The Slow Melt: A podcast about chocolate

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The first podcast to cover the continuum of chocolate, The Slow Melt uses chocolate as the thick, delicious lens through which to explore the world—from flavor and physiology to chemistry and conservation, from global markets and gender to climate change, social justice and beyond—highlighting the p… read more

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Makers Series 9: Fruition Chocolate

October 6th, 2017

25:54

Fruition Chocolate was founded in 2011 by Bryan Graham and is based in Woodstock, USA. The company is known for stone-grinding cocoa beans as a …

Preview of Makers Series 9: Fruition Chocolate

September 29th, 2017

0:57

Fruition Chocolate was founded in 2011 by Bryan Graham and is based in Woodstock, USA. The company is known for stone-grinding cocoa beans as a …

Makers Series 8: Theo Chocolate

September 22nd, 2017

32:54

Theo Chocolate was founded in 2006 by Joe Whinney and Debra Music and is based in Seattle, USA. The company is known as being the first organic, …

Preview of Makers Series 8: Theo Chocolate

September 15th, 2017

1:00

Theo Chocolate was founded in 2006 by Joe Whinney and Debra Music and is based in Seattle, USA. The company is known as being the first organic, …

Makers Series 7: Cailo Chocolate

September 8th, 2017

26:40

Cailo Chocolate was founded in 2016 by the Castillo and Carniello families and is based in Perth, Australia. The bean-to-bar producer sources its …

Preview of Makers Series 7: Cailo Chocolate

September 1st, 2017

0:59

Cailo Chocolate was founded in 2016 by the Castillo and Carniello families and is based in Perth, Australia. The bean-to-bar producer sources its …

Makers Series 6: Cacao Hunters

August 25th, 2017

39:08

Cacao Hunters was founded in 2013 by Carlos Ignacio Velasco and Mayumi Ogata and is based in Popayán, Colombia. The company is dedicated to finding, …

Preview of Makers Series 6: Cacao Hunters

August 18th, 2017

1:06

Cacao Hunters was founded in 2013 by Carlos Ignacio Velasco and Mayumi Ogata and is based in Popayán, Colombia. The company is dedicated to finding, …

Makers Series 5: Marou, Faiseurs de Chocolat

August 11th, 2017

40:05

Marou, Faiseurs de Chocolat, was founded in 2011 by Vincent Mourou and Samuel Maruta and is based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The company is the …

Preview of Makers Series 5: Marou, Faiseurs de Chocolat

August 4th, 2017

0:59

Marou, Faiseurs de Chocolat, was founded in 2011 by Vincent Mourou and Samuel Maruta and is based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The company is the …

Makers Series 4: Ritual Chocolate

July 28th, 2017

33:58

Ritual Chocolate was founded in 2010 by Robbie Stout and Anna Davies and is based in Park City, USA. The company makes small-batch, bean-to-bar …

Preview of Makers Series 4: Ritual Chocolate

July 21st, 2017

0:58

Ritual Chocolate was founded in 2010 by Robbie Stout and Anna Davies and is based in Park City, USA. The company handmakes small-batch, bean-to-bar …

Makers Series 3: Valrhona

July 14th, 2017

19:39

Valrhona was founded in 1922 by Albéric Guironnet in the small village of Tain L’Hermitage, France, and is now also based in Brooklyn, USA. The company is dedicated to enhancing the flavors of rare cocoa beans, …

Preview of Makers Series 3: Valrhona

July 7th, 2017

1:00

Valrhona was founded in 1922 by Albéric Guironnet in the small village of Tain L’Hermitage, France, and is now also based in Brooklyn, USA. The company is dedicated to enhancing the flavors of rare cocoa beans, …

Makers Series 2: Askinosie Chocolate

June 30th, 2017

44:49

Askinosie Chocolate was founded in 2007 in Springfield, USA, by Shawn Askinosie, who left his job as a criminal defense lawyer to pursue his love of …

Preview of Makers Series 2: Askinosie Chocolate

June 23rd, 2017

0:54

Askinosie Chocolate was founded in 2007 in Springfield, USA, by Shawn Askinosie, who left his job as a criminal defense lawyer to pursue his love of …

