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The Minimalists Podcast

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

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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

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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

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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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Sep 20, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss appropriate sleep hygiene with Dr. Ryan Greene from Monarch Athletic Club. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Sep 17, 2019

Joshua and Ryan talk about simple choices to improve overall wellness with Dr. Ryan Greene from Monarch Athletic Club, and they answer the following questions:

How do I attain and maintain a healthy relationship with food? (04:47)

What lifestyle changes most positively impact health? (13:44)

How often should I exercise to maintain optimal health? (16:04)

How do I overcome my craving for sweets? (18:27)

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Sep 13, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to move on from a dead-end career with author Alex Banayan. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Sep 10, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss success, successful people, and how the world’s most successful people launched their careers with author Alex Banayan, and they answer the following questions:

How do I cultivate a passion, and how do I determine when a passion is no longer worth cultivating? (01:14)

How do you define success? (16:22)

What are the essential healthy habits of successful people? (21:16)

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Sep 6, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss finding the communities most appropriate for us with author, podcaster, and entrepreneur Jason Zook. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Sep 3, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss bucking the status quo, embracing our idiosyncrasies, and what happens when we refuse to conform with author, podcaster, and entrepreneur Jason Zook, and they answer the following questions:

How do I reconcile creating material goods for my business while eliminating material goods in my life? (2:02)

How do I address the disappointment of my family and friends when I choose different paths in life than the ones they believe are most ideal for me? (11:59)

Is maintaining traditions with family and friends—particularly during the holidays—a healthy practice, or should we always strive to challenge the status quo? (18:33)

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Aug 30, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss the crucial balance of faith and doubt with Mosaic pastor Erwin McManus. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Aug 27, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss questioning religion, questioning atheism, questioning belief systems, and finding peace with Mosaic pastor Erwin McManus, and they answer the following questions:

How do I introduce minimalist principles to my church? (09:37)

Is it possible to have faith while still harboring doubt? (22:53)

How do I address my family’s disapproval of my religion? (25:06)

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Aug 23, 2019

Joshua discusses the existence of art without the "prerequisite of originality" with singer-songwriter Jay Nash. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Aug 20, 2019

Joshua discusses artistry, resourcefulness, originality, and craft with singer-songwriter Jay Nash, and they answer the following questions:

How do I best use my newfound free time after a digital detox? (06:10)

How do I determine if I’m adequately prepared to quit my day job to pursue my passion full-time? (23:00)

What time of day are most people at their creative peak? (33:17)

How do we determine which thoughts will likely lead to the most productive projects? (36:07)

Where do you find inspiration as a creative? (37:34)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Aug 16, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to address debt in a relationship with filmmaker Travis Shakespeare. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Aug 13, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss financial independence, spending habits, and solving money problems with filmmaker Travis Shakespeare, and they answer the following questions:

How do I pay off debt when I’m only earning enough money to pay for life’s essentials? (04:01)

How do I save and invest with the earnings from a minimum-wage job? (18:19)

Is financial independence necessary for a minimalist, and, if so, what is the first baby step toward that journey? (26:35)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Aug 9, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss how consciousness affects our priorities with New York Times bestselling author Annaka Harris. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Aug 6, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss consciousness, the mysteries of the brain, and decluttering our minds with New York Times bestselling author Annaka Harris, and they answer the following questions:

How do I mentally declutter? (10:01)

Why do spontaneous purchases give us a brief surge of pleasure? (22:08)

Is obsession a mindset or a disorder? (25:26)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Aug 2, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to reconcile conflicting beliefs with loved ones with comedian and podcaster Jamie Kilstein. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jul 30, 2019

Joshua and Ryan talk about tribes, picking sides, and finding common ground with people who have different beliefs with comedian and podcaster Jamie Kilstein, and they answer the following questions:

How do I find common ground with a partner that prefers a different climate? (02:21)

How do I find common ground with people that hold different beliefs? (25:33)

Why do I find it particularly challenging to find common ground with certain people? (29:03)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Jul 26, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss how positive thinking is similar to prayer with educator and podcaster T.K. Coleman. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

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