🍕 Ghosted Grub—The Food Is Real, The Restaurant Is Not

🥘 It's a trend that keeps giving us plenty to chew on. But are "ghost restaurants," sometimes called "cloud kitchens," really a tasty idea? Or is it half-baked branding at its worst? The Ricks give you the dish. From July 4. 

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🤖 Westworld Returns, Ordering Dominos Pizza By Telekinesis, Velveeta Nail Polish & More

Marketing for Westworld 4, Stranger Things 4, and The Boys 3 goes experiential. A new Stranger Things app enables you to order Dominos Pizza using your mind. Coors wants you to chill out with ads that nobody can see, but everybody can feel. Plus: nail polish that smells like everybody's favorite cheese product, Loaded Questions, and a whole lot more! From June 13.

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🎓 One kid through college, another getting close—Rick W is officially an adult (at 1 min, 6 seconds)
👿 From Vecna with Love: The Ricks talk "Stranger Things" Season 4 Vol. 1 (at 2:10)
📺 "Stranger" danger: Is Stranger Things Season 3 or 4 better? Are even or odd seasons best? (at 2:38)
🎤 A "Neverending" challenge: Rick M preps Rick W to get ready to sing "Up That Hill" (at 3:25)
💥 "The Boys" are back with plenty of gross-outs—including a penis mishap for the ages (at 4:47)
✈️ "Top Gun: Maverick" obliterates "The Batman"—just ask Rick M's 80-year-old mother (at 5:42)
🤠 "Westworld Season 4" arrives—as robots appear in NYC to promote the show (at 6:55)
🦖 "Jurassic World: Dominion": Will the Ricks review it? Will the even go and see it? (at 8:57)
🙃 "Stranger Things" 3D projection mapping sends the Empire State Building updisde down (at 9:45)
🍺 Coors Chilly Roofs: Activation goes green by reducing temps & hiding the advertising (at 11:40)
🧀 Nail polish that smells like Velveeta—can Nacho Cheese Doritos nail polish be far behind? (at 13:09)
🍕 Ordering Dominos Pizza with your mind—thanks to a "Stranger Things" telekinesis app (at 15:33)
🥤 Is this the summer of hard sodas? Jack and Coke in a Can sure hope so (at 17:22)
🥘 Applebee's "Fancy Like" campaign wins the Grand Effie 2022 (at 19:05)

Approx. 21 minutes, 31 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🍿 The Ricks Review 'The Batman'

Matt Reeves' "The Batman" is streaming on HBOMax, the Ricks release their super-sized, mid-March review of the Caped Crusader's latest reboot. What works, what doesn't, a look at plentiful comics and movie Easter eggs, and more. From May 1.

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IN THIS EPISODE:

📆 Meanwhile, two years later: Rick M. returns to the cineplex (at 1-min, 15-sec)

📍 Rick W. gets his bearings in Matt Reeves' Batworld (at 1:50)

🐼🐻🦁🐨 A Batman actor menagerie reimagined as a police lineup (at 2:20)

🎬 Holy battle of the box office: Which "Batman" scored best? (at 3:13)

💥 Not your father's Caped Crusader—a masked hero for Millennials? (at 3:42)

🎉 What do Batman, Daredevil, and Spider-Man have common? (at 4:30)

🎃 A (very) "Long Halloween"—Bat meets cat & other stuff (at 5:00)

🎭 Robert Pattinson: Batman down … but what about Bruce Wayne? (at 6:10)

🥷🏻 Alfred, we barely saw ye—the Bat's most underutilized asset (at 9:26)

🐱 The Bat's Meow: Kicks & attitude make Zoe Kravitz's Cat a hit (at 11:26)

👺 Adam West Revisited: A closer look at Batman's cape and cowl (at 11:54)

🎩 Quack-Quack-Crooked: Colin Farrell's scene-stealing Penguin (at 13:27)

🚔 The Wright Stuff: Jeffrey Wright's Jim Gordon is one for the ages (at 14:46)

❓ Riddle me WTF: Paul Dano and the dastardly villain (at 15:32)

🤡 The Joker Gang and … a Boy Wonder-in-the-making? (at 16:39)

🎥 The filmmakers behind the action and the secrets of Gotham, Inc. (at 17:09)

🎵 Big score: From Fringe to Star Trek to Spider-Man, Batman & beyond (at 18:36)

