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Emmy-nominated Netflix stars and New York Times–bestselling authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, known collectively as The Minimalists, help millions of people live meaningful lives with less.

Emmy-nominated Netflix stars and New York Times–bestselling authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, known collectively as The Minimalists, help millions of people live meaningful lives with less.

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United States

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Emmy-nominated Netflix stars and New York Times–bestselling authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, known collectively as The Minimalists, help millions of people live meaningful lives with less.

Language:

English


Episodes

352 | The Expectations

8/8/2022
The Minimalists are joined by musician Matt Nathanson to talk about the problem with expectations and assumptions. Watch all three hours of episode 352 on The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists Discussed in this episode: How do I lower or eliminate expectations? (01:44) What is the distinction between an expectation and an assumption? (10:26) What do you consider your most meaningful accomplishment? (12:22) What can attendees of the Sunday Symposium event expect?...

Duration:00:29:38

351 | Funeral for Things

8/1/2022
The Minimalists are joined by their new cohost, T.K. Coleman, to talk about dead things, dead relationships, and more. Listen to all three hours of episode 351 on The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists Discussed in this episode: Why did T.K. Coleman join The Minimalists Podcast as the new cohost? (00:19) Are we obligated to always attend the funerals of loved ones? (03:43) How do I accept my mother dating after the death of my father? (15:46) What is “chronological...

Duration:00:37:48

You Are Probably a Stage 1 Hoarder

7/28/2022
The Minimalists discuss with professional organizer Dr. Julia Raz the likelihood that nearly all of us are at least stage 1 hoarders. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists FOLLOW THE MINIMALISTS: Instagram TikTok Twitter Facebook

Duration:00:07:55

350 | Professional Organizers

7/26/2022
The Minimalists discuss organizing, hoarding, and decluttering with professional organizer Dr. Julia Raz, and they answer the following questions: When should you hire a professional organizer, and what should you look for in one? (01:36) What is a professional organizer? (02:13) How do I create a new space with a minimalist aesthetic when I move? (10:27) What is the crux of most couples’ disagreements? (19:09) How do I find the system of organization that works for me? (21:47) What...

Duration:00:38:49

The Perfect Amount of Clothes

7/21/2022
The Minimalists discuss how many articles of clothing are sufficient for a minimalist. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists FOLLOW THE MINIMALISTS: Instagram TikTok Twitter Facebook

Duration:00:04:23

349 | Outgrowing Things

7/19/2022
The Minimalists discuss outgrowing possessions, careers, cities, routines, habits, traditions, and relationships, they release a major announcement, and they answer the following questions: How can you tell you’ve outgrown something? (01:48) What is the common denominator of outgrown things? (04:39) How do I move on from my past traumas so they have the least negative impact on my present self? (10:35) What is your perspective regarding trauma? (16:58) How do I move on from something...

Duration:00:48:24

Emotions from Childhood Are Holding You Back

7/14/2022
The Minimalists discuss coping with childhood trauma with psychologist Dr. Susan David. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists FOLLOW THE MINIMALISTS: Instagram TikTok Twitter Facebook

Duration:00:10:11

348 | Decluttering Emotions

7/12/2022
The Minimalists discuss emotional clutter with psychologist Dr. Susan David, and they answer the following questions: What is optimum emotional health, and how do we achieve it? (01:39) How does acceptance help us manage our emotional state? (04:31) Can anger be productive? (05:59) How are emotions actually data? (07:04) How do emotions and values work together? (07:25) What is the ideal relationship between stimulus and response? (10:29) What is “fusion”? (11:18) What is the...

Duration:00:33:06

All of Humanity's Problems Stem from This

7/7/2022
The Minimalists discuss a common issue that plagues much of modern humanity, as well as a few simple solutions. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists FOLLOW THE MINIMALISTS: Instagram TikTok Twitter Facebook

Duration:00:06:59

347 | The Minimalist Checklist

7/5/2022
The Minimalists discuss ten ideal ways to simplify our lives, and they answer the following questions: Where do we best start our decluttering odyssey? (02:01) What is “setting the stage”? (13:23) What is the “true cost” of an item? (21:06) What two ways do you recommend to save money on every purchase? (24:53) What platforms have you found reliable for selling unwanted items? (33:58) How do we effect positive change in our city’s policies regarding architectural aesthetics?...

