Monthly Archives: November 2016

#226 – Elliott Sadler



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 226 - Elliott Sadler

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about what it is like to bring their kids into work. They talk about what their kids think of what their dads do and more. Then they bring on NASCAR driver, Elliott Sadler.

Elliott Sadler has over 19 years of experience in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series, racking up a total of 751 starts, 14 wins and 26 pole awards. Sadler comes from a long line of drivers in his family, including his Uncle Bud Elliott and father Herman Sadler, who competed at short tracks in Virginia.

Sadler and his wife Amanda live in Emporia, Va., with their two children, Wyatt and Austyn.

Off the track, Sadler enjoys playing softball, hunting and spending time with his family. He also is involved in breast cancer awareness and autism awareness through the Hermie and Elliott Sadler Foundation.

Follow Elliott Sadler on Twitter @Elliott_Sadler, Facebook, and www.ElliottSadler.com.


#225 – Craig Sager



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 225 - Craig Sager

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about what they thought they needed to change about themselves once they became dads. Then they bring Craig Sager onto the show.

Many people know Craig Sager as the Emmy Award-winning broadcaster for Turner Sports who has become synonymous with the NBA over his more than four decades on air. He has also reported on MLB, the NFL, college football, twelve Olympic Games, the PGA Tour, Wimbledon, the World Cup, the Goodwill Games, and horse racing for TNT, CNN, CBS, and NBC.

When he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) there was an outpouring of love and support from everyone who was inspired by his colorful life and his fearless decision to continue doing the job he loved — despite being told that he would have only three-to-six months to live. Sager has undergone three stem cell transplants — with his son as the donor for two of them — and more than twenty chemotherapy cycles since his diagnosis.

In Living Out Loud, Craig Sager shares incredible stories from his remarkable career and chronicles his heroic battle. Make sure you pick up Craig’s book Living Out Loud wherever books are sold.


#224 – Ricky Jean Francois



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 224 - Ricky Jean Francois

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about their sports heroes growing up and how they made a difference in their community. Then the guys bring on Washington Redskins veteran defensive lineman, Ricky Jean Francois.

Ricky recently became a father for the first time when his son Ryan came into the world in April 2016. Ricky will be the first to admit that the experience has impacted him tremendously.

Ricky talks with us about fatherhood, football, and how he went to help in Haiti after the destruction of Hurricane Matthew.

Follow Ricky Jean Francois on Twitter @Freakyjean99.


#223 – Marc Roberge



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 223 - Marc Roberge

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about their favorite concert moments and then bring on Marc Roberge, who is the lead singer from O.A.R. Marc Roberge and the rest of his bandmates have been together for twenty years now. They document that journey in their latest album called XX. One of their songs from that album called I Go Through focuses on family.

The two CD set includes a career-spanning collection of O.A.R.‘s biggest hits and incredible live shows plus new studio material. Disc one features fan favorites such as Heaven, Peace, Shattered, Two Hands Up and more. Disc two spotlights select performances from their extensive live catalog.

Go to OfARevolution.com for tour dates and the latest on the band and follow Marc Roberge on Twitter @marcroberge.


#222 – Jonathan Auxier



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 222 - Jonathan Auxier

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about some of their favorites moments with their dads. Then they bring on Jonathan Auxier.

Jonathan Auxier is a Canadian-American writer of young adult literature, who won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award for his 2014 novel The Night Gardener.

Jonathan now lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and family.

Find out more by visiting TheScop.com, where Jonathan blogs about children’s books old and new. I had the great pleasure of talking with Jonathan about his book, Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard: A Peter Nimble Adventure, fatherhood, and more.

Also, follow Jonathan Auxier on Twitter @JonathanAuxier and Facebook.