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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 y…

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    Valarie Kaur & Delaney Colaio: 9/11 Remembered

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 161:02

    In this 9/11 20th Anniversary Commemoration episode, civil rights leader and award-winning documentarian Valarie Kaur, and filmmaker and musician Delaney Colaio, join Sophia on the podcast to talk about how the events of 9/11 impacted our history, our culture, and our people. Valarie talks about how joy is the greatest act of resistance, what it means to be an advocate, and her 9/11 documentary, Divided We FalI, which was inspired by her own personal experiences with xenophobia and hate crimes in the aftermath of 9/11. Delaney takes us through her very personal experience of losing her father and two uncles in the World Trade Center attacks, the importance of focusing on your own mental health, and the empathy people gain when they experience deep trauma. Sponsors:Grammarly: Get 20% off Grammarly premium by signing up at Grammarly.com/WIPDroplette: Use code WIP at droplette.io to save $50 on your new Droplette deviceOSEA: Get 10% off your first order with promo code WIP at OSEAMalibu.com Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Samantha Skelton & Mica SangiacomoEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant AnatomySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Introducing: The Next Big Idea

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 5:51


    Think bigger. Create better. Live smarter. Ideas are coming at you every day from all directions. Where do you even start? Hosted by Rufus Griscom, and featuring Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink, THE NEXT BIG IDEA brings you groundbreaking ideas with the power to change the way you see the world. This is just a preview of The Next Big Idea, but you can listen to full episodes at https://wondery.fm/WIP_TheNextBigIdeaSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Mary-Louise Parker

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 77:08


    Mary-Louise Parker is a Tony-, Golden Globe-, and Emmy-award winning actress. Mary-Louise joins Sophia on the podcast today to talk about she found acting as a way to speak to the world, her humanitarian efforts through both the David Lynch Foundation and Hope North, how social media can be used for the better, her book Dear Mr. You, and so much more!Sponsors:Noom: Sign up for your trial at Noom.com/WIPRothy's: Head to Rothys.com/WIP to find your new warm weather favorites today BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/WIPExecutive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Samantha Skelton & Mica SangiacomoEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant AnatomySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Eric Zimmer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 91:49

    Eric Zimmer is a behavior coach and host of the One You Feed podcast. Eric joins Sophia on the podcast to talk about how he went from struggling with a heroin addiction, alcoholism, and homelessness, to turning his life around, rebelling against masculinity, his spiritual habits program, and so much more! Sponsors:MeUndies:To get 15% off your first order, free shipping, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to: MeUndies.com/WIPSkillshare: Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/WIP and get a one-month free trial of Premium MembershipDroplette: Use code WIP at droplette.io to save $50 on your new Droplette deviceExecutive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Samantha Skelton & Mica SangiacomoEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant AnatomySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Zoe Lister-Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 81:49

    Zoe Lister-Jones is an actor, musician, writer, producer, and director. Zoe joins Sophia on the podcast to talk about how we embody femininity, what it was like making a film with no connections, the fear of being an artist, following her gut in the film industry, and so much more! Sponsors:Rothy's: Head to Rothys.com/WIP to find your new warm weather favorites today Feals: Go to Feals.com/WIP to get 50% off your first order with free shippingThredUP: Get an extra 30% off your first order when you go to thredUP.com/WIP. Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Samantha Skelton & Mica SangiacomoEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant AnatomySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Justin Baldoni

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 88:21


    Justin Baldoni is a director, producer, and actor-- who you might recognize as Rafael Solano from Jane the Virgin. Justin joins Sophia on the podcast to talk about how the greatest activism is self activism, his production company, Wayfarer Studios, and their philanthropic efforts, navigating the film industry and the stories he wants to tell, and so much more.Sponsors:Noom: Sign up for your trial at Noom.com/WIPNetsuite: Get special financing at NetSuite.com/WIPGrammarly: Get 20% off Grammarly premium by signing up at Grammarly.com/WIPExecutive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Samantha Skelton & Mica SangiacomoEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant AnatomySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Wondery Presents - Dr. Death: Miracle Man

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 6:03

    Paolo is a smart and handsome surgeon, renowned for his ability to perform surgeries that transform his patients' lives. When television producer Benita covers him for a story, he'll transform her life too, but not in the ways she expects. As Benita crosses professional lines to be with him, she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets. And halfway around the world, four doctors at a prestigious medical institute make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything into question. From Wondery comes Season Three of the hit podcast, Dr. Death. MIRACLE MAN tells the story of a globe-trotting surgeon who seduces the medical world, and sweeps one woman off her feet. Hosted by Laura Beil. Listen to Dr. Death Season 3: wondery.fm/DDS3_SmartLessSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Dr. Maya Shankar

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 78:53

    Dr. Maya Shankar is a world-renowned behavioral scientist who has worked everywhere from Google to the Obama Administration. Dr. Shankar joins Sophia on the podcast to talk about the human experience and how we are so hard on ourselves, how sensitivity is weaponized, moral reframing, and what led her to completely shift life and career paths.Sponsors:Droplette: Use code WIP at droplette.io to save $50 on your new Droplette deviceBetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/WIPAspiration: Aspiration is offering our listeners up to $200 when you open an account at aspiration.com/green Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Samantha Skelton & Mica SangiacomoEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant AnatomySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Tony Goldwyn

