Jackson Publick on the seventh season of The Venture Bros.

The Venture Bros. Is Weirder Than You Can Imagine

The Venture Bros. Is Weirder Than You Can Imagine

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Aug. 10 2018 7:58 PM

Venturing Into Obscurity

The Venture Bros. is the best kind of show that doesn’t care about alienating viewers.

The Venture Bros. creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer at New York Comic Con on Oct. 8, 2016.

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Superheroes and comic books may seem ripe for parody nowadays with the constant onslaught of nerd media, but The Venture Bros. has been doing it for years. Part Jonny Quest parody, part exercise in the esoteric, this show really leans into its own quirks. Jackson Publick, one of the show’s creators, helps us understand the wonderful absurdity of The Venture Bros., with its seventh season currently airing on Adult Swim.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.