#54 – Tom Taylor – The Deep



Nerds, Geeks, Dads - Episode 54 - Tom Taylor - The Deep

Art Eddy and Zach Rosenberg bring on New York Times Best Selling Writer, Tom Taylor to talk about his animated series called The Deep, fatherhood, comic books and more!

The Deep follows the Nekton family–a brilliant team of underwater explorers. With state-of-the-art technology and an unquenchable thirst for discovery, the Nektons explore the mysterious depths of the ocean, where most of our world lies unexplored and unexplained. While others look up to the stars, this family knows that an infinite number of things shine brightly in the darkness below. The Deep is a place where leviathans swim through sunken cities, where pirates lurk amidst floating black markets, and where a mysterious group of Guardians hide long lost secrets.

The fan-favorite series features the recognizable voice talents of Ashleigh Ball (Rainbow Dash, My Little Pony: The Movie), Vincent Tong (Kai, Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu), Kathleen Barr (Misako, Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu) and Michael Dobson (Bulk Biceps, My Little Pony: The Movie).

The Deep is adapted from the Aurealis Award-winning graphic novel series by #1 New York Times bestselling writer Tom Taylor (Injustice 2, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Earth 2, Superior Iron Man, Star Wars: Blood Ties), and illustrated by James Brouwer (Justice League Beyond). Taylor serves as co-creator and lead writer of the series and Brouwer serves as co-creator and art director.

Produced by Australia-based A Stark Production and Canada-based DHX Media; distributed by DHX Media Ltd; underlying rights and brand managed by Technicolor, The Deep currently airs on multiple broadcasts internationally.

Season One of The Deep is currently airing on Universal Kids weeknights at 7:30 pm ET.

Season Two of The Deep will arrive on Netflix on Friday, September 22.

The collected edition of The Deep graphic novel arrives November 28. Fans can pre-order here.

Follow Tom on Twitter @TomTaylorMade and Facebook.


#53 – Dominic Bogart – actor, singer, songwriter



Nerds, Geeks, Dads - Episode 53 - Dominic Bogart - actor, singer, songwriter

Art Eddy brings on actor, singer and songwriter, Dominic Bogart. Bogart will be seen this summer in his breakout role as Robbie, opposite Brie Larson in The Glass Castle, coming to theaters this August. He also was a recurring guest star on this season’s of AMC’s Fear of the Walking Dead.

Bogart had his first major recognition in 2012 when he starred in Destin Daniel Cretton’s 2012 Sundance film I Am Not A Hipster. In 2016 he was noticed again for Nate Parker’s Nat Turner biopic, The Birth of A Nation. Bogart has also appeared on numerous TV shows including: NBC’s Flashforward, HBO’s The Chris Rock Show. He has a very strong sense of the performing arts which allowed him to land leading roles in Jersey Boys and Rent.

His band, Canines, which served as the centerpiece for the musical drama I Am Not A Hipster, has released an album and EP and can be heard here.

Follow Dominic Bogart on Twitter and Instagram at @DominicBogart.


#51 – Shelby Young – actress/voice over artist – Star Wars – Forces of Destiny



Nerds, Geeks, Dads - Episode 51 - Shelby Young - actress/voice over artist - Star Wars - Forces of Destiny

Art Eddy brings on Shelby Young to talk about her role as Princess Leia in the new Star Wars shorts called Forces of Destiny as well as how she got into voice acting.

The Forces of Destiny series will showcase the heroic stories of some of our favorite characters including Rey, Jyn, Padmé, and more.

Go to StarWars.com and the Star Wars Forces of Destiny YouTube playlist to check all of the episodes.

Follow Shelby Young on Twitter @Shelby_Young and Shelby-Young.com.


#50 – Lee Meriwether – actress



Nerds, Geeks, Dads - Episode 50 - Lee Meriwether - actress

Art Eddy brings on acress, Lee Meriwether, to chat about her role in the 1966 Batman movie. They talk about how Lee auditioned for the role, working on the set, and so much more.

Besides her work in the Batman movie, Meriwether‘s noteworthy roles have been playing Andy Griffith’s pregnant wife in Angel in My Pocket, as well as Rock Hudson’s southern wife in The Undefeated. Lee “swam” with Namu, The Killer Whale and has a great deal of fun in reminding film buffs that she played the “man” killed by Kim Novak in The Legend of Lylah Clare.

