27 episodes

Lowbrow Lowdown explores the cultural moment in front of us right now by reviewing how it manifests in pop, trash and pulp culture. Season 1 is all about pandemic prose, the self-published literature of coronavirus. COVID-19 has been at the centre of our lives here in Australia and around the world, and with the continuing debates about vaccination (please get vaccinated if you can), masks, lockdowns and science, this has naturally found its way into self-published literature on Amazon. Yes, it's mostly erotica.
Join us for Pandemic Prose: self-published literature of coronavirus. We're reading it so you don't have to. Who knows, you might be surprised by what we find!
In the Lowbrow Lowdown, Natasha and Damien dial into what’s happening around us, drink a glass (or two) of something and wheeze-laugh their way through the fabulous and the dastardly of pop, trash and pulp culture.
Music from the Youtube Audio Library: Book Bag by E's Jammy Jams

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Lowbrow Lowdown explores the cultural moment in front of us right now by reviewing how it manifests in pop, trash and pulp culture. Season 1 is all about pandemic prose, the self-published literature of coronavirus. COVID-19 has been at the centre of our lives here in Australia and around the world, and with the continuing debates about vaccination (please get vaccinated if you can), masks, lockdowns and science, this has naturally found its way into self-published literature on Amazon. Yes, it's mostly erotica.
Join us for Pandemic Prose: self-published literature of coronavirus. We're reading it so you don't have to. Who knows, you might be surprised by what we find!
In the Lowbrow Lowdown, Natasha and Damien dial into what’s happening around us, drink a glass (or two) of something and wheeze-laugh their way through the fabulous and the dastardly of pop, trash and pulp culture.
Music from the Youtube Audio Library: Book Bag by E's Jammy Jams

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    The COLDVIR-20 Killer

    The COLDVIR-20 Killer

    Episode 1 of the Lowbrow Lowdown and Damien and Natasha tackle their first piece of pandemic prose: The COLDVIR-20 Killer. What happens when an anti-mask, anti-vaxxer, right wing conspiracy theorists writes a novel? Tune in to find out!
    Here we are thinking this whole thing will be a slew of bad erotica, and the first title we pull out of the hat is an alt-right COVID thriller. Yes your eyes don't deceive you, we're about to see how a right-wing conspiracy theorist writes a character with an arts degree. Major content warnings, this dude is racist, sexist, homophobic and never learnt the principles of 'show don't tell'.
    Do you have questions, comments or want to share your thoughts on what we're reading? Email us at lowbrowlowdown@gmail.com.
    Music from the Youtube Audio Library: Book Bag by E's Jammy Jams.

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    • 45 min
    Kissing the Coronavirus

    Kissing the Coronavirus

    Imagine this, you're a sexy scientist tasked with finding a cure for the coronavirus, or is it a vaccine? Look the science isn't clear, but the steamy desires of Dr Alexa Ashingtonford are crystalline, she is in love with COVID.
    We promised erotica and after a bumpy start, in Episode 2 Natasha and Damien break down Kissing the Coronavirus. Join us for waterslides, hotdogs and a cavalcade of fun park analogies as we find out how COVID can get steamy.
    Rating out of five masks:
    Natasha: 😷😷😷
    Damien: 😷😷😷 (and a half)
    Do you have questions, comments or want to share your thoughts on what we're reading? Email us at lowbrowlowdown@gmail.com.
    Music from the Youtube Audio Library: Book Bag by E's Jammy Jams

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    • 38 min
    Kissing the Coronavirus 2: The Second Wave

    Kissing the Coronavirus 2: The Second Wave

    MJ Edwards is back with a second instalment in her Kissing the Coronavirus chronicles. This book picks up a month after Dr Ashingtonford's vaccine discovery and the vaccination effort is well underway. This time we follow Dr Kelly Cauldron as she plays her part in the vaccination drive against the coronavirus, giving out thousands of vaccines each day. Are they using the Pfizer? AstraZeneca? Moderna (the Dolly Parton one)? Who knows! Join Natasha and Damien has they review this wild erotic tale of cool injections and even more hotdogs. Of course, it wouldn't be an MJ Edwards novel without graphic and confusing sex scene. And the bulky, chonky, thicc boy, COVID from book one returns!
    Rating out of five masks:
    Natasha: 😷😷😷😷
    Damien: 😷😷😷😷
    Do you have questions, comments or want to share your thoughts on what we're reading? Email us at lowbrowlowdown@gmail.com.
    Music from the Youtube Audio Library: Book Bag by E's Jammy Jams

