😎 Season 5 Finale (Concl.)—How Consumer Brands Leverage GenAI, The 4 "Ps" of Marketing Get An Upgrade & More

It's the epic conclusion of our Loaded Questions quiz game commemorating the Season 5 finale of Rick and Rick Rule the World. From May 27. 

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IN THIS EPISODE

🥰 Cuffing Season pickup lines from ChatGPT
📺 Revisiting the Writer's Strike and what it means for Hollywood and GenAI
🔍 Google penalizing websites with content generated with AI
🎁 The Year's Hottest But Hardest to Get Tech Toys
🛍️ Why retailers should consider a fifth "P" of marketing
🫠 Rick W. admits discomfort with repping California, vampire romances & more
🎨 Nestle leverages generative AI with an eye for famous works of art
🙀 Was "The Scream" really made for the dogs? The Internet has thoughts
🤭 More side-splitting sound bites and gut-busting bloopers from our first 5 seasons

Approx. 28 minutes. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


❌ Top Marketing Trends of 2024 (Concl)—Machine Customers & an End for X?

Will X die before year's end? If it survives, will Elon Musk still own it? In the conclusion of their big 2024 Trend Watch episode, the Ricks pose some provocative questions about the network formally known as Twitter, the rise of machine customers, shoppable streaming, and more. From Mar 17. 

IN THIS EPISODE

😎 No more prognosticating about "The Year of AR and VR"? (at 00:43)
📺 Streaming Consolidation: fait accompli? Or just wishful thinking? (01:15)
🛍️ Netflix & Shill: Shortening the path-to-purchase via "shoppable streaming" (04:34)
🇺🇸 ChatGPT for President? F*ckers finding out (05:29)
❌ Will the X where Twitter used to be survive 2024? Will Musk still own it? (06:18)
🤖 Shopping by proxy: The rise of machine customers (at 08:46)
🌎 2024 global ad spend—all the world's a game, billboard, or car (at 11:25)
📊 Today's fastest-growing brands—depending on how you define "brand" (13:04)

Approx. 16 minutes. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🏈 Pop-Tarts' Marketing Touch Down, AI's Global Stereotyping, Bansky's Unmasking & More

🎨 Pantone's Color of the Year. Burger King's new flame-broiled…sneakers. Will the real Banksy please unmask? Tesla's brand placement…as an apocalyptic nightmare. Pop-Tarts scores a big win. Star Wars: Rebel Moon has the Ricks confused. Jack Reacher's Atlantean origins. Loaded Questions and a whole lot more. From Jan 30. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

📆 The Ricks reunite for a new calendar year
🦠 Rick W gets coal in his stocking—until it really matters
🚙 Rick M gets jealous of his wife's Apple CarPlay
🏍️ Yeah, but is Honda the Toyota of motorcycles?
🐠 TroublAlert: "Aquaman 2," we never saw ye
🤯 "Oppenheimer:" As explosively good as it sounds?
🚥 Tesla just won't let you "Leave the World Behind"
🦸🏻‍♂️ DC's "Doom" goes out with one last "Patrol"
🚀 "Rebel Moon:" This is NOT the "Star Wars" you're looking for
💪🏼 You don't know Jack about "Reacher's" Atlantian origins
👺 New suit may unmask Bansky…whoever he/she/they may be
🏟️ Pop-Tarts mascot gets eaten alive—and scores as meme
🍔 Burger King's new collab may not bode well for brand relevance
🤖 Barbie's AI gone wrong: How AI reduces the world to stereotypes
🖱️ 30 years of Bluetooth: Where did it get its name?
🍑Pantone's Color of the Year "resonates with compassion"
🙅🏽‍♀️ Will X/Twitter really "go the way of MySpace" this year?


🔮 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.