212 episodes

Your new favorite mother-daughter duo talking about things (that aren’t things) together and with special guests. Join Courtney Carver and Bailey Carver talking about simplicity, wellness, happiness and secrets to living a life you love. Plus, we'll be interviewing amazing humans about how to live a meaningful life.

Soul and Wit Soul and Wit

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    • 4.8 • 628 Ratings

Your new favorite mother-daughter duo talking about things (that aren’t things) together and with special guests. Join Courtney Carver and Bailey Carver talking about simplicity, wellness, happiness and secrets to living a life you love. Plus, we'll be interviewing amazing humans about how to live a meaningful life.

    211. How To Quit The Chaos

    211. How To Quit The Chaos

    In today's episode, Courtney and Bailey talk about how to quit the chaos around the upcoming election in the United States. They offer insights on cultivating intentional news consumption and conversations, regardless of your political stance. Courtney and Bailey share suggestions that will help you stay informed at a pace that won't damage your mental health, and so much more. Tune in to learn more!

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    Favorite Things Bailey:
    Spring dresses 
    Honey Mustard Chicken Pasta Salad

    Favorite Things Courtney:
    House Rules by Myquillyn Smith (Mikeallen)
    Bird Buddy bird feeder

    Episode Notes and Resources: 
    Kelly Bishop
    Kate Kennedy
    The House that Lars
    Why I only wear dresses and where I buy them
    Episode 209: Mindset Shifts
    Media literacy
    Associated Press
    BBC  
    AllSides 
    Sex and the City
    theSkimm
    The Daily  
    The Culture Study Podcast 
    one sec app 
    Substack - Becka Freeman 
    Be More with Less
    Beautiful Detour 
    Cup of Jo
    Fran  
    Amy Frank 
    Sarah Espeute 
    Tattoo artist 
    Victoria from the Daily Victorian 
    Foodie Crush
    Plant You 
    Plant You: Scrapy Cooking 
    Bon Appetit 
    The Rules Of Tennis: A Love Story, read by John McEnroe
    Upgraded 
    Wordle 
    Connections 

    PATREON:
    Support us on Patreon here! You will get access to a new monthly bonus episode and we’ll send you a love letter. 

    Where you can find us:
    Bailey: @beautifuldetour or www.beautifuldetour.com
    Courtney: @bemorewithless or www.bemorewithless.com
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    • 57 min
    210. Long Distance Besties: how to be okay, maintain, and make long-distance friendships fun

    210. Long Distance Besties: how to be okay, maintain, and make long-distance friendships fun

    In today's episode, Courtney and Bailey talk about long-distance friendships. They discuss fulfilling friendships, how to make friendships fun, navigating expectations in relationships, communication with friends, the friendship fizzle, and other topics. Listen and learn more about friendships!

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    Favorite Things Bailey:
    New Hozier Music
    12 hour chocolate chip cookie recipe 

    Favorite Things Courtney:
    Ellevest 
    Reading familiar things 

    Episode Notes and Resources: 
    The Idea of You
    Lauren Graham
    Have I Told You This Already?
    The Ellevest App
    The Blue Bistro 
    Ann Napolitano
    Within Arms Reach
    The Age of Magical Overthinking 
    Chelsea Fagan
    Instagram baby links 
    A Thing or Two with Claire and Erica 
    Big Friendship 
    The Other Significant Others
    Love is Blind
    The Gottman Institute  
    Share notes and collaborate on iPhone

    PATREON:
    Support us on Patreon here! You will get access to a new monthly bonus episode and we’ll send you a love letter. 

    Where you can find us:
    Bailey: @beautifuldetour or www.beautifuldetour.com
    Courtney: @bemorewithless or www.bemorewithless.com
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    • 43 min
    209. Mindset Shifts

    209. Mindset Shifts

    In this episode, Courtney and Bailey talk about mindset shifts. After polling their Instagram followers about their Q & A episode and exploring what topics people want to learn more about, mindset shifts were at the top of the list. Today, they discuss specific mindset shifts and examples like making tiny decisions over and over again, not taking things personally, changing your mind, and so much more. Tune in to learn more! 

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    Favorite Things Bailey:
    Splitwise app
    The Ministry of Time  

    Favorite Things Courtney:
    Courtney and Bailey’s dinner together 
    Arthur the King

    Episode Notes and Resources: 
    No More Dead Dogs
    Kate Eckman
    Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
    Episode 164: Simple Pleasures: (mostly inexpensive things you can do that make you smile)

    PATREON:
    Support us on Patreon here! You will get access to a new monthly bonus episode and we’ll send you a love letter. 

    Where you can find us:
    Bailey: @beautifuldetour or www.beautifuldetour.com
    Courtney: @bemorewithless or www.bemorewithless.com
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    • 51 min
    208. 10 Things with Courtney and Bailey

    208. 10 Things with Courtney and Bailey

    Today’s episode is going to be fun! Courtney and Bailey share a taste of what you will get by joining their Patreon community. Each month, they talk about 3 things that are happening in their lives, and today’s episode mirrors that monthly Patreon conversation. Today, you will learn about 10 interesting things that are happening in Courtney and Bailey’s lives. Tune in to learn more! 