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 91:23

    Tony Goldwyn is a phenomenal screen and voice actor, peabody-award-winning director, and an incredibly philanthropic force for good in the world. Tony joins Sophia on the podcast to talk about the family member that inspired him to become an activist, his love for storytelling and how he got into directing, his criteria for taking on a job, and so much more!Sponsors:OSEA: Get 10% off your first order with promo code WIP at OSEAMalibu.com.Aspiration: Aspiration is offering our listeners up to $200 when you open an account at aspiration.com/green Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producer: Samantha SkeltonEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant AnatomySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Taylor Tomlinson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 89:06

    Taylor Tomlinson is a phenomenal comedian who's performed on Late Night, Conan, and Last Comic Standing. Taylor joins Sophia on the podcast to talk about going from performing at churches to performing on Conan, being okay with some people not liking you, learning about yourself in your 20's, and her Netflix special, Quarter-Life Crisis.Sponsors:Coors Pure: Go to CoorsPure.com/WIP to see where you can find Coors Pure! Netsuite: Get special financing at NetSuite.com/WIP Feals: Go to Feals.com/WIP to get 50% off your first order with free shipping.Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Caitlin Lee & Samantha SkeltonEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant AnatomySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Lori Gottlieb

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 78:58


    Lori Gottlieb is a practicing psychotherapist, author of the New York Times bestseller “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone,” writer of The Atlantic's weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column, and co-host of the popular “Dear Therapists” podcast. Lori joins Sophia for an intentional discussion about owning our joy and desires, how we're often unreliable narrators, and conversations that have opened up from her TV show that's being developed, based on her book. Lori also dives into things we can do to improve our emotional wellbeing and how we're all living in between "the dash." Sponsors:Grammarly: Get 20% off Grammarly premium by signing up at Grammarly.com/WIPSakara: Sakara is offering listeners 20% off your first order: go to Sakara.com/WIP or enter code WIP at checkoutCoors Pure: Go to CoorsPure.com/WIP to see where you can find Coors Pure! Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Caitlin Lee & Samantha SkeltonEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant Anatomy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Dr. Ibram X Kendi

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 92:26

    Dr. Ibram X Kendi is a professor, columnist, activist, and New York Times Bestselling author of How to be Antiracist. Dr. Kendi joins Sophia on the podcast to talk about how to actively challenge racism, the power of banding together and doing what's best for the community, how people have the capacity to change, what it's like to host his own podcast, and so much more.Sponsors:Coors Pure: Go to CoorsPure.com/WIP to see where you can find Coors Pure! Netsuite: Get special financing at NetSuite.com/WIP Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Caitlin Lee & Samantha SkeltonEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant Anatomy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Julianne Hough

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 78:56

    Julianne Hough is an award winning actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, talent judge, business owner, and wellness coach. Julianne joins Sophia on the podcast to talk about cultivating empathy for yourself, how our experiences transmute in our bodies, as well as some of Julianne's endeavors with her wellness brand Kinrgy, her production company Canary House, and her wine label Fresh Vine Wine.Sponsors:Rothy's: Through August 1st, 2021, you can get $20 off your first purchase of $100 or more at Rothys.com/WIP Noom: Sign up for your trial at Noom.com/WIP Coors Pure: Go to CoorsPure.com/WIP to see where you can find Coors Pure! Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Caitlin Lee & Samantha SkeltonEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant Anatomy.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Chelsea Handler Pt. 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 80:47


    Chelsea Handler is a powerhouse comedian, activist, author, podcast host, and more. Today she returns to the podcast and joins Sophia to talk about making a difference no matter your platform size, her one-month weed detox, accepting the highs and lows of life, and her new special on HBOMax, Evolution.Sponsors:Netsuite: Get special financing at NetSuite.com/WIPAthena Club: Sign up today and you'll get 20% off your first order. AthenaClub.com and use promo code WIP.Feals: Become a member today by going to Feals.com/WIP and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Caitlin Lee & Samantha SkeltonEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant Anatomy.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.


    Introducing: One Hundred Percent with Marcus Lemonis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 5:31


    One Hundred Percent with Marcus Lemonis is a little bit of a masterclass, a cocktail party and a Sunday drive all wrapped up into 30 minutes with an audience invited to listen in.Marcus values family, community, character and ethics and helps small business owners who need his guidance and investment. His process is very personal and provides valuable insight through his ability to identify both problems and solutions. For years he has transformed the trajectory of businesses and the lives of its founders. Listeners will get to enjoy fun and unfiltered conversations centered around mentoring entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs that Marcus invites onto the show are creating products or services that will impact the world for the better.In each episode, listeners will meet the most exciting generation of business owners, including Charles Barkley, Kathy Ireland, Al Roker and Nicole Miller, and all the innovative ventures coming to and disrupting the market. Marcus talks to CEOs, entrepreneurs, inventors and all kinds of new leaders in the only way he knows how, it gets personal. They also talk about something successful people rarely reveal, what they need to take their success to the next level. Marcus and the guest explore that question in an effort to solve that puzzle...Listen: wondery.fm/OHP_WorkInProgressPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.


