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Welcome to Tinsel Town

A Christmas Podcast for the Whole Family

Episode 1 of Welcome to Tinsel Town - a Christmas podcast

Chapter 1: ‘Through the Archway’

Episode 2 of Welcome to Tinsel Town - a Christmas podcast

Chapter 2: ‘A Friend in Need’

Episode 3 of Welcome to Tinsel Town - a Christmas podcast

Chapter 3: ‘Home Sweet Home’

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Chapter 4: ‘Look It Up’

Episode 5 of Welcome to Tinsel Town - a Christmas podcast

Chapter 5: ‘Taking Flight’

Episode 6 of Welcome to Tinsel Town - a Christmas podcast

Chapter 6: ‘The Trial of Holly the Human’

Episode 7 of Welcome to Tinsel Town - a Christmas podcast

Chapter 7: ‘Homecoming’

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Welcome to Tinsel Town - a Christmas podcast

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About ‘Welcome to Tinsel Town’


After making a wish on the Christmas Star, Holly finds herself popping in and out of Tinsel Town, a magical place where it’s Christmas every day. But after getting stuck there, her friends – a giant candy cane, a mysterious ornament, and a polar bear Queen – need to band together to help her get home. As things start to fall apart in Tinsel Town, the curmudgeonly Conductor accuses Holly of ruining Christmas and does everything in his power to try to ban her from celebrating ever again. Will Holly and her friends figure out where her wish went wrong in time to get her home for the holidays?

‘Welcome to Tinsel Town’ is the Christmas podcast for the whole family. Suitable for ages 5 and up. All seven episodes are available for free on your favorite podcast app.

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This Made-in-Fredericton Christmas Podcast For Kids Is Topping U.S. Charts (Huddle)

“If you’re looking for a story to gear the family up for Christmas, look no further! Produced in Fredericton, Welcome to Tinsel Town is an after-school Christmas fiction podcast aimed at children aged 6-to-12. The show has been downloaded over 30,000 times and has reached No. 8 in the U.S. podcast charts for Kids & Family. It’s also entered charts in Canada and Ireland and was recently featured on iTunes…” Read more

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It’s Christmas every day for creators of Fredericton podcast (CBC)

“Jenna Knorr and Adam Ganong set out to create the “classic after school Christmas special but for a new generation. The result is Welcome to Tinsel Town, a series aimed at children between ages 6-12 that has been downloaded more than 30,000 times…” Read more

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“Already tired of Frosty and Rudolph on repeat? Change things up with some fun Christmas podcasts for kids that will keep the whole family entertained…” Read more

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Fun for the Whole Family (AudioDramaRama)

“If you need some help getting into the holiday spirit then I have the perfect podcast for you! Welcome to Tinsel Town has everything that you want in a holiday story. It follows a young girl named Holly after she makes a wish on a Christmas Star. She ends up in Tinsel Town, a place where it’s Christmas every day, but all is not right in Tinsel Town. Things seem to be going wrong, and Holly is thought to be the cause. So it’s up to her and the friends she made in Tinsel Town to find the cause and set things right…” Read more

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“I find joy in holiday-specific podcasts, because I know they’re something I can consume in one sitting. The length of these episodes is perfect – each is 15-20 minutes – and the sound design is really nicely done. I didn’t listen with my kids, but I am sure they would like it. The story is full of magic as we follow Holly the Human’s transport between her normal life and Tinsel Town…” Read more

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5 Festive Holiday Podcasts for a Merry Christmas! (Podchaser)

“These are the best Christmas podcasts of 2019. Listen to get in a festive mood and celebrate happy holidays!…” Read more

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“I’ve listened to about 800 audio drama podcasts at this point. These are the ones I personally enjoyed that have reached completion in their main storylines…” Read more

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“Perfect Podcast for the Holidays” (PodNews)

“Christmas is coming. ‘Welcome to Tinsel Town’ is a Christmas adventure for all ages, in the style of Disney/Pixar. All seven episodes are out today – it sounds like a perfect podcast for the holidays…” Read more

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Behind-The-Scenes with Welcome to Tinsel Town (Christmas Past)

“Welcome to Tinsel Town is a new Christmas adventure podcast that arrived on Thanksgiving Day. Join me as I talk to Jenna Knorr and Adam Ganong to discuss the making of a new audio drama…” Read more

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Review: “Looking Forward to Re-listening Next December” (The Podcast Dragon)

“Welcome to Tinsel Town is a charming story that uses the imagery associated with pop culture’s view of Christmas (candy canes, toy solders, polar bears, etc.) to remind us all what Christmas is about: coming together with loved ones to celebrate, whatever that celebration means to you. Every character is complex and meant to challenge what we think about Christmas in popular culture…” Read more


