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The Minimalists Podcast

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.
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Jan 1, 2021

Joshua and Ryan discuss why they chose Netflix for their newest documentary, Less Is Now, with filmmaker Matt D'Avella. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Dec 29, 2020

Joshua and Ryan talk about habit change, letting go of stuff, and the creative process that went into making their new film, Less Is Now, with filmmaker Matt D’Avella, and they answer the following questions:

How long have you been working on Less Is Now? (01:50)

How did the Less Is Now project start? (05:51)

How did the Less Is Now project evolve? (07:49)

How did you settle on a budget for Less Is Now? (10:16)

How do you curate the absolute essential tools for your work when it seems to require an overwhelming amount of items? (12:29)

How can constraints help creativity? (22:09)

Will a college degree provide a significant advantage for me in the entertainment industry? (23:36)

Is it dangerous to try too many things? (33:27)

How is there creation in destruction? (35:30)

What advice do you have for someone that’s just starting out that wants to have a successful film career like you? (38:05)

What is the Slow Growth Academy? (53:36)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Dec 25, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss how they address all the modern-day distractions to stay focused with writer Leo Babauta. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Dec 22, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss finding peace within and without with writer Leo Babauta, and they answer the following questions:

How can you be a minimalist with a large family? (03:34)

How did you start on your minimalist journey? (05:39)

Who inspired you to adopt minimalism? (09:06)

How do you convert other family members to minimalism to ensure peace when you’re living in close quarters? (11:32)

How important is it to recognize what you’ve accomplished? (12:46)

Is leading by example the best approach to helping others adopt minimalist practices? (15:50)

How do you recognize when you’re taking decluttering too far? (20:00)

Is there a danger in living to minimize? (22:05)

What does it mean to “question the ‘must’”? (28:52)

What is spartanism? (29:40)

What is Metta meditation? (32:00)

How do we shift between decluttering and simplifying to live a life of purpose? (35:04)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Dec 18, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss how their corporate responsibilities prepared them for The Minimalists. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Dec 15, 2020

Joshua treats The Minimalists’ audience to three exclusive conversations with Glennon Doyle (04:48), Dave Ramsey (18:13), and Derek Sivers (33:09) in celebration of the ten-year anniversary of The Minimalists, and they answer the following questions:

Has quarantining been a blessing in disguise for some people? (04:48)

Why do we have so much difficulty addressing our discontent? (07:46)

What is our ‘braver, bolder self’? (09:27)

How crucial is the ‘why’? (12:22)

Do we compound our problems by focusing on solutions? (14:19)

Has your financial advice changed in light of the pandemic? (19:03)

How crucial is a budget during a pandemic? (20:06)

Why do we have problems determining what is essential and what is nonessential? (22:14)

How is the pandemic likely to affect the housing market? (24:16)

How much more dangerous a practice is debt during a pandemic? (25:22)

What message of hope do you have regarding the pandemic? (27:28)

Is much of our brokenness attributable to the misalignment between our values and our actions? (30:28)

How did you develop your beliefs independent of the influence of others’ beliefs? (33:51)

How do you recognize when it’s time to let go? (37:23)

How has your relationship with material possessions changed over the years? (39:01)

Is it true that you even minimized your middle name? (41:59)

How do you decide when it’s time to move to a new place? (44:52)

How have your views on social media changed over the years? (53:27)

How much is enough? (57:43)

What are your views on ads? (60:15)

What is meta-inconsiderate? (1:07:10)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Dec 13, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss their evolution as The Minimalists over the last decade, and they answer the following questions:

Does it feel like ten years since you started The Minimalists? (03:44)

What did you believe about minimalism that you no longer do? (04:52)

How have we been lied to as a society? (07:41)

How is the word ‘hope’ problematic? (09:03)

Is there an issue with forming habits? (10:21)

What is the difference between the ‘how’ and the ‘why’? (12:33)

How might ‘help’ be a bad thing? (15:41)

How could balance be equated with mediocrity? (16:20)

How are solutions an issue? (18:21)

How have you adjusted your lifestyle as your popularity grows? (27:36)

How has your perspective of popularity changed? (27:36)

What’s one thing that is still challenging? (27:36)

