Welcome to season 6 of Once Upon a Time (and our fourth year of podcasting about the series)! We liked the darker and more mysterious tone of this episode, but did that make this one of the best premieres ever in the show’s history? Speaking of history, the characters are bringing lots of baggage into this season – from Emma’s gloomy, impending fate, to Regina’s identity struggles and the ongoing Rumbelle Family saga – so we’re going over our thoughts and theories about where this season might take our favorite characters as they face their next challenges.
“There’s a town in Maine…” we are getting ready for the season 6 Once Upon a Time premiere this weekend with a discussion about where we are in the Once Upon a Time saga… and where it might all be leading. From important details you might have forgotten (like that whole Snow White and Whale thing) to Amanda’s comparison of all of the seasons with other epic sagas (is Henry Yoda?), we talk through the state of Storybrooke to make sure everyone is ready for the show’s return. We hope you all had a great hiatus and we can’t wait to start podcasting again this season!
There may still be two more months before the Once Upon a Time season 6 premiere, but thanks to a deluge of spoilers at last weekend’s Comic Con, a new sneak peek and a promo trailer, it’s time to talk about what to expect in the next OUAT season! We break down the casting news, interviews, tidbits, and even the cast members’ Instagram photos and share a few theories about what we think might happen next season on Once Upon a Time. Good, bad, or rotten to the core? Only time will tell what direction Once Upon a Time will go in!
It’s time to take a look at everything that happened this season – from Camelot to the Underworld – on Once Upon a Time. From Dark Swans and Dark Hooks to dark deaths, plot twists and surprise resurrections, we’ve finally gathered our thoughts into the last Top 5 lists of the season. Plus, lots of listener letters from all of you following the finale, and a bit of our own speculation about what might come up on OUAT season 6.
- A little bit about what we’ll be doing this summer!
- Our Top 5s of Season 5 (9:30)
- Listener Letters (1:16:00)
We don’t have any firm hiatus schedule for podcasting over the summer; be sure to subscribe on iTunes so you won’t miss an episode when we do decide to check in. You can also keep in touch with us on Facebook and Twitter.
But you don’t have to go all summer without us: we have launched a brand new podcast called Pop Culture Detectives! Every Wednesday, all summer long, we’ll be talking about a topic in pop culture, from books we love to movie reviews, television shows we love and lots of hot topics from the arts and entertainment world. Listen over on popculturedetectives.com or subscribe on iTunes!
-Amanda and Brittany
We made it, everyone! We got through all the highs and lows, the twists and turns, and even a character death to cap off Once Upon a Time season five. Join us to talk about Henry and Violet’s adventure in the Big Apple and another Regina and Emma road trip in “Only You,” plus the very Disney and yet dark turns with the power of belief along with the introduction of new villains in “An Untold Story.”
In our final Thursday night mini podcast episode of OUAT season 5, we preview what’s coming up on Sunday’s Once Upon a Time season 5 finale, “Only You” and “An Untold Story.” Twice Upon a Podcast features our theories about the press release, promos and sneak peeks that were released this week. Our full, post-show Once Upon a Podcast episode will be out on Tuesday!
Once Upon a Time had some incredible highs and disappointing lows this week: Robin Hood’s ultimate sacrifice, and a surprise reunion between Captain Hook and Emma marked an emotional episode for both the characters and the audience. How did you feel about the developments and choices in the penultimate week of OUAT season 5? We have lots of thoughts – and so do our listeners – and theorize how these game-changing developments will impact the season finale and beyond. If there’s one thing that Once Upon a Time can guarantee, is more twists and cliffhangers.
- Welcome back and let’s dive right into our Top 5s
- Listener Letters
- News and post-mortem interviews about this episode
- It’s a wrap and a little surprise announcement for our listeners!
We’ll see you back here for the season 5 finale.
-Brittany and Amanda
In this mini podcast episode, we preview what’s coming up on Sunday’s Once Upon a Time, Last Rites. Twice Upon a Podcast features our theories about the press release, promos and sneak peeks that were released this week. Our full, post-show Once Upon a Podcast episode will be out on Tuesday!
A red jacket origin story. Hades being a little – well, devil. The De Vil in charge of the Underworld. And of course, that tragic goodbye to Hook, right on the heels of learning that Emma’s love for him was true. Or was it really the end?
Come along with us for a conversation about almost every detail in this action-filled Once Upon a Time episode (and bid adieu to the Underworld red filter)!
- What happy shows are in your Netflix queue to help get through the ups and downs of the rest of the OUAT season?
- Our Top 5s
- The Lighter Side (and Brittany’s awesome idea for the next season) and Listener Letters
- News about what we can expect for the impending OUAT season 5 finale
See you all next weekend – it’s the last episode before the 2 hour finale! Are you ready?
– Amanda and Brittany
In this mini podcast episode, we preview what’s coming up on Sunday’s Once Upon a Time, Firebird. Twice Upon a Podcast features our theories about the press release, promos and sneak peeks that were released this week. Our full, post-show Once Upon a Podcast episode will be out on Tuesday!
Did you feel it, everyone? That sisterly bond that brings us all together? Okay, maybe it just brings former evil queens and wicked witches together, but “Sisters” proved to be a meaty (albeit fast paced) episode that shed some light a secret Cora’s been keeping since Regina and her big sister were tweens. Once again, there’s an ace that Rumplestiltskin’s holding up his sleeve, and we see why Prince James just can’t let go of his anger toward David. We discuss all of this and other implications about what it means for people to go into that white light on this week’s Once Upon a Podcast episode.
- Welcome back to another week in the Underworld!
- Our Top 5s (5:20)
- Listener letters and news about the looming season finale (1:08:15)
We only have a few more weeks to go – what do you think will happen in the final few episodes of season 5?
-Brittany and Amanda
In this mini podcast episode, we preview what’s coming up on Sunday’s Once Upon a Time, Sisters. Twice Upon a Podcast features our theories about the press release, promos and sneak peeks that were released this week. Our full, post-show Once Upon a Podcast episode will be out on Tuesday!
It’s time for a little romance for Ruby on this week’s Once Upon a Time! Although it was a bit of a whirlwind, we enjoyed the sweet romance between these two iconic fairy tale characters. Meanwhile, some couples didn’t have such a happy ending: Snow and Charming and Rumplestiltskin and Belle are separated again, and we continue to ponder whether we can trust Hades or if Zelena needs to just say no to his unique tokens of love.
- Welcome back… and Britt previews some of fall’s upcoming tv pilots via a perplexing game
- Our Top 5s (9:15)
- Lighter side and listener letters (47:00
- News and a shoutout to all of the social media we hang out on (and some Snapchat lessons) (58:50)
-Amanda and Brittany
In this mini podcast episode, we preview what’s coming up on Sunday’s Once Upon a Time, Ruby Slippers. Twice Upon a Podcast features our theories about the press release, promos and sneak peeks that were released this week. Our full, post-show Once Upon a Podcast episode will be out on Tuesday!
It’s our 100th podcast episode! We made it from Neverland to the Underworld and explored just about every OUAT realm in between. This week, we want to take time to reminisce, be thankful for the things we’ve done and for all of you! Without all of you listening and downloading, we’d never be celebrating such an awesome milestone. Thank you all for the time you let us take to keep you company at work, on your daily commutes, or as the last thing you listen to before heading to bed.
- We are 100 episodes old! Come take a little walk down memory lane with us.
- Our “Her Handsome Hero” episode top 5s (23:00
- Listener Letters and a bit of news, PLUS we talk about some fun things happening over in other Podcastica shows (1:06:45)