Episode 69: Lily

Emma and Regina and Lily OUATWe have lots of strong thoughts about this Once Upon a Time episode: Emma and Regina, Emma and Lily, fate, destiny, soul mates, friends who are meant to be… there are so many deep themes in this episode and we leave no stone unturned. Plus, that plot twist, and where we think it will lead (yes, we do believe it’s going somewhere important). Plus, Zelena is crazy and twisty, Maleficent is magnificent, and we need to stop making terrible predictions that come true because we have a wild ride ahead that will probably require some coffee and Advil.

  1. Once upon a time, Amanda and Britt had to mentally prepare for this podcast episode
  2. Our Top 5s (2:40)
  3. Listener Letters (50:20)
  4. There’s no news this week so we chitchat to wrap up this Once Upon a Podcast (57:20)

Don’t forget to check in Thursday for our preview discussion for the next OUAT episode, “Mother.”

We’re ready for something we’ve never seen before… so join us for this podcast and let’s all get ready for the season 4B finale in 2 weeks!

– Amanda and Brittany

Episode 58: Once Upon Listener Letters (Part II)

Listener letters OUAT podcast This week we have more of your listener letters about the season 4A finale, our reviews of ABC’s new television show, Galavant, and Disney’s movie Into the Woods. And as always, our OUAT poll of the week, Q&As, and some random speculation about what’s next in Once Upon a Time. Oh, and it’s a special podcast episode, because we said we weren’t podcasting every week during the hiatus… but this week, we’ll make an exception!

  1. Welcome! Our thoughts about Into the Woods and Galavant
  2. Q&A and poll of the week[ish] (15:50)
  3. Listener Letters (28:55)
  4. A little news as Once Upon a Time slowly gets back to filming following the holiday (55:40)
  5. Some chitchat before we say goodbye, but we’ll be back again with our previously-scheduled hiatus episode next week! (59:45)

Join us next week for our Character Report Cards podcast: we’ll be grading and discussing how some of Once Upon a Time’s main characters have been progressing lately. See you then!

Brittany and Amanda

Episode 44: A Tale of Two Sisters

Once Upon a Podcast discussion on Frozen

Elsa and Anna, plus some relationship drama in the season 4 premiere of Once Upon a Time

Anna, Elsa, a funny reindeer, heartbroken Queen and impatient Pirate… the season 4 premiere of Once Upon a Time brought us lots to think about. Honestly, we had a few mixed feelings about how everything unfolded, so join us as we talk through this episode and see if you agree.

  1. Welcome to season 4 (and appropriately enough, our 44th episode!)
  2. Our Top 5s
  3. The Lighter Side
  4. Q&A, poll and listener letters and tweets
  5. News and what’s coming up next week
  6. It’s a wrap!

We are so happy to be back podcasting about new episodes every week! Join us on Tuesdays for our discussion, and say hi on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook throughout the week!

We might have a special little feature next week, so stay tuned!

-Brittany and Amanda

Episode 17: Once Upon a Season 1 (part 2)

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Emma kisses Henry’s forehead in “A Land Without Magic” and breaks the curse that had gripped Storybrooke

We continue to revisit Once Upon a Time past with a discussion of the second half the first season. From Emma’s journey throughout the season to the repression of the dwarves to the mysteries of Jefferson and Regina’s “kicky” lasagna, there’s a lot to reminisce and debate about. Plus spoilers, our first voicemail (!) and much more. Kick back, relax and join us in our quest to pass the winter hiatus as painlessly as possible!

1. Welcome to our 17th episode! Britt watched Star Wars: A New Hope last weekend, so she gives us her first impressions of the sci-fi classic.
2. Reflecting on season 1 from “Skin Deep” to “A Land Without Magic” (9:10)
3. Listener letters (1:16:45)
4. Spoilers (1:24:15)
5. It’s a wrap! (1:33:25)

Join us again in two weeks for more news, spoilers, speculation and Once Upon a Time talk.

Have fun!

Britt and Amanda

Episode 16: Once Upon a Season 1 (part 1)

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Prince Charming and Snow White in the Once Upon a Time Pilot

In our first podcast of 2014, we travel all the way back to season 1 and reflect on some of the major events in the Pilot through Fruit of the Poisonous Tree. We reminisce on how we fell in love with Once Upon a Time, compare the show then vs. now, and talk about some of the character development that has taken place since those early days in Fairy Tale Land and Storybrooke.

Plus, news, season three spoilers and as always, some extra chitchat!

  1. Intro and a bit more about how we’re passing our time over the hiatus
  2. Reminiscing about season 1, part 1 of Once Upon a Time (7:00)
  3. Listener letters (55:50)
  4. News and spoilers (1:03:35; spoilers at 1:07:50)
  5. It’s a wrap! (1:15:40)

Thanks for joining us and check back in two weeks for our season 1, part 2 discussion.

