I’ve passed the first milestone: officially a PhD Candidate

In what is some wonderful personal news, today I passed my Confirmation of Candidature, which is the first major milestone of my PhD. Confirmation determines that there is a strong likelihood that this research will be significant and high quality enough to warrant moving forward. Confirmation is also the point that I transition from being …

Lowbrow Lowdown E4: Kissing the Coronavirus 3 – The Mutant Strain

What happens when COVID strains meet in the night? The mutant strain? Look, the science is always a bit murky in these books, but Dr Amyson's motivations are no secret. 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 …

Lowbrow Lowdown E3: Kissing the Coronavirus 2 – The Second Wave

The cover of Kissing the Coronavirus 2: The Mutant Strain Our promise of erotica continues with a review of Kissing the Coronavirus 2: The Second Wave. And boy does this book deliver, with smorgasbord of food analogies for the between-me-down-there. Maybe listen to this one after you've eaten your breakfast... Or maybe before. MJ Edwards …

Lowbrow Lowdown Episode 2: Kissing the coronavirus

Kissing the Coronavirus, available on Kindle eBooks Kissing the Coronavirus is the debut novel of author M.J. Edwards. Natasha and Damien review, critique and cry-laugh (and laugh-cry) their way through this very surprising book. Imagine this, you're a sexy scientist tasked with finding a cure for the coronavirus, or is it a vaccine? Look the …

Lowbrow Lowdown Podcast: Episode 1 The COLDVIR-20 Killer

COVID-19 literature is going viral, and we're reading it so you don't have to! Episode 1 of the Lowbrow Lowdown podcast 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 …

That time I went on a friend’s podcast and talked about “host”

Lisa Rufus

My dear friend Damo DM’d me last year to ask if I would go on his brand new podcast, Camp Scary and Squee, to talk about a horror film. I said I’d love to, despite the lack of an Oxford comma in his title. We did our masters degrees at the same time and he’s a huge horror nerd. He also has the perfect voice for a podcast.

As you can see, it took me a whole two minutes to pick Host. I’m pretty sure you can still get a free trial for Shudder.

I could go on about the film here but I’d love for you to listen to the episode to experience the joy of me saying “YES” over and over again. Turn it into a drinking game if you must.

Be sure to check out Damo’s other episodes while you’re there and SMASH that subscribe…

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