Workin’ It Episodes So Far

Season 1

Episode 14: SEASON 1 FINALE! It did a lot to my head to see my body photoshopped in front of me. A talk with Model Sophie Ward.

Sophie Ward walked the runway in fashion capitals around the world for 8 years and appeared in countless magazines, including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. In our conversation, Sophie tells that while modeling was her ticket out of Perth, Australia, it also led to an eating disorder and a myriad of self-esteem issues. She also opens...

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Episode 13: All I want is more tomatoes. A talk with Tomatomania Producer Scott Daigre.

PEOPLE! All your tomato questions get answered in the episode! Scott Daigre is the producer behind Tomatomania, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale. In this fun and fast-moving conversation, Scott schools Reed on the basics to his method of growing amazing-tasting and bountiful tomatoes in your home garden. He also gives some history into how...

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Episode 12: The financial, physical and emotional costs of always being ready. A talk with U.S. Marine Captain Jim Shelton.

Jim Shelton served active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps for six years, eventually rising to the rank of Captain. In our talk, we explore the sometimes monotonous daily routine of being a deployed marine and learn some surprising truths about how the military actually operates day-to-day . We also hear his first-hand account of...

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Episode 11: Trader Joe’s behind the scenes. Are people as happy as they seem? A talk with Trader Joe’s Sign Artist Meggie Hawthorne.

Meggie Hawthorne was a crew member at Trader Joes for for seven years and a Sign Artist for three of those. In our talk we learn about the daily grind of making sure all the shelf signs in the store are correct and how you have to plan months ahead of time for “pumpkin season.”...

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Episode 10: Every single moment of our lives is unscripted. A talk with Improvisation Coach David Taylor.

David Taylor has a 10-year history with Improvisation, studying at the American Acadamey of Dramatic Arts in New York and taking improv classes from Gary Austin, the founder of the Groundlings. In our conversation, David explains why he believes that improv can fundamentally change how we live our lives and how anyone, not just actors,...

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Episode 09: Wherever you go, there you are. Or, how to go to Kyrgyzstan and reshape your life. A talk with Kiva Media Fellow Liz Fish.

Liz Fish did a stint as a Kiva Media Fellow, traveling to Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan to document success stories of entrepreneurs receiving loans from Kiva, the micro-finance non-profit. In our fun (and emotional) conversation, Liz lets us in on the secret of what gift to bring Ukrainian farmers to immediately get in their...

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Episode 08: Quenching the thirst of the kombucha generation. A talk with Kombucha Brewer Adam Gallegos.

Adam and Sonia Gallegos needed a change. They sold their thriving real estate business, moved across the country and, taking a very big leap of faith, opened Revel, a kombucha bar in Ojai CA two and a half years ago. Revel turned out to be an immediate runaway success, converting kombucha skeptics, like Reed, into...

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Episode 07: Yes, you have a personal brand. And that’s a good thing. A chat with Brand Director Rachel Garahan.

Rachel Garahan is a Brand Director working with high-profile clients in the wellness and lifestyle sectors, such as Yoga Journal, Dr. Andrew Weil and Bobby Berk (!!!!!!) from Queer Eye. We talk about the skill set required to for her job and why authenticity is important when thinking about how you brand yourself or your...

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Episode 06: EVERYONE is a curator now. Or are they? A talk with Curator Frederick Janka.

Frederick Janka has been curating contemporary art in Mexico and the U.S. for over 15 years. In our conversation he politely brushes aside the notion that everyone is curator and tells us why he thinks the more typical role curators play is vitally important. HINT: It has to do with supporting artists. He also tells...

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Episode 05: What’s wrong with Industrial Wine? Plenty. A talk with Wine Buyer Bob Huey.

Bob Huey has been in the wine business for 14 years and has tasted thousands and thousands of wines. In our conversation, he lets us in on the single biggest factor he looks for when buying a wine and explains why Cherry Coke influences the flavors of so much American wine. Plus, he tells us...

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Episode 04: Illustrating simply and obsessively, or how to be Real Fun, Wow with Daren Magee.

Illustrator Daren Magee is better know to his thousands of fans as Real Fun, Wow. Daren is talented, prolific and has a singular, immediately recognizable aesthetic. We sit down, stretch out our legs and chat about ego, obsessiveness, simplicity and why having time constraints just might be a good thing. Also, we, of course, talk...

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Episode 03: Disney Princesses do make dreams come true with Stephanie Fish.

Stephanie Fish was Princess Tiana at Disneyland for four years. In our conversation she tells us how her insatiable love of Disneyland was not diminished by the grind of doing endless princess meet-and-greets. Stephanie also opens up about how portraying Disney’s first Black princess was literally a dream come true.  Stephanie was cast as Princess...

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