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 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 Comedy Cellar alums keep coming back, and the ever-changing world of stand-up (1:27). Plus, television comedy writer, producer and stand-up Joel Madison (Roseanne, Crashing) shares a lesson learned from the comedy stage (37:07).

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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 and being memorable (1:48). Plus, a review of the popular Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop (22:00, 25:23) and a humor essay that helped change Nancy’s writing world (37:48).

Find out more about segment sponsor Ultimate Disco Cruise (1:25).

Find out more about the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop.
Find out more about Wendy Liebman’s Locally Grown Comedy.
Watch Wendy Liebman’s Taller On TV.

Visit Nancy’s website.

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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 the history of her daily comic strip Cathy, finding humor in challenging topics, her creative process, why she ended the popular comic strip after three decades, and her new book Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault (1:45).

Find out more about segment sponsor Ultimate Disco Cruise (1:22).

And to kick off the new year, career success and work-life expert Kathy Caprino talks with Nancy about her love-hate relationship with New Year’s Resolutions and how we can maximize the likelihood of reaching our goals in 2020 (38:21).

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Talking Women in Music, Creative Honesty, and Fighting Like A Girl with Kalie Shorr – Episode 486

Singer-songwriter Kalie Shorr joins Nancy to discuss her acclaimed album Open Book, the Song Suffragettes and the changing culture for women in music, performing with music idols and finding your unique creative voice (1:31). Need some last minute gift ideas? Nancy is joined by entertainment writer Megan McLachlan for some entertainment-driven suggestions (29:20). Find out more about segment sponsor Ultimate Disco Cruise (1:11).

Listen to this episode’s takeaway tip (49:49).

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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 (1:23).

Find out more about segment sponsor Ultimate Disco Cruise (1:02).

Do you have a little family-driven comedy or stress during the holidays? Maybe you’ll recognize a few of these characters from Nancy’s humor column. Every gathering has a few (20:19).

Listen to this episode’s takeaway tip (23:51).

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Talking Storytelling and ‘Work In Progress’ with Abby McEnany, Plus Tips for Breaking Into Entertainment in Your Hometown – Episode 484

Improv favorite Abby McEnany joins Nancy to discuss her new Showtime series Work in Progress, sharing her very personal story and struggles onscreen, and the importance of creating a dialogue for learning (1:31).
Watch the Work in Progress trailer.

Find out more about segment sponsor Ultimate Disco Cruise (1:07).
Dawn Keezer, director of the Pittsburgh Film Office offers up advice on how to get involved in local filmmaking (32:40).

Listen to this episode’s takeaway tip (38:51).
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