The World is Better Off with Kids (The Drew Mariani Show)

Drew chatted with Dr. Catherine Pakaluk about something that’ll knock your socks off – the population collapse! 😲

The Unexpected Threat: You might think, “Nuclear war? Natural disasters?” Nope, think again! 🌍 The biggest threat to us right now is… drumroll, please… population collapse! 📉 That’s right, we’re not overpopulated; we’re UNDERpopulated! Mind blown, right? 🤯

The Misunderstanding of Overpopulation: Remember those scary overpopulation warnings from the 70s? Well, turns out, they were more off than a GPS in a tunnel. 🚗💨 We’re actually seeing birth rates dip below replacement levels globally – from the U.S. to China. Yeah, China! They’re losing folks faster than you can say “population crisis.”

The Irony of Affluence: Here’s a brain teaser: as countries get richer, they get… fewer babies! 💸👶 Wealth, better education, and healthcare lead to fewer kids. Talk about a plot twist!

The Curious Case of Macron’s Misconception: Drew and Dr. Pakaluk dove into French President Emmanuel Macron’s puzzling views. He thinks educated women = fewer children. But guess what? That’s not always the case! 🎓🍼 Some educated women, like Amy Coney Barrett and Dr. Pakaluk, are happily embracing larger families. Take that, stereotypes!

The Economic Impact: Dr. Pakaluk, an economics wizard at the Catholic University of America, shares an eye-opener: families are the heart of a country’s economy. No people, no growth. Simple as that. 📈💡

Faith, Family, and Fertility: They highlight stories of trust in God’s providence and the joy of large families, challenging the fear that often limits family size. It’s all about embracing life and trusting in a higher plan. 🙏✨

The Bottom Line: Dr. Pakaluk is crafting a book called “Hannah’s Children,” spotlighting women who defy the birth dearth trend. It’s not just about having a soccer team of kids; it’s about trust, faith, and saying yes to life’s possibilities. 📚👩‍👧‍👦

Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at and on the Relevant Radio® app.