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Work in Progress with Sophia Bush features frank, funny, personal, professional, and sometimes even political conversations with people who inspire Sophia about how they’ve gotten to where they are, and where they think they’re still going. These discussions stem from her "aha" moment of realizing you are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.

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Work in Progress with Sophia Bush features frank, funny, personal, professional, and sometimes even political conversations with people who inspire Sophia about how they’ve gotten to where they are, and where they think they’re still going. These discussions stem from her "aha" moment of realizing you are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.

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Thank you for having Tom Parsekian!

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Thank you! Really enjoying this podcast. Thank you for having Tom Parsekian on.

So informative

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Best podcast and love hearing a strong woman with such knowledge

iTunes Ratings

2100 Ratings
Average Ratings
1778
107
76
56
83

Thank you for having Tom Parsekian!

By norabhearts - May 01 2020
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Thank you! Really enjoying this podcast. Thank you for having Tom Parsekian on.

So informative

By lindfro - Mar 17 2020
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Best podcast and love hearing a strong woman with such knowledge
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Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

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Work in Progress with Sophia Bush features frank, funny, personal, professional, and sometimes even political conversations with people who inspire Sophia about how they’ve gotten to where they are, and where they think they’re still going. These discussions stem from her "aha" moment of realizing you are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.

Rank #1: Wellness Expert Kelly LeVeque

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Kelly LeVeque is a holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, and celebrity health coach. She joins Sophia on “Work In Progress” to discuss the science of nutrition and why we should be teaching it in school, share how to have a balanced diet, explain why you should stay away from fad diets and much more. 

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editors: Josh Windisch and Matt Sasaki

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Beauty Counter, Calm and HoneyBook.

Dec 26 2019

1hr 44mins

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Rank #2: Whitney Cummings

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Whitney Cummings is a stand-up comedian, actress, producer, writer, and director. She sits down with Sophia for over two hilarious hours (with her robot Bearclaw) to discuss her new Netflix special “Can I Touch It?” and how she got into stand up, codependency, sex robots, genomic imprinting, her upcoming projects, and their shared love of antique owls.

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Josh Windisch

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by ThirdLove.

Sep 24 2019

2hr 14mins

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Rank #3: The Roommate Episode

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Sophia's former roommates, Jenny Smart and Vanessa Magos, join this week's episode of "Work In Progress." They share the stories of how they all met, some of their favorite adventures, the importance of their friendships, and take some listener questions.

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editors: Josh Windisch and Matt Sasaki

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Rothy's, Feals, Butcher Box, and Uber.

Dec 24 2019

1hr 38mins

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Rank #4: Michelle Monaghan

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Michelle Monaghan is an actress who has starred in many incredible movies and shows, including "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," "Gone Baby Gone," "Mission: Impossible III," "True Detective," "The Path," and so many more. She joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to share how she got into acting, what it was like to grow up in Iowa, and discuss her latest show, "Messiah."  

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editors: Josh Windisch and Matt Sasaki

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Ritual and Rothy's.

Feb 18 2020

1hr 42mins

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Rank #5: Ilana Glazer

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Ilana Glazer is a comedian, writer, actress, and activist. She joins Sophia to talk about the experience of co-creating and starring in “Broad City,” what prompted her to start Generator Collective, her upcoming projects - including a feature film and a comedy special, and the boundaries she’s working on setting for herself. 

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Josh Windisch

Assistant Editor: Matt Sasaki

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Betabrand and Brooklinen.

Oct 22 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #6: Jay Shetty

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Jay Shetty is a host, storyteller, a creator of  inspirational videos, and a former monk. He joins Sophia to discuss his path to success, mental health, how to live a balanced life, our relationships with each other and our devices, and so much more.

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Josh Windisch

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Four Sigmatic and Skillshare.

Sep 19 2019

1hr 31mins

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Rank #7: Rainn Wilson

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Rainn Wilson is an actor, comedian, writer, co-founder of SoulPancake, and podcast host. He joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to share stories from his childhood, discuss how he got into acting and landed the role of Dwight Schrute, talk about the meaning of religion in his life, the importance of connecting with each other, and much more!

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editors: Josh Windisch and Matt Sasaki

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Super Chewer, Butcher Box, Four Sigmatic, and Hello Fresh.

