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The Venture Bros. Podcast: Season 7 Ep 6: The Bellicose Proxy

The Venture Bros has rich continuity and character arcs over years. Layer on pop culture and historic reference with thematic significance? It’s a lot. So join pop culture & NY history experts Elana Levin and Steven Attewell for our podcast examining each episode of the Adult Swim show.

Season 7 episode 6: The Bellicose Proxy

Wherein:

  • Newish villain Augustus St. Cloud is explored
  • Architecture reveals a lost subway location
  • The Guild is bad at being a labor organization
  • Anais Nin books your mom may or may not have hidden in a closet
  • The late Burt Reynolds is saluted

The Venture Bros. Podcast: Season 7 Ep 5: The Inamorata Consequence

The Venture Brosshow has rich continuity and character arcs that play out over many years. Then layer on pop culture and historic references with thematic significance? It’s a lot to sift through. So join pop culture and history experts Elana Levin and Steven Attewell for our Podcast examining each episode of this hit Adult Swim show.

This is Season 7 episode 5: The Inamorata Consequence.

Learn about the human brain, Fudgie the Whale, yesterday’s video games and enough father drama to win a Tony Award. Also, is this negotiation episode a political metaphor?

Catch up with the show! Listen to Season 7 episode 1 here. Season 7 episode 2 here, Season 7 episode 3 Season 7 episode 4.  And our Season 6 episodes are here(and everything is on Graphic Policy’s itunes).

The Venture Bros. Podcast: Season 7 Ep 4: The High Cost of Loathing

Love The Venture Bros cartoon but afraid of missing the plethora of historical references and layers of meaning behind each episode? Join pop culture and history experts Elana Levin and Steven Attewell for our Podcast examining each episode of this hit Adult Swim show.

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Professor Attewell puts his campus teaching experience to use explaining Stuyvesant University. I reveal the dark truth behind HankCo’s Air BnB, We see parallels to Spider-Man and the works of leading American playwright Arthur Miller. Also, does Sandman hold up?

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Listen to Season 7 episode 1 here. Season 7 episode 2 here, Season 7 episode 3. And our Season 6 episodes are here(and everything is on Graphic Policy’s itunes).

The Venture Bros. Podcast: Season 7 Ep 3: Arrears In Science

Love The Venture Bros cartoon but afraid of missing the plethora of historical references and layers of meaning behind each episode? Join pop culture and history experts Elana Levin and Steven Attewell (whose secret identity is that he’s an actual historian) for our Podcast examining each episode of this hit Adult Swim show.

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It’s got everything from Frankenstein metaphors to the Gershwin Brothers’ Synagogue. 60s songwriter/producers including a real life supervillian, mad scientist/ sorry, I mean filmmaker, Werner Herzog and even a famous Manhattan diner. And more resolved plot threads than we’ve ever seen. This episode goes deep: it’s the conclusion to season 7’s Morphic Trillogy but also the conclusion to Season 1’s Careers in Science and so much of what the show has to say about fathers and sons.

Listen to Season 7 episode 1 here. Season 7 episode 2 here. And our Season 6 episodes are here(and everything is on Graphic Policy’s itunes).

The Venture Bros. Podcast: Season 7 Ep 2: The Rorqual Affair

Love the Venture Bros. cartoon but afraid of missing the myriad of historical references and layers of meaning behind each episode? Join pop culture and history experts Elana Levin (can one ever truly be a recovering art student?) and Steven Attewell (whose secret identity is that he’s an actual historian) for our Podcast examining each episode of Season 7 of this hit Adult Swim show.

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Featuring Jaws 🦈, 90’s conceptual art (also 🦈), Rat Island is Real and deep cuts into history are all topics radio’s podcast.

The Venture Bros. cartoon on Adult Swim references everything from Hannah-Barbara to Marvel, David Bowie to the Big Bopper, cult cinema to Scorsese, Oscar Wilde to Henry Kissinger. The show’s central theme is failure– the reality of life after the promises and optimism of the 60s space age have faded. But also the positive value of failure as a way to learn and grow, of making unpleasant realities better, and ultimately whether you can learn to keep the joyfulness of youth without its illusions.

Catch up on our podcasts of Season 6 right here (and on iTunes).

And our episode about the Season 7 premiere. 

