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SeaWorld Podcast Ep 20 - Interviews with Bindi Irwin Julie Scardina and Tim Morrow

The Unofficial Seaworld Podcast team is back with an amazing episode with 3 incredible interviews!  In this episode we talk to SeaWorld's new Youth Ambassador Bindi Irwin about her new along with what kids will be able to do with Generation Nature, and SeaWorld Kids.

We also talk to SeaWorld Animal Ambassador and corporate curator Julie Scardina about her amazing role at SeaWorld, and how SeaWorld is working around the globe on animal conservation to help conserve and preserve wildlife and wild places.

Erin talks with Aquatica San Antonio Vice President Tim Morrow about the new aviary coming to Aquatica, what the guest experience will be, and what guests can expect when it opens this May.

Mike also shares information about Super Fan meets up in San Diego and San Antonio, and we also announce a winner to our contest announced in the last episode.

So get ready to have you mind blown, as you listen to the latest episode of the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast with your hosts Eric, Mike and Erin.

We have a big episode for you!  The Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast team is getting ready for the big 50th meet up at SeaWorld San Diego where you can join them on March 22nd.  Get your tickets now to the 50th meet up!

Mike introduces us to Frank Todd who is the man who wrote the book on penguin care for SeaWorld and the world!  This interview is not to be missed!  Frank Todd is our new hero!

Eric takes you on location to Aqutica in Orlando where he talks to Bryan Nadeu the VP of Aquatica and gets more details on Ihu's Breakaway Falls

Then Erin takes you to San Antonio where she was onsite getting a tour of the new Aviary coming to Aquatica San Antonio

Kyle Kitlteson is back with a new Marine Mammal Trainer Minute where he talks about positive reinforcement, and how you can use it in your daily life! are back with a new Busch Gardens Minute where they let us know when Falcons Fury is going to open.

Erin then finishes the show with a super fan interview with John McKinney @JohnM93 on twitter, where he shares his first SeaWorld memory and why he loves SeaWorld.

We also introduce a new contest to win 4 FREE Aquatica Orlando Tickets!  email us at or call us and leave us a voicemail message at 530-289-6722 or tweet at us @SeaWorldPodcast until March 14th why you love SeaWorld to be entered into a drawing to win 4 FREE Aquatica Orlando Tickets!

Have a Whale of a Day!

SeaWorld Podcast Episode 18 - Interviews with Jim Atchinson and Pedro talks about SeaWorld Animal Rescues

Episode 18 of the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast is jam packed from beginning to end with amazing SeaWorld news from your favorite SeaWorld Parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio.

On March 22nd, 2014 MiceChat and the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast will be holding a 50th meet up, that will be the event of the year!  You can book online at 


Eric talks to SeaWorld CEO Jim Atchinson about the Polar Plunge that happened at Aquatica in Orlando, then Eric talks to Bryan Nadeu the VP of Aquatica. 

We also bring back the Busch Gardens Minute where we get an update on the park from and then Erin shares her story about being stuck on Cheetah Hunt.

Mike sits down to talk to Pedro who is in charge o Animal Care at SeaWorld Orlando, and is also on the hit TV Show SeaRescue.  Pedro shares some amazing animal rescue stories.

Erin sits down with Seaworld Superfan Drew aka @FlyingSeaLion on twitter to talk about why he loves SeaWorld.

We also invite anyone who has been bullied online to please email the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast for help at or call us at 530-289-6722


Direct download: SeaWorld_Podcast_Episode_18_-_Jim_Atchinson_and_Sea_Rescue.mp3
Category:Travel and Places -- posted at: 11:06pm PDT

SeaWorld Podcast Episode 17 - Interview with Cathy Valeriano and Bands Brews and BBQ

Welcome to episode 17 of the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast! This episode we’re going to talk about the Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics, heartwarming Manatee Rescues, the SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Conservation spotlight and much more!

Erin brings us a special Superfan interview, and Eric sits down with Cathy Valeriano to talk about the amazing food coming to Bands Brews and BBQ at SeaWorld Orlando. We are also going to recap Wild Days, hear from the amazing Kyle Kittleson with the latest Marine Mammal Trainer Minute, talk about some record crowds at SeaWorld and we share an interesting rumor or two of what is coming. So put on your wetsuit and let’s dive in!

