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Rank #10 in Mental Health category

Society & Culture
Philosophy
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Mental Health
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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.

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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.

iTunes Ratings

7379 Ratings
Average Ratings
6165
589
265
138
222

Good stuff

By Dj horsedick - May 26 2020
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Overall, really great content, but they have some long ones for some minimalists, just sayin

Solid Show

By Bebejamin - May 13 2020
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They offer great advice through meaningful conversations. I never miss an episode.

iTunes Ratings

7379 Ratings
Average Ratings
6165
589
265
138
222

Good stuff

By Dj horsedick - May 26 2020
Read more
Overall, really great content, but they have some long ones for some minimalists, just sayin

Solid Show

By Bebejamin - May 13 2020
Read more
They offer great advice through meaningful conversations. I never miss an episode.
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The Minimalists Podcast

Latest release on Jul 10, 2020

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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.

Rank #1: 204 | Starting Minimalism

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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

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Oct 29 2019

43mins

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Rank #2: 002 | Technology

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Joshua & Ryan discuss minimalism approaches to technology, and they attempt to answer the following questions: How do you minimize social media feeds and not miss important info? How do you minimize your online browsing habits? How do you apply minimalism to technology? How do you embrace minimalism when your partner has no interest? What advice do you have for artists overwhelmed by art supplies? What was the most difficult thing for you to get rid of? How do you expand your vocabulary? How do you explain you don’t want things for gifts, but experiences? Is it better to donate items or to sell them? What does value mean to you? The Five Values in your book Minimalism are health, relationships, passion, growth, and contribution. If there was a sixth value, what would it be? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Jan 10 2016

1hr 9mins

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Rank #3: Quickie: Tidying Up

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Joshua & Ryan discuss their thoughts on "Tidying Up." Listen to "Maximal" episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Feb 12 2019

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Rank #4: 211 | Clean Spaces

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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

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Dec 17 2019

35mins

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Rank #5: 188 | Budgeting Mistakes

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Joshua talks about earning income, managing money, financial willpower, budgeting mistakes, and what it means to live a “rich” life with author Ramit Sethi, and they answer the following questions:

What is the most effective investment strategy if I have limited funds to invest? (14:11)

How do I resist making impulsive purchases? (28:46)

How do I address my issues with credit cards? (33:23)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Jul 09 2019

46mins

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Rank #6: 094 | Budget

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Joshua & Ryan talk about budgeting, and they answer the following questions: Is it good or bad to have a credit rating? Is it appropriate to move in with loved ones to save money? In what order should I pay off my debt? What advice do you have for creating a realistic value-based budget and adhering to it? How do I stick to my budget without restricting experiences with loved ones? What do you recommend to those in the ‘pre-budget’ stage that are not ready to make every dollar go in its place? How can I still afford some enjoyment in life while paying down my crushing student loan debt? What can I do with all these books, CDs, and DVDs that are weighing me down? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Aug 29 2017

2hr 3mins

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Rank #7: 028 | Debt

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Joshua & Ryan discuss debt, credit scores, credit cards, investments, and much more, and they answer the following questions: Should you keep credit cards or cancel them after you pay them off? Should you invest money while you're paying off debt or put all the money toward paying off the debt? Should you use federal income-based repayment programs if you have student-loan debt? How do you form a financial team with your partner who thinks some debt is okay? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Jun 28 2016

1hr 24mins

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Rank #8: 180 | Stopped Buying

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Joshua & Ryan talk about the things they stopped buying as minimalists, and why they stopped buying them, with YouTuber Shelbizleee, and they answer the following questions:

Will economies continue to survive and thrive if minimalism is adopted by the masses? (06:54)

How do I better control my spending online where they make it so easy to be impulsive? (19:04)

How do I stop myself from buying food I don’t need? (22:36)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

May 14 2019

34mins

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Rank #9: 193 | Financial Independence

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Joshua and Ryan discuss financial independence, spending habits, and solving money problems with filmmaker Travis Shakespeare, and they answer the following questions:

How do I pay off debt when I’m only earning enough money to pay for life’s essentials? (04:01)

How do I save and invest with the earnings from a minimum-wage job? (18:19)

