529 episodes

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.

The Minimalists Podcast Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus

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    • 4.7 • 1.2K Ratings

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.

    The Expectations

    The Expectations

    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? (24:46)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
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    • 29 min
    Funeral for Things

    Funeral for Things

    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 snobbery”? (24:06)
    Why did you create the Sunday Symposium event? (30:54)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
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    • 37 min
    You Are Probably a Stage 1 Hoarder

    You Are Probably a Stage 1 Hoarder

    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
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    • 7 min
    Professional Organizers

    Professional Organizers

    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 questions help us get to the ‘why’ of decluttering? (26:43)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
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    • 38 min
    The Perfect Amount of Clothes

    The Perfect Amount of Clothes

    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
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    • 4 min
    Outgrowing Things

    Outgrowing Things

    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 without feeling I’m losing part of my identity? (21:12)
    Who is the new cohost of The Minimalists Podcast? (37:21)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Polymel ,

Compelling, essential and always enlightening

I’ve been a fan of The Minimalists since watching their original Netflix doc and reading their first book. I’ve followed them over the years and although I don’t feel I’m in need of minimalist help/advice (I’m already there in terms of living a simpler life), I never fail to take away an ‘aha’ or learn something fundamentally helpful and important, every time I listen to them. Even when it’s a subject or guest that I don’t think will be relevant to me, I’m invariably wrong! There’s always a great takeaway and some have been genuinely life changing. Keep at it guys, you are doing the most amazing job and a heartfelt thanks for all the insights over the years, I’m a better person because of you.

tessafyffe ,

Love this! No nonsense, nourishing conversations!

The Netflix docu-movies really resonated with me and has really changed how I view my life and all the ‘stuff’ of my life. I am now a minimalist and emptying my life of the heaviness of unnecessary attachments, physical and emotional, is such a lightening joy! This podcast continues the conversation with more depth and breadth and is so interesting and refreshing. Great work guys. God bless you and your families for sharing your gifts with the world! Tessa Fyffe

Pesusa ,

Always Delivers Good Sense

This podcast has been in my favourites for four years and it is my go to podcast when I am bewildered with the world and want to listen to a good, fun conversation that is authentic, original and aligned with my values.
The Minimalists have a refreshing degree of integrity which is sadly rare in the modern world; it is always heartening to listen to this podcast which never fails to inspire through interesting, thought provoking and worthwhile topics, with a positive, authentic bias which evokes a sense of optimism amid a media which is fuelled by negativity.
Keep on Keeping on you guys. Thank you,

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