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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.

The Minimalists Podcast Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 9.3K 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.

    Creativity for Uncreative People

    Creativity for Uncreative People

    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
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    • 12 min
    Starving Artists

    Starving Artists

    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 creations that no longer hold any meaning for us—save for posterity, recycle, repurpose, trash? (25:30)
    How do I best manage my PR on social media so I have adequate time to produce my art? (38:18)
    What is the Sunday Symposium? (45:10)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
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    • 56 min
    I Don't Have Home Internet

    I Don't Have Home Internet

    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
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    • 5 min
    Homeownership vs. Renting

    Homeownership vs. Renting

    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 resale value? (32:54)
    What should we look for in a community when we’re ready to plant roots? (38:08)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
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    • 55 min
    This Is Why People Think You're Awkward

    This Is Why People Think You're Awkward

    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
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    • 7 min
    Communication Problems

    Communication Problems

    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 confident words? (07:50)
    How do we organically incorporate mirroring into our communication? (12:45)
    How can you tell if someone is actively listening to you? (15:04)
    What are the two misconceptions about eye contact? (16:57)
    What is “Resting Bothered Face”? (20:15)
    What is “phubbing”? (24:14)
    What are “invitation cues”? (27:23)
    As a teenager living under my parents’ roof how do I tactfully address the conflict arising between their values and beliefs and my own that are continuously evolving at my age? (30:10)
    What is “openness”? (32:24)
    What is the “Platinum Rule”? (36:25)
    Why is nonverbal communication so powerful? (38:00)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
9.3K Ratings

9.3K Ratings

Mcshanehenry ,

Learn something with every episode

These guys are inspiring. I dip in and out to get inspiration to live a simpler life.

Guessgirl5 ,

All the stars out of 5

If I could give more than 5 out of 5 stars I would! I started listening to The Minimalist years ago when I first watched the documentary. I remember being so relieved, intrigued, and inspired by their way of thinking. They have changed my life and who I am! I appreciate hearing their way of viewing the world more than anyone I have ever heard publicly. If you like them, just wait until you listen to their Patreon. It’s a must! Rather than being preachy or telling you you have to think a certain way, they open up ideas and thought experiments. The Minimalist have helped me so much that I’m nearly tearing up writing this. Sure, I have changed my relationship with stuff, but I also have changed my relationship with friends, family, work, money, time, and especially myself. You two are amazing along with the rest of your team. I feel like you are my friends I never met. I do hope to make it in that hug line at some point! Happy birthday JFM!

Batxguano ,

Keep on keeping on

I’m here to wish Joshua a happy birthday! you, Ryan and the rest of the minimalist team have done so much for me and my family I still struggle on some things but I’m still remaining consistent with my new lifestyle. I love the multiple point of views within each episode & different topics of how minimalism ties into it. Would like it if we had more about Minimalists architecture, design and things of that nature on the podcast more often.

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