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Life's Learning Curve

A Society, Culture and Personal Journals podcast featuring Paul Hardt
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It doesn’t matter what you’ve done, there’s always forgiveness.  Guest Mary MacDowell, shares her fictional book based on real life memories of a young woman, Mary Wagner, who was forced to confront the sins of her past, the reckless behavior t
In First Grade, Paul's perspectives and behavior become altered for the rest of his life. -We all can become better people by adding just the right people to our lives. Paul enters reading groups, encounters a first year teacher and is forced t
What took place on Waterman Road made Paul's life change. “Horses WILL step on your feet. You will work harder than you’ve ever worked before. You will rise at 4AM. You will be given real responsibilities that effect this business.” At age 10,
Sometimes it’s NOT the journey that makes an adventure, it’s the people you meet along the way that might re-ignite your life’s passions. Paul retells experiential stories of the gruff and angry unsheltered homeless, stories of the dry wit and
In studio 502, join our guest Heidi Hardt and Paul as they weed thru some of the best parts, of arguably, one of the worst tramatic years in US history. From quarantining while working at home, to making creative uses of free time and blogging,
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 Tr
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 man
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 fro
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 rehea
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 th
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 th
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 yo
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 trag
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 go
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
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
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 pr
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
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
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 o
https://vimeo.com/367928257       Society has rules. Some people chose to VAGUELY support these rules. ENTER ...  Hanx and the eloquent and distinguished Mrs. Dorothy Tucker who will make life's molehills into mountains as fast as Korea 4G serv
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BpL64Vct3g    Are mischief & prankishness necessary? Yes...Well sometimes. Shenanigans is the theme of the podcast as Paul remembers innocent, yet effective childhood shenanigans. (See Jim Halpert)Support the sh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3BxSDDH1AU      Summers' possibilities are retold as Paul recalls his years at age six. Due to his family being given a surprise summer pass to a new country club, the Summer season defines its seasonal magic an
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9j6_hH1480c     Like-minded people, mentors, a teacher and many others saw something in the small boy from PA. and a career writer was born.  -Author & businessman Clay Greager shares his ride up the mountain of
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77ObwZOd_MY       As we saw our childhoods coming to an end, the feeling of innocence returned because of a vacation destination in California. Through fuzzy memories we retell about a 1968 vacation which present
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