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The Friend Zone

English, Comedy, 1 season, 424 episodes, 6 days, 4 hours, 33 minutes
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Listen along every Wednesday as Dustin Ross, HeyFranHey & Assante explore mental health, mental wealth and mental hygiene, because who in the hell wants a musty brain? Send inquiries and questions to: [email protected] #TheFriendZone
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Is It Broccoli or Broccolini?

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourself.Tickets to Dustin’s TEDx talk on Saturday, April 20th - https://tedxasbury.comThank you to our Sponsors:EarnIn - When you download the EarnIn app type FRIEND ZONE under PODCAST when you sign up!Babbel - Get 50% off a ONE-TIME-PAYMENT FOR A LIFETIME Babbel subscription - but only for our listeners - at www.babbel.com/FRIENDZONEFollow us online:
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4/10/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 15 seconds
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She's 7:30

This week on #TheFriendZone, we head over to Reddit for AITA (Am I The Asshole) posts.Black Business of the Week - https://www.stirhouse.com#ListensLately:Merges, Kaelin Ellis - cool_v2Anthony Santos - Voy Pa'llaFree Nationals, A$AP Rocky, Anderson .Paak - GangstaFuture & Metro Boomin - Everyday HustleChow Lee ft Nu Sace - HornitosGaza Slim ft Vybez Kartel - Anything a AnythingMoneybagg Yo & Rob49 - BussinRes - Two Black JacksThank you to our Sponsors:Squarespace - Go to www.squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to www.squarespace.com/FRIENDZONE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.Rocket Money - Rocket Money - Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to www.rocketmoney.com/zoneHatch - Visit https://www.hatch.co/FRIEND to get $20 off plus free shippingFollow us online:
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4/3/20242 hours, 39 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Little Black Dress of Churches

This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss the Hot Topics.Black Business of the Week - The Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary https://www.thepaulineteabar.com#ListensLately:Jungle - Back On 74 (Full Crate Remix)YG Marley - Praise Jah In The MoonlightSiR - TRYIN' MY HARDESTSiR - POETRY IN MOTIONFuture & Metro Boomin - Fried (She a Vibe)Kash Doll & Tee Grizzley - Pressin'Chow Lee - Swag It!Bossman Dlow ft Glorilla - FinesseTierra Whack - TWO NIGHTKhamari - Doctor, My EyesBryson Tiller - CalypsoThank you to our Sponsors:Squarespace - Go to www.squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to www.squarespace.com/FRIENDZONE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.EarnIn - When you download the EarnIn app type FRIEND ZONE under PODCAST when you sign up!Follow us online:Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepodFacebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcastPatreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcastDiscord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
3/27/20242 hours, 21 minutes, 47 seconds
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What About The Children

This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss 3-part investigative docuseries The Program: Cons, Cults & Kidnapping on Netflix.Black Business of The Week - Dymond CLD Auto Club https://www.dymondcdlauto.com/Wellness Segment - THE EMBODIMENT COLLECTION IS BACK! https://resonanceapothecary.com/products/embodiment-box?_pos=1&_sid=ac6b3f359&_ss=r#ListensLately:Flo Milli - Never Lose MeFlo Milli - EdibleFlo Milli - Not SorryFlo Milli ft Monaleo - NevaCHIKA - DEMIGOD310babii - back it upWillow - Syptom of LifeThank you to our Sponsors:Squarespace - Go to www.squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to www.squarespace.com/FRIENDZONE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.Rocket Money - Rocket Money - Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to www.rocketmoney.com/zoneEarnIn - When you download the EarnIn app type FRIEND ZONE under PODCAST when you sign up!
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3/20/20242 hours, 20 minutes, 15 seconds
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As A Concept

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourself.Thank you to our Sponsors:Squarespace - Go to www.squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to www.squarespace.com/FRIENDZONE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.Quince - That’s www.quince.com/FRIEND to get free shipping and 365-day returns.Follow us online:Twitter Facebook 
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3/13/20241 hour, 29 minutes, 26 seconds
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Bia Pablo

This week on #TheFriendZone, we share our thoughts on Black Cult Leader, Nature Boy - Eligio Bishop, and his Carbon Nation.Black Business of the Week - https://indigenize.shop#ListensLately:Bobby V - Slow DownMariah Carey - We Belong TogetherFoo Fighters - Best of YouBackstreet Boys - IncompleteBBE AJ - Slaughter House 3'MixOgPurpin ft. Rob49 - COME HERELil Jon & The East Side Boyz - Who You WitScHool Boy Q ft. Rico Nasty // PopAdekunle Gold // The Life I ChoseTrillville // Some CutThank you to our Sponsors:Squarespace - Go to www.squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to www.squarespace.com/FRIENDZONE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.Babbel - Get 50% off a ONE-TIME-PAYMENT FOR A LIFETIME Babbel subscription - but only for our listeners - at www.babbel.com/FRIENDZONERocket Money - Stop wasting money on things you don’t use. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/ZONE.Follow us online:Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepodFacebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcastPatreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcastDiscord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
3/6/20242 hours, 39 minutes, 59 seconds
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And That's on Eric Mays

This week on #TheFriendZone we tap into our Bible Studies. The Story of Samson and Delilah.Black Business of the Week - Girls Auto Clinic https://www.girlsautoclinic.com#ListensLately:Quavo, Takeoff, Gucci Mane - Us vs ThemThe Guess Who - These EyesBossman Dlow - Get In With MeRob49 & Lil Wayne - Wassam BabyQuavo - HimothyIsaiah Falls - Florida BabyNaomi Sharon - Definition of LoveSZA - SaturnThank you to our Sponsors:Squarespace - Go to www.squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to www.squarespace.com/FRIENDZONE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.Dipsea - For listeners of the show, Dipsea is offering an extended 30 day free trial when you go to https://www.dipseastories.com/FRIENDHatch - Hatch is offering my listeners $20 off your purchase of the Hatch Restore and free shipping at hatch.co/FRIEND.Follow us online:Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepodFacebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcastPatreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcastDiscord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
2/28/20242 hours, 29 minutes, 9 seconds
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Click Your Bic

This week on #TheFriendZone, we share our thoughts on the “Bed Rotting” trend sweeping the internet.Vote for Dustin’s NAACP nomination for Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams here: https://vote.naacpimageawards.net/#Cat901Black Business of the Week - Claude Kelly, Chuck Harmony and Tamia performing their newest single, “Three Little Words”, live on the Tamron Hall Show on Thursday, February 22nd.Wellness Segment - Check out Neisha for more Health Insurance information: https://twitter.com/BanjiGirl#ListensLately:Baby Rose ft. Destin Conrad - CloserKofi Nti, Ofori Amponsah - Odo NwomDon FBE - Nia LongG Herbo ft. Future - BluesBryson Tiller - Whatever She WantsJena - Taxi DriverRyan Destiny - How Your Hands FeelLatto - Sunday ServiceThank you to our Sponsors:Babbel - Get 50% off a ONE-TIME-PAYMENT FOR A LIFETIME Babbel subscription - but only for our listeners - at https://www.babbel.com/FRIENDZONEFollow us online:Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepodFacebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcastPatreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcastDiscord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
2/22/20243 hours, 4 minutes, 15 seconds
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Santorini Photo Shoots

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourself.Vote for Dustin’s NAACP nomination for Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams here: https://vote.naacpimageawards.net/#Cat901Thank you to our Sponsors:Squarespace - Go to www.squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to www.squarespace.com/FRIENDZONE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.EarnIn - When you download the EarnIn app type FRIEND ZONE under PODCAST when you sign up!
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2/14/20241 hour, 40 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Neighborhood Tech

This week on #TheFriendZone, Assanté creeps out Fran and Dustin with a conversation about the new tech updates showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024.Vote for Dustin’s NAACP nomination for Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams here: https://vote.naacpimageawards.net/#Cat901
Black Business of the Week - First Black-Owned Paint Company https://www.clare.comWellness Segment - Alvin Ailey Extension https://www.alvinailey.org/extension#ListensLately:Rachel Chinouriri - Never Need MeRachel Chinouriri - Give Me A ReasonSupahBadd - Myy Myy (Tonight)Icewear Vezzo - Class of 2024Bry'Nt ft. Esquire - S.W.Y.M. (Whitty's Remix)Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold LionRhyan Douglass - ConversationsIcewear Vezzo - Ain't EnoughIndia Shawn - Deep LoveThank you to our Sponsors:Dipsea - For listeners of the show, Dipsea is offering an extended 30 day free trial when you go to https://www.dipseastories.com/FRIENDRocket Money - Rocket Money - Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to www.rocketmoney.com/zoneFollow us online:Twitter Facebook Patreon Discord Have a GREAT day!
2/7/20242 hours, 40 minutes, 55 seconds
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FUPS

This week on #TheFriendZone, we have A LOT to cover. The hosts discuss the month’s Hot Topics.Vote for Dustin’s NAACP nomination for Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams here: https://vote.naacpimageawards.net/#Cat901
Black Business of the Week - Brown Girl Jane Perfume https://browngirljane.comWellness Segment - Jasmine Crowe Houston vs the Decatur School System https://x.com/jasminecrowe/status/1749639490757353478?s=20#ListensLately:La Mamá de la MamáDestin Conrad ft. Alex Isley - Same MistakeCleoTrapa - RockstarGucci Mane ft. Rocko + Webbie - I Don't Love HerIceSpice - Think U The Shit (Fart)4Fargo - She'll Be OkChance The Rapper - I Will Be Your (Black Star Line Freestyle)Thank you to our Sponsors:Squarespace - Go to www.squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to www.squarespace.com/FRIENDZONE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.EarnIn - When you download the EarnIn app type FRIEND ZONE under PODCAST when you sign up!Follow us online:
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1/31/20242 hours, 51 minutes, 55 seconds
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Backpack Rapper

This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss people losing their hard earned jobs, families and lives for discussing their political and religious beliefs publicly. How much would you be willing to lose to speak up? The hosts share their opposing views.Black Business of the Week - Diabetes Digital https://diabetesdigital.coWellness Segment - Too Good To Go App https://www.toogoodtogo.com#ListensLately:Bilal - Soul SistaBilal ft Jadakiss & Dr. Dre - Fast LaneKash Doll & MDG - PowerTwista - Overnight Celebrity24kGoldn - Good IntentionsThank you to our Sponsors:Rocket Money - Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to https://www.rocketmoney.com/zoneSquarespace - Go to https://www.squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to https://www.squarespace.com/FRIENDZONE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.EarnIn - When you download the EarnIn app type FRIEND ZONE under PODCAST when you sign up!HelloFresh - Go to https://www.hellofresh.com/FRIENDZONEFREE with code FRIENDZONEFREE for one breakfast item per box while subscription is active.Follow us online:
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1/24/20242 hours, 9 minutes, 36 seconds
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Big Black Wins

This week on #TheFriendZone - we’re back!!!! The hosts talk about their month off and tap into the pop culture topics they missed.#ListensLately:Kevin Gates - Yonce Freestyle (feat. Sexyy Red &  B.G.)Thank you to our Sponsors:Squarespace - Head to https://www.squarespace.com/friendzone to save 10% off your first purchase of a website ordomain using code friendzone.IXL - Our listeners can get an exclusive 20% off IXL membership when they sign up today at https://www.ixl.com/FRIENDZONENom Nom Nom - Go right now for 50% off your no-risk two week trial at https://www.nomnomnow.com/FRIENDZONEBetterhelp - Visit https://www.betterhelp.com/FRIENDZONE today to get 10% off your first month.Hinge - Manifest the dating experience you want this year. Download Hinge and find someone worth deleting the app for.Quince - That’s https://www.quince.com/FRIEND to get free shipping and 365-day returns.Nuuly - Just go to https://www.nuuly.com — that's Nuuly with two “U”s — and enter the code FRIEND20 and sign up to get $20 off your first month.Follow us online:
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1/17/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 49 seconds
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I Wanna Thank Me - The 2023 Wrap-Up

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s the 2023 wrap-up. Our last episode of the year! We look back at the conversations we brought to the media landscape, reflect on the year as a whole and share our hopes for 2024.Black Business of the Week - https://www.target.com/b/scotch-porter/-/N-yish4Thank you to our Sponsors:Apostrophe - We have a special deal for our audience: Get your first visit for only fivedollars at https://www.apostrophe.com/FRIENDZONE when you use ourcode: FRIENDZONE.Quince - Go to https://www.quince.com/friend for free shipping on your order and365-day returns.AG1 - If you want to take ownership of your health, it starts with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to https://drinkag1.com/FRIENDZONEFollow us online:Twitter Facebook Patreon Discord Have a GREAT day!  
12/13/20232 hours, 23 minutes, 4 seconds
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Baddies Mesopotamia

This week on #TheFriendZone, we tap into our #BibleStories. Listen to The Story of Abraham & Isaac.Black Business of the Week - Pair of Thieves (Basics) https://www.target.com/c/underwear-men-s-clothing/pair-of-thieves/-/N-4vr7vZ4yqevWellness Segment - Rocket Money App https://www.rocketmoney.com#ListensLately:Amaarae - Reckless & SweetRAYE ft. 070 Shake - EscapismPeezy - Rich SteppersBillie Eilish - Ocean Eyes (Astronomyy Remix)John Legend - DreamsThe Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The SkyTeezo Touchdown, Fousheé - Sweet41, Kyle Richh, Jenn Carter, TaTa, Dee Billz - Stomp StompThank you to our Sponsors:AG1 - If you want to take ownership of your health, it starts with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to drinkag1.com/FRIENDZONELume - For a limited time, returning customers can get $5 off their next purchase of $30 or more too! Use code FRIEND at lumedeodorant.comZocDoc - Find a top rated Doctor today at www.zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONEEarnin - Type “Friend Zone” under PODCAST when you sign up at app.earnin.comFollow us online:Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepodFacebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcastPatreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcastDiscord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
12/6/20232 hours, 11 minutes, 31 seconds
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Holiday Hooch

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a Music Man episode! A look back at the year in music.Black Business of the Week - Play Pits Kid’s Deodorant https://www.target.com/b/play-pits/-/N-q643leeo0cgFollow us online:Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepodFacebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcastPatreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcastDiscord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
11/29/20232 hours, 21 minutes, 51 seconds
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Topanga

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourself.Black Business of the Week - Made Whole by Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/723861/made-whole-by-tiffany-the-budgetnista-aliche#ListensLately:Drake - You Broke My HeartThank you to our Sponsors:Skylight Frame - To get $15 off your purchase of a Skylight Frame just go to https://www.skylightframe.com/ZONEHello Fresh - Go to https://www.hellofresh.com/FRIENDZONEFREE and use code FRIENDZONEFREE for FREE breakfast for life! One breakfast item per box while subscription is active.Follow us online:Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepodFacebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcastPatreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcastDiscord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
11/22/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 40 seconds
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Doo Doo Brown

This week on #TheFriendZone, we talk not affording school lunch as kids, being embarrassed by thrifting, the unhoused communities in our neighborhoods and taxes.Black Business of the Week - Black Paper Party https://www.blackpaperparty.comWellness Segment - Audiobooks are now available on Spotify Premium https://open.spotify.com#ListensLately:Nana Fofie - Troubling Cleo Sol - Things Will Get Better Cleo Sol - Desire Gangsta Boo ft DJ Paul & Juicy J - Where Dem Dollas At MC Lyte ft Xscape - Keep On, Keepin' On Rockell - In A Dream (Original Mix) Petey - Family of Six King George - Too Long Thank you to our Sponsors:AG1 - If you want to take ownership of your health, it starts with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to https://drinkag1.com/FRIENDZONELume - For a limited time, returning customers can get $5 off their next purchase of $30 or more too! Use code FRIEND at https://lumedeodorant.comSCJ Glade - Glow up the Holidays with luxury scents at an every day price with Glade. Available at retailers Nationwide.Follow us online:Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepodFacebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcastPatreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcastDiscord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!  
11/15/20232 hours, 12 minutes, 55 seconds
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Covenant Eyes

This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss Hot Topics.Black Business of the Week - Blood Sex Magic by Bri Luna - Creator of The Hoodwitch https://www.harpercollins.com/products/blood-sex-magic-bri-luna?variant=41001462562850Wellness Segment - Class Pass https://classpass.com#ListensLately:Xavy Rusan - Wine & SpiritsShaba - U AreJones ft/ Nardeydey - AroundMiguel - Careless Whisper (Cover)Jeezy - Don't CheatGigi D'Agostino - L'amour ToujoursHoluzi - IdealQ - HelloDawn Richard - Babe RuthThank you to our Sponsors:ZocDoc - Find a top rated Doctor today at https://www.zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONEBoll & Branch - 25% off your first order with code FRIENDZONE at https://shop.bollandbranch.com/sheets?coupon_code=FRIENDZONE&utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=audio&utm_campaign=FRIENDZONELume - $5 off Lume’s Starter Pack with code FRIEND at https://lumedeodorant.comBetter Help - Visit https://www.betterhelp.com/FRIENDZONE to get 10% off your first monthGlade - Glow up the Holidays with luxury scents at an every day price with Glade. Available at retailers nationwide.Skylight Frames - $15 off when you go to https://www.skylightframe.com/ZONEEarnin - Type “Friend Zone” under PODCAST when you sign up at https://app.earnin.comFactor - Head to https://www.factor75.com/FRIEND50 and use code FRIEND50 to get 50% offFollow us online:Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepodFacebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcastPatreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcastDiscord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
11/8/20231 hour, 51 minutes, 52 seconds
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Mounds Don't

This week on #TheFriendZone, we talk about unprofessional customer service.Black Business of the Week - Elle Olivia PJs https://www.target.com/b/elle-olivia/-/N-q643le95h07Wellness Segment - Anima Mundi Herbals https://animamundiherbals.com                                                 Mountain Rose Herbs https://mountainroseherbs.com#ListensLately:Alex Isley, Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper - I Left My Heart In LaderaYebba - Waterfall (I Adore You)Destin Conrad - Outta ControlBell Biv Devoe - When Will I See You Smile AgainOffset & Cardi B - FreakyTeedra Moses ft/ Raphael Saadiq - Take MeStunna Girl - Courtesy Of A Rich NiggaFundisha - Live The LifeJungle, Mood Talk - Don't PlayThank you to our Sponsors:Better Help - Visit https://www.betterhelp.com/FRIENDZONE to get 10% off your first monthGlade - Glow up the Holidays with luxury scents at an every day price with Glade. Available at retailers nationwide.Follow us online:Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepodFacebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcastPatreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcastDiscord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
11/1/20232 hours, 33 minutes, 44 seconds
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Old As A Hill

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourself.Thank you to our Sponsors:This episode is sponsored by Target - Lock in with Target with Homecoming season and beyond at https://www.target.com/c/black-owned-or-founded-brands-at-target/-/N-q8v16HelloFresh - Go to https://www.hellofresh.com/FRIENDZONEFREE and use code FRIENDZONEFREE for FREE breakfast for life.IXL Pop Culture - If you’re a parent, you want to be doing everything you can to set your child up for success in life – so make sure to check out IXL. IXL is an online learning program for kids. Use it on your computer, phone or tablet. IXL covers Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies through interactive practice problems from Pre-K to 12th grade. Listeners get 20% off IXL membership when they sign up today at https://www.ixl.com/FRIENDZONEFollow us online:Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepodFacebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcastPatreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcastDiscord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
10/25/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 59 seconds
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Bridge The Gap - A Bonus Episode Sponsored By Target

This week on #TheFriendZone, we're bringing you a bonus episode sponsored by Target! In support of Season II of Illuminating Intersectionality, we discuss the "social distancing" and "othering" that can take place between Black Americans and Foreign Born Black people and how we bridge the gap.This episode is sponsored by Target - Lock in with Target with Homecoming season and beyond at www.target.com/c/black-owned-or-…-target/-/N-q8v16Listen to Season II of Illuminating Intersectionality - podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/illu…ty/id1711231987
10/20/202336 minutes, 34 seconds
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And What I Know About You

This week on #TheFriendZone, we wrap up our Crime Zone season. The mysterious whodunit murder of the Billionaire Sherman Family in Canada.Black Business of the Week - Black Woman Owned national Ice Cream brand https://socreamalicious.comWellness Segment - Gaiatop Mini Portable Fan https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B2P46F71?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1Thank you to our Sponsors:This episode is sponsored by Target - Lock in with Target with Homecoming season and beyond at https://www.target.com/c/black-owned-or-founded-brands-at-target/-/N-q8v16ZocDoc - Find and book a top rated Doctor today at https://www.zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONEEarnIn - When you download the EarnIn app, type FRIEND ZONE under podcast when you sign up https://www.earnin.comQuince - Go to https://www.quince.com/FRIEND for free shipping and 365 day returns on your order.#ListensLately:Misha, Amber Navran, Jussi Halme - QuestionSebastian Mikael, Flwr Chyld - EucalpytusGoldlink, Khalid - Days Like ThisUGK - MurderBabyfxce E, RMC Mike, KrispyLife Kidd, Louie Ray - Flint FlowHunxho - Your FriendsElhae, Xavier Omar - FavouriteBryson Tiller - You Got ItLay Bankz - IckFollow us online:  Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod  Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
10/18/20232 hours, 13 minutes, 23 seconds
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A Sunken Disposition

This week on #TheFriendZone, we’re back in our true crime bag. The Catfishing Case of Brian Hile.Black Business of the Week - https://www.neighborhood-grocery.com#ListensLately:Renee Rapp - Talk Too MuchArin Ray // Wait So LongJorja Smith // Greatist GiftJosh K & Jeremih - All In My HeadTre Trax ft/ Latto - READYLola Brooke - So DISRESPECTFULLil Tecca - GistATL Jacob - MF ProblemConnie Diiamond, Jenn Carter - Ghetto & RatchetThank you to our Sponsors:Boll & Branch - Sleep better at night with Boll and Branch sheets. Get 15% off your first order when you use code FriendZone at https://www.bollandbranch.comLume - As a special offer for listeners, new customers GET $5 OFF a Lume Starter Pack with code FRIEND at https://lumedeodorant.comFactor - Ready in just 2 minutes, no prep, no mess! Head to https://www.factor75.com/friend50 and use code friend 50 to get 50% offFollow us online:  Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod  Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day! 
10/11/20232 hours, 40 minutes, 31 seconds
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Been Here Before

This week on #TheFriendZone, we kick off Spooky Season! We talk reincarnation, near death experiences and children talking to their parents about past lives.Black Business of the Week - SUPLMNT https://suplmnt.comWellness Segment - Red Light Therapy https://www.celluma.com#ListensLately:Kenyon Dixon ft. Alex Isley - & Then Some PJ Morton - Afrobeat RemixAakosha Bentley - Mad Hoes Moneybagg Yo, Sexyy Red & CMG The Label - Big Dawg Selena - Como La Flor Jean Dawson, SZA - NO SZNS Philly Goats, PGS Spence, Armani White - Buckle Up (Remix) TOBi - ...Someone I Knew Thank you to our Sponsors:This episode was sponsored by Target - Lock in with Target this Homecoming season and beyond at https://www.target.com/c/black-owned-or-founded-brands-at-target/-/N-q8v16Follow us online:
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10/4/20233 hours, 8 minutes, 8 seconds
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Selling Sunsets

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourself.#ListensLately:Tyla - WaterKandi - Only For You702 - I Still Love YouThank you to our Sponsors:LMNT - drinklmnt.comFollow us online:
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9/27/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Saca I Trust

