The Minimalists Podcast

The Minimalists Podcast

By: The Minimalists

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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.

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001 | Declutter

01/03/2016

57:37

Joshua & Ryan discuss best practices for decluttering, and they attempt to answer the following questions: What is one thing you always thought you wanted, but then, once you got it, you no longer wanted it? How do you gradually declutter your home? How do you explain greed in our society? What do you do with old photos after you scan them? How do you deal with the natural pulling away from friends with different values? When is The Minimalists’ documentary coming out? What charities do The Minimalists support? Do The Minimalists gain any money from their website? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast  

Joshua & Ryan discuss their personal stories, as well as the format of their new podcast. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Recent Episodes

161 | Addictions

12/04/2018

54:43

Joshua & Ryan discuss our culture's addiction to stuff, shopping, drugs, alcohol, outrage, drama, success, and achievement, and they answer the following questions: When should I stop trying to save those individuals that refuse to save themselves? (13:27) How do I break my addiction to the status quo? (30:14) How do I break my addiction to success? (35:14) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

160 | Changes

11/27/2018

50:06

Joshua & Ryan discuss re-evaluating our lives so we can make the changes we need to make, and they answer the following questions: How do I effect positive change in a friendship? (1:15) How do I ensure there’s adequate support in place to make a significant personal or professional change sustainable? (22:02) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

159 | Blackfriday

11/20/2018

1:21:19

Joshua & Ryan discuss the holiday shopping season, and they answer the following questions: How do I explain to my young child the importance of gifting things of value? (10:44) What should minimalists gift their loved ones? (29:47) How do I convince family members to gift my children valuable experiences instead of material items? (46:08) How do I resolve the conflicts between my duties as a marketer and my values as a minimalist? (54:06) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

158 | Selfcare

11/13/2018

1:37:27

Joshua & Ryan chat with Randi Kay about self-care, and they answer the following questions: How do I move on from the darkness of my past to become the person I want to become? (16:18) How important is foot care to overall health? (46:06) How do I practice self-care without feeling selfish? (1:03:03) How do I balance caring for myself with caring for others? (1:08:01) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

157 | Excess

11/06/2018

1:00:11

Joshua & Ryan talk about reducing excess stuff, including some of the things that might add value to your life, and they answer the following questions: How do I appropriately address the frustration I experience when I lose any of the few things I truly value? (15:09) How do I determine if any family items are heirlooms to be saved for future generations? (23:40) Should I minimize gradually or quickly? (33:14) How do I minimize dispassionately? (36:37) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

156 | Fear

10/30/2018

1:44:20

Joshua & Ryan talk about fear, depression, success, judgment, and gift-giving, and they answer the following questions: How do I explain my mental health issues to my new partner? (25:06) How do I address gift-giving with loved ones that insist on giving gifts and question my judgment for not wanting them? (44:42) How do I conquer the fear of criticism that is holding me back from sharing my creative work with the world? (1:00:01) How do I overcome decision fatigue and choose a career? (1:09:41) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

155 | Love

10/23/2018

2:25:05

Joshua & Ryan sit down with Peter Rollins, producer of Making Love, to discuss why people struggle with love, and they answer the following questions: How do I appropriately enrich a relationship? (52:40) When should I stop pursuing a relationship? (1:20:20) How do I best love myself? (1:43:36) How do I determine if a love is good or bad? (1:51:06) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

154 | Minimal

10/16/2018

1:27:12

Joshua & Ryan answer a bunch of questions about minimalism, including: Which revenue stream should I focus my energy on to ensure my company is profitable? (1:51) What project are you focused on to complete within the next year? (7:52) Should I spend more money for an apartment with an extra room for a home office? (11:58) How does having a child change one’s minimalist practices? (19:28) How do I find happiness when I’m stressed? (26:11) What can I do to minimize more quickly? (35:21) How do you consistently deliver practical and valuable advice? (41:26) How do I learn to push through discomfort? (46:14) Why do you do what you do? (53:08) How do I create a company while remaining true to my minimalist values? (1:02:08) How do I stay true to my minimalist values through a significant financial windfall? (1:08:22) Do minimalist practices remain consistent throughout the world? (1:11:28) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

153 | Spouses

10/09/2018

1:47:00

Joshua & Ryan talk about spouses, significant others, partners, boyfriends, girlfriends, and lovers, and they answer the following questions: How do my partner and I create a mutually agreeable budget? (19:45) How do I live as a minimalist without my spouse’s support? (38:07) How do I purge my spouse’s excess stuff without upsetting them? (56:07) How do I determine between an ideal relationship and a simply comfortable relationship? (1:02:04) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

152 | Comparison

10/02/2018

1:23:18

Joshua & Ryan sit down with Rachel Cruze, author of Love Your Life, Not Theirs, to discuss managing finances, eliminating debt, and avoiding the comparison trap, and they answer the following questions: How do I determine the appropriate amount of money to  save when my income fluctuates throughout the year? (26:40) How do I explain minimalism to non-minimalists? (33:08) How do my partner and I decide who is responsible for each financial obligation in our household? (43:27) How do I maintain a balance between taking care of debt too much and not enough? (47:30) How do I keep myself motivated to keep paying off my debt when it feels overwhelming? (55:41) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support