30 episodes

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

    • Arts
    • 4.9, 106 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.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

@bird_hari ,

Brilliant Books Podcast

I have discovered so many interesting titles through this podcast, including some old faves of mine! (Bridget Jones’ diary ep. and Millie’s fling ep.)
Presenters (Caroline) and guests are always enthusiastic and you can tell they love books.
I would recommend to anybody looking for some new reading material, and have a little laugh along the way!

Eleanor Poppy ,

One of my favourite podcasts

Relevant, intelligent discussion about female-led books that have been deemed irrelevant for so long. I LOVE Caroline and every guest she has on.

Morgan Gearing ,

A must read ❤️

Sentimental Garbage is by far one of my favourite podcasts: if you love female lead stories, women supporting women and the Irish accent this is the podcast for you! ❤️

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