Duration:01:04:27

Creativity for Uncreative People

6/30/2022
The Minimalists discuss with writer Jeff Goins how people who believe they're naturally uncreative can discover their creative side. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists FOLLOW THE MINIMALISTS: Instagram TikTok Twitter Facebook

Duration:00:12:44

346 | Starving Artists

6/28/2022
The Minimalists talk about earning a living from creative pursuits with writer Jeff Goins, and they answer the following questions: Why do even the most talented artists often struggle financially? (02:43) What is the premise of Jeff’s book? (03:35) How does stubbornness help artists? (04:31) How does a hyper focus on details harm artists? (07:43) What is the importance of patrons for artists? (12:55) How do artists best actualize their dreams? (24:22) What is the best use of our...

Duration:00:56:27

I Don't Have Home Internet

6/23/2022
The Minimalists discuss why Joshua decided not to install an Internet connection in his new home. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists FOLLOW THE MINIMALISTS: Instagram TikTok Twitter Facebook

Duration:00:05:06

345 | Homeownership vs. Renting

6/21/2022
The Minimalists discuss the pros and cons of owning versus renting homes from a minimalist perspective, and they answer the following questions: What are your respective opinions regarding owning versus renting homes? (01:48) Is there an age deadline for homeownership? (10:57) How do we determine which is more financially feasible for us between renting and buying? (14:44) What are “Zoomtowns”? (25:07) Do you consider tiny homes a viable homeownership option, particularly regarding...

Duration:00:55:39

This Is Why People Think You're Awkward

6/16/2022
The Minimalists discuss why people might perceive us as being awkward with Vanessa Van Edwards. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists FOLLOW THE MINIMALISTS: Instagram TikTok Twitter Facebook

Duration:00:07:11

344 | Communication Problems

6/14/2022
The Minimalists speak with Vanessa Van Edwards about communication problems and the signals we send to others through our body language, facial expressions, word choices, and vocal inflections, and they answer the following questions: How do I overcome the feeling of being chronically misunderstood? (02:38) What are the four channels for cues? (03:18) What is the importance of congruence in our communication? (04:10) How are we most commonly misunderstood? (07:09) What are warm and...

Duration:00:48:39

Clothing Companies That Treat Workers Fairly

6/9/2022
The Minimalists discuss clothing companies that provide employees with safe working conditions and appropriate compensation for their work. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists FOLLOW THE MINIMALISTS: Instagram TikTok Twitter Facebook

Duration:00:06:16

343 | The Good Goods

6/7/2022
The Minimalists talk about practical, reliable, and durable goods and the social, moral, and environmental responsibilities of the companies that produce them, and they answer the following questions: Where did you get the idea for the title, “The Good Goods”? (01:50) Is there a curated list somewhere on the Internet of companies that sell high-quality, durable goods that also take responsibility for their social and environmental impact? (05:23) What is “impact anxiety”? (16:45) What is...

Duration:01:02:21

Are We Happy or Upset About Elon Musk Buying Twitter?

6/2/2022
The Minimalists and T.K. Coleman discuss the implications of Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists FOLLOW THE MINIMALISTS: Instagram TikTok Twitter Facebook

Duration:00:16:20

342 | Near-Death Experiences

5/31/2022
The Minimalists discuss the benefits of near-death experiences with their friend T.K. Coleman a month after his brush with death, and they answer the following questions: How has having your film nominated for an Emmy affected you? (02:06) How many times has T.K. appeared on the podcast? (03:39) What near-death experience did T.K. experience recently, and what lessons did he take from it? (05:52) What mattered the most to you in your moment of crisis? (11:43) What effect did T.K.’s...

Duration:01:02:44