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The Minimalists Podcast

The Minimalists Podcast

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

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276 | The Unfollowing

Joshua and Ryan talk about unsubscribing and unfollowing anything that doesn?t bring tranquility or increase well-being, and they answer the following questions:

How has unsubscribing and unfollowing helped your tranquility? (08:36)

Should we attempt to explain ourselves to others when they question our minimalist lifestyle, or simply invite them to ?unfollow? us? (12:37)

Can minimalism help us bring order back to our chaotic lives? (14:44)

How do we determine the appropriate ?path?? (18:50)

We can?t impose tranquility on the world around us, so how do we adjust our internal settings to maintain inner tranquility? (23:10)

Why do insults irritate us so intensely? (29:09)

How do we adjust relationships that are predicated on conflict? (31:20)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2021-02-23
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Quickie: The Impulse to Buy Multiples of Things

Joshua and Ryan discuss the search for durable items. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

2021-02-19
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275 | Let It Go

Joshua and Ryan talk about letting go?letting go of sentimental items, letting go of junk, letting go of anxiety and stress?letting go of anything that harms our well-being or interrupts our peace, and they answer the following questions:

How do our things own us? (02:53)

Given that I?m under a deadline to move, how can I increase my decluttering pace without becoming overwhelmed and stressed? (08:44)

Are there circumstances where a storage unit makes sense? (11:04)

When the amount of your belongings is completely overwhelming, how?and where?do you even start? (18:06)

Why are we so obsessed with prescriptiveness? (18:54)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2021-02-16
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Quickie: Helping Messy Kids Get Organized

Joshua, Ryan, and their guest, behavioral and developmental pediatrician Dr. Damon Korb, discuss how to help children develop habits to become tidy and organized. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

2021-02-12
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274 | Organized Kids

Joshua and Ryan talk about raising organized children with behavioral and developmental pediatrician Dr. Damon Korb, and they answer the following questions:

What are executive functions? (01:34)

What is behavioral pediatrics? (02:18)

What do you mean by ?organized children?? (02:47)

How has the pandemic affected children?s health? (03:24)

How do we set appropriate boundaries with our children? (04:58)

How do we help our children adopt minimalist practices that stick at an early age so they don?t lose them and suffer the consequences in adulthood? (05:38)

How can we be minimalist parents? (06:50)

How can we teach our children to be problem-solvers? (09:51)

How can we help our children deal with boredom? (10:35)

What advice do you have for first-time parents? (14:43)

How do you balance setting boundaries with a child while still allowing them room to explore and learn about who they are? (19:16)

How do we appropriately handle our expectations regarding our children? (21:54)

What are the ?5 H?s? regarding kids? (27:30)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2021-02-09
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Quickie: How to Find Work-Life Balance

Joshua and Ryan discuss the folly of searching for work-life balance. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

2021-02-05
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273 | Successfool

Joshua and Ryan talk about success, failure, fulfillment, and satisfaction?and how incessantly chasing those things can lead to foolness rather than fullness?and they answer the following questions:

What does success mean to you? (03:06)

What are your beliefs regarding spirituality? (07:38)

How do value judgments affect success? (13:08)

What is nihilism? (14:39)

How do I overcome my addiction to procrastination so I can focus on doing meaningful work? (17:00)

What are the two kinds of ?haves?? (19:53)

What is the ?thing you can?t not do?? (20:21) 

What is the best way to address distractions? (29:25)

What do you mean by ?the costs we must pay?? (32:08)

How do you rebuild yourself and restructure your idea of success after a failure? (36:09) 

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2021-02-02
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Quickie: Cleaning Out Your Junk Drawers

Joshua and Ryan discuss identifying and eliminating items that are truly ?junk? that necessitate the existence of junk drawers. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

2021-01-29
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272 | Hidden Clutter

Joshua and Ryan talk about the mental, emotional, digital, and other clutter that reveals itself after we minimize our stuff, and they answer the following questions:

When are how-to?s helpful? (02:23)

How do we appropriately curate scanned photos so we?re not trading physical clutter for digital clutter? (13:57)

What advice do you have for young people who are embarking on their minimalist journeys so they have solid practices in place to prevent clutter? (25:43)

What one piece of advice would you give your younger self? (26:28)

