Episode 77: Flashback to 4A & Countdown to 5!

Remember season 4A? Our memories of it had grown a little hazy, so we step back into Frozen-over Storybrooke. Looking back on it after 4B brought us some fresh perspectives on this portion of the season. Also this week: it’s almost time for season 5! To kick off the countdown to season 5, we have a Top 5 list of the 1st minute of season 5 episode 1 (watch it here – if you don’t mind the spoilers!) and as always, our usual update on what we’re doing this summer.

  1. Welcome back to hiatus episode 4 out of 5!
  2. Our Top 5 moments of season 4A: Frozen, Emma coming to grips with her powers, Hook and his haunted hand, Regina trying to get over Robin Hood and more (21:15)
  3. The lighter side of season 4A (1:23:15)
  4. Listener letters (1:40:15)
  5. The latest and greatest season 5 news (1:55:40)

Also this month, we are excited to announce that we are now a part of the Podcastica network! Some of our favorite podcasts are a part of this group so it’s an honor to be connected with these other very talented podcasters and outstanding shows. Check out the Podcastica website – and definitely go subscribe to the other podcasts in the network!

See you again on September 22nd for our final hiatus episode when we will talk about season 4B and what to expect during the season 5 premiere.

-Brittany and Amanda

Episode 56: Season 4A Wrap-up

Once Upon a Podcast OUATIn our first of five hiatus podcast episodes, we review the good, bad… and awkward of season 4A. From the Frozen story to the Rumbelle bombshell (how did such a huge story last all of 2 minutes), we talked about this Once Upon a Time season’s main highs and lows. We also speculate a bit about what is to come (following tons of new news items), and chat a lot about our holidays and other things we’re watching and paying attention to over this winter season. Come on down and survive the hiatus along with us!

  1. Our season 4A top 5s
  2. The lighter side, poll questions and some holiday and New Year’s themed Q&A
  3. News
  4. It’s a wrap! See you again in 2 weeks.

We have a couple of interesting podcast episodes planned for in January and February, so be sure to subscribe so you never miss out! See you again in two weeks, everyone, and have a great New Year!

Amanda and Brittany

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Episode 55: Heroes and Villains

OUAT midseason finale Heroes and Villains

The Once Upon a Time midseason finale bid farewell to Frozen and introduced three sassy new lady villains

In the Once Upon a Time midseason finale, we said farewell to Frozen and hello to the Queens of Darkness: Ursula, Cruella, and Maleficent. But the real dark moment came from the Dark One himself: Rumplestiltskin and Belle shared a terrible and tearful goodbye at the town line (and as brokenhearted as you now are, we’re proud of you, Belle!) All that plus Hook gets his heart back, Elsa and Anna return to Arendelle, and a Robin and Regina separation that was dampened by some great moments between Regina, Emma and Henry who will be diving deeper into Operation Mongoose together. Join us for our Top 5s and lots of listener letters along with some interesting news about 4B.

  1. Welcome to our final podcast of 4A!
  2. Our Top 5s (1:35)
  3. The Lighter Side (55:55)
  4. Listener Letters (1:08:15)
  5. News and what’s next in OUAT season 4B (1:18:30)
  6. What’s we have planned for Once Upon a Podcast during the hiatus! (1:28:10)

Join us on December 30th for our season 4A wrap-up!

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Episode 54: Shattered Sight

Evil Queen and Snow Queen in Shattered Sight

Farewell to the Snow Queen, and we missed you too, Evil Queen.

This penultimate episode of Once Upon a Time season 4A had a bittersweet (and Titanic-esque) goodbye to the amazing Snow Queen, which means we also had to say a sad farewell to the fantastic Elizabeth Mitchell. Nonetheless, we were satisfied by her overall story (and refreshing redemption), and discuss some possible implications this might have on other villains (particularly Regina) in the overall Once Upon a Time storyline. Plus, we laughed, we cried, then we laughed some more at cursed!Regina, Snow and Charming… we wish we had the directors’ cut of that sequence! Join us for an anything-but-subtle podcast discussion of this episode.

  1. Welcome to the show and Southernisms and Tweets
  2. Our Top 5s (4:55)
  3. The Lighter Side (1:01:10)
  4. Listener Letters (1:17:40)
  5. News and what’s coming up on Once Upon a Time in next week’s midseason finale! (1:27:50)
  6. Wrap-up, be sure to tune in next week! (1:41:20)

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Join us next week for what will undoubtedly be a tumultuous finale!

