Monthly Archives: November 2013

#68 – Cam Neely



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 68 - Cam Neely

Tom Riles and Art Eddy talk about their Thanksgiving traditions. Art tells the story of how he scored 12 touchdowns in one game back in the day on Thanksgiving Day. Art makes Tom tear up and will probably never be invited to a Riles Thanksgiving dinner. The guys also bring Boston Bruins President, Cam Neely, on the show.

Cam Neely had an outstanding playing career in the NHL. He played 13 seasons for the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins. Most of his playing career was in a Bruins uniform. In 2005 he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Currently Cam serves as the president of the Boston Bruins. Cam was instrumental in organizing the Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup Championship.

Cam was gracious enough to take the time to talk about the current state of the NHL, his playing career, his role as the president of the Bruins, The Cam Neely Foundation, fatherhood, and his role in “Dumb and Dumber”.


#67 – Regan Burns



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 67 - Regan Burns

Tom Riles and Art Eddy talk about what TV shows their kids watch, Movember, and how Life of Dad member Patrick Quinn has the golden touch when it comes to blogs on the site. Check out his latest piece called “Dear Son and Daughter, I Do Not Have Your Back.”

The guys also welcome actor and comedian Regan Burns on the show to talk about the Disney Channel hit show “Dog with a Blog”.

Regan Burns is very happy to be on the successful Disney show “Dog with a Blog” for many reasons. One reason is because he feels that the show is funny while tackling real family issues. Another reason is that his kids love the show.

On the show the family has a dog, named Stan who can talk. The children know this, but the parents do not. Now in their second season, “Dog with a Blog” will be dealing with the possibility of other family members or friends finding out Stan’s unique ability.

One episode that viewers should look out for is the one titled “Twas the Fight Before Christmas.” The kids look to create the perfect Christmas in anticipation of a visit from their Aunt Sigourney, played by Cynthia Watros. Plus, Stan invites a stray dog named Sparky to spend the holiday with the family. This special holiday episode premieres Friday, December 6th on the Disney Channel.

Also make sure you check out this week’s episode called “Don’t Karl Us, We’ll Karl You.” After Tyler, Avery, and Chloe are forced to hang out with their annoying neighbor Karl, they quickly device a plan to keep him away. This new episode of “Dog with a Blog” premieres Friday, November 22 (8:30 pm, ET/PT) on Disney Channel. This episode guest stars L.J. Benet as Karl Fink.

Regan was kind enough to chat with us about the show and fatherhood on the set and in real life.


#66 – Karl Urban



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 66 - Karl Urban

Tom Riles and Art Eddy talk about some of their bonding moments with their children. They also talk about Tom’s TV show habits. Tom is on the look out for a new show to watch. This fits in perfectly with this week’s guest, Karl Urban, who stars in Fox’s new show “Almost Human”.

Karl Urban has had many successful roles in film and on television. Most recently, “Star Trek” fans loved his portrayal of Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in the J.J. Abrams version of the film. Now Karl plays one of the lead roles in the new sci-fi series “Almost Human”.

Urban takes up the role of Detective John Kennex, who is a cop that survived one of the most catastrophic attacks ever made against the police department. Waking up from a coma he now has issues with his memory. Still one memory is intact, which is that his partner was killed. Kennex also lost one of his legs and he is now outfitted with a highly sophisticated synthetic appendage. Kennex also has to deal with his new android partner Dorian, played by Michael Ealy.

Karl is very excited for viewers to check out his new series, “Almost Human”, on Fox starting November 17th. Urban opens up about his new show, “Star Trek,” fatherhood, and working with J.J. Abrams.


#65 – John Lynch



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 65 - John Lynch

Tom Riles tells Art Eddy why he has not seen any of the “Star Wars” films. After Art catches his breath, the guys also talk about football and Movember. If you want to join the Life of Dad team or donate click here.

The guys also invite John Lynch on the show. John played strong safety for fifteen seasons in the NFL. He played college football at Stanford University and entered the NFL in 1993. Lynch made it to the Pro Bowl nine times and won a Super Bowl ring when he played on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII. He also played for the Denver Broncos.

You can now see him on FOX Sports covering NFL games as a color commentator. Besides football Lynch and his wife started up the John Lynch Foundation back in 2000. John talks about which teams he thinks will make it to the Super Bowl, his playing days, fatherhood, and his foundation.