Minimalism Podcasts

Listen to some great podcasts for tips and advice on minimalism and simple living.

The stress-free guide to zero-waste living with Anita Vandyke Anita Vandyke is on a mission to make zero waste living accessible and achievable for everyone, and in today's episode we look at simple changes we can all make to get started. The Slow Home Podcast
My 12 Favorite Podcast Episodes Ever - SASM 128 This special solo episode features what wins the water wars: distilled, reverse osmosis, tap, or spring water. Plus why your light environment is more important than food, exercise, and sleep. AND how grief is culturally learned and when empathy isn't serving anyone. Smart and Simple Matters
Ep 049: Staying Positive When Life Knocks You Down You know those moments when life is really difficult or when things aren’t going well? Those moments are hard! Let’s not dismiss that. But we don’t have to stay down forever! It is important that we remain positive, that we acknowledge what is happening and what we are feeling, and that we do what we need to do to move forward. The Purposeful Home Podcast
137 - Direction Joshua and Ryan chat with T.K. Coleman about goals, direction, standards, and expectations, and they answer the following questions: How do I determine what’s most important to me so I can shape my professional and personal goals around it? How do I pursue my interests and simultaneously purge my guilt for not attending college? The Minimalists
213: The Art of Savoring: How to Invite the Skill of Savoring Into Our Lives The Simple Sophisticate, episode #213 ~Subscribe to The Simple Sophisticate: iTunes - Stitcher - iHeartRadio - YouTube - Spotify "Alone, we can plumb local markets and examine their wares closely. We can breathe in and relish the flavors in a sauce, or the coolness of a pitcher of cream. The Simple Sophisticate
Ep 048: Turning Struggles Into Strength with Jessica Rasdall We all have been through tough stuff in our life. And sometimes we feel like we are the only person in the world who has ever experienced those tough moments. You normally don’t hear about other people going through those same things. There is beauty is sharing your struggles with others and there is strength that can come from it. The Purposeful Home Podcast
An interview with Ben The spotlight is on Ben in today's episode, as Brooke interviews him all about his journey from working a stressful, corporate job to being self-employed, and how he continues to make choices to live a slower life. We've had a few listeners ask to hear more about Ben's story, and we're sure it will feel relevant to a lot of people. The Slow Home Podcast
EP 047: How To Make Birthdays Special Without The Huge Party We celebrate birthdays big time in our house! But most of the time it is in nontraditional ways. We make birthdays special without having a big party. And there's something sweet, intimate and special about doing it that way. The Purposeful Home Podcast
136 - Mementos Joshua and Ryan talk about letting go of sentimental items, souvenirs, trinkets, keepsakes, and mementos, and they answer the following questions: How do I manage the multitude of emotions prompted by my minimalism journey? The Minimalists
212: The Six Pillars of Good Health The Simple Sophisticate, episode #212 ~Subscribe to The Simple Sophisticate: iTunes - Stitcher - iHeartRadio - YouTube - Spotify Lessons learned and applied. Often it is what we have done in the past that informs us how to do a similar task better in the future. The Simple Sophisticate
Ep 046: How To Pull Out Of A Midday "Funk" You know that feeling when you fall into a funk midday. Maybe the morning sucked. Maybe it just hasn't been a great day and you fall into this place of “blah.” All you really want to do is eat candy, sit down and Netflix hard. You feel like this and you really don’t know why. The Purposeful Home Podcast
Rob Greenfield on the enormous power of small changes Rob Greenfield is on a mission to change the world - one step at a time. In this inspiring conversation he shares his story and offers ways we can all make small changes that make a difference. The Slow Home Podcast
EP 045: Body Confidence with Jenna Kutcher We often look at the media and other people to tell us what we need to be and how we need to look. But in doing that, we create this false narrative in our minds that we aren’t enough, that our bodies aren’t beautiful, and that we aren’t worthy. The Purposeful Home Podcast
135 - Acquaintances Joshua and Ryan talk about friends, partners, coworkers, acquaintances, and other types of relationships, and they answer the following questions: When you adopted minimalism, did you struggle to find people who shared your newfound values and beliefs? The Minimalists
211: How to Stay Relevant in Our Ever-Changing World & Embrace Each Year More than the Last The Simple Sophisticate, episode #211 ~Subscribe to The Simple Sophisticate: iTunes - Stitcher - iHeartRadio - YouTube - Spotify In America we have the story that… your sex drive evaporates…. Nobody wants to sleep with you, but you don't want to sleep with them either…. The Simple Sophisticate
Ep 044: Coffee + Questions with Allie Welcome to this month’s Coffee and Questions segment here on The Purpose Show! The Coffee and Questions segment is a time where I answer… I always physically have a cup of coffee with me because it feels super fun. It feels like I am sitting down with my friends, having coffee, and just…chatting. The Purposeful Home Podcast
