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.
Lian Dolan Talks Sisters, Secrets, and Fiction, Plus A Sister-Inspired Humor Writing Competition – Episode 505
Author and broadcaster Lian Dolan joins Nancy to discuss her latest novel The Sweeney Sisters, the story behind the intriguing Connecticut-based characters, people’s fascination with sisters, the complicated and humorous sides of sibling relationships, and her writing process. Plus, Nancy talks with writer and editor Marcia Stewart about Nickie’s Prize for Humor Writing…
Songwriter and Composer Frank Musker Talks Music, Collaboration, Buried Treasure, and World Goes Round – Episode 504
Frank Musker joins Nancy to discuss his journey from early boy band days to international hitmaker as a musician, composer and lyricist, and World Goes Round’s recently discovered music from the past including lead single “Big House”.
Tommy James Talks Music Memories, Miracles, Detours, and Upcoming Biopic, Plus Television Flashbacks with Laurie Jacobson – Episode 503
Tommy James joins Nancy to discuss his journey with Tommy James and The Shondells and beyond including early success with hits like “Hanky Panky,” “Crystal Blue Persuasion”, “Crimson & Clover,” “Mony Mony,” and “Sweet Cherry Wine,” his autobiography Me, The Mob, and The Music and an upcoming biopic. Plus, Nancy talks with Hollywood historian and author Laurie Jacobson.
Julia Scotti Talks Comedy Specials, ‘America’s Got Talent’, and The Power of Honesty and Age, Plus Advice for Stand-Up Beginners – Episode 502
Comedian Julia Scotti joins Nancy to discuss age and gender in the comedy world, her Showtime special ‘More Funny Women of a Certain Age’, and her career journey—including the experience of becoming a quarter finalist and fan favorite on Season 11 of ‘America’s Got Talent’ and the impact of revealing her personal story of becoming a woman of transgendered experience via the primetime stage. Plus,
Veteran entertainer Tony Orlando joins Nancy to discuss his non-stop music career from hit records like “Tie A Yellow Ribbon”, “Candida”, and “Knock Three Times” to his seventies television variety show ‘Tony Orlando and Dawn’, life on the road and…
NASA Astronaut Col. Nick Hague Talks Space, Patience, and Chasing Your Passion Plus A Glimpse Into The Impact of Space Exploration on Family Life with Col. Catie Hague – Episode 500
NASA astronaut Col. Nick Hague joins Nancy to discuss life lessons from his career journey, his time on the International Space Station, and the powerful support networks that contribute to success and the human exploration of space. Plus, Nick’s wife Col. Catie Hague joins the conversation to talk about dual career relationships, co-parenting, and sheltering in place with an astronaut…