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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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Jan 30, 2023

The Minimalists speak with therapist and author Lori Gottlieb about family members who don’t respect boundaries. Listen to all 2 hours of episode 377 on The Minimalists Private Podcast.

Discussed in this episode:

How do we create a detente with loved ones who are completely intractable? (02:04)

How do we bring meaningful change to our relationships? (05:01)

What is “the parentified child”? (11:28)

What do you consider the ‘cost of admission’ for relationships? (14:21)

What are your views regarding nonnegotiables? (14:38)

Why is it so difficult for many to discover alternative solutions to problems in their lives? (15:30)

Why are boundaries rarely respected? (17:41)

How do I tactfully tell others to mind their own business when they intrude on my personal affairs? (20:12)

How do I better manage my OCD so I can be more present as a parent? (24:58)

What is the difference between balance and contentment? (24:13)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jan 23, 2023

The Minimalists discuss the new “cluttercore” design trend. Listen to all 2 hours of episode 376 on The Minimalists Private Podcast.

Discussed in this episode:

How do we stay focused and motivated when we’re going through a lengthy process of decluttering? (01:50)

What is “cluttercore”? (05:02)

Is there any value in simply embracing clutter? (09:00)

What is “costly signaling”? (10:34)

How do we determine what to actually hold on to? (14:09)

Which of the objects mentioned in past “Added Value” segments have since become clutter? (21:41)

Where can I find a list of other podcasts you’ve been on? (28:52)

How can I refresh a space without adding more stuff? (29:34)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jan 16, 2023

The Minimalists talk about why people cling to books they’ll never read, advice for aspiring writers, and more. Listen to all 2.5 hours of episode 375 on The Minimalists Private Podcast.

Discussed in this episode:

Why do some people hold on to books they’ll likely never read again? (01:48)

What is the most effective process for getting a book published? (15:30)

What are your perspectives regarding self-promotion? (21:24)

What do you consider ideal writing habits? (26:07)

How do we intentionally let go of our books? (33:04)

What is “narrative urgency”? (35:16)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jan 9, 2023

The Minimalists talk about holding on to boxes of sentimental items. Listen to all 2 hours of episode 374 on The Minimalists Private Podcast.

Discussed in this episode:

How do we find the strength to let go of significantly sentimental items or find the peace to keep them? (01:47)

Isn’t our reliance on the ‘rules’ of others simply a lack of our own discipline? (15:02)

What is your perspective regarding discipline? (18:10)

How do you record podcasts when much of your staff works and lives remotely? (20:16)

How do we convince loved ones that we truly don’t want physical gifts? (24:02)

How do we create effective boundaries that others actually recognize and respect? (26:42)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jan 2, 2023

The Minimalists speak with Kapil Gupta, MD, about prescriptions, discontent, fear, suffering, misery, lies, truth, and more. Listen to all 2 hours of episode 373 on The Minimalists Private Podcast.

Discussed in this episode:

What are your perspectives regarding conflict? (10:41)

Why are we so concerned with the opinions of others? (11:46)

Why is trying to convince others so problematic? (20:13)

What do you mean by “the ultimate possibility of a human being”? (34:48)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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