Is financial independence necessary for a minimalist, and, if so, what is the first baby step toward that journey? (26:35)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Aug 13 2019

38mins

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Rank #10: Quickie: The Minimalists on Living Within Your Means

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Joshua and Ryan reiterate the importance of avoiding debt within and without crises. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

May 15 2020

4mins

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Rank #11: 234 | Ask The Minimalists

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Joshua and Ryan field a flurry of questions from their podcast supporters, including:

What system do you use to organize your personal and professional lives? (01:14)

How do I determine which habits are helping me and which habits are not? (04:52)

How do I ensure I carry forward the lessons I learned from the pandemic regarding appropriate scheduling? (11:04)

How do I tactfully say ‘no’ to bosses and coworkers when I’m not on the clock? (20:50)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

May 12 2020

43mins

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Rank #12: 213 | Resolutions

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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

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Dec 31 2019

36mins

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Rank #13: 184 | Minimalist Diets

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Joshua discusses simple diets, optimal health, strategies for healing, and the gut microbiome with author and podcaster Rich Roll, Dr. Paul Saladino, and Dr. Tommy Wood, and they answer the following questions:

What are the most reliable resources regarding information about vegan, carnivore, and omnivore diets? (02:31)

Are branded diets created for the good of public health or simply to promote products and services? (28:18)

What food purchases should I prioritize on a limited budget? (33:51)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Jun 11 2019

51mins

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Rank #14: 144 | Simpleliving

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Joshua & Ryan answer an assortment of difficult questions about simple living, including:

How do you define simple living? (2:07)

How do I incorporate simple eating practices into my simple living practices? (5:19)

How do I maintain my minimalist lifestyle with a non-minimalist roommate? (23:20)

What one thing can I do immediately that will have the most significant impact on my adoption of a minimalist lifestyle? (35:40)

How do I find a balance between “living my present” and “worrying about my future”? (42:03)

How do I break my strong attachment to my stuff? (52:10)

How do I maintain my minimalist lifestyle among those in my social circle obsessed with material goods and money? (1:03:43)

How do I reduce my family’s entertainment expenses while still keeping my children happy? (1:10:38)

How do I make my home cozy without “unnecessary” things? (1:13:30)

How do I craft a simple life with the little personal time I have as a constantly hustling freelance entrepreneur? (1:20:47)

What are your thoughts on the tiny house movement? (1:29:39)

How do I make simple living fun for my family? (1:34:41)

How do I become a minimalist as a teenager? (1:39:53)

What cultures offer exemplary examples of simple living? (1:46:40)

How do I maintain simple living practices without the fear of missing out? (1:53:13)

Will living a simple life lead to living a bland life? (1:56:28)

How do I slow down to enjoy life when everyone around me is so busy? (1:59:27)

How do I live a simple life while balancing my responsibilities related to work, school, and family? (2:05:53)

How can I make housecleaning a simpler process? (2:09:20)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Aug 07 2018

2hr 37mins

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Rank #15: 129 | Beginnings

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Joshua & Ryan talk about new beginnings, starting over, creating new habits, walking away from bad situations, health problems, and losing weight, and they answer the following questions: What items should I keep, sell, donate, or recycle before I move to a new residence? How can minimalism help me adopt an appropriate diet? How do I build the confidence necessary to undertake a new beginning in my life? How do I overcome the fear of stepping outside my comfort zone to start a new career? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Apr 24 2018

1hr 40mins

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Rank #16: 215 | Busyness

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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

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Jan 14 2020

34mins

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Rank #17: 060 | Finances

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Joshua & Ryan talk about finances, debt, economics, and they answer the following questions: Should I invest my earnings when I have school loan debt and credit card debt, or should I focus on paying down the debt? My family’s medical debt seems the most pernicious of any of our debt—how do I best address it? What financial advice do you have for recent college graduates? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Feb 14 2017

2hr 5mins

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Rank #18: 233 | More/Less

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Joshua talks about whether reducing our consumption is enough to save the planet, or whether we need to do more than recycle, share stuff, and consume less; the upsides and downsides of capitalism; potential necessary changes to environmental policy; and some misconceptions about human progress with author and MIT scientist and professor Andrew McAfee, and they answer the following questions:

