Monthly Archives: May 2015

#147 – Deion Branch



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 147 - Deion Branch

This week, Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk football and what is going on with the New England Patriots and the NFL. They also bring on former Patriot wide receiver and Super Bowl MVP, Deion Branch.

If you ask Deion Branch about his time in the NFL he would probably say that he was very blessed to be able to have played at the pro level. Ever since he was a kid he dreamed about making it to the NFL. In 2002 he accomplished that goal when he was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round. He also learned a lot about the game under Coach John Smith where he played in college at Louisville.

Branch was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXXIX. He tied former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice and former Cincinnati Bengals tight end Dan Ross for the Super Bowl reception record with 11 catches for 133 yards.

Deion also does fantastic work off the field. He started up the Deion Branch Charitable Foundation, which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to offer support to children’s mental, physical and emotional well-being by assisting programs and initiatives aimed at improving their quality of life. The foundation is close to Deion’s heart as his son, Deiondre was diagnosed with Viral Meningitis at an early age. For more information on his foundation go to DeionBranchFoundation.org

We talk with Deion about fatherhood, his foundation, and his time in the NFL.


#146 – Rutledge Wood



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 146 - Rutledge Wood

This week, Tommy Riles and Art Eddy are talking cars.Yes that is right, cars. They talk about their favorite childhood memories in cars, what car they learned to drive in and how one key can start two cars. They also bring on Rutledge Wood.

Car addict, automotive expert and “Top Gear” co-host, Rutledge Wood is hitting the road to rescue and restore America’s underappreciated classic cars in the new History Channel series, “Lost in Transmission”. The series began earlier this month. His passion for the eccentric comes alive in the series as he searches the barns and backyards of America to find the most incredible rides from the past and does anything and everything to get them back on the road to live another day.

From resurrecting everything from a 1981 DeLorean to a 1964 Ford F100, Rutledge captives car enthusiasts and non-car enthusiasts alike through his infectious personality and hysterical happenings and banter with fellow car enthusiast George Flanigen. Rutledge can also be seen as an NBC correspondent at NASCAR, Formula 1, IndyCar, Global Rallycross and Mecum Auctions.

We had the pleasure to chat with Rutledge about his new show, fatherhood, and what got him into NASCAR.


#145 – Ted Lange



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 145 - Ted Lange

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy bring on two guests for this week’s Life of Dad Show. The first guest is Dr. Amy Kim and the second guest is actor and director Ted Lange.

Baby Pibu was founded by Dr. Amy Kim, a board certified dermatologist and mother of two young children. Dr. Amy has numerous years of dermatology experience in her Atlanta-based practice. Her two children each experienced different skin issues as infants, and although she is a knowledgeable and experienced dermatologist, she found herself overwhelmed by the skin product choices on the market. She was also frustrated by the lack of information readily available to parents, a sentiment that many new parents experience. Through trial, error and her expert know-how, Dr. Amy identified the best ingredients to suit the individual needs of her children…and now she’s passing them on to yours! Baby Pibu was born, and is now happily soothing the skin of babies everywhere.

Next, the guys talk to actor Ted Lange, who is perhaps best-known for starring as Isaac, the lovable bartender on the hit series “The Love Boat” for ten seasons. What people may not realize is that he is also a TV and theatre director and an award-winning playwright. He is a historian and that really comes through in his books and plays. Ted is directing a play he wrote “The Journals of Osborne P. Anderson” which opens May 15th at Theatre, Theater in Los Angeles. This is the 3rd play in Ted’s historical trilogy, which includes “George Washington’s Boy” and “Lady Patriot”. The plays educate audiences with vivid characters and historical facts from the rarely told black perspective. He has been writing and directing plays for over 30 years.

“The Journals of Osborne P. Anderson” tells the story of John Brown and nineteen men who stormed Harper’s Ferry in 1859 in an attempt to free the slaves of Virginia. The only survivor of the raid, Osborne P. Anderson, in his journals, chronicled the black men who fought with Brown — Dangerfield Newby, John A. Copeland, Shields Green, and Lewis Leary. The raid on Harper’s Ferry is considered by many to be the catalyst for Southern secession which ultimately led to the Civil War. The play combines Lange‘s signature drama and comedy as it peels away traditional stereotypes prevalent in the South before the Civil War.

Also, his book, “Lady Patriot”, is now available on Amazon.com. Based on a true story, Lady Patriot reveals an intimate look into the prejudices and patriotism of three ladies who lived during the Civil War. The book combines Lange‘s signature comedy and drama as it peels away traditional stereotypes prevalent in the South during the Confederacy.


#144 – Justin Cole Moore



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 144 - Justin Cole Moore

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about the crazy weekend in sports. From the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight, the NFL Draft, NBA Playoffs, and baseball we got you covered. The guys also bring on Country music star Justin Moore.

Reigning ACM New Artist of the Year Justin Moore added a second consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard Country Albums Chart to his list of accolades with “Off The Beaten Path”. This helped to produce Justin‘s fourth and fifth #1 hits “Point At You” and “Lettin’ the Night Roll”. Combined with his previous GOLD-certified albums “Justin Moore” and “Outlaws Like Me” — he has sold over 5.9 million digital downloads. Justin has appeared on NBC’s “The Voice” and “The Queen Latifah Show” while his music has been featured on the ABC hit drama “Nashville”, Hannity & Colmes, and NFL Rewind.

Art had the pleasure of meeting Justin a few years back in Indianapolis for the Crown Royal Heroes Project. It was part of the “Your Hero’s Name Here” program where Crown Royal renames the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Brickyard 400 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after a deserving hero. In addition, in 2013 Justin Moore released a special song called “Heroes” to encourage people to celebrate and recognize the everyday heroes. For more information on the program visit CrownRoyalHeroes.com.

Justin is a down to Earth guy that you can have a nice chat with while drinking whiskey. Art has actually done that with Justin. It is always a pleasure when Art gets the chance to talk with him. This time Art caught up with Justin to talk about fatherhood and a few other things.

Follow Justin Moore on Twitter @JustinColeMoore