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

Hello gentle listeners, and welcome to the final edition of Gather Around Me for 2012.

In this special episode, we asked Twitter for topics and talked about every topic offered.

The following topic-offerers occupy a special place in our hearts: @missamande @dcacoustic @jothornely @Brocklesnitch @rodcub @kpgriffin @wiredjazz @safzoro @kris_crox @shiftingplaces @vicuna78 @_cakehugs_ @tjlethal @shell_oz @miranda_maybe

Get it in you!


Direct download: gatheraroundme147.mp3
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Ahoy there. Welcome to Episode 146 of Gather Around Me starring your friends Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

In this thrilling episode, we discuss Flowers In The Attic and some other stuff, like how vegetarians should just TRY KFC, and why do we never hear about the mums who leave their kids in the car at the casino and win big?



Direct download: gatheraroundme146.mp3
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Hello gentle listeners, welcome to Episode 145 which is actually Episode 140 in a series of 1000 podcasts from your friends Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

Listeners to the other Episode 140 might recall that we had to redo 140 because of wind issues. Here is that podcast with the really inaudible bits edited out.


Direct download: gatheraroundme140.mp3
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Hello gentle listeners! Welcome to episode 144 in a series of 1000 podchats from your friends Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

In this thrilling installment we get to the big issues a bit. It is all about how terrible God is, but not in a bad way. I mean God is terrible in a bad way, but our podcast isn't terrible. Just listen to it and you will be on board. We are not awful.

Direct download: gatheraroundme144.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:46am EDT

Hello gentle listeners! Welcome to Episode 143 in a series of 1000 podchats from your friends Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

In this podcast, at the behest of generous listener Alexina, we discuss the socialist undertones of Australian/Canadian horse-based children's television co-production The Saddle Club.



Direct download: gatheraroundme143.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:34am EDT

Hello gentle listeners! Welcome to a very special episode of Gather Around Me from your friends Ben Pobjie, Cam Smith and special guest-friend Adam Richard.

For this podcast, we fulfill our obligations to one indiegogo donator Andrew D., whom had requested we record a podcast entirely about Star Wars and/or Batman.

So please enjoy this podcast about Star Wars, Batman, The Sound Of Music, Ghost Whisperer, Mission Impossible, and much more...


Direct download: gatheraroundme142.mp3
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Hi Gentle Listeners, welcome to Episode 141 of Gather Around Me starring your friends Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

In this thrilling installment, expect to hear some ZINGERS about such relevant topics as HIH, OneTel and Basslink. Also, we discuss Homeland, The Newsroom and Cannibal Holocaust. AND OTHER THINGS.

Give it a go!


Direct download: gatheraroundme141.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:53am EDT

Hello gentle listeners and citizens of Gotham, it is your friends here with a new episode of Gather Around Me. You know the ones! Ben "The Greenwash Lantern" Pobjie and Cam "Judge Dreadlocks" Smith!

In this thrilling installment, many many topics are discussed!

Is Batman morally culpable for chucking people off buildings? Are you morally culpable if you don't date listener @LizzieA01? Can you wax your private bits with Ice Magic?

And more!

Get it in you.

Maybe even... subscribe on iTunes?

Direct download: gatheraroundme140b.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:45pm EDT

Welcome to Episode 139 in a series of 1000 podchats from your friends Ben "Ken Henry" Pobjie and Cam "Glenn Stevens" Smith.

In this thrilltastic installmentable, the terms of our podcast were dictated by listener/donator/donater Griffin Rhyne, who requested we discuss:

  1. Time travel
  2. Celebrity impressions
  3. Puns, spoonerisms, portmanteaus, wordplay
  4. Glengarry Glen Ross
  5. The perfect murder!
  6. Sandwiches, pizza
  7. Amphibious vehicles and castles
  8. 30s gangster patois
  9. Kung-fu movies
  10. Melbourne Nazis
  11. Hugh Jackman, George Clooney, Motorhead, Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Meryl Streep, Wilford Brimley


Direct download: gatheraroundme139.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:54am EDT

Hullo, gentle listeners! This is the first in a series of podcasts in which Your Friends Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith must discuss the topics suggested by high-rolling Indiegogo financiers!

This week, we take our suggestions from @FlaresSportsman, who directed us to converse regarding:

  • Misandry: Is there enough of it?
  • The disturbing closeness of space (it's full of menace and we don't know what most of it even IS)*
  • Is the Smiths' rendition of Tim Moore's "Rock n' Roll Love Letter" definitive?
  • Australian comedy: would it be kinder to put it to sleep?
  • Will vodcasting lead to the inappropriate sexualisation of Ben?


Direct download: gatheraroundme138.mp3
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