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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.

The Mermaid Podcast Laura von Holt

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    • 4.8 • 41 Ratings

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.

    The Women of Weeki Wachee Springs: An Oral History

    The Women of Weeki Wachee Springs: An Oral History

    We’re going back to the legendary mermaid attraction, Weeki Wachee Springs! In this episode, host Laura von Holt interviews emerging museum historian, Rebecca Schwandt, about her project, The Women of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, an online exhibit of artifacts and oral history about the experiences and history of the mermaid performers who have worked at Weeki Wachee over the decades. Rebecca shares what she discovered about the fascinating intersection of Florida history, women’s history, labor rights, environmentalism, and American roadside attractions...plus plenty of surprises that happened while cataloguing pieces of Weeki Wachee’s seventy year history. 
     
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    Important Links:
    View the online exhibit at University of Central Florida’s RICHES website: https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/exhibits/show/the-women-of-weeki-wachee-spri?fbclid=IwAR3y049AZ6KhRE6ZtNvIGO6T7cjxA0V9Ws69ewI0ruLP47Pl0naSdn9WPAo Some highlights of the exhibit, as discussed in the podcast: Florence McNabb: https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/exhibits/show/the-women-of-weeki-wachee-spri/item/11153 Beetle at May Museum of the Tropics: https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/11186 Trained racoon at Weeki Wachee Springs: https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/10475 Mermaids pose on the original shell roof of The Mermaid Theater:https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/ome: ka/items/show/11191 Read more books by Laura Lovely: lauralovelybooks.com  
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    Get your Mermaid Merch!  Get 15% off on official Mermaid Podcast merchandise. Use this link to shop: https://teespring.com/stores/the-mermaid-podcast?pr=PODCAST Support this podcast by shopping our mermaid books and other recommendations. Did you like this episode? Got a question or comment? Leave a review or email us at podcast@cinderly.com.  
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Introducing Astrology Zoned: A Susan Miller Fan Podcast

    Introducing Astrology Zoned: A Susan Miller Fan Podcast

    Laura von Holt introduces you to her new podcast: Astrology ZONED, a Susan Miler Fan Podcast. Laura and her friend Alex Gershuny, both longtime readers of Susan MIller's horoscopes on AstrologyZone.com,  explain why they were inspired to create a fan podcast about Susan Miller and discuss Susan’s unique posting habits, her mission statement, her mysterious social media, and how this combination has created a voice that millions of readers, including the two gals on this podcast, trust to deliver insightful readings. 
    Listen for free on your favorite podcast app and find all the episodes for Astrology ZONED at http://astrologyzoned.com.

    • 18 min
    The International Mermaid Museum

    The International Mermaid Museum

    The newly opened International Mermaid Museum in Aberdeen, Washington blends mermaid mythology and ocean ecology education. Kim Roberts, the founder and visionary behind The Mermaid Museum and the Westport Winery, shares about the various mermaid and ocean science exhibits, the inspiration behind the museum, and how it came together thanks to a special pod –- or “gossip” –– of mermaids. 
     
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    Important Links:
    Visit The International Mermaid Museum: https://www.mermaidmuseum.org Read more books by Laura Lovely: lauralovelybooks.com  
    Keep in Touch!
    Sign up for our mailing list to get bonus mermaid stories and a heads up when we release new episodes. 
     
    Support the podcast! Leave a review, buy merch or shop our Amazon recs!
    Get your Mermaid Merch!  Get 15% off on official Mermaid Podcast merchandise. Use this link to shop: https://teespring.com/stores/the-mermaid-podcast?pr=PODCAST Support this podcast by shopping our mermaid books and other recommendations. Did you like this episode? Got a question or comment? Leave a review or email us at podcast@cinderly.com.  
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    Go to MermaidPodcast.com for more mermaid history and facts. Follow us on Instagram @mermaidpodcast and Facebook.
     
    The Mermaid Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts! 
     
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    • 40 min
    Sea Shanties

    Sea Shanties

    Sea shanty songs have recently gone viral on social media. Revell Carr, associate professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Kentucky, gives us some background on sea shanties. We hear the history  of how they came to be, what purpose they served, and why sea shanties resonate now. Revell Carr is the author of the book Hawaiian Music in Motion: Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels so we're also going to hear some bonus Hawaiian history and maritime history. Most importantly, Revell performs a famous sea ballad called "The Mermaid."
    NEW! Email subscribers can get The MerMay Story Collection ebook for free! Join the list at: https://mailchi.mp/cinderly/mermaid-podcast-newsletter.
     
    Important Links:
    Get The MerMay Story Collection Ebook: https://mailchi.mp/cinderly/mermaid-podcast-newsletter Buy Revell Carr’s Book, Hawaiian Music in Motion: Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels: https://amzn.to/3ddJIiF Learn more about The Mermaid: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mermaid_(ballad), https://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2018/05/the-mermaid/ Read more books by Laura Lovely: lauralovelybooks.com First Cup of Coffee Podcast: https://jeffekennedy.com/home Tea & Strumpets Podcast: https://www.romancepod.com/  
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    Sign up for our mailing list to get bonus mermaid stories and a heads up when we release new episodes. 
     
