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Podcast Episodes Archives – JoelZaslofsky.com

Death Literacy, Enoughness, and Why Life Is Long with Humaira Hamid (#CConDD) – SASM 114

This episode features Humaira Hamid on why just about everything in life comes back to death and dying, how and where to become death literate, plus how to surf the waves of “identity death” throughout your life.

How to Be Social, Selective, and Simple with Ryan Nicodemus – SASM 113

This episode features Ryan Nicodemus on a surprising path from minimalism into environmentalism, why he doesn’t do anything for anyone else on the Internet before 12:30 p.m., and three circles of relationships to guide who to connect with.

Why and How to Run an Offers and Needs Market – SASM 112

This special solo episode features five simple, powerful benefits of an Offers and Needs Market, why your friends, family, and neighbors are counting on you to own your gifts, and how to elevate your own and other people’s gifts.

The Role of Slow in “No,” Letting Go, and Laziness with Brooke McAlary – SASM 111

This episode features Brooke McAlary on how to consistently question what’s necessary in your life, a surprising (and rare) hallmark of the slow-living community, and why the minimalism label can be limiting – even if you own it.

Dear Mindless, Busy Consumer and Buyer of Fleeting Joy – SASM 110

This special solo episode features what the food industry is rubbing your nose in (often successfully), what Citizens against Quiet, Idle Hands, and Saving needs you to know, and some eye-opening stats about how much stuff Americans actually own.

Rewilding, Sovereignty, and the Heart of Domestication with Daniel Vitalis – SASM 109

This episode features Daniel Vitalis on the difference between natural, wild water and processed water, how to see yourself as and act like a sovereign being, and why we’re not biologically designed for houses, jobs, or modern institutions.

From Mindless in a Rocker to Rocking Bonsai Business with Shanna Mann – SASM 108

This episode features Shanna Mann on how to strategically use constraints to pole-vault over your obstacles, how she got left on the side of the road with a traumatic brain injury, and how to grow your own intentionally small bonsai business.

How to Get a “Plan A” Life with Bravery and Bravado – SASM 107 with Warren Talbot

This episode features Warren Talbot on how to borrow bravery when you’re coming up short, how to make conscious decisions to have your “Plan A” life, and how to tell fear, “I hear you … but this is still happening.”

Social Security vs. social security – SASM 106

This special solo episode features why and when social security is more important than Social Security, the history of Social Security and how the word “social” got attached to it, and why your social capital is literally keeping you alive.

How to Discuss Identity, Race, and Prejudice with Charlie Gilkey – SASM 105

This episode features Charlie Gilkey on what’s required to talk reasonably and openly about self-identity, race, and discrimination, how to say, “What about this?” without discounting others’ views, and why Charlie shifted his focus to engage would-be allies more than current allies.

Simplicity as Your Path Back to Love with Courtney Carver – SASM 104

This episode features Courtney Carver on how she got 2,000 people to almost instantly ask her to come to their city, how she fell in love with forty strangers in one day, and why starting with the mechanics of simplicity is so helpful.

Practice Dying to Live Better – SASM 103

This special solo episode features how to transcend our hard-wired fear of death and dying, the step-by-step process of how I practice dying, and what finally shattered the emotional walls between my pal Sal and his father.

How to Escape the Crash/Recover Cycle with Christine Walker – SASM 102

This episode features Join Christine Walker on what to do when your mindfulness muscles are weak, how the “Pentagon of Wellness” works to heal you, and why going fast is addictive in our brains and culture.

How to Mix Ingredients to Make the Minimalism Documentary with Joshua Fields Millburn – SASM 101

This episode features Joshua Fields Millburn on how you can have more meaning and less stuff with a slight pivot, why a ninety-something great-great grandma took five family generations to a book tour stop, and how to align your short-term actions with your long-term values.

6 Key Community Conversations and the Questions That Transform Them – SASM 100

This special solo episode features why community becomes a bigger deal the more you don’t have it, the 3 qualities of a great question for any community setting, and which of the 6 crucial conversations you need to have in your community.

Feeling Paralyzed? Find a New “P” and Change Your Reality with Kelly Exeter – SASM 099

This episode features Kelly Exeter on how her total breakdown led to a less frantic life, a gift that every parent can (should?) give their kids, and why more “doing” is not the solution to feeling overwhelmed.

The More of Less and Generosity as an Act of Bravery with Joshua Becker – SASM 098

This episode features Joshua Becker on why generosity is an act of bravery (even though everyone wants it), how minimalism lets you pursue happiness or fulfillment where you want, and the three layers of clutter … and how to get rid of each one.

Alexx Stuart: from World’s Best Bartender to Low Tox Life Champion – SASM 097

This episode features Alexx Stuart on why food as love can be unhealthy – especially for children, how to align what’s best for you with what’s best for our planet, and the #1 tip to give your kids ownership over what and how they eat.

Being Happily Replaceable, Spreadsheet Poets, and Fertility Challenges with Emily McDermott – SASM 096

This episode features Emily McDermott on why asking for help early prevents getting overwhelmed later, how having an accountability partner can change your life (even if you’ve never met), and whether happiness can come from making yourself replaceable at work.

The 5 Elements of Your Full Voice and Saying Yes to Our Biggest Fears with Barbara McAfee – SASM 095

This episode features Barbara McAfee on why fear is like an outfit that looks bad on everyone, the five distinct elements of your voice and how to use them, plus how innate talents are trained out of you (and how to get them back).

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