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😱 'Scream' Goes AirBNB, Gartner's Top Tech Trends for 2022

Facebook wants to turn the page—will going Meta make a difference? Superman has some news. AirBNB wants to make you "Scream." Plus: Gartner's top tech trends for 2022, the Ricks debate whether SEM delivers results, you spent a lot of money on Halloween, and a whole lot more. From October 28, 2021.

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IN THIS EPISODE:

☔️ In never rains in California, but when it pours … (at :54-sec)

🕺🏻 Rick W. gets in touch with his rebel yell (and Rolaids) with Billy Idol (at 2:05)

💥 DC FanDome: "Black Adam" rises while Twilight dude vamps as Batman (at 4:15)

🦸🏻‍♂️ Truth, Justice & LGBTQ+: Much ado about Superman pays off big for DC (at 6:09)

🥽 Zuck Enters the (Meta)verse: Facebook rebrands, heavy on the "Snow Crash" (at 12:18)

🕵🏽‍♂️ Does SEM Really Deliver Results? The Ricks Beg to Differ With Each Other (at 14:40)

😱 Knives Out: AirBNB promotion puts the Scream house within your reach (at 18:18)

🤹🏻‍♀️ Gartner's Top Tech Trends for 2022: Are CX, EX, UX, and MX ready for TX? (at 20:00)

🍜 Gartner's alphabet soup of tech trends: You're gonna need a bigger bowl (at 21:30)

👠 Barbie's Dream Cast: Margo Robbie and what's his name (at 22:33)

👻 Trick or really, really big treat? Halloween consumer spend data from NRF (at 23:22)

Approx. 24 minutes, 52 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🖖🏼 Star Trek VR Gets Real, Tech Brands Get Ranked & Heroic Radio Adventures Get A Reboot

Play a quick round of Loaded Questions spanning Star Trek virtual technology that's edging closer to reality, the rise of superhero podcast adventures, and the top 5 most trusted technology brands. From October 27, 2021.

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IN THIS EPISODE:

🎧 The hero who has everything, including a new, all-star audio adventure series (at :39 seconds)

💬 Which big tech brand is trusted most (Spoiler alert: It doesn't rhyme with "Mace Hook") (at 2:33)

👩🏽‍🚀 What Star Trek virtual world is about to become a reality thanks to aeropathic technology? (at 4:36)

Approx. 6 minutes, 50 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🤯 America's Most Hated—and Most Trusted—Brands, Amazon Ring Drones & The Weiner Mobile Rides Again

The Ricks dive into conflicting studies on America's Most Trusted and Most Hated Brands and discuss what Pixar's "Inside Out" can tell us about CX. Amazon Ring Drones are pretty fly, but Tesla Bots may be gunning for them. And Lyft wants you to "fasten your 'meat belts'" and jump aboard the Weiner Mobile for your next rideshare. From Oct. 7, 2021.

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IN THIS EPISODE:

🤖 Amazon's Ring Drones make the rounds—but what can "The Jetsons" tell us about what's next? (At :28-secs)

🌭 Fasten your "meat belts": The Weiner Mobiles are ready to roll—but will it pass mustard? (at 4:08)

🏆 Newsweek's (surprising) list of America's Most Trusted Brands for 2022 … (at 7:03)

🤬 … and what Pixar's "Inside Out" tells us about Twitter's (surprising) list of Most Hated Brands (at 9:32)

Approx. 13 minutes, 32 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🍗 Col. Sanders Takes on Ronald McD in Tekken and Our Look at 'Matrix Resurrection'

What we know, or think we know, about "Matrix Resurrection." Is "No Time to Die" really James Bond's swan song? The fast food wars take to Tekken. And if lab grown brain matter wasn't gross enough, now it's sprouting eyes. From Oct. 7, 2021.

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IN THIS EPISODE:

⌚️ Receiving texts by smartwatch is handy. But responding to them? Not so much (at 1 min, 13-sec)

🏖 October in California can be Spring all over again (at 2:13)

🍿 "No Time to Die" finally hits the box office—but is Bond really gone for good? (at 2:47)

🎬 The first trailer for "Matrix Resurrection" drops; but what's John Wick doing here? (at 6:18)

🕹 The fast food wars take to Tekken as Col. Sanders and Ronald McDonald throw down (at 10:13)

👀 Brain matter grown in the lab starts sprouting eyes, and we won't sleep tonight (at 11:47)

Approx. 13 minutes, 45 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


📕 Coming to a Dictionary Near You: 'Zaddy' & 'Yeet'

🕹 It's a round of Loaded Questions as the Ricks discuss the 70's and 80's sci-fi thrillers becoming musical theater productions, labor relations' impact on brand—and some unexpected new additions to the dictionary.

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Approx. 9 minutes, 58 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🍿The Ricks Dissect 'The Suicide Squad'

The Ricks review "The Suicide Squad"—complete with the backstory on Starro the Conqueror, King Shark's surprising love life, the box office buzz, and more. From August 8, 2021.

