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The Minimalists Podcast

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.
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Dec 10, 2019

Joshua and Ryan talk about student debt, graduating from a university without any debt, and tips for avoiding college debt altogether with author and podcaster Anthony ONeal, and they answer the following questions:

How do I determine if it makes sense to take on student debt for an advanced degree? (03:04)

How do I find someone that has managed a debt-free college education pursuing what I want to pursue? (08:38)

What is a reasonable amount of money to invest in a college education? (15:35)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Dec 8, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss the the value of empathy, experience, and maturity regarding sexual attraction with author and podcaster Dr. Christopher Ryan. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Dec 6, 2019

Join The Minimalists for a night of less. For our first tour in two years, we’re simplifying the west coast of the United States and Canada: Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. At each event, we’ll present a talk about the benefits of living with less, followed by a live edition of The Minimalists Podcast with a special guest. Together we’ll discuss consumerism, decluttering, personal values, and minimalism, and we’ll answer audience questions. Tickets: LessCoast.com

Dec 3, 2019

Joshua and Ryan talk about consumerism, the successes and failures of modern society, the price of progress, and whether civilization has actually made us less civilized with author and podcaster Dr. Christopher Ryan, and they answer the following questions:

Are technological advances primarily benefiting or degrading our society? (04:04)

How do I survive and thrive in traditional mating rituals in a world that is becoming increasingly digital? (17:53)

How much sacrifice is too much sacrifice? (30:46)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Nov 29, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss the prime objective of life. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Nov 26, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss the elements of a best life, and they answer the following questions:

How do I live what I believe is my best life despite the criticism of others? (02:45)

If I alter my blueprint for life because my plan isn’t working out, isn’t that giving up on my dreams? (10:45)

How do I address the stress associated with society dictating to me how to live my life? (21:56)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Nov 25, 2019

Joshua Fields Millburn discusses the pitfalls of the holiday (shopping) season.

Nov 22, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss recognizing and addressing their greatest fears with singer-songwriter Lee DeWyze. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Nov 19, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss fear, anxiety, worry, discomfort, and paranoia with singer-songwriter Lee DeWyze, and they answer the following questions:

How do I overcome contentment and the fear of failure and purposely put myself in my discomfort zone to challenge myself? (02:45)

How do I address my fear of the judgment of others and make a career move that many see as a step backward? (15:11)

How do I address my fear of being alone? (28:19)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Nov 15, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to ensure children are not adversely influenced by technology with author and professor Emily Oster. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Nov 12, 2019

Joshua and Ryan talk about raising kids, the data behind good parenting, and how parents can be more confident in their parenting decisions with professor and author Emily Oster, and they answer the following questions:

How do I determine with my partner who will sacrifice their career to take care of our children? (02:09)

How do I ensure my hoarder relatives don’t negatively impact the minimalist values I’m instilling in my child? (11:10)

What’s the best way to educate children in a world dominated by consumerism? (23:53)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Nov 8, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to discover and develop a passion with author and radio personality Ken Coleman. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Nov 5, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss career advice, pursuing your passion, mentors, and the stepping stones to success with author and radio personality Ken Coleman, and they answer the following questions:

How do I find a job that adequately fulfills my professional and economic needs? (07:27)

How do I secure my dream job despite fierce competition in the field? (20:19)

How do I ask someone to be a mentor? (26:45)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Nov 1, 2019

Joshua and Ryan compare and contrast minimalism and the KonMari method with lifestyle entrepreneur MJ Gordon. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Oct 29, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to start simplifying, how to become a minimalist, and some practical tips and rules for decluttering with lifestyle entrepreneur MJ Gordon, and they answer the following questions:

How do I motivate myself to minimize? (01:49)

What is one unexpected result you realized after adopting minimalism? (10:30)

How do I overcome analysis paralysis and wholly embrace minimalism? (35:32)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Oct 25, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss how the things in our lives can contribute to depression with author Johann Hari. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Oct 22, 2019

Joshua and Ryan talk about several modern crises—depression, loneliness, addiction, connection, belonging, and meaning—with author Johann Hari, and they answer the following questions:

How do I increase my happiness and live a more fulfilled, meaningful life in spite of the daily barrage of negativity from social media and the Internet? (01:33)

Are the allegedly high rates of depression accurate? (26:27)

As an introvert, how do I develop connections with others? (29:38)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Oct 18, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to avoid the devious seduction of fast fashion with author and business owner Tara Button. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Oct 15, 2019

Joshua and Ryan talk about buying new and used material possessions with intention, purchasing products that last a lifetime, and being responsible with time and money when shopping for necessities with author and business owner Tara Button, and they answer the following questions:

How do I find satisfaction with what I already own rather than seeking out ‘perfect’ replacements? (01:51)

How do I control my urge to shop? (09:55)

How do I know that what I really want is what I really need? (22:00)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Oct 11, 2019

Joshua discusses how to maintain motivation during a writing project with author Ryan Holiday. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Oct 8, 2019

Joshua talks about stillness, quietude, combating distractions, and slowing down with author Ryan Holiday, and they answer the following questions:

What skills should I learn to lead a more peaceful, purposeful life? (01:21)

How can I make my long commute less stressful? (09:51)

How do I combat the societal pressure to hustle tirelessly, no matter the cost? (19:03)

How do I appropriately balance personal and professional obligations as a business owner? (20:36)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Oct 4, 2019

Joshua and Ryan ask presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg to read headlines about him from The Onion. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Oct 1, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss values, contribution, leadership, minimalist uniforms, and whether or not there could ever be a minimalist president with 2020 presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and they answer the following questions:

How would you reduce the national debt? (23:12)

Is it feasible and responsible to replace the Electoral College? (36:50)

How important is freedom, and how would you incorporate it into your presidency? (39:10)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Sep 27, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss how they ensure their smartphones add value rather than distraction. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Sep 24, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss decluttering our spaces, lives, hearts, and minds, and they answer the following questions:

How do I determine what to keep regarding my hobbies? (01:07)

How do I determine what to keep regarding seasonal and special-occasion clothing? (17:09)

How do I help my family members become more organized? (22:04)

How do I appropriately keep and store holiday decorations? (26:12)

How do I determine the appropriate amount of toys for my child? (27:46)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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