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    • 1 hr
    Kissing the Coronavirus 3: The Mutant Strain

    Kissing the Coronavirus 3: The Mutant Strain

    It's the final instalment of MJ Edwards' Kissing the Coronavirus series, the mutant strain *ominous music plays*. Honestly, the whole idea of a mutant strain is traumatic as Delta sees Natasha and Damien stuck in a never-ending Melbourne lockdown. Of course, that means there's no better time to record a podcast, because we literally have nothing else to do.
    In Kissing the Coronavirus 3: The Mutant Strain, Dr Alexa Ashingtonford and Dr Kelly Cauldron are distant memories, as we meet Dr Amy Amyson, a microbiologist who knows human anatomy in the way only a microbiologist can. Look, we were puzzled by that too. Join us to find out all about the mind-bending sex of the world of microbiology. Oh! And don't forget, the mutant strain of COVID that will change everything.
    Join Natasha and Damien for mile-high antics, Big Momma's House 2 and characters who are truly defined by their job in this parade of provocative pathogens.
    Rating out of five masks:
    Natasha: 😷😷
    Damien: 😷😷
    Do you have questions, comments or want to share your thoughts on what we're reading? Email us at lowbrowlowdown@gmail.com.
    Music from the Youtube Audio Library: Book Bag by E's Jammy Jams

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    My Handsome Sentient Face Mask Protects Me Despite The Ridiculous Conspiracy Theories That He Won't Also He Pounds My Butt

    My Handsome Sentient Face Mask Protects Me Despite The Ridiculous Conspiracy Theories That He Won't Also He Pounds My Butt

    The fever dream that is a handsome sentient face mask that protects you from COVID and pounds your butt. Welcome. Chuck Tingle brings together a just-different-enough-to-avoid-copyright world of Friday the 13th-style killers, anti-maskers, deep group and wild muppet sex.
    Natasha and Damien move on from the wild science of Kissing the Coronavirus to the wild imagination of Chuck Tingle, the most prolific (in terms of volume) writer we've seen so far. A writer who reads the news in the morning and has published a novel by lunchtime. Come down the rabbit hole of this crazy story.
    Join Natasha and Damien for public confrontations, hockey-masked serial killers and an abundance of chocolate milk in, My Handsome Sentient Face Mask Protects Me Despite The Ridiculous Conspiracy Theories That He Won't Also He Pounds My Butt.
    Rating out of five masks:
    Natasha: 😷😷😷😷 (and a half)
    Damien: 😷😷😷😷
    Do you have questions, comments or want to share your thoughts on what we're reading? Email us at lowbrowlowdown@gmail.com.
    Music from the Youtube Audio Library: Book Bag by E's Jammy Jams


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    • 36 min
    Courting the Coronavirus

    Courting the Coronavirus

    We're back in the realm of buxom women and giant green sex machines with Courting the Coronavirus. Not the most progressive view of women, this book has prompted the revelation that maybe sex scenes need more than heaving breasts and giant sausages.
    Natasha and Damien are back in the world of questionable science, wild imaginations and protagonists that have very questionable approaches to the world.
    Join Natasha and Damien for useless hazmat suits, cum-guzzling frat boys, and 19th century dance parties in Courting the Coronavirus.
    Rating out of five masks:
    Natasha: 😷
    Damien: 😷😷
    Do you have questions, comments or want to share your thoughts on what we're reading? Email us at lowbrowlowdown@gmail.com.
    Music from the Youtube Audio Library: Book Bag by E's Jammy Jams

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    • 42 min

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