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Entertaining Insights with Dr. Nancy Berk

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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-Li
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
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: Be
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 the single “Every Little Heartbreak” (1:01). P.J. and Nancy also discuss the process
Jeff Sherman joins Nancy to discuss growing up surrounded by the legendary music of his father and uncle, The Sherman Brothers, and the world of Disney movies and music. Plus, Jeff shares his thoughts on the impact of early music exposure on c
Country music duo Hannah and Lauren Hobbs, The Hobbs Sisters, join Nancy to discuss their music journey, negotiating and navigating a career as a duo and with a twin, and their debut album ‘Turn It Up.’ Plus, the duo discuss their Pittsburgh ro
Television and film writer Samantha Strauss joins Nancy to discuss her writing career, the backstory and inspiration behind the new Showtime series The End, a series she created and wrote, and what audiences can expect from the cross-generation
Singer, songwriter, and professor Livingston Taylor joins Nancy to discuss creativity, performance, stepping back into tour mode, and the power of live interactions. Plus, Livingston shares his thoughts on teaching, the spectrum and side effect
Actress, producer, and creator Kathy Kinney joins Nancy to discuss creative projects and life lessons during the pandemic, choosing to live a creative life, finding confidence, portraying Mimi on The Drew Carey Show, going for makeovers with Ta
Singer, songwriter, producer and actress Stella Parton joins Nancy to discuss her journey in the music business and beyond, her 40th album Survivor, and the importance of determination and strength in making creative dreams happen (1:12). Plus
Rising country music artist Timmy Brown joins Nancy to discuss his grandmother and the family inspiration behind his song “If You Were Here,” his career, new album, songwriting process, and decision to move to Nashville (1:10). Plus, Nancy sha
Peter, Paul and Mary’s Noel Paul Stookey joins Nancy to discuss the inspiration behind his new album Just Causes, a curated compilation of songs written throughout his career, the social concern and charities related to each track, and the powe
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 perspective
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 ta
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
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 famil
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
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 Bl
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 T
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 W
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
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
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 Vas
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 televisi
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 ear
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