How do we appropriately curate our many digital subscriptions and still satisfy ourselves since each service has programs exclusive to its platform? (31:56)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2021-01-26
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Quickie: The Minimalists' Thoughts on Monogamy

Joshua and Ryan discuss monogamy with blogger, podcaster, and Registered Dietitian Becca Shern. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

2021-01-22
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271 | How to Love

Joshua and Ryan talk about love, relationships, sex, and parenting with blogger, podcaster, and Registered Dietitian Becca Shern, and they answer the following questions:

What is our language problem? (02:11)

What is the difference between loving someone and being in love with someone? (03:45)

What does commitment mean to you? (05:30)

What is your definition of ?love?? (09:55)

How do you view unconditional love? (13:25)

How do you recognize when it?s time to end a relationship? (16:11)

What are the three components of a relationship? (24:16)

Why is compatibility the most difficult component of most relationships? (26:38)

Do you ever passionately disagree about important decisions that affect the entire family, and, if so, how do you handle compromise and conflict resolution? (31:44)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2021-01-19
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Quickie: Saying "No" to Work Obligations

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to tactfully decline work obligations. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

2021-01-15
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270 | Obligations

Joshua and Ryan talk about reducing?or maybe even eliminating?obligations, and they answer the following questions:

What is your ?context?? (02:23)

When is an obligation an actual obligation and not a perceived obligation? (04:31)

Is there a difference between commitment and obligation? (05:28)

What is the difference between want and desire? (07:04)

Do we truly want to be happy? (12:27)

What do you mean by ?commitment?? (13:46)

How do I appropriately address societal obligations, such as charitable giving, when I don?t have the means to meet those obligations? (17:36)

What does ?virtue? mean? (25:47)

What is the difference between a community and a tribe? (26:38)

How do I prioritize financial obligations, such as debt? (29:24)

How do I step back from obligations I?ve accepted in the past? (41:47)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2021-01-12
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Quickie: Difference Between Decluttering and Minimalism

Joshua and Ryan discuss the relationship between decluttering and minimalism. Watch the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

 

2021-01-08
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269 | New Year's Cleanup

Joshua and Ryan talk about starting over and kicking off the New Year with some friendly decluttering, and they answer the following questions:

How do I start decluttering? (04:02)

What is the difference between decluttering and organizing? (07:05)

How do I conduct an effective Packing Party? (07:38)

How do I get my kids involved in decluttering? (13:01)

How do I determine whether or not to keep a car that?s functional, but not ideal? (14:49)

Once you declutter, how do you keep the clutter from coming back? (21:52)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2021-01-05
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Quickie: Why did The Minimalists and Matt D'Avella choose Netflix for LESS IS NOW?

Joshua and Ryan discuss why they chose Netflix for their newest documentary, Less Is Now, with filmmaker Matt D'Avella. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

2021-01-01
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268 | Less Is Now

Joshua and Ryan talk about habit change, letting go of stuff, and the creative process that went into making their new film, Less Is Now, with filmmaker Matt D?Avella, and they answer the following questions:

How long have you been working on Less Is Now? (01:50)

How did the Less Is Now project start? (05:51)

How did the Less Is Now project evolve? (07:49)

How did you settle on a budget for Less Is Now? (10:16)

How do you curate the absolute essential tools for your work when it seems to require an overwhelming amount of items? (12:29)

How can constraints help creativity? (22:09)

Will a college degree provide a significant advantage for me in the entertainment industry? (23:36)

Is it dangerous to try too many things? (33:27)

How is there creation in destruction? (35:30)

What advice do you have for someone that?s just starting out that wants to have a successful film career like you? (38:05)

What is the Slow Growth Academy? (53:36)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2020-12-29
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Quickie: Staying Focused in a Noisy World

Joshua and Ryan discuss how they address all the modern-day distractions to stay focused with writer Leo Babauta. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

2020-12-25
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267 | Zen Living

Joshua and Ryan discuss finding peace within and without with writer Leo Babauta, and they answer the following questions:

How can you be a minimalist with a large family? (03:34)

How did you start on your minimalist journey? (05:39)

Who inspired you to adopt minimalism? (09:06)

