Episode 96: Labor of Love – Once Upon a Time

We’re shipping Snow and Hercules this week on Once Upon a Podcast! We take a jaunt into Snow White’s past as she starts to become the Bandit Snow we all know and love, and shares a sweet kiss with none other than a demi-god, Hercules. We also are supremely relieved when present-day Snow declares that Mary Margaret is no longer a part of her and she is ready to go back to being Snow White. Join us to chat about the episode that also took us deeper into the Underworld, leaving Hook in quite a conundrum that prompts us to do some speculation.

  1. Welcome back to our second podcast of 5B and some musings about America’s Funniest Home Videos
  2. Our Top 5s (3:30)
  3. The lighter side and listener letters (and voicemails!) (43:00)
  4. News and don’t forget to check back on Thursday night for what’s coming up next weekend on OUAT! (1:03:00)

-Brittany and Amanda

Episode 66: Best Laid Plans

OUAT season 4 SnowingWelcome back to a week of peddlers, eggs, and morally gray areas on Once Upon a Time. This week we finally find out just what Snow White and Prince Charming did to Maleficent, how Emma felt about it (spoiler: not great), and how much longer Regina can keep up her career in espionage. Also, weird confessions by Rumple, the revelation of Henry’s middle name and so much more. Listen to us discuss all of the finer points in this very tense OUAT episode.

  1. Welcome to episode 66 – here’s what’s on our mind this week!
  2. Our Top 5s
  3. The Lighter Side
  4. Listener Letters
Remember, Once Upon a Time is on a break this coming Sunday, so we’ll see you on Thursday, April 9th for our bonus episode, and then back here on April 14th for our discussion about “Heart of Gold.”
– Amanda and Brittany
P.S. Sorry the podcast is posted a bit late in the day this week, but we think it will be worth your wait!

Episode 63: Unforgiven

Season 4 Prince Charming SNow WhiteFeeling unforgiven? Confused? Lied to? You’re not alone! Storybrooke is awash with dark secrets (and not to mention, some major sass from the Queens of Darkness themselves). This Once Upon a Time episode has proven that this season is off to a great start, with lots of villains and heroes and everything in between.

  1. Welcome to the second episode of OUAT 4B
  2. Our Top 5s (2:00)
  3. Lighter Side (45:00)
  4. Listener Letters (54:00)
  5. News (1:05:15)

Next week, we’ll find out who is a bad girl.

But before then, have you noticed that we have been podcasting on Thursdays? Yep, we’re doing that now! Every Thursday night, we’ll release a mini podcast episode (“Twice Upon a Podcast”) with our take on what is coming up that weekend on Once Upon a Time. Don’t miss out: be sure to subscribe so you can follow along. So, we’ll see you back here on Thursday!

-Amanda and Brittany

Episode 59: Character Report Cards

Grading the Once Upon a Time charactersThis week we are joined by guest Jakie who helps us pass the hiatus by grading the progress that Regina, Snow, Emma and Rumplestiltskin have made since season 1! Who will pass and who will fail? Then, we look over some news about the Queens of Darkness. And if you have time while listening to this massive episode, don’t forget to head over to the Podcast Awards and nominate Once Upon a Podcast for an award in the Entertainment category!

  1. Intro
  2. We welcome Jakie to help us grade the progress of some Once Upon a Time characters
  3. A few listener tweets plus the latest news including details about Cruella, Ursula and Maleficent
  4. Some randomness to wrap up the episode!

We’ll see you back here in February for a Valentine’s Day themed episode about our favorite fictional couples in pop culture. There are only 2 more episodes before we get back to business with Once Upon a Time season 4B!

Amanda and Brittany

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

Episode 53: Fall

Once upon a Time Fall

A curse falls on Storybrooke

Did you fall in love with this Once Upon a Time episode – or at least those cool mirrors and the purple curse storm clouds? In Storybrooke, everyone prepares for the curse of Shattered Sight, which fell upon the town in spectacular (and Disney-esque) fashion. Brittany wasn’t so sure about this episode, while Amanda really enjoyed the show… especially those tense and dramatic final moments.

With only 1 more episode to go between this and the Once Upon a Time season 4A finale (and we literally have no idea what’s going to happen other than some major drama in town next week), join us for discussion, speculation, news and theories to gear up for the end of the season!

