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

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

151 | Donating

09/25/2018

57:36

Joshua & Ryan talk about donating, selling, recycling, reusing, and trashing their excess stuff, and they answer the following questions: How do I determine what items I should donate and what items I should sell? (00:53) Will friends appreciate me gifting them my unwanted belongings, or will they be offended? (17:36) What should I do with items that are missing pieces, e.g., board games, rather than just throwing them away? (26:40) How do I determine what is the best use of my time and energy between recycling, selling, and trashing? (31:56) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

150 | City

09/18/2018

1:43:09

Joshua & Ryan talk about how the city in which you live affects the rest of your life, and they answer the following questions: How do I decide where it’s best for me to reside? (3:34) How will I know when I’ve simplified enough? (4:05) How do I choose a more affordable location for my family without sacrificing neighborhood amenities? (39:17) Why are some areas of the world happier than others? (1:00:46) How important are transportation options when considering places to live? (1:06:39) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

149 | Sex

09/11/2018

1:25:57

Joshua & Ryan sit down with Dr. Christopher Ryan, author of Sex at Dawn, to discuss sex, couples, and nontraditional relationships, and they answer the following questions: If I consider the physical characteristics I find attractive when choosing a partner, am I being intentional or shallow? (12:12) Should I save my sexual accoutrements for the possibility of a future relationship? (31:12) Is building a strong emotional base crucial for a healthy sex life? (41:46) How should I respond to criticisms regarding the traditional life choices of my partner and me, e.g., waiting until marriage to live together and have sex? (49:20) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

148 | Breakups

09/04/2018

1:51:28

Joshua & Ryan sit down with Nate Green to discuss how he's moving forward after exiting a ten-year relationship, and they answer the following questions: How do I move on from a relationship but still remain friends with my former partner? (17:16) How do I rid myself of the remnants of a relationship that ended badly? (54:42) How do I forgive myself for a breakup that was my fault? (1:14:22) How do minimalists best divide up their collective items during a breakup? (1:18:34) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

147 | Retire

08/28/2018

1:24:58

Joshua & Ryan sit down with Chris Hogan, author of Retire Inspired, to discuss financial freedom, getting out of debt, and retirement planning, and they answer the following questions: How do I retire and still ensure I can leave a legacy? (28:00) How do I take on midlife responsibilities and obligations—marriage, children, mortgage—while still appropriately saving for retirement? (36:14) Which is the better retirement investment between a 401K and a Roth IRA? (44:32) How do I ignore the judgement of loved ones and fully pursue my passions?  (50:17) Is a house an asset or a liability? (55:48) Is it possible to overdo Dave Ramsey’s baby steps related to investing and paying off a mortgage? (59:20) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

146 | Curation

08/21/2018

2:16:36

Joshua & Ryan talk about the difference between curating and collecting, and they answer the following questions: Are museum collections considered intentional curations? (34:08) Shouldn’t I save items I acquired on vacation that are exclusive to the areas I visited? (55:13) Shouldn’t I save items that improve with age? (1:24:04) How can I best curate a collection of items that are meaningful to me? (1:30:04) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

145 | Challenges

08/14/2018

1:58:30

Joshua & Ryan talk about their personal challenges, and they answer the following questions: What aspects of minimalism have you found particularly challenging, and how have you overcome those challenges? (36:16) How do I return to challenging myself in my discomfort zone after an extended period of time spent in my comfort zone? (1:08:56) Is procrastination always bad? (1:26:23) How do I best manage a relationship with a loved one that collects stuff? (1:29:54) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support