About Us

About the Podcast
The Once Upon a Time Podcast grew out of discussions Jeff and Colleen had on the couch while they watched Once Upon a Time. It reminded them of Lost, but also had interesting twists on classic Fairy Tales. Jeff began to write blog posts about the show and saw the numbers searching for the posts spike. Early on, the blog posts were on the first page of Google searching for Once Upon a Time. Jeff began the podcast around the time of “The Price of Gold”. Season 1 was incredible for the podcast;

It was a New and Noteworthy Podcast on iTunes,
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In the Top 10 of Once Upon a Time podcasts, then
the Top 5 OUAT podcasts, then
(for a time) the #1 OUAT podcast on Itunes.

We had a number of actors from OUAT call in and leave voicemails;
Mig Macario (Multiple times. We love Bashful),
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Mig Macario (and 4 of the other dwarves from OUAT on the same call),
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Faustino Dibauda (Multiple times. We always stay awake for Sleepy’s calls.),
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Michael Coleman (but his phone reception broke up),
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Raphael Sbarge,
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Eion Bailey (My all-time fav),
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Tony Amendola,
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Jakob Davies,
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Conner Dwelly,
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Dylan Schmid,
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Meghan Ory
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We also got a voicemail from Writer and Producer extraordinaire – Jane Espenson
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We also got a audio message answering fan questions from Sneezy himself – Gabe Khouth
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Also, every once in awhile we have a live show and one time, Bashful (Mig Macario) joined us in the chatroom. That was so cool!

In the Summer of 2012, we drove up to visit Steveston, B.C. (Where they film OUAT). We were the first fan podcast to visit where they film Storybrooke, met and chatted with a number of the cast, got a picture with Josh Dallas, said hi to Lana Parilla and was THE FIRST OUAT podcast to broadcast live from Steveston during filming (No Spoilers, but we saw Robert Carlyle ride by in the studio van. Colleen almost fainted.). It was an amazing trip, and one we will never forget.
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We have attended the OUAT Paley Fest events, as well as the OUAT WonderCon panel and the D23 OUAT/OUATIW panel, too.
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We had lunch with Dopey (Jeffery Kaiser) and his great family at Disneyland.

Speaking of Disney, we held our first OUAT Fan Podcast Meetup in 2012 at Disneyland Resort. It was VERY HOT, but a blast anyways.
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We are looking forward to what the rest of 2013 and Season 3 holds for us. We hope you will join us.

Please take a look around, listen to past episodes and also !

Jeff RoneyHost

A 50-ish husband, Award-Winning Content Creator, Writer (stories, comedy, etc), Stand Up Comedian, Voice Actor, Audio Drama Director and Producer, Social Media Dude, Star Wars (not prequel trilogy, really)/Classic Movie/Spielberg/Hitchcock/Great Stories fan, Eclectic music lover (U2, Frank Sinatra, John Williams, Bryan Duncan, Earth Wind and Fire, Wagner, I could keep going, but we don’t have all day), Got engaged at Disneyland (Where we also had our first date, too btw), Lost and Once Upon a Time fan, tenacious podcaster and blogger with a wish to spread love and share TV geekery around the world.

Colleen RoneyCo-Host
Married to the the above Host. :This place will expand when she writes it: 😉

Bob CrissmanOUAT Soundtrack Analysis/Reviewer

Bob Crissman’s love of music began all the way back in Middle School when he informed his Jazz Ensemble instructor that he was going to be a music teacher as a profession. Little did he know he was foretelling the future. Bob’s love for music continued through High School as members of the nationally awarded Webster High School Marching Band and the Webster High School Show Choir. After High School, Bob joined the Cadets of Bergen County for one summer, just before attending Roberts Wesleyan College. He graduated Roberts Wesleyan with a Bachelors of Science in Music Education. After two years of searching for jobs, Bob finally found a music education job in Terry, Montana where he led an award winning Concert Band and Pep Band along with a Concert Choir, Marching Band, Elementary Classes and was the Department Chair for the music department for three years. After a job search, Bob found a job back in New York State at the Binghamton City School District for the last ten years.

Bob has taught;
the award-winning Binghamton Marching Patriots,
classroom music (which is music theory and history for middle school students), and
helps to run the sound and light boards as the technical director for productions at East Middle School.

Bob not only has a history in music, but in podcasting as well. Bob started podcasting in 2005 as he hosted his own podcast known as “The Jedi Council Speaks”. He did several interviews on other shows and podcast dramas. In 2009, Bob left his previous podcast behind in order to pursue new adventures with the GalaxyCast Podcast, part of the 2 Guys Talking Network. If you don’t find Bob podcasting or listening to music, he’s usually very busy with his own family or is behind a Mandalorian or Tie Fighter Pilot helmet as part of the Star Wars costuming community.

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34 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Jennifer

    Dear Jeff and Colleen,

    Hi my name is Jennifer, I am from northeren California and I wanted to start by saying that I really enjoy your show. It’s so nice to hear what other people think about Once Upon A Time…I make my husband watch it with me but none of my friends are involved. 🙁 This last episode was intresting and I can’t wait to hear what you thought. I do have some questions; is R.S. the creator of the curse? I thought that he was because he knew how to activate it and break it. I feel confused by it. He seems to want the curse to be broken (because he gave Henery to Regina bringing Emma into Storybrook) But why? His life seems pretty sweet in this parallel universe. The only thing I could think of was that he is going to make himself look like the hero so when they do return (assuming they do) he is free. What are your thoughts? Again, thanks for doing such a great job.
    Jennifer

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  2. Liz Stein

    Dear Jeff and Colleen , Hi my name is Liz. I am a big fan of your show. You guys did an outstanding job. I really like how you did the charaters. As you probably know by now my favorite charater is Emma. I like how she is tough and is not afraid to take on a good challenge. I was telling my mom how I hope the show stays on for a long time. I also maybe hope to see some books in the future ? Thank you for creating the show. May God bless you both and keep it up.

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  4. Kathi Kruse

    I just finished listening to your podcast about the changes you all are making. People can be so rude to others. My heart goes out to Colleen. I don’t think they understand what it feels like to others once they press “send.” I adore your podcast & they get me through my work in the office. Which by the way is at home along with 3 goldens & my spouse! I adore the background stories and look forward to them. I feel more in touch with you both. I can’t imagine doing a podcast from my home, we have enough craziness gong on here – things happen on a daily basis barking, people and a bit of dog hair. Everyone has learned to adjust and get over it. I am right behind you in understanding why things had to change but remember some of us really like your podcast. I’ll take whatever you all end up doing and just want to send Colleen a big hug & smile from VA (I’m sure some dog hair traveled along with this). I don’t do much social media, so that is why you don’t really hear from me, but I’m listening & subscribing.

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  31. Kathy

    Hi. While listening to show 222 first thoughts on Bleeding Through 3×18 I thought about the relationship between Rumple and Zelina. In the fairy tale, Rumple is promised the first born of the miller’s daughter if she couldn’t come up with his name. What if Cora couldn’t come up with “Rumplestiltskin” and had to give up her first born – Zelina? It would certainly cause Zelina to be so angry and vindictive.
    Just a thought. Sorry if this is repetitive I didn’t read thru all of your posts.

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