This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss Emmanuel Nwude Odinigwe defrauding Banco Noroeste for $242 million.Black Business of the Week - Black Woman Owned Ride Share Service for Women https://www.heride.comWellness Segment - Josie Maran Whipped Argan Pro-Retinol Eye Cream https://www.josiemaran.com/products/argan-retinol-hydrating-eye-cream#ListensLately:Xenia Manasseh - Soul LoversElmiene - Choose YouDJ Maphorisa, Tyler ICU - MnikeBabyTron - Wake Tf UpGucci Mane - There I Go (ft J Cole & Mike WiLL Made-It)Diddy & Mary J Blige - I LikeDamo D.O.L.L.A. ft Lil Wayne - Da OneKila G - HigherDiddy ft Busta Rhymes, Dawn Richard, Kalenna - Deliver MeThank you to our Sponsors:Boll & Branch - Get 15% off your first order when you use promo code FriendZone at bollandbranch.comHelloFresh - Go to https://www.hellofresh.com/50friendzone and use code 50friendzone for 50% off plus free shipping!Pathword Psychics - Get a 10 minute psychic reading for just $2.00 on your first reading. Call 1-800-429-1316 and mention the promo code Friend Zone to get started.Follow us online:Twitter - twitter.com/friendzonepodFacebook - facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcastPatreon - patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcastDiscord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day! 
9/20/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Friend Contract

This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss pop culture topics that examine friendship dynamics.Wellness Segment - Missha Essence Sun Milk SPF 50 https://misshaus.com/products/all-around-safe-block-essence-sun-milk-spf50-pa-70ml?_pos=2&_sid=551ed44c9&_ss=rThank you to our Sponsors:Lume - $5 off the Lume Starter Pack with code FRIEND at https://lumedeodorant.comLMNT - https://drinklmnt.com#ListensLately:New Cleo SolCaptain Hollywood Project - More and MoreTee Grizley - IDGAF (ft Chris Brown + Mariah the Scientist)Patra - Scent of AttractionK-Rab Presents BHI - Dat Bubble GumStunna Girl ft Mozzy - Wake Dis Shit UpThat Mexican OT ft Paul Wall & DRODi - Johnny DangFollow us online:  Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod  Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
9/13/20232 hours, 21 minutes, 17 seconds
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3 Damn Grapes

This week on #TheFriendZone, we do a mental health check-in.Black Business of the Week - https://tinkypoo.comWellness Segment - Donkey Milk Retinol https://www.dmsisters.com/product-page/donkey-milk-retinol#ListensLately:Zyah Belle - Healing Zyah Belle - Make A Plate Fifa Flame - Pussy Water Diana Ross - I'm Still Waiting Lisa Loeb - Stay (I Missed You) Vivian Green - I Like It (But I Don't Need It) Lil Tecca ft. Kodak Black - HVN ON EARTH N*E*R*D - Run To The Sun Thank you to our Sponsors:Factor Meals - Go to https://www.factormeals.com/friend50 and use code friend50 for 50% offFollow us online:

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9/7/20233 hours, 1 minute, 38 seconds
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Her Name Was Beverly Hills

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourself.#ListensLately:Victoria Monet - AlrightKaytraminé - SossaupKey Glock - Let's GoBurna Boy - City BoysThank you to our Sponsors:Boll and Branch - Get 15% off your first order with promo code FRIENDZONE at https://shop.bollandbranch.com/sheets?coupon_code=FRIENDZONE&utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=audio&utm_campaign=FRIENDZONEFollow us online:

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8/30/20231 hour, 55 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Episode of the Title

This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss scammers and their traps.Are you subscribed to #TheFriendZone Patreon yet? We have 4 spinoff podcasts PLUS a monthly livestream! Join us now - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcastWellness Segment - https://megababebeauty.comThank you to our sponsors:LMNT - Get a free LMNT sample pack with any order when you purchase online at https://drinklmnt.com/FriendZoneGatorade - Visit https://www.gatorade.com to get more out of ZeroHelloFresh - Go to https://www.hellofresh.com/50friendzone and use code 50friendzone for 50% off plus 15% off the next 2 Follow us online:Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepodFacebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcastPatreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcastDiscord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
8/23/20231 hour, 52 minutes, 14 seconds
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Pay Vanna White

This week on #TheFriendZone, we share our thoughts on this month’s Hot Topics.Black Business of the Week - https://simoneismith.com#ListensLately:Kali Uchis ft El Alfa + JT - MuñekitaDayvi & Joseph Qas - Sax To MeT99zy - I’m Her Ni**aIce Spice - Butterly KuNo Guidnce - Let It RainJ Hus ft/ Burna Boy - MasculineFollow us online:  Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod  Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day! 
8/16/20232 hours, 27 minutes, 9 seconds
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Proud of the South

This week on #TheFriendZone, we dig into a rabbit hole of conspiracy theories.Are you subscribed to our Patreon yet? We have 4 spinoff podcasts PLUS a monthly livestream! Join us now - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast #ListensLately:Live.e ft/ C.S. Armstong - She’s My Brand New CrushMary J Blige - Everyday It RainsThe Dove Shack - Summertime In The LBCDoja Cat - Paint The Town RedNas - AbracadabraTravis Scott ft/ Beyonce - DELRESTO (Echoes)Thank you to our Sponsors:Ixorabb.com - 30% off with code FRIENDZONE30Hello Fresh - 50% off with code 50FRIENDZONEFollow us online:  Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod  Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day! 
8/9/20232 hours, 49 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ain't Gon Be No Corn

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourself.Follow us online:

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8/2/20232 hours, 15 minutes, 33 seconds
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In The Discovery Phase

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourself.NOTE: The Friend Zone is going on a 2 week mid-year break! New episode on August 2nd.Follow us online:  Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod  Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
7/12/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 54 seconds
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A Freaky Ministry

This week on #TheFriendZone we talk Sex, Porn and Social Media.Black Business of the Week - https://shop.kinkistry.comWellness Segment - https://thecushionlab.com#ListensLately:Jorja Smith - Little Things Deniro Farrar - Crime Pays Kenyon Dixon - Lucky Lil Uzi ft Nicki Minaj - Endless Fashion FendiDa Rappa - Point Me To The Sluts EST Gee ft Future & Young Thug - Lick Back (Remix)Monica - LettersJanelle Monae ft CKay, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Killer Mike ft Andre 3000, Eryn Allen Kane & Future - Scientists & Engineers Follow us online:Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod  Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!    
7/5/20232 hours, 22 minutes, 42 seconds
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Say It With Your Whole LaFace

This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss this month’s Hot Topics.Black Business of the Week - The Scottie & Sylvia Show launching July 6! https://variety.com/2023/digital/news/issa-rae-raedio-the-scottie-sylvia-show-podcast-1235655208#ListensLately:Destin Conrad ft. Musiq Soulchild - To This DayTay Iwar ft. Juls - Summer BreezeYoung Thug ft. BSlime and Lil Gotit - HoodieDr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - SunshowerRican Da Menace ft. Moneybagg Yo - DUMBTreety - Making LoveJordan Ward ft. Ryan Trey - White CrocsThat Chick Angel ft. Casa Di and Steve Terrell - One Margarita (Margarita Song)DJ Taj - Open Arms (Jersey Club)Follow us online:  Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod  Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day! 
6/28/20231 hour, 55 minutes, 56 seconds
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Sisterhood Heels

This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss the updates we've learned from the 6-part docuseries ‘The Curious Case of Natalia Grace’ on MAX.Wellness Segment - Pretty Kitty Intimate Care https://epanouieskin.com/products/pretty-kitty-intimate-care#ListensLately:Chronixx - Never Give UpFree Nationals ft/ Chronixx - Eternal LightKash Doll - Ridin'Tracy T - Crossroads FreestyleYoung Nudy ft/ 21 Savage - Peaches & EggplantsV. Cartier ft. Siaria Shawn - Private PartyKid Cudi - Porsche ToplessNo Guidnce - Is It A CrimeFollow us online:  Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod  Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
6/21/20232 hours, 59 minutes, 4 seconds
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Pancake Pamela

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourself.Follow us online:  Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod  Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
6/14/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 43 seconds
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A Piece of Tuna

This week on #TheFriendZone, we talk all things food. We share our favorite and least favorite meals, candy and desserts.Black Business of the Week - Dr. Joy Harden Bradford presents Sisterhood Heals https://www.sisterhoodheals.com#ListensLately:Deep London & Boohle - Hamba WenaKari Faux - H-TOWNFollow us online:  Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod  Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
6/9/20232 hours, 9 seconds
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Shout Out To God

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s another installment of #BibleStories. On this episode, we learn the story of Sodom & Gomorrah.Black Business of the Week - Max & Maya Living https://youtube.com/@MaxMayaLivingWellness Segment - Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter https://www.josiemaran.com/products/whipped-argan-oil-body-butter#ListensLately:Thee Sacred Souls - Weak for Your LoveThee Sacred Souls - Can I Call You Rose?Thee Sacred Souls - It's Our LoveJay Eazy - TamiokaIdeal - Ideally YoursDiddy, City Girls, Fab - Act BadJenevieve - Love QuotesRae Sremmurd // Not So Bad (Leans Gone Cold) // 0:00Follow us online:  Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod  Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day! 
5/31/20232 hours, 43 minutes, 49 seconds
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A Sunny Day

This week on #TheFriendZone, we talk about the funny realities of getting older: earlier bed times, not being able to eat whatever we want, longer recovery times after drinking and socializing, and the random back aches and stiff necks.Black Business of the Week - Jnane Tamsna Riad https://www.instagram.com/jnanetamsna#ListensLately:Ronnie Foster - Mystic BrewTreety - Making LoveDrakeo the Ruler - Too IceyToosii ft Future - Bonus - Favorite Song [Toxic Version]Jai'Len Josey - Southern DelicacyKAYTRAMINÉ - Master PSy'rai - On My OwnFollow us online:  Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod  Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day! 
5/24/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 6 seconds
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Let Me Know

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourself.#ListensLately:Sexyy Red - Hood BitchFollow us online:  Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod  Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
5/17/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 22 seconds
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AAVE-I

This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss the pros and cons (mainly the cons) of AI being integrated into society.Black Business of the Week - https://tribeandoakhome.com#ListensLately:Jesse Boykins III - No Love Without YouRalo ft Bandit Gang Marco - Secret LoverCurren$y & Jermaine Dupri - SoSo JetsIcewear Vezzo ft DJ Drama - Rob WhoMac Dre - Feelin' MyselfLibianca, Ayra Starr, Omah Lay - PeopleKali Uchis - Moral ConscienceCasper Sage - FMLFollow us online:  Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod  Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
5/10/20232 hours, 4 minutes, 32 seconds
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Love & Hip Hop Jerusalem

This week on #TheFriendZone we present Bible Study, with a modern day break down of the story of David and Bathsheba.Black Business of the Week - The Black Kitchen Series Podcast Powered by Heinz and hosted by Jade of All Jades https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-black-kitchen-series/id1587408986Follow us online:  Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod  Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
5/3/20231 hour, 56 minutes, 7 seconds
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Stolen Youth

This week on #TheFriendZone, it's a Crime Zone special. We discuss the shocking case of Larry Ray and the Slonim Woods 9 at Sarah Lawrence College.Black Business of the Week - Pur Noire Urban Wineries  https://www.purnoirewines.comThank you to our Sponsors:Target - Check out the Tabitha Brown for Target Outdoors Entertaining Collection on May 14th in Target locations and on https://www.target.comStoryWorth - Right now, for a limited time, you'll save $10 on your first purchase when you go to https://welcome.storyworth.com/FRIENDZONEFollow us online: Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod  Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
4/26/20233 hours, 9 minutes, 25 seconds
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Fruitages of the Spirit

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourself.Cleveland, OH - Come out to celebrate the Living For We podcast produced by Hey Fran Hey on Saturday, August 28. Ticket info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-for-we-live-tickets-586109909517?aff=estw&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-source=tw&utm-term=checkoutwidgetVote for the InsecuriTEA podcast to win a Webby in the Entertainment category: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting/#/2023/podcasts/limited-series-specials/entertainmentAnd a Webby in the TV + Film category: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting/#/2023/podcasts/general-series/television-filmFollow us online:  Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod  Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
4/12/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 23 seconds
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A Mall Walker - Featuring Taylor Hale

This week on #TheFriendZone, we’re joined by Taylor Hale - the Season 24 winner of Big Brother. A moment for Assanté to Stan!Black Business of the Week - Carpe DM Dating App https://carpedmdating.comThank you to our Sponsors:Ebay - Ensure your next purchase is the real deal with eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee. https://www.ebay.comIxora BB - Visit https://ixorabb.com now to check out their incredible line of products. As a listener of this podcast, you can save 15% on your first order by using the code FriendZone20.Follow us online:  Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod  Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast  Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day!
4/5/20231 hour, 50 minutes, 22 seconds
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A Fence To Be Reckoned With

This week on #TheFriendZone, we share our thoughts on the feeling of Resentment using the LaTocha Scott vs Xscape feud as the backdrop.CLEVELAND, OH - Come out and support Hey Fran Hey and NPR's Living For We podcast on Saturday, April 29! Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-for-we-live-tickets-586109909517Black Business of the Week - We The Tribe https://wethetribe.bigcartel.com#ListensLately:The Sensational Harmonizers - I Ain't Noways TiredHit-Boy & Nas - The TideLil Uzi Vert & ARIZONATEARS - Watch ThisYeah Yeah Yeahs - BlacktopFlo ft/ Missy - Fly GirlRae Sremmurd - Tanisha (Pump That)BIA ft/ Timbaland - I'm That BitchThank you to our Sponsors:eBay - Ensure your next purchase is the real deal with eBay's Authenticity Guarantee https://www.ebay.comIxoraBB - Visit https://IxoraBB.com now to check out their incredible line of products. As a listener of this podcast, you can save 15% off on your first order by using FRIENDZONE20Follow us online:Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepodFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcastPatreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcastDiscord - https://discord.com/invite/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day! 
3/29/20232 hours, 48 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Fifth Member

This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss our relationship to Anger. Are you quick to anger and flash on people? Is your anger more of a slow simmer? We discuss our experiences processing our Angry emotions and how we interact with the anger of those around us.Black Business of the Week - https://www.goldenjv.comWellness Segment - Epanouie eye creme https://epanouieskin.com/collections/anti-aging/products/eyecremeThank you to our Sponsors:Ixora BB - Head over to https://melapop.co and use code Friendzone20 for 15% offEbay - Ensure your next purchase is the real deal with eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee. https://www.ebay.com#ListensLately:Sexy Red & Tay Keith - Pound TownAbra - Thinking of UUsher - GLUDoechii ft/ Kodak Black - What It IsAlex Vaughn - Keep That EnergyNia Amber - F****d UpFollow us online:Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepodFacebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcastPatreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcastDiscord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdzHave a GREAT day
3/22/20232 hours, 25 minutes, 38 seconds
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A Study On Delusion

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourself. Thank you to our Sponsors: Ebay - Ensure your next purchase is the real deal with eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee. https://www.ebay.com Ixora BB - Visit ixorabb.com now to check out their incredible line of products. As a listener of this podcast, you can save 15% on your first order by using the code FriendZone20. Follow us online: Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepodFacebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcastPatreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcastDiscord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
3/15/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 16 seconds
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Get Your Lick Back

This week on #TheFriendZone, Assanté walks us through some TikTok and Twitter Street Hot Topics. Black Business of the Week - https://richncoziny.com Wellness Segment - NPR’s Living For We Podcast https://www.npr.org/podcasts/1160361239/living-for-we Pittsburgh Livability Index by Junia Howell - https://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/redtail/images/7109_Pittsburgh%27s_Inequality_Across_Gender_and_Race_09_18_19.pdf Bloomberg CityLab article by Brentin Mock - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-20/how-pittsburgh-fails-black-women-in-6-charts Project Noir CLE - https://www.projectnoircle.com Call the “Living For We” podcast with your thoughts and personal experiences of living in Cleveland, OH - (216) 223-8312 Thank you to our Sponsors: Ebay - Ensure your next purchase is the real deal with eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee. https://www.ebay.com ZocDoc - Go to https://www.zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then find and book a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours. IQ Bar - Get 20% off all IQ Bar products plus get FREE shipping. To get your 20% off, just text ZONE to sixty-four thousand. Baby, this is Keke Palmer! - Listen to the latest episodes of Baby, This is Keke Palmer wherever you find your favorite podcasts. #ListensLately: - Chucky73 ft/ Dilon Baby - Palma- INXS (2017 Remaster) - Need You Tonight- Jagged Edge ft/ Ashanti - Put A Little Umph In It- Yellow Magic Orchestra - Computer Game Theme From The Circus- 6LACK - Since I Have A Lover- Shygirl ft/ Tinashe - Heaven- THEY ft/ Yung Bleu - In The Mood Follow us online: Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepodFacebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcastPatreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcastDiscord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
3/8/20232 hours, 15 minutes, 31 seconds
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A Practicing Homosexual

This week on #TheFriendZone, Dustin brings February’s Hot Topics to the Hot Button. Black Business of the Week - https://shegotcakes.as.me Thank you to our Sponsors: Ebay - Ensure your next purchase is the real deal with eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee. https://www.ebay.com #ListensLately: Shakira & Karol G - TQGPaloma Mami - For YaAbba - Voulez-VouzBiskhit - DashikiKash Doll ft/ Bryan Hamilton & Tig Deuce - MAKE LUVKali Uchis - MoonlightTink - Ain’t Gotta LeaveRuPaul - Cake & CandyLil Uzi Vert, sped up nightcore, ARIZONATEARS - Watch This (ARIZONATEARS Pluggnb Remix) Follow us online:Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepodFacebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcastPatreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcastDiscord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
3/1/20232 hours, 41 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Window of Tolerance - Featuring Supernova Momma

This week on #TheFriendZone, we are joined by Natasha Nelson of Supernova Momma. Early last year, Natasha schooled us on Conscious Parenting and her goal of creating safer, more loving and empathetic black households. This week, we shift the focus from the children and discuss the mental health of Black Parents. Black Business of the Week - https://zurianddre.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Ebay - Ensure your next purchase is the real deal with eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee https://www.ebay.com Peacock’s Bel-Air: Season 2 Follow us online: Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - www.Patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
2/22/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 46 seconds
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A Playa On The Playa

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourself. Thank you to our Sponsors: Ebay - Ebay - Ensure your next purchase is the real deal with eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee. https://www.ebay.com NomNomNow - Go right now for 50% off your no-risk two week trial at https://trynom.com/friendzone Follow us online:

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2/15/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 33 seconds
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It's Giving Coke

This week on #TheFriendZone, Assanté walks us through the story of Marie Holmes and the gift and the curse of winning the Lottery. Black Business of the Week - https://www.akadipdx.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Target’s Black Beyond Measure - Target is proud to amplify Black founders and creators who drive culture forward. It’s why they’re investing in the next HBCU generation with partnerships like the Target HBCU Design Challenge and Target Scholars. Learn more online at Target.com/BlackBeyondMeasure. Ebay - Ensure your next purchase is the real deal with eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee. https://www.ebay.com ZocDoc - Go to https://www.zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then find and book a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours. #ListensLately: Mista - Blackberry Molasses Brandy - Paint This House Reid, Inc. - What Am I Gonna Do KC and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go Pink Pantheress & Ice Spice - Boy's a liar Pt. 2 Follow us online:

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2/8/20232 hours, 42 minutes, 25 seconds
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They Look Damp

This week on #TheFriendZone, Dustin walks us through Hot Topics. Black Business of the Week - Fitness Studio in Miami https://www.rhythmandrelease.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Ebay - Ensure your next purchase is the real deal with eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee. https://www.ebay.com Target’s Black Beyond Measure - Target is proud to amplify Black founders and creators who drive culture forward. It’s why they’re investing in the next HBCU generation with partnerships like the Target HBCU Design Challenge and Target Scholars. Learn more online at Target.com/BlackBeyondMeasure. #ListenLately: Miguel - Use Me YG - Twist My Fingaz Shirley Caesar - No Charge Oya Noire - Work That (Remix) Coco & Clair Clair - Bad Lil Vibe Dawn Richard - Valhalla (Outro) Follow us online:

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2/1/20232 hours, 7 minutes, 50 seconds
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Pause For The Cause

This week on #TheFriendZone, we share our thoughts on whether or not people should be crucified for 10 year old tweets. Black Business of the Week - https://www.blackcrossword.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Ixora BB - Visit ixorabb.com now to check out their incredible line of products. As a listener of this podcast, you can save 20% on your first order by using the code FriendZone20. Target’s Black Beyond Measure - Target is proud to amplify Black founders and creators who drive culture forward. It’s why they’re investing in the next HBCU generation with partnerships like the Target HBCU Design Challenge and Target Scholars. Learn more online at Target.com/BlackBeyondMeasure. Target - Check out the Tabitha Brown for Target Vegan Food & KitchenCollection now at Target locations and Target.com for a limited time only. Hello Fresh - Go to https://www.hellofresh.com/friendzone21 and use code friendzone21 for 21 free meals plus free shipping . Ebay - Ensure your next purchase is the real deal with eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee. https://www.ebay.com Follow us online:

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1/25/20232 hours, 2 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Grammy Is The Baby

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come out. Brace yourself. Thank you to our Sponsors: Ixora BB - Visit ixorabb.com now to check out their incredible line of products. As a listener of this podcast, you can save 20% on your first order by using the code FriendZone20. Target’s Black Beyond Measure - Target is proud to amplify Black founders and creators who drive culture forward. It’s why they’re investing in the next HBCU generation with partnerships like the Target HBCU Design Challenge and Target Scholars. Learn more online at Target.com/BlackBeyondMeasure. Target - Check out the Tabitha Brown for Target Vegan Food & KitchenCollection now at Target locations and Target.com for a limited time only. ZocDoc - Go to https://www.zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then find and book a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours. Nom Nom - Go Right Now for fifty percent off your no-risk two week trial at https://www.nomnomnow.com. Follow us online:

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1/18/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 58 seconds
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New Year, More Blessings - A Bonus Episode Sponsored By Target

This week’s (pre-recorded) episode of #TheFriendZone is brought to you by Target. We discussed 2020 affecting our ability to celebrate NYE without anxiety, what we experienced and learned from in 2022 and our personal themes and intentions for 2023. Follow us online: Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod

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1/11/202349 minutes, 21 seconds
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What A Year - The 2022 Wrap-Up

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s the 2022 wrap-up. Our last episode of the year! We look back at the range of conversations we brought to the table and reflect on the crazy year we've had. Black Business of the Week - https://aspencierraphotography.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Target - Whatever the reason, it’s always the season to stock up on Black-owned brands at Target. Black Beyond Measure. StoryWorth - Help your family share their story this holiday season with welcome.storyworth.com/thefriendzone today and save $10 on your first purchase. This week’s Wellness Segment is sponsored by Illuminating Intersectionality, a new three-part video series brought to you by Target’s BlackBeyond Measure platform and hosted by Fran of Hey Fran Hey & The FriendZone Podcast, Chef Jade of All Jades and Dr. Tykeia Robinson of the Gettin’Grown Podcast. Check out every episode of ‘Illuminating Intersectionality’ at www.youtube.com/loudspeakersnetwork right now. ZocDoc - Go to www.zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdocapp for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many available within 24 hours. Follow us online: Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod

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12/14/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 22 seconds
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Crystal Balls

This week on #TheFriendZone, Dustin walks us through “Sins of Our Mother” - the Lori Vallow story. Black Business of the Week - Code FriendZone for 20% off on https://www.empressmane.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Target - Whatever the reason, it’s always the season to stock up on Black-owned brands at Target. Black Beyond Measure. StoryWorth - Help your family share their story this holiday season with https://welcome.storyworth.com/thefriendzone today and save $10 on your first purchase. This week’s Wellness Segment is sponsored by Illuminating Intersectionality, a new three-part video series brought to you by Target’s BlackBeyond Measure platform and hosted by Fran of Hey Fran Hey & The FriendZone Podcast, Chef Jade of All Jades and Dr. Tykeia Robinson of the Gettin’Grown Podcast. Check out every episode of ‘Illuminating Intersectionality’ at https://www.youtube.com/loudspeakersnetwork right now. ZocDoc - Go to https://www.zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdocapp for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many available within 24 hours. Follow us online:

