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.
Enya with Sloane Crosley
Author and essayist Sloane Crosley shares her pre-teen love of Enya in the final episode of the season! We talk about music, conflicting nationalities, Zadie Smith's phone, and secret places. Sloane is the author of several books including her latest novel, Cult Classic.
This is the final episode for a few months, so in the meantime, I'd really appreciate it if you could keep an eye out for my books. For adults, Promising Young Women and Scenes of a Graphic Nature. For younger readers: All Our Hidden Gifts, The Gifts that Bind Us, and the forthcoming Every Gift A Curse
Bye for now!
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/
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.
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
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
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.
My Irish BFF
Thanks to Dolly Alderton’s feature on “sentimental in the city,” I was able to discover this amazing podcast & its lovable, hilarious host who *feels the most* in the best ways possible. Caroline chooses the most lovely guests to complement her & add to the richness of discussions about all the things you & your friends could spend hours discussing, like the movies and music from your childhood. Love Caroline, love this podcast & honestly can’t wait until season 2 AJLT for more Dolly in the future with her, too, because they have the most infectious energy together.
Best, loveliest podcast
I am a huge lover of both Caroline O’Donoghue and Dolly Alderton as authors and this podcast made me fall in love with them both as people. Listening to their sentimental in the city series feels like we’re all in someone’s living room, having a wine’d up chat about SATC …and everything that it brings up in each of us. Laugh out loud and always, always, always (!!!) spot on. So glad the podcast — and the podcasters themselves— exist. Happy to be a chattering oddball
I’m in it for the sesh
My absolute favorite! Listening to Sentimental and the City got me through a break up. Thank you ladies <3