How can we use minimalist practices to help the environment? (05:21)

How do we train ourselves to purchase more intentionally and less impulsively? (23:37)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

May 05 2020

44mins

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Rank #19: 056 | Clothing

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Joshua & Ryan talk about clothing brands, simple wardrobes, and minimalist accessories, and they answer the following questions: How do I balance being a minimalist with my desire to own a lot of nice clothing? What are the most responsible clothing manufacturers that produce the highest quality clothing? I have purged most of my clothes, and I need to acquire well-made replacements that will last—where do I start? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Jan 31 2017

1hr 47mins

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Rank #20: 219 | Spring Clutter

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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

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Feb 11 2020

35mins

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Quickie: The Toxic Relationship That Almost Ended The Minimalists

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Joshua and Ryan discuss when relationships become untenable with podcaster and comedian Jamie Kilstein. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jul 10 2020

7mins

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242 | Toxic People

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Joshua and Ryan talk about dealing with toxic people, as well as defining, reassessing, repairing, and letting go of toxic relationships with podcaster and comedian Jamie Kilstein, and they answer the following questions:

What’s your definition of a ‘toxic person’? (06:02)

What’s your definition of ‘relationship’? (07:35)

Is it possible to be toxic to some people but not toxic to others? (13:05)

Can jealousy be helpful? (16:27)

Is there a difference between empathy and compassion? (17:13)

Is it realistic to expect to find a partner that’s on my own frequency? (20:04)

What is the ‘us box’ in relationships? (25:11)

Do my partner and I have to hold the same beliefs to be compatible? (27:57)

Is compromise a necessary component of a productive relationship? (29:13)

How do I deal with toxic people in the workplace? (38:35)

What are the essentials of meaningful work? (42:45)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Jul 07 2020

53mins

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Quickie: Becca Shern on Getting Better Sleep

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Joshua discusses the best practices for getting ideal sleep with registered dietitian Becca Shern and regenerative medicine expert Adam Lamb. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jul 03 2020

4mins

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241 | Hormones

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Joshua talks about hormones—both female and male hormones—and how they change in our 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond; what we can do to optimize our hormones to get the best out of life; how our hormones affect our sleep, stress, mood, energy, and sex drive; and how diet, sleep, sunlight, and exercise affect our hormones with registered dietitian Becca Shern and regenerative medicine expert Adam Lamb, and they answer the following questions:

What are hormones? (02:46)

Do hormones work in conjunction with one another? (04:17)

Is ‘normal’ actually ‘optimal’ or ‘good’? (05:52)

What are some warning signs of hormone imbalance? (10:10)

How do I determine if hormone replacement therapy is right for me? (11:08)

How does stress affect our hormones? (13:09)

Can hormonal birth control negatively affect testosterone levels in females? (16:59)

How do hormones affect sex drive? (20:29)

What’s the link between hormones, anxiety, and depression? (23:09)

Why does testosterone seem to be the silver-bullet hormone for so many people? (23:51)

Can testosterone help with thyroid issues? (24:44)

What’s the best way to determine hormone levels? (27:18)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Jun 30 2020

37mins

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Quickie: The Most Minimal Exercise

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Joshua and Ryan discuss effective exercises that require minimal equipment with podcaster, journalist, and author Max Lugavere. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jun 26 2020

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240 | Genius Life

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Joshua and Ryan talk about creating a healthy lifestyle, managing stress, healing your mind, strengthening your body, and becoming extraordinary with podcaster, journalist, and author Max Lugavere, and they answer the following questions:

How do I best relieve stress? (02:23)

How do I best mitigate chronic pain? (12:46)

Can you expand on your stance that ‘food isn’t entertainment’? (28:19)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Jun 23 2020

52mins

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Quickie: Rich Roll on Working at Home

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Joshua and Ryan discuss appropriate practices for working at home with author, podcaster, and health expert Rich Roll. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jun 19 2020

3mins

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239 | New Abnormal

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Joshua and Ryan discuss how to find balance, contentment, and tranquility in our new normal with author, podcaster, and health expert Rich Roll, and they answer the following questions:

What are the best methods for envisioning our new normal? (08:47)

How have your health practices evolved as a result of the recent crises? (15:49)

How do you find the strength to keep pushing when it all starts breaking down? (25:36)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Jun 16 2020

41mins

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Quickie: Is Poverty the New Minimalism?

