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July 7, 2020
Joshua and Ryan talk about dealing with toxic people, as well as defining, reassessing, repairing, and letting go of toxic relationships with podcaster and comedian Jamie Kilstein, and they answer the following questions: What’s your definition of a ‘toxic person’? (06:02) What’s your definition of ‘relationship’? (07:35) Is it possible to be toxic to some people but not toxic to others? (13:05) Can jealousy be helpful? (16:27) Is there a difference between empathy and compassion? (17:13) Is it realistic to expect to find a partner that’s on my own frequency? (20:04) What is the ‘us box’ in relationships? (25:11) Do my partner and I have to hold the same beliefs to be compatible? (27:57) Is compromise a necessary component of a productive relationship? (29:13) How do I deal with toxic people in the workplace? (38:35) What are the essentials of meaningful work? (42:45) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
July 3, 2020
Joshua discusses the best practices for getting ideal sleep with registered dietitian Becca Shern and regenerative medicine expert Adam Lamb. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
June 30, 2020
Joshua talks about hormones—both female and male hormones—and how they change in our 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond; what we can do to optimize our hormones to get the best out of life; how our hormones affect our sleep, stress, mood, energy, and sex drive; and how diet, sleep, sunlight, and exercise affect our hormones with registered dietitian Becca Shern and regenerative medicine expert Adam Lamb, and they answer the following questions: What are hormones? (02:46) Do hormones work in conjunction with one another? (04:17) Is ‘normal’ actually ‘optimal’ or ‘good’? (05:52) What are some warning signs of hormone imbalance? (10:10) How do I determine if hormone replacement therapy is right for me? (11:08) How does stress affect our hormones? (13:09) Can hormonal birth control negatively affect testosterone levels in females? (16:59) How do hormones affect sex drive? (20:29) What’s the link between hormones, anxiety, and depression? (23:09) Why does testosterone seem to be the silver-bullet hormone for so many people? (23:51) Can testosterone help with thyroid issues? (24:44) What’s the best way to determine hormone levels? (27:18) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
June 26, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss effective exercises that require minimal equipment with podcaster, journalist, and author Max Lugavere. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
June 23, 2020
Joshua and Ryan talk about creating a healthy lifestyle, managing stress, healing your mind, strengthening your body, and becoming extraordinary with podcaster, journalist, and author Max Lugavere, and they answer the following questions: How do I best relieve stress? (02:23) How do I best mitigate chronic pain? (12:46) Can you expand on your stance that ‘food isn’t entertainment’? (28:19) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
June 19, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss appropriate practices for working at home with author, podcaster, and health expert Rich Roll. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
June 16, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss how to find balance, contentment, and tranquility in our new normal with author, podcaster, and health expert Rich Roll, and they answer the following questions: What are the best methods for envisioning our new normal? (08:47) How have your health practices evolved as a result of the recent crises? (15:49) How do you find the strength to keep pushing when it all starts breaking down? (25:36) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
June 12, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss how the principles of minimalism are effective no matter a person's financial means. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
June 10, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss what minimalism will look like after this moment of uncertainty, whether a movement of Neo-Minimalism will form in the wake of the reset, and they answer the following questions: How do I better control my online purchasing after relying on it so heavily during these recent crises? (16:04) Given our current crises, what emergency items are reasonable to keep on hand as a minimalist? (22:07) How has your definition and perspective of the word “essential” changed? (26:43) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
June 5, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss Joe Biden's "You ain't black" comment with T.K. Coleman. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
June 2, 2020
Joshua and Ryan are joined by T.K. Coleman to discuss race in America, racial justice, colorblindness, protests, riots, indifference, systemic oppression, and what we can do to help. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
May 31, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss Joshua’s family’s experience with COVID-19. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
May 26, 2020
Joshua and Ryan talk about why we hold on to material possessions in an attempt to hold on to our memories, what we can do to hold on to our memories without holding on to the stuff, and they answer the following questions: Should I hold on to sentimental mementos, like a wedding dress, in case my children may want them someday? (05:25) How do I find the strength to let go of my deceased parent’s belongings? (18:24) How do I determine what sentimental items are appropriate to keep? (29:55) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
May 22, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss incorporating minimalism into politics with journalist and podcaster Kim Iversen. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
May 19, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss local, national, and international politics; outrage and divisiveness in the current political climate; and the quagmire of disarray and turmoil created by tribalism and partisan politics with journalist and podcaster Kim Iversen, and they answer the following questions: How can we help our government officials adopt more minimalist practices, especially with respect to budgets? (02:54) Which political party is most closely aligned with the principles of minimalism? (15:29) How do we all maintain balance in this heated political climate? (25:25) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
