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The Minimalists Podcast

The Minimalists are Emmy-nominated Netflix stars and New York Times–bestselling authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. Alongside cohost T.K.Coleman, they help millions of people live meaningful lives with less.
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Feb 24, 2022

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Feb 22, 2022
The Minimalists talk about different kinds of surprise purchases, impulse purchases, and annoying purchases, and they answer the following questions: What’s the difference between surprise purchases and impulse purchases? (01:39)

Why do sales seem particularly pernicious now? (04:06)

What are the two kinds of surprise purchases? (07:44)

Do manufacturers bear any burden for creating superfluous products that exist as little more than items to be purchased as surprise gifts for others based on their novelty rather than their practicality? (11:33)

Are we being too dismissive of new technology that seems to promote sedentary lifestyles but could be incredibly helpful to the physically challenged? (19:34)

How do we get our partners to include us in the purchasing processes of significant items? (25:20)

How do you define “compassion”? (29:32)

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Feb 17, 2022

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Feb 15, 2022
The Minimalists question the beliefs, opinions, and worldviews that have shaped all of us with Michael Gungor, author of THIS, and they answer the following questions:

Why did Michael write THIS? (03:30)

Why does getting everything we want often bring misery instead of joy? (06:07)

How do we determine if a belief no longer serves us? (11:48)

What does “belief” mean to you? (13:26)

How do our beliefs form? (15:47)

How do you break the constant collective mindset of depression and anxiety when you grew up in a family that believed it was simply an ever-present state of being? (21:26)

How do you define “anxiety”? (23:25)

Did Michael discover a deeper truth through his experience with different religions? (32:51)

What is your perspective regarding truth? (33:50)

What does it mean to “add value”? (36:23)

​If I’ve given everything I can to please those I must please in my profession, what more can I do to show my commitment to the cause? (39:06)

What does “need” mean to you? (42:54)

How do we determine when a struggle has become futile and move on? (45:07)

What are your thoughts regarding the ego? (46:04)

What does “heaven” and “hell” mean to you? (50:37)

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Feb 10, 2022

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Feb 8, 2022
The Minimalists talk about the psychology behind panic buying, and they answer the following questions:

What causes panic buying? (01:46)

What are the causes of supply-chain shortages? (08:09)

What have you seen purchased in recent panic-buying frenzies? (12:42)

When might it be appropriate to panic? (14:26)

Is it ever advisable to simply save money for medical emergencies rather than spending that money monthly on health insurance? (15:13)

Can everything be negotiated? (22:18)

Do other countries respond to crises with panic buying similar to the United States? (25:08)

Where is the line between preparation and hoarding? (28:13)

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Feb 3, 2022

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Feb 1, 2022
The Minimalists discuss the physical clutter that is created by mental clutter with Dr. Amishi Jha, and they answer the following questions:

What are the ideal steps to reduce mental clutter? (01:46)

How do we refine our attention? (07:40)

What is the “Find Your Flashlight Practice”? (12:51)

How do we let go of sentimental stuff that has continuously piled up for decades and is physically and mentally holding us back? (13:49)

How do we wind up emotionally attached to stuff? (17:41)

How do we appropriately develop new habits? (21:22)

What is “contingent reality”? (21:33)

How do you maintain mindfulness in the corporate world amid the constant bombardment of demands from obligations and responsibilities? (23:42)

What is “task switching”? (27:09)

How do we enjoy wholly disconnecting in our free time without feeling like we’ve wasted time? (29:22)

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