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It’s the season finale of Chosen Family, and it’s an ocean of emotions! After six months and 15 episodes of sharing stories about life, love, family, money, spirituality, divas, comedy, and art, Thomas and Tranna try to tie it all together as they assess where they find themselves in their lives right now. Tranna finds herself at a crossroads in a life that’s totally career-focused at the moment, while Thomas reveals that he has learned...
Is Tranna a hoarder? Can Thomas become a minimalist? It’s time for a massive spring cleaning; a spiritual, material, and digital decluttering. Tranna has discovered the Marie Kondo method of tidying and has committed to the process of determining what sparks joy and throwing away everything that doesn’t. Thomas has decided to repaint his room. The bold colour he’s chosen? White. As the two discuss their living spaces, bigger questions of...
A new, new day has come! It’s officially spring and the beginning of Aries season, and with that comes a feeling of possibility. That must have been what Maman Dion, Thérèse, was feeling 50 years ago, as she prepared to give birth to international superstar, Céline. On March 30th, the queen of Québec will turn the big 5-0 (if you live in la belle province, you can pick up the commemorative collector magazine at any dépanneur) but...
Episode 12 of Chosen Family is here, and we think it’s an extra special one! Spring feels like it’s right around the corner, and along with flowers and sunshine, it also means tax season! Thomas and Tranna use the opportunity to talk about one of the last taboos: money. The two share their conflicting and complicated relationships with money and manage to find the humour in an uneasy but important (and entertaining) topic. Where is Suze...


After a little break, we are back and it feels so good! Did you miss us? Because we definitely missed you. This week we decided to open up the doors of the Phi Centre and invite everyone to the first live public recording of Chosen Family, and it was magical. Having an audience with us added an extra special energy to the episode and we couldn’t be more excited to share this one with you. With the Oscars fast approaching, we had to...
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! Inspired by the classic holiday specials of yesteryear, Thomas and Tranna welcome a bevy of guests to join them in a hilarious discussion of Christmas and all its implications, from family drama to the making of plum...
Ah, Facebook! Cette semaine à Chosen Family, 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. Tous les deux sont minés par la négativité sur la plateforme même s’ils ne font pas (heureusement!) l’objet de critiques trop acerbes. Dans cet épisode bilingue, les deux acolytes discutent justice sociale, humour et télévision pour...
This week on Chosen Family, Tranna and Thomas dive in deep. A discussion about religion and spirituality goes so far beyond when guest, brilliant filmmaker, Arshad Khan joins the table. Arshad Khan has been touring the international film festival circuit with his acclaimed documentary, Abu, which tells the complicated story of his relationship with his father, set against his family’s migration from Pakistan to Canada. Arshad, Thomas, and...
It’s a love fest this week on Chosen Family! Tranna and Thomas dive deep into the subject of relationships in the age of the dating app, revealing a side of themselves you haven’t seen (or heard) before… This episode features a performance by beloved and brilliant stand-up comedian, Ashley Moffatt, recorded live at the Queer and Present Danger Tour in Toronto. Joining the family by phone is the fabulous Ryan G. Hinds, performance...
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. Tranna has a dream-come-true moment when she gets to talk to Vogue writer, Jonathan Van Meter. Jonathan has written almost every Vogue cover story for the last twenty years including Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Michelle...

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