Even when she’s on stage, in front of a camera, or family outings Lee can always be counted on to have several other activities going on simultaneously. She is active with a number of humanitarian endeavors and charities. She still serves as Honorary Chairman of ABILITY FIRST (formally the Crippled Children’s Society). She was an honorary member of Women in Show Business, a Philanthropic organization that funded reconstructive surgery for needy children and was twice named their “Angel of the Year.” She has also served as National Education Chairman of the American Cancer Society and as the Los Angeles Chairman for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For many years now there has been a special place in her heart for the Blind Children’s Center, and the Jeffrey Foundation and the pet organization, “Actors and Others for Animals.”

Follow Lee Meriwether on Twitter @LeeMeriwether, Facebook, and LeeMeriwether.com.


#49 – Erik Reynolds – Sports Crate



Nerds, Geeks, Dads - Episode 49 - Erik Reynolds - Sports Crate

Art Eddy and Zach Rosenberg bring on Erik Reynolds, Director of Corporate Communications of Loot Crate and Sports Crate.

The guys talk with Erik about Sports Crate which is a new line of subscription products exclusively for baseball fans, marking Loot Crate‘s first foray into the world of sports fandom. With licenses from Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, Sports Crate is now the Exclusive Licensed Subscription Box of MLB.

Erik talks to the guys about what people can expect in the Sports Crate and how even Mets pitcher, Noah Syndergaard reacted to seeing his stuff in the Mets Loot Crate.

Go to SportsCrate.com, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter @SportsCrate.


#48 – Tom Cleaver – Prestige Imports LLC – Hellboy Hell Water



Nerds, Geeks, Dads - Episode 48 - Tom Cleaver - Prestige Imports LLC - Hellboy Hell Water

Art Eddy and Zach Rosenberg bring on Tom Cleaver, who works over at Prestige Imports LLC. The guys talk with Tom about the new Hellboy Whiskey that is now on the market. This hits Art and Zach‘s wheelhouse as they both love comic books and whiskey.

The first ever whiskey based on Mike Mignola’s legendary Hellboy comic book character is coming from the combined efforts of Dark Horse Comics, XXX Distillery LLC and Prestige Imports LLC

Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey is a craft distilled, small batch, naturally flavored cinnamon whiskey retailing for $19.99 for a 750ml bottle. The 66.6 proof Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey is available nationally and can be ordered at HellboyHellWater.com.


#46 – Kellen Hertz – Tenney – American Girl



Nerds, Geeks, Dads - Episode 46 - Kellen Hertz - Tenney - American Girl

Art Eddy talks with Kellen Hertz, author of Tenney, a book from the American Girl doll series. Other books available are Tenney Shares the Stage and Tenney in the Key of Friendship.

Art chats with Kellen about the book series, working with American Girl for the books, writing for Logan (the first American Girl doll that is a boy), and family life.

As a young reader, Kellen Hertz loved L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz series. But since the job of Princess of Oz was already taken, she decided to become an author. Alas, her unfinished first novel was lost in a sea of library books on the floor of her room, forcing her to seek other employment. Since then Kellen has worked as a screenwriter, television producer, bookseller, and congressional staffer. Kellen lives with her husband and their son in Los Angeles.

For more information on Kellen Hertz, go to KellenHertz.com, and visit AmericanGirl.com for more on the dolls, books from the Tenney series, and the other doll series.


#45 – Chris Sonnenburg – Tangled: The Series



Nerds, Geeks, Dads - Episode 45 - Chris Sonnenburg - Tangled: The Series

Art Eddy talks with Chris Sonnenburg, executive producer and supervising director of Tangled: The Series on Disney Channel; based on Walt Disney Animation Studios acclaimed feature film.

With over 20 years of experience in the animation industry, Sonnenburg began his career at Disney Feature Animation in 1994 working on films such as Pocahontas, Hercules, Mulan, Tarzan, and Fantasia 2000. Later in his career, he worked with James Baxter Animation as an assistant director on the 2D sequences for Disney’s Enchanted and DreamWorks Animation Kung Fu Panda.

A native of San Bernardino, California, Sonnenburg currently resides in Santa Clarita, California, with his wife, Janelle, and two teenage daughters, Arianna and Catalina. He enjoys building movie prop replicas with friends and spending quality time with his family.

Tangled: The Series premieres Friday, March 10 at 8pm on Disney Channel.