The Minimalists Podcast

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 Aug 29, 2018
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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.

Episode Date
150 | City
01:43:09

Joshua & Ryan talk about how the city in which you live affects the rest of your life, and they answer the following questions:

How do I decide where it’s best for me to reside? (3:34)

How will I know when I’ve simplified enough? (4:05)

How do I choose a more affordable location for my family without sacrificing neighborhood amenities? (39:17)

Why are some areas of the world happier than others? (1:00:46)

How important are transportation options when considering places to live? (1:06:39)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Sep 18, 2018
149 | Sex
01:25:57

Joshua & Ryan sit down with Dr. Christopher Ryan, author of Sex at Dawn, to discuss sex, couples, and nontraditional relationships, and they answer the following questions:

If I consider the physical characteristics I find attractive when choosing a partner, am I being intentional or shallow? (12:12)

Should I save my sexual accoutrements for the possibility of a future relationship? (31:12)

Is building a strong emotional base crucial for a healthy sex life? (41:46)

How should I respond to criticisms regarding the traditional life choices of my partner and me, e.g., waiting until marriage to live together and have sex? (49:20)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Sep 11, 2018
148 | Breakups
01:51:28

Joshua & Ryan sit down with Nate Green to discuss how he's moving forward after exiting a ten-year relationship, and they answer the following questions:

How do I move on from a relationship but still remain friends with my former partner? (17:16)

How do I rid myself of the remnants of a relationship that ended badly? (54:42)

How do I forgive myself for a breakup that was my fault? (1:14:22)

How do minimalists best divide up their collective items during a breakup? (1:18:34)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Sep 04, 2018
147 | Retire
01:24:58

Joshua & Ryan sit down with Chris Hogan, author of Retire Inspired, to discuss financial freedom, getting out of debt, and retirement planning, and they answer the following questions:

How do I retire and still ensure I can leave a legacy? (28:00)

How do I take on midlife responsibilities and obligations—marriage, children, mortgage—while still appropriately saving for retirement? (36:14)

Which is the better retirement investment between a 401K and a Roth IRA? (44:32)

How do I ignore the judgement of loved ones and fully pursue my passions?  (50:17)

Is a house an asset or a liability? (55:48)

Is it possible to overdo Dave Ramsey’s baby steps related to investing and paying off a mortgage? (59:20)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Aug 28, 2018
146 | Curation
02:16:36

Joshua & Ryan talk about the difference between curating and collecting, and they answer the following questions:

Are museum collections considered intentional curations? (34:08)

Shouldn’t I save items I acquired on vacation that are exclusive to the areas I visited? (55:13)

Shouldn’t I save items that improve with age? (1:24:04)

How can I best curate a collection of items that are meaningful to me? (1:30:04)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Aug 21, 2018
145 | Challenges
01:58:30

Joshua & Ryan talk about their personal challenges, and they answer the following questions:

What aspects of minimalism have you found particularly challenging, and how have you overcome those challenges? (36:16)

How do I return to challenging myself in my discomfort zone after an extended period of time spent in my comfort zone? (1:08:56)

Is procrastination always bad? (1:26:23)

How do I best manage a relationship with a loved one that collects stuff? (1:29:54)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Aug 14, 2018
144 | Simpleliving
02:37:01

Joshua & Ryan answer an assortment of difficult questions about simple living, including:

How do you define simple living? (2:07)

How do I incorporate simple eating practices into my simple living practices? (5:19)

How do I maintain my minimalist lifestyle with a non-minimalist roommate? (23:20)

What one thing can I do immediately that will have the most significant impact on my adoption of a minimalist lifestyle? (35:40)

How do I find a balance between “living my present” and “worrying about my future”? (42:03)

How do I break my strong attachment to my stuff? (52:10)

How do I maintain my minimalist lifestyle among those in my social circle obsessed with material goods and money? (1:03:43)

How do I reduce my family’s entertainment expenses while still keeping my children happy? (1:10:38)

How do I make my home cozy without “unnecessary” things? (1:13:30)

How do I craft a simple life with the little personal time I have as a constantly hustling freelance entrepreneur? (1:20:47)

What are your thoughts on the tiny house movement? (1:29:39)

How do I make simple living fun for my family? (1:34:41)

How do I become a minimalist as a teenager? (1:39:53)

What cultures offer exemplary examples of simple living? (1:46:40)

How do I maintain simple living practices without the fear of missing out? (1:53:13)

Will living a simple life lead to living a bland life? (1:56:28)

How do I slow down to enjoy life when everyone around me is so busy? (1:59:27)

How do I live a simple life while balancing my responsibilities related to work, school, and family? (2:05:53)

How can I make housecleaning a simpler process? (2:09:20)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Aug 07, 2018
143 | Indebted
01:13:02

Joshua & Ryan sit down with Anthony ONeal, author of 5 Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make in College, to discuss school debt, consumer debt, scholarships, credit scores, and credit cards, and they answer the following questions:

How do I strike a balance between paying off my student loan debt and building my dreams? (25:17)

How can I attend college with no money? (32:57)

How do I justify buying things of value when I’m in debt? (41:48)

How do I pay off my significant student loan debt with my modest income? (46:47)

Detailed show notes: theminimalists.com/podcast

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Jul 31, 2018
142 | Anxiety
01:38:12

Joshua & Ryan discuss anxiety, worry, and stress, and how they personally deal with these negative emotions, and they answer the following questions:

How do I reduce my priorities to reduce my anxiety? (20:02)

How do I minimize my worry and indecisiveness to minimize my anxiety? (33:55)

Will simply letting go of stuff help me shed my anxiety? (57:10)

How do I rid myself of the physical feelings of anxiety? (1:02:12)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jul 24, 2018
141 | Parents
01:38:11

Joshua & Ryan discuss the best ways to explain minimalism to your parents and other relatives, and they answer the following questions:

How do I address my parents’ toxic, wholly unsupportive relationship with me, and how do I forgive them for it? (3:41)

How do I help my loved ones better understand my lifestyle choices so they simply accept me? (36:29)

What do I do when my parents ask me to clear their clutter for them, but they won’t let go of anything? (56:36)

How do I help my aging parents understand that many of the possessions they want to pass along to loved ones have little intrinsic or extrinsic value? (1:00:42)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jul 17, 2018
140 | Buying
02:04:10

Joshua & Ryan discuss tips for buying things intentionally, and they answer the following questions:

How do I stop myself from compulsively consuming? (19:50)

When you must consume, what brands do you trust? (39:56)

How do I manage my professional responsibilities and obligations to make more time for my personal pursuits? (40:18)

Should I spend more money on better products, or should I save money purchasing less inexpensive products that might be less durable? (1:08:03)

What criteria do you ensure a product meets before you purchase it? (1:16:41)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jul 10, 2018
139 | Access
01:29:07

Joshua & Ryan discuss ownership of things versus access to things with Ryan Delk from Omni, and they answer the following questions:

Is ownership simply a matter of satisfying one’s ego? (12:12)

Is it always better to rent something instead of buying it? (20:26)

Should I invest in things I use frequently instead of minimizing everything? (26:39)

How do I determine what I must own compared to what I can have access to? (52:31)

How do I enjoy the benefits of streaming services without the stress of the expense and the constant notifications? (59:01)

Where do I draw the line between ownership and access regarding items that adapt and evolve as I use them, such as musical instruments? (1:04:42)

Why does our culture place such an emphasis on ownership? (1:08:40)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jul 03, 2018
Birthday Gifts
09:45
Jun 29, 2018
138 | Healthproblems
03:29:22

Joshua brings his doctors from NBT onto the podcast to discuss his personal health problems, including fatigue, hormonal imbalance, insomnia, digestive issues, gut health, back pain, multiple chemical sensitivities, brain fog, low libido, erectile dysfunction, heavy-metal poisoning, and more, and they answer the following questions:

Is there a link between excess material possessions and an increase in mental health issues? (1:06:25)

What’s the best way to support someone who is dealing with a serious health problem? (1:17:53)

How do I take responsibility for my health without obsessing over it? (1:21:57)

How do I safely recover from burnout? (1:25:37)

Why do we seem to have more health problems today than we ever had in the past? (1:34:17)

How do I best deal with chronic fatigue syndrome? (1:45:15)

Can I safely detox from heavy metals on my own? (1:51:15)

What are your thoughts on the low-carb, ketogenic, and Whole30 diets? (1:57:52)

How necessary are most supplements? (2:07:24)

How do I attain and maintain good gut health? (2:23:50)

What are the symptoms of Candida overgrowth, and what natural remedies will eliminate it? (2:30:29)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jun 26, 2018
137 | Direction
01:53:14

