The Minimalists Podcast

A weekly Health, Fitness and Mental Health podcast featuring
 10 people rated this podcast

Episodes of The Minimalists Podcast

Mark All
Search Episodes...
Joshua and Ryan discuss monogamy with blogger, podcaster, and Registered Dietitian Becca Shern. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists
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
Joshua and Ryan discuss how to tactfully decline work obligations. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists
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
Joshua and Ryan discuss the relationship between decluttering and minimalism. Watch the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists  
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
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
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
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
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
Joshua and Ryan discuss how their corporate responsibilities prepared them for The Minimalists. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Joshua and Ryan discuss forgiveness with author and former con artist Matthew Cox. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists
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
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
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
Rate Podcast

Share This Podcast

Recommendation sent

Followers

41

Join Podchaser to...

  • Rate podcasts and episodes
  • Follow podcasts and creators
  • Create podcast and episode lists
  • & much more

Podcast Details

Created by
Joshua Fields Millburn
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Dec 21st, 2015
Latest Episode
Jan 22nd, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
379
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

Podcast Tags

Do you host or manage this podcast?
Claim and edit this page to your liking.
Are we missing an episode or update?
Use this to check the RSS feed immediately.