#234 Ben Weasel (Screeching Weasel)

Episode 234 of Life In The Stocks features Ben Weasel from Screeching Weasel. Ben is somewhat of a divisive figure in the punk rock community, but very few outlets or platforms seem to have given him the chance to tell his side of the story following the incident at SXSW in Austin, Texas in 2011. So I thought it was about time I invited him on to my podcast to set the record straight. And we ended up having a super in-depth, interesting & insightful conversation that covered everything from cancel culture & wokism to racism, politics & socio-economics, comedy & censorship, controversy, redemption, parenthood, and a whole lot more. Forget about what you think you know about Ben Weasel. Go into this podcast with an open mind, and see how you feel at the end. If you're not familiar with his band either, Screeching Weasel are one of the most influential pop punk bands of all-time. They are well worthy of your time - if you like that kind of music, there are very few who do it better.

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