Direct download: SeaWorld_Podcast_Epsidoe_17_-_Bands_Brews_and_BBQ.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:38pm PDT

SeaWorld Podcast Episode 16 - BlackFish Exposed and the Painted Dogs of Africa with Clay Carbajal

Welcome to episode 16 the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast! We have had an incredible year, and we are thrilled to be celebrating one year. Last year we started out as a brand new show, with no friends or followers, and here we are today, breaking global news, talking to SeaWorld trainers, and bringing the podcast to thousands of people every month. We have been humbled by how the show has grown over the past 12 months, and we are hopeful, that we will continue to grow,with participation from you, our fans.

In this episode we go over the year in review, revisiting all the stories and interviews we’ve covered over the past year. This episode also sees the launch of an awesome new segment that features the famous Kyle Kittleson, and the continuation of the SeaWorld Busch Gardens Conservation Fund Spotlight when we sit down and talk to SeaWorld San Antonio Animal Ambassador Clay Carbajal about his trip to Africa to learn about the Painted Dogs. We also comment on Blackfish failing to get the nomination for the Academy Award, and the latest article on featuring an interview with Mark Simmons

So put on your flippers and floaties and let’s dive into episode 16 of the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast!

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SeaWorld Podcast Episode 15 - SeaWorld Super Fan meet up and an Interview with Sarah McGuire a Dolphin Trainer

Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year.  We are back with episode 15 of the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast and  we're thrilled to bring you part 2 of our SeaWorld Christmas special, with lots of treats.  We have a recap on our Super Fan meet up at SeaWorld Orlando for the 40th anniversary with an interview with Sarah McGuire the Sr Dolphin Trainer at SeaWorld Orlando, news on two more Super Fan meetups for 2014 in San Diego and San Antonio, and we also have two awesome “Why I love SeaWorld” by two incredible Superfans.  Also on tap for this episode is a reintroduction of our SeaWorld conservation fun spotlight, and we share the latest breaking news from all 3 SeaWorld Parks.

Also as a special treat, this special Christmas episode of the Unofficial Seaworld Podcast we will play the soundtrack to Shamu Christmas Miracles in the background. So buckle up, let's dive in.

If you enjoyed the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast please send us an email to or call us at 530-289-6722 or tweet at us at @SeaWorldPodcast @SeaWorldMike @SeaWorldErin @SeaWorldEric

Have a Whale of a Day!

SeaWorld Christmas with Terry Prather - Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast Episode 14

We are back with Episode 14 of the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast, where we take you inside the incredible Christmas offerings at SeaWorld Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio.  We also share breaking news about the show pool at Shamu Stadium in Orlando closing for the first few months of 2014 while they refurbish it, then we talk about the Killer Whale Calf born in San Antonio.  

We talk to the President of SeaWorld Orlando Terry Prather about what the Christmas experience is at SeaWorld Orlando, and we ask him what his favorite part is! 

We also talk to the Director of Animal Training Kelly Flaherty Clark about the new upclose Shamu Experience that will take place while the show pool at Shamu Stadium is closed, and what guests can expect, and why you should plan a visit to SeaWorld Orlando to experience this unique and limited time experience. 

Erin also brings us a special Animal Spotlight for the holidays as she shares the differences between Polar Bears and Penguins, then we talk about what you can expect if you attened the Unofficial SeaWorld Super Fan meet up brought to you by MiceChat on December 15th, 2013.  

If you enjoyed the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast please send us an email to or call us at 530-289-6722 or tweet at us at @SeaWorldPodcast @SeaWorldMike @SeaWorldErin

Have a Whale of a Day!

Direct download: Unofficial_SeaWorld_Podcast_Ep_14_-_Christmas_Part_1.mp3
Category:Travel and Places -- posted at: 10:38pm PDT

SeaWorld Podcast Episode 13 - Interview with Dennis Wirzman about the Sea of Surprises

Welcome back to Episode 13 of the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast where your hosts Eric, Mike and Erin are here to share with you that latest SeaWorld news, rumors and inforamtion as we talk about what is happening at all 3 SeaWorld Parks in San Diego, Orlando and San Antonio. 

