The Minimalists Podcast

The Minimalists Podcast

United States

Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life’s most important things—which actually aren’t things at all. At age 30, best friends Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus walked away from their six­-figure corporate careers, jettisoned most of their material possessions, and started focusing on what’s truly important. In this podcast Joshua & Ryan, known to their millions of readers as "The Minimalists," discuss living a meaningful life with less stuff.

Episodes

035 | Dayton  

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

034 | Utah  

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

033 | Criticism  

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

032 | Chicago  

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

031 | Documentaries  

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

030 | Away  

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

029 | L.A.  

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

028 | Debt  

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

027 | Passion  

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

026 | Suburbia  

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  

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

024 | Mindpalace  

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  

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

022 | Miami  

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

021 | Travel  

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

020 | NYC  

Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus, and director MattD'Avella answer questions from the audience about their film,Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, attheir sold-out New York City screening: How do we help our childrenadopt minimalism practices? How do we help our parents adoptminimalism practices? How do we reconcile our personal lives withour professional lives when many of our careers revolve aroundconsumption? How can minimalism help us become more spiritual? Howdo we tell friends and family members we don't want physical giftsfor birthdays and holidays? Why did you choose to make adocumentary about minimalism? What is the most valuable lesson youlearned from making the film? Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

019 | Mentalclutter  

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

018 | Writing  

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

017 | Health  

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

016 | Ryan  

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

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