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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? (22:24) How do I address my family’s disapproval of my religion? (24:37) 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
August 6, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss consciousness, the mysteries of the brain, and decluttering our minds with New York Times bestselling author Annaka Harris, and they answer the following questions: How do I mentally declutter? (10:01) Why do spontaneous purchases give us a brief surge of pleasure? (22:08) Is obsession a mindset or a disorder? (25:26) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
August 2, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss how to reconcile conflicting beliefs with loved ones with comedian and podcaster Jamie Kilstein. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
July 30, 2019
Joshua and Ryan talk about tribes, picking sides, and finding common ground with people who have different beliefs with comedian and podcaster Jamie Kilstein, and they answer the following questions: How do I find common ground with a partner that prefers a different climate? (02:21) How do I find common ground with people that hold different beliefs? (25:33) Why do I find it particularly challenging to find common ground with certain people? (29:03) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
July 26, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss how positive thinking is similar to prayer with educator and podcaster T.K. Coleman. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
July 23, 2019
Joshua and Ryan talk about the pros and cons of positive thinking with educator and podcaster T.K. Coleman, and they answer the following questions: How do I stay motivated when I see my contemporaries succeeding while I continue struggling? (01:35) How do I balance positive thinking with healthy skepticism? (18:26) How do I stay positive despite the anguish from past abuse? (23:53) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
July 19, 2019
Joshua discusses how to decide whether a virtual storefront or a physical storefront is the most appropriate choice for a business with author and podcaster Paul Jarvis. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
July 16, 2019
Joshua discusses minimalist business models, entrepreneurship, building a small business, and making your business better with author and podcaster Paul Jarvis, and they answer the following questions: How do I incorporate minimalist practices into my daily work life without sacrificing any professional obligations, responsibilities, or gains? (08:19) How do I determine which social media applications are having a positive effect on my business? (17:05) How do I untether from the identity associated with my job? (20:58) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
July 12, 2019
Joshua discusses planning appropriately for leaving a well-paying job with author Ramit Sethi. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
July 9, 2019
Joshua talks about earning income, managing money, financial willpower, budgeting mistakes, and what it means to live a “rich” life with author Ramit Sethi, and they answer the following questions: What is the most effective investment strategy if I have limited funds to invest? (14:11) How do I resist making impulsive purchases? (28:46) How do I address my issues with credit cards? (33:23) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
July 5, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss how to continuously grow as a creative with singer-songwriter Griffin House. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
July 2, 2019
Joshua and Ryan talk about insecurities, criticism, perceived failures, and redefining success with singer-songwriter Griffin House, and they answer the following questions: How do I get the most honest, constructive feedback from others? (01:56) How do I let go of the obsession to make everything perfect? (10:42) How do I overcome shyness and self-doubt? (18:11) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
June 28, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss preferences regarding giving gifts compared to preferences regarding receiving gifts. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
June 25, 2019
Joshua and Ryan talk about birthday gifts, gifting experiences, their favorite consumables to give as gifts, and when it’s appropriate to give physical gifts, and they answer the following questions: How do I set the appropriate expectations with my loved ones regarding the kinds of presents I prefer to gift? (05:08) What are the most tactful methods for requesting specific gifts or no gifts at all? (16:43) What does the ideal minimalist birthday party entail? (23:29) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
June 21, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss how small changes in our daily habits will lead to big progress over the course of our lives with co-founder and CEO of TheGoodTrade.com, AmyAnn Cadwell. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
June 18, 2019
Joshua and Ryan talk about sustainability, overconsumption, environmental concerns, health and beauty products, and shopping with co-founder and CEO of TheGoodTrade.com, AmyAnn Cadwell, and they answer the following questions: What are the most pragmatic hygiene practices for a minimalist? (01:10) How do I introduce sustainability practices into our relationship without offending my partner? (12:02) Where should I start if I want to live a more sustainable life? (17:13) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
June 14, 2019
Joshua discusses healthy eating habits for travel with author and podcaster Rich Roll, Dr. Paul Saladino, and Dr. Tommy Wood. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
June 11, 2019
Joshua discusses simple diets, optimal health, strategies for healing, and the gut microbiome with author and podcaster Rich Roll, Dr. Paul Saladino, and Dr. Tommy Wood, and they answer the following questions: What are the most reliable resources regarding information about vegan, carnivore, and omnivore diets? (02:31) Are branded diets created for the good of public health or simply to promote products and services? (28:18) What food purchases should I prioritize on a limited budget? (33:51) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
June 7, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss how to determine whether to say "yes" or "no" to professional obligations with filmmaker and YouTuber Matt D'Avella. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
June 4, 2019
