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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
    • 4.7 • 8.4K Ratings

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

    Six Questions to Ask Before Buying

    Six Questions to Ask Before Buying

    Joshua and Ryan discuss the six questions they ask themselves before they purchase anything. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

    • 10 min
    Minimalism Rules

    Minimalism Rules

    Joshua and Ryan talk about the minimalism rules that have helped simplify their lives, and they answer the following questions:
    How valuable are rules? (00:00)
    How important are boundaries? (04:56)
    Once I only have my essential items, how do I keep them from wearing out quickly? (18:48)
    How is minimalism not a destination? (19:47)
    What is our language problem? (20:19)
    How effective is it to reverse clothes hangers to minimize a wardrobe? (27:17)
    Is it helpful to restrict the amount of clothes hangers to create an appropriate wardrobe? (28:20)
    How do you develop and maintain the discipline needed to stick to your minimalism rules or other habits you're trying to establish? (30:26)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
    Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    • 47 min
    Loyalty Is Overrated

    Loyalty Is Overrated

    Joshua and Ryan discuss how we often give loyalty more weight than it truly deserves with podcaster and Director of Entrepreneurial Education for FEE, T.K. Coleman. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

    • 9 min
    Use Things

    Use Things

    Joshua and Ryan talk about healing our relationships with stuff, truth, self, values, money, creativity, and people with podcaster and Director of Entrepreneurial Education for FEE, T.K. Coleman, and they answer the following questions:
    What gave you the inspiration for Love People, Use Things? (00:00)
    Do we learn more from those that have been redeemed, or from those that have led “perfect” lives? (08:51)
    How did the line blur so much between private lives and public lives? (10:31)
    How do I reconcile with my minimalist values when I must trash items I no longer use that can’t be donated, recycled, or upcycled? (13:48)
    What is the true cost of things?  (14:43)
    How do I justify to my minimalist self that it’s okay to have numerous accoutrements for several hobbies that bring me joy? (21:00)
    What separates minimalism from dogmatism? (23:57)
    How do I rejuvenate my creativity when I’m overwhelmed by burnout? (36:04)
    How do we avoid falling into maintenance mode as creatives? (40:31)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
    Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    • 51 min
    Aligning Our Online and Offline Selves

    Aligning Our Online and Offline Selves

    Joshua and Ryan discuss how we must strive to treat one another appropriately both online and off with director Nick Bilton and artist Chris Bailey of HBO’s Fake Famous. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

    • 3 min
    Fake Famous

    Fake Famous

    Joshua and Ryan discuss the perils of pursuing fame, clout, and attention in today's insta-world with director Nick Bilton and artist Chris Bailey of HBO’s Fake Famous, and they answer the following questions:
    Why did Nick make a film about fake fame? (00:00)
    What constitutes actual fame? (07:01)
    What impact is social media having on our children? (09:24)
    How has Chris’s life changed since the film? (13:04)
    Why do the people who just post photos of themselves in skimpy outfits and pouts get five million followers, yet the people who actually have something meaningful to say get only a handful of followers? (21:27)
    What is the number one photo opportunity in L.A. for influencers? (26:49)
    What is an “Instagram vacation”? (27:55)
    If maintaining social media accounts is part of our daily work, how do we incorporate minimalism to ensure our use is intentional, appropriate, and valuable? (28:38)
    What value have you gotten from social media? (32:19)
    Has the experience of the global pandemic actually helped us get away from our glowing screens? (32:57)
    What is the prime purpose of social media? (35:52)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
    Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
8.4K Ratings

8.4K Ratings

Ms. Mindful ,

Simply inspiring

I love listening to The Minimalists! Love people not things, is so true. Connection is the key to thriving. I think we can all survive on our own, but not thrive.

Goteal18 ,

Adds so much value to my life

I’m so glad I stumbled upon The Minimalists and this podcast when I did. These conversations cause me to think more deeply about issues and ideas I hadn’t even considered. It’s definitely not a “how to live with nothing” podcast. The conversations are diverse and dynamic, and I even find myself laughing out loud pretty frequently. This is honestly the only podcast I’ve ever wanted to consistently follow every week because it adds that much value to my life. 100% recommend!

BridgetLaudienPhoto ,

No longer getting value (AKA over it)

Loved their 1st documentary and was a loyal listener for years, including via Patreon. Over the years it’s become so awfully repetitive and increasingly less reliable as a source of insight, information or inspiration. Their content has devolved into flaky at best and irresponsible at worst. I mean the carnivore diet nonsense?Really? The “evidence” referenced was pathetic. And then they pretend to care about suffering and the environment. I can’t respect that, especially not from people who constantly discuss “values”. Josh has also become so arrogant and self-aggrandizing. Living as a minimalist while commodifying your existence kind of misses the point…

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