The Ricki Lake Show Episodes

2012, TV Show

The Ricki Lake Show episodes

Jun 19, 2013: Who Do You Think I Am?
Jun 07, 2013: Unconventional Marriages
Jun 06, 2013: Extreme Food Allergies
May 22, 2013: Psychics: Joan Marie and A.J.
May 20, 2013: Extreme Mothers
May 17, 2013: World Record Holders
May 16, 2013: Mo Money, Mo Problems
May 15, 2013: Psychics: Maureen and Family
May 14, 2013: Murder for Money
May 13, 2013: The Baby Psychic: Derek Ogilvie
May 10, 2013: Freeloading Families
May 09, 2013: Co-Parenting Without a Relationship
May 08, 2013: Psychics: James Van Praagh and Maureen Hancock
May 07, 2013: Pregnant and Suddenly Single
May 06, 2013: Bad Boy Confidential
May 03, 2013: Psychics - James and Collette
May 02, 2013: The Breast Show Ever
May 01, 2013: My Life Changed in an Instant
Apr 30, 2013: The Business of Being Born Pt. 2
Apr 29, 2013: He's a She, She's a He
Apr 26, 2013: College Dangers: A Real Education
Apr 25, 2013: My Ex Put My Kid Up for Adoption
Apr 24, 2013: Psychic Twins
Apr 23, 2013: Divorce Party
Apr 22, 2013: Let's Get Physical
Apr 19, 2013: The Killer Next Door
Apr 18, 2013: Size Doesn't Matter
Apr 17, 2013: The Green Show
Apr 16, 2013: Alternative Medical Miracles
Apr 15, 2013: Prison Wives
Apr 12, 2013: I Survived a Cult
Apr 10, 2013: Stolen Childhoods
Apr 09, 2013: Coming Out of the Darkness
Apr 08, 2013: The Perils of Identity Theft
Apr 05, 2013: Facing Your Fears
Apr 04, 2013: Controlling Grooms
Apr 03, 2013: Ricki's Pajama Party
Apr 02, 2013: Embarrassing Parents
Apr 01, 2013: Competitive Parents
Mar 29, 2013: Making Babies, the Fertility Crisis
Mar 28, 2013: I'm a Celeb, Single and I Need a Date
Mar 27, 2013: Is Your Sex Drive Normal?
Mar 26, 2013: Never Say Never
Mar 25, 2013: Ricki's Anti-Aging Pajama Party
Mar 22, 2013: The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity
Mar 21, 2013: How to Stop Stress From Killing You
Mar 20, 2013: Women in Male Dominated Industries
Mar 19, 2013: Cheapest People in America
Mar 18, 2013: I'm a Pageant Princess
Mar 15, 2013: To Share or Not on Social Media
Mar 14, 2013: It's All About the Hair
Mar 13, 2013: What You Should Know Before You Get Married
Mar 12, 2013: Psychic Readings with Lisa Williams
Mar 11, 2013: Things I Did for Love
Mar 08, 2013: People Making a Difference
Mar 07, 2013: Sexomnia and Other Sleeping Disorders
Mar 06, 2013: Extreme Beauty
Mar 05, 2013: Let's Talk About Sex
Mar 04, 2013: Updates
Mar 01, 2013: Hormones
Feb 28, 2013: Mommy Confidential
Feb 27, 2013: Bridal Boot Camp Results
Feb 26, 2013: Stalkers
Feb 25, 2013: Who Did I Marry?
Feb 22, 2013: My Child Saved a Life
Feb 21, 2013: Are Gay Parents Different?
Feb 20, 2013: Psychic James Van Praagh
Feb 19, 2013: Women Fight Back Part 2
Feb 18, 2013: Women Fight Back Part 1
Feb 15, 2013: When the Wedding Goes Awry
Feb 14, 2013: Wrongly Convicted
Feb 13, 2013: My Life in the Mob
Feb 12, 2013: Victims of Violence Speak Out
Feb 11, 2013: I'm a Cougar and Proud of It!
Feb 08, 2013: The Rudeness Epidemic
Feb 07, 2013: Should We Be Engaged?
Feb 06, 2013: Inside Childhood Mental Illness
Feb 05, 2013: Love Psychics
Feb 04, 2013: I Need Help With My Mother-in-Law
Feb 01, 2013: Misadventures of Parenthood
Jan 31, 2013: Addicted to Plastic Surgery
Jan 30, 2013: Making Peace With Your Parents
Jan 29, 2013: Hollywood Confidential
Jan 28, 2013: Advice That Will Change Your Life
Jan 25, 2013: Love Scams
Jan 24, 2013: When Gay People Lead Straight Lives
Jan 23, 2013: True Crimes
Jan 22, 2013: Open Marriage
Jan 21, 2013: I Survived
