By Ben Berwick
A man (meerkat?) called Ben discusses the world!
Meerkat MusingsSep 18, 2020
Tears of the Kingdom - Two Werks In
In a spoiler-filled talk, I discuss my experiences of Tears of the Kingdom.
May 25, 202322:17
Previewing Tears of the Kingdom
I look ahead to Friday's launch of Tears of the Kingdom!
May 10, 202307:48
Musings on Monarchy
I offer a few thoughts on the recent Coronation, and on the Royal Family.
May 09, 202312:52
Game Reviews: A Link to the Past
In this episode, I briefly discuss what I consider to be the greatest game ever made.
Apr 08, 202308:34
Game Reviews: Super Mario Bros
The original 1985 classic is under the microscope today.
Mar 29, 202306:27
Book Reviews: On Basilisk Station
I review book one of the Honoverse: On Basilisk Station, by David Weber.
Mar 13, 202305:52
Book Reviews: Wings of Steele: Destination Unknown
In the second entry of the Review series, I examine the first book of Jeffrey Burger's Wings of Steele series.
Mar 10, 202307:22
Book Reviews: Old Man's War
In the first of a new series here at Meerkat Musings (inspired by Rae of Bookmark Chronicles, https://youtube.com/@BookmarkChronicles), I review John Scalzi's Old Man's War.
Mar 06, 202305:40
The Site of Sothis
Let's talk about site history.
Jan 30, 202313:18
Strength and Weakness
There is one person who can make me feel both strong and weak.
Jan 20, 202303:49
Three Wishes - with a catch
What if one wish wouldn't come true?
Jan 20, 202315:07
The First Muse of 2023!
Let's open the podcast with a long-winded ramble, because why not?!
Jan 20, 202328:44
Musings of Christmas and Other Things
That's it. That's the podcast. www.jumpmasterpress.com/product-page/the-awakening amzn.to/3YqylKZ
Dec 16, 202223:10
The 2022 World Cup - The Group Stage 3rd Round
The final round of group stage games is about to begin. Who reaches the last 16?
Nov 29, 202218:46
World Cup Shocks
Let it be said that football is never quite as straightforward as it seems.
Nov 24, 202214:03
The 2022 World Cup - The First Two Days
I offer my thoughts on the early action from the World Cup in Qatar.
Nov 22, 202221:40
Guys, can you cut out the creepy incel behaviour? https://twitter.com/ask_aubry/status/1589740607030763520?t=9w4cWqJ9_int5ma9yg-NJQ&s=19
Nov 08, 202209:19
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 11 - Halloween
I reflect upon the spooky season!
Oct 31, 202208:59
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 10 - Christmas
I rant about the early start of the festive season.
Oct 28, 202204:25
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 9: Cutlery
In this episode, I talk about the humble eating utensils.
Oct 25, 202205:37
My first ever book, The Awakening, is now available for pre-order! Check out Jumpmaster Press for the details! www.jumpmasterpress.com/product-page/the-awakening
Oct 18, 202205:36
Super Mario Time!
Next year, redemption looms for Nintendo's famous mascot.
Oct 12, 202216:18
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 8 - Magic
It's nice to be dazzled sometimes!
Oct 04, 202206:09
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 7 - Invisibility
What if you could turn invisible for three hours?
Oct 03, 202205:53
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 6 - Private Education
Inspired by the Web, I ponder whether privatised education is better than state-funded education.
Sep 29, 202224:12
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?
Sep 21, 202206:59
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 4 - Media
How have media devices and data storage changed?
Sep 20, 202214:28
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 3 - Picard
I take a brief look at the Star Trek character of Jean-Luc Picard.
Sep 17, 202210:48
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 2 - The Worst Movie I've ever seen
There are a few candidates, but one truly stands out.
Sep 15, 202206:54
Random Prompts Season 3 Episode 1 - Breakfast
It's the most important meal of the day!
Sep 14, 202208:59
The Symbolism of the Queen
There are various points of view.
Sep 09, 202217:29
Queen Elizabeth II
I share some thoughts on the late Queen Elizabeth II, may she Rest in Peace.
Sep 09, 202211:56
Rings of Power (and Wokery)
What is the new Lord of the Rings series like, and what does it mean to be woke?
