52 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 • 9 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 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
    The Perfect Bite

    The Perfect Bite

    It was all of ninety-five years ago, when the world was the street where Gramma Ruth lived, and a young man named Harold sailed on a ship at sea carrying a picture of my Gramma Ruth. Ruth had that carefree mind of her own, and a very particular delicate look in her eye, which made one misunderstood blink, look like a wink, and with that another generation of Wilkinsons came to be. Throughout two world wars, three children, six grandchildren Gramma Ruth was the foundation. She was thoughtful, conversational, full of stories, love and guidance for multiple generations. Life’s Learning Curve is proud to share just what was learned through example from Gramma Ruth. This episode realizes that grandparents do not begin their lives when their grandchildren are born, they just enter a new era of happiness and find more of life’s joys. (thx to Elvis Costello for the inspiration)
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    • 34 min
    Follow Your Heart

    Follow Your Heart

    “Change is never easy for me. You fight to hold on. And you fight to let go.”  This episode is Paul’s very recent self-indulgent take on a wedding that came off with love, happiness & fun. Paul marries off his first child Heidi and faces all the joy and emotion of the day. During the wedding Paul’s subconscious kept reminding him, Change is okay. Life can be lucky AND often we get good things in return, such as this wedding, equipped with a post dinner rainbow. Here is a time Paul gets back what he had given. If you have ever had a child get married you can relate. 
     
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    • 39 min
    Big Sky Cold Smoke

    Big Sky Cold Smoke

    After this encounter, Paul never skied again. There was a time when at the age of 19, Paul and his ski buddies rode a bus and headed out to Montana to Big Sky country. Their purpose: Skiing the fresh white powder, or COLD SMOKE packed ski trails. This episode finally reveals the embarrassing way Paul finally learned coordinate himself to ski. Bar talent competitions, great friends and even a worthless gang of ski bullies combine to make this episode 'in your face' real.  Find out just why Paul’s downhill skiing ended so abruptly. This is episode 47 in season 3.
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    • 35 min
    Key Largo Reboot

    Key Largo Reboot

    This episode unfolds like a classic Bogart cinematic movie. Have you ever been with someone so inspiring that their enthusiasm rubbed off on you? In today’s episode this happens to Paul during a very delicate part of his life. Escaping a failing documentary and personal threats left Paul in shreds. He needs an escape. It was the summer of 2013 and Paul attends a film festival in the Florida Keys: The Humphrey Bogart Film Festival. Desperate for a Bogart style adventure, Paul cynically squinted his eyes and set his sights on Key Largo and an event that renewed his state of mind for years & years to come.   • Being inspired by others who care. 
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 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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