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12/7/20222 hours, 5 minutes, 15 seconds
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Sheryl Lee Underwood

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No Segments. Just whatever wants to come out. Brace yourself. Black Business of the Week - https://www.empressmane.com Thank you to our Sponsors:
 Target - Whatever the reason, it’s always the season to stock up on Black-owned brands at Target. Black Beyond Measure. Check out ‘Illuminating Intersectionality’ hosted by Fran of Hey Fran Hey, Chef Jade of All Jades and Dr. Tykeia Robinson. Powered by Target https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRzeOW8hsxzObV5wKmd2rl214-0fdqU5T PushBlack - Know Your History. Check out Black History Year on Spotify Follow us online: 

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11/30/202258 minutes, 42 seconds
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Angela Angelou

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come out. Brace yourself. Black Business of the Week - https://www.eatnewbreed.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Target - Whatever the reason, it’s always the season to stock up on Black-owned brands at Target. Black Beyond Measure. Illuminating Intersectionality - Check out ‘Illuminating Intersectionality’ hosted by Fran of Hey Fran Hey, Chef Jade of All Jades and Dr. Tykeia Robinson. Powered by Target https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-1jSUx4duk&t=44s ZocDoc - Go to https://www.zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdocapp for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many available within 24 hours. PushBlack - Know Your History. Check out Black History Year on Spotify IxoraBB - Visit https://ixorabb.com now to check out their incredible line of products. And as a listener of this podcast, you can save 20% on your first order by using code FriendZone20. Follow us online:

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11/16/20221 hour, 53 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Useless Information Questionnaire

This week on #TheFriendZone, Assanté keeps it light and fun with The Useless Information Questionnaire. Black Business of the Week - https://www.messinabottle.com Wellness Segment - Episode One of Illuminating Intersectionality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3CHrji3t8A Wellness Segment Part II - The Shadow Work Workbook https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Shadow-Work-Workbook/Jor-El-Caraballo/9781507219799 Thank you to our Sponsors: Target - When we invest in ourselves, we’re investing in what’s next for all of us. Stock up on Black-owned brands at Target. Target’s #BlackBeyondMeasure presents: Episode One of Illuminating Intersectionality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3CHrji3t8A Follow us online: 

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11/9/20222 hours, 45 minutes, 59 seconds
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Puffed Up With Pride

This week on #TheFriendZone, Dustin walks us through October’s Hot Topics. Black Business of the Week - https://www.thelabdrawer.com Wellness Segment - Illuminating Intersectionality. A three-part video series hosted by Hey Fran Hey, Dr. Tykeia Robinson and Jade of All Jades, powered by Target’s Black Beyond Measure Platform: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Ckb4aukAcrV/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Thank you to our Sponsors: Target - When we invest in ourselves, we’re investing in what’s next for all of us. Stock up on Black-owned brands at Target. ZocDoc - Go to Zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours. Follow us online:

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11/2/20222 hours, 9 minutes, 4 seconds
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The House of Murdaugh

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s the last Crime Zone episode of the season. Fran walks us through The Fall of the House of Murdaugh. Wellness Segment - The Hey Fran Hey x Maryam Hasnaa Embodiment Collection https://resonanceapothecary.com/products/embodiment-box Black Business of the Week - https://labeautyclub.com Thank you to our Sponsors: ZocDoc - Go to Zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours. Target - When we invest in ourselves, we’re investing in what’s next for all of us. Stock up on Black-owned brands at Target. Follow us online: 

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10/27/20222 hours, 47 minutes, 22 seconds
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Hug A Tree Tonight

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come out. Brace yourself. Thank you to our Sponsors: Thuma Beds - Create that feeling of checking in to your favorite boutique hotel suite, but at home, with The Bed, by Thuma. And now go to https://www.thuma.co/FRIEND to receive a twenty-five-dollar credit towards your purchase of The Bed, plus free shipping in the continental U.S. 
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10/19/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 17 seconds
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Bell Bottom Diapers - Featuring Mercedes "Skin Care Bully" of IxoraBB

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s Crime Zone October! Assanté brings the curious case of Paul Fronczak to the Hot Button Segment. Mercedes "Skin Care Bully" of IxoraBB joins the Wellness Segment to talk all things Donkey Milk. Black Business of the Week - https://adorjewelryco.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Push Black - This episode is brought to you by Black History Year, a new podcast from PushBlack. Get connected with Black scholars and leaders who are bringing the real knowledge. Know your history. Check out Black History Year on Spotify or go to https://www.pushblack.us/black-history-year-podcast HelloFresh - Go to https://www.hellofresh.com/FRIENDZONE65 and use code FRIENDZONE65 for 65% off plus free shipping! 
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10/12/20221 hour, 56 minutes, 46 seconds
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Pray For Pay

This week on #TheFriendZone, we kick off Crime Zone October! Dustin tells the shocking tale of Bishop Dr. Tracie Dickey. Black Business of the Week - https://instagram.com/labeautyclub__?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Thank you to our Sponsors: PushBlack - If you want to take control of your finances and begin building wealth, tune into Building Black Dollars by PushBlack. Catch it anywhere you listen to podcasts. ZocDoc - Go to Zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours. Follow us online:

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10/5/20222 hours, 43 minutes, 17 seconds
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Permission Slips - Featuring Maryam Hasnaa

This week on #TheFriendZone, we’re joined by longtime friend of the show, writer, Seer and Spiritual Practitioner, Maryam Hasnaa. We talk remembering to dream, designing new models of success within and outside of the system, and understanding our relationship to external validation. Important Maryam Hasnaa Links: Our Ways of Knowing: An Exploration of the Intuitive Self Course launches October 5th, 2022 and is a 6 week self paced course that will remain open for enrollment: https://www.maryamhasnaa.com/course-offerings Embodiment boxes are available on our Resonance Apothecary site: https://resonanceapothecary.com/products/embodiment-box We offer a variety of memberships to our New Earth Mystery School: https://www.maryamhasnaa.com/new-earth-mystery-school In celebration of NEMS 5 year anniversary we have a 20% discount code from classes, class sets, Embodying Liberation Course, and Energy is Currency Course. (Code: 5YROFNEMS) this expires 10/01/22 We have a free Intuition: Back to Basics class via zoom this Sunday, October 2nd. All who feel aligned are welcomed to join using the public registration link: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/…Pi0Sa-CQ5SXo3h0ww Black Business of the Week - https://hazelthebeautyrn.com Thank you to our Sponsors: PushBlack - If you want to take control of your finances and begin building wealth, tune into Building Black Dollars by PushBlack. Catch it anywhere you listen to podcasts. ZocDoc - Go to Zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours. Follow us online:

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9/28/20221 hour, 46 minutes, 40 seconds
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You're An Endangered Species

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No hot button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourselves. Thank you to our Sponsors: PushBlack - If you want to take control of your finances and begin building wealth, tune into Building Black Dollars by PushBlack. Catch it anywhere you listen to podcasts. ZocDoc - Go to Zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours. Follow us online:

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9/21/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 34 seconds
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A Forgetful Mind

This week on #TheFriendZone, Assanté takes us back 20 years. The top artists, songs, movies, and heartthrobs. Where were you in 2002? Black Business of the Week - https://theguiltygrape.com Are you subscribed to #TheFriendZone Patreon? https://www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: McDonald’s - This episode is sponsored by the McDonald’s “Buy One, Get One for $1 Deal.” At McDonald’s, you can get Big Name Classics, for just a little bit. PushBlack - If you want to take control of your finances and begin building wealth, tune into Building Black Dollars by PushBlack. Catch it anywhere you listen to podcasts. ZocDoc - Go to https://www.zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours. 
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9/14/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 11 seconds
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Genital Cleanser

This week on #TheFriendZone, Dustin walks us through this month’s Hot Topics. Black Business of the Week - Ser Skn https://www.serskn.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Target - When we invest in ourselves, we’re investing in what’s next for all of us. Stock up on Black-owned brands at Target. PushBlack - If you want to take control of your finances and begin building wealth, tune into Building Black Dollars by PushBlack. Catch it anywhere you listen to podcasts. Follow us online: 
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8/31/20222 hours, 38 seconds
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Is An Elephant Heavy?

This week on #TheFriendZone, we celebrate 7 years and 350 episodes. We reflect on how our show has morphed and grown over the years, favorite guest appearances and our most impactful Hot Button segments. Jessica Jones of Food Heaven stops by the Wellness Segment to talk vitamins and supplements. Important wellness links: https://examine.com (research supporting supplements) https://labdoor.com (checks each supplement in a lab for quality and pureness) https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/vitamins-minerals-how-much-should-you-take (daily intake and tolerable upper limit) https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/anti-nutrients/#:~:text=Phytates%20(phytic%20acid)%20in%20whole,legumes%E2%80%94can%20decrease%20iron%20absorption (absorption inhibitors)  Sea moss- an article vetted by a dietitian that has more info and names the studies https://health.clevelandclinic.org/sea-moss-benefits Black Business of the Week - nokidsallowed.club Thank you to our Sponsors: Target - When we invest in ourselves, we’re investing in what’s next for all of us. Stock up on Black-owned brands at Target. Death of a Salesman - Tickets available now at https://salesmanonbroadway.com Follow us online: 
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8/24/20222 hours, 26 minutes, 58 seconds
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Somethin In There

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No hot button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourself. Thank you to our Sponsors: Target - When we invest in ourselves, we’re investing in what’s next for all of us. Stock up on Black-owned brands at Target. PushBlack - If you want to take control of your finances and begin building wealth, tune into Building Black Dollars by PushBlack. Catch it anywhere you listen to podcasts. ZocDoc - Go to https://Zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours. Follow us online: 
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8/17/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 26 seconds
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Curtis Down The Street

This week on #TheFriendZone, Assanté brings TV and Movie nostalgia to the Hot Button segment. Black Business of the Week - https://rowancobaby.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Death Of A Salesman - https://salesmanonbroadway.com Thuma Beds - Go to https://www.thuma.co/friend for a $25 credit Follow us online: 
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8/10/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 24 seconds
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Hello Kitty Goodnight Cat

This week on #TheFriendZone, Dustin brings the Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministries to the Hot Button. Black Business of the Week - https://www.herbneden.com Wellness Segment - https://cozypure.com/product/organic-buckwheat-sleep-pillow Thank you to our Sponsors: Target - When we invest in ourselves, we’re investing in what’s next for all of us. Stock up on Black-owned brands at Target. Thuma Beds - Go to https://www.thuma.co/friend for a $25 credit Freedom Grooming - To thank you for being such a loyal listener, we’re partnering with Freedom to give you an exclusive 20% off when you go to https://www.freedom-grooming.com/FRIENDZONE ZocDoc - Go to https://Zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours. Follow us online: 
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8/3/20221 hour, 55 minutes, 10 seconds
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You Mailing Milk - Featuring Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche

This week on #TheFriendZone, Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche stops by the Hot Button. We talk the looming recession, inflation vs price gouging, the dos and don'ts during an economic downturn, Wills and Trusts, and how to manage your grief while handling the finances of a loved one who has passed. Important links mentioned during episode: http://getgoodwithmoney.com http://mymentortiffany.com http://thebudgetnista.com Black Business of the Week - Mysa Fragrance Haus https://mysafragrancehaus.com/products/body-shimmer Thank you to our Sponsors: Target - When we invest in ourselves, we’re investing in what’s next for all of us. Stock up on Black-owned brands at Target. Follow us online: 
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7/27/20222 hours, 2 minutes, 51 seconds
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She's Buxom

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No hot button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourself. Black Business of the Week - Hey Fran Hey x Maryam Hasnaa Embodiment Collection resonanceapothecary.com/products/embo…&_ss=e&_v=1.0 Thank you to our Sponsors: Target - When we invest in ourselves, we’re investing in what’s next for all of us. Stock up on Black-owned brands at Target. Thuma Beds - Go to www.thuma.co/friend for a $25 credit Follow us online: 
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7/20/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 6 seconds
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If You See Something, Say Something

This week on #TheFriendZone, Assanté explores the intersection of dating and technology for the Hot Button Segment. Black Business of The Week - https://www.truegrowf.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Target - When we invest in ourselves, we’re investing in what’s next for all of us. Stock up on Black-owned brands at Target. Thuma Beds - Go to https://www.thuma.co/friend for a $25 credit HelloFresh - Go to https://www.HelloFresh.com/friendzone16 and use code friendzone16 for up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts. Follow us online: 
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7/13/20222 hours, 42 minutes, 24 seconds
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There Are Notes

This week on #TheFriendZone, Dustin honors Wendy Williams by turning the Hot Button Segment into Hot Topics. Black Business of the Week - https://www.forkeepsbooks.com Wellness Segment - https://everdance.app Thank you to our Sponsors: Target - When we invest in ourselves, we’re investing in what’s next for all of us. Stock up on Black-owned brands at Target. ZocDoc - Go to https://Zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours. Follow us online: 
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7/6/20222 hours, 6 minutes, 8 seconds
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Jolly Ol' St. Nick - Featuring JadeofAllJades

This week on #TheFriendZone, we’re joined by JadeofAllJades, of the Gettin’ Grown and Jade & XD podcasts, to share our wildest NYC stories. Black Business of the Week - https://roamloud.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Target - When we invest in ourselves, we’re investing in what’s next for all of us. Stock up on Black-owned brands at Target. Martin: The Reunion - Now streaming exclusively on BET Plus. Freedom Grooming - To thank you for being such a loyal listener, we’re partnering with Freedom to give you an exclusive 20% off when you go to https://www.freedom-grooming.com/FRIENDZONE Follow us online: 
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6/29/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 23 seconds
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To This Day

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No hot button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourself. Black Business of the Week - Hey Fran Hey x Maryam Hasnaa Embodiment Collection https://resonanceapothecary.com/products/embodiment-box?_pos=1&_psq=embodi&_ss=e&_v=1.0 Thank you to our Sponsors: Target - When we invest in ourselves, we’re investing in what’s next for all of us. Stock up on Black-owned brands at Target. MJ The Musical - https://mjthemusical.com Follow us online: 
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6/22/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 5 seconds
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Keep Him Breathing

This week on #TheFriendZone, Assanté gives us a lesson on black billionaires around the world and how they created their fortune. Black Business of the Week - https://www.antonyoawards.com Wellness Segment - Digital Pharmacy https://costplusdrugs.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Target - When we invest in ourselves, we’re investing in what’s next for all of us. Stock up on Black-owned brands at Target. 
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6/15/20222 hours, 1 minute, 47 seconds
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Headliner Headlines

This week on #TheFriendZone, Dustin breaks down the beef between Monique and DL Hughley. Black Business of the Week - Mike Anderson Fit https://www.instagram.com/mikeandersonfit Wellness Segment - Picture This App https://apps.apple.com/us/app/picturethis-plant-identifier/id1252497129 THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio AND video) plus our NEW Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Tushy - Visit Hello https://hellotushy.com/FRIENDZONE to get 10% off plus FREE shipping right now! Thuma - Create that feeling of checking in to your favorite boutique hotel suite, but at home, with The Bed, by Thuma. And go to https://www.thuma.co/friend and use the code FRIEND to receive a twenty-five dollar credit towards your purchase of The Bed plus free shipping in the continental U.S. MJ The Musical - https://mjthemusical.com Follow us online: 
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6/8/20222 hours, 14 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Grief Episode - Featuring Dr. Tykeia Robinson

This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss our relationship to grief, society not being designed to hold space for us as we grieve, and how we show up for ourselves (and others) during hard times. Featuring our sister, Dr. Tykeia Robinson, of the Gettin' Grown Podcast. Black Business of the Week - https://www.instagram.com/fwfnyc THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio AND video) plus our NEW Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Amazon's Emergency - It's about three college kids whose legendary night of partying is interrupted when they find a drunk, passed out stranger in their apartment. EMERGENCY is NOW PLAYING in Select Theaters and streaming on Amazon Prime Video May 27th. ZocDoc - Go to https://Zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours. Follow us online: 
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6/1/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 29 seconds
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Juneteenth Napkins

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No hot button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come through. Brace yourselves. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio AND video) plus our NEW Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Amazon's Emergency - It's about three college kids whose legendary night of partying is interrupted when they find a drunk, passed out stranger in their apartment. EMERGENCY is NOW PLAYING in Select Theaters and streaming on Amazon Prime Video May 27th. MJ Musical - Get your tickets now to the show Deadline calls “a wildly entertaining marvel that’s taking Manhattan with hurricane force”. Go to https://mjthemusical.com Follow us online: 
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5/25/20221 hour, 53 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Real LisaRaye McCoy

This week on #TheFriendZone, Assanté clears up some myths and schools us with a history lesson on the top 10 black inventions of all time. Black Business of the Week - https://www.thesip.com Wellness Segment - https://www.youtube.com/c/growwithjo THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio AND video) plus our NEW Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Curology - Curology - Get started on Curology with a free 30-day trial at curology.com/friendzone. Just pay $5 for shipping and handling. Follow us online: 
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5/11/20222 hours, 20 minutes, 25 seconds
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Gone Till November

This week on #TheFriendZone, Dustin brings the story of Nannie Doss, “The Giggling Granny”, to the hot button segment. Black Business of the Week - https://www.miiriya.com Wellness Segment - Clear Complexion Brightening Lotion - https://ixorabb.com/products/clear-complexion-brightening-lotion?variant=40538862846147 THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio AND video) plus our NEW Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Curology - Curology - Get started on Curology with a free 30-day trial at curology.com/friendzone. Just pay $5 for shipping and handling. ZocDoc - Go to https://Zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours. Tushy - Visit Hello https://hellotushy.com/FRIENDZONE to get 10% off plus FREE shipping right now! Follow us online: 
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5/4/20222 hours, 17 minutes, 9 seconds
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Report Card Day

This week on #TheFriendZone, we work through a self-audit. If we were to place your family, friends, romantic partners and co-workers into a room to hear their perceptions/perspectives of you, the good and the bad, what would they say? And how much of what they think of you aligns with what you think of yourself? Black Business of the Week - https://ruckerroots.com Wellness Segment - Sea Moss & Centella Calming Gel Toner - https://ixorabb.com/products/sea-moss-centella-calming-gel-toner?variant=41344867729603 THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio AND video) plus our NEW Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Thuma - Create that feeling of checking in to your favorite boutique hotel suite, but at home, with The Bed, by Thuma. And go to https://www.thuma.co/friend and use the code FRIEND to receive a twenty-five dollar credit towards your purchase of The Bed plus free shipping in the continental U.S. Cerebral - For listeners of this show, you can receive 65% off your first month of medication management and care counseling at https://cerebral.com/friendzone Follow us online: 
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4/28/20222 hours, 47 minutes, 53 seconds
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Old National

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No hot button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come through. Brace yourselves. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio AND video) plus our NEW Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Thuma - Create that feeling of checking in to your favorite boutique hotel suite, but at home, with The Bed, by Thuma. And go to https://www.thuma.co/friend and use the code FRIEND to receive a twenty-five dollar credit towards your purchase of The Bed plus free shipping in the continental U.S. Headspace - Try www.headspace.com/FRIENDZONE and get one month FREE of their entire mindfulness library. Follow us online: 
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4/20/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 59 seconds
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Chip Pum Pum

This week on #TheFriendZone, Assanté brings Apple TV’s newest hit show - Severance - to the hot button segment. If your employer offered a tech hack that would allow you to go “unconscious” during work hours, so you could get through it with minimal stress and “sever” your work life from your home life, would you accept? We share our thoughts and experiences. Black Business of the Week - https://www.instagram.com/launchreading Wellness Segment - Aveda Botanical Repair https://www.aveda.com/botanical-repair-hair-damage-treatment?gclid=Cj0KCQjwxtSSBhDYARIsAEn0thRgZMMwk_SgxAiPHaOgTRTqRRPUMALcXMmcCkb-0e4mr9rZxfFnO0IaAvViEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio AND video) plus our MONTHLY Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Minnesota Public Radio - Join Grace, Amy and their exciting guests for something we all need - a show that focuses on joy. Follow The Antidote wherever you get your podcasts. HelloFresh - Go to https://www.HelloFresh.com/friendzone16 and use code friendzone16 for up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts. 
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4/13/20222 hours, 5 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ye Olde Mess

This week on #TheFriendZone, Dustin shares the toe cracking tale of Maggie & Kate Fox of Hydesville, New York. Black Business of the Week - America, Goddam https://www.amazon.com/America-Goddam-Violence-Struggle-Justice/dp/0520384490/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=america+goddam&qid=1649199207&sprefix=america+godd%2Caps%2C164&sr=8-1 Wellness Segment - Good Molecules https://www.goodmolecules.com/products/caffeine-energizing-hydrogel-eye-patches?variant=31512203395172 THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio AND video) plus our MONTHLY Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Curology - Curology - Get started on Curology with a free 30-day trial at curology.com/friendzone. Just pay $5 for shipping and handling. Minnesota Public Radio - Join Grace, Amy and their exciting guests for something we all need - a show that focuses on joy. Follow The Antidote wherever you get your podcasts. Tushy - Visit Hello https://hellotushy.com/FRIENDZONE to get 10% off plus FREE shipping right now! ZocDoc - Go to https://Zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours. Follow us online: 
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4/6/20222 hours, 21 minutes, 24 seconds
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Intrusive Thoughts

This week on #TheFriendZone, we get in our psychology bag to discuss “Intrusive Thoughts”. What do our most negative and disturbing thoughts say about who and what we really are? Should we be worried or let them fly? We share our thoughts and personal experiences. #TheFriendZone is streaming LIVE tonight at 8pm EST / 5pm PST. Wednesday, March 30th. Are you coming? Join our Patreon to catch the link: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast The Black Business of the Week - Raye Raye x INH https://inhhair.com/collections/raye-raye-x-inh Wellness Segment - https://www.imperfectfoods.com THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio AND video) plus our NEW Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Curology - Curology - Get started on Curology with a free 30-day trial at curology.com/friendzone. Just pay $5 for shipping and handling. Minnesota Public Radio - Join Grace, Amy and their exciting guests for something we all need - a show that focuses on joy. Follow The Antidote wherever you get your podcasts. Follow us online: 
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3/30/20222 hours, 11 minutes, 8 seconds
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Take A Hike

This week on #TheFriendZone, it's a shoot the shit episode. No hot button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come through. Brace yourselves. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio AND video) plus our NEW Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Headspace - Try https://www.headspace.com/FRIENDZONE and get one month FREE of their entire mindfulness library. THE ADVENTURES OF CAIRO - THE ADVENTURES OF CAIRO podcast shows that even though being a kid is 
hard work sometimes, you can have a lot of fun learning along the way! Listen to THE ADVENTURES OF CAIRO wherever you get your podcasts. ZocDoc - Go to https://www.zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours. Follow us online:
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3/16/20221 hour, 49 minutes, 4 seconds
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Mmmmm Hmmmm

This week on #TheFriendZone, Assanté found a reddit forum of “Weird Questions” and put us to the test. Black Business of the Week - https://tedlored.com Wellness Segment - https://hivebrowbar.com THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio AND video) plus our NEW Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: THE ADVENTURES OF CAIRO - THE ADVENTURES OF CAIRO podcast shows that even though being a kid is hard work sometimes, you can have a lot of fun learning along the way! Listen to THE ADVENTURES OF CAIRO wherever you get your podcasts. Tushy - Visit Hello https://hellotushy.com/FRIENDZONE to get 10% off plus FREE shipping right now! Curology - Get started on Curology with a free 30-day trial at https://curology.com/friendzone. Just pay $5 for shipping and handling. 
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3/9/20222 hours, 3 minutes, 16 seconds
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Church Got A VIP

