Entertaining Insights with Dr. Nancy Berk

Entertaining Insights with Dr. Nancy Berk

Entertaining Insights is the podcast that highlights life lessons, laughs, and great entertainment. Join host, clinical psychologist, comic and author Dr. Nancy Berk and special celebrity and expert guests as they discuss their fascinating journeys and insights. 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.

Episodes

May 7, 2021 57 min

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jonas Myrin joins Nancy to discuss the process and inspiration behind the music and music video for his single “For The Ones We Love,” motivation in music, and finding collaborative opportunities and perspectives that build meaningful music (1:22). Plus, the story behind Atlas House, the recording and creative environment developed by Myrin to foster multidimensional music-driven projects.

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Peter Mehlman joins Nancy to discuss his career from journalist to longtime writer and producer of Seinfeld, the unique writing experience, the story behind George’s double-dipping episode, and the popularity of “Yada Yada Yada.” Plus, Peter talks about writing beyond Seinfeld, the inspiration behind his latest novel #MeAsWell, comedy and creativity, his recent op-ed piece for the LA Times, and advice for writers (1:06).

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Grammy-winning hit maker Lauren Daigle joins Nancy to discuss her career, the impact of others on her songwriting, the power of humor, her love of community, and the new music video Hold On To Me that highlights the important needs of others (1:26).

In the second segment, Grammy winner and singer/songwriter Jonas Myrin shares his secrets for creative inspiration that have helped inspire others and his new single “For The Ones We Lo...

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NASCAR pit reporter Jamie Little joins Nancy to discuss her extraordinary career in motor sports, breaking the glass ceiling for women broadcasters in racing, and landing in the Netflix series ‘The Crew’. Plus, Jamie discusses the strong family fan factor in NASCAR and shares her love for taking on challenges, including jumping into entrepreneur life with her husband in the world of subs and Bundt cake (1:18).

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Actor Jerry Mathers joins Nancy to discuss his childhood role as Beaver Cleaver in the beloved series Leave It to Beaver (1957-1963), life behind the scenes, working on Broadway and beyond, and his advocacy work in diabetes awareness (1:14).

In the second segment, Dawn Keezer, director of the Pittsburgh Film Office, discusses current filming, process and protocols in southwestern Pennsylvania, how to put your house on the radar for...

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Singer/songwriter Candice Night joins Nancy to discuss the creative inspiration and process behind Nature’s Light, the latest album from Renaissance rock band Blackmore’s Night featuring Night and husband, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ritchie Blackmore (founding member of Deep Purple, Rainbow founder). Plus, Candice shares her writing process, genre shifts, family updates and stories from frequent secret family trips (as fans) to Re...

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Howard and David Bellamy, the Bellamy Brothers, join Nancy to discuss their unusual music journey in pop and country, their #1 hit “Let Your Love Flow”, the long partnership that led to hit-making music success, and their reality series Honky Tonk Ranch. Plus, the Bellamys discuss their new music video No Country Music for Old Men featuring John Anderson and the powerful legacy of country music (1:19).

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Singer-songwriter Lilly Winwood joins Nancy (1:23) to discuss her debut album Time Well Spent, her unique music journey, songwriting process, and what it’s like being a country artist when your dad is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Steve Winwood).

Plus, entertainment entrepreneur and musician Zak Kuhn, founder of The Nashville Briefing and host of the Zak Kuhn Show podcast, discusses his popular music-driven newsletter and in...

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Bestselling author Mark Bego joins Nancy to discuss his long friendship with Mary Wilson, the Motown legend and founding member of The Supremes who passed away this month. From her rise to fame to life beyond the music, Mark offers insights and stories about an extraordinary woman whose talent was matched by her heart and her dedication to the people and causes she loved (1:22).

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Comedian and actress Rosebud Baker joins Nancy to discuss her stand-up journey and comedy career, her podcast Devils’ Advocate, getting married during the pandemic, and working with Michael Che. Plus, Rosebud shares details on growing up in a high profile political family, and how her personal story is channeling a new project (1:06).

In the second segment, Nancy talks comedy albums and capturing comedy history with Comedy on Viny...

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Multi-platinum selling artist Phil Vassar joins Nancy to discuss his country music journey, life off the road in Nashville, family time and creative projects during the pandemic, and recording from his wine cellar for Circle Network’s Phil Vassar’s Songs from The Cellar. Plus, Phil’s thoughts on songwriting and recording success, his love of coffee, and one of the reasons why he probably doesn’t write many ballads (1:06).

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Country music artist and Urban Cowboy legend Mickey Gilley joins Nancy to discuss his music journey, famous relatives Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart, the bar and film that influenced his career, mechanical bulls, flying planes, his television career, and chart-topping success (1:10).

In the second segment, Nancy talks with Josh Mills and Jason Klamm about the new podcast Rarified Heir featuring grown children of celebrities, Mi...

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Broadway veteran, 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 recovery from COVID-19 and the popular window concerts that earned him a viral audience, 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 background details o...

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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 (1:16).

Plus, Nancy talks writing strategy, the power of deadlines, writers’ block, and moving forward with celeb...

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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 chosen to discuss his struggle with migraine headaches to help educate others (1:26). Plus, Nancy corners Karamo to find out if her loved one’s fanny pack is a fashion do or don’t.

And Nancy talks New Year’s resolutions, practical goa...

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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 (1:35).

Plus, Vicki and Nancy talk about Vicki’s two-woman show Vicki Lawrence & Mama and her work with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) as a spokesperson for ...

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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 (1:56).

In the second segment, ventriloquist, coach and entertainment producer Gary Owen shares creative gift ideas for beginning and advanced ...

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Tony Award winner and Emmy and Grammy nominee 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 that channels the beauty of the holiday season (1:21).

Plus, Kelli and Nancy discuss routine shifts and changes during these isolating times, and ways to lend support ...

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Folk legend and Grammy winner Noel Paul Stookey joins Nancy to discuss the power of music to create social awareness and change, his journey as one-third of the beloved ’60s folk music trio Peter, Paul, and Mary and their hits like “If I Had a Hammer” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” and “Blowin’ in The Wind” that quickly became empowering songs during the difficult times of that decade. Plus, Noel discusses the story behind his p...

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Emmy Award-winning television, film and stage actor Richard Thomas joins Nancy to discuss acting and career balance, his creative journey from his role as the beloved John-Boy Walton on The Waltons to more recent roles in hit series like The Americans and Billions, and the upcoming holiday special and PBS tradition Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir featuring Kelli O’Hara and Richard Thomas. Plus, Richard and Nancy talk about the...

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