🏁 Fire up the Batmobile—and a look at Tumblers past (at 19:44)

🦇 Quick, to the Bat Cave: An OG Easter egg that's a total bust (at 20:34)

😎 Character arc: From emo downer to hopeful hero (at 21:03)

☕️ Dano's last call on the Boulevard of Broken Dreams (at 22:29)

🤠 Batman, gunslinger? What's the deal with the spurs, Bruce? (at 23:33)

Juicing it: Is that's Bane's venom—or just Guano-ade? (at 24:24)

💬 Final grades—and the Ricks' votes for the Definitive Dark Knight (at 24:58)

Approx. 27 minutes, 33 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🖐🏼 Season 5 Premiere—The Boys At SXSW, Social Media & Kids' Privacy & More

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In our Season 5 opener: The Batman is a high-flying hit, The Boys' SXSW activation, and the Biden administration takes on social media data collection for targeting kids' with advertising, and more. From April 27.

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IN THIS EPISODE

😎 Slap us five: Heralding Season 5 of us Being the Ricardos—by way of Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids (at 1 min)
🏖 Rick W's Miami memories and Rick M's nightmare trip to the mall (at 02:30)
🦇 The Caped Crusader kicks box office butt—even if Bruce Wayne didn't show (at 06:07)
⚠️ Brands react to the Ukraine invasion; Morning Consult has the read on consumer reaction (at 10:18)
🦸🏼‍♀️ Vought Land goes Diabolical: The Boys brand activation at SXSW (at 12:25)
🍎 Apple's new Studio Display debuts at Apple's Spring Product Launch Event (at 13:38)
(at 13:40)
📢 The Biden administration wants social media to stop collecting data on kids for ad targeting (at 14:42)

Approx. 18 minutes, 34 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


IN THIS EPISODE

😎 Slap us five: Heralding Season 5 of us Being the Ricardos—by way of Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids (at 1 min)
🏖 Rick W's Miami memories and Rick M's nightmare trip to the mall (at 02:30)
🦇 The Caped Crusader kicks box office butt—even if Bruce Wayne didn't show (at 06:07)
⚠️ Brands react to the Ukraine invasion; Morning Consult has the read on consumer reaction (at 10:18)
🦸🏼‍♀️ Vought Land goes Diabolical: The Boys brand activation at SXSW (at 12:25)
🍎 Apple's new Studio Display debuts at Apple's Spring Product Launch Event (at 13:38)
(at 13:40)
📢 The Biden administration wants social media to stop collecting data on kids for ad targeting (at 14:42)

Approx. 18 minutes, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.

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🥳 Super-Sized Season 4 Finale

Rick and Rick Season 4 Finale

It's time for an epic round of Loaded Questions as the Ricks celebrate their sensational season 4 finale. From Feb 13.

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IN THIS EPISODE

❓ Time flies when you're asking Loaded Questions (at 1 min)

🤬 Rick M. tries to make sense of his Season 4 pronunciation problems (at 02:01)

🔮 The Ricks' predictions are predictably bad when it comes to the San Francisco 49ers making it to the Super Bowl (at 03:20)

🤣 Rick M. loses his 💩 in a segment about the new ad campaign from Philips Laxatives (at 4:14)

🍿 Revisiting The Snyder Cut and whether it did justice to the "League" (at 06:12)

🤖 I only AI for you: pick-up lines created by AI...what could go wrong? (at 07:30)

📆 Revisiting our thoughts on the biggest marketing trend of 2021 (at 09:21)

🥤 Just how much we don't miss Pepsi's "The Mess We Miss" campaign (at 10:30) 

👻 Ghosting the future of restaurants, real or otherwise (at 11:27)

🐾 Enter: The Boston Dynamics robot-dog that pees beer into a cup on demand (at 13:04)

📕 Enhancing your vocabulary with new additions to Dictionary.com—including "oof," "yeet," and "zaddy" (at 13:54)

🤗 Quick clips, goofs, and gaffes from Seasons 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Rick and Rick Rule the World (at 15:36)

 

Approx. 34 minutes, 56 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


😎 2022 Marketing Trends (Conclusion)

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👁‍🗨 In the conclusion of their annual trends watch, the Ricks dive headfirst into the Metaverse—and what it does (and doesn't) mean to marketers in the year ahead. From Feb 9.

