episodes so you don’t have to listen to 16!! :) NPR, CNN, BBC, VOX, Pod …

COVID-19 - #6: Monday - Who’s taking care of the caretakers?

March 16th, 2020


This morning I wanted to focus on the people who are not only their family’s caretaker, but are running a company at this time of great uncertainty. Let’s discuss how we take care of them and ourselves.


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COVID-19 - #5: Sunday plea for social distancing + YOUR voicemails!

March 15th, 2020


The facts don’t lie. We are putting others in danger if we don’t take social distancing seriously *now*. Let’s take care of each other. + you sent in your voice messages and I’ll continue to air some of them!


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COVID-19 - #4: Saturday live phone call re: coronavirus with listeners

March 14th, 2020


The experimentation rolls on. Today I tried’s feature that lets you add listeners to your recording for a dialogue. Quickly posted on …

A special voicemail from Oxford!

March 14th, 2020


These are the times for experimentation and getting back to basics. In this case my tinkering around with the app today helped me find a buried voicemail that made my day:) - Arlan


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COVID-19 - #3: Friday Q&A about the Coronavirus

March 13th, 2020


COVID-19 - #3: Friday Q&A about the Coronavirus

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COVID-19 - #2: Thursday Q&A about the Coronavirus

March 12th, 2020


Q&A about the Coronavirus, aka COVID-19. I answer 3 questions:

1. How are you personally affected by events being cancelled and postponed, and how are you preparing personally?

2. How does one navigate promoting …

COVID-19 - #1: Arlan's thoughts re: concern, hope, & opportunity

March 12th, 2020


An impromptu episode about the Coronavirus, aka COVID-19. Let's virtual hug it out!

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34. Nashlie Sephus, PhD - homegrown Jackson, MS millionaire

March 8th, 2020


Dr. Nashlie H. Sephus sits down with Arlan in LA to discuss how she and her teammates—including YFM alum Jewel Burks-Solomon— turned their highly …

33. Yao Huang - Your revenue is your best investor

February 26th, 2020


Yao Huang visited Arlan’s podcast space in LA from NYC recently for what turned into an impromptu interview. A highly entrepreneurial executive who works with businesses and start-ups in many industries with a focus on …

32. Janine - Indie (musician) and loving it

February 19th, 2020


Arlan's former tour managing client, Janine, is a New Zealand-born singer, songwriter, producer, and actress now based in Los Angeles. She gives us the real on what it's like to go from signing a major label deal, to …

31. YelloPain - Viral song about voting is heard by millions

February 14th, 2020


YelloPain is a rap artist from Dayton, OH whose new song “My Vote Don’t Count” has gone viral in the past few days. He joins Arlan in Los Angeles at her invitation to talk about how he feels the next 10 years can be …

30. Jurnee Smollett: Birds of Prey’s Black Canary

February 8th, 2020


Jurnee joins Arlan in Arlan's podcasting space in Los Angeles to discuss growing up in a family of professional actors, starring in one of the year's most talked-about blockbuster films, Birds of Prey, and becoming the …

Bonus episode 18 - Hear from Arlan’s apprentice Chacho Valadez!

January 29th, 2020


In this episode, Arlan plays audio of her friend and apprentice Chacho’s first keynote speech in Detroit. Chacho starts by sharing an incredible story about how he went from working at a cell phone store to the …

29. Henrik Werdelin: How making your four-legged BFF happy has earned BarkBox millions

January 19th, 2020


Henrik Werdelin launched his career as a fearless executive at MTV Europe, before moving to New York to explore the U.S. startup scene. His companies Prehype and BarkBox have generated millions in revenue, with millions …

Special presentation of "What the Fockery?"

January 12th, 2020


On this special episode, Arlan tries something a little different for YFM! You'll hear the entire episode of another person's podcast. This time the tables are turned and it's Arlan who is in the hot seat being …

28. Jameela Jamil: On activism, cancel culture, and being NSFW

January 1st, 2020


On the premiere episode of Season 2 of YFM, Arlan interviews special guest Jameela Jamil (The Good Place)! They discuss Jameela’s activism, how she made her first million $, how she got her first million online …

Season 1 finale - Top 10 episode countdown!

December 28th, 2019


The first season of YFM has been such a fun experience, and I can’t wait to show you what I’ve got lined up for Season 2! As we countdown to the end of a year AND a decade, hear which of the 44 episodes made into the …

27. Ellen Pompeo: TV’s highest paid dramatic actor

December 15th, 2019


Ellen Pompeo made headlines in 2018 when she re-upped her already record-shattering contract for the long running beloved show Grey’s Anatomy, and became the highest paid dramatic actor on television. In this incredibly …

Bonus Episode 17 - My thoughts on Away

December 7th, 2019


Arlan gives her thoughts on Away.

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Bonus episode 16 - Arlan's new scholarship at Oxford University!

December 2nd, 2019


In this episode, Arlan announces Oxford's first scholarship for Black scholars.

