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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we chat with Rowan Jacobsen, a food journalist and host of the podcast Obsessions: Wild Chocolate. He takes us on a journey that follows his multiyear quest into the Amazon rainforest to learn more about a mythical chocolate that has a dark history and the potential to save parts of the rainforest.

Check out Rowan’s podcast here.

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