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.
Caroline Aaron and Dan Bucatinsky Talk Women’s Stories, ‘Call Waiting’, ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ and ‘Scandal,’ Plus Challenging Humor – Episode 520
Acclaimed actors Caroline Aaron (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal) join Nancy to discuss the power and importance of women’s stories, their one-woman film ‘Call Waiting’, plus the actors discuss some behind-the-scenes…
Ricky Byrd Talks Rock, Recovery, and ‘Sobering Times,’ Plus Maximizing Writing Productivity – Episode 519
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Byrd (inducted with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts) joins Nancy to discuss his music, the inspiration and process behind his latest rock album ‘Sobering Times’, his role as a “Recovery Troubador,” and why these songs and social support are especially important during stressful times. Plus, Ricky offers some advice for those hoping to achieve their creative dreams. And in our second segment, Nancy talks writing strategy and productivity with bestselling author Mark Bego…
John Oates Talks Inspiration, Music Roots, ‘Live in Nashville’, and The Good Road Band, Plus Songwriting Advice – Episode 518
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Oates joins Nancy to discuss his musical journey from Hall & Oates to his latest solo project ‘Live in Nashville’. Plus, John shares his creative projects and process during the pandemic and how Nashville, his life beyond music, including his love of history, have helped shape his work. And in our second segment, songwriting professor Billy Seidman fills us in on his book ‘The Elements of Song Craft’.
Jonas Myrin Talks Songwriting, Positivity, Collaboration and “Not Alone”, Plus New Virtual Opportunities – Episode 517
Grammy Award-winning songwriter and singer Jonas Myrin joins Nancy to discuss the inspiration behind his new debut single “Not Alone” and the importance of introspection and positivity in his work. Plus, Nancy talks about exploring and opening new doors virtually, including writing opportunities….
George Thorogood Talks Rock and Roll, Taking Charge of Your Health, and The Importance Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Research, Plus a Scriptwriting Opportunity to Create Change – Episode 516
“Bad to the Bone” veteran blues/rocker George Thorogood joins Nancy to discuss the Marla Thorogood Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research, and why taking charge of your health and reminding family and friends to do the same is so important. Plus, Nancy reviews an opportunity for screenwriters…
Kirsten and Matthew Scott Talk Musical Theater, Broadway Dreams, and ‘Rock of Ages,’ Plus Writing, Kids, and Gratitude Journals – Episode 515
Kirsten Scott and Matthew Scott join Nancy to discuss their acting and singing careers, their musical theater-driven journey and work with shows from ‘Jersey Boys’ to ‘Rock of Ages’, their new routines, and thoughts on Broadway’s safe comeback. Plus, the actors share their suggestions for children and young adults (and their parents) interested in the performing arts. And writer/columnist Bonnie Jean Feldkamp on how parents…