Life's Learning Curve

Life's Learning Curve

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!... Show More

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October 13, 2020 55 min

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. Al...

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September 19, 2020 32 min

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 N...

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September 7, 2020 37 min

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!

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August 15, 2020 47 min

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 ...

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July 21, 2020 44 min

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 al...

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June 25, 2020 38 min

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,...

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May 30, 2020 50 min

“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? 

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May 11, 2020 31 min

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 ti...

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April 27, 2020 22 min

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.

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April 17, 2020 29 min

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 resp...

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March 27, 2020 40 min

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 paren...

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February 28, 2020 38 min

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. Lov...

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February 7, 2020 39 min

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…   
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January 27, 2020 42 min

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 expecta...

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December 31, 2019 22 min

 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...

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December 11, 2019 24 min

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 ...

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November 29, 2019 23 min

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 ...

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November 27, 2019 1 min

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LIFE'S LEARNING CURVE HAS A NEW WEB ADDRESS!
lifeslearningcurve.org
Buzzsprout 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.org

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November 3, 2019 28 min

 https://vimeo.com/manage/370748041    You can’t leave. You have to stay.  Why? -My polio injection exploded. My friend hit me in the head with a baseball bat. Whether we like or not, we all have been detained. Sometimes painful, sometimes full of joy. We retell some of our best stories when we became unintentionally detained for the moment. Let's Love Life Again.!
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October 9, 2019 42 min

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 production. At long last, I find a mentor (on site) who makes a reality simple and possible. An amazing story!  

Tropical = Still Good.     Turpitude = Even MORE Nefarious.  

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