How do you convert other family members to minimalism to ensure peace when you?re living in close quarters? (11:32)

How important is it to recognize what you?ve accomplished? (12:46)

Is leading by example the best approach to helping others adopt minimalist practices? (15:50)

How do you recognize when you?re taking decluttering too far? (20:00)

Is there a danger in living to minimize? (22:05)

What does it mean to ?question the ?must??? (28:52)

What is spartanism? (29:40)

What is Metta meditation? (32:00)

How do we shift between decluttering and simplifying to live a life of purpose? (35:04)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2020-12-22
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Quickie: How the Corporate World Prepared Joshua and Ryan to Become The Minimalists

Joshua and Ryan discuss how their corporate responsibilities prepared them for The Minimalists. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

2020-12-18
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266 | Ten Years

Joshua treats The Minimalists? audience to three exclusive conversations with Glennon Doyle (04:48), Dave Ramsey (18:13), and Derek Sivers (33:09) in celebration of the ten-year anniversary of The Minimalists, and they answer the following questions:

Has quarantining been a blessing in disguise for some people? (04:48)

Why do we have so much difficulty addressing our discontent? (07:46)

What is our ?braver, bolder self?? (09:27)

How crucial is the ?why?? (12:22)

Do we compound our problems by focusing on solutions? (14:19)

Has your financial advice changed in light of the pandemic? (19:03)

How crucial is a budget during a pandemic? (20:06)

Why do we have problems determining what is essential and what is nonessential? (22:14)

How is the pandemic likely to affect the housing market? (24:16)

How much more dangerous a practice is debt during a pandemic? (25:22)

What message of hope do you have regarding the pandemic? (27:28)

Is much of our brokenness attributable to the misalignment between our values and our actions? (30:28)

How did you develop your beliefs independent of the influence of others? beliefs? (33:51)

How do you recognize when it?s time to let go? (37:23)

How has your relationship with material possessions changed over the years? (39:01)

Is it true that you even minimized your middle name? (41:59)

How do you decide when it?s time to move to a new place? (44:52)

How have your views on social media changed over the years? (53:27)

How much is enough? (57:43)

What are your views on ads? (60:15)

What is meta-inconsiderate? (1:07:10)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2020-12-15
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265 | Decade of Less

Joshua and Ryan discuss their evolution as The Minimalists over the last decade, and they answer the following questions:

Does it feel like ten years since you started The Minimalists? (03:44)

What did you believe about minimalism that you no longer do? (04:52)

How have we been lied to as a society? (07:41)

How is the word ?hope? problematic? (09:03)

Is there an issue with forming habits? (10:21)

What is the difference between the ?how? and the ?why?? (12:33)

How might ?help? be a bad thing? (15:41)

How could balance be equated with mediocrity? (16:20)

How are solutions an issue? (18:21)

How have you adjusted your lifestyle as your popularity grows? (27:36)

How has your perspective of popularity changed? (27:36)

What?s one thing that is still challenging? (27:36)

Of what projects are you most proud? (30:18)

How can advice and truth be in conflict? (34:49)

What?s the biggest difference between you both now and ten years ago? (38:02)

What?s the problem with comparison? (39:13)

How are attachment and love incompatible? (40:39)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2020-12-13
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Quickie: The Minimalists on Strengthening the Immune System

Joshua and Rebecca discuss refining the immune system and tips for optimum health with author and VEEP Nutrition CEO Joel Green. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

2020-12-11
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264 | Immunity

Joshua and Rebecca Shern talk about what it really means to eat in a balanced way, how to improve our immune systems, and why our overall health is related to our gut health with author and VEEP Nutrition CEO Joel Greene, and they answer the following questions:

Why are the most common-sense health practices not obvious? (01:35)

What is the immune system, and why is it so important? (02:57) (03:25)

What is making us more susceptible to COVID-19? (05:10)

How crucial is it to control inflammation? (08:43)

How important is gut biome diversity? (10:30)

What is the apple-peel protocol? (13:01)

What is HMO? (13:52)

How does immunity begin in the gut? (14:58)

What is the order of operation to rebuild a healthy gut? (16:54)

Can meat heal a compromised gut? (23:23)

Can fasting help improve gut health? (26:23)

How important is a balanced diet? (28:13)