Jan 07 2020

1hr 11mins

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Rank #8: Jacqueline Toboni

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Jacqueline Toboni is an actor who has been on "Grimm," "Easy" and is now starring in "The L Word: Generation Q." She joins Sophia on "Work in Progress" to talk about her childhood in San Francisco, how she began acting after being cut from the basketball team, the importance of full representation on TV, what it was like to work with Sophia on their episode of "Easy," and why she's so excited for her latest show.

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Josh Windisch

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Bombas, Calm, and Honeybook.

Dec 03 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #9: "What My Mother and I Don't Talk About" Author Michele Filgate

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Michele Filgate is a contributing editor at Literary Hub and the editor of the critically acclaimed anthology based on her Longreads essay, “What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About.”  She sits down with Sophia to discuss why the mother/child bond is so complicated, the reason writing can be so cathartic, how she accidentally set a book on fire, imposter syndrome, and much more.

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Josh Windisch

Assistant Editor: Matt Sasaki

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Calm and Bombas.

Oct 24 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #10: Dr. Zach Bush

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Dr. Zach Bush's work provides insights into human health and longevity. He is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country with an expertise in internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism and palliative care. He joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to talk about how he got into his field, our microbiomes, the benefits of being in nature, why everyone should try to eat fruit off of the vine, and so much more.

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editors: Josh Windisch and Matt Sasaki

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Everlane, Ritual, Rothy's, and Beauty Counter.

Jan 09 2020

1hr 30mins

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Rank #11: Former CIA Officer Valerie Plame

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Valerie Plame is a former career covert CIA operations officer who is now running for Congress to represent northern New Mexico. She was exposed to the public in 2003 when a conservative columnist leaked her true identity. She joins Sophia on “Work in Progress” to share her story, what her time was like in the CIA, how we can do a better job of integrating veterans back into society, why she’s running, and so much more.

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Josh Windisch

Assistant Editor: Matt Sasaki

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Four Sigmatic and HoneyBook.

Nov 14 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #12: Karamo Brown

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Karamo Brown is one of the stars of “Queer Eye,” an activist, author, and podcast host. He sits down with Sophia to discuss his childhood, how we can prioritize mental health, his passion for helping people, the “Queer Eye” community, becoming a parent, his new children’s book “I Am Perfectly Designed” and much more.

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Josh Windisch

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Ritual.

Oct 08 2019

1hr 50mins

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Rank #13: Lisa Ling

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Lisa Ling is an award-winning journalist and the host of CNN’s "This is Life." She joins Sophia to discuss everything from growing up in California with immigrant parents, to her career - sharing an office with Anderson Cooper at Channel One News and working as a field correspondent for “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” to the dangers of porn, and why travel has been the best education that she’s ever received.

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Josh Windisch

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Betabrand.

Sep 26 2019

1hr 22mins

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Rank #14: Michael Moore

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Michael Moore is an Academy-Award winning filmmaker, best-selling author, and now podcast host. He joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to talk about why he wanted to start his new show "Rumble," share his thoughts on the 2020 election (he believes four or five of the Democratic candidates could beat Trump)  and he reflects on our gun violence epidemic and how it has progressed since "Bowling For Columbine." 

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editors: Josh Windisch and Matt Sasaki

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Feals, Calm, Brooklinen, and Bombas.

Dec 19 2019

1hr 53mins

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Rank #15: Katie Couric

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Katie Couric is an award winning journalist, producer, New York Times bestselling author, cancer advocate, podcast host and documentary filmmaker. She joins Sophia to talk about her incredible career, the books that have shaped her, the importance of empathy, and why she’s a work in progress when it comes to getting older. 

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Josh Windisch

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by ThirdLove, Four Sigmatic and Rothy's.

Oct 15 2019

1hr 45mins

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Rank #16: Eva Chen

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Eva Chen is the Director of Fashion Partnerships for Instagram and formerly was the Editor-In-Chief of Lucky Magazine. She joins Sophia in New York to talk about growing up in the city, how she went from pre-med to fashion, the importance of loving what you do, parenting, and her new children’s book, “Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure.”

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Josh Windisch

Assistant Editor: Matt Sasaki

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Honeybook and Rothy's.

Oct 29 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #17: Gretchen Carlson

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Gretchen Carlson is a journalist, author, and advocate whose historic 2016 sexual harassment complaint against the chairman of Fox News helped pave the way for the #metoo movement. Gretchen joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to discuss her new initiative "Lift Our Voices" which is pushing for the end of non disclosure agreements, confidentiality provisions and clauses that have prevented employees from publicly discussing and disclosing toxic workplace conditions, including sexual harassment and assault. She explains why she is unable to tell her own story, how our society protects sexual predators, and why these men should not be allowed to have any comeback.