May 15, 2020
Joshua and Ryan reiterate the importance of avoiding debt within and without crises. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
May 12, 2020
Joshua and Ryan field a flurry of questions from their podcast supporters, including: What system do you use to organize your personal and professional lives? (01:14) How do I determine which habits are helping me and which habits are not? (04:52) How do I ensure I carry forward the lessons I learned from the pandemic regarding appropriate scheduling? (11:04) How do I tactfully say ‘no’ to bosses and coworkers when I’m not on the clock? (20:50) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
May 8, 2020
Joshua discusses the efficacy of recycling with author and MIT scientist and professor Andrew McAfee. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
May 5, 2020
Joshua talks about whether reducing our consumption is enough to save the planet, or whether we need to do more than recycle, share stuff, and consume less; the upsides and downsides of capitalism; potential necessary changes to environmental policy; and some misconceptions about human progress with author and MIT scientist and professor Andrew McAfee, and they answer the following questions: How can we use minimalist practices to help the environment? (05:21) How do we train ourselves to purchase more intentionally and less impulsively? (23:37) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
May 1, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss appropriate preparation for the loss of loved ones with Dr. Joanne Cacciatore. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
April 28, 2020
Joshua Fields Millburn talks about The Minimalists’ “No Junk Rule,” followed by three “Qonversations” with Dan Savage about sex and dating apps during a pandemic; the artist Colleen McCulla about using art to make sense of a post-coronavirus world; and a controversial chat with T.K. Coleman about whether we should give up our freedoms to stay safe. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
April 24, 2020
Joshua discusses practicing stoicism within families with author and professor William B. Irvine. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
April 21, 2020
Joshua talks about stoicism, what it means to live a good life, and different philosophies for living with author and professor William B. Irvine, and they answer the following questions: Is stoicism applicable to all cultures? (10:05) How do I explain the benefits of stoicism to my loved ones? (18:38) How do I practice stoicism without sacrificing human emotion? (26:20) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
April 17, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss the positive forces that helped shape their financial philosophies with author, podcaster, and entrepreneur Chris Guillebeau. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
April 14, 2020
Joshua and Ryan talk about earning a living, being responsible with money, and choosing a new career path during times of financial uncertainty with author, podcaster, and entrepreneur Chris Guillebeau, and they answer the following questions: How do I break out of the cycle of office jobs? (04:12) If I’ve grown tired of my current career but I’m overqualified for many other jobs, are there any other options open to me aside from completely starting over? (15:14) What is the best financial advice you’ve ever received? (23:40) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
April 10, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss app designers' motives with author and professor Ramesh Srinivasan. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
April 7, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss the disconnection between designers and users, producers and consumers, and tech elites and the rest of us with author and professor Ramesh Srinivasan, and they answer the following questions: How do I narrow down what tech is most appropriate for me from the plethora of tech that’s available? (10:21) How do we deal with the constant intrusion of advertising in our lives that hitchhikes on our tech? (15:47) What are the ramifications of tech companies selling user information? (25:05) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
April 3, 2020
Joshua and Ryan contemplate the pros and cons of living a life of extreme minimalism with YouTuber Youheum Son. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
March 31, 2020
Joshua and Ryan talk about what minimalism looks like when it’s taken to its extremes with YouTuber Youheum Son, and they answer the following questions: Once it seems like you’ve minimized everything, where do you go from there? (05:12) What foods and utensils are in an extreme minimalist’s kitchen? (10:54) What is the minimum number of physical items you need to survive? (17:53) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
March 27, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss appropriate preparations for those seeking early retirement with the Director of Entrepreneurial Education for the Foundation for Economic Education, T.K. Coleman. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
March 24, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss how to maximize wealth, how to minimize financial stress, and the wisest economic actions to take with the Director of Entrepreneurial Education for the Foundation for Economic Education, T.K. Coleman, and they answer the following questions: How do I maximize my wealth while minimizing my stress in accumulating it? (01:12) What are the wisest economic actions to take on a modest income? (12:02) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
March 22, 2020
Joshua and Ryan expand on how to live—not just survive, but thrive—through these unsettling times. They discuss societal panic, fundamental habit shifts, and the appropriate actions we should take in the midst of a pandemic, and they answer the following questions: How should we address the societal panic during the pandemic? (06:16) What things that we’ve taken for granted will now fundamentally change as a result of the pandemic? (16:00) What actions should we take right now? (29:26) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
