Listening to Sophia Bush’s New Podcast Will Treat Your Ears and Your Soul

When I first heard Sophia Bush (a social justice goddess and phenomenal actor) was hosting her own podcast, my cheeks started hurting from my enormous smile that would not disappear! Whenever Sophia Bush is being interviewed on someone else’s show, I always learn so much from those small moments of listening to her. Now, I get hour-long episodes of Sophia Bush wisdom multiple times a week. What more could a girl ask for?

If you do not already know about Sophia Bush, I will try my best to sum up her brilliance in a few sentences (try being the operative word here). She is an actor who is most commonly known from her days on One Tree Hill or Chicago P.D.. Along with acting, directing, and producing, she is an activist who uses her platform to talk about white privilege, the climate crisis, women’s rights, and other topics that do not get discussed enough. Currently, she is working with Always to end period poverty among teenage girls. She is also a voter. #Vote 

Now that you know who she is, you know why you should be listening to her podcast! Her podcast—Work in Progress with Sophia Bush—and the title stem from Sophia’s quote that “you are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.” In each episode, she speaks with people who seem like they have it all figured out and talks with them about how they got to where they are and what is still a work in progress in their life. 

The episodes that have been released feature Gloria Steinem, Chelsea Handler, Jay Shetty, Whitney Cummings, and Lisa Ling. Even though these people are comedians, journalists, and even a former monk, they all have stories to tell. The stories are about loss, sexism, politics, mental health, growing up, and what success looks like (and that it is not always a constant). 

Besides the fact that Sophia Bush is hosting it, what I love about this podcast is that you get to hear from the top figures in different industries and you discover how they grew up and what’s next for them, and other things that a typical interview does not talk about. As a sophomore studying journalism, I loved learning about Gloria Steinem’s childhood and her early days as a writer. In one episode, I laughed, got some career advice, and felt calm. The power of a podcast!

I encourage everyone to listen to Work in Progress to receive some incredible advice and feel calmed by Sophia Bush’s raspy voice. Be mystified by her knowledge every Tuesday and Thursday! 


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