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 friendships, and take some listener questions.

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Anita Hill

21 Sep· Work in Progress with Sophia Shrub

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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Valarie Kaur & Delaney Colaio: 9/11 Remembered

14 Sep· Work in Progress with Sophia Shrub

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.

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Thinkbigger. 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, THENEXTBIGIDEA brings you groundbreaking ideas with the power to change the way you see the world. This is just a preview of TheNextBigIdea, but you can listen to full episodes at https://wondery.fm/WIP_TheNextBigIdea

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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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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 spiritualhabits program, and so much more!

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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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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 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.

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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 podcastto talk aboutthe 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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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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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 peoplenot liking you, learning about yourself in your 20"s, and her Netflix special,Quarter-Life Crisis.

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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."

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Dr. Ibram X Kendi is a professor, columnist, activist, and New York Times Bestselling author ofHow 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 essaysHow Far You Have Come, out now!

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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 bookLetters to a Young Athlete, out now!

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Taylor Jenkins Reid is theNew York TimesBestselling author ofDaisy Jones and the SixandThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, as well asOne True Loves,Maybe in Another Life,After I Do, andForever, 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.

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Everything I Never Told youandLittle Fires Everywhereby Celeste Ng

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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 inDahlgren, Virginia, and how she is inspiring young people to follow their dreams and pursue careers in STEM.

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