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The Minimalists Podcast

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.
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Apr 3, 2020

Joshua and Ryan contemplate the pros and cons of living a life of extreme minimalism with YouTuber Youheum Son. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Mar 31, 2020

Joshua and Ryan talk about what minimalism looks like when it’s taken to its extremes with YouTuber Youheum Son, and they answer the following questions:

Once it seems like you’ve minimized everything, where do you go from there? (05:12)

What foods and utensils are in an extreme minimalist’s kitchen? (10:54)

What is the minimum number of physical items you need to survive? (17:53)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Mar 27, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss appropriate preparations for those seeking early retirement with the Director of Entrepreneurial Education for the Foundation for Economic Education, T.K. Coleman. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Mar 24, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to maximize wealth, how to minimize financial stress, and the wisest economic actions to take with the Director of Entrepreneurial Education for the Foundation for Economic Education, T.K. Coleman, and they answer the following questions:

How do I maximize my wealth while minimizing my stress in accumulating it? (01:12)

What are the wisest economic actions to take on a modest income? (12:02)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Mar 22, 2020

Joshua and Ryan expand on how to live—not just survive, but thrive—through these unsettling times. They discuss societal panic, fundamental habit shifts, and the appropriate actions we should take in the midst of a pandemic, and they answer the following questions:

How should we address the societal panic during the pandemic? (06:16)

What things that we’ve taken for granted will now fundamentally change as a result of the pandemic? (16:00)

What actions should we take right now? (29:26)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Mar 20, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss the appropriate preparation and response to societal crises with the Director of Entrepreneurial Education for the Foundation for Economic Education, T.K. Coleman, and they answer the following questions:

Are we preparing needlessly for problems that won’t exist? (07:11)

How does the free market respond to a crisis? (09:56)

Why aren’t there sufficient tests for COVID-19? (21:11)

Are there some countries that are handling the pandemic better than the United States? (23:09)

Why does tribalism often take precedence over community? (35:22)

Is government incompetence and overregulation just as harmful to our health as the virus itself? (44:32)

Are some government regulations appropriate and helpful? (47:31)

How can we effectively use incentives instead of regulations? (52:38)

How effective are masks and respirators against the virus? (1:06:42)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Mar 17, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss the appropriate preparation and response to societal crises with the Director of Entrepreneurial Education for the Foundation for Economic Education, T.K. Coleman, and they answer the following questions:

How likely is a minimalist to survive in a catastrophe? (23:07)

How do I quarantine for 2-6 weeks as a minimalist? (39:15)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Mar 13, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss the importance of recognizing how our past can affect our present and future with professor, trauma/grief counselor, and researcher Dr. Joanne Cacciatore. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Mar 10, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss particularly difficult topics, including trauma, bereavement, traumatic stress, sorrow, and even traumatic death with professor, trauma/grief counselor, and researcher Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, and they answer the following questions:

How do I overcome the trauma of my past to address the challenges of the present? (07:54)

How do I overcome the negative feelings attached to items so I don’t needlessly replace them? (19:10)

Is it helpful to remove mementos of a lost loved one to overcome trauma and grief? (33:20)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Mar 6, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss elements of timeless style with designer, entrepreneur, and Queer Eye star Bobby Berk. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Mar 3, 2020

Joshua and Ryan talk about interior design, feng shui, the calmness of clutter-free spaces, and how to have a minimalist home that’s not boring with designer, entrepreneur, and Queer Eye star Bobby Berk, and they answer the following questions:

When I have more space than I have belongings to fill it, how do I appropriately address that empty space? (02:09)

Is there a way to effectively stage a home for sale in a minimalist fashion? (12:08)

How do I make a room feel cozy while maintaining a minimalist aesthetic? (20:26)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Feb 28, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to determine when bad habits are becoming addictions with author and blogger Laura McKowen. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Feb 25, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss dependency, sobriety, and different types of addiction, including our addiction to stuff, alcohol, food, drugs, cigarettes, money, status, social media, attention, television, breaking news, smartphones, and porn with author and blogger Laura McKowen, and they answer the following questions:

How do I help my mother overcome her addiction to shopping and hoarding that is negatively affecting me? (03:52)

How do I address my addiction to online shopping? (12:35)

Is there a correlation between a minimal life and a sober life? (23:21)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Feb 21, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to lose weight healthfully with Dr. Paul Saladino MD. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Feb 18, 2020

Joshua and Ryan argue about what’s healthy and what isn’t healthy with author, podcaster, and health expert Dr. Paul Saladino, MD. They also discuss fiber, fruits, vegetables, meat, vitamins, nutrients, cholesterol, fat, ketosis, toxins, and the gut microbiome, and they answer the following questions:

Why is it so difficult to determine what’s healthy? (52:40)

What is inflammation? (52:40)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Feb 14, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss one of the crucial tools they use to prevent clutter. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Feb 11, 2020

Joshua and Ryan get back to basics for spring cleaning and discuss decluttering, organizing, and letting go of excess stuff, and they answer the following questions:

How can I help my parents embrace decluttering? (01:01)

How do I tactfully tell my family I don’t want to inherit their belongings? (10:57)

How can I save mementos and still be clutter-free? (20:48)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Feb 7, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to keep a minimal wardrobe interesting with author, blogger, and podcaster Courtney Carver. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Feb 4, 2020

Joshua and Ryan talk about minimalist fashion, capsule wardrobes, cleaning out your closet, and the pros and cons of trendy clothing with author, blogger, and podcaster Courtney Carver, and they answer the following questions:

How can I be a minimalist and still keep up with the current fashions? (08:01)

How do I find sustained satisfaction with my current wardrobe despite the onslaught of new stylish temptations? (15:10)

How do I ensure my clothes last longer? (24:28)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jan 31, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss the relationship of fear and desire with author, theologian, and philosopher Peter Rollins. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jan 28, 2020

Joshua and Ryan talk about desire, yearning, craving and impulse and lust and longing and aspiration with author, theologian, and philosopher Peter Rollins, and they answer the following questions:

How do I commit to a desire? (11:27)

How do we make time for our desires? (19:36)

Is it unhealthy for someone to lust and yearn for others outside their marriage? (34:10)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jan 24, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss how the stress of striving for success can lead to eating disorders with actor, writer, and director Jennette McCurdy. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jan 21, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss fame, notoriety, the difference between being famous and being well-known, and the upsides and downsides of stardom with actor, writer, and director Jennette McCurdy, and they answer the following questions:

Why do we seem to get more satisfaction from celebrities losing fame than gaining it? (03:13)

What can we do about celebrities that use their fame to spread ill will? (17:46)

Will the general public ever finally realize that fame is hollow? (30:01) 

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jan 17, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss lowering our expectations and raising our standards to overcome imposter syndrome with author and entrepreneur Jason Fried. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jan 14, 2020

Joshua and Ryan talk about 80-hour work weeks, packed schedules, endless meetings, overflowing inboxes, unrealistic deadlines, and bringing our work home with us with author and entrepreneur Jason Fried, and they answer the following questions:

How do I balance my professional life and my personal life so it doesn’t feel like I’m just living to work? (02:34)

What can I do to help temper the intensity of my company’s culture? (22:08)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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