22 episodes

Cautious Coffee is a forum to challenge and be challenged about what and how we think about the world. Hosted by Austin Staton and DeRae Crane, each episode brings you unscripted and unfiltered commentary on key issues that are impacting our country and culture. Join us as we seek empowerment, not power; as we meet people where they are; and most importantly, as we strive to be better humans.

Cautious Coffee DeRae Crane, Austin Staton

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

Cautious Coffee is a forum to challenge and be challenged about what and how we think about the world. Hosted by Austin Staton and DeRae Crane, each episode brings you unscripted and unfiltered commentary on key issues that are impacting our country and culture. Join us as we seek empowerment, not power; as we meet people where they are; and most importantly, as we strive to be better humans.

    Cautious Coffee: A Hard Habit to Break

    Cautious Coffee: A Hard Habit to Break

    DeRae and Austin end season one of Cautious Coffee with a conversation about habits. For the most part, we all know we should do certain things that will benefit us over the entirety of our lives (sleeping a healthy amount, exercising, eating nutritious foods, hydrating, saving for retirement, etc.), but often we don’t do these things on a consistent basis, developing bad habits and spiraling downward. One bad habit often leads to another.

    • 38 min
    Cautious Coffee Follows Up! More Money, More Problems?

    Cautious Coffee Follows Up! More Money, More Problems?

    Austin and DeRae sit down with Tony Colunga, an entrepreneur and financial planner by trade to discuss the topic of financial literacy once again. Tony shares how he got involved in the finance industry and what influenced him to finally set out on his own and found his own wealth management firm.

    DeRae and Austin share some of their financial experiences, personally, or through friends and family. For money to be such an important part of our lives, the trio explores why it’s so taboo, and a framework that can be used to optimize your financial life.

    • 52 min
    The War on Drugs: Another War Lost?

    The War on Drugs: Another War Lost?

    There is no serious doubt that illicit drug use and smuggling are detrimental to the human condition, and the United States has taken a hard line with its War on Drugs campaign. In this week’s episode of Cautious Coffee, Austin and DeRae chat about the legalization and decriminalization of illicit drugs.

    • 40 min
    Do You Have Guilt Returning To Work?

    Do You Have Guilt Returning To Work?

    Remote work, once frowned upon by many Fortune 100 companies, has taken hold since last March. However, as the world (at some point) transitions to a post-COVID world, will remote work be here to stay or is it just an 18-month social experiment? And what does it mean for our work/life balance?

    • 17 min
    Thought Experiment: The Democratic Lottery

    Thought Experiment: The Democratic Lottery

    This week Austin and DeRae conduct a radical thought experiment about a democratic lottery here in the United States for all elected offices.

    DeRae believes a democratic lottery will address many of the issues with our current system, while Austin is rightfully skeptical.

    • 31 min
    What It Means To Be A Parent In 2021

    What It Means To Be A Parent In 2021

    Parenting is hard, that’s likely what makes it so invaluable. Everything starts at home. A child’s first hero is likely a parent. And just because we become parents doesn’t mean we have all the answers, almost everyone is still trying to figure it out. Experiences will vary. What’s important is that we lean into our responsibility as parents - taking it seriously and do our best to guide our children to be productive citizens of society.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

IdaClay ,

Authentic. Bold. Collaborative.

Austin & DeRae create, cultivate, and deliver an outstanding platform to explore our humanity. Overall, this is an exceptional invitation for us to dive deep into the dynamics our connectedness and universality offer us to evolve. Be better, together. Invest in yourself and our global community by taking the time to listen in… laughter, thought provoking questions and meaningful memories included! Take yourself to the place where you might be afraid to go. Get curious, ask questions, be willing to get uncomfortable… for there, you may help yourself discover what you’re really capable of. Can you imagine that you are potentially much more capable than you ever even knew was possible? Go find out. Do it scared!
…Cautiously, of course!

Coo31 ,

Refreshingly honest dialogues we need more of in the world

I’ve recently started listening to Cautious Coffee and find it to provide a refreshing break from the typical emotionally inciting and politically biased media debates all around us searching for clicks.

Austin and DeRae have an honest dialogue about serious issues in a way that acknowledges their own biases and brings them to the table to further grow and learn.

Listeners of this podcast can learn more about issues through diverse perspectives and also use it as an example for how to engage tough issues with others in the world using empathy and grace.

Dasharussia ,

Thought-provoking and honest!

Great podcast that talks on topics that matters! I am excited to see what topics will be discussed in future and hope more people will find this podcast! My favorite episode was about fear - reminded me to take a long hard look in the mirror and remind about some important things in my life!

Thanks guys! Looking forward to your next episodes!

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