Jan 18, 2013: Addicted Housewives
Jan 17, 2013: How to Survive a Kidnapping
Jan 16, 2013: Good Hair
Jan 15, 2013: A Cry for Help
Jan 14, 2013: Hidden Heroes
Jan 11, 2013: YouTube Stars
Jan 10, 2013: Medical Controversies
Jan 09, 2013: Psychics Go Beyond
Jan 08, 2013: Nanny Confidential
Jan 07, 2013: Frenemies
Jan 04, 2013: How to Stop the Pain Now
Jan 03, 2013: Teens in Danger
Jan 02, 2013: Coming Out Stories
Jan 01, 2013: From Boys to Men
Dec 31, 2012: Virginity 2.0
Dec 28, 2012: Surprising Secrets of Today's Hottest Jobs
Dec 27, 2012: Psychics
Dec 26, 2012: A New Attitude
Dec 25, 2012: Life-Changing Adoptions
Dec 24, 2012: Pre-Partum Blues
Dec 21, 2012: Blended Families
Dec 20, 2012: Bad Holiday Sweater Party
Dec 19, 2012: Reality Stars Revealed
Dec 18, 2012: The Divorce Show
Dec 17, 2012: Wake Up Calls and Ultimatums
Dec 14, 2012: Home for the Holidays
Dec 13, 2012: The Hottest Bachelor in America
Dec 12, 2012: She's the Boss
Dec 11, 2012: Trapped in the Wrong Body
Dec 10, 2012: Teen Dads, the Real Story
Dec 07, 2012: Extreme Lives
Dec 06, 2012: When It's Time for Forgiveness
Dec 05, 2012: Rock Star Dads
Dec 04, 2012: Disciplining Our Kids
Dec 03, 2012: Ricki's Pajama Party
Nov 30, 2012: Changing the World, One Person at a Time
Nov 29, 2012: Amazing Foster Families
Nov 28, 2012: Child Star Confidential
Nov 27, 2012: Standing Up Against Your Family
Nov 26, 2012: Quick Holiday Makeovers
Nov 23, 2012: Pregnant and 40
Nov 22, 2012: Life After the Military
Nov 21, 2012: Curvy Girls
Nov 19, 2012: The Killer Next Door
Nov 16, 2012: Help Me Find a Date!
Nov 15, 2012: I Do or I Don't
Nov 14, 2012: Extreme Beauty
Nov 13, 2012: Addicted Housewives
Nov 12, 2012: Ambush Makeovers
Nov 09, 2012: Suicide
Nov 08, 2012: Matchmaker
Nov 07, 2012: Anxiety and Phobias
Nov 06, 2012: Ricki's PJ Party
Nov 05, 2012: Pushy Parents
Nov 02, 2012: When Gay People Lead Straight Lives
Nov 01, 2012: Ripped From the Headlines
Oct 31, 2012: A Ricki Halloween
Oct 30, 2012: A New Attitude
Oct 29, 2012: Love Scams
Oct 26, 2012: How to Stop the Pain Now
Oct 25, 2012: The Secret Lives of Mistresses
Oct 24, 2012: Making Babies - The Fertility Crisis
Oct 23, 2012: Is Your Sex Drive Normal?
Oct 22, 2012: Surprising Secrets of Today's Hottest Jobs
Oct 19, 2012: Dollars and Sense
Oct 18, 2012: From Boys to Men
Oct 17, 2012: Never Say Never
Oct 16, 2012: The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity
Oct 15, 2012: Teens in Danger
Oct 12, 2012: The Decision That Could Change Your Child's Life
Oct 11, 2012: How to Stop Stress From Killing You
Oct 10, 2012: Women in Male-Dominated Industries
Oct 09, 2012: Fashion: What's Hot Now
Oct 08, 2012: Ripped From the Headlines
Oct 05, 2012: Life-Changing Adoptions
Oct 04, 2012: To Share or Not to Share on Social Media
Oct 03, 2012: It's All About Hair
Oct 02, 2012: Coming Out Stories
Oct 01, 2012: Vagina Dialogues
Sep 28, 2012: Pre-Partum Blues
Sep 27, 2012: The Makeover Show
Sep 26, 2012: The Business of Being Born
Sep 25, 2012: Surviving a Kidnapping
Sep 24, 2012: The Psychic Show
Sep 21, 2012: Things I Did for Love
Sep 20, 2012: People Making a Difference
Sep 19, 2012: Mommy Confidential
Sep 18, 2012: Let's Talk About Sex
Sep 17, 2012: Pregnant and 40
Sep 14, 2012: Virginity 2.0
Sep 13, 2012: After Serving Our Country: The Life of Female Veterans
Sep 12, 2012: The Power of Social Media: You Can Do It Too!
Sep 11, 2012: Hormones 101
Sep 10, 2012: Weight Loss & Body Image With Real Women of All Ages
Sep 10, 2012: Starting Over
Aug 18, 2012: Ricki's Back

