How Well Do You Really Know Yourself?

Following a midseason break, Austin and DeRae are back. The duo chats about some of the ways many people have no idea who they really are. Now that may seem like quite a strong statement, but unless you have a really good idea of how the human brain works – it’s just not possible to fully grasp what you’re capable of or where your limits are. 

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Is Our Education System Broken?

While the U.S. is a rich country, globally, our country ranks 24th in math, 21st in science, and 15th in literacy. Why? Our system is flawed and separates the haves and the have nots.

Digging deeper, the U.S. attracts most of its teachers from the bottom two-thirds of college classes, with nearly half coming from the bottom third. Are teachers properly equipped and incentivized to solve the education crisis in this country?

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Allyship

Do you believe in freedom? Great! Austin and DeRae do as well. They sit down with their first in-show special guests, Alan Lett and Anthony Ferrell of OG 713, an LGBTQ-owned small business based in Houston, Texas.

Join the conversation as Cautious Coffee discusses allyship, civil rights, discrimination, and the logic of freedom.

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Cancel Cautious Coffee

Cancel culture is nothing new. In today’s social media heavy world, one wrong tweet might get you canceled. But what does attempting to cancel someone or something say about society as a whole? Austin and DeRae discuss cancel culture in the 21st century.

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Opportunity vs. Chance

Can you create your own luck? What about creating your own opportunity? Where does effort into the equation? On this episode of Cautious Coffee, Austin and DeRae discuss the implications of what it means to be lucky. Listeners will find out why they feel lucky and maybe reflect on your own life in all the ways you’re lucky, too.

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Let’s Talk Mental Health

Since the onset of COVID-19, about 40 percent of adults in the United States have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder. For young adults under the age of 24, that number spikes to more than 56 percent.

To wrap up Mental Health Awareness Month, DeRae and Austin discuss their struggles with anxiety and depression, how they cope, and most importantly – why it’s ok to not be ok.

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Marriage, Relationships, and Economics

Marriage is a beautiful thing, but has society given too much weight to the role love plays in it? In this episode Austin and DeRae chat about their experiences with relationships and marriage. DeRae has a more systematic approach to marriage, while Austin has a more traditional approach. Where do you stand?

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Enough. Is Anything Ever Enough?

Enough. How do you know when something is enough? That you’ve tolerated enough? That you’ve worked hard enough or long enough? That it is good enough? Is anything ever enough? Do we mindlessly chase to get to this abstract idea of enough? What happens when my enough doesn’t look the same as your enough? Am I enough? Who decides? Enough.

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Sit Fear on the Bench

If there is something else you would rather be doing, why aren’t you doing it? If there is somewhere else you would rather be, why aren’t you there? If there is someone else you would rather be with, why aren’t you with them? Austin and DeRae discuss how the deep-rooted implications of fear often keep us from pursuing everything we really want in life, things we didn’t even know we wanted, and what we forgo by putting fear in the game.

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The Value of Time | It’s Yours to do With as You Please

What does time mean to you? Is it merely measured by hours and minutes or is it something that you intrinsically value?

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