What are the best foods for ideal gut health? (28:44)

What is Joel Greene?s Chipotle hack? (30:10)

What is ?eating in threes?? (31:55)

What is a pre-load meal? (33:49)

Do vitamins and supplements actually improve our immune system? (34:36)

Are probiotics supplements helpful? (35:08)

What is SIBO? (35:40)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2020-12-08
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Quickie: Let Go of Unused Gifts

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to tactfully let go of unused gifts with author Meg Nordmann. Listed to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

2020-12-04
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263 | Minimalist Christmas

Joshua and Ryan talk about celebrating the holiday season with purpose and intention with author Meg Nordmann, and they answer the following questions:

Why is gift-giving problematic? (01:59)

What do you think of when you think of the holiday season? (03:35)

What is the most common question you get about the holiday season? (04:27)

How do you handle someone who insists on giving gifts? (04:45)

How do I mentally manage the holiday season when I work in an industry dependent on consumerism? (10:25)

How do I make the holiday season wholly enjoyable and thrilling for my children without succumbing to the typical holiday trappings? (18:48)

What is the ?Four Gift Rule?? (21:45)

How do we tactfully ask loved ones not to give us gifts, especially those who grew up with gift-giving as a practice to show appreciation for others? (28:22)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2020-12-01
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Quickie: Do you need to upgrade, or do you want to upgrade?

Joshua and Ryan discuss whether it makes sense to replace cheap items with more expensive, more durable items. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

2020-11-27
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262 | Materialism

Joshua and Ryan talk about the high price of materialism, and they answer the following questions:

What is a ?curative?? (02:43)

Why is it important to recognize our discontent? (06:52)

Is money entirely problematic? (07:38)

Why does it seem most of us continue to make terrible financial decisions when we?re poor? (16:18)

Do celebrities influence society with their bad habits? (17:22)

How do I strengthen my focus on minimalism to avoid materialism? (19:18)

How do I get my family?s buy-in regarding minimalism? (22:55)

Is it reasonable to be expected to pay to avoid materialistic ads? (26:03)

What should I do with stuff I love when I don?t have space available for it? (29:57)

What is our language problem? (30:12)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2020-11-24
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Quickie: Do we ever truly heal from grief?

Joshua and Ryan discuss if one can ever truly heal emotionally with author and holistic psychologist Dr. Nicole LePera. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

2020-11-20
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261 | Mental Health

Joshua and Ryan talk about mental health, the psychology of healing, and consciously creating a healthy relationship with yourself and others with author and holistic psychologist Dr. Nicole LePera, and they answer the following questions:

What is a ?holistic psychologist?? (01:05)

What do you focus on in your new book? (03:02)

How do you define ?trauma?? (05:06)

How do I stay positive and focused on the days when maintaining my mental balance is particularly challenging? (08:22)

What is ?bypassing?? (15:24)

How do I tactfully address my extended family placing undue hospitality obligations and stress on me regarding hosting them in my home? (17:16)

How do we let go of others? expectations? (24:08)

How do we communicate appropriate boundaries? (25:48)

What can you do to promote healing in someone other than yourself? (30:05)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2020-11-17
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Quickie: The Minimalists on Forgiveness

Joshua and Ryan discuss forgiveness with author and former con artist Matthew Cox. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

2020-11-13
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260 | Redemption

Joshua and Ryan talk about how to find redemption within ourselves and with others with author and former con artist Matthew Cox, and they answer the following questions:

When did your journey as a con artist start? (04:52)

What incident stands out above all others in your journey as a con artist? (11:42)

What are ?enhancements?? (12:39)

How did you create fake individuals? (14:15)

When did your scams start falling apart? (18:14)

Did you ever squeeze out of a scam? (22:32)

How do you define ?redemption?? (37:45)

How have the events of your journey changed you? (40:37)

When did you recognize that what you were doing was wrong? (42:23)

How do you stay out of prison? (49:26)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2020-11-10
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Quickie: When NOT to Vote

Joshua and Ryan discuss when abstaining from voting could be an appropriate option with returning guests T.K. Coleman, Kim Iversen, and Jamie Kilstein. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

2020-11-06
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259 | Political Fallout

