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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

    • Fiction
    • 4.8 • 40 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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    • 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. 
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    • 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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    • 40 min
    Sea Shanties

    Sea Shanties

    Sea shanty songs have recently gone viral on social media. Revell Carr, associate professor of ethnomusicology, gives us some background on sea shanties, how they came to be, what purpose they served, and why sea shanties resonate now. Stay tuned to the end when we hear a live performance of a famous sea ballad called "The Mermaid."

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    • 56 min
    The Last Mer-Child [#MerMay Contest Winner]

    The Last Mer-Child [#MerMay Contest Winner]

    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.

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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.

    Go to MermaidPodcast.com for bonus content. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook at @mermaidpodcast.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

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.

Kris4299 ,

Love it!

I love mermaids and this podcast hits the spot! She features many mermaid related items and I love it! Thanks for it!

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