The Mermaid Podcast

The Mermaid Podcast

Welcome to the only show with real mermaids, legends and history! We interview professional mermaids, mermaid experts, mermaid authors, mermaid filmmakers, and mermaid entrepreneurs. Listen as we explore cool mermaid history and mythology, and learn what the mermaid life is all about. Our host, Laura von Holt is the Fairy Boss Mother of Cinderly, and a mermaid mogul who writes mermaid romance novels, loves The Little Mermaid, and wants to retire as, you guessed it, a real mermaid! Guests include: Weeki Wachee mermaids, Julia Ember, Vero Beach Mermaid, The Little Mermaid Live Action cast, Finfolk Productions, Deep Blue Aquatic, the cast of Freeform's Siren TV show and the Merb’ys!. Join our mailing list for extra content and bonuses at mermaidpodcast.com.... Show More

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July 27, 2020 50 min

Animal Crossing New Horizons has been a popular pastime for many people during quarantine. The latest swimming and diving update brought new mermaid “recipes” for decor and accessories. Luke Stoffel, host of the 5-star island “Neverland” and creator of The Unicorn Cookbook, shares his tips for creating a mermaid dream home to make your ACNH island a perfect fantasy paradise.

 

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Mermaid Chè Monique is a professional mermaid, a DC burlesque performer and the founder of the plus-size apparel company, Society of Fat Mermaids. We chat about mermaid conventions like MerMagicCon, Metro Merfolk and the pleasures of having a mermaid pod, the similarities between burlesque and mermaid life, and the importance of nurturing your fantasy life as an adult.

 

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June 29, 2020 88 min

Welcome to a special episode in which Black Professional Merfolk discuss their lives on land and under the sea. 

The hashtag #MerfolkforBlackLives was started on Instagram by Mermaid Che Monique. Since her original post on June 3, 2020, the Mer community has really taken up that call to discuss why the Black Lives Matter movement is important to them and the hashtag now has hundreds of posts on social media. 

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Host Laura von Holt interviews Maggie Tokuda-Hall, the author of a new book entitled THE MERMAID THE WITCH AND THE SEA. Maggie shares her writing process and how her world travels influenced the story. Maggie talks about world-builidng, and her invention of a particular mythology where mermaids act as “the memories of the sea.” 

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    May 27, 2020 7 min

    We love #MerMay - a monthlong celebration of artwork and mermaids. Seeing all of the beautiful posts on social media gave us a fun idea for a collaboration. So if you’re a #MerMay artist, we want YOU! 

     

    Tag @mermaidpodcast in any of your #mermay posts, and we may choose to write a short story inspired by your mer character! Your artwork and the short story will be featured on our social media channels and in an episode of The ...

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    May 11, 2020 65 min

    Several members of the Frolic Podcast Network have gathered for group mayhem and silliness for your collective amusement! I had the idea to do a group gathering of mayhem and merriment, so in this episode, we have me, Sarah Wendell from Smart Bitches Trashy Books, Kelly from Boobies & Noobies, and Kelsey and Zoë from Tea & Strumpets.

    We get very silly and invite you to join us. We forget to introduce ourselves. We tell joke...

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    Illness has always been a part of human history, and mermaid legends have long played a part in offering protection from disease or foretold plagues and catastrophes.  Professor Sarah Peverley returns to share stories of how mermaid cures have helped people through past epidemics. In the 19th century, people drew the Japanese Amabie mermaids as protection against disease, and that practice has been resurrected on social media durin...

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    You thought you knew podcast host and mermaid mogul, Laura von Holt, but you’ve never heard her like this before!  Lindsay Emory guest hosts to interview Laura about her life as the mermaid romance author known as Laura Lovely. 

    Laura shares her professional history of adopting alternate personas, her time as pinup model and actress, how she was kicked out of the Louvre, and how 80’s pop culture and Washington Irving (the father of...

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    What do mermaids have to do with zombies, monsters and saints? Laura von Holt interviews Persephone Braham about the mermaid mythology of Latin America and the Caribbean. From the evolution of the word sirenas, to mermaid iconography in religious works and art, to the mermaid’s role in colonialism, this in-depth interview covers the vast and multi-faceted role of mermaids in history, religion, literature and art. Learn about the si...

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    It’s the 30th anniversary of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. With several adaptations in the works, it’s a great time to talk about the history of The Little Mermaid. Sacha Coward is mermaid folklorist and freelance museum professional who has worked at local, national, and international museums and galleries..and also designs escape  rooms! Host Laura von Holt asked Sacha to tell her everything he knows about The Little Mermaid, Hans...

