104 episodes

Sentimental Garbage is a podcast hosted by Caroline O'Donoghue about the culture we love that society can sometimes make us feel ashamed of. Formerly a chick-lit podcast, sometimes a Sex and the City podcast. We don't know the most, we feel the most.
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Sentimental Garbage Justice for Dumb Women

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 77 Ratings

Sentimental Garbage is a podcast hosted by Caroline O'Donoghue about the culture we love that society can sometimes make us feel ashamed of. Formerly a chick-lit podcast, sometimes a Sex and the City podcast. We don't know the most, we feel the most.
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    Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill with Janina Matthewson

    Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill with Janina Matthewson

    Janina Matthewson returns to discuss Alanis Morissettes 1995 smash hit album, Jagged Little Pill. We discuss Alanis as a survivor and a songwriter, her enormous good brain, and whether she's the Barack Obama of 90s music. Janina Matthewson is the co-host of History is Sexy as well as the writer/producer of Within The Wires.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Costume Dramas with Dr Emma Southon

    Costume Dramas with Dr Emma Southon

    Costume dramas are the most dominant way that ordinary people engage with history, so why are we so frequently snobby about them? Dr Emma Southon gives a historian's perspective about the usefulness of costume drama, as well as the pure pleasure of just looking at nice fabrics. We talk Shakespeare in Love, Marie Antoinette, The Lion in Winter, I Claudius, Vanity Fair and even make a pretty good case for A Knight's Tale over Gladiator.
    Dr Emma Southon is the co-host of History is Sexy and the author of A Fatal Thing Happened on The Way to the Forum, and Agrippina: Empress, Exile, Hustler, Whore.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Bonus: WILD GARBAGE with Jen Cownie

    Bonus: WILD GARBAGE with Jen Cownie

    Jen Cownie is back on to celebrate our 100th episode with a boozy tarot round up of all the things that need Sentimental Garbage tarot readings: when will men embrace pyjamas? Why does it feel so good to cry in public? And when will prosecco liberate herself from its Basic Bitch prison?
    Jen Cownie is the co-author of Wild Card: Let The Tarot Tell Your Story, and it's available from all good book shops.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Josie & The Pussycats with Andrea Cleary

    Josie & The Pussycats with Andrea Cleary

    Punk rock prom queens assemble, today we're talking about the criminally over-looked and under-loved Josie & The Pussycats. Why was this movies so misunderstood, and why do so many critics refuse to believe that women can do sarcasm? We talk about the amazing soundtrack (RIP Adam Schlesinger), the even more amazing fashion (RIP transfer tattoos) and Alan Cumming (RIP my boner)
    Andrea Cleary is a music journalist and the host of the My Favourite Album podcast.
    Our Josie & The Pussycats guitar pop playlist can be found here! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1oRXAgaLAtSASt8UpzS3Q2?si=37491a0b065044df

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Influencers with Louise O'Neill

    Influencers with Louise O'Neill

    Do influencers make fame feel less special? Influencers distort our ideas of where wealth and fame should come from, and often provoke our hate-follows in the process. We discuss the power of influence and its humble beginnings in the blogging world, the metamorphosis into big business and a curated lifestyle, the exhaustion of the influencer life, and why influencers are so often destroyed by the followers who created them. What happens to them when their influence dies down? Is it better to bow out early, or hang on until the bitter end? And most confusingly of all: are we influencers?
    Louise O'Neill is the best-selling author of Idol, Asking for It and After the Silence.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Charlie's Angels with Grace Medford

    Charlie's Angels with Grace Medford

    Journalist Grace Medford joins us to talk about the endlessly entertaining dress-up box that was the noughties Charlie's Angels reboot. We discuss the giddy fun of this movie, the power of the Diaz/Barrymore/Liu trio, why a "woke" version was never required and a surprise TED talk on the Pussycat Dolls.
    Grace Medford is a journalist and the author of the substack oneofthosefaces.substack.com.

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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Leavingtown22 ,

My favourite podcast

This is simply wonderful…. I love everything about it and Caroline is fantastic. Definitely worth a listen!

Mrsmaggot ,

I Love Thís So Múch

So I found this because of the SATC series and THEN I started listening to everything else and now I’ve realised my favourite type of art is people taking so called silly stuff seriously. I have found my people and this podcast is AMAZING.

ljkenitz ,

Gushing

Soooo many spoilers.

Just kidding 😂 love this podcast so much!!! Sentimental in the City is delightful and the gals are so whipsmart and lovely to listen with. Feels like you’re sitting on the couch with your two best pals and it’s like a total hug. Thank you so much!

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