Joshua & Ryan chat with T.K. Coleman about goals, direction, standards, and expectations, and they answer the following questions:

How do I determine what’s most important to me so I can shape my professional and personal goals around it? (16:19)

How do I pursue my interests and simultaneously purge my guilt for not attending college? (39:39)

What can I use to motivate me to take action on challenging pursuits that interest me? (1:16:35)

How do I find the right direction when I realize I’m going the wrong way? (1:28:18)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jun 19, 2018
136 | Mementos
01:27:23

Joshua & Ryan talk about letting go of sentimental items, souvenirs, trinkets, keepsakes, and mementos, and they answer the following questions:

How do I manage the multitude of emotions prompted by my minimalism journey? (32:36)

What options are available for writing journals if I don’t want the clutter of physical journals and I don’t want to write on a computer? (47:03)

Should I save anything with the consideration of what my children might like to own? (59:43)

How do I find the leverage to part with the few things that remind me of my recently deceased loved one? (1:03:47)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jun 12, 2018
3 Announcements
29:46
Jun 08, 2018
135 | Acquaintances
01:19:30

Joshua & Ryan talk about friends, partners, coworkers, acquaintances, and other types of relationships, and they answer the following questions: When you adopted minimalism, did you struggle to find people who shared your newfound values and beliefs? How do I minimize my friends to the few that actually add value to my life without offending anyone? What’s the value of having acquaintances who are responsible with their money? How can I turn valued acquaintances into cherished friends? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Jun 05, 2018
134 | Intentional
01:13:17

Joshua & Ryan talk about setting intentions, differentiating essentials from nonessentials, developing a plan to leave the corporate world, and the difference between "good intentions" and intentionality, and they answer the following questions: Do you recommend that everyone leave their corporate jobs? How do I minimize my consumption of a plethora of unnecessary physical consumables? How do I remind myself during my daily routine of the intentions I set for myself? How do I maintain my composure with seemingly good-intentioned people who insist on contributing their unsolicited advice at every opportunity? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

May 29, 2018
133 | Constraints
01:20:30

Joshua & Ryan discuss the upside of constraints, the freedom of limitations, and the flexibility of nonstandard lifestyles, and they answer the following questions: How do I acclimate myself to letting go when I’ve been encouraged so strongly for so long to save everything? How do I embrace a minimalist lifestyle despite my current maximalist obligations and responsibilities? What constraints have you implemented in your life to help you become a better minimalist? How do I determine what constraints are in my best interest? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

May 22, 2018
132 | Experiences
01:08:31

Joshua & Ryan chat about experiences, regrets, the adventures of moving to to a new city, and the cost of bad habits, and they answer the following questions: How do I avoid getting mired in the materialism of city life when I move there from my rural residence? How can I spend time out and about with my friends without spending an inordinate amount of money? Is it better to follow the tried and tested route based on other peoples’ experiences, or is it better to take risks and enjoy your own experiences? How do I better internalize the lessons from the good and bad experiences of my past? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

May 15, 2018
131 | School
02:36:41

Joshua & Ryan chat with T.K. Coleman about education, college, and careers, and they answer the following questions: How do I move on from my current job when it leaves me little time to pursue an education or even look for a new job? How do I prepare myself adequately for the upcoming challenges of college? How do I determine if I’m following the most appropriate career path for me? How can I avoid work meetings that distract me from meaningful work without upsetting the status quo? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

May 08, 2018
130 | Food
01:31:27

Joshua & Ryan brought Rich Roll into the studio to chat about the role food plays in our everyday lives and how to use food as fuel instead of entertainment, and they answered the following questions: How do I maintain a healthy diet while traveling? How do I purchase organic foods and grass-fed meats given my modest budget? How do I determine what is trendy from what is actually beneficial for me? Is there a relationship between nutrition and mental health? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

May 01, 2018
129 | Beginnings
01:40:33

Joshua & Ryan talk about new beginnings, starting over, creating new habits, walking away from bad situations, health problems, and losing weight, and they answer the following questions: What items should I keep, sell, donate, or recycle before I move to a new residence? How can minimalism help me adopt an appropriate diet? How do I build the confidence necessary to undertake a new beginning in my life? How do I overcome the fear of stepping outside my comfort zone to start a new career? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Apr 24, 2018
128 | Reset
01:32:44

Joshua & Ryan talk about resetting, taking breaks, prioritizing, healing, and finding time to recover, and they answer the following questions: What role can minimalism play in healing? How can I get the alone time I need between a full schedule and a full house? How do I prioritize tasks that are important but not urgent? How can a minimalist stay a minimalist when they live in a non-minimalist environment? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Apr 17, 2018
127 | Sivers
01:42:45

Joshua & Ryan chat with Derek Sivers about simplicity, complexity, parenting, creativity, and saying “no” to almost everything, and they answer the following questions: How do I prioritize the most important things in my life once I’ve eliminated the clutter? How do I say ‘no’ to gifts and donations from my loved ones for my newborn without looking like an unappreciative jerk? How do I stay present with my loved ones when there are so many pressing demands on my time from my professional life? How do I ensure I stay committed to my minimalism journey? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Apr 10, 2018
126 | Quality
01:27:20

Joshua & Ryan talk about some of their favorite high-quality items, and they discuss finding a balance between quality and quantity. They also answer the following questions: How do I transition to buying quality over quantity? What brands of products and services do you recommend to other minimalists? What’s the best approach to fight that programmed obsolescence that is engineered by big companies? What is your definition of quality? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Apr 03, 2018
125 | Easter
01:04:27

Joshua & Ryan talk about Easter, corporatism, and letting go, and they answer the following questions: How can I tactfully let loved ones know I don’t want any Easter gifts for my family? Do you believe you still would have adopted minimalism if it hadn’t been for those tragic events in your life years ago? How do I help my loved ones stay motivated to maintain minimalist practices? How can minimalism better address corporatism and its burgeoning waste? What are some prime examples of products and services that fraudulently market themselves as minimalist or essentialist? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Mar 27, 2018
124 | Religion
01:14:37

Joshua & Ryan chat with Rob Bell and Andrew Morgan about religion, spirituality, and their new documentary, The Heretic, and together they answer the following questions: What are a minimalist’s views on religion? What resources do you recommend for minimalists that are interested in incorporating spirituality into their minimalist practices? Was it painful when the church turned its back on you, and, if so, how did you move past the pain? Do you accept the title of ‘heretic’ like a badge, or do you simply shake it off? Do we actually choose our beliefs, or are they a result of an unconscious process? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Mar 20, 2018
123 | Hobbies
02:17:31

Joshua & Ryan talk about creativity, writing, music, and hobbies with Paul Johnson of Canyon City, and they answer the following questions: How do I reconcile my minimalist values and beliefs with all of the items that are necessary for my hobby? How can I ensure my work space only contains those tools that are absolutely essential? Is it still a hobby if I make money from it? Are hobbies essential for a happy mind? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Mar 13, 2018
122 | People
01:18:09

Joshua & Ryan talk about how to live as a minimalist and still respect the important people in their lives, and they answer the following questions: How do I find common ground with my non-minimalist roommates? How do I find a balance with my non-minimalist partner? How do I minimize the friends, family, and colleagues in my life that insist on tearing me down instead of building me up? How do I overcome my introversion to develop strong, enriching relationships with others? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Mar 06, 2018
121 | Emotions
01:30:34

Joshua & Ryan invite Courtney Carver into their new studio to talk about emotions, and they answer the following questions: How do I maintain high standards for myself without beating myself up when I fall short of those high standards? How do I let go of resentful feelings I have toward people that cling to their belongings and don’t embrace minimalism? How important is it to take emotion out of all of our important life decisions? Why is being emotional stigmatized while so many of us desire to feel good? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Feb 27, 2018
120 | Socialmedia
02:14:51

Joshua & Ryan are back “in studio” to talk about how they’re using social media in 2018, and they answer the following questions: What advice do you have for those that want to use social media more intentionally for their business? How do I create a social media strategy for my business without sacrificing my personal privacy? How do I determine the line between too much and just enough when I use social media for promotion? Did you discover a newfound value or a lack of value regarding social media after being off of it? Did your absence from social media make you realize it made your life more meaningful, or did it make you realize it’s just a modern platform to advertise? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Feb 20, 2018
119 | Decorations
01:36:04

Joshua & Ryan are back “in studio” to talk about decorations, and they answer the following questions: Are non-functional decorative items appropriate in a minimalist’s home and work environments? How can I reconcile my need to minimize my possessions when others’ perceptions of my personal and professional statuses rely on those possessions? How do I address the unsightliness of my child’s collections? How do I curate an art collection as a minimalist? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Feb 13, 2018
118 | Collecting
01:15:02

