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🙌🏼 Season 5 Finale (Pt 1)–Big Brand Moments From Tesla, ChatGPT, Pepsi, Legoland, Comic-Con & More

📣 It's time for an epic round of Loaded Questions as the Ricks revisit news, views, bloopers, and bust-ups from Season 5 of the #1 podcast on marketing, media, tech, and pop-culture. From May 2. 

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IN THIS EPISODE:

⁉️ The Ricks' super-sized fifth season gets a blow-out edition of Loaded Questions (at 00:30)
🌎 The Ricks chef's-kiss faithful listeners who have made the show a global sensation (at 01:30)
🍔 Boring Burger? Elmo's Ketamine Cuisine? What's next for Elon Musk? (at 02:13)
🧱 Whit Hiler of Ad Age 'Small Agency of the Year' on landing LegoLand Resorts (at 03:16)
🤖 The Creative Algorithm, Agency Affirmations from ChatGPT—and She-Hulk? (at 4:37)
💥 Riddler-sticks: Move over generative AI, "The Batman" has you beat (at 05:58)
🥤 Tasty refresh, or same-old, same-old? The biggest brand identity move from the past year (at 06:42)
🎙️ Rick M's disastrous discography expands for a fifth straight season (our apologies) (at 08:25)
🏈 Ad Bowl gouging—or bargain? How much for those 30-second Super Bowl spots again? (at 10:18)
🦑 Mr. Beast busts a move—but is his game show really ready for Prime time? (at 12:09)
🍕 Lays Fingertip Washing Machine, Hasbro Selfie Action Figures & Dominos' telekinetic orders(at 14:00)
🤣 Hilarious sound bites and bodacious bloopers from the first five seasons of Rick and Rick (at 18:48)

Approx. 24 minutes, 20 seconds. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


❌ Top 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. 

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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.


🤵🏼‍♂️ Snapchat's AR Mirrors For Prom Season, Consumer Confusion Over AI & More

⁉️ It's time for a quick round of Loaded Questions featuring questions about Snapchat's new AR initiative for Men's Wearhouse, consumer confusion over phrases like "Powered by AI" and more.

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IN THIS EPISODE

🥽 Forget cosplay lenses: Snapchat AR is going retail—just in time for prom season (at 00:39)
💸 A $700 million settlement rocks the media world (at 02:40)
🤖 WTF does "powered by AI" mean? Confused consumers want to know (at 04:32)
🪄 Canva's alternative word for "AI" that's pure–we'll, you'll just have to hear for yourself (at 05:45)

Approx. 6 minutes, 44 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.


🕶 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.