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

The Minimalists Podcast The Minimalists

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7, 7K Ratings

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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7K Ratings

7K Ratings

Advocate_of_truth ,

immense value

My appreciation for the value Joshua and Ryan have added to my life goes far beyond what I can describe in a podcast review. Minimalism is more than an approach to dealing with “stuff” - it’s truly a philosophy of life. Simplifying has helped make the most of my time. I’ve eliminated “busy” from my vocabulary and reaped the benefits of simplicity in my vocation, relationships, and inner life. Their core message, to “love people and use things”, is one our culture needs to hear. Give them a listen! You won’t regret it.

P.S. Folks who complain about Joshua and Ryan promoting their books, tours and patreon on the podcast must not listen to many other podcasts. This “advertising” doesn’t even come close to the many minutes of ads in other podcasts! Proud to be a patreon supporter of their vision.

Asauzz22 ,

Used to be my favorite podcast

I'll start off by saying these guys changed my life, and the early days of the podcast were wonderful (4-5 stars). Lately, though, everything has changed. These guys (probably Josh, the ringleader) took a great message and made it as unapproachable as possible. First off, they make fun of a lot of their callers. If someone calls with a basic question but they don't get the terminology *just* right or they are confused by a basic minimalism concept, these guys immediately make a joke at their expense before giving their oh-so-divine answer. Secondly, Josh likes to show off he's a writer by re-defining common words ad ad nauseam, while at the same time injecting as many big and impressive words as possible which don't quite blend in with the casual dialogue. He also seems strangely averse to the concept of *interviewing* guests (they're DISCUSSIONS, don't get it wrong). I'm also a bit annoyed that they decided to - quite literally - minimize their audience. Although in an odd twist of events, they decided to cap their Patreon audience when it hits 6k, complaining constantly about how "growth for the sake of growth is not meaningful". What? You grew your audience to teach them about minimalism/intentional living, did you not? And now you want to cap that? Hmm. They claim they don't trust the general public with their personal details and life events... but that isn't the point of the podcast anyway. If you don't want to share personal stuff, don't share it, but it's weird to guilt people into paying you to share. The shorter, "minimal" episodes (for us free-loaders) is still half self-promotion and half "what's going on in the lives of the minimalists". The discussions with guests are good, but it seems like it's used as bait at this point, to get you to pay them for the whole conversation. I don't know what they'll do once they cap the Patreon audience, but after being a devoted fan for over 2 years, I think it's time to let go of this podcast.

nbkoiww ,

I like it but

The kid intro in the beginning is annoying .. why is that necessary

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