Entertaining Insights (formerly Whine At 9) is the podcast that highlights life lessons, laughs, and entertainment. Join host Dr. Nancy Berk and her celebrity and expert guests as they discuss their fascinating journeys and insights. Nancy’s ability to build genuine conversations with showbiz icons has made her show a popular landing place for Oscar, Grammy, and Emmy Award winners and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Packed with powerful advice, simple suggestions, and a dose of humor, Entertaining Insights will help you create your most positive, fun, and productive to-do lists.
Check out and listen to recent episodes below.
Talking Storytelling, Writing Process, And ‘The Other Side of the Wall’ With Amy Ephron, Plus Advice For Creating A Great Website – Episode 490
Author Amy Ephron joins Nancy to discuss The Other Side of the Wall, the third book in her trilogy for young readers, her creative career, and writing process . Plus, website developer Rene Morozowich offers some tips and strategies for creating an effective website.
Talking Live Comedy and Legends with Comedy Cellar Owner Noam Dworman, Plus A Stand-Up Life Lesson – Episode 489
Comedy Cellar owner Noam Dworman joins Nancy to discuss the history and highlights of the legendary New York City comedy institution, why famous alums keep coming back, and the ever-changing world of stand-up . Plus, television comedy writer Joel Madison shares a lesson learned from the comedy stage.
Talking Stand-Up Success, Comedy Careers, and Helping Others Shine with Wendy Liebman, Plus A Glimpse Into The Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop and Some College Admission Humor – Episode 488
Comedian Wendy Liebman joins Nancy to discuss her stand-up journey from earlier performances to popular late night show appearances and comedy specials, and the importance of mentoring. Plus, a review of the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop and a humor essay that helped change Nancy’s writing world.
Talking Humor, Comic Strip Success, and Life Shifts with Cathy Guisewite, Plus How To Make New Year’s Resolutions Work For You – Episode 487
Emmy Award-winning cartoonist Cathy Guisewite joins Nancy to discuss her iconic comic strip Cathy and her new book Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault. And work-life expert Kathy Caprino helps kick off the new year with strategies for reaching your 2020 goals.
Singer-songwriter Kalie Shorr joins Nancy to discuss her acclaimed album ‘Open Book’, the Song Suffragettes and the changing culture for women in music, and finding your unique creative voice. And entertainment writer Megan McLachlan joins Nancy for some entertainment-driven gift ideas.
Talking ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’, Frank Capra, Jimmy Stewart and Christmas with Karolyn Grimes – Episode 485
Karolyn Grimes joins Nancy to discuss her childhood role as Zuzu Bailey in Frank Capra’s ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’, working with the director and Jimmy Stewart, and how the film came back into her life decades after its release.
And Nancy shares a humor column featuring those quirky family members who always seem to surface at the holiday table.