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Entertaining Insights

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.

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Talking Comedy Careers, Novels and Routines with ‘Conan’ Writer Brian Kiley and a Stand-Up Contest via Round Table – Episode 472

Emmy Award-winning comedy writer Brian Kiley joins Nancy to discuss his comedy career including stand-up, three decades as a staff writer for Conan O’Brien, and new novel Maybe Kevin. And in our new Entertaining Opportunities segment, comedy writer/producer Linda Perret shares a stand-up comedy opportunity. Plus, Nancy’s take away tips from this episode.

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Talking Fans and Success Secrets with Elvira’s Cassandra Peterson and Backstage with Tavares – Episode 471

Cassandra Peterson, the actress and entrepreneur behind cult favorite character Elvira joins Nancy to discuss the decades-long success of the popular franchise, her journey, strategies, and important fan connections. And Nancy goes back stage on the Ultimate Disco Cruise to meet R&B/disco group Tavares to talk with Ralph, Chubby, Butch and Tiny Tavares about their entertainment-driven family business.
Find out more about segment sponsor Ultimate Disco Cruise.

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Talking Writing, Creating, Hollywood, and Why We Work with Bruce Ferber – Episode 470

Emmy-nominated comedy writer and producer Bruce Ferber (Home Improvement, Sabrina The Teenage Witch) joins Nancy to talk about expressing our creative voices, examining work roles, and his new book The Way We Work: On The Job in Hollywood. Nancy takes a humor detour to analyze yard work and seriously examines a great career lesson for everyone from the Vent Haven International Ventriloquism Convention.
Find out more about segment sponsor Ultimate Disco Cruise.

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Talking Disco, Cruises, and Celebrating Our Past with Yvonne Elliman, plus Nancy’s Rock Star Dilemma – Episode 469

Disco legend Yvonne Elliman joins Nancy during the Ultimate Disco Cruise to talk about her early rise to fame after being discovered by Andrew Lloyd Weber, her hit songs (“I Don’t Know How To Love Him”, “If I Can’t Have You”), strong fan base, and connecting with our past in special ways. And Nancy shares her own rock star experience marked with a bit of comedy, along with a glimpse into her upcoming guest list.

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