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.
Comedian Nate Bargatze joins Nancy to discuss his comedy journey, family influences, writing process, the power of Netflix, and upcoming Vegas show. (1:59)
Find out more about our segment sponsor Rock and Romance Cruise. (32:00)
And in our new segment Stand-Up Strategy, comedian and impressionist Terry Jones shares a life lesson he learned from comedy that can be applied to the real world. (32:20)
Plus a take away tip on the importance of analyzing feedback. (40:00)
Talking Rock and Roll and Recovery with Ricky Byrd and An Entertaining Destination Idea – Episode 476
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts) joins Nancy to discuss his music, sobriety, and the impact of his work and his album Clean Getaway in the recovery community and beyond. And in our Entertaining Destination segment: Why the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a “must visit” online and IRL. Plus, a take-away tip that could make an important difference.
Actor Jon Provost joins Nancy to discuss his career, including his role as Timmy in the beloved series Lassie, and the bottom line about being in the well. Nancy adds a little humor as she addresses school lunch box anxiety. Plus, a fun flashback tip.
Find out more about segment sponsor Soul Train Cruise.
Talking Creative Careers and Protecting Your Work with Jazz Pianist and Entertainment Lawyer David Gurwin and Tips for Authors – Episode 474
Jazz pianist and nationally recognized entertainment lawyer David Gurwin joins Nancy to discuss his creative-based career, copyright law, and ways writers, comics, musicians and other
Talking Documentaries and John and Yoko with Filmmaker Michael Epstein and a Creative Writing Opportunity That Channels Solitude – Episode 473
Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Michael Epstein joins Nancy to discuss his film John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky, capturing the untold story of John Lennon
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.