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25. Melissa & Johnathan Nightingale - Sharing the mic

December 1st, 2019


Melissa Nightingale has been a startup warrior since the first dotcom boom . She has held senior leadership roles in marketing, pr, and strategy at …

24. Jaime Schmidt: Natural Supermarker

November 24th, 2019


Jaime Schmidt is Founder of Schmidt's Naturals, the natural personal care brand that she scaled from her kitchen to acquisition by Unilever in 2017. …

23. Stacy London: Always in Vogue

November 18th, 2019


Stacy London is an American stylist/fashion consultant, author, and magazine editor known primarily for her time as co-host on What Not to Wear, a …

22. Jamila Souffrant - Her journey to 1 million podcast downloads

November 11th, 2019


Jamila Souffrant is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI), podcaster, blogger, money coach and founder of where she shares her journey to reach Financial Freedom and helps others do the …

21. Jodi Kovitz - Dial Mover

November 5th, 2019


Jodi Kovitz is the founder and CEO of #movethedial, a global movement that she launched in January 2017 and is dedicated to advancing the participation and advancement of all women in tech. In 2017, Jodi was recognized …

Bonus Episode 15 - My book is now available for pre-order!

October 30th, 2019


It's Arlan's 39th birthday and her debut nonfiction book, It's About Damn Time, is officially available for pre-order!

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Bonus episode 14 - WeWork thoughts

October 23rd, 2019


In this bonus episode, I share my thoughts about WeWork.

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20. NeueHouse's Josh Wyatt: Phoenix Risen

October 20th, 2019


Josh Wyatt is the CEO of Neuehouse, a boutique membership co-working and curated social club in Los Angeles and New York. He formerly co-founded and served as the Chief Strategic Officer of one of the fastest growing …

Bonus episode 13 - "My new podcast studio"

October 15th, 2019


In this bonus episode, I talk about my new podcast studio.

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19. Gumroad's Sahil Lavingia: Weekend Warrior

October 14th, 2019


Sahil Lavingia is the founder and CEO of Gumroad, a web platform where creators can sell products directly to consumers. He was previously employee …

18. Tiffany Dufu - "I raised a million dollars to give women a space to help each other thrive."

September 29th, 2019


Tiffany is a recognized national expert on women’s leadership and author of DROP THE BALL: Achieving More by Doing Less. She is the founder and CEO of The Cru, what she calls a "constellation of women" committed to …

17. Matthew Sniff - "Our company's culture has played a major role in our earning $1mil in sales."

September 29th, 2019


Matt is a former software engineer (turned startup CEO) with a passion for developing products. His company Map My Customers is redefining what sales execution and territory management means for teams around the globe …

16. Delane Parnell - "My esports company has raised nearly $100 million in 2 years."

September 18th, 2019


Delane Parnell is the founder of PlayVS, a fast-rising esports platform specializing in high schools. Launched in 2017, PlayVS is the official …

15. Mel Robbins - "My TED talk has been viewed 20 million times.”

September 13th, 2019


Mel Robbins is one of the most booked women speakers in the world. She’s an inspirational speaker, a best-selling author, and now a daytime
talk show host. The Mel Robbins Show, produced by Sony, debuts Sept 16, 2019. …

Bonus episode 12 - "My thoughts on Forbes’ innovators list, aka you gotta be kidding me.”

September 8th, 2019


In this bonus...bonus episode, I give my 2 cents on recent Forbes Innovators list flub. You know I had to do it.

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Bonus episode 11 - “Therese Tucker, bootstrapped to a billion!”

September 8th, 2019


In this bonus episode we travel back to late 2017 when I interviewed “unicorn” founder (meaning her company is worth more than a billion dollars) …

14. Melissa Butler - "We were once called ‘clown makeup’, now we’re growing 300% year-over-year.”

September 8th, 2019


Detroit native Melissa Butler is the founder of beauty brand The Lip Bar, which has become a nationwide phenomenon. Melissa obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Finance from Florida A & M University before …

Bonus episode 10 - "Pete Buttigieg in the hot seat with Arlan"

August 29th, 2019


In this bonus episode, I have an impromptu conversation with Pete Buttigieg after moderating his town hall style Q&A session in Oakland on August 27th, 2019. I also speak with his Press Secretary, Nina Smith, about …

Bonus episode 9 - "Focusing on your hobby to sharpen your lens as an entrepreneur."

August 25th, 2019


My take on doubling down on your hobby in order to strengthen your resolve as an entrepreneur.

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13. Ryan Hoover - "The truth about money."

