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Carla Hall has a mantra: “Say yes. Adventure follows, then growth.” Taking risks is how she became a world-renowned chef (two-time Top Chef Finalist) and television personality (Netflix’s Crazy Delicious, Good Morning America). All along the way, she’s had to deal with people saying “No" to her—a lot. And she’s not the only one. 
On SAY YES!, Carla connects with people who've found success through adversity. In each conversation, her guests talk about how they overcame their own challenges, and how they keep going...even when it seems impossible. Because nobody’s life path is a straight line, and we can all learn from one another’s experiences. Premiering on September 15th.

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Carla Hall has a mantra: “Say yes. Adventure follows, then growth.” Taking risks is how she became a world-renowned chef (two-time Top Chef Finalist) and television personality (Netflix’s Crazy Delicious, Good Morning America). All along the way, she’s had to deal with people saying “No" to her—a lot. And she’s not the only one. 
On SAY YES!, Carla connects with people who've found success through adversity. In each conversation, her guests talk about how they overcame their own challenges, and how they keep going...even when it seems impossible. Because nobody’s life path is a straight line, and we can all learn from one another’s experiences. Premiering on September 15th.

    Chelsea Handler Is Using Her Anger for Good

    Chelsea Handler Is Using Her Anger for Good

    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!




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    • 37 min
    Paul Scheer Is Out of the Safe Zone

    Paul Scheer Is Out of the Safe Zone

    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.




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    • 40 min
    Loni Love is a Big Nerd (And So Is Carla)

    Loni Love is a Big Nerd (And So Is Carla)

    Loni Love has been through some big career changes -- in fact, she used to be an electrical engineer...plus, she played French horn and worked at General Motors. Yup, she’s a big nerd. Comedian, actor, and Emmy winning host of “The Real,” Loni Love talks with Carla about her book “I Tried to Change So You Don’t Have To: True Life Lessons.” She share how a little curiosity and mentorship changed her life. This week’s ingredient: listen to a song that picks you up!

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    • 47 min
    Duff Goldman Will Try Anything

    Duff Goldman Will Try Anything

    Duff Goldman is famous for being a baker. But bakers are constant tinkerers: Duff’s also a musician, a metalworker, a boss, a TV personality, and soon he’s going to embrace his biggest job yet: Dad. Carla talks with Duff (“Ace of Cakes,” “Holiday Baking Championship”) about how saying yes to a series of new adventures has totally transformed his life. And guess what his favorite cake is? Yellow box cake!

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    • 43 min
    Gretchen Rubin Stays Positive

    Gretchen Rubin Stays Positive

    What makes us happy? How do we even define happiness? There’s perhaps no one better to answer those questions than Gretchen Rubin, the best-selling author of The Happiness Project and host of Happier with Gretchen Rubin. She and Carla talk about how to stay positive in these uncertain times, and how it’s never too late in life to say yes to something new. This week’s ingredient: Do something you loved to do when you were a kid. 

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    • 39 min
    Glennon Doyle’s A G*damned Cheetah

    Glennon Doyle’s A G*damned Cheetah

    On today’s episode, best-selling author Glennon Doyle (Untamed, Together Rising) joins Carla to talk about how she was told a courageous choice would be “career suicide,” how she overcomes fear to say yes, and how she defines her faith. This week’s ingredient: Challenge Yourself to Do Something Different. 

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    • 42 min

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