Sep 05, 202210:43
Random Prompts Season 2 Finale: Light
Light is fast, but do we understand what that means?
Sep 01, 202211:33
Random Prompts S2 E12 - AI
Can machines become self-aware? What might happen if they did?
Aug 31, 202209:01
Random Prompts S2 E11: Heatwaves
Following July's unprecedented heatwave, I talk about climate change.
Aug 31, 202210:26
Random Prompts S2 E10: Cooking Mistakes
Just what *is* a food mistake?
Aug 29, 202210:17
Nice Guys... they aren't as nice as they think.
Aug 26, 202212:01
Random Prompts S2 E9: Books
Books are a marvellous invention, and one of the most pivotal in human history.
Aug 25, 202209:28
Random Prompts S2 E8: Ambience
We are used to background noise, do we appreciate it?
Aug 24, 202204:36
Random Prompts S2 E7: The JWST
I offer a few thoughts on the James Webb Space Telescope
Aug 21, 202209:35
Random Prompts Season 2 Ep 6: Favourite Pie
Meaty pies? Dessert pies? What *is* a pie anyway?
Aug 20, 202207:04
Random Prompts Season 2 Episode 5: The Internet
How has the World Wide Web shaped us?
Aug 18, 202210:15
Random Prompts Season 2, Episode 3: Nintendo
I offer a mini look at Nintendo's history.
Aug 13, 202222:20
Random Prompts Season 2 Episode 2: Favourite Sports Team
The answer to this one will be quite obvious!
Aug 10, 202204:53
Random Prompts Season 2 Episode 1 - Three Wishes
How would you answer the question of three wishes?!
Aug 06, 202207:09
Random Prompts Season 2 Episode 4: DuckTales!
Jul 15, 202209:56
Random Prompts 13: Spam
Inspired by real events, these are my thoughts on spammers and spam calls.
Jul 10, 202209:33
Random Prompts 12: Have I been to a strip club?
The answer is no, but the question raises other questions...
Jul 09, 202209:46
Musings on Resignations
Will the worst PM in living memory finally go?!
Jul 06, 202209:28
Random Prompts 11: Are we good or bad?
Are most people inherently good, or inherently bad?
Jul 06, 202206:50
Random Prompts 10: Favourite Drink
I distill (heh) this one down to two choices.
Jul 05, 202213:59
Random Prompts 9: Volcanoes
Let's briefly talk about the power of these mighty natural beasts.
Jul 04, 202208:54
Random Prompts 8: Insect Decline
This prompt is from a friend from work, and it delves into some pretty serious territory...
Jul 03, 202205:01
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!
Jul 02, 202207:29
Random Prompts 6: Love at First Sight
Do I believe there is any truth to the old saying of love at first sight?
Jul 01, 202204:41
Random Prompts 5: Favourite Transportation
What is my preferred mode of travel? Listen to find out!
Jun 30, 202207:01
Random Prompts 4: Least Favourite Job
In this episode, I discuss which jobs have been my least enjoyable!
Jun 29, 202204:29
Random Prompts 3: Book Recommendations
In this prompt, I talk a little bit about books, and which ones I'd recommend.
Jun 28, 202210:32
Random Prompts Episode 2: Tech
What piece of tech would look like magic to people in medieval Europe?
Jun 17, 202205:02
I talk about the intention to send refugees to Rwanda.
Jun 12, 202206:56
Random Prompts: Printing
In the first of a new series, I take random ideas, and turn them into podcasts!
Jun 10, 202213:00
Musings on Stedfast Baptist Church
Thanks to Bruce Gerencser for making me aware of this! www.brucegerencser.net
Jun 10, 202214:51
Texas and Guns
I remain baffled and heartbroken by the attitude some Americans have about guns.
May 26, 202220:15
Are apparently a gateway!
May 24, 202226:50
The Premier League Finale
It all ends here.
May 24, 202215:40
The Meerkat Muse - 18/5/22
May 18, 202241:43
Musings on FA Cup Glory
Two trophies won, two to go!
May 15, 202207:54
We're in the endgame now...
