DiscoverLife's Learning Curve
Life's Learning Curve

Life's Learning Curve

Author: Paul Hardt

Subscribed: 3Played: 233
Share

Description

How we became us! We take a look backward & find ourselves negotiating our LIFE EXPERIENCES, discovering 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!
36 Episodes
Reverse
The Other Me

The Other Me

2020-11-1729:07

Same time each year it happens: Paul goes in search of his “other me.” The one from decades earlier that dreams, writes, produces, makes effective use of time, creative projects and self-evaluates. -Many years ago, Paul set a course for himself, his destiny and life goals, but something got in the way…Life. Day to day life happens to all of us and usually steers us off of our desired course. Unwilling to let go of his dreams from decades ago, this podcast shares Paul’s stories about the importance of stopping, stepping aside, stepping away and having that self-renewing chat with yourself. Find your other me.    season 2      episode 35Support the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)
Southwest Drifter

Southwest Drifter

2020-11-0340:19

When introduced to ‘drifting,’ -car drifting- in his late teens, Tristen realizes a passion for the sport. On this episode, Tristen, now 21, heads down life’s roads discovering personal & financial responsibilities. Learning never ceases. In Tristen’s world of diverse vehicles, he shares his ongoing dreams, passions & goals & a few great stories. Life’s Learning Curve heads to the southwest in New Mexico to interview & swap stories with guest Tristen Malakowsky. Webcast on you tube...Malakowsky Motorsports:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzSCT8LdgmRBsnNVtOxKHzwLife's Learning Curve  -Visual podcast of this show:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxERrtkzCoYerlSrG1DutTA Support the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)
Roswell Calling

Roswell Calling

2020-10-1355:52

Our Guest, Erik Iverson shares stories from his upcoming book titled “If Only I’d Taken Roswell.” NEWS & SPORTS broadcaster Erik shares a few of his television & radio broadcasting experiences in the mid Midwest markets. From a sour station manager to positive qualified mentors, Erik shares his experiences. Note: A creepy & diverse assignment editor asks Erik to spend a few nights in her eerie & mysterious house. Although he feels grateful for a positive career in broadcasting, maybe Erik Iverson’s broadcasting career may have gone in another direction if ONLY he had taken the Roswell, NM job.  Support the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)
Compromised

Compromised

2020-09-1932:10

When Paul is asked to shoot a commercial for a local retired millionaire named Hal, things never gelled at all. Easily triggered, Hal is braggy, manipulative, dismissive & constantly dissatisfied with Paul. Teased by a chance to shoot video from a helicopter, Paul begins to understand he is being lured & intimidated by a man with control & bad debt issues.  -True story as always.     “You can’t write this stuff.” -Ken NordonSupport the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)
Why did Paul create THIS podcast -Life's Learning Curve? A combination of things: A former student named Sean, Paul's daughter Heidi, some fast food and a car's satellite radio service  all synthesized into LLC. It was as if Paul had been rehearsing it for 35 years! Find out why.  LISTEN to this one!'WHISKEY DOCS' podcast appears on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, & almost everywhere podcasts are heard. Thx to Dr. Trace McClintock!Support the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)
Eastern Nights

Eastern Nights

2020-08-1547:38

Freshman year at a downstate university. Paul’s friends told him how lucky he was to be going away and NOT having to go to a local community college. But something happened, things didn’t turn out like he thought they would. It was 1976, and the mid midwest was headed for its most hot and humid fall ever.  Life threw Paul several unexpected life-changing learning curves which almost took him out for good. -So Life’s Learning Curve packs up their hotplates & mini fridges & travels downstate for freshman year. It’s those unexpected things in life, where you learn to sink or swim. Making changes & adjustments in life are the components of a person's true character.  Support the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)
Can't Explain Paradise

Can't Explain Paradise

2020-07-2244:54

Explaining Paul’s need for escapism and finding paradise is boldly retold. Driven by films, books and music, finding paradise always seems to be just over there, or just a day’s drive away. But it’s a funny thing, escapism… He discovers that you can go far and wide and can keep moving on and on through places and years, but Paul never escapes his own life. At last Paul locates where his life belongs in a most unusual place. Come along for a little necessary vacation time with Life’s Learning Curve!Support the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)
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 for Sue, Paul, Shirley & Bob. It's all okay.Support the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)
Worst Possible Choice

Worst Possible Choice

2020-05-3050:06

“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)
Irreplaceable

Irreplaceable

2020-05-1131:44

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 tractors, building things, demonstrating honesty & humility, as well as chuckling while drawing silly cartoons. “That’s NOT the man I grew up with,” commented Paul’s mom. So what happened? How did this once stoic, serious & stern man transition into such an Irreplaceable part of Paul’s life?Support the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)
On the Tracks

On the Tracks

2020-04-2722:39

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 adventures run amuk with finances issues and escaped inmates from the local mental health center.Support the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)
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 (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)
Torqued

Torqued

2020-03-2840:00

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 get her way, her mother transforms into a huge problem for teachers & administrators. Torque away!Support the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)
My Plum Job

My Plum Job

2020-02-2838:51

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)
My Kerouac Summer

My Kerouac Summer

2020-02-0739:15

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 absolutely NO planning at all. Paul begins to appreciate & apply the existing world just outside his door. Paul develops wanderlust, and chooses to emulate the Americana based counter culture book ‘On the Road’ by Jack Kerouac. With an appetite for adventure and all the ignorance of his age, Paul learns to survive on the kindness of others. Be sure to listen for the fraternity house stories!  Support the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)
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 friends.SHOW NOTES: Student show samples in education    1982-2013:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWuhlKhj8Cvp3HMhTCvibGASupport the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)
 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 we determine just WHAT is the trouble with Stacey?  Support the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)
The Creek

The Creek

2019-12-1124:19

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 has faded into mere echoes of dimmer voices and at one time, fantastic adventures for a couple boys and a long hot summer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTERxNBPtaYSupport the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)
The Bully

The Bully

2019-11-3023:30

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.        https://www.lifeslearningcurve.org/post/bullies-and-snowskiingSupport the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)
NEW WEBSITE!

NEW WEBSITE!

2019-11-2701:24

https://vimeo.com/374418247LIFE'S LEARNING CURVE HAS A NEW WEB ADDRESS!lifeslearningcurve.orgBuzzsprout 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.orgSupport the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)
loading
Comments 
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store