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    October 13, 2019 8 min

    You’re Doing Great is a podcast all about trying your best and keeping it real! Hosted by your personal cheerleader and Fairy Boss Mother, Laura von Holt! Stay tuned for creative inspiration and motivation, ways to overcome self-doubt and tips for navigating the ups and downs of the creative process and this thing called life.

    Whether you are writing a book, starting a business, changing careers or just trying to get out of bed, th...

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    September 19, 2019 39 min

    Mermaids is a charity based in the UK, which has been working to support transgender and gender diverse children, young people and their families since 1995. Susie Green is their CEO. Laura von Holt interviews Susie Green on the history of Mermaids UK, the important work they do supporting families and young people, the organization’s endorsement by Prince Harry, how The Little Mermaid inspired the origins of the charity.

    You can f...

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    August 29, 2019 14 min

    The latest in mermaid news from around the globe! Laura von Holt rounds up the under-the-sea news including the casting for two Little Mermaid movies, Season 3 of Siren on Freeform, Meghan Markle’s love of mermaids, and mermaids on Sims 4.

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  • Get the Mermaid Match game on Kickstarter! http://bit.ly/poopartypoker
  • Jodi Benson endorses Halle Bailey as Ariel: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/07/little-mermaid-dis...
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    July 22, 2019 26 min

    In this crossover episode with the HBIC Nation Podcast, Laura von Holt and Lindsay Emory sit down to talk about the five things they wish someone had told them before they started their podcasts. This mini-sode is packed with amazing advice that will help you feel confident and ready to share your beautiful voice with the world. 

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    HBIC Nation Podcast: https://hbicnation.com/hbic-nation-podcast

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    What if mermaids were kept at SeaWorld? SPEAK THE OCEAN is new novel by Rebecca Enzor, billed as Blackfish meets The Little Mermaid, in which a trainer at the world's first mermaid theme park has to risk his life to let the world know that the park's ill-treated mermaids are just as human as we are. Laura von Holt interviews Rebecca Enzor on where science meets fiction, what makes a mermaid like a human, and what might happ...

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    Learn all the secrets of The Coney Island Mermaid Parade! Each summer, The Coney Island Mermaid Parade attracts thousands of onlookers, and hundreds of participants who compete to have the wildest and most creative mermaid-inspired costumes. Bambi The Mermaid is the Queen of Coney Island. She’s also led the world-famous Coney Island Mermaid Parade for over 27 years. Host Laura von Holt caught up with Bambi The Mermaid to learn abou...

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    Not all mermaids have tails, but they do need swimsuits!

    Meet our friend and mermaid swimsuit designer, Elizabeth Taylor. Elizabeth moved to New York with big dreams and is now the designer and founder of Curvy Beach, a luxury swimwear company in sizes 0-26. After a Refinery 29 video about Curvy Beach went viral, Elizabeth’s life and business were completely changed. From actress to plus-size model to designer, Elizabeth shares her...

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    April 1, 2019 16 min

    Introducing The Mermaid Report: Mermaid News From Around The Globe! Host Laura von Holt shares the current news that’s on her mermaid radar, including Disney’s Mermaid Academy, Kellog’s Mermaid Froot Loops, Conservation Mermaids, Siren on Freeform, and several mermaid conventions. There’s also an update on Season 3 of The Mermaid Podcast, a new vlog, and Laura’s burgeoning mermaid author empire.

     

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    March 28, 2019 7 min

    Are mermaids real? Do mermaids exist and how do we know if they are real? Host Laura von Holt tackles a popular listener FAQ. She discusses three popular theories, including did mermaids evolve from humans? Are mermaids creatures of fantasy and myth like unicorns and faeries? Why are humans drawn to mermaids and why do people believe in mermaids?

    If you have a mermaid question you’d like us to answer, email us at podcast@cinder...

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    January 24, 2019 25 min

    You are mermaid for this! Laura von Holt chats with Desiree Reinhard, jewelry designer, entrepreneur, mermaid-at-heart and host of the Mermaid For This podcast. They chat about the importance of taking risks, how to find inspiration, and going after your dreams. Hear the story about how Desiree found her best creativity in a hurricane. Yes, an actual hurricane. Did you know seaglass is called “mermaid tears” - we didn’t!

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