– Britt and Amanda

Episode 15: Still Not Over Going Home (S3E11)

Emma, Regina and Henry

Once Upon a Time midseason finale: Regina, Henry and Emma

Still thinking about the midseason finale of Once Upon a Time? So are we! Britt and Amanda continue to discuss “Going Home.” Plus, lots of listener letters and feedback, what we’re watching over the hiatus, news and spoilers and much more. Join us as we begin the hiatus doing what we love best – chatting and theorizing about Once!

  1. Welcome to this episode, plus what we’ll be watching over the hiatus
  2. Revisiting “Going Home”: we have much more to cover regarding the midseason finale, including Rumplestiltskin/Neal and Emma/Regina (starting at 11:00)
  3. Listener letters: your reactions about the midseason finale (44:15)
  4. News and spoilers: including more speculation about that promo (1:13:20)
  5. Wrapping things up plus a new Blu-Ray winner – be sure to listen to hear if you’ve won. If you are the winner, get in touch with us here. (1:35:55)

Wishing you all happy holidays and a wonderful New Year! We’ll be back in 2 weeks with another new podcast episode.


Amanda and Britt

Episode 14: Going Home

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Once Upon a Time midseason finale: Going Home

We somehow survived a turbulent first half of season three in Neverland and were left hanging on a steep cliff in this midseason finale. So much to discuss and process about this week’s episode, so let’s get right to it!

  1. Our Top 5s (0:25)
  2. The Lighter Side of Storybrooke plus our episode rating (49:40)
  3. Listener letters (59:35)
  4. Speculation about what is to come in the second half of season three *includes some spoilers (1:01:50)
  5. Final thoughts including what you can expect from us over the winter hiatus! PLUS Season 2 Blu-ray winner! Listen to hear if you won and then contact us at ouapodcast.com or via social media accounts within a week if you are the winner! (1:21:50)

Remember, Once Upon a Time might be on hiatus but we’re not. We’ll see you next week with another episode!

– Britt and Amanda

Episode 13: The New Neverland

once upon a time season 3 episode 10 the new neverland

The group was reunited in Storybrooke in “The New Neverland” – but for how long?

There was so much to talk about in this penultimate episode before the midseason finale next week. There were a lot of great moments to between parents and children, the reunion of family and friends, that shocking demise of Blue (and what that could mean). Of course, this episode wasn’t without its funny moments and we definitely found a few things to laugh about. Plus, speculation about what we think might happen next week if that curse really does take place – I don’t know about you, but we’re just a little freaked out about what that could mean.

1. Welcome to another episode and thank you to our listeners!
2. Our Top 5s (3:45)
3. The Lighter Side of Storybrooke and our overall episode rating (32:00)
4. Listener letters (52:55)
5. News and spoilers; note that all of the news is a little spoilery (1:13:30)
6. Closing out this episode. Remember to get in touch with your thoughts and theories and let us know what you want to hear us talk about over the winter hiatus! (1:34:05)

Have fun,

Britt and Amanda

Episode 12: Save Henry

OUAT Season 3 Episode 9 Save Henry

A panicked mom: Regina and baby Henry in a flashback on Once Upon a Time

Feeling a little choked up after this episode? So were we! So much was shown – and explained – about Regina and Henry and it broke our hearts. All the awards to Lana Parrilla.

1. Intro
2. Our Top 5s: a focus on Regina and Henry, but a little bit about Emma and Pan, too (1:40)
3. The Lighter Side of Storybrooke: lots of great little moments were found in this emotionally-charged episode, plus our episode rating (35:15)
4. Listener Letters (53:15)
5. News and spoilers and some random speculation to go along with those confusing photos (58:20)
6. That’s all for this week! Don’t forget to enter our sweepstakes and send us your questions, comments, thoughts and theories! (1:14:40)

Enjoy the episode!
Amanda and Britt.

emma and birthday cupcake image from tumblr

P.S. Hey everyone, join me in wishing Britt a very happy birthday this week! I could not have asked for a better co-host. -A. (gifsource)


Episode 11: Once Upon a Fairy Tale

Once Upon a Time character Belle reads a book

Who doesn’t love fairy tales?

Dealing with Once Upon a Time withdrawals this week? So are we! Don’t worry, even though there was no new Once episode this week, there’s a new Once Upon a Podcast to help you get through. We chat about some of our favourite fairy tales (and myths) of all time, including the tales and twists we might like to see on Once Upon a Time someday. Plus, lots of Once Upon a Time news, spoilers and our speculations (including fears) about how the first half of this season is going to wrap up. So, grab those blankets and Thanksgiving snacks and join us for a chat.

  1. Welcome to our hiatus week episode
  2. Our Top 5 Fairy Tales (2:00) — Once Upon a Time audio clip from season 01, episode 17, “Hat Trick”
  3. Listener letters (50:50)
  4. Once Upon a Time news and spoilers (news at 54:40; spoilers at 58:15)
  5. Speculations and fears about how the first half of the season might wrap up (1:08:25)
  6. Thanks for joining us and don’t forget to send us your theories! (1:15:25)

Hope we helped you get through the week off.

– Britt and Amanda

Once upon a time… what is your favorite fairy tale?

book from once upon a time

What is your favorite fairy tale?