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    Favorite Things Bailey:
    Pavlova Recipe
    Audio Book Listen for the Lie

    Favorite Things Courtney:
    Easter Bread Recipe
    Sister inspired cleaning schedule and calendar reminders  

    Episode Notes and Resources: 
    Episode 207: Spring Bucket List 2024
    Girl Scout Cookies (Lemonades and Toast-yay! are Bailey’s new favs)
    Girl Scouts 
    Troop 6000 and the amazing work they are doing
    The Everygirl®
    Nancy Meyers character quiz
    Brooklyn Bamboo 

    Washcloth Brands
    Cozy Earth $36
    Hazel and Grey $38
    Jumpy Moos $9.85
    Jeff Sun $13
    Hip Hop Panda $9 (tried)

    Apples Never Fall 
    Big Little Lies 
    Strawberry Lemonade by Poppi 
    Ginger beer
    Perrier 
    Episode 88: So, You Want To Write a Book (Interview with Literary Agent, Wendy Sherman)
    Courtney’s book proposal coach 
    Olive and June - press on nails 
    Lauren Graham & Dax Shepard 
    Notes app 

    PATREON:
    Support us on Patreon here! You will get access to a new monthly bonus episode and we’ll send you a love letter. 

    Where you can find us:
    Bailey: @beautifuldetour or www.beautifuldetour.com
    Courtney: @bemorewithless or www.bemorewithless.com
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    • 57 min
    207. Spring Bucket List 2024

    207. Spring Bucket List 2024

    In this episode, Courtney and Bailey talk about all things spring. They share spring favorites and activities they are looking forward to like gardening, growing herbs & tomato plants, making Grossy Pelosi's Marinara Sauce, being outdoors on cute patios, long walks while listening to audiobooks, and so much more! If you are daydreaming about spring, this episode will inspire you to plan fun activities.

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    Favorite Things Bailey:
    Music bingo
    40 minute skin care routine

    Favorite Things Courtney:
    AE Wellness 

    Episode Notes and Resources: 
    Grossy’s Marinara 
    Bye Baby
    The Heiress 
    Before We Were Innocent 
    The King’s English Bookshop
    King's English Bookshop Storytime
    Golden Braid Books
    Ramp Fritters
    Herby Salmon and Potato Salad
    Soft scrambled eggs (IG Reel)
    Wishbone Kitchen 
    Asparagus 

    Asparagus Tart

    White Asparagus w sherry vinaigrette and shallots


    Ice molds 
    Rothy’s Shoes
    Kizik Shoes
    Quince Demi Jacket 
    Hill House Nap Dress
    Project 333 
    Swiffer Dusting 

    More Spring Episodes 
    Episode 155: Spring Cleaning 2023
    Episode 109: Spring Is Coming!
    Episode 67: Spring Cleaning: Making Space For A New Season

    PATREON:
    Support us on Patreon here! You will get access to a new monthly bonus episode and we’ll send you a love letter. 

    Where you can find us:
    Bailey: @beautifuldetour or www.beautifuldetour.com
    Courtney: @bemorewithless or www.bemorewithless.com
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    • 58 min
    206. Favorites Interview With Dan (Grossy) Pelosi

    206. Favorites Interview With Dan (Grossy) Pelosi

    It’s time for a new Favorites Conversation! In today’s episode, Courtney and Bailey chat with New York Times best selling author Dan Pelosi. The amazing Dan Pelosi “is the Italian meatball-making-meatballs behind GrossyPelosi, the popular Instagram favorite for all things comfort and food." Tune into the interview to learn about Dan, his new cookbook Let's Eat, favorite meals, boundaries, and so much more!

    LISTEN on Apple or Spotify

    Favorite Things Bailey:
    Air mattress movie night 
    Good Girl Snacks: Honey Harissa Pickles & Original Dill Pickles 

    Favorite Things Courtney:
    The Other Mothers by Katherine Faulkner
    Popovers 

    Episode Notes and Resources: 
    Sushi in Portsmouth, NH 
    Beacon Hill Bookstore & Cafe
    Herding Ball  
    Bailey’s Bookshop 
    Irish Wish
    Let's Eat: 101 Recipes to Fill Your Heart and Home by Dan Pelosi  
    Browse Dan’s recipes 
    Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Butter Sauce
    Grossy's Guide to Being a Vacation House Mom
    Mom's Carrot Cake
    What Is White Asparagus and How Do You Cook It?
    River Cafe
    The River Cafe Cook Book

    Follow Dan on Instagram 
    Explore Dan’s website 
    Buy Dan’s book – Let's Eat: 101 Recipes to Fill Your Heart and Home 
    Check out Grossy Merch 

    PATREON:
    Support us on Patreon here! You will get access to a new monthly bonus episode and we’ll send you a love letter. 

    Where you can find us:
    Bailey: @beautifuldetour or www.beautifuldetour.com
    Courtney: @bemorewithless or www.bemorewithless.com
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
628 Ratings

628 Ratings

MorgyB20 ,

My listening time to chill & unwind

I love soul & wit! I’ve been listening for over a year & dıscovered Courtney through her project 333 interview in the minimalists podcast. I look forward to a new episode every Monday & it gets my week started out right. The topics you discuss are so relevant & practical for my life that I find myself implementing your tips without even realizing it. Thank you for being true to yourselves & down to earth , not looking to be people pleasers. I appreciate the honesty as you both express your opinions & real life experiences reminding us its ok, we’re all human. Keep the content coming! The work you put into each episode is evident. Thank you for what you do!

sherloub ,

Forever Fan

I have been listening to the Soul & Wit podcast since the beginning. I always enjoy the episodes — whether it’s learning something or feeling something. I love the mother/daughter perspective especially since my daughter and I share many similar thoughts on life … books, books, coffee, dogs, more books, fewer people 😂

rkj422 ,

Interesting Podcast

I am fairly new to podcasts in general. But because I’m interested in Project 333 and have a copy of the book, I found Soul and Wit. I love this podcast and listen to it all the time. I am trying to do a walk or two each day and Soul and Wit is my go to. Thanks Courtney and Bailey. RitaJ I could not agree more about the length of the podcast. It was great. I too look forward to Monday mornings. You two should narrate books. Your voices are perfect for that.

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