Of what projects are you most proud? (30:18)

How can advice and truth be in conflict? (34:49)

What’s the biggest difference between you both now and ten years ago? (38:02)

What’s the problem with comparison? (39:13)

How are attachment and love incompatible? (40:39)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Dec 11, 2020

Joshua and Rebecca discuss refining the immune system and tips for optimum health with author and VEEP Nutrition CEO Joel Green. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Dec 8, 2020

Joshua and Rebecca Shern talk about what it really means to eat in a balanced way, how to improve our immune systems, and why our overall health is related to our gut health with author and VEEP Nutrition CEO Joel Greene, and they answer the following questions:

Why are the most common-sense health practices not obvious? (01:35)

What is the immune system, and why is it so important? (02:57) (03:25)

What is making us more susceptible to COVID-19? (05:10)

How crucial is it to control inflammation? (08:43)

How important is gut biome diversity? (10:30)

What is the apple-peel protocol? (13:01)

What is HMO? (13:52)

How does immunity begin in the gut? (14:58)

What is the order of operation to rebuild a healthy gut? (16:54)

Can meat heal a compromised gut? (23:23)

Can fasting help improve gut health? (26:23)

How important is a balanced diet? (28:13)

What are the best foods for ideal gut health? (28:44)

What is Joel Greene’s Chipotle hack? (30:10)

What is ‘eating in threes’? (31:55)

What is a pre-load meal? (33:49)

Do vitamins and supplements actually improve our immune system? (34:36)

Are probiotics supplements helpful? (35:08)

What is SIBO? (35:40)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Dec 4, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to tactfully let go of unused gifts with author Meg Nordmann. Listed to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Dec 1, 2020

Joshua and Ryan talk about celebrating the holiday season with purpose and intention with author Meg Nordmann, and they answer the following questions:

Why is gift-giving problematic? (01:59)

What do you think of when you think of the holiday season? (03:35)

What is the most common question you get about the holiday season? (04:27)

How do you handle someone who insists on giving gifts? (04:45)

How do I mentally manage the holiday season when I work in an industry dependent on consumerism? (10:25)

How do I make the holiday season wholly enjoyable and thrilling for my children without succumbing to the typical holiday trappings? (18:48)

What is the ‘Four Gift Rule’? (21:45)

How do we tactfully ask loved ones not to give us gifts, especially those who grew up with gift-giving as a practice to show appreciation for others? (28:22)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Nov 27, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss whether it makes sense to replace cheap items with more expensive, more durable items. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Nov 24, 2020

Joshua and Ryan talk about the high price of materialism, and they answer the following questions:

What is a ‘curative’? (02:43)

Why is it important to recognize our discontent? (06:52)

Is money entirely problematic? (07:38)

Why does it seem most of us continue to make terrible financial decisions when we’re poor? (16:18)

Do celebrities influence society with their bad habits? (17:22)

How do I strengthen my focus on minimalism to avoid materialism? (19:18)

How do I get my family’s buy-in regarding minimalism? (22:55)

Is it reasonable to be expected to pay to avoid materialistic ads? (26:03)

What should I do with stuff I love when I don’t have space available for it? (29:57)

What is our language problem? (30:12)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Nov 20, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss if one can ever truly heal emotionally with author and holistic psychologist Dr. Nicole LePera. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Nov 17, 2020

Joshua and Ryan talk about mental health, the psychology of healing, and consciously creating a healthy relationship with yourself and others with author and holistic psychologist Dr. Nicole LePera, and they answer the following questions:

What is a ‘holistic psychologist’? (01:05)

What do you focus on in your new book? (03:02)

How do you define ‘trauma’? (05:06)

How do I stay positive and focused on the days when maintaining my mental balance is particularly challenging? (08:22)

What is ‘bypassing’? (15:24)

How do I tactfully address my extended family placing undue hospitality obligations and stress on me regarding hosting them in my home? (17:16)

How do we let go of others’ expectations? (24:08)

How do we communicate appropriate boundaries? (25:48)

What can you do to promote healing in someone other than yourself? (30:05)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Nov 13, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss forgiveness with author and former con artist Matthew Cox. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Nov 10, 2020