Joshua & Ryan are back “in studio” to talk about collecting, and they answer the following questions: How do I reconcile my collector’s mindset with the principles of minimalist philosophy? How do I appropriately purge my medals and trophies? How do I express my minimalist viewpoint regarding my loved ones’ collections without offending my loved ones? What fuels people's desires to collect in the first place? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Feb 06, 2018
117 | Loincloth
58:02

Joshua & Ryan chat with minimalist-traveler Colin Wright, author of Some Thoughts About Relationships, and they answer the following questions: What minimalist advice would you give a teenager on the cusp of graduating from high school and starting their journey into life? What does a happy, ideal life look like to you now that you’ve fully adopted minimalist practices? How do I purge the emotional baggage I accumulated throughout my childhood that is now interfering with my adulthood? How do I best utilize the free time I’ve discovered as a result of embracing minimalism? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Jan 30, 2018
116 | Resonate
55:26

Joshua & Ryan visit Nashville with musician Griffin House, and they answer the following questions: How do I keep from bringing the mental clutter I accumulate at work into my personal life? How can I ensure I continue to look my best but minimize my cosmetic consumption? How can I better use food as a fuel instead of as a crutch? What advice do you have for aspiring entrepreneurs that want to use your journey as entrepreneurs as their business model? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Jan 23, 2018
115 | Happier
01:05:09

Joshua & Ryan are back in-studio with Dan Harris, author of Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, and they answer the following questions: I know what I must do to achieve happiness in the long-term, but how do I address my unhappiness in the short-term? How do I let go of nagging feelings of regret when I make mistakes? How do I squeeze meditation into an already full agenda? How do I maintain happiness without becoming complacent? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Jan 16, 2018
114 | SpiritualAF
59:21

Joshua & Ryan have a hilarious conversation with satirist JP Sears in Atlanta, and they answer the following questions: Is it necessary to explain to those that contribute to your mission how the money will be used? What tips do you have for those that hate public speaking but must be public speakers? How did you maintain your mental health after you completely decluttered your life? How do I reconcile taking advantage of nearly every deal when shopping for a large family with the tenets of minimalism? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Jan 09, 2018
113 | Newyear
01:20:04

Joshua & Ryan are back "in studio," and they answer the following questions about challenges of the New Year: What tips and tricks do you have regarding daily task planning and organizing? How do I dial back my proclivity to be a workaholic and learn to enjoy life again? How do I inspire myself to hold true to my minimalist ways year after year? How do I take a leap of faith into a new creative endeavor when the direction and viability of the pursuit are not clear? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Jan 01, 2018
112 | 2017
02:01:52

Joshua & Ryan present their favorite moments from 2017, and they answer the following questions: The workload at my current job consistently flows over into my personal time on my evenings and weekends, and it causes me a great deal of stress and anxiety in doing so—should I stick it out, and, if so, how do I manage the stress and anxiety? What are the most responsible clothing manufacturers that produce the highest quality clothing? How do I deal with setbacks and failure when I’m challenged by a mental illness? When you experience major life events, do you find your values change, and, if so, what do you do about it? How do you handle a toxic relationship with a parent? How do you determine which sentimental items to keep, and how do you ensure that you don’t apply that sentimentality to everything else? What advice do you have for creating a realistic value-based budget and adhering to it? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Dec 26, 2017
111 | Gift
01:13:00

Joshua & Ryan give you a special episode as a Christmas gift, and they answer the following questions: Why do you think you receive any criticism at all for spreading such a positive message? How do I resolve my feelings of guilt regarding all the items that I purge that must wind up in a landfill? How do I deal with the difficult decisions regarding what items, values, beliefs, relationships to let go? Is it possible to take minimalism too far? What rules should I set for myself when developing my daily schedule to ensure it focuses on my true priorities? How should I address the stress and anxiety I experience when I visit my loved ones’ cluttered environments? How do I help my loved ones find the leverage they need to let go of worthless items? What is the best way to move past negative feedback? How do I let go of friendships that are no longer adding value to my life? How do I conquer the fear of change? What do you believe is the greater good, and how do you believe minimalism can contribute to it? How can I promote a more minimalist lifestyle to others through my profession? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Dec 24, 2017
110 | Toxic
37:32

Joshua & Ryan return to their hometown, Dayton, Ohio, and they answer the following questions: How do I develop and maintain a healthy relationship with an ex-partner with whom I share children? How can I best help others adopt minimalist practices? How do I reconcile disagreements with a loved one to ensure those disagreements don’t adversely affect our relationship? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Dec 19, 2017
109 | No
02:06:05

Joshua & Ryan are back "in studio" to speak with minimalist filmmaker Matt D'Avella of The Ground Up Show. Together they answer the following questions: How do the two of you split up the responsibilities and obligations of The Minimalists? To what ideal career did you aspire as you were graduating from high school? Did you always know you were discontented or did your discovery of minimalism help you realize you were discontented? How did you address the risks involved in deciding to leave your careers in the corporate world? How did you keep from falling back into the rat-race mentality with The Minimalists? What advice do you have for other entrepreneurs regarding consistently creating meaningful content? How do you determine what’s working and what’s not working during the creative process? What advice would you give to someone that wants to be an entrepreneur who’s starting with nothing? How did you not obsess about statistics when you were first starting out? How can someone make an unrealistic goal a reality? How do I create and maintain a balance between my personal and professional lives? What's the simplest advice that's the most important to follow? What can a person do today to turn their life around if they’re stuck in a career that’s unfulfilling? Where do you go to reset when you’re feeling doubt? What drives you? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.

Dec 12, 2017
108 | Becoming
01:00:59

Joshua & Ryan speak with Joshua Becker, founder of Becoming Minimalist, in Phoenix, and they answer the following questions: Does the minimalist life ever become stress-free? How does a minimalist appropriately purge religious items? What should I do with everyday use items that are in storage—such as spoons and forks, pots and pans, cups and bowls—while I’m temporarily living with a roommate? What recommendations do you have for goods that are both sustainable and durable? Will the economy crash if everyone practices minimalism? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

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Dec 05, 2017
107 | Giving
01:18:51

Joshua & Ryan speak with Scott Harrison, founder of charity: water, in New York City, and they answer the following questions: How do I help my child adopt minimalist practices without ruining their childhood expectations of the holidays? How do I address the stress from my passions so I don’t lose my love for them? How do I overcome the fear of leaving a ‘safe’ job with corporate benefits for a more independent pursuit that’s better aligned with my passions? How do I get my partner to accept and embrace minimalism? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

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Nov 28, 2017
106 | Limits
46:15

Joshua & Ryan visit Denver, and they answer the following questions: How do I ensure I don’t fall off the minimalism wagon? How do I determine my passions, cultivate them, and incorporate them into my life? Have you ever taken minimalism too far? How do I stay confident and motivated through failures? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

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Nov 21, 2017
105 | Malcolm
01:05:57

Joshua & Ryan speak with Malcolm Fontier in Brooklyn, and they answer the following questions: How do I minimize daily stress and still fully engage in the moment? What should I do when my values and beliefs are in conflict with the actions I believe I must take for the welfare of my loved ones? How do I help my community adopt minimalist practices? Are there values and beliefs I must adopt to call myself a minimalist? How do I ensure my existence in the material world consistently aligns with my minimalist values and beliefs? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

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Nov 14, 2017
104 | Simple
59:11

Joshua & Ryan speak with Courtney Carver, founder of Be More with Less, in Salt Lake City, and they answer the following questions: How do I know when I’ve taken minimalism too far? What should I do if the countless accoutrements and other moving parts required for my job are causing me stress? How should I support my loved ones who want to let go of their cherished items but are in a highly vulnerable state? Is there one thing you treasure more than anything else? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

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Nov 07, 2017
103 | Masks
01:05:39

Joshua & Ryan speak with Lewis Howes, author of The Mask of Masculinity, in San Diego, and they answer the following questions: What do you suggest as a first step for those that are interested in adopting minimalism but have a fear of change? What advice would you give someone who doesn’t have children to prepare them for a relationship with someone else who already has children? How do I maintain a simple, intentional lifestyle in an increasingly complex world? Is there anything inherently spiritual or deeply philosophical in minimalism that inspires you and keeps you focused on spreading your message? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

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Oct 31, 2017
102 | Purge
01:00:53

Joshua & Ryan visit Edmonton and record one of their favorite episodes, and they answer the following questions: Where should I start regarding adopting a ketogenic diet? How do I address my parents regarding my distaste for accepting family heirlooms? Was there anything you purged that surprised you? How do I minimize without offending those who gave me the things I’m purging? How do I navigate holidays with loved ones who aren’t aspiring minimalists like me? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.


