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

G'day folks, apols for the radio silence. We are back with a rebooted Gather Around Me. For the first time: SEGMENTS.

Do not listen to this if you are going to be on a gangland jury or if you are especially invested in not only getting the names of beloved children's authors correct, but in not getting them incorrect in multiple ways within the space of an hour.

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Alright hotshots, it's a brand new ep of Gather Around Me. Well, it's an ep of Gather Around Me. Look hotshots, this was recorded a couple of weeks ago. I got an ear infection, okay. Here are some important notes. One, this podcast will spoil the film Shutter Island. Two, throughout the history of the show, as longterm listeners will know, we often refer to the book The Cross & The Switchblade. That has been erroneous: the book we meant to refer to was Run Baby Run by Nicky Cruz. Maybe that's what we used to call it and my memory has just atrophied. *raises eyebrows as if to say, I wonder how that could have happened*. Also Ben's book is 100% available for purchase in stores now. It is called Australia: What Happened? and nobody gives up a life of being cool to be a nerd in the space of a page. Well done, Ben. Right, that's just about it. We will try to record another one soon so you can get up to speed on Luke Foley's resignation in a few weeks.

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Hi folks, it's episode 358 in a series of 1000 podchats with ya pals Ben & Cam. In this ep we discuss strange ATMs, low fuel warnings and the global flashlight industry.

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Folks, it is finally time. Your friends Ben and Cam were very brave boys and went to see The Nun. SPOILER ALERT: This podcast is a recap of everything that happens in The Nun so there may be some spoilers for the film.

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Hey folks, sneaky little mini-sode here. Ben is sick so we have postponed our viewing of The Nun. While we wait for his vocal cords to heal, here is Cam with a solo Cam, He's A Man Of Confessions.

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G'day folks, welcome to another edition of Gather Around Me with ya pals Ben & Cam. In this episode, we discuss Matthew Guy's Phillip Island dramas, the au pair thing of course, the bloody honey scandal, and a few other things in between. Cam had a scary dream. We are going to see The Nun next week, so that should help.

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Folks, ya pals Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith are back discussing spills (leadership) and thrills (getting ready to see The Nun). Plus what's the bloody go with those au pairs?

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We're back - we heard the fascists were trying to get Sky taken off the train stations and we knew only we could stop them. That's right, folks, it's the news of last week, fresh off the presses.

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True story, folks, Ben and I were sitting on his couch watching the footy when I said, "why don't we record a sneaky little podcast." And so we did until his family came home from picking up crime supplies. It's just a quick one that the critics are calling, "Classic GAM."

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Hi there folks, it's another edition of Gather Around Me from your buds Ben & Cam. In this edition, we discuss ghost dogs, N*Sync and gangstalking.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:29am EST

Folks, Gather Around Me is back. Apologies for the lack of pods, we had accounted for Cam's holiday but we hadn't accounted for him getting deathly ill immediately upon arriving home in Australia.

In this episode, ya mates Ben & Cam talk about all the things that have happened since they last sat down in the Podtorium all the way back in April.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am EST

G'day folks, it's the last of our pre-recorded Confessioncasts! Cam should be back in Australia soon enough. For now, enjoy the tale of this naughty nanna.

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Hi there folks, it's another spooky confession. This one has SENTIENT KNICK KNACKS!

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Hi there folks, it's another Confession - this time a tale of betrayal and security guards.

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Hi there folks, Cam has popped off to Europe for a few weeks, so we've recorded a few confessions to keep you going. Sorry, we know how much people rely on us for up-to-the-minute news takes. This one's about a COOKED DOLL.

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Hey folks, it's episode 345 in a series of 1000 podchats from ya mates Ben and Cam. Sorry for the delay on this one, folks, Cam has been a sickly boy.

In this one we talk about the timely news of Peter Dutton's attempt on Malcolm Turnbull, plus A Quiet Place (spoiler free) and Eurovision and a whole bunch of other stuff. There are two confessions and one Japanese ghost. Well half a Japanese ghost.

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g'day folks, welcome to episode 344 in a series of 1000 podchats with your mates Ben and Cam. In this episode, we discuss cricket (and fix it) plus Peter Dutton, that bloody galah, and a few other things. Have at it! (don't forget to subscribe on iTunes and maybe leave a sneaky review)

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Hey folks, it's ya pals Ben and Cam back in the podatorium together for a discussion about Batman, the price of democracy, and prison reform (spend less on shoes). Also what happens if ya get the foot of a killer transplanted onto ya bloody ankos.

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Hi folks, it's an all new ep of Gather Around Me with your mates Ben and Cam. This one is done over Skype, and there is a little bit of annoying headphone noise in the first 5 minutes and 9 seconds. But if you leave it before then, you will never get to hear about the Mouse Senate. So I guess I'm saying, abandon at your own risk. There's also an annoying flavour to Cam's voice throughout due to a recording mishap, but what's different about that, am I right? Ahahaha. Why would I burn myself like that? It's completely unnecessary. This is what Burn Culture has lead to.

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Hi there folks, it's episode 341 in a series of 1000 podchats from ya friends Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith. In this episode, lots of news out of Canberra to pore over and pour over.

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Hi there folks, it's ya human pals Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith with blockchain three hundred and forty in a series of 1000 bitcasts.

In this episode, we discuss all the political news of the week that was, Cam and Ben's respective car troubles, the bloody moon, and also get to the bottom of a few things.

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G'day folks,

Better late than never, right? In this ep, a bit of outdated current affairs (Cam's Overland thing, Qanon, the Ataris bloke) + the return of Ben's Book Corner AND Cam, He's A Man Of Confessions.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:32am EST

Boy have we got a podcast for you.

Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith are back in 2018 with a chitty chat about Romper Stomper and the lamb ad that nobody cares about anymore and people getting donked on the noggin.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST