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Episode 219: Nerdist Podcast
Billy Hardwick
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Nerdist Podcast: Billy Hardwick

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!! It’s a special episode with Chris’s dad (and Hall of Fame professional bowler), Billy Hardwick! It’s a longer episode, but a great and personal one full of stories about the pro bowlers’ tour, Hardwick family origins, overcoming anxiety, pursuing passions and more!

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  1. Mark says:

    What a lovely episode! Billy seems like such a sweet guy, and a lot of great advice there too. You can really see how Chris learned from him and shares his positivity and self belief after listening to this – even how they both went through problems with drinking and were able to bounce back. Great to hear the bowling stories too – you can tell how much Chris means to him that he remembered right away that his highest score was 287.

    It’s nice to think that Chris will have this to listen to as he gets older, so much good stuff there and positivity, good lessons, I had to pause it a couple of times to stop myself shedding a tear at work! Probably wouldn’t be appropriate…. Hard not to think about your own life when you hear stuff like this though. Really sorry that your dad passed away Chris, maybe it’s because he figured it out and advanced to Level 2? : ) Seems only fair really. I don’t know you of course, but I think it’s great what you do and it’s nice to think that good people are overcoming tough times and doing well. All the best : )

  2. Ron Moore says:

    Chris, I was sad to hear about the passing of your dad and a longtime friend. I remember you when you were 4 or 5 yrs old in Hialeah Lakes in Florida and you got your first bowling ball. When your mom and Billy lived in Louisville we became close friends and then I bowled on your during his best season with 7 wins. My wife and I spoke to Billy in October and were planning on meeting up with him while we were in Florida in January 2014, not knowing he had passed away in November. It was a shock. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Ron Moore’Louisville, KY

  3. Kirk says:

    Just finished listening and I have to say, out of all the podcasts ive listened to, I think this might be my favorite. I lost my dad when I was 19 and, strange as it sounds, listening to you and yours talk reminded me so much of him. I never got to have that kind of sit down, but i know it would have been just like that. Funny, heart warming, and real. Not that your others aren’t, but i hope you know what I mean. Anyways, i was saddened to hear about your loss when it happened, and though it’s still a tender subject im sure, this conversation was an amazing gift. Thank you for everything you do.