Monthly Archives: June 2017

#256 – Caron Butler



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 256 - Caron Butler

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about how as parents they switch the parenting hat sometimes for a coaching hat or a leadership hat. They get inspired by this week’s guest, NBA star, Caron Butler.

15-year NBA veteran and father of five, Caron Butler is teaming up with the NBPA Foundation who filmed a great piece of him and his son — JC, who happens to be one of the best high school basketball players in the country, as a sophomore! The video is part of their ongoing #EverydayDad campaign, which was launched to celebrate fathers and fatherhood.

The #EverydayDad series is a key initiative of the NBPA Foundation, launched to celebrate fathers and fatherhood and to provide inspiration for fans to celebrate their own relationships with their dads and their kids.

Check out Caron’s video and follow him at caronbutler on Instagram and @realtuffjuice on Twitter.

For more on this great campaign go to the NBPA Foundation website HERE!


#255 – Tom Shillue



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 255 - Tom Shillue

Art Eddy brings on guest host Patrick Quinn to talk about what type of parenting style their dads had when they were growing up and whether or not being a strict father is the way to parent. They get inspired by this week’s guest, TV host, author, and comedian, Tom Shillue.

Tom Shillue is a popular host on Fox News Channel. He has appeared in his own Comedy Central Special, on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Last Comic Standing, Comics Unleashed, Broad City, and in the feature film Mystery Team. Shillue has been featured as part of the barbershop quartet on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon along with Justin Timberlake, Kevin Spacey, Steve Carrel, and Sting.

In his new book, Mean Dads for a Better America, Tom takes a nostalgic look back at his childhood and the simple American values that shaped his worldview. Growing up as one of five kids in a devout Irish Catholic family in a small town outside of Boston, Tom believes that the rough-and-tumble, rules-dominated world in which he came of age was a better America — a time and place that made him into the man he is today.

As Tom celebrates the stability of family life and the sanity of days gone by, he encourages us to hold on to our sense of humor and look back at our own lives, as we work towards creating a better future for ourselves and our kids, all while making us laugh.

Follow Tom Shillue on Twitter @tomshillue, Facebook, and TomShillue.com and pick up his book — Mean Dads for a Better America.


#254 – Dan Haseltine



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 254 - Dan Haseltine

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about moments when each of their kids surprised them and made them proud parents. They get inspired by this week’s guest, lead singer of Jars of Clay and founder of Blood:Water, Dan Haseltine.

Blood:Water is an equipping agency that partners with African grassroots organizations to address the water and HIV/AIDS crises. It does this by identifying Africa’s hidden heroes and coming alongside their vision for change. Through technical, financial, and organizational support, Blood:Water expands the reach and effectiveness of African civil society organizations and the communities they serve.

The guys spoke with Dan about his organization, his music and fatherhood. Dan and his wife have two boys and live in Tennessee.

Follow Dan Haseltine on Twitter @scribblepotemus and go to BloodWater.org to learn more about the great things that Dan and his colleagues are doing.

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#253 – David Ross



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 253 - David Ross

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about some of the accomplishments in their lives and why it’s important that they share those moments with their families. They got inspired by this week’s guest, two-time World Series Champ, New York Times Bestselling Author, and Dancing with the Stars finalist, David Ross.

David wanted his family to share a moment with him as he hit a home run in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. Ross wrote a book called Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages. In that book Ross shares the inspiring story of his life in baseball, framed by the events of that unforgettable November night.

We got to chat with David about his new book, baseball, and fatherhood. David and his wife have three children and live in Florida.

Follow David Ross on Twitter @D_Ross3 and pick up his book, Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages.

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