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Sick of feeling guilty about the books you should be reading, but aren’t? Annoyed that the books you read don’t seem to “count” as literature? Join author and journalist Caroline O’Donoghue as she discovers the chick-lit classics her guests were raised on, from schmaltzy romances to family comedies to bodice-ripping dramas. We talk to authors, fans and cultural critics about what makes chick-lit tick, and investigate why it’s so often overlooked.

Sentimental Garbage Justice for Dumb Women

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    • 4.6 • 27 Ratings

Sick of feeling guilty about the books you should be reading, but aren’t? Annoyed that the books you read don’t seem to “count” as literature? Join author and journalist Caroline O’Donoghue as she discovers the chick-lit classics her guests were raised on, from schmaltzy romances to family comedies to bodice-ripping dramas. We talk to authors, fans and cultural critics about what makes chick-lit tick, and investigate why it’s so often overlooked.

    Sentimental in the City 8: Sex and the City The Movie 2 (2010)

    Sentimental in the City 8: Sex and the City The Movie 2 (2010)

    This episode was edited by Caroline O'Donoghue, mixed by Hannah Varrall, with music by Harry Harris and artwork by Gavin Day. Dolly Alderton is the author of two books, Everything I Know About Love and Ghosts. Caroline O'Donoghue is the author of Promising Young Women and Scenes of a Graphic Nature.
     
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    Sentimental in the City 7: Sex and the City The Movie (2008)

    Sentimental in the City 7: Sex and the City The Movie (2008)

    It's the movie!!! And it's... not as good as we remember!
     
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    Sentimental in the City 6.5: Sex and the City, Season Six, Part 2

    Sentimental in the City 6.5: Sex and the City, Season Six, Part 2

    It's the winter of this content, and we're debating Aleksandr Petrovsky (call me Bob) so hard that it risks ending our friendship entirely. We discuss the Paris episodes, the infamous demise of Lexi Featherstone, the Wizard of Oz journey each of the girls go on, and the astounding fashion of the final few episodes. We're back for the movies and a Q&A soon, if you want to join in, email us on sentimentalpod@gmail.com. This episode was edited by Caroline O'Donoghue, mixed by Hannah Varrall, with music by Harry Harris and artwork by Gavin Day. Dolly Alderton is the author of two books, Everything I Know About Love and Ghosts. Caroline O'Donoghue is the author of Promising Young Women and Scenes of a Graphic Nature.
     
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    Sentimental in the City 6: Sex and the City, Season Six, Part 1

    Sentimental in the City 6: Sex and the City, Season Six, Part 1

    What does Charlotte do all day? We finally have the answer and it's Judaism. We go hell for leather on Jack Berger, fall in love with Smith the baby chick and discuss the Post-It heard around the world.
     
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    Sentimental in the City 5: Sex & The City Season Five

    Sentimental in the City 5: Sex & The City Season Five

    This is the FIRST class sleeper? Put on your visor and trapeze dress, it's time for the big bag of fun that is season five. We talk about Atlantic City, big wing woman energy, how everyone must open for a dog eventually, the continued comedic genius of Chris Noth, the FINAL act of the MacDougalls Are Coming For Supper, the dangers of falling for Jack Berger and the inspiring self-love of Harry Goldenblatt. Carrie clangs out while 'dating the city' and the fashion is disappointing but not without its charms.


    Caroline O'Donoghue is the author of Promising Young Women, Scenes of a Graphic Nature and the forthcoming All Our Hidden Gifts
    Dolly Alderton is the author of Everything I Know About Love and Ghosts


    This podcast was produced by Caroline O'Donoghue, mixed by Hannah Varral, with music by Harry Harris and art by Gavin Day
     
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    Sentimental in the City 4: Sex and The City, Season 4

    Sentimental in the City 4: Sex and The City, Season 4

    Don't you bring that cardboard baby in here! This week we're coming into Season 4 with tears, and the firm knowledge that CABS ARE BULLLSSSSH*T. We discuss the comic chops of Chris Noth, the confusing friendship of Aidan and Steve, the great When Harry Met Sally drama that never was, and we go very deep on the financial awkwardness of friendship. We praise the hugely under-sung Walker Lewis and wonder what the hell is going with Richard Wright (creature of the night)


    Dolly Alderton is the author of Everything I Know About Love and Ghosts
    Caroline O'Donoghue is the author of Promising Young Women, Scenes of a Graphic Nature and All Our Hidden Gifts


    This episode was produced by Caroline O'Donoghue and mixed by Hannah Varral. Music by Harry Harris, artwork by Gavin Day
     
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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

danpir ,

The SATC eps are a warm hug for my heart

The SATC miniseries was recommended to me by Reddit and these episodes have been a warm hug during such a dreary time. Dolly and Caroline are the friends I want around the campfire as we have a sesh. Their love for Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha brings me such joy. They are appropriately critical when necessary, and the elaborate worlds they build for these characters (and other more minor characters) are so entertaining and spot on. I have been telling all my 35-something friends to listen to this show. A true gift to the world. If you are a fan of SATC, do yourself a favour and start listening now. You won’t regret it! P.S. Dolly and Caroline pls be my friend.

slowseptember ,

Highly recommended

An intelligent, sympathetic host leads this funny, charming look at often-dismissed books. I listen every week.

margo_lane ,

I was enjoying until...

I tuned in to this podcast to hear the Sex and the City episodes. I was loving the first ep until in an aside, they said Woody Allen left his wife for his stepdaughter. I’m very liberal and definitely into predators being held accountable and punished. I find it a disservice to everyone when false info is spread like it’s fact, and I see this constantly on this subject. I know it’s fashionable to be ignorant regarding Woody Allen but I’m over it. He wasn’t married to Mia Farrow and in fact never lived with her and her kids, or even spent nights there. Soon Yi was not his stepdaughter. Her only father was Andre Previn. She also suffered abuse at the hands of her mother for years, but no one cares how her adopted children of colour were treated. While it was a total dick move to date Soon Yi, it wasn’t illegal (she was 21).

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