Joshua and Ryan talk about the 2020 election, our current political divide, and how we can find unity even when we disagree with returning guests T.K. Coleman, Kim Iversen, and Jamie Kilstein, and they answer the following questions:

If your values aren?t aligned with either of the major party candidates, is voting for a third-party candidate really a wasted vote? (06:36)

How do we incentivize the system to improve? (11:33)

Is it okay to minimize politics in my life and ignore the social media posts, the news, and the debates that feel very toxic, or is it my responsibility as a citizen to be well-informed and confident in my political opinions? (16:22)

Is it our duty to vote? (21:42)

Is moralizing politics the crux of the problem? (24:42)

Are these candidates really the best we have to offer? (28:42)

What is Unity2020? (30:26)

Should I vote even if I don?t fully understand the issues? (35:14)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2020-11-02
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Quickie: Adult Film Star Lisa Ann Discusses the Porn Problem

Joshua and Ryan discuss the crux of the issues with porn with director, media personality, and adult film star Lisa Ann. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

2020-10-30
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258 | Porn Addiction

Joshua and Ryan talk about sex and porn addiction?how to recognize it, how to break it?and, conversely, even the possible positive attributes of porn with director, media personality, and adult film star Lisa Ann, and they answer the following questions:

Is porn addiction a recognized addiction? (03:40)

How do we better restrict our children?s access to porn? (06:40)

Do we overmoralize porn? (09:20)

Is porn addiction just a matter of self control? (11:00)

Why is Gen Z statistically having the least sex of any generation? (11:40)

What are the pros and cons of porn? (13:49)

Are there age limits for adult film stars? (20:20)

Can a minimalist approach to viewing porn enhance a relationship? (21:15)

How does libido play into relationships? (21:50)

How important is communication in a sexual relationship? (25:39)

What are your thoughts on the difference between guilt and shame being a primary trigger to lead someone to become addicted to porn? (30:01)

How does age affect porn addiction? (43:48)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2020-10-27
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Quickie: Where can I find a supportive community?

Joshua discusses finding strong, supportive, nonreligious communities with author, podcaster, and pastor Erwin McManus and his son, film producer Aaron McManus. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

 

2020-10-23
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257 | Battle Ready

Joshua discusses our constant craving for spirituality with author, podcaster, and pastor Erwin McManus and his son, film producer Aaron McManus, and they answer the following questions:

How do I responsibly let go of expensive items that can't be reused by others? (06:17)

Is anything actually ?free?? (08:14)

How compatible are minimalist and Buddhist practices? (12:25)

I recently let go of religion, but I don?t know what to cling to next. (24:16)

What is the difference between religion and faith? (25:42)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2020-10-20
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Quickie: How to Minimize the Temptation of Social Media

Joshua and Ryan discuss the viability of switching to a flip phone to further minimize the temptations of social media with social media specialist Jess Williams. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

2020-10-16
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256 | Social Dilemma

Joshua and Ryan talk about how The Minimalists apply minimalism to social media, how they?ve changed their opinion about social media over the years, and they review the new Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma with social media specialist Jess Williams, and they answer the following questions:

Is social media the original social distancing? (02:06)

How do we do a better job of using social media as a tool? (07:17)

What are the problems with social media? (16:16)

Has the smartphone become more of a distraction than the TV? (20:57)

Do we unfairly judge others in assuming that they?re simply wasting time on their smartphones rather than being productive? (21:46)

Has the ubiquitousness of social media contributed to creating an overly judgmental society? (26:48)

How do we set appropriate boundaries for social media? (28:06)

How do I address the desire to explain my behavior to others? (30:20)

Why do disagreements escalate so quickly on social media? (31:50)

How do I balance staying informed with being in the moment? (38:29)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2020-10-13
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Quickie: How to Respect an Introvert's Space

Joshua and Ryan discuss introverts' boundaries with comedian Josh Wolf. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

2020-10-09
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255 | Relationship Rescue

Joshua and Ryan talk about repairing and strengthening relationships during difficult times with comedian Josh Wolf, and they answer the following questions:

Is it possible that the global pandemic actually helped save some relationships? (01:20)

What are some good habits to adopt to save a relationship? (06:36)

What is ?Object A?? (09:59)

How much is enough? (10:37)

