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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 y… read more

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Ken Armstrong & Meribah Knight

December 7th, 2021


Today Sophia is joined on the podcast by Ken Armstrong and Meribah Knight: two journalists who investigated and broke an eye-opening story about Black children being jailed--for no crime at all. Meribah is a fellow of …

Blair Imani

November 30th, 2021


Blair Imani is a speaker and writer most well-known for the power and scope of her activism. She joins Sophia on the podcast to talk about her work to uplift voices, stories, and history that have been systemically …

Melissa Benoist

November 23rd, 2021


Today’s guest is an actor, a producer, mental health activist, and even a Superhero--when she’s on set. You know her best as Kara Danvers aka SuperGirl on the CW, it’s Melissa Benoist. Today she joins Sophia to talk …

Anna Musky-Goldwyn

November 16th, 2021


Anna Musky-Goldwyn is a writer, social and political activist, and also happens to be the daughter of former WIP guest, actor Tony Goldwyn. Anna …

Jamie Varon

November 9th, 2021


Jamie Varon is a writer, designer, and influencer whose specialty is defining the line between happiness and ambition--and making the best of both. Jamie joins Sophia on the podcast today to talk about the toxicity of …

Carrie Brownstein

November 2nd, 2021


Carrie Brownstein is a name you probably recognize most from the Emmy- and Peabody-award winning sketch series Portlandia, but she was also a hard rocking riot grrl as a band member of Sleater-Kinney and is a critically …

Lisa Donovan

October 26th, 2021


Lisa Donovan is a multi-hyphenated creator who developed The Pattern, one of the most popular apps that only continues to catch the interest of …

Debbie Millman

October 21st, 2021


Debbie Millman is a world-class graphic designer and one of the most creative people in business. Debbie joins Sophia on the podcast today to talk about how everybody wants to make a difference in some way, the impact …

Dr. Laurie Santos

October 12th, 2021


Today’s guest is bona fide award-winning scientist and one of Popular Science magazine’s “Brilliant 10,” Dr. Laurie Santos. Dr. Laurie Santos joins …

Donovan Taylor Hall

October 5th, 2021


Donovan Taylor Hall has been called a ‘world changer,’ a ‘teacher of teaching,’ and even a ‘modern day Mister Rogers.’ He joins Sophia on the podcast today to talk about the three skills practice that Donovan teaches …

Esther Perel

September 28th, 2021


Esther Perel is a bestselling author, multiple-time TedTalk host, and psychotherapist who is widely renowned for her insights on modern …

Anita Hill

September 21st, 2021


Anita Hill is an activist, professor, and author most well-known for her incredibly brave testimony during the 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Anita joins Sophia on the podcast today to talk about how we can’t …

Valarie Kaur & Delaney Colaio: 9/11 Remembered

September 14th, 2021


In this 9/11 20th Anniversary Commemoration episode, civil rights leader and award-winning documentarian Valarie Kaur, and filmmaker and musician …

Introducing: The Next Big Idea

September 10th, 2021


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, …

Mary-Louise Parker

September 7th, 2021


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 …

Eric Zimmer

August 31st, 2021


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 …

Zoe Lister-Jones

August 24th, 2021


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 …

Justin Baldoni

August 17th, 2021


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 …

Wondery Presents - Dr. Death: Miracle Man

August 16th, 2021


Paolo is a smart and handsome surgeon, renowned for his ability to perform surgeries that transform his patients’ lives. When television producer …

Dr. Maya Shankar

August 10th, 2021


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 …

Tony Goldwyn

August 3rd, 2021


Tony Goldwyn is a phenomenal screen and voice actor, peabody-award-winning director, and an incredibly philanthropic force for good in the world. …

Taylor Tomlinson

July 27th, 2021


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 …

Lori Gottlieb

July 20th, 2021


Lori Gottlieb is a practicing psychotherapist, author of the New York Times bestseller “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone,” writer of The Atlantic’s …

Dr. Ibram X Kendi

July 13th, 2021


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 …

Julianne Hough

July 6th, 2021


Julianne Hough is an award winning actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, talent judge, business owner, and wellness coach. Julianne joins Sophia on …

Chelsea Handler Pt. 2

June 29th, 2021


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 …

Neal Katyal Pt. 2

June 22nd, 2021


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, …

Morgan Harper Nichols

June 15th, 2021


Morgan Harper Nichols is an American poet, musician, and mixed-media artist whose work is centered around the question "how can we create …

Chris Bosh

June 8th, 2021


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, …

Taylor Jenkins Reid

June 1st, 2021


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 LovesMaybe in Another LifeAfter I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. Her …

