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America was forged. From nothing came everything we believe in. But the America our grandparents once knew is not the America we now know. Pete Roberts explores how our ancestors used their minds, hands and daylight to build this great nation. Have you forgotten your history? Have you forgotten that you and me, men and women are the ones who drive true change. Have you forgotten that our independence was won through the sacrifice of our ancestors. That what we have is the sum of their works. A movement of the people is the true power we have. But the greatest legacy they left is not the bridges and buildings, it's this thing we call Freedom. That unified we can move mountains. It's not business as usual, Pete builds parallels between the past, the present and the future. He discusses how to reconstruct the grit, values, and work ethic through his personal experiences and of those who have been there.

America was forged. From nothing came everything we believe in. But the America our grandparents once knew is not the America we now know. Pete Roberts explores how our ancestors used their minds, hands and daylight to build this great nation. Have you forgotten your history? Have you forgotten that you and me, men and women are the ones who drive true change. Have you forgotten that our independence was won through the sacrifice of our ancestors. That what we have is the sum of their works. A movement of the people is the true power we have. But the greatest legacy they left is not the bridges and buildings, it's this thing we call Freedom. That unified we can move mountains. It's not business as usual, Pete builds parallels between the past, the present and the future. He discusses how to reconstruct the grit, values, and work ethic through his personal experiences and of those who have been there.
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America was forged. From nothing came everything we believe in. But the America our grandparents once knew is not the America we now know. Pete Roberts explores how our ancestors used their minds, hands and daylight to build this great nation. Have you forgotten your history? Have you forgotten that you and me, men and women are the ones who drive true change. Have you forgotten that our independence was won through the sacrifice of our ancestors. That what we have is the sum of their works. A movement of the people is the true power we have. But the greatest legacy they left is not the bridges and buildings, it's this thing we call Freedom. That unified we can move mountains. It's not business as usual, Pete builds parallels between the past, the present and the future. He discusses how to reconstruct the grit, values, and work ethic through his personal experiences and of those who have been there.

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Episodes

E89: UNDER THE ARMOUR

11/16/2019
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In the late 90s, two college kids in Maryland decided to take action and build a billion dollar company, known today as Under Armour. Today we sit down with one of those men, our friend, Kip Fulks. Kip shares his powerful story of overcoming learning disabilities, and building a massive chip on his shoulder that propelled him to become not only a division one athlete, but one of the most successful business men today.

Duration:01:44:00

E88: THE SPIRIT OF THE PEOPLE - AN ORIGIN STORY

10/14/2019
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Before tar roads, electricity, railroads, modern heating and cooling, our first Origin Story, "The Spirit of the People", is a story about one of America's first mills in Trion, Georgia. From the original land lotteries, through the Civil War, and thriving today, this story covers one man's idea of spinning and weaving cotton in a small stone and wood factory in the south.

Duration:01:33:38

E87: BILLIONS

9/22/2019
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Eli Combs was known on the street as a "closer". The only person to every raise 1 Billion Dollars for three different hedge funds. Eli didn't find immediate success, but he chose to put himself in the action, and grinding day-after-day. His meteoric rise to the top descended quickly after he took a risk on himself, and started his own hedge fund in Greenwich, Connecticut. Today, Eli opens up about his story.

Duration:01:18:33

E86: NEVER FORGET

9/14/2019
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18 years ago, we witnessed an attack on American soil unfold. On our televisions and streamed on our computers. We all remember where we were, what we were doing, and how it impacted our ourselves and this country. Today, we sit down with a dear friend, Tim Couch. A man who was moved on 9.11.2001 to quit his job and enlist in the Marine Corps. Some of us watched and prayed, others took action on that fateful day. This is Tim's story.

Duration:01:24:11

E85: BEARDS, BROS, AND BOOTS

8/18/2019
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Maine's newest resident, Ryan Michler, joins us as at the studio for a great conversation about his experience building boots recently at the Origin factory. We deep dive into all things Maine.

Duration:01:13:04

E84: CHECKPOINT CHARLIE AND THE COLD WAR

8/4/2019
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Pete just got back from Europe after almost 30 days abroad filming a documentary. His last stop was Berlin, where he sat down in an old Russian restaurant, and interviewed a woman named Anna, who grew up in communist East Germany. They talked about her father who was a spy for the East, and her first experience in the West. Although Anna's interview won't be released until the documentary is finished, Pete shares with us her stories. There's so much to learn about the mindset in today's...

Duration:01:02:35

E83: SEARCHING FOR HOPE WHEN ALL SEEMS LOST

7/14/2019
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After three weeks abroad, Pete discusses his experiences, how they relate to living the American Dream, and how much hope plays a part in every human's life. Hope is something that everyone is born with. But why then do some quit and fail to thrive? What happens when the burden becomes too heavy? In this engaging conversation, Pete and Brian deep dive into lost civilizations, today's current problems in America, and how hope and action play such an important role, not just in the American...

Duration:01:06:54

E82: ASK US ANYTHING Q&A

7/1/2019
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Today we answer some great questions from listeners, it's raw, and unfiltered. From jiu-jitsu to business and everything in-between.