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Oct 24, 2017
101 | Style
01:01:10

Joshua & Ryan visit Calgary, and they answer the following questions: What tips do you have regarding finding, and being satisfied with, your own clothing style? What advice do you have for those people who are reluctant to take action immediately to improve their lives? What is your favorite ski resort? What is your favorite podcast? How do you explain you don’t want physical gifts to a loved one that enjoys giving gifts? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

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Oct 17, 2017
100 | Gone
01:06:22

Joshua & Ryan visit Vancouver for their 100th episode, and they answer the following questions: How do you address feelings of loss when a prized possession you use daily is stolen? What is your process for curating the most important things in your life? How did you start living simple, intentional lives, and what advice would you give others seeking to do the same? How do I resolve my feelings of guilt regarding things I’ve purged from my life? What resource—book, podcast, film, etc.—has inspired you the most in your minimalism journey? How can I help my children adopt minimalism while respecting their attachment to their things? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

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Oct 10, 2017
099 | Breathe
01:03:40

Joshua & Ryan speak with Julien Smith, founder of Breather, in Montreal, and they answer the following questions: What is the most challenging aspect of your current journey as The Minimalists? How do I reconcile many of the traditional goals I grew up with—corporate career, marriage, children, home ownership, etc.—with the tenets of minimalism I now follow? How do you recommend we address others who question our minimalist lifestyle? How do we help our children become more conscious of compulsory consumption? What advice do you have for recent college graduates who are graduating from college with mountains of debt and molehills of prospects? What is the next step after decluttering? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

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Oct 03, 2017
098 | Horizons
41:15

Joshua & Ryan visit Ottawa, and they answer the following questions: As dedicated minimalists, what do you want the world to look like in five years? How important do you believe the history of minimalism is to the current minimalism movement? Do you believe taking on some student debt is a more effective use of your time than working 16+ hour-days for years to pay for a college education? What are some tricks and tips for getting rid of heirlooms? How do we help children adopt minimalism? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

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Sep 26, 2017
097 | Sidehustle
01:21:28

Joshua & Ryan speak with Chris Guillebeau, author of Side Hustle, in Portland, Oregon, and they answer the following questions: How often do you recommend reassessing your values to ensure your short-term actions still align with your long-term goals? When is bankruptcy the appropriate option for those people that are struggling with their finances? How do I help my partner adopt minimalist practices? What ideas, concepts, and skills did you glean from Corporate America that helped you in your minimalist journey? Do you believe the philosophy of minimalism you have adopted has informed your spirituality? When you’re at home, what kinds of meals do you cook, what kitchen utensils do you use to prepare them, and how long does it typically take to make them? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

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Sep 19, 2017
096 | Toronto
46:34

Joshua & Ryan visit Toronto, and they answer the following questions: What ultimately made you decide to quit your jobs? What should I do if I have conflicting values? What tips do you have for traveling light? Can social media truly add value to our lives? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

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Sep 12, 2017
095 | Relocating
01:47:21

Joshua & Ryan talk about where they're moving, and they answer the following questions: How do you move past feelings of shame regarding past mistakes and embarrassing episodes in your life? How do you ensure you’re addressing any emotional baggage attached to items as you’re getting rid of them? Is there a path to purchasing a house without taking on debt? Is it cheaper to sell your furniture before a move and then buy new furniture for the new place, or is it cheaper to pay to move the furniture you already own? How do you decide if it’s better to stick with what you have where you currently live, or if it’s better to move to a new place and start over? What should I do with all my camping gear that I feel is overwhelming me? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

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Sep 05, 2017
094 | Budget
02:03:14

Joshua & Ryan talk about budgeting, and they answer the following questions: Is it good or bad to have a credit rating? Is it appropriate to move in with loved ones to save money? In what order should I pay off my debt? What advice do you have for creating a realistic value-based budget and adhering to it? How do I stick to my budget without restricting experiences with loved ones? What do you recommend to those in the ‘pre-budget’ stage that are not ready to make every dollar go in its place? How can I still afford some enjoyment in life while paying down my crushing student loan debt? What can I do with all these books, CDs, and DVDs that are weighing me down? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

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Aug 29, 2017
093 | Deep
01:22:14

Joshua & Ryan speak with Andrew Belle in Indianapolis about his new album, Dive Deep, and they answer the following questions: As an introvert, how do you meet the demands of a passion that requires an extroverted personality? What suggestions do you have for preparing yourself for the reality of daily life once you’ve graduated college? How do you resolve the feelings of guilt you have for even purchasing items you need to run a business? How can I be more intentional regarding the relationships I bring into my life? To what extent did the bursting of the housing bubble in 2008 affect your journey into minimalism? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

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Aug 25, 2017
092 | Smallstuff
01:43:37

Joshua & Ryan visit Spokane, and they answer the following questions: How do I minimize the many accoutrements I have for the many passions I pursue? How do you ensure you’re adding the appropriate amount of value to a relationship? What advice do you have for ensuring you don’t lose memories when you let go of sentimental items? How do I minimize a plethora of paper documents I’ve saved and filed just in case I need them? How do you explain your new minimalist lifestyle to former colleagues who are non-minimalists without bragging or sounding elitist? What advice do you have for someone considering which mortgage term is most appropriate for them? How deeply have you delved into the more energetic aspects of adopting minimalism? How do you stay humble amidst the trappings of fame that come with being The Minimalists? How do we help our children adopt minimalism when everything they own is the most important thing in the world to them? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

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Aug 22, 2017
091 | Nostalgia
02:16:08

Joshua & Ryan discuss whether nostalgia is useful or dangerous, and they answer the following questions: How do you determine which sentimental items to keep, and how do you ensure that you don’t apply that sentimentality to everything else? Is it okay for an aspiring minimalist to keep a small container of sentimental items as a time capsule? How did you let go of yearbooks? Is there a healthy form of nostalgia, or is it inherently useless to hold onto the past? How does nostalgia impact historical awareness, and how will minimalism change that in the future? Does nostalgia have a place in today’s world? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

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Aug 15, 2017
090 | Alignment
01:13:12

Joshua & Ryan visit Grand Rapids, and they answer the following questions: What is the best way to get rid of items that are still useful, but are of no value to me? How do I let go of the stress I feel when I witness my loved ones not aligning their short-term actions with their long-term values? How do you address all the stress that comes with inheriting all the stuff that comes with the passing of a loved one? Before you quit your corporate jobs, did you have your financial houses in order regarding retirement? How often should a minimalist do laundry? How do you continue to practice self-control as you become more successful and gain a greater capability to get more stuff? How do you deal with the stress of purging sentimental items, and how do you explain to those that gifted them to you that you have no need for their gifts anymore? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

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Aug 08, 2017
089 | Reconcile
01:04:10

Joshua & Ryan visit Cleveland, and they answer the following questions: What advice do you have for minimalists who have loved ones that prefer to receive physical gifts? What is the best way to explain to a potential partner that you’re a minimalist? What advice do you have for those that want to adopt minimalism into their lives, but fear the changes? How do you manage the negative feedback that inevitably comes with failure? What is your advice to minimalists struggling to reconcile their personal values and beliefs that conflict with their professional values and beliefs? As minimalists, what are you saving your money for now? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

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Aug 01, 2017
088 | Respond
01:15:18

Joshua & Ryan visit Columbus, and they answer the following questions: How do you respond to people who resign themselves to situations by saying, “That’s just the way it is”? How do you manage to continue to grow and to cultivate open minds and soft hearts? What advice do you have for saying ‘no’ to people and to activities you like to avoid becoming overly committed and stressed? What struggles and expectations have you had to address since becoming ‘The Minimalists’? What do you recommend to a minimalist who is living among a group of people who have no interest in minimalism? What are you really excited about right now? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

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Jul 25, 2017
087 | Balance
01:10:14

Joshua & Ryan visit Cincinnati, and they answer the following questions: What questions have your audience members posed that have made you reevaluate your values and beliefs? What questions did you ask yourself when you were younger to help you determine that happiness was more important to you than material success? What advice do you have for people who seem to take minimalism to an extreme, or for those who offend others with their obsession with minimalism? What suggestions do you have for those who want to quit their corporate jobs but need to maintain their level of corporate benefits for the welfare of their family members? How do you maintain balance between your five core values? Is there a question you wish audience members would ask that they have not yet asked? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.


