6 episodes

In the 1990s, a generation of kids, teens, and young adults got home, kicked off their sneakers, and settled down in front of the TV to watch Ricki Lake. Hosted by Ricki herself alongside TV personality and digital creator Kalen Allen, Raised By Ricki revisits the 90s iconic talk show, The Ricki Lake Show, and the era to which it belonged.

Part rewatch podcast, part cultural retrospective, and mostly hilarious, join Ricki and Kalen each week along with cultural icons like John Waters, Rosie O’Donnell, and Andy Cohen, past producers, former guests, former audience members and more. Drop your backpack at the door, pop a Hot Pocket in the microwave, and look back on the days where we were all raised by Ricki – and introduce her to a whole new generation today.

Raised By Ricki with Ricki Lake and Kalen Allen Lemonada

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 202 Ratings

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In the 1990s, a generation of kids, teens, and young adults got home, kicked off their sneakers, and settled down in front of the TV to watch Ricki Lake. Hosted by Ricki herself alongside TV personality and digital creator Kalen Allen, Raised By Ricki revisits the 90s iconic talk show, The Ricki Lake Show, and the era to which it belonged.

Part rewatch podcast, part cultural retrospective, and mostly hilarious, join Ricki and Kalen each week along with cultural icons like John Waters, Rosie O’Donnell, and Andy Cohen, past producers, former guests, former audience members and more. Drop your backpack at the door, pop a Hot Pocket in the microwave, and look back on the days where we were all raised by Ricki – and introduce her to a whole new generation today.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Excuse Me Y’all, Don’t Be Misled, The Ricki Lake Show Is Not Dead

    Excuse Me Y’all, Don’t Be Misled, The Ricki Lake Show Is Not Dead

    Grab a friend and some snacks – we’ll provide the tea. We’re traveling back to the 90s, when The Ricki Lake Show was the place for drama and fun unlike anywhere else on TV.  Ricki and Kalen are joined by Stuart Krasnow, former supervising producer of The Ricki Lake Show, to talk about the show’s beginnings and its lasting impact on a new generation.

    If you were a past guest or audience member of The Ricki Lake Show, email us at hey@lemonadamedia.com.

    Please note, Raised By Ricki contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners. 

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. 

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors
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    • 53 min
    Rosie O'Donnell, We Want to Know... What Really Happened On Your Old Show

    Rosie O'Donnell, We Want to Know... What Really Happened On Your Old Show

    You may remember her from “The Flintstones” or even the OG 1992 movie “A League of Their Own," but three years after The Ricki Lake Show first aired, Rosie O’Donnell also made her talk show debut. The Rosie O’Donnell Show featured huge guests like Tom Cruise and Madonna, and Rosie quickly became known for her authenticity and quirky sense of humor. It was also a time when she became friends with her fellow talk-show host, Ricki. This week, Rosie reunites with Ricki to talk with her and Kalen about Rosie's old show, witnessing 9/11, motherhood, and Rosie's experience coming out after leaving the daytime circuit.

    If you were a past guest or audience member of The Ricki Lake Show, email us at hey@lemonadamedia.com.

    Please note, Raised By Ricki contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners. 

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. 

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 31 min
    The Wig Snatch Episode

    The Wig Snatch Episode

    This infamous moment from The Ricki Lake Show still lives on over 20 years later in memes and gifs. Ricki and Kalen are revisiting the wig snatch seen and heard across the world. They break down the cheating and scheming that led up to the snatching. Plus, our hosts get real about relationships, fat shaming and the shift in tone about HIV/AIDS in the 90s.

    Please note, Raised By Ricki contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners. 

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. 

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 34 min
    Kalen Asks Ricki’s Fave TV Psychic, What Is My Future?

    Kalen Asks Ricki’s Fave TV Psychic, What Is My Future?

    Psychics: we couldn’t get enough of them in the 90s. They were in movies, TV ads – and The Ricki Lake Show! Renowned psychic Char Margolis joins Ricki and Kalen to talk about her life of seeing spirits, separating the good psychics from the bad ones, and much more. Stay tuned as Char gives not one, but two live readings!

    Please note, Raised By Ricki contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners. 

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. 

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 42 min
    You Grew Up With Ricki and Now She’s Back!

    You Grew Up With Ricki and Now She’s Back!

    Do you remember the wild reality of 90s daytime talk? If you do, then you definitely remember The Ricki Lake Show. Before RuPaul’s Drag Race or Bravo’s Real Housewives, there was Ricki Lake. Before cell phones, 5G or social media, there was Ricki Lake. Cheating, gossip, drama – nothing was too saucy for the show or its live audience! Ricki was the barometer for all things young and trending. And she’s back with a brand-new podcast, to relive it all. This is Raised by Ricki, hosted by Ricki Lake herself along with TV personality and digital creator Kalen Allen, and joined by celebs, past show producers, former guests and more.Join Ricki and Kalen as they rewatch episodes, reflect on the culture, and have way too much fun doing it.
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    • 2 min
    Ricki AMA: Rap battles, self-love and #RickiForPresident

    Ricki AMA: Rap battles, self-love and #RickiForPresident

    You asked, Ricki answers! Today, Ricki talks about rap battling Jerry Springer and advice she wishes she got before being a talk show host. Plus, the time she was asked to run for office.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
202 Ratings

202 Ratings

JordanCrews ,

Great show!!

Great show! Great hosts! Great guests!

Ilikeducks107 ,

So far, so good

I was a latchkey kid and grew up on Ricki Lake. I loved her movies. This podcast is great. She tells great stories and her episode with Rosie was perfect. Glad you’re back, Ricki! You’ve been missed.

Kornmom5 ,

Ricki & Kalen

Perfect pair of hosts, fluff and depth, love the guests, so fun!!

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