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

Happy Hanukkah & Merry Crassmas, folks! Here is a present from ya mates Ben Pobjie & Cam Smith, a recap of The Purge 2: Anarchy!

Enjoy! And if we don't pod again before 2017, happy new year!

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G'day cobbers, what you hear is not a test, this is actually episode 303 in a series of 1000 podchats with Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

In this ep, we discuss the news of the week (Wed-Wed) in preparation for Cam's appearance on rival podcast Well May We Say!

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Folks, it's an all-new ep addressing an overdue requested topic from dear listener Alex: the leadership-delusions of Tony Abbott. Luckily this is an ageless topic.

Do please enjoy!

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Hi there, folks! It's a special episode of GAM featuring topics requested by our darling Patreon peoples.

For Annette: what is going on with other Russian peninsulas?

For Jeremy: what are good fetishes to build your brand?

For Erin: what are some good true crime books / what do we think of Babysitter Club regime change?

For Steve: what do we think of rubber chickens?

If you are a Patreon person, chances are you have gotten a message recently asking you for ya next topic suggestion. Get on it, folks.

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Hi there folks, welcome to Episode 299 in a series of 1000 podchats from ya pals Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith. This is the director's cut of episode 299, which was released liveish in chunks on election night (in America)/election afternoon (in Australia).

This cut turns those 4 minisodes into one seamless episode and cuts a bunch of coughs, long pauses, and a couple of boring bits.


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A defeated finale to GAM's live-ish election coverage.

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It's part 3 of GAM's live-ish election coverage

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Part 2 of GAM's live-ish election coverage

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Hi there folks, it's part 1 of our live GAM election coverage.

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G'day folks,

It's episode 298 in a series of 1000 podchats with ya pals Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

In this episode, the lads watch The Purge and have some thoughts on it. Have a listen.

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G'day folks, it's a new ep of GAM with ya buds Ben and Cam.

Sorry this has taken so long to get out - poor old Cam got a bloody cold after we recorded it and everything was just a bit hard.

In this ep: Bob Dylan, Frequency, seatbelts, Trump. All that stuff that was very relevant at the time of recording.


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I feel a bit like a ghost

Scraped out thin

Across the toast

Of reality

Why would that be?

Blend 43.

Hi there, folks, it's a brand new d-floor banger from ya mates Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith. All the funky discotheques will be pumping to these over-caffeinated chats.

This is a must listen for doctors looking to diagnose people from afar.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:56am EDT

G'day folks, it's only another ep of Gather Around Me from ya mates Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith. Filling the gap left by Something Wonky, your heroes discuss the same sex marriage plebiscite and Brangelina and safe swinging and Lisztomania a bit?

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:57am EDT

Hi there, folks, it's episode 294 of Gather Around Me with ya mates Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

Some podcasts might have cut and run 94 episodes ago. Not us, mates.

In this ep... Dastyari, swinging, chainsaws, hot fashion trendz, blazers?


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Category:general -- posted at: 8:02am EDT

G'day folks, it's ya mates Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith with some Suicide Squad chat and a bit of reading through Cam's v. earnest high school literary output.


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Hi there folks, it's only just Episode 292 of Gather Around Me with Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

In this episode, we discuss Suicide Squad (but not too much) and Cam becomes briefly concerned that Indigenous people just made up boomerangs, but it turns out they are real. Also Cam has gotten boxes of his childhood writings and Young Cam is going to get OWNED.


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Folks, it is a special ep of Gather Around Me - on a topic of listener & supporter Matt Stevenson's choosing - that topic being: Stuff You Could Buy If You Didn't Support The GAM Patreon (could you spend the money on going to Kamchatka?).


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Category:general -- posted at: 8:56am EDT

Hi folks,

It's ya mates Ben and Cam with lots of chats including:

  • The Census
  • The Family (the Victorian cult)
  • The Bachelor
  • Alternate realities
  • and more


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Hey there, folks, it's an all new ep of Gather Around Me in which ya lads Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith discuss:

  • Common workplace afflictions
  • Training courses
  • Different people-management techniques
  • Office layouts

And more along those lines. It's your favourite workplace relations podcast Gather Around Me!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:04am EDT

Hey there, folks, in terms of weeks, it's been a big one. Here to dissect it all last Wednesday, it's ya mates Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith

Have a sneaky listen to their thoughts on all the up-to-the-minute current affairs business like the Trump plagiarism thing and Erma Bombeck.

There is a bit of an audio glitch about halfway through which does correct itself. You are not crazy if you think, 'this bit sounds slightly different to the other bits' tho.