Who Do You Think I Am?

People who kept significant secrets from family and loved ones are featured. They discuss the consequences and rewards of finally telling the truth. read more

Unconventional Marriages

Unconventional marriages are discussed. Also: "Divorce Court" judge and author Lynn Toler ("Making Marriage Work: New Rules for an Old Institution"). read more

Extreme Food Allergies

Extreme food allergies are discussed. read more

Psychics: Joan Marie and A.J.

Intuition expert Joan Marie Whelan; psychic A.J. Barrera. read more

Extreme Mothers

Abusive mothers are discussed. read more

World Record Holders

World-record holders discuss their achievements. read more

Mo Money, Mo Problems

Problems arising from being wealthy are discussed. Commenting: former NBA player Antoine Walker; European basketball player Alton Mason; and Tanya Young-Williams. read more

Psychics: Maureen and Family

Medium Maureen Hancock. read more

Murder for Money

Murders for profit are examined. read more

The Baby Psychic: Derek Ogilvie

Medium Derek Ogilvie, who communicates with babies. Also: pet psychic Patrice Ryan. read more

Freeloading Families

Judge Lynn Toler confronts young adults who are freeloading on their families. read more

Co-Parenting Without a Relationship

Parents who have children together but aren't romantically involved with each other discuss their lives. read more

Psychics: James Van Praagh and Maureen Hancock

Mediums James Van Praagh and Maureen Hancock. read more

Pregnant and Suddenly Single

Mothers forced to raise a child alone discuss their lives. read more

Bad Boy Confidential

Self-professed bad boys discuss their lives. read more

Psychics - James and Collette

Medium James Van Praagh; intuitive counselor Colette Baron-Reid. read more

The Breast Show Ever

A candid conversation about breasts includes comments from Tamra Barney and Jackee. read more

My Life Changed in an Instant

People whose lives changed in an instant discuss their experiences. read more

The Business of Being Born Pt. 2

Cindy Crawford, Melissa Joan Hart, Kellie Martin and Amber Rose discuss their unique birthing experiences. read more

He's a She, She's a He

Transgender people discuss their lives. read more

College Dangers: A Real Education

Potential dangers awaiting college students are discussed. read more

My Ex Put My Kid Up for Adoption

The dark side of adoption is explored. read more

Psychic Twins

Psychic twins Terry and Linda Jamison; medium Maureen Hancock; pet psychic Patrice Ryan. read more

Divorce Party

Women who are struggling to recover from broken relationships receive advice from experts. read more

Let's Get Physical

Trends in health and fitness are discussed, including soul cycling and infrared sweat beds. read more

The Killer Next Door

People who have encountered sociopaths tell their stories. read more

Size Doesn't Matter

A discussion of how body image affects the mind. read more

The Green Show

Ed Begley Jr. discusses the importance of living an eco-friendly lifestyle. read more

Alternative Medical Miracles

Kevin Sorbo and other guests discuss their unconventional approaches to treating various ailments. read more

Prison Wives

Women whose significant other is in jail are the guests. read more

I Survived a Cult

People who were once embedded in cults but were able to escape tell their stories. read more

Stolen Childhoods

Childhood sexual abuse is the topic. read more

Coming Out of the Darkness

A discussion of suicide and suicide prevention. read more

The Perils of Identity Theft

Victims of identity theft are the guests. read more

Facing Your Fears Season 1, Episode 149

Anxiety and phobias are discussed. read more

Controlling Grooms Season 1, Episode 148

Guests include men who are taking total control of their weddings. read more

Ricki's Pajama Party Season 1, Episode 147

Ricky hosts a pajama party. read more

Embarrassing Parents Season 1, Episode 146

Guests include parents who have made a habit out of embarrassing their children. read more

Competitive Parents Season 1, Episode 145

A look at hypercompetitive parents who push their children to extremes. read more

Making Babies, the Fertility Crisis Season 1, Episode 144

A discussion of the extremes couples are willing to go to in order to conceive. read more

I'm a Celeb, Single and I Need a Date Season 1, Episode 143

Celebrities discuss why it's difficult for them to find a romantic partner. read more

Is Your Sex Drive Normal? Season 1, Episode 142

Topic: Is Your Sex Drive Normal? read more

Never Say Never Season 1, Episode 141

Guests include people who've overcome extreme obstacles on the way to success. read more

Ricki's Anti-Aging Pajama Party Season 1, Episode 140

Ricki hosts a pajama party featuring stars of the 1990s, including Dave Coulier, Tia Mowry and Lisa Loeb. read more

The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity Season 1, Episode 139

A look at the childhood-obesity problem in America. read more

How to Stop Stress From Killing You Season 1, Episode 138

Professionals offer practical solutions to alleviate stress. read more

Women in Male Dominated Industries Season 1, Episode 137

Poker player Liz Lieu, woman trucker Shannon "Sputter" Smith and professional angler Sierra Anderson discuss making a living in traditionally male-dominated businesses. read more

Cheapest People in America Season 1, Episode 136

Money therapists, a fashion expert and a cost-cutting maven offer advice to exceptionally frugal people. read more

I'm a Pageant Princess Season 1, Episode 135

Contestants in children's beauty pageants are the guests. read more

To Share or Not on Social Media Season 1, Episode 134

A social-media expert discusses what should and should not be shared on the Internet. read more

