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Tom Rhodes Smart Camp

Tom Rhodes Smart Camp is a festival of ideas, knowledge, stories, books & adventures. 

I have been a comedian for more than 39 years. I travel the world doing comedy. 
Whenever I can I will share my adventures with you on this Tom Rhodes Smart Camp podcast.

My amazing creative partner and ex-wife Ashna is my best friend. We are a mom & pop business and with her help I will putting out these episodes with all the wisdom I have gained in my life and telling you all of my greatest adventures while traveling the world. 

Thank you for your generosity and for joining the Rhodesies club. You are in my heart forever!

Jun 13, 2024

Tom chats with comedian Ben Gonzalez, known for his sharp and insightful material. They dive into Ben's unique journey from being a paramedic to becoming a comedian, discussing how his background influences his comedy.

Ben shares how becoming a father motivated him to pursue stand-up and how he balances his career with parenting. His new special, "Full Custody," draws from his personal experiences, especially gaining full custody of his children, and turning those challenges into humor.

The discussion also explores the intense realities Ben faced as a paramedic, witnessing life-and-death situations, and how these experiences shape his perspective on life and comedy.

More Ben:

Hooray for humanity!

We're dropping new episodes every Thursday-ish.


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About Smart Camp podcast

Tom Rhodes Smart Camp is a festival of ideas, knowledge, stories, books & adventures.

Join us for 

  • Smart Ramble (Tom talks)
  • Smart Talk (Tom has a guest)
  • Smart Bestie (Tom and Ashna Rodjan)
  • Smart Books and Movies (Review on Books and Movies)


I have been a comedian for more than 40 years. I travel the world, performing comedy. Exploring diverse cultures and connecting with people from all walks of life while doing comedy is at the heart of my journey. Whenever I can, I'll share my adventures and a global perspective with you on this podcast.


Ashna, Dutch artist, photographer, and my ex-wife, is my best friend and she's an essential part of the Rhodesies production team. We've traveled the world together for 8 years. With her background in cognitive psychology and her passion for philosophy and the arts, Ashna shares her unique European perspective.