The Minimalists Podcast

Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus, T.K. Coleman

  • 38 minutes 15 seconds
    451 | Other People’s Possessions

    The Minimalists talk about counting material possessions, decluttering other people’s possessions, and more.

    Discussed in this episode:

    What’s the best way to count my material possessions? (1:40)

    What’s one thing you’d like to declutter from someone else’s life? (20:50)

    Right Here, Right Now: Who is The Minimalists’ newest team member? (32:42)

    Listener tip: What’s the best way to declutter the contacts on your phone? (35:06)

    Listen to the full Maximal episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

    Detailed show notes: theminimalists.com/podcast

    15 July 2024, 11:00 am
  • 41 minutes 4 seconds
    450 | Can’t Let Go

    The Minimalists talk about what to do when you can’t let go.

    Discussed in this episode:

    What can I do if my family won’t allow me to let go of certain sentimental things? (2:04)

    What’s one thing that other people won’t allow you to let go of? (19:23)

    Listener tip: A response to Gratitude Clutter. (36:48)

    Listen to the full Maximal episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

    Detailed show notes: theminimalists.com/podcast

    8 July 2024, 11:00 am
  • 46 minutes 31 seconds
    449 | Searching for Chaos

    The Minimalists talk about why people avoid peace and go searching for chaos instead.

    Discussed in this episode:

    How do I handle the chaos in my life that is caused by other people? (1:48)

    In what ways do you make your own life more chaotic? (24:45)

    When is the next 30-Day Minimalism Game? (40:20)

    Listener tip: How do you throw a decluttering dinner party? (42:29)

    Listen to the full Maximal episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

    1 July 2024, 11:00 am
  • 49 minutes 46 seconds
    448 | Minimal Aging

    The Minimalists sit down with Colin Wright, author of How to Turn 39: Thoughts About Aging for People of All Ages, to talk about youth, aging, redefining accomplishments, and more.

    Discussed in this episode:

    What does it mean for young people to embrace the natural aging process? (2:22)

    Would your 15-year-old self be impressed by you today? (26:19)

    What gift does JFM want for his 43rd birthday? (43:24)

    Listener tip: How can you downsize 100 items in one hour? (45:10)

    Listen to the full Maximal episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

    24 June 2024, 11:00 am
  • 41 minutes 5 seconds
    447 | Trade-Offs

    The Minimalists discuss minimalist trade-offs, non-objects, pleasures that can’t be purchased, and more.

    Discussed in this episode:

    How do you decide between two things when you have the money for only one? (1:48)

    What is your favorite pleasure that money can’t buy? (20:06)

    Listener tip: The Imagination Library. (38:16)

    Listen to the full Maximal episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

    17 June 2024, 11:00 am
  • 54 minutes 14 seconds
    446 | Spiritual Clutter

    The Minimalists discuss the clutter that is often caused by spirituality, religion, and different ideologies.

    Discussed in this episode:

    Should I declutter some of my accessories that might be cluttering my spiritual practice? (2:09)

    What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term “spirituality”? (30:44)

    What are the 10 free minimalist resources from The Minimalists? (50:51)

    Listener tip: an app a day! (51:29)

    Listen to the full Maximal episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

    10 June 2024, 11:00 am
  • 52 minutes 30 seconds
    445 | Gratitude Clutter

    The Minimalists talk about the fear of being too grateful, imposter syndrome, the problem with the pursuit of happiness, turning burdens into blessings, and more.

    Discussed in this episode:

    Is it possible to be too grateful? (2:13)

    What’s one thing that was once a burden that you are now grateful for? (29:19)

    What new position are The Minimalists now hiring for? (43:22)

    Listener tip: insights from a massive decluttering session. (48:45)

    Listen to the full Maximal episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

    3 June 2024, 11:00 am
  • 49 minutes 12 seconds
    444 | The Algorithm

    The Minimalists sit down with the founder of Patreon, Jack Conte, to discuss the death of the follower, earning a living from creative work, why the joy of creating is often ruined by the demands of revenue, and more. 

    Discussed in this episode:

    What’s the minimalist-approved way to ethically promote my creative work? (1:57)

    If you could earn a living doing anything in the world, what would it be? (21:56)

    What two new segments are coming to The Minimalists Private Podcast? (43:50)

    Listener insight: a poem about decluttering. (45:41)

    Listen to the full Maximal episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

     

    27 May 2024, 11:00 am
  • 43 minutes 25 seconds
    443 | The Presence of Absence

    The Minimalists discuss space hoarding, reification, the key to freedom, generosity, and more.

    Discussed in this episode:

    Is my landlord a space hoarder if they won’t let me use their empty garage for storage? (1:55)

    What’s one thing you’re unwilling to share? (21:55)

    What are Thursday Konversations with T.K. Coleman? (40:09)

    Listener insight: Using OCD as a superpower. (40:51)

    Listen to the full Maximal episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

    13 May 2024, 11:00 am
  • 50 minutes 35 seconds
    442 | Rental Culture

    The Minimalists speak with Lisa Ann about the benefits of renting clothes, homes, cars, books, tools, and more. They also talk about when it’s best to own a thing instead of renting it.

    Discussed in this episode:

    What should I do with my wardrobe if my style preferences constantly change? (2:21)

    What’s one thing you’d rather rent than own? And what’s one thing you’d rather own than rent? (21:37)

    How does letting go of things help people let go of resentment? (46:55)

    Listen to the full Maximal episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

    6 May 2024, 11:00 am
  • 41 minutes 30 seconds
    441 | Simplify Simplify Simplify

    The Minimalists talk about life after simplifying, decluttering slowly over time, processing loss after letting go, and more.

    Discussed in this episode:

    Should I get rid of everything while simplifying? (2:29)

    What’s the most difficult thing you’ve ever let go of? (18:36)

    When is the next Zoom call with The Minimalists? (37:54)

    Listener tip about quitting social media. (38:44)

    Listen to the full Maximal episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

    29 April 2024, 11:00 am
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