#103 – ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

The Life of Dad Show - Episode 103 - 'Weird Al' Yankovic

This week Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about the ups and downs of parenting. Tommy shares with Art about how the Riles family is taking a sad day in their life and making it into a positive one. Tom’s wife, Lucy, wrote a beautiful article called “Love Walk for Scotland” to talk about them losing their son Scotland while she was 20 weeks pregnant.

In parenting, Tom and Art talk about the fact that there are good days and bad days. To talk about the good days, they bring on “Weird Al” Yankovic to talk about fatherhood and his new album!

For years, “Weird Al” Yankovic has been making people laugh with his song parodies. If you say “Weird Al”, many people start busting out their favorite song lyrics from his huge body of work. From songs like “White and Nerdy”, “Yoda”, “Amish Paradise”, “Smells Like Nirvana”, “Fat”, and “The Saga Begins”, fans of Al can tell you about a certain memory that comes to mind when they think of that song.

Now while many artists of whom “Weird Al” has done parodies are no longer in the entertainment industry, Yankovic keeps putting out hits. Last week, he came out with his fourteenth studio album, “Mandatory Fun”. (Download on iTunes or buy on Amazon.)

Along with the release of this album, Yankovic has produced videos to showcase each day to celebrate his latest creation. These new tracks and videos are already going viral. I had the honor of talking with Al about “Mandatory Fun”, fatherhood, and more.

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