18 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 • 300 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
    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
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min
    Today, I’m Talking Trash with John Waters!

    Today, I’m Talking Trash with John Waters!

    He’s shocking, raunchy, and can’t ever be censored. Today, Ricki talks to her lifelong friend John Waters, whose iconic film “Hairspray” has become a theater favorite. It’s also where Ricki, playing Tracy Turnblad, made her movie debut. After working on several films together, the two have become lifelong friends. They dish on their crazy memories of working on set, John’s appearance on The Ricki Lake Show, and what it’s like to have your work labeled as “trashy.”

    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
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
300 Ratings

300 Ratings

Stacy from Alabama ,

Rosie oDonell

I LOVE LOVE this podcast. I just finished your interview with Rosie….we would not agree on a lot of things but that’s ok. When you listen to someone else’s view that is how you learn and grow. I LOVE ROSIE LOVE HER. Oh and I’m a white Christian woman from Alabama. Love this so much. I can’t say enough!!!!!! A podcast that must be on your list.

Notahetero ,

Love Ricki! Not a fan of Kalen..

I’m really liking the podcast so far! Like the title says, I was “raised on Rickie.” watched nearly every day after school and loved her youthful energy and the way she interacted with her guests. I always enjoyed her show the best because it was still drama filled and scandalous but it had a big heart! I did not enjoy shows like Jerry Springer where it was all about the fights that got started and nothing but drama. I absolutely love the gusts so far especially John Waters, Rosie O’Donnell and Andy Cohen! Hope to see more celebrity guests on soon. Also enjoy when bringing on guests from past shows. The only negative for me is Kaylan, the cohost. I’m not sure he’s very relevant for this podcast. For one, he wasn’t even alive when the show came out and he wasn’t watching with all of us when it was on. Not sure what he brings to the table and his voice is like nails on a chalkboard. I hope this doesn’t sound mean it’s just my opinion. I’m hoping that a new cohost can be found or just scrap the cohost altogether.

Kstearley ,

Obsessed 😍

I love this show so much! I’m 41 and Ricki was my after school babysitter in the 90s🤣! She’s always sort of felt like a big sister or favorite aunt to me and I’m so happy she’s back on the air. And who doesn’t love Kalen? They are perfect together. Only thing is I am searching everywhere for the video podcast to complete the experience. Please make this a weekly podcast video so I can see y’all’s reactions plus the replay of the Ricki clips💓💓💓

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