Raised By Ricki with Ricki Lake and Kalen Allen

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CNN

Raised By Ricki with Ricki Lake and Kalen Allen

5.0/5

Critic Rating

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 ba...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Sean Malin • Vulture Jan 25, 2023

"...the unusually self-aware and occasionally profound recap podcast of her long-running talk show from Lemonada Media, Lake’s been on an undeniable roll. But it’s Allen, having come of age as an influencer and pop-culture figure in the same period as Britney Spears’s residency in Las Vegas, that earns the biggest laughs. His and Lake’s mid-episode interrogation into what it means to give oneself to the adoring public turns the episode into a refreshingly personal little bonbon."

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