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ARIYNBF 365 with Jennifer Lee Pryor

Richard Pryor’s widow Jennifer Lee Pryor stops by Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about how she and Richard met, what she loved about him, what she misses about him, codependence, her relationship with his kids, drugs and threesomes, marrying, divorcing and marrying him again, her involvement in the upcoming biopic, executive producing and appearing in Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic, domestic violence, Richard’s suicide attempt, other women, the N-word, Bill Cosby, Mike Epps and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs from this episode).

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  • Leeann Ward

    I said this on Facebook, but I'll say it here again.

    This was a very good interview. I enjoyed Jennifer's insights,
    humorous self deprication and honest assessments. She pulled no punches about Richard,
    but also clearly loved the man. She seemed to be honest and open about his faults/flaws
    (as well as her own) while still protecting and respecting his legacy, which is refreshing.
    I liked that she understand that her stories and experiences were outrageous and
    crazy and was funny about it. I thought she sounded intelligent, funny and honest.
    I also liked her story and thoughts on the n-word. As for her thoughts on Bill Cosby,
    she was very educated and knowledgeable about the situation and said much more important
    things about it than the “Bill Cosby is a piece of sh**” that the media
    outlets have been reporting.

  • Leeann Ward

    I said this on Facebook, but I’ll say it here again.

    This was a very good interview. I enjoyed Jennifer’s insights,
    humorous self deprication and honest assessments. She pulled no punches about Richard,
    but also clearly loved the man. She seemed to be honest and open about his faults/flaws
    (as well as her own) while still protecting and respecting his legacy, which is refreshing.
    I liked that she understand that her stories and experiences were outrageous and
    crazy and was funny about it. I thought she sounded intelligent, funny and honest.
    I also liked her story and thoughts on the n-word. As for her thoughts on Bill Cosby,
    she was very educated and knowledgeable about the situation and said much more important
    things about it than the “Bill Cosby is a piece of sh**” that the media
    outlets have been reporting.

  • T'challa

    One of the best interviews I've ever heard …very detailed and informative.

  • T'challa

    One of the best interviews I've ever heard …very detailed and informative.

  • T'challa

    One of the best interviews I've ever heard …very detailed and informative.

  • T'challa

    One of the best interviews I've ever heard …very detailed and informative.

  • Glenn Farnham

    Awesomely entertaining episode. She brought gold. Loved it and her!

  • T’challa

    One of the best interviews I’ve ever heard …very detailed and informative.

  • Glenn Farnham

    Awesomely entertaining episode. She brought gold. Loved it and her!

  • M.A. Donohue

    This is my first time listening to your podcast and I loved it! Definitely going to add you to must “must-listen” list.

  • Dana Wolinsky

    Nice job with the interview Alison. That said, I find this woman fairly suspect. I get the feeling that her codependency on Richard led to some pretty severe disregard and disrespect for his children. No matter how complicated things are in a family, it just doesn't seem right that his family shouldn't wind up with the bulk of the control of his legacy and finances. I strongly doubt Richard would be alright with that as a father. I don't know exactly what happened there, but I bet she manipulated Richard in a big way somehow. It's subtle (or maybe not?) but she's just a bit too charming and falsely modest to be trusted in my opinion. When discussing his kids, she sounds dismissive and not credible, to my ear anyway.

  • M.A. Donohue

    This is my first time listening to your podcast and I loved it! Definitely going to add you to must “must-listen” list.

  • Liland'ra

    Cosby's a pig.

  • Liland'ra

    Cosby's a pig.

  • Liland'ra

    Cosby's a pig.

  • Liland'ra

    Cosby's a pig.

  • Dana Wolinsky

    Nice job with the interview Alison. That said, I find this woman fairly suspect. I get the feeling that her codependency on Richard led to some pretty severe disregard and disrespect for his children. No matter how complicated things are in a family, it just doesn’t seem right that his family shouldn’t wind up with the bulk of the control of his legacy and finances. I strongly doubt Richard would be alright with that as a father. I don’t know exactly what happened there, but I bet she manipulated Richard in a big way somehow. It’s subtle (or maybe not?) but she’s just a bit too charming and falsely modest to be trusted in my opinion. When discussing his kids, she sounds dismissive and not credible, to my ear anyway.

  • Liland’ra

    Cosby’s a pig.

  • William Ifft

    excellent interview, I have been a fan of Richard since the 70's, and this filled in many pieces of the story

  • William Ifft

    excellent interview, I have been a fan of Richard since the 70’s, and this filled in many pieces of the story

  • Mona

    Wow. What an interview.

  • tim pierce

    You have a lot to catch up on, this is by far the best podcast out there. There is no other interviewer out there who delves celebrities' true selves like Alison. Then couple that with the hilarious inanity (in a good way) of the group podcasts…unparalleled! Wait, why aren't I writing an itunes review? #5stars

  • Mona

    Wow. What an interview.

  • tim pierce

    You have a lot to catch up on, this is by far the best podcast out there. There is no other interviewer out there who delves celebrities’ true selves like Alison. Then couple that with the hilarious inanity (in a good way) of the group podcasts…unparalleled! Wait, why aren’t I writing an itunes review? #5stars

  • GuitarJam

    Bill Cosby is a serial rapist sociopath. Richard Pryor had a Playboy playmate (yes, one from the magazine) butt-naked in bed with him. She decided not to have sex. Richard put on his clothes and left the room. Thats what a real man does. Bravo Jennifer!

  • GuitarJam

    Bill Cosby is a serial rapist sociopath. Richard Pryor had a Playboy playmate (yes, one from the magazine) butt-naked in bed with him. She decided not to have sex. Richard put on his clothes and left the room. Thats what a real man does. Bravo Jennifer!

  • Deed

    Alison is a fabulous interviewer, and I think this is where she will shine.

  • Deed

    Alison is a fabulous interviewer, and I think this is where she will shine.

  • Deed

    Alison is a fabulous interviewer, and I think this is where she will shine.

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