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Life's Learning Curve

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How we became us! We take a look backward & find ourselves negotiating our LIFE EXPERIENCES. Through story-telling, we are reminded of how it feels to be young, middle aged & beyond rediscovering life's various tones -comedy, drama, and nostalgia.. Our podcast offers imagery of a documentary recreation, but for audio. Life happens in a heartbeat. Let's learn, thrive and love from our experiences while we're here. Cheers!

How we became us! We take a look backward & find ourselves negotiating our LIFE EXPERIENCES. Through story-telling, we are reminded of how it feels to be young, middle aged & beyond rediscovering life's various tones -comedy, drama, and nostalgia.. Our podcast offers imagery of a documentary recreation, but for audio. Life happens in a heartbeat. Let's learn, thrive and love from our experiences while we're here. Cheers!

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United States

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How we became us! We take a look backward & find ourselves negotiating our LIFE EXPERIENCES. Through story-telling, we are reminded of how it feels to be young, middle aged & beyond rediscovering life's various tones -comedy, drama, and nostalgia.. Our podcast offers imagery of a documentary recreation, but for audio. Life happens in a heartbeat. Let's learn, thrive and love from our experiences while we're here. Cheers!

Twitter:

@PaulHardt

Language:

English

Contact:

1 847 436-5763


Episodes

Bringing Back Lake Geneva

6/25/2020
What happens when a favor becomes a gift? In this episode we hear how a family’s learning curve evolves again & again. This time a cottage on Geneva Lake in Wisconsin is loaned to Paul’s family in 1969. Some experiences are magic, some are tragic. From ghost stories, to music heroes, to the strain of everyday life in turbulent 60s, they survive & move forward. In the end, the amazing power of memories, a strong family unit, and a day of independence come together for new vistas and horizons...

Duration:00:38:27

Worst Possible Choice

5/30/2020
“If Denny had 20 choices, he always chose the worst one and went with it.” Join video producer Sam as he retells his life’s misadventures working with an idea man / client named Denny, a man whose misguided & unfortunate wisdom made his entertainment business misfunction. -Then along came entrepreneur & financier Ronald. With Ronald’s help, will Denny make a better choice that will finally escalate his business? Support the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)

Duration:00:50:06

Irreplaceable

5/11/2020
Paul was just 5 years old when his grandpa was age 64, yet they were the best of pals. They frequently spent quality time with one another and often went on adventures into the real world of a small Illinois town. Retired, Paul’s grandpa was going thru a phase in his life where he had time. He had gone through two terrible wars, a financial depression, & supported his nuclear family, as well as his own family. Now it was his time. He invested that time with his young grandson: Steam...

Duration:00:31:44

Inmates OUT on the Tracks

4/27/2020
Did you get an allowance as I kid? Did you live in a town that had a state mental asylum? Did you ever walk the train tracks? Mix all three questions and you have this episode where Jeff and Paul’s boyhood adventure runs amuk with finances and escaped inmates from the local mental health center. Support the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)

Duration:00:22:39

The Learning Curve of Life

4/17/2020
We cannot travel back in time and add-on to our experiences from many years ago. Or can we? -We live day by day. Then as time passes, a change begins... We begin to reflect about what we once did, at THAT MOMENT our life morphs into stories of how things used to be. We begin to see with greater perspective as we retell our past; this time leading from our hearts. Join Kevin, an old ice cream truck, Wilk and Heidi understanding respect & unconditional love. Support the show...

Duration:00:29:54

The Learning Curve of Life

4/16/2020
We cannot travel back in time and add-on to our experiences from many years ago. Or can we? - We live day by day. Then suddenly, we begin to reflect about what we once did, at THAT MOMENT our life morphs into stories of how things used to be, we begin to see with greater perspective as we retell our past; this time leading from our hearts. Join Kevin, an old ice cream truck, Wilk, and Heidi realizing respect & unconditional love. Support the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)

Duration:00:00:04

Torqued

3/27/2020
Torqued people, are people who overreact. In this podcast episode we meet Tad, a savy landscaper / businessman who has never launched a successful business. Why? Tad overreacts to customers, employees and just about everyone else he encounters. Tad meets his match when he meets an attorney named Dennis, who calms Tad’s inner angry-child. Also we meet a child named Keisha who is entitled & given whatever she desires by her parents. Her story unwraps & unravels at school. When Keisha doesn’t...

Duration:00:40:00

My Plum Job

2/28/2020
What is your plum job? No matter what age we are, we dream of our best job ever. For Paul, it was when he was 16 years old, working outside for good pay at the grounds’ crew for a local school district. But it wasn’t the pay that Paul liked. It was the quirky & unusual personalities that worked within it. Meet Shorty, Sarge, Birdman & Mr. Excitement. The smells of sweat + liquor + cigarettes = Grounds Crew. Lovin’ Life! Support the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)

Duration:00:38:51

My Kerouac Summer

2/7/2020
It was the summer Paul went from simply existing, -to caring passionately about people, life & ideas, age 15-16. Paul's influencers: His friend Fred, his older brother Steve, a wheelchair bound drum instructor AND author and Beat Generation novelist Jack Kerouac. In this episode, Paul hits the open road. What he discovered changed his life forever. Freedom + No Reponsibilities often equals… Well you’ll find out… This podcast episode is a retelling of realized dreams accompanied by...