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Jul 18, 2017
086 | Rich
01:18:21

Joshua & Ryan speak with Rich Roll live on the Less Is Now tour, and they answer the following questions: What questions did you ask yourselves, and what resources did you consult, to determine your five foundational values? What has helped you 'drudge through the drudgery' and stay focused on your projects? How do you let go of the fear that you don't have enough? What films do you find most relatable to the journey of becoming a minimalist? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

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Jul 11, 2017
085 | Shopping
01:37:24

Joshua & Ryan talk about shopping, and they answer the following questions: Do you ever splurge on anything? How do I justify purchasing something new to replace something that is still functional, but has lost its luster? How do I quell my feelings of guilt after purchasing new items? How do I reconcile my need to sell merchandise for my livelihood with my need to hold true to my minimalism values? How can I create a profitable minimalist store? What are good questions to ask myself before I go shopping? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.

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Jul 04, 2017
084 | Nonline
01:46:47

Joshua & Ryan speak with Patrick Rhone, author of Enough, in Minneapolis, and they answer the following questions: Is America’s consumerism more nefarious than that of other countries that therefore makes practicing minimalism even more crucial in the United States? Is it better to use up what you have, or is it better to sell it, donate it, or give it away? Should I hang onto the things I purchased for the person I want to become? Are there similarities between the principles of living discussed in Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning and the principles of minimalism? Where should I draw the line with memorabilia? Is it possible for me to live a minimalist lifestyle while making a living selling other people things they don’t need? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast.


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Jun 27, 2017
083 | Rob
01:35:13

Joshua & Ryan speak with Rob Bell in Los Angeles, and they answer the following questions: What is the best way to tell people you’re a minimalist that is easiest for most people to understand and accept? Is it possible to have a better life with ‘more,’ and, if so, what would that ‘more’ be? How do you find a deep-rooted, lasting happiness in everything? How do you find the flow that makes your work effortless? Why does minimalism seem to be more popular with females than males? Can minimalism help you improve your financial situation? Do you ever secretly buy things and hide them from one another? How do you handle a toxic relationship with a parent? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jun 20, 2017
082 | Hoarding
02:01:18

Joshua & Ryan discussing hoarding and collecting, and they answer the following questions: What are your thoughts on emergency preparedness? How can a minimalist coexist with their hoarder partner? How can I help an older family member adopt minimalist practices? How do you broach the subject of minimalism with a family member that is a dedicated hoarder? Do most hoarders actually find the things they were saving for one day, or do they simply purchase replacements? As a hoarder, where do you start when you’re completely overwhelmed by stuff? Once you’ve decluttered, how do you ensure the cycle doesn’t start again? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jun 13, 2017
081 | Bloodchocolate
01:10:43

Joshua injures himself at a rest stop & Ryan eats chocolate in front of a crowd, and they answer the following questions: What tips and tricks do you have regarding moving? How can you grow side hustles without increasing mental clutter and losing focus? How much chocolate is too much chocolate for a minimalist? What do you do when you’re a minimalist, but your partner has no interest in minimalism? How do you become successful without becoming obsessed with goal achievement? How does minimalism apply to kids? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jun 10, 2017
080 | Family
01:31:27

Joshua & Ryan talk about their families, and they answer the following family-related questions: How does caring for others fit into minimalism? How do you pitch minimalism to folks that are resistant to getting rid of their stuff? How do I part with gifts from family and friends without offending the gift-givers? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jun 06, 2017
079 | Collisions
01:07:08

Joshua & Ryan visit Chicago, and they answer the following questions: How do you deal with the collisions with the values and beliefs of the non-minimalists in your life? How do I donate items to different charities when I don’t have a car to haul the items to those charities? What questions did you ask yourself to determine your passions, and what actions did you take to pursue those passions? What have you learned about yourself that you weren’t able to recognize before adopting minimalism? How can I meet my daily personal and professional obligations without a smartphone? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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May 30, 2017
078 | Q&A
21:19

Joshua & Ryan are joined by Minimalism director Matt D'Avella, and they answer the following questions: Was it hard to invest so much money and time into your film project without assurance it was going to succeed? How do I further minimize the essentials in my life when I feel like I’m always overbooked and I can’t catch my breath? How have your lives changed since you made the film? What can we do as a community to further promote the message of living more intentionally and simply? What was the most challenging thing about making the film? If you were to make the film again, what would you do differently? What is your next project? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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May 26, 2017
077 | Seattle
01:27:06

Joshua & Ryan visit Seattle, and they answer the following questions: After you found success, what changed in your lives? Can you be in a committed relationship with someone who doesn’t share the same core values as you? If I must use social media for my job, how do I regulate my usage of it effectively? How can I ensure my family has access to all of my digital archives when I pass away? What is the most significant obstacle most people encounter when they’re trying to minimize? How can I be a minimalist and still enjoy a hobby that requires a significant amount of accoutrements? How can I be a minimalist with multiple dogs without getting rid of the dogs? Is the ease or difficulty of adopting and maintaining minimalism tied to geography? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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May 23, 2017
076 | LiveWire
23:03

Joshua & Ryan stop by Live Wire Radio in Portland, Oregon, to record a live radio show in which they must convince the audience to keep or let go of certain possessions. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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May 19, 2017
075 | Maine
01:16:38

Joshua & Ryan visit the great state of Maine, and they answer the following questions: How do I help my children minimize their stuff without doing it for them? How do you deal with gift-giving from others around birthdays and Christmas? How do you discover your identity and your passions? As an artist, how do I minimize many of the tools that are requisite for my art? How do you stay focused on maintaining minimalist practices despite the temptations of the surrounding consumerist world? Is minimalism more difficult to practice with a family than as a single person? What has been your favorite part of your minimalist journey? Do you feel kinship with religious and spiritual practitioners? What books are you reading right now? How do you determine the career path that will work best with your life? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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May 16, 2017
074 | Boston
01:24:58

Joshua & Ryan bring their Less Is Now Tour to Boston, and they answer the following questions: Once your needs are met for the month, what do you do with your remaining money? How can minimalism help with significant transitions in your life? As an artist who creates physical artifacts, how do I reconcile that with being a minimalist? Have there been moments when you’ve struggled when considering purchasing an item or letting go of an item? How do explain your recent adoption of minimalism to your maximalist friends and family members, especially when it pertains to gifts? How do you find the willpower to let go of sentimental items and family heirlooms? How did you overcome the adversity of being disadvantaged in your youth to achieve the success you enjoy today? Can you quantify the ideal minimalist wardrobe for a child? How do you assess the value of relationships? Once you’ve downsized, minimized, and eliminated everything, where do you go from there? How do I get my family members to adopt minimalism? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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May 09, 2017
073 | Vermont
01:26:05

Joshua & Ryan visit Vermont for the first time, and they answer the following questions: Once you decluttered your home, how did you fill the empty space appropriately without falling back into old habits? If you could give minimalism a more appropriate name, what would you call it? How do you deal with all the paperwork in life that seems important and necessary? What do your daily lives look like now that you’ve wholly adopted minimalism? What baby steps can someone take if they’re having trouble adopting minimalism? Can minimalism be applied to other areas of life besides our living and working spaces? When you tell people you’re minimalists, what’s the difference in their reactions between now and when you started six years ago? Is there anything you simply had to have, something you couldn’t let go of? Did you have to teach yourself to say ‘no’ to things? How can the poor and destitute benefit from minimalism? How do you deal with unwanted and unneeded gifts you receive from loved ones? As a minimalist, how do you reconcile minimalist practices with all the non-minimalist things that come with having children? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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May 02, 2017
072 | Pittsburgh
01:24:10

Joshua & Ryan kick off their Less Is Now Tour in Pittsburgh, and they answer the following questions: How do I keep a minimal wardrobe when I have a career that depends on appearance? Who influenced you to adopt minimalism? What are your passions? How do you stay focused on your minimalism practices and resist falling off the wagon? How do I appropriately minimize a sentimental item that was made specifically for me? How do I find my mission in life? When I’m moving, how do I best determine what to keep? How does minimalism help the grieving and coping process? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Apr 25, 2017
071 | Media
01:42:46

Joshua & Ryan discuss their evolving approach toward social media and news media, and they delete many of their smartphone apps live on the air. They also answer the following questions: How do minimalists cope with the daily deluge of media? Which social media platform do you find the most effective? Is there an ideal newsfeed for minimalists? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Apr 18, 2017
070 | Clutter
01:25:59

Joshua & Ryan discuss the best ways to handle clutter, and they answer the following questions: I’ve minimized my possessions to only those things that add value to my life and bring me joy, but my space still feels cluttered—what do I do next? What should I do with all the books and papers I accumulated as I was earning my college degree? How do I deal with the clutter of my partner? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Apr 11, 2017
069 | Values
56:09

