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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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May 13, 2024

The Minimalists discuss space hoarding, reification, the key to freedom, generosity, and more.

Discussed in this episode:

Is my landlord a space hoarder if they won’t let me use their empty garage for storage? (1:55)

What’s one thing you’re unwilling to share? (21:55)

What are Thursday Konversations with T.K. Coleman? (40:09)

Listener insight: Using OCD as a superpower. (40:51)

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Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

May 6, 2024

The Minimalists speak with Lisa Ann about the benefits of renting clothes, homes, cars, books, tools, and more. They also talk about when it’s best to own a thing instead of renting it.

Discussed in this episode:

What should I do with my wardrobe if my style preferences constantly change? (2:21)

What’s one thing you’d rather rent than own? And what’s one thing you’d rather own than rent? (21:37)

How does letting go of things help people let go of resentment? (46:55)

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Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Apr 29, 2024

The Minimalists talk about life after simplifying, decluttering slowly over time, processing loss after letting go, and more.

Discussed in this episode:

Should I get rid of everything while simplifying? (2:29)

What’s the most difficult thing you’ve ever let go of? (18:36)

When is the next Zoom call with The Minimalists? (37:54)

Listener tip about quitting social media. (38:44)

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Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Apr 22, 2024

The Minimalists discuss letting go of memories, creating an uncluttered home, three new series from The Minimalists, and more.

Discussed in this episode:

How do I let go of memories? (3:51)

How can I curate a beautiful, uncluttered home? (17:52)

What are the three new series coming soon from The Minimalists? (25:12)

What’s the best way to create a functional wardrobe with items that last? (24:35)

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Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Apr 15, 2024

The Minimalists talk about the benefits of restraint, the struggles of consumerism for new minimalists, the difficulties of letting go of social media, and more.

Discussed in this episode:

How do I declutter my online-shopping addiction? (1:56)

What factors contributed to The Minimalists leaving social media? (31:04)

Why was I still clinging to my living daughter’s suicide note? (45:04)

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Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Apr 8, 2024

The Minimalists discuss the art of streamlining one’s life, letting go of difficult things, how the need for approval keeps people tethered to a lifestyle they don’t want, and more. 

Discussed in this episode:

How can I get my husband to let go of just-in-case items? (3:52)

How does my need for approval influence my consumption decisions? (24:17)

What are “Thursday Konversations with T.K. Coleman”? (35:31)

Listener insight: “Sometimes I disagree with The Minimalists, but I still appreciate your perspective.” (38:27)

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Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

 

Apr 1, 2024

The Minimalists talk about the three different kinds of letting go (graduation, divorce, death), several ways to detach from a former spouse, and how to move on when you feel like you can’t let go.

Discussed in this episode:

How can I detach from my former spouse while actively coparenting and sharing familial responsibilities? (1:58)

How do I move on if I can’t let go of a thing, career, or relationship that used to add value to my life? (14:25)

What graduations are The Minimalists celebrating? (21:11)

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Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Mar 25, 2024

The Minimalists talk about the process of simplifying for newbies and staying motivated when decluttering gets difficult. 

Discussed in this episode:

How can I maintain traction as a new minimalist? (01:25)

How can I keep going on my decluttering journey when I get overwhelmed? (15:45)

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Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Mar 18, 2024

The Minimalists speak with Cal Newport about the three principles of slow productivity and letting go of social media. Watch all 2 hours of episode 435 on The Minimalists Private Podcast.

Discussed in this episode:

What are the three principles of slow productivity? (02:10)

Should The Minimalists quit social media? (27:48)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Mar 11, 2024

The Minimalists speak with Dr. Nicole LePera about breaking cycles and healing relationships. Watch all 2 hours of episode 434 on The Minimalists Private Podcast.

Discussed in this episode:

How can I let go of the idea of what I thought a relationship should be? (02:23)

How can I cease self-loathing? (18:48)

Why don’t I feel like enough? (33:14)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Mar 4, 2024

The Minimalists talk about what to do when success feels like failure, how to let go of shoes, and taking breaks from technology. Watch all 2 hours of episode 433 on The Minimalists Private Podcast.

Discussed in this episode:

How can we stop caring what society wants us to do? (01:46)

Why can’t I let go of shoes I never wear? (15:00)

How can we take breaks from technology when everything is digital these days? (28:30)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Feb 26, 2024

The Minimalists talk about throwing everything away after an infestation and the hypocrisy of minimalism. Watch all 2 hours of episode 432  on The Minimalists Private Podcast.