Duration:00:52:39

E81: MELTDOWN AT CHERNOBYL

6/21/2019
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The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred in 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine. Today, we deep dive into what exactly happened, the failure of leadership, and dereliction of duty. A huge amount of energy was suddenly released, rupturing the reactor pressure vessel in a highly destructive explosion, which was immediately followed by an open-air reactor core fire. The only thing left to secure the radioactive site was the hands and daylight...

Duration:01:21:44

E80: CLEARED HOT AND JUMPING IN

6/16/2019
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Andy Stumpf joins us today to talk about war, BASE jumping, wing suiting, hunting, and jiu-jitsu. After being wounded in battle as a Navy SEAL, Andy succumbed to medication to numb out the pain from his injuries. Through a defining moment during a quick stop at the gas station, Andy decided his current path was not only self-destructive, but keeping him from advancing in life. Andy shares the good times and the bad, breaking free, and breaking world records. Funny, and inspirational, this is...

Duration:01:21:45

E79: THE ABANDONED LOOM THAT BUILT THIS COMPANY

6/9/2019
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Six years ago, we found the last loom left. It was in Lewiston Maine, in a massive mill, abandoned on the top floor of the deteriorating building. We found it when an old-time sewing machinery dealer told Pete, "There's someone you need to meet." She was gatekeeper to this mill, an older woman who’s father also worked there for 40 years. She is also the gatekeeper to the history, and the people who came here to build their American dream. Now we're telling you, there's someone you need to...

Duration:01:31:43

E78: I WAS FOUR WHEN THEY TOOK ME - Khmer Rouge Survivor Chanda Luker

6/2/2019
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You can have all the hands and daylight, but without freedom you have nothing. By 6-years old, Chanda Luker saw more atrocities in the Khmer Rough concentration camps of Cambodia than most people see in their entire lives. Under Pol Pot's regime, over 2 million Cambodians were murdered. She survived. This is her story: of what really happened under the Pol Pot regime, of surviving, of escaping with her family, of life as refugees. This is her story of finding their way to this sanctuary we...

Duration:01:28:53

E77: 5TH GENERATION ENTREPRENEUR

5/26/2019
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The only thing Lindsay Skilling knew as a kid was that she wanted to work for the family business. Her great, great grandfather delivered milk and ice cream by horse and buggy throughout the foothills of Western Maine. Today she runs world famous Gifford's Ice Cream. A mother of two, and five generations later, 35 year old CEO Lindsay Skilling shares stories of the past, culture, family and waking up at 3:40 in the morning.

Duration:00:57:45

E76: THERE IS NO FILTER IN LIFE

5/19/2019
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It was men like Dakota that used to grace the battle grounds of the colosseum. Maybe he lived because he had accepted death, maybe that’s where true will comes from. I believe Dakota's greatest gift has yet to come. That as he heals and his pain subsides, just maybe the world will see that part of him also died in that valley with his brothers. Maybe it’s US that has a disorder, and HE that sees clearly. Just maybe we all have a part of us that needs to die off too. Medal of Honor Recipient,...

Duration:01:12:03

E75: FEEDING THE MONSTER

5/12/2019
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Former Under Armour employee, Bobby Hull joins us today to discuss ideas and challenges with American manufacturing. He shares his experiences working for one of the world’s biggest brands. But is there a better way to feed the monster as you stand on the edge of the event horizon? It’s a one way trip to the top.

Duration:01:10:10

E74: STARVE OFF CONTROL

5/5/2019
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Who is really in control of your life, or should I ask what? What is the true master you serve... is it food, work, or something else? After Pete’s 90 hour fast earlier this week, today we debrief and deep dive into achieving mental clarity through fasting, the benefits and risks.

Duration:01:05:15

E73: A BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS

4/28/2019
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THERE ISN’T ONE… We all veer off the path and lose focus of our goals, but how do you course correct and recognize it before it’s too late? Is there a blueprint for success? Answered today on Hands And Daylight are some tough questions, including working with you spouse in business, staying true to yourself and your cause and not getting distracted. How the jiu-jitsu mindset can improve all aspects of life and business.

Duration:00:58:55

E72: GOLD RUSH OR GET CRUSHED

4/21/2019
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Pete reflects on a recent and uncomfortable conversation with a struggling business person. In debt and all in, is there a way out? Weeks away from the crushing final blow, decisions need to be made to push back. This candid conversation is one that all entrepreneurs should listen to.

Duration:00:49:09

E71: STAY THE COURSE AND WIN

4/14/2019
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Toughness is not a hereditary trait, it's not generational, it's earned. Your mind will fail long before your body. Defeat doesn't care about where you're from, who you are, what you've done. It wants your mind, so it can paralyze your body. Its best friend is misery, and they want company. The battle is mental, not physical. Stay the course and win the day.

Duration:00:48:59

E70: A NEW ENGLAND SHOE DOG

4/7/2019
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Nike and New Balance jumped on the running craze, but one brand took the cake when it came to the world’s best running shoe in the 80s. Bart Hersey, an old New England shoe dog, beat out all the big dogs when it came to manufacturing the world’s best running shoes. Today, Bart tells his story of the rise of an industry. Hersey Shoe could have been one of the world’s biggest sneaker brands, but Bart chose the road less traveled. He discusses the balance of family and business, the struggles...

Duration:00:58:05