It's All About the Hair Season 1, Episode 133

Celebrity hairstylists are the guests. read more

What You Should Know Before You Get Married Season 1, Episode 132

Couples receive relationship advice from a psychologist and an attorney. read more

Psychic Readings with Lisa Williams Season 1, Episode 131

Psychics Lisa Williams and Jack Rourke are the guests. read more

Things I Did for Love Season 1, Episode 130

A look at what people do for love, including donating a kidney, an elaborate marriage proposal, and a surprise wedding. read more

People Making a Difference Season 1, Episode 129

Profiling people who make a difference in their communities, including a woman who runs an organization trying to eliminate pediatric AIDS in Africa, and a former prison inmate who helps women ex-cons get back on their feet. read more

Sexomnia and Other Sleeping Disorders Season 1, Episode 128

A look at sleep disorders. read more

Extreme Beauty Season 1, Episode 127

A look at cosmetic surgery and the lengths people go to in order to look and feel younger. read more

Let's Talk About Sex Season 1, Episode 126

A show about sex includes a discussion among sex experts, and guests from the cable reality series "Polyamory" and "Swing." read more

Updates Season 1, Episode 125

Ricki updates former stories, including the 9-year-old who was biologically born a boy but lives life as a girl, and a couple who had experienced marital problems following the death of their infant son. read more

Hormones Season 1, Episode 124

Experts discuss hormones. read more

Mommy Confidential Season 1, Episode 123

Women discuss the trials and tribulations of motherhood. read more

Bridal Boot Camp Results Season 1, Episode 122

Three brides-to-be are put through a six-week weight program. read more

Stalkers Season 1, Episode 121

Guests on an episode about stalkers include a model who was targeted over the Internet and a woman who had to change her name, address and Social Security number to avoid a predator. Also: a California attorney who helped change the state's stalker laws. read more

Who Did I Marry? Season 1, Episode 120

Guests include women who thought they knew their partners well, but found out later they were keeping dark secrets from them. read more

My Child Saved a Life Season 1, Episode 118

Guests include children who saved another person's life. read more

Are Gay Parents Different? Season 1, Episode 117

A look at gay people who've become parents and children who had a parent come out of the closet. read more

Psychic James Van Praagh Season 1, Episode 116

Psychic James Van Praagh is the guest. read more

Women Fight Back Part 2 Season 1, Episode 115

Conclusion.Guests include women who were sexually assaulted. read more

Women Fight Back Part 1 Season 1, Episode 114

Part 1 of 2. The guests include two women who were sexually assaulted. read more

When the Wedding Goes Awry Season 1, Episode 113

A look at wedding fiascoes that impacted family relationships read more

Wrongly Convicted Season 1, Episode 112

Guests include people who served prison time for crimes they did not commit. read more

My Life in the Mob Season 1, Episode 111

Guests include a former organized-crime boss and cast members of the TV series "Mob Wives." read more

Victims of Violence Speak Out Season 1, Episode 110

Guests include victims of gun violence. read more

I'm a Cougar and Proud of It! Season 1, Episode 109

A look at older women who date younger men. read more

The Rudeness Epidemic Season 1, Episode 108

"The Rudeness Epidemic" is the topic. read more

Should We Be Engaged? Season 1, Episode 107

Guests include a lesbian who is rethinking her sexual inclination in order to marry a man, and a couple who are having a problem determining how long of an engagement they should consider. read more

Inside Childhood Mental Illness Season 1, Episode 106

Parents discuss their children who suffer from mental-health problems. read more

Love Psychics Season 1, Episode 105

Psychic Allison DuBois and her cousin Mark Hernandez, who recently has developed psychic talents. read more

I Need Help With My Mother-in-Law Season 1, Episode 104

Guests include people with mother-in-law problems. read more

Misadventures of Parenthood Season 1, Episode 103

Child-rearing stories and advice are offered. Guests include comedian Margaret Cho, relationship expert Spirit, interior designer Trish Suhr and product-testing exec Sharon Vinderine. Also: a performance by the a capella group the Colgate 13. read more

Addicted to Plastic Surgery Season 1, Episode 102

A look at the good, bad and ugly of having plastic surgery. read more

Making Peace With Your Parents Season 1, Episode 101

Guests include an adult daughter resentful of her father for allowing her to grow up homeless, and a young woman whose mother abandoned the family for an 18-year-old lover when the daughter was a teen. read more

Hollywood Confidential Season 1, Episode 100

Hollywood insiders, including interior designers, a stuntwoman, a reality-show exec and a hairstylist, dish on Tinseltown. read more

Advice That Will Change Your Life Season 1, Episode 99

Life-altering advice is offered by a doctor, a lawyer, a psychologist and a relationship expert. read more

Love Scams Season 1, Episode 98

A look at romances that have turned sour when the women have been victimized by scam artists. read more

When Gay People Lead Straight Lives Season 1, Episode 97

Guests include people who enter into a heterosexual marriage only to come out years later as gay. read more

