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The Minimalists Podcast

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.
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Now displaying: September, 2020
Sep 29, 2020

Joshua discusses books and how to best ensure they enhance our lives, and he answers the following questions:

What is the true value of books? (04:42)

How do I determine whether to keep or purge books I own that I haven’t yet read? (06:10)

What do I do with books to which I’m attached but my partner insists I let go? (12:33)

Why do writers choose that profession? (16:10)

How do I let go of books I inherited from a loved one that have sentimental value? (21:03)

How do I start trimming my book collection? (23:22)

Why do some items have sentimental value? (24:12)

How do I break my sentimental attachments to my books? (27:46)

What is the ‘why’ behind the ‘what’? (30:21)

What is the perfect amount of books? (30:48)

What makes one book format better than the others? (34:53)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Sep 25, 2020

Joshua discusses whether paper straws and paper sip-cup lids actually help the environment with Sheila Morovati, Founder and President of the Crayon Collective and Habits of Waste. Watch the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Sep 22, 2020

Joshua talks about waste and all the ways in which we are wasteful with Sheila Morovati, Founder and President of Crayon Collection and Habits of Waste, and they answer the following questions:

Why do we rarely consider how we’re being wasteful? (03:44)

How can I reasonably ensure my donated items don’t become a burden to anyone else? (04:57)

How do I ensure I don’t receive unwanted correspondence? (11:47)

How do I responsibly repurpose or recycle outdated technology at work? (17:06)

What are my recycling options if I live in a city without a robust recycling program? (22:34)

What are some alternatives to plastic storage? (27:47)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Sep 18, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss the possibility of life after death with author, podcaster, and theologian Rob Bell. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Sep 15, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss spirituality, evolving beliefs, and the impermanence of everything with author, podcaster, and theologian Rob Bell, and they answer the following questions:

What does it mean to ‘own your story’? (02:10)

How has Rob’s faith evolved? (04:40)

What is the origin of the book title, Everything Is Spiritual? (07:09)

What is the ‘wordlessness of grace’? (09:02)

What does it mean to ‘hold a place for God’? (10:31)

Do you believe in a higher power that can provide comfort and guidance? (14:25)

What causes a negative reaction to practices considered fringe? (14:45)

What is our language problem? (19:00)

How do religion and minimalism align? (21:33)

How do you define religion? (22:14)

How important is order? (25:20)

What are the polarities of feasting and fasting? (27:23)

How do you define spirituality? (33:33)

Is Rob Bell still a Christian? (36:49)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Sep 11, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to streamline our kitchens. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Sep 8, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss the many ways we’ve stuffed our lives to the breaking point, how we can relieve that pressure, and they answer the following questions:

How do I determine what is essential to pack for a move? (06:08)

How do I incorporate some friction into my decision making? (09:22)

What should I do with scrapbooks and mementos that I’m clinging to? (10:10)

Is it inconveniencing others to ask them for help in storing items? (11:23)

Is it helpful to limit storage space when decluttering? (12:00)

How do I ensure I maintain a minimalist mindset throughout my day? (14:26)

What is the difference between joy and pleasure? (17:14)

How do we still manage to responsibly recycle and repurpose items despite the restrictions imposed by the global pandemic? (23:58)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Sep 4, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss dedicating our time to what matters most with author and fitness expert Ben Greenfield. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Sep 1, 2020

Joshua and Ryan talk about all the extra things we do, and the extraneous activities, obligations, and tasks we commit to that make our lives more complicated with author and fitness expert Ben Greenfield, and they answer the following questions:

How do I let go of limiting beliefs? (06:38)

How do I reconcile my creativity and my desire for profit? (07:04)

How important are mission statements? (07:35)

How important is the skill of delegation for creatives? (11:33)

How do I appropriately delegate responsibilities and obligations? (14:02)

What are some opportunities for diversification? (17:12)

How can I ensure I’m planning an intentional life as a senior in high school? (23:20)

How do I determine my purpose? (24:22)

How important is adaptability and flexibility? (32:22)

How do we appropriately minimize commitments and obligations? (34:51)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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