This is an audio company.
This is an art company.

In 2014, Mermaid Palace’s director, Kaitlin Prest (KP), started her first company with her then-business-wife, Mitra Kaboli. The Heart LLC was the foundation for the long-running podcast The Heart on Radiotopia.  

By 2017, The Heart had amassed over 7 million listens, was named a Peabody Finalist, had won the top prize at Third Coast International Audio Festival, and was consistently named among the Top Ten podcasts in publications such as The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Time Magazine, The Guardian, and more. 

In 2018, KP shifted to fiction. With senior producer and artist Phoebe Wang and editor Sharon Mashihi, she wrote and directed The Shadows with CBC Podcasts.  

In 2019, Mermaid Palace was founded. An audio company, an art company. Dedicated to innovating and questioning the craft of narrative audio. In its first year, Mermaid Palace enlisted the talents of Nicole Kelly and Phoebe Unter (creators of the Bitchface podcast), Drew Denny (filmmaker, musician and traumedienne) and Sharon Mashihi (artist, genius and multi-dimensional performer). And our support team: Jen Ng (art director, designer); Allie Pinel (producer, choreographer and all around do-er); Allison Light (advisor of finance and business operations); Natalie Prest (singer, musician and costume expert); AJ Moultrie (artist and musician); and Mo Laborde (assistant producer and podcaster extraordinaire).

The company’s first projects were: THE HEART (2020)ASKING FOR IT, APPEARANCESMERMAID, and SISTERS.

Currently, KP is taking time to rebuild the infrastructure and policy for the company, while working on a new audio project about sisterhood with Natalie Prest. 

More audio magic to come. 

Mermaid Palace projects tell the truth and question the truth. They value beauty and humour and audiomagic as highly as any other thing we need to be alive.


NATALIE PREST - Assistant Producer / Social media

FREEDOM VERSES - Coaching for liberation

BLAKE DAY - HR Consultant

HARRY KNAZAN - Engineer of Appearances & Asking For It


ARIEL HAHN - Web Developer & Archivist

RIDER ALSOP - Poet, Producer, Sound Designer
JEN NG - Art Director & Designer

SARAH ROSE - Organizer & Advisory Board


CBC PODCASTS - Distribution Partner

RADIOTOPIA - Distribution Partner

ALL OF YOU! - Fans. Our Listeners. Our Supporters. Thank You.

for knowledge and magic.