Dr. Gladys West

May 25th, 2021


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 …

Introducing: The Vaping Fix

May 20th, 2021


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 …

Mae Martin

May 18th, 2021


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 …

José Andrés

May 11th, 2021


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 …

Brittany Packnett Cunningham

May 4th, 2021


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 …

Ben & Jerry

April 27th, 2021


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 …

Alicia Kennedy (WIP + W&G)

April 22nd, 2021


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 …

Diane von Furstenberg

April 20th, 2021


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, …

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

April 15th, 2021


Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson joins Sophia today to kick off WIP’s Well & Good four-part mini-series which focuses on sustainability. Dr. Ayana …

Andrew Yang

April 13th, 2021


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, …

A Progress Report + Q&A

April 8th, 2021


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 …

Hillary Clinton

April 6th, 2021


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 …

Welcome to Work in Progress Season 2

April 6th, 2021


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 …

Glennon Doyle (re-release)

January 28th, 2021


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 …

Dr. Edith Eger

January 5th, 2021


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 …

David Whyte

December 29th, 2020


Today on Work in Progress, Sophia is joined by David Whyte (@davidjwhyte)!!! David is an accomplished poet and associate fellow at Saïd Business …

Cindy Eckert

December 22nd, 2020


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 …

Natalie Portman

December 15th, 2020


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 …

Jenni Konner

December 8th, 2020


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 …

Tony de los Reyes

December 1st, 2020


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 …

Jonathan Webb

November 26th, 2020


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 …

Shelley Sanders

November 24th, 2020


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!

Emma Grede

November 17th, 2020


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 …

Chris Meyer

November 10th, 2020


Today on Work In Progress, Sophia is joined by Chris Meyer (@chrismeyerauthor). Chris is a former filmmaker and funeral homeowner, a writer, …

Ambra Gutierrez

November 5th, 2020


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 …

Esther Odekunle

November 4th, 2020


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 …

Mary L. Trump

October 29th, 2020


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 …

Raven Baxter

October 28th, 2020


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 …

Kirsten Gillibrand

October 27th, 2020


Today on Work In Progress, Sophia is joined by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (@kirstengillibrand). Senator Gillibrand is a lawyer and politician from …

Jessica Malaty Rivera

October 21st, 2020


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 …

Guy Snodgrass

October 20th, 2020


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 …

Dr. Darien Sutton

October 14th, 2020


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 …

Dr. James Hardt

October 13th, 2020


Dr. Hardt is an acclaimed research scientist, psychologist and author that has made it both his lifelong mission and vocation to expand the …

Najeeba Syeed

October 6th, 2020


Najeeba Syeed (@profnajeebasyeed) is a healer, a scholar, and an award-winning peacemaker. Najeeba is an Associate Professor of Interreligious …

Constance Zimmer

September 29th, 2020


Constance Zimmer is an actress, director, wife, Mother, and all-around creative individual. She is well-known for playing a number of standout …

Elsa Collins

September 22nd, 2020


Elsa Collins is a social impact strategy consultant and humanitarian who fights for equality in all spheres. Elsa works with organizations that …

Erin Brockovich

September 15th, 2020


Erin Brockovich is the President of Brockovich Research & Consulting, a renowned Consumer Advocate and Environmental Activist, a public speaker, …

Jamil Smith

September 8th, 2020


Jamil Smith (@jamilksmith) is a talented journalist and Emmy-Award-winning television producer whose work explores a range of political and cultural …

Tata Harper

September 1st, 2020


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 …

Luvvie Ajayi Jones

August 25th, 2020


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 …

Wajahat Ali

August 20th, 2020


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 …

Damon Lindelof

August 11th, 2020


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 …

Cori Bush

August 6th, 2020


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 …

Sylvester McNutt III

July 28th, 2020


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 …

Political Strategist Steve Schmidt

July 21st, 2020


Steve Schmidt, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, is a communications and public affairs strategist who has worked on numerous Republican campaigns, …

Debra Messing & Mandana Dayani

July 14th, 2020


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 …

Tara Houska

July 7th, 2020


Tara Houska is a tribal attorney, activist, founder of the Giniw Collective - an Indigenous womxn-led frontline resistance movement, and Co-Founder …

Jack Garratt

June 30th, 2020


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 …

Jenna Arnold

June 25th, 2020


Jenna Arnold is an educator, entrepreneur, activist and mother. She joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to talk about her new book, "Raising Our …

Oge Egbuonu

June 23rd, 2020


Oge Egbuonu is a filmmaker focused on disruptive and inspirational storytelling. She joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to discuss her documentary (IN)VISIBLE PORTRAITS, which was just released via Vimeo On Demand. Oge …

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

June 16th, 2020


Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, and conservation strategist. She joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to share how …

Kamie Crawford

June 9th, 2020


Kamie Crawford is the Co-Host of MTV's “Catfish” and was Miss Teen USA in 2010. She joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to discuss how she's feeling, her experience being a Black woman in America right now, the marches …

Melina Abdullah

June 2nd, 2020


This week, we are re-airing Sophia's conversation with Dr. Melina Abdullah from 2019. Dr. Abdullah is an expert on race, gender, class and social …

Simone Missick

May 28th, 2020


Actress Simone Missick joins Sophia on today's episode of "Work in Progress." Simone is the first African American woman to lead a series on CBS and played the iconic Marvel character Misty Knight on "Luke Cage." She …

Glennon Doyle

May 26th, 2020


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 …

Meghan Rienks

May 19th, 2020


Meghan Rienks is an actress, blogger, YouTube star, and author. She joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to discuss her latest book, "You're Not Special: A (Sort-of) Memoir" They also talk about their mutual love for …

Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Risa Hoffman

May 12th, 2020


On this episode of "Work in Progress," Sophia is joined by infectious disease specialist Dr. Risa Hoffman. She shares how she ended up in this field and what an infectious disease specialist does. Dr. Hoffman also …

Arlan Hamilton

May 5th, 2020


Backstage Capital's Arlan Hamilton is the only black, queer woman to have built a venture capital from scratch. She joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to discuss her path to success, her amazing mother, how she's …

Kate Bosworth

April 28th, 2020


Kate Bosworth is an actress, producer, and entrepreneur. She joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to talk about her latest project, KIND.EST, which is a destination for her to open up, connect deeper with people, explore, …

Former Sec. of State John Kerry

April 21st, 2020


Former Secretary of State John Kerry joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to talk about World War Zero, a coalition of people who are committed to addressing the climate crisis – scientists, CEOs, military leaders, …

Comedy Central's Tara Schuster on Why You Should Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies

April 14th, 2020


Tara Schuster is an author, playwright, and Vice President of Talent and Development at Comedy Central. She joins Sophia on "Work in Progress" to talk about her new book, "Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies: and Other …

AG: Veteran, Federal Government Executive, and Host of "Mueller, She Wrote"

April 7th, 2020


AG is a veteran, PhD, a federal government executive, comedian, author, and host of "Mueller, She Wrote." She joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to talk about why she remains anonymous and the Hatch Act, her time in …

Equal Pay Day: Closing the Gender Pay Gap with Katica Roy

March 31st, 2020


March 31st, 2020 is Equal Pay Day. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Katica …

Scott Harrison on the Impact of Clean Water

March 24th, 2020


785 million people live without clean water. Scott Harrison started Charity: Water in 2006 to help change that. It's a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. …

Victoria E. Jackson: Entrepreneur, Activist, and Advocate

March 17th, 2020


Victoria Jackson is an activist for women's empowerment and entrepreneurship, and in 2017 she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. She joins Sophia to open up about her childhood and how her survival …

Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes

March 12th, 2020


Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes is a professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University, an author, and an educator. She joins …

Natasha Leggero

March 3rd, 2020


Natasha Leggero is a comedian, actress, and writer. She joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to talk about her new podcast "The Endless Honeymoon Podcast," how she got into comedy and performing, what it was like to put …

Tom Parsekian: Running for Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge

February 27th, 2020


On today's special bonus episode, Sophia sits down with Tom Parsekian, who is running for Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge in the election on March 3rd. They discuss the importance of having integrity in the …

David Gross on Vector 90 & Nipsey Hussle's Legacy

February 25th, 2020


David Gross is a real estate developer who partnered with Nipsey Hussle to create Vector 90, a co-working space in South Los Angeles, where entrepreneurs can network, create and more. He joins Sophia to talk about his …

Michelle Monaghan

February 18th, 2020


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 …

Atticus: Author + Instagram Poet

February 11th, 2020


Atticus is the anonymous New York Times Bestselling author of Love Her Wild, The Dark Between Stars and The Truth About Magic. He joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to share how he got into poetry and why he decided to …

Former US Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal

February 4th, 2020


Neal Katyal is a former Acting Solicitor General of the United States, and currently runs one of the largest Supreme Court practices in the world at …

Tig Notaro

January 28th, 2020


Tig Notaro has been named one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time by Rolling Stone. She joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to share her story, …

U.S. Senate Candidate Cora Neumann

January 23rd, 2020


Cora Neumann is running for U.S. Senate to represent her home state of Montana. She’s worked with the Obamas, Bushes, Clintons, Carters and more than 40 first ladies and presidents around the world. She joins Sophia on …

Former CIA Officer Evan McMullin

January 21st, 2020


Evan McMullin is a former CIA Operations Officer and Executive Director of Stand Up Republic. He joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to discuss the …

Dr. Apostolos Lekkos (Sophia's Doctor!)

