The Minimalists Podcast

The Minimalists Podcast

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


186 | Birthday Gifts
Jun 25 • 37 min
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…
Quickie: How Small Changes Make Big Progress
Jun 21 • 4 min
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…
185 | Sustainable Living
Jun 18 • 32 min
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…
Quickie: Healthy Eating Habits for Travel
Jun 14 • 4 min
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
184 | Minimalist Diets
Jun 11 • 51 min
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…
Quickie: Knowing When to Say Yes or No
Jun 7 • 4 min
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
183 | Creativity
Jun 4 • 41 min
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:…
Quickie: Addressing Pressure from Family Members
May 31 • 5 min
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
182 | Simple Families
May 28 • 37 min
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…
Quickie: The Impact of Excessive Phone Use
May 26 • 3 min
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
Quickie: How to Separate Personal and Professional Values
May 24 • 6 min
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
181 | Mindful
May 21 • 48 min
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…
Maximal: Constipation of the Soul
May 19 • 102 min
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…
Quickie: Letting Go of the Love of Things
May 17 • 5 min
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
180 | Stopped Buying
May 14 • 34 min
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…
Quickie: Short-Term Sacrifices to Achieve Long-Term Gains
May 12 • 3 min
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
Quickie: When do you stop comparing yourself to your idols?
May 10 • 8 min
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
179 | Sadness
May 7 • 44 min
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…
Quickie: How do you determine the value of things?
May 3 • 2 min
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
178 | Favorite Things
Apr 30 • 35 min
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…
177 | Disagreements
Apr 23 • 34 min
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…
176 | UnAmerican Dream
Apr 16 • 35 min
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)…
175 | Feeling Stuck
Apr 9 • 31 min
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…
174 | Minimalist Fitness
Apr 2 • 45 min
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…
173 | Digital Clutter
Mar 26 • 37 min
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…
172 | Money Problems
Mar 19 • 30 min
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…
171 | Rejection
Mar 12 • 46 min
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?…
170 | Subtract
Mar 5 • 36 min
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…
Quickie: Tidying Up
Feb 12 • 3 min
Joshua & Ryan discuss their thoughts on “Tidying Up.” Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists
169 | Millionaires
Jan 29 • 65 min
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?…
168 | Baggage
Jan 22 • 53 min
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?…
167 | Collectibles
Jan 15 • 77 min
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…
166 | Hope
Jan 8 • 78 min
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?…
165 | Habits
Jan 1 • 100 min
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…
164 | 2018
Dec 25, 2018 • 94 min
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…
163 | Business
Dec 18, 2018 • 95 min
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…
162 | Upgrades
Dec 11, 2018 • 53 min
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…
161 | Addictions
Dec 4, 2018 • 54 min
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…
160 | Changes
Nov 27, 2018 • 50 min
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…
159 | Blackfriday
Nov 20, 2018 • 81 min
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…
158 | Selfcare
Nov 13, 2018 • 97 min
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…
157 | Excess
Nov 6, 2018 • 60 min
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…
156 | Fear
Oct 30, 2018 • 104 min
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…
155 | Love
Oct 23, 2018 • 145 min
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…
154 | Minimal
Oct 16, 2018 • 87 min
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…
153 | Spouses
Oct 9, 2018 • 107 min
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…
152 | Comparison
Oct 2, 2018 • 83 min
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…
151 | Donating
Sep 25, 2018 • 57 min
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…
150 | City
Sep 18, 2018 • 103 min
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…
149 | Sex
Sep 11, 2018 • 85 min
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…
148 | Breakups
Sep 4, 2018 • 111 min
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)…
147 | Retire
Aug 28, 2018 • 84 min
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)…
146 | Curation
Aug 21, 2018 • 136 min
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…
145 | Challenges
Aug 14, 2018 • 118 min
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…
144 | Simpleliving
Aug 7, 2018 • 157 min
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…
143 | Indebted
Jul 31, 2018 • 73 min
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…
142 | Anxiety
Jul 24, 2018 • 98 min
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…
141 | Parents
Jul 17, 2018 • 98 min
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…
140 | Buying
Jul 10, 2018 • 124 min
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…
139 | Access
Jul 3, 2018 • 89 min
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…
138 | Healthproblems
Jun 26, 2018 • 209 min
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…
137 | Direction
Jun 19, 2018 • 113 min
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?…
136 | Mementos
Jun 12, 2018 • 87 min
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…
135 | Acquaintances
Jun 5, 2018 • 79 min
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…
134 | Intentional
May 29, 2018 • 73 min
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:…
133 | Constraints
May 22, 2018 • 80 min