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IN THIS EPISODE:

🎬 Is it a sequel? A reboot? Or do-over? (at 2-min, 2-sec)

🆇 Enter: Task Force X (at 2:40)

⭐️ Next up: 'Starro: The Snyder Cut'? (at 3:03)

🦸🏻‍♂️ Two-parts 'The Boys,' one part 'Deadpool'? (at 3:30)

🦈 Is King Shark really played by Sly Stallone…or Vin Diesel? (at 4:07)

🦑 Is that your face or a seafood platter? (at 5:10)

💣 If King Shark's Superman-tough, how'd they insert the bomb in his neck? (at 6:20)

👑 Sounds fishy: King Shark's backstory (at 6:53)

💋King Shark's surprising love life (at 7:44)

🗣 For the love of shark-shark: A vocabulary test fit for a King

🧟‍♂️ Is King Shark DC's version of the Hulk? No, but a guy named Grundy may be (at 8:31)

🐀 From Harley to Mon-Gal to Rat Catcher 2: New characters or old?

♥️ Blood Sport: Violence … with a heart (at 10:03)

💪🏼 Rick Flag v. Peacekeeper v. Blood Sport (at 10:38)

🤷🏻‍♂️ But seriously, it IS Blood Sport right? Or is it Deadshot? (at 11:40)

🥊 Props to 'ole Rocky (at 12:48)

🎥 Old BO or (H)BO: Box-office suicide—or a big win for streaming? Or both? (at 13:01)

💰 The Mouse House Bites Black Widow (at 15:16)

Approx. 17 minutes, 5 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🤖 Top AI-Created Pick-Up Lines, 2021's #1 Fast Food Brand, Cool Jobs of Tomorrow & More

The Ricks play Loaded Questions to test your knowledge of recent developments in the worlds of marketing, media, tech, and pop culture.  From August 6, 2021.

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IN THIS EPISODE:

🍔 Consumers rank their choice of top fast food brands for customer service (at :39 seconds)

🥘 Guy Fieri and the rise of 'ghost restaurants' (at 3:00)

👁‍🗨 I only have AI for you: Top Pick-Up Lines Created by Artificial Intelligence (at 4:50)

🔮 The Wall Street Journal's Latest "Jobs of Tomorrow" (at 7:39)

Approx. 10 min, 26 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.

 
 

⏳ 'Tomorrow War,' The UK Bans Junk Food Ads Before 9 PM—And Were the Ricks Cast in 'Knives Out 2'?

The Ricks talk Amazon Prime's "Tomorrow War." Dove's "Courage is Beautiful" scores big at Cannes. The UK bans junk food commercials before 9 PM. Plus: Are the rumors true about the Ricks joining the cast of "Knives Out 2"? From July 9, 2021. 

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IN THIS EPISODE:

🇺🇸 The thrilling July 4th weekend … at the supermarket (at 1 minute, 13 sec)

🔪 The rumors about the Ricks and "Knives Out 2 " (at 3:03)

🍿 "Tomorrow War"—worth the watch? Or a total time suck? (at 4:04)

⭐️ Do the Ricks a solid while helping food insecure families (at 9:05)

😷 Dove's "Courage is Beautiful" scores big at the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival (at 9:38)

🍟 The UK bans junk food before 9 PM to curb obesity —smart move, or fat chance? (at 12:02)

Approx. 15 min, 31 sec. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🦁 The Cannes Lions & Hand Puppetry, Pepsi's Post-Pandemic Summer & Batman Can't Do … What?

In a Rick & Quick episode, the Ricks play Loaded Questions to test your knowledge of recent news from the worlds of marketing, media, tech, and pop culture. Our apologies: This episode has a noticeable issue in one audio track. From June 29, 2021. 

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IN THIS EPISODE

🦁 The Cannes Lions and its much vaunted hand puppetry category (at :28 seconds)

🥤 Pepsi and a messy post-pandemic summer—and Coke's ode to Summer (at 1:52)

🙀 DC somehow makes news for forbidding Batman from doing what to Catwoman? (at 5:05)

Approx. 7 minutes, 57 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


IN THIS EPISODE

🦁 The Cannes Lions and its much vaunted hand puppetry category (at :28 seconds)

🥤 Pepsi and a messy post-pandemic summer—and Coke's ode to Summer (at 1:52)

🙀 DC somehow makes news for forbidding Batman from doing what to Catwoman? (at 5:05)

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🏎 F9 vs. Black Widow, Lexus NX 4.6 Wants You to Crash, 2021's Top Marketing Trend & More

F9 goes full-throttle as Black Widow aims to bite into its box office. Facebook's ubiquitous ad machine invades Oculus virtual reality games. "Driving Disrupted" makes you crash your Lexus NX 4.6 to drive home a point Plus: Boston Dynamics' new robot dog pees beer on command and a whole lot more. NOTE: Our apologies, this episode has noticeable audio issues on voice track. From June 27, 2021. 

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IN THIS EPISODE

📺 Does one of the Ricks secretly have a grandson named Morty? (at 1 min, 15 sec)
🤿 The Ricks' first adventures in mask-free living (at 2:13)
🍲 How you can do the Ricks a solid and help food-insecure Americans (at 3:55)
🕷 Black Widow is set to pounce on F9's box office—will she rule the summer? (at 4:20)
🍿 What was the last movie you saw before the world shut down? (6:14)
🤖Boston Dynamics' robot dog Spot who pees beer into a glass on command (at 8:08)
🕶 Game, Interrupted? Facebook ads invade Oculus VR games (at 11:33)
✇ Lexus NX 4.6 wants to distract you just long enough to crash—to prove a point (at 13:42)
🔮Is nostalgia the biggest marketing trend of 2021? (at 15:55)

Approx. 19 minutes, 04 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.