March 20, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss the appropriate preparation and response to societal crises with the Director of Entrepreneurial Education for the Foundation for Economic Education, T.K. Coleman, and they answer the following questions: Are we preparing needlessly for problems that won’t exist? (07:11) How does the free market respond to a crisis? (09:56) Why aren’t there sufficient tests for COVID-19? (21:11) Are there some countries that are handling the pandemic better than the United States? (23:09) Why does tribalism often take precedence over community? (35:22) Is government incompetence and overregulation just as harmful to our health as the virus itself? (44:32) Are some government regulations appropriate and helpful? (47:31) How can we effectively use incentives instead of regulations? (52:38) How effective are masks and respirators against the virus? (1:06:42) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
March 17, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss the appropriate preparation and response to societal crises with the Director of Entrepreneurial Education for the Foundation for Economic Education, T.K. Coleman, and they answer the following questions: How likely is a minimalist to survive in a catastrophe? (23:07) How do I quarantine for 2-6 weeks as a minimalist? (39:15) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
March 13, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss the importance of recognizing how our past can affect our present and future with professor, trauma/grief counselor, and researcher Dr. Joanne Cacciatore. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
March 10, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss particularly difficult topics, including trauma, bereavement, traumatic stress, sorrow, and even traumatic death with professor, trauma/grief counselor, and researcher Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, and they answer the following questions: How do I overcome the trauma of my past to address the challenges of the present? (07:54) How do I overcome the negative feelings attached to items so I don’t needlessly replace them? (19:10) Is it helpful to remove mementos of a lost loved one to overcome trauma and grief? (33:20) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
March 6, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss elements of timeless style with designer, entrepreneur, and Queer Eye star Bobby Berk. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
March 3, 2020
Joshua and Ryan talk about interior design, feng shui, the calmness of clutter-free spaces, and how to have a minimalist home that’s not boring with designer, entrepreneur, and Queer Eye star Bobby Berk, and they answer the following questions: When I have more space than I have belongings to fill it, how do I appropriately address that empty space? (02:09) Is there a way to effectively stage a home for sale in a minimalist fashion? (12:08) How do I make a room feel cozy while maintaining a minimalist aesthetic? (20:26) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
February 28, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss how to determine when bad habits are becoming addictions with author and blogger Laura McKowen. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
February 25, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss dependency, sobriety, and different types of addiction, including our addiction to stuff, alcohol, food, drugs, cigarettes, money, status, social media, attention, television, breaking news, smartphones, and porn with author and blogger Laura McKowen, and they answer the following questions: How do I help my mother overcome her addiction to shopping and hoarding that is negatively affecting me? (03:52) How do I address my addiction to online shopping? (12:35) Is there a correlation between a minimal life and a sober life? (23:21) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
February 21, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss how to lose weight healthfully with Dr. Paul Saladino MD. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
February 18, 2020
Joshua and Ryan argue about what’s healthy and what isn’t healthy with author, podcaster, and health expert Dr. Paul Saladino, MD. They also discuss fiber, fruits, vegetables, meat, vitamins, nutrients, cholesterol, fat, ketosis, toxins, and the gut microbiome, and they answer the following questions: Why is it so difficult to determine what’s healthy? (52:40) What is inflammation? (52:40) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
February 14, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss one of the crucial tools they use to prevent clutter. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
February 11, 2020
Joshua and Ryan get back to basics for spring cleaning and discuss decluttering, organizing, and letting go of excess stuff, and they answer the following questions: How can I help my parents embrace decluttering? (01:01) How do I tactfully tell my family I don’t want to inherit their belongings? (10:57) How can I save mementos and still be clutter-free? (20:48) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
February 7, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss how to keep a minimal wardrobe interesting with author, blogger, and podcaster Courtney Carver. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
February 4, 2020
Joshua and Ryan talk about minimalist fashion, capsule wardrobes, cleaning out your closet, and the pros and cons of trendy clothing with author, blogger, and podcaster Courtney Carver, and they answer the following questions: How can I be a minimalist and still keep up with the current fashions? (08:01) How do I find sustained satisfaction with my current wardrobe despite the onslaught of new stylish temptations? (15:10) How do I ensure my clothes last longer? (24:28) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
January 31, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss the relationship of fear and desire with author, theologian, and philosopher Peter Rollins. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
January 28, 2020
