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A married couple from SoCal discuss and review ABC TV's Once Upon a Time. Listen and send in your feedback as we enjoy Once Upon a Time together. This is a different type of podcast. We explore the magic of the episodes with an eye on relatable themes, connections within the show and to other classic stories and films.

Once Upon a Time Fan Podcast | Reviews | Analysis | Discussion Jeff Roney and Colleen Roney, Once Upon a Time Reviewers, Hosts.

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A married couple from SoCal discuss and review ABC TV's Once Upon a Time. Listen and send in your feedback as we enjoy Once Upon a Time together. This is a different type of podcast. We explore the magic of the episodes with an eye on relatable themes, connections within the show and to other classic stories and films.

    More than 60 Podcasting Lessons Learned – 311

    More than 60 Podcasting Lessons Learned – 311

    Episode Number: 311

    Show notes can be found at:

    http://onceuponatimepodcast.com/311

    Podcasting Lessons Learned are the most important part of the process.

    We all start podcasting somewhere, but I decided to share my podcasting lessons learned along my podcasting journey.

    A bit of a disclaimer first, this is not a Podcasting 101 course, so some items I will mention, but not go into complete depth. I will leave that to the Podcasting Gurus; Daniel J. Lewis (The Audacity to Podcast), Dave Jackson (School of Podcasting) Ray Ortega (Podcasting Roundtable) and others to discuss those subjects in more depth.

    Oh, one more disclaimer, as time marches forward, Social Media platforms will come and go, so I will try to talk more general in themes (that hopefully) will be applicable on any new platforms that we haven’t even seen at the time of this Blog post.

    Last time a podcast was posted was 3/6/16

    Before we begin, I want to say something important.

    If you are a current podcaster, I want these points to encourage you.

    If you have never been a podcaster, I want to share something with you right now.

    So, to all you non-podcasters – look at your thumb. Go ahead, look at it. Your thumb-print is unique and so are you. Your life path, experiences and your point of view is different than anyone else’s, and we need to hear from you.

    If you need a reason to podcast it’s this – you are unique and special. As we go through this list and you’ve never thought about podcasting, I hope you will get some more intermediate and advanced tips and ideas to help you along the way.

    And now, here are my Podcasting Lessons Learned;

    1. Count the Podcast Cost

    A podcast takes a lot of work. Read that again. Read it one more time. Lots of popular podcasters make it look easy, but it’s not.

    Now, I’m not trying to squash your podcasting dreams. I’m trying to give you the truths I learned (much later) – up front, so you know what to expect ahead of time.

    You’ll thank me later.

    Podcasting is a tough gig. It takes more time, energy, money, emotional investment than anything you can think of.

    We’ll leave that here for now, but if you stop reading (or listening to this podcast episode) before the end, at least you’ll know this fact.

    2. Solo Host or Co-Host(s)

    There are lots of factors that lead to someone that listens to it consider it to be something they’d like to continue to listen to;

    – Quality of the audio of the finished product,

    – Quality of the speaker(s) voice,

    – Editing (limiting of extraneous information, filler words, etc),

    – Brevity (staying on point and limiting “rabbit trails“),

    – Likability of the speaker(s)’s speech pattern,

    – Speaker(s) knowledge of the subject,

    and much more.

    When I thought it might be fun to launch the OUAT Fan podcast, I asked my wife to join me as a co-host. There were many reasons;

    1. Was that I was the sort of funny banter guy and she was the well-read, well-studied Disney, Fairy Tale, etc fan, 2. I figured the listeners would appreciate 2 different voices discussing the show, 3. She would save me when I (often) forgot a name of an actor that came up in an off-the-cuff comment (Note: Always prep well before recording.

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    Souls of the Departed – Review – First Thoughts – 310

    Souls of the Departed – Review – First Thoughts – 310

    Souls of the Departed

    Review episode First Thoughts

    Prerec Intro:

    Episode Number: 310

    Show notes can be found at:

    http://onceuponatimepodcast.com/310

    Thank you for everyone supporting our podcast by going to http://onceuponatimepodcast.com/support. We really appreciate it!