    Neal Katyal Pt. 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 75:16


    Neal Katyal is a Supreme Court Lawyer, Georgetown Law Professor, and has served as National Security Advisor to the Justice department. Today he returns to the podcast and joins Sophia to talk about his passion for law, the notion that if we're going to fix the legal system, we have to fix it for everyone, pressing issues like gun control, the Chauvin trial, and how true progress comes with honesty. Sponsors:LinkedIn Jobs: Visit LinkedIn.com/WIP to post your first job for freeThredUP: Get an extra 30% off your first order when you go to thredUP.com/WIPAspiration: Get up to $200 when you open an account at aspiration.com/greenExecutive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Caitlin Lee & Samantha SkeltonEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant Anatomy.


    Morgan Harper Nichols

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 92:46


    Morgan Harper Nichols is an American poet, musician, and mixed-media artist whose work is centered around the question "how can we create connection?" Morgan joins Sophia to talk about nurturing your inner child, the undeniable voice she heard that led her to being an artist, creating art that isn't tied to an outcome, and her new book of poetry and essays How Far You Have Come, out now!Sponsors:Sakara: Get 20% off your first order at Sakara.com/WIP or enter code WIP at checkout. Rothys: Head to Rothys.com/WIP to find your new favorite shoes today.Aspiration: Get $200 when you open an account at aspiration.com/greenExecutive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Caitlin Lee & Samantha SkeltonEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant Anatomy.


    Chris Bosh

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 88:02


    Chris Bosh is a NBA Hall of Famer, eleven-time All-Star, two-time NBA champion, Olympic gold medalist, NBA Global Ambassador, musician, and now, author. Chris joins Sophia to talk about finding self confidence as a young boy, leaving college for the NBA, the unexpected goodbye to his NBA career, advocating for young girls, and his debut book Letters to a Young Athlete, out now!Sponsors:Skillshare - Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/WIP and get a free trial of Premium Membership.OSEA Malibu - You can try OSEA risk-free for 30 days and get free shipping on orders over $50. Get 10% off your first order with promo code WIP at OSEAMalibu.com.thredUP - Get an extra 30% off your first order at thredUP.com/WIPExecutive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Caitlin Lee & Samantha SkeltonEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant Anatomy.


    Taylor Jenkins Reid

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 94:03


    Taylor Jenkins Reid is the New York Times Bestselling author of Daisy Jones and the Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, as well as One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, After I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. Her newest novel, Malibu Rising, is out today, June 1st! Taylor joins Sophia to talk about how realizing she wanted to be in casting shaped her trajectory to create characters herself, how she turned her short story into her debut novel, and the pivotal moment she decided not to give up on her writing dreams. Taylor Jenkins Reid’s favorite books mentioned:Normal People by Sally RooneyEverything I Never Told you and Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste NgThe Patron Saint of Liars and The Dutch House by Ann PatchettSponsors:Athena Club - Sign up today and you’ll get 20% off your first order! Go to athenaclub.com and use promo code wip.Aspiration - Learn more details at aspiration.com/green.Buffy - Use code WIP for $20 off your first purchase of $80 or more at buffy.co.Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Caitlin Lee & Samantha SkeltonEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant Anatomy.


    Dr. Gladys West

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 55:12

    Dr. Gladys Mae West, American mathematician known for her contributions to the mathematical modeling of the shape of the Earth, and her work on the development of the satellite geodesy models that were eventually incorporated into the Global Positioning System (GPS), joins Sophia today to discuss her experience at Virginia State University where she earned her M.S. and B.S. degrees, her 42 year career at the Naval Proving Ground in Dahlgren, Virginia, and how she is inspiring young people to follow their dreams and pursue careers in STEM.Sponsors:LinkedIn Jobs - Visit LinkedIn.com/WIP to post your first job for free.thredUP - Get an extra 30% off your first order when you go to thredup.com/WIPSakara - Get 20% off your first order at Sakara.com/WIPExecutive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Caitlin Lee & Josh WindischEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant Anatomy.

    Introducing: The Vaping Fix

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 6:27

    Two young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set out to rid the world of smoking with an incredible new product. The device stands to disrupt the tobacco industry and make them rich, until it falls into the wrong hands and lives are ruined. From classrooms to hospitals, boardrooms to the Oval Office, what can be done to protect teenagers and is it too late? From Laura Beil, the reporter behind Dr Death and Bad Batch, comes The Vaping Fix, the inside story of the rise of Juul and the making of a crisis.Listen to the Vaping Fix: wondery.fm/VF_WorkInProgress

    Mae Martin

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 86:25

    Mae Martin, award-winning British-Canadian comedian, actor, writer, and producer who can currently be seen starring in FEEL GOOD, a scripted, semi-autobiographical drama comedy series, which she also created and co-wrote, joins Sophia today! They discuss everything from Mae’s start in stand-up comedy to her show on Netflix (which has a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes), and how her work raises awareness about sexuality and identity, addiction, mental health, and more. Sponsors:Buffy - Use code WIP for $20 off your first purchase of $80 or more at Buffy.coBetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/wipthredUP - Get an extra 30% off your first order when you go to thredup.com/wipExecutive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Caitlin Lee & Josh WindischEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant Anatomy.

