🔮 Our 2022 Predictions Scorecard, Cuffing Season 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.


🎁 Hottest But Hardest-to-Get Tech Gifts For Holiday 2022

🎅🏼 In a new Rick & Quick episode, the Ricks reveal their annual list of the hottest but hardest-to-get tech gifts for Holiday 2022. For the first time ever, a previous year's winner has returned to what is widely seen as the ultimate barometer of global holiday zeitgeist. Please accept our apologies in advance. From December 14, 2022. 

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⛄️ IN THIS EPISODE:

The 3️⃣ Hottest But Hardest to Get Tech Gifts for Holiday 2022:

🛻 #3: The gift described as "game-changing," "shatterproof," and "coming soon" continues to prove it isn't.

🐦 #2: Two nifty ways to kill one little blue bird.

🤓 #1: A lightweight headset that could give Meta Quest Pro a run for the money—at a fraction of the cost.

Approx. 3-minutes and 38-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.

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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.


🕶 Meta Quest Pro—First Impressions

💥 One Rick just got the new Meta Quest Pro. The other Rick has pressing questions. In this Rick and Quick episode, we capture some first impressions of Meta's premium-quality AR/VR headset and the premium price tag that comes with it. With Meta's VR division operating at a loss of more than $9 billion during the first three quarters of the year, could this $1,499 mixed-reality headset help turn things around? From Nov 5.

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IN THIS EPISODE:

🤘🏻 Meta's new Quest Pro is here (at :28 seconds)
👾 Pro comes packed with pixels, processors, sensors & cameras galore (at :44)
🌀 Not just VR anymore: The Quest for mixed, augmented and virtual reality (at 1:05)
📦 Pro logistics: Started shipping on Tuesday, arrived on Wednesday (at 1:17 seconds)
👔 It's not just for games, either—Pro is serious business, too (at 1:35)
😵‍💫 But is all this heavy-duty technology light enough for all-day use? (at 2:10)
😎 Immersion tradeoff or trip-up: A view to a thrill—or your feet? (at 3:35)
🤯 Look out, James Cameron: Next-level facial tracking means expressive avatars
🤦🏻‍♂️ An engineering headcase: How (and where) does Pro fit? (at 4:02)
😶 The $1,499 question: Does Meta Quest Pro live up to its price? (at 4:42)

Approx. 5 minutes, 52 seconds. 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. 

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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.