    Major Announcement:

    We are pausing production of all Once Upon a Time Fan Podcast episodes for the foreseeable future. The podcast is now in indefinite hiatus. We need to focus on situations in our real life. Nothing bad, but important to us and our future. Thank you for your understanding. Please look for us on Social Media and stay subscribed to the podcast. We may produce a podcast episode here and there, but not on a consistent basis.

    Notes:

    Big Love. Take what you need and pass it on.

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    Don’t forget to Tweet Us (@ouatpodcast) while you listen

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    There are a number of ways to support our podcast at this link http://onceuponatimepodcast.com/support. We really appreciate it!

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    Swan Song Review – First Thoughts – 309

    Swan Song Review – First Thoughts – 309

    Swan Song Review

    First Thoughts

    Prerec Intro:

    Episode Number: 309

    Show notes can be found at:

    http://onceuponatimepodcast.com/309

    Thank you for everyone supporting our podcast by going to http://onceuponatimepodcast.com/support. We really appreciate it!

    Notes:

    Big Love. Take what you need and pass it on.

    Prerec Outro:

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    Don’t forget to Tweet Us (@ouatpodcast) while you listen

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    There are a number of ways to support our podcast at this link http://onceuponatimepodcast.com/support. We really appreciate it!

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    Broken Heart Analysis – Main Show – 308

    Broken Heart Analysis – Main Show – 308

    Broken Heart Analysis

    Main Show

    Episode Number: 308

    Show notes can be found at:

    http://onceuponatimepodcast.com/308

    Thank you for everyone supporting our podcast by going to http://onceuponatimepodcast.com/support. We really appreciate it!



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    From Katie Telera

    Hi Jeff and Colleen,

    (I would include the title of the episode in the subject but I can’t think of the name of it as Zelena saids “oops” anyways it’s the night of Sunday November 29th)

    I’ve been listening for a while but I’m finially able to email my thoughts on the episode so I thought I would just email in a few things it’s late so my typeinf miht be bad but as soon as I wake up tomorrow I’m packed so I thought after the episode ended to send this right after because I’ve tried in the past but every time I want to but I’m so busy I can’t so here it is…

    1. So this broke my heart… When Hook told Emma that she will always be an orphan. I had went back to Neverland when she told Snow that she was an orphan and that was how the map worked so it crushed me so much

    2. I GET it. Emma not trusting Hook/Killian with the sword who wouldn’t but really not give it to him also if Hook was seeing Rumple then is it possible for Emma to see another Past Dark One??? Or can only one dark one see a past dark one???

    3. I was so sad Merlin died. It was so fast, and then he was gone 🙁 I still don’t get how Nimue is supposed to help though.

    4. Oh Henry 🙁 He was so angry at Emma. I am glad that he was able to forgive her though. #OperationCobraPart2

    5. Oooh. Is Rumbelle really over? I was actually really proud of Belle. Yes, it is easy for them to back together, but Belle needs to think about herself for once, and I was glad that she had the strength to do it. If they are meant to be with each other, they will be. Plus did she really walk all the way out to the well when she could just not have shown up then it would have hurt him slightly more because she didn’t show

    6. I was also proud of Regina. It took a lot of strength for her to put faith in Zelena once again and I admit, I was smiling a little when Zelena got to coo over her baby. Still need a name to call the child though…

    7.i really like Reginas sass

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    Broken Heart Review – First Thoughts – 307

    Broken Heart Review – First Thoughts – 307

    Broken Heart Review

    First Thoughts

    Prerec Intro:



    Episode Number: 307

    Show notes can be found at:

    http://onceuponatimepodcast.com/307

    Thank you for everyone supporting our podcast by going to http://onceuponatimepodcast.com/support. We really appreciate it!

    Notes:

    Big Love. Take what you need and pass it on.

    Prerec Outro:

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    Don’t forget to Tweet Us (@ouatpodcast) while you listen

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    There are a number of ways to support our podcast at this link http://onceuponatimepodcast.com/support. We really appreciate it!

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    Birth and The Bear King Analysis – Main Show – 306

    Birth and The Bear King Analysis – Main Show – 306

    Birth and The Bear King Analysis

    Main Show

    Episode Number: 306

    Show notes can be found at:

    http://onceuponatimepodcast.com/306

    Thank you for everyone supporting our podcast by going to http://onceuponatimepodcast.com/support. We really appreciate it!