True Crimes Season 1, Episode 96

A show focusing on true-crime stories examines the case of confessed serial killer Israel Keyes, who committed suicide in jail while awaiting trial, and includes comments by a former FBI profiler. Also: an interview with a woman who was robbed twice at gunpoint. read more

Open Marriage Season 1, Episode 95

People involved in open marriages are the guests. read more

I Survived Season 1, Episode 94

People who survived life-threatening situations are the guests. Included: two moviegoers from the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting; a couple who were aboard the Costa Concordia; two sisters who were on a camping trip in Alaska that claimed the lives of four; and a woman witness to a convenience-store robbery. read more

Addicted Housewives Season 1, Episode 93

Addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky is the guest, and he offers advice to a shopaholic and a woman with a dependency on prescription pills. read more

How to Survive a Kidnapping Season 1, Episode 92

Tips on how to keep children safe. Guests include a mother who is searching for her missing daughter and a woman who, as a teenager in 2006, was abducted and held hostage underground for 10 days. read more

Good Hair Season 1, Episode 91

Women's hair care is the topic. read more

A Cry for Help Season 1, Episode 90

Ricki helps individuals repair broken relationships. read more

Hidden Heroes Season 1, Episode 89

Selfless individuals, including organ donors and disaster-relief volunteers, are the guests. read more

YouTube Stars Season 1, Episode 88

Guests include people who achieved fame and notoriety by posting videos of themselves on YouTube. read more

Medical Controversies Season 1, Episode 87

Controversial medical issues are examined, including medical marijuana, cochlear implants and the genetic condition called NF-1. read more

Psychics Go Beyond Season 1, Episode 86

Psychics Maureen Hancock and John Holland are the guests. read more

Nanny Confidential Season 1, Episode 85

A look at troubling incidents involving nannies, day-care workers and babysitters. read more

Frenemies Season 1, Episode 84

A look at best friends who've become enemies, and a discussion with a psychologist who warns about signs that a relationship is turning toxic. read more

How to Stop the Pain Now Season 1, Episode 83

A discussion of relieving pain without prescription medication features appearances by experts in hypnotherapy and acupuncture. Also: Ricki tries cold-laser therapy. read more

Teens in Danger Season 1, Episode 82

Teens discuss drinking, drugs, sex, peer pressure and body-image issues. read more

Coming Out Stories Season 1, Episode 81

Featuring stories about people coming out as gay to family and friends. read more

From Boys to Men Season 1, Episode 80

A discussion of how best to raise young boys includes comments by a couple at odds over how to parent their 9-year-old son, and two single mothers debating the importance of a father figure. Guests: clinical psychologists Dr. Wendy Mogul and Dr. David Swanson; legal analyst Lisa Bloom. read more

Virginity 2.0 Season 1, Episode 79

A discussion about women who have previously had sex, but now abstain for long periods of time for various reasons. Guests include sex therapists Simone Bienne and Robi Ludwig, and a 41-year-old virgin. read more

Surprising Secrets of Today's Hottest Jobs Season 1, Episode 78

Professionals in their fields reveal secrets about restaurants, salons, nightclubs and airlines. Guests include former Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater, who had an in-plane meltdown, and chef Antonia Lofaso who dishes about behind-the-scenes goings-on at eateries. Also: a bikini-waxing demonstration. read more

Psychics Season 1, Episode 77

Guests: numerologist Glynis McCants, and psychics Char Margolis and John Edward. read more

A New Attitude Season 1, Episode 76

Ricki goes vintage shopping with burlesque icon Dita Von Teese and vintage dealer Cameron Silver, and discusses fashion with iconic model Beverly Johnson. Also: expert appraisers seek treasures from among items brought in by the audience; and fashion blogger Marisa Lynch transforms thrift-store threads into stylish garments. read more

Life-Changing Adoptions Season 1, Episode 75

A look at the highs and lows of adoption features a white mother who adopted two children of color, a college student who was forced to give up her baby for adoption, and a young Korean-born woman who was raised in upstate New York and went looking for her birth parents. Also: adoption scams. read more

Pre-Partum Blues Season 1, Episode 74

Segments include a visit with a woman so overwhelmed with the idea of motherhood that she contemplated giving up her baby for adoption, and secrets to losing weight after 30. read more

Blended Families Season 1, Episode 73

A look at blended families features a clan that had trouble bonding and a group that was able to get together after a tragic death. Also: a discussion with two gay men who adopted; and profiles of stay-at-home fathers and single mothers. read more

Bad Holiday Sweater Party Season 1, Episode 72

A holiday-theme show features Anna Trebunskaya from "Dancing With the Stars" teaching a rhythmically challenged guy some steps, and "American Idol" Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze performing "O Holy Night." Also: etiquette expert Elaine Swann offers gift-buying advice; and Ricki salutes bad Yuletide sweaters. read more

Reality Stars Revealed Season 1, Episode 71

It's reality-star confidential when Ricki dishes with Perez Hilton, Tanya Williams ("Basketball Wives"), musican Aubrey O'Day and model Eric Nies. read more

The Divorce Show Season 1, Episode 70

An examination of different arrangements made by divorced parents in order to maintain a positive environment for their children. read more