Joshua and Ryan talk about desire, yearning, craving and impulse and lust and longing and aspiration with author, theologian, and philosopher Peter Rollins, and they answer the following questions: How do I commit to a desire? (11:27) How do we make time for our desires? (19:36) Is it unhealthy for someone to lust and yearn for others outside their marriage? (34:10) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
January 24, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss how the stress of striving for success can lead to eating disorders with actor, writer, and director Jennette McCurdy. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
January 21, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss fame, notoriety, the difference between being famous and being well-known, and the upsides and downsides of stardom with actor, writer, and director Jennette McCurdy, and they answer the following questions: Why do we seem to get more satisfaction from celebrities losing fame than gaining it? (03:13) What can we do about celebrities that use their fame to spread ill will? (17:46) Will the general public ever finally realize that fame is hollow? (30:01)  Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
January 17, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss lowering our expectations and raising our standards to overcome imposter syndrome with author and entrepreneur Jason Fried. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
January 14, 2020
Joshua and Ryan talk about 80-hour work weeks, packed schedules, endless meetings, overflowing inboxes, unrealistic deadlines, and bringing our work home with us with author and entrepreneur Jason Fried, and they answer the following questions: How do I balance my professional life and my personal life so it doesn’t feel like I’m just living to work? (02:34) What can I do to help temper the intensity of my company’s culture? (22:08) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
January 10, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss whether creativity is inherited, learned, or both. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
January 7, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss the lessons they’ve learned from their years of blogging and podcasting, and they answer the following questions: What is the most effective medium for sharing my expertise to build an audience? (22:09) How do I determine what I should select for my next entrepreneurial pursuit? (30:38) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
January 3, 2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss the possible harmful effects of wireless devices on the human body with author, podcaster, and fitness expert Ben Greenfield. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
December 31, 2019
Joshua and Ryan talk about starting New Year’s resolutions, when it’s appropriate to give up on a resolution, and what actions to take when you’re feeling stuck with author, podcaster, and fitness expert Ben Greenfield, and they answer the following questions: How do I improve my sleep hygiene in the new year? (02:13) How do I apply minimalism to voluntary pursuits in the new year to ensure I’m being highly effective and not overextending myself? (18:40) After several false starts, how can I ensure I stick with minimalism the next time I attempt to adopt it? (23:13) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
December 27, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss if it's possible to achieve universal morality with mathematical physicist, economist, and podcaster Eric Weinstein. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
December 25, 2019
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December 24, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss the internal conflicts many people experience when it comes to community and individualism, reason and spirituality, and religion and atheism with mathematical physicist, economist, and podcaster Eric Weinstein, and they answer the following questions: How do I move on from my current community and find a new community since our values no longer align? (19:26) Are minimalism and religion working toward resolving the same human conflicts? (31:54) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
December 20, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss the value of simplifying the holidays with our families with author and entrepreneur Melissa Maker. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
December 17, 2019
Joshua and Ryan talk about organizing, tidying up, and cleaning your home with author and entrepreneur Melissa Maker, and they answer the following questions: How do I attain and maintain a clean and orderly home when my partner persists in being a packrat? (02:05) How do I appropriately store a plethora of important documents? (10:38) How do I overcome the overwhelm I feel whenever I try to address the clutter in my home? (21:56) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
December 13, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss the irresponsibility of college educations without obligations with author and podcaster Anthony ONeal. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
December 10, 2019
Joshua and Ryan talk about student debt, graduating from a university without any debt, and tips for avoiding college debt altogether with author and podcaster Anthony ONeal, and they answer the following questions: How do I determine if it makes sense to take on student debt for an advanced degree? (03:04) How do I find someone that has managed a debt-free college education pursuing what I want to pursue? (08:38) What is a reasonable amount of money to invest in a college education? (15:35) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
December 8, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss the the value of empathy, experience, and maturity regarding sexual attraction with author and podcaster Dr. Christopher Ryan. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
December 6, 2019
Join The Minimalists for a night of less. For our first tour in two years, we’re simplifying the west coast of the United States and Canada: Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. At each event, we’ll present a talk about the benefits of living with less, followed by a live edition of The Minimalists Podcast with a special guest. Together we’ll discuss consumerism, decluttering, personal values, and minimalism, and we’ll answer audience questions. Tickets: LessCoast.com
