Monthly Archives: May 2013

#42 – Rick Dale

The Life of Dad Show - Episode 42 - Rick Dale

This week on The Life of Dad Show we welcome Rick Dale from The History Channel show, “American Restoration”. Rick talks about his show, fatherhood, and what viewers can expect from this season.

For those who have not seen the show it has Rick and his crew take rusty, beat-up items and restore them to their original glory. Whether it’s a giant gas pump from the 1940s or a Hopalong Cassidy bicycle from the 1950s, every restoration is a high-stakes business project where worthless rust is transformed into a valuable collectible. However, these restorations aren’t easy. Every project presents unique challenges for Rick and his team, who develop inventive processes to finish each job flawlessly and on time.

May 28th on the History Channel starts a whole new season and the first episode features music legend Billy Joel. Dale needs to help Billy restore a rare BSA 850 motorcycle for the pop superstar. The singer has a passion for classic bikes and loves to make new models look old. After trying out an old Steinway spinet in Rick’s “boneyard,” the crate is opened. Inside is a 1967 BSA Royal Star or rather, a bunch of parts including a cracked engine that happens to be irreplaceable. Rick and his crew try to get the bike to look like new.

#41 – Jim Gaffigan

The Life of Dad Show - Episode 41 - Jim Gaffigan

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy welcome Jim Gaffigan to the Life of Dad Show.

Jim Gaffigan is best known for his hysterical stand-up routine. His material on Hot Pockets and McDonalds are fan favorites. Jim has been in movies, television shows, and on Broadway. Now he can add being an author to his resume. Gaffigan’s book “Dad Is Fat” came out earlier this month. Go to Jim’s website – – to purchase the book.

In his book he explores fatherhood, his relationship with his wife and kids, and being on tour. The book is a great read and very funny. Art was able to chat with Jim about where the title of the book came from and how fatherhood has changed him.

#40 – Hines Ward

The Life of Dad Show - Episode 40 - Hines Ward

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy reminisce about college since students are preparing for closing another chapter in their life as they graduate from universities and colleges all over the country. Tom and Art give the listeners some “tips” on what to do and not to do. Plus they have Pittsburg Steelers great Hines Ward on the show.

The two-time Super Bowl champion and one-time Super Bowl MVP played his entire career with the Steelers. Ward has been selected to the Pro Bowl four times and is the Steelers All-time leader in receiving touchdowns, receiving yards, and receptions.

Now retired from the NFL Ward has taken up a new sport. He is currently training for the IRONMAN World Championship that will take place later this year in Kona, Hawaii. He teamed up with the “Got Chocolate Milk” campaign to do a documentary on his training. You can check out the “Become One” series at the “Got Chocolate Milk” website.

#39 – Mom 2.0 Summit w. Patrick Quinn & Dan Lazarz

The Life of Dad Show - Episode 39 - Mom 2.0 Summit w. Patrick Quinn & Dan Lazarz

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy welcome fellow Life of Dad partners Patrick Quinn and Dan Lazarz to the show. The guys discuss their recent trip to the Mom 2.0 Summit in Laguna Niguel.

They share tips about what they learned, funny stories about the weekend, and much more.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there!