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.

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.

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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.

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Marsha Mason Talks Acting, Directing, Attitude, and Mentoring, Plus Brad Forenza on Plays and Podcasts – Episode 565

Golden Globe winner and four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason (The Goodbye Girl, Chapter Two, Only When I Laugh) joins Nancy to talk about her acting and directing career, moving between theater, film, and television, and living a creative life. Plus, in the second segment, Nancy discusses plays and podcasts with actor, writer, and Around The Sun audio drama podcast founder Brad Forenza.

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Alya Talks Music, Storytelling, and Philanthropy, Plus Craig Carlson on Pancakes with Emily in Paris – Episode 564

Singer, songwriter, philanthropist, and journalist Alya Michelson joins Nancy to talk about her music, career journey, immigration from Russia, and creating positive change in the world.
And Nancy discusses the Netflix series ‘Emily in Paris’ with Breakfast in America restauranteur Craig Carlson, whose restaurant was part of Season 2 of the popular series.

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Ricky Byrd Talks Songwriting, Creativity and Inspiration, Sobriety, and Kittens, Plus AXS TV Host Katie Daryl Reviews The Top Ten Revealed – Episode 563

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Byrd joins Nancy to discuss music and creativity during the pandemic, accepting and adapting to a new normal, his current songwriting process, and his family’s new addition. Bonus: Ricky gives Nancy a songwriting lesson. Plus, Nancy talks with AXS TV Producer and Host Katie Daryl about her music-driven career, her show The Top Ten Revealed, and the power of revisiting great rock.

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Rick Gray Talks Vegas Entertainment and History, Residencies, and Great Comedy and Music, Plus Elizabeth Blau on Vegas Dining, Trends, Incredible Food Experiences, and Giving Back – Episode 562

Rick Gray, General Manager of Entertainment Operations at Wynn Las Vegas joins Nancy to talk about the Vegas entertainment scene, life after the initial shut-downs of the pandemic, entertainment at Wynn Las Vegas and the Encore Theater, and how comedy and music residencies are bringing the best to Vegas. Plus Elizabeth Blau, James Beard Award Nominee and restaurant development exec discusses the culinary landscape of Las Vegas, her restaurants, and teamwork, resiliency and compassion in the industry.

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