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Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life’s most important things—which actually aren’t things at all. At age 30, best friends Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus walked away from their six­-figure corporate careers, jettisoned most of their material possessions, and started focusing on what’s truly important. In this podcast Joshua & Ryan, known to their millions of readers as "The Minimalists," discuss living a meaningful life with less stuff.

Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life’s most important things—which actually aren’t things at all. At age 30, best friends Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus walked away from their six­-figure corporate careers, jettisoned most of their material possessions, and started focusing on what’s truly important. In this podcast Joshua & Ryan, known to their millions of readers as "The Minimalists," discuss living a meaningful life with less stuff.
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Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life’s most important things—which actually aren’t things at all. At age 30, best friends Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus walked away from their six­-figure corporate careers, jettisoned most of their material possessions, and started focusing on what’s truly important. In this podcast Joshua & Ryan, known to their millions of readers as "The Minimalists," discuss living a meaningful life with less stuff.

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Episodes

158 | Selfcare

11/13/2018
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Joshua & Ryan chat with Randi Kay about self-care, and they answer the following questions: How do I move on from the darkness of my past to become the person I want to become? (16:18) How important is foot care to overall health? (46:06) How do I practice self-care without feeling selfish? (1:03:03) How do I balance caring for myself with caring for others? (1:08:01) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Duration:01:37:26

157 | Excess

11/6/2018
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Joshua & Ryan talk about reducing excess stuff, including some of the things that might add value to your life, and they answer the following questions: How do I appropriately address the frustration I experience when I lose any of the few things I truly value? (15:09) How do I determine if any family items are heirlooms to be saved for future generations? (23:40) Should I minimize gradually or quickly? (33:14) How do I minimize dispassionately? (36:37) Detailed show notes:...

Duration:01:00:10

156 | Fear

10/30/2018
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Joshua & Ryan talk about fear, depression, success, judgment, and gift-giving, and they answer the following questions: How do I explain my mental health issues to my new partner? (25:06) How do I address gift-giving with loved ones that insist on giving gifts and question my judgment for not wanting them? (44:42) How do I conquer the fear of criticism that is holding me back from sharing my creative work with the world? (1:00:01) How do I overcome decision fatigue and choose a career?...

Duration:01:44:19

155 | Love

10/23/2018
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Joshua & Ryan sit down with Peter Rollins, producer of Making Love, to discuss why people struggle with love, and they answer the following questions: How do I appropriately enrich a relationship? (52:40) When should I stop pursuing a relationship? (1:20:20) How do I best love myself? (1:43:36) How do I determine if a love is good or bad? (1:51:06) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Duration:02:25:04

154 | Minimal

10/16/2018
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Joshua & Ryan answer a bunch of questions about minimalism, including: Which revenue stream should I focus my energy on to ensure my company is profitable? (1:51) What project are you focused on to complete within the next year? (7:52) Should I spend more money for an apartment with an extra room for a home office? (11:58) How does having a child change one’s minimalist practices? (19:28) How do I find happiness when I’m stressed? (26:11) What can I do to minimize more quickly?...

Duration:01:27:10

153 | Spouses

10/9/2018
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Joshua & Ryan talk about spouses, significant others, partners, boyfriends, girlfriends, and lovers, and they answer the following questions: How do my partner and I create a mutually agreeable budget? (19:45) How do I live as a minimalist without my spouse’s support? (38:07) How do I purge my spouse’s excess stuff without upsetting them? (56:07) How do I determine between an ideal relationship and a simply comfortable relationship? (1:02:04) Detailed show notes:...

Duration:01:46:59

152 | Comparison

10/2/2018
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Joshua & Ryan sit down with Rachel Cruze, author of Love Your Life, Not Theirs, to discuss managing finances, eliminating debt, and avoiding the comparison trap, and they answer the following questions: How do I determine the appropriate amount of money to save when my income fluctuates throughout the year? (26:40) How do I explain minimalism to non-minimalists? (33:08) How do my partner and I decide who is responsible for each financial obligation in our household? (43:27) How do I...

Duration:01:23:17

151 | Donating

9/25/2018
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Joshua & Ryan talk about donating, selling, recycling, reusing, and trashing their excess stuff, and they answer the following questions: How do I determine what items I should donate and what items I should sell? (00:53) Will friends appreciate me gifting them my unwanted belongings, or will they be offended? (17:36) What should I do with items that are missing pieces, e.g., board games, rather than just throwing them away? (26:40) How do I determine what is the best use of my time and...

Duration:00:57:35

150 | City

9/18/2018
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Joshua & Ryan talk about how the city in which you live affects the rest of your life, and they answer the following questions: How do I decide where it’s best for me to reside? (3:34) How will I know when I’ve simplified enough? (4:05) How do I choose a more affordable location for my family without sacrificing neighborhood amenities? (39:17) Why are some areas of the world happier than others? (1:00:46) How important are transportation options when considering places to live?...

