Monthly Archives: December 2017

#282 – Jeff Swampy Marsh

Jeff “Swampy” Marsh stops by the Life of Dad studio to talk about the Pete the Cat: A Groovy New Year special now on Amazon Prime Video. It is a special about New Year’s Eve. Jeff is the showrunner for this special. Jeff talks with Art Eddy about how this show came to be, fatherhood, and more.

Jeff “Swampy” Marsh is an animator, writer, director, producer, and voice actor associated with several animated television series, most notably as the co-creator, executive producer, and voice of Major Monogram of Disney’s animated series Phineas and Ferb. Marsh was born in Santa Monica, California. Marsh has been and continues to be a driving force behind several animation projects, working for over six seasons on the animated television series The Simpsons. Marsh continued to work on other animated television series, including King of the Hill and Rocko’s Modern Life.

Watch the Amazon Prime Video special, Pete the Cat: A Groovy New Year now and follow Jeff on Twitter at @mmonogram

# 281 – Charlie Ward

Charlie Ward is this week’s Life of Dad Show guest. He speaks with Art Eddy about fatherhood, adoption, playing in college and on the pro level for the New York Knicks and about his biography written by Jon Finkel called The Athlete: Greatness, Grace and the Unprecedented Life of Charlie Ward .

In the book, The Athlete  we get the first definitive biography of Charlie Ward. Culled from hundreds of articles, clippings, books and original interviews with those who know Charlie best, this story begins with a foundation of college athletic excellence laid down by his father. From there, Jon Finkel traces Ward’s background from small-town Thomasville, Georgia to football-crazed Tallahassee to basketball Mecca Madison Square Garden in New York City. Ward’s remarkable journey includes staggering setbacks–from a near career-ending leg injury in high school, to academic obstacles prior to attending Florida State, to not being drafted by an NFL team after winning the Heisman Trophy. Through it all, Charlie’s calm demeanor, high character and unshakeable faith buoyed his belief that be it basketball or football, grades or career, he was going to succeed and set a strong example along the way.

Go to for more on Charlie and follow him on Twitter at @cward2117 and pick up his book, The Athlete: Greatness, Grace and the Unprecedented Life of Charlie Ward wherever books are sold. For more on Jon Finkel go to his website at 

#280 – JB Smoove

JB Smoove joins the Life of Dad crew to talk about everything that was going on the day his daughters was born. You are going to want hear how all of it went down. Plus JB talks to Art Eddy about how he got the passion for the entertainment industry, what he taught his daughter about life and they sing Bobby Brown’s Humpin Around. What else more do you need?

Follow JB on Twitter at @ohsnapjbsmoove and go to and get his book, The Book of Leon wherever books are sold.

#279 – Anthony ‘Spice’ Adams

The Life of Dad Show - Episode 279 - Anthony 'Spice' Adams

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy bring on former Chicago Bears star, Anthony “Spice” Adams to talk about fatherhood, football, and his new show on ABC.

Anthony “Spice” Adams is a retired professional football player. After graduating from Penn State, Anthony was selected #57 overall in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He played for the 49ers from 2003-2006, and then signed as an unrestricted free agent to the Chicago Bears from 2007-2011. After being released from the Bears, Adams failed to land on another team for the 2012 season.

Upon being released Adams took to YouTube and made a lot of self-deprecating videos on his YouTube channel. According to Yahoo Sports, Adams was named “The greatest NFL free agent in the history of football.”

Adams and his wife, Andenika, have 4 children.

Follow Anthony on Twitter @spiceadams and go to