  1. Intro, Godzilla (it’s related we promise), and our words of the week
  2. Our Top 5s: the things we loved and the things we are a little over (13:05)
  3. The Lighter Side (1:08:00)
  4. Listener Letters (1:23:35)
  5. News and what’s coming up next on Once Upon a Time (1:33:25)
  6. Wrapping things up (1:47:05)

Enjoy the show!

Amanda and Brittany

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Episode 32: There’s No Place Like Home (Part 2 of the season finale)

Season finale Once Upon a Time

The Charmings in the Season Finale

The epic conclusion of the season finale is here! Emma is meeting people she realizes she may care for more than she thought, we learn the baby’s name (Britt was wrong), there’s a wedding, there’s love after a long journey, and it’s never really as easy for Regina as we all hope it will be.

  1. We get right into it with our Top Fives (0:30)
  2. The Lighter Side of Storybrooke (37:30)
  3. Listener Letters and comments (45:35)
  4. Excerpts from next day interviews with Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis (56:25)
  5. That’s a wrap! A thank you to our listeners.

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Thank you all for sticking with us for 32 podcast episodes and 21 episodes of the show. We’ve had a blast this year and once we take a little vacation, can’t wait to come back this summer. You’ll be able to find us every other week until September!

If you enjoyed the podcast this season, it would really help us to know! Head over to iTunes and leave a review, or if words escape you, leave us a star rating. We appreciate it, we appreciate you all, and we hope you have a wonderful summer! See you in the fall!

– Amanda and Britt

Episode 29: A Curious Thing

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The second most powerful magic of all

Well, this Once Upon a Time episode had everything we weren’t expecting… and then some. Action-packed, emotion-filled, we flip-p(hon)ed out over it! Join us for a great conversation about everything from love and family to mommy power and of course those pesky flying monkeys and one delightfully crazy Rumple.

  1. Welcome to one of the last podcast episodes of season 3 (yikes)!
  2. Our Top 5s
  3. The Lighter Side of Storybrooke and our rating of the episode (with a new “heart” system)
  4. Listener Letters
  5. What’s coming up next on Once Upon a Time
  6. Thanks for joining us and see you back here next week to discuss the penultimate Once Upon a Time episode of the season.

– Amanda and Britt

Josh Dallas: David, Snow, and Emma

Josh Dallas as Prince Charming

Josh Dallas as Prince Charming

Josh Dallas recently spoke to Buddy T.V. to talk about a variety of topics, including Snow and Charming’s relationship with their daughter, Emma.

On Emma’s acceptance of who she is and how that will change the family dynamic:

I think as far as Mary Margaret and David are concerned they always wanted to be her parents. They have always wanted to have that experience with her. And, Mary Margaret has always approached it differently than David. She’s always tried to push the subject and really try — “I want to be your mother. I want to do this. I want to try to make this right from this point on.”

And, David has always tried to step back and let Emma try to find it organically as much as he could while still supporting his wife’s decision to go forward and trying to make it more. But, I think we come to a conclusion throughout the first half of this season that we can never be her parents in that way, in that idealistic way that we would want to be her parents. We can never do that. It’s not going to be possible.
Read the entire article, including more thoughts on how Charming and Snow can never truly be mom and dad at the source.

Episode 4: Lost Girl

Snow White in Lost Girl OUAT Season 3 Episode 2

Snow White stands up to the Queen during an Enchanted Forest flashback

Join us for a chat about “Lost Girl” with a focus on Emma and Snow White, plus Hook, Charming, Regina and more. We also have a bonus discussion about our first impressions of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland after the show.

  1. Jumping into “Lost Girl” with our Top 5 Emma and Snow White moments
  2. The Lighter Side of Storybrooke: everything from the Hook & Charming bromance to Rumple’s doll. Plus our rating of the episode (starts at 24:00)
  3. News and spoilers: we go over some our favourite tidbits about upcoming episodes and theorize about Tinker Bell, Robin Hood, Rumplestiltskin, Charming and the tragic fates of Disney parents (35:25)
  4. Letters from listeners: we had a lot of feedback this week and share some of our listeners’ ideas and theories (57:05)
  5. Wrap-up (1:14:30)
  6. Bonus: first impressions of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (1:16:00)

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

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– Amanda and Britt

A Darker Side to Snow?

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Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White.

Recently, TV Line dished up new “Once Upon A Time” season 3 spoiler dish in their latest spoiler chat session, and it turns out that sweet Snow White/Mary Margaret is going to get more battle intense while working with Emma to bring down Peter Pan and his Lost Boys. So, it sounds like this season is definitely going to get intense.

Read the entire article at the source.