Think Dilbert meets Marc Maron (host of the popular WTF podcast). The Work in Progress podcast engages prominent business execs, athletes, actors, musicians, writers, artists, etc., in revealing and entertaining conversations about their work, life…and everything in between.  Hosts Tom Alexander and Charles Epstein bring their signature blend of insight, wit and irreverence to the interviews:


Sponsored by WorldatWork, a global HR trade organization that reaches 90,000 senior level executives:

  • 74% work for organizations with 1,000 or more employees, 25% work for organizations with 20,000 or more employees.
  • Over 80% of Fortune 500 companies are represented among their members.
  • Consistently ranked among top 30 business podcasts on Podomatic.


“Tom, Charles, you guys are terrific, loved the questions, would love to talk to you guys again anytime.” Actor Phil Morris, “Jackie Chiles” from Seinfeld.

“This podcast asks all the right questions – ones we should all be asking ourselves every morning we show up at work.” John Zissimos, Google VP of Brand and Media

 “Thank you so much for the really cool and enjoyable conversation around writing for your podcast. You two asked some super nuanced questions. It’s nice when someone you’re talking to has read the works!” Novelist Andrew Krivak, National Book Award runner-up.

“The early reviews are great – even had a rave from Moscow! Most are along the lines that they learned a bunch of stuff they didn’t know and that they like how you guys jazz it up to be a fun listen. Nice work gentlemen!” David Foote, Foote Partners.

“As a kid I dreamed of becoming a baseball player, an astronaut, an archeologist and, time permitting,  the manager of the local McDonalds for the free cheeseburgers and fries. If, like me, you still imagine what it’s like being all those things, this podcast is the (virtual) fulfillment of your deepest childhood fantasies…possibly some of your adult ones too.” Charles Epstein, co-host and co-producer. 

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Work in Progress conducts most interviews over Zoom. This gives our guests the ability to come on the show from anywhere, and great flexibility in working an appearance around their schedule. Please fill out the form below to book a client on our show!

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 mBARC, a business mobility and Duty of Care platform that enables people to successfully transition from one location, culture, and/or setting to another – from country to country, state to state, the main office to the home office.