🔮 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.

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🎃 Top 3 Horror Movies of All Time

🫣 The Spooky Season is here—and with Halloween coming fast, the Rick's share each of their top three favorite horror movies of all time. Will it include Halloween? The Conjuring? Or maybe Frankenweenie? The Scary Rick Flicks start here.

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IN THIS EPISODE

😱 It's a horrifying assignment for the Ricks (at :50 seconds)
🩸 Remembering days of gore gone by (at 1 min, 37 sec)
🥶 Which John Carpenter flick makes the cut (so to speak)? (at 3:00)
🫄 Young couple move next door to Ruth Buzzy, all hell breaks loose (at 5:07)
🧬 Predator inspection: The science behind our love of horror movies (at 6:21)
🎁 Memo to Detective Brad: Don't look in the box (at 8:52)
🙀 What makes a movie horror…and homage vs copycat? (at 10:35)
😵‍💫 Meeting the girlfriend's fam? Don't get that sinking feeling (at 11:23)
🪓 Jack be crazy, Jack be sick, get through the cuckoo maze—quick! (at 13:42)
🧟‍♂️ Comedy of terrors: Bruce Campbell joins the "Army" (at 15:41)
🎬 Landing the Raimi Maneuver for fun and profit (at 17:01)
😈 Sometimes Raimi's spooky, sometimes he's a drag (at 17:19)
🙅🏼 The original Linda Blair witch project (at 17:50)
🧛🏼‍♂️ Dracula takes a bathroom break for the ages (at 19:44)
🚅 Train-ing for the zombie apocalypse (at 20:23)

Approx. 21 minutes, 20 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🎬 Generative AI & The Writers Strike-Hollywood's Lessons For Every Industry

🎬 The Ricks discuss the agreement ratified last week between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) West and Hollywood studios as it pertains to the use of generative AI in the service of writing scripts for movies, TV and streaming shows, and more.

In a surprise twist, the courts and existing copyright law may ultimately render industry alignment on generative AI a foregone conclusion. But what does that mean for the use of generative AI in your industry?

Spoiler alert: If you're thinking about leveraging generative AI for marketing, advertising, brand, or … well, anything … you might want to hear this first.

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Approx. 19 minutes, 4 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)

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


🔮 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.


🎅🏼 2022's Fastest Growing Brands, Zonkey Hits The Dictionary, Taika Waititi's Big Christmas & More

🎄 Is Tesla hitting full-throttle—or stuck in reverse? In this all-new episode, the Rick's review the hits and misses on Interbrand's new Fastest-Growing Brands list. James Bond enjoys a Belvedere Christmas while Amazon shows us how "Joy is Made"—courtesy of Taika Waititi. "Adulting" and "zonkey" make the Scrabble dictionary. Plus: Cyberquad gets ditched. And Cheetos' cheese dust gets a name—along with a hilarious holiday gift launch. From Dec 4, 2022. 

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IN THIS EPISODE:

⛳️ Rick M. suffers a mishap on the back nine (at 1 min, 30 sec)
🎸 Rick W. parties at the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (at 3:12)
📖 "Embiggen" & "Zonkey" make the Scrabble Dictionary (at 5:16)
🏆 Interbrand's 2022 Fastest-Growing Brands(at 6:40)
⛄️ Taika Waititi delivers Amazon's "Joy" ...
🍸... and helps James Bond bust a move for Belvedere (at 10:02)
👩🏾‍🔬 What's tripping up marketing in the metaverse?(at 13:25)
🛞 Forget the sh*tshow at Twitter—what happened with Cyberquad? (at 14:45)
🎁 A must-have holiday gift (or not) from one of today's cheesiest brands (at 15:48)

Approx. 18 minute. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🎬 Review: DC's Black Adam

🍿 The Ricks consider some burning questions about The Rock's new box office hit, Black Adam. Like, who is the Justice Society? Where is the Mighty Isis? How did Intergang score those jet bikes? And does Amanda Waller really have Superman on speed dial? In a spoiler-riddled new episode, the Ricks drill into the biggest moments, best backstories, and tatt-shaded blunders in DC's latest superhero bonanza. From Nov 1, 2022. 

