Chosen Family

CBC Podcasts

A podcast hosted by queer, cosmically-destined BFFs Thomas Leblanc & Tranna Wintour. Join the Montreal comedians every other week for deep and spontaneous conversations featuring renowned artists and up-and-coming creators. Welcome to the family!
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S2E3: The Notorious Life with Margaret Cho

44:48 | Jul 17th

In a very special episode, Thomas and Tranna welcome legendary stand-up comic and LGBTQ champion Margaret Cho for a feature chat on the radical nature of her comedy, educating millenials on queer sex… and John Travolta.
Chosen Family is back!

02:10 | May 23rd

Tranna Wintour and Thomas Leblanc return with season two on June 19. Get ready for more conversations about sexuality, culture, community and of course, Céline Dion. Plus, exciting news! Chosen Family has joined the CBC Podcasts team.
S2 E2: Queer Is the New Straight with Lauren Morelli

38:05 | Jul 3rd

Thomas and Tranna share their ideals of home and then talk about queer utopia with Lauren Morelli, writer-producer on Netflix’s Tales of the City and Orange Is the New Black. Plus, this week’s obsession: 50 percent off tags.
S2 E1: Tell Me Lies with Ryan O’Connell

33:53 | Jun 18th

Thomas and Tranna reveal their personal delusions to each other and then talk lies with Ryan O'Connell, creator and star of the Netflix series Special — a comedy that draws on Ryan’s real-life experience hiding his cerebral palsy. Plus, T&T’s latest ...Show More
S1 E15: Together - A Season Finale

1:23:41 | Apr 19th, 2018

It's the season finale - talk about an ocean of emotions! Tranna and Thomas try to tie it all together as they assess where they find themselves in their lives right now.
S1 E14: Patsy Gallant and New Beginnings

1:02:01 | Apr 4th, 2018

Canadian icon and disco queen Patsy Gallant bursts into the studio like an unstoppable force of energy, as she prepares to record the album of a lifetime. Having Patsy in the studio was a dream come true for Tranna, who's been a die-hard fan for year...Show More
S1 E13: Brendan Kelly and Céline Dion Gold

1:14:29 | Mar 21st, 2018

Journalist Brendan Kelly, who's been covering and interviewing Céline for the last 25+ years, joins Chosen Family in its extreme and hilarious Céline obsession. Prepare to dive deep into the universe of the Queen of Québec.
S1 E12: Random Recipe and Creative Partnership

1:06:32 | Mar 8th, 2018

When a musical duo (Frannie Holder and Fab from Random Recipe) meets a comedy duo (Thomas and Tranna), the results are explosive fun!
S1 E11: In Real Life with Féminin/Féminin

56:15 | Feb 21st, 2018

Chosen Family goes live in front of an audience for the first time! With guests Chloé Robichaud and Alexa-Jeanne Dubé from the hit show Féminin/Féminin, Thomas and Tranna dive into queer media and the industry changes that are slowly taking shape (en...Show More
S1 E10: A Chosen Family Christmas

1:07:49 | Dec 21st, 2017

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 holiday season in their first Christmas special!
S1 E9: Judith Lussier and Joyful Justice

1:07:05 | Dec 7th, 2017

Thomas and Tranna wonder if they should take an extended break from the toxicity of social media, as they are joined (en français) by Judith Lussier, a writer, producer and host, who's had her own share of difficult experiences on social media.
S1 E8: Arshad Khan and Finding Acceptance

1:00:39 | Nov 24th, 2017

A discussion about religion and spirituality goes so far beyond when filmmaker Arshad Khan, who's been touring the international film festival circuit with his acclaimed documentary, Abu, joins the table.
S1 E7: Dana Michel and A Place of Love

57:11 | Nov 9th, 2017

Tranna and Thomas reveal themselves in a way they haven't before - diving deep into the subject of love in the age of the dating app. Plus great conversation, comedy and music from guests Dana Michel, Ashley Moffatt, Ryan G. Hinds and Antony Carle.
S1 E6: Eileen Myles and Radical Transparency

1:04:28 | Oct 26th, 2017

Tranna and Thomas are weary and worn as the world feels like an increasingly dark place. But inspiring guests Eileen Myles, Jonathan Van Meter and Chanty Marostica are here to save the day with their wit and wisdom.
S1 E5: Dayna McLeod and (Im)perfect Femininity

1:05:34 | Oct 12th, 2017

Dayna McLeod, Jena Friedman and Natalie Norman are the brilliant, shiny stars of this episode. Chosen Family goes full-on girl power!
S1 E4: Nantali Indongo and the Art of Being Real

1:09:40 | Sep 28th, 2017

Tranna calls up her hero and friend, Sandra Bernhard; Thomas obsesses over fashion satire queen, Mademoiselle Agnès; and Nantali Indongo joins the family live in studio for a deep conversation on race and art.
S1 E3: Christiane Charette and Camera Culture

54:16 | Sep 14th, 2017

Television and radio host Christiane Charette is Québec culture royalty. She joins T and T to discuss her impressive career (en français).
S1 E2: John Cameron Mitchell and Queer Identity

1:01:19 | Aug 31st, 2017

Thomas and Tranna discuss queer identity, the role of labels and the punk way of life with legendary writer, actor and director John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Short Bus, Rabbit Hole). Plus, the hilarious Nadya Ginsburg dials in!
S1 E1: Jen Kirkman and the Madonna Connection

1:06:21 | Aug 17th, 2017

Meet Chosen Family hosts, Thomas Leblanc and Tranna Wintour, who share a unique friendship. Joining the family for the first episode are comedy superstar Jen Kirkman and choreographer Miguel Gutierrez.