This week on #TheFriendZone, Dustin shares the curious case of Bishop Noel Jones and his longtime “lady friend”. Black Business of the Week - Natasha Nelson https://supernovamomma.com Discount code SUPERBIRTHDAY for 50% off. Wellness Segment - https://twitter.com/HeyFranHey/status/1489062454894030848?s=20&t=clQo0gdWiSD0Ck9ijkLmCw THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio AND video) plus our NEW Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Harm Education - https://www.supportharmreduction.org Zocdoc - Go to https://www.zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours. THE ADVENTURES OF CAIRO - THE ADVENTURES OF CAIRO podcast shows that even though being a kid is hard work sometimes, you can have a lot of fun learning along the way! Listen to THE ADVENTURES OF CAIRO wherever you get your podcasts. DoorDash - For a limited time, our listeners can get 25% off and zero delivery fees on their first order of $15 or more, when you download the DoorDash app and enter code FRIENDZONE. 
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3/2/20222 hours, 23 minutes, 51 seconds
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Conscious Parenting - Featuring Natasha Nelson

This week on #TheFriendZone, we’re joined by Certified Positive Discipline Educator and Founder of Supernova Momma, Natasha Nelson. We discuss using presence, engagement and mindfulness to drive our parenting choices. More information on Natasha Nelson: Website - supernovamomma.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/supernova_momma Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SupernovaMomma Twitter - https://twitter.com/SupernovaMomma Conscious Parenting booklist: https://padlet.com/supernovamomma/re746i2dwuur7p4p Black Business of the Week - https://www.jewelcrestjoshuatree.com THE FRIEND ZONE IS STREAMING LIVE ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD @ 8 PM EST. Join our Patreon to hang with us https://www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio AND video) plus our NEW Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: NAACP Image Awards - Saturday, February 26th at eight seven central on BET: Anthony Anderson hosts the 53rd NAACP Image Awards. This year’s celebration of Black Excellence salutes the best and brightest in film, TV, music, literature, and activism. Nominees include Silk Sonic, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, Tarana Burke, Misty Copeland, Will Smith, and many more. For updates on special award honorees, performers and more, visit https://www.bet.com Harm Education - https://www.supportharmreduction.org Follow us online:
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2/23/20222 hours, 20 minutes, 32 seconds
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What You Talkin Bout Willis

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No hot button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come through. Brace yourselves. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio AND video) plus our NEW Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: THE ADVENTURES OF CAIRO - THE ADVENTURES OF CAIRO podcast shows that even though being a kid is 
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2/16/20221 hour, 51 minutes, 8 seconds
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Marvel Credit Union

This week on #TheFriendZone, Assante asks us (you included) to hold space for the black folks into cosplay and anime. Or at least stop calling them weird? Shades of Cosplay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWkC4mjPQ1s With "Power," 50 Cent Built His Own MCU-Inspired TV Universe https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/50-cent-power-interview-48702794 Black Business of the Week - https://www.instagram.com/itsallculture_statementjewelry Wellness Segment - https://www.altrarunning.com and https://www.asolo.com/en THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio AND video) plus our NEW Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: ZocDoc - Now is the time to prioritize your health. Go to https://www.zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for FREE and book a top-rated doctor. MJ The Musical - If you’re thinking about getting tickets, trust me, do it now! Visit https://mjthemusical.com right now to learn more. Curology - Get started with Curology just like I did with a free 30-day trial at https://curology.com/friendzone. Just pay $5 for shipping and handling. DoorDash - For a limited time, our listeners can get 25% off and zero delivery fees on their first order of $15 or more, when you download the DoorDash app and enter code FRIENDZONE. 
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2/9/20222 hours, 13 minutes, 51 seconds
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A Green Light & A Bell

This week on #TheFriendZone, Dustin brings some Facebook and LinkedIn drama to the hot button segment. Black Business of the Week - https://ariellesimone.co/shop/theintentionallivingplanner Wellness Segment - https://about.fatmap.com THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio AND video) plus our NEW Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Follow us online:
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2/2/20222 hours, 7 minutes, 45 seconds
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Do You Say Homage or Homage?

This week on #TheFriendZone, our inner kids take over the hot button segment as we discuss the many layers of Disney’s “Encanto”. #TheFriendZone is streaming LIVE tonight at 8pm EST. Are you coming?Join our Patreon to catch the link! https://www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Black Business of the Week: https://homageyear.com/collections/bags Wellness segment: Fran’s Daily Stretch Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyhnRMeA2v4cicoD3kWrxAexLQNVSgp_t Fran joins New Earth Mystery School with Maryam Hasnaa. Teaching a course on "Conscious Code Switching 2.0" - More information here: https://www.maryamhasnaa.com/conscious-code-switching THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio AND video) plus our NEW Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: McDonald’s - This episode of The Friend Zone is brought to you by the McDonald’s “2 for six dollars deal.” 
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1/26/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 19 seconds
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And Just Like That

The Friend Zone is back! We ease into 2022 with a funny shoot the shit episode. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio AND video) plus our NEW Livestream Tour launching 1/26/22: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: This episode of The Friend Zone is brought to you by the McDonald’s “2 for six dollars deal.” 
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1/19/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 35 seconds
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Season's Beatings - The 2021 Wrap-Up

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s the 2021 wrap-up. Our last episode of the year! We look back at the work we created on the podcast this year and share our favorite and funniest moments. Black Business of the Week: https://skinwins.com THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden - This episode of The Friend Zone is brought to you by McDonald's, proudly serving communities since 1965. This Is Uncomfortable - This is Uncomfortable is a podcast from Marketplace about life and how money messes with it. Join Host Reema Khrais for a new season diving into money secrets, big and small. Subscribe to This is Uncomfortable wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes out now. Tushy - Give the gift of a clean bum to yourself or your loved ones this holiday season and get 10% OFF plus FREE SHIPPING right now at https://hellotushy.com/FRIENDZONE Postmates - New Customers will get 50% off your first 5 orders of $50 or more when you use code “FRIENDZONE” ZocDoc - Go to https://www.zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdoc 
app to sign-up for FREE and book a top-rated doctor. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
12/8/20212 hours, 45 minutes, 39 seconds
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Powered by Ethereum - Featuring Latashá

This week on #TheFriendZone, we're joined by @CallMeLatasha - a black creative at the intersection of Music and the Metaverse. And a trailblazer in the world of NFTs. Feeling confused or left behind by these new digital worlds? Follow along as we break it all down for the ecosystem. Black Business of the Week - https://www.black-gifts.com THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden - This episode of The Friend Zone is brought to you by McDonald's, proudly serving communities since 1965. This Is Uncomfortable - This is Uncomfortable is a podcast from Marketplace about life and how money messes with it. Join Host Reema Khrais for a new season diving into money secrets, big and small. Subscribe to This is Uncomfortable wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes out now. Tushy - Give the gift of a clean bum to yourself or your loved ones this holiday season and get 10% OFF plus FREE SHIPPING right now at https://hellotushy.com/FRIENDZONE Headspace - Find some Headspace at https://www.headspace.com/FRIENDZONE and get one month FREE of their entire meditation library. Honey - Get Honey for FREE at https://www.joinhoney.com/FRIENDZONE Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
12/1/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 55 seconds
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Nommy Graminated

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourselves. Black Business of the Week - Black Doula Services https://www.instagram.com/_elizabethsdaughters THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: McDonald’s - This episode of The Friend Zone is brought to you by the McDonald's 123 Dollar Menu. 
 Ritual - Right now Ritual is offering our listeners 10% off your first three months. Visit https://ritual.com/FRIENDZONE and turn healthy habits into a Ritual. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
11/24/20211 hour, 48 minutes, 41 seconds
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Change of Address - A Bonus Episode Sponsored By Target

This week’s episode of #TheFriendZone is brought to you by Target. Dustin and Assanté left their homes in their early 20s (Detroit + Atlanta) in pursuit of their dreams. Fran left her home in her late 30s (NYC) in pursuit of peace. We'll share what leaving home is like - from deciding where to go, to what to take and what to leave. Moving trucks. Finding homes in unfamiliar cities and neighborhoods. Finding work. Leaving old friends and loves. Leaving family. Making new friends. And starting life from scratch as an adult in a new city.
11/19/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 6 seconds
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Nut Bush City Limits

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, Assanté walks us through physical, augmented and virtual realities and what it means for the quality of our lives. Are you signing up for the Metaverse? Black Business of the Week - https://www.maryamhasnaa.com THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: McDonald’s - This episode of The Friend Zone is brought to you by the McDonald's 123 Dollar Menu. 
 MJ The Musical - Performances begin December 6th at the Neil Simon Theatre in the 
heart of New York City. Get more info and tickets at https://mjthemusical.com Talkspace - Match with a licensed therapist when you go to https://www.talkspace.com and get one hundred dollars off your first month with the promo code ZONE. 
 Tushy - Give the gift of a clean bum to yourself or your loved ones this holiday season and get 10% off plus FREE SHIPPING right now at https://hellotushy.com/FRIENDZONE Target - Celebrate your legacy. Invest in the future. Together, we are Black Beyond Measure. Visit https://www.target.com/BLACKBEYONDMEASURE to learn more. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
11/17/20211 hour, 52 minutes, 6 seconds
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Love & Folk Music

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, Dustin walks us through the Amanda Knox true crime story in Italy. Black Business of the Week - Hey Fran Hey & Maryam Hasnaa’s Embodiment Collection is back on 11/11 - https://www.etsy.com/listing/696314268/embodiment-box-resonance-apothecary-and THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: The Friend Zone x Target x AfroPunk - Hey y’all! We’re hosting a special video event sponsored by Target, talking all about the artists and performances from the Uncontained stage at Afropunk Atlanta. Make sure you tune in Thursday, November 11th, to check it out! It’s one day only, so mark your calendar for 11-11 and we’ll see you 
then at AfropunkRewind.com. 
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podcast. Get Honey for FREE at https://www.joinhoney.com/FRIENDZONE Hello Fresh - Go to https://www.hellofresh.com/friendzone14 and use code friendzone14 for up to 14 free meals AND 3 free gifts! ZocDoc - NOW is the time to prioritize your health. Go to https://www.zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for FREE and book a top-rated doctor. Target - Celebrate your legacy. Invest in the future. Together, we are Black Beyond Measure. Visit https://www.target.com/BLACKBEYONDMEASURE to learn more. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
11/10/20211 hour, 57 minutes, 11 seconds
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Alma Mater - A Bonus Episode Sponsored By Target

This week’s episode of #TheFriendZone is brought to you by Target. We discuss our college experiences; the pressures of standardized testing, college advisors, the application process and college visits. We share the factors that contributed to our final decisions - finances, parents, distance, etc. How it felt adjusting during the first semester. Living with roommates. Working odd jobs to make ends meet. Early morning classes. Managing your social life and grades. And trying to juggle your old life with your newfound life as a college kid.
11/5/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Mobility Myth

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss whether or not upward mobility is an illusion. Can you really ever “make it” in a system not designed for you? In a system that rewards your ability to assimilate and comply. Playing the game. Selling out. Respectability politics. Survivor’s Guilt. We share our perspectives and experiences. Black Business of the Week - https://talleyandtwine.com THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Marketplace’s This Is Uncomfortable Podcast - Subscribe to This is Uncomfortable wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes out now. Tushy - Go to https://hellotushy.com/FRIENDZONE to get 10%
OFF PLUS FREE SHIPPING. Quip - Start getting rewards for brushing your teeth today, go to https://www.getquip.com/FRIENDZONE to save $10 on a quip Smart Electric Toothbrush Sponsored Target Segment - Celebrate your legacy. Invest in the future. Together, we are Black Beyond Measure. Visit https://www.target.com/BLACKBEYONDMEASURE to learn more. Netflix’s Okay Now Listen podcast - Okay, Now Listen is a podcast from Netflix and Strong Black Lead. Hosted by culture queens Scottie Beam and Sylvia Obell, these best friends talk openly and honestly and about what’s on their minds, what they’re binging, and what’s blowing up their timelines. New episodes drop every other Thursday. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and follow @strongblacklead on social for updates. Ana Luisa Jewelry - Treat yourself or get a gift for your loved ones at https://www.analuisa.com/friendzone and use the code friendzone to get 10% off. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
11/3/20211 hour, 49 minutes, 36 seconds
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AfroPunk Reimagined - A Bonus Episode Sponsored By Target

A bonus episode of #TheFriendZone in partnership with Target. We discussed the best emerging artists at AfroPunk over the years. Favs we were excited to experience in person. Top hair, makeup and fashion moments. Our meet + greets. Most memorable experiences overall. And we curate our dream AfroPunk cities, lineups and stage sets.
10/29/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 25 seconds
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Just Add Water

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourselves. Black Business of the Week - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/s5-ep1-reunited-okay/id1164485579?i=1000539585283 THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Marketplace’s This Is Uncomfortable Podcast - Subscribe to This is Uncomfortable wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes out now. Postmates - For a limited time, Postmates is giving our listeners a little something. New Customers will get 50% off your first 5 orders of $50 or more when you use code “FRIENDZONE” Sponsored Target Segment - Celebrate your legacy. Invest in the future. Together, we are Black Beyond Measure. Visit https://www.target.com/BLACKBEYONDMEASURE to learn more. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
10/27/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 50 seconds
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Cast It Out

This week on #TheFriendZone, Assanté talks Jeff Bezos vs Elon Musk and the Billionaire Space Race. Black Business of the Week - https://goodfeetscleaningcompany.com THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Target - Celebrate your legacy. Invest in the future. Together, we are Black Beyond Measure. Visit https://www.target.com/black-beyond-measure to learn more. Sunday II Sunday - Get your own workout hair routine today with 15% off your first purchase. Visit https://mysunday2sunday.com and use code FRIENDZONE. Sunday II Sunday is also available online at Sephora and Ulta.com Marketplace's This is Uncomfortable Podcast - This is Uncomfortable is a podcast from Marketplace about life and how money messes with it. Join Host Reema Khrais [Ree-mah Cray-sss] for a new season diving into money secrets, big and small. We all have money secrets -some are private - the kind of secret that stays in the family...And then there are big, societal secrets that dictate our day-to-day existence in ways we don’t even realize. Subscribe to "This is Uncomfortable" wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes out now. Ritual - Right now Ritual is offering our listeners 10% off your first three months. Visit https://ritual.com/FRIENDZONE and turn healthy habits into a Ritual. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
10/20/20211 hour, 41 minutes, 38 seconds
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Results May Vary

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, Dustin shares his favorite and most ridiculous #AITA (Am I The Asshole) posts from Reddit. Black Business of the Week - https://www.amazon.com/Lose-Thoughts-Keep-Mind-Overthinking-ebook/dp/B09F57CP8M THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Target - Celebrate your legacy. Invest in the future. Together, we are Black Beyond Measure. Visit https://www.target.com/black-beyond-measure to learn more. Talkspace - Match with a licensed therapist when you go to https://www.talkspace.com and get $100 off your first month with promo code ZONE. Tushy - Go to https://hellotushy.com/FRIENDZONE to get 10%
OFF PLUS FREE SHIPPING. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
10/13/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 8 seconds
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Her Ruched Neck

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourselves. Black Business of the Week - https://www.zeninajar.com/collections/featured-collection/products/the-home-box-featuring-jade THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Sunday II Sunday - Get your own workout hair routine today with 15% off your first purchase. Visit mysunday2sunday.com and use code FRIENDZONE. Sunday II Sunday is also available online at Sephora and Ulta.com Target - Celebrate your legacy. Invest in the future. Together, we are Black Beyond Measure. Visit www.target.com/black-beyond-measure to learn more. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
10/6/20211 hour, 43 minutes, 31 seconds
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Walk The Cat

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourselves. Black Business of the Week - https://expeditionsubsahara.com THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Honey - Get all the promo codes Honey can find at https://www.joinhoney.com/FRIENDZONE Quip - Start getting rewards for brushing your teeth today, go to https://www.getquip.com/FRIENDZONE to save $10 on a quip Smart Electric Toothbrush Sunday II Sunday - Get your own workout hair routine today with 15% off your first purchase. Visit https://mysunday2sunday.com and use code FRIENDZONE. Sunday II Sunday is also available online at Sephora and Ulta.com Headspace - That’s https://www.headspace.com/FRIENDZONE for a FREE one-month-trial with access to Headspace’s full library of meditations for every situation. Target - Celebrate your legacy. Invest in the future. Together, we are Black Beyond Measure. Visit https://www.target.com/black-beyond-measure to learn more. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
9/29/20211 hour, 54 minutes, 28 seconds
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Cool Story, Bro

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, Assante takes us on a wild ride of what-ifs, as we re-imagine things in Black. Black Business of the Week - “That Girl Lay Lay” - Premiering Thursday, September 23rd on Nickelodeon. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Sunday II Sunday - Get your own workout hair routine today with 15% off your first purchase. Visit https://mysunday2sunday.com and use code friendzone. Sunday II Sunday is also available online at Sephora and Ulta.com. McDonald’s - Check out the McDonald's two for six dollars deal. Get any of your two favorites for only six dollars: like a Big Mac sandwich, Filet-O-Fish sandwich, Quarter Pounder with Cheese sandwich or 10 piece chicken McNuggets. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
9/22/20212 hours, 1 minute, 1 second
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She Belongs To The Stream

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, Dustin takes us through a very random news cycle to get our opinions on the state of the world. Black Business of the Week - https://www.instagram.com/iamcrownedclothing THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Tushy - Start washing with a TUSHY bidet for a BETTER clean. Go to https://hellotushy.com/FRIENDZONE to get 10% off plus free shipping. Talkspace - Match with a licensed therapist when you go to https://www.talkspace.com and get $100 off your first month with promo code ZONE. Hello Fresh - Go to https://www.hellofresh.com/friendzone14 and use code friendzone14 for up to 14 free meals, including free shipping. Ritual - Right now Ritual is offering listeners 10% off your first three months. Visit https://ritual.com/FRIENDZONE and turn healthy habits into a Ritual. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
9/15/20212 hours, 7 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Paradox of Choice - Featuring Sean Famoso - Co-Founder of LVRN

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we’re joined by Sean Famoso, Co-Founder of Atlanta-based Music Label and Artist Management Company - Love Renaissance (LVRN). Home to Summer Walker, Shelley FKA DRAM, 6LACK and DVSN, to name a few. We discuss the process of having a big dream and seeing it through without funding, building a business-model at the intersection of mental health and creativity, learning to work with artists experiencing anxiety and depression, the paradox of choice - and much much more. Find Sean Famoso online: Twitter - @SeanFamoso https://twitter.com/SeanFamoso Instagram - @SeanFamoso https://www.instagram.com/seanfamoso Follow LVRN: Twitter - @lvrn https://twitter.com/lvrn Instagram - @lvrngram https://www.instagram.com/lvrngram Black Business of the Week - https://www.italeisure.com THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsor: Native - Go to https://www.nativedeo.com/friend or use promo code friend at checkout for 20% off your first order. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
9/8/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 41 seconds
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Highly Functional

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No hot button. No segments. Just whatever comes up. Brace yourselves. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast THE FRIEND ZONE SUMMER MERCH SALE - Get 20% off using code FRIEND at https://shopfriendzone.com Black Business of the Week - https://www.theblackcowgirl.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Sleeper - Download Sleeper for the best fantasy sports experience available. See for yourself why millions have made Sleeper the fastest growing fantasy platform. If you’re new to fantasy sports, try out Sleeper’s new matchmaking feature to find a league and get started. Honey - Get Honey for FREE at https://www.joinhoney.com ShipStation - Ship more in less time. Just use my offer code FRIENDZONE to get a 60-day free trial. Just go to https://www.shipstation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the page and type in FRIENDZONE. 
 Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
9/1/20212 hours, 7 minutes, 3 seconds
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Keebler Momma

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, Assante is nice and settled into his new apartment, and asks us questions about our experiences with the different homes we’ve lived in throughout our lives. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast THE FRIEND ZONE SUMMER MERCH SALE - Get 20% off using code FRIEND at https://shopfriendzone.com Black Business of the Week - Black Woman Owned Dispensary in Crenshaw https://www.gorillarxwellness.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Sunday II Sunday - Get your own workout hair routine today with 15% off your first purchase. Visit https://mysunday2sunday.com and use code friendzone. Sunday II Sunday is also available online at Sephora and Ulta.com.   Sleeper - Download the Sleeper app for the best fantasy sports experience available. If you already play fantasy sports, see for yourself why millions have made Sleeper the fastest growing fantasy platform. If you’re new to fantasy sports, try out Sleeper’s new matchmaking feature to find a league and get started. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
8/25/20211 hour, 47 minutes, 9 seconds
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Toby Took Him

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we step into the Crime Zone. Dustin shares the story of Toby Dorr and her infamous Lansing Prison Break. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast THE FRIEND ZONE SUMMER MERCH SALE - Get 20% off using code FRIEND at checkout - https://shopfriendzone.com Black Business of the Week - https://www.harlemgrown.org Thank you to our Sponsors: Sleeper - If you’re new to fantasy sports, try out Sleeper’s new matchmaking feature to find a league and get started. Ritual - Get key nutrients without the B.S. Ritual is offering listeners 10% off during your first three months. Visit https://ritual.com/FRIENDZONE to start your Ritual today. Nurx - You deserve to live a migraine-free life. Go to nurx.com to get started https://www.nurx.com Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
8/18/20212 hours, 28 minutes, 44 seconds
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Slow Roll It

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we get into our psych bag. We tap into the public lives of Naomi Osaka, Simone Biles and Tiger Woods to discuss whether being “the best”, in any field, is worth the cost of your mental health. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Black Business of the Week - https://michelefoods.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Ben & Jerry’s - Check out Ben & Jerry’s new Non-Dairy options, as well as the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com Curology - Go to https://curology.com/friendzone for a free 30-day trial, just pay for shipping and handling. Native - Stay fresh and stay clean with Native by going to https://www.nativedeo.com/friend or use promo code friend at checkout to get 20% off your first order. 
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8/11/20212 hours, 16 minutes, 26 seconds
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Bye, Tom Selleck

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No hot button. No segments. Just whatever comes up. Brace yourselves. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Black Business of the Week: https://www.motherlandcookingxperience.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Shipstation - That’s 2 months FREE of no-hassle, stress-free shipping. 
Just go to https://www.shipstation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the page and type in FRIENDZONE. Nurx - You deserve to live a migraine-free life. Go to https://www.nurx.com to get started. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
8/4/20211 hour, 47 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Listener Production - A Bonus Episode Sponsored By Target

Another bonus episode of #TheFriendZone sponsored by Target. This one is a listener production! You sent in the questions and we recorded the answers. Have a GREAT day!
7/30/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 12 seconds
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Second Line - Featuring Dawn Richard

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we’re joined by the one and only - Dawn Richard. We talk about the challenges of being an independent artist, what inspires her creations, Danity Kane, Diddy Dirty Money, The Encore on BET and so much more. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Black Business of the Week - State of Black Music Podcast brought to you by The National Museum of African American Music in partnership with The City of Nashville: Hosted by Claude Kelly & Chuck Harmony https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/state-of-black-music/id1573994539 Thank you to our Sponsors: Headspace - You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple. Go to https://www.headspace.com/FRIENDZONE for a free ONE-MONTH trial with access to Headspace’s full library of meditations for every situation. Honey - Get Honey for FREE at https://www.joinhoney.com/FRIENDZONE Nurx - You deserve to live a migraine-free life. Go to https://www.nurx.com to get started. Talkspace - Match with a licensed therapist when you go to https://www.talkspace.com. Get one hundred dollars off your first month with the promo code ZONE. Target - This week’s Black Business of The Week is presented by Target. Target invests in building a legacy of success. Let’s rise together. Discover more at https://www.target.com/black-beyond-measure Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
7/28/20212 hours, 23 minutes, 59 seconds
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Black Summer - A Bonus Episode Sponsored By Target

