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!



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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.



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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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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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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.


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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.


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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.


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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?

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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.

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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.


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Hello gentle listeners! Welcome to Episode 74 in a Series of 1000 podchattables from your friends Ben "David" Pobjie and Cam "Margaret" Smith.

In today's edition, the boys sit in a casino food court and (sort of) discuss a movie they just watched and also some of the strange happenings around them and also whether the staff of the restaurant they are in will tell them off for recording a podcast in a fast food emporium.

Hashtag Spoiler Alert: I'm not going to tell you whether we get told off or not. Suspense!



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Welcome, dear listeners to the 73rd in a Series of 1000 Fireside Chats from your friends Ben Delano Pobjie and Cam Walker Smith.

In this episode...

  • Cadbury Creme Eggs
  • Willow
  • Titanic
  • What Is Wrong With Ben?
  • Charles Writes
  • Alan Jones
  • There Are These Two Doors, Right?

And NO MORE! That is everything in it.

Get it on iTunes? Or off this page! No pressure!

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Welcome to Episode 72 in a Series of 1000 Podtorials from your friends Ben Pobjie and also Cam Smith.

In this exciting installment!

  • Sexual tension
  • Fanemies
  • Some quality plugs for Kotex (w/ bonus puns)
  • The House Howlers
  • Mark Colvin vs Phillip Adams
  • Mind Your Language
  • Jail
  • Things Ben Would Have Sex With
  • Upcoming Events!
  • Kids Free 2B Kids!

Enjoy iiiiiiit!


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Hello hello! Welcome to Episode 71 in a Series of 1000 Podvestigations by Senior Sergeant Ben Pobjie and Detective Inspector Cam Smith.

In this episode:

  • Fire Safety
  • The French
  • Musical Devices
  • The Alphabet
  • My First Joke
  • Chickens vs. Pirates
  • Face/Off
  • Forrest Gump
  • A Lovely Story About A Giraffe

Enjoy it in your brain, please.



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Category:general -- posted at: 8:33pm EDT

Hello cats and kittens and robo-kittens! Welcome to Episode 70 of the Gather Around Me podchat starring Ben "Pobjie" Pobjie and Cam "Jackhammer Jones" Smith.

In this episode, we discuss bears, Mia Freedman, swearing laws, the storied career of David Morse, and discriminatory enrolment practices at top universities.


Or else what?

You'll find out.


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Hello sexy listeners!

Welcome to a highly sexsual EPISODE SIXTY NINE of the Gather Around Me Podcast In A Series Of 1000 highly sexsual Gather Around Me Podcasts.

Your friends Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith here. There. Everywhere.

This podcast contains traces of:

  • Sexsual healing.
  • Controversy.
  • What's In The News.
  • Debriefing.
  • The Rapture.
  • Technical Difficulties.

I hope you're not allergic to these nuts...

Anyone for iTunes?

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Welcome to a super-spooky Episode 68 in a Series of 1000 spookcasts from your haunted friends Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

In this issue, find such delights as:

  • Nirvana Changey-Songs
  • Depressions and Anxieties
  • The Asthmatic Christ
  • Balance
  • Mobile Phones
  • Bars Where You Eat Things Off Women
  • An Interventionist God
  • Nirvana Changey-Songs

Put it in your mouth. Doesn't work. What about your nose? No... se? What about... your ears?


Or as they would say in Italian, "Good job." They would say it in Italian though.


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Good day. Welcome to Episode 67 in a Series of 1000 Podposiums from Your Good Friends Or Maybe More, Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

In this episode, the gentlemen discuss many weighty matters of import, including, but not limited to:

  • and much more.

Get it in your ears and see how you like it.


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Hello, gentle listeners! After an extended hiatus brought on by technical difficulties and circumstance and court orders, your heroes Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith return with Episode 66 in a Series of 1000 Podchats.

In this issue the gentlemen discuss Ben's comedy festival show, the Industry, the recent Sister Fanciers' tour, and books they have written recently.



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Welcome to Episode 65 in a Series of 1000 podcasts starring your friends Ben Pobjie, Cam Smith and special guest Paul F. Tompkins, the 21st Century Tommy Chong. The F stands for Francis, but it could just as easily stand for Funny. He was a mensch.