How to Ask Better Community Questions: It's as Easy as ABCD with Cormac Russell - SASM 127 This episode features Cormac Russell to explore why our unexpressed gifts can do tremendous harm, how an institutionalized five-year-old changed his life direction, and why community makes a better verb than a noun. Value of Simple
Daily Creativity: Part 5 - A Slow Experiment In today's episode, Brooke and Ben sit down to wrap up the May creativity Slow Experiment, sharing what they've learned, how they've felt, changes they've noticed and some eye-opening research they've discovered about the benefits of creativity. The Slow Home Podcast
EP 043: ADD/ADHD + Motherhood with Chelsea Reinking Minimalism has so many benefits. You hear me talk about them all the time! But one of the benefits that I haven’t talked about yet is the positive impact minimalism can have on ADD. Living with ADD amplifies the feeling of being overwhelmed by a never-ending to do list and expecting perfection 100% of the time. The Purposeful Home Podcast
134 - Intentional Joshua and Ryan talk about setting intentions, differentiating essentials from nonessentials, developing a plan to leave the corporate world, and the difference between "good intentions" and intentionality, and they answer the following questions: Do you recommend that everyone leave their corporate jobs? The Minimalists
210: 10 Simple Things We Unnecessarily Complicate The Simple Sophisticate, episode #210 ~Subscribe to The Simple Sophisticate: iTunes - Stitcher - iHeartRadio - YouTube “It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” – Amelia Barr You react in anger when a moment of frustration arises only to have to take more time to apologize and rebuild a relationship. The Simple Sophisticate
Daily Creativity: Part 4 - A Slow Experiment It's the fourth week of the creativity Slow Experiment, and Brooke and Ben are feeling good. Today's episode is all about play and creativity - forgetting about output and audience, and doing something just for the joy of it. The Slow Home Podcast
Ep 042: The Importance of An Evening Routine What you do in the evening definitely affects how your morning goes. I'm telling you, it's not about you personality type. It's about setting yourself up for success, for joy. It’s about giving yourself the gift of a good solid start to the day, so you can handle what the rest of the day throws at you. The Purposeful Home Podcast
133 - Constraints Joshua and Ryan discuss the upside of constraints, the freedom of limitations, and the flexibility of nonstandard lifestyles, and they answer the following questions: How do I acclimate myself to letting go when I’ve been encouraged so strongly for so long to save everything? The Minimalists
EP54: Top 20 Minimalist Mom Resources We have a special resource roundup episode where we give our top 20 favorite resources for minimalist moms! If it were up to us avid readers, we would just recommend books. However, we know not every momma has time to read so we’ve included podcasts, e-newsletters, and even a Netflix documentary to watch. Minimalist Moms
209: Adding French Touches to Your Life and Space at Home The Simple Sophisticate, episode #209 ~Subscribe to The Simple Sophisticate: iTunes - Stitcher - iHeartRadio - YouTube "Your home knows your past, it directs you toward your future, and it gives you the comfort of ritual. There is nothing on the planet that knows you and nurtures you like a home. The Simple Sophisticate
Ep 041: 10 Things I've Done to Simplify My Life Life is crazy and chaotic. Sometimes you need to come back to what matters most, but you've got to know what those things are. And once you decide what is most important, you will naturally experience a more simplified life. What matters most? What can you remove from your plate? The Purposeful Home Podcast
TPM - Episode #72 - Season 3 Finale Welcome to the season 3 Finale of The Practical Minimalists! Today we are talking about the difference between letting things go and letting things lie dormant in our lives. We are also sharing a pretty huge announcement that you don't want to miss! The Practical Minimalists
Daily Creativity: Part 3 - A Slow Experiment Brooke and Ben are knee-deep in the May Slow Experiment, and in this episode they explore what daily creativity has looked like for them so far, ideas around challenge and play, as well as looking more closely at analog and digital when it comes to the creative process. The Slow Home Podcast
Ep 040: How to Stay Close with Your Spouse with Jennifer Smith Staying close to your spouse is hard. Especially if you’re balancing work and a million kids. There is no sugar coating it! But when we know the purpose of our marriage, it becomes easier to make our marriage a priority. It is about communication, setting a vision, having those tough conversations, and creating time for intimacy. The Purposeful Home Podcast
EP53: Need Less The Minimalist Mantra of the Week is a quick, 5-minute episode with a phrase you can think on throughout the week. This week's mantra is: Need Less For a complete transcript of the show click here: Show Notes for EP53: Need Less Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Minimalist Moms
132 - Experiences Joshua and Ryan chat about experiences, regrets, the adventures of moving to to a new city, and the cost of bad habits, and they answer the following questions: How do I avoid getting mired in the materialism of city life when I move there from my rural residence? The Minimalists
208: How to Create an All-Around Healthy Life The Simple Sophisticate, episode #208 ~Subscribe to The Simple Sophisticate: iTunes - Stitcher - iHeartRadio - YouTube "Health is the outcome of the small choices you make on a daily basis." —Dr. The Simple Sophisticate
