43 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

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 408 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

    Listen to This: Workin' On NFT's with Paris Hilton

    Listen to This: Workin' On NFT's with Paris Hilton

    Hey listeners! We’re bringing you an episode from a podcast we love called Workin' On It with Meghan Trainor & Ryan Trainor.

     

    Each week on Workin' On It, Meghan Trainor and her big brother Ryan get more honest than ever before. The sibling duo take on new topics, share their stories, and bring listeners into the conversation. From becoming a new mom, to navigating Hollywood, to mental health, and everything in between, Meghan, Ryan, and friends get into the nitty gritty of their lives and leave no details behind. Prepare to laugh, cry, and hopefully learn something new.

     

    In this episode, the queen herself, Paris Hilton is here to talk all about NFTs. The trio discuss Paris’s adventures into becoming a businesswoman, the metaverse, and, of course, babies.

    For more Workin’ On It, head to https://link.chtbl.com/WorkinOnIt.
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    • 39 min
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 42 min
    Sally Jessy, You ARE the Mother … of Talk Shows!

    Sally Jessy, You ARE the Mother … of Talk Shows!

    Before Ricki Lake, Oprah Winfrey and Rosie O’Donnell were talk show hosts, there was Sally Jessy Raphael. As the first woman in the U.S. to have her own major daytime talk show, she was one of Ricki’s role models. Ricki and Kalen catch up with Sally Jessy to talk about her trailblazing legacy. She shares the truth about how her talk show ended. Plus, at 87 years old, she’s still in the dating market. Hit her up if you know any eligible bachelors!

    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. 

    Raised by Ricki is sponsored by Harklinikken, the scalp health and hair growth brand foundational to Ricki Lake’s own hair journey. Join their membership program to get up to 50% off at harklinikken.com/ricki.

    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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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
408 Ratings

408 Ratings

JesseKBarron ,

She’s still the same Ricki!

It’s been decades and she hasn’t lost that magic touch. Ricki is curious, sincere, and intelligent. I’ve been seeking a new podcast to get into and this is the one I’ve settled on listening to from beginning to end over the coming weeks.

Ksweat14 ,

Racist

Kalen complains about stereotypes and racism but then goes on and makes negative generalizations about other races. It’s counter productive to mending race relations. Love Ricki but can’t stand that his racist rants are sponsored and included in the episodes.

Janizzle08 ,

LOVE the show… BUT…

Great show, but can you please put your most recent episode first in your line up each week? I’ve stopped listening because it takes too much time to scroll down through the entire catalog to find the most recent episode. ♥️

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