The Patrick Madrid Show: May 16, 2024 – Hour 3

This hour showcases heartfelt listener interactions, starting with an array of emails both criticizing and praising the show. Patrick and Cyrus discuss critical parenting challenges related to children’s smartphone addiction and offer practical advice on managing and restricting phone usage. We hear moving stories from listeners like Sam, who reflects on the rewards of his 60-year marriage, and Gene, who shares his transformative journey from disagreeing with Patrick to embracing the show’s values.


  • Patrick and Cyrus share emails about how impactful the show is and how important it is not to give children cell phones
  • Sam – My wife and I have been married 60 years. We made an agreement that she would be a stay at home mom. It worked out well. (12:33)
  • Gene – You and I debated about IVF a few years ago and I didn’t like you for a while. Later, when we were struggling to conceive, you helped us out a lot. (15:40)
  • Kim – I stayed at home with my kids but I worked from home as a preschool teacher. It worked well right away but eventually the business took over my attention with my kids. I wish I had stopped when they entered school. (26:40)
  • Penny – Helping kids with phone addiction. (36:10)
  • Amelia – Sometimes Catholic media paint the picture that you can do motherhood and have a career both at 100%.
  • Gabriel – I struggled working in the sports industry so I could relate with what Butker is going through (44:55)
  • Dave – I grew up in the situation where mom was the day care provider. To me, it was like having a giant extended family
Patrick Madrid is an acclaimed public speaker and has authored or edited 26 books, which have sold over a million copies worldwide, including foreign-language editions. He hosts The Patrick Madrid Show daily on Relevant Radio.