The Lowdown BlogCast – Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

The Lowdown podcast returns with a very special episode. Rather than the usual fun and randominity that you’ve come to expect from us, we’ve a special two-and-a-half hour review of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. We cover everything from the performances to the plot to the dialogue to fan theories about Episodes VIII and IX.

This is a very spoiler-filled review. Spoilers start at about 7:45 of the podcast so this is your warning. If you’re trying to avoid The Force Awakens spoilers, don’t listen until you’ve watched the movie.

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The Lowdown Annual: 2015

With another year having come and gone, I thought it was time to look back at the best of the past 12 months here on The Lowdown Blog. We integrated more video game and entertainment content. The Hottest Canadian bracket made a comeback this year. There were a few theme weeks and long-form content posted this year. No, this might not have been our most read year in the blog’s history but I’m quite happy with the content we’ve been putting out.

So let’s look back at the year with our most read posts from 2015 and the most read posts overall in 2015.

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Today Is The 5th Anniversary Of The Lowdown

It was on October 30, 2007, that The Lowdown premiered as a radio show on the campus radio station of what was then known as The University of Western Ontario. Five years later, we might not be on the radio but we are still going strong as a blog and podcast.

To mark this occasion, you can now navigate to The Lowdown Blog by typing in which will direct you to

It’s The Blog’s Third Anniversary

I’m just as shocked as the rest of you that this little corner of the internet has actually reached three years of existence. It was three years ago today that I decided to start a blog  to keep our little campus radio show going in some form or another. In that time, we’ve made over 1,500 posts, had over 625,000 page views, been commented on almost 1,200 times and pissed off countless people along the way.

So let’s look back at our most popular and favourite posts from the last three years on the internet. Continue reading

Don’t Adjust Your Monitor – Change Is Coming October 30

Just in case you really liked our current blog layout and appearance, I’ll forewarn you that changes are coming this weekend. We’ll be changing the blog’s layout/background, font colour and adding our logo. The contents of the blog will remain the same and all the old posts will still be there. It’s really nothing much to worry about. Just a fresh coat of paint.

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