What does it feel like to be satisfied? (13:13)

What is the difference between pleasure and joy? (15:32)

What is the ?price of admission?? (19:50)

Has social media given us a false sense of self-importance? (22:35)

What is the difference between a recipe and a template? (24:05)

Is restricting a partner?s choices a reasonable solution to their staunch resistance to change? (24:45)

What is the value of stretching our comfort zone? (34:00)

How will I know when I?ve found ?the one?? (36:02)

Do we set unrealistic expectations regarding relationships? (39:52)

Why do we often start relationships in an attempt to fix ourselves? (45:01)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2020-10-06
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Quickie: Physical Books vs. Kindle Books

Joshua talks about the pros and cons of digital books and physical books. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

2020-10-02
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254 | Book Clutter

Joshua discusses books and how to best ensure they enhance our lives, and he answers the following questions:

What is the true value of books? (04:42)

How do I determine whether to keep or purge books I own that I haven?t yet read? (06:10)

What do I do with books to which I?m attached but my partner insists I let go? (12:33)

Why do writers choose that profession? (16:10)

How do I let go of books I inherited from a loved one that have sentimental value? (21:03)

How do I start trimming my book collection? (23:22)

Why do some items have sentimental value? (24:12)

How do I break my sentimental attachments to my books? (27:46)

What is the ?why? behind the ?what?? (30:21)

What is the perfect amount of books? (30:48)

What makes one book format better than the others? (34:53)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2020-09-29
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Quickie: Do paper straws and sip-cup lids actually help the environment?

Joshua discusses whether paper straws and paper sip-cup lids actually help the environment with Sheila Morovati, Founder and President of the Crayon Collective and Habits of Waste. Watch the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

2020-09-25
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253 | Waste

Joshua talks about waste and all the ways in which we are wasteful with Sheila Morovati, Founder and President of Crayon Collection and Habits of Waste, and they answer the following questions:

Why do we rarely consider how we?re being wasteful? (03:44)

How can I reasonably ensure my donated items don?t become a burden to anyone else? (04:57)

How do I ensure I don?t receive unwanted correspondence? (11:47)

How do I responsibly repurpose or recycle outdated technology at work? (17:06)

What are my recycling options if I live in a city without a robust recycling program? (22:34)

What are some alternatives to plastic storage? (27:47)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2020-09-22
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Quickie: Does Rob Bell believe in an afterlife?

Joshua and Ryan discuss the possibility of life after death with author, podcaster, and theologian Rob Bell. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

2020-09-18
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252 | Everything's Spiritual

Joshua and Ryan discuss spirituality, evolving beliefs, and the impermanence of everything with author, podcaster, and theologian Rob Bell, and they answer the following questions:

What does it mean to ?own your story?? (02:10)

How has Rob?s faith evolved? (04:40)

What is the origin of the book title, Everything Is Spiritual? (07:09)

What is the ?wordlessness of grace?? (09:02)

What does it mean to ?hold a place for God?? (10:31)

Do you believe in a higher power that can provide comfort and guidance? (14:25)

What causes a negative reaction to practices considered fringe? (14:45)

What is our language problem? (19:00)

How do religion and minimalism align? (21:33)

How do you define religion? (22:14)

How important is order? (25:20)

What are the polarities of feasting and fasting? (27:23)

How do you define spirituality? (33:33)

Is Rob Bell still a Christian? (36:49)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2020-09-15
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Quickie: Declutter Your Kitchen

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to streamline our kitchens. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

2020-09-11
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251 | Stuffocated

Joshua and Ryan discuss the many ways we?ve stuffed our lives to the breaking point, how we can relieve that pressure, and they answer the following questions:

How do I determine what is essential to pack for a move? (06:08)

How do I incorporate some friction into my decision making? (09:22)

What should I do with scrapbooks and mementos that I?m clinging to? (10:10)

Is it inconveniencing others to ask them for help in storing items? (11:23)

Is it helpful to limit storage space when decluttering? (12:00)

How do I ensure I maintain a minimalist mindset throughout my day? (14:26)

What is the difference between joy and pleasure? (17:14)

How do we still manage to responsibly recycle and repurpose items despite the restrictions imposed by the global pandemic? (23:58)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

2020-09-08
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