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

Hello, gentle listeners, and welcome to episode 101 in a series of 1000 podchats starring your friends Ben "Oceania" Pobjie and Cam "Eastasia" Smith.

In this special edition, Ben and Cam have a cheery discussion about their deepest, darkest fears.

Also, they talk about:

  • The OneTel collapse.
  • SoCal punk band Pennywise.
  • The heat death of the universe.
  • The A-Team.
  • The King of Thailand.

Because say what you will about these chaps, they are always relevant.

Get it in your ears now!

Or on iTunes?

Or listen on Stitcher!

Direct download: gatheraroundme101.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:13pm EDT

Gentle listeners!

Please, join Ben Pobjie, Cam Smith and Special Guest Marieke Hardy in celebrating reaching the milestone of 100 podcasts. 900 to go!

Woah woah woah, what's that? Marieke Hardy? Not famous author, TV writer, fashionista, terrible enfant Marieke Hardy?

YES! The very same. We all sat down in the Podcast Parlour and had a good chat about:

  • Rodney Dangerfield
  • Scandals of 2009
  • Blackmailable Secrets
  • Bob Ellis
  • Marty Monster & Agro
  • Bindles
  • How this will probably end up on Mediawatch
  • The trial and travails of television writing
  • Game of Thrones - has anyone ACTUALLY watched it?
  • Delicious Ketamine

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Direct download: gatheraroundme100.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:12am EDT

Oh my giddy aunt, gentle listener! Things are certainly heating up in the world of adventures that you choose yourself!

Come with Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith on another THRILLING installment of Gather Around Me, when we find out what happens when you reject the State and attempt to, like Fleetwood Mac - both the band and the Rock & Roll Detective - go your own way.

There are so many ways to listen to this that it is NOT FUNNY.

Just it is not funny the number of ways, I mean. The podcast itself, no matter which delivery system you employ, does remain somewhat funny.


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But Ben and Cam! I don't have iTunes?

You don't have iTunes! It is 2012.

I don't have a Mac because I like to be able to right click on things and so it was all a bit of trouble to put it on and WinAmp does me just fine plus it has cool visualisations involving llamas.

Look, you have convinced me! Perhaps you would like to try...


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Direct download: gatheraroundme99.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:09pm EDT