Joshua and Ryan talk about when it makes sense to reevaluate everything, as well as the best time to simplify. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists
309 | Something More
Joshua and Ryan talk about finding something more compelling than material possessions, and they answer the following questions: Why is Salt Lake City one of Joshua’s favorite cities? (00:00) How do I explain to my children the importance of curating their toys in terms they’ll understand? (03:14) How do I let go of a relationship I didn’t end? (09:59) Why am I relentlessly searching for the next thing that will improve my life, and how do I better channel that energy? (17:56) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
Why Do We Stay in Unhappy Relationships?
Joshua and Ryan discuss how to let go of toxic relationships that decrease our happiness with comedian Lisa Lampanelli. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists
308 | Clinging to Things
Joshua and Ryan talk about trading in our materialistic clinging for transcendent freedom with author, podcaster, and comedian Lisa Lampanelli, and they answer the following questions: How do you define “humor”? (00:00) What is the “United States of Avoidance”? (08:26) When life changes your path, how do you stop clinging to the hope you once had? (14:20) How do we accept the death of a dream? (15:33) What do you mean by “daring to suck”? (17:45) Is it helpful to simply treat our passions as hobbies until they pay the bills? (18:25) How did Lisa get her start in comedy? (20:18) When a loved one has passed, how do I honor their final wishes as executor and appropriately distribute the possessions they clung to when they did not leave specific instructions for doing so? (22:46) How do you stop clinging to the security of a job simply because it pays well? (29:56) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
Are Vacations an Escape from a Meaningful Life?
Joshua and Ryan talk about the two types of vacations with musician Andrew Belle. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists