Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Brilliant Anatomy | Wondery

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

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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 ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network and the host of The Promise, a truly phenomenal podcast about inequality and the people taking it on. Ken is a veteran of the Chicago Tribune and the Seattle Times, where he won his first of two Pulitzer prizes. He’s also an author whose book “Scoreboard, Baby” won the Edgar Allan Poe Award and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. Sophia talks to them about their lives leading up to working together, what it was like to break this story and how it impacted them, and what people can do in their own communities to enact change. Sponsors:BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/WIPNoom: Sign up for your trial at Noom.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 Anatomy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Dec 7

1 hr 44 min

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 under-represented or intentionally blocked. They dive into how to consider your sphere of influence, acknowledging people’s humanity, how to write the things that scare you, and so much more.Sponsors:Skillshare: Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/WIP and get a one-month free trial of Premium MembershipExecutive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Samantha Skelton & Mica SangiacomoEditor: 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.

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Nov 30

1 hr 23 min

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 about art as a business and art as an expression, how you often end up feeling alive in the hardest times in your life, her experience as SuperGirl and the personal challenges she was facing during that time, her new book she wrote with her sister, and so much more!Sponsors:Noom: Sign up for your trial at Noom.com/WIPCoors Pure: Go to CoorsPure.com/WIP to see where you can find Coors Pure! 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 Anatomy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Nov 23

1 hr 31 min

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 joins Sophia on the podcast today to talk about growing up in the entertainment industry, what inspired her to get involved in politics, and her mission with Political Playlist. Sponsors:Coors Pure: Go to CoorsPure.com/WIP to see where you can find Coors Pure! Noom: Sign up for your trial at Noom.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.

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Nov 16

1 hr 18 min

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 hustle culture, the danger of dimming our own light, her journey as a writer, and her upcoming book Radically Content: Being Satisfied in an Endlessly Dissatisfied World.Sponsors:Coors Pure: Go to CoorsPure.com/WIP to see where you can find Coors Pure! Grammarly: 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.

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Nov 9

1 hr 32 min

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 acclaimed memoir writer. Carrie joins Sophia on the podcast to talk about having that "fight" in you to survive, the lens through which she views the world, and the genre-bending film she wrote and stars in, THE NOWHERE INN.Sponsors:Noom: Sign up for your trial at Noom.com/WIPRothy’s: Head to Rothys.com/WIP to find your new favorites today!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.

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Nov 2

1 hr 17 min

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 people globally. She joins Sophia on the podcast today to talk about being one of the pioneers of YouTube, what it feels like to be seen and understood, and the impact The Pattern is making on people’s lives and how they understand themselves. Sponsors:Coors Pure: Go to CoorsPure.com/WIP to see where you can find Coors Pure! BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/WIPNoom: Sign up for your trial at Noom.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.

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Oct 26

1 hr 2 min

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 of design on our world, and her new book Why Design Matters, on-sale in early 2022!Sponsors:Rothy’s: Head to Rothys.com/WIP to find your new favorites today!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 Anatomy See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Oct 21

1 hr 39 min

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 Sophia on the podcast today to talk about how our memory doesn’t remember our resilience, making behavioral changes so that they’ll stick, the course she created and taught at Yale, her podcast The Happiness Lab, and so much more!Sponsors:Coors Pure: Go to CoorsPure.com/WIP to see where you can find Coors Pure! Grammarly: 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.

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Oct 12

1 hr 15 min

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 his students, the impact our self talk has on us, comparing ourselves to others, 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 favorites today 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.

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Oct 5

1 hr 18 min

Esther Perel is a bestselling author, multiple-time TedTalk host, and psychotherapist who is widely renowned for her insights on modern relationships. Esther joins Sophia on the podcast today to talk about the quality of our connections, how stories are the bridge to relationships, not being afraid to ask questions, and Esther’s new game called Where Should We Begin. Sponsors:Skillshare: Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/WIP and get a free trial of Premium Membership!Aspiration: Aspiration is offering our listeners up to $200 when you open an account at aspiration.com/greenMeUndies: Get 15% off your first order & free shipping at: Meundies.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.

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Sep 28

1 hr 13 min

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 deal with gender-based violence problem without dealing with racism, what we must do to reach equality, her personal evolution, her book Believing, and so much more. Sponsors:Rothy’s: Head to Rothys.com/WIP to find your new favorites today Feals: Go to Feals.com/WIP to get 50% off your first order with free shippingDroplette: 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.

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Sep 21

1 hr 28 min

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.

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Sep 14

2 hr 42 min

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.

Sep 10

5 min 51 sec

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.

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Sep 7

1 hr 19 min

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.

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Aug 31

1 hr 32 min

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.

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Aug 24

1 hr 24 min

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.

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Aug 17

1 hr 31 min

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.

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Aug 16

6 min 3 sec

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.

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Aug 10

1 hr 19 min

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.

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Aug 3

1 hr 31 min

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.

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Jul 27

1 hr 30 min

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.

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Jul 20

1 hr 20 min

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.

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Jul 13

1 hr 33 min

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Jul 6

1 hr 19 min

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Jun 29

1 hr 22 min

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Jun 22

1 hr 17 min

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Jun 15

1 hr 34 min

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Jun 8

1 hr 29 min

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Jun 1

1 hr 34 min

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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May 25

55 min 57 sec

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_WorkInProgressSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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May 20

6 min 27 sec

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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May 18

1 hr 27 min

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.Listen early and ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/workinprogressSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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May 11

1 hr 12 min

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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May 4

1 hr 26 min

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.This episode is supported by:BetterHELP - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/WIP.Athena Club - Sign up today and you'll get 20% off your first order! Just go to athenaclub.com and use promo code wip.Sips By - Take the tea quiz at www.sipsby.com/WIP and get 50% off your first personalized tea box with code WIP.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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Apr 27

1 hr 29 min

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Apr 22

52 min 1 sec

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Apr 20

1 hr

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Apr 15

46 min 23 sec

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!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Apr 13

59 min 51 sec

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Apr 8

31 min 28 sec

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.Listen early and ad free by joining Wondery+ in the Wondery App here: https://wondery.app.link/workinprogressSponsored 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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Apr 6

1 hr 7 min

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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Apr 6

1 min 14 sec

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."Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Jan 28

1 hr 49 min

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.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Jan 5

1 hr 16 min

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.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Dec 2020

1 hr

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.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Dec 2020

1 hr 24 min

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! Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Dec 2020

1 hr 4 min

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.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Dec 2020

1 hr 6 min

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.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Dec 2020

1 hr 57 min