18 episodes

Sourceress is a podcast about demystifying and decolonizing supply chains. The show is hosted by two women who have spent years building international supply chains in coffee and tequila. Colleen and Carolyn sit down with industry leaders who are approaching sourcing in innovative ways in their respective specialty industries. Together, they explore the immense amount of effort it takes to source outside of commodity trading and the quality and flavor differences that are possible when we source differently.

After the interview, music curator and ethnomusicologist, Danielle Maggio, delivers her Sonic Sauce segment inspired by the episode's featured topic. She explores the evolution of music through the lens of gender, power, colonialism, and cultural hybridity.


Have a question or topic you’d like to see covered on the Sourceress Podcast? Go to sourceresshq.com and reach out to us. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Sourceress is a podcast about demystifying and decolonizing supply chains. The show is hosted by two women who have spent years building international supply chains in coffee and tequila. Colleen and Carolyn sit down with industry leaders who are approaching sourcing in innovative ways in their respective specialty industries. Together, they explore the immense amount of effort it takes to source outside of commodity trading and the quality and flavor differences that are possible when we source differently.

After the interview, music curator and ethnomusicologist, Danielle Maggio, delivers her Sonic Sauce segment inspired by the episode's featured topic. She explores the evolution of music through the lens of gender, power, colonialism, and cultural hybridity.


Have a question or topic you’d like to see covered on the Sourceress Podcast? Go to sourceresshq.com and reach out to us. We can’t wait to hear from you!

    Spices : Burlap & Barrel : Spice Rack Soundscape

    Spices : Burlap & Barrel : Spice Rack Soundscape

    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?

    • 48 min
    Rice: Rice Girl : Japanese Female Boogie from the 1980s

    Rice: Rice Girl : Japanese Female Boogie from the 1980s

    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.

    • 51 min
    Oysters : Real Oyster Cult : American Folk Revival

    Oysters : Real Oyster Cult : American Folk Revival

    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.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Cannabis : 48North : Roots, Rock, Reggae

    Cannabis : 48North : Roots, Rock, Reggae

    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.

    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.

    • 46 min
    Cannabis Compassion: Sweetleaf Collective & Operation EVAC

    Cannabis 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.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Hemp / CBD : Tonic CBD & Tricolla Farms : Jive Jazz + Blues

    Hemp / CBD : Tonic CBD & Tricolla Farms : Jive Jazz + Blues

    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.

    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.

    • 52 min

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