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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

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 132 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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    • 2 hr 13 min
    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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    • 2 hr 7 min
    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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    • 2 hr 33 min
    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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    • 2 hr 14 min
    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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    • 2 hr 12 min
    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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    • 2 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

hrutod ,

Nothing guilty about this pleasure

I discovered this podcast when I heard Caroline on Backlisted talking about a book and writer I’d never heard of, and I wanted more! I didn’t even like sex in the city as a show but I’m enjoying listening to the pod! I have so many suggestions for books you should do, but I’m going to settle on Twilight and Where’d You Go Bernadette. Please!!

Adventuretimeeeee ,

Simply delightful

This podcast is simply a delight. It was recommended to me by a dear friend who is also unashamed of her love of Sex and the City. The hosts, Dolly and Caroline, are a real pleasure to listen to - they are whip-smart, hilarious, and have an uncanny ability to speak eloquently on ~themes~ in this show that I’ve always thought about but never been able to articulate myself. One of my favorite aspects of this podcast is being able to listen in on and briefly experience their friendship, which is full of kindness, support, and a warmth that desperately makes me miss the women in my life that COVID has prevented me from seeing. I could listen to these women pontificate about any topic and be happy. An absolute must-listen for Sex and the City super fans and love female friendship.

Nicolefth ,

Love love love

Love sentimental and the city series. Took a chance 10 minutes before getting a procedure done, put it on auto play, and was delighted to have they wonderful ladies keep me company. Their description of the arc of season 1 - blew my mind. It is insane to think of how many times I’ve seen these episodes and talked about them - that there could be two people out there who could breathe such fresh life into the series.

I learned so much and got so much perspective. I even learned to like the ring episode.

I do wish they had talked about the fleet week episode being the first written and filmed post 9/11, though I realize I’m a bit older and more American.

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