Monthly Archives: September 2014

#113 – Steve Byrne



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 113 - Steve Byrne

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy discuss the many wonderful recipes that came from the #ShroomTember event with The Mushroom Council. They also bring on actor and comedian Steve Byrne to chat about fatherhood.

You might know actor and comedian Steve Byrne from his hit show on TBS — “Sullivan & Son” — but he has been in the entertainment industry for over 15 years. Byrne feels that if you want something in life you have to go get it. His strong work ethic comes from his parents and he never looked for the easy route in life.

After college Steve went to New York City looking for a job. He got one at Carolines on Broadway comedy club. That is where he fell in love with stand-up comedy. From that point on he was hooked and looked to start a career as a stand-up comic.

With his hustle and positive energy Steve hit the big time when TBS green lit his show with his friends in he went on tour with around the country. We love his enthusiasm for being a dad and wanted to learn more about his thoughts on what it means to him to be a father.

Steve was nice enough to take time out of his busy schedule to talk with us about “Sullivan & Son”, fatherhood, and which comedians we should pay attention to.


#112 – Brett Dalton



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 112 - Brett Dalton

Tom Riles and Art Eddy talk about the cool new columns at Life of Dad by Creed Anthony called “Your Parent Teacher Conference” and by Carter Gaddis called “The Lineup” The guys have a few special guests stop by the show to say hello. Two of them are Tommy Jr. and Jordan.

The guys also bring on actor and father Brett Dalton, who plays Grant Ward from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to the show.

You can check out Season 2 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC. Last season ended where S.H.I.E.L.D. had fallen after Hydra infiltrated the organization. Chaos and destruction were the only two things left in the aftermath. Now Agent Coulson and the rest of his team are trying to pick up the pieces. They still are dealing with the fact that their one time friend and colleague Agent Grant Ward, played by actor Brett Dalton was working for Hydra. Ward was captured at the end of Season 1 and we will get to see how the other agents will treat him after he betrayed their trust.

We had the great pleasure of talking with Brett about Season 1, working with Bill Paxton, his latest film called “The Tourist”, and fatherhood.


#111 – Charles Tillman



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 111 - Charles Tillman

This week on The Life of Dad Show is jam-packed! First, Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk with Chef Linton Hopkins about #ShroomTember, how to cook and make delicious meals with mushrooms and his restaurant, Eugene.

Then, they bring on Chicago Bears cornerback, Charles Tillman. At Life of Dad we look to spread the awareness of Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). Charles Tillman, who plays cornerback for the Chicago Bears looks to do the same thing. His foundation, the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation looks to provide opportunities and resources to children and their families who are in need.

Tillman and our own Tommy Riles have worked together in the Chicago area to help out the Saving Tiny Hearts Society. Charles and the many great people at his foundation run many different events and programs to help children. Tillman’s daughter, Tiana, has CHD, and he spoke with Life of Dad about his foundation, his experience with having a child with CHD, football, and fatherhood.


#110 – Danny Trejo



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 110 - Danny Trejo

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about what fatherhood had to do with Garth Brooks taking time off from touring, Tommy working with Bill Bellamy, the Life of Dad fantasy football league, and how tough it is to be a kid’s hairstylist.

They also welcome actor and father Danny Trejo to the show. Danny has been in many films such as Heat, Con Air, and Desperado. He also had the leading role in Machete. Danny also has shown his comedic side in films like The Muppets: Most Wanted. You have also seen Danny in hit TV shows like Breaking Bad.

Danny talks with the guys about his movies, current projects, and fatherhood!