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The Minimalists Podcast

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.
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Aug 11, 2020

Joshua and Ryan talk about owning less, wanting less, decluttering physical and digital spaces, and more (about less) with YouTube minimalist Ronald L. Banks, and they answer the following questions:

How do I ensure I purchase new items intentionally? (02:01)

How do I appropriately address my constant yearning for upgrades? (05:15)

Why do we try to use possessions to validate ourselves? (06:18)

How do I appropriately manage my bloated digital storage? (10:53)

What is the best method for organizing photos? (13:47)

Are there instances that warrant more rather than less? (21:12)

How does minimalism simultaneously encompass less and more? (22:06)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Aug 7, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to appropriately address guilt with author, theologian, and philosopher Peter Rollins. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Aug 4, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss the fear of missing out (FOMO), the joy of missing out (JOMO), and how to be content in the midst of uncertainty with author, theologian, and philosopher Peter Rollins, and they answer the following questions:

What is ‘the lack’? (03:51)

What is the difference between freedom and determinism? (04:58)

What are hypothetical and categorical imperatives? (06:27)

Can too much freedom cause anxiety? (11:52)

How do I find satisfaction with my current situation rather than constantly searching for something new? (13:40)

What is the difference between desire and drive? (15:50)

Why do most of us seem to crave change? (23:12)

What is the burden of freedom? (24:20)

What is the ‘lack of the secret’ compared to the ‘secret of the lack’? (27:37)

How can I curb my constant desire for new things? (32:09)

Is our desire for the new related to our past? (33:46)

What is guilt? (38:48)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jul 31, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss overcoming overwhelm. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jul 28, 2020

Joshua and Ryan talk about stuff and why many of us still have too much, and they answer the following questions:

How can pressure help me become a better minimalist? (02:21)

How do I manage my children’s belongings? (03:52)

How do I help my loved ones simplify their lives? (06:30)

How do I address my compulsion to build collections? (11:39)

What is the difference between joy and happiness? (12:28)

What creates true joy? (14:40)

How much is enough? (15:42)

How can friction help me on my minimalist journey? (17:21)

What is the value of ‘why’? (22:25)

How do I curate what’s appropriate for me to keep long-term when I’m constantly moving? (24:36)

How do I let go of the burden of cost? (27:15)

How do I remove the meaning I’ve given to things? (28:26)

What is the ‘price of admission’? (30:23)

How do I responsibly dispose of items that no longer serve their function? (33:52)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jul 24, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss the elegance of simple, timeless style with the founder of PreachersNSneakers, Tyler Jones. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jul 21, 2020

Joshua and Ryan talk about our obsessions with trends and fashion, as well as dissect our infatuation with clothing, style, and shoes with the founder of PreachersNSneakers, Tyler Jones, and they answer the following questions:

How did PreachersNSneakers start? (02:11)

Is the current hip wardrobe of many modern religious leaders simply the new version of wearing the ‘Sunday best’? (11:10)

Is it problematic for modern religious leaders to promote and sell church-branded swag? (13:44)

Is it acceptable for religious leaders to wear expensive clothing that was gifted or donated to them? (14:40)

Can function be separated from form? (16:20)

How concerned should we be about the message our appearance communicates? (18:20)

Would Jesus wear expensive, fashionable clothing? (23:52)

How do I purchase clothing intentionally without becoming obsessed with it afterward? (26:10)

Is our culture influencing our possession obsession? (27:40)

How do I select clothing that can serve multiple purposes in a seasonal climate? (34:42)

Is it helpful to employ delayed gratification to curb our shopping? (38:50)

Is it best to search for items that are multi-functional with a durable style? (40:41)

How do I develop my own personal style so I’m not adversely influenced by advertising? (43:30)

Are we essentially paying companies to use our bodies as walking billboards? (43:43)

Are Kanye West’s presidential aspirations questionable? (49:50)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jul 17, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to avoid the virus of negativity. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jul 14, 2020

Joshua and Ryan talk about why we are addicted to negativity, gossip, and other disempowering emotions and behaviors; what we can do to improve or walk away from negative situations; and they answer the following questions:

How do I tactfully address disrespectful family members? (01:59)

How do I handle welcome and unwelcome teasing from others? (03:56)

How do I manage the offensive behavior of others? (05:12)

How do I stand up for myself with loved ones? (08:40)

How do I address a toxic relationship with a superior at work when using HR is not an option? (13:53)

What is the difference between immoral and illegal? (15:21)

How do I recognize when I’ve reached the breaking point at my job? (15:47)

How do I appropriately address people who constantly judge me and overstep boundaries? (25:04)

How do I establish appropriate boundaries with others? (25:27)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jul 10, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss when relationships become untenable with podcaster and comedian Jamie Kilstein. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jul 7, 2020