– Brittany and Amanda

Once Upon a Podcast Episode 48: Breaking Glass

Once Upon a Time Regina and Emma friends

Friends forever…?

Holy ninja snow monsters! You don’t want to miss our very comprehensive talk about what that crafty Snow Queen is up to, Snow getting her groove back, and the finer details of the relationship between Regina and Emma. Plus, discussion on whether or not the Snow Queen (Sarah FIsher? Ingrid?) is sustainable as a villain, and much, much more. As always we have listener letters, news and spoilers, and what to expect next week.

  1. Welcome to episode 48!
  2. Our top 5
  3. The Lighter Side, our rating, plus new poll questions! (1:04:00)
  4. Listener Letters (1:19:30)
  5. Next week on OUAT + news and spoilers (1:24:05)
  6. That’s a wrap! (1:33:05)
Join us next week for a discussion about ‘Family Business.’
Brittany and Amanda

Episode 46: Rocky Road

Elizabeth Mitchell as the Snow Queen in Once Upon a Time

Snow Queens and Arendelle adventures!

As Storybrooke gets more and more chilly each week and as certain hearts nearly freeze ours warm up to this fun episode that featured an interesting flashback to Arendelle as well as intriguing new events taking place in Storybrooke. This week, we have an excited discussion about Snow Queens, reformed Evil Queens, Operation Mongoose and everything in between. Also, Amanda brings us part two of Welcome to Steveston with a behind-the-scenes audio tour of the stretch of Steveston, B.C. where Once Upon a Time films most of its Storybrooke street scenes.

  1. Intro
  2. Our top 5s (5:00)
  3. The Lighter Side + Our Rating and the current poll results (51:30)
  4. Listener Letters (1:04:00)
  5. News and Spoilers (1:13:25)
  6. Welcome to Steveston: part II of Amanda’s trip to the British Columbia filming location for Once Upon a Time (1:20:55)
  7. It’s a wrap for this week! (1:31:40)
Thanks for listening, and see you next week!
– Brittany and Amanda

Episode 42: Once Upon a Neverland

Peter Pan Once Upon a Time

Ready to go back to Neverland?

This week we revisit Neverland with our Top 5s about Once Upon a Time’s season 3A. Then, we continue to count down to season 4 with our wishlist for the Frozen characters. And of course, our usual weekly poll, news and more.

  1. Welcome back to our weekly podcast! And we’re already gearing up for a special live tweeting session on season premiere night.
  2. Our Neverland Top 5s (4:35)
  3. The Lighter Side (43:00)
  4. Poll of the week and Q&A (48:20)
  5. Our season 4 wishlist: what we hope for Elsa, Anna and everyone else from Arendelle (1:00:00)
  6. Listener letters and news (1:14:00)
  7. Wrapping everything up and news about our book club! (1:31:15)

We’ll see you again next Tuesday for a chat about season 3B and our final season 4 wishlist!

– Brittany and Amanda

Episode 34: Once Upon a Dream

Disney's Maleficent 2014

Angelina Jolie in Disney’s Maleficent.

The summer hiatus continues with our Top 5 moments in Disney’s Maleficent. (Hint: we loved it!) We also chat about how Frozen might fit into season 4 of Once Upon a Time and whether OUAT will draw upon the original Hans Christian Anderson story. Plus, news about Lana Parrilla, Sean Maguire and Rebecca Mader at Spooky Empire Con in May, listener letters, Q&A with Britt and Amanda, and what we’re into this week!

  1. Welcome and a little chat about Frozen: how will Elsa/The Snow Queen fit into Storybrooke?
  2. Our Maleficent Top 5s: obviously, this contains a lot of spoilers about the movie so please proceed with caution if you haven’t seen this movie. We highly recommend you go see it first and then come back to listen! (11:20)
  3. Q&A with Britt & Amanda (43:30)
  4. Listener Letters (53:15)
  5. OUAT news including thoughts about the con panel (1:04:55)
  6. What we’re into this week (1:19:35)

Thanks for sticking with us through the hiatus! We hope you’ll continue to send us letters (via email, Twitter or Tumblr) all summer long!

– Amanda and Britt