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Welcome to the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast episode 32 where we talk about some big stories.

We first discuss the big corporate changes that happened at all the SeaWorld Parks.  Eric, Erin and Mike talk about jim Atchison's new role as Vice Chairman of the Board, the new appointments, what we can anticipate to see with a new CEO.  The USWP team also offers their sincere apologize to any of the 311 people who were laid off.  

Erin announces that the USWP will be holding a meet up on New Years Eve at SeaWorld Orlando.  Visit our Facebook page to learn details and RSVP

Mike brings us a new SeaWorld-Busch Gardens conservation fund and shares a story about a wildlife triage center that is located here in America.

Erin brings us a new Animal Spotlight, where she talks about some amazing adapations that the Manatee has, and shares a story about a manatee that found itself in Texas.

Mike introduces a new segment called "SeaWorld Roundtable" where we talk about the book "Killing Keiko" by Mark Simmons and how we were all emotionally impacted by this story.  

In Episode 31 we welcome Mike Madsen back to the show after a short departure.  We then talk about Christmas at all 3 SeaWorld Parks

At SeaWorld Orlando we talk about Elmo's Christmas Wish, Sea of Trees, Shamu Christmas Miracles, Winter Wonderland on Ice, and Holiday Reflections.  Decorations, and family fun!

At SeaWorld San Antonio, you have a dolphin Christmas, Shamu Christmas Miracles, Snow World and a number of great family activities.

At SeaWorld San Diego you have a dolphin island christmas a brand new show, along with a number of other great christmas offerings!

SeaWorld is the place for Christmas for your family!

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SeaWorld Podcast 30 - Halloween and Howl-O-Scream

The SeaWorld Podcast is back to recap the Halloween events at all 3 SeaWorld Parks.  In October Seaworld held a family friendly Halloween Spooktacular event where families were able to trick-or-treat in the park, enjoy special live shows, and meet their favorite SeaWorld characters dressed up.

At SeaWorld Texas they hold a scary Howl-O-Scream event once the sun goes down.  Erin talks to SeaWorld Texas Director of Entertainment Brian Knowlton about the Howl-O-Scream event.

Erin then talks to Sr. SeaWorld Trainer Joe Miller about the ending of Clyde and Seamore Cannery Caper, and what guests can expect when the hilarious Sea Lions return next year with their friend O.P. Otter and Sir Winston Walrus.

We wrap up the show with a new Marine Mammal Trainer Minute with Kyle Kittleson and some general SeaWorld news. 

SeaWorld Podcast 29 - Project Blue World Coming to a SeaWorld Park Near You

Welcome back to the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast, where in this episode we talk about the amazing Project Blue World coming to SeaWorld, Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio, which will be doubling the Killer Whale habitats size, and provinding all new enrichment activities. 

We welcome Cameron to the show who shares some great stories as a former SeaWorld camper.  

Erin shares with us an amazing conservation story about how SeaWorld has performed a first, articial insemination with penguins.

Eric shares a SeaWorld-Busch Gardens Conservation Fund story as he shares the story about Chouk the Elephant, who was given a second chance at life by SeaWorld, when they crafted a prosthetic leg for this elephant. 

Thank you for diving in to Episode 29 of the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast. 

SeaWorld Podcast 28 - Interview with Dr. Pamela Yochem of the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute

In this episode of the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast we dive into the science behind SeaWorld, at the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute.  

We talk to Dr. Pamela Yochem of the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institue about the incredible research that she has been involved in at Seaworld, and how SeaWorld help develop the Dolphin Safe Tuna Nets that have gone on to save the lives of millions of dolphins in the wild.

She also shares stories about Hawaiin Monk Seal Research, Polar Bears, Seabass and more.  It is a truly incredible look into how SeaWorld is working to protect and save species around the world.

Then Mike brings us a new SeaWorld-Busch Gardens Conservation Fund Minute about how Seaworld is working to save Whale Sharks in the Indian Ocean.

Then Kyle Kittleson brings us a brand new Marine Mammal Trainer Minute

And we finish it with an animal spotlight with Erin talking about penguins that live in South Africa.

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SeaWorld Podcast 27 - 4th of July at SeaWorld - Chris Bellows talks Belugas and more

The SeaWorld Podcast team is back with a brand new epiosde where we talk you to Seaworld Orlando where SeaWorld John talks about the amazing 4th of July Celebration that SeaWorld Orlando put on.  

Then SeaWorld Mike talks about what it was like taking his girls on Antarctica for the first time.  He also brings us a brand new SeaWorld Conservation Fund Spotlight

SeaWorld Blake reminds everyone that Summer Nights at SeaWorld will only last so long, so you need to make sure you see Shamu Celebration Light UP The Night NOW.

