Jesse Ventura has a new show for Russian state TV about motorcycles and freedom

“It’s called the feeling of freedom,” Jesse “The Body” Ventura barks into the mic, atop his motorcycle. “Everyone in the world should experience freedom, and you get it on the open road.”

That’s the opening of the trailer for his upcoming program for RT, Russia’s state-sponsored media outlet. It’s called “The World According to Jesse.”

“What you will hear from me is opinions, not agendas,” Ventura tells RT. “I look forward to holding our government accountable. I will be exercising my First Amendment rights with no filters.”

Here’s how the Russian government’s own cable network brands the series:

A new variety news show hosted by Jesse Ventura captures “the feeling of freedom” in confronting government and corporate power run amok. The former Minnesota governor, pro wrestler and New York Times bestselling author invites you to “come along for the ride.”

The World According to Jesse, premiering this Spring on RT America, brings a fresh “open road” approach to understanding current events and what the mainstream media won’t cover.

If Ventura’s last foray into hosting a TV series is any indication, we’re certainly in store for an interesting “ride.”

In 2009, The Body hosted the short-lived truTV program titled “Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura.” Ventura and his crack team of investigators dug into hot topics such as the 9/11 truther movement, the possible existence of lizard-like shape-shifting humanoids and the 2012 apocalypse.

RT America will air the new show on Fridays with weekend re-runs.

  • Veronica

    Shoot. I was hoping his bio listed him as a “pro bono wrestler” because that would have been awesome.

    • Really, up to now, the only thing missing in the current Russia – U.S. story was Jesse Ventura.

      And otters.

  • Gary F

    Good for him. Jesse needs the attention. Now who will watch?

    RT television? Putin TV? The station of big Ed Schultz and Thom Hartman? With all the conspiracy over Russia screwing with the election so that Hillary couldn’t be coronated, I’m surprised people will work for them

    • MrE85

      Every time you mention “Hillary” in a story not about Mrs. Clinton, a puppy dies. Stop killing puppies.

      • Ralphy

        “Stop killing puppies.”
        I love it!
        Can I use that as an anti-troll comment to Gary F going forward too?
        Thanks in advance.

      • Jerry

        Politician derangement disease is a serious condition

      • Mike Stevens

        I loved that meme.

    • Rob

      No Hillary coronation – we ended up with a demented king instead.

  • Rob

    I wonder if Paul Manafort or Mike Flynn brokered the deal between Ventura and RT. Good to see he’s on a Harley, though.

  • MrE85

    Actually, he has just the type of personality Russians love. Don’t ask me why, they just do.

  • Angry Jonny

    SIgh. His poor wife.

  • RBHolb

    Now that we have entered the Age of Trump, is Jesse still the most tiresome figure in American politics? Or does he merely hold the record for the 20th century?