A bonus episode of #TheFriendZone in partnership with Target. We share our favorite childhood memories of Black Summers in Harlem, Detroit and Atlanta. Don't forget to join us tomorrow, Saturday, July 24th from 6-8pm EST as we livestream our Family Reunion Cookout. Food, music, a Q&A and so much more. A The Friend Zone x Gettin' Grown experience in partnership with @Target. Livestream here: www.youtube.com/LoudSpeakersNetwork Have a GREAT day!
7/23/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 8 seconds
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Muck Ex Sees

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, Dustin tells us a wild ass story about a 19th century Scam Goddess named Big Bertha Haymen. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Join us on Saturday, July 24th from 6-8pm EST as we livestream our Family Reunion Cookout. Food, music, a Q&A and so much more. A The Friend Zone x Gettin' Grown experience in partnership with @Target. Livestream here: https://www.youtube.com/LoudSpeakersNetwork Black Business of the Week - Imani Miller Designs https://www.imanimiller.com Thank you to our Sponsors: BET+ presents First Wives Club Season 2. Now Streaming. Ben & Jerry’s - Check out Ben & Jerry’s new Non-Dairy options, as well as the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com Stitch Fix - Get started today at https://www.stitchfix.com/FRIENDZONE and you’ll get 25% off when you keep everything in your Fix. Ritual - Ritual is offering our listeners 10% off during your first three 
months. Visit https://ritual.com/FRIENDZONE to start your Ritual today. Harper Wilde - Go to https://harperwilde.com/friendzone today so you can get 20% off your first purchase. This week’s Black Business of The Week is presented by Target. Target invests in building a legacy of success. Let’s rise together. Discover more at https://www.Target.com/BlackBeyondMeasure 
 Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
7/21/20211 hour, 57 minutes, 52 seconds
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Up Then It's Stuck - Featuring Kia Miakka Natisse of NPR's Invisibilia

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we’re joined by Kia Miakka Natisse - co-host of NPR’s Invisibilia podcast. We discuss having deep faith in every chapter of your winding road, even when it feels like you can’t see where you’re going. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Black Business of the Week - https://www.blkbrwn.com/bookstore Thank you to our Sponsors: This week’s Black Business of The Week is presented by Target. Let’s rise together. Discover more at https://www.target.com/c/black-beyond-measure 
 Storyblocks - Every creator needs a Storyblocks membership. Their ever-growing library consists of 4K/HD footage, After Effects and Premiere Pro templates, music, images, sound effects, and more. Storyblocks’ Re:Stock initiative is here to change the landscape of stock media by partnering with BIPOC and LGBTQI+ creators. Their Queer Spaces & Faces initiative will feature 6 new contributors from the LGBTQI+ community, each creating a collection that features their community authentically and relatably. Explore their library and subscribe today at https://www.storyblocks.com/FRIENDZONE Native - Stay fresh, stay clean with Native by going to https://www.nativecos.com/FRIEND or use promo code friend at checkout. Get 20% off your first order. Hello Fresh - Go to https://www.hellofresh.com/friendzone14 and use code friendzone14 for up to 14 free meals plus free shipping. 
 Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
7/14/20211 hour, 41 minutes, 16 seconds
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Lie Like A Rug

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No hot button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourselves. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Black Business of the Week - Noieory Botanix: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Noieory?ref=search_shop_redirect Thank you to our Sponsors: Storyblocks - Every creator needs a Storyblocks membership. Their ever-growing library consists of 4K/HD footage, After Effects and Premiere Pro templates, music, images, sound effects, and more. Storyblocks’ Re:Stock initiative is here to change the landscape of stock media by partnering with BIPOC and LGBTQI+ creators. Their Queer Spaces & Faces initiative will feature 6 new contributors from the LGBTQI+ community, each creating a collection that features their community authentically and relatably. Explore their library and subscribe today at https://www.storyblocks.com/friendzone Hello Fresh - Go to https://www.hellofresh.com/friendzone14 and use code friendzone14 for up to 14 free meals plus free shipping. Curology - Go to https://curology.com/friendzone for a free 30-day trial, just pay for shipping and handling. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
7/7/20211 hour, 45 minutes, 30 seconds
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Hi. Nice To Meet You. I'm Crazy.

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, Assanté pulls random ice breaker-style questions from a Reddit forum. Black Business of the Week - Enkel’s Barbershop https://www.instagram.com/enkelsbarbershop/?hl=en Thank you to our Sponsors: National Domestic Workers Alliance - Sunstorm is a new podcast hosted by Alicia Garza and Ai-jen Poo, two of the leading organizers in America, about how we help each other stay joyful and powerful amidst the chaos of life today. Subscribe to Sunstorm wherever you're listening to this show. Ben & Jerry’s - Check out Ben & Jerry’s new Non-Dairy options, as well as the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com Talkspace - Match with a licensed therapist when you go to https://www.talkspace.com and get one hundred dollars off your first month with the promo code ZONE. Honey - https://www.joinhoney.com Sponsored ‘Black Business Of The Week’ segment - Target - Let’s rise together. Discover more at https://www.target.com/c/black-beyond-measure Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
6/30/20211 hour, 57 minutes, 26 seconds
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Coconut And Biscuits

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, Dustin has a wild ride of a Crime Zone story for us. Black Business of the Week - https://www.mcbridesisters.com THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Little Rock - Whether you’re big on food or fashion, history or heritage, you’re going to be big on Little Rock. Plan your visit today at https://www.littlerock.com National Domestic Workers Alliance - Ai-jen and Alicia talk to their friends and heroes about inspirations, finding your center, and what each one of us can do to make the changes we want to see in the world. Subscribe to the Sunstorm Podcast wherever you're listening to this show! DoorDash - Code FRIENDZONE for 25% off your first order with DoorDash. Subject to change, terms apply. 
 Harper Wilde - Go to https://harperwilde.com/friendzone today so you can get 20% off your first purchase — because the only thing better than a comfortable bra is getting a discount just for being a listener of The Friend Zone. Lord Jones - Go to https://lordjones.com/FRIENDZONE to get 25% off your first order. Dame Products - Go to https://www.dameproducts.com/friendzone today, and get 10% off with code friendzone. 
 Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
6/23/20212 hours, 28 minutes, 24 seconds
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Kings Will Bow Before Her - Featuring CHIKA

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we’re joined by Grammy Nominated recording artist, CHIKA. We discuss how she got her big break, staying grounded while famous, her presence in the industry and much more. Black Business of the Week - Shop EHM http://www.shop-ehm.com THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Cricket Wireless - Join Cricket Wireless this June in celebrating the unshakable spirit of HBCU music programs during Black Music Month. Because HBCU marching bands are showstoppers from the word go. They are a force of nature, and a force for good. They raise the bar and expectations every single time they set foot onto a field. They are not the marching band next door. They are the epitome of poetry in motion. And just like Black Music, they are unstoppable. 
Cricket Wireless. 
 Storyblocks - Every creator needs a Storyblocks membership. Their ever-growing library consists of 4K/HD footage, After Effects and Premiere Pro templates, music, images, sound effects, and more. Explore their library and subscribe today at https://www.storyblocks.com/friendzone. National Domestic Workers Alliance - Sunstorm is a new podcast hosted by Alicia Garza and Ai-jen Poo, two of the leading organizers in America, about how we help each other stay joyful and powerful amidst the chaos of life today. Subscribe to Sunstorm wherever you're listening to this show! Ben & Jerry’s - Check out Ben & Jerry’s new Non-Dairy options, as well as the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com Stitch Fix - Get started today at https://www.stitchfix.com/FRIENDZONE and you’ll get 25% off when you keep everything in your Fix! 
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6/16/20212 hours, 3 minutes, 53 seconds
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Hey There, Tiger

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No hot button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourselves. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Black Business of the Week - Justina Blakeney’s The Jungalow x Target Collection 6/29 https://www.target.com/c/opalhouse-designed-with-jungalow/-/N-6caeo?lnk=snav_rd_jungalow Thank you to our Sponsors: Buttah Skin - Go to https://www.buttahskin.com to get the glowing, even skin tone you've always wanted. Use code "FRIENDZONE" at check out to get 20% off the Supreme Skincare Kit. Little Rock - Whether you’re big on food or fashion, history or heritage, you’re going to be big on Little Rock. Plan your visit today, at https://www.littlerock.com Native - Stay fresh, stay clean with Native by going to https://www.nativecos.com/friend or use promo code friend at checkout and get 20% off your first order. Dame - Go to https://www.dameproducts.com/friendzone today and get 10% off with code friendzone. 
 Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
6/9/20211 hour, 42 minutes, 35 seconds
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Use Your Inside Hands

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, Assante teaches us about black slang and culture within American Sign Language. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Black Business of the Week - 180 Black Owned Businesses https://nymag.com/strategist/article/black-owned-businesses-support-shop.html Thank you to our Sponsors: Storyblocks - Every creator needs a Storyblocks membership. Their ever-growing library consists of 4K/HD footage, After Effects and Premiere Pro templates, music, images, sound effects, and more. Tushy - Give the gift of a clean butt. Go to https://hellotushy.com/FRIENDZONE to get 10% off plus free shipping. Door Dash - Don’t forget, that’s code FRIENDZONE for 25% off your first order with DoorDash. Subject to change, terms apply. Talkspace - To match with a licensed therapist today, go to https://www.talkspace.com. Make sure to use the code ZONE to get $100 off your first month and show your support for the show. Honey - Get Honey for FREE at https://www.joinhoney.com/FRIENDZONE. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
6/2/20211 hour, 47 minutes, 43 seconds
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Hearing Voices

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, Dustin brings up the science of our internal monologue and the fact some people don’t…have one? THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Black Business of the Week - https://legalgreens.net Thank you to our Sponsors: Little Rock CVB - Whether you’re big on food or fashion, history or heritage, you’re going to be big on Little Rock. Plan your visit today at https://www.littlerock.com Nurx - Go to https://www.nurx.com or download the NurX app to get started 
today! Cricket Wireless - Cricket Wireless can help you make the easy switch to the mobile plan that’s right for you, starting at $30 a month. Activation and other fees and restrictions apply. Terms subject to change. See store for details. 
 Stitch Fix - Get started today at https://www.stitchfix.com/FRIENDZONE and you’ll get 25% off when you keep everything in your Fix! Ana Luisa - Treat yourself or get a gift for your loved ones at 
https://www.analuisa.com/friendzone and use the code friendzone to get 10% off Ritual - Get key nutrients without the B.S. Ritual is offering my listeners ten percent off during your first three months. Visit https://ritual.com/FRIENDZONE to start your Ritual today. Planned Parenthood - Visit https://www.plannedparenthood.org/be-seen to learn more about how Planned Parenthood is here to see you become who you will be. Showtime - Flatbush Misdemeanors - In Flatbush Brooklyn, there’s always something going down and we’ll laugh-out-loud watching these two friends try to manage...one failure at a time. Flatbush Misdemeanors is now streaming – only on Showtime 
 Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
5/26/20211 hour, 53 minutes, 10 seconds
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Cut The Cameras. Deadass.

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we jump into our mental health bag. Why are we able to speak up in certain boundary-crossing situations while totally freezing up in others? We dissect our thoughts and experiences. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images): www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Black Business of the Week - https://www.cleannthingz.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Storyblocks - Every creator needs a Storyblocks membership. Their ever-growing library consists of 4K/HD footage, After Effects and Premiere Pro templates, music, images, sound effects, and more. Explore their library and subscribe today at https://www.storyblocks.com/friendzone Hey Street Books - Live Free - Oprah Winfrey says DeVon Franklin is “a different kind of spiritual teacher for our times.” LIVE FREE: EXCEED YOUR HIGHEST EXPECTATIONS, is available now in hardcover, audiobook, and e-book. Cricket Wireless - Cricket Wireless can help you make the easy switch to the mobile plan that’s right for you, starting at $30 a month. Activation and other fees and restrictions apply. Terms subject to change. See store for details. Ben & Jerry’s - Check out Ben & Jerry’s new Non-Dairy options, as well as the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com Dame Products - Dame Products is a woman-owned sex toy company making the next generation of vulva-tested, vulva-approved vibrators. Go to https://www.dameproducts.com/friendzone today, and get 10% off with code friendzone. Headspace - You deserve to feel happier and Headspace is meditation made simple. Go to https://www.headspace.com/friendzone Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
5/19/20212 hours, 5 minutes, 52 seconds
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Preguntas On The Piso

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever comes up. Brace yourself. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Storyblocks - Every creator needs a Storyblocks membership. Their ever-growing library consists of 4K/HD footage, After Effects and Premiere 
Pro templates, music, images, sound effects, and more. Explore their library and subscribe today at https://www.storyblocks.com/friendzone
 Cricket Wireless - Cricket Wireless can help you make the easy switch to the mobile plan that’s right for you, starting at $30 a month. Activation and other fees and restrictions apply. Terms subject to change. See store for details. Little Rock - Whether you’re big on food or fashion, history or heritage, you’re going to be big on Little Rock. Plan your visit today, at https://www.littlerock.com Door Dash - For a limited time, our listeners can get 25% off and zero delivery fees on their first order of $15 or more, when you download the DoorDash app and enter code FRIENDZONE. Native - That’s https://www.nativecos.com/friend or use promo code friend at checkout for twenty percent off your first order 
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5/12/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Son Is The Uncle

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, Assanté brings the mental health pros and cons of Reality TV to the Hot Button Segment. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Black Business of the Week - https://www.sis.artsupply.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Cricket Wireless - Cricket Wireless can help you make the easy switch to the mobile plan that’s right for you, starting at $30 a month. Activation and other fees and restrictions apply. Terms subject to change. See store for details. Talkspace - To match with a licensed therapist today go to https://www.talkspace.com. Make sure to use the code ZONE to get $100 off your first month and show your support for the show. Warby Parker - Try 5 pairs of glasses at home for free at warbyparker.com/friendzone. Ana Luisa Jewelry - Go to https://www.analuisa.com/FRIENDZONEMD to treat yourself and your loved ones and use code FRIENDZONEMD to get 15% off. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
5/5/20212 hours, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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Sugar Papa

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we step into the Crime Zone. Dustin brings the Last Supper of Lucien and Olivier to the Hot Button. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Black Business of the Week - Euphoria Eats - Hemp infused Sweet BBQ and Louisiana Hot Sauce https://euphoriaeatsco.com Wellness Segment - Lynn Aker Massage https://www.thumbtack.com/or/portland/massage/lynn-aker-massage/service/340553554168324326 Thank you to our Sponsors: Cricket Wireless - Cricket Wireless can help you make the easy switch to the mobile plan that’s right for you starting at $30 a month. Activation and other fees and restrictions apply. Terms subject to change. See store for details. Little Rock CVB - If you’re big on Black culture, you’re big on Little Rock. Home to dozens of Black-owned businesses and restaurants and six sites on the 
U.S. Civil Rights Trail, Little Rock is the perfect spot for your next vacation. 
Plan your visit today at https://www.littlerock.com Ana Luisa Jewelry - Go to https://www.analuisa.com/FRIENDZONEMD to treat yourself and your loved ones. Use our code FRIENDZONEMD to get 15% off. Flex Fits - Go to https://flexfits.com/friend and use code friend for 20% off Flex Disc Starter Kits—or 10% off your first Flex Cup—PLUS free U.S. shipping! 
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4/28/20211 hour, 48 minutes, 50 seconds
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Get Good With Money - Featuring The Budgetnista

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we have New York Times Best Selling author and financial expert, Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, to help us get good with money. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Black Business of the Week - https://thenubamboo.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Cricket Wireless - Cricket Wireless can help you make the easy switch to the mobile plan that’s right for you, starting at $30 a month. Activation and other fees and restrictions apply. Terms subject to change. See store for details. Door Dash - For a limited time, our listeners can get 25% off and zero delivery fees on their first order of $15 or more, when you download the DoorDash app and enter code FRIENDZONE. 
 Tushy - Give the gift of a clean butt. Go to https://hellotushy.com/FRIENDZONE to get 10% OFF plus free shipping. Chime - Chime is a financial technology company. Banking services provided by The Bancorp Bank or Stride Bank, N.A.; Members FDIC. Eligibility requirements and overdraft limits apply. Overdraft only applies to debit card purchases. Limits start at $20 and may be increased up to $100 by Chime. Early Direct Deposit depends on the payer. Out-of-Network cash withdrawal fees apply. Third-party and cash deposit fees may apply. Go to https://www.chime.com/FZ for details. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - TBA Have a GREAT day!
4/22/20211 hour, 58 minutes, 7 seconds
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Munching And Hunching

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No hot button. No segments. Just whatever comes up. Brace yourselves. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: https://www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Black Business of the Week - Dr. Tykeia Robinson’s DMX Tribute https://t.co/SXAZf52yOn?amp=1 Thank you to our Sponsors: Little Rock CVB - Home to dozens of Black-owned businesses and restaurants and six sites on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, Little Rock is the perfect spot for your next vacation. Whether you’re big on food or fashion, history or heritage, you’re going to be big on Little Rock. Plan your visit today, at https://www.littlerock.com Cricket Wireless - Cricket Wireless can help you make the easy switch to the mobile plan that’s right for you, starting at $30 a month. Activation and other fees and restrictions apply. Terms subject to change. See store for details. Tushy - This is a special offer for our listeners, go to https://hellotushy.com/FRIENDZONE for 10% off Honey - Get Honey for FREE at https://www.joinhoney.com/FRIENDZONE Native - Make the switch to Native TODAY by going to https://www.nativecos.com/friend, or use promo code friend at checkout and get 20% off your first order. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - TBA Have a GREAT DAY!
4/14/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 55 seconds
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But Then I Got High

This week on #TheFriendZone, Assanté brings NY’s Cannabis legalization to the Hot Button, where we discuss our highs and lows with Miss Mary Jane. THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 new spin-off shows (with audio AND video) and our new Live Stream Tour: https://www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Black Business of the Week - https://zachandzoe.co Wellness Segment - Black Girl Sunscreen - https://www.blackgirlsunscreen.com Thank you to our Sponsors: The Turn On Podcast - The Turn On explores the ins and outs of having sex while Black. Every Wednesday, the hosts—two Black women who have been best friends forever—read sexy erotica, then have real, hilarious convos about the places where sex meets the rest of our lives, from race to politics to wellness. Cricket Wireless - Cricket Wireless can help you make the easy switch to the mobile plan that’s right for you, starting at $30 a month. Activation and other fees and restrictions apply. Terms subject to change. See store for details. Talkspace - As a listener of this podcast, you’ll get $100 off of your first month with Talkspace. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to https://www.talkspace.com Flex Fits - Go to https://flexfits.com/friend and use code friend for 20% off Flex Disc Starter Kits—or 10% off your first Flex Cup—PLUS free U.S. shipping! Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
4/7/20211 hour, 43 minutes, 55 seconds
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Seven Fingers On One Hand

This week on #TheFriendZone, Dustin shares a clip from Love & Marriage Huntsville to discuss the larger conversation of homophobia in the black community. Black Business of the Week - Tiffany Aliche’s “Get Good With Money” https://getgoodwithmoney.com Wellness Segment - Fran’s #ReadToSleep Challenge http://bit.ly/franRTS Thank you to our Sponsors: Little Rock CVB - If you’re big on Black culture, you’re big on Little Rock. Home to dozens of Black-owned businesses and restaurants and six sites on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, Little Rock is the perfect spot for your next vacation. Whether you’re big on food or fashion, history or heritage, you’re going to be big on Little Rock. Plan your visit today, at https://www.littlerock.com Cricket Wireless - Cricket Wireless can help you make the easy switch to the mobile plan that’s right for you, starting at $30 a month. Smile and switch to Cricket. Activation and other fees and restrictions apply. Terms subject to 
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Join these best friends as they talk openly and honestly about what’s on their minds, what they're binging, and what’s blowing up their timelines. New episodes drop every other Thursday. Soul Cycle - https://www.MySoulCycleBike.com/FRIENDZONE, promo code FRIENDZONE to get a complementary pair of cycling shoes with the purchase of your SoulCycle at-home bike. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a GREAT day!
3/31/20211 hour, 44 minutes, 10 seconds
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Compromise vs Sacrifice - Featuring Sean Garrette Skin

This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss Compromise vs Sacrifice in love, family and business. Sean Garrette Skin joins us during the Wellness Segment to discuss preventing and healing Maskne. Black Business of the Week - Black and LGBTQ owned coffee shop in LA https://bloomandplumecoffee.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Cricket Wireless - Cricket Wireless can help you make the easy switch to the mobile plan that’s right for you, starting at $30 a month. Activation and other fees and restrictions apply. Terms subject to change. See store for details. Netflix’s Okay, Now Listen - Okay, Now Listen is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Scottie Beam and Sylvia Obell, brought to you by Netflix and Strong Black Lead. New episodes drop every other Thursday. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts. And follow @strongblacklead on all the socials to stay up-to-date. Chime - Join the millions on Chime. Signup takes two minutes, and doesn’t affect your credit score! Apply now at https://www.chime.com/FZ Ritual - Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 
months. Visit https://ritual.com/FRIENDZONE to start your Ritual today. 
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3/24/20212 hours, 17 minutes, 17 seconds
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Blue Goo

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No hot button. No segments. Just whatever comes up. Brace yourself. Black Business of the Week - Jesse Boykins III Merch Shop https://jesseloves.earth (Bonus) Black Business of the Week - Black Stationary Brand https://berootedco.com is now available at Target and on Target.com Thank you to our Sponsors: American Express - Built To Last is a podcast by American Express that highlights the stories, history, and continued legacy of Black-owned small businesses that shape American culture. Check out the debut season of Built To Last on Spotify, Apple, YouTube or wherever you get your favorite podcasts. CBC’s The Block - Canada has a new home for Black music. The Block is a national radio show celebrating hip-hop and the music at its heartbeat. Funk, Soul, Reggae, Afropop, R&B. It’s the music that’s shaped the culture for generations past, present, and future. Hosted by Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe. Weeknights at 7 on CBC Music and the CBC listen app Cricket Wireless - It’s a new year and it’s time for new possibilities and do we ever need them! Cricket Wireless can help you make the easy switch to the mobile plan that’s right for you, starting at $30 a month. Smile and switch to Cricket. Activation and other fees and restrictions apply. Terms subject to 
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3/17/20211 hour, 46 minutes, 17 seconds
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Thanos And Angie Stone

This week on #TheFriendZone, Assante brings WandaVision to the Hot Button Segment. Black Business of the Week - A Hood Book Club For Grownups https://withjadeandantoinette.com Wellness Segment - NY Clothing Drive https://stmarysclothingdrive.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Cricket Wireless - Cricket Wireless can help you make the easy switch to the mobile plan that’s right for you, starting at $30 a month. Activation and other fees and restrictions apply. Terms subject to change. See store for details. 
 Door Dash - For a limited time, our listeners can get 25% off and zero delivery fees on their first order of $15 or more, when you download the DoorDash app and enter code FRIENDZONE. Native - Make the switch to Native TODAY by going to https://www.nativecos.com/friend, or use promo code friend at checkout and get 20% off your first order. Talkspace - To match with a licensed therapist today, go to https://www.talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code ZONE to get $100 off of your first month and show your support for the show. Flex Fits - Go to https://flexfits.com and use code friend for 20% Flex Disc Starter Kits—or 10% off your first Flex Cup—PLUS free U.S. shipping! Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
3/10/20211 hour, 47 minutes, 56 seconds
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Down To The Pearl Milling

