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, The Slow Melt highlights the people, places and processes behind this $100 billion industry. By better understanding chocolate, we can better appreciate it, more easily identify what we love, and support the makers and producers that create those kinds of bars. Guests include farmers, conservationists, manufacturers, tasting experts, scientists, social justice advocates, chocolate purveyors and, of course, award-winning chocolate makers.

The Slow Melt is a 2017 nominee for best food podcast for the Saveur magazine awards. Please support the podcast by voting through September 6. You can also subscribe to our newsletter for more info, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @theslowmelt, make a donation or learn more about sponsorship.