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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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Mar 31, 2022

The Minimalists discuss what exercises keep aging bodies strong with functional-movement expert Aaron Alexander. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists

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Mar 29, 2022

The Minimalists talk about functional movement with Aaron Alexander, author of The Align Method, and they answer the following questions:

What daily exercises will help us move with the most freedom and the least pain? (02:18)

How do our postural patterns affect our overall health? (06:33)

What is the “55-38-7 Principle”? (07:47)

Is sitting for long periods unhealthy? (09:52) 

What movements during daily office work are beneficial? (17:03)

What is the most ideal sitting position? (20:13)

What is the value of stillness? (26:22)

What are the most appropriate workspace ergonomics for those that spend long hours at desks? (31:15)

How do we best relax? (33:17)

How important is appropriate breathing? (37:25)

What is “learned helplessness”? (45:07)

How do we reevaluate our movements? (46:45)

What is “piezoelectricity”? (48:26)

What is “parasitic tension”? (51:07)

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Mar 24, 2022

The Minimalists discuss the folly of mindlessly pursuing trends. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists

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Mar 22, 2022

The Minimalists discuss why far too many of us spend far too much on storage containers, “clutter coffins,” of all sizes, yet the best way to organize our stuff isn’t to store it in a basement mausoleum—the best way to organize is to get rid of the excess stuff—and they answer the following questions:

What has contributed to the rise of the storage business? (01:40)

What do you consider “clutter coffins”? (05:19)

When are storage units useful? (07:22)

What is the average profit margin of the storage industry? (14:26)

What does the phrase “Be present” mean to you? (16:27)

How do I reconcile my love of scrapbooking and its requisite accoutrements with my striving to live a minimalist lifestyle? (17:35)

What is “legalism”? (20:03)

What is your perspective regarding the zero-waste movement? (22:20)

What are the origins of spring cleaning? (26:26)

How do my partner and I determine how much stuff we should actually save for our future child? (26:56)

How do you determine what is worth storing? (32:03)

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Mar 17, 2022

The Minimalists and environmentalist Claire Potter discuss the most important considerations for a minimalist when creating a more sustainable life. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists

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Mar 15, 2022
The Minimalists talk about sustainable living with environmentalist Claire Potter, and they answer the following questions:

What impact did the pandemic have on our environment with all of the disposable items designed to protect us from infection, and how can we move forward safely with less waste? (01:39)

How biodegradable are biodegradable plastics? (06:25)

What are the pros and cons of plastic? (07:29)

How do we stay motivated and inspire others to live a sustainable, minimalist lifestyle when those around us do not; that is, if we live sustainably but more people live unsustainably, aren’t all of our efforts meaningless? (09:25)

What is your perspective regarding sustainability? (11:20)

What is the “circular economy”? (12:28)

How much does farming crops damage the environment compared to farming meat? (20:22)

How do we frame sustainable living to interest non-environmentalists? (28:32)

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Mar 10, 2022

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Mar 8, 2022

The Minimalists talk about how much stuff is enough stuff, and how much stuff is too much stuff, and they answer the following questions:

How do we avoid apathy when we’re sorting generations of stuff? (02:25)

What does “letting go” mean to you? (04:51)

When you have too much stuff, how do you determine what to let go and where to send it—yard sale, online consignment, donation center, or, very worst-case scenario, landfill? (08:54)

What is The Minimalists’ process for letting go? (10:17)

How do we appropriately address a loved one’s consumerism that causes us discomfort? (16:45)

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Mar 3, 2022

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Mar 1, 2022
The Minimalists talk about simple pets with Dr. Karen Shaw Becker and Rodney Habib, authors of The Forever Dog, and they answer the following questions: Do humans actually need pets? (02:30) What does the acronym “DOGS” represent? (10:37)

How many pets are too many? (13:03)

What is a puppy scam? (16:32)

What is genetic deletion? (18:02)

What is a healthy diet for pets? (20:39)

How do we ensure a superlative longevity for our pets’ lives? (26:30)

How do I address my spouse’s frustrations with a pet when I get value from the companionship and care of the pet but they do not? (28:32)

How much exercise does my pet need? (30:28)

How do we ensure we don’t become totally consumed by our pet guardian identities? (33:50)

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