Monthly Archives: September 2016

#217 – Cobi Jones



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 217 - Cobi Jones

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about how tough it is to get their kids active each day. They compare the time from when they were growing up to now, as their kids are sometimes distracted with tablets, video games, and more.

Then the guys bring on former US Men’s National Team and Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team player and current sports analyst Cobi Jones to talk about fatherhood, getting kids active with the Let’s Play movement, and some of his favorite moments during his career.

Support the Let’s Play movement on Twitter @letsplay, Facebook, and LetsPlay.com.

Also, follow Cobi Jones on Twitter @cobijones.


#216 – Buddy Valastro – Cake Boss



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 216 - Buddy Valastro - Cake Boss

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about what were some of the meals and recipes they made with their parents and now with their own children. Then the guys bring on the Cake Boss himself, Buddy Valastro.

Buddy Valastro is a fourth-generation baker, whose father taught him everything about baking and running a business. Today, Carlo’s Bakery has 13 locations throughout the U.S., in addition to a 55,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility in New Jersey, where Valastro and his team create thousands of wedding cakes, specialty cakes and delicious Italian pastries. NBC’s Today Show viewers voted his design as the best cake in America, and his award-winning cakes have been featured in countless bridal and baking magazines, such as Modern Bride and The Knot.

Whole Earth Sweetener Co. recently announced a new partnership with celebrity chef, entrepreneur and television personality Buddy Valastro on a campaign to “Rethink Sweet”. We were able to chat with Buddy about his new venture with Whole Earth Sweetener Company, fatherhood, cooking and baking.

Follow Buddy Valastro on Twitter @CakeBossBuddy, Facebook, and CarlosBakery.com.


#215 – Brad Meltzer



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 215 - Brad Meltzer

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about who they loved learning about in school. They both chat about a few people that made an impact in the world one way or the other. Then they bring on bestselling author, Brad Meltzer.

Brad Meltzer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of adult thrillers including The Inner Circle and The Fifth Assassin. Brad feels that we can all be heroes and that is seen in his inspiring books series called Ordinary People Change the World.

His two latest books, I Am George Washington and I Am Jane Goodall, we learn about both of these courageous people who turned out to be great leaders. Brad Meltzer has a bunch of these books in this series that will become favorites in your family’s library.

Follow Brad Meltzer on Twitter @bradmeltzer, Facebook, and BradMeltzer.com. Also, check out his phenomenal books at OrdinaryPeopleChangeTheWorld.com.


#214 – Brad Stevens



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 214 - Brad Stevens

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy discuss what the right age is for kids to start playing competitive sports. Then the guys bring in Boston Celtics head coach, Brad Stevens.

Before coaching the Celtics, Brad coached at Butler University where he led his team to four league regular season championships, three league tournament titles and six trips to postseason tournament play. He became the only coach in school history to lead a team to the NCAA Division I national championship game which he did twice.

In the NBA, Brad coached the Celtics to their second consecutive playoff appearance under his tenure as the fifth seed in the 2016 NBA Playoffs finishing the season with a 48-34 record.

Brad and his wife, Tracy, have two children, son Brady and daughter Kinsley.

For more on the Boston Celtics go to www.nba.com/celtics and follow Coach Stevens on Twitter @BCCoachStevens.