Curated RecapIs Smart and Simple Matters right for you?

Maybe you enjoy strolls down memory lane with a curated context?

Whether you're new to the show or have listened to the first forty-nine episodes, there's something here for you in episode fifty.

I'm grateful to everyone who has supported and challenged me in my first twenty-three months of podcasting. From 19 downloads the first month to 10,104 downloads in May 2014, we've come a long way, baby!

This curated recap of episodes 1-49 was inspired by my friends Dan and Vanessa Hayes at Simple Life Together.

In their 50th episode, they shared their top 20 simplicity websites … but Dan and Vanessa also summarized, curated, and categorized their first 49 episodes in a cool way.

I'm using that same approach as a tribute to my amazing guests. But I also want this episode to be a resource for anyone new to Smart and Simple Matters (or with a leaky brain like me).

Maybe you listen to simplify, organize, and be money wise. Perhaps you dig getting nerdy about spreadsheets or love exploring how to cultivate and maintain awesome relationships.

Whatever you're into, saddle up … 'cause we're about to hit it!

You're about to Learn …

  • The stories and insights of truly amazing people.
  • Why I'm happy to be embarrassed about episode one.
  • How to simplify from the inside out.
  • Unconventional ways to organize your brain, home, and gizmos.
  • Which version of money wise will work best for you.
  • What episode made me almost completely lose it.
  • How much our perspective can change over two years.
  • The easy things you can do to help others through this podcast.

Resources and Items Mentioned in This Episode:

Normally I just give you links to websites, articles, tools, and other items. But I'm thinking you'll appreciate links to each previous episode of Smart and Simple Matters – categorized by topics – discussed in this episode.

Check them out after the typical links below.

  • Public Speaking Recordings:
    • How Minimalism Is Changing Entrepreneurship (SXSW 2013)

Simplicity Episodes

Organizing Episodes

Money Wise Episodes

Curating Episodes

Relationship Episodes

The Other Stuff


  • [00:27] The context of this milestone episode
  • [07:13] The “simplify” episodes
  • [29:25] The “organize” episodes
  • [33:59] The “money wise” episodes
  • [42:17] The curating episodes
  • [49:20] The relationship episodes
  • [54:49] The “other” episodes

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