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Meerkat Musings

By Ben Berwick

A man (meerkat?) called Ben discusses the world!
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World Cup Shocks
World Cup Shocks
Let it be said that football is never quite as straightforward as it seems.
14:03
November 24, 2022
The 2022 World Cup - The First Two Days
The 2022 World Cup - The First Two Days
I offer my thoughts on the early action from the World Cup in Qatar.
21:40
November 22, 2022
Creepy Stalkers
Creepy Stalkers
Guys, can you cut out the creepy incel behaviour? https://twitter.com/ask_aubry/status/1589740607030763520?t=9w4cWqJ9_int5ma9yg-NJQ&s=19
09:19
November 08, 2022
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 11 - Halloween
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 11 - Halloween
I reflect upon the spooky season!
08:59
October 31, 2022
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 10 - Christmas
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 10 - Christmas
I rant about the early start of the festive season.
04:25
October 28, 2022
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 9: Cutlery
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 9: Cutlery
In this episode, I talk about the humble eating utensils.
05:37
October 25, 2022
The Awakening!
The Awakening!
My first ever book, The Awakening, is now available for pre-order! Check out Jumpmaster Press for the details! https://www.jumpmasterpress.com/product-page/the-awakening
05:36
October 18, 2022
Super Mario Time!
Super Mario Time!
Next year, redemption looms for Nintendo's famous mascot.
16:18
October 12, 2022
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 8 - Magic
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 8 - Magic
It's nice to be dazzled sometimes!
06:09
October 04, 2022
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 7 - Invisibility
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 7 - Invisibility
What if you could turn invisible for three hours?
05:53
October 03, 2022
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 6 - Private Education
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 6 - Private Education
Inspired by the Web, I ponder whether privatised education is better than state-funded education.
24:12
September 29, 2022
Random Prompts Season Three Episode 5 - Fruit vs Veg
Random Prompts Season Three Episode 5 - Fruit vs Veg
I think fruits and veg need to be clearly defined as separate to one another, what do you think?
06:59
September 21, 2022
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 4 - Media
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 4 - Media
How have media devices and data storage changed?
14:28
September 20, 2022
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 3 - Picard
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 3 - Picard
I take a brief look at the Star Trek character of Jean-Luc Picard.
10:48
September 17, 2022
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 2 - The Worst Movie I've ever seen
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 2 - The Worst Movie I've ever seen
There are a few candidates, but one truly stands out.
06:54
September 15, 2022
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 1 - Breakfast
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 1 - Breakfast
It's the most important meal of the day!
08:59
September 14, 2022
The Symbolism of the Queen
The Symbolism of the Queen
There are various points of view.
17:29
September 09, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II
I share some thoughts on the late Queen Elizabeth II, may she Rest in Peace.
11:56
September 09, 2022
Rings of Power (and Wokery)
Rings of Power (and Wokery)
What is the new Lord of the Rings series like, and what does it mean to be woke?
10:43
September 05, 2022
Random Prompts Season 2 Finale: Light
Random Prompts Season 2 Finale: Light
Light is fast, but do we understand what that means?
11:33
September 01, 2022
Random Prompts S2 E12 - AI
Random Prompts S2 E12 - AI
Can machines become self-aware? What might happen if they did?
09:01
August 31, 2022
Random Prompts S2 E11: Heatwaves
Random Prompts S2 E11: Heatwaves
Following July's unprecedented heatwave, I talk about climate change.
10:26
August 31, 2022
Random Prompts S2 E10: Cooking Mistakes
Random Prompts S2 E10: Cooking Mistakes
Just what *is* a food mistake?
10:17
August 29, 2022
Nice Guys
Nice Guys
Nice Guys... they aren't as nice as they think.
12:01
August 26, 2022
Random Prompts S2 E9: Books
Random Prompts S2 E9: Books
Books are a marvellous invention, and one of the most pivotal in human history.
09:28
August 25, 2022
Random Prompts S2 E8: Ambience
Random Prompts S2 E8: Ambience
We are used to background noise, do we appreciate it?
04:36
August 24, 2022
Random Prompts S2 E7: The JWST
Random Prompts S2 E7: The JWST
I offer a few thoughts on the James Webb Space Telescope
09:35
August 21, 2022
Random Prompts Season 2 Ep 6: Favourite Pie
Random Prompts Season 2 Ep 6: Favourite Pie
Meaty pies? Dessert pies? What *is* a pie anyway?