“Welcome to Tinsel Town” is a Triangle Content production

Executive Producer

Dave Keine

Written and Directed by

Adam Ganong & Jenna Knorr

Music & Audio Production by

Adam Ganong

Script Editor

Alex Rioux

Additional Writing by

Dave Keine

Additional Music by

Ken Miller


Jenna Knorr

Adam Ganong

Alex Rioux

Sharisse LeBrun

Jean-Michel Cliche

Kira Chisholm

Hannah Blizzard

Jake Knorr

Additional Cast

Dave Keine

Daniel Ganong

Philip Hall

Wayne Knorr

Special Thanks to

Dorothy Keine

Wayne & Susan Knorr

Cast Bios

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[wvc_team_member img_size=”600×600″ alignment=”left” title_tag=”h4″ title_font_size=”18″ image_id=”9804″ name=”Adam Ganong” role=”Narrator, Cornelius, Remington” tagline=”Adam Ganong is a writer, podcaster, composer, and audio engineer from Fredericton, New Brunswick. He was a co-host of The Rules (with Jenna Knorr), and is currently the editor of The Create Unknown, Vsauce2’s podcast for Triangle Content. Adam has also written and performed in audiodramas for the Breadcrumbs podcast, and you can read his writing on Breadcrumbs. In 2013, he won the “Best Music” award for the short film Birthday Gurl at the 48 Hour Film Competition in Fredericton.” link=”|title:Adam%20Ganong’s’s%20podcast%20appearances%20on%20Podchaser||”]
[wvc_team_member img_size=”600×600″ alignment=”left” title_tag=”h4″ title_font_size=”18″ image_id=”9805″ name=”Alex Rioux” role=”Conductor, additional” tagline=”Alex Rioux is an emerging theatre artist from Fredericton, New Brunswick. Alex is a recent graduate of St. Thomas University with a major in English with a concentration in Drama. Currently, Alex is busy devising new theatrical works in residence with Solo Chicken Productions. Alex also works with Hot Garbage Comedy Collective performing and teaching improv.” link=”|title:Alex%20Rioux’s%20podcast%20appearances%20on%20Podchaser|target:%20_blank|”]
[wvc_team_member img_size=”600×600″ alignment=”left” title_tag=”h4″ title_font_size=”18″ image_id=”9811″ name=”Sharisse LeBrun” role=”Grandmother, Jackie Frost, Ivy, additional” tagline=”Sharisse LeBrun is an educator, director, and performer with a passion for working with young people. She is based in Fredericton, New Brunswick and has long been involved in the local theatre community with companies such as Theatre St. Thomas, Theatre UNB, Bard in the Barracks, TNB Next Stage, Notable Acts, Hot Garbage Players and Solo Chicken. She recently graduated with her MA in drama, with a focus on theatre for young audiences and theatre education. She currently works as the Director of Theatre New Brunswick’s Theatre School where she teaches and directs a wide range of students and programs.” link=”|title:Sharisse%20LeBrun’s%20podcast%20appearances%20on%20Podchaser||”]
[wvc_team_member img_size=”600×600″ alignment=”left” title_tag=”h4″ title_font_size=”18″ image_id=”9810″ name=”Kira Chisholm” role=”Grace (Mom), Christmas Star” tagline=”Kira Chisholm is in her fourth year at St. Thomas University pursuing a double Honours in Political Science and English. Recent stage credits include Cymbeline (Bard in the Barracks), A Record of Us (SoloChicken Productions) Pitch Black (SoloChicken Productions), Richard iii (Bard in the Barracks), Canada Comes of Age (Symphony NB &TNB), Chicago (STU Musical Theatre), Evita (Blind Faith Productions), Trudeau and the FLQ (TST), The Bacchae (TST).” link=”|title:Kira%20Chisholm’s%20podcast%20appearances%20on%20Podchaser|target:%20_blank|”]
[wvc_team_member img_size=”600×600″ alignment=”left” title_tag=”h4″ title_font_size=”18″ image_id=”9808″ name=”Jean-Michel Cliche” role=”David (Dad), Mr. Morrison, Elf, additional” tagline=”Jean-Michel Cliche is an actor, improviser, and theatre educator. He teaches acting at Theatre New Brunswick and The University of New Brunswick. He is also the co-founder Hot Garbage Comedy, an improv company based in Fredericton, NB.” link=”|title:Jean%20Michel%20Cliche’s%20podcast%20appearances%20on%20Podchaser|target:%20_blank|”]
[wvc_team_member img_size=”600×600″ alignment=”left” title_tag=”h4″ title_font_size=”18″ image_id=”9806″ name=”Hannah Blizzard” role=”Clara” tagline=”Hannah Blizzard is in her final year of study at St. Thomas University. She is pursuing a major in English with a Concentration in Drama. She has recently performed with local Fredericton theatre companies such as Bard in the Barracks, Next Folding Theatre Company, St. Thomas Early English Drama Society, and NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival.” link=”|title:Hannah%20Blizzard’s%20podcast%20appearances%20on%20Podchaser|target:%20_blank|”]
[wvc_team_member img_size=”600×600″ alignment=”left” title_tag=”h4″ title_font_size=”18″ image_id=”9815″ name=”Jake Knorr” role=”Jeremy” tagline=”Jake Knorr is an actor from New Brunswick. He has performed in musical productions of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Dreaming, Oliver, and Grease. He has also performed in productions of The Insanity of Mary Girard and The Gifted Program at the NB Drama Festival. Originally from Fredericton, Jake currently lives in Moncton.” link=”|title:Jake%20Knorr’s%20podcast%20appearances%20on%20Podchaser|target:%20_blank|”]
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