    We will announce our Official Travel Agent for the OUAT Fan PC a little later. Listen up for it.

    News:

    Broken Heart – tomorrow 11/29

    Swan Song – 12/6

    Winter hiatus

    Souls of the Departed – 3/6

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    From Gabe

    Well, I’m sad!! :’-(. As the rock trolls say “people make bad choices when they’re mad or scared or stressed.” I’m truly amazed at these writers and their ability to surprise this somewhat jaded viewer (watching 11 seasons of Supernatural can do that!). My first thoughts on this episode are basically DUDE, OMG, WHAT?!?!?! and AWESOME!!! I can’t believe you guys got the podcast up so quickly, I hope they didn’t kill off Merlin, we just got him!! I want him to continue on the show. Anyways, look forward to listening to your first thoughts and later analysis. It was interesting how the dark one and Merlin (I’ll call him the light one) can accomplish so much together. It makes me think of how often times in life we have to work for and listen to people we either really don’t see eye to eye with, or we just don’t like. This episode is also a testament to letting go of those you love and learning to live with loss, especially when the other only wants the best for you. It’s a little bit similar to what I imagine parenting to be: as a parent you want only the best for your children, the worst thing a child can do is sacrifice his or her own life for their parents, that’s not how it’s supposed to happen. Any parent would give their lives for their children’s happiness (Charming’s mother for example in one of the most beautiful moments in the series). Sorry this went on so long and I hope it’s not too hard to read. Ciao y’all

    Gabealcious

    Nashville, TN

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    From Nicola

    Hi Jeff and Colleen,

    Firstly, I just want to thank you both for your twice weekly podcasts. I only started really listening to them recently and really enjoy them; they help make the working day go a lot faster! This is also the first time I have emailed you guys (though I have tweeted/re-tweeted you a few times under the handle @alomostanangel) so please forgive me if I ramble on a bit.

    Well, what can I say about this episode?! I really enjoyed watching it – even if it was before I left for work so had to ensure my emotions remained in check to avoid any awkwardness when walking into the office! I think we all knew that everything Emma was doing was for Killian/Hook but the way in which it was confirmed was amazing. I also had a feeling that the dreamcatcher that Emma was seen clutching and crying over a couple of weeks ago was actually Killian’s and that by having Regina and Killian finding Henry’s was a red herring.

    Collen was right in first thoughts – Emma stabbing Excalibur in the ground froze Snow, Charming, Regina et al so they couldn’t go into the house to stop her killing Zelena.

    I’m not going to go too much into the episode, just really wanted to focus on the twist/big reveal of Emma turning Killian into a dark one. I completely understand Emma’s decision to save Killian’s life no matter what and some of what she said reminded me of the following scene from ‘Rocky Road’ (S4E3):

    Killian: “Swan; don’t make a man drink alone”

    Emma: “Not in the mood for a drink. Or a man”

    Killian: “Sorry I didn’t listen to yo...

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Customer Reviews

helplesslynerdy ,

A great podcast for a fantastic show!

With a show so steeped in storytelling, the Once fandom has such a level of enthusiasm and creativity. Unfortunately, as with many other shows, rampant negativity also plagues the fanbase. Thankfully with this podcast you get two of the most reasonable fans ever- Jeff and Colleen.

Each episode has them giving their opinions and possible ways the show may go, but they also give voice to the ideas that listeners send in! One of my favorite parts of the Main Show is listening to their de facto third member, Brad, speculate. I love how both Jeff and Colleen try to keep an open mind, even if they don’t like a particular story line or arc. This is especially important for me, as my own thoughts tend to evolve as I get new information or as time passes. I really enjoy having Jeff and Colleen join me on my commutes!

panfan2011 ,

A chipped teacup of Awesomeness

So good, it's like the pretty shards of glass falling from the slow moving Snow Queen's magic purple cloud

Bridget Carrie ,

Like an After-show party!

This is my fav podcast. I love everything about it; they discuss the story, the writers, the stars and still give plenty of time for the fans to share their opinions. This podcast is the perfect companion to the phenomenon that is Once Upon a Time and it truly helps to enrich my experience. Hey, Roneys, if you are ever on the Oregon Coast, don't forget to stop by for apple pie and ice cream :)

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