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The Minimalists Podcast

The Minimalists Podcast

The Minimalists

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

Latest Episodes

Quickie: Where can I find a supportive community?

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

3 min3 d ago
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Quickie: Where can I find a supportive community?

Battle Ready

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

39 min6 d ago
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Battle Ready

Quickie: How to Minimize the Temptation of Social Media

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. Watch the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

9 min1 w ago
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Quickie: How to Minimize the Temptation of Social Media

Social Dilemma

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

55 min1 w ago
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Social Dilemma

Quickie: How to Respect an Introvert's Space

EJoshua and Ryan discuss introverts' boundaries with comedian Josh Wolf. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

9 min2 w ago
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Quickie: How to Respect an Introvert's Space

Relationship Rescue

EJoshua and Ryan talk about repairing and strengthening relationships during difficult times with comedian Josh Wolf, and they answer the following questions: Is it possible that the global pandemic actually helped save some relationships? (01:20) What are some good habits to adopt to save a relationship? (06:36) What is ‘Object A’? (09:59) How much is enough? (10:37) What does it feel like to be satisfied? (13:13) What is the difference between pleasure and joy? (15:32) What is the ‘price of admission’? (19:50) Has social media given us a false sense of self-importance? (22:35) What is the difference between a recipe and a template? (24:05) Is restricting a partner’s choices a reasonable solution to their staunch resistance to change? (24:45) What is the value of stretching our comfort zone? (34:00) How will I know when I’ve found ‘the one’? (36:02) Do we set unrealistic expectations regarding relationships? (39:52) Why do we often start relationships in an attempt to fix ourselves? (45:01) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

59 min2 w ago
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Relationship Rescue

Quickie: Physical Books vs. Kindle Books

Joshua talks about the pros and cons of digital books and physical books. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

5 min3 w ago
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Quickie: Physical Books vs. Kindle Books

Book Clutter

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 Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

49 min3 w ago
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Book Clutter

Quickie: Do paper straws and sip-cup lids actually help the environment?

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

15 minSEP 25
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Quickie: Do paper straws and sip-cup lids actually help the environment?

Waste

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 Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

43 minSEP 22
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Waste

Latest Episodes

Quickie: Where can I find a supportive community?

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

3 min3 d ago
Comments
Quickie: Where can I find a supportive community?

Battle Ready

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

39 min6 d ago
Comments
Battle Ready

Quickie: How to Minimize the Temptation of Social Media

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. Watch the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

9 min1 w ago
Comments
Quickie: How to Minimize the Temptation of Social Media

Social Dilemma

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

55 min1 w ago
Comments
Social Dilemma

Quickie: How to Respect an Introvert's Space

EJoshua and Ryan discuss introverts' boundaries with comedian Josh Wolf. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

9 min2 w ago
Comments
Quickie: How to Respect an Introvert's Space

Relationship Rescue

EJoshua and Ryan talk about repairing and strengthening relationships during difficult times with comedian Josh Wolf, and they answer the following questions: Is it possible that the global pandemic actually helped save some relationships? (01:20) What are some good habits to adopt to save a relationship? (06:36) What is ‘Object A’? (09:59) How much is enough? (10:37) What does it feel like to be satisfied? (13:13) What is the difference between pleasure and joy? (15:32) What is the ‘price of admission’? (19:50) Has social media given us a false sense of self-importance? (22:35) What is the difference between a recipe and a template? (24:05) Is restricting a partner’s choices a reasonable solution to their staunch resistance to change? (24:45) What is the value of stretching our comfort zone? (34:00) How will I know when I’ve found ‘the one’? (36:02) Do we set unrealistic expectations regarding relationships? (39:52) Why do we often start relationships in an attempt to fix ourselves? (45:01) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

59 min2 w ago
Comments
Relationship Rescue

Quickie: Physical Books vs. Kindle Books

Joshua talks about the pros and cons of digital books and physical books. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

5 min3 w ago
Comments
Quickie: Physical Books vs. Kindle Books

Book Clutter

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 Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

49 min3 w ago
Comments
Book Clutter

Quickie: Do paper straws and sip-cup lids actually help the environment?

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

15 minSEP 25
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Quickie: Do paper straws and sip-cup lids actually help the environment?

Waste

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 Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

43 minSEP 22
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Waste

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