Since launching the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast in January, we have been making tweaks and changes all year, trying to provide the best possible show, to all you SeaWorld superfans! And after talking to a lot of you, getting some great feedback, we are making some big changes that will result in more breaking news, better news coverage, and hopefully it will be more entertaining to all of our listeners out there! The first big change, is we have asked Erin aka SpacedOutShamu on Twitter to join us as our 3rd host! Erin will be taking a more active role, where she will continue to provide the Animal spotlight, but will also help with the news and commentary

In our interview with Dennis Wirzman the man in charge of Entertainment at SeaWorld Parks, we talk about the Sea of Surprises, the new nighttime Shamu Show, the floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving parade, and the Pasedena Tournament of Rose Parade.  We also learn that the Sea of Surprises has lots of bubbles!

We then talk news from around all 3 SeaWorld parks with Aquaticas in Orlando, San Antonio and San Diego getting new attractions this next year, and especially Aquatica San Antonio getting a new free flight aviary with over 300 birds, 80 different species, and a tropical oasis. 

We also talk about the SeaWorld Super Fan meets that will be taking place at all 3 SeaWorld parks over the next 6 months.  

So sit back, relax and dive into Episode 13 of the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast with us!

Direct download: Unofficial_SeaWorld_Podcast_Eposide_13.mp3
Category:Travel and Places -- posted at: 9:49pm PDT

Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast Episode 12 - Why we love SeaWorld

Welcome back to episode 12 of the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast, in this epsidoe we talk about the History of SeaWorld San Diego, Orlando and San Antonio.  We talk about why we love SeaWorld, and you should love SeaWorld too!

We interview former Dolphin and Orca Trainer Kyle Kittleson who now runs and he shares his journey from a kid in the stands to working with Orcas at One Ocea at SeaWorld Orlando.

We also hear from Super Fans, Hal, Becca and Jaci as they share the reasons why they love SeaWorld and how SeaWorld inspires them.

Erin aka SpacedOutShamu has her animal spotlight on Orcas, and why she loves SeaWorld!

This podcast is dedicated to all the hardworking people who make it possible for millions of people a year experience the SeaWorld parks, connect with animals, and learn how we need to protect our Oceans.

We are back with a big episode, which is our Halloween episode, where we will tak you to SeaWorld San Antonio, and Orlando to look at HowlOScream and Spooktacular.

SeaWorld News & Rumors

General SeaWorld News and Rumors discussed in this episode:

  • We talk about the rumor of a killer whale treadmill
  • We talk about the rumor of a new Shamu Rock Shows
  • We talk about the legal hurdles left before Killer Whale trainers can get back in the water with the Orcas
  • We talk about the float announced for the Macy's Holiday Parade that will tease the Sea of Surprises for SeaWorld's 50th Anniversary

SeaWorld Orlando News and Rumors discussed in this episode:

  • We walk you through the SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular event 
  • We discuss the new waterslide that was announced for Aquatica Orlando
  • And we have a special review of Antarctica by Lee and Tracey from the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast

SeaWorld San Digeo News and Rumors discussed in this episode:

  • We review the Family walk that raised money for the Children's hospital in San Diego.
  • We also discuss the progress of the new entrance plaza

SeaWorld San Antonio News and Rumors discussed in this episode:

  • We discuss the Run for the Fund that just happened that supports the SeaWorld Conservation fund
  • We also look at Howl-O-Scream 
  • We have a special interview with Brian Knowlton from SeaWorld San Antonio, about what it takes to put on Howl-O-Scream every year, and what it is like being lost in the woods, and what you do at a Vampire Bar!

All About Animals

  • We talk to SeaWorld Super Fan Hal aka @SomethinFarNATER 
  • Erin aka @SpacedOutShamu is back with a extra special spooky animal spotlight, on Octopuses
  • We talk about coast to coast animal rescues happening and the amazing amount of animals now returned to the wild.

Explore A Park

  • We take you to SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular as we meet up with our favorite friends from Sessame Street, as they Count Down to Halloween

Please feel free to contact us at or 530-289-6722

Direct download: Unofficial_SeaWorld_Podcast_Episode_011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28pm PDT