    José Andrés

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 72:08

    José Andrés, chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup, New York Times bestselling author, television personality, and founder of World Central Kitchen, joins Sophia today! Known for bringing small plates to the States, he has been twice named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.” José has been awarded the National Humanities Medal, and was named “Outstanding Chef” and “Humanitarian of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation. José Andrés spices up our show as he and Sophia discuss his non-profit World Central Kitchen, the ways in which food is connected to so many of the world's issues, and how it can become part of the solution.Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Caitlin Lee & Josh WindischEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant Anatomy.

    Brittany Packnett Cunningham

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 85:22

    Brittany Packnett Cunningham, award-winning educator, podcast host (Undistracted/Pod Save the People), news contributor, organizer, writer, and leader joins Sophia today to chat about her childhood, the Ferguson Uprising, and about her personal relationship to faith and how much the lessons she learned, growing up a minister’s daughter, taught her about character and how character relates to activism today. This episode is supported by:Sakara - Get 20% off your first order when you go to Sakara.com/WIP or enter code WIP at checkout.Skillshare - Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/WIP and get a free trial of Premium Membership.Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Caitlin Lee & Josh WindischEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant Anatomy.

    Ben & Jerry

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 88:48

    Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the men behind Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, join Sophia today to discuss the science and engineering that goes into ice cream making, their work to change business practices to work for the greater good instead of the bottom line, how the values they instilled into the company are still at work today, and their current activism work including the campaign to immediately end Qualified Immunity: a legal doctrine that shields officers from accountability. Learn more at holdcopsaccountable.org.Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Caitlin Lee & Josh WindischEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant Anatomy.

    Alicia Kennedy (WIP + W&G)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 51:16

    Alicia Kennedy joins Sophia today as the second guest in WIP’s Well & Good mini-series on sustainability! Alicia’s weekly newsletter, From the Desk of Alicia Kennedy, shines a light on the interconnection between food culture, politics, climate change, labor, corporations, and media. Her essays have been listed as “notable” in Best American Food Writing and Best American Travel Writing, and have been mentioned by the New York Times. Today, Alicia and Sophia sit down to discuss her vegan bakery and how it started, how meat consumption has become so ingrained into multiple aspects of our culture, and what we all can do to rely less on meat and more on better tasting vegan food.Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Caitlin Lee & Josh WindischEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant Anatomy.

    Diane von Furstenberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 59:31

    Diane von Furstenberg, fashion designer, philanthropist, founder of the global brand, DVF, and creator of the iconic wrap dress joins Sophia today! They discuss how Diane met Prince Egon von Furstenberg in the late 60s, how she started her career in fashion, her husband Barry Diller and their foundation “The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation,” and her new book, Own It, The Secret to Life.Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Caitlin Lee & Josh WindischEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant Anatomy.

    Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson (WIP + W&G)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 45:38

    Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson joins Sophia today to kick off WIP’s Well & Good four-part mini-series which focuses on sustainability. Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a Doctor of Marine Biology, policy expert, writer, conservation strategist, and co-creator and co-host of the podcast How to Save a Planet! On today’s episode, Sophia and Dr. Johnson discuss how Dr. Johnson came up with the Blue New Deal, how the ocean can be utilized for sustainable farming, and how the ocean can be part of the solution to our climate crisis while also creating more jobs.

    Andrew Yang

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 59:06


    Andrew Yang, entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, non-profit leader, former 2020 presidential candidate, and a 2021 New York City mayoral candidate joins Sophia today to discuss his experience growing up in New York, what it’s like having immigrant parents, what he loves most about NYC, how he balances his life as a father and a politician, and what he’s learned working in nonprofits advocating both for the people and for better education policy. Andrew and Sophia have worked together on activist causes in the past, including the organization “Defeat By Tweet” and the initiative, “Win Both Seats.”Sponsored by:MeUndies - To get 15% off your first order and free shipping, go to MeUndies.com/WIP.Feals - Become a member today by going to Feals.com/wip and you'll get 50% your first order with free shipping.Coors Pure - Go to CoorsPure.com to see where you can find Coors Pure!


    A Progress Report + Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 30:42

    On today’s special bonus episode Sophia gives you an update on what is happening in the world of Work in Progress. She gives you some more details on the move to Wondery and the team that has helped put a new face on the show. Plus she answers some of your questions from social media.

    Hillary Clinton

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 67:11


    Hillary Rodham Clinton, former First Lady, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of State during the Obama administration, and 2016 presidential candidate joins Sophia today to discuss her childhood, her inspirations, the pandemic, her documentary on Hulu, RBG, gender inequality, BLM, and criticism and misinformation. They also discuss going to an all women’s college and learning to live outside the trap of traditional roles, how women’s economic prosperity is necessary for our national prosperity, and how we still have a lot of work to do to keep things moving forward for women, black and brown people, and marginalized groups of all kinds.Sponsored by:Skillshare - Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/WIP and get a free trial of Premium Membership.BetterHELP - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/WIP.OSEA - Get 10% off your first order at OSEAmalibu.com with promo code WIP.


    Welcome to Work in Progress Season 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 1:14


    We are thrilled to announce that Work in Progress has joined forces with one of the biggest names in podcasting — Wondery. In season 2, you'll hear from some of the biggest guests we've ever had, including Hillary Clinton, Diane von Furstenberg, Andrew Yang, and many more.


