Chosen Family goes full-on feminist! Dayna McLeod, Jena Friedman and Natalie Norman are the shiny stars of this episode.

Thomas gets on the phone with comedian Jena Friedman to talk about the feminism in comedy. Jena is an NY-based comedian, who has written for Jon Stewart and David Letterman. 

Artist, performer, Concordia University professor; Dayna McLeod is all these things and more. Known for her subversive work which blends feminism, pop culture and, sometimes, leopard print, Chosen family welcomes her into the studio to talk about her prolific career. Dayna will be at Phenomena Festival Oct. 13 at 'Kiss My Cabaret'.

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Dayna's chosen Canadian female singer?
Anne Murray!

Dayna's chosen childhood movie?
The Wizard of Oz

Dayna's chosen guilty pleasure?

Dayna's chosen feminist artist?
Yoko Ono (1960s), Ana Mendieta (1970s), Barbara Kruger (1980s), Annie Sprinkle (1990s), Vaginal Davis (2000s), Kara Walker (2010s)

This episode also features:
• An excerpt from 'Natalie Norman Is Special' via The Brunch Club's ____ Is special comedy series
• Tranna's obsession: Hocus Pocus (Trannavision screening on October 21)
• Thomas' obsession: Ghost Love's song 'Should Have Gone Back'

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. Presented and produced by Phi. 

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