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editors: Josh Windisch and Matt Sasaki

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Wantable, SoFi, Skillshare, and Lola

Dec 17 2019

1hr 45mins

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Rank #18: Jon Favreau (Crooked Media)

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Jon Favreau was Barack Obama’s head speechwriter from 2005–2013, he is one of the co-hosts of Pod Save America and co-founded Crooked Media. Sophia stops by Jon’s office to chat about his upbringing in Massachusetts, his first memory of politics, what it was like to walk into the Oval Office, the lessons he learned from Obama, and so much more. 

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Josh Windisch

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Foursigmatic.

Oct 01 2019

1hr 36mins

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Rank #19: Alexi Ashe Meyers

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Alexi Ashe Meyers is an attorney with Sanctuary for Families, Co-Chair of the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition and a founding member of New Yorkers for the Equality Model. She sits down with Sophia on "Work in Progress" to discuss the bills to decriminalize prostitution which are popping up throughout the country, explain the Equality Model and why it's a better solution to support people in the sex trade, and share more insight. If you'd like to learn more, check out https://www.nyequalitymodel.org.

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Josh Windisch

Assistant Editor: Matt Sasaki

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Four Sigmatic and Butcher Box.

Nov 26 2019

2hr 3mins

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Rank #20: Goop's Elise Loehnen

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Elise Loehnen is the Chief Content Officer at Goop and co-host of the Goop Podcast. She stops by “Work in Progress” to reflect on her childhood and the lessons she learned from her parents, how she landed at Lucky Magazine and what the publishing world was really like, how she connected with Gwyneth Paltrow and ended up at Goop, and why it’s crucial to pay attention to the ingredients of the items we’re putting on and in our bodies.

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Josh Windisch

Assistant Editor: Matt Sasaki

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Mejuri, Everlane, and Feals.

Nov 28 2019

1hr 8mins

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Jessica Malaty Rivera

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Welcome to another episode of our new video series, Need to Know, where actress, activist, and host of the @workinprogress podcast @sophiabush sits down with experts to get the answers to your most pressing questions about life right now. Our guest today specializes in translating complex scientific concepts into impactful, effective, judgement-free information, making it accessible for diverse audiences...the brilliant Jessica Malaty Rivera (@jessicamalatyrivera).
Jessica is a microbiologist, ID epidemiologist, and science communicator that has dedicated the last 15 years of her career to infectious disease epidemiology, public health policy, and vaccine advocacy. She is currently serving as the Science Communication Lead for The COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic, in addition to remaining an active member of the COVID-19 Dispersed Volunteer Research Network and an expert contributor for NBC Bay Area and CNN. In addition to the incredible work that she does professionally, Jessica is a wife and mother raising two children under the age of 5 years old.


Sophia & Jessica discuss how she became interested in epidemiology, her life-changing internship with a human rights firm, racial disparities in public health, the current pandemic and how her and her family are coping with it, the danger of misinformation, how science disproves conspiracies...and so, so much more.

Thank you to our sponsors for today’s episode:


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Oct 21 2020

1hr 24mins

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Guy Snodgrass

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Today on Work In Progress, Sophia is joined by Guy Snodgrass. Commander Snodgrass is a retired Navy F/A-18 fighter pilot and a Topgun graduate and instructor who served as the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps expert in air-to-air combat and tactics development. Commander Snodgrass also served as Communications Director and Chief Speechwriter for (former) Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis, and is the founder and CEO of Defense Analytics, a national security and foreign policy strategic advisory firm specializing in strategy development, government policy, and technology adoption. Widely recognized as an influential national security and foreign policy expert, Guy has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and is a regular contributor to publications like The Washington Post, Politico, Fox Business, CNN, and USA Today, in addition to having written and published two incredibly successful books, Holding the Line: Inside Trump's Pentagon with Secretary Mattis in 2019 and TOPGUN'S TOP 10: Leadership Lessons from the Cockpit in 2020. 

Sophia and Commander Snodgrass discuss his career in the Navy as a fighter pilot and TOPGUN instructor, his experience as Chief Speechwriter for Jim Mattis, his thoughts on our current administration, our national security, the future of our democracy, the upcoming election...and so, so much more.