Joshua & Ryan discuss their values, principles, and beliefs, and they answer the following questions: What does the phrase “add value” mean? When you quit a job you’ve held for a long time, how do you find your new identity separate from the identity you created through your job? When you experience major life events, do you find your values change, and, if so, what do you do about it? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Apr 04, 2017
068 | Overwhelm
01:34:33

Joshua & Ryan discuss how they deal with being overwhelmed, and they answer the following questions: How do I encourage and support someone who wants to adopt the best practices of minimalism, but can’t seem to find and keep the motivation to do so? How do I declutter, de-stress, and live a more meaningful life as a 12 year-old, especially at school? How do I deal with setbacks and failure when I’m challenged by a mental illness? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Mar 28, 2017
067 | Happiness
02:00:33

Joshua & Ryan discuss happiness, meaning, discontent, and despair, and they answer the following questions: How do I make friends that share the same values and beliefs as me? What are some best practices to stay motivated while minimizing? How do you deal with things that you love that you believe might be holding you back? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Mar 21, 2017
067 | Happiness

Joshua & Ryan discuss happiness, meaning, discontent, and despair, and they answer the following questions: How do I make friends that share the same values and beliefs as me? What are some best practices to stay motivated while minimizing? How do you deal with things that you love that you believe might be holding you back? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Mar 21, 2017
066 | Things
01:56:55

Joshua & Ryan discuss the things people hold on to, the things people let go of, and the things that may or may not add value to our lives, and they answer the following questions: If my family and I are moving into a fully furnished house for the next year, should we sell everything or should we place it in storage? As a divorce lawyer, how can I help clients realign their values so they don’t fight over the division of their things? How do I minimize the paper clutter that results from all the documentation that my job requires? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Mar 14, 2017
065 | Tour
01:05:36

Joshua & Ryan discuss lessons from touring, on-the-road routines, and their favorite cities. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Mar 09, 2017
064 | Unpleasant
01:08:25

Joshua & Ryan talk about dealing with unpleasant experiences, and they answer the following questions: Is there anything you removed from your life that you now regret that you removed? What do you do when you’ve gotten rid of something that was of value to a family member? Does becoming a minimalist help you better cope with unpleasant situations that arise in your life? How can I get over the regret of bad decisions I’ve made that have led to bad experiences? How do you answer the critics that claim minimalism is just for rich white people? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Mar 07, 2017
063 | Jobs
01:06:07

Joshua & Ryan discuss jobs, careers, missions, passions, side hustles, and earning income, and they answer the following questions: How can I keep the job I love, yet still alleviate the financial stress of being underemployed? Do I need to keep my diplomas? How can I tell if an employment opportunity is actually a pyramid scheme instead? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Feb 28, 2017
062 | Friends
02:04:27

Joshua & Ryan discuss friends, family, acquaintances, and coworkers, and they answer the following questions: How do you reconcile your relationships with friends that have values and beliefs that starkly contrast with your own? How do you minimize the chaos caused by certain people in your life? How do you use breakups as catalysts for positive change? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Feb 21, 2017
061 | InstaLive
32:38

Joshua jumped on Instagram Live to answer a bunch of questions about minimalism, including: How can I live with a non-minimalist who likes to keep everything? What has been the most valuable thing you have learned on your minimalist journey? Was your partner a minimalist before you met? How do you manage stress when you feel mentally tired or overwhelmed? In regards to people, how do you go about saying “no”? Should I move to improve my life? Do you do laundry every day? Do you see a link between minimalism and spirituality? Do you have some tips for dealing with people in your life who don’t get minimalism? If I have debt, should I invest first or pay off the debt first? What do you think of Dave Ramsey? Your film is not available on Netflix in my country—is there another option to watch your film worldwide? When is your next tour date? What are our thoughts on nutrition? What is your favorite recipe on the Minimal Wellness website? How do you retrain a young child’s materialistic mindset when your family is becoming more minimalist? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Feb 17, 2017
060 | Finances
02:05:57

Joshua & Ryan talk about finances, debt, economics, and they answer the following questions: Should I invest my earnings when I have school loan debt and credit card debt, or should I focus on paying down the debt? My family’s medical debt seems the most pernicious of any of our debt—how do I best address it? What financial advice do you have for recent college graduates? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Feb 14, 2017
059 | Everything
01:11:52

Joshua & Ryan present three audiobook chapters from their most popular book, Everything That Remains. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Feb 10, 2017
058 | Home
01:43:36

Joshua & Ryan talk about different types of minimalist dwellings and simple-living situations, and they answer the following questions: I’d like to move to a much smaller home, but how do I get my partner and my children on board? I have a lot of extra room in my home—how do I ensure I don’t fill it all with new stuff? What are your views on microhomes? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Feb 07, 2017
057 | Question
33:58

Joshua & Ryan answer a bunch of questions about minimalism, including: When will The Minimalists have a tour stop in my city? Can I gradually adopt minimalist practices, or do I have to adopt them all at once? How do I get my family members to become practicing minimalists like me? What are the best options for financially sound end-of-life planning? How did you let go of items that you spent a lot of money on? If everyone adopted minimalism and stopped buying stuff, wouldn’t that cause an economic crisis? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Feb 03, 2017
056 | Clothing
01:47:51

Joshua & Ryan talk about clothing brands, simple wardrobes, and minimalist accessories, and they answer the following questions: How do I balance being a minimalist with my desire to own a lot of nice clothing? What are the most responsible clothing manufacturers that produce the highest quality clothing? I have purged most of my clothes, and I need to acquire well-made replacements that will last—where do I start? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Jan 31, 2017
055 | Critics
26:34

Joshua & Ryan read mean tweets from their critics, and they talk about the best ways to respond to criticism. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Jan 27, 2017
054 | Stan
15:25

Joshua & Ryan discuss the brief but inspirational life of one of their closest friends, Stanley Dukes. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Jan 24, 2017
053 | Organizing
01:17:32

Joshua & Ryan talk about organizing material possessions, and they answer the following questions: Once you’ve decluttered, how do you maintain your new minimal living space? What are some good alternatives to paper planners for keeping your schedule organized? What do you think of Marie Kondo’s method? How do you declutter your digital collections? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Jan 21, 2017
052 | Stress
01:23:29

Joshua & Ryan talk about how they handle stress, tension, and anxiety, and they answer the following questions: What have you found most challenging about maintaining a minimalist lifestyle, and how have you overcome those challenges? What can I do to feel more comfortable around non-minimalists? Do you think you both would have continued to be long-term minimalists without having one another along for the journey for support and encouragement? The workload at my current job consistently flows over into my personal time on my evenings and weekends, and it causes me a great deal of stress and anxiety in doing so—should I stick it out, and if so, how do I manage the stress and anxiety? How do I deal with the stress and anxiety of commuting daily in my car so I don’t have to give up access to the things I love like my job, my partner, and my recreational activities? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Jan 17, 2017
051 | Moving
01:23:27

Joshua & Ryan talk about dealing with material possessions while moving, and they answer the following questions: In preparing to move to a more spacious place, how can I prepare appropriately to ensure I hold to my minimalist practices and not fill it with unnecessary items? How can I help my children purge much of their superfluous belongings during a move, yet still make it fun for them? How do I ensure I pack only what I need when moving? How do I politely refuse family heirlooms and other donations from family when they’re moving? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Jan 10, 2017
050 | Impulses
01:02:57

Joshua & Ryan discuss our addiction to possessions, shopping, social media, entertainment, and more, and they answer the following questions: When I go to a store to return a purchase thanks to buyer’s remorse, how do I ensure I don’t succumb to my inner compulsive shopper where I wind up exchanging an item instead of returning it? I recognize my binge watching of Netflix and YouTube makes me unproductive, antisocial, and unfulfilled, but how do I stop doing it? As a small business owner, how do I help my customers avoid compulsory consumption without damaging the very source of my income? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Jan 05, 2017
049 | Basics
01:27:03

Joshua & Ryan talk about getting back to basics for the new year, and they answer the following questions: What should I do when I love my job, but my company’s values and beliefs don’t align with my own? How do you start working toward a goal, and how do you ensure you remain accountable to achieving that goal? How do you measure your success throughout the year? How do I get back to basics emotionally after a particularly tumultuous year? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Jan 03, 2017
048 | Ask
01:03:59

Joshua & Ryan answer a bunch of questions about minimalism, including: Can adopting minimalist practices improve my mental state? What are The Minimalists’ plans for 2017? When are The Minimalists coming to my city? After I adopt minimalist practices and declutter, how do I maintain my new neat and orderly life? How do I address the nagging worry that everything will fall apart? When you have to purchase items, do you ensure the companies you purchase from use ethical, sustainable, and environmentally responsible practices? What did you do to grow your website and spread your message? What tools do you use to write? How do I stay present while traveling and stop viewing much of my trips through the camera viewfinder? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Jan 01, 2017
047 | 2016
53:17