    Glennon Doyle (re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 122:00

    Glennon Doyle is an activist and thought leader, and founder of Together Rising. She joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to share her story, discuss why we need to change the expectations we put on girls and how we raise them, and talk about her best-selling book, "Untamed." Thank you to our sponsors for today’s episode: Framebridge (framebridge.com promo code WIP) Each & Every (eachandevery.com/WIP and use promo code WIP) Organifi (organifi.com/wip) NuCalm (wip NuCalm.com ) Care/of (takecareof.com enter code WIP50) Helix Sleep (helixsleep.com/wip)

    Arezu

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 82:15

    Today on Work in Progress, Sophia is joined by Arezu ( @inspire_zu)! Arezu has been practicing yoga and meditation since she was a small child and now teaches various forms of yoga in Los Angeles such as Kundalini, Vinyasa, And Pi-Yo, which is a combination of Yoga and Pilates. At the age of just 14, Arezu became the youngest KRI certified Kundalini teacher in the US. And while her passion for yoga has led her to bring her teachings to collegiate athletes and employees of various government buildings like the Veterans Medical Center and the World Bank, Arezu is far more than a yoga teacher. Her studies at George Washington University had an acute focus on the more humanitarian aspects of International Affairs, and her own humanitarian efforts started even earlier than that. She served as an Ambassador to Healing Bridges from 2007-2012, during which time she raised over $130,000 to build a girl’s school in Sudan, later helping to build a school in Guatemala as well. In 2009, she was awarded the Cynthia Harrell Horn Humanitarian Award. Today, Arezu is dedicated to pushing her students beyond their limitations, as she strives to do in her own life. On today’s episode, Sophia and Arezu discuss what it’s like to be immersed in yoga and meditation as a child, the freedom of showing up as your authentic self, and having an attitude of service in everything you do. Arezu also leads a short mantra meditation that you can try along with Sophia. If you’ve been trying to find a way to slow down and be present, this episode is for you.  Thank you to our sponsors for today’s episode: Framebridge (framebridge.com promo code WIP) Each & Every (eachandevery.com/WIP and use promo code WIP) Organifi (organifi.com/wip) NuCalm (wip NuCalm.com ) Care/of (takecareof.com enter code WIP50) Helix Sleep (helixsleep.com/wip)

    Dr. Edith Eger

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 89:05

    Today on Work in Progress, Sophia is joined by Dr. Edith Eger (@dr.editheger)! Dr. Eger is a highly sought after psychologist, author, and keynote speaker who survived the Holocaust as a teenage girl and went on to thrive despite the trauma she endured. Edie, as her friends affectionately call her, obtained her doctorate in psychology and learned to use her imprisonment at Auschwitz as a powerful analogy for the prisons we create in our own minds. Her mission is now to inspire others to discard their limitations and find renewal and freedom within themselves. After becoming a New York Times Bestselling Author with her memoir, The Choice, Dr. Eger wrote a hands-on guide to overcoming trauma that just came out this fall called The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life. Somehow between her busy clinical practice in La Jolla and her many speaking engagements, this energetic 93 year-old made time to sit down for a chat! On today’s episode of Work in Progress, Sophia and Dr. Eger discuss the power of thought, how the most obnoxious person can be your best teacher, why “How are you doing?” is a stupid question, and how love is what you do rather than what you say. Dr. Eger also shares her harrowing accounts of arriving at Auschwitz, being forced to dance for Josef Mengele, and how she found the spirit to survive it all within her own mind.  Thank you to our sponsors for today’s episode: Framebridge (framebridge.com promo code WIP) Each & Every (eachandevery.com/WIP and use promo code WIP) HelloFresh (hellofresh.com/10wip promo code 10wip) Organifi (organifi.com/wip) NuCalm (wip NuCalm.com ) Herbal Essences (herbalessences.com)

    David Whyte

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 68:05


    Today on Work in Progress, Sophia is joined by David Whyte (@davidjwhyte)!!! David is an accomplished poet and associate fellow at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. He grew up in Yorkshire to an Irish mother and an English father, and his love of poetry and the natural world started early in his life. Rather than formally studying poetry and literature, David took a different path and earned a degree in Marine Zoology after being inspired by Jacques Cousteau. He was a natural guide in the Galapagos Islands and led tours into the Himalaya, and all of his adventurous travels ended up leading him right back to poetry. David has published several books of poetry and prose including The Bell and the Blackbird, Everything is Waiting for You, and The House of Belonging. He also has the unique credential of bringing poetry into the corporate world for the purpose of enhancing leadership.   On today’s episode, Sophia and David discuss the robustness of vulnerability, being ravished by the natural world, and how sometimes you have to start “undoing” yourself in order to progress. They also share ideas about destiny, finding yourself, and how poetry is “the language against which we have no defenses.” If you’ve been wishing to see a little more poetry in the world lately, then this episode is definitely for you.  Thank you to our sponsors for today’s episode: Green Chef (GreenChef.com/wip90)  Herbal Essences (HerbalEssences.com) NuCalm (wipnucalm.com) Organifi (organifi.com/wip)