Joshua and Ryan talk about dealing with toxic people, as well as defining, reassessing, repairing, and letting go of toxic relationships with podcaster and comedian Jamie Kilstein, and they answer the following questions:

What’s your definition of a ‘toxic person’? (06:02)

What’s your definition of ‘relationship’? (07:35)

Is it possible to be toxic to some people but not toxic to others? (13:05)

Can jealousy be helpful? (16:27)

Is there a difference between empathy and compassion? (17:13)

Is it realistic to expect to find a partner that’s on my own frequency? (20:04)

What is the ‘us box’ in relationships? (25:11)

Do my partner and I have to hold the same beliefs to be compatible? (27:57)

Is compromise a necessary component of a productive relationship? (29:13)

How do I deal with toxic people in the workplace? (38:35)

What are the essentials of meaningful work? (42:45)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jul 3, 2020

Joshua discusses the best practices for getting ideal sleep with registered dietitian Becca Shern and regenerative medicine expert Adam Lamb. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jun 30, 2020

Joshua talks about hormones—both female and male hormones—and how they change in our 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond; what we can do to optimize our hormones to get the best out of life; how our hormones affect our sleep, stress, mood, energy, and sex drive; and how diet, sleep, sunlight, and exercise affect our hormones with registered dietitian Becca Shern and regenerative medicine expert Adam Lamb, and they answer the following questions:

What are hormones? (02:46)

Do hormones work in conjunction with one another? (04:17)

Is ‘normal’ actually ‘optimal’ or ‘good’? (05:52)

What are some warning signs of hormone imbalance? (10:10)

How do I determine if hormone replacement therapy is right for me? (11:08)

How does stress affect our hormones? (13:09)

Can hormonal birth control negatively affect testosterone levels in females? (16:59)

How do hormones affect sex drive? (20:29)

What’s the link between hormones, anxiety, and depression? (23:09)

Why does testosterone seem to be the silver-bullet hormone for so many people? (23:51)

Can testosterone help with thyroid issues? (24:44)

What’s the best way to determine hormone levels? (27:18)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jun 26, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss effective exercises that require minimal equipment with podcaster, journalist, and author Max Lugavere. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jun 23, 2020

Joshua and Ryan talk about creating a healthy lifestyle, managing stress, healing your mind, strengthening your body, and becoming extraordinary with podcaster, journalist, and author Max Lugavere, and they answer the following questions:

How do I best relieve stress? (02:23)

How do I best mitigate chronic pain? (12:46)

Can you expand on your stance that ‘food isn’t entertainment’? (28:19)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jun 19, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss appropriate practices for working at home with author, podcaster, and health expert Rich Roll. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jun 16, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to find balance, contentment, and tranquility in our new normal with author, podcaster, and health expert Rich Roll, and they answer the following questions:

What are the best methods for envisioning our new normal? (08:47)

How have your health practices evolved as a result of the recent crises? (15:49)

How do you find the strength to keep pushing when it all starts breaking down? (25:36)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Jun 12, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss how the principles of minimalism are effective no matter a person's financial means. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jun 10, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss what minimalism will look like after this moment of uncertainty, whether a movement of Neo-Minimalism will form in the wake of the reset, and they answer the following questions:

How do I better control my online purchasing after relying on it so heavily during these recent crises? (16:04)

Given our current crises, what emergency items are reasonable to keep on hand as a minimalist? (22:07)

How has your definition and perspective of the word “essential” changed? (26:43)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Jun 5, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss Joe Biden's "You ain't black" comment with T.K. Coleman. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jun 2, 2020

Joshua and Ryan are joined by T.K. Coleman to discuss race in America, racial justice, colorblindness, protests, riots, indifference, systemic oppression, and what we can do to help.

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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May 31, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss Joshua’s family’s experience with COVID-19. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

May 26, 2020

Joshua and Ryan talk about why we hold on to material possessions in an attempt to hold on to our memories, what we can do to hold on to our memories without holding on to the stuff, and they answer the following questions:

Should I hold on to sentimental mementos, like a wedding dress, in case my children may want them someday? (05:25)

How do I find the strength to let go of my deceased parent’s belongings? (18:24)

How do I determine what sentimental items are appropriate to keep? (29:55)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

May 22, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss incorporating minimalism into politics with journalist and podcaster Kim Iversen. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

May 19, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss local, national, and international politics; outrage and divisiveness in the current political climate; and the quagmire of disarray and turmoil created by tribalism and partisan politics with journalist and podcaster Kim Iversen, and they answer the following questions:

How can we help our government officials adopt more minimalist practices, especially with respect to budgets? (02:54)

Which political party is most closely aligned with the principles of minimalism? (15:29)

How do we all maintain balance in this heated political climate? (25:25)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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