Wake Up Calls and Ultimatums Season 1, Episode 69

People whose lives appear to be spinning out of control are given wake-up calls from family members and friends. read more

Home for the Holidays Season 1, Episode 68

In the spirit of holiday giving, Ricki spreads some joy among unsuspecting families and charitable organization that have experienced hard times. read more

The Hottest Bachelor in America Season 1, Episode 67

Six men, who've been nominated by friends and family on the show's website, compete in a series of elimination challenges to attain the title of the Hottest Bachelor in America. read more

She's the Boss Season 1, Episode 66

A look at how the proliferation of American women serving as family breadwinners has affected relationships, sex and the culture. read more

Trapped in the Wrong Body Season 1, Episode 65

A 9-year-old child with a gender-identity crisis and the parents discuss the ups and downs of dealing with the situation. Also, a look at transgender youth with adolescent-medicine expert Dr. Johanna Olson, family therapist Casey Weitzman and filmmaker Chris Arnold, who directed a documentary about transgender people. read more

Teen Dads, the Real Story Season 1, Episode 64

Included: a sit-down with two 16-year-old baby-daddies-to-be; and an impending teen father tests on an infant simulator that mimics the behavior of a newborn. read more

Extreme Lives Season 1, Episode 63

People who lead "extreme lives" are the guests, including Steve-O of MTV's "Jackass," two savvy shoppers from TLC's "Extreme Couponing," an extreme-sports junkie, and 100-pound Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas, who is a world-class competitive eater. read more

When It's Time for Forgiveness Season 1, Episode 62

A show about forgiveness includes a guest who left home without notifying anyone, stayed away for a year and never made contact with her family. Also: a couple try to forgive each other for past indiscretions. read more

Rock Star Dads Season 1, Episode 61

Guests include Larry Birkhead, father of Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, Dannielynn, and Matt Logelin, whose wife died in childbirth. Also, three fathers-to-be compete in baby-care challenges. read more

Disciplining Our Kids Season 1, Episode 60

A discussion of disciplining children features comments by parenting experts Dr. Michele Borba and Dr. Harvey Karp. Also: an interview with a Texas high-schooler who, with her mother's consent, was paddled by a male vice principal; and a panel of mothers debate discipline techniques. read more

Ricki's Pajama Party Season 1, Episode 59

Ricki throws a pajama party with reality-TV stars Jackie Christie, Carter Oosterhouse, Cat Cora and Brandi Glanville as guests. Others stopping by include psychic Pam Oslie, celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves and beauty expert Nina Sutton. read more

Changing the World, One Person at a Time Season 1, Episode 58

Featuring social activists who make a difference in their communities. read more

Amazing Foster Families Season 1, Episode 57

Success stories of people who went through America's foster-care system, including author Antwone Fisher and actress Victoria Rowell. Also: a profile of a Florida woman who has opened her home to more than 90 foster children. read more

Child Star Confidential Season 1, Episode 56

"Desperate Housewives" stars Madison De La Garza, Joshua Moore, and Charlie and Max Carver discuss life as a child actor. read more

Standing Up Against Your Family Season 1, Episode 55

Featuring guests who have stood up against their families despite the serious ramifications. read more

Quick Holiday Makeovers Season 1, Episode 54

A holiday-theme show includes recipes, makeovers on rooms and advice on dealing with seasonal anxiety. read more

Pregnant and 40 Season 1, Episode 53

Mothers and mothers-to-be discuss getting pregnant after age 40. read more

Life After the Military Season 1, Episode 52

Servicemembers discuss life after the military, including a Navy veteran who found herself homeless and a female amputee war vet who joins Ricki on a scuba-diving trip. Plus: postmilitary makeovers. read more

Curvy Girls Season 1, Episode 51

Plus-size women discuss their experiences with sex, fashion and love. Guest include Amber Riley ("Glee") and former supermodel Carre Otis. read more

The Killer Next Door Season 1, Episode 50

Guests recall encounters with sociopaths who lived or worked in their neighborhoods. Guests include Mary Jo Buttafuoco, whose husband's teenage mistress shot her, and Candice DeLong, a former FBI profiler who offers insights into the killer next door. read more

Help Me Find a Date! Season 1, Episode 49

Two individuals are set up on separate blind dates with help from their platonic friends. Guests include relationship experts Spirit, Jessica Massa and Rebecca Wiegand. read more

I Do or I Don't

Judge Lynn Toler ("Divorce Court") and Dr. Mike Dow ("Couples Therapy") help couples decide whether they are ready to marry or if they should break up. read more

Extreme Beauty Season 1, Episode 48

A show about cosmetic surgery examines innovative new procedures, the lengths people go to in order to improve their looks, and a discussion of the downside of plastic surgery. Also: a military veteran receives life-changing surgery. read more

Addicted Housewives Season 1, Episode 47

Dr. Drew Pinsky counsels homemakers with addictions to prescription pills and compulsive shopping. read more