January 16th, 2020


Dr. Lekkos is a functional medicine doctor and the founder and owner of Bios Functional Medicine. He is also Sophia's doctor! He joins her on "Work In Progress" to discuss the impacts of stress and how it actually …

Priya Parker on the Art of Gathering

January 14th, 2020


Priya Parker is a master facilitator, strategic advisor, and author of "The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters." She joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to share how her childhood helped her learn to …

Dr. Zach Bush

January 9th, 2020


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 …

Rainn Wilson

January 7th, 2020


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 …

Wellness Expert Kelly LeVeque

December 26th, 2019


Kelly LeVeque is a holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, and celebrity health coach. She joins Sophia on “Work In Progress” to discuss the science …

The Roommate Episode

December 24th, 2019


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 …

Michael Moore

December 19th, 2019


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 …

Gretchen Carlson

December 17th, 2019


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 …

Sheltered Co. Founder Pamela Hunter

December 12th, 2019


Pamela Hunter is a mother of three and the founder of Sheltered Co., where she creates beautiful and sustainable weighted blankets. She joins Sophia …

Former UN Ambassador Samantha Power

December 10th, 2019


Samantha Power is a crusader for human rights and international affairs. She served as President Barack Obama’s human rights adviser and then, from 2013 to 2017, served in his Cabinet and as US Ambassador to the United …

Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts

December 5th, 2019


Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action. She joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to share how the movement began, discuss her new book "Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and …

Jacqueline Toboni

December 3rd, 2019


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 …

Goop's Elise Loehnen

November 28th, 2019


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 …

Alexi Ashe Meyers

November 26th, 2019


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 …

Henry Winkler

November 21st, 2019


Henry Winkler is an award-winning actor who has played iconic characters like Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, a.k.a. The Fonz, on "Happy Days," Bluth family attorney Barry Zuckerkorn on "Arrested Development," …

Sophia’s Favorite College Professor: Christopher H. Smith

November 19th, 2019


Christopher H. Smith is a Clinical Professor in the School of Communication at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism where he also …

Former CIA Officer Valerie Plame

November 14th, 2019


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 …

Cecile Richards

November 12th, 2019


Cecile Richards is a national leader for women’s rights and social and economic justice, and the former President of Planned Parenthood. She joins Sophia on “Work In Progress” to discuss her activism and the lessons …

Melina Abdullah

November 7th, 2019


Dr. Melina Abdullah is an expert on race, gender, class and social movements. She was part of the original group of organizers who formed Black Lives …

Lewis Howes

November 5th, 2019


Lewis Howes is an entrepreneur, author, and podcast host who uses his platform to inspire and help others. He joins Sophia on “Work in Progress” to share his own journey and struggles, how travel has influenced him, his …

Stephanie Ruhle

October 31st, 2019


Stephanie Ruhle is the anchor of MSNBC’s “Live with Stephanie Ruhle” and MSNBC’s “Live with Velshi & Ruhle" where she covers politics, business, …

Eva Chen

October 29th, 2019


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 …

"What My Mother and I Don't Talk About" Author Michele Filgate

October 24th, 2019


Michele Filgate is a contributing editor at Literary Hub and the editor of the critically acclaimed anthology based on her Longreads essay, “What My …

Ilana Glazer

October 22nd, 2019


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,” …

Chef Kwame Onwuachi

October 17th, 2019


Kwame Onwuachi is one of the most acclaimed young chefs in the country. He was recently named Rising Star Chef of the Year at the 2019 James Beard Awards, and he details his story in his memoir “Notes From a Young Black …

Katie Couric

October 15th, 2019


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 …

World Mental Health Day: Miles Adcox

October 10th, 2019


Miles Adcox is an entrepreneur, speaker, host, coach, and the owner and CEO of Onsite, which offers personal growth workshops, retreats, and more. He joins Sophia to share the importance of self care, balancing your …

Karamo Brown

October 8th, 2019


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 …

Liz Feldman - Writer, Comedian & Creator of "Dead to Me"

October 3rd, 2019


Liz Feldman is a writer, comedian, and the creator of “Dead To Me.” She joins Sophia on Work In Progress to talk about what inspired the series, the …

Jon Favreau (Crooked Media)

October 1st, 2019


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, …

Lisa Ling

September 26th, 2019


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 …

Whitney Cummings

September 24th, 2019


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 …

Jay Shetty

September 19th, 2019


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 …

Chelsea Handler

September 17th, 2019


Chelsea Handler is a comedian, actress, television host, producer, activist, and author. She sits down with Sophia to discuss her new Netflix Series “Hello Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea,” why we’re so uncomfortable …

Gloria Steinem

September 17th, 2019


Gloria Steinem is a writer, political activist, and feminist organizer. She was a founder of New York and Ms. Magazines who has also authored …

Welcome to "Work in Progress"

September 15th, 2019


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 …

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