May 06, 202209:45
Twitter Changes Hands
I offer up a few thoughts on the news that Elon Musk is buying Twitter. meerkatmusings.co.uk/twitter-changes-hands/
Apr 26, 202210:26
Liverpool v Everton
I muse on a pivotal game for both Merseyside football clubs.
Apr 25, 202211:55
Musings on Liverpool and Man Utd
I reflect upon the recent meeting of the two sides at Anfield.
Apr 20, 202222:08
Books and Publishing
An update on the quest for publishing!
Apr 18, 202206:38
The Meerkat Muse
Here we have the first Muse, designed to complement www.meerkatmusings.co.uk!
Apr 18, 202219:35
The 2022 World Cup
I make some early predictions for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Apr 08, 202211:48
The 2022 Bahrain GP
Mar 22, 202217:42
We're one step closer to the dream!
Mar 18, 202208:42
Ukraine and Russia
How I begin to process this? How can this happen in today's world?
Feb 24, 202206:38
Guns - a Spiritual Issue?
Inspired by an online debate, I talk a bit about guns, gun crime, and the facts around said crime.
Feb 03, 202227:09
Musings on 2022
Let's introduce the New Year!
Jan 06, 202205:46
Musings on the 2021 F1 Finale
I discuss the dramatic and controversial ending to an exciting F1 season.
Dec 13, 202114:31
Muses on Christmas Parties
It's one rule for us and another for the Tories!
Dec 09, 202105:37
Musings on F1 Finales
We come to the end of an epic F1 season. Who will triumph, Hamilton or Verstappen? #F1 #Formula1
Dec 07, 202116:36
Musings on Tech
I got an Oculus Quest 2 for my bday, and I talk about it here.
Nov 25, 202114:11
Musings on Edits and the Honorverse
A short Muse on the editing of my book and on the sci-fi series the Honorverse
Nov 12, 202107:50
Man United vs Liverpool
The day after an amazing evening, I recount the dismantling of Manchester United at the hands of Liverpool.
Oct 25, 202112:48
Musings on Editing
A short ponderance on the editing process.
Sep 24, 202105:32
Sep 01, 202110:35
The Awakening 2nd Edition!
It's finally here! The 2nd Edition of The Awakening is out NOW! www.amazon.com/Awakening-Part-one-Chonith-Saga-ebook/dp/B08DK71165/
Jul 27, 202106:25
The Cusp of Greatness?
I offer a smattering of thoughts on England's progress to the final of Euro 2020.
Jul 08, 202109:30
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 meerkatmusings.co.uk/toxicity-in-star-trek/
Jul 02, 202119:43
Musings on Social Media
Do we *really* need to issue calls for confrontation? meerkatmusings.co.uk/my-political-compass/
Jun 02, 202117:37
Musings on Vaccines
meerkatmusings.co.uk/viruses-vaccines-and-more/ Get vaccinated!
May 21, 202127:38
Star Trek News
My personal observations on the First Contact Day Star Trek news!
Apr 06, 202110:31
Please pay more attention!
Apr 02, 202104:37
A nostalgic look at the 2017 reboot
Mar 25, 202112:57
Football Manager - 28/29
How will my second full season at Leeds go?
Mar 25, 202151:53
Trust, authority, science and a few things in between
Mar 21, 202115:04
The Leeds Project: Season 1
The chronicle of my first full season at Leeds United
Mar 21, 202146:50
Mar 11, 202108:19
Harry & Meghan
Mar 11, 202118:36
Football Manager - Prem Life
I blow a fuse and reach new heights! www.meerkatmusings.co.uk
Mar 07, 202129:21
FM21 - Going Up
The Eagles Soar!
Feb 25, 202124:59
A brief ramble about the recent Nintendo Direct and the re-release of Skyward Sword
Feb 21, 202110:01
Football Manager 2021 Career
The story so far... And the latest from the newest episode!
Feb 21, 202127:11
The latest Aldershot Action!
Feb 14, 202119:53
That's it. That's the podcast.
Jan 30, 202125:04
Football Manager 2021 - Upwards
Jan 29, 202119:27
Does absolute power corrupt absolutely?
