🔮 2023 Predictions Scorecard: TikTok Ad Growth, Virtual Reality, Mint Mobile & More

🤯 The Ricks revisit their big predictions for the year—what they got right, and what they got hilariously wrong—in the worlds of marketing, media, tech, and pop culture. from December 28. Subscribe now to get episodes the moment they're released! 

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IN THIS EPISODE:

📲 Rick M should have banked on an acquisition for Mint Mobile
🥽 Rick W's attempt at "reverse predicting" about the "Year of VR" pans out
🍿 Domestic box office: Movie madness, sadness—or both?
⏱️ TikTok, brand advertisers, TikTok
👨🏽‍💻 Social media influencer: Elated—or deflated?
🚙 EVs: Charge ahead—or a last laugh for Toyota?
📺 The streaming wars: Has the Great Shakeout begun?
📈 B2B: Is the Hybrid Workforce really here to stay?
🤖 A generative AI reality check: Just starting, or nothing burger?

Approx. 23 minutes, 53 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.

From December 24. Subscribe now to get episodes the moment they're released! 


🎄Hottest But Hardest To Get Tech Toys For Holiday 2023

🎁 In what has become an annual tradition, the Ricks reveal the hottest-but-hardest-to-get tech toys for Holiday 2023. But don’t say we didn’t warn you. From December 24. Subscribe now to get episodes the moment they're released! 

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IN THIS EPISODE

🎤 Nothing could put a damper on Taylor Swift's big year—except maybe this (at :45 seconds)
🍭 A house that smells so good, you might want to eat it (at 1 min, 32 sec)
🥷🏻 The perfect gift for the budding little cybercrook in your life (at 1:51)
👶 Thankfully, the bottle of ketchup doesn't come included (at 2:09)
💩The AI-generated scent that'll have 'em flipping the bird all year long (at 2:35)
🐶 For Dawg lovers snooping for the ideal electronic gift for moms and kids alike (at 2:50)

Approx. 3 minutes, 27 seconds. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🎅🏼 E-Commerce Projections For Holiday 2023

The all-important holiday shopping season is officially here—but what will online and mobile sales look like? The Ricks have your 4-1-1 on this year's biggest e-commerce trends. From November 24. Subscribe now to get episodes the moment they're released! 

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IN THIS EPISODE:

🎁 By the numbers: Sweater weather, ComicCon tickets, and retailers' Christmas wish list (at 00:50 sec)
🛍️ Beyond the totals, what percentage of total holiday sales will come via e-commerce? (at 01:40)
🎄 This year's biggest trends—including the battle between free shipping and BOPIS (at 02:43)

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🎅🏼 E-Commerce Projections For Holiday 2023

The all-important holiday shopping season is officially here—but what will online and mobile sales look like? The Ricks have your 4-1-1 on this year's biggest e-commerce trends. From November 24. Subscribe now to get episodes the moment they're released! 

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IN THIS EPISODE:

🎁 By the numbers: Sweater weather, ComicCon tickets, and retailers' Christmas wish list (at 00:50 sec)
🛍️ Beyond the totals, what percentage of total holiday sales will come via e-commerce? (at 01:40)
🎄 This year's biggest trends—including the battle between free shipping and BOPIS (at 02:43)

Approx. 4 minutes, 34 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🎥 Most Anticipated Movies Of 2023 (Concl): Trouble In The MCU, Resurgent Horror Movies & More

🎞️ In the conclusion of our Most Anticipated Movies of 2023, the Ricks talk trouble in the MCU, resurging horror movies, and a surprise addition to our annual list. From March 11.

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IN THIS EPISODE

🔬 Bill Murray meets Kang the Conqueror (at 00:39)
🦠 Is the MCU's immunity to industry ills wearing off? (at 02:10)
🪬 Oh, the horror of "The Exorcist," "Saw X" & Beyond (at 03:00)
👻 "Oppenheimer" & "Spider-verse" get "Ghosted" (at 03:30)
🔪 Rick W. finally gets his "Knives Out"(at 05:28)
🐢 Time for "Bat Mandalorian" or a Ninja Turtles revival? (at 06:27)
🦁 Aaron Taylor-Johnson hunts for a new role (at 07:08)
😵‍💫 Who's taking a spin in "Wheel of Fortune," er, "Dial of Destiny"? (at 08:35)

Approx. 9 minutes, 41 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🍿 Most Anticipated Movies Of 2023 (Pt 1): Blasts from the Past

From nuclear physics to the Speed Force, the Ricks reveal their most anticipated movies of 2023. In part one: Cillian Murphey and Christopher Nolan revisit the Manhattan Project, while Ezra Miller and Andy Muschietti enter a DC multiverse with multiple Scarlet Speedsters (and a bevy of Batmen). From March 10.

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IN THIS EPISODE

🎬 Ghosted, Dead Reckoning, Indiana Jones & more, coming to a theater near you (at 00:33)
☔️ But first: Why California's real rainy season hasn't even started yet (at 01:10)
🎥 The 2023 movie season: from spoofs to sequel mania (at 02:25)
💣Forget the Scarecrow: Cillian Murphey becomes the Destroyer of Worlds (at 04:50)
⚡️ The Fastest Man Alive meets the Maiden of Might—with a little help from Batman(s) (at 07:03)

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🔮 Our 2022 Predictions Scorecard, Pick-Up Lines From ChatGPT, 'The Volume' & More

In our annual Predictions Scorecard episode, the Ricks revisit their big predictions for the year—what they got right, what they got ridiculously wrong, in the worlds of marketing, media, tech and pop culture. Plus: Cuffing Season pick-up lines generated by ChatGPT, Netflix's "1899" cranks up "The Volume," and a whole lot more. From December 28, 2022. 

