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The Minimalists Podcast

Emmy-nominated Netflix stars and New York Times–bestselling authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, known collectively as The Minimalists, help millions of people live meaningful lives with less.
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Aug 15, 2022

The Minimalists are joined by comedian Jamie Kilstein to talk about quitting minimalism, saying “no” to birthday gifts, and more. Listen to all three hours of episode 353 on The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists

Discussed in this episode:

What is your perspective regarding people quitting minimalism? (01:50)

Why do we often blame our problems on everything but ourselves? (05:53)

What is “new-convert syndrome”? (10:31)

How do we tactfully refuse gifts? (12:33)

What are T.K.’s three options regarding gifts? (16:02)

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Aug 8, 2022

The Minimalists are joined by musician Matt Nathanson to talk about the problem with expectations and assumptions. Watch all three hours of episode 352 on The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists

Discussed in this episode:

How do I lower or eliminate expectations? (01:44)

What is the distinction between an expectation and an assumption? (10:26)

What do you consider your most meaningful accomplishment? (12:22)

What can attendees of the Sunday Symposium event expect? (24:46)

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Aug 1, 2022

The Minimalists are joined by their new cohost, T.K. Coleman, to talk about dead things, dead relationships, and more. Listen to all three hours of episode 351 on The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists

Discussed in this episode:

Why did T.K. Coleman join The Minimalists Podcast as the new cohost? (00:19)

Are we obligated to always attend the funerals of loved ones? (03:43)

How do I accept my mother dating after the death of my father? (15:46)

What is “chronological snobbery”? (24:06)

Why did you create the Sunday Symposium event? (30:54)

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Jul 28, 2022

The Minimalists discuss with professional organizer Dr. Julia Raz the likelihood that nearly all of us are at least stage 1 hoarders. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists

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Jul 26, 2022

The Minimalists discuss organizing, hoarding, and decluttering with professional organizer Dr. Julia Raz, and they answer the following questions:

When should you hire a professional organizer, and what should you look for in one? (01:36)

What is a professional organizer? (02:13)

How do I create a new space with a minimalist aesthetic when I move? (10:27)

What is the crux of most couples’ disagreements? (19:09)

How do I find the system of organization that works for me? (21:47)

What questions help us get to the ‘why’ of decluttering? (26:43)

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Jul 21, 2022

The Minimalists discuss how many articles of clothing are sufficient for a minimalist. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists

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Jul 19, 2022

The Minimalists discuss outgrowing possessions, careers, cities, routines, habits, traditions, and relationships, they release a major announcement, and they answer the following questions:

How can you tell you’ve outgrown something? (01:48) 

What is the common denominator of outgrown things? (04:39)

How do I move on from my past traumas so they have the least negative impact on my present self? (10:35)

What is your perspective regarding trauma? (16:58)

How do I move on from something without feeling I’m losing part of my identity? (21:12)

Who is the new cohost of The Minimalists Podcast? (37:21)

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Jul 14, 2022

The Minimalists discuss coping with childhood trauma with psychologist Dr. Susan David. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists

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Jul 12, 2022

The Minimalists discuss emotional clutter with psychologist Dr. Susan David, and they answer the following questions:

What is optimum emotional health, and how do we achieve it? (01:39)

How does acceptance help us manage our emotional state? (04:31)

Can anger be productive? (05:59)

How are emotions actually data? (07:04)

How do emotions and values work together? (07:25)

What is the ideal relationship between stimulus and response? (10:29)

What is “fusion”? (11:18)

What is the “readiness potential”? (13:54)

How do we address overidentification with an emotion? (14:10)

How do I silence the naysayers in my head? (19:30)

What is the “amplification effect”? (20:08)

What is the importance of self-compassion? (21:09)

What is the difference between a “have-to” goal and a “want-to” goal? (23:10)

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Jul 7, 2022

The Minimalists discuss a common issue that plagues much of modern humanity, as well as a few simple solutions. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists

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Jul 5, 2022

The Minimalists discuss ten ideal ways to simplify our lives, and they answer the following questions:

Where do we best start our decluttering odyssey? (02:01)

What is “setting the stage”? (13:23)

What is the “true cost” of an item? (21:06)

What two ways do you recommend to save money on every purchase? (24:53)

What platforms have you found reliable for selling unwanted items? (33:58)

How do we effect positive change in our city’s policies regarding architectural aesthetics? (42:33)

What is “wabi-sabi”? (42:58)

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Jun 30, 2022

The Minimalists discuss with writer Jeff Goins how people who believe they're naturally uncreative can discover their creative side. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists

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Jun 28, 2022

The Minimalists talk about earning a living from creative pursuits with writer Jeff Goins, and they answer the following questions:

Why do even the most talented artists often struggle financially? (02:43)

What is the premise of Jeff’s book? (03:35)

How does stubbornness help artists? (04:31)

How does a hyper focus on details harm artists? (07:43)

What is the importance of patrons for artists? (12:55)

How do artists best actualize their dreams? (24:22)

What is the best use of our creations that no longer hold any meaning for us—save for posterity, recycle, repurpose, trash? (25:30)

