86 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!

    Life's Navigational Beacons

    Life's Navigational Beacons

    Join Paul and Sharly as they recount their unexpected encounter with Brandon, a man whose presence altered the course of their holiday in Key West. Set against the backdrop of swaying palms and vibrant streets, their journey begins innocently enough with a quest for relaxation and adventure. But as they traverse the sun-soaked alleyways, they stumble upon Brandon, a middle-aged man navigating the streets in an ill-equipped wheelchair, his life forever changed by a recent stroke.Against the vi...

    • 32 min
    Beyond the Comb Over

    Beyond the Comb Over

    In this episode of unexpected connections, transformative moments, and the power of perseverance in the face of adversity, Paul recalls his teenage years in 1972, marked by the untimely death of his band director and his pursuit of drumming dreams. Enter Mr. McCabe, an enigmatic drum teacher with a manicured comb over and an abrasive demeanor. Their initial encounter is rocky, with Mr. McCabe's blunt and dismissive attitude leaving Paul feeling intimidated and uncertain.Despite Mr. McCabe's t...

    • 31 min
    Coal Bootleggers: The Art of Being Clay

    Coal Bootleggers: The Art of Being Clay

    Step into a time machine and journey back to 1948, where a gripping tale unfolds in Coal Township, PA. Meet eight-year-old Clay, whose story is a riveting testament to resilience and determination. As he and his family embark on a new chapter, you'll witness Clay's initiation into the world of coal bootlegging, the hardships of fitting into rustic row houses, and the challenges of navigating a life without modern comforts. Amidst this backdrop, discover the transformative power of ...

    • 24 min
    The Art of Being Clay -The Early Years

    The Art of Being Clay -The Early Years

    Meet seven-year-old Clay Greager, whose unwavering determination to pursue his dreams leads him to brave the confines of a family coal mine in 1948. But that's just the beginning of his remarkable journey.Join us as we unravel the poignant stories shared by author Clay Greager himself, recounting moments where the line between ambition and adversity blurred. Experience the heart-stopping encounter with mortality, from the blinding sun that alters destiny to the serene swing under a will...

    • 17 min
    Criminals, Outcasts and Artists

    Criminals, Outcasts and Artists

    In this episode of Life's Learning Curve "Criminals, Outcasts, and Artists," we follow the adventurous journey of Paul, who is called upon by his old friend Duke to rescue the failing Huckleberry Sunshine business in California, left in ruins by the C0-Vid crisis. Despite numerous setbacks and communication mishaps, Paul arrives ready to shoot commercials and create a podcast centered around the business. However, his world is turned upside down when he meets the new owner, the carefree Austr...

    • 36 min
    Flimflam Poker Night

    Flimflam Poker Night

    When your 11, life still seems strange, adult behaviors are sometimes confusing and we are lucky to survive it all. In this episode, Paul is curious about his father’s semi annual poker night in the far back basement of his house. However, THIS TIME Paul is allowed to come sit and observe his father’s poker night and the players. One of these players was Paul’s current teacher. But the evening turned quite dark as another player’s behavior and quirky responses turned into a nightmare that hau...

    • 30 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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