The Venture Bros. Podcast Season 7 Episode 1

Brock venture bros season 7Love The Venture Bros cartoon but afraid of missing the myriad of historical references and layers of meaning behind each episode? Join pop culture and history experts Elana Levin and Steven Attewell (whose secret identity is that he’s an actual historian) for our Podcast examining each episode of Season 7 of this hit Adult Swim show.

This podcast is about Season 7 Episode 1: “The Venture Bros & The Curse of the Haunted Problem.”

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The Venture Bros. cartoon on Adult Swim references everything from Hannah-Barbara to Marvel, David Bowie to the Big Bopper, cult cinema to Scorsese, Oscar Wilde to Henry Kissinger. The show’s central theme is failure– the reality of life after the promises and optimism of the 60s space age have faded. But also the positive value of failure as a way to learn and grow, of making unpleasant realities better, and ultimately whether you can learn to keep the joyfulness of youth without its illusions.

You can catch up on our podcasts about Season 6 right here (and on iTunes). They were WILDLY popular. Thanks for your support!

ECCC 2017: Go Team Venture! Dark Horse Announces The Venture Bros. Art Book Based on Hit Adult Swim Series

Dark Horse is excited to offer fans a never-before-seen look at Adult Swim’s The Venture Bros. animated series with artwork and original sketches by Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer.

In Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of The Venture Bros., writer Ken Plume sits down with series executive producers Publick and Hammer to have an in-depth conversation about the creation of every single episode, from the pilot through season six and beyond. It’s all here, the earliest sketches of Hank and Dean scribbled in a notebook, pitching the series to Adult Swim, learning the ins and outs of animation, character designs for each season, storyboards, painted backgrounds, behind-the-scenes recollections of how the show came together, and more.  This oversized book is the comprehensive companion to the art and making of the The Venture Bros. and includes a foreword from the voice of fan-favorite character Wonder Boy, Patton Oswalt!

Created and directed by Publick, and written and executive produced by Publick and Hammer, The Venture Bros. is an irreverent but affectionate animated television series that chronicles the hair-raising adventures of Hank and Dean Venture, the not-especially-bright twin sons of pill-popping “super-scientist” Dr. Thaddeus “Rusty” Venture. The show premiered as a pilot on Adult Swim in 2003, followed by a full first season in 2004.

Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of The Venture Bros. hardcover hits shelves August 23, 2017.

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Fashion Spotlight: Brick Zone, The Bat, Geezer

Ript Apparel has three new designs! Brick Zone, The Bat, and Geezer, by maped, Obvian, and alex.pawlicki are on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

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Fashion Spotlight: It’s Alive!, Gym 21, Sub Z’s Frozen Treats

Ript Apparel has three new designs! It’s Alive!, Gym 21, and Sub Z’s Frozen Treats, by kgullholmen, Obvian, and alex.pawlicki are on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

It’s Alive!

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Sub Z’s Frozen Treats

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Listen to Talking The Venture Bros Podcast Season 6 Episode 8 on Demand

On demand: iTunes ¦ Sound Cloud ¦ Stitcher

The finale of season 6 of Venture Bros. gets the Graphic Policy Radio treatment! All obscure references explained! From defunct NYC nightclubs to Edgar Allan Poe to super-powered Nazis.

Join pop culture and history experts Steven Attewell (whose secret identity is that he’s an actual historian) and Elana Levin (who’s secret identity is that she used to go clubbing) discuss Venture Bros episode 8 “Red Means Stop.”


Had a great time doing last night’s podcast with @racefortheironthrone. It’s been an ambitious year at @graphicpolicy radio. We’ve done so many podcasts, deep dives into the content of fantastic shows like this one.

Thanks for everyone who’s helped promote the show. Thanks to @mrchrisgeorge for his amazing art. Having those character designs on tumblr to reflect on was super helpful.

This season of the show has been outstanding. There are a few episodes that felt like they were literally made for me. Namely “Maybe No Go” with all the reflections on New Romantics music. And “It Happening One Night” which basically justified my college research on Warhol.

The Venture Bros makes a show about things that I love. It’s a show where characters show real growth and development and story-arcs. It’s a show with careful and beautiful animation. The character designs are the best around. This is a season that loves NY. I hope they stick around here for more!

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