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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
    • 5.0 • 22 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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    Kate Moss with Alexandra Haddow

    Kate Moss with Alexandra Haddow

    Is Kate Moss the fit version of Forrest Gump? We track the career of Kate in a handful of photos, picked by lifelong fan and comedian Alex Haddow. We discuss the fall of the 80s supermodel, the famous shoot for The Face, her era-defining romance with Pete Doherty, her friendship with basically everyone famous ever, and a brief emotional moment about the royal wedding.
    Catch Alexandra Haddow at Edinburgh this year with her show Woman in Progress at the Southsider theatre https://www.comedy.co.uk/fringe/2022/alexandra-haddow/

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Avril Lavigne with Annie Lord

    Avril Lavigne with Annie Lord

    It's time to go back to an era where you hung around a shopping centre all day with no money for no reason! We talk about Avril Lavigne's impact on millennial women, the allure of being "one of the boys", the Girlfriend era, the question of authenticity and Avril's eventual life with the Backstreet Boys.
    Annie Lord's first book, Notes on Heartbreak, is out now.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Anne Rice (but mostly vampires) with Siobhán McSweeney

    Anne Rice (but mostly vampires) with Siobhán McSweeney

    This week we attempt to cover the entire career of Anne Rice and quickly realise that it's impossible, so this conversation takes some of the most enjoyable twist and turns of the season. Caroline and Siobhán discuss vampires, witches, magic in Ireland, trans rights, women who take up TOO much space, Paul McCartney for some reason, sleeping beauty, and much much more.
    Siobhán McSweeney is the star of Derry Girls, Holding and the is the host of the Great Pottery Throw Down. She is more famous than Fiona Shaw

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    • 53 min
    Lily Allen with Connor Finch

    Lily Allen with Connor Finch

    The bad boy of BBC iPlayer Connor Finch comes on to talk about one of his foremost musical heroes, Lily Allen. We talk about Lily's place in pop culture, her treatment by the British press, what a "London" sound is, the nepotism problem in the arts, and much much more. We don't talk about every single song on Connor's list in detail but the full list is here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2IKpqKPTNJCXFrv0bbClCF?si=ec606c16a49f4286
    Connor Finch plays "Street" in Everything I Know About Love, which was created by some chick we've never heard of. Catch every episode on BBC iPlayer now

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Wimbledon (2004) with Jessica Brown Findlay

    Wimbledon (2004) with Jessica Brown Findlay

    It's Wimbledon week, and both Caroline and Jessica prefer the romantic, fictional rendering of Wimbledon to actual Wimbledon itself. We discuss Kirsten Dunst's slow-building status as a millennial icon, how this script is a perfect rendering of the rom-com formula, the last great era of the sincere rom-com, and the profound emotional effect of sports movies (even when you don't care about sport itself). Jessica Brown Findlay is the star of Harlots, and formerly of Downton Abbey. Caroline is still an author and you can find her books pretty much anywhere.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Reality TV with Pandora Sykes

    Reality TV with Pandora Sykes

    The host of Unreal: A Critical History of Reality TV joins us to talk about this quintessentially 21st century art form. Can we talk about reality TV as a monolith? What's worth keeping, and what's worth throwing away? And was I the only person to watch Celebrity SAS?
    Pandora Sykes is the host of Unreal: A Critical History of Reality TV, as well as Pieces of Britney and The Missing.

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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

EmCliffy ,

A smart and delightful podcast

Holy smokes, I love this podcast so much - it’s the perfect balance of nostalgia for the things we love and a smart, balanced look at why we love them. AND IT IS SO FUNNY!!!!! Caroline has nailed the guest and topic line-up and it’s just brilliant. And yes, like so many other people, the sentimental in the city segment of the podcast brought me a lot of joy during lockdown. Can I please suggest Practical Magic and Matilda as two possible topics? Why did Miss Honey mean so much to us?!

TralalaJW ,

A weekly highlight!

A rousing defence of the value and worthiness of what women love. Excited every week to see what drops and always amazed by depth of the conversation that follows.

frankieallthenicknamesaretaken ,

I feel the most about Sentimental in the city!

Already feeling nostalgic for the end of the podcast series. Can you pretty please do Girls next?? 💛

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