Lowbrow Lowdown

Lowbrow Lowdown

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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August 12, 2021 1 min

Lowbrow Lowdown explores the cultural moment in front of us right now by reviewing how it manifests in pop, trash and pulp culture. 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.


Season 1 is all about pandemic prose, the self-published literature of coronavirus.


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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...

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August 25, 2021 38 min

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 ...

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September 1, 2021 60 min

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 ...

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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.


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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 w...

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September 29, 2021 42 min

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.


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When you're not the target market for the vaccine, zombie, superhero, exploding people and sloths book, it does make it hard to enjoy. But here we are with Death Vaxxers the first book (and the only one we'll be reviewing) in John P Logsdon's 2021 Vaccine Zombies series).


Natasha and Damien despite leaving COVID-erotica, we're still in a world of questionable science and improbable love-interests. Although the world-...

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October 13, 2021 44 min

Well, a content warning for a super racist and somewhat sexist book, The COVID Killer was... well... you know what you need most in a genre that is built on suspense? That's right, suspense. I'd say The COVID Killer was missing an editor, but I don't even know if an editor could save this book. It was a lot like a Chip Driver mystery (a Good Place reference for those of you playing at home).


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