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Sentimental Garbage: Live in Melbourne


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Embrace the power of pop culture with Caroline O’Donoghue as she records a special episode of her hit podcast Sentimental Garbage live in Melbourne.

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About the Event

‘I started Sentimental Garbage in defence of romance; in defence of sincerity, and sentimentality, and joy, and kissing, and women with improbable apartments and complicated sex lives, and now I don’t feel in defence of any of those at all… I just love this stuff.’

From Mariah Carey, Sex and the City and Dirty Dancing to The Sims, charcuterie boards and the cult of the ‘Chill Bride’, beloved podcast Sentimental Garbage unapologetically celebrates the cultural touchstones that aren’t always considered ‘highbrow’.

Notching up more than 130 episodes since 2018, the podcast has amassed a staunch worldwide following. Now, host Caroline O’Donoghue arrives in Australia for the first time to record a podcast episode exclusively for Spring Fling.

Live at The Capitol, O’Donoghue and special guest Myf Warhurst will defy the cultural cringe as they dig into an array of audience-submitted Australian pop culture moments and icons.

Presented in partnership with RMIT Culture


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Assistive Listening

Auslan Interpreted

Wheelchair accessible

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About the Bookseller

The bookseller for this event is Readings.

About Spring Fling

Spring Fling returns in 2023, and this year we’re going Above and Beyond.

We’re looking further, delving deeper, and asking bigger questions with outstanding thinkers who are reshaping our world and envisioning extraordinary futures.

Spring Fling is supported by the Victorian State Government.


Spring Fling


Caroline O'Donoghue

Caroline O’Donoghue is a novelist, podcaster and screenwriter. All Our Hidden Gifts, her fantasy series for Young Adults, is a New York Times bestseller and The Rachel Incident is being adapted for television by Universal Studios. Caroline’s podcast Sentimental Garbage charts internationally and... Read more

Myf Warhurst

Myf Warhurst grew up in regional Victoria and studied music and fine arts at Melbourne University. After writing arts and music stories for The Age and street magazine Inpress, she became Managing Editor of Inpress in 1999. After her first radio gig as showbiz reporter on Merrick and Rosso̵... Read more


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