Episodes
Hello! This podcast was recorded courtesy of FANE in January 2024 with Dolly Alderton at the Bloomsbury Theatre. Want to come on tour with us? We're playing: LONDON: 02 Jun 2024 - 19:30 - HACKNEY EMPIRE BRIGHTON: 07 Jun 2024 - 19:30 - BRIGHTON DOME SALFORD: 15 Jun 2024 - 20:00 - THE LOWRY, SALFORD QUAYS GLASGOW: 16 Jun 2024 - 19:30 - OLD FRUITMARKET, GLASGOW BRISTOL: 20 Jun 2024 - 19:30 - ST. GEORGE'S BRISTOL TICKETS HERE: https://fane.co.uk/sentimental-garbage Hosted on Acast. See...
Published 03/27/24
Published 03/27/24
The season finale and we’ve finally got the grand dame of podcasting on to talk about the Bravo hit that launched a million franchises. Elizabeth Day is an author whose latest book Friendaholic is out now! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 02/29/24
Author of Green Dot Madeleine Gray is here to talk about society's fascination with The Other Woman. From Anne Boleyn to Monica Lewinsky, from Camilla Parker Bowles to Glenn Close, we investigate why these women are so endlessly interesting to us and whether they are our key to decoding society's most shadowy figures. We're also very glad that Tracy Chapman exists. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 02/22/24
Musician and jingle-maker Harry Harris makes his SG debut by talking about One Hit Wonders! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 02/15/24
Bring the Kleenex lads, this is an emotional one. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 02/08/24
A true champion of the sweaty yet charming premise, How To Lose A Guy takes all the mid-noughties rom-com tropes and rolls them into one. A woman's magazine! An advertising campaign! A bet! An article! Friends! We discuss Kate Hudson's comedic gifts, the death of the bubblegum romcom and whether women's magazines even deserve a place in the culture. Check out Elizabeth Sankey's documentary Romantic Comedy for more, or her music at Summer Camp Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more...
Published 01/31/24
Blackhead squeezing, earwax removing, blood, guts, fluids. We're talking about how an exponentially growing beauty industry has also created a Yucky industry, where we watch Dr Pimple Popper before bed and Naked Attraction before we go to sleep in hotel rooms. Nicola Dinan joins us to talk about "yuckycore" and where it came from. TW: everything gross Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 01/25/24
Style Queen Lauren Bravo joins us yet again for a deep dive, and a eulogy for, the noble skinny jean Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 01/18/24
Yes, we all watched the documentary, but WHAT ABOUT THE MUSIC? Caroline and Dolly take a deep dive into the rich, thick, expensive fabric that is Robbie Williams' pop career. And yes, we do talk about Swing When You're Winning. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6gx0XURxXE8RtEJXlVPdId?si=1e54995d032d4526 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 01/11/24
It's been the Roman Empire for all tween girls for over 100 years, so for this year we investigate: what is it about the Anastasia myth that we just can't let go of? Caroline and Ella attempt to examine the real story versus the many false ones that grew around it, touching on Anna Anderson, the Romanovs, the emergence of new media in 1918 vs now, the 1956 movie starring Ingrid Bergman and the 1997 Don Bluth cartoon. This is not a history podcast and we don't use a script so please bear in...
Published 12/21/23
Writer of Really Good Actually and creator of Sky’s Smothered joins us for a definitive ranking of every relationship in Love Actually Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 12/14/23
Everyone's favourite public transport-cum-coma romance that is, somehow, also a Christmas movie. Sam Sedgman joins us to talk about his enduring love of both Sandra Bullock and trains in general. Sam Sedgman is a children's author whose next book The Clockwork Conspiracy is out Feb 2024. Join the Sentimental Garbage mailing list for priority ticket access here: https://sentimentalgarbage.substack.com/ https://www.fane.co.uk/sentimental-garbage Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more...