    Cindy Eckert

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 90:44

    Today on Work In Progress, Sophia is joined by Cindy Eckert (@cindypinkceo)!! Cindy is a serial-entrepreneur and highly vocal advocate for women, specifically in the areas of business and health. Over her impressive 24-year career in healthcare, Cindy created and sold two innovative pharmaceutical companies, Slate Pharmaceuticals and Sprout Pharmaceuticals. At Sprout, she forged a new path in women’s healthcare by creating Addyi, the first ever FDA approved drug for low sexual desire in women. After selling it for $1B only to see it shelved, she fought tooth and nail to get it back and make sure that it was made available for women against all odds.  She now mentors and invests in entrepreneurs with ground-breaking ideas through her investment fund, The Pink Ceiling. This “pinkubator” helps women do what Cindy has already done herself: achieve big success, take command in male dominated industries, and truly change the world.    On today’s episode of Work in Progress, Sophia and Cindy discuss moving around as a kid, the importance of individuality in the workplace, and how the best way to change a problematic industry is to change it from within. They also explore the social conditioning of women around the subject of sexual pleasure, and why female sexual health is largely overlooked. This episode is about advocating for ourselves as women and demanding better. You’ll want to share this one with every woman you know.  Thank you to our sponsors for today’s episode:Each & Every (eachandevery.com/WIP and use promo code WIP)Helix Sleep (helixsleep.com/WIP)Herbal Essences (herbalessences.com)Headspace (headspace.com/WIP)  

    Natalie Portman

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 69:16

    Today on Work in Progress, Sophia is joined by Natalie Portman (@natalieportman)!Natalie is known worldwide as an Academy Award winning actress, director, producer, and activist. Born in Israel, she immigrated to the US with her parents at the age of 3 and began auditioning when her family moved to New York. After her film debut in Leon: The Professional at age 12, Natalie has gone on to star in over 40 films. But Natalie is far more than a talented and successful actress. She has used her platform for extensive advocacy and activism, championing causes like the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements, animal rights, protecting the environment, Black Lives Matter, and many more. Proving that she really can do it all, Natalie recently published Natalie Portman’s Book of Fables, which retells classic children’s fables in a more modern and representative light.  On today’s episode, Sophia and Natalie discuss the 2020 experience, learning to act by acting, what it’s like to go to college when you’re already a movie star, and the unfortunate observation that the world tends to undervalue professions and skills that are stereotypically female. Natalie also shares how she faces the challenge of being a working mom while still making time for the causes she cares about. And she and Sophia touch on their mutual involvement in Angels FC, the national Women’s Soccer league franchise of which Natalie is a founder. Enjoy!Thank you to our sponsors for today’s episode:Care/of (TakeCareOf.com and enter promo code wip50)Each & Every (eachandevery.com/WIP and use promo code WIP)Headspace (headspace.com/WIP)

    Jenni Konner

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 70:03

    Today on Work In Progress, Sophia is joined by Jenni Konner (@jennikonner)!Jenni is a television writer and producer who's worked alongside Lena Dunham as the co-executive producer and showrunner of Girls for all six of the hit show's seasons. She continued her partnership with Dunham on HBO's Camping while also working with her to create the popular feminist newsletter, Lenny Letter. Just last year, Jenni signed a multi-year overall deal with Fox 21 Television Studios, where she'll be creating, overseeing and producing various series for the studio's many platforms.On today's episode of Work In Progress, Sophia and Jenni discuss imposter syndrome, hippy progressive schools, the ins and outs of running a show, and how restaurant experience translates to producing. They also touch on Jenni's early career stints in development and as a Hollywood assistant, and how she forged her path as a TV writer under the mentoring wing of Judd Apatow.  For anyone interested in the entertainment industry, this conversation really pulls back the veil and gets into all of the unseen work that goes into every production.Thank you to our sponsors for today's episode:Modern Fertility (modernfertility.com/WIP)NuCalm (wipNuCalm.com) 

    Tony de los Reyes

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2020 124:25

    Today on Work In Progress, Sophia is joined by Tony de los Reyes(@tonydlreyes). Tony is an inspiring visual artist who has been creating artwork that explores the complexity of the US-Mexico border for several years now. Beginning his immersion with big picture inspiration from Google Maps, his work has since evolved into a closer inspection of the border, the walls that have come to define it, and the physical space surrounding it. Tony’s work has been featured in many renowned galleries and museums such as LACMA, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Annenberg Space for Photography, and the New Britain Museum of American Art. On this episode of Work in Progress, Sophia and Tony dive deep into thoughts on artistic beginnings, how we react to tragedy, the power of art, and the importance of examining the lines that divide us. Thank you to our sponsors for today’s episode:Each & Every (eachandevery.com/WIP and use promo code WIP) Framebridge (use promo code WIP)Headspace (headspace.com/WIP) 

    Jonathan Webb

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2020 78:12

    Today on Work In Progress, Sophia is joined by Jonathan Webb (@webbjonathan). Jonathan is an entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of AppHarvest (@appharvest), a company that is helping to turn his dream of a high-tech farming hub in Appalachia into reality. Before founding AppHarvest, Jonathan worked with the U.S. Department of Defense on one of the largest solar projects in the Southeastern United States. AppHarvest is building some of the largest indoor farms in the world, combining conventional agricultural techniques with today’s technology to grow non-GMO, chemical-free produce to be sold to the top 25 U.S. grocers. Jonathan strives to work alongside the hard-working men and women of Eastern Kentucky and build a resilient economy for the future.  On today’s episode of Work In Progress, Sophia and Jonathan discuss Jonathan’s childhood growing up in Kentucky, his time with the Department of Defense & the work he has done in the energy world, the Netherlands and its high-tech greenhouses, innovating the way we source energy, how to better bring people together and improve the agricultural future of our country and world, Jonathan’s company AppHarvest...and so, SO much more.Thank you to our sponsors for today’s episode:Headspace (headspace.com/WIP) NuCalm (wipNuCalm.com)Jenni Kayne (jennikayne.com and use promo code WIP)

