The Minimalists Podcast

Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus

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. read less

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Life with less stuff can feel either terrifying or liberating. Either way, The Minimalists Podcast intends to help listeners live more fulfilled lives. It asks what it means to be a minimalist and how to get started. Is there more to minimalism than decluttering the house?

Joshua Fields Milburn and Ryan Nicodemus want to answer these questions. Their cohost on The Minimalists Podcast is T.K. Coleman. The hosts detail their journey toward becoming less encumbered. A freer lifestyle can mean letting go. What these things are might surprise some listeners. Moreover objects, these can include entertainment, pets, and even friends.

The show includes specialists to help analyze how to relinquish stuff one doesn't need. Dr. Cortney Warren, for example, discusses saying goodbye to past partners. Lewis Howes advises giving up fantasy versions of oneself. In one episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Kapil Gupta reveals how negative emotions weigh people down. How does one release doubt, fear, and feelings of discontent? Emotional clutter can feel suffocating. This podcast gives some tips about the subject.

For the more practical-minded, the minimalists provide insight into home storage. They talk about consumerism and what objects to donate first. Listeners can hear "20 Decluttering Ideas" to help them get started on the process. In a way, the podcast inspires a want to become more sustainable and help the planet.

A vital aspect of becoming a minimalist is deciding what has real value. Sometimes it's about budgeting. Other times it's about holding onto things that bring comfort. It can also be about creating a positive community and abandoning negative thought patterns. What would it mean to live with more joy?

Ryan and Joshua want listeners to create space for bringing more of the best things into life. They believe in being free, peaceful, and creative. They published Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life in 2011. Since then, they have written more books to help even more people. They share their passion for living with less in The Minimalists Podcast.

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