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The Minimalists Podcast

The Minimalists are Emmy-nominated Netflix stars and New York Times–bestselling authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. Alongside cohost T.K. Coleman, they help millions of people live meaningful lives with less.

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431 | Minimizing Narcissism
The Minimalists speak with Dr. Ramani Durvasula about recognizing narcissists; whether the term “narcissist” is overused; the roles of self-righteousness, complaining, and comparison in narcissism; and how to walk away. Watch all 2 hours of episode 431  on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do you know someone is a narcissist, and is the term overused? (01:11) How can I tell a narcissist that they’re the problem? (21:55) How do you let go of your feelings if your emotions are tied to your ego? (37:02) How can you mentally let go of an item you’re keeping just for when? (41:33) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
48:41 19.02.24
430 | No Junk Rule
The Minimalists  talk about their minimalist kitchen essentials, the No Junk Rule, and letting go of embarrassment. Watch all 2 hours of episode 430 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: What are The Minimalist’s kitchen essentials? (02:39) How can we get better at asking for help? (15:40) Why did I spend more money when I tried minimalism? (31:22) How can I connect with others when I feel like they’re judging me? (43:35) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
51:50 12.02.24
429 | Filling Empty Rooms
The Minimalists talk about the human desire to fill empty rooms, how they spend their downtime, the value of a quiet life, and why people desire fancy things. Watch all 2 hours of episode 429 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do minimalists spend their downtime? (01:56) Why do I struggle with wanting nice things as a minimalists? (22:18) How can we let go of the emotions tied to things? (30:30) Can owning things deprive us of the joy of sharing them? (40:39) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
51:56 05.02.24
428 | Invisible Clutter
The Minimalists speak with Ryan Blaser, founder of TestMyHome.com, about the best tests to uncover in-home toxins, including mold, EMFs, WiFi, Bluetooth, blue light, chemicals in water, and other invisible clutter in our homes. Watch all 3 hours of episode 428 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: What are the most surprising sources of indoor toxins? (02:29) Are cell phones toxic? (31:30) What’s the best way to filter my water? (44:05) Are claims about indoor toxins backed by science? (49:27) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
77:47 29.01.24
427 | Declutter Your Emotions
The Minimalists talk about emotional clutter, the dangers of being a “helper,” and whether hoarding is a form of procrastination. Watch all 2 hours of episode 427 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: Did I accidentally steal a bicycle? (01:52) Is hoarding just another form of procrastination? (15:59) How can I teach my boyfriend to minimize? (25:09) Where are The Minimalists touring in 2024? (32:22) How can you maintain control of your space while moving an elderly parent or in-law into your home? (38:45) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
49:00 22.01.24
426 | Breaking Free from Broke
The Minimalists speak with author George Kamel about letting go of past financial mistakes, frugality vs. minimalism, and how much money The Minimalists have. Watch all 2 hours of episode 426 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How can I let go of my past financial mistakes? (02:15) What’s the relationship between frugality and minimalism? (15:25) Are The Minimalists millionaires? (22:29) How can I let go of my LEGO collection? (35:54) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
57:14 15.01.24
425 | Behind What We Buy
The Minimalists speak with Marcus Collins, author of For the Culture, about the pernicious forces of corporate marketing. Watch all 2 hours of episode 425 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How can I reconcile being a minimalist with my corporate marketing job? (02:15) Have we become superficial because everyone is trying to sell us something?  (30:09) What do The Minimalists think about “buy nothing” challenges? (40:58) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
48:29 08.01.24
424 | One Day or Day One
The Minimalists talk about how to start decluttering and letting go of stories about things. Watch all 2 hours of episode 424 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: What’s the best method to start decluttering? (02:00) How do you get rid of things that are brand new? (12:36) How can I live my life without constantly feeling disappointed by the world around me? (25:58) How can I stop feeling defeated by my clutter? (37:40) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
47:30 01.01.24
423 | Letting Go of Seasonal Decorations
The Minimalists talk about decluttering seasonal decorations, opting out of the consumer culture of Los Angeles, and whether hoarding is a choice. Watch all 2 hours of episode 423 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: Should I declutter my seasonal decorations? (01:55) Is it difficult to be a minimalist in Los Angeles? (12:49) Is hoarding a choice? (26:29) How are Joshua and T.K. so good at having conversations with differing opinions? (39:23) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
47:06 25.12.23
422 | The Comfort Crisis
The Minimalists speak with Michael Easter, author of The Comfort Crisis and Scarcity Brain, about embracing boredom and starting from scratch after losing everything. Watch all 2 hours of episode 422 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do we start from scratch after losing everything? (02:29) Why can’t humans embrace boredom? (22:30) How can we achieve work-life balance with a constantly changing schedule? (35:20) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
