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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Terry Fator Talks Vegas, Fans, Touring, and Ventriloquism Popularity Plus Steve Axtell on Creating Animatronics, Puppets, and Entertainment Opportunities – Episode 571
Headliner and ‘America’s Got Talent’ winner Terry Fator joins Nancy to talk about his Vegas residency at New York-New York, his show, and why he loves touring and shining the spotlight on ventriloquism. Plus, Axtell Expressions founder and creative visionary Steve Axtell discusses puppet design and creation, animatronics and AI with Nancy.
Judy Gold Talks Stand-Up, Comedy History, Sexism, Free Speech, and Cancel Culture – Episode 570
Comedian and actor Judy Gold joins Nancy to talk about her comedy career and influences, her book Yes I Can Say That: When They Come For The Comedians, We Are All In Trouble, and freedom of speech and what cancel culture means for comedians and the future of comedy. Plus, Nancy and Judy discuss women and sexism in the industry, growing up tall, and standing up to the bullies in life.
Firerose Talks Music, Collaboration, and Recording with Billy Ray Cyrus, Plus Donna Cavanagh on Writing a Children’s Beach Read – Episode 569
Firerose joins Nancy to talk about her music journey, the power of collaboration, working with Billy Ray Cyrus, and the inspiration behind her new single “All Figured Out.” Plus, Nancy discusses writing, family and beach influences, and the new children’s book Ramo to the Rescue with author and publisher Donna Cavanagh.
Todd Hoffman and Hunter Hoffman Talk Family, Mining, and Hoffman Family Gold, Plus Neal Hitch on Capturing The History of Woodstock – Episode 568
Discovery Channel Gold Rush stars Todd Hoffman and Hunter Hoffman join Nancy to talk about their new show ‘Hoffman Family Gold’, the family mission that drove their journey, Jack Hoffman, legacies and family friction, the Alaska fox, determination, and making dreams come true. In the second segment, Nancy discusses the power of Woodstock and storytelling with Neal Hitch, Senior Curator for the Museum at Bethel Woods.
Tom Papa Talks Stand-Up, Writing, Headlining Vegas, and Comedy Multitasking, Plus Nancy’s Latest Humor Column – Episode 567
Tom Papa joins Nancy to talk about his creative process, stand-up life, and writing and creating your own material and opportunities. Plus, Tom discusses comedy today, his next Netflix special and headlining Wynn Las Vegas. And Nancy dives into kitchen junk drawers via her latest magazine humor column.
Kent LaVoie Talks Lobo, Songwriting, and Me and You and A Dog Named Boo, Plus Lian Dolan on Novels and Lost and Found in Paris – Episode 566
Kent LaVoie, best known as singer/songwriter Lobo, joins Nancy to talk about his music career, writing love songs, his hit songs including “Me and You and A Dog Named Boo,” and the importance of believability in songs. Plus, Nancy discusses writing, deadlines, book deals, and the novel Lost and Found in Paris with the author—Lian Dolan.