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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.
 
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Actress and author Kathryn Leigh Scott joins Nancy to discuss her many roles within the cult classic television series Dark Shadows, her novels, including September Girl, and other new projects. Plus, Scott reveals what it was like kissing vampire Barnabas Collins and why House of Dark Shadows (1970) might be the perfect film to get you in the Hall…
 
Cassandra Peterson joins Nancy to discuss her career as horror icon Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, latest projects including the music video ‘Don’t Cancel Halloween,’ and life during the pandemic. Plus, Cassandra shares her theories on the longevity and scope of the pop culture icon and reveals her personal childhood experience of being bullied due …
 
Acclaimed actors Caroline Aaron (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal) join Nancy to discuss the power and importance of women’s stories, their one-woman film Call Waiting co-written by Bucatinsky (with Dori Fram) and starring Aaron, and the unique challenges in sharing the stories of characters Judy Baxter and Carol Lane (1:29). …
 
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Byrd (inducted with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts) joins Nancy to discuss his music, the inspiration and process behind his latest rock album Sobering Times, his role as a “Recovery Troubador,” and why these songs and social support are especially important during stressful times. Plus, Ricky offers some advice for t…
 
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Oates joins Nancy to discuss his musical journey from Hall & Oates to his latest solo project with the Good Road Band Live in Nashville, inspired by his early musical influences. Plus, John shares his creative projects and process during the pandemic and how Nashville, his life beyond music, including his love of hi…
 
Grammy Award-winning songwriter and singer Jonas Myrin joins Nancy to discuss the inspiration behind his new Capital CMG Records debut single “Not Alone” (1:28), the importance of introspection and positivity in his work and collaborations, writing with icons, and stepping out of your comfort zone. Plus, Nancy talks about identifying opportunities …
 
“Bad to the Bone” veteran blues/rocker George Thorogood joins Nancy to discuss the Marla Thorogood Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research, founded to honor his wife Marla who died of ovarian cancer in 2019 (1:25), how fans can support this important initiative during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and why taking charge of your health and remind…
 
Kirsten Scott and Matthew Scott join Nancy to discuss their acting and singing careers, their musical theater-driven journey and work with shows from Jersey Boys to Rock of Ages, their new routines, and thoughts on Broadway’s safe comeback. Plus, the actors share their suggestions for children and young adults (and their parents) interested in the …
 
We have hundreds of guests today on DragCast! Well, just one guest with hundreds of voices. Jim Cummings, the voice of Winnie the Pooh, Darkwing Duck, Hondo Onaka, and too many more to count joins us for a fun-filled episode. He talks about his life making cartoons, movies, video games, and iconic Disney rides, where he gets his inspiration, and wh…
 
Actor/songwriter Barry Anderson and actor/choreographer Rusty Mowery join Nancy to discuss their Broadway-driven careers and work with Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, and Pretty Woman, where they were when Broadway and London’s West End closed due to the pandemic, and their experiences working and staying connected in the business during these isolating …
 
Micky Dolenz joins Nancy to discuss his musical and acting journey from Circus Boy to The Monkees and beyond, the Laurel Canyon music days, and his latest adventures and projects including ‘The Monkees Live - The Mike & Micky Show,' his new album with Michael Nesmith (1:24). Plus, Nancy reviews the benefits of adding simple routines to your daily l…
 
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Lodge joins Nancy to discuss his new family-driven single “In These Crazy Times (Isolation Mix),” getting up to speed on GarageBand to record during a pandemic, finding the positive in negative times, and his Moody Blues’ studio experience during ‘Days of Future Passed’(1:33). Plus, in our Entertaining Ideas segment…
 
Actor David Hoffman joins Nancy to discuss his creative career, his role as Doug in the popular Liberty Mutual ad campaign LiMu Emu and Doug, and his new web series George Washington is Here to Help (1:32). Plus, Nancy shares her magazine humor column highlighting the time she dragged her husband to a taping of Let’s Make a Deal. (41:12). Like and …
 
Platinum-selling recording artist Jamie O’Neal joins Nancy to discuss her country music journey, songwriting process, and mega-hits including “There Is No Arizona” and “Somebody’s Hero”, her upcoming album and powerful new single “Wreck Me” (1:18). And in our Entertaining Ideas segment, Nancy fills you in on where to get your virtual summer country…
 
Guitarist and Savoy Brown founder Kim Simmonds joins Nancy to discuss his career journey and decades of self-discovery in the music business, his blues roots, and new album Ain’t Done Yet (1:28). And in our Entertaining Ideas segment, Nancy is joined by Chris Vance, CEO and founder of the piano instruction software and online service Playground Ses…
 
Ugh…he’s so good! Pentatonix founder and all-around musical and comedy genius Scott Hoying is on DragCast! Join us as Scott lets us in on his secrets of producing in quarantine and what it’s like to be a part of a global sensation. Also in this episode: Pentatonix, At Home EP, At Homes remote produced videos, Ugh… You’re So Good podcast, Rozzi, Tay…
 
Orfeh!!! The Tony-nominated star of the musicals Legally Blonde and Pretty Woman joins us to talk about the Broadway family, her early pop career, her honorary godmother, Cher, her desert island make-up picks, and more! In this episode: Saturday Night Fever, Footloose, Andy Karl, Jerry Mitchell, Across the Universe, Joe Cocker, Or N More, Chaz Bono…
 
Rock legend Justin Hayward joins Nancy to discuss his musical journey, the Moody Blues’ and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame experience, his songwriting process, and creative challenges during stressful times. Plus, the story behind his new EP and songs “My Juliette” and “One Summer Day” (1:21). Also in this episode, Nancy talks about using books to …
 
Comedian Jesus Trejo joins Nancy to discuss the family-driven inspiration behind his stand-up and new Showtime special Stay At Home Son, the similarities of parenting parents and kids, helping others age gracefully, and comedy learning opportunities during the pandemic (1:20). Also in this episode, Nancy talks about the YouTube channel Our Family P…
 
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