Britt and I will have a brand-new podcast next Tuesday even though there’s no new Once Upon a Time this weekend. For our next episode, we want to do something a little special and hear from you! Tell us your favorite fairy tale of all time  – whether Goldilocks, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and anything and everything else in between, whether or not it has been covered by Once or Disney – and we may share it with our listeners. You can talk to us via our contact form, voicemail (click the link to the left!), Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, or the comments below this post. We’ll find your message!

We will also share our thoughts and theories (and fears) about how mid-season three is going to wrap up in December, so feel free to share your speculations as well.

Please share with us before Saturday, November 23rd for us to consider your comments for the show.

Oh, and while you’re waiting for Once to return, don’t forget to enter our sweepstakes to win season 2 on Blu-Ray!


Amanda (and Britt)


Episode 10: Think Lovely Thoughts

Once Upon a Time 3x08 Neverland

In Think Lovely Thoughts, the Neverland heroes finally work together in their plan to get to Henry before it’s too late.

In our 10th (!) episode, we discuss what was possibly the most exciting Once Upon a Time episode of the season so far: Think Lovely Thoughts. This show contained lots of surprising twists and turns and lots of powerful moments, plus a dash of bromance and sass thrown in for good measure.

  1. Welcome to our 10th episode!
  2. Top 5s: Can we just say every moment was our favourite moment of this episode? (2:10)
  3. Lighter Side of Storybrooke: We try to find a few lighter things in this rather dark episode (34:40)
  4. Listener letters (44:30)
  5. What’s coming up next week and an assignment for our listeners (55:00)

Despite no new episode next Sunday, we’ll still have a new podcast episode next Tuesday. Be sure to send in your questions, comments and feedback since we’ll have even more time to share listener letters next week. We also want to hear what your favourite fairy tale is, or your favourite fairy tale adaptation by Once Upon a Time thus far.

We can’t wait to hear what you think!

– Britt and Amanda

Episode 8: Ariel

Snow White and Ariel in Once Upon a Time

Snow White and Ariel meet

What are your deepest, darkest secrets? Join us for a discussion about the Cave of Echoes, talk about meeting the little mermaid under the sea, Ariel, plus not-Ursula, and experience the joy of seeing Regina and Rumplestiltskin scheming in Neverland, in all of their dark glory. We deconstruct many of the events in this detail-oriented episode. Plus, listener letters, speculation about how the rest of the first portion of the season is going to wrap up, and more!

  1. Intro and remember to get in touch with us
  2. Our Top 5s (2:12)
  3. The Lighter Side of Storybrooke and our episode rating (35:48)
  4. Listener letters (45:32)
  5. News and spoilers (52:44)
  6. It’s a wrap (1:00:22)

Have fun under the sea!

Amanda and Britt

Episode 7: Good Form

Once Upon a Time kiss GOod Form

Hook and Emma’s passionate kiss in “Good Form”

This highly-anticipated episode revealed a key part of Hook’s background, excitement continued on Neverland with the Hook and Charming bromance and tensions between the group were momentarily forgotten when Snow, Emma and Regina delivered a brief message to Henry. We love how this season is shaping up!

  1. We jump into our Top 5s: the transformation of Killian Jones, the juicy Hook/Emma moment and the “frenemy-ships” between Hook and Charming and Regina and Emma (starting at 00:30)
  2. The Lighter Side of Storybrooke: being grossed out by PDA, who is in that cage?, Hook’s brother Liam was just not the smartest guy out there, and what we think sets season three apart from season two (23:20)
  3. No news this week, so we speculate about some spoilers (41:30)
  4. Neverland Banjo Trio: a fun audio clip made by our friends over at Once Upon a Time Fan Podcast (52:10)
  5. Listener letters: we had so many fantastic messages this week that prompted us to philosophize on Once Upon a Time and women, theories about Gold, Pan, and more (54:40)
  6. It’s a wrap! Thanks for joining us! (1:25:40)


Amanda and Britt

P.S. We had a few audio difficulties in the final portion of our podcast. Our apologies if it detracts from the listening experience. We strive for higher quality audio and hope to improve audio quality in the near future!

Episode 2: Season two

Once Upon a Time season two

Once Upon a Time season two

Brush up on season two of Once Upon a Time with us before season three begins this weekend!

In our second episode, we discuss our favourite episodes from season two. We also present a couple of listener comments about their favourite moments in the season, discuss some news and spoilers, and find out about a fun giveaway we’re doing!

Here’s what you’ll find in episode #2:

  1. Welcome!
  2. Our Top 5 episodes of season two (starting at 1:45)
  3. Season three news (45:20)
  4. Season three spoilers (50:40)
  5. Letters from readers: favorite moments in season two (56:40)
  6. How to enter an exciting contest! Episode wrap-up (1:07:25)

Listen to the episode or download it directly below. You can also find it on iTunes (be sure to subscribe!) or from our RSS feed.

Learn more about our giveaway and enter here.


-Amanda and Britt