Makers Series 1: SOMA Chocolatemaker

June 16th, 2017

37:56

There are so many incredible makers who are part of the emerging craft chocolate movement and bigger markets, we decided to create a series …

Preview of Makers Series 1: SOMA Chocolatemakers

June 9th, 2017

0:59

There are so many incredible makers who are part of the emerging craft chocolate movement and bigger markets, we decided to create a series …

Episode 9: Your Chocolate is Probably African (part 2)

June 2nd, 2017

18:09

Part 2: Although cacao’s birthplace is across the upper Amazon in South America, 70 percent of cacao comes from West Africa. In this two-part …

Episode 9: Your Chocolate is Probably African (part 1)

May 26th, 2017

28:22

Although cacao’s birthplace is across the upper Amazon in South America, 70 percent of cacao comes from West Africa. In this two-part episode, we’ll …

Preview of Episode 9: Your Chocolate Is Probably African

May 19th, 2017

1:00

Although cacao’s birthplace is across the upper Amazon in South America, 70 percent of cacao comes from West Africa. In this two-part episode, we’ll …

Episode 8: The Deep Origin: Latin America

May 12th, 2017

29:29

The cocoa and chocolate we know and love was born in the upper Amazon and domesticated (turned into chocolate) in Mesoamerica. In this episode, we …

Preview of Episode 8: The Deep Origin: Latin America

May 5th, 2017

1:02

The cocoa and chocolate we know and love was born in the upper Amazon and domesticated (turned into chocolate) in Mesoamerica. In this episode, we …

Episode 7: The Craft Of Chocolate

April 21st, 2017

29:39

The specialty chocolate industry has grown exponentially but is still in the process of defining itself. We will explore this evolving industry and …

Preview of Episode 7: The Craft of Chocolate

April 14th, 2017

1:00

The specialty chocolate industry has grown exponentially but is still in the process of defining itself. We will explore this evolving industry and …

Episode 6: Save By Savoring

April 6th, 2017

29:16

Disease, climate change and low wages are just a few of the reasons we are losing some of the most diverse, delicious varieties of cocoa. In this episode, we will explore some of the efforts to save the crop we love. …

Preview of Episode 6: Save By Savoring

March 31st, 2017

1:00

Disease, climate change and low wages are just a few of the reasons we are losing some of the most diverse, delicious varieties of cocoa. In this episode, we will explore some of the efforts to save the crop we love. …

Episode 5: Eat With Your Ears (And More)

March 24th, 2017

26:15

Most of our experience of chocolate comes from smell and taste but also touch, sight and sound. In this episode, we’ll explore the sense people think …

Preview of Episode 5: Eat With Your Ears (And More)

March 17th, 2017

0:59

Most of our experience of chocolate comes from smell and taste but also touch, sight and sound. In this episode, we’ll explore the sense people think …

Episode 4: The High Price of Cheap Chocolate

March 10th, 2017

28:32

Over 40 percent of cocoa comes from Ivory Coast and one-fourth of the population—about 6 million people—earn their living through the crop. In the …

Preview of Episode 4: The High Price of Cheap Chocolate

March 6th, 2017

0:59

Over 40 percent of cocoa comes from Ivory Coast and one-fourth of the population—about 6 million people—earn their living through the crop. In the …

Episode 3: We Eat the Seeds

February 23rd, 2017

27:50

Many of us have been eating chocolate since childhood, but few can recognize it in nature. In this episode, we start at the farm with the pod-shaped …

Preview of Episode 3: We Eat the Seeds

February 17th, 2017

1:00

Many of us have been eating chocolate since childhood, but few can recognize it in nature. In this episode, we start at the farm with the pod-shaped …

Episode 2: Be Still My Heart

February 10th, 2017

25:38

Chocolate: food of the gods, balm of our hearts, and, at one point in time, a symbol of sacrifice and stand-in for human blood. In this episode, we …

Pilot: Chocolate is Multiple

January 27th, 2017

23:40

Chocolate, like love and truth, is multiple. This pilot episode gives an overview of the different people, places and processes involved in creating …

Season One Preview: A Podcast about Chocolate

January 10th, 2017

0:59

Welcome to The Slow Melt—the first podcast to cover the continuum of chocolate. Hosted by Simran Sethi, The Slow Melt uses chocolate as the thick, …

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