Thank you to our sponsors for today’s episode:

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Oct 20 2020

1hr 35mins

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Dr. Darien Sutton

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Work In Progress is excited to present the first episode in a very special limited series where Sophia will speak to a variety of experts to get answers to your most pressing questions with an emphasis on the straightforward facts that you Need to Know.

Today, Sophia is joined by Dr. Darien Sutton, an Emergency Medicine Physician, an ABCNews Medical Contributor, and an innovator when it comes to educating people on how to take better care of their health. Dr. Darien’s “day job” may be confined to helping the patients that visit him in his New York City ER but his knowledge and reach extend far beyond the hospital doors thanks to his incredibly valuable and accessible social media platforms. Dr. Darien’s platform, “Bus Stop Medicine” started on Instagram and after amassing a huge following, moved to YouTube where, with his friend and collaborator Harleen Walia, he shares everything from the latest updates on health epidemics to breaking down the steps that should be taken if one finds themself in a medical emergency, all with one goal in mind -- to better equip people with the knowledge needed to live their best and healthiest life!

In Sophia’s conversation with Dr. Darien, they discuss his childhood and family, how he became interested in medicine, the unique path his education took, his passion for educating others, our current health crisis, the social and political climate in our country right now...and so, so much more.

Thank you to our sponsors for today’s episode:

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Oct 14 2020

1hr 13mins

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Dr. James Hardt

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Dr. Hardt is an acclaimed research scientist, psychologist and author that has made it both his lifelong mission and vocation to expand the boundaries of western scientific exploration of the human brain. He is known for inventing the world’s first Micro-Computer-based brain wave analyzer and biofeedback system and for serving as president and founder of the Biocybernaut Institute (@biocybernaut). At the Biocybernaut Institute, Dr. Hardt offers cutting edge neurofeedback systems and unique brain training programs that help to empower business founders & leaders and revolutionize their professional performance. With over 40 years spent working in biofeedback and studying the electrophysiological basis of advanced spiritual states, Dr. Hardt has earned a national reputation for being a preeminent research scientist and expert in elevating human consciousness.

On today’s episode of Work in Progress, Sophia and Dr. Hardt discuss Dr. Hardt’s childhood and extensive education, what inspired him to explore the spiritual mind, his professional journey and research, the ability to control our brainwaves, the importance of owning our emotions, meditation, neurofeedback, the brain-body connection...and so, so much more.

Thank you to our sponsors for today’s episode:

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Oct 13 2020

1hr 36mins

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Najeeba Syeed

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Najeeba Syeed (@profnajeebasyeed) is a healer, a scholar, and an award-winning peacemaker. Najeeba is an Associate Professor of Interreligious Education at Claremont School of Theology and director of the Center for Global Peacebuilding. A two-time recipient of the Jon Anson Ford Award for reducing violence in schools and in areas of interracial gang conflicts, Najeeba is widely recognized as a leader in peacebuilding and social justice-based research. Najeeba is a highly sought after advisor that has served as an on-the-ground peace interventionist and facilitated conflict resolution processes for conflicts and controversies around the world. Najeeba is a prolific writer that has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, on NPR, PBS, and in countless research-based journals & publications, among others. 

Today on Work in Progress, Sophia and Najeeba discuss peacemaking versus peace-producing, the importance of listening, the many forms of violence, how to discuss conflict with children, Najeeba’s connection to numerous cultures and faiths, immigrating to the United States and her childhood, the life experiences, ideas, and principles that guide her academic and social justice work...and so, so much more.

Thank you to our sponsors for today’s episode:

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Oct 06 2020

1hr 43mins

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Constance Zimmer

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Constance Zimmer is an actress, director, wife, Mother, and all-around creative individual. She is well-known for playing a number of standout characters in notable projects including the role of Dana Gordon on HBO's critically acclaimed series Entourage, Janine on the Netflix Emmy® nominated series House of Cards, Taylor on HBO's The Newsroom, and Quinn on Lifetime's drama series (now streaming on Hulu) UnREAL which earned her a Critics' Choice Award and a Primetime Emmy nomination in 2016. Constance was also a series lead on ABC's Boston Legal and had major roles on Grey's Anatomy and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, among many others. In addition to her successful acting career, Constance is on the Board of EMA helping to create content that spreads awareness about our Earth and climate change along with supporting NRDC, Heifer Int’l, Color of Change, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and supporting small businesses and Black-Owned businesses during this crucial time of much needed change. In my conversation with Constance, we reminisce about how we met, discuss the intricacies of being in the public eye, and chat about Constance’s childhood, her journey to becoming an actress, body image, fear, having a Plan B in life…and, so, SO much more.