Ep 039: 13 Ways to Bring Peace into Your Home Everybody wants a peaceful home. I don’t think anybody would say, “I don’t want a peaceful home.” There’s two different sides of a peaceful home. One is intentionally setting your home up to be peaceful. But then sometimes, there is just stress. The Purposeful Home Podcast
TPM - Episode #71 - with guest Amy Stroup Today we are thrilled to talk with Amy Stroup. Amy is a singer, song writer, designer and creative. Amy Stroup is a Boston born, Abilene, Texas raised independent artist, living in Nashville who has had her songs featured on more than 30 TV shows as well as National TV ads for Calvin Klein, New Balance, Lexus & more. The Practical Minimalists
Daily Creativity: Part 2 - A Slow Experiment Welcome to the second episode of this month's Slow Experiment, all about daily creativity. Brooke shares that so far the experiment has had more of an impact on her headspace than expected, as it's opened her up to seeing more creative opportunities in her days. The Slow Home Podcast
Ep 038: Compassionate + Effective Parenting with Wendy Snyder Like adults, kids need to feel like they belong. They need to feel powerful. They need to feel loved unconditionally, and they need to feel like they're valued. Compassionate + Effective Parenting is a style of parenting that highlights our kids’ needs so that they feel powerful, loved, and valued. The Purposeful Home Podcast
EP52: When Minimalism is Debilitating Setting a value in your life to live more minimally is a good thing; however, indecision can leave you in a debilitating state that doesn't feel like a positive step forward. Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP52: Debilitating Minimalism. Minimalist Moms
131 - School Joshua and Ryan chat with T.K. Coleman about education, college, and careers, and they answer the following questions: How do I move on from my current job when it leaves me little time to pursue an education or even look for a new job? How do I prepare myself adequately for the upcoming challenges of college? The Minimalists
207: Welcoming the Gifts of a Garden & Yard When the Yard is Small or the Time is Short The Simple Sophisticate, episode #207 ~Subscribe to The Simple Sophisticate: iTunes - Stitcher - iHeartRadio - YouTube "If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." — Marcus Tullius Cicero Claude Monet's gardens at Giverny, Butchart Gardens near Victoria, Canada, or the grounds of Versailles in France. The Simple Sophisticate
EP 037: Benefits of Minimalism for Mothers When people think of minimalism, I think most of them picture one couch in the living room, cold white walls, no TV, no toys, and plants hanging by the kitchen sink. That's not the point at all. Living with less doesn’t mean being deprived. It means looking at what is creating clutter and stress in your life. The Purposeful Home Podcast
Daily Creativity: Part 1 - A Slow Experiment It's time for the new #slowexperiment, and for the month of May it's all about daily creativity. In today's episode Brooke and Ben spend some time chatting about what creativity means for them, before diving into some ways the experiment might look for you, what their plans are and how they think creativity relates to slow living. The Slow Home Podcast
EP 36: Why you are Always Enough and Never Too Much with Jess Connolly + Hayley Morgan Do you feel like you’re caught up in a war within your own self that you are never enough, yet too much when you are being your best self? I think we have all struggled with feeling that we’re not enough yet we are too much at the same time in many, many different areas of our life. The Purposeful Home Podcast
EP51: Don't Organize, Minimize The Minimalist Mantra of the Week is a quick, 5-minute episode with a phrase you can think on throughout the week. This week's mantra is: Don't Organize, Minimize! For a complete transcript of the show click here: Show Notes for EP51: Don't Organize, Minimize Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Minimalist Moms
130 - Food Joshua and Ryan brought Rich Roll into the studio to chat about the role food plays in our everyday lives and how to use food as fuel instead of entertainment, and they answered the following questions: How do I maintain a healthy diet while traveling? The Minimalists
206: Simple LifeHacks to Get Back on Track The Simple Sophisticate, episode #206 ~Subscribe to The Simple Sophisticate: iTunes - Stitcher - iHeartRadio - YouTube I am all about simplifying life's daily routines and events, and especially when our schedules become full, our time is precious. As of late, my spring has been bursting. The Simple Sophisticate
Ep 035: Coffee + Questions with Allie I love doing these monthly Q+A’s for you guys! I get a lot of questions and when I notice the same questions coming in, I really enjoy answering them. One of the most common questions I get asked is why we decided to homeschool, how it has made our lives simpler / harder, and how it helps our family mission. The Purposeful Home Podcast
TPM - Letting go of Pressure In today's episode we are discussing pressure; internal pressure, external pressure, expectations. We dig deep as we discuss how these pressures can effect us, what role they've played in our own lives and what we are doing to let go. The Practical Minimalists
Slow travel, fast kids and making counter-cultural choices Today Brooke and Ben sit down to answer your burning questions, as well as update you on what's been happening in their world, and the plans for the May Slow Experiment! It's an epic episode, and the guys were excited to have the time to dive into the insightful questions you sent in. The Slow Home Podcast