40 episodes

We are all storytellers. Once Upon A Time was created to celebrate the stories all around us. We watch movies, we consume internet content, and we talk to people. How could we communicate without stories? And who says you need to work in Hollywood to share a good yarn?​ Hosted by Talia Smith, we invite friends and everyday folks to share their favorite stories. Be they Greek myths, folk tales respun into animated musicals, modern novels or streamed series, every time-tested tale has an audience.​ What story will you tell?

Once Upon A Time: A Storytelling Podcast Talia + Emily

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

We are all storytellers. Once Upon A Time was created to celebrate the stories all around us. We watch movies, we consume internet content, and we talk to people. How could we communicate without stories? And who says you need to work in Hollywood to share a good yarn?​ Hosted by Talia Smith, we invite friends and everyday folks to share their favorite stories. Be they Greek myths, folk tales respun into animated musicals, modern novels or streamed series, every time-tested tale has an audience.​ What story will you tell?

    Season Three Wrap Up with Emily and Talia

    Season Three Wrap Up with Emily and Talia

    This is it! Our season three wrap up! We would like to say thank you to everyone who has made this season possible- we could not have done this without every single one of you! We don't know when we'll be back quite yet- but please follow @astorytellingpodcast on instagram for Season 4 Updates! 
    xoxo Talia and Emily
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    • 53 min
    "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief" with Alison O'Brien

    "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief" with Alison O'Brien

    Demigods. Danger. Dauntlessness. In our last episode of Season Three, join repeat guest host, Alison O’Brien, as she retells the story of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief! Thank you all for listening to this season of stories that may help you reexamine the meaning of "home!"


    Show Linktree: https://linktr.ee/onceuponatimepod 
    Guest Host: Alison O’Brien
    Instagram: @alisonodotco
    Projects: Hive Episode 1: Pilot , Chekhov, Chekhov, and More Checkhov | Jakespeare VTC , 


    Resources:
    The Lightning Thief | Rick Riordan
    “Casting Underway For “Percy Jackson & The Olympians” Disney+ Series” What's On Disney Plus
    Perseus | Riordan Wiki | Fandom. 
    “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical Ends Broadway Run January 5” by Andrew Gans
    Once Upon a One More Time - Shakespeare Theatre Company
    Percy Jackson Lotus Flower Scene Youtube   


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Age 13 3/4" with Luke Blaylock

    "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Age 13 3/4" with Luke Blaylock

    Do you remember being 13 years old? Or maybe you ARE 13 years old! You may even be preparing for that big step into "teenagehood"! No matter how old you are, being 13 is a BIG DEAL. Join guest host Luke Blaylock and Talia Smith as they discuss the epic highs and lows of a boy named Adrian Mole, age 13 ¾. 


    Show Linktree: https://linktr.ee/onceuponatimepod 
    Guest Host: Luke Blaylock
    Twitter: @theblaylockUK 
    Instagram: @the_absolute_blaylock 
    Youtube: Luke Blaylock


    Resources:
    The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Age 13 ¾ by Sue Townsend
    The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Age 13 ¾ (TV) (1985)
    The Secret Diary of Adrain Mole, Age 13 ¾, The Musical 


    Fox Books, Book Store
    “Why Sue Townsend’s Adrian Mole is such an important character” by Alyssa Rosenberg
    Sue Townsend BBC Obituary 
    Sue Townsend-Honorary Degree-University of Leicester (1991) YouTube
    A Life in… Sue Townsend by Alex Clark
    The Secret Life of Sue Townsend, BBC Documentary YouTube
    Sue Townsend: The Difficult Years by Iain Hollingshead


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    • 59 min
    "Family Food Story" with Ben Imadali

    "Family Food Story" with Ben Imadali

    One of the most universal yet individual human experiences is eating food. Be it a family recipe, a vending machine purchase, or fine dining, eating is the one thing that unites us. But food comes in all shapes and sizes, and it tells its own story. Join Guest Host Ben Imadali and Talia Smith as they talk about the significance of food in our lives. You might even get a recipe out of it too!
    Show Linktree: https://linktr.ee/onceuponatimepod 
     
    Guest Host: Ben Imadali
    Instagram: @ben_imadali
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3U-xZstMcAM__BSwsa9-HA 
    Website: benimadali.com/cooking
     
    RESOURCES:
    Cultural Homogenization, YouTube 
    “There may be an evolutionary reason suburbia feels so miserable” by Chris Weller
    “California’s Barbacoa Trail” by Bill Esparza
    “Ashkenazi Cuisine” by My Jewish Learning
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
    We Are What We Eat: Ethnic Food and the Making of America by Donna R. Gabaccia
    Pork-Ta-Cular: The History of Pork, from Eat My Globe: Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know About Food (Podcast)


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    "Do The Right Thing" with Fabrice Nozier

    "Do The Right Thing" with Fabrice Nozier

    We’re back! This week, Fabrice Nozier of the "Filmagra" podcast and Filmagra.org joins us for a discussion about film and social justice via Spike Lee’s classic, Do The Right Thing! Stay tuned for some exciting discourse, analysis, and some general movie trivia.
    Show Linktree: https://linktr.ee/onceuponatimepod 
    Guest Host: Fabrice Nozier
    Instagram: Filmagra.org Listen here!
    Tiktok: @jpicadegallo,

    Do The Right Thing(1989)
    Fight the Power By Public Enemy
     
    With 'Do the Right Thing,' Spike Lee Changed Cinema Forever by Mekeisha Madden Toby
    Why ‘Do the Right Thing’ and “Fight the Power” Are Eternal by Stephen Kearse
    Spike Lee’s Long Journey to Becoming Cannes’ Unabashed and Adored Jury President by Anne Thompson
    Do the Right Thing, Library of Congress by David Sterritt 
    Films on Race Matters and Social Justice, CUNY
    The Social Justice Film Institute


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    • 54 min
    "The Roosevelts" with Lydia Strickling

    "The Roosevelts" with Lydia Strickling

    Do you have a big family? Could you imagine if both your father and your cousin were President of the United States? What if another cousin was First Lady? And another Governor of New York? Well, that’s what it was like for the members of the Roosevelt family. Learn all about the lesser known Roosevelts with Guest Host Lydia Strickling! 

    Resources:
    Show Linktree: https://linktr.ee/onceuponatimepod
    CoHost: Lydia Strickling


    Don’t forget to support your local National Park!


    Home of FDR, National Historic Site
    Sagamore House (Teddy Roosevelt)
    Eleanor Roosevelt's Worst Enemy Was Her Cousin by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
    Martha Bulloch Roosevelt, NPS
    Women in History of Scots Descent, Martha Bulloch Roosevelt by Lu Hickey
    Betsy Bonaparte and the Southern Belle by Talia Smith
    Anna “Bamie” Roosevelt, NPS
    The Roosevelts: An Intimate Portrait (2014)


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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

25 Ratings

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Storytellers and Joy bringers

With each episode we are introduced to new stories and storytellers each bringing joy and laughter to the piece. Truly something for everyone!

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