Serpentine lines stretched around grocery stores. Hollowed-out strip malls. Self-imposed house arrest. Our “new normal” doesn’t feel normal at all. With the twin terrors of financial and physical uncertainty, an undercurrent of anxiety runs through our days. But perhaps there’s a way to find calm—and, dare we say, even to thrive—amid the chaos. Together, let’s consider this line of thinking.
Throughout April 2020, in addition to our regular podcast episodes, The Minimalists are going to explore these abnormal times through “Quarantine Qasts,” a regular series of video and audio recordings that will be free to all of our supporters on Patreon.
Quarantine Qonversations: Joshua and Ryan will pick up the phone to call loved ones and former podcast guests to get their take on current events. Together, they’ll unpack various best practices for coping with related stressors, and they’ll discuss their own anxieties and fears along the way. You can listen to episodes one, two, three, four, and five right now—with many more to come. (As a Patreon supporter, you also get a private RSS feed so these episodes play in your favorite podcast app.)
Five Stages of Quarantine: Joshua and his six-year-old daughter, Ella, discuss the five stages of grief as it relates to our current state of affairs. Watch that video here.
Quarantine Qalm: A forthcoming audio meditation to help listeners find peace and tranquility within the disarray.
Big thanks to our Patreon supporters. Today, your support means more than ever. Since we had to postpone our next tour, cancel all summer speaking engagements, and pause production on our next film, it is your support that keeps our message afloat during these trying times, and it allows us to pay Podcast Shawn, Social Jess, Jordan Know Moore, as well as the rest of the folks who help us produce meaningful creations. We’re grateful for your contribution.