Joshua & Ryan chat about creativity, creating more and consuming less, and the difference between “creating content” and “producing meaningful creations” with filmmaker and YouTuber Matt D’Avella, and they answer the following questions: How do I redirect my creative energy toward the most positive, productive pursuits? (03:10) How do I determine if I’m creating out of love or obligation? (18:51) How do I maintain a consistent message, yet still always keep it fresh and engaging? (25:43) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
May 31, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss how to handle pressure from family members with author and podcaster Denaye Barahona. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
May 28, 2019
Joshua & Ryan discuss simple families, minimalist parenting, and traveling with a family with author and podcaster Denaye Barahona, and they answer the following questions: How do I reach a compromise with my partner regarding the quantity of our children’s toys? (01:09) How do I help my children adopt minimalism in spite of the societal pressure encouraging them to acquire all of the latest and greatest things? (15:04) How do I help my children cultivate values focused on relationships, contribution, and experiences, rather than the acquisition of material items? (19:08) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
May 26, 2019
Joshua & Ryan discuss the impact that cell phones have on our lives with their friend Cal Newport, author of the new book Digital Minimalism. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
May 24, 2019
Joshua and Ryan delineate personal and professional values with neuroscientist, author, and podcaster Sam Harris. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
May 21, 2019
Joshua & Ryan talk about the most precious kind of freedom—awareness—as well as intentional living, mindfulness, meditation, and purpose with neuroscientist, author, and podcaster Sam Harris, and they answer the following questions: Is minimalism a practical lifestyle given today’s chaotic world? (02:43) What does it mean to live a meaningful life, and how can mindfulness help? (19:14) How can mindfulness ultimately help me determine and pursue my life’s purpose? (28:14) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
May 19, 2019
Joshua & Ryan discuss whether success leads to sadness, whether sadness leads to success, and how to deal with both with singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists Questions answered in this episode: How do you get out of a funk when you’re dealing with despair, loss, and sadness? (1:12:19) When did you stop comparing yourself to your mentors and heroes, and become happy with who you are? (1:24:15)
May 17, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss letting go of our love of things with YouTuber Shelbizleee. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
May 14, 2019
Joshua & Ryan talk about the things they stopped buying as minimalists, and why they stopped buying them, with YouTuber Shelbizleee, and they answer the following questions: Will economies continue to survive and thrive if minimalism is adopted by the masses? (06:54) How do I better control my spending online where they make it so easy to be impulsive? (19:04) How do I stop myself from buying food I don’t need? (22:36) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
May 12, 2019
Joshua & Ryan join author Rachel Cruze to discuss establishing financial responsibilities. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
May 10, 2019
Joshua and Ryan discuss comparing yourself to others, especially your idols, with singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
May 7, 2019
Joshua & Ryan discuss whether success leads to sadness, whether sadness leads to success, and how to deal with both with singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson, and they answer the following questions: How do I carve out time to take better care of myself so I can be the best me for myself and others? (08:26) Do you combat sadness differently as minimalists? (24:36) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
May 3, 2019
Joshua & Ryan discuss how to determine what items truly add value to our lives. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
April 30, 2019
Joshua & Ryan talk about their favorite things, why they add value to their lives, why they may not add value to your life, and they answer the following questions: How much is too much in a collection? (14:54) How do I part with favorite items that are simply sentimental? (22:32) How do I part with favorite items that no longer add value and now function as distractions? (24:42) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
April 23, 2019
Joshua & Ryan talk about disagreements, arguments, and conflict with educator and podcaster T.K. Coleman, and they answer the following questions: How can I be forthright with my friends without offending them? (04:37) What is the best way to “agree to disagree”? (15:06) What media most effectively adds value to people’s lives? (20:29) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
April 16, 2019
Joshua & Ryan discuss freedom, travel, an introduction to minimalism, and the new American Dream with author, podcaster, and intrepid traveler Colin Wright, and they answer the following questions: Is homeownership still an ideal goal? (07:16) What is considered freedom today, and how do we gain more freedom in our lives? (16:05) How have your social interactions during your travels enriched your worldview? (23:30) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
April 9, 2019
Joshua & Ryan talk about feeling stuck creatively, feeling stuck emotionally, and what it takes to get unstuck with singer-songwriter Rosi Golan, and they answer the following questions: How do I determine if I should continue to ‘drudge through the drudgery’ at my current job, or if it’s time to move on? (01:46) How do I craft a plan to get unstuck? (13:51) How do I overcome creator’s block? (20:27) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
April 2, 2019
Joshua & Ryan discuss minimalist health and fitness with Ben Greenfield from the Ben Greenfield Fitness podcast, and they answer the following questions: How do I create an exercise habit that fits my busy life? (5:54) What are some effective exercises that don’t require a gym? (28:13) What is the ultimate minimalist exercise? (31:09) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
March 26, 2019
Joshua & Ryan talk about digital clutter, technological exhaustion, quitting social media, and overall online health with their friend Cal Newport, author of the new book Digital Minimalism, and they answer the following questions: How do I overcome the guilt I feel when I unfollow friends and family on social media? (1:59) How can my company or brand remain relevant without a constant media presence? (23:36) How do I keep up with work without drowning in information? (27:08) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