This week on #TheFriendZone, Dustin brings Dr. Seuss gate to the Hot Button. Black Business of the Week - The Black Hair Experience https://www.theblackhairexperience.com Check out Fran’s Sony Music/Broccoli ANTHEMS episode - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hey-fran-hey-aloneness/id1497573270?i=1000511350155 Thank you to our Sponsors: Little Rock CVB - If you’re big on Black culture, you’re big on Little Rock. Home to dozens of Black-owned businesses and restaurants and six sites on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, Little Rock is the perfect spot for your next vacation. Whether you’re big on food or fashion, history or heritage, you’re going to be big on Little Rock. Plan your visit today at https://www.littlerock.com Cricket Wireless - Cricket Wireless can help you make the easy switch to the mobile plan that’s right for you, starting at $30 a month. Smile and switch to Cricket. Activation and other fees and restrictions apply. Terms subject to change. See store for details. Tushy - Go to https://hellotushy.com/FRIENDZONE to get 10% off plus free shipping. Magic Spoon - Remember, get your next delicious bowl of guilt-free cereal at https://magicspoon.com and use the code FRIENDZONE to save $5 off. Netflix’s Okay, Now Listen Podcast - New episodes drop every other Thursday. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts. JUST Egg - You can find JUST Egg pretty much anywhere – at most grocery stores including Whole Foods, Walmart, and Kroger – and on Amazon Prime Now or Instacart. JUST Egg: a better egg for you and your family. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
3/3/20212 hours, 11 minutes, 3 seconds
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Nook And Frannies

This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss HBO Max’s “Fake Famous” documentary - an inside look at the multi-billion dollar influencer industry. Black Business of the Week - Boso Kitchen http://www.bosokitchen.com Thank you to our Sponsors: American Express - If you haven’t already, check out the debut season of Built To Last and see host Elaine Welteroth explore how the Black business leaders of our past have inspired today’s Black-owned small businesses. Tune in now on Spotify, Apple, YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts. Cricket Wireless - Cricket Wireless can help you make the easy switch to the mobile plan that’s right for you, starting at $30 a month. Activation and other fees and restrictions apply. Terms subject to change. See store for details. BirchBox - Join the Birchbox community today by heading over to https://www.birchbox.com/friendzoned and use promo code friendzoned to get 50% off your first box when you subscribe for at least three months. Ritual - Visit https://ritual.com to start your Ritual today. Talkspace - To match with a licensed therapist today, go to https://www.talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code ZONE to get $100 off your first month and show your support for the show. 
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2/24/20212 hours, 14 minutes, 10 seconds
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Uhaul Y'all

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. Brace yourselves. Black Business of the Week - Black Owned Home Essentials Bundle https://wbbtoo.com/products/5-home-essentials-bundle Thank you to our Sponsors: American Express - If you haven’t already, check out the debut season of Built To Last and see host Elaine Welteroth explore how the Black business leaders of our past have inspired today’s Black-owned small businesses. Tune in now on Spotify, Apple, YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts. CBC’s The Block - The Block is a national radio show celebrating hip-hop and the music at its heartbeat. Funk, Soul, Reggae, Afropop & R&B. Hosted by Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe. Weeknights at 7 on CBC Music and the CBC listen app Cricket Wireless - Cricket Wireless can help you make the easy switch to the mobile plan that’s right for you, starting at $30 a month. Door Dash - For a limited time, our listeners can get 25% off and zero delivery fees on their first order of $15 or more, when you download the DoorDash app and enter code FRIENDZONE. JUST Egg - You can find JUST Egg pretty much anywhere – at most grocery stores including Whole Foods, Walmart, and Kroger –and on Amazon Prime Now or Instacart. JUST Egg: a plant-based egg for you and your family. 
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2/17/20211 hour, 42 minutes, 27 seconds
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Sarahrivera

This week on #TheFriendZone, Assante takes us down obsolete tech memory lane and makes us feel old af. Black Business of the Week - Oakland Yoga Studio https://www.blacktoyoga.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Little Rock CVB - Home to dozens of black-owned businesses and restaurants and six sites on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, Little Rock is the perfect spot for your next vacation. Plan your visit today, at https://www.littlerock.com Cricket Wireless - Cricket Wireless can help you make the easy switch to the mobile plan that’s right for you, starting at $30 a month. Activation and other fees and restrictions apply. Terms subject to change. See store for details. Talkspace - To match with a licensed therapist today, go to https://www.talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code ZONE to get $100 off your first month and show your support for the show. Native - Make the switch to Native TODAY by going to https://www.nativedeo.com/friend, or use promo code friend at checkout, and get twenty percent off your first order. 
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2/10/20211 hour, 57 minutes, 23 seconds
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I Don't Want To Be Blocked By You, Keyshia

This week on #TheFriendZone, Dustin brings the “Don’t F**k With Cats” true crime docuseries to the Hot Button segment. Black Business of the Week - Plant-based braiding hair https://rebundle.co Wellness Segment - Finishing Touch Hair Remover https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071KW9GTT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Fran’s “Attachment vs Authenticity” course at Maryam Hasnaa’s New Earth Mystery School - Sunday, Feb 7 https://www.maryamhasnaa.com/store/p248/Attachment_vs._Authenticity_2.0.html Thank you to our Sponsors: Cricket - Cricket Wireless can help you make the easy switch to the mobile plan that’s right for you, starting at $30 a month. Activation and other fees and restrictions apply. Terms subject to change. See store for details. Tushy - This is a special offer for our listeners, go to https://hellotushy.com/FRIENDZONE for 10% off. JUST Egg - You can find JUST Egg pretty much anywhere – at most grocery stores including Whole Foods, Walmart, and Kroger – and on Amazon Prime Now or Instacart. JUST Egg: a better egg for you and your family. Ritual - Ritual is offering our listeners 10% off during your 
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2/5/20212 hours, 43 seconds
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Bali Broads

This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss the viral Bali twitter thread. Were the young women finessing the system or simply looking for a more easeful life? Let’s discuss. Black Business of the Week - Stamped Marketing https://stamped.stampedelite.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Cricket - Cricket Wireless can help you make the easy switch to the mobile plan that’s right for you, starting at $30 a month. Activation and other fees and restrictions apply. Terms subject to change. See store for details. Tushy - Go to https://hellotushy.com/FRIENDZONE to get 10% off plus free shipping. Honey - Get Honey for FREE at https://www.joinhoney.com/FRIENDZONE Hello Fresh - Go to https://www.hellofresh.com/FRIENDZONE10 and use code friendzone10 for 10 free meals including free shipping. Native - Make the switch to Native TODAY by going to https://www.nativedeo.com/FRIEND, or use promo code friend at checkout and get 20% off your first order. Walgreens - Right now get 20% off purchases of $30 or more with code ZONE when you order online or use the new Walgreens app. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
1/20/20211 hour, 59 minutes, 20 seconds
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Denzel Baby

We’re baaaaaack! Let’s ease into the new year with a catch up/shoot the shit episode. We have A LOT to cover, lord. Thank you to our Sponsors: Cricket Wireless - Cricket Wireless can help you make the easy switch to the mobile plan that’s right for you, starting at $30 a month. Activation and other fees and restrictions apply. Terms subject to change. See store for details. Headspace - Head to https://www.headspace.com/FRIENDZONE for a FREE ONE-MONTH TRIAL, with access to Headspace’s full library of meditations for every situation. Tushy - Go to https://hellotushy.com/FRIENDZONE to get 10% off plus free shipping Walgreens - Right now, get 20% off purchases of $30 or more with code ZONE when you order online or use the new Walgreens app. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day.
1/13/20211 hour, 51 minutes, 43 seconds
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We Did It, Joe - The 2020 Wrap-Up

This week on #TheFriendZone, we share our 2020 show stats, revisit our favorite episodes of the year and share what changes we’re looking forward to in 2021. Grab some fresh merch for the holidays at ShopFriendZone.com Black Business of the Week - https://thenobo.com Thank you to our Sponsor: Quip - https://www.getquip.com/FRIENDZONE for a free refill Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day…and rest of the year :)
12/16/20202 hours, 2 minutes, 7 seconds
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Quincy Baby

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assante Smith takeover. We step into The Crime Zone with the unsolved mystery of Lester Eubanks. Black Business of the Week - Plentyfull Brows https://plentyfull-brows.myshopify.com Wellness Segment - https://movingart.com/netflix Thank you to our Sponsors: Hello Tushy - This is a special offer for our listeners, go to https://hellotushy.com/FRIENDZONE for TEN PERCENT OFF True Botanicals - Get FIFTEEN PERCENT OFF your FIRST purchase at https://truebotanicals.com/FRIENDZONE Honey - Get Honey for free at https://www.joinhoney.com/FRIENDZONE Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
12/9/20201 hour, 58 minutes, 36 seconds
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Upper Krust Kocktails

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s a Dustin Ross takeover. We discuss #twerkgate at the True Kitchen & Kocktails restaurant in Dallas, TX. The Friend Zone Merch Shop - https://shopfriendzone.bigcartel.com Black Business of the Week - Black Woman Owned Stationary Company https://berootedco.com Wellness Segment - Virtual Crackling Fire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=015Zq0fKDmE&feature=emb_title Thank you to our Sponsors: Headspace - Headspace is your daily dose of mindfulness in the form of guided meditations in an easy-to-use app. Headspace is the one of the ONLY meditation apps advancing the field of mindfulness and meditation through clinically-validated research. So, whatever the situation, Headspace really can help you feel better. Overwhelmed? Headspace has a 3 minute S.O.S. meditation for you. Need some help falling asleep? Headspace has wind down sessions their members swear by. And for parents, Headspace even has morning meditations you can do with your kids. Go to https://www.headspace.com/FRIENDZONE for a FREE ONE-MONTH TRIAL with access to Headspace’s full library of meditations for every situation. Talkspace - With Talkspace, you can take care of your mental health without dipping into your savings account. You can sign up online or download the app and start therapy that same day with a licensed therapist for a fraction of the price of traditional therapy. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to https://www.talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code ZONE to get one-hundred dollars off your first month and show your support for the show. Hello Fresh - America’s #1 meal kit, lets you skip trips to the grocery store, and makes home cooking easy, fun, AND affordable. HelloFresh offers convenient delivery right to your doorstep for easy home cooking with the family. Go to https://www.hellofresh.com/FRIENDZONE90 and use code FRIENDZONE90 to get $90 off including free shipping! Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
12/2/20201 hour, 58 minutes, 36 seconds
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Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s another shoot the shit episode. Seasonal blues, Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Grammy snubs and more randomness. Shop our Merch (available Friday, November 27th at midnight EST) https://www.ShopFriendZone.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Sanvello - What a year 2020 has been. If the holiday season is feeling less like the cherry on top, and more like the straw that broke the camel’s back, Sanvello can help. Whether it’s stress, anxiety, depression, or just general “make this year stop,” Sanvello has the tools to help you feel better. Get tele-therapy, coaching, self-care, peer support, step-by-step guided journeys, and more, all in one app. Plus, your Sanvello journey is customizable to you. Sanvello checks in with how you’re feeling so you can track your emotions and progress over time, and learn what works for you and what doesn’t. You can think of Sanvello as a place to feel better, anywhere, anytime. Plus, it’s covered by insurance for over 40 million Americans and growing. Get free premium access to all self-care content and a trained mental health coach for 2 weeks by visiting https://www.sanvello.com/FRIENDZONE Tushy - Ditch paper products and uncomfortable chafing when you switch to the soothing, cleansing stream of water from a Hello Tushy bidet attachment. AND every Hello Tushy bidet attachment comes with a SIXTY DAY RISK-FREE GUARANTEE and a TWELVE-MONTH WARRANTY. Join MILLIONS of happy HELLO TUSHY customers RIGHT NOW and have a clean butt with every flush. Go to https://hellotushy.com/FRIENDZONE to get TEN PERCENT OFF. 
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11/25/20201 hour, 48 minutes, 20 seconds
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A Good Time Girl

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No hot button. No segments. Brace yourself. Thank you to our Sponsors: Sanvello - Tis the season to be jolly? …for who exactly? If the “most wonderful time of year” actually feels like the most stressful, Sanvello can help. Sanvello has everything you need to manage stress and feel better, all in one app, including teletherapy, coaching, self-care tools, and a community that gets it. Get free premium and coaching for 2 weeks by visiting https://www.sanvello.com/FRIENDZONE. Sanvello. A place to feel better. Wondery’s Jacked: The Rise of the New Jack Sound - The New Jack Swing Sound. You know the songs. Bobby Brown’s “My Prerogative,” Bell Biv Devoe’s “Poison,” Blackstreet’s “No Diggity.” It wasn’t just hit songs, it became a movement that took over music, culture, and style. Wondery and Universal Music Group present Jacked: Rise of the New Jack Sound, hosted by Taraji P. Henson. Jacked tells the story of a group of young musicians from Harlem with a dream to change the world. They used their unique talents to create a revolutionary sound in music, New Jack Swing. Go behind the scenes, and into the recording studio with the movement’s most famous artists as they create groundbreaking songs and forever change American culture. Subscribe to Jacked: Rise of the New Jack Sound on Apple Podcasts. Join Wondery plus in the Wondery App to listen, ad free, right now. Wondery - Feel the Story. Honey - Imagine this: You make a list of the gifts you’re gonna buy for the holidays. And then, someone randomly gives you the money to help buy one. Sound good? Well that’s what Honey is doing - they’re helping pay for ONE MILLION dollars worth of gifts! You’re probably wondering…is this the same Honey that automatically searches for promo codes online? YES, yes it is! With Honey, you can also make a list of all the holiday gifts you want from certain stores, and Honey will email you when the price drops on anything on your list. Just add Honey to your computer, create a free account, and throw some holiday gifts on your Droplist for a chance to win. Honey will randomly select winners and give them the money to help buy something on their list! No purchase necessary. You need a PayPal account to redeem the prize. Only valid in the U.S. Giveaway ends December 21, 2020. Get Honey for free at https://www.joinhoney.com/FRIENDZONE Native - With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s time to indulge in the sights and sounds and scents of the season. So update your Native collection with their Candy Cane holiday scent, the perfect addition to your daily routine this holiday season. Native deodorants don’t just block odor better, they’re made better, with ingredients you’ve heard of like coconut oil and shea butter. It’s also vegan, and never tested on animals. Native never uses potentially harmful ingredients like aluminum, parabens, sulfates or talc. Their Candy Cane Gift Set makes the perfect gift option, and all Native products are great stocking stuffers for everyone on your list! Native is risk-free to try – every product comes with free shipping within the U.S. PLUS free 30 day returns and exchanges. See why so many people love Native and check out the over 14,000 5-star reviews. Give the gift of Native by going to https://www.nativedeo.com/friend, or use promo code FRIEND at checkout, and get twenty percent off your first order. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
11/18/20201 hour, 36 minutes, 33 seconds
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Twenty Twenty

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assante Smith takeover. We share our 2020 highs, lows and expectations, with some stories and jokes in between. Black Business of the Week - https://www.blackfashionfair.org Wellness Segment - Paradise Resin https://www.etsy.com/listing/519156674/paradise-resin-blend?ref=shop_home_active_47&crt=1 Thank you to our Sponsors: Sanvello - Tis the season to be jolly? …for who exactly? If the “most wonderful time of year” actually feels like the most stressful, Sanvello can help. Sanvello has everything you need to manage stress and feel better, all in one app, including teletherapy, coaching, self-care tools, and a community that gets it. Get free premium and coaching for 2 weeks by visiting https://www.sanvello.com. Sanvello. A place to feel better. True Botanicals - Given what’s going on in the world, self care is vital. True Botanicals’ products can be calming during these stressful times, and they’re delivered straight to your door. Filled with natural and organic ingredients, True Botanicals skin and body products give you results without toxins so you can feel good while working from home. Every True Botanicals formula is MADE SAFE® certified – so it’s made WITHOUT 5,000+ known toxic ingredients. But unlike most nontoxic products, True Botanicals solutions actually work to REPAIR skin issues. True Botanicals worked with researchers at leading universities including Carnegie Mellon and Cornell to develop potent formulas that work BETTER than leading beauty brands. And in both of their independent clinical studiesTrue Botanicals outperformed Creme de La Mer products. Whether you’re looking for an effective anti-aging regime, seeking a sensitive skin safe solution, struggling with acne-prone skin, or anything else, True Botanicals has a natural formulation that will protect and nourish your skin. You’ve just got to try True Botanicals for yourself. Get FIFTEEN PERCENT OFF your FIRST purchase at https://truebotanicals.com/FRIENDZONE ShipStation - The holiday season is here and holiday shoppers are buying more stuff online than ever before. If you're an online seller, are you struggling to keep up? Get your SHIP together with ShipStation. ShipStation is the fastest, easiest and most affordable way to manage and ship your orders. In just a few clicks, you're managing orders, printing out discounted shipping labels, and getting your products out fast - resulting in happier holidays for you and your customers. No matter where you’re selling, ShipStation brings all your orders into one simple interface. ShipStation works with all of the major carriers including USPS, FedEx, UPS and even International - they even offer big discounts on shipping costs and you'll always know that you're getting the best deal. No wonder ShipStation is the number one choice of online sellers. And right now, The Friend Zone listeners can try ShipStation FREE for 60 days when you use offer code FRIENDZONE at https://www.shipstation.com Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
11/11/20201 hour, 37 minutes, 28 seconds
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Deity of Education

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s the Dustin Ross takeover. We discuss the relationship dynamics (red flags) witnessed on Tamar Braxton’s latest show, “Get Ya Life”. Black Business of the Week - Tri-State Podcast Studio https://www.oneofoneproductions.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Sanvello - Tis the season to be jolly? ...for who exactly? If the “most wonderful time of year” actually feels like the most stressful, Sanvello can help. Sanvello has everything you need to manage stress and feel better, all in one 
app, including teletherapy, coaching, self-care tools, and a community that gets 
it. Get free premium and coaching for 2 weeks by visiting https://www.sanvello.com/FRIENDZONE. Sanvello. A place to feel better. Talkspace - Talkspace is on a mission to make therapy affordable and accessible for all because we all need extra support to feel our best. Talkspace has thousands of licensed therapists trained in over 40 specialities, including anxiety, depression, relationships and more. No matter what, Talkspace will find you the perfect therapist for your goals. Plus, Talkspace is a fraction of the cost of in-person therapy and you can send unlimited messages to your therapist 24/7 and they'll engage daily, five days a week. The bottom line is that we all need someone to talk to. Talkspace wants to give us the support we deserve at a price we can afford. To match with your perfect therapist, go to https://www.talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code ZONE to get one-hundred dollars off your first month and show your support for the show. Hello Fresh - HelloFresh, America’s #1 meal kit, lets you skip trips to the grocery store, and makes home cooking easy, fun, AND affordable. HelloFresh offers convenient delivery right to your doorstep for easy home cooking with the family. 
And you can save 40% by using HelloFresh versus shopping at your local grocery! HelloFresh offers more than 20 chef-crafted, delicious options every week to help you break out of your recipe rut, try new things, and make any night feel special. There’s something everyone will enjoy, including 20 minute meals, low-calorie, vegetarian, family-friendly recipes and more. The packaging HelloFresh uses to ship your food is almost entirely made from recyclable and/or already recycled content, and HelloFresh’s carbon footprint is 25% lower than grocery-made meals. And HelloFresh is committed to donating meals to those in need - so far in 2020, they have donated 3.5 MILLION meals! Go to https://www.hellofresh.com/FRIENDZONE90 and use code FRIENDZONE90 to get $90 off including free shipping. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
11/4/20202 hours, 9 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Vow

This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss the HBO 9-part documentary series, “The Vow” - about the NXIVM sex cult. What are the personality traits that make certain people more susceptible to cults? What makes someone a follower? And someone a leader? We share our thoughts and personal experiences. Thank you to our Sponsors: FightCamp - If you’re looking for a workout that keeps you engaged, learning, excited, and motivate — a workout that’s never boring — you’ve got to check out Fight Camp! They provide all the gear and top trainers — it’s everything you need for great 
workouts. FightCamp brings the boxing gym to you, with a mix of cardio and conditioning for a full-body workout. You get to learn from six highly qualified trainers ranging from a pro MMA fighter and mother of two to a kickboxing world champion. No problem if you’re new to boxing. Their 12-week starter program teaches you the fundamentals of boxing while you get a great workout every time. And there are 400 different workouts. FightCamp offers flexible financing for as low as 0% APR! And right now as a limited time offer, you can try FightCamp for 30 days with their money-back guarantee, just go to https://joinfightcamp.com/ZONE Jenny Life - Ladies, listen up! Not only do men have MORE Life Insurance than women, they have TWICE as much coverage. Jenny Life wants to shrink that gap. It doesn’t matter if you are a working mom, single mom, expecting mom, single, or if your kids are four-legged fur-babies. You still need life insurance. You need Jenny Life! Jenny Life makes it FAST and EASY for women to know their families will be taken care of with life insurance that’s uniquely built for your needs. With Jenny Life, you can get your Life Insurance Policy without bloodwork or unnecessary red tape - and you can do it all online...from your own home. 
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three varieties: The aromatic Spice 94, herbal Garden 108, and the citrus-forward Grove 42. All without alcohol, calories or sugar. As simple as adding a splash of premium mixer or 2 oz. of your preferred expression or challenging your bartending skills to create a more elevated serve. Seedlip enables you to have that evening drink – any night of the week. Delivered direct to your door via https://seedlipdrinks.com. And for a limited time, get 15% off your order by using the code FriendZone15 at checkout. 
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10/28/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 4 seconds
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Nursing School

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No hot button. No segments. Just whatever comes up. Brace yourself. Thank you to our Sponsors: Honey - These days, it feels like online shopping is the only shopping we really do. Please feel free to share a personal story of how often you shop online and why you love it! That’s where today’s sponsor – Honey – comes in. It’s the FREE browser extension that scours the Internet for promo codes and 
automatically applies the best one available at checkout. Honey is basically your online shopping best friend. https://www.joinhoney.com/FRIENDZONE. If Honey finds working codes, it’ll apply the best one to your cart! Honey has found its over 17 million members over 2 billion dollars in savings. Honey supports all kind of retailers, from tech and gaming sites, to fashion brands, to even food delivery. True Botanicals - Filled with natural and organic ingredients, True Botanicals skin and body products give you results without toxins so you can feel good. Every True Botanicals formula is MADE SAFE® certified – so it’s made WITHOUT 5,000+ known toxic ingredients. But unlike most nontoxic products, True Botanicals solutions actually work to REPAIR skin issues. True Botanicals worked with researchers at leading universities including Carnegie Mellon and Cornell to develop potent formulas that work BETTER than leading beauty brands. Whether you’re looking for an effective anti-aging regime, seeking a sensitive skin safe solution, struggling with acne-prone skin, or anything else, True Botanicals has a natural formulation that will protect and nourish your skin. Go to https://truebotanicals.com/FRIENDZONE for 15% off. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
10/21/20201 hour, 59 minutes, 26 seconds
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What Was The Reason

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assante Smith takeover. We discuss purpose. Is it a concept you buy into? Black Business of the Week - http://www.haremesque.com Wellness Segment - Curl Mix - https://www.curlmix.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Away - Away products are designed to last a lifetime: If any part of your suitcase breaks, Away’s standout customer service team will arrange to have it fixed or replaced. And it gets better: There’s a 100-day trial on everything Away makes. Take the product out on the road. Live with it, travel with it, even get lost with it for 100 days. If you decide it’s not for you, you can return any non-personalized item for a full refund during that period—no ifs, ands, or asterisks. AND Away offers free shipping & returns on any order within the contiguous U.S., Europe, Canada, and Australia. Start your 100-day trial and shop the entire Away lineup of travel essentials, including their bestselling suitcases at https://www.awaytravel.com/friendzone20 BET’s Sistas - Get your snacks for the juicy TWO HOUR season premiere of Tyler Perry’s Sistas! Wednesday, October 14th at 9/8 central on BET. Post as you watch live with hashtag #SistasOnBET. ShipStation - No matter where you’re selling – Amazon, Etsy, your own website – ShipStation brings all your orders into one simple interface. ShipStation works with all of the major carriers including USPS, FedEx, UPS and even International. And right now, The Friend Zone listeners can try ShipStation FREE for 60 days when you use offer code FRIENDZONE at https://www.shipstation.com Quip - With Quip’s new Smart Electric Toothbrush, good habits can earn you great perks — like free products, gift cards, and more. The quip Smart Brush (for adults and kids!) connects to the quip ® app with Bluetooth: Track when and how well you brush, get tips and coaching to improve your habits. Earn points for daily brushing, and bonus points completing for challenges (like streaks). Redeem for rewards (like free products, gift cards, & discounts) from quip and partners. Start getting rewards for brushing your teeth today, and go to https://www.getquip.com/FRIENDZONE, RIGHT NOW, to get your first refill FREE. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
10/14/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 25 seconds
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4 Da 304's

