99 episodes

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.

Entertaining Insights with Dr. Nancy Berk Dr. Nancy Berk

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.5, 17 Ratings

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.

    Tommy James Talks Music Memories, Miracles, Detours, and Upcoming Biopic, Plus Television Flashbacks with Laurie Jacobson - Episode 503

    Tommy James Talks Music Memories, Miracles, Detours, and Upcoming Biopic, Plus Television Flashbacks with Laurie Jacobson - Episode 503

    Tommy James joins Nancy to discuss his journey with Tommy James and The Shondells and beyond including hits like “Hanky Panky,” “Crystal Blue Persuasion”, “Crimson & Clover,” “Mony Mony,” and “Sweet Cherry Wine,” his autobiography 'Me, The Mob, and The Music,' and the upcoming biopic that chronicles his extraordinary story. Plus, Nancy talks with Hollywood historian Laurie Jacobson about television memories, favorite programs and stars from the 50s, 60s and 70s, and her new book TV Dinne

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Julia Scotti Talks Comedy Specials, ‘America’s Got Talent’, and The Power of Honesty and Age, Plus Advice for Stand-Up Beginners - Episode 502

    Julia Scotti Talks Comedy Specials, ‘America’s Got Talent’, and The Power of Honesty and Age, Plus Advice for Stand-Up Beginners - Episode 502

    Comedian Julia Scotti joins Nancy to discuss age and gender in the comedy world, her Showtime special More Funny Women of a Certain Age, and her career journey—including the experience of becoming a quarter finalist and fan favorite on Season 11 of America’s Got Talent and the impact of revealing her personal story of becoming a woman of transgendered experience via the primetime stage. Plus, Nancy talks with club manager and comedian Jason Clark about the common mistakes new comics make onstage and off

    • 36 min
    Tony Orlando Talks Music, Finding Creative Success, and Giving Back - Episode 501

    Tony Orlando Talks Music, Finding Creative Success, and Giving Back - Episode 501

    Veteran entertainer Tony Orlando joins Nancy to discuss his non-stop music career from hit records like “Tie A Yellow Ribbon”, “Candida”, and “Knock Three Times” to his seventies television variety show 'Tony Orlando and Dawn', life on the road and a future Broadway musical. Plus, more on Tony’s volunteer work with military veterans and his love for the fans.
    Is it time for you to create some music playlists? Nancy talks about the power of music in setting the stages in our lives.

    • 37 min
    NASA Astronaut Col. Nick Hague Talks Space, Patience, and Chasing Your Passion Plus A Glimpse Into The Impact of Space Exploration on Family Life with Col. Catie Hague - Episode 500

    NASA Astronaut Col. Nick Hague Talks Space, Patience, and Chasing Your Passion Plus A Glimpse Into The Impact of Space Exploration on Family Life with Col. Catie Hague - Episode 500

    NASA astronaut Col. Nick Hague joins Nancy to discuss life lessons from his career journey, his time on the International Space Station, and the powerful support networks that contribute to success and the human exploration of space. Plus, Nick’s wife Col. Catie Hague joins the conversation to talk about dual career relationships, co-parenting, and sheltering in place with an astronaut. And the Hagues share their simple strategies to keep family tension at bay during stay-at-home family quarantine moments

    • 47 min
    Alan Zweibel Talks Comedy Writing, ‘Laugh Lines’, and Helping Funny People Be Funnier - Episode 499

    Alan Zweibel Talks Comedy Writing, ‘Laugh Lines’, and Helping Funny People Be Funnier - Episode 499

    Emmy Award winner Alan Zweibel joins Nancy to discuss his incredible comedy journey from teenage joke writer to legendary television comedy writer (Saturday Night Live, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm), screenwriter, and best-selling author, his new memoir Laugh Lines, and life lessons from decades of comedy collaboration. Plus, Nancy shares her magazine humor column on RV travel which has her rethinking everything now that she’s stuck in her house for a while.

    • 50 min
    Paul Petersen Talks ‘The Donna Reed Show’, Growing Up in Hollywood, and Child Advocacy - Episode 498

    Paul Petersen Talks ‘The Donna Reed Show’, Growing Up in Hollywood, and Child Advocacy - Episode 498

    Actor and child advocate Paul Petersen joins Nancy to discuss Hollywood, his childhood role on the iconic sitcom The Donna Reed Show, his latest book celebrating the television show’s 60th anniversary, The Donna Reed Show: A Pictorial Memoir, and his work to protect children in the arts.

    Plus, Nancy talks about using retro television shows and great memories to generate a little positive energy.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Indygardener ,

Entertaining

It seems a little redundant to say this podcast is entertaining, but it is! And helpful to.

lil zasa ,

Entertaining

This podcast is interesting, entertaining and educational. Well done picking interesting people. Thank you so much.

Wilhome ,

Wholesome Fun

I really enjoy Dr. Berk's interviews. I can listen to them with my whole family. No foul language or sex talk. Just fun, clean interviews!

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