Discussed in this episode:

Should I throw away everything after my bed bug infestation? (01:48)

How is it minimalist to encourage people to download seven different wallpapers? (13:47)

How can I learn to let go of clutter when I grew up poor? (22:48)

How do I know whether I should let go of a relationship? (27:57)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Feb 19, 2024

The Minimalists speak with Dr. Ramani Durvasula about recognizing narcissists; whether the term “narcissist” is overused; the roles of self-righteousness, complaining, and comparison in narcissism; and how to walk away. Watch all 2 hours of episode 431  on The Minimalists Private Podcast.

Discussed in this episode:

How do you know someone is a narcissist, and is the term overused? (01:11)

How can I tell a narcissist that they’re the problem? (21:55)

How do you let go of your feelings if your emotions are tied to your ego? (37:02)

How can you mentally let go of an item you’re keeping just for when? (41:33)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Feb 12, 2024

The Minimalists  talk about their minimalist kitchen essentials, the No Junk Rule, and letting go of embarrassment. Watch all 2 hours of episode 430 on The Minimalists Private Podcast.

Discussed in this episode:

What are The Minimalist’s kitchen essentials? (02:39)

How can we get better at asking for help? (15:40)

Why did I spend more money when I tried minimalism? (31:22)

How can I connect with others when I feel like they’re judging me? (43:35)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Feb 5, 2024

The Minimalists talk about the human desire to fill empty rooms, how they spend their downtime, the value of a quiet life, and why people desire fancy things. Watch all 2 hours of episode 429 on The Minimalists Private Podcast.

Discussed in this episode:

How do minimalists spend their downtime? (01:56)

Why do I struggle with wanting nice things as a minimalists? (22:18)

How can we let go of the emotions tied to things? (30:30)

Can owning things deprive us of the joy of sharing them? (40:39)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jan 29, 2024

The Minimalists speak with Ryan Blaser, founder of TestMyHome.com, about the best tests to uncover in-home toxins, including mold, EMFs, WiFi, Bluetooth, blue light, chemicals in water, and other invisible clutter in our homes. Watch all 3 hours of episode 428 on The Minimalists Private Podcast.

Discussed in this episode:

What are the most surprising sources of indoor toxins? (02:29)

Are cell phones toxic? (31:30)

What’s the best way to filter my water? (44:05)

Are claims about indoor toxins backed by science? (49:27)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jan 22, 2024

The Minimalists talk about emotional clutter, the dangers of being a “helper,” and whether hoarding is a form of procrastination. Watch all 2 hours of episode 427 on The Minimalists Private Podcast.

Discussed in this episode:

Did I accidentally steal a bicycle? (01:52)

Is hoarding just another form of procrastination? (15:59)

How can I teach my boyfriend to minimize? (25:09)

Where are The Minimalists touring in 2024? (32:22)

How can you maintain control of your space while moving an elderly parent or in-law into your home? (38:45)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jan 15, 2024

The Minimalists speak with author George Kamel about letting go of past financial mistakes, frugality vs. minimalism, and how much money The Minimalists have. Watch all 2 hours of episode 426 on The Minimalists Private Podcast.

Discussed in this episode:

How can I let go of my past financial mistakes? (02:15)

What’s the relationship between frugality and minimalism? (15:25)

Are The Minimalists millionaires? (22:29)

How can I let go of my LEGO collection? (35:54)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jan 8, 2024

The Minimalists speak with Marcus Collins, author of For the Culture, about the pernicious forces of corporate marketing. Watch all 2 hours of episode 425 on The Minimalists Private Podcast.

Discussed in this episode:

How can I reconcile being a minimalist with my corporate marketing job? (02:15)

Have we become superficial because everyone is trying to sell us something?  (30:09)

What do The Minimalists think about “buy nothing” challenges? (40:58)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jan 1, 2024

The Minimalists talk about how to start decluttering and letting go of stories about things. Watch all 2 hours of episode 424 on The Minimalists Private Podcast.

Discussed in this episode:

What’s the best method to start decluttering? (02:00)

How do you get rid of things that are brand new? (12:36)

How can I live my life without constantly feeling disappointed by the world around me? (25:58)

How can I stop feeling defeated by my clutter? (37:40)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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