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s the Dustin Ross takeover! We discuss open relationships and marriages. Black Business of the Week - Mandii B’s new women’s health subscription service https://www.officialboxowner.com Wellness Segment: Acure Clarifying Shampoo https://acure.com/curiously-clarifying-shampoo.html Rizos Curls - https://rizoscurls.com Curl Mix - https://www.curlmix.com Thank you to our Sponsors: NHTSA - Distracted driving is a serious problem on our roadways leading to the deaths of thousands of people and injuries in the hundreds of thousands each year. When you take your eyes and your focus off the road, even for a second, it can be deadly. Not just for you but for other drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists. Sadly, many Americans use their cell phones while driving. Whether it’s texting, checking emails, scrolling media feeds or any other form of distraction, drivers are putting themselves and others around them at great risk. It’s important to know that 48 states ban texting and driving. Also, 21 states prohibit all drivers from using cell phones while driving. Distracted drivers are not only putting people at risk; they’re also breaking the law. Remember U Drive. U Text. U Pay. Brought to you by NHTSA [NITS-uh] Tushy - The Hello Tushy modern bidet attachment cleans your butt with a precise stream of fresh water for just SEVENTY-NINE DOLLARS. It attaches to your existing toilet - requires NO electricity or additional plumbing - and cuts toilet paper use by EIGHTY PERCENT - so the Hello Tushy bidet pays for itself in a few months. Because, with Hello Tushy, you don’t wipe at all. Ditch paper products and uncomfortable chafing when you switch to the soothing, cleansing stream of water from a Hello Tushy bidet attachment. AND every Hello Tushy bidet attachment comes with a SIXTY DAY RISK-FREE GUARANTEE and a TWELVE-MONTH WARRANTY. Go to https://hellotushy.com/FRIENDZONE to get 10% off. Talkspace - Talkspace online therapy lets you connect with a licensed therapist for a fraction of the price of in-person therapy. Match with your perfect therapist from the comfort of your device and reach out 24/7, whenever something is on your mind. The Talkspace network is composed of thousands of licensed therapists who have experience in over forty specialties. The bottom line is that we all need someone to talk to. Talkspace wants to give us the support we deserve at a price we can afford. As a listener of this podcast, you get one-hundred dollars off your first month on Talkspace. To match with your perfect therapist, go to https://www.talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code ZONE to get one-hundred dollars off your first month and show your support for the show. Fight Camp - If you’re looking for a workout that keeps you engaged, learning, excited, and motivated — a workout that’s never boring — you’ve got to check out Fight Camp! FightCamp brings the boxing gym to your living room. They provide all the gear and top trainers. You get to learn from six highly qualified trainers ranging from a pro MMA fighter and mother of two to a kickboxing world champion. No problem if you’re new to boxing. Their 12-week starter program teaches you the fundamentals of boxing while you get a great workout every time. And there are 400 different workouts — it’s even great for kids. FightCamp offers flexible financing for as low as 0% APR! And right now as a limited time offer, you can try FightCamp for 30 days with their money-back guarantee, just go to https://joinfightcamp.com/ZONE. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
10/7/20202 hours, 2 minutes, 50 seconds
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Reclaiming My Internet

This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss The Social Dilemma documentary on Netflix, racist algorithms and brands taking advantage of black creators. Wellness Segment - Blue Light Glasses for Kids https://www.calmoptics.com Black Business of the Week - https://www.instagram.com/marcellelashleykabore Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
9/30/20202 hours, 15 seconds
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Queen of the Northeast

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No hot button. No segment. In other words, brace yourself. 15% discount off The Skin Deep Card Game: http://theskindeep.refr.cc/francheskamedina Thank you to our Sponsors: Sanvello - Taking care of your mental health shouldn’t be stressful. And with Sanvello, it isn’t. Sanvello has everything you need to feel better, all in one place, including tele-therapy, coaching, self-care tools, and a community that gets it. Get free access to Sanvello Premium and coaching for two weeks by visiting https://www.sanvello.com and get the support you deserve on your mental health journey. Billie - Meet Billie. They’ve recreated everyday essentials by delivering premium razors and high-performing body care directly to you. No pink tax. No visit to the drugstore. No breaking the bank. Go to My Billie dot com to get their Starter Kit for just $9 - that includes their award-winning razor, two refill blades, and a magnetic holder that keeps your razor safe and dry in between uses. Go to https://mybillie.com/friendzone Seedlip - Seedlip, the original distilled non-alcoholic spirits. Crafted from the finest globally sourced botanical ingredients, Seedlip comes in three varieties. The aromatic Spice 94, herbal Garden 108, and citrus-forward Grove 42. All without alcohol, calories or sugar. Curiously complex flavors make crafting elevated non-alcoholic cocktails easy at home. As simple as adding a splash of premium mixer or 2 oz. of your preferred expression or challenging your bartending skills to create a more elevated serve, Seedlip enables you to have that evening drink – any night of the week. Simply top Seedlip with a splash of your preferred premium mixer, like Ginger Ale, or use as the base for non-alcoholic cocktails. Delivered direct to your door via https://seedlipdrinks.com/uk MacMillan’s Driving The Green Book - For nearly 30 years, the Negro Motorist Green Book helped Black Americans travel safely and with dignity during segregation. In the new podcast, 'Driving the Green Book', from Macmillan Podcasts, broadcaster Alvin Hall and activist Janée (Jan-A) Woods Weber take you on a road trip from Detroit to New Orleans, collecting stories from those who used the guide to survive on the road. Together they explore how much has changed for Black people traveling across America today. You’ll hear heartbreaking stories of the dangers Black Americans faced just to visit family or travel to a new city. But you'll also hear inspiring tales of communities who came together to protect each other and fight for a better life. Listen to Driving the Green Book now on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Brooklinen - Brooklinen was founded in early 2014 by husband and wife duo Rich and Vicki Fulop. They wanted to find beautiful home essentials that didn't cost an arm and a leg. Today, Brooklinen has moved beyond the bedroom to also offer bathroom and life essentials. You can find super plush towels, shower curtains, bathmats, robes and candles to add that extra lavish touch. There is even ultra-soft loungewear making you feel like you never left your bed. Get 10% off your first order and free shipping when you use promo code FRIENDZONE only at https://www.brooklinen.com Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
9/23/20201 hour, 36 minutes, 41 seconds
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Break The Ice

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assante Smith takeover. Remember when we would have random ass ice breakers during the show? They’re back - as a Hot Button segment. Black Business of the Week - https://parisbeautysupplyz.com Wellness Segment - The Skin Deep https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMseH1ZPtQQu-u7EB4ehyyw Thank you to our Sponsors: Hulu’s Woke - Because “keeping it light” isn’t working. Hulu presents Woke, a new comedy series, Inspired by the life and work of artist Keith Knight. Watch as Woke takes an absurdly irreverent look at identity and culture as it follows Keef, an African American cartoonist finally on the verge of mainstream success when an unexpected incident changes everything! Starring Lamorne Morris, Blake Anderson, T-Murph, Rose McIver and Sasheer Zamata. Woke, All episodes Now Streaming exclusively on Hulu. Visithttps://www.hulu.com/series/woke for more. Sanvello - Taking care of your mental health shouldn’t be stressful. And with Sanvello, it isn’t. Sanvello has everything you need to feel better, all in one place, including tele-therapy, coaching, self-care tools, and a community that gets it. Get free access to Sanvello Premium and coaching for two weeks by visiting https://www.sanvello.com/friendzone and get the support you deserve on your mental health journey. Sanvello. A place to feel better. Belif - belif is a K-beauty skincare brand that combines herbal ingredients with Korean skincare science to create an effective and hydrating collection of skincare products. They’re the undisputed authority in hydration and their moisturizer is a staple in any skincare routine. belif’s best-selling moisturizer, Aqua bomb, is a cult-favorite lightweight gel-cream that provides a burst of hydration to skin for a healthy glow. Aqua bomb absorbs quickly into skin making it perfect to prep and prime skin before makeup. Use it in the morning and evening and watch your skin glow. Aqua bomb is available online and in-store at Sephora and Ulta Beauty. Native - Native is made with ingredients you’ve actually heard of like coconut oil, shea butter, and tapioca starch; they never use things like aluminum, parabens, sulfates or talc. Native just released Plastic Free Deodorant made from 100% paperboard and shipped in a plastic-free bag! Switching to an aluminum-free deodorant doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on odor protection. Native comes in over ten scents, like Coconut and Vanilla, and Lavender and Rose, PLUS rotating seasonals like the Pumpkin Spice Latte collection! Native is risk-free to try, with free shipping within the US and free 30 day returns and exchanges. Do what I did, and make the switch to Native today by going to https://www.nativedeo.com/friendzone or use promo code FRIENDZONE at checkout, and get 20% off your first order. Shipstation - If you’re an e-commerce seller, are you ready to meet the demands of a record-breaking online shopping season? Be ready with ShipStation. ShipStation helps online sellers get orders out quickly, save money on shipping costs and keep customers happy. No matter where you’re selling – Amazon, Etsy, your own website – ShipStation brings all your orders into one simple interface. ShipStation works with all of the major carriers including USPS, FedEx, UPS and even International. The Friend Zone listeners can try ShipStation FREE for 60 days when you use offer code FRIENDZONE. That’s https://www.shipstation.com, then enter offer code FRIENDZONE. Tushy - Ditch paper products and uncomfortable chafing when you switch to the soothing, cleansing stream of water from a Hello Tushy bidet attachment. AND every Hello Tushy bidet attachment comes with a SIXTY DAY RISK-FREE GUARANTEE and a TWELVE-MONTH WARRANTY. Go to https://hellotushy.com/FRIENDZONE for 10% off. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
9/16/20201 hour, 50 minutes, 44 seconds
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5 Years of The Friend Zone

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we look back at 5 years of The Friend Zone Podcast - the business lessons, personal development and the many ways this show has impacted our lives. Black Business of the Week: Aziza Handcrafted Jewelry https://azizahandcrafted.com Wellness Segment: Bookclub thread https://twitter.com/HeyFranHey/status/1276325375790985219?s=20 Thank you to our Sponsors: Belif - Belif is a K-beauty skincare brand that uses herbal ingredients and Korean skincare science to create effective and hydrating products. Their best-selling moisturizer, Aqua bomb, is a lightweight gel-cream that provides a cooling burst of hydration to skin for a healthy glow. And it absorbs quickly without leaving a sticky residue. It’s always hydrating, always moisturizing, and always aqua. Belif Aqua bomb is available online and in-store at Sephora and Ulta Beauty. Hulu's Woke - Because “keeping it light” isn’t working. Hulu presents Woke, a new comedy series, Inspired by the life and work of artist Keith Knight. Watch as Woke takes an absurdly irreverent look at identity and culture as it follows Keef, an African American cartoonist finally on the verge of mainstream success when an unexpected incident changes everything! Starring Lamorne Morris, Blake Anderson, T-Murph, Rose McIver and Sasheer Zamata. Woke, All episodes Now Streaming exclusively on Hulu. Visit Hulu.com/Woke for more. https://www.hulu.com/series/woke Billie - Go to https://mybillie.com to get their Starter Kit for just $9 - that includes their award-winning razor, two refill blades, and a magnetic holder that keeps your razor safe and dry in between uses. And Billie is out to change more than the way you shave. They just released THREE completely clean must-have products to add to your routine: lip balm, dry shampoo and face wipes. Stock up. True Botanicals - True Botanicals’ products can be calming during these stressful times, and they’re delivered straight to your door. Filled with natural and organic ingredients, True Botanicals skin and body products give you results without toxins so you can feel good while working from home. Whether you’re looking for an effective anti-aging regime, seeking a sensitive skin safe solution, struggling with acne-prone skin, or anything else, True Botanicals has a natural formulation that will protect and nourish your skin. https://truebotanicals.com/friendzone Talkspace - The Talkspace network is composed of thousands of licensed therapists experienced in treating depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, and more. Talkspace is secure and private, using the latest encryption technology to keep your information safe. One-hundred dollars off your first month at https://www.talkspace.com, promo code ZONE. Discover Card Cash Back - Sometimes our food is more than just food – it’s an integral part of our community. So this year, Discover is giving $5 million to support Black-owned restaurants. To places like Post Office Pies in Birmingham, Alabama. Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia. And hundreds more Black-owned restaurants in your local community, all across the country. Learn how you can show your support at Discover.com Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
9/9/20201 hour, 44 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Reference Episode

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s a Dustin Ross takeover. We finally created that reference episode we’ve been talking about. An inside look at our inside jokes. Black Business of the Week - https://www.rhythmandflame.com Wellness Segment - Resources for Lake Charles, Louisiana during the Hurricane Laura crisis. https://givebox.com/swlacenterforhealthservices54062 https://joeldjacob.com/hurricane-laura-relief https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2OEJ6RA7JWNXC/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex Thank you to our Sponsors: Hulu’s “Woke” -Because “keeping it light” isn’t working. Hulu presents Woke, a new comedy series, Inspired by the life and work of artist Keith Knight. Watch as Woke takes an absurdly irreverent look at identity and culture as it follows Keef, an African American cartoonist finally on the verge of mainstream success when an unexpected incident changes everything! Starring Lamorne Morris, Blake Anderson, T-Murph, Rose McIver and Sasheer Zamata, Woke premieres All episodes exclusively on Hulu September 9. Visit https://www.Hulu.com/Woke for more. Ben & Jerry’s - Ben & Jerry’s has three new Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts made with sunflower butter. The Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Gurus have taken a big leap this time. Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com Discover Card Cash Back - Sometimes our food is more than just food – it’s an integral part of our community. So this year, Discover is giving $5 million to support Black-owned restaurants. To places like Post Office Pies in Birmingham, Alabama. Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia. And hundreds more Black-owned restaurants in your local community, all across the country. Learn how you can show your support at https://www.discover.com Hello Fresh - Get fresh, pre-measured ingredients and mouthwatering seasonal recipes delivered right to your door with HelloFresh, America’s #1 meal kit. HelloFresh lets you skip those trips to the grocery store and makes home cooking easy, fun, AND affordable! HelloFresh recipes are easy to follow and quick to make, with simple steps and pictures to guide you along the way. You can save 40% by using HelloFresh versus shopping at your local grocery store – and it’s more convenient, too. HelloFresh offers delicious options every week, including low-calorie, vegetarian, and kid-friendly recipes. Their pre-portioned ingredients mean you’re not overbuying, and their packaging is almost entirely made from recyclable and/or already recycled content. HelloFresh is flexibly designed to fit your lifestyle – easily change your delivery days or food preferences, and skip a week whenever you need. Go to https://www.hellofresh.com/80friendzone and use code 80friendzone to get a total of $80 off your first month, including free shipping on your first box. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
9/2/20201 hour, 44 minutes, 40 seconds
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Sixty Seven Minutes

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No hot button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourselves. Black Business of the Week - Movies In Your Car https://www.moviesinyourcar.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Imani State of Mind - Imani State of Mind is a new podcast that breaks down mental health and wellness in an accessible and approachable way! The show is hosted by Dr. Imani Walker, who’s been practicing as a psychiatrist for over 10 years. And you might know her from the Bravo show Married to Medicine. She equips listeners with the right language and tools to normalize having these open conversations and break down the stigma. It’s so important to remember to take care of ourselves, and we have to keep our minds healthy to keep growing and keep fighting - Imani State of Mind gives us the tools and tips we need to navigate it all. Listen to Imani State of Mind now wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Ben & Jerry’s - The Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Gurus have taken a big leap this time. Their new Non-dairy flavors are the perfect sweet treats for vegans, vegetarians and everyone in between! Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at benjerry.com Brooklinen - Brooklinen has moved beyond the bedroom to also offer bathroom and life essentials. You can find super plush or ultralight towels, shower curtains, bathmats, robes and candles to add that extra lavish touch. Plus - find silk eyemasks, robes, furniture, art and totes - the final little details that make up your big upgrade. Get 10% off your first order and free shipping when you use promo code FRIENDZONE only at https://www.brooklinen.com Discover Card Cash Back - Sometimes our food is more than just food – it’s an integral part of our community. So this year, Discover is giving $5 million to support hundreds more Black-owned restaurants in your local community, all across the country. Learn how you can show your support at https://www.discover.com Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
8/26/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 35 seconds
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Oh My God

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assante Smith takeover. We discuss Cardi + Meg’s WAP and go down memory lane of the most sexually explicit and controversial songs of our time. Black Business of the Week - The Artist Kit https://www.studiothr333.com/shop/theartistkit Thank you to our Sponsors: Discover Card Cash Back - Sometimes, food is more than just food – it’s part of our community. So this year, Discover is giving $5 million to support Black-owned restaurants. To places like Back in the Day Bakery. Post Office Pies. And hundreds more! Learn how you can show your support at https://www.discover.com Ben & Jerry’s - Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com Talkspace - If you've been waiting months to figure out what your future is going to look like, you're not alone. Between the uncertainty, waiting for answers, and the everyday stressors of work, school, relationships and more - it's a lot to balance. If anything helps reduce stress and anxiety, it's talking things out. Talkspace has thousands of licensed therapists trained in over 40 specialties, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues and more. If you have something specific you want to work on right now, they will find someone right for you. Talkspace is a fraction of the cost of in-person therapy - but with Talkspace, you can send unlimited messages to your therapist and they'll engage with you at least five days a week. To match with your perfect therapist, go to https://www.talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code ZONE to get $100 off your first month and show your support for the show. True Botanicals - Given what’s going on in the world, self care is vital. True Botanicals’ products can be calming during these stressful times, and they’re delivered straight to your door. Filled with natural and organic ingredients, True Botanicals skin and body products give you results without toxins so you can feel good while working from home. Every True Botanicals formula is MADE SAFE® certified – so it’s made WITHOUT 5,000+ known toxic ingredients. But unlike most nontoxic products, True Botanicals solutions actually work to REPAIR skin issues. True Botanicals worked with researchers at leading universities including Carnegie Mellon and Cornell to develop potent formulas that work BETTER than leading beauty brands. And in both of their independent clinical studiesTrue Botanicals outperformed Creme de La Mer products. Whether you’re looking for an effective anti-aging regime, seeking a sensitive skin safe solution, struggling with acne-prone skin, or anything else, True Botanicals has a natural formulation that will protect and nourish your skin. You’ve just got to try True Botanicals for yourself. Get FIFTEEN PERCENT OFF your FIRST purchase at https://truebotanicals.com/friendzone Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
8/19/20201 hour, 29 minutes, 17 seconds
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Showing Feet in Racial Chat Rooms

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Dustin Ross takeover. We step into The Crime Zone with the case of a missing Andrew Gosden. Black Business of the Week: Studio Yezi Crowdfunding https://jumpstarter.co.za/projects/sola-the-animated-short Thank you to our Sponsors: Ben & Jerry’s - The Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Gurus have taken a big leap this time. Their new Non-dairy flavors are the perfect sweet treats for vegans, vegetarians and everyone in between! Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com Discover Card Cash Back - Sometimes, food is more than just food – it’s part of our community. So this year, Discover is giving $5 million to support Black-owned restaurants. To places like Back in the Day Bakery. Post Office Pies. And hundreds more! Learn how you can show your support at https://www.discover.com Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
8/12/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 16 seconds
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Meemaw Has No Say

This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss Sobonfu Some’s, “The Spirit of Intimacy”. What role does spirit (if any), your life’s purpose and community of friends play in the partner’s you decide to be with? No worries if you haven’t read the book - everything will be explained. Black Business of the Week - Devine Plantery https://www.devineplantery.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Discover Card Cash Back - Sometimes, food is more than just food – it’s part of our community. So this year, Discover is giving $5 million to support Black-owned restaurants. To places like Back in the Day Bakery. Post Office Pies. And hundreds more! Learn how you can show your support at https://www.discover.com Guru - This episode of The Friend Zone is brought to you by the new crime mini-series from Wondery called “GURU: The Dark Side of Enlightenment." Be sure to subscribe on Apple podcasts. Ben & Jerry’s - The Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Gurus have taken a big leap this time. Their new Non-dairy flavors are the perfect sweet treats for vegans, vegetarians and everyone in between! Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com Native - Native has ingredients you’ve actually heard of like coconut oil, shea butter, and tapioca starch. It’s also vegan, and never tested on animals. Switching to an aluminum-free deodorant doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on odor protection. Native will keep you smelling and feeling fresh all day long. With over ten scents, including rotating seasonals: Coconut and Vanilla, Lavender and Rose, Cucumber and Mint, and Citrus and Herbal — to name a few. Native is risk-free to try – every product comes with free shipping within the US. Plus, free 30 day returns and exchanges. Switch to Native today by going to https://www.nativecos.com/friendzone, or use promo code FRIENDZONE at checkout, and get twenty percent off your first order. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
8/5/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episodes Keep Slippin' Away From Me

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we're hanging out and shooting the shit. And sad af because we recorded a hilarious episode that was lost this week. Black Business of the Week - Mercy Life Apparel https://www.instagram.com/mercylifeandapparel Thank you to our Sponsors: US Bank - This episode is brought to you by ‘Real Good,’ a podcast by U.S. Bank. When COVID-19 hit, U.S. Bank rushed to help people in need by identifying problems the virus created, and highlighting the intersectional nature of issues our communities face every day. Listen to the stories of those doing good, and those whose lives have been changed forever by their work every Wednesday, starting July 1st. Subscribe to Real Good wherever you get your podcasts. Discover Card Cash Back - Sometimes, food is more than just food – it’s part of our community. So this year, Discover is giving $5 million to support Black-owned restaurants. To places like Rodney Scott’s BBQ. Post Office Pies. And hundreds more. Learn how you can show your support at https://www.discover.com Ben & Jerry's - The Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Gurus have taken a big leap this time. Their new Non-dairy flavors are the perfect sweet treats for vegans, vegetarians and everyone in between. https://www.benjerry.com The Urban Movie Channel - With UMC, experience the best in Black TV and Film without leaving the house! Don’t miss exclusive original series, independent films, and your favorite movie classics, only on UMC! UMC is available everywhere you find your favorite streaming services and new content is added weekly! Visit https://umc.tv and use code FRIENDZONE for an extended 30-day free trial - After that, it’s just $4.99 per month. Brooklinen - When you make your bed in the morning, it starts a chain of daily successes. So, what feels better than making your bed every morning? How about the sheets that go ON it? Go with Brooklinen, Home of the internet’s favorite sheets. Get 10% off your first order and free shipping when you use promo code FRIENDZONE only at https://www.brooklinen.com Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - htttps://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
7/24/20201 hour, 53 minutes, 5 seconds
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Time Keeps Slippin' Away From Me