August 25th, 2019


Ryan Hoover is the co-founder and CEO of the wildly popular startup platform Product Hunt. After selling it to AngelList, he remains at the helm of …

12. Paul Judge - "The money I'm spending today is the result of the hard work I put in 15 years ago."

August 18th, 2019


Paul Judge is an entrepreneur, inventor and investor who has been based in Atlanta since 1995. He is a co-founder of TechSquare Labs, Pindrop (valued …

Bonus episode 8 - "I'm Getting Married"

August 11th, 2019


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Bonus episode 7 - “Office Hours: If a founder did this, I’d run the other way”

August 4th, 2019


 In this bonus episode, I share audio from a recent video Office Hours series the co-working startup The Riveter held in partnership with my investment firm Backstage Capital. I address submitted questions around …

11. Justin Kan - "When I first heard that valuation, I fell to my knees and laughed."

August 4th, 2019


Justin Kan is the co-founder of Twitch, a live streaming company that was acquired by Amazon for nearly $1 billion in 2014 and is currently used by more than 15 million people daily. He’s a former Y Combinator (startup …

Bonus episode 6 - How I conquered 30 years of stage fright in 6 months!

July 28th, 2019


On this jam-packed bonus episode, I give a step by step account of how I conquered (for the most part) 30 years of stage fright in 6 months.   


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10. Jewel Burks - "I sold my computer-vision company to Amazon for millions."

July 28th, 2019


Jewel Burks Solomon is co-founder of Partpic, an Atlanta-based startup that was designed to streamline the purchase of maintenance and repair parts …

9. Keith Wasserman - "From a $5,000 loan to $1billion in real estate assets."

July 21st, 2019


Keith Wasserman is the co-founder of Gelt, a Los Angeles-based investment firm that acquires, manages and re-positions real estate investments. Since 2008, Gelt has acquired over 10,000 units, starting with their first …

Bonus episode 5 - Getting closer to your 1 million goal in 24 hours

July 21st, 2019


On this bonus episode, I discuss with you a common request I receive, and how you can be closer to your $1 million goal in the next 24 hours by doing …

Bonus episode 4 - Being your hella gay self

July 12th, 2019


Pulling at the thread started in Irma’s episode (#8) of being your authentic self at work—in our case, hella gay—I chat about the decisions I’ve made …

8. Irma Olguin - She raised $27 million! Latinx LGBTQ

July 12th, 2019


Irma Olguin is the CEO and co-founder of Bitwise Industries. She oversees the company’s operations teams, as well as tech-focused training program, Geekwise Academy, and custom software development firm, Shift3 …

7. Jeff Ullrich - "It was 1/3 vision, 2/3 luck."

July 6th, 2019


Jeff Ullrich is a pioneer in the podcasting world. In 2010, he launched Earwolf, a leading comedy podcast platform that houses the shows of some of …

Bonus episode 3 - Multi-hyphenate creative Anna Eichenauer

June 29th, 2019


Anna Eichenauer is a writer, composer, actor, director, editor, Youtuber and SEO expert from Bavaria (Germany). She has more than 3 million combined views on her YouTube channels Why Stuff is Great and Queer German …

6. Dawn Dickson - "I bridge the gap between venture capital and everyday people."

June 29th, 2019


Dawn Dickson is the founder and CEO of rollable flats, Flat Out of Heels, and high-IQ vending machine hardware and software company Popcom. In 2019 …

Bonus episode 2 - Brian Grazer, prolific film & TV producer

June 22nd, 2019


Brian Grazer is one of the most prolific and well-known producers and writers in Hollywood.  Along with his producing partner of 30+ years Ron …

5. Roberta Lucca - "Money affords you the ability to fail forward."

June 22nd, 2019


Born in Brazil, Roberta Lucca would go on to study computer science before relocating to England. While there, she started companies—some that worked …

Bonus episode - Curiosity, quality, and communication

June 15th, 2019


Enjoy this bonus episode recorded live by Arlan just for you.


Producer: Anna Eichenauer
Senior Producer and Editor: Bryan Landers
Additional audio mixing and mastering: Alfred ‘Rook‘ Hamilton
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4. Sophia Bendz - "I was one of the first 10 employees at Spotify."

June 15th, 2019


Named one of the most influential investors in the Nordics, Sophia Bendz is a Swedish angel investor and partner at Atomico. As one of the first employees at Spotify, she helped the company go from product idea to …

3. Liz Fong-Jones "You *can* be successful as a trans person. I wish there were more of us."

June 8th, 2019


Liz Fong-Jones is a Site Reliability Engineer and former high-ranking Google employee who used her talents as a coder and some strategic …

2. Amy Griffin - "I felt a calling to invest beyond philanthropy."

June 8th, 2019


Amy Griffin grew up in the Texas Panhandle and became an athlete, sports analyst and philanthropist. It was while raising her four young children that she caught the investing bug, and launched her own …

1. Dr. Pamela Jolly – "Black people arrived in America on the balance sheet…we *are* wealth."

June 8th, 2019


Dr. Pamela Jolly has dedicated the past 15 years to helping connect the dots between the storied history of the U.S. and its race …

Welcome to Your First Million!

June 8th, 2019


Your First Million takes you on a journey to find out how the world’s most successful people finessed their first million…dollars, customers, or …

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  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens