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48 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
Sourcing Spices: Burlap & Barrel
Colleen and Carolyn travel to Jackson Heights, Queens, NY to the home of Ethan Frisch. Together, they converse on the farmer's role in the value chain, and the clear differences in flavor between freshly harvested spices and those that sit in warehouses for years before making it home. This episode also features Ethnomusicologist Danielle Maggio for a segment on how globalization has affected music-making and music listening. Danielle poses the question: what exactly is world music? Check out Ethan's current selection of spices here: https://www.burlapandbarrel.com/
52 minutes | Nov 27, 2019
Sourcing Rice: Momoko Nakamura, "Rice Girl"
Colleen and Carolyn discuss rice as a global staple. Colleen meets with Momoko at Sourceress HQ to discuss the evolution away from traditional, natural methods of growing rice in her home country of Japan. Early on her sourcing journey, this episode highlights how cultural preservation and environmental activism shapes food justice movements. This episode also features Ethnomusicologist Danielle Maggio for a segment on City pop, a soundscape of one of Japan’s most opulent eras. To see the work that Momoko is doing, check out her website here: https://www.thericegirl.com/
62 minutes | Nov 13, 2019
Sourcing Oysters: Real Oyster Cult
Carolyn and Colleen discuss why they chose this international perspective, as our neighbors to the north create a supply chain on a national level. Alison joins Carolyn to discuss the evolution of the legalized market, organic farming practices, vertical integration, capitalism, and the allowance of interstate commerce. This episode also features Ethnomusicologist Danielle Maggio for a segment on reggae, which was drastically influenced and in many ways formed by the communal use of cannabis. Check out Rob & Sims' current selection of oysters here: https://realoystercult.com/
47 minutes | Oct 24, 2019
Sourcing Cannabis: 48North
Alison Gordon, CEO of the Canadian cannabis company 48North and the Sourceresses discuss the evolution of the legalized market in the country that is our neighbor to the north: organic farming practices, vertical integration, capitalism, and the allowance of interstate commerce.
99 minutes | Oct 23, 2019
Sourcing Compassion: Sweetleaf Collective & Operation EVAC
Cannabis compassion programs are crucial to be included in the legislation as decriminalization and legalization progresses world-wide. Colleen speaks with Joe Airone of the Sweetleaf Collective about his 20+ years sourcing and managing his compassion program that donates free cannabis for low-income, terminally ill, HIV+ patients. In part two, Ryan Miller of Operation E*V*A*C, speaks with Colleen about the impact and importance of cannabis access for both active duty and military veterans. To learn more how you can support our guests' Compassion Programs here: https://www.sweetleafcollective.org/ http://www.opevac.org/
52 minutes | Oct 22, 2019
Sourcing Hemp CBD : Tonic CBD
Colleen and Carolyn discuss visiting a hemp research center. Brittany joins Carolyn in a conversation about the blossoming hemp and cannabinoid industry in the state of New York. From the pursuit of day-one-equity in legislation, to advancing genetics in hemp cultivation, Brittany and her team are right on the front lines. This episode also features Ethnomusicologist Danielle Maggio for a segment on the birth of modern American music, and the ways in which cannabis use constructed the cultures of blues and jazz. Check out Brittany's current selection of CBD products here: https://www.tonicvibes.com/
67 minutes | Oct 2, 2019
Sourcing Chocolate: Dandelion Chocolate
Colleen and Carolyn discuss Dandelion Chocolate’s educational storefront. Greg D'Alensadre pays a visit Sourceress HQ to break down the nuances of the cocoa trade. Colleen and Greg discuss the nuances of sourcing in the global south, and how to be an ally when building a bean-bar company. This episode also features Ethnomusicologist Danielle Maggio for a segment on West African Highlife. The Highlife genre is a powerful case study in acculturation, the process of cultural change that results when different cultures interact. In this case, West African and African American cultures melding.
43 minutes | Sep 18, 2019
Sourcing Tequila: Casa Noble Tequila
Colleen and Carolyn dive deep into the burgeoning Tequila industry. Jose "Pepe" Hermosillo shares insights on sustainability, the supply chain from agave to barrel, and commitment to excellence of flavor from his headquarters in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. This episode also features Ethnomusicologist Danielle Maggio for a segment Mariachi reimagined. The Mariachi genre was founded in Jalisco, and has strong ties to Spanish colonialism and patriarchy.