How do I best manage my PR on social media so I have adequate time to produce my art? (38:18)

What is the Sunday Symposium? (45:10)

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Jun 23, 2022

The Minimalists discuss why Joshua decided not to install an Internet connection in his new home. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists

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Jun 21, 2022

The Minimalists discuss the pros and cons of owning versus renting homes from a minimalist perspective, and they answer the following questions:

What are your respective opinions regarding owning versus renting homes? (01:48)

Is there an age deadline for homeownership? (10:57)

How do we determine which is more financially feasible for us between renting and buying? (14:44)

What are “Zoomtowns”? (25:07)

Do you consider tiny homes a viable homeownership option, particularly regarding resale value? (32:54)

What should we look for in a community when we’re ready to plant roots? (38:08)

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Jun 16, 2022

The Minimalists discuss why people might perceive us as being awkward with Vanessa Van Edwards. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists

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Jun 14, 2022

The Minimalists speak with Vanessa Van Edwards about communication problems and the signals we send to others through our body language, facial expressions, word choices, and vocal inflections, and they answer the following questions:

How do I overcome the feeling of being chronically misunderstood? (02:38)

What are the four channels for cues? (03:18)

What is the importance of congruence in our communication? (04:10)

How are we most commonly misunderstood? (07:09)

What are warm and confident words? (07:50)

How do we organically incorporate mirroring into our communication? (12:45)

How can you tell if someone is actively listening to you? (15:04)

What are the two misconceptions about eye contact? (16:57)

What is “Resting Bothered Face”? (20:15)

What is “phubbing”? (24:14)

What are “invitation cues”? (27:23)

As a teenager living under my parents’ roof how do I tactfully address the conflict arising between their values and beliefs and my own that are continuously evolving at my age? (30:10)

What is “openness”? (32:24)

What is the “Platinum Rule”? (36:25)

Why is nonverbal communication so powerful? (38:00)

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Jun 9, 2022

The Minimalists discuss clothing companies that provide employees with safe working conditions and appropriate compensation for their work. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists

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Jun 7, 2022

The Minimalists talk about practical, reliable, and durable goods and the social, moral, and environmental responsibilities of the companies that produce them, and they answer the following questions:

Where did you get the idea for the title, “The Good Goods”? (01:50)

Is there a curated list somewhere on the Internet of companies that sell high-quality, durable goods that also take responsibility for their social and environmental impact? (05:23)

What is “impact anxiety”? (16:45)

What is “corporate social responsibility”? (22:55)

Do dollar stores sell any high-quality items? (25:23)

How has planned obsolescence changed our shopping habits? (36:31)

What are the benefits of buying locally? (42:08)

How do we find items that are high-quality and appropriately priced? (48:30)

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Jun 2, 2022
The Minimalists and T.K. Coleman discuss the implications of Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists FOLLOW THE MINIMALISTS:

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May 31, 2022
The Minimalists discuss the benefits of near-death experiences with their friend T.K. Coleman a month after his brush with death, and they answer the following questions:

How has having your film nominated for an Emmy affected you? (02:06)

How many times has T.K. appeared on the podcast? (03:39)

What near-death experience did T.K. experience recently, and what lessons did he take from it? (05:52)

What mattered the most to you in your moment of crisis? (11:43)

What effect did T.K.’s near-death experience have on his relationships? (18:13)

What insights or enlightenment do near-death experiences yield? (24:41)

Did T.K.’s near-death experience alter his views regarding minimalism? (35:41)

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May 26, 2022

The Minimalists discuss the ideal destinations for inherited items. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists

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May 24, 2022

The Minimalists discuss our shared clean-slate fantasy of renting a giant dumpster and tossing everything in it, as well as more prudent and responsible decluttering methods, including selling, donating, and recycling, and they answer the following questions:

Why did you renovate The Minimalists podcast studio after its first year? (03:51)

How do we tactfully approach a loved one regarding their maximalist lifestyle encroaching on our shared minimalist space? (07:05)

What are the three reasons that we cling? (09:11)

Why is striving for perfection such a fruitless pursuit? (17:21)

How do we appropriately pass on personalized items? (19:11)

How do I help loved ones let go of their attachment to things? (29:04)

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May 19, 2022

The Minimalists discuss with earthing expert Clint Ober the health benefits he found in grounding, as well as how he became a foremost authority in the field. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists

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May 17, 2022

The Minimalists are joined by earthing expert Clint Ober to discuss pain reduction, the science behind grounding, and “the most important health discovery ever,” and they answer the following questions:

What is the science behind grounding, and how do I explain it to loved ones who perceive it as metaphysical woo-woo? (03:19)

How can grounding relieve much of our discomfort? (09:16)

What are the most significant benefits of grounding, and what individuals would realize the most benefit from it? (13:26)

What grounding tips do you have for individuals that use wheelchairs? (16:56)

How did Clint come to recognize the personal benefits of grounding? (20:40)

What are the best methods for grounding? (24:13)

What is your perception regarding inflammation? (29:54)

If grounding is so healthy, why does the professional medical community largely ignore it? (33:23)

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