Transcripts (8)

Jackie Aina Has the Perfect Shade

Say Yes! with Carla Hall

  • 8 days ago
  • 53:32

Sometimes, you just have to shrug and say “why not?” to try out a new direction in life. YouTube star and makeup artist Jackie Aina had a couple detours in life - joining the military, moving to Hawaii - before she really hit her stride sharing her makeup videos online. But as she tells Carla, all that discipline and hard work proved that she could do anything she put her mind to. Jackie shares how tricky it is to navigate social media, and why it’s important to push the beauty industry to be racially inclusive. This week’s ingredient: try out a new look, not for anyone else, but for yourself!Support us by supporting our sponsors! Panera At Home - Created by Panera chefs, flavorful recipes are available at You can pickup Panera’s Fuji Apple Vinaigrette and their other Dressing varieties when doing your Thanksgiving grocery shopping online, or near the lettuce in the refrigerated produce area of your local grocery store.

Gail Simmons Writes Her Own Future

Say Yes! with Carla Hall

  • 15 days ago
  • 45:04

What happens when you go into the same career as one of your parents - but they actually wanted a different path for you? That’s what happened to Gail Simmons, food writer, cookbook author, and judge on Top Chef. In fact, Gail and Carla first met on the show years ago, when Carla was a contestant. They talk through the exploration Gail went through to find her career in food despite her mom’s misgivings, the anxieties of being on TV, and how not having a set plan means being able to change and learn throughout life. Plus, Gail shares the attitude and personal mantra that’s helped her find happiness. This week’s ingredient: try a new veggie or ingredient you’ve never tasted, roast it in the oven, and enjoy!Support us by supporting our sponsors! Panera At Home - For an extra bowl of comfort for you or to make someone in your house happy, look for Panera’s Chicken Noodle Soup– and its other soup varieties--online or in the refrigerated deli area of your local grocery store

Rachel Lindsay Is Being Herself

Say Yes! with Carla Hall

  • 22 days ago
  • 58:18

Have you ever followed one path just because it was what you were supposed to do? Then wondered if you were in the right job? Rachel Lindsay thought becoming a successful lawyer was the right move - until she made the life changing decision to go on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Now she’s a correspondent on Extra, a podcast host, and using her platform to advocate for more diversity on the TV shows that put her in the spotlight. Rachel and Carla talk about the ups and downs of being Black women on reality TV, and how long distance relationships can sometimes be the right choice. This week’s ingredient: write a thank you note to someone who supports you.Support us by supporting ours sponsors! Panera At Home - Panera Salad Dressings are made with no artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors, or colors, and can be found online or in the refrigerated produce area at your local grocery store. You can find more tasty inspiration with Panera dressings at

Chelsea Handler Is Using Her Anger for Good

Say Yes! with Carla Hall

  • 29 days ago
  • 40:35

How much do you challenge your own views? How much do you listen to people with different perspectives from yours? It’s something we could all do a little more of these days. Chelsea Handler first made a name for herself with her irreverent humor, as the only female late-night talk show host on the air. Lately, she’s been using her platform to build more empathy and understanding. Chelsea and Carla talk about the importance of finding common ground, finding humor in yourself, and how she channels her anger into sustainable action. This week’s ingredient: Vote!Support us by supporting our sponsors! Panera At Home - With a few simple ingredients on hand, you can incorporate your favorite Panera products and flavors into more than 150 recipes created by Panera chefs! Find recipes featuring Panera's grocery products at

Paul Scheer Is Out of the Safe Zone

Say Yes! with Carla Hall

  • about 1 month ago
  • 42:58

Paul Scheer got his start in sketch comedy and improv, but he almost didn’t take an audition for FX’s The League because he didn’t want to try something new. But when he finally said yes, it turned out to be one of the biggest roles of his career. Paul (Black Monday, How Did This Get Made) talks with Carla about being open to new things, about their shared experiences at Catholic school, and how his kids are already turning into comedians. This week’s ingredient: make a list of what you did last week that made you happy, and set an intention to find the same mood this week.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. us by supporting our sponsors!Panera At Home - You can find all of Panera's refrigerated Soups online and in store where you buy groceries. To learn more about Panera's plant-forward soups, visit today!Third Love - Go to now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 10% off your first purchase!