52 minutes | Sep 4, 2019
Sourcing Tea: In Pursuit of Tea
Colleen and Carolyn travel to New York City to sit down for tea service and conversation with Ana at the In Pursuit of Tea headquarters. Together, they discuss tea's colonial ties to silver and opium and learn the intricacies of processing’s impact on flavor. This interview also features Ethnomusicologist Danielle Maggio for a segment on Taiwanese Pop music, and the cultural dualism by political and social circumstances that have structured the island states.
43 minutes | Aug 21, 2019
Sourcing Heirloom Corn: Masienda
Colleen and Carolyn travel to Masienda headquarters in Los Angeles. They explore NAFTA’s significant impact on growers’s relationships between the United States and Mexico. Carolyn and Jorge discuss his team’s journey of revitalizing heirloom corn on the steep hillsides of Oaxaca. This episode also features Ethnomusicologist Danielle Maggio for a segment on the ways in which Indigenous communities preserve knowledge of land through ritual labor.
7 minutes | Aug 7, 2019
Educational Bite : Commodities
Welcome to Sourceress Educational Bites! This one, commodities. Learn all about the system that rules the buying, selling and trading of most of the products we use on a daily basis - in under 7 minutes!
63 minutes | Aug 7, 2019
Sourcing Coffee Part 2: Consumption in the United States
Part 2 of our coffee series focuses on the consumption side of this hundred billion dollar industry. Nick Kirby invites us to challenge our understandings of certifications and transparency. Mike Nelson talks customer education and activism tools for his project #AskMeAboutCostofProduction.
48 minutes | Aug 7, 2019
Sourcing Coffee Part 1: Ethiopia Export and Trade
Colleen and Carolyn dive deep into the specialty coffee trade in Ethiopia. Colleen travels to Addis Ababa to speak with Heleanna Georgalis at her milling facility. Together, we explore the evolution of the ECX and the inevitable rise in prices due to prolonged undervalue for the world’s most prized profiles. This episode also features Ethnomusicologist Danielle Maggio for a segment on popular music of Ethiopia from the 1960s-1970s.
60 minutes | Jul 24, 2019
Sourcing Uni: Sea Stephanie Fish
Colleen and Carolyn meet Stephanie Mutz in the Santa Barbara hills. Together, they discuss humanity's relationship and responsibility to the oceans, direct marketing, and why the best uni divers practice patience. This episode also features Ethnomusicologist Danielle Maggio for a segment from the surf genre that originated in Southern California in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
59 minutes | Jul 10, 2019
Sourcing Turmeric: Diaspora Co
Colleen and Sana come together in conversation at the Sourceress Headquarters in San Francisco. They discuss their relationships with farmers at origin, the colonial exoticism of the spice trade in India, and how Sana is building a new trade, revitalizing pre-colonial varietals. This episode also features Ethnomusicologist Danielle Maggio for a segment on planting roots and the diaspora, featuring Queer and Femme South Asian musicians.
47 minutes | Jun 26, 2019
Sourcing Flowers: Farmgirl Flowers
Colleen and Carolyn sit down with Christina Stembel in her San Francisco Flower Mart Headquarters. Together, they discuss how Christina built her business as a pioneer in the cut flower industry, disrupting the well-established and majority male-owned market. They dive deep into the American, Colombian and Ecuadorian flower trades. This episode also features Ethnomusicologist Danielle Maggio for a segment on Colombian cultural hybridity through bambuco, cumbia and vallenato.
7 minutes | Jun 24, 2019
Meet the Sourceress Team
Meet the ladies behind the Sourceress podcast: Creators Carolyn Kissick and Colleen King, and Music Curator Danielle Maggio.
2 minutes | Apr 23, 2019
This Season on Sourceress
This season on Sourceress we take a deep dive into sourcing with innovators in specialty food and beverage industries to empower you with the information you need to make informed decisions with your purchasing power. Sourceress uses an intersectional lens to talk economics, sustainability, flavor, and cultural hybridity through music.
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