TheChocolateLifeLIVE – 100th Episode Special

TheChocolateLifeLIVE – 100th Episode Special

Episode 100 of #TheChocolateLifeLIVE streams on Tuesday, March 21st, from 12:00~13:00 EDT.

The very first episode of TheChocolateLifeLIVE streamed on November 19th, 2021 and my first-ever guest was Arcelia Gallardo of Mission Chocolate in São Paulo, Brazil.

TheChocolateLife :: LIVE w/ Arcelia Gallardo
Episode #1 - the OG ChocolateLife::LIVE –streamed Friday, November 19th at 12 noon EST.

I started TheChocolateLifeLIVE after a nearly 150-episode run hosting TheChocolateLife on Clubhouse. One reason I moved off of Clubhouse is that at the time, automatic recording of episodes was not supported so finding a way to record and archive the episodes proved to be a lot of extra work. Nowhere was this more evident than in my five-part series on Chocolate in New York with Michael Laiskonis. To get from the recorded audio to a version that could be posted on YouTube using the images Michael sent me took hours.

You can watch those videos over on TheChocolateWire YouTube channel.

Another reason to make the move was that while Clubhouse provided a way to reach out to others while we were all still in various stages of lockdown, Clubhouse is an audio-only experience and I wanted to see my guests. I also wanted to be able to present images and videos and webpages and more in support of each episode and the only way to do that with Clubhouse required tedious post-production.

So, after taking about a six-week break from Clubhouse I launched TheChocolateLifeLIVE using streaming production software from Streamyard.

In this episode of TheChocolateLifeLIVE we’ll look back over the past 99 episodes, revisiting the most popular streams. I will be sharing some of my thoughts on those episodes and what I have learned since they aired.

I will also be taking a look at the next 100 episodes, beginning with the upcoming Cross Country Craft Chocolate Odyssey as well as sharing some of the entries from the ChatGPT Chocolate Poetry Challenge

As always, I will be taking questions and doing my best to answer them, live.

Have ideas for topics you’d like me to cover?

Leave them in the comments.

Mentioned during the episode

Clubhouse - The Chocolate Life
This tag is for posts related to Clubhouse rooms. Featured image: original by @scottwebb on Unsplash
Before there was TheChocolateLifeLIVE there was TheChocolatLife on Clubhouse.
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie : their Adventures Wonderful / Pictures and words by May Gibbs.
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie : their Adventures Wonderful / Pictures and words by May Gibbs.
I used to read these stories to my kids. Can an AI chatbot generate a poem in this style?
Tom Simmons on LinkedIn: #chocolate #sweeteners #sugar | 27 comments
BOOM! That's what we want to hear! 😎 "After twenty-plus years of tasting #chocolate professionally I am very sensitive to the taste of [alternative… | 27 comments on LinkedIn
The LinkedIn post about my article in International Confectionery about Supplant.
Kyle Fitzpatrick on LinkedIn: #cpg #food #chocolate #cocao #tonys #impact #bcorp #startups… | 139 comments
Ethical chocolate brand Tony's Chocolonely is one of the most compelling stories in all of CPG right now. With a mission to produce '100% slave free… | 139 comments on LinkedIn
The LinkedIn post where I push back against the greenwashing narrative Tony’s pushes.

Popular Episodes

TheChocolateLife::LIVE – Solar Drying Cocoa w/ GrainPro’s Diego Lara
Streaming WorldWide LIVE from Brooklyn NY on Friday, May 27th beginning at 12:00 EDT.
TheChocolateLifeLIVE – with Bhavani V / Diamond Custom Machines
Episode 74 of #TheChocolateLifeLIVE streams Friday, December 16th, from 12:00~13:00 EST.
TheChocolateLife::LIVE – CADMIUM 2.0
Episode 61 streams live from 12:00 EDT Friday, Sept 30 w/ special guest and ChocolateLife contributor Keith Ayoob. Join us as we explore the topic of cadmium in chocolate in depth – with a close look at an influential source of (mis)information on this topic.
TheChocolateLife::LIVE – Breaking Pairing Boundaries
Episode 57 streams live beginning at noon NYC time on Tuesday, September 6th. This stream builds on the Learning to Taste live stream – so you may want to watch that one first if you have not already.
TheChocolateLifeLIVE – 2023 Craft Chocolat Challenge Results Show
Episode 88 of #TheChocolateLifeLIVE streams on Tuesday, February 7th from 12:00~13:00 EST.
TheChocolateLifeLIVE – The Chocolate War 2023
Episode 99 of #TheChocolateLifeLIVE streams Friday, March 17th from 12:00~13:00 EDT.

Stream Archive

I maintain an calendar/archive post on TheChocolateLife that lists every episode. Clicking the links take you to posts on TheChocolateLife.  If you prefer, you can click on the “Visit TheChocolateWire Channel on YouTube” link below to go straight to the YouTube playlist.

#TheChocolateLifeLIVE Calendar and Archive
News, views, and conversations on topics in cocoa and chocolate streamed live to YouTube, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Watch/Participate on YouTube, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

Visit TheChocolateWire Channel on YouTube

My LinkedIn profile
TheChocolateLife page on Facebook (live event)


#100thanniversary #100thepisode
#chocolate #cacao #cocoa #cacau
#TheChocolateLife #LaVidaCocoa

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