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Blooming Garden

Latest Chapter

Join us as we journey into the deep woods of the southeastern United States to talk about the land and its legacy on an inhabitant. 

This is Ecology of a Cracker Childhood.

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  The Show

We are all storytellers. 

Once Upon A Time was created to celebrate the stories all around us. We watch movies, we consume Internet content, we read, and we talk to people. How could we communicate without stories? And who says you need to be a pro to share a good yarn?

Hosted by Talia Smith, we invite friends and folks from all over to share their favorite stories. Be it a myth, folk tale, modern novel, streamed series, or even the story of a person, every time-tested tale has an audience.

What story will you tell?

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Talia Smith

Producer & Host

Talia works in Museum Education and is obsessed with the power of storytelling. Her favorite story is that of the Chesapeake Bay Oyster Wars! You can find her on Instagram and Twitter @JustThe_iTALIAn.

Check out her website here! 

Emily Dzioba


Emily is a theatre artist and administrator. She is passionate about the community-building capabilities of the arts. Her favorite story (currently) is Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN.

Instagram: @emjoeba

Twitter: @dziobi_wan


Caprina Smith

Graphic Design + Branding

John Bartmann

Theme Music, "Heart of Acceptance"