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    Get your Mermaid Merch!  Get 15% off on official Mermaid Podcast merchandise. Use this link to shop: https://teespring.com/stores/the-mermaid-podcast?pr=PODCAST Support this podcast by shopping our mermaid books and other recommendations. Did you like this episode? Got a question or comment? Leave a review or email us at podcast@cinderly.com.  
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    Go to MermaidPodcast.com for more mermaid history and facts. Follow us on Instagram @mermaidpodcast and Facebook.
     
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    • 56 min
    The Last Mer-Child [#MerMay Contest Winner]

    The Last Mer-Child [#MerMay Contest Winner]

    Introducing the final episode in a special series of original mermaid stories by Laura von Holt, inspired by #MerMay artists.
     
    The Last Mer-Child is an original story by Laura von Holt, inspired by artwork by @duelartista, @frankly_gram, and @littlewingstudios. On a wide and desperate planet, The Sirens have gone to war with The Mermaids. A pirate rescues a mermaid orphan, The Sirens search for a child, and an outcast discovers the key to her revenge.



    The Last Mer-Child  is copyright 2021 by Laura von Holt. All rights reserved.
     
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    Important Links
    The artwork that inspired this story: Part 1: Pirate + Orphan by @duelartista - https://www.instagram.com/p/CA-TR0YnuRP/?igshid=16fuxv59i9y3g Part 2: Siren Syphira by @frankly_gram - https://www.instagram.com/p/CAQoZacHSFL/?igshid=cfrsqqk75d91 Part 3: Siren by @littlewingstudios https://www.instagram.com/p/CAfjw31HP6T/?igshid=7ucuedw28bd8 Read more books by Laura Lovely: lauralovelybooks.com Not Your Mom’s Romance Book Club Podcast: https://www.facebook.com/notyourmomsromancebookclub/    
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    Sign up for our mailing list to get more behind the scenes bonuses and a heads up when we get new episodes. 
     
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    Get your Mermaid Merch!  Get 15% off on official Mermaid Podcast merchandise. Use this link to shop: https://teespring.com/stores/the-mermaid-podcast?pr=PODCAST Support this podcast by shopping our mermaid books and other recommendations. Did you like this episode? Got a question or comment? Leave a review or email us at podcast@cinderly.com.  
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    Go to MermaidPodcast.com for more mermaid history and facts. Follow us on Instagram @mermaidpodcast and Facebook.
     
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    • 16 min
    The Mermaid’s New Scoot [#MerMay Contest Winner]

    The Mermaid’s New Scoot [#MerMay Contest Winner]

    Introducing the second episode in a special series of original mermaid stories by Laura von Holt, inspired by #MerMay artists.
    The Mermaid’s New Scoot is an original story by Laura von Holt, inspired by artwork by @halloran_illustrations. In a town full of eccentrics, the biggest gossip is about a mermaid witch who learns how to fly. 
    This episode is brought to you by Kensington Books, publisher of If The Boot Fits by Rebekah Weatherspoon.
    The Mermaid’s New Scoot is copyright 2020 by Laura von Holt. All rights reserved.
    Important Links
    The piece that inspired this story: Maighdean Mhara, the Mermaid Witch https://www.instagram.com/p/CA1YkZqDPP_/?igshid Read more books by Laura Lovely: lauralovelybooks.com Too Stupid To Live Podcast: https://www.tstlpodcast.com/ An Mhaighdean Mhara - Irish Mermaid Ballad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpv5DQdgPDk  
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    Sign up for our mailing list to get more behind the scenes bonuses and a heads up when we get new episodes. 
     
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    Get your Mermaid Merch!  Get 15% off on official Mermaid Podcast merchandise. Use this link to shop: https://teespring.com/stores/the-mermaid-podcast?pr=PODCAST Support this podcast by shopping our mermaid books and other recommendations. Did you like this episode? Got a question or comment? Leave a review or email us at podcast@cinderly.com.  
    Follow us!
    Go to MermaidPodcast.com for more mermaid history and facts. Follow us on Instagram @mermaidpodcast and Facebook.
    The Mermaid Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts! 
    ♡ ♡ ♡  MORE PRODUCTS FROM CINDERLY ♡ ♡ ♡ 
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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Rockstar1019 ,

So good

I love this podcast so much that I listen to it every day😍🧜‍♀️

Molly69 ,

Great podcast

Very interesting and learning a lot about everything mermaid and everything mermaid related

Pottygok ,

I’m in awe.

I can’t believe how late I am to this party! Laura von Holt has the coolest guests with the most interesting stories. Also, her laugh is infectious. Binge listen to this podcast. It’s well worth the time.

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