Duration:01:43:07

149 | Sex

9/11/2018
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Joshua & Ryan sit down with Dr. Christopher Ryan, author of Sex at Dawn, to discuss sex, couples, and nontraditional relationships, and they answer the following questions: If I consider the physical characteristics I find attractive when choosing a partner, am I being intentional or shallow? (12:12) Should I save my sexual accoutrements for the possibility of a future relationship? (31:12) Is building a strong emotional base crucial for a healthy sex life? (41:46) How should I respond...

Duration:01:25:56

148 | Breakups

9/4/2018
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Joshua & Ryan sit down with Nate Green to discuss how he's moving forward after exiting a ten-year relationship, and they answer the following questions: How do I move on from a relationship but still remain friends with my former partner? (17:16) How do I rid myself of the remnants of a relationship that ended badly? (54:42) How do I forgive myself for a breakup that was my fault? (1:14:22) How do minimalists best divide up their collective items during a breakup? (1:18:34) Detailed...

Duration:01:51:27

147 | Retire

8/28/2018
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Joshua & Ryan sit down with Chris Hogan, author of Retire Inspired, to discuss financial freedom, getting out of debt, and retirement planning, and they answer the following questions: How do I retire and still ensure I can leave a legacy? (28:00) How do I take on midlife responsibilities and obligations—marriage, children, mortgage—while still appropriately saving for retirement? (36:14) Which is the better retirement investment between a 401K and a Roth IRA? (44:32) How do I ignore the...

Duration:01:24:57

146 | Curation

8/21/2018
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Joshua & Ryan talk about the difference between curating and collecting, and they answer the following questions: Are museum collections considered intentional curations? (34:08) Shouldn’t I save items I acquired on vacation that are exclusive to the areas I visited? (55:13) Shouldn’t I save items that improve with age? (1:24:04) How can I best curate a collection of items that are meaningful to me? (1:30:04) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists:...

Duration:02:16:35

145 | Challenges

8/14/2018
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Joshua & Ryan talk about their personal challenges, and they answer the following questions: What aspects of minimalism have you found particularly challenging, and how have you overcome those challenges? (36:16) How do I return to challenging myself in my discomfort zone after an extended period of time spent in my comfort zone? (1:08:56) Is procrastination always bad? (1:26:23) How do I best manage a relationship with a loved one that collects stuff? (1:29:54) Detailed show notes:...

Duration:01:58:29

144 | Simpleliving

8/7/2018
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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...

Duration:02:37:00

143 | Indebted

7/31/2018
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Joshua & Ryan sit down with Anthony ONeal, author of 5 Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make in College, to discuss school debt, consumer debt, scholarships, credit scores, and credit cards, and they answer the following questions: How do I strike a balance between paying off my student loan debt and building my dreams? (25:17) How can I attend college with no money? (32:57) How do I justify buying things of value when I’m in debt? (41:48) How do I pay off my significant student loan debt...

Duration:01:13:00

142 | Anxiety

7/24/2018
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Joshua & Ryan discuss anxiety, worry, and stress, and how they personally deal with these negative emotions, and they answer the following questions: How do I reduce my priorities to reduce my anxiety? (20:02) How do I minimize my worry and indecisiveness to minimize my anxiety? (33:55) Will simply letting go of stuff help me shed my anxiety? (57:10) How do I rid myself of the physical feelings of anxiety? (1:02:12) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists:...

Duration:01:38:10

141 | Parents

7/17/2018
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Joshua & Ryan discuss the best ways to explain minimalism to your parents and other relatives, and they answer the following questions: How do I address my parents’ toxic, wholly unsupportive relationship with me, and how do I forgive them for it? (3:41) How do I help my loved ones better understand my lifestyle choices so they simply accept me? (36:29) What do I do when my parents ask me to clear their clutter for them, but they won’t let go of anything? (56:36) How do I help my aging...

Duration:01:38:10

140 | Buying

7/10/2018
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Joshua & Ryan discuss tips for buying things intentionally, and they answer the following questions: How do I stop myself from compulsively consuming? (19:50) When you must consume, what brands do you trust? (39:56) How do I manage my professional responsibilities and obligations to make more time for my personal pursuits? (40:18) Should I spend more money on better products, or should I save money purchasing less inexpensive products that might be less durable? (1:08:03) What criteria...

Duration:02:04:09

139 | Access

7/3/2018
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Joshua & Ryan discuss ownership of things versus access to things with Ryan Delk from Omni, and they answer the following questions: Is ownership simply a matter of satisfying one’s ego? (12:12) Is it always better to rent something instead of buying it? (20:26) Should I invest in things I use frequently instead of minimizing everything? (26:39) How do I determine what I must own compared to what I can have access to? (52:31) How do I enjoy the benefits of streaming services without the...

Duration:01:29:06