December 3, 2019
Joshua and Ryan talk about consumerism, the successes and failures of modern society, the price of progress, and whether civilization has actually made us less civilized with author and podcaster Dr. Christopher Ryan, and they answer the following questions: Are technological advances primarily benefiting or degrading our society? (04:04) How do I survive and thrive in traditional mating rituals in a world that is becoming increasingly digital? (17:53) How much sacrifice is too much sacrifice? (30:46) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
November 29, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss the prime objective of life. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
November 26, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss the elements of a best life, and they answer the following questions: How do I live what I believe is my best life despite the criticism of others? (02:45) If I alter my blueprint for life because my plan isn’t working out, isn’t that giving up on my dreams? (10:45) How do I address the stress associated with society dictating to me how to live my life? (21:56) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
November 25, 2019
Joshua Fields Millburn discusses the pitfalls of the holiday (shopping) season.
November 22, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss recognizing and addressing their greatest fears with singer-songwriter Lee DeWyze. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
November 19, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss fear, anxiety, worry, discomfort, and paranoia with singer-songwriter Lee DeWyze, and they answer the following questions: How do I overcome contentment and the fear of failure and purposely put myself in my discomfort zone to challenge myself? (02:45) How do I address my fear of the judgment of others and make a career move that many see as a step backward? (15:11) How do I address my fear of being alone? (28:19) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
November 15, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss how to ensure children are not adversely influenced by technology with author and professor Emily Oster. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
November 12, 2019
Joshua and Ryan talk about raising kids, the data behind good parenting, and how parents can be more confident in their parenting decisions with professor and author Emily Oster, and they answer the following questions: How do I determine with my partner who will sacrifice their career to take care of our children? (02:09) How do I ensure my hoarder relatives don’t negatively impact the minimalist values I’m instilling in my child? (11:10) What’s the best way to educate children in a world dominated by consumerism? (23:53) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
November 8, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss how to discover and develop a passion with author and radio personality Ken Coleman. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
November 5, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss career advice, pursuing your passion, mentors, and the stepping stones to success with author and radio personality Ken Coleman, and they answer the following questions: How do I find a job that adequately fulfills my professional and economic needs? (07:27) How do I secure my dream job despite fierce competition in the field? (20:19) How do I ask someone to be a mentor? (26:45) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
November 1, 2019
Joshua and Ryan compare and contrast minimalism and the KonMari method with lifestyle entrepreneur MJ Gordon. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
October 29, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss how to start simplifying, how to become a minimalist, and some practical tips and rules for decluttering with lifestyle entrepreneur MJ Gordon, and they answer the following questions: How do I motivate myself to minimize? (01:49) What is one unexpected result you realized after adopting minimalism? (10:30) How do I overcome analysis paralysis and wholly embrace minimalism? (35:32) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
October 25, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss how the things in our lives can contribute to depression with author Johann Hari. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
October 22, 2019
Joshua and Ryan talk about several modern crises—depression, loneliness, addiction, connection, belonging, and meaning—with author Johann Hari, and they answer the following questions: How do I increase my happiness and live a more fulfilled, meaningful life in spite of the daily barrage of negativity from social media and the Internet? (01:33) Are the allegedly high rates of depression accurate? (26:27) As an introvert, how do I develop connections with others? (29:38) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
October 18, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss how to avoid the devious seduction of fast fashion with author and business owner Tara Button. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
October 15, 2019
Joshua and Ryan talk about buying new and used material possessions with intention, purchasing products that last a lifetime, and being responsible with time and money when shopping for necessities with author and business owner Tara Button, and they answer the following questions: How do I find satisfaction with what I already own rather than seeking out ‘perfect’ replacements? (01:51) How do I control my urge to shop? (09:55) How do I know that what I really want is what I really need? (22:00) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
October 11, 2019
Joshua discusses how to maintain motivation during a writing project with author Ryan Holiday. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
October 8, 2019
Joshua talks about stillness, quietude, combating distractions, and slowing down with author Ryan Holiday, and they answer the following questions: What skills should I learn to lead a more peaceful, purposeful life? (01:21) How can I make my long commute less stressful? (09:51) How do I combat the societal pressure to hustle tirelessly, no matter the cost? (19:03) How do I appropriately balance personal and professional obligations as a business owner? (20:36) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
