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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.

The Minimalists Podcast Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 49 Ratings

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.

    The Consumer Cult

    The Consumer Cult

    Joshua and Ryan speak with Amanda Montell, author of Cultish, about what makes a cult a cult, and they answer the following questions:
    Who decides whether a cult is a cult? (00:00)
    Are cults strictly negative? (02:08)
    Is CrossFit a cult? (04:33)
    How do otherwise reasonable people fall susceptible to cults? (11:58)
    What are the characteristics of a cult? (13:55)
    What is the “thought-terminating cliche”? (15:47)
    What are the “exit costs” of cults? (21:29)
    What are some red flags to look for regarding cults? (22:25)
    Can you explain the US-centric terms being used regarding cults? (32:08)
    Why does it seem the US is replete with cults? (32:35)
    How do cults start? (34:30)
    What is the “cult of consumerism”? (36:43)
    How do cult members not see how it’s hurting them when it’s so obvious to everyone else? (39:37)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
    Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    • 50 min
    How to Say "No" to Gifts from Family Members

    How to Say "No" to Gifts from Family Members

    Joshua and Ryan discuss how to say "no" to Christmas gifts without sounding snobby or standoffish. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

    • 6 min
    Christmas Gifts

    Christmas Gifts

    Joshua and Ryan talk about giving gifts, getting gifts, and sometimes refusing gifts as a minimalist during Christmastime, and they answer the following questions:
    How do I address the guilt I feel when I don’t get a Christmas gift for someone that expected one? (01:13)
    Can gift-giving be a love language? (21:49)
    What are some clutter-free gift ideas? (25:46)
    What are the three types of fun? (28:02)
    What is the minimalist approach to Christmas stockings? (32:51)
    What are some good charities for children? (36:50)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
    Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    • 42 min
    Do Old Clothes Have an Expiration Date?

    Do Old Clothes Have an Expiration Date?

    Joshua and Ryan talk about putting an expiration date on old clothes. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

    • 5 min
    Expired Things

    Expired Things

    Joshua and Ryan talk about expired food, expired medications, expired possessions, and expired daily habits, and they answer the following questions:
    How can we appropriately manage the expiration dates of everything in our lives? (00:00)
    Is the expiration date listed on food the last day it can be used? (06:57)
    How do I appropriately let go of perishable items that no longer serve me, especially when there was a degree of expense involved? (13:45)
    What do you consider clutter? (15:21)
    What can we do about expired sources of content, such as a blog with dated viewpoints, narratives, and opinions? (17:42)
    How do we determine when we’ve entered a new season in life and it’s time to let go of hobbies, friendships, and dreams of past seasons? (21:41)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
    Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    • 29 min
    What Would The Minimalists Buy with Unlimited Money?

    What Would The Minimalists Buy with Unlimited Money?

    Joshua and Ryan discuss what they might purchase if they had unlimited funds. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

farmerjlo ,

Thank you so much!

Gentlemen, I had your clips recommended to me on youtube after the algorithm realized finances and minimalism were topics that got me clicking into the videos. Much as I’ve already tried to adopt some habits by the time i watched your clips, your words served as great reminders. Finding the podcast was superb cos i have since listened to your podcast instead of the n-th time i replay my favorite songs. you two are great with words and what you say sometimes hit me so hard and i just get surprised and think “why didn’t i think of it this way?!”

avessey83 ,

Learning a lot

Live better through listening to this!

Merlinder ,

Love

I love listening to this podcast on my way to work

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