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Only nineties kids will get that title. The nineties bit of it anyway, definitely.

Hey there, folks, it's ya mates Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith with a podcast all about weasels, as requested by loyal listener Enjayembee, whose twitter account can be found at @enjayembee, and whose own podcast can be found at

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Hi there, folks, there's just been an election and things have been a little bit surreal. Maybe not as surreal as some other things, but still you'd have to say, "hmm, that's a bit off though."

Ben and Cam are here to hold your hand through it all but. Enjoy!


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G’day folks,

It’s an election special as Ben and Cam discuss Brexits, baristas and the bad people who want to run the country.



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Hi there, gentle listeners! It's ya spooky pals Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith back with a new edition of Gather Around Me. For some reason, we went and saw The Conjuring 2 and folks, the things we do for you. The things. We do. For you.

Here's a big ol chat & recap about The Conjuring 2 and the Enfield Poltergeist and Captain America and Thatcherism! Get it in ya ears!

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:39am EDT

Hi folks,

Apologies for the long delay between shows - Ben and Cam were not in the same country at the same time for like 7 weeks. But now they are! And they are back!!

In this episode:

  • Holiday Chat
  • The Election
  • World Contact Day


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Category:general -- posted at: 5:37am EDT

More Wikipedia Roulette, folks! Some people would say that maybe it would have been a good idea to actually release these at the intended time, but to them I say POPPYCOCK. Anyway, Ben is back from his trip irl so regular programming should recommence shortly.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:29pm EDT

G'day folks, a sneaky bonus ep while Ben is on holiday on a bloody boat!

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Hi there, folks, welcome to episode 280 of Gather Around Me with ya blokes Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith.

In this ep, a bit of chat about ghosts, a bit of chat about theatre restaurants. The usual fare.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:51am EDT

Hi there, folks! It's ya pals paranormal investigators Ben "The Believer" Pobjie and Cam "The Cynic" Smith back with another dip into the case files of Ed & Lorraine Warren, this time via the Discovery Channel documentary A Haunting In Connecticut. Enjoy!

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Hi there folks, it's episode 278 in a series of 1000 podchats with ya mates Ben Pobjie & Cam Smith.

This week the dynamic duo are joined by none other than Stefanie Kechayas from Tights Camera Action to ostensibly discuss comic book movies.


  • 9/11 conspiracy theories
  • Are CDs being discontinued
  • Racist annoying film buffs in lines at the film festivals
  • Ben's refusal to prevent a catastrophic nuclear event
  • Much more

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Folks, they say it's easier for a needle to pass through the eye of someone injecting heroin into their eyeballs than it is for a rich but conventionally unattractive man to pass through the gates of Cloudlands on foam party night. We'll be the judge.

It's another bloody episode of Gather Around Me with ya mates Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith. You know what to expect at this point.

Fuller House, George Pell, I'm A Celeb, Super Tuesday, the bloody lot.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:56am EDT

Hi there folks, it's another jam-packed ep from Ben Pobjie & Cam Smith.

In this edition:

  • Fiddling on roofs
  • Scott Morrison's maths
  • Falling over
  • Fringe kerfuffle, or kerfringles
  • Negative gearing
  • The primaries?


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Category:general -- posted at: 7:07am EDT

Hi there, folks, it's ya pals Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith with another podchat for your ears only.

Joining us this week is star of stage and screen Roz Hammond (Blue Heelers, Muriel's Wedding, Jack Irish, many more).

We talk about how Ben's toenail came off and we don't really know what's going on with Beyonce. PLUS can you ever trust an actor given that they are essentially professional liars?

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:33am EDT

Another hilarious ep of Gather Around Me, as your pals Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith pick apart the amusing news of the day: from I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! to the impending removal of babies to island prison camps.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:38am EDT

G'day folks, it's a brand new ep of Gather Around Me, powered by the official drink of GAM: Blend 43.

In this ep: hospital visits, homophobe visits, and when is it okay to piss on a couch?

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:20am EDT

Hi there, folks. A listener recently brought it to our attention that we have never really made it clear that every episode of Gather Around Me is intended as a live Brewster's Millions commentary, so we decided to rectify that.

Play this podcast alongside the 1985 film Brewster's Millions for best effect.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:38am EDT

Hi there, gentle listeners! Ben Pobjie and Cam Smith are back with a new year of Gather Around Me! In this ep, they discuss Christmas, New Years, blown tyres and the spectre of reverse sexism which hangs heavy over us all.

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