The Struggle is Real

Hi, I'm Justin Peters. I'm the host of The Struggle is Real, a podcast focused on adulting advice for young professionals. You know, those moments where you think, I wish I would've learned this in school. Those are the topics that we love to talk about. Join me each week as I interview experts sharing their strategies for solving problems that us young adults will face throughout our twenties and thirties.

Some of the experts you'll hear from include a former top 20 poker player, a corporate executive turned Tik-Toker, and a friendship and connection coach. You'll find we enjoy bouncing around between a myriad of subjects, but my favorite categories are personal finance, interpersonal relationships, career advice, and healthy living tips.

If you need a recommendation on which episode to start with, check out one of our fan favorites, like episode 43, an inspiring story of the former inmate, Nate Dukes, who completely recorrected his life. If you're looking for financial literacy, try episode 75 with Jesse Cramer titled, Is Investing Still a Smart Choice? Or, if you're looking to jump straight into the deep end, listen to our spicy conversation in episode 63 with sex expert Susan Bratton.

So what are you waiting for? Go give an episode a listen, and if you want new episodes about adulting advice every Monday, hit that follow button.


About the Hosts

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If you’ve listened to an episode of The Struggle is Real, you’ve heard my voice.

I’ve been hosting the show since the inception. Has it really been almost 3 years!? Thanks to you that have stuck around with me as I find my voice as a host.

Prepping for our guests and asking the questions are my favorite responsibilities.

I’m currently living in Austin but St. Louis will always have a soft spot in my heart.

Some of my favorite things are Cardinals baseball, plants, and rock climbing.

It’s been an absolute blast creating this show for y’all (I’m allowed to say that in Texas). I’m not going away anytime soon so if you have feedback, I’d love to hear it.

Thanks for tuning in!

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Kyle Peters

Producer and Engineer

I've only guested on a couple episodes, but I do a lot of the production work behind the TSIR brand.

I joined the team in January 2022, but I've been a die-hard fan of the show since Justin published his first episode. I love to see how it's grown, and I believe this is only just the beginning.

Editing and producing publishable content from raw audio is my favorite responsibility. Of course, I love having behind the scenes conversations with Justin as well.

I just moved down to Austin in August of 2022, but I'll never forget the dirty Lou in hometown Missouri.

Some of my favorite things are electronic music, live sports, chess, and finance.

If you're a fan of the show, send us a message. We'd love to hear from you.

As always, thanks for tuning in!