07:04
August 20, 2022
Random Prompts Season 2 Episode 5: The Internet
Random Prompts Season 2 Episode 5: The Internet
How has the World Wide Web shaped us?
10:15
August 18, 2022
Random Prompts Season 2, Episode 3: Nintendo
Random Prompts Season 2, Episode 3: Nintendo
I offer a mini look at Nintendo's history.
22:20
August 13, 2022
Random Prompts Season 2 Episode 2: Favourite Sports Team
Random Prompts Season 2 Episode 2: Favourite Sports Team
The answer to this one will be quite obvious!
04:53
August 10, 2022
Random Prompts Season 2 Episode 1 - Three Wishes
Random Prompts Season 2 Episode 1 - Three Wishes
How would you answer the question of three wishes?!
07:09
August 06, 2022
Random Prompts 13: Spam
Random Prompts 13: Spam
Inspired by real events, these are my thoughts on spammers and spam calls.
09:33
July 10, 2022
Random Prompts 12: Have I been to a strip club?
Random Prompts 12: Have I been to a strip club?
The answer is no, but the question raises other questions...
09:46
July 09, 2022
Musings on Resignations
Musings on Resignations
Will the worst PM in living memory finally go?!
09:28
July 06, 2022
Random Prompts 11: Are we good or bad?
Random Prompts 11: Are we good or bad?
Are most people inherently good, or inherently bad?
06:50
July 06, 2022
Random Prompts 10: Favourite Drink
Random Prompts 10: Favourite Drink
I distill (heh) this one down to two choices.
13:59
July 05, 2022
Random Prompts 9: Volcanoes
Random Prompts 9: Volcanoes
Let's briefly talk about the power of these mighty natural beasts.
08:54
July 04, 2022
Random Prompts 8: Insect Decline
Random Prompts 8: Insect Decline
This prompt is from a friend from work, and it delves into some pretty serious territory...
05:01
July 03, 2022
Random Prompts 7: Tattoos
Random Prompts 7: Tattoos
Tattoos have become more acceptable, and they are a wonderful form of expression, but then, I'm biased - I have five of my own!
07:29
July 02, 2022
Random Prompts 6: Love at First Sight
Random Prompts 6: Love at First Sight
Do I believe there is any truth to the old saying of love at first sight?
04:41
July 01, 2022
Random Prompts 5: Favourite Transportation
Random Prompts 5: Favourite Transportation
What is my preferred mode of travel? Listen to find out!
07:01
June 30, 2022
Random Prompts 4: Least Favourite Job
Random Prompts 4: Least Favourite Job
In this episode, I discuss which jobs have been my least enjoyable!
04:29
June 29, 2022
Random Prompts 3: Book Recommendations
Random Prompts 3: Book Recommendations
In this prompt, I talk a little bit about books, and which ones I'd recommend.
10:32
June 28, 2022
Random Prompts Episode 2: Tech
Random Prompts Episode 2: Tech
What piece of tech would look like magic to people in medieval Europe?
05:02
June 17, 2022
Britain's Shame
Britain's Shame
I talk about the intention to send refugees to Rwanda.
06:56
June 12, 2022
Random Prompts: Printing
Random Prompts: Printing
In the first of a new series, I take random ideas, and turn them into podcasts!
13:00
June 10, 2022
Musings on Stedfast Baptist Church
Musings on Stedfast Baptist Church
Thanks to Bruce Gerencser for making me aware of this! www.brucegerencser.net
14:51
June 10, 2022
Texas and Guns
Texas and Guns
I remain baffled and heartbroken by the attitude some Americans have about guns.
20:15
May 26, 2022
Horses...
Horses...
Are apparently a gateway!
26:50
May 24, 2022
The Premier League Finale
The Premier League Finale
It all ends here.
15:40
May 24, 2022
The Meerkat Muse - 18/5/22
The Meerkat Muse - 18/5/22
https://meerkatmusings.co.uk/the-meerkat-muse-18th-of-may-2022/
41:43
May 18, 2022
Musings on FA Cup Glory
Musings on FA Cup Glory
Two trophies won, two to go!
07:54
May 15, 2022
Liverpool
Liverpool
We're in the endgame now...
09:45
May 06, 2022
Twitter Changes Hands
Twitter Changes Hands
I offer up a few thoughts on the news that Elon Musk is buying Twitter. https://meerkatmusings.co.uk/twitter-changes-hands/
10:26
April 26, 2022
Liverpool v Everton
Liverpool v Everton
I muse on a pivotal game for both Merseyside football clubs.
