The Minimalists Podcast

Self Development

The Minimalists are Emmy-nominated Netflix stars and New York Times–bestselling authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. Alongside cohost T.K. Coleman, they help millions of people live meaningful lives with less.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Minimalists are Emmy-nominated Netflix stars and New York Times–bestselling authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. Alongside cohost T.K. Coleman, they help millions of people live meaningful lives with less.

Language:

English


Episodes

378 | Difficulty Letting Go

2/6/2023
The Minimalists talk about why it’s so difficult to let go. Listen to all 2.5 hours of episode 378 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do I push myself out of my long-term comfort zones? (02:08) How do we learn to better trust our intuition? (16:37) What is most concerning about the desire for nice things? (21:01) How do we ensure we purchase items with weighted consideration for utility, durability, environmental cost, and fair trade manufacturing?...

Duration:00:37:59

377 | Disrespectful Family

1/30/2023
The Minimalists speak with therapist and author Lori Gottlieb about family members who don’t respect boundaries. Listen to all 2 hours of episode 377 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do we create a detente with loved ones who are completely intractable? (02:04) How do we bring meaningful change to our relationships? (05:01) What is “the parentified child”? (11:28) What do you consider the ‘cost of admission’ for relationships? (14:21) What are your...

Duration:00:29:50

376 | Cluttercore

1/23/2023
The Minimalists discuss the new “cluttercore” design trend. Listen to all 2 hours of episode 376 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do we stay focused and motivated when we’re going through a lengthy process of decluttering? (01:50) What is “cluttercore”? (05:02) Is there any value in simply embracing clutter? (09:00) What is “costly signaling”? (10:34) How do we determine what to actually hold on to? (14:09) Which of the objects mentioned in past...

Duration:00:38:00

375 | Clinging to Books

1/16/2023
The Minimalists talk about why people cling to books they’ll never read, advice for aspiring writers, and more. Listen to all 2.5 hours of episode 375 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: Why do some people hold on to books they’ll likely never read again? (01:48) What is the most effective process for getting a book published? (15:30) What are your perspectives regarding self-promotion? (21:24) What do you consider ideal writing habits? (26:07) How do we...

Duration:00:40:25

374 | Boxes of Stuff

1/9/2023
The Minimalists talk about holding on to boxes of sentimental items. Listen to all 2 hours of episode 374 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do we find the strength to let go of significantly sentimental items or find the peace to keep them? (01:47) Isn’t our reliance on the ‘rules’ of others simply a lack of our own discipline? (15:02) What is your perspective regarding discipline? (18:10) How do you record podcasts when much of your staff works and...

Duration:00:32:37

373 | No Prescriptions (Kapil Gupta)

1/2/2023
The Minimalists speak with Kapil Gupta, MD, about prescriptions, discontent, fear, suffering, misery, lies, truth, and more. Listen to all 2 hours of episode 373 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: What are your perspectives regarding conflict? (10:41) Why are we so concerned with the opinions of others? (11:46) Why is trying to convince others so problematic? (20:13) What do you mean by “the ultimate possibility of a human being”? (34:48) Detailed show...

Duration:00:35:56

372 | How to Let Go

12/25/2022
The Minimalists talk about letting go, dealing with regrets, New Year’s resolutions, broken family relationships, and the dangers of hope. Listen to all 2 hours of episode 372 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do we let go of our shame regarding our shortcomings? (04:42) How do we continuously refine our minimalist practices without becoming compulsive? (11:52) What is the “No-Stories Policy”? (15:54) How do we mend a broken relationship when the other...

Duration:00:33:26

371 | The Best Gift

12/19/2022
The Minimalists talk about the gift of a clean slate. Listen to all 3 hours of episode 371 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do you manage the debilitating anxiety associated with a potentially terminal illness? (01:54) How is a clean slate the best gift? (03:00) How do we still love family and friends that don’t support us? (16:25) How do we let go of excess when circumstances put us in a survival mentality? (20:33) Detailed show notes:...

Duration:00:35:21

370 | Guilt

12/12/2022
The Minimalists speak with Dr. Nicole LePera about letting go of guilt. Listen to all 3 hours of episode 370 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do we manage the guilt we feel when we’re dependent on loved ones? (01:52) Why did Dr. LePera write How to Meet Your Self? (15:49) How do we determine when it’s appropriate to help others? (17:31) How do we explain to our loved ones when the negatives far outweigh the positives at our job? (27:37) What does...

