Andrew McCarthy sits down with me to talk about his fatherhood journey. We talk about the values he looks to instill into his kids. After that we talk about his new book, Walking with Sam: A Father, a Son, and Five Hundred Miles Across Spain. Andrews shares what he learned walking across Spain with his son. We talk about his career and which he loves more in terms of acting, directing and writing. Lastly, we finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five.
About Andrew McCarthy
Andrew McCarthy is a director, an award winning travel writer, and—of course—an actor. He made his professional début at 19 in Class, and has appeared in dozens of films, including such iconic movies as Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo’s Fire, Less Then Zero, and cult favorites Weekend At Bernie’s and Mannequin. His memoir chronicling this time, BRAT: An ‘80s Story became a New York Times Bestseller in 2021. Andrew has directed nearly a hundred hours of television, including The Blacklist, Grace and Frankie, New Amsterdam, Orange is the New Black, and many others.
For a dozen years Andrew served as an editor-at-large with National Geographic Traveler magazine. He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and many others. He was named Travel Journalist of the Year by The Society of American Travel Writers. Follow Andrew on Twitter and Instagram at @AndrewTMcCarthy. In addition make sure you pick up his book, Walking with Sam: A Father, a Son, and Five Hundred Miles Across Spain.
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About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast
The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with fantastic dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. You get a unique perspective on fatherhood from guests like Joe Montana, Kevin Smith, Danny Trejo, Jerry Rice, Jeff Foxworthy, Patrick Warburton, Jeff Kinney, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kyle Busch, Dennis Quaid, Dwight Freeney and many more.