11:55
April 25, 2022
Musings on Liverpool and Man Utd
Musings on Liverpool and Man Utd
I reflect upon the recent meeting of the two sides at Anfield.
22:08
April 20, 2022
Books and Publishing
Books and Publishing
An update on the quest for publishing!
06:38
April 18, 2022
The Meerkat Muse
The Meerkat Muse
Here we have the first Muse, designed to complement www.meerkatmusings.co.uk!
19:35
April 18, 2022
The 2022 World Cup
The 2022 World Cup
I make some early predictions for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
11:48
April 08, 2022
The 2022 Bahrain GP
The 2022 Bahrain GP
https://meerkatmusings.co.uk/f1-2022-round-1-the-bahrain-gp/ F1 is back!
17:42
March 22, 2022
Awakening Update
Awakening Update
We're one step closer to the dream!
08:42
March 18, 2022
Ukraine and Russia
Ukraine and Russia
How I begin to process this? How can this happen in today's world?
06:38
February 24, 2022
Guns - a Spiritual Issue?
Guns - a Spiritual Issue?
Inspired by an online debate, I talk a bit about guns, gun crime, and the facts around said crime.
27:09
February 03, 2022
Musings on 2022
Musings on 2022
Let's introduce the New Year!
05:46
January 06, 2022
Musings on the 2021 F1 Finale
Musings on the 2021 F1 Finale
I discuss the dramatic and controversial ending to an exciting F1 season.
14:31
December 13, 2021
Muses on Christmas Parties
Muses on Christmas Parties
It's one rule for us and another for the Tories!
05:37
December 09, 2021
Musings on F1 Finales
Musings on F1 Finales
We come to the end of an epic F1 season. Who will triumph, Hamilton or Verstappen? #F1 #Formula1
16:36
December 07, 2021
Musings on Tech
Musings on Tech
I got an Oculus Quest 2 for my bday, and I talk about it here.
14:11
November 25, 2021
Musings on Edits and the Honorverse
Musings on Edits and the Honorverse
A short Muse on the editing of my book and on the sci-fi series the Honorverse
07:50
November 12, 2021
Man United vs Liverpool
Man United vs Liverpool
The day after an amazing evening, I recount the dismantling of Manchester United at the hands of Liverpool.
12:48
October 25, 2021
Musings on Editing
Musings on Editing
A short ponderance on the editing process.
05:32
September 24, 2021
Book Deals
Book Deals
https://meerkatmusings.co.uk/a-proud-moment/
10:35
September 01, 2021
The Awakening 2nd Edition!
The Awakening 2nd Edition!
It's finally here! The 2nd Edition of The Awakening is out NOW! https://www.amazon.com/Awakening-Part-one-Chonith-Saga-ebook/dp/B08DK71165/
06:25
July 27, 2021
The Cusp of Greatness?
The Cusp of Greatness?
I offer a smattering of thoughts on England's progress to the final of Euro 2020.
09:30
July 08, 2021
Toxic Fandoms
Toxic Fandoms
In this episode I discuss how as a fandom Star Trek fans need to be better. I examine some outrageous and deceitful claims, and the silence of allies.https://meerkatmusings.co.uk/toxicity-in-star-trek/
19:43
July 02, 2021
Musings on Social Media
Musings on Social Media
Do we *really* need to issue calls for confrontation? https://meerkatmusings.co.uk/my-political-compass/
17:37
June 02, 2021
Musings on Vaccines
Musings on Vaccines
https://meerkatmusings.co.uk/viruses-vaccines-and-more/ Get vaccinated!
27:38
May 21, 2021
Star Trek News
Star Trek News
My personal observations on the First Contact Day Star Trek news!
10:31
April 06, 2021
Opening Times
Opening Times
Please pay more attention!
04:37
April 02, 2021
Ducktales
Ducktales
A nostalgic look at the 2017 reboot
12:57
March 25, 2021
Football Manager - 28/29
Football Manager - 28/29
How will my second full season at Leeds go?