Duration:00:39:15

Sometimes I Miss the Show

1/27/2020
How do you solve your life’s greatest challenge? We all use different positive prodding to help us smash through life’s roadblocks. When Paul solved one his life’s roadblocks, public speaking, he unknowingly created a solid foundation for multiple diverse, positive & creative memories for himself and others. In this podcast, Paul talks about conquering and facing challenges, He realizes that he has travelled beyond his expectations & he now misses these activities, careers, behaviors and...

Duration:00:42:48

The Trouble with Stacey

12/31/2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGVpebUFTOs Just what triggered this slight shy girl from the mid Midwest? Was the trouble with Stacey really her fault? While conflict and confrontation are her reactions, we follow young Stacey from early childhood through high school. Transiency, personality clashes, an aggressive troubled older sibling, her parents’ divorce and other stimuli offer an explanation. The story meanders in every direction, but comes together organically. Do not miss this one as...

Duration:00:22:22

The Creek

12/11/2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLZB2cHpi3kWhat do you do when there's a creek three blocks from your house and you're 8 years old? Paul's mother always firmly commanded, "Don't Go To The Creek!" However it seemed to call to Paul & his friend Jeff. Riding bikes down the steep slope to the creek, crayfish, minnows, older neighborhood bullies, a treefort, and a magnifying glass all contributed to this true summer of adventure for Paul and his friend Jeff. As time passes, this lesson from life...

Duration:00:24:19

Blustering Browbeating Bully Boy

11/29/2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7yHl0YUs8c This episode retells stories of encounters with bullies -shaming, blaming, and intimidating. Just why did everyone at day camp laugh and punch Wally? Why was Donald such a creeper on the school bus? Why did Mike feel it was necessary to dismiss and let others know that they were poor at what they did in band, and they should "Just quit." Life teaches some hard lessons, not retold with newly found humor and perspective. ...

Duration:00:23:30

NEW WEBSITE!

11/27/2019
https://vimeo.com/374418247 LIFE'S LEARNING CURVE HAS A NEW WEB ADDRESS! lifeslearningcurve.org Buzzsprout is our homie RSS feed. but you WILLl find more about each show, photos and blogs to our content. PLZ GIVE IT A LOOK! -Paul http://lifeslearningcurve.org Support the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)

Duration:00:01:24

Unintended Detainee

11/3/2019
https://vimeo.com/manage/370748041 You can’t leave. You have to stay. Why? -My polio injection exploded. My friend hit me in the head with a baseball bat. Whether we like or not, we all have been detained. Sometimes painful, sometimes full of joy. We retell some of our best stories when we became unintentionally detained for the moment. Let's Love Life Again.! BLOG: https://www.lifeslearningcurve.org/post/unintended-detainee-vs-unattended-dundee https://vimeo.com/370748041 Support the show...

Duration:00:28:29

Tropical Turpitude (conclusion)

10/9/2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpVCmQP3-R0 Conclusion With the help of beer and dolphins, my documentary drastically degrades even more. We attempt to complete our shoot in Key West, but our behind the scenes story OVERTAKES the entire production. At long last, I find a mentor (on site) who makes a reality simple and possible. An amazing story! Tropical = Still Good. Turpitude = Even MORE Nefarious. SHOW NOTES: The Motivational Documentary mentioned in this podcast can be found at:...

Duration:00:42:23

Tropical Turpitude (pt. 1)

9/9/2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpVCmQP3-R0 Part 1 (of 2) Tropical = Good. Turpitude = being nefarious. When I took a crew to remote Key West to shoot a squeaky-clean documentary, the REAL story unfolded behind the scenes. With immorality trying to take the main stage, I begin to understand that former college friends, alcohol and saltwater sometimes don’t mix. SHOW NOTES: "Just Spilling it" podcast...

Duration:00:33:31

Keeping Quality Time

8/19/2019
Listen as Paul interviews musician Robert Broz. Besides music, LIFE is his ‘work of art’ He makes each day new, special and one of a kind. The human spirit succeeds once again! Support the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)

Duration:00:34:13

You've Been Identified

7/30/2019
Our podcast retells stories of ideas & creativity. Almost all of us get our best ideas late at night when our brains are open & aware AND destressed. However, most of us wake the next day and never act upon our nighttime dreams and ideas. but the dreamers of the day are the crazy ones whose successes & failures have been actualized & made possible. Meet Catherine, Bill, Tom, Clay and all those others whose input helped us make this episode possible. Support the show...

Duration:00:28:36

My Dad's Voice

7/3/2019
When my father passed a few years back, I thought about all the love, work and care he and my mom put into raising my sister & me, I realized I didn’t need him like I used to need him. It was NOT because of his age or time. I still sought him out to listen to his direct, carefully measured appropriate advice. It was then I realized he had parented & mentored me so well, for so long, I felt I knew which way to go. It was as if I could hear his voice helping me. Do my children listen or hear...

Duration:00:27:37