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…
132 | Experiences
May 15, 2018 • 68 min
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…
131 | School
May 8, 2018 • 156 min
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…
130 | Food
May 1, 2018 • 91 min
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…
129 | Beginnings
Apr 24, 2018 • 100 min
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…
128 | Reset
Apr 17, 2018 • 92 min
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…
127 | Sivers
Apr 10, 2018 • 102 min
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…
126 | Quality
Apr 3, 2018 • 87 min
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…
125 | Easter
Mar 27, 2018 • 64 min
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…
124 | Religion
Mar 20, 2018 • 74 min
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…
123 | Hobbies
Mar 13, 2018 • 137 min
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?…
122 | People
Mar 6, 2018 • 78 min
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…
121 | Emotions
Feb 27, 2018 • 90 min
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…
120 | Socialmedia
Feb 20, 2018 • 134 min
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…
119 | Decorations
Feb 13, 2018 • 96 min
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…
118 | Collecting
Feb 6, 2018 • 75 min
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…
117 | Loincloth
Jan 30, 2018 • 58 min
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…
116 | Resonate
Jan 23, 2018 • 55 min
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…
115 | Happier
Jan 16, 2018 • 65 min
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…
114 | SpiritualAF
Jan 9, 2018 • 59 min
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…
113 | Newyear
Jan 1, 2018 • 80 min
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…
112 | 2017
Dec 26, 2017 • 121 min
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…
111 | Gift
Dec 24, 2017 • 73 min
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…
110 | Toxic
Dec 19, 2017 • 37 min
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…
109 | No
Dec 12, 2017 • 126 min
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?…
108 | Becoming
Dec 5, 2017 • 60 min
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…
107 | Giving
Nov 28, 2017 • 78 min
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…
106 | Limits
Nov 21, 2017 • 46 min
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…
105 | Malcolm
Nov 14, 2017 • 65 min
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…
104 | Simple
Nov 7, 2017 • 59 min
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…
103 | Masks
Oct 31, 2017 • 65 min
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?…
102 | Purge
Oct 24, 2017 • 60 min
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…
101 | Style
Oct 17, 2017 • 61 min
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…
100 | Gone
Oct 10, 2017 • 66 min
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…
099 | Breathe
Oct 3, 2017 • 63 min
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…
098 | Horizons
Sep 26, 2017 • 41 min
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…
097 | Sidehustle
Sep 19, 2017 • 81 min
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…
096 | Toronto
Sep 12, 2017 • 46 min
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…
095 | Relocating
Sep 5, 2017 • 107 min
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…
094 | Budget
Aug 29, 2017 • 123 min
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…
093 | Deep
Aug 25, 2017 • 82 min
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…
092 | Smallstuff
Aug 22, 2017 • 103 min
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…
091 | Nostalgia
Aug 15, 2017 • 136 min
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…
090 | Alignment
Aug 8, 2017 • 73 min
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…
089 | Reconcile
Aug 1, 2017 • 64 min
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…
088 | Respond
Jul 25, 2017 • 75 min
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…
087 | Balance
Jul 18, 2017 • 70 min
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…
086 | Rich
Jul 11, 2017 • 78 min
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…
085 | Shopping
Jul 4, 2017 • 97 min
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…
084 | Nonline
Jun 27, 2017 • 106 min
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…
083 | Rob
Jun 20, 2017 • 95 min
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…
082 | Hoarding
Jun 13, 2017 • 121 min
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…
081 | Bloodchocolate
Jun 9, 2017 • 70 min
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…
080 | Family
Jun 6, 2017 • 91 min
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…
079 | Collisions
May 30, 2017 • 67 min
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…
078 | Q&A
May 26, 2017 • 21 min
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…
077 | Seattle
May 23, 2017 • 87 min
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…
076 | LiveWire
May 19, 2017 • 23 min
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 You can support The Minimalists…
075 | Maine
May 16, 2017 • 76 min
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…
074 | Boston
May 9, 2017 • 84 min
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…
073 | Vermont
May 2, 2017 • 86 min
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…
072 | Pittsburgh
Apr 25, 2017 • 84 min
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?…
071 | Media
Apr 18, 2017 • 102 min
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?…
070 | Clutter
Apr 11, 2017 • 85 min
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…
069 | Values
Apr 4, 2017 • 56 min
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…
068 | Overwhelm
Mar 28, 2017 • 94 min
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…
067 | Happiness
Mar 21, 2017 • 120 min
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…
066 | Things
Mar 14, 2017 • 116 min
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…
065 | Tour
Mar 9, 2017 • 65 min
Joshua & Ryan discuss lessons from touring, on-the-road routines, and their favorite cities. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast You can support The Minimalists Podcast at minimalists.com/support.