Published 12/07/23
Returning Cindy horse Jof Owen talks to us about the woman who broke all records and changed pop music forever. It's time for a potted history of Shania Twain! With jokes, Wotsit similes and wild theorising about Lyme disease Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 11/30/23
Austentatious star Cariad Lloyd takes us through the 1995 BBC Pride & Prejudice classic Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 11/23/23
what a superbly featured room and what excellent boiled potatoes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 11/16/23
Yes, the Sentimental Australia trip wasn't just a figment of our collective imaginaton, here's the proof. Radio and TV star Myf Warhurst joins Caroline on-stage at the Wheeler Centre's Spring Fling for a Sentimental live show that includes dissections of The Secret Garden, Baz Luhrman, novelty hair-slides, Wolford tights and menu-splaining in restaurants. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 11/09/23
Our Sweet Valley sweetie Jess Pan returns with the rom-com that changed the definition of what a rom-com could be. My Best Friend's Wedding gave us an anti-hero worth rooting for, a 'Gay Best Friend' that goes above and beyond the usual clichés, and an early Paul Giamatti role that makes you sit up and say "Is that Paul Giamatti?" Jess Pan is the author of I'm Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come and also the substack It'll Be Fun, They Said https://jesspan.substack.com/ Hosted on Acast....
Published 11/02/23
You paid a whole dollar for that? Richard Makin joins us to talk about the queer touchstone and eternal sleepover movie Romy & Michele's High School Reunion. In his words "this movie is to me what Pretty Woman is to them". We discuss high school, bullies, our inner Heather Moonys, the Simpsons DNA that runs through this movie and how Lisa Kudrow will inherit the earth. Richard Makin is a cook and the author of Anything You Can Cook I Can Cook Vegan Hosted on Acast. See...
Published 10/26/23
You either know everything about Caroline Calloway, or nothing at all. This episode is for everyone in the first category. Author Diana Reid comes into the studio to get balls deep in mid 2010s influencer culture, the politics of young friendship, digital media trends of yesteryear and the first person essay economy that reigned over our lives for so long. We try to use the Caroline Calloway/Natalie Beech story as a Rosetta Stone for our own lives, and the result is a pretty fabulous...
Published 10/19/23
Padam, padam, we feel it and we know. The doyenne of Aussie pop culture and co-host of the Shameless podcast Michelle Andrews joins us for a chat about the southern hemisphere's premier pop icon Kylie Minogue. We cover a lot here, but it's not a biography – for that we recommend Michelle's three-part series on Shameless Media. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-original-kylie-part-two/id1352875216?i=1000558533650 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 10/12/23
In preparation for Caroline's Australian book tour, Aussie friend of the pod Kate Young joins us to dissect Strictly Ballroom. We talk about why Strictly Ballroom is "Dirty Dancing for nerds", 90s Australian cinema, and our efforts to beat the snakes. Kate Young is the author of several cookbooks as well as the forthcoming novel Experienced, a queer rom com, out in May 2024. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 10/05/23
Last season, we opened the season on Weddings, where we talked about planning, hen parties, dresses and the cultural expectations of being a bride. Now we've had the wedding, what have we *learned*? Maid of Honour and longterm friend of the pod Ella Risbridger comes back to discuss the wins, losses and lessons of...Caroline's wedding. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 09/28/23
We're coming back off break to offer our opinions on the most formative Sentimental Garbage there is, Barbie. Caroline and Jen talk about their early memories of Barb, Greta Gerwig's new movie, the hunk-to-hero trajectory and the ascendancy of Ryan Silly Gooseling. The Rachel Incident by Caroline O'Donoghue is available everywhere now. Jen Cownie's Wild Card: Let The Tarot Tell Your Story is everywhere too. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 08/05/23
Hey everyone! Caroline's been on tour with The Rachel Incident so the Straight Up girls have kindly agreed to allow their podcast to feature on the Sentimental Garbage feed. It's a really fun episode where we talk about all kinds of pop culture, including Sex and the City, Fleishman is in Trouble, Brooke Shields, and much more. This is the final episode of Sentimental Garbage for this season, please enjoy the break and your summer! Straight Up is the weekly podcast hosted by journalists...
Published 07/06/23