49:19 18.12.23
421 | Eco-Friendly Products
The Minimalists speak with Dr. Zach Bush and Alex Woodard about environmentally friendly products, issues caused by food companies, and more. Watch all 2 hours of episode 421 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How can I find affordable environmentally friendly products? (02:06) How can we opt out of the madness of manufactured foods? (27:13) Are we addicted to water? (49:45) How can we develop an alternative to retail therapy that isn’t just another form of consumption? (01:08:39) How can I maintain my home while in a season of healing? (01:16:20) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
88:28 04.12.23
420 | Possession Reduction
The Minimalists speak with Leo Babauta from Zen Habits about bringing meaning to our everyday lives and getting back on track with minimalism. Watch all 2 hours of episode 420 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How can I bring meaning to my everyday life? (02:33) How do I get back on track after falling off the minimalism wagon? (16:03) Are smartphones a minimalist tool or a maximalist device? (30:40) Is being a minimalist just another form of identity clutter? (37:40) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
47:30 27.11.23
419 | Unhappy Billionaires
The Minimalists speak with Rey Flemings, “concierge to the 1%,” about the problem with luxury goods, finding happiness in what we already have, and why people care too much about the size of their homes. Watch all 2 hours of episode 419 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do I find happiness in what I already have? (02:20) Why do we obsess over the square footage of our homes? (30:08) Can luxury goods and high fashion be a form of artistic expression? (43:13) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
58:15 20.11.23
418 | Mind Shift
The Minimalists speak with Erwin Raphael McManus about the upsides and downsides of changing your mind, finding the motivation to pursue your dreams, and more. Watch all 2 hours of episode 418 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: Why is it difficult for us to change our minds? (02:01) How can I rekindle the motivation to pursue my dreams? (12:30) How can I enjoy downtime without needing to be productive? (21:51) How does this experiment demonstrate why The Minimalists don’t run ads on our podcast? (26:30) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
43:47 13.11.23
417 | Useless Things
The Minimalists talk about what makes a possession useless and why it’s not your responsibility to manage the material expectations of others. Watch all 2 hours of episode 417 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: What can I do with my old school lesson plans? (01:49) How can I manage my father’s expectations without causing conflict? (11:48) Why do people pay to keep things in storage lockers? (23:51) What do The Minimalists’ think about Feng Shui? (34:03) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
40:38 06.11.23
416 | Frustrating Downsides of Minimizing
The Minimalists talk about the frustrating effects of decluttering, and then they interview Adrienne Jezick from Morozko Forge about the benefits of ice baths. Watch all 2 hours of episode 416 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How does minimalism affect one’s daily routine? (02:50) What can Morozko Forge founder Adrienne Jezick tell us about the benefits of cold exposure? (13:05) How do we address the emotional loneliness that comes after indulging in retail therapy? (38:05) How do we deal with the chaos of too much stuff when we’re our home’s primary caretaker? (47:15) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
53:38 30.10.23
415 | Freebies
The Minimalists talk about saying no to free stuff. Watch all 3 hours of episode 415 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How can I say no to all the freebies my employer keeps trying to give me? (02:00) How can I overcome my all-or-nothing mentality? (13:55) What can I do to stay out of the stuff rat race? (26:55) How can I stop holding on to just-in-case items? (44:00) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
51:24 23.10.23
414 | Emotional Baggage
The Minimalists speak with Dr. Bradley Nelson about identifying and letting go of emotional baggage. Watch all 2 hours of episode 414 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How can I let go of the idealized mother figure I conceptualized to cope with my childhood trauma? (02:00) How does The Body Code apply to physical pain? (14:30) How can we let go of the things that evoke painful emotions for us? (34:18) How can I eliminate the emotional clutter that stops me from minimizing? (42:13) Why does our culture seem to discourage stillness as a valid state of being? (47:30) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
59:27 16.10.23
413 | Harm Caused by Decluttering
The Minimalists talk about the balance between holding on and letting go. Watch all 2 hours of episode 413 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How can I let go of possessions my daughter doesn’t want me to let go of? (02:39) Can digital music become clutter? (14:06) Is each successive generation getting better at decluttering? (25:43) How can we let go of the belief that we need to be perfect to do something? (32:24) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
41:02 09.10.23
412 | Building a Non-Anxious Life
