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

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

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United States

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

Language:

English


Episodes

Help Me Convince My Spouse to Minimize!

1/13/2022
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Duration:00:02:43

322 | Paper Clutter

1/11/2022
Joshua and The Minimalists’ team talk about dealing with paper clutter, including bills, mail, receipts, taxes, photos, books, pamphlets, files, contracts, letters, and other random paperwork, and they answer the following questions: What documents are essential to keep? (02:11) What companies do you recommend for scanning physical photos and storing them in the cloud? (06:45) What are the most effective methods for organizing important paper documents in the office? (18:22) What...

Duration:00:39:00

The Abundance of Minimalism

1/6/2022
The Minimalists are joined by T.K. Coleman to discuss the difference between wealth and abundance. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:17:36

321 | An Evening of Less

1/4/2022
The Minimalists are joined by T.K. Coleman in Atlanta to discuss minimalism with purpose, resolving conflict, and creating a “social budget,” and they answer the following questions: When have you found telling the truth problematic? (03:04) Is minimalism a Western solution for overconsumption? (07:20) Why are so many so consumed with consumption? (08:54) What is the “American Dream”? (10:03) What makes us singularly human? (11:51) What is minimalism to you? (13:15) How do you...

Duration:00:32:47

How Do I Overcome a Toxic Relationship with a Parent?

12/30/2021
Joshua and Ryan are joined by counselor, podcaster, and author Ian Morgan Cron to talk about setting boundaries with toxic family members. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:07:13

320 | Identity Clutter

12/28/2021
Joshua and Ryan are joined by counselor, podcaster, and author Ian Morgan Cron to discuss identity clutter and the outdated stories people tell themselves, and they answer the following questions: How do you start rewriting your story when you feel overwhelmed and insecure about who you are and who you want to be? (02:23) What does the acronym “SOAR” represent? (06:27) What is “act as-if”? (07:38) How do you discover your true identity after traumatically losing your societal identities?...

Duration:00:40:44

How to Have Uncomfortable Conversations

12/23/2021
Joshua and Ryan talk about the best ways to approach uncomfortable conversations. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:03:59

319 | Toxic Hustle Culture

12/21/2021
Joshua and Ryan discuss the pros and cons of hustle culture, and they answer the following questions: Do some people claim they’re busy to be envied for being in demand? (01:01) What is the difference between “hurry” and “hustle”? (05:46) How do you define “productive”? (06:45) What is the fatal flaw of hustle culture? (08:51) How can we break free of hustle culture? (13:31) How do you appropriately address burnout with yourself or an employer before it reaches the point of no return?...

Duration:00:40:38

Beyond Stuff, What Have The Minimalists Learned About Minimizing Internal Clutter?

12/16/2021
Joshua and Ryan talk about minimizing stress, depression, and worry. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:05:06

318 | Eleven Simple Years

12/14/2021
Joshua and Ryan talk about what they’ve learned, how they’ve grown, and in what ways they’ve subtracted since they started The Minimalists eleven years ago, and they answer the following questions: How has your understanding of, and approach toward, minimalism developed over the last eleven years? (00:00) Why does minimalism seem radical? (05:34) How do we address our issue with clinging? (06:44) What is the most important lesson you’ve learned about consumerism? (10:13) What is the...

Duration:00:41:20

What Would Make Minimalism a Cult?

12/9/2021
Joshua and Ryan talk about what would make minimalism a cult with Amanda Montell, author of Cultish. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:08:08

317 | The Consumer Cult

12/7/2021
Joshua and Ryan speak with Amanda Montell, author of Cultish, about what makes a cult a cult, and they answer the following questions: Who decides whether a cult is a cult? (00:00) Are cults strictly negative? (02:08) Is CrossFit a cult? (04:33) How do otherwise reasonable people fall susceptible to cults? (11:58) What are the characteristics of a cult? (13:55) What is the “thought-terminating cliche”? (15:47) What are the “exit costs” of cults? (21:29) What are some red flags to...

Duration:00:50:10

How to Say "No" to Gifts from Family Members

12/2/2021
Joshua and Ryan discuss how to say "no" to Christmas gifts without sounding snobby or standoffish. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:06:04

316 | Christmas Gifts

11/30/2021
Joshua and Ryan talk about giving gifts, getting gifts, and sometimes refusing gifts as a minimalist during Christmastime, and they answer the following questions: How do I address the guilt I feel when I don’t get a Christmas gift for someone that expected one? (01:13) Can gift-giving be a love language? (21:49) What are some clutter-free gift ideas? (25:46) What are the three types of fun? (28:02) What is the minimalist approach to Christmas stockings? (32:51) What are some good...

Duration:00:42:19

Do Old Clothes Have an Expiration Date?

11/25/2021
Joshua and Ryan talk about putting an expiration date on old clothes. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:05:12

315 | Expired Things

11/23/2021
Joshua and Ryan talk about expired food, expired medications, expired possessions, and expired daily habits, and they answer the following questions: How can we appropriately manage the expiration dates of everything in our lives? (00:00) Is the expiration date listed on food the last day it can be used? (06:57) How do I appropriately let go of perishable items that no longer serve me, especially when there was a degree of expense involved? (13:45) What do you consider clutter?...

Duration:00:29:56

What Would The Minimalists Buy with Unlimited Money?

11/18/2021
Joshua and Ryan discuss what they might purchase if they had unlimited funds. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:09:55

314 | Luxury Items

11/16/2021
Joshua and Ryan talk about so-called luxury items—desiring them, purchasing them, clinging to them, understanding them, and letting go of them—and they answer the following questions: How do you define “luxury item”? (01:10) How do we differentiate between luxury, elegance, and trendy? (06:04) As my fiance and I are creating our wedding registry, how do we ensure we don’t fall into the trap of exploiting the kindness of others for luxury items that will just fill the areas we just...

Duration:00:42:42

How Do I Leave My Job Now?

11/11/2021
Joshua and Ryan discuss the folly of contemplating the "perfect" time to leave a job with career expert, author, and Ramsey personality Ken Coleman. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:07:30

313 | Paycheck to Purpose

11/9/2021
Joshua and Ryan talk about earning a living doing work that matters with career expert, author, and Ramsey personality Ken Coleman, and they answer the following questions: Does one have to have a “purpose” at work? (02:16) What three elements make up one’s purpose? (03:13) Must a purpose be a lofty pursuit? (09:33) What do you recommend as the best options for making money on the road for those of us that want to travel and see the world? (16:00) How do I balance pursuing a purpose...

Duration:00:38:47