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.
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.
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.
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.
Bill Mumy and Angela Cartwright Talk Lost in Space, Hollywood History, Memoirs, Celebrity Crushes, and Secrets, Plus Friend-Driven Humor, Grandchildren, and Boomer Moments – Episode 556
Former child actors Bill Mumy and Angela Cartwright join Nancy to talk about their new pictorial memoir ‘Lost (And Found) In Space 2′, behind-the-scenes’ stories of Lost in Space, their longstanding friendship, and life beyond the beloved sixties series and the Jupiter 2. Plus, Nancy shares her latest magazine humor column.
Dan Naturman Talks Comedy, Novels, and Stand-Up Inspiration and Advice, Plus Writing and Book Editing Tips from a Pro – Episode 555
Stand-up favorite Dan Naturman joins Nancy to talk about his creative journey, stand-up comedy experiences during law school, New York’s Comedy Cellar, the HBO series ‘Crashing’, and the story behind his comedy-inspired debut novel Ira Spiro: Before Covid. In the second segment, Nancy shares writing and editing tips for authors and wannabe authors from independent book editor and Editorchick.com founder Nancy LaFever.
P.J. Pacifico Talks Music, Songwriting and Television, and The Power of Creative Shifts, Plus Documentary Filmmaker Chris Hudson Zooms In On The Andy Griffith Show – Episode 554
Singer and songwriter P.J. Pacifico joins Nancy to talk about his music journey, writing music for television, performing, and returning to his solo roots with “Every Little Heartbreak.” P.J. and Nancy also discuss the process of writing for others and its positive impact on developing skillsets. Plus, Chris Hudson discusses his documentary The Mayberry Effect.