Ambush Makeovers Season 1, Episode 46

Ricki provides random people with new-look makeovers featuring the work of style expert Lawrence Zarian, master colorist Kim Vo, celebrity hairstylist Dean Banowetz and a team from Blushington Makeup and Beauty Lounge. read more

Suicide Season 1, Episode 45

The topic is suicide, with guests psychologist Kita Curry, author Jill Bialosky, whose sister took her life, a young man who attempted suicide, and family members who've had a relative kill themselves. read more

Matchmaker Season 1, Episode 44

Relationship and dating advice is offered by Patti Stanger ("The Millionaire Matchmaker"), Mike Catherwood ("Loveline with Dr. Drew") and authors Maxwell Billieon and Steve Santigati. Also, Ricki plays matchmaker and presents her version of "The Dating Game." read more

Anxiety and Phobias Season 1, Episode 43

Psychotherapist and author Dr. Barton Goldsmith discusses anxiety and phobias. read more

Ricki's PJ Party Season 1, Episode 42

Ricki hosts a pajama party for a sleepwear-clad audience. Guests include Ali Landry, Jai Rodriguez and RuPaul and hypnotherapist and author Kelly Sullivan Walden. Also, Ricki welcomes a man who videotaped his sleepwalking mother and posted it on the Internet. read more

Pushy Parents Season 1, Episode 41

A look at hypercompetitive parents who push their children to extremes. Also, Gloria Govan recalls being a college student who got caught in a "cash-for-grades" scandal; Debbie Allen gives tips on making it show business; and Judge Mablean Ephriam offers parental advice. read more

When Gay People Lead Straight Lives Season 1, Episode 40

A look at the effect on a marriage when a heterosexual partner comes out years into the relationship. Guests include a gay Mormon husband and the mother of his three children, a daughter whose father came out while she was in college, and a mother of two who left her husband for a lesbian lifestyle. read more

Ripped From the Headlines Season 1, Episode 39

A panel discussion on headline-making stories. Guests include Sybrina Fulton, mother of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, and Mildred Muhammad, former wife of "D.C. Sniper" John Allen Muhammad. read more

A Ricki Halloween Season 1, Episode 38

A Halloween-theme show features the entire audience in costume, surprise celebrity trick-or-treaters and "the Paranormal Housewives," who investigate a haunted mansion on the studio lot. Also, Ricki sits in on a live séance with psychic medium Kim Russo. read more

A New Attitude Season 1, Episode 37

Ricki goes shopping for vintage clothes with burlesque icon Dita Von Teese and boutique owner Cameron Silver, chats with fashion model Beverly Johnson and has appraisers evaluate items brought in by the studio audience. Also, fashion blogger Marisa Lynch demonstrates how thrift-store threads can be made into "fashion-forward" garments. read more

Love Scams Season 1, Episode 36

A look at fairy-tale romances that have turned into nightmares. Included: a discussion with a wife whose husband scammed her out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, and a woman who fell in love with Mr. Right only to discover he was Mr. Wrong and responsible for a double homicide. Also, advice from a hacker turned online security expert. read more

How to Stop the Pain Now Season 1, Episode 35

The topic is how to alleviate pain without prescription medication, and includes demonstrations by experts in hypnotherapy, acupuncture and cold-laser therapy. read more

The Secret Lives of Mistresses Season 1, Episode 34

A discussion of infidelity features relationship expert Steve Santagati, psychotherapist M. Gary Neuman and author Sarah Symonds. read more

Making Babies - The Fertility Crisis Season 1, Episode 33

A look at couples and the lengths they'll go to in order to conceive. Guests include Rosie Pope ("Pregnant in Heels"), who discusses her difficult journey through infertility, and a man who runs a sperm bank from his home and is the father of 17. Also, an examination of couples who are "designing" their own babies. read more

Is Your Sex Drive Normal? Season 1, Episode 32

An exploration of sexual activity through various age ranges includes a discussion with former Playboy cover girl Kendra Wilkinson and husband, Hank Baskett, and a couple whose marriage is in trouble because of a non-existent sex life. Also, there's a demonstration of erotic dancing. read more

Surprising Secrets of Today's Hottest Jobs Season 1, Episode 31

A look at what goes on behind the scenes in restaurants, salons, nightclubs and airlines. Guests include former flight attendant Steven Slater, who had a much-publicized in-flight meltdown, and Antonia Lofaso of "Top Chef: All-Stars." Plus, a demonstration by celebrity bikini waxers. read more

Dollars and Sense Season 1, Episode 30

The topic is saving money, and experts show how to throw an affordable wedding and rent designer dresses for practically nothing. Also, Judy "the Couponator" Pezza offers tips on keeping supermarket bills in check. read more

From Boys to Men Season 1, Episode 29

A discussion on how to raise young boys to become responsible men features parenting experts, including Judge Lynn Toler, clinical psychologists Dr. Wendy Mogul and Dr. David Swanson, and legal analyst Lisa Bloom. read more