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IN THIS EPISODE:

📖 Rick M sends Rick W a "Die Hard" children's holiday gift book (at 1-min 57-sec)
🎬 "1899" on Netflix cranks up "The Volume" (at 3:25)
🦶🏼 Rick M's predictions about a Lotrimin-branded NFT (at 5:00)
📺 Overly-optimistic about box office, but nailing streaming(at 5:48)
🏢 Mixed results on predictions for the hybrid workforce (at 7:37)
📈 Adding a "D" for "Democracy" to ESG Funds? Not yet (at 9:46)
🦠 "What Covid?" by Summer & return to lockdowns by Fall? (at 10:50)
0️⃣ Nailing the # of Tesla Cybertrucks delivered in 2022 (at 12:36)
🌐 Metaverse: Boom time or empty & sad virtual worlds? (at 13:37)
🤖 ChatGPT's best pick-up lines come with warnings (at 17:35)
🤬 Survey says: "The gift that keeps on grating" (at 19:52)
🏈 Look who's advertising in Super Bowl LVII (at 20:48)

Approx. 22 minutes and 20 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🖖🏼 Star Trek, Mission Impossible Fans Owe It All To … Lucille Ball?

🖖🏼 In a new Rick and Quick episode, the Ricks discuss the origins of Star Trek and how it never would have existed without a champion with clout in a little red-headed comedienne who just happened to be the first woman head of a major Hollywood studio: Lucille Ball. 

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💥Comic-Con 2022: She-Hulk, Black Adam And The Hottest Cosplay, Collectibles & More

🦸🏻‍♂️ Comic-Con correspondents Kurt Ho and Eric V give Rick and Rick the lowdown on Comic-Con International 2022: This year's cosplay crazes, buzziest trailers, exclusive collectibles, and all the hits and Miss Minutes from the triumphant return of geekdom's biggest event. Plus: An epic game of Loaded Questions: The Comic-Con Movie Trailers Edition! From Aug 10.

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IN THIS EPISODE

🎮 Childhood Friends Forever: Welcoming Kurt Ho & Eric V back to the show (at 1 min)
🐍 First take of Post-COVID Comic-Con—and a trip to the Cobra Recruitment Center (at 2:40)
🔌 Streamer, studio activation no-shows and memories of recent successes (at 4:32)
🎉 Crowd control & Funko craziness as fandom returns en masse (at 5:18)
🦸🏻 Dr. Strange, Captain Carter, and a need for speed: the year's biggest cosplays (at 6:23)
🚀 Eric V's quest for a 501st Legion-worthy Star Wars costume … (at 7:56)
👽 … Courtesy of Director Krennic (at 9:59)
🛸 The swag and collectibles won, lost, and longed-for (at 11:10)
⏰ Top Funko Pops include Serpentor, Peacemaker and … Miss Minutes (at 12:47)
🤖 Kurt gets anime-ted over hard-to-find Robotech T's (at 13:44)
💥 Loaded Questions: The Comic-Con Movie Trailer Edition (at 15:15)
💪 Jennifer Walters is a 30-something attorney who also happens to be …? (at 15:38)
🦑 Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's villain is all wet (but we have other options) (at 17:49)
⚡️ The soundtrack to the Shazam: Fury of the Gods trailer is all Business (at 19:30)
🥋 John Wick's latest gets back to basics (at 20:43)
🎰 Black Adam: Is success in question, or just a matter of Fate? (at 21:28)
🐉 Eddie Munson's revenge? Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (at 24:18)
📺 Rick M wants to see a new twist to the horror series Chucky (at 24:48)
🎬 Wrapping things up with a (really, really bad) Yoda joke (at 25:06)

Approx. 25 minutes, 57 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


Marketing, Media, Pop-Culture 2020: The Year in Loaded Questions (Part 1)

🎄It's a super-sized game of Loaded Questions as the Ricks celebrate the season that tried to make lemonade out of one lemon of a year.

IN THIS EPISODE:

🎅🏼A holiday end-of-season for the Ricks (at :55-seconds)

👽The time Rick M. introduced Rick W. in Klingon (at 1-min, :49-sec)

🍔When a certain QSR brand's campaign for freshness is solid mold (at 2:48)

🧟‍♂️The Ricks do science near you, and the results are scary (at 4:30)

😲Could this unfortunately-timed ad campaign benefited from a temporary rebrand? (at 6:12)

🤖Arnie's "Terminator" takes on an unexpected new role–and casting trivia from the OG (at 7:02)

💇‍♂️Rick W. wins a Golden Flowbee during lockdown—and finds himself in esteemed company (at 7:52)

🤘🏻From "Sex Education" to "Finger-Licking Vegan Nuggets" to fMRI and beyond (at 9:48)

📺"The Mandalorian" tries on some 501s (at 11:30)

🏈 Oh for the love of Quibi (at 13:32)

🤣 Some memorable moments from Season 3 of Rick and Rick Rule the World (at 15:14)

Approx. 19-min, 45-sec.

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