    Shelley Sanders

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 61:23

    Today on Work In Progress, Sophia is joined by Shelley Sanders (@thelastlinela). Shelley is a jewelry designer based in Los Angeles and the founder and creative director of The Last Line - one of my favorite brands! Shelley’s career began in New York where she studied Fine Arts at Parsons School of Design before returning home to California to train with Master Jewelers in San Francisco. Shelley eventually returned to Los Angeles to begin her career as a jewelry designer, a role that quickly evolved into her becoming the head designer and creative director for dozens of celebrity jewelry brands and high-end jewelry houses, working with everything from gold to diamonds to precious stones. After being in the “biz” for almost two decades, Shelley created The Last Line - a direct-to-consumer fine jewelry business that pairs accessible pricing with stunning designs offering customers a mix of high and low, vintage and modern, done-up but dressed-down one-of-a-kind pieces. On today’s episode of Work In Progress, Sophia and Shelley discuss Shelley’s childhood growing up in LA, her journey through the design world, the jewelry industry, the ins and outs of starting and running a business, the role of social media in entrepreneurship today, Shelley’s company The Last Line...and so, SO much more. Thank you to our sponsors for today’s episode:Headspace (headspace.com/WIP) NuCalm (wipNuCalm.com)Jenni Kayne (jennikayne.com and use promo code WIP)

    Emma Grede

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2020 76:22

    Today on Work In Progress, Sophia is joined by Emma Grede (@EmmaGrede). Emma is an entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and CEO of Good American, a premium apparel label which promotes a healthy body ideal, with a full and inclusive size range. Emma also serves as the Chairman of ITB, a company representing brands' interests in the world of entertainment. In addition to her business ventures, Emma is a Board Member on Women for Women International, an organization that helps women survivors of war rebuild their lives, and a Board Member on Baby2Baby, an organization that provides children living in poverty, ages 0-12 years, with diapers, clothing, and all the basic necessities that every child deserves.On today’s episode of Work In Progress, Sophia and Emma discuss female choice and female empowerment, the importance of representation, the ego and how it relates to building and running a company, Emma’s early years growing up in London, her love of fashion, her career path and how she reached the level of success she has today, her company Good American...and so, SO much more.Thank you to our sponsors for today’s episode:Modern Fertility (modernfertility.com/WIP) NuCalm (wipNuCalm.com)Each & Every (eachandevery.com/WIP and use promo code WIP)

    Chris Meyer

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 61:54


    Today on Work In Progress, Sophia is joined by Chris Meyer (@chrismeyerauthor). Chris is a former filmmaker and funeral homeowner, a writer, entrepreneur, and a licensed New York State attorney who has had a truly fascinating career path. Chris graduated from both Brandeis University and Vermont Law School where he earned a JD and a Masters in Environmental Law and Policy. However, having always dreamt of making films, Chris began his career by writing, directing, and producing a low budget film called "Black is White". After realizing that making a living as a filmmaker came with tremendous challenges, he took an opportunity in the funeral home industry and went on to own and operate multiple funeral homes. After years spent in the funeral home industry, Chris was inspired to write his first book, Life In 20 Lessons: What A Funeral Guy Discovered About Life, From Death, an introspective and heart-warming non-fiction story of love, loss, and living our best lives told from the perspective of a man who was constantly surrounded by death. Chris went on to write a second, recently published novel, The ‘Wood, a raw and powerful portrait of the inner-workings of the filmmaking industry.  In addition to two successful novels, Chris is also a tech executive, most recently having built funandmoving.com, the world’s largest exercise platform for lively adults over sixty-five. On today’s episode of Work in Progress, Sophia and Chris discuss his early years growing up in New York, his less-than-traditional career path, his debut film “Black is White”, the experience he had building a life in Los Angeles, what he learned from owning funeral homes and how this led him to write his first novel...and so, SO much more.


    Ambra Gutierrez

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2020 112:12

    Today on Work In Progress, Sophia is joined by Ambra Gutierrez (@ambrabgutierrez). Ambra is a Filipina-Italian model, humanitarian, and one of the first women to accuse former producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. Ambra played an integral role in exposing sexual abuse allegations against Weinstein with her involvement in a sting operation alongside the New York Police Department​. Ambra has since become a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement and uses her platform to fight back against flagrant abuses of power while helping to empower others through her involvement with various humanitarian organizations. She has partnered with Model Alliance’s Leadership Council which aims to help create a safe and fair work environment for other models, she works closely with Humanility which provides shelter and assistance to impoverished children worldwide, and she is involved with Safe Horizon, the largest victim services nonprofit organization in the United States, providing social services for victims of abuse and violent crime. Ambra  continues to work tirelessly to encourage structural changes in the fashion industry that combat sexual harassment.On today’s episode of Work in Progress, Sophia and Ambra discuss what life was like for her following the Harvey Weinstein accusations, her childhood growing up in Italy, her experience with former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, how she got her start in the modeling industry and how her career has progressed, her efforts in fighting back against the gross abuse of power within the modeling industry...and so, SO much more. Thank you to our sponsor for today’s episode:Rothy’s (Rothys.com/SOPHIA)

