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

No electiocast today! Instead we have an interview with Family First senator Steve Fielding, recorded for 3CR's Squatters & Unwaged Workers Airwaves program on July 23.


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Direct download: stevefieldingx.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:51am EDT

Episode 36 in a Series of 1000 Internet-facilitated Audio Discussions from Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

Warning, may approximately contain traces of:

  1. The Debate
  2. Some Royal scandal about which both of us are, at best, uninformed
  3. The Lake House

Hello! Cam here. Normally I listen to these before I put them up, but not today, because I am busy. This has not been edited AT ALL. That does not make a huge difference, I suppose, but I am just letting you know that if you have friends who appreciate a verité podchat, you may want to let them know about this.

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Direct download: gatheraroundme36.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

Episode 35: Has Glenn Milne completely lost it?

What the dickens! Episode 35 in a Series of 1000 Podchats, it's another Electiocast from Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

Live on tape from the Gather Around Me Media Centre, this 'cast may contain traces of:

  1. Glenn Milne
  2. ABC24 Commentary
  3. ALP climate policy
  4. National Security
  5. Kevin Rudd & The UN
  6. Ripping
  7. Octopi
  8. Hamish Blake's healthy sperm
  9. More ABC24 Commentary
  10. Hawke
  11. Tony Abbott on Hey Hey It's Saturday
  12. Facebook Fugitivery

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Direct download: gatheraroundme35.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:59am EDT

Episode 34: What's A Ganache?


Episode 34 in a Series of 1000 Podchats by Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

But also Episode 2 in a Series of Election Minicasts by Cam Smith and Ben Pobjie.

Warning, may contain traces of:

  • Campaign Fatigue
  • TCB
  • Dirt Units
  • Anti-Lifesaver Party
  • Stealing Fruit from Illegal Immigrants
  • Angry Cake-Sellers
  • Jumping Out Of Planes
  • If Dr. King Roman was Prime Minister...
  • Swearing

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Direct download: gatheraroundme34.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:02pm EDT

Episode 33: A General Sense Of Unease And A Mild Dislike On The Campaign Trail


The first Election Campaign Mini-Cast from Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

It is Day 2 of the Election Campaign, and what is going on? Nobody knows!

Except us! Expert analysis of what is what and what is not on the campaign trail.

Get it up ya face.

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Direct download: gatheraroundme33.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:04pm EDT

Episode 32: Your Mum Is A Sofa

Episode 32 in a Series of 1000 Podiscussions starring your friendly neighbourhood spider-men Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

WARNING! May contain traces of:

  • Episode 24
  • The Election was Called Yesterday
  • Magneto, Misunderstood
  • Fake Refugees
  • Atoms
  • Construction Workers Have Feelings
  • What Did Ben Have For Tea This Week
  • What Did Ben Watch On TV This Week
  • Hey Hey! disappoints all with casual anti-semitism
  • Australian Versus A Chair

Enjoy... if you dare!

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Direct download: gatheraroundme32.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:36pm EDT

Episode 31: Free Rug With Every Idea

Episode 31 in a Series of 1000 Thoughtchats by Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith

Warning, may contain traces of:

  • The Free Market Of Ideas
  • Turkish Delight
  • Classic Cramps Comedy
  • What Did Ben Have For Dinner?
  • What Did Ben Watch On TV (excluding Masterchef)
  • Elton John
  • The Hectic Day Of Mia Freedman
  • Whispering
  • Australian Versus
  • Lessons

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Direct download: gatheraroundme31.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:58pm EDT

Episode 30: Life. What's It All About?

What? Episode 30 in a Series of 1000 Podposiums featuring Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith?


May contain traces of:

  1. Life. Be in it.
  2. Catholic China.
  3. Environmentalism
  4. Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo
  5. Kramer Vs. Kramer
  6. Centrifugal forces
  7. BONUS TRACK: People who were in the Subway we went to
  8. Flirtexting

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Direct download: gatheraroundme30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:11pm EDT