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

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 111 Ratings

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.

    Jessica Malaty Rivera

    Jessica Malaty Rivera

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

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Guy Snodgrass

    Guy Snodgrass

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

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Dr. Darien Sutton

    Dr. Darien Sutton

    Work In Progress is excited to present the first episode in a very special limited series where Sophia will speak to a variety of experts to get answers to your most pressing questions with an emphasis on the straightforward facts that you Need to Know.
    Today, Sophia is joined by Dr. Darien Sutton, an Emergency Medicine Physician, an ABCNews Medical Contributor, and an innovator when it comes to educating people on how to take better care of their health. Dr. Darien’s “day job” may be confined to helping the patients that visit him in his New York City ER but his knowledge and reach extend far beyond the hospital doors thanks to his incredibly valuable and accessible social media platforms. Dr. Darien’s platform, “Bus Stop Medicine” started on Instagram and after amassing a huge following, moved to YouTube where, with his friend and collaborator Harleen Walia, he shares everything from the latest updates on health epidemics to breaking down the steps that should be taken if one finds themself in a medical emergency, all with one goal in mind -- to better equip people with the knowledge needed to live their best and healthiest life!
    In Sophia’s conversation with Dr. Darien, they discuss his childhood and family, how he became interested in medicine, the unique path his education took, his passion for educating others, our current health crisis, the social and political climate in our country right now...and so, so much more.


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Dr. James Hardt

    Dr. James Hardt

    Dr. Hardt is an acclaimed research scientist, psychologist and author that has made it both his lifelong mission and vocation to expand the boundaries of western scientific exploration of the human brain. He is known for inventing the world’s first Micro-Computer-based brain wave analyzer and biofeedback system and for serving as president and founder of the Biocybernaut Institute (@biocybernaut). At the Biocybernaut Institute, Dr. Hardt offers cutting edge neurofeedback systems and unique brain training programs that help to empower business founders & leaders and revolutionize their professional performance. With over 40 years spent working in biofeedback and studying the electrophysiological basis of advanced spiritual states, Dr. Hardt has earned a national reputation for being a preeminent research scientist and expert in elevating human consciousness.
    On today’s episode of Work in Progress, Sophia and Dr. Hardt discuss Dr. Hardt’s childhood and extensive education, what inspired him to explore the spiritual mind, his professional journey and research, the ability to control our brainwaves, the importance of owning our emotions, meditation, neurofeedback, the brain-body connection...and so, so much more.

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Najeeba Syeed

    Najeeba Syeed

    Najeeba Syeed (@profnajeebasyeed) is a healer, a scholar, and an award-winning peacemaker. Najeeba is an Associate Professor of Interreligious Education at Claremont School of Theology and director of the Center for Global Peacebuilding. A two-time recipient of the Jon Anson Ford Award for reducing violence in schools and in areas of interracial gang conflicts, Najeeba is widely recognized as a leader in peacebuilding and social justice-based research. Najeeba is a highly sought after advisor that has served as an on-the-ground peace interventionist and facilitated conflict resolution processes for conflicts and controversies around the world. Najeeba is a prolific writer that has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, on NPR, PBS, and in countless research-based journals & publications, among others.
    Today on Work in Progress, Sophia and Najeeba discuss peacemaking versus peace-producing, the importance of listening, the many forms of violence, how to discuss conflict with children, Najeeba’s connection to numerous cultures and faiths, immigrating to the United States and her childhood, the life experiences, ideas, and principles that guide her academic and social justice work...and so, so much more.

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Constance Zimmer

    Constance Zimmer

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


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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

sarahjb11 ,

Intelligent, brilliant, exceptional human

I am convinced that Sophia Bush is Midas reincarnated for the simple fact that EVERYTHING she touches turns to Gold and when it doesn't, she always stands out WAY in front of the rest. Love everything she does, her work, she is an insipiring human and this podcast is no different.

Anilouise ,

Love

This is by far the best podcast I have found. It’s the first time in a while I have been able to engage and learn about these complex and layered parts of society and existence, without feeling overwhelmed. I feel more confidant in humanity now. A call to action. Sophia has a beautiful heart and asks great questions and the conversations feel well researched and natural. Thanks Sophia.

natalierose_c ,

Refreshing, genuine conversation that inspires

I’m a huge fan of Sophia Bush and how she uses her platform as a positive and activist voice, so was excited when she released work in progress and even more so when I learnt Jon Favreau and
Jay Shetty were guests. It doesn’t disappoint, what I love about it is it’s a genuine, natural conversation - Sophia has a warmth and inquisitiveness about her that really opens up her guest and I love how they let the conversation go where it goes rather than being a set script of questions. I feel genuinely inspired by it and it always makes me want to learn more about the topics discussed and awakens my own curiosity - thanks Sophia for
Inspiring me all the way in Australia!

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