51:53
March 25, 2021
Trusting Science
Trusting Science
Trust, authority, science and a few things in between
15:04
March 21, 2021
The Leeds Project: Season 1
The Leeds Project: Season 1
The chronicle of my first full season at Leeds United
46:50
March 21, 2021
Sarah Everard
Sarah Everard
https://coalitionofthebrave.wordpress.com/2021/03/10/but-youre-over-reacting/
08:19
March 11, 2021
Harry & Meghan
Harry & Meghan
https://meerkatmusings.co.uk/meghan-harry/
18:36
March 11, 2021
Football Manager - Prem Life
Football Manager - Prem Life
I blow a fuse and reach new heights! www.meerkatmusings.co.uk
29:21
March 07, 2021
FM21 - Going Up
FM21 - Going Up
The Eagles Soar!
24:59
February 25, 2021
Zelda 35
Zelda 35
A brief ramble about the recent Nintendo Direct and the re-release of Skyward Sword
10:01
February 21, 2021
Football Manager 2021 Career
Football Manager 2021 Career
The story so far... And the latest from the newest episode!
27:11
February 21, 2021
The latest Aldershot Action!
The latest Aldershot Action!
https://meerkatmusings.co.uk/football-manager-p9-inconsistency/
19:53
February 14, 2021
Rambles
Rambles
That's it. That's the podcast.
25:04
January 30, 2021
Football Manager 2021 - Upwards
Football Manager 2021 - Upwards
https://meerkatmusings.co.uk/football-manager-21-p4-upwards/
19:27
January 29, 2021
Absolute Power
Absolute Power
Does absolute power corrupt absolutely?
03:02
January 23, 2021
Football Manager 2021 - The New Career P1
Football Manager 2021 - The New Career P1
A new Football adventure begins! Check it out! https://meerkatmusings.co.uk/the-football-manager-2021-story/ you can find details of my old career too! https://meerkatmusings.co.uk/why-i-love/why-i-love-football-manager-games/football-manager-prepping-and-winning/
22:32
January 23, 2021
Favourite Day of the Week
Favourite Day of the Week
A random generator gave me this random question!
06:23
January 17, 2021
Meerkat Musings on 2021!
Meerkat Musings on 2021!
https://meerkatmusings.co.uk/meerkat-musings-reviews-2020/
15:32
January 08, 2021
Grosjean's Fiery Escape
Grosjean's Fiery Escape
A spectacular and terrifying crash gives rise to thanks for the halo.
13:46
November 30, 2020
Tea vs Coffee!
Tea vs Coffee!
The ultimate battle of caffeinated beverages!
06:30
November 28, 2020
Musings on Cats
Musings on Cats
I chat about our furry feline friends!
10:47
November 24, 2020
Mistakes and Anxiety
Mistakes and Anxiety
A brief 'cast today.
07:01
October 27, 2020
Trumped by Covid
Trumped by Covid
Yes, Trump has the Coronavirus. Ironic no?
10:04
October 02, 2020
Covid Conspiracies!
Covid Conspiracies!
https://twitter.com/darth_timon/status/1308071186673340417?s=19 I encountered the Coronavirus deniers the other day!
11:30
September 25, 2020
The Power of Words
The Power of Words
Words have meaning. Words matter. We should think about how we use them.
13:43
September 18, 2020
School and Books
School and Books
My daughter is in her final year of junior school, and I'm reflecting upon how she's grown. I'm pushing for book sales and exposure as much as possible! https://amzn.to/3gSzS5G
12:30
September 04, 2020
Musings on Book Reviews and Writing
Musings on Book Reviews and Writing
Please check out my friend's video on book tropes! https://youtu.be/jazjEMrxTC0
25:01
August 13, 2020
The Awakening!
The Awakening!
My first ever book gets published in a matter of days! Plus, I discuss the patient waiting for Star Trek: Lower Decks, I look forward to Strange New Worlds, and I eagerly await Discovery season 3! https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08DK71165
23:09
August 06, 2020
Lower Decks
Lower Decks
I look forward to the newest Star Trek series, and ponder how the Fandom Menace will react.
12:21
July 09, 2020
Writing and Recording
Writing and Recording
The twin issues of whether to publish something, and how to record something. If you know of a good, cheap alternative to Elgato video capture equipment, please drop me a line! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLRO6F-5nMYw79fSMAN1usA
06:02
July 03, 2020
Alternative timeline dreams give rise to philosophical pondering
Alternative timeline dreams give rise to philosophical pondering
https://meerkatmusings.co.uk/the-potter-rebellion/
09:28
June 29, 2020
The first episode of season 3 is more of an overview
The first episode of season 3 is more of an overview
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLRO6F-5nMYw79fSMAN1usA https://meerkatmusings.co.uk/formula-1/
08:08
May 24, 2020
Musings on Career Paths
Musings on Career Paths
It's a new year, and 2020 brings with it new opportunities.
