Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

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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November 30, 2021 82 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.


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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 bo...

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November 16, 2021 78 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


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November 9, 2021 92 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.


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November 2, 2021 76 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,...

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October 26, 2021 61 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. 

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October 21, 2021 99 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!

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October 12, 2021 75 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!


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October 5, 2021 78 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!


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September 28, 2021 71 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


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September 21, 2021 86 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. 


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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 ...

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September 10, 2021 5 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_TheNe...

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September 7, 2021 77 min

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!


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August 31, 2021 91 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!

 

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August 24, 2021 81 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!

 

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August 17, 2021 88 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.


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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 sh...

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August 10, 2021 78 min

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.


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August 3, 2021 91 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!


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