The Cocoa Pod Cast

by The Cocoa Pod Cast

The Cocoa Pod Cast is a place where we amplify voices in the Chocolate and Cocoa Industry in search for true sustainability. We will be interviewing knowledgeable people from along the entire supply chain, from cocoa farmers, to chocolate makers, activists, journalists, film makers, and more! 

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E06 - The Cocoa Pod Cast #6 Act Today for a Better Tomorrow with Ayn Riggs

    S01 E06 - The Cocoa Pod Cast #6 Act Today for a Better Tomorrow with Ayn Riggs

    Tune into this episode to hear the perspective of a true OG in the chocolate and cocoa activism space.Ayn Rigg's fight to eliminate child slavery from chocolate's supply chain started over 15 years ago, after she heard in the UK t...

    Aug 22 2021
    Aug 22 2021
    20:21
  • S01 E05 - The Cocoa Pod Cast #5 Modern Slavery & Child Labor Behind Chocolate with Terry Collingsworth

    S01 E05 - The Cocoa Pod Cast #5 Modern Slavery & Child Labor Behind Chocolate with Terry Collingsworth

    In this episode, we’re exploring the dark side of the chocolate industry and how most chocolate sold in the United States is produced with forced child labor. This is an issue that has been known about for decades now, but still v...

    Aug 09 2021
    Aug 09 2021
    22:20
  • S01 E04 - The Cocoa Pod Cast #4 Breaking the Supply Chain, with Eric Case

    S01 E04 - The Cocoa Pod Cast #4 Breaking the Supply Chain, with Eric Case

    In today's episode, Eric Case and Emma Rose explore solutions that we as chocolate consumers can easily implement. Eric Case has worked in the chocolate industry for over 25 years. Today he shares with us some of what he has learn...

    Apr 22 2021
    Apr 22 2021
    36:53
  • S01 E03 - The Cocoa Pod Cast #3 The Process of Chocolate from Bean to Bar, with Jeff Abella

    S01 E03 - The Cocoa Pod Cast #3 The Process of Chocolate from Bean to Bar, with Jeff Abella

    In this episode, we dive into the world of cocoa farming, and the process of making chocolate from bean to bar. Jeff Abella started a cocoa and coffee farm in Cameroon, Africa. He also owns a bean to bar chocolate and coffee roast...

    Apr 14 2021
    Apr 14 2021
    46:12
  • S01 E02 - The Cocoa Pod Cast #2 Into the World of Chocolate, with Kristy Leissle

    S01 E02 - The Cocoa Pod Cast #2 Into the World of Chocolate, with Kristy Leissle

    Today we are diving into the world of chocolate in West Africa with a highly knowledgeable scholar of cocoa:Dr. Kristy Leissle is a scholar of cocoa and chocolate, and co-founder of the Cocoapreneurship Institute of Ghana. Since 2...

    Apr 08 2021
    Apr 08 2021
    58:44