Latest Episodes

We’re Back: Season Two Brews on March 29

Welcome to season two of Cautious Coffee, the podcast that’s not afraid to challenge your thinking and provoke your curiosity. Join your hosts Austin Staton and DeRae Crane as they explore the hot-button issues that are shaping our world today. From politics and culture to education and social issues, Cautious Coffee delves deep into the…

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…

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…

About Cautious Coffee

Our Mission

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.


What They’re Saying

Face fear, confront fear, don’t live in fear. Cautious Coffee is out here giving me life!!

Bianca Desiree

Cautious Coffee is a refreshing break from the typical emotionally inciting and politically biased media debates all around us searching for clicks. Listeners 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.

Andrew Cooley

I just finished episode one of Cautious Coffee and I’m hooked! Congrats, Austin and DeRae!

Sahara Taybron

Austin and 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. 

Ida Clay

If you crave authenticity and personal growth check out my friends over at Cautious Coffee. This is what I’m talking about. This is what I’m here for. This is why I hope you will join me in checking out Cautious Coffee!

RB McKeon

I absolutely loved this first episode, and this is exactly what we need to be talking about to help us all understand each other’s different backgrounds.

Landon Murray

Join the Conversation on Patreon

Are you unsure of how to speak up or have uncomfortable conversations with colleagues, friends or family? In 2021, we can’t be silent. Created by Austin Staton and DeRae Crane, this Cautious Coffee Patreon is a forum for candid, unscripted, and unfiltered commentary on key issues that are impacting our country and culture.

Members will have exclusive access to merch, weekly chats, unreleased episodes, producer meetings, and so much more.