Monthly Archives: July 2013

#51 – Bulloch Family Ranch

The Life of Dad Show - Episode 51 - Bulloch Family Ranch

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton talk about making crafts with the kids and possibly having Ryan create video games for his son. Art learns a few things about internet addresses from Ryan as well.

They also welcome Rusty and Julie Bulloch on the show to talk about their new show, “Bulloch Family Ranch” that is on the Up Network every Wednesday at 10 PM EST. “Bulloch Family Ranch” chronicles the dramatic everyday adventures of Julie and Rusty Bulloch, a fun-loving working class couple that juggles multiple jobs to make ends meet. Together, they are the proud “parents” of more than 25 kids. Only two, Amanda and Brodie, are biological. The rest are teens who have lived at the Bulloch Ranch during various times of dire need. The Bulloch’s share their view on parenthood.

#50 – Tim Hardaway

The Life of Dad Show - Episode 50 - Tim Hardaway

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about the “Dads Do Good” campaign we are working on with Honda and the National Fatherhood Initiative. Plus Tom explains how he busy he has been this summer, and Art talks about celebrating his youngest daughter’s birthday. We also welcome former NBA great Tim Hardaway to the show.

Tim Hardaway was fun player to watch in the NBA. Tim entered into the NBA in 1989 from his college playing days at UTEP. He played for the Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, and Indiana Pacers. He was a five time NBA All-Star and had his numbered retired by the Miami Heat.

Now Tim gets to watch his son, Tim Jr. follow his footsteps by playing in the NBA. Tim’s son got drafted this year by the New York Knicks. Hardaway also started up the Tim Hardaway Foundation to help kids have a brighter future.

#49 – Jon Kesty

The Life of Dad Show - Episode 49 - Jon Kesty

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about the death of Cory Monteith. The young actor from the FOX show “Glee” passed away at the age of 31.

In this episode we also have the pleasure to speak with Jon Kesty, whose daughter Sumner passed away at the age of 23 due to drugs. Jon talks about how he and his family dealt with everything that surrounded his daughter’s drug addiction. Jon spoke highly of the website, GRASP. This site is there to help families cope with losing a family member as a result of substance abuse or addiction.

This episode is a tremendous eye opener for any parent to understand how drugs can take over your child’s life. We here at Life of Dad thank Jon Kesty for opening up on a difficult subject.

#48 – Adam Savage

The Life of Dad Show - Episode 48 - Adam Savage

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about summer and their endless search to cool off the kids and what pitfalls can rise up when you deal with a toddler, potty training, and the pool. The guys welcome Adam Savage to the show. Adam is the co-host of the popular Discovery Channel show, MythBusters. Adam and the rest of the crew are celebrating the show’s 10 year anniversary.

If you ever have watched MythBusters, you know that the show’s co-host Adam Savage has a deep passion for science. He and his partner in crime, Jamie Hyneman, along with the rest of the MythBusters crew is celebrating the show’s 10 year anniversary this season.

Savage is a modern day “Renaissance Man”. Not only is he heavily involved in science, but Adam had a love for the arts. In his free time he sculpts and has had his work on display in San Francisco, New York and Charleston, West Virginia.

Adam has done special effects work from notable films and TV shows. He has worked on props for films like “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace”, “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones”, “Galaxy Quest”, and “Terminator 3”.

Even with all the hats that Adam wears he makes sure that he is a devoted father. He has twin sons, which he affectionately calls “Thing 1” and “Thing 2”. We were able to chat with Adam about the longevity of MythBusters, fatherhood, sculpting, and his work on film sets.