October 4, 2019
Joshua and Ryan ask presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg to read headlines about him from The Onion. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
October 1, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss values, contribution, leadership, minimalist uniforms, and whether or not there could ever be a minimalist president with 2020 presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and they answer the following questions: How would you reduce the national debt? (23:12) Is it feasible and responsible to replace the Electoral College? (36:50) How important is freedom, and how would you incorporate it into your presidency? (39:10) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
September 27, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss how they ensure their smartphones add value rather than distraction. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
September 24, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss decluttering our spaces, lives, hearts, and minds, and they answer the following questions: How do I determine what to keep regarding my hobbies? (01:07) How do I determine what to keep regarding seasonal and special-occasion clothing? (17:09) How do I help my family members become more organized? (22:04) How do I appropriately keep and store holiday decorations? (26:12) How do I determine the appropriate amount of toys for my child? (27:46) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
September 20, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss appropriate sleep hygiene with Dr. Ryan Greene from Monarch Athletic Club. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
September 17, 2019
Joshua and Ryan talk about simple choices to improve overall wellness with Dr. Ryan Greene from Monarch Athletic Club, and they answer the following questions: How do I attain and maintain a healthy relationship with food? (04:47) What lifestyle changes most positively impact health? (13:44) How often should I exercise to maintain optimal health? (16:04) How do I overcome my craving for sweets? (18:27) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
September 13, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss how to move on from a dead-end career with author Alex Banayan. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
September 10, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss success, successful people, and how the world’s most successful people launched their careers with author Alex Banayan, and they answer the following questions: How do I cultivate a passion, and how do I determine when a passion is no longer worth cultivating? (01:14) How do you define success? (16:22) What are the essential healthy habits of successful people? (21:16) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
September 6, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss finding the communities most appropriate for us with author, podcaster, and entrepreneur Jason Zook. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
September 3, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss bucking the status quo, embracing our idiosyncrasies, and what happens when we refuse to conform with author, podcaster, and entrepreneur Jason Zook, and they answer the following questions: How do I reconcile creating material goods for my business while eliminating material goods in my life? (2:02) How do I address the disappointment of my family and friends when I choose different paths in life than the ones they believe are most ideal for me? (11:59) Is maintaining traditions with family and friends—particularly during the holidays—a healthy practice, or should we always strive to challenge the status quo? (18:33) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
August 30, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss the crucial balance of faith and doubt with Mosaic pastor Erwin McManus. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
August 27, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss questioning religion, questioning atheism, questioning belief systems, and finding peace with Mosaic pastor Erwin McManus, and they answer the following questions: How do I introduce minimalist principles to my church? (09:37) Is it possible to have faith while still harboring doubt? (22:53) How do I address my family’s disapproval of my religion? (25:06) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
August 23, 2019
Joshua discusses the existence of art without the "prerequisite of originality" with singer-songwriter Jay Nash. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
August 20, 2019
Joshua discusses artistry, resourcefulness, originality, and craft with singer-songwriter Jay Nash, and they answer the following questions: How do I best use my newfound free time after a digital detox? (06:10) How do I determine if I’m adequately prepared to quit my day job to pursue my passion full-time? (23:00) What time of day are most people at their creative peak? (33:17) How do we determine which thoughts will likely lead to the most productive projects? (36:07) Where do you find inspiration as a creative? (37:34) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
August 16, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss how to address debt in a relationship with filmmaker Travis Shakespeare. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
August 13, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss financial independence, spending habits, and solving money problems with filmmaker Travis Shakespeare, and they answer the following questions: How do I pay off debt when I’m only earning enough money to pay for life’s essentials? (04:01) How do I save and invest with the earnings from a minimum-wage job? (18:19) Is financial independence necessary for a minimalist, and, if so, what is the first baby step toward that journey? (26:35) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
August 9, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss how consciousness affects our priorities with New York Times bestselling author Annaka Harris. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
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