Joshua and Ryan talk about how to find redemption within ourselves and with others with author and former con artist Matthew Cox, and they answer the following questions:

When did your journey as a con artist start? (04:52)

What incident stands out above all others in your journey as a con artist? (11:42)

What are ‘enhancements’? (12:39)

How did you create fake individuals? (14:15)

When did your scams start falling apart? (18:14)

Did you ever squeeze out of a scam? (22:32)

How do you define ‘redemption’? (37:45)

How have the events of your journey changed you? (40:37)

When did you recognize that what you were doing was wrong? (42:23)

How do you stay out of prison? (49:26)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Nov 6, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss when abstaining from voting could be an appropriate option with returning guests T.K. Coleman, Kim Iversen, and Jamie Kilstein. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Nov 2, 2020

Joshua and Ryan talk about the 2020 election, our current political divide, and how we can find unity even when we disagree with returning guests T.K. Coleman, Kim Iversen, and Jamie Kilstein, and they answer the following questions:

If your values aren’t aligned with either of the major party candidates, is voting for a third-party candidate really a wasted vote? (06:36)

How do we incentivize the system to improve? (11:33)

Is it okay to minimize politics in my life and ignore the social media posts, the news, and the debates that feel very toxic, or is it my responsibility as a citizen to be well-informed and confident in my political opinions? (16:22)

Is it our duty to vote? (21:42)

Is moralizing politics the crux of the problem? (24:42)

Are these candidates really the best we have to offer? (28:42)

What is Unity2020? (30:26)

Should I vote even if I don’t fully understand the issues? (35:14)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Oct 30, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss the crux of the issues with porn with director, media personality, and adult film star Lisa Ann. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Oct 27, 2020

Joshua and Ryan talk about sex and porn addiction—how to recognize it, how to break it—and, conversely, even the possible positive attributes of porn with director, media personality, and adult film star Lisa Ann, and they answer the following questions:

Is porn addiction a recognized addiction? (03:40)

How do we better restrict our children’s access to porn? (06:40)

Do we overmoralize porn? (09:20)

Is porn addiction just a matter of self control? (11:00)

Why is Gen Z statistically having the least sex of any generation? (11:40)

What are the pros and cons of porn? (13:49)

Are there age limits for adult film stars? (20:20)

Can a minimalist approach to viewing porn enhance a relationship? (21:15)

How does libido play into relationships? (21:50)

How important is communication in a sexual relationship? (25:39)

What are your thoughts on the difference between guilt and shame being a primary trigger to lead someone to become addicted to porn? (30:01)

How does age affect porn addiction? (43:48)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Oct 23, 2020

Joshua discusses finding strong, supportive, nonreligious communities with author, podcaster, and pastor Erwin McManus and his son, film producer Aaron McManus. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

 

Oct 20, 2020

Joshua discusses our constant craving for spirituality with author, podcaster, and pastor Erwin McManus and his son, film producer Aaron McManus, and they answer the following questions:

How do I responsibly let go of expensive items that can't be reused by others? (06:17)

Is anything actually ‘free’? (08:14)

How compatible are minimalist and Buddhist practices? (12:25)

I recently let go of religion, but I don’t know what to cling to next. (24:16)

What is the difference between religion and faith? (25:42)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Oct 16, 2020

Joshua and Ryan discuss the viability of switching to a flip phone to further minimize the temptations of social media with social media specialist Jess Williams. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Oct 13, 2020

Joshua and Ryan talk about how The Minimalists apply minimalism to social media, how they’ve changed their opinion about social media over the years, and they review the new Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma with social media specialist Jess Williams, and they answer the following questions:

Is social media the original social distancing? (02:06)

How do we do a better job of using social media as a tool? (07:17)

What are the problems with social media? (16:16)

Has the smartphone become more of a distraction than the TV? (20:57)

Do we unfairly judge others in assuming that they’re simply wasting time on their smartphones rather than being productive? (21:46)

Has the ubiquitousness of social media contributed to creating an overly judgmental society? (26:48)

How do we set appropriate boundaries for social media? (28:06)

How do I address the desire to explain my behavior to others? (30:20)

Why do disagreements escalate so quickly on social media? (31:50)

How do I balance staying informed with being in the moment? (38:29)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

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