Joshua & Ryan present some of their best answers from 2016, and they answer the following questions: How do you minimize social media feeds and not miss important info? What are some alternative education options besides college? How do you commit to a career choice? How can you best express the benefits of minimalism to others? How do you find your passion? How do you form a financial team with your partner who thinks some debt is okay? How do you differentiate between good criticism and bad criticism? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Dec 30, 2016
046 | Letgo
02:10:20

Joshua & Ryan talk about the different influences that helped them let go, and they answer the following questions: When did you realize minimalism was the right path for you, and what brought you to that realization? How do we help budding adults struggling with the overwhelm of consumption, and how do we do a better job helping our children adopt minimalist practices early so they don’t find themselves struggling through similar situations later in life? Do you believe you still would have adopted minimalism even if you had not “had it all”? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Dec 28, 2016
045 | Parenting
01:27:33

Joshua answers questions about parenting as a minimalist, including: How do you minimize the accoutrements that seem requisite when you have young children? How do you initiate a minimalist lifestyle with family members, and how do you maintain and measure the results of such a lifestyle? How do you help children adopt and maintain minimalist practices on their own? What are the best gifts for children? How do I let go of sentimental items? Should I hold onto my children’s items for future children I may or may not have? When co-parenting in divided households, how do I explain to the children how to reconcile the different values and beliefs of each household? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Dec 24, 2016
044 | #AskTheMinimalists
59:43

Joshua answers a bunch of questions about simple living, including: Do you plan on making another movie? What do you think of veganism and its effects on the environment? What do I tell family members who are upset that I don’t want to participate in a gift exchange during the holiday season? How can I be a minimalist as a teacher or a student when I have so many physical items—books, papers, etc.—to deal with? What are your thoughts on tiny houses? What are your thoughts on renting versus buying? What is the simplest way to explain minimalism to others? How do I get started with minimalism? How do I convince family members to adopt minimalism? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Dec 21, 2016
043 | Meaningful
51:45

Joshua & Ryan present two audiobook chapters from Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Dec 19, 2016
042 | Creating
01:40:00

Joshua & Ryan talk about creativity, craft, passion, and different types of creative work, and they answer the following questions: Do you consider the value of your content for your audience while you’re creating it? How can I improve my craft? What is the best method for editing my work? How do I create a blog? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Dec 15, 2016
041 | Holidays
01:13:54

Joshua & Ryan talk about creating a meaningful holiday season, and they answer the following questions: How do you get into the holiday spirit with all the everyday challenges of life, as well as the constant bombardment of holiday advertising? How do you avoid succumbing to the overconsumption of alcohol amid all the pressures of the holiday season? How do you discuss with your family that you want to replace holiday traditions that no longer add value to your family's holiday season? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Dec 13, 2016
040 | Essential
01:24:43

Joshua & Ryan present two chapters about "Minimalism" and "Stuff" from Essential. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Dec 06, 2016
039 | Noise
01:25:23

Joshua & Ryan discuss reducing digital, physical, and mental noise in our everyday lives, and they answer the following questions: How do you deal with negative emotions? What methods do you recommend for getting to sleep? How do you adopt minimalist practices when you have mental challenges? How do you manage to be a minimalist among non-minimalists? How do you break the cycle of compulsory consumption? Should you proactively provide others with constructive criticism? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Nov 29, 2016
038 | Giftgiving
01:23:13

Joshua & Ryan discuss giftgiving, the holiday shopping season, Black Friday, and the commodification of love, and they answer the following questions: What gifts are appropriate for minimalists to gift on special occasions where gifts are the expectation, such as weddings, baby showers, bachelorette parties, and the like? What gifts have you given on Christmas? How do you tactfully part with gifts from loved ones without offending the gift giver? How do I explain minimalism to family members with regard to giving gifts and receiving gifts? What is the difference between a thoughtful gift and asking someone what they want for Christmas? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Nov 22, 2016
037 | Blame
53:25

Joshua & Ryan embark on an apolitical discussion about the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and they talk about where we go from here. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Nov 15, 2016
036 | Focus
01:25:13

Joshua & Ryan discuss focus, pacifiers, success, priorities, goals, and much more, and they answer the following questions: How do we better educate ourselves about negative media? How can minimalism help us develop and maintain clarity of mind? Can pacifiers be useful? How do we maintain a minimalist lifestyle? How do we stay grounded with so much going on? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Nov 08, 2016
035 | Dayton
32:47

Joshua & Ryan answer questions in front of a sold-out crowd in their hometown, Dayton, Ohio, including: With the infinite possibilities of places to travel to and to live in, how do I minimize those options and focus on one place? Have you considered focusing your efforts on educating the younger generations on minimalism to prevent the problems that arise as we grow older? When you're being interviewed on major media outlets, do you believe the interviewers are wholly engaged and later become advocates for minimalism? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Oct 05, 2016
034 | Utah
01:02:25

Joshua & Ryan answer questions in front of a sold-out crowd in Salt Lake City, Utah, including: What is your relationship with everything that remained after your purge of most of your physical belongings? How does minimalism apply to life beyond physical belongings? Do you feel pressure to be role models of minimalism, or is it just part of who you are? How do we help our kids adopt minimalist practices when they're so entrenched in a compulsory consumption society? How do we explain to loved ones that we appreciate items they've given to us after we've donated the items when they're no longer useful to us? What are the best methods for storing digital files? Will you share more personal insights into your lives as minimalists in future content? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Sep 13, 2016
033 | Criticism
01:00:36

Joshua & Ryan discuss criticism. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Aug 30, 2016
032 | Chicago
36:38

Joshua & Ryan answer questions in front of a sold-out crowd in Chicago, including: How do we help the Baby Boom generation adopt minimalist practices? How did you connect with all of the minimalists featured in your film? How did your move to Montana relate to your minimalist journey? Have you ever asked for anything back that you gave away? What advice do you have for documentary filmmakers? What new projects do you have planned for the future? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Aug 16, 2016
031 | Documentaries
01:39:39

Joshua & Ryan take a break from their podcasting break to discuss some of their favorite documentaries. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Aug 03, 2016
030 | Away
59:51

Joshua & Ryan discuss letting go and the willingness to walk away from anything. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Jul 13, 2016
029 | L.A.
52:03

Joshua & Ryan answer questions in front of a sold-out crowd in Los Angeles, including: Why do you feel as satisfied purging items as you do collecting items? How do you live as a minimalist in areas with a high cost of living? What are the three life lessons you want to leave behind as your legacy? How do you pay for education for a new career without going into debt? Which presidential candidate is most in line with minimalist principles? What are the best first steps to start one’s journey into minimalism? How do you become the minimalist you strive to be when you’re wrapped up in obligations that require you to work most of the time and put that life on hold? How do you transition from a corporate career to your life’s mission? How do you attain and maintain focus as a writer? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Jul 05, 2016
028 | Debt
01:24:37

Joshua & Ryan discuss debt, credit scores, credit cards, investments, and much more, and they answer the following questions: Should you keep credit cards or cancel them after you pay them off? Should you invest money while you're paying off debt or put all the money toward paying off the debt? Should you use federal income-based repayment programs if you have student-loan debt? How do you form a financial team with your partner who thinks some debt is okay? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Jun 28, 2016
027 | Passion
01:16:34

Joshua & Ryan discuss passion, and they answer the following questions: How do you focus on one passion when you enjoy many passions? How do you find your passion? How do you make a living from your passion? How do you prioritize your time to accommodate all your passions? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Jun 21, 2016
026 | Suburbia
45:28

Joshua & Ryan hand the microphone to Colin Wright, of Let's Know Things, for a special guest episode. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Jun 14, 2016
025 | Dallas
01:24:30

Joshua & Ryan answer questions in front of a sold-out crowd in Dallas. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Jun 07, 2016
024 | Mindpalace
01:09:35

Joshua & Ryan hand the microphone to Jessica Lynn Williams and Melissa Cain, of The Mind Palace Podcast, for a special guest episode. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

May 31, 2016
023 | Minimalism
21:20

Joshua & Ryan share a handful of interviews from their new film, Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, which hits United States and Canadian theaters starting today, May 24, 2016. Find your nearest showing here. You can also pre-order the online version of the film worldwide here, which includes six hours of bonus content. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