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Joshua and Ryan discuss how the principles of minimalism are effective no matter a person's financial means. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jun 12 2020

10mins

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238 | Neo-Minimalism

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Joshua and Ryan discuss what minimalism will look like after this moment of uncertainty, whether a movement of Neo-Minimalism will form in the wake of the reset, and they answer the following questions:

How do I better control my online purchasing after relying on it so heavily during these recent crises? (16:04)

Given our current crises, what emergency items are reasonable to keep on hand as a minimalist? (22:07)

How has your definition and perspective of the word “essential” changed? (26:43)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Jun 10 2020

40mins

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Quickie: T.K. Coleman Responds to “You Ain’t Black”

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Joshua and Ryan discuss Joe Biden's "You ain't black" comment with T.K. Coleman. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jun 05 2020

6mins

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237 | Race Relations

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Joshua and Ryan are joined by T.K. Coleman to discuss race in America, racial justice, colorblindness, protests, riots, indifference, systemic oppression, and what we can do to help.

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Jun 02 2020

1hr 17mins

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Quickie: The Minimalists Tested Positive for COVID

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Joshua and Ryan discuss Joshua’s family’s experience with COVID-19. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

May 31 2020

7mins

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236 | Memories

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Joshua and Ryan talk about why we hold on to material possessions in an attempt to hold on to our memories, what we can do to hold on to our memories without holding on to the stuff, and they answer the following questions:

Should I hold on to sentimental mementos, like a wedding dress, in case my children may want them someday? (05:25)

How do I find the strength to let go of my deceased parent’s belongings? (18:24)

How do I determine what sentimental items are appropriate to keep? (29:55)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

May 26 2020

46mins

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Quickie: Kim Iversen on Minimalism in Politics

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Joshua and Ryan discuss incorporating minimalism into politics with journalist and podcaster Kim Iversen. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

May 22 2020

7mins

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235 | Politics

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Joshua and Ryan discuss local, national, and international politics; outrage and divisiveness in the current political climate; and the quagmire of disarray and turmoil created by tribalism and partisan politics with journalist and podcaster Kim Iversen, and they answer the following questions:

How can we help our government officials adopt more minimalist practices, especially with respect to budgets? (02:54)

Which political party is most closely aligned with the principles of minimalism? (15:29)

How do we all maintain balance in this heated political climate? (25:25)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

May 19 2020

42mins

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Quickie: The Minimalists on Living Within Your Means

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Joshua and Ryan reiterate the importance of avoiding debt within and without crises. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

May 15 2020

4mins

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234 | Ask The Minimalists

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Joshua and Ryan field a flurry of questions from their podcast supporters, including:

What system do you use to organize your personal and professional lives? (01:14)

How do I determine which habits are helping me and which habits are not? (04:52)

How do I ensure I carry forward the lessons I learned from the pandemic regarding appropriate scheduling? (11:04)

How do I tactfully say ‘no’ to bosses and coworkers when I’m not on the clock? (20:50)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

May 12 2020

43mins

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Quickie: Andrew McAfee on Misconceptions About Recycling

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Joshua discusses the efficacy of recycling with author and MIT scientist and professor Andrew McAfee. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

May 08 2020

5mins

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233 | More/Less

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Joshua talks about whether reducing our consumption is enough to save the planet, or whether we need to do more than recycle, share stuff, and consume less; the upsides and downsides of capitalism; potential necessary changes to environmental policy; and some misconceptions about human progress with author and MIT scientist and professor Andrew McAfee, and they answer the following questions:

How can we use minimalist practices to help the environment? (05:21)

How do we train ourselves to purchase more intentionally and less impulsively? (23:37)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

May 05 2020

44mins

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iTunes Ratings

7379 Ratings
Average Ratings
6165
589
265
138
222

Good stuff

By Dj horsedick - May 26 2020
Read more
Overall, really great content, but they have some long ones for some minimalists, just sayin

Solid Show

By Bebejamin - May 13 2020
Read more
They offer great advice through meaningful conversations. I never miss an episode.