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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. Cohost: T.K. Coleman.

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. Cohost: T.K. Coleman.

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United States

Description:

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. Cohost: T.K. Coleman.

Language:

English


Episodes

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

358 | Relationship Clutter

9/19/2022
The Minimalists are joined by licensed therapists Vanessa Bennett and John Kim to discuss relationship clutter. Listen to all two hours of episode 358 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do I search intentionally for a life partner without becoming consumed by that pursuit? (01:45) Does a need for relationships inevitably cause relationship clutter? (03:31) What is the danger in prioritizing my partner’s needs? (5:27) What is your perspective regarding...

Duration:00:30:17

357 | Angry

9/12/2022
Ryan Nicodemus returns and the trio talks about what makes them angry. Listen to all three hours of episode 357 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: Is anger most commonly triggered by fear and sadness? (01:30) What is your perspective regarding acceptance? (04:46) How do I tactfully address a significant difference in our decor preferences with my partner? (15:41) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast:...

Duration:00:33:52

356 | Judgment

9/5/2022
The Minimalists are joined by musician and YouTuber Ruslan to talk about judgment as emotional clutter. Watch all three hours of episode 356 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do we help our children control their emotions? (01:51) How do we best manage the judgment of loved ones? (16:23) Where do Ruslan and The Minimalists disagree on judgment? (17:39) What is the difference between description and prescription? (19:01) Detailed show notes:...

Duration:00:28:11

355 | Kids' Stuff

8/29/2022
The Minimalists are joined by Joshua’s wife, Becca Shern, host of How to Love, to talk about unconventional relationships and parenting. Listen to all three hours of episode 355 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do I discuss creating appropriate boundaries with our children with my spouse and grandparents? (01:40) How do we incorporate specificity to better manage difficult conversations? (09:15) How do we treat children equitably within a family?...

Duration:00:40:06

354 | Misery

8/22/2022
The Minimalists are joined by philosopher Peter Rollins to talk about misery, trauma, and letting go of souvenirs. Listen to all three hours of episode 354 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: What drives The Minimalists to help others? (01:41) What inspires Peter Rollins to create? (05:57) Why is work meaningful to us? (07:14) How do we let go of the guilt of a poorly chosen present? (10:33) What is your perspective regarding gifts? (13:40) What do you...

Duration:00:34:03

353 | Quitting Minimalism

8/15/2022
The Minimalists are joined by comedian Jamie Kilstein to talk about quitting minimalism, saying “no” to birthday gifts, and more. Listen to all three hours of episode 353 on The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists Discussed in this episode: What is your perspective regarding people quitting minimalism? (01:50) Why do we often blame our problems on everything but ourselves? (05:53) What is “new-convert syndrome”? (10:31) How do we tactfully refuse gifts? (12:33) What...

Duration:00:26:54

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