Monthly Archives: March 2017

#243 – Joe Greene



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 243 - Joe Greene

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about the nicknames that were given to them when they were younger. They were inspired by the this week’s guest who also has an awesome nickname, Pro Football Hall of Famer, Mean Joe Greene!

We all know how great of a football player Mean Joe Greene was. His enshrinement to not only the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but the College Football Hall of Fame is proof that Greene was an all-time legend in that sport. For fans of Greene, a new book is coming out about the Super Bowl champ that goes beyond football.

Mean Joe Greene: Built By Football, written by Joe Greene and Jon Finkel, is the inside story of how a series of mentors, mindset changes, and maybe some luck helped a young man turn a scholarship offer from a small college in Texas into a selection as an All-American, a first-round draft pick in the NFL, and a life in football that would get him six Super Bowl rings, including two as a coach.

Go to MeanJoeGreene75.com and jonfinkel.com to learn more about Joe and to pick up his book.


#242 – Shaun Draughn



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 242 - Shaun Draughn

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about what life skill they learned in school that helped them become a better father. The topic is inspired by this week’s guest, NFL running back, Shaun Draughn.

Shaun and his wife, Shonda, are blessed with two kids, a daughter and a son. He and his wife set up the Shaun Draughn Foundation.

The foundation provides basic life skills, exposure to opportunities otherwise not available through mentorship and community involvement to middle and high school students in his home town of Tarboro, North Carolina and parts of Raleigh, North Carolina where Shonda grew up.

Follow Shaun Draughn on Twitter @2ShaunDraughn0, Facebook, Instagram.


#241 – Steven Curtis Chapman



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 241 - Steven Curtis Chapman

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about the moment they each found out they were going to be fathers. They were inspired by their guest for this week, Christian music artist, Steven Curtis Chapman.

Steven Curtis Chapman is a Christian music icon with over 11 million records sold, 58 Dove Awards, 5 Grammys, an American Music Award, and 48 career #1 radio singles. He’s been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, CBS Sunday Morning, FOX & Friends, The Today Show, The Tonight Show, and in People, Billboard, Parents magazine, and countless others. He and his wife, Mary Beth and their children live in Franklin, Tennessee.

His book, Between Heaven and the Real World: My Story, takes you into Steven‘s childhood and challenging family dynamic growing up, how that led to music and early days on the road, his wild ride to the top of the charts, his relationship with wife Mary Beth, and the growth of their family through births and adoptions. In addition to inside stories from his days of youth to his notable career, including the background to some of his best-loved songs, readers will walk with Steven down the devastating road of loss after the tragic death of five-year-old daughter Maria. And they’ll experience his return to the stage after doubting he could ever sing again.

Between Heaven and the Real World: My Story is now available.

Follow Steven Curtis Chapman on Twitter @StevenCurtis and Facebook, and go to StevenCurtisChapman.com for all the latest on tour dates, purchasing music, and more.


#240 – Dennis Scott



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 240 - Dennis Scott

Tom Riles and Art Eddy talk about what they were most proud of doing successfully as a first-time dad. They got inspired from this week’s guest, former NBA star, Dennis Scott. Dennis was a pro at swaddling his son.

Dennis Scott was known for his sweet shot during his time in the NBA. Not only did Scott make a name for himself in the NBA, but in college as well. He helped lead Georgia Tech to the NCAA Final Four in 1990 and was named the ACC Player of the Year and the Associated Press National Player of the Year. He was selected fourth overall by the Orlando Magic in the NBA 1990 Draft. He spent the majority of his 10-year NBA career with the Magic, earning All-Rookie Team honors in 1991 and helping the team win the Eastern Conference Championship in 1995.

Now Dennis hosts a show called 3DTV that airs on NBA TV. Dennis even has made guest appearances on several Nickelodeon sitcoms, including My Brother and Me, Clarissa Explains it All, and Gullah, Gullah Island. Scott and his wife Rachael live with their four kids in Atlanta Georgia.

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