SeaWorld Austin takes us to San Antonio, where he updates us on all the animals and the latest park news.

Seaworld Erin brings us a new animal spotlight, along with other exciting news and rumos.

SeaWorld Eric talks about new boats, and other great news at all 3 SeaWorld Parks, and he sits down with Chris Bellows the VP of Zoological Operations at SeaWorld San Antonio to talk about Beluga Whales and the amazing Beluga Interaction Program in San Antonio.

All this along with a new Marine Mammal Trainer Minute with Kyle Kittleson.  So put on your wetsuit and dive in with us!

The SeaWorld Podcast crew is back with a whole new episode!  In this epsidoe we will take you on location at SeaWorld Orlando, where we talk to Animal Curator Kelly Flaherty Clark about the new Killer Whale show, Shamu Celebration: Light Up The Night, along with the new show Generation Nature.

After that we travel to SeaWorld San Antonio, where we talk to Chris Bellows, the VP of Zoological Operations at SeaWorld Texas about the amazing Sea Lion Animal Interaction Program, and why guests will love it!

Also learn why you need to visit, Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island at SeaWorld Orlando now, before it is gone forever.

Also we we share our official review of Shamu Celebration:Light Up The Night, and we have a new Marine Mammal Trainer Minute with Kyle Kittleson, a new Animal Spotlight with Erin, and a new SeaWorld Conservation Fund Spotlight with Mike.

So put on your wetsuite and dive in with us!

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SeaWorld Podcast Ep 25 - The SeaWorld San Antonio Review - Roa's Aviary and Superfan event

Everything is bigger in Texas, and that is true for this podcast episode.  This episode we travel to SeaWorld San Antonio as the SeaWorld podcast crew explores the brand new attraction Roa's Aviary at Aquatica San Antonio.

Mike talks with SeaWorld San Antonio VP of Zoological operations Chris Bellows as they talk about what makes this aviary special, and what special precautions SeaWorld took on to make sure the birds were safe and comfortable in their new home.

Erin talks to Dan Decker SeaWorld San Antonio park president about the amazing new Sea of Surprises and some of the new shows at SeaWorld Texas for the 50th Celebration. 

Eric talks with Kaitlyn Goudge about the new Aquatica Dream Suite at the Omni Colonnade and how she came up with the design, and why kids of all ages will love it!

Then we introduce a brand new SeaWorld San Antonio segment with SeaWorld superfan Austin!  Then we have a new Busch Gardens update from our friends at

Then Mike brings us a new Seaworld-Busch Gardens Conservation Fund Spotlight, and Erin brings us a new animal spotlight on Beluga Whales. 

We also reccap the amazing Super Fan event that happened at SeaWorld Texas, and we all share our feelings about how we fell in love with that amazing park! 

So put on your wetsuit and dive in, and enjoy this brand new episode of the unofficial SeaWorld podcast! 

Welcome to the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast Episode 24! In this episode we are thrilled to debut our Pre San Antonio SuperFan meetup show! We travel to Orlando for the grand opening of Ihu’s Breakaway Falls at SeaWorld Orlando, and talk to SeaWorld VP of Marketing Toni Caracciola and VP of Aquatica Orlando Bryan Nadeau about this new attraction, and what guests can expect. We also preview our SeaWorld San Antonio super-fan event, along with news of new parks and Orcas ages. Erin also brings us a new Animal Spotlight on Sea Lions and the story of the Bonneville Dam. So put on your wetsuit and let’s dive in!

SeaWorld Podcast - 2014 Summer Preview of new attractions rides and shows

We are back with another SeaWorld Podcast!  Eric, Mike and Erin talk about all the new attactions opening at SeaWorld Parks this summer!

We travel to Aquatica Orlando and talk about Ihu's Breakway Falls, and the new vests Killer Whale Trainers get to wear!


Then we travel to Busch Gardens Tampa to talk about Pantopia, and Falcon's Fury which is about to open and will soon be terrfying guests and podcasters alike!   We also hear from our friends at about the latest in park news.


Then we travel to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA where we learn more about the new show London Rocks and the giant water slide coming!


Then we travel to SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio to talk to Assistant Animal Currator Chuck Cureau about Roa's Aviary, new addtionsl to the park, and the new 50th Ski Show. 


Then we visit Aquatica in San Diego and talk about the new water slide coming there, Explorer's Reef and the 50th offerings already happening!

Then we cap it off with talking about Shamu Celebration: Light Up The Night

Erin then sits down with seaWorld Superfan Mary aka @MaryEddy98 on twitter about why she loves SeaWorld!

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