The Minimalists speak with psychologist Dr. John Delony about finding peace in difficult times. Watch all 2 hours of episode 412 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How can I learn to be at peace with myself? (02:27) How can I get back custody of my children? (12:29) Why do The Minimalists post to social media? (22:50) What if peace isn’t our natural state? (29:30) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
38:07 02.10.23
411 | House Full of Junk
The Minimalists talk about getting rid of things even if you think they won’t add value to others. Watch all 2 hours of episode 411 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: What can I do with my items that I think won’t add value to others? (03:18) How can I opt-out of my workplace’s themed dress-up days? (16:14) Why do The Minimalists put out so much content? (26:13) Where can I learn more about minimalist meetup groups? (31:30) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
36:14 25.09.23
410 | Declutter Slowly
The Minimalists peak  talk about clutter as an anxiety crutch and letting go of coupons. Watch all 2 hours of episode 410 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: Can clutter be an anxiety crutch? (02:19) How can I let go of all the coupons I’m clinging to? (11:54) Do lower-income folks tend to spend more frivolously than higher-income folks on luxury goods? (26:31) How can I keep my space minimal but still warm and inviting? (38:51) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
45:38 18.09.23
409 | A Controversial Episode
The Minimalists peak with YouTuber Destiny about a host of controversial topics, including extreme hoarding, opinions, objective morality, taxation, God, dating, and whether we should discuss controversial topics in the first place. Watch all 3 hours of episode 409 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How can we set boundaries with the hoarders in our lives? (02:49) What’s the point of having controversial debates? (13:34) Is morality objective or relative? (21:25) Is taxation theft? (28:58) Does Destiny have any controversial dating advice? (47:30) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
63:20 11.09.23
408 | Minimize Fat
The Minimalists speak with Dr. Sean O’Mara about the connection between minimalism and weight loss. Watch all 2 hours of episode 408 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: What is the connection between minimalism and weight loss? And how does clinging affect the body? (01:53) How can I minimize the excess fat around my face and belly? (09:20) How can I lose my last bit of fat? And how unhealthy would it be to not lose it? (34:50) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
53:38 04.09.23
407 | The Scarcity Problem
The Minimalists talk about cultivating an abundance mindset and letting go of the residue of the past. Watch all 2 hours of episode 407 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do I let go of my scarcity mindset so I can enjoy the fruits of my years of hard work and saving? (02:02) What should I do with my parents’ ashes? (17:18) If luxury goods are a scam, what’s the point of making money? (30:22) Where does the mean voice in my head come from? (41:58) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
50:20 28.08.23
406 | Travel Light
The Minimalists speak with author and traveler Light Watkins about traveling with less and letting go of distractions while traveling. Watch all 2 hours of episode 406 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How can I let go of my assumptions, prejudices, and expectations while traveling? (02:20) How can I pack lightly with two young children? (20:03) Should I give my kids the choice about what they do with their stuff? (33:09) How do you manage anxiety that you have despite knowing worrying isn’t necessary? (41:59) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
46:37 21.08.23
405 | Buy Nothing
 The Minimalists talk about the buy nothing movement and the dangers of binary thinking. Watch all 2 hours of episode 405 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: What are The Minimalists’ thoughts on the “buy nothing” movement? (02:53) How can I let go of the items my husband left behind after his death? (18:10) Why do we feel resistant to making end-of-life plans? (30:22) How can I help my adult daughter become independent? (37:53) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
47:28 14.08.23
404 | Souvenir Clutter
The Minimalists talk about avoiding souvenirs, resisting impulse, and minimizing tattoos. Watch all 2 hours of episode 404 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How can I control the fear of missing out when on vacation? (01:54) How can I address the fear of the unknown as I contemplate removing my tattoos? (16:25) How can we resist impulse purchases when presented with the attitude that “life is short, so why not just buy it?” (26:20) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
46:16 07.08.23
403 | Selling Unwanted Clothes
The Minimalists talk about whether to sell, consign, or donate unwanted clothes, furniture, and art. Watch all 2 hours of episode 403 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: What are my options for getting rid of unwanted clothes? (02:20) Should I get rid of my smartphone? (21:08) Is minimalism “all or nothing,” or are there areas in my life where I can allow space for more? (32:10) What is the 30-Day Minimalism Game? (38:36) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
49:09 31.07.23
402 | Social Media Clutter
The Minimalists talk about social media overwhelm. Watch all 2 hours of episode 402 on The Minimalists Private Podcast. Discussed in this episode: How do The Minimalists maintain a healthy relationship with social media? (01:53) How can I avoid the burden of inherited family heirlooms? (17:50) How can I get more meaningful connections out of social media? (28:30) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support
38:29 24.07.23

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