49 episodes

Best selling authors and passionate bloggers, Michael & Maša Ofei explore what it means to live with incredible intentionality. They bring honest conversations to your ears discussing a range of topics including; minimalism, veganism, zero-waste, productivity, consumerism, travel amongst other things!

The Minimalist Vegan Podcast Michael & Maša Ofei

    • Philosophy
    • 4.8, 23 Ratings

Best selling authors and passionate bloggers, Michael & Maša Ofei explore what it means to live with incredible intentionality. They bring honest conversations to your ears discussing a range of topics including; minimalism, veganism, zero-waste, productivity, consumerism, travel amongst other things!

    Are You Addicted To The News?

    Are You Addicted To The News?

    With all that is currently happening in the world, do you find yourself paying attention to the news more? Or have you always kept up to date with local and international affairs?

    We have felt judged on many occasions for choosing to opt-out of keeping up with current news stories. It’s been considered selfish and ignorant.

    In this week’s podcast episode, we discuss how we have willfully ignored news for years and haven’t felt like we have missed out on what happens.

    We also look at the vast contrast of how we feel when we start to pay more attention to the media.

    Are you looking for more?

    Visit the show notes at https://theminimalistvegan.com/049/

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    Email us your questions at info@theminimalistvegan.com

    • 41 min
    Are You Comfortable Calling Yourself Vegan?

    Are You Comfortable Calling Yourself Vegan?

    Let’s just come out and say it. Veganism is stigmatised. Yes even in 2020.

    It’s been a while since we became vegan, so we’re a little out of touch. But every now and then, we see the comments.

    “Ah, there go those vegans again.”

    “Those bloody vegans are everywhere.”

    It’s subtle, but it’s there.

    We wonder, is this stigma creating a barrier for more people to be vegan? Are people merely not trying a vegan lifestyle on the principle of not being those “people” instead of focusing on the objectively positive reasons to be vegan?

    In this episode, we discuss the sometimes detrimental brand of veganism and how it’s potentially hurting the movement.

    Are you looking for more?

    Visit the show notes at https://theminimalistvegan.com/048/

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    Email us your questions at info@theminimalistvegan.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    How Connected To Nature Are You?

    How Connected To Nature Are You?

    Fundamentally, humankind and nature are connected.

    We’ve built infrastructure and technologies to co-exist with nature. However, we routinely disrupt nature to exist and evolve.

    With such advancements, it’s easy to draw a rift between yourself and our natural environment. There’s a connection to our surroundings that’s magical, but most of us choose to neglect it, sometimes unknowingly.

    Our theory is that if we become immersed in the beauty of nature, we’ll appreciate it more and thus treat it better. But is it that simple?

    In this conversation, we explore the growing divide between nature and humans, and some things we’re experimenting with to get reconnected. We also share some of the challenges we’ve faced with our relationship with nature.

    Has our disconnect gone too far?

    Are you looking for more?

    Visit the show notes at https://theminimalistvegan.com/047/

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    Email us your questions at info@theminimalistvegan.com

    • 47 min
    What’s The Future of Minimalism?

    What’s The Future of Minimalism?

    We know we say it all the time, but minimalism has changed our lives in ways we didn't think was possible.

    But for all of the clutter we've reduced and money we've saved, it's the essentialist mindset of minimalism that has been perhaps to most valuable gift.

    Although minimalism as a lifestyle has gained momentum in the last decade, we often wonder what the future of minimalism looks like. Does it have a future? Or is minimalism merely a trend that will eventually go away?

    In this episode, we discuss how minimalism has grown over time as well as our thoughts on what we think minimalism will be in the future.

    Are you looking for more?

    Visit the show notes at https://theminimalistvegan.com/046/

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    Email us your questions at info@theminimalistvegan.com

    • 54 min
    Do You Really Need To Start a Business To Be Happy?

    Do You Really Need To Start a Business To Be Happy?

    Entrepreneurship has exploded over the last couple of decades, as starting a business has become more accessible through the internet.

    What used to be super-professional business people in a suit or your mom and pop store down the road, has evolved to high-profile tech entrepreneurs with billions of capital in their 30s.

    With such a shift in business, it seems like everyone has a side hustle with the hopes of generating a part-time or full-time income from their project to escape their job.

    We know what it’s like to daydream about all the possibilities of establishing a profitable business.

    But just because you can start a business, does it mean you should? And just because you can grow your business, does it mean you should?

    Trying to create a successful business is one of the hardest things anyone can do, and it often comes with massive compromises.

    Not only that, but running a business can put a strain on your family, finances, and your self-esteem.

    The principles of minimalism and intentionality often get overlooked when it comes to self-employment as the success of your business depends on growth. With growth comes some of the most suffocating mental clutter you can experience. 

    In this conversation, we discuss the challenges of wanting more in your career as it relates to contentment and intentionality.

    Are you looking for more?

    Visit the show notes at https://theminimalistvegan.com/045/

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    How To Make The Men In Your Life Go Vegan

    How To Make The Men In Your Life Go Vegan

    We recently watched The Game Changers, which follows James Wilks (ex MMA fighter) around the world as he finds links between physical performance and a plant-based diet.

    We couldn’t help but notice that this documentary was marketed heavily to men who are sceptical about trying a vegan diet.

    The Game Changers got us thinking deeply about why men, in particular, seem to resist veganism more than women.

    This is not just coming from us. Numbers show time and time again that between 63-79% of the vegan population are women, depending on the country.

    Why is that?

    Is it because of a perceived loss in masculinity, performance, taste in food? It’s likely a combination of all three.

    In this episode, we use Michael’s experience of being a part of these “manly” communities to discuss how to encourage men to go vegan.

    Are you looking for more?

    Visit the show notes at https://theminimalistvegan.com/044/

    Follow us on Instagram @theminimalistvegan

    Email us your questions at info@theminimalistvegan.com

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Kiranewname ,

Refreshingly down to earth

I love the natural organic conversation between the two hosts. This is a little departure from the standard Q&A interview format. Thought provoking and entertaining.

ImOLD ,

Great content.

Great fresh new discussions and new perspectives.
Love it.
Looking forward to more.
Good luck you guys.

alwaysapple117 ,

Great stuff!

Amazing podcast channel, love it. Subscribed!

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