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Hosted by Mr. Patrick Reidy, Plugged In is a monthly podcast offering personal and professional insights from guests with hands-on involvement in the life of adolescents and expertise in education and related fields. Our goal is to partner with parents and adults involved in the formation of young men and women by inviting them to tune into ongoing and engaging conversations that offer insight into the lives, habits, culture, gifts, and challenges of the current generation of adolescents. We hope these insights will enable all of us to raise young men and women of deep faith, sound intellect, and exceptional character.

Meet the Host

Patrick Reidy is the Vice President of Mission and Faith at JSerra High School in San Juan Capistrano, CA. He is responsible for overseeing the faith formation of students, faculty, and staff and for ensuring mission effectiveness.

Mr. Reidy is a frequent speaker and lecturer on topics related to faith, culture, youth, and the dignity of the human person, and has spoken publicly throughout the U.S., in Mexico and in Latin America.

He has had multiple radio appearances on both English and Spanish radio. His recorded presentations are available at Lighthouse Catholic Media.



Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson answers one of the most pressing questions for today’s teens and their parents: How can a young woman maintain her faith and moral convictions throughout her collegiate years?

  • Christian values
  • college
  • high schoolers
  • morality
  • young women
Dr. Leonard Sax

We hear a lot of talk today about young people and resilience. Does it really matter? If so, how do you ensure your teen gets it? Tune is as Dr. Leonard Sax discusses these questions and more on this month’s Plugged In.

  • parenting
  • parenting teens
  • raising teens
  • teens
Fr Mike Schmitz and JSerra students

Raising great sons and daughters is the most daunting and most important task parents face. Fr. Mike Schmitz says, "Don’t lose hope!" Tune in for Fr. Mike's trademark insights and wit and hear about some of his own story on this month’s Plugged In.

  • faith
  • raising teens
Arthur C Brooks

Career stress, kid's school activities, endless weekend tournaments. . . . Is having a meaningful home life even remotely realistic? Lisa Hendey says it is. Find out how she and her husband keep family first — without rejecting the world outside.

  • faith
  • family
Arthur C Brooks

What guarantees us happiness: money, comfort, fame? None of the above, says acclaimed Harvard Business professor and author Arthur C. Brooks. Find out what science has to say about the keys to the most fulfilling life. 

  • happiness
Fr Robert Spitzer

Join Sgt. Brian Gunsolley as he separates myth from reality in telling the surprising story behind the rise of Fentanyl use among American youth.

  • drugs
  • fentanyl
  • raising teens
Fr Robert Spitzer

Former Gonzaga University President Fr. Robert Spitzer helps parents make sense of the greatest moral challenges facing teens and young adults today and provides step-by-step methods for addressing them — convincingly!

  • morality
  • raising teens

JSerra Media Presents "The Lion Zone"

The Lion Zone is your source for the latest on JSerra Catholic High School Athletics. Every week on “Roar11,” Coach Brett Kay and Bret Dahlson bring you conversation, Monday morning game analysis, and interviews with coaches, players, and special guests.