Work in Progress Podcast

Think Dilbert meets Marc Maron (host of the popular WTF podcast).  Or, imagine Steven Colbert dropping into an executive meeting to poke holes in your open enrollment communications strategy. 

Work in Progress is a 30-minute podcast that takes on the day’s most pressing workplace issues with a healthy mix of insight, wit and irreverence. Hosts Tom Alexander, an award-winning radio broadcaster and producer, and Charles Epstein, Workspan’s NSFW humor columnist, engage guests from people in the field – practitioners, brokers, vendors - and people outside the field, including prominent business execs, and those in the world of sports, media and entertainment, to lend relatable perspectives on their day-to-day personal and business challenges.


Meet the Hosts

Tom Alexander is an award-winning broadcaster, producer and ( jazz) recording artist; Charles Epstein is a humorist (NSFW columnist) and business communications specialist. Alexander and Epstein have been a creative team for over a decade, producing and co-hosting two nationally syndicated radio shows (Off-the-Wire, the Sportsman’s Daily Weekend Show), and collaborating on an assortment of multi-media projects (including their latest, an authoritative guide to losers and losing called, appropriately, Loser, which is currently in development).

Tom Alexander grew up in his family’s cinema business. This early exposure to film and music served as the inspiration for a career that’s included screenwriting and composing music for radio, TV, film and his own bands. Tom is also a voiceover artist and Silver Microphone Award-winning broadcaster in the areas of sports, comedy, entertainment and jazz.

Charles Epstein is a humorist (NSFW columnist, formerly a Huffington Post satire columnist) and business communications specialist (founder and President of BackBone, Inc., a marketing and public relations firm specializing in technology and workforce management). He has also developed a number of employee engagement and communications platforms, including PEAQuest (“immersive” health and wellness assessments), Weekender (moves wellness to the weekends) and mBARC (a business mobility and Duty of Care platform).

EP 4: It’s Not Fear of Heights - It’s Fear of Falling

April 23, 2019

Duration: 36:00

Tom and Charles discuss the perils of self diagnosis. Interviews with Symantec's Amy Cappellanti-Wolf and CBS Morning Producer Jay Kernis.

EP 3: We’ve Always Wanted to Pretend to be Industrial Psychologists

April 16, 2019

Duration: 39:00

Hosts Tom and Charles get deep: they discuss AI and job candidate interviews with HRMC's Ron Selewach, and engage Legendary Sports Radio Broadcaster, Sid Rosenberg in a candid discussion of the demons that almost derailed his career.

EP 2: Outrageous, Egregious, Preposterous

April 9, 2019

Duration: 38:59

Tom and Charles pay homage to Joe Frank, a legendary radio monologuist whose original show was called, not coincidentally, Work in Progress. Interviews with WorldatWork's CEO Scott Cawood, and actor Phil Morris, best known as "Jackie Chiles" in Seinfeld.

EP 1: The Pilot: Shamelessly asking Google VP for a job

April 2, 2019

Duration: 35:54

Tom and Charles peer into the future of total rewards with Workspan’s intrepid Editor-in-Chief Dan Cafaro and faux apply for a job with Google’s VP of Creative, Brand & Media John Zissimos, whose enthusiasm about his workplace gives credence – and then some – to every great thing we’ve heard about working at Google.


Listen to Work in Progress via iTunes, SoundCloud, and Podomatic.

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