Duration:00:36:50

369 | Intentional Travel

12/5/2022
The Minimalists talk about traveling with less. Listen to all 2.5 hours of episode 369 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do you travel intentionally as a minimalist? (02:01) What is the “Go-Without-It Rule”? (15:54) How do I overcome the fear of possibly wasting time and effort on new experiences I might not enjoy? (19:10) How do we budget appropriately for vacations? (24:42) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private...

Duration:00:29:03

368 | Chronic Illness

11/28/2022
The Minimalists speak with Dr. Jerry Tennant about preventing and treating chronic illness. Listen to all 2 hours of episode 368 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: When will medicine shift its focus to prevention instead of just treating symptoms? (02:15) Why did Dr. Tennant write Healing Is Voltage? (12:15) How does low voltage contribute to illness? (17:29) What paths of relief are available for those suffering with chronic illness? (22:38) What did Dr....

Duration:00:43:35

367 | Storage

11/21/2022
The Minimalists talk about the problems with in-home storage. Listen to all 2 hours of episode 367 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do we reason with loved ones regarding their clutter intruding our shared spaces? (02:21) How do we manage stress during moves? (17:22) How much clothing should we keep on hand for weight fluctuations? (21:13) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

Duration:00:33:55

366 | News Media Clutter

11/14/2022
The Minimalists talk about news addiction and the anxiety it produces. Listen to all 2.5 hours of episode 366 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do we stay informed without becoming overwhelmed? (01:53) What is the primary purpose of news outlets? (03:29) Why are most ideas worthless? (08:44) How do we become more psychologically flexible? (16:08) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

Duration:00:26:33

365 | Minimalist Budgeting Tips

11/7/2022
The Minimalists talk about avoiding lifestyle inflation. Listen to all three hours of episode 365 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do I better manage my impulses and my budget as my income increases? (01:46) What is “lifestyle inflation”? (02:29) What is the “casino technique”? (12:04) How will refunding dissatisfied customers and allowing them to keep items affect consumerism? (19:36) How do we determine what luxuries to let go of when we can...

Duration:00:37:56

364 | Inner Conflict

10/31/2022
The Minimalists speak with Wendy Smith, author of Both/And Thinking, about shortening cycles of inner conflict. Listen to all two hours of episode 364 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do we better analyze and accept our shortcomings and failures? (01:57) What is “emotional ambivalence”? (10:38) How do we tactfully manage rocky relationships with family and friends? (15:13) How do we commit to leaving an unfulfilling job? (19:12) What are “competence...

Duration:00:34:08

363 | Stuffitis

10/24/2022
The Minimalists talk about how to decide what to get rid of. Listen to all two hours of episode 363 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do we determine what to let go of when we’re attached to everything we have? (01:38) What is “one-day-itis”? (07:17) How do I best manage my anxiety regarding decluttering? (11:14) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

Duration:00:23:38

362 | Simplifying Death

10/17/2022
The Minimalists speak with hospice physician Zach Bush, MD, about accepting death. Listen to all three hours of episode 362 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How does it seem that we effortlessly let go of everything when we die? (01:48) How do we detox the memory bank of the human body? (11:13) Since palliative care is generally only available to those who are terminally ill, is there another legal and ethical option for me when I’m ready to pass on?...

Duration:00:44:27

361 | Stop Saying Yes

10/10/2022
The Minimalists talk about managing guilt and disappointment when saying “no.” Listen to all two hours of episode 361 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do I manage the guilt I feel when I must refuse the requests of others for my assistance? (01:46) Why is it so difficult to say “no” in the moment? (05:08) Is it selfish to expect adequate compensation for my time and expertise? (11:32) How do I appropriately manage the anger I feel toward the...

Duration:00:26:44

360 | Sleep Problems

10/3/2022
The Minimalists speak with sleep expert Jack Dell’Accio about best practices for sleep. Listen to all two hours of episode 360 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do couples tactfully address their sleep issues that affect one another? (01:43) Is it more beneficial for couples to sleep together or to sleep apart? (04:56) What approaches have you found effective as a couple in improving your sleep? (07:06) How do I effectively communicate my sleep wants and...

Duration:00:27:56

359 | Decluttering Facebook Friends

9/26/2022
The Minimalists talk about getting rid of excess “friends” on social media. Listen to all two hours of episode 359 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do we appropriately curate our ‘friends’ lists in our social media accounts? (01:40) Why do we act on social media in ways we would never act in real life? (06:48) How do we tactfully encourage our partners to embrace minimalist practices? (14:05) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The...

Duration:00:23:42