56 episodes

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!

Life's Learning Curve Paul Hardt

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

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!

    The Curve Ball

    The Curve Ball

    Life threw Bob a curve ball, misleading him at a young age. You can’t control the curve balls life throws at you. so you have to learn how to change or adapt, sometimes quickly so that life’s curve balls don’t take you too far down the wrong path. Bob always knew the man he would like to be, so throughout his life he found role models and mentors for himself, but NONE OF THEM had immediate impact of a colossal world event. A man never gets so old that he forgets what it was like being a young boy. This episode finds Bob maneuvering baseball’s literal curve ball, AND the curve balls life hurls at us.
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    • 23 min
    Captain Video

    Captain Video

    Paul retells about a time a whipped cream bomb exploded in a nearby park, but the concussion was nothing next to Captain Video, a bright, yet self-centered man still wrestling with a basic childhood trait… Sharing.  This Life’s Learning Curve episode spans almost 26 years to explain two sides of the coin. Rules, duty and respect meet a self-centered arrogant man called Captain Video. 
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    • 48 min
    Riders of the Desert

    Riders of the Desert

    If you go where you’ve never been, you MAY just find yourself. The desert can be blazing hot, the desert can be freezing cold -A challenge to the human spirit. The human spirit needs to be challenged and to recreate. On this remote episode, Paul talks with a couple of brothers in the Mesilla Valley area of New Mexico. It’s good for our souls to work with our hands. Their innovative talent for maintaining and modifying minibikes takes the brothers on an adventure in the deserts of the southwest. Bring your helmet, googles and your sense of adventure. Say hello to Drake and Tristen.
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    • 32 min
    Just Like Riding a Bike

    Just Like Riding a Bike

    This episode presents Paul’s life adventures peddling a two-wheeler.  -Just recently, riding his bike put Paul in a satisfied state of mind. Mentally Paul felt 18 years old again.  Soon Paul began to assume he looked that way as well. Feeling healthy and upbeat, Paul I stopped to let traffic pass. As he did, he glanced up and saw himself in the reflection of a local bakery. “Who is That???!?!?!? Oh, no! That’s an old guy. That’s …ME.  What happened?”      Time happened.   “I thought growing older would take longer?!?”          Therefore Paul can say this: Life is just like riding a bike, you never forget how to do it, but just don’t expect yr mental image to match your true to life physical image!  -Paul reveals his life’s adventures some great people and unforgettable journeys from the seat of his bicycle. Do not regret growing older. It’s a privilege denied to many.    -Just like riding a bike eh?
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    • 38 min
    The Power Outage

    The Power Outage

    We are so busy being busy that along the way we sometimes might loose ourselves in the process. What do a lineman, a weather event, and a power outage have in common? Episode 51 finds Paul deeply imbedded in a learning curve involving a weather event, a lineman, and finally connecting with neighbors all because of an unexpected microburst over his small mid-midwestern town. This episode centers around the storm and the damage, but look deeper and it’s easy to discover an episode of genuine intent. This is all about people, a community and finding ourselves reconnecting as humans to one another. 
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    • 31 min
    Writer's Block

    Writer's Block

    Celebrating episode number 50, Paul reminisces about times he was overcome with devastating creative / writer’s block. This allows Paul to look back on some favorite clips from the past three seasons. He tells of the shows process of inception for each episode and shares what works for him.   -The quote, ”You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” AND Terry Pratchett’s quote: “There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write.”  Let’s love life again as we take a look at where Life’s Learning Curve all started. 
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Suzanne4Justice ,

So! Darn! Wonderful!

Paul and the company he keeps are amazing storyteller’s. I love the musical and sound effects as the added bonus to the stories themselves. It’s so charming! Enjoy!

His Vaughnliness ,

Learning Lots!

Paul get's some great guests, and is a really funny and cool dude himself. Can't wait to hear what's next Paul!!!!!

Polly Tazo ,

Insightful stories from adults still learning new things every day

A podcast with great insight to the different experiences that people go through. Paul covers people’s stories on music, work/life balance, adventure, and constantly adds humor when it’s appropriate. A great listen for anyone of any age!

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