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.

Brian Stokes Mitchell Talks Broadway and The Hollywood Bowl, The Power of Art During Stressful Times, and The Actors Fund, Plus Robin Rothstein on Playwriting and Short Plays – Episode 533

Tony Award winner, and The Actors Fund Chairman of the Board Brian Stokes Mitchell joins Nancy to discuss Broadway, the power of the arts during the pandemic, his creative career, including the early days of ‘Trapper John, M.D.’, and the new PBS series ‘In Concert At The Hollywood Bowl’. Plus, Brian shares details on The Actors Fund. In the second segment, Nancy talks playwriting and short plays with playwright Robin Rothstein.

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Peggy Rowe Talks Writing, Inspiration, Family and Bestsellers, Plus Mark Bego on Creative Strategy and Tackling Writers’ Block – Episode 532

Writer and humorist Peggy Rowe joins Nancy to discuss her latest New York Times Bestseller ‘About Your Father And Other Celebrities I Have Known’, writing inspiration, creative productivity, family influences, and how fans of her son Mike Rowe (‘Dirty Jobs’) got a glimpse of her humor and helped push her to write even more. Plus, writing strategy with Mark Bego.

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Karamo Talks Self-Esteem, Self-Reflection, Health, Headaches, and The Power of ‘Queer Eye,’ Plus New Year’s Resolutions and Goal Setting with Mary Lou Quinlan – Episode 531

Karamo joins Nancy to discuss the importance of self-focus and self-care, how being one of the hosts of Netflix’s ‘Queer Eye’ has allowed him to help others and better understand himself, and why he has…

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Vicki Lawrence Talks ‘The Carol Burnett Show,’ Thelma Harper, ‘Mama’s Family,’ and New Projects, Plus Air Fryers and Kitchen Gadget Comedy – Episode 530

Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian Vicki Lawrence joins Nancy to discuss her journey from high school to ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ and beyond, the popularity of her character Thelma Harper, Bob Mackie wardrobe moments, and working with comedy legends. Plus, Vicki and Nancy talk about…

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Darci Lynne and Misty Farmer Talk Family, Christmas, and Working From Home, Plus Producer and Coach Gary Owen – Episode 529

America’s Got Talent winner Darci Lynne and her mother Misty Farmer join Nancy to talk about the power of family, Christmas, Darci’s career journey, music in their family, extreme togetherness, and filming ‘The Spin with Darci Lynne’ and Nickelodeon’s ‘Unfiltered’ from home during the pandemic. In the second segment, ventriloquist, coach and entertainment producer Gary Owen shares creative gift ideas…

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Kelli O’Hara Talks Broadway, Holiday Traditions, and ‘Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir,’ Plus Livestream Holiday Concerts – Episode 528

Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara joins Nancy to discuss her career journey, Broadway, creative decision-making, Christmas traditions, and the upcoming special ‘Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir featuring Kelli O’Hara and Richard Thomas.’ Plus, Nancy shares some livestream holiday entertainment ideas and…

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