This episode is sponsored by:

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Sep 29 2020

1hr 23mins

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Elsa Collins

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Elsa Collins is a social impact strategy consultant and humanitarian who fights for equality in all spheres. Elsa works with organizations that operate on the frontlines of many social concerns in the United States today, including increasing voter registration and participation amongst the Latinx community and other marginalized populations; protecting the undocumented; and promoting racial and religious harmony and gender equality. Elsa works closely with groups like Fair Count/Fair Fight, the Movement for Black Lives, I am A Voter, Voto Latino, She Se Puede, and Harness. She is also the co-founder of This is About Humanity, a community and movement dedicated to providing support for separated and reunited families and children affected by the immigration crisis, raising awareness, and educating people on how to be allies and advocates. Elsa joins Sophia on “Work In Progress” to discuss their shared passion for activism and humanitarianism, the incredible work that “This Is About Humanity” does, Elsa’s upbringing as a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico, the importance of ‘witnessing’, how to talk about race with children...and, so, SO much more.

Elsa’s Socials:
Cofounder: @thisisabouthumanity
Founding Member: @iamavoter 
Founding Member: @She_SePuede 
Changemaker: @theideateur

This episode is sponsored by:
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Sep 22 2020

1hr 39mins

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Erin Brockovich

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Erin Brockovich is the President of Brockovich Research & Consulting, a renowned Consumer Advocate and Environmental Activist, a public speaker, a published author, a media personality, and the founder of the Erin Brockovich Foundation, a nonprofit created to educate and empower communities in their fight for clean water. Erin is often best-known for spearheading the successful case against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) of California in 1993 that resulted in the largest settlement ever paid in a direct-action lawsuit in U.S. history and served as inspiration for the Oscar-winning 2000 film starring Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich. Erin joins Sophia on “Work in Progress” to discuss the numerous environmental projects that she’s involved in, her iconic PG&E case, the current global water crisis including water pollution, water scarcity, water policy in the US, and why there is such an urgent need for citizens to get involved in the fight for safe water…plus, so much more.

This episode is sponsored by DoorDash, Vizzy, and Liquid I.V.

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Sep 15 2020

1hr 40mins

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Jamil Smith

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Jamil Smith (@jamilksmith) is a talented journalist and Emmy-Award-winning television producer whose work explores a range of political and cultural topics including national affairs, race and racism, police brutality, feminism and gender roles, identity, and pop culture. Jamil joins Sophia on “Work in Progress” to discuss the depths of our country’s politics and culture, the Black Lives Matter movement, Breonna Taylor & Jacob Blake, the current climate in America, what it would really mean for us to love each other a little more…and so, so much more in this powerful, must-listen episode.

This episode is brought to you by Ritual and HelloFresh.

Sep 08 2020

1hr 30mins

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Tata Harper

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Tata Harper (@tataharper, @tataharperskincare) is the Founder and CEO of Tata Harper Skincare, a green beauty entrepreneur, and a true pioneer of the farm-to-face skincare movement. Since launching in 2010, Tata has created, manufactured, and produced countless cleansers, serums, moisturizers, face oils, cosmetics and more all from her 1,200-acre property in the Champlain Valley in Vermont where she oversees every aspect of production on-site. The mother of three sits down with Sophia to discuss her childhood in Colombia, how she became interested in the beauty industry, the surprising things she found that exist in the products we use on our skin every day (here’s a hint: a lot of it should be in cars, not on our bodies!), and so much more!

This episode is sponsored by Vizzy.

Sep 01 2020

1hr 18mins

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Luvvie Ajayi Jones

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Luvvie Ajayi Jones is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker and podcast host whose work combines comedy, justice, and as she says “professional troublemaking.”

She joins Sophia on “Work In Progress” to discuss their shared love for Oprah, moving to the US as a young girl, when she embraced her inner activist, and much more.

This episode is sponsored by DoorDash, Thrive Market, and Babbel.

Aug 25 2020

1hr 50mins

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Wajahat Ali

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Wajahat Ali is a New York Times Contributing Op-Ed writer, public speaker, and self described “recovering attorney and tired dad.” He joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" for an interesting discussion ranging from his childhood and growing up in a Pakistani Muslim family, to the importance of addressing our history and confronting the ugliness to move forward, to parenting and how he made it through is daughter’s cancer diagnosis.

