Commotion with Elamin Abdelmahmoud


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 Apr 17, 2022


Big laughs. Smart takes. Every day. Commotion is where you go for thoughtful and vibrant conversations about all things pop culture. Host Elamin Abdelmahmoud calls on journalists, critics, creators and friends to talk through the biggest arts & entertainment stories of the day, in 30 minutes or less.

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Episode Date
Katy Perry's botched comeback, and the New York Times best books of the 21st century
Jul 18, 2024
Dozens of Canadian writers protest the Giller Prize’s relationship with Scotiabank
Jul 17, 2024
Eminem's legacy and the death of Slim Shady
Jul 16, 2024
American politics is broken, what's the role of late night and political satirists?
Jul 15, 2024
Is Nicolas Cage's Longlegs the scariest movie of the year so far?
Jul 12, 2024
Kendrick Lamar's Not Like Us video, and Hollywood turning its back on Biden
Jul 11, 2024
Like many of her characters, Alice Munro betrayed her own daughter
Jul 10, 2024
How Despicable Me became a juggernaut franchise, and Emma Stone's freak era continues in Kinds of Kindness
Jul 09, 2024
Why some artists are turning to OnlyFans
Jul 08, 2024
The year in music so far, and what is the song of the summer?
Jul 05, 2024
Is Will Smith's comeback complete?
Jul 04, 2024
Why Fancy Dance is a turning point for Indigenous cinema
Jul 03, 2024
Kanye gutted a house by a famous architect, and The Last Timbit musical
Jul 02, 2024
Carley Fortune brings out Canada's romantic side
Jul 01, 2024
The Bear is back, what does it tell us about friendship?
Jun 28, 2024
How Slave Play changed the conversation around theatre, and Céline Dion's new doc
Jun 27, 2024
How Joni Mitchell shaped how we talk about music
Jun 26, 2024
A new podcast about the internet's most viral moments, and why aren't people wearing headphones?
Jun 25, 2024
Living in Charli XCX's Brat world, and how the alt-right is co-opting dance music
Jun 24, 2024
Bonus: How to celebrate National Indigenous People’s Day all summer long
Jun 21, 2024
Remembering Donald Sutherland, highlights at the Indspire Awards and the new cheerleading movie Backspot
Jun 21, 2024
What Hollywood gets wrong about age-gap relationships, and the new Black Barbie documentary
Jun 20, 2024
How Tubi became a streaming giant, and A24's film Tuesday
Jun 19, 2024
Celebrating Céline Dion ahead of her upcoming documentary
Jun 18, 2024
Getting ready for summer theatre season, and Wu-Tang Clan's rare album finally sees the light
Jun 17, 2024
Does Inside Out 2 make puberty fun? And the new action/comedy Hit Man
Jun 14, 2024
Presumed Innocent and why everything seems to be getting a reboot
Jun 13, 2024
Does the true crime genre do justice to the story of Reena Virk's murder?
Jun 12, 2024
How a lawsuit could change the future of reggaeton, and the new doc How Music Got Free
Jun 11, 2024
Why are women still underplayed on Canadian radio? And Netflix's Dancing For the Devil
Jun 10, 2024
New Alec Baldwin reality show and "Wah Gwan Drake?"
Jun 07, 2024
The fight to make orchestras and music schools safer for women
Jun 06, 2024
What does the popularity of Tires on Netflix tell us about comedy?
Jun 05, 2024
Celebrating the Nelly Furtado-sance, and the Big Cigar
Jun 04, 2024
Is this the best season of Hacks yet? And a CSA recap
Jun 03, 2024
Ilana Glazer's new movie Babes, and Lizzo's name-drop on South Park
May 31, 2024
From Jennifer Lopez to The Black Keys, why aren't concerts selling well?
May 30, 2024
What's the way out of Hollywood's box office crisis?
May 29, 2024
Can 50 Cent be trusted with the upcoming Diddy documentary? And Netflix's big bet on Korean TV
May 28, 2024
The finale of the Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show, and the King’s portrait
May 27, 2024
Did Apple Music's list of 100 Best Albums make you mad?
May 24, 2024
How Black Twitter changed the culture
May 23, 2024
Billie Eilish is a different kind of pop star
May 22, 2024
Megalopolis, Furiosa, and all the highlights from Cannes 2024
May 21, 2024
How Stax Records changed music forever
May 20, 2024
Bridgerton is back, and why no one seems to like the Amy Winehouse movie
May 17, 2024
Can Oprah make amends for her role in popularizing diet culture, and the new X-men '97 adaptation
May 16, 2024
Remembering Alice Munro
May 15, 2024
What needs to change when the WNBA comes to Canada, and soap operas done TikTok style
May 14, 2024
The most political Eurovision in recent memory, and Randy Travis's AI song
May 13, 2024
Baby Reindeer's real Martha speaks, and that Apple ad
May 10, 2024
Misogynoir underscores the Drake and Kendrick beef, and John Mulaney Presents: Everybody's in L.A.
May 09, 2024
Is the music industry built for mothers?
May 08, 2024
The 2024 Met Gala highlights and Luxe Listings Toronto
May 07, 2024
The Fall Guy and the future of the blockbuster
May 06, 2024
Anne Hathaway's Idea of You, and Dua Lipa's star moment
May 03, 2024
Did Kendrick win the beef? And Seinfeld says the 'extreme left' killed comedy
May 02, 2024
MAILBAG: The Tortured Poets Department and this moment in Taylor Swift
May 02, 2024
What happens to TikTok now? And the new Bon Jovi docu-series
May 01, 2024
Why Burton Cummings is trying to stop his old band from playing his songs
Apr 30, 2024
Why people can't stop thinking about Baby Reindeer, and the plight of Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi
Apr 29, 2024
Weinstein's court win, and Zendaya's moment in Challengers
Apr 26, 2024
Commotion Introduces: Split Screen: Kid Nation
Apr 25, 2024
The lasting influence of soul artist Jackie Shane
Apr 25, 2024
Unpacking the Shōgun finale, and can we Scrabble Together?
Apr 24, 2024
Do true crime stories help or exploit? And unpacking Drake's new diss track
Apr 23, 2024
How theatres are being tricked by AI, and the dark comedy The Sympathizer comes to TV
Apr 22, 2024
Diving into Taylor Swift's The Tortured Poets Department
Apr 19, 2024
An Israeli artist's statement on the world's biggest art stage
Apr 18, 2024
Civil War is at the top of the box office, but what is it trying to say?
Apr 17, 2024
How covering O.J. Simpson reshaped entertainment
Apr 16, 2024
Kill Tony is one of the biggest comedy shows right now, and The People's Joker is finally out
Apr 15, 2024
Fallout, Netflix's Ripley, and J.Cole's diss track saga and whether artist rivalries make for better art
Apr 12, 2024
Scoop and the interview that ended Prince Andrew’s career
Apr 11, 2024
A searching conversation with Palestinian poet Mosab Abu Toha
Apr 10, 2024
Where did all the blunt cultural criticism go?, and trouble in the small press world
Apr 09, 2024
WrestleMania 40 was a turning point for WWE
Apr 08, 2024