064 | Unpleasant
Mar 7, 2017 • 68 min
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…
063 | Jobs
Feb 28, 2017 • 66 min
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…
062 | Friends
Feb 21, 2017 • 124 min
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…
061 | InstaLive
Feb 17, 2017 • 32 min
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…
060 | Finances
Feb 14, 2017 • 125 min
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…
059 | Everything
Feb 10, 2017 • 71 min
Joshua & Ryan present three audiobook chapters from their most popular book, Everything That Remains. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
058 | Home
Feb 7, 2017 • 103 min
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…
057 | Question
Feb 3, 2017 • 33 min
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…
056 | Clothing
Jan 31, 2017 • 107 min
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…
055 | Critics
Jan 27, 2017 • 26 min
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
054 | Stan
Jan 24, 2017 • 15 min
Joshua & Ryan discuss the brief but inspirational life of one of their closest friends, Stanley Dukes. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
053 | Organizing
Jan 21, 2017 • 77 min
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…
052 | Stress
Jan 17, 2017 • 83 min
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…
051 | Moving
Jan 10, 2017 • 83 min
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…
050 | Impulses
Jan 5, 2017 • 62 min
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…
049 | Basics
Jan 3, 2017 • 87 min
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…
048 | Ask
Jan 1, 2017 • 63 min
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…
047 | 2016
Dec 30, 2016 • 53 min
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…
046 | Letgo
Dec 28, 2016 • 130 min
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…
045 | Parenting
Dec 23, 2016 • 87 min
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…
044 | #AskTheMinimalists
Dec 20, 2016 • 59 min
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…
043 | Meaningful
Dec 19, 2016 • 51 min
Joshua & Ryan present two audiobook chapters from Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
042 | Creating
Dec 15, 2016 • 100 min
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…
041 | Holidays
Dec 13, 2016 • 73 min
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…
040 | Essential
Dec 6, 2016 • 84 min
Joshua & Ryan present two chapters about “Minimalism” and “Stuff” from Essential. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
039 | Noise
Nov 29, 2016 • 85 min
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…
038 | Giftgiving
Nov 22, 2016 • 83 min
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…
037 | Blame
Nov 15, 2016 • 53 min
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
036 | Focus
Nov 8, 2016 • 85 min
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…
035 | Dayton
Oct 5, 2016 • 32 min
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…
034 | Utah
Sep 13, 2016 • 62 min
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…
033 | Criticism
Aug 30, 2016 • 60 min
Joshua & Ryan discuss criticism. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
032 | Chicago
Aug 16, 2016 • 36 min
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…
031 | Documentaries
Aug 3, 2016 • 99 min
Joshua & Ryan take a break from their podcasting break to discuss some of their favorite documentaries. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
030 | Away
Jul 13, 2016 • 59 min
Joshua & Ryan discuss letting go and the willingness to walk away from anything. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
029 | L.A.
Jul 5, 2016 • 52 min
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…
028 | Debt
Jun 28, 2016 • 84 min
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…
027 | Passion
Jun 21, 2016 • 76 min
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…
026 | Suburbia
Jun 14, 2016 • 45 min
Joshua & Ryan hand the microphone to Colin Wright, of Let’s Know Things, for a special guest episode. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
025 | Dallas
Jun 7, 2016 • 84 min
Joshua & Ryan answer questions in front of a sold-out crowd in Dallas. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
024 | Mindpalace
May 31, 2016 • 69 min
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
023 | Minimalism
May 24, 2016 • 21 min
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…
022 | Miami
May 17, 2016 • 59 min
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…
021 | Travel
May 10, 2016 • 80 min
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…
020 | NYC
May 3, 2016 • 47 min
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?…
019 | Mentalclutter
Apr 26, 2016 • 56 min
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…
018 | Writing
Apr 19, 2016 • 61 min
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…
017 | Health
Apr 12, 2016 • 73 min
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…
016 | Ryan
Apr 5, 2016 • 62 min
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…
015 | Consumerism
Mar 29, 2016 • 64 min
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…
014 | Joshua
Mar 22, 2016 • 94 min
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…
013 | Career
Mar 15, 2016 • 107 min
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…
012 | Money
Mar 8, 2016 • 114 min
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…
011 | Sentimental
Mar 1, 2016 • 74 min
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…
010 | Random
Feb 23, 2016 • 89 min
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…
009 | Next
Feb 20, 2016 • 77 min
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…
008 | Relationships
Feb 11, 2016 • 77 min
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…
007 | Stuff
Feb 5, 2016 • 68 min
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…
006 | Tuesdays
Feb 2, 2016 • 60 min
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:…
005 | Priorities
Jan 31, 2016 • 24 min
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:…
004 | Education
Jan 26, 2016 • 58 min
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…
003 | Children
Jan 17, 2016 • 61 min
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…
002 | Technology
Jan 10, 2016 • 69 min
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…
001 | Declutter
Jan 3, 2016 • 57 min
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…
000 | Who Are The Minimalists?
Dec 20, 2015 • 15 min
Joshua & Ryan discuss their personal stories, as well as the format of their new podcast. Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast