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.

Check out and listen to recent episodes below.

Samantha Strauss Talks Television Writing, Her Showtime Series ‘The End’, and Tips for Writers, Plus Cathy Sikorski on Elder Law and Family Conversations – Episode 551

Television and film writer Samantha Strauss joins Nancy to discuss her writing career, the backstory and inspiration behind the new Showtime series ‘The End’, and the power of television in creating important conversations. In the second segment, author and elder law attorney Cathy Sikorski talks about important family and legal discussions and her upcoming book.

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Livingston Taylor Talks Music, Performance, and Being Back on The Road, Plus Mary Lou Quinlan on Social Interactions and Bouncing Back – Episode 550

Singer, songwriter, and professor Livingston Taylor joins Nancy to discuss creativity, performance, stepping back into tour mode, and the power of live interactions. In the second segment, New York Times bestselling author, actress, and marketing expert Mary Lou Quinlan and Nancy review challenges, changes, hits and misses as we return to our more social selves.

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Kathy Kinney Talks Creativity, Crafting, Confidence, Mimi, and The Drew Carey Show, Plus Cindy Ratzlaff on Loss, Coping, and The Power of Small Steps – Episode 549

Actress, producer, and creator Kathy Kinney joins Nancy to discuss creative projects and life lessons during the pandemic, choosing to live a creative life, finding confidence, portraying Mimi on The Drew Carey Show, going for makeovers with Tammy Faye Bakker, and her Mrs. P and Queen of Your Own Life projects. And author, marketing executive, and book publishing veteran Cindy Ratzlaff…

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Stella Parton Talks Confidence, Country Music, Dreams and Determination, Cooking, and Tennessee Travel – Episode 548

Singer, songwriter, producer and actress Stella Parton joins Nancy to discuss her journey in the music business and beyond, her 40th album ‘Survivor’, and the importance of determination and strength in making creative dreams happen. Plus, Stella shares her love of cooking and cookbook writing, and offers Tennessee travel suggestions.

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Timmy Brown Talks Country Music, Songwriting, Grandparents, and Moving to Nashville, Plus Lights and Laughter – Episode 547

Rising country music artist Timmy Brown joins Nancy to discuss his grandmother and the family inspiration behind his song “If You Were Here,” his new album, songwriting process, and decision to move to Nashville. Plus, Nancy’s latest magazine humor column.

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Noel Paul Stookey Talks Just Causes, Folk Music, Positive Change, and Peter, Paul and Mary, Plus Podcast Insights with Dave Jackson – Episode 546

Peter, Paul and Mary’s Noel Paul Stookey joins Nancy to discuss the inspiration behind his new album ‘Just Causes,’ the social concern and charities related to each track, and the power of folk music to create positive change. Plus, Hall of Fame podcaster Dave Jackson discusses podcast popularity, listening strategies, and his new book.

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