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Matt Sasaki

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Vizzy, Liquid IV and AquaTru.

Aug 20 2020

2hr 27mins

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Damon Lindelof

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Damon Lindelof is a screenwriter, producer, and comic book writer. He joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to share how he got started in the industry, the development process for "Lost," what it was like to work with J.J. Abrams, the research and collaboration behind "Watchmen," what he learned from that experience, and more.

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Matt Sasaki

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Ritual, Thrive Market, Hello Fresh, and Athletic Greens.

Aug 11 2020

2hr 5mins

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Cori Bush

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Cori Bush is a nurse, single mother, ordained pastor and community activist running for US Congress in Missouri's 1st District, who just won the Democratic primary. She joined Sophia for a live podcast recording at The Wrap's Power Women Summit 2019. They discussed what led Cori to realize she was an activist, how she embraced her ambition, the lessons she's learned from her community, the differences in campaign donations for male and female candidates, and so much more. 

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Matt Sasaki

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Babbel (Promo Code WIP) and Vizzy.

Aug 06 2020

36mins

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Sylvester McNutt III

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Sylvester McNutt III is an author, podcaster, and public speaker who believes that healing is the key to success. He joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to talk about his past, the impact of football on his life, and how a few teachers gave him opportunities that completely changed his life trajectory. They also discuss the therapeutic benefits of writing and what it takes to heal yourself.

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Matt Sasaki

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Causebox, AquaTru, Uber, and Ritual

Jul 28 2020

1hr 37mins

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Political Strategist Steve Schmidt

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Steve Schmidt, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, is a communications and public affairs strategist who has worked on numerous Republican campaigns, including President George W. Bush, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Senator John McCain. He joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to discuss what led him into politics, the importance of truth and the consequences of not being able to tell what is real or fake, the business of selling hope, the pandemic, how to have conversations with people who don't share your opinions, and more. 

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Matt Sasaki

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by AquaTru, Vizzy, and Athletic Greens.

Jul 21 2020

1hr 21mins

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Debra Messing & Mandana Dayani

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Debra Messing is an actor, philanthropist, and global icon. Mandana Dayani is an entrepreneur, attorney, co-founder of "I Am A Voter" and one of Sophia's closest friends. They join Sophia on "Work In Progress" to talk about their new podcast, "The Dissenters," where they interview some of their heroes - people who have challenged the status quo or stood up to injustice. They also discuss all things activism, friendship, privilege and more. 

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Matt Sasaki

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Warby Parker, Ritual, Thrive Market, Hello Fresh, and Liquid IV.

Jul 14 2020

1hr 29mins

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Tara Houska

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Tara Houska is a tribal attorney, activist, founder of the Giniw Collective - an Indigenous womxn-led frontline resistance movement, and Co-Founder of Not Your Mascots. She joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to share her story, the impacts of whitewashing and erasure of a whole community, the substantial harm of environmental racism, the importance of treaties and the lack of federal response to violence against Native women, and much more. Tara talks about how we can lend our support and what justice really looks like.

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Matt Sasaki

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens, Helix, Vitruvi, and Vizzy.

Jul 07 2020

1hr 32mins

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Jack Garratt

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Jack Garratt is an award-winning musician who is also one of Sophia's good friends. He joins her on "Work In Progress" to discuss his latest album, "Love, Death & Dancing," his musical inspirations, how he started creating music, why he took a hiatus and what led to his return, mental health, and much more.

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Matt Sasaki

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

This episode is sponsored by Causebox, Public Goods, Ritual, Vitruvi, and Article

Jun 30 2020

2hr 6mins

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Jenna Arnold

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Jenna Arnold is an educator, entrepreneur, activist and mother. She joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to talk about her new book, "Raising Our Hands," which asks white women to have a radical and honest conversation with themselves about race, identity, privilege, and power. She and Sophia discuss her activism, the importance of listening, how to take an active role in creating a better future, and much more.

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Matt Sasaki

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.

Jun 25 2020

1hr 38mins

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Thank you for having Tom Parsekian!

By norabhearts - May 01 2020
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Thank you! Really enjoying this podcast. Thank you for having Tom Parsekian on.

So informative

By lindfro - Mar 17 2020
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Best podcast and love hearing a strong woman with such knowledge