Beware! This podchat may contain traces of:

  • Celebrity Gossip!
  • The Lords Of The Ring!
  • Sad Tales of Fun Rides!
  • Teen/Pre-Teen Detectives!
  • Draculas!
  • Dictionaries!
  • Other Things Probably?

Get it in your earholes and just groove on it. Those parents of yours won't understand, so why even bother explaining?

Oh, because maybe they still have a lot to teach you?



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Hello dear listener! Welcome to Episode 64 in a series of 1000 podcasts from raconteurs about town Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

In this issue, we discuss many an issue, including, but not limited to:

  • The Rain
  • Awakenings
  • Buddy Cops
  • Big Ms
  • and also other things.

Get down to it.


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Category:general -- posted at: 11:43pm EDT

Hello. Do you enjoy the sound of crying infants and also the sound of podcasts, but find it difficult to bring these things together? Good news! We have done the hard work for you!

Let Cam Smith and new co-host Jonah Pobjie regale you with stuff and also things.

And don't bury your dog in dirt for ten years. It will get dirty.



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Episode 62. Ben Pobjie. Cam Smith.

There are feuds. There are spoilers. There is a feud. I already said that.

A rollicking adventure!

Get it in your earholes and out your noseholes.


Get it on iTunes.

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Hello you! How's it hanging?

Welcome to Episode 61 of Gather Around Me, a podcast excreted from the glands of Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

In this episode we discuss such weighty topics as:

  • Ben Elton
  • Ricky Nixon
  • Racial tolerance
  • Solving mysteries
  • Bees

There used to be a bit which defamed Jean Paul Gaultier, but we removed it because it was too defamatory. See if you can guess where it has been taken out.

Enjoy it in your earhole, or however you like.

Subscribe on iTunes.

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Episode 60: This Is Your Early Morning Wake Up Call

Hello Sunshine! This is Episode 60 in a Series of 1000 wake up calls.

Warning, may contain traces amounts of:

  • Roadworks
  • Shark Jumping
  • Mr. Men
  • Valentine's Day
  • Eyelashes
  • Sun Smartness
  • Wake Up Calls

As Papa Doc would say, "Enjoy!"

But he would probably say it in French or maybe Creole? Is Creole a racist thing? That's just for biscuits, right? Get it on iTunes.

Direct download: gatheraroundme60.mp3
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A new podposium from thought leaders Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

Warning! May contain traces of:

  • Christine Anu comeback album
  • Sunburn
  • Flipping Burgers
  • Lost
  • Verity Firth
  • "Happy" Days
  • Pasta

Enjoy it please.


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Category:general -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT

Episode 58 in a Series of 1000 Podchats from your friendly flambogglers Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

WARNING: May contain traces of...

  • Is it recording?
  • Grapeshot
  • Playing with your kids
  • Postcode 3000
  • Everything has to die
  • Baristas
  • Internet Cafes
  • Reports
  • Australia Day
  • An overly convoluted attempt to link Stephen King's IT and The Tommyknockers, given that the character of Pennywise appears in The Tommyknockers.
  • Country Music

Keep it real on the DL.


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Episode 57: Get a handle on Sharia

Welcome to Episode 57 in a series of 1000 podlectures from Drs. Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

In this issue, we discuss the pros and pros of Sharia law.

Also: Cricket and the Safety Dance. Yes, the Safety Dance. What is this? 1982-1983, when the Safety Dance was at the height of its popularity? DON'T BLAME US! WE ARE MERELY RESPONDING TO MODERN POPULAR CULTURE.

Get off our backs, seriously.

Subscribe on iTunes.

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 'Gather Around Me' is back for Twenty Eleven! It's episode 56 of 1000, starring Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith and it's a finger-lickin' mind-journey. 

Proving that the phrase 'You've gotta guts it out' has never been truer, these wild colonial boys will take you on a magical journey through the world of  'Teen Hospital', and the trials and tribulations that its teenaged staff must face.

We also discuss what we did on our holidays, how the kids are, and 'Ernest Goes To Camp'. 

Bon app- arr-teeet!

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