Monthly Archives: April 2017

#190 – Michelle MacRoy-Higgins & Carlyn Kolker – Time to Talk



The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 190 - Michelle MacRoy-Higgins & Carlyn Kolker - Time to Talk

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton chat with Michelle MacRoy-Higgins, PhD and Carlyn Kolker, who are the authors of Time to Talk: What You Need to Know About Your Child’s Speech and Language Development. Higgins is an associate professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Hunter College in New York City. A practicing speech-language therapist for more than 15 years, she has worked with hundreds of infants, toddlers, and young children. Carlyn Kolker is a freelance writer and former reporter for Bloomberg News and Reuters.

When it comes to language acquisition, all parents have questions and Time to Talk has the answers. Written by an experienced speech-language pathologist and mom, this practical and proactive guide will help you understand the building blocks of speech and language, Monitor progress against expected milestones, Enhance your child’s communication skills, Spot signs of potential problems with hearing, speech, or language development, Address common concerns, such as articulation, late talking, stuttering, dyslexia, and more.

Get Time to Talkon Amazon or on TimetoTalkBook.com.


#189 – Jared Wolfson – Skyrocket Toys



The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 189 - Jared Wolfson - Skyrocket Toys

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton talk with Skyrocket Toys Senior VP of Entertainment, Licensing and Business Development, Jared Wolfson.

Jared talks to the guys about what it’s like to work at one of the fastest-growing US companies as he shares some news on the cool new products coming this fall, including the Virtual Reality system with Jurassic Park and Batman licenses and much more.

Prior to joining Skyrocket, Jared was President of Franchise Integration at Zag Animation Studios and Zagtoon, and Executive Producer on global TV series; Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, Zak Storm, Popples, and Sammy & Co. He also held various executive, production and marketing positions at JAKKS Pacific and Disney Interactive Studios.

For more information, go to SkyrocketToys.com.

Follow Jared Wolfson on Twitter @JaredWolfson and Skyrocket @OffclSkyrocket.


#188 – Sean Coyle – Puppy Dog Pals



The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 188 - Sean Coyle - Puppy Dog Pals

Art Eddy talks with Sean Coyle, executive producer of Disney Junior’s Puppy Dog Pals, an animated series about two fun-loving pug puppy brothers, Bingo and Rolly, whose thrill-seeking appetites take them on adventures around their neighborhood and beyond. For more info go to DisneyJunior.com.

With over 10 years of animation experience, Coyle is best known for directing two seasons of The Awesomes and his work on the animated feature film, TMNT.

Coyle has spent much of his career at The Walt Disney Company working on a variety of Disney Television Animation series such as Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Phineas & Ferb, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, Tron: Uprising, Wander Over Yonde and The Replacements.

During his childhood, Coyle enjoyed creating goofy comic characters and wacky adventures for them to live out. Born in New Jersey, Coyle currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two kids.


#187 – Brian Nash – Tuners Care



The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 187 - Brian Nash - Tuners Care

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton bring on Brian Nash from Tuners Care. Brian talks about his new children’s book, Nicky Is Stanced-Out.

Nicky Is Stanced-Out is the first in a series of children’s books about car culture. Tuners Care is on a mission to teach the next generation about real car culture, motorsports, and automotive hobbies. They are also dedicated to the health and well-being of all kids, which is why every book features a positive message and every book purchased includes a donation to kids’ health charities.

As a special thanks to Life of Dad listeners, use claim code “DVKSQE9H” for 20% off a copy of the hardback edition of Nicky is Stanced-Out on Amazon!

Follow Tuners Care on Twitter @tunerscare, Facebook, and TunersCare.com.