Jan 23, 202103:02
Football Manager 2021 - The New Career P1
A new Football adventure begins! Check it out! meerkatmusings.co.uk/the-football-manager-2021-story/ you can find details of my old career too! meerkatmusings.co.uk/why-i-love/why-i-love-football-manager-games/football-manager-prepping-and-winning/
Jan 23, 202122:32
Favourite Day of the Week
A random generator gave me this random question!
Jan 17, 202106:23
Meerkat Musings on 2021!
Jan 08, 202115:32
Grosjean's Fiery Escape
A spectacular and terrifying crash gives rise to thanks for the halo.
Nov 30, 202013:46
Tea vs Coffee!
The ultimate battle of caffeinated beverages!
Nov 28, 202006:30
Musings on Cats
I chat about our furry feline friends!
Nov 24, 202010:47
Mistakes and Anxiety
A brief 'cast today.
Oct 27, 202007:01
Trumped by Covid
Yes, Trump has the Coronavirus. Ironic no?
Oct 02, 202010:04
twitter.com/darth_timon/status/1308071186673340417?s=19 I encountered the Coronavirus deniers the other day!
Sep 25, 202011:30
The Power of Words
Words have meaning. Words matter. We should think about how we use them.
Sep 18, 202013:43
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! amzn.to/3gSzS5G
Sep 04, 202012:30
Musings on Book Reviews and Writing
Please check out my friend's video on book tropes! youtu.be/jazjEMrxTC0
Aug 13, 202025:01
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! www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08DK71165
Aug 06, 202023:09
I look forward to the newest Star Trek series, and ponder how the Fandom Menace will react.
Jul 09, 202012:21
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! www.youtube.com/channel/UCLRO6F-5nMYw79fSMAN1usA
Jul 03, 202006:02
Alternative timeline dreams give rise to philosophical pondering
Jun 29, 202009:28
The first episode of season 3 is more of an overview
May 24, 202008:08
Musings on Career Paths
It's a new year, and 2020 brings with it new opportunities.
Jan 10, 202007:16
Musings on Getting out and VOTING!!!
Do it people. Vote. It's important.
Dec 03, 201907:15
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.
Oct 21, 201907:00
Musings on the Turning Tide?
Oct 01, 201910:34
Men, we need to talk
Can we scrap unhelpful, harmful notions of 'manliness' and talk when we need to?
Sep 28, 201904:22
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?
Sep 02, 201915:00
The Lion King P2
I've seen The Lion King, and I offer you my thoughts.
Jul 28, 201914:59
The Lion King
I preview the new Lion King and look back at the legacy of the original.
Jul 16, 201915:33
Super Mario Maker 2
Jul 08, 201904:34
Lamenting the Past
Two of my former employers have recently gone down.
Jul 08, 201911:54
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!
Jun 22, 201910:58
The First Day of Summer!
It's nice to finally have some good weather!
Jun 22, 201912:55
Musings on Breastfeeding
Jun 19, 201909:09
Musings on Guns and Gun Control
Jun 19, 201925:05
Musings on E3 and Breath of the Wild 2
I ponder the upcoming BOTW sequel
Jun 14, 201910:32
Shatner, Star Trek and Social Media
I dig into the recent furor regarding William Shatner and death wishes.
Jun 13, 201919:20
Musings on Creativity
I address my creative spark, or lack thereof. www.meerkatmusings.co.uk
Jun 07, 201911:30
Musings on Liverpool FC
Let us reflect on the Champions League and the 18/19 season.
Jun 04, 201913:39
I talk briefly about upcoming Nintendo games.
May 26, 201907:55
Musings on Patriarchy
Following an unusual assertion on Twitter, I offer up a few thoughts on the male-dominated nature of society.
May 26, 201915:18
Musings on Star Trek Picard
As a huge Trekkie, I am eagerly awaiting the next installment of Picard's adventures!
May 24, 201908:27
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/
May 24, 201916:32
Musings on Voting and Elections
I voted in the MEP elections and I urge anyone who can vote to do so.
May 23, 201902:47
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 meerkatmusings.co.uk/meerkat-musings-vs-theology-archaeology-faith-healing-p2/
May 21, 201910:53
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.
May 21, 201908:52
A very brief 'reintroduction' to the Meerkat Musings podcast channel!
For more, please check out www.meerkatmusings.co.uk!
May 21, 201901:44