March 19, 2019
Joshua & Ryan discuss budgeting, tuition, debt, and other money quagmires with author Rachel Cruze, and they answer the following questions: How do I persuade my partner to join me in crafting a shared budget to ensure our financial contributions are equitable? (1:55) Should I assume the responsibility for the college savings for our child if my ex-partner isn’t financially savvy? (10:40) How do I stay motivated while paying off debt? (14:50) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
March 12, 2019
Joshua & Ryan talk about independence, rejection, and creating meaningful work without gatekeepers with comedian Andrew Schulz, and they answer the following questions: How do I balance the need to support myself with the need to fulfill myself? (1:28) How do I create demand for my new creation? (22:09) How do I minimize rejection in my life? (26:42) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
March 5, 2019
Joshua & Ryan discuss subtracting the superfluous from our lives in order to make room for the valuable, and they answer the following questions: How do I minimize my talking and maximize my listening? (1:42) Is letting go of obligations as important as letting go of stuff? (14:02) How do I determine what “obligations” are truly obligations? (16:10) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
February 12, 2019
Joshua & Ryan discuss their thoughts on "Tidying Up." Listen to "Maximal" episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
January 29, 2019
Joshua & Ryan are joined by Chris Hogan, author of Everyday Millionaires, to talk about budgeting, wealth, and retirement, and they answer the following questions: How do I ensure my purchases are always intentional without obsessing over them? (9:32) How many revenue streams are appropriate to ensure lifelong financial freedom? (20:18) How significant a role does positive thinking play in becoming successful in life? (24:23) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
January 22, 2019
Joshua & Ryan talk about baggage, boundaries, and letting go of the past, and they answer the following questions: How do I remove the emotional baggage of a past relationship? (10:31) Is it selfish to share my emotional baggage with my partner? (26:12) How do I ensure I’m not unwittingly creating emotional baggage for others? (31:42) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
January 15, 2019
Joshua & Ryan talk about their personal collections, and they answer the following questions: What should I do with items that are no longer useful but might have value as decorations or collectibles? (01:03) Is it better to store or display collectibles? (20:48) What should I do with collectibles that bring me joy that I’m too embarrassed to display? (22:58) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
January 8, 2019
Joshua & Ryan are joined by Diane Capaldi to talk about hope, despair, joy, and regret, and they answer the following questions: What should I do if I still feel little hope toward transitioning into a minimalist lifestyle after decluttering? (18:14) How do I maintain the hope of living a meaningful life if my loved ones don’t support me? (38:08) Isn’t hope simply a form of craving that a minimalist should seek to overcome? (45:37) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
January 1, 2019
Joshua & Ryan are joined by James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, to talk about creating new, empowering habits, and they answer the following questions: How do I select and develop the habits to foster my passions? (16:15) How do I determine where to start with new habits when I’m overwhelmed by the options? (51:41) How do I break the habit of never saying “no”? (1:04:25) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
December 25, 2018
Joshua & Ryan reminisce about their favorite memories of 2018, and they answer the following questions: When should I stop pursuing a relationship? (13:09) Is it still a hobby if I make money from it? (33:42) What are a minimalist’s views on religion? (46:30) 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? (1:17:13) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
December 18, 2018
Joshua & Ryan are joined by Jordan Harbinger to talk about what it takes to start a successful small business, and they answer the following questions: When is it acceptable to take on debt to expand my business? (12:19) How do I run a minimalist business and still earn a living wage? (39:32) How do I establish a work-life balance when starting a business? (58:37) How do I overcome the fear of failure to migrate from corporate cog to owner-operator? (1:04:50) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
December 11, 2018
Joshua & Ryan discuss upgrading your phone, clothes, technology, housing, appliances, and anything else you might consider upgrading, and they answer the following questions: Under what circumstances can I justify an upgrade? (15:12) How do I resist the urge to upgrade to the 'latest and greatest'? (27:37) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
December 4, 2018
Joshua & Ryan discuss our culture's addiction to stuff, shopping, drugs, alcohol, outrage, drama, success, and achievement, and they answer the following questions: When should I stop trying to save those individuals that refuse to save themselves? (13:27) How do I break my addiction to the status quo? (30:14) How do I break my addiction to success? (35:14) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
November 27, 2018
Joshua & Ryan discuss re-evaluating our lives so we can make the changes we need to make, and they answer the following questions: How do I effect positive change in a friendship? (1:15) How do I ensure there’s adequate support in place to make a significant personal or professional change sustainable? (22:02) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
November 20, 2018
Joshua & Ryan discuss the holiday shopping season, and they answer the following questions: How do I explain to my young child the importance of gifting things of value? (10:44) What should minimalists gift their loved ones? (29:47) How do I convince family members to gift my children valuable experiences instead of material items? (46:08) How do I resolve the conflicts between my duties as a marketer and my values as a minimalist? (54:06) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
November 13, 2018
