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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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Dec 31, 2019

Joshua and Ryan talk about starting New Year’s resolutions, when it’s appropriate to give up on a resolution, and what actions to take when you’re feeling stuck with author, podcaster, and fitness expert Ben Greenfield, and they answer the following questions:

How do I improve my sleep hygiene in the new year? (02:13)

How do I apply minimalism to voluntary pursuits in the new year to ensure I’m being highly effective and not overextending myself? (18:40)

After several false starts, how can I ensure I stick with minimalism the next time I attempt to adopt it? (23:13)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Dec 24, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss the internal conflicts many people experience when it comes to community and individualism, reason and spirituality, and religion and atheism with mathematical physicist, economist, and podcaster Eric Weinstein, and they answer the following questions:

How do I move on from my current community and find a new community since our values no longer align? (19:26)

Are minimalism and religion working toward resolving the same human conflicts? (31:54)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Dec 17, 2019

Joshua and Ryan talk about organizing, tidying up, and cleaning your home with author and entrepreneur Melissa Maker, and they answer the following questions:

How do I attain and maintain a clean and orderly home when my partner persists in being a packrat? (02:05)

How do I appropriately store a plethora of important documents? (10:38)

How do I overcome the overwhelm I feel whenever I try to address the clutter in my home? (21:56)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Dec 10, 2019

Joshua and Ryan talk about student debt, graduating from a university without any debt, and tips for avoiding college debt altogether with author and podcaster Anthony ONeal, and they answer the following questions:

How do I determine if it makes sense to take on student debt for an advanced degree? (03:04)

How do I find someone that has managed a debt-free college education pursuing what I want to pursue? (08:38)

What is a reasonable amount of money to invest in a college education? (15:35)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Dec 3, 2019

Joshua and Ryan talk about consumerism, the successes and failures of modern society, the price of progress, and whether civilization has actually made us less civilized with author and podcaster Dr. Christopher Ryan, and they answer the following questions:

Are technological advances primarily benefiting or degrading our society? (04:04)

How do I survive and thrive in traditional mating rituals in a world that is becoming increasingly digital? (17:53)

How much sacrifice is too much sacrifice? (30:46)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Nov 26, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss the elements of a best life, and they answer the following questions:

How do I live what I believe is my best life despite the criticism of others? (02:45)

If I alter my blueprint for life because my plan isn’t working out, isn’t that giving up on my dreams? (10:45)

How do I address the stress associated with society dictating to me how to live my life? (21:56)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Nov 19, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss fear, anxiety, worry, discomfort, and paranoia with singer-songwriter Lee DeWyze, and they answer the following questions:

How do I overcome contentment and the fear of failure and purposely put myself in my discomfort zone to challenge myself? (02:45)

How do I address my fear of the judgment of others and make a career move that many see as a step backward? (15:11)

How do I address my fear of being alone? (28:19)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Nov 12, 2019

Joshua and Ryan talk about raising kids, the data behind good parenting, and how parents can be more confident in their parenting decisions with professor and author Emily Oster, and they answer the following questions:

How do I determine with my partner who will sacrifice their career to take care of our children? (02:09)

How do I ensure my hoarder relatives don’t negatively impact the minimalist values I’m instilling in my child? (11:10)

What’s the best way to educate children in a world dominated by consumerism? (23:53)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Nov 5, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss career advice, pursuing your passion, mentors, and the stepping stones to success with author and radio personality Ken Coleman, and they answer the following questions:

How do I find a job that adequately fulfills my professional and economic needs? (07:27)

How do I secure my dream job despite fierce competition in the field? (20:19)

How do I ask someone to be a mentor? (26:45)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Oct 29, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to start simplifying, how to become a minimalist, and some practical tips and rules for decluttering with lifestyle entrepreneur MJ Gordon, and they answer the following questions:

How do I motivate myself to minimize? (01:49)

What is one unexpected result you realized after adopting minimalism? (10:30)

How do I overcome analysis paralysis and wholly embrace minimalism? (35:32)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Oct 22, 2019

Joshua and Ryan talk about several modern crises—depression, loneliness, addiction, connection, belonging, and meaning—with author Johann Hari, and they answer the following questions:

How do I increase my happiness and live a more fulfilled, meaningful life in spite of the daily barrage of negativity from social media and the Internet? (01:33)

Are the allegedly high rates of depression accurate? (26:27)

As an introvert, how do I develop connections with others? (29:38)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Oct 15, 2019

Joshua and Ryan talk about buying new and used material possessions with intention, purchasing products that last a lifetime, and being responsible with time and money when shopping for necessities with author and business owner Tara Button, and they answer the following questions:

How do I find satisfaction with what I already own rather than seeking out ‘perfect’ replacements? (01:51)

How do I control my urge to shop? (09:55)

How do I know that what I really want is what I really need? (22:00)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Oct 8, 2019

Joshua talks about stillness, quietude, combating distractions, and slowing down with author Ryan Holiday, and they answer the following questions:

What skills should I learn to lead a more peaceful, purposeful life? (01:21)

How can I make my long commute less stressful? (09:51)

How do I combat the societal pressure to hustle tirelessly, no matter the cost? (19:03)

How do I appropriately balance personal and professional obligations as a business owner? (20:36)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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