    Esther Odekunle

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2020 97:20

    Welcome to Episode 4 of our 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 is the wildly impressive and inspiring Dr. Esther Odekunle.Esther is a biochemist, neurobiologist, and antibody engineer currently working as a scientist within the BioPharm Discovery department at GlaxoSmithKline where she is focused on exploring antibody selection as a first step in the drug discovery and development pipeline. Beyond her work as a scientist, Esther is directly involved in science communication and public engagement. She regularly speaks out on racism in academia and science and is passionate about using her platforms to uplift the marginalized & underserved while encouraging increased visibility of diverse STEM professionals.On today’s episode of Work in Progress, Sophia and Esther discuss Esther’s life growing up in the UK, her education and career path, her past work with starfish and future career goals for exploring unmet medical needs, systemic racism in the science community, how Esther is adjusting to working from home, the current pandemic...and so, so much more. Thank you to our sponsors for today’s episode:Rothy’s (Rothys.com/SOPHIA)

    Mary L. Trump

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2020 96:03

    Today, on a very special episode of Work In Progress, Sophia is joined by Mary L. Trump for an incredibly timely conversation with the election right around the corner. Mary is a psychologist, businessperson, and author. She is also the niece of current President Donald J. Trump. While Mary has largely remained out of the spotlight for most of her life, her recently published book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, thrust her into the spotlight following its release in July of this year. The New York Times bestseller casts a cold light on the many dysfunctions within the Trump family and the impact that they had on shaping the man that Donald J. Trump is today. On today’s episode of Work in Progress, Sophia and Mary discuss Mary’s early years growing up in New York, her parents, grandparents and family dynamics, her training and experience in clinical psychology settings, the pervasive toxic masculinity, and turbulence that existed within her family and the lasting impact that it had on the man that Donald Trump grew up to be...and so, so much more.

    Raven Baxter

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 82:55

    Welcome to Episode 3 of our 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 is actively crushing boundaries placed on people in the STEM field, particularly marginalized populations - the brilliant and entertaining, Raven Baxter, aka Raven the Science Maven (@raventhesciencemaven).Raven Baxter is an internationally acclaimed science communicator and molecular biologist who works to progress the state of science culture by creating spaces that are inclusive, educational, and real. An entertainer and content creator, Raven is known for her unique style of combining science and music that teaches and empowers those in STEM and beyond and regularly speaks about innovation in science education and social change in STEM. Raven is the founder of Science Haven, a non-profit organization that operates at the intersections of science, education, and the public. Science Haven houses STEMbassy, a live web series that connects the public with science and technology professionals, and Black In Science Communication, a group that works to build relationships in the science community, equipping others with the knowledge and resources necessary to share science with the world in their own flavor. Raven has quickly developed a reputation as a strong voice in science education and has been recognized as a global influencer in several publications, including Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list for 2020.On today’s episode of Work in Progress, Sophia and Raven discuss Raven’s childhood, her experiences as a corporate scientist, underrepresentation in higher education and STEM, the current state of science culture, the mutation of the COVID virus and the importance of taking certain safety measures, Raven’s upcoming projects...and so, so much more. Thank you to our sponsors for today’s episode:GreenChef  (GreenChef.com/WIP80 and use code WIP80)Rothy’s (Rothys.com/SOPHIA)

    Kirsten Gillibrand

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 59:51


    Today on Work In Progress, Sophia is joined by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (@kirstengillibrand). Senator Gillibrand is a lawyer and politician from New York who's served in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.  Senator Gillibrand entered the world of politics in 2006 after winning a House of Representatives seat as a Democrat in a traditionally Republican region. She went on to fill the U.S. Senate seat in 2009 after being appointed by then New York Governor David Peterson and in 2010, Senator Gillibrand won reelection in a special vote, thus becoming the youngest elected member of the Senate at age 43. Throughout her time in the Senate, Senator Gillibrand has led some of the toughest fights in Washington - she has been a major supporter of gay rights, advocating for same-sex marriage and the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, she has worked tirelessly for women's rights, improved healthcare benefits for 9/11 workers, and served on the Senate Agricultural Committee to fight against food stamp reductions to protect America’s families - and that’s just to name a few of the fights that she has taken on for all of us.On today’s episode of Work in Progress, Sophia and Senator Gillibrand discuss Senator Gillibrand’s childhood and the impact that her mother and grandmother had on her career and her propensity to lead, the range of issues that she has taken on in the Senate, the ongoing pandemic, what it’ll take to get real COVID-19 relief, the upcoming Presidential election...and so, SO much more. Thank you to our sponsors for today’s episode:GreenChef  (GreenChef.com/WIP80 and use code WIP80)Rothy’s (Rothys.com/SOPHIA)


    Jessica Malaty Rivera

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 84:55

    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:GreenChef  (GreenChef.com/WIP80 and use code WIP80)Rothy’s (Rothys.com/SOPHIA)

    Guy Snodgrass

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2020 95:53


    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:GreenChef  (GreenChef.com/WIP80 and use code WIP80)Rothy’s (Rothys.com/SOPHIA) 


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