07:16
January 10, 2020
Musings on Getting out and VOTING!!!
Musings on Getting out and VOTING!!!
Do it people. Vote. It's important.
07:15
December 03, 2019
Marvel and the Directors Row
Marvel and the Directors Row
Just a short podcast, regarding the recent commentary about whether or not the Marvel Cinematic Universe is cinema or not.
07:00
October 21, 2019
Musings on the Turning Tide?
Musings on the Turning Tide?
https://coalitionofthebrave.wordpress.com/2019/09/20/an-open-invitation/
10:34
October 01, 2019
Men, we need to talk
Men, we need to talk
Can we scrap unhelpful, harmful notions of 'manliness' and talk when we need to?
04:22
September 28, 2019
Season 2 Episode 1 - No to no-deal!
Season 2 Episode 1 - No to no-deal!
Our own government's predictions are that no-deal will be disastrous - so why does Boris want it so badly?
15:00
September 02, 2019
The Lion King P2
The Lion King P2
I've seen The Lion King, and I offer you my thoughts.
14:59
July 28, 2019
The Lion King
The Lion King
I preview the new Lion King and look back at the legacy of the original.
15:33
July 16, 2019
Super Mario Maker 2
Super Mario Maker 2
https://youtu.be/kgflzEKh-kU
04:34
July 08, 2019
Lamenting the Past
Lamenting the Past
Two of my former employers have recently gone down.
11:54
July 08, 2019
Toy Story 4 - Thoughts and Feelings
Toy Story 4 - Thoughts and Feelings
This is a spoiler-filled review and muse on the latest (and likely final) instalment of the Toy Story franchise, so listen at your own risk!
10:58
June 22, 2019
The First Day of Summer!
The First Day of Summer!
It's nice to finally have some good weather!
12:55
June 22, 2019
Musings on Breastfeeding
Musings on Breastfeeding
http://meerkatmusings.co.uk/breastfeeding-and-fanatical-thinking/
09:09
June 19, 2019
Musings on Guns and Gun Control
Musings on Guns and Gun Control
http://meerkatmusings.co.uk/guns-and-stats/
25:05
June 19, 2019
Musings on E3 and Breath of the Wild 2
Musings on E3 and Breath of the Wild 2
I ponder the upcoming BOTW sequel
10:32
June 14, 2019
Shatner, Star Trek and Social Media
Shatner, Star Trek and Social Media
I dig into the recent furor regarding William Shatner and death wishes.
19:20
June 13, 2019
Musings on Creativity
Musings on Creativity
I address my creative spark, or lack thereof. www.meerkatmusings.co.uk
11:30
June 07, 2019
Musings on Liverpool FC
Musings on Liverpool FC
Let us reflect on the Champions League and the 18/19 season.
13:39
June 04, 2019
Nintendo!
Nintendo!
I talk briefly about upcoming Nintendo games.
07:55
May 26, 2019
Musings on Patriarchy
Musings on Patriarchy
Following an unusual assertion on Twitter, I offer up a few thoughts on the male-dominated nature of society.
15:18
May 26, 2019
Musings on Star Trek Picard
Musings on Star Trek Picard
As a huge Trekkie, I am eagerly awaiting the next installment of Picard's adventures!
08:27
May 24, 2019
Faith and Transgender
Faith and Transgender
For a deeper look into my discussions with people of faith, please check out www.meerkatmusings.co.uk/what-i-think/religious-discussion/
16:32
May 24, 2019
Musings on Voting and Elections
Musings on Voting and Elections
I voted in the MEP elections and I urge anyone who can vote to do so.
02:47
May 23, 2019
In the not so distant future, I plan to expand upon this little talk about science and faith.
In the not so distant future, I plan to expand upon this little talk about science and faith.
Please check out this link for a further insight http://meerkatmusings.co.uk/meerkat-musings-vs-theology-archaeology-faith-healing-p2/
10:53
May 21, 2019
I pay tribute to the career and courage of Niki Lauda.
I pay tribute to the career and courage of Niki Lauda.
Niki lauda was a three-time world champion and a man who overcame terrible odds.
08:52
May 21, 2019
A very brief 'reintroduction' to the Meerkat Musings podcast channel!
A very brief 'reintroduction' to the Meerkat Musings podcast channel!
For more, please check out www.meerkatmusings.co.uk!
01:44
May 21, 2019