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IN THIS EPISODE:

🛋 The Ricks pivot to the one about Ross's sofa (at 1 min, 8 sec)
📺 How do Millennials really feel about Friends? (at 1:45)
😂 The tears behind some of the funniest people (at 3:22)
🫠 The 'Adam' Project: Playing the expectations game (at 4:47)
🍅Scoring high and low on Rotten Tomatoes (at 5:48)
🌩 From Shazam, with love & thunder (at 6:08)
👀 O mighty winds that flow on high, is that mighty Isis that we spy? (at 6:43)
🤨 Deconstructing Black Adam's facial expression (at 6:49)
🦸🏻‍♂️ The JSA and its junior Super Friends (at 7:11)
🏍 Intergang is firmly in touch with its Darkseid (at 8:35)
💥 Crisis in infinite comic books: Where'd the JSA come from? (at 8:56)
🔮Pierce Brosnan, Bond villians & the original choice for Dr. Fate (at 10:15)
👷🏼‍♂️Helmet head: Me, you, or Nabu? (at 11:16)
👐🏻Hawkman: Living lives to the Nth degree (at 12:16)
🎭Box office: Besting Billy Batson (at 12:50)
🎞Black Adam's roots in … the Suicide Squad? (at 13:44)
☎️Amanda Waller: Calling in the Cavill-ry (at 14:30)
⌛️Which came first, Peacemaker or the holding facility? (at 14:57)
🔫Why Agent Harcourt sticks to her Gunn (at 15:44)
🩰 Why Black Adam is such a pansy compared to Wonder Woman (at 15:58)
🗺What's the matter with Kandaq? (at 17:06)
☑️The Ricks issue final grades—but the fun's just starting (at 17:56)
😳Know which director turned down 'Adam'? Nope (at 19:13)
🤕Black Adam's biggest production boo-boos (at 20:10)
🥾Kneel at his feet—or he'll join the Justice League (at 21:40)

Approx. 23 minutes, 25 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🎨 Nestlé Milks AI, Disney+ Marvels With AR, Plus: Holiday '22 Ecommerce Projections

🎙 Are the "4 P's of Marketing" due for an upgrade? Compound V from "The Boys" becomes a real-life energy drink. Nestlé uses AI to expand Vermeer's classic painting, "The Milk Maid." Brie Larson aims to marvel us with a cool new AR experience, and more.

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IN THIS EPISODE

🍿 Wesley Snipes is fangs-up over the new "Blade" movie series (at 1 min, 07 sec)
🦇 Ready for a "Batman 4" starring Christian Bale? DC fans weigh in (at 2:09)
🦸🏻‍♂️ Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine in "Deadpool 3," and everybody's here for it (at 3:15)
🎨 Nestlé uses AI-generated art to augment Vermeer's "The Milk Maid" (at 5:39)
🏋🏼‍♂️ Super powers on-tap? Compound V from "The Boys" is a new energy drink (at 8:06)
👁"Remembering" AR: Brie Larson is here to marvel us (at 9:12)
🛒 Is it time for the "4 P's of Marketing" to get a fifth "P"? (at 11:58)
🎅🏼 Up, down, or ?: Deloitte predicts Holiday 2022 retail & ecommerce sales (at 14:18)
👟 Just Do It: Nike races into the metaverse and "phygital" commerce (at 16:11)
🤨 Morning Consult: Moviegoers love the metaverse; most consumers have never heard of it (at 18:12)

Approx. 20 minutes, 04 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


☀️ Vecna Scares Scooby, Lays Fingertip Washing Machine, Hasbro Selfie Action Figures & More

⛱ It's an End-of-Summer Spectacular as the Ricks talk Voodoo Ranger Beer's big punk out, Lays potato-chip-fingers washing machine, the social media sensation who offered $50K to help him find a job—plus Loaded Questions and a whole lot more. From August 26.

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IN THIS EPISODE

😎 Rick Wootten mourns Summer's end, but looks forward to Halloween (at 1 min, 14 sec)
✈️ The Ricks revisit Portland & Eugene, OR—and apologize for California (at 1:38)
🦸🏻‍♂️ 5 group cosplays we should have seen at Comic-Con this summer, but didn't (at 5:08)
🤹🏼‍♂️ Dr. Strange and the Full House of Foolery (at 6:02)
🦴 Zoinks: The Mystery Machine becomes a bloody mess (at 6:13)
🎸 Green queen chews on some heavy metal (at 6:28)
💈 The Flowbee'd one seeks the Fifth Element (at 6:33)
📺 Forget Captain Carter—here's a real blast from the past (at 6:45)
🍿 "Batgirl" begins a new round of aggravating scheduling changes at Warner Bros. (at 7:23)
🧨 Hasbro's Selfie Action Figures put your face on GI Joe, Marvel Heroes & More (at 10:16)
💦 Betcha can't wash just one: Lays' new washing machine cleans greasy fingertips (at 11:15)
💋 Lip-smackin': Applebee's serves up Spicy Chicken Wing-flavored Lip Gloss (really) (at 12:23)
🍺 Voodoo Ranger Beer punks California's wine country—generating boffo publicity (at 13:27)
👨🏽‍💻 Dude becomes a social media phenom by tricking people into boosting engagement (at 15:22)
🌭 Oscar Mayer has something for you to suck on during the Dog Days of Summer (at 17:54)
🦚 Broadcast bust? NBC is reportedly considering the once unthinkable (at 19:12)
🍜 Pot Noodles wants you to know that it's no longer crap (at 21:08)

Approx. 23 minutes, 15 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.