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Chosen Family is a podcast created by rising comedy stars Thomas Leblanc and Tranna Wintour featuring conversations with special guests, storytelling and cultural commentary that shines a light on the importance of friendship, resistance and community.
||CleanE15: Together: A Season Finale||It’s the season finale and it’s an ocean of emotions! Thomas and Tranna try to tie it all together as they assess where they find themselves in their lives right now.||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE14: Patsy Gallant and New Beginnings||Canadian icon and disco queen Patsy Gallant burst into the studio like an unstoppable ball of energy and we had the best time!||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE13: Brendan Kelly and Céline Dion Gold||Fabulous journalist Brendan Kelly, who has been covering and interviewing Céline for the last 25+ years, joins Chosen Family in its Céline obsession.||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE12: Random Recipe and Creative Partnership||With Frannie Holder and Fab from the band Random Recipe. When a musical duo meets a comedy duo, the results are explosive fun and one of the best conversations ever had on Chosen Family!||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE11: In Real Life avec Féminin/Féminin||The conversation with Chloé Robichaud and Alexa-Jeanne Dubé flew by, but we managed to go deep on the subjects of queer media and the industry changes that are slowly taking shape.||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE10: A Chosen Family Christmas||It’s simultaneously the most wonderful and awful time of the year, but you better not pout because Thomas and Tranna are here to help you navigate the ups and downs of the season in their very first Christmas special!||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE09: Judith Lussier et la justice joyeuse||Ah, Facebook! Thomas Leblanc se demande s’il doit prendre une pause du réseau social pendant le temps des Fêtes alors que Tranna Wintour s’en croit incapable. Ils sont tous les deux minés par la négativité sur la plateforme même s’ils ne...||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE08: Arshad Khan and Finding Acceptance||A discussion about religion and spirituality goes so far beyond when guest, brilliant filmmaker, Arshad Khan, joins the table. He has been touring the international film festival circuit with his acclaimed documentary Abu.||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE07: Dana Michel and A Place of Love||Relationships in the age of the dating app: dive deep into the subject with Tranna and Thomas as they revealed a side of themselves you haven’t seen (or heard) before… With Ashley Moffatt, Ryan G. Hinds, Dana Michel, Antony Carle.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE06: Eileen Myles and Radical Transparency||The world is a dumpster fire right now, at least according to Thomas Leblanc, but thanks to this week’s inspiring guests—Eileen Myles , Jonathan Van Meter, and Chantel Marostica—Chosen Family rises through the flames.||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE05: Dayna McLeod and (Im)perfect Femininity||Dayna McLeod, Jena Friedman and Natalie Norman are the shiny stars of this episode as Chosen Family goes full-on feminist!||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE04: Nantali Indongo and the Art of Being Real||Tranna calls up her hero Sandra Bernhard, Thomas obsesses over fashion satire queen Mademoiselle Agnès, and Nantali Indongo joins the family live in studio.||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE03: Christiane Charette et la culture des caméras||L'animatrice télé et radio Christiane Charette se confie sur sa carrière et l'artiste Samuel Hodge nous appelle de l'Australie. En vedette dans cet épisode également, un sketch de D.J. Mausner et une chanson de la formation torontoise Lollaa.||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE02: John Cameron Mitchell and Queer Identity||Thomas and Tranna discuss queer identity, the role of labels, and the punk way of life along with guests John Cameron Mitchell and Nadya Ginsburg.||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE01: Jen Kirkman and the Madonna Connection||Joining the family for the first episode are comedy superstar Jen Kirkman and choreographer Miguel Gutierrez. During the course of their hilarious and irreverent conversations, Thomas and Tranna discuss family relationships, Joan Rivers, and Madonna.||8/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Fun, hilarious and insightful
I'm pretty picky when it comes to podcasts, but I'm totally obsessed with the first episode of Chosen Family. You won't regret tuning in and subscribing!
First of all, Tranna Wintour is magical and hilarious. Anytime she speaks you should listen. Tranna and Thomas make a great team and the guests they have on are incredible. I'm so happy this podcast exists.
Unlike other podcasts, Thomas and Tranna actually have different opinions on things and discuss them in an interesting way without veering too far off topic or going into inside jokes. They take their jobs seriously and make you feel like a friend in the room as opposed to a fly on the wall. Audio and production quality is also appreciated, and I actually like the theme song and transition music.