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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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.

Important Links

  • 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

    Women With Books Podcas...

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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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  • 7 Things Every Mer...
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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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    Yes, “mermaiding” is a thing, and you can hire people who do it! Laura von Holt chats with her new friends, Amanda the Desert Mermaid and Captain Luke, who are also hosts of Merfaire, a new podcast all about mermaiding as a business. They give the inside scoop on being merpeople with an eye for business, the state of the fast-growing mer-industry, and where they think “mermaiding” is headed in the future. Hint: maybe it involves me...

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    December 17, 2018 39 min

    There’s a new Aquaman movie in theaters, starring Jason Momoa! While other people might call it a superhero film, we think it has “mermaid relevance” written all over it! But who is Aquaman, and what’s his deal? Laura von Holt asked Aquaman expert Rob Kelly of the Fire and Water Podcast Network to explain Aquaman in mermaid terms, and wow did he deliver! Rob Kelly explained the history of Aquaman, the aquatic mythology of Aquaman a...

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    December 3, 2018 6 min

    We’re trying something new and tackling Listener FAQ’s in this minisode!

    Are you looking to buy a mermaid tail for swimming? Laura von Holt gives an overview of the kinds of mermaid tails you can buy, tips for staying safe, and some best practices for enjoying your swimmable mermaid tail.

    Links mentioned:

    Mermaid Tail Reviews: http://www.everythingmermaid.com/mermaid-tails/

    Fin Fun Mermaid Tail Water Safety: https://youtu.be/k-KQwK...

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    November 14, 2018 49 min

    Laura von Holt interviews mermaid expert, writer and editor, Carolyn Turgeon, author of The Mermaid Handbook. The Mermaid Handbook is one-of-a-kind lifestyle compendium packed with lore, legends, facts and trivia, beautiful illustrations, and numerous step-by-step projects and recipes. It includes profiles of true modern mermaids, tail makers, and mermaid bars; visits mermaid attractions like Weeki Wachee Springs; and provides tip...

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