- 1 Ben Kissel (Fox News) Wiki Biography
- 2 Childhood and education
- 3 Career of a podcaster
- 4 “The Last Podcast on the Left”
- 5 “Abe Lincoln’s Tophat”
- 6 Ben overturning anti-cross dressing law
- 7 Personal life and relationships
- 8 Hobbies and interests
- 9 Fun fact
- 10 Appearance and net worth
- 11 Social media presence
Ben Kissel (Fox News) Wiki Biography
Bes Kissel was born in Steven’s Point, Wisconsin USA, on 21 July 1981, so under the zodiac sign of Cancer and holding American nationality – he is popular for being a co-host of the popular true crime and paranormal podcast “The Last Podcast on the Left”.
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Childhood and education
Ben didn’t have an easy childhood, but it was fun as he got to meet many interesting people, and he doesn’t have a problem with sharing the details of this period of his life with his fans.
Ben was born to a man who emigrated from Germany and settled in Steven’s Point, but nothing is known about his mother. His father was a very sentimental man who decided to turn his home into a shelter for kids without parents – during Ben’s childhood his house was full of foster children who were waiting for people to adopt them. His father was a very religious person but did not force his beliefs on anybody else, which is something Ben appreciated. Ben was raised alongside his two brothers, but conversely their father had little time for them as he focused on the foster children – both Ben’s brothers are gay which made people wonder whether or not Ben is gay, too.
Because he wanted to make the children living in his home happy, Ben would often try to entertain them by telling jokes and doing stupid things, which is why he received the title of Class Clown. This is when he fell in love with comedy, and realised that he was quite good at it as he had no problem making people laugh – he promised himself to make it a career one day.
Even though things were not great at home, Ben was one of the best students at school. After he matriculated from high school, he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Career of a podcaster
Ben is currently not only a podcaster but is also a comedian, writer, actor, political speaker, and an aspiring politician.
Ben became popular and rose to prominence after he and his friends created “The Last Podcast on the Left”, which won a Webby award, and became one of the ten top downloaded podcasts on iTunes in 2017.
Besides being a podcaster, Ben is also a political expert, and because of his great skills and knowledge, he can often be seen appearing on CNN and other networks while he is currently working full time for FOX News Network – he is also a radio host, and has worked for numerous radio stations. He decided to get into politics after the Iraqi war in 2001 and 2002 intrigued him – as he became somewhat of a political expert, he announced in 2017 that he was going to be a candidate for President of Brooklyn while being part of the Reform Party, however, it seems he didn’t manage to win.
Continuing, Ben is a podcaster and a politician but is also a comedian – he launched his career of a stand-up comedian in 2005, and it appears that he was instantly loved by the audience as it seemed he knew what he was doing from the moment he stepped onto the stage for the first time. He is still doing stand-ups, and can be seen in bars around Wisconsin.
Although he is not much of an actor, Ben has still appeared in a couple of short movies and TV series, such as “Jokers Wild” shot in 2014 and “Girls are Roommates” shot in 2011. He is also a writer, and is currently writing for the “Red Eye” comedy show.
“The Last Podcast on the Left”
Henry, Marcus and Ben were longtime friends before they started the comedy podcast. They’ve released episodes of “The Last Podcast on the Left” every Friday, which are about one hour long – Ben and his cohost are mostly exploring the horrors of the world, both real and imagined. Some of the topics which they covered before this one include serial killers, anything about UFOs, ghosts and some conspiracy theories. The opening theme of the podcast features some lines and other things related to serial killers, while the closing theme is a reference to “The Shining” movie.
The trio is still filming new episodes for their podcast – they have 416 of them so far. The podcast is making a lot of money for them – more than $30,000 every month on Patreon just from their fans, as they’ve amassed a huge and loyal following.
During the podcast Ben has stated that he is an atheist– a person who does not believe in God nor in anything else which is considered as supernatural. He also loves using his catchphrase “Hail Yourself” as a response to Henry’s “Hail Satan” and Marcus’ “Hail Gein”.
— Ben Kissel (@BenKissel) June 11, 2019
“Abe Lincoln’s Tophat”
“Abe Lincoln’s Tophat” is another podcast of Ben’s but this one is quite different from “The Last Podcast on the Left” – the “Abe Lincoln’s Tophat” is focused mainly on politics as Ben uses it to discuss all things related to politics and their social implications, while he also finds time to talk about sport (although not a lot).
Ben overturning anti-cross dressing law
Ben is credited with overturning an anti-cross dressing law in New Jersey – he managed to do this in 2015 when he was working as a political activist, thanks to his amazing short documentary movie entitled “Lawbreaker” which is focused on the “3 Felonies a Day” book. In the video, Ben discusses many laws in the US which are broken on a daily basis without people even realizing it. He compared this with the cross-dressing happening in New Jersey while it was forbidden by the US law.
Personal life and relationships
Ben gets quite secretive when asked about his love life, as he prefers to keep his personal matters to himself – although his fans keep asking him about whether or not he is currently seeing anyone, he has managed to avoid answering their questions.
Because he can rarely be seen with women but is almost always surrounded by men, and due to the fact that his two brothers are gay, Ben is rumored to be gay as well – it doesn’t seem that he is interested in denying (or declining) these rumors as he hasn’t addressed them and therefore nothing about his sexual orientation can be said with certainty.
Judging by his social media accounts, Ben currently appears to be single, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have any kids (but has a dog which is close enough).
Hobbies and interests
Ben is a huge animal lover and has a small white dog named Puffin. He is a big fan of tattoos and has a big part of his body tattooed – he even tattooed his catchphrase “Hail Yourself” on his left arm along with a barbed wire. Ben loves watching movies and TV series but enjoys listening to podcasts even more – he is also a big fan of music and loves the old rock the most. He enjoys travelling and has stated that a good thing about his job is that he has plenty of time to travel around – most of his travelling pictures can be seen on his Instagram account.
On one occasion while he was still in high school, Ben yelled “All Along the Watchtower” on the stage where the school priest would usually preach – because of this, he ended up being spanked by the school principal.
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Appearance and net worth
Ben is almost 38 years-old as of June 2019. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, but his height and weight are not known.
According to authoritative sources, Ben’s current net worth is estimated to be more than $1 million and is steadily rising thanks to his numerous activities.
Social media presence
Ben Kissel is quite active on several social media platforms, which is important for his online career. He launched his Twitter account in September 2012 and has so far gathered nearly 70,000 followers and tweeted nearly 18,000 times. His Instagram account is followed by more than 100,000 people while he has uploaded nearly 1,700 pictures onto it – the muscular person featured in his profile picture is not him. Ben also has a Facebook profile, but seems to be using it just to stay in touch with his friends and family.