Gather Around Me
Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith help you make sense of the world.

Welcome to Episode 84 in a series of 1000 podchats from your esteemed colleagues Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

In this action packed episode:

  • Drink driving!
  • Family!
  • Wyclef Jean!
  • Kim Jong-il!
  • Charlotte's Web!
  • Billy Joel!
  • The IPA!
  • Eventually everyone dies!



Direct download: gatheraroundme84.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24pm EDT

Hello gentle listeners!

Gather Around Me, after an unannounced hiatus, is back. For good. Deal with it.

Ben Pobjie as Goldie Hawn. Cam Smith as Demi Moore.


  • Being scared of holes.
  • Impossible missions.
  • REM's breakup.
  • The attraction of opposites.
  • The lady that Ben stared at on the train.
  • Quantum Leaping back to the Goon Show.
  • Fat Albert.
  • The Future of Gather Around Me.



Direct download: gatheraroundme83.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22am EDT

Yep. Episode 82 in a Series of 1000 podchats starring Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

In this issue:

  • Thrills!
  • Spills!
  • Soup!
  • Sex Workers!
  • Carafes!
  • Presumptous fast food guys!
  • Saltpetre!
  • The Box!
  • Etc.


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Direct download: gatheraroundme82.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:17am EDT

Hello gentle listeners! Welcome to Episode 81 of the Gather Around Me podchat series starring Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

In this episode:

  • Pre-cogs!
  • Taxes!
  • David Icke!
  • Slow drivers!
  • Tony Abbott!
  • Qantas!
  • Excuses!
  • Emasculations!


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Direct download: gatheraroundme81.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:57am EDT

Hello! Episode 80. Series of 1000. Ben Pobjie. Cam Smith.

I would like you to imagine two strangers on a train. Then imagine sitting across from them are two people with a pre-existing podcast relationship recording a podcast. You can hear their opinions on the carbon tax, the refugee vote, classic SBS television series Going Home, etc.

Congratulations, you have successfully imagined what it would be like to listen to this podcast. You just saved yourself 20 minutes.

If you can't imagine it, then listen.

Sorry about the sound quality for a little bit of it. It is on a train.


Direct download: gatheraroundme80.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:38am EDT

Friends, Romans, Countrymen! Lend me your ears.

Actually, hang on to them. You will need them to listen to this podcast from Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

It's about Midnight Oil, it's about Gillian Rubinstein, it's about the BDS, it's about juice bars, it's about full body dog harnesses, it's about gay marriage.

Get it in ya.


Direct download: gatheraroundme79.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:51am EDT

Welcome back! It's Episode 78 in a series of 1000 Podchats with your friends or maybe distant relatives Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

In this episode we get to the bottom of:

  • Privilege
  • Cons
  • Sports
  • Penguins
  • Terrorism
  • Is Ben allowed to have sex with Malcolm Fraser?
  • Some things we are up to
  • And so on

Get it up ya.


Direct download: gatheraroundme78.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:08pm EDT

Holla holla,

Welcome to Episode 77 of the Gather Around Me podcast starring your friend Ben Pobjie and your frenemy Cam Smith.

This episode deals with adult issues such as:

  • Libya
  • Convoys
  • Weddings
  • Giant Whales
  • Art Galleries
  • The Emperor's New Clothes

If you are under 18, get the permission of a parent or guardian before you call.

iTunes it?

Direct download: gatheraroundme77.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT

Ahoy there! Welcome to Episode 76 in a Series of 1000 fireside chats from your friends Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

This is not a fireside chat at all. It is a riverside chat. It is a chat next to a river.

Topics discussed include:

  • Captain America
  • Seagulls
  • Bridges
  • Hotels
  • Spies
  • Fireballs
  • #AstorTweets

Good luck in all your endeavours!

Except the perverted ones!

Except except that one.

Direct download: gatheraroundme76.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:11am EDT

Welcome to Episode 75 of the Gather Around Me podcast starring Ben Pobjie as Manimal and Cam Smith as Son Of Manimal.

In this thrilling edition:

  • Children! They have issues!
  • Museums!
  • Manimals!
  • Hulks!
  • Gaga!
  • And so on/so forth.

Please try to enjoy.


Direct download: gatheraroundme75.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:36am EDT