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.

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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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Olivia Rox Talks Music, Writing, and Christmas, Plus Ami Negron on Holiday Crafting, Vintage Upcycling, and Shopping – Episode 561

Singer and songwriter Olivia Rox joins Nancy to talk about her holiday hit “It’s Christmastime,” her creative process, using songwriting as a journal, and her latest single “Princess.” Plus Olivia discusses her upcoming novel and collaborating with her parents, music executive Tamara Van Cleef-Hill and jazz saxophone legend Warren Hill. And in the second segment, rock manager and artist Ami Negron talks crafting, holiday gift ideas, and shopping tips.

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Carnie Wilson Talks Family, Parenting, Wilson Phillips and The Beach Boys, Plus Lian Dolan and Teri Rizvi on The New Book Sisters! – Episode 560

Singer, television personality, and entrepreneur Carnie Wilson joins Nancy to talk about her life in music, Wilson Phillips, The Beach Boys, and family and parenting. Plus, Carnie shares the scoop on her baking business Love Bites and discusses behind-the-scenes observations of a high profile career. And Nancy discusses family and sibling dynamics and the new book Sisters! with co-editor Teri Rizvi and Satellite Sisters podcast founder Lian Dolan.

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Florence LaRue Talks The Fifth Dimension, Grammy-Winning Music, Touring, Writing, and Life Lessons, Plus James Fauntleroy on Navigating The Music Business and 1500 Sound Academy – Episode 559

Fifth Dimension legend Florence LaRue joins Nancy to talk about her career journey with the Grammy Award-winning group and the inspiration behind her new book ‘Grace in Your Second Act: A Guide to Aging Gracefully.’ Plus, Grammy Award-winning producer and singer James Fauntleroy on music education and 1500 Sound Academy.

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Cassandra Peterson Talks Elvira, Writing, Secrets, and Halloween, Plus Nancy’s Tips for Memoir Writing – Episode 558

Elvira, Mistress of The Dark creator and actress Cassandra Peterson joins Nancy to talk about The Queen of Halloween, her new memoir “Yours Cruelly, Elvira,” tell-all moments (including Elvis!), and writing inspiration and motivation. In the second segment, Nancy shares some tips for writing your own stories including a memoir writing workshop to help jumpstart your creativity.

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Marshall Thompson Talks Chi-Lites, Hit Music History, Big Breaks, and Michael Jackson, Plus Author Teri Rizvi on Sharing Your Journey – Episode 557

Chi-Lites legend Marshall Thompson joins Nancy to talk about his music journey from playing with Gladys Knight, booking early club talent shows with upcoming artists Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5, to Jackie Wilson’s endorsement, and Chi-Lites hit music including “Have You Seen Her” and “Oh Girl.” Plus, author Teri Rizvi shares the story of her new memoir, One Heart with Courage.

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