May 24, 2016
022 | Miami
59:11

Joshua & Ryan answer questions in front of a sold-out crowd in Miami, including: How do you resist relapses into compulsory consumption? Where do you purchase minimalist clothing? What's next for The Minimalists? How can you best express the benefits of minimalism to others? How can you reconcile your minimalists practices with the maximalist practices of family members? How do you stay inspired and focused through the process of integrating minimalist practices into your life? How can you encourage industries to integrate minimalist practices into their daily operations and future planning? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

May 17, 2016
021 | Travel
01:20:05

Joshua & Ryan discuss travel, moving, and packing lightly, and they answer the following questions: How do you minimize your belongings when traveling abroad? How do you move without using a U-Haul truck? Is it better to get a new car or a used car for transportation? How do you travel widely without incurring debt? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

May 10, 2016
020 | NYC
47:32

Joshua, Ryan, and director Matt D'Avella answer questions from the audience about their film, Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, at their sold-out New York City screening: How do we help our children adopt minimalism practices? How do we help our parents adopt minimalism practices? How do we reconcile our personal lives with our professional lives when many of our careers revolve around consumption? How can minimalism help us become more spiritual? How do we tell friends and family members we don't want physical gifts for birthdays and holidays? Why did you choose to make a documentary about minimalism? What is the most valuable lesson you learned from making the film? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

May 03, 2016
019 | Mentalclutter
56:56

Joshua & Ryan discuss mentalclutter, internal clutter, and emotional clutter, and they answer the following questions: Is there a connection between physical clutter and mental clutter? What is the best way to declutter your mind? What are the best meditation practices to focus and clear your mind? How do you practice minimalism despite mental health challenges? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Apr 26, 2016
018 | Writing
01:01:44

Joshua discusses writing tips and best practices, and he answers the following questions he commonly receives regarding writing: How did you become a successful writer? What daily habits help you improve as a writer? How do you keep your inner editor from interfering with your inner creator when you write? What writing app do you use? What books about writing do you recommend? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Apr 19, 2016
017 | Health
01:13:16

Joshua discusses diet, exercise, sleep, stress, and more, and he answers the following questions: What diet supplements are most effective? How does minimalism change your diet? What is on the grocery list of a minimalist? What are the most ideal exercises for a minimalist? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Apr 12, 2016
016 | Ryan
01:02:54

Ryan answers a bucketload of listener questions, including: How do you minimize social activities, but still participate enough socially to be beneficial? How do you respectfully turn down gifts? How do you determine what you can contribute to society that will add the most value? What do you do with pets that are no longer adding value to your life? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Apr 05, 2016
015 | Consumerism
01:04:15

Joshua & Ryan discuss the perils of consumerism, and they answer the following questions: How do you ensure the clothing you buy was created responsibly? Where do you draw the line between spending more money for higher quality goods and getting sucked into consumerism? How can you be a fandom collector and still be a minimalist? How do you shop responsibly at warehouse club stores? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Mar 29, 2016
014 | Joshua
01:34:31

Joshua answers a slew of listener questions, including: How do you stay passionate when work and side projects are similar? How do you maintain minimalist practices in the whirlwind of college? How do you explain to loved ones you won't go into debt to buy gifts? Should you accept a new position that fits your passion but pays less? How do you keep from accumulating more stuff after a move? How do you tell loved ones you don't want physical gifts? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Mar 22, 2016
013 | Career
01:47:35

Joshua & Ryan discuss careers, jobs, passion, and the concept of having a “mission” in life, and they answer the following questions: How do you answer "Where do you see yourself in three to five years?" Are there scenarios where more is less? Do you have to make money from a passion? How do you quit your job but still have security? How did you transition from your corporate jobs to what you do today? How do you commit to a career choice? How do you ensure work duties don’t interfere with minimalist values? How do you not lose passion in your work? How do you balance passion and security during a health crisis? What are your views regarding ambition? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Mar 15, 2016
012 | Money
01:54:13

Joshua & Ryan talk about finances, and they answer the following questions: How do you pay down student loan debt with only a part-time job? How do you buy a house and stay debt-free? Should you use retirement funds to pay down school loan debt? How can you attend college without incurring debt? How can you adopt minimalism if you’re financially challenged? How can you afford to travel for pleasure when you earn less? How can you still enjoy life’s pleasures while paying down debt? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Mar 08, 2016
011 | Sentimental
01:14:47

Joshua & Ryan talk about letting go of sentimental items, and they answer the following questions: What do you say to those that lost sentimental items involuntarily? What should you do with heirloom jewelry you’ll never wear? How do you get rid of sentimental tchotchkes? How do you help hoarders purge stuff without making them feel guilty? How do you prevent sentimental attachments to newly acquired items? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Mar 01, 2016
010 | Random
01:29:55

Joshua & Ryan answer a bunch of random questions about minimalism, including: What do you do about relationships you no longer want to invest in? How do you control your compulsion to buy clothes? How do you deal with the guilt you feel when purchasing things? How do you deal with people who say minimalism is wrong? How do you explain to people why it took you so long to finish college? How do you balance using tracking tools without getting overwhelmed? Have you ever felt regret after letting something go? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Feb 23, 2016
009 | Next
01:17:51

Joshua & Ryan discuss the “next steps” after removing the clutter, and they answer the following questions: What activities did you cut out when you adopted minimalism? Do you ever reach a plateau when getting rid of your stuff? How do you store paper documents as a minimalist? When does minimalism go too far? What’s next after everything is decluttered? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Feb 20, 2016
008 | Relationships
01:17:45

Joshua & Ryan talk about relationships, and they answer the following questions: How do I transition into minimalism and be mindful of my relationships? How do I tell those I enjoy giving gifts to that I don’t want any in return? How do I help my friends understand my new minimalist lifestyle? Where does minimalism end and negligence begin in relationships? How do I explain to friends and family that minimalism is not a fad? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Feb 11, 2016
007 | Stuff
01:08:24

Joshua & Ryan discuss the issues with “stuff,” and they answer the following questions: What do you do when the experiences you enjoy involve a lot of stuff? What do you carry with you every day? What do you think of the KonMari Method for decluttering? What suggestions do you have for stopping compulsive buying habits? Do you believe you should only own a certain amount of items? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Feb 05, 2016
006 | Tuesdays
01:00:03

Joshua & Ryan share a live Q&A event at which they wrestled with audience questions about minimalism, decluttering, passion, families, children, pets, clothes, finances, debt, mortgages, and much more. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Feb 02, 2016
005 | Priorities
24:02

Joshua & Ryan discuss priorities, and they answer the following listener questions: When minimizing possessions, how do you know when to stop? When donating time, how do you minimize duties and schedules? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Jan 31, 2016
004 | Education
58:17

Joshua & Ryan discuss the failures of the modern education system, and they answer the following listener questions: How do you get a decent college education as a minimalist? What are some alternative education options besides college? How do you avoid getting caught up in the “rat race” vibe from friends? How do you define success? Whom do you consider a success? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

 

Jan 26, 2016
003 | Children
01:01:30

Joshua & Ryan discuss minimalism with children, and they answer the following listener questions: How do you battle the clutter that comes with kids? How do you convince loved ones to stop giving you physical gifts? How do you help family members adopt minimalism? How do you determine which items to keep “just in case”? What advice do you have for buying a new, clutterfree home? How do you declutter when your partner enjoys material possessions? How can minimalism aid in the recovery from addictions? How do you determine which books to keep and which to give away? How do you keep minimalism from becoming an obsessive lifestyle? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

 

Jan 17, 2016
002 | Technology
01:09:13

Joshua & Ryan discuss minimalism approaches to technology, and they attempt to answer the following questions: How do you minimize social media feeds and not miss important info? How do you minimize your online browsing habits? How do you apply minimalism to technology? How do you embrace minimalism when your partner has no interest? What advice do you have for artists overwhelmed by art supplies? What was the most difficult thing for you to get rid of? How do you expand your vocabulary? How do you explain you don’t want things for gifts, but experiences? Is it better to donate items or to sell them? What does value mean to you? The Five Values in your book Minimalism are health, relationships, passion, growth, and contribution. If there was a sixth value, what would it be? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

 

Jan 10, 2016
001 | Declutter
57:37

Joshua & Ryan discuss best practices for decluttering, and they attempt to answer the following questions: What is one thing you always thought you wanted, but then, once you got it, you no longer wanted it? How do you gradually declutter your home? How do you explain greed in our society? What do you do with old photos after you scan them? How do you deal with the natural pulling away from friends with different values? When is The Minimalists’ documentary coming out? What charities do The Minimalists support? Do The Minimalists gain any money from their website? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

 

Jan 03, 2016
000 | Who Are The Minimalists?
15:17

Joshua & Ryan discuss their personal stories, as well as the format of their new podcast. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Dec 21, 2015