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

The Minimalists Podcast The Minimalists

    • Mental Health
    • 4.7, 7.7K Ratings

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

    Owning Less

    Owning Less

    Joshua and Ryan talk about owning less, wanting less, decluttering physical and digital spaces, and more (about less) with YouTube minimalist Ronald L. Banks, and they answer the following questions:
    How do I ensure I purchase new items intentionally? (02:01)
    How do I appropriately address my constant yearning for upgrades? (05:15)
    Why do we try to use possessions to validate ourselves? (06:18)
    How do I appropriately manage my bloated digital storage? (10:53)
    What is the best method for organizing photos? (13:47)
    Are there instances that warrant more rather than less? (21:12)
    How does minimalism simultaneously encompass less and more? (22:06)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
    Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    • 36 min
    Quickie: Dealing with Guilt

    Quickie: Dealing with Guilt

    Joshua and Ryan discuss how to appropriately address guilt with author, theologian, and philosopher Peter Rollins. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

    • 9 min
    The Lacking

    The Lacking

    Joshua and Ryan discuss the fear of missing out (FOMO), the joy of missing out (JOMO), and how to be content in the midst of uncertainty with author, theologian, and philosopher Peter Rollins, and they answer the following questions:
    What is ‘the lack’? (03:51)
    What is the difference between freedom and determinism? (04:58)
    What are hypothetical and categorical imperatives? (06:27)
    Can too much freedom cause anxiety? (11:52)
    How do I find satisfaction with my current situation rather than constantly searching for something new? (13:40)
    What is the difference between desire and drive? (15:50)
    Why do most of us seem to crave change? (23:12)
    What is the burden of freedom? (24:20)
    What is the ‘lack of the secret’ compared to the ‘secret of the lack’? (27:37)
    How can I curb my constant desire for new things? (32:09)
    Is our desire for the new related to our past? (33:46)
    What is guilt? (38:48)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
    Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    • 50 min
    Quickie: How to Let Go When Overwhelmed by Decluttering

    Quickie: How to Let Go When Overwhelmed by Decluttering

    Joshua and Ryan discuss overcoming overwhelm. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

    • 5 min
    Overstuffed

    Overstuffed

    Joshua and Ryan talk about stuff and why many of us still have too much, and they answer the following questions:
    How can pressure help me become a better minimalist? (02:21)
    How do I manage my children’s belongings? (03:52)
    How do I help my loved ones simplify their lives? (06:30)
    How do I address my compulsion to build collections? (11:39)
    What is the difference between joy and happiness? (12:28)
    What creates true joy? (14:40)
    How much is enough? (15:42)
    How can friction help me on my minimalist journey? (17:21)
    What is the value of ‘why’? (22:25)
    How do I curate what’s appropriate for me to keep long-term when I’m constantly moving? (24:36)
    How do I let go of the burden of cost? (27:15)
    How do I remove the meaning I’ve given to things? (28:26)
    What is the ‘price of admission’? (30:23)
    How do I responsibly dispose of items that no longer serve their function? (33:52)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
    Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    • 48 min
    Quickie: Trendy or timeless?

    Quickie: Trendy or timeless?

    Joshua and Ryan discuss the elegance of simple, timeless style with the founder of PreachersNSneakers, Tyler Jones. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7.7K Ratings

7.7K Ratings

Maryoshim ,

Great podcast!

This podcast gives me perspective and it reminds me to try to find what really means the most to me in life. Couldn’t ask for more!

amanda,h ,

Adds value, room for improvement

I really like the message and ideas shared on the podcast and how it is listener driven. I wish the guests were given more opportunities to speak- much of the advice has become very repetitive so it would be great to hear new ideas and perspectives. Hoping to get more content out of the maximal episodes.

Lilliemverdata ,

One Man Show Masquerading as a Minimalist Podcast

I have listened to this podcast over several years and grew more and more disheartened. Josh continually speaks over everyone, quotes himself, and feels the need to debate everything ad nauseam. The message behind the show is fantastic but I’ve found other podcasts that provide the value this show once did. I do value their bluntness and commitment to their message if you can get past the guru bro feel with a side of Ramsay rapture.

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