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IN THIS EPISODE

👀 Was 2021 the Year of VR & We Didn't Notice? (at 37-seconds)
🥨 Time for a (Big) Grain of Salt About the Metaverse? (at 3:51)
🏂 Final Predictions: Snow Crash Revisited (at 6:30)

Approx. 7 min, 50 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🙌🏼 2022 Marketing Trends (Pt 2)

2022 Marketing Predictions Pt 2
The Ricks continue to talk trends in part two of our annual outlook for marketing, media, tech, and pop culture. Includes: Elon Musk's hair, COVID's on-again-off-again impact on marketing, the future of ESG funds, and more. From Feb 5.

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IN THIS EPISODE:

⚡️ Our estimates on the number of Tesla Cybertrucks to be delivered in 2022 (at 36-seconds)
💈 The distraction Elon Musk has ready if he gets guff for Cyberstuck (at 1-min, 13-seconds)
😎 A summer respite from the pandemic—and what it means to marketers (at 2:38)
📈 The future of ESG funds and what it means to brand reputation and loyalty (at 5:36)

Approx. 10 min, 36 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🔮 2022 Marketing Trends (Part 1)

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It's time for Rick and Rick's annual look at key trends shaping the worlds of marketing, media, tech, and pop culture in the year ahead. In part one: B2B marketing to a hybrid workforce; getting topsy-turvy in the entertainment sector; plus some tongue-in-cheek predictions about a new branded NFT initiative from Lotrimin, Spider-Man's next Big-Apple adventure, and more. From January 30.

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IN THIS EPISODE

✈️ Rick W. shares his 2022 travel plans and a mission impossible (at 1-min, 19-seconds)

🤞🏻 Rick M. shares one trend he hopes will hold in the NFL (at 2:26)

🏈 Rick W. takes it a step further and predicts the winner of this year's Super Bowl (at 2:54)

🦶🏼 Rick M's prediction about a new NFT initiative from a major athlete's foot brand (at 3:31)

📢 A hybrid workforce world—and what that means to B2B marketing (at 3:56)

🎧 Why audio in general—and podcasts in particular—may prove crucial in 2022 (at 5:42) 🕷 Predicting Spider-Man will do the full Macaulay in the sequel to "No Way Home" (at 7:43)

🍿 A return to the cineplex in 2022 with plenty of blockbusters coming to the rescue? (at 9:30)

🎥 For the love (and thunder) of it—what's the scoop on this year's "Avatar 2?" (at 10:55)

📺 Is turbulence (or at least big changes) ahead for streaming services? (at 11:27) Approx. 14 min, 36 seconds.

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🎬 Top 3 Movies of 2021 (Concl): A Look at Spider-Man & The Matrix

🍿 In the finale of our countdown of their three favorite movies of 2021, the Ricks share the December releases they're looking forward to most, from Spider-Man No Way Home to Matrix Resurrection and beyond. Plus: Loaded Questions and a whole lot more. From Dec. 5, 2021. 

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IN THIS EPISODE:

💥 Rick W's most anticipated December movie is … (at 1 min, 4 sec)

📺 Rick M's surprise pick—and the little known alternative name for this podcast (at 3:10)

🕷 Forget "No Way Home"—let's talk "Across the Spider-verse" (at 3:40)

🐰 Dr. Strange is looking … strange (at 4:02)

💊 Let's discuss "A Glitch in the Matrix"–the doc on the simulation theory (at 6:21)

💋 The end-credits mistake in "James Bond: The Spy Who Loved Me" (at 8:36)

📆 The mistake showing the time in which the events of "The Matrix" take place (at 11:02)

🚙 Nick Fury's license place in "Spider-Man Far From Home" is … (at 12:21)

Approx. 14 min, 10 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🎞 Top 3 Movies Of 2021 (Part 3)-Our #1 Picks

🍿 In part three of our countdown, the Ricks reveal their #1 favorite movies of 2021—but not without a surprise that could put an end to their friendship forever. From Dec. 5.

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IN THIS EPISODE

🎬 A match-free movie countdown? It may be a first! (at :39 seconds)

🚀 Rick W's 2021 favorite is spacey… (at 55 sec)

💥 Rick M pulls a fast one (5 min 25 sec)

🔫 Rick M's favorite comes with a gun barrel salute (ay 6:04)

Approx. 8 minutes, 10 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.