Monthly Archives: October 2017

#274 – Ray Evernham



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 274 - Ray Evernham

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy bring on NASCAR great, Ray Evernham. The guys talk with Ray about NASCAR, his role in Cars 3, and fatherhood.

Driven by a passion for automobiles, Ray Evernham started working on short track race cars at age 15 and never looked back. Since then, he has designed, built and driven some of the most advanced race cars known to man. His drive to succeed in motorsports created opportunities for him in both the auto racing and technology industries.

In 1993, Ray was offered the opportunity to team with, up and coming driver, Jeff Gordon as his crew chief at Hendrick Motorsports. He would go on to revolutionize the crew chief role at NASCAR’s highest level of competition, as leader of the Rainbow Warriors.

During his tenure with Gordon, he earned three championships and 47 wins in 216 NASCAR Cup series starts, including two Daytona 500 victories and the inaugural Brickyard 400. His success earned him crew chief of the decade honors in 2000, and his innovative work with pit crews continues to set the performance standard today. His thumbprint also remains on engineering systems used throughout the industry.

In 2006, the media voted Ray Evernham the greatest crew chief of all time, an honor he believes to be his highest recognition to date.

This podcast is being brought to you by Disney Pixar’s Cars 3. Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers led by arrogant hotshot Jackson Storm, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly sidelined and pushed from the sport he loves. To get back on track, he’ll need the help of eager young racing technician Cruz Ramirez, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected twists and turns of fate.

Bring home the high-octane hit that’s fully loaded with unforgettable characters, spectacular animation and turbocharged bonus extras. Cars 3 is racing to your home where you can now download on Digital and get on Blu-ray and new on 4K UHD. on Nov 7th.

Follow Ray Evernham on Twitter @RayEvernham and pick up Cars 3 now download on Digital and get on Blu-ray and new on 4K UHD on Nov 7th.


#273 – Jon Seda



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 273 - Jon Seda

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy bring on actor Jon Seda. Jon Seda stars as Det. Antonio Dawson in the Chicago P.D. Intelligence Unit on the hit NBC drama, Chicago P.D.

Seda, a New Jersey native and amateur boxer, hung up his gloves in 1992 when he made his screen debut as a fighter in Gladiator. Throughout the ’90s, Seda‘s star rose through various film and television projects, but audiences took notice when he played the love interest of Jennifer Lopez in the biopic Selena.

In 2010, Seda appeared in the Emmy Award-winning HBO World War II miniseries The Pacific, co-starring as legendary U.S. Marine Jon Basilone. He later joined the cast of the acclaimed HBO series Treme as a series regular.

His other television credits include roles on Chicago Fire, Homicide: Life on the Street, Ghost Whisperer and Oz. Seda has also guest-starred on Hawaii Five-0, The Closer, Burn Notice, House, CSI: Miami, NYPD Blue, Las Vegas and Law & Order, among many others.

Seda and his wife, Lee, and their kids live in Chicago.

Follow Jon Seda on Twitter @JonSeda and watch Chicago P.D. on NBC on Wednesdays at 10/9 Central.


#272 – Michael Rapaport



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 272 - Michael Rapaport

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy bring on actor, comedian, and podcast legend, Michael Rapaport. You know Michael for the way he shares his strong, funny, and sometimes offensive points of view on life, sports, music, film, and everything in between on the I Am Rapaport podcast.

He has starred in Boston Public, Friends, True Romance, and more. The Dingo is the self-proclaimed king of fantasy football. He dominates the Howard Stern fantasy league and other leagues every Sunday of the fall.

We chat with Michael about playing fantasy football with his sons, acting, and fatherhood.

Follow Michael Rapaport on Twitter @MichaelRapaport and Facebook.


#271 – Chris Long



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 271 - Chris Long

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy bring on Philadelphia Eagles defensive end, Chris Long, to talk about fatherhood, his foundation, playing in the NFL, and the great work he does with his Waterboys organization.

Chris Long is currently playing his tenth season in the NFL, and his first as a defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles. The first and only active University of Virginia football player to have his number retired, Long’s record in the NFL is also impressive. Drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft, Long has accumulated 58.5 career sacks (40.5 of them during a 4-year span from 2010-2013). The former second overall draft pick is a four-time Pro Bowl alternate. Chris won his first Super Bowl with the New England Patriots in 2017.

In 2013, he married his wife, Megan; in 2016, they welcomed their first child, Waylon. The mission of The Chris Long Foundation is to support bright futures for communities and the individuals that make up those communities.They believe borders do not limit caring about our fellow neighbors. They engage in both international and domestic programs focused around clean water, military appreciation, homelessness and youth. Their programs strive to generate impactful results by creating opportunities and providing resources, financial support and meaningful experiences to those they serve. Visit ChrisLongFoundation.org to find out more about the foundation’s work.

Waterboys began during a 2013 trip by Long to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. Long was struck by the beauty of Tanzania and the vibrancy of its people; he also witnessed great suffering due to a lack of clean water. While in Tanzania, Long met Doug Pitt, Goodwill Ambassador for Tanzania, and John Bongiorno, President of the non-profit WorldServe International, and was further educated on the needs and available solutions to the clean water crisis. Returning home, Long began to envision a pathway to champion the need for clean water in East Africa while engaging other NFL players in the cause. In 2015, Long created the Waterboys Initiative, selecting WorldServe International as its benefiting charity. Waterboys works with WorldServe International to build wells to provide life-giving water and all that comes from it — the opportunity for education, good health, and economic stability.

Follow Chris Long on Twitter at @JOEL9ONE, Waterboys at @WaterboysOrg, and go to Waterboys.org and ChrisLongFoundation.org to learn more about the great work Chris and his colleagues do to help those in need.


#270 – Mark Feuerstein



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 270 - Mark Feuerstein

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy bring on actor, director, and writer, Mark Feuerstein. Over the past 15 years, Mark Feuerstein has received critical acclaim for his roles in feature film, television and theater, but he is best known for his lead role as Dr. Hank Lawson in the series Royal Pains. They talk with Mark about his new show, fatherhood, his daughter’s congenital heart defect and more.

Inspired by his real life experience, he wrote and created 9JKL with his wife, executive producer Dana Klein. Most recently, he appeared on Prison Break as arch-villain Jacob Ness. Additional television credits include The West Wing, Sex and the City, Once and Again, Fired Up! and Good, Morning, Miami.

Feuerstein attended Princeton University and studied at the LAMDA on a Fulbright Scholarship. While in London, he also studied Clowning at the Ecole Philippe Gaulier. He is based in Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife, Dana Klein, and their children, Lila, Frisco and Adelaide.

Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @markfeuerstein. Plus, go to the 9JKL show page at CBS.com. The show premieres Oct. 2 8:30/7:30c on CBS.