Latest Episodes

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.

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.

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?

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

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

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

Bianca Desiree

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

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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.