Never Say Never Season 1, Episode 28

Author Liz Murray and musician Chris Rene discuss how they overcame overwhelming obstacles and became successful. Also, the cast of MTV's "The Buried Life" reveals what is on their bucket lists. read more

The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity Season 1, Episode 27

The topic is childhood obesity, and includes a chat with a 10-year-old girl with weight issues and a 12-year-old boy who was bullied because of his size. read more

Teens in Danger Season 1, Episode 26

Teens discuss issues concerning drinking, drugs, sex, peer pressure and body image. read more

The Decision That Could Change Your Child's Life Season 1, Episode 25

The benefits and drawbacks of circumcision are addressed. read more

How to Stop Stress From Killing You Season 1, Episode 24

Tips for reducing stress are offered. read more

Women in Male-Dominated Industries Season 1, Episode 23

Women who work in traditionally male-dominated fields are profiled. Included: Sierra Anderson ("Hook, Line, and Sisters"); a female truck driver; poker player Liz Lieu. read more

Fashion: What's Hot Now Season 1, Episode 22

Fashion trends are reviewed. Included: fall fashions; makeup tips; senior style; celebrity looks on a budget. read more

Ripped From the Headlines Season 1, Episode 21

Recent news stories are discussed. Appearing: Adam Shankman ("So You Think You Can Dance"); Trish Suhr (Style Network); attorney Areva Martin; Faith Salie (NPR); Brandon Bowlin (Huffington Post); Kevin McHale ("Glee"). read more

Life-Changing Adoptions Season 1, Episode 20

Stories that demonstrate the highs and lows of adoption are detailed. Also: how to avoid adoption scams. read more

To Share or Not to Share on Social Media Season 1, Episode 19

A social-media expert offers a "netiquette" primer on the do's and don'ts of online information sharing. read more

It's All About Hair Season 1, Episode 18

Guests include celebrity hair stylists Chaz Dean, Roy Teeluck, Kim Kimble and Oscar Blandi. read more

Coming Out Stories Season 1, Episode 17

Coming-out stories are shared. Remarks by: Lance Bass; a pair of gay twins; and reality cast member Romi ("The Real L Word"). read more

Vagina Dialogues Season 1, Episode 16

Female sexuality is explored. read more

Pre-Partum Blues Season 1, Episode 15

A look at prepartum depression includes an interview with a woman so overwhelmed with being pregnant and facing motherhood that she is considering putting up her baby for adoption. Also: weight-loss tips for those in their 30s, 40s and 50s. read more

The Makeover Show Season 1, Episode 14

An audience member and a group of teachers receive makeovers. Also: a look at a portable laser-liposuction machine; an HGTV renovation of Ricki's dressing room. read more

The Business of Being Born Season 1, Episode 13

Director Abby Epstein discusses "The Business of Being Born," her 2008 documentary (produced by Lake) about the pros and cons of natural childbirth. read more

Surviving a Kidnapping Season 1, Episode 12

Guests include a kidnap victim and the mother of an abducted child who is still missing. Also: a look at a GPS watch for children that tracks their movements. read more

The Psychic Show Season 1, Episode 11

Psychics Char Margolis and John Edward; numerologist Glynis McCants. read more

Things I Did for Love Season 1, Episode 10

A look at unusual and creative wedding proposals. read more

People Making a Difference Season 1, Episode 9

Stories of young and old alike who have a positive impact on their communities. read more

Mommy Confidential Season 1, Episode 8

Moms discuss the good and the bad of motherhood. read more

Let's Talk About Sex Season 1, Episode 7

The talk is all about sex, with guests and a panel of experts. read more

Pregnant and 40 Season 1, Episode 6

Women discuss being pregnant at 40. read more

Virginity 2.0 Season 1, Episode 5

Included: interviews with a 41-year-old virgin and a sex therapist who serves as a surrogate partner to his clients. Also: Dr. Robi Ludwig discusses sexuality in society. read more

After Serving Our Country: The Life of Female Veterans Season 1, Episode 4

Profiling women who served in the U.S. military. read more

The Power of Social Media: You Can Do It Too! Season 1, Episode 3

The topic is the power of social media. Included are tips for using Twitter and a look at how Facebook has been responsible for reuniting couples. read more

Hormones 101 Season 1, Episode 2

The topic is hormones. Included is an examination of what they are and a discussion of physical and emotional changes relating to them. read more

Weight Loss & Body Image With Real Women of All Ages Season 1, Episode 1

Topical talk show that covers subjects ranging from parenting to relationships to health issues begins with a discussion of weight loss and body image, and features a profile of a woman who went from a size 28 to a size 4 and a makeover for a woman who lost 110 pounds. read more

Starting Over

Stories about women who are "Starting Over," including a widow engaged in a new relationship and a divorcée looking to get back in the dating game. read more

Ricki's Back

A preview of the "The Ricki Lake Show." read more

The Ricki Lake Show Episode: "The Business of Being Born Pt. 2"

Episode Synopsis: Cindy Crawford, Melissa Joan Hart, Kellie Martin and Amber Rose discuss their unique birthing experiences.
Original Air Date: Apr 30, 2013

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