Joshua & Ryan chat with Randi Kay about self-care, and they answer the following questions: How do I move on from the darkness of my past to become the person I want to become? (16:18) How important is foot care to overall health? (46:06) How do I practice self-care without feeling selfish? (1:03:03) How do I balance caring for myself with caring for others? (1:08:01) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
November 6, 2018
Joshua & Ryan talk about reducing excess stuff, including some of the things that might add value to your life, and they answer the following questions: How do I appropriately address the frustration I experience when I lose any of the few things I truly value? (15:09) How do I determine if any family items are heirlooms to be saved for future generations? (23:40) Should I minimize gradually or quickly? (33:14) How do I minimize dispassionately? (36:37) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
October 30, 2018
Joshua & Ryan talk about fear, depression, success, judgment, and gift-giving, and they answer the following questions: How do I explain my mental health issues to my new partner? (25:06) How do I address gift-giving with loved ones that insist on giving gifts and question my judgment for not wanting them? (44:42) How do I conquer the fear of criticism that is holding me back from sharing my creative work with the world? (1:00:01) How do I overcome decision fatigue and choose a career? (1:09:41) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
October 23, 2018
Joshua & Ryan sit down with Peter Rollins, producer of Making Love, to discuss why people struggle with love, and they answer the following questions: How do I appropriately enrich a relationship? (52:40) When should I stop pursuing a relationship? (1:20:20) How do I best love myself? (1:43:36) How do I determine if a love is good or bad? (1:51:06) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
October 16, 2018
Joshua & Ryan answer a bunch of questions about minimalism, including: Which revenue stream should I focus my energy on to ensure my company is profitable? (1:51) What project are you focused on to complete within the next year? (7:52) Should I spend more money for an apartment with an extra room for a home office? (11:58) How does having a child change one’s minimalist practices? (19:28) How do I find happiness when I’m stressed? (26:11) What can I do to minimize more quickly? (35:21) How do you consistently deliver practical and valuable advice? (41:26) How do I learn to push through discomfort? (46:14) Why do you do what you do? (53:08) How do I create a company while remaining true to my minimalist values? (1:02:08) How do I stay true to my minimalist values through a significant financial windfall? (1:08:22) Do minimalist practices remain consistent throughout the world? (1:11:28) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
October 9, 2018
Joshua & Ryan talk about spouses, significant others, partners, boyfriends, girlfriends, and lovers, and they answer the following questions: How do my partner and I create a mutually agreeable budget? (19:45) How do I live as a minimalist without my spouse’s support? (38:07) How do I purge my spouse’s excess stuff without upsetting them? (56:07) How do I determine between an ideal relationship and a simply comfortable relationship? (1:02:04) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
October 2, 2018
Joshua & Ryan sit down with Rachel Cruze, author of Love Your Life, Not Theirs, to discuss managing finances, eliminating debt, and avoiding the comparison trap, and they answer the following questions: How do I determine the appropriate amount of money to  save when my income fluctuates throughout the year? (26:40) How do I explain minimalism to non-minimalists? (33:08) How do my partner and I decide who is responsible for each financial obligation in our household? (43:27) How do I maintain a balance between taking care of debt too much and not enough? (47:30) How do I keep myself motivated to keep paying off my debt when it feels overwhelming? (55:41) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
September 25, 2018
Joshua & Ryan talk about donating, selling, recycling, reusing, and trashing their excess stuff, and they answer the following questions: How do I determine what items I should donate and what items I should sell? (00:53) Will friends appreciate me gifting them my unwanted belongings, or will they be offended? (17:36) What should I do with items that are missing pieces, e.g., board games, rather than just throwing them away? (26:40) How do I determine what is the best use of my time and energy between recycling, selling, and trashing? (31:56) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
September 18, 2018
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 Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
September 11, 2018
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 Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
September 4, 2018
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 Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
August 28, 2018
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 Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
August 21, 2018
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 Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
August 14, 2018
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 Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
August 7, 2018
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 Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
July 31, 2018
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 Support The Minimalists: theminimalists.com/support
July 24, 2018
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 Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
July 17, 2018
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 Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support  
July 10, 2018
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 Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
July 3, 2018
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 Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
June 26, 2018
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 Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
June 19, 2018
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 Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
June 12, 2018
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 Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
June 5, 2018
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.
May 29, 2018
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 22, 2018
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 15, 2018
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.
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