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assanté Smith takeover. We discuss whether or not 2020 has shifted our concept of time and how that will change our lives moving forward. Black Business of the Week - Seasonings and Rubs https://www.masterflier.com Wellness Segment - Restorative Yoga for Collective Trauma - Yoga by Biola https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFeTH2eox1o&t=1699s Thank you to our Sponsors: US Bank - This episode is brought to you by ‘Real Good,’ a podcast by U.S. Bank. When COVID-19 hit, U.S. Bank rushed to help people in need by identifying problems the virus created, and highlighting the intersectional nature of issues our communities face every day. Listen to the stories of those doing good, and those whose lives have been changed forever by their work every Wednesday, starting July 1st. Subscribe to Real Good wherever you get your podcasts. Ben & Jerry’s - Ben & Jerry’s has three new Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts made with sunflower butter. The Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Gurus have taken a big leap this time. Their new Non-dairy flavors are the perfect sweet treats for vegans, vegetarians and everyone in between. Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com True Botanicals - Given what’s going on in the world, self care is vital. True Botanicals’ products can be calming during these stressful times, and they’re delivered straight to your door. Filled with natural and organic ingredients, True Botanicals skin and body products give you results without toxins so you can feel good while working from home. Every True Botanicals formula is MADE SAFE® certified – so it’s made WITHOUT 5,000+ known toxic ingredients. But unlike most nontoxic products, True Botanicals solutions actually work to REPAIR skin issues. True Botanicals worked with researchers at leading universities including Carnegie Mellon and Cornell to develop potent formulas that work BETTER than leading beauty brands.- And in both of their independent clinical studiesTrue Botanicals outperformed Creme de La Mer products. Whether you’re looking for an effective anti-aging regime, seeking a sensitive skin safe solution, struggling with acne-prone skin, or anything else, True Botanicals has a natural formulation that will protect and nourish your skin. Get FIFTEEN PERCENT OFF your FIRST purchase at https://truebotanicals.com/friendzone Talkspace - We all have something we’re working on. It could be a career change, finding a partner, or procrastinating less. The hard part isn’t identifying your goals - It’s taking action. Luckily, Talkspace online therapy can match you with a licensed therapist from the comfort of your phone or computer. Receive support and accountability every day to talk through challenges and stay on track with whatever you’re working toward. One month on Talkspace costs about the same amount as a single in-person therapy session. But with Talkspace, you can send unlimited messages to your therapist and they’ll engage with you at least 5 days a week. And, Talkspace is secure and private, using the latest encryption technology to store client information. The bottom line is that we all need to talk sometimes and Talkspace wants to give more the support we deserve, at a price we can afford. As a listener of this podcast, you can get $100 off your first month on Talkspace. To match with your perfect therapist, go to https://www.talkspace.com or download the app. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
7/15/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 11 seconds
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Williamson Hicks 2020

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Dustin Ross Pop Culture rundown. We discuss everything from Jada and August to Lil Wayne and 50 Cent. Black Business of the Week: The Genoa Company https://instagram.com/thegenoaco?igshid=gtp9h736v3m7 Wellness Segment: The Barrio Fridge https://www.gofundme.com/f/TheBarrioFridge?utm_medium=email&utm_source=product&utm_campaign=p_email+4904-welcome-wp-v5 Thank you to our Sponsors: US Bank - This episode is brought to you by ‘Real Good,’ a podcast by U.S. Bank. When COVID-19 hit, U.S. Bank rushed to help people in need by identifying problems the virus created, and highlighting the intersectional nature of issues our communities face every day. Listen to the stories of those doing good, and those whose lives have been changed forever by their work every Wednesday, starting July 1st. Subscribe to Real Good wherever you get your podcasts. Ben & Jerry’s - The Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Gurus have taken a big leap this time. Their new Non-dairy flavors are the perfect sweet treats for vegans, vegetarians and everyone in between! Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com Native - Native has ingredients you’ve actually heard of like coconut oil, shea butter, and tapioca starch. It’s also vegan, and never tested on animals. Switching to an aluminum-free deodorant doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on odor protection. Native will keep you smelling and feeling fresh all day long. With over ten scents, including rotating seasonals: Coconut and Vanilla, Lavender and Rose, Cucumber and Mint, and Citrus and Herbal — to name a few. Native is risk-free to try – every product comes with free shipping within the US. Plus, free 30 day returns and exchanges. Make the switch to Native today by going to https://www.nativecos.com/friendzone, or use promo code FRIENDZONE at checkout, and get twenty percent off your first order. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
7/8/20201 hour, 40 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Covert Overt

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we share our experiences with overt, covert and systemic racism. Stories ranging from trying to get apartments in NYC, racist co-workers, bosses and teachers gaslighting us, to traveling to white neighborhoods for groceries. Black Business of the Week: https://seeinblack.com Wellness Segment: Bookclub pick for July - The Spirit of Intimacy by Sobonfu Somé Thank you to our Sponsors: Ben & Jerry’s - Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Gurus have taken a big leap this time. Their three new Non-dairy flavors are the perfect sweet treats for vegans, vegetarians and everyone in between! Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com US Bank - This episode is brought to you by Real Good by U.S. Bank. When the COVID-19 outbreak hit, people and businesses alike stepped up to provide relief to those in need. US Bank was at the forefront of that effort. They partnered with nonprofits around the country, donating millions to communities fighting to survive. But while Coronavirus created struggles we’ve never seen before, but it also shined a light on problems our communities face every day. Intersectional problems concerning race, wealth, health, education and so much more. To make a better world, to do real good, we need to learn from the experiences of those in the communities we serve and address the concerns underneath the surface. Each episode of the new podcast, Real Good, tells the stories of people that are truly making an impact, and the people whose lives were changed by their efforts. Listen and subscribe to Real Good wherever you get your podcasts. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
7/1/20202 hours, 18 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ol' Boy From Beale Street

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No hot button. No segments. Just whatever comes up. Brace yourselves. Black Business of the Week - Black Owned Online Plant Shops https://www.instagram.com/p/CBb7SmdFPes Thank you to our Sponsors: Ben & Jerry’s - The Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Gurus have taken a big leap this time. Their new Non-dairy flavors are the perfect sweet treats for vegans, vegetarians and everyone in between. Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at benjerry.com. Daily Harvest - Now more than ever, it’s important to eat right. And Daily Harvest makes it easy. They’ll keep your house fully stocked with clean food built on whole fruits and vegetables. Daily Harvest delivers delicious, clean food right to your door. Everything stays fresh in your freezer until you’re ready to enjoy it and takes just a few minutes to prepare. You don’t have to overthink any of your meals for the week because they have delicious options for any time of day: smoothies, soups, harvest bowls, flatbreads, and more! Daily Harvest never uses preservatives, added sugar, or artificial ingredients. They work directly with farms and they freeze organic fruits and vegetables at peak ripeness to lock in nutrients and taste. Daily Harvest is also committed to minimizing their environmental impact. They’re in the process of transitioning to 100% compostable, recyclable packaging and are over 50% of the way there already Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box! US Bank - This episode is brought to you by Real Good by U.S. Bank. When the COVID-19 outbreak hit, people and businesses alike stepped up to provide relief to those in need. US Bank was at the forefront of that effort. They partnered with nonprofits around the country, donating millions to communities fighting to survive. But while Coronavirus created struggles we’ve never seen before, but it also shined a light on problems our communities face every day. Intersectional problems concerning race, wealth, health, education and so much more. To make a better world, to do real good, we need to learn from the experiences of those in the communities we serve and address the concerns underneath the surface. Each episode of the new podcast, Real Good, tells the stories of people that are truly making an impact, and the people whose lives were changed by their efforts. Listen and subscribe to Real Good wherever you get your podcasts. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
6/24/20201 hour, 37 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ol' Boy From Amistad

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assante Smith takeover. We discuss the pros and cons of being social media entrepreneurs and general everyday users. As well as some new “data integrity” policies that may change the way we use the internet forever. Watch The Friend Zone Live on IGTV - https://www.instagram.com/tv/CBRvuT5gwIU Black Business of the Week - https://www.theokraproject.com Wellness Segment - (All Natural) Creamy Squeeze Tube Deodorant https://lonedeodorant.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Ben & Jerry’s - Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com Talkspace - I think all of us are dealing with stress right now, whether it’s the isolation, canceled summer plans or economic stress. We all have something on our minds, and it’s important to talk it out. Talking helps, plain and simple. Talkspace online therapy helps you do just that. Match with a licensed therapist from the comfort of your home and get the support you need on your own schedule. Talk to your therapist 24/7 from your computer or phone and hear back daily. One month on Talkspace costs about the same amount as a single in-person therapy session. But with Talkspace you can send unlimited messages to your therapist and they’ll engage with you at least five days a week. Talkspace therapists have experience treating depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and much more. It’s secure and private using the latest encryption technology to store client info. Use promo code ZONE to get $100 off your first month and help support the show. That’s https://www.talkspace.com promo code ZONE. Okay, Now Listen - Support for The Friend Zone comes from Okay, Now Listen, a new podcast from Netflix and Strong Black Lead – hosted by real-life friends and culture Queens, Sylvia Obell and Scottie Beam. Each episode drops bi-weekly and is a dose of what’s on their minds, what they’re binging, and what’s been blowing up the timeline. These queens cover everything from seeing your ex be a better partner to someone else, to handling grief and trauma during quarantine. They also have the best Netflix recommendations – from Peaky Blinders, to All-American, this duo has you covered. And every once and a while you’ll get the chance to listen to some exclusive celebrity interviews. New episodes drop every other Thursday anywhere you can get podcasts, so what are you waiting for? Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Pocketcasts or wherever else you listen to podcasts. And while you’re at it, follow @strongblacklead on social to stay up-to-date and find out more Honey - We all shop online. Feel free to share personal stories of how often you shop online and why you love it. And we've all seen that promo code field taunt us at checkout. But thanks to Honey, manually searching for coupon codes is a thing of the past. Honey is the FREE browser extension that finds promo codes for you and automatically applies them to your cart. Imagine you're shopping on one of your favorite sites. When you checkout, the Honey button drops down and all you have to do is click “Apply Coupons.” Wait a few seconds as Honey scans its database of all the working coupons for that site and watch the prices drop!Honey has found its over 17 million members over 2 billion dollars in savings. Honey supports over 30,000 stores online, including Walmart, DoorDash and Lulu Lemon. Get Honey for FREE at https://www.joinhoney.com/FRIENDZONE Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
6/17/20201 hour, 52 minutes, 27 seconds
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Meginae McCain

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Dustin Ross takeover. We discuss Meginae McCain not knowing what she’s talking about, ever, and how it inspires us to get some rest. Black Business of the Week - Good Vibes All Purpose Cleaner https://shop.goodvibesclean.com Wellness Segment - https://liberatemeditation.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Ben & Jerry’s - Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com Brooklinen - Brooklinen was the first direct-to-consumer bedding company. They make all luxury products without the luxury mark-up. Bundle sheets and bedding big – save bigger: includes duvet, core sheet set and extra pillowcases. Brooklinen has over 50,000+ 5-star reviews and counting. Brooklinen sheets are the perfect place to start making your mornings great. Brooklinen is SO confident in their product that all their bedding comes with a lifetime warranty! Get 10% off your first order and free shipping when you use promo code FRIENDZONE only at https://www.brooklinen.com Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
6/10/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 42 seconds
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Keep It 2 Virgils

This week on #TheFriendZone, we share our thoughts on looting vs peaceful protesting, police strategically placing bricks and hammers around the city, influencers doing it for the gram and more. Wellness Segment - Community Resources: Mental Health Professionals working Pro Bono https://twitter.com/ajscribes/status/1267142268571410433?s=20 Lawyers Assisting Arrested Protestors Pro Bono https://twitter.com/riyakatariax/status/1266856139536207872?s=20 List of Black Owned Farms + Food Gardens https://twitter.com/lifeinherlane/status/1267634324658180097?s=20 Thread of Black Owned Businesses https://twitter.com/_toriii/status/1266379899083919360?s=20 Black Business of the Week: Hair Paint Wax http://hairpaintwax.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Ben & Jerry’s - The Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Gurus have taken a big leap this time. Their new Non-dairy flavors are the perfect sweet treats for vegans, vegetarians and everyone in between! Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com Aveo Vision - Daily contact lenses are easy and convenient, which are two things we need right now. AND they’re the most hygienic option. That’s why you need Aveo [uh-VAY-oh] contacts: daily contacts at an affordable price delivered right to your door. It’s the only subscription contact lens company that offers both regular daily contacts and daily toric contacts for astigmatism. Their exclusive AquaLock technology keeps lenses hydrated and comfortable–– even after 12 hours. PLUS Aveo lets you customize your delivery schedule and personalize your plan. It’s worry-free too: Aveo contacts are manufactured in a state-of-the-art, clean room facility that’s fully automated — and they ship on their own (so no third party markups). Here’s one more reason to give them a try: Aveo is donating a portion of all sales to Direct Relief, providing masks, gloves, and other protective gear to our healthcare heroes https://aveovision.com Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
6/3/20201 hour, 53 minutes, 8 seconds
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Digicel A Fi Mi Cell

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the sh*t episode. No segments. No hot button issue. Just whatever comes up as we go. Black Business of the Week - Resume Builder [email protected] Thank you to our Sponsors: Ben & Jerry’s - Ben & Jerry’s three new Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts are a new twist on vegan euphoria. So many Non-Dairy flavors, so little time. Ben & Jerry’s has three new Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts made with sunflower butter. The Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Gurus have taken a big leap this time. Their new Non-dairy flavors are the perfect sweet treats for vegans, vegetarians and everyone in between! Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com WHOOP - WHOOP is a fitness wearable that provides personalized insights on the performance of your sleep, how recovered your body is, and how much stress and exertion you put on your body throughout the day. Every day when you get up, you get a recovery score based on your HRV, resting heart rate, and sleep performance that can be used as an indicator to how to approach your day. And the app has built in features like the Strain Coach, which gives you target exertion goals to workout optimally for the level of intensity your body is signaling it can handle. Based on how strenuous your day is, the app also has a built in Sleep Coach, which lets you know how much sleep you should be getting — based on your OWN performance goals. Go to WHOOP https://www.whoop.com and enter FRIENDZONE at checkout to save 15% Daily Harvest - Now more than ever, it’s important to eat right. And Daily Harvest makes it easy. They’ll keep your house fully stocked with clean food built on whole fruits and vegetables. Daily Harvest delivers delicious, clean food right to your door. Everything stays fresh in your freezer until you’re ready to enjoy it and takes just a few minutes to prepare. You don’t have to overthink any of your meals for the week because they have delicious options for any time of day: smoothies, soups, harvest bowls, flatbreads, and more! Daily Harvest never uses preservatives, added sugar, or artificial ingredients. They work directly with farms and they freeze organic fruits and vegetables at peak ripeness to lock in nutrients and taste. Daily Harvest is also committed to minimizing their environmental impact. They’re in the process of transitioning to 100% compostable, recyclable packaging and are over 50% of the way there already. Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
5/27/20201 hour, 43 minutes, 21 seconds
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Corona Crushing

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assanté Smith takeover. We share stories of finding new love interests, hooking up and dating during quarantine. Black Business of the Week - Plant Subscription Service https://grounded-plants.com Wellness Segment - Laughter is the best Medicine https://www.tiktok.com/@jasonderulo Thank you to our Sponsors: Planned Parenthood - Right now, the last thing you need to worry about is your sexual and reproductive health care. That’s why Planned Parenthood is here with you, wherever you are. By phone or video, their medical professionals can provide birth control information and care, STI testing and treatment, emergency contraception, and more. Planned Parenthood knows your care can’t wait - not now, not ever. Book a telehealth appointment with a Planned Parenthood doctor or nurse today. Learn more at https://www.plannedparenthood.org/telehealth Ben & Jerry’s - Three new Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts are a new twist on vegan euphoria. So many Non-Dairy flavors, so little time. Ben & Jerry’s has three new Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts made with sunflower butter. The Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Gurus have taken a big leap this time. Their new Non-dairy flavors are the perfect sweet treats for vegans, vegetarians and everyone in between! Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com WHOOP - WHOOP is a fitness wearable that provides personalized insights on the performance of your sleep, how recovered your body is, and how much stress and exertion you put on your body throughout the day. Every day when you get up, you get a recovery score based on your HRV, resting heart rate, and sleep performance that can be used as an indicator to how to approach your day. And the app has built in features like the Strain Coach, which gives you target exertion goals to workout optimally for the level of intensity your body is signaling it can handle. Based on how strenuous your day is, the app also has a built in Sleep Coach, which lets you know how much sleep you should be getting — based on your OWN performance goals. WHOOP is offering 15% off with the code FRIENDZONE at checkout. Go to WHOOP, https://www.whoop.com and enter FRIENDZONE at checkout to save 15%. Sleep better, recover faster, and train smarter. Optimize your performance with WHOOP today. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
5/20/20201 hour, 51 minutes, 27 seconds
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End of the Road

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Dustin Ross takeover. He uses the Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion Special as the backdrop to a conversation about friends, expectations and the shame of friend breakups. Black Business of the Week - Hand Sanitizer Gel http://ixorabb.com/Hand-Sanitizer-Gel_p_138.html Wellness Segment - A Meditative Mind YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMeditativeMind Thank you to our Sponsors: Planned Parenthood - Right now, the last thing you need to worry about is your sexual and reproductive health care. That’s why Planned Parenthood is here with you, wherever you are. By phone or video, their medical professionals can provide birth control information and care, STI testing and treatment, emergency contraception, and more. Planned Parenthood knows your care can’t wait - not now, not ever. Book a telehealth appointment with a Planned Parenthood doctor or nurse today. Learn more at https://www.plannedparenthood.org/telehealth Ben & Jerry’s - Ben & Jerry’s three new Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts are a new twist on vegan euphoria. So many Non-Dairy flavors, so little time. Ben & Jerry’s has three new Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts made with sunflower butter. The Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Gurus have taken a big leap this time. Their new Non-dairy flavors are the perfect sweet treats for vegans, vegetarians and everyone in between. Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com WHOOP - WHOOP is a fitness wearable that provides personalized insights on the performance of your sleep, how recovered your body is, and how much stress and exertion you put on your body throughout the day. Every day when you get up, you get a recovery score based on your HRV, resting heart rate, and sleep performance that can be used as an indicator to how to approach your day. And the app has built in features like the Strain Coach, which gives you target exertion goals to workout optimally for the level of intensity your body is signaling it can handle. Based on how strenuous your day is, the app also has a built in Sleep Coach, which lets you know how much sleep you should be getting —based on your OWN performance goals. Go to WHOOP, https://www.whoop.com and enter FRIENDZONE at checkout to save 15% Talkspace - Being home so much, especially during a crisis, can be a breeding ground for anxiety. You may feel lonely but you're not alone - we're all adjusting to this new normal. For Mental Health Awareness Month, Talkspace therapy is more committed than ever to expanding access to support for anyone who is struggling. With Talkspace, you get matched with a licensed therapist - based on your needs and preferences - from the safety of your home. Send your therapist texts, audio, picture or video messages from your phone or computer 24/7. Everything happens within Talkspace’s secure platform, all on your schedule Talkspace has thousands of licensed therapists trained in over 40 specialties including anxiety, depression and relationship issues. Once matched, you can begin therapy the same day. The bottom line? You deserve support and don't have to struggle on your own. Your Talkspace therapist can be your dedicated support system, there to help you feel healthier and more empowered, even in these uncertain circumstances. As a listener of this podcast, you can get $100 off your first month on Talkspace. Make sure to use the code ZONE to get $100 off your first month and show your support for the show. That’s ZONE and https://www.talkspace.com Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
5/13/20202 hours, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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Good Kid Mad City

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we get into our psychology bag. A discussion around the dangers of being raised as the “good kid” in the household, and the mental and emotional challenges that appear later in life, as a result. Twitter clip from the Hot Button Segment - https://twitter.com/meenaharris/status/1255224716178198529?s=21 Black Business of the Week - Wired Foundations http://wiredfoundations.com Wellness Segment - Nai Palm of Hiatus Kaiyote drops an incredible playlist for our Quarantine listening pleasure https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5fNGxKnSCWAMz59uaCcfBH?si=xdQgxc1cS8WWrSBQ1KZ6tA Thank you to our Sponsors: Ben & Jerry’s - Ben & Jerry’s has three new Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts made with sunflower butter. The Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Gurus have taken a big leap this time. Their new Non-dairy flavors are the perfect sweet treats for vegans, vegetarians and everyone in between! Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com Aveo - Daily contact lenses are easy and convenient, which are two things we need right now. AND they’re the most hygienic option. That’s why you need Aveo [uh-VAY-oh] contacts: daily contacts at an affordable price delivered right to your door. It’s the only subscription contact lens company that offers both regular daily contacts and daily toric contacts for astigmatism. Their exclusive AquaLock technology keeps lenses hydrated and comfortable–– even after 12 hours. PLUS Aveo lets you customize your delivery schedule and personalize your plan. It’s worry-free too: Aveo contacts are manufactured in a state-of-the-art, clean room facility that’s fully automated — and they ship on their own (so no third party markups.) Here’s one more reason to give them a try: Aveo is donating a portion of all sales to Direct Relief, providing masks, gloves, and other protective gear to our healthcare heroes. They’re offering listeners the BEST deal they have ANYWHERE — get a 10-day trial pack for a DOLLAR — that’s ONE DOLLAR — at https://aveovision.com/friendzone Brooklinen - When you make your bed in the morning, it starts a chain of daily successes. So, what feels better than making your bed every morning? How about the sheets that go ON it? Go with Brooklinen, Home of the internet’s favorite sheets. Brooklinen was the first direct-to-consumer (DTC) bedding company. They make all luxury products without the luxury mark-up. Bundle sheets and bedding big – save bigger: includes duvet, core sheet set and extra pillowcases. Brooklinen has over 50,000+ 5-star reviews and counting. Brooklinen sheets are the perfect place to start making your mornings great. Brooklinen is SO confident in their product that all their bedding comes with a lifetime warranty! Get 10% off your first order and free shipping when you use promo code FRIENDZONE only at https://www.brooklinen.com Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
5/6/20201 hour, 54 minutes, 8 seconds
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Toosie Slide Out The UFO

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, there’s no hot button. No segments. We freestyle and talk about whatever comes up. Aliens, Robot popstars, the Mars project, and more funny randomness. Black Business of the Week - The XD Experience on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/thexdexperience Thank you to our Sponsors: Door Dash - Delivery is more than just pizza in 2020. With a selection of your favorite flavors from across the globe, you can order world cuisine from the comfort of your living room with DoorDash. DoorDash brings all of America’s flavors to your door. Ordering is easy. Open the DoorDash app, choose what you want to eat, and your food will be delivered to you, wherever you are. Not only is your favorite pizza joint already on DoorDash, but there are over 310,000 restaurant partners in 4,000 cities, so you might find a new favorite, too. With door-to-door delivery in all 50 US states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Australia, you can order from your local go-to’s or choose from your favorite national restaurants like Chipotle, Wendy’s, Chick-Fil-A, and The Cheesecake Factory. With DoorDash, you’ll never have to worry about your next meal. Right now, our listeners can get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code ZONE. StoryWorth - Finding the perfect present for mom is tough, especially if you don’t have the luxury of celebrating Mother’s Day together in person. But you can gift your mom the chance to connect with loved-ones through StoryWorth. StoryWorth is an online service that helps your loved-ones share stories through thought-provoking questions about their memories and personal thoughts. It’s a fun and meaningful way to engage with family, especially with relatives you might not see often. Every week StoryWorth emails your family member different prompts – questions you’ve never thought to ask like, “What have been some of your life’s greatest surprises?”. Reading the weekly stories is fun and makes your family feel close even if you’re not together. After one year, StoryWorth will compile the answers and photos into a beautiful keepsake book that’s shipped for free. It’s something your family will treasure forever. Give your mom the most meaningful gift this year with StoryWorth. Get started right away without the need for shipping by going to https://storyworth.com/friendzone. You’ll get $10 off your first purchase! Daily Harvest - Daily Harvest delivers delicious, clean food right to your door – making it easy to stock up and eat healthy. They have amazing options for any time of day, like smoothies, soups, harvest bowls, flatbreads, and more! Go to https://get.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box! Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
4/29/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 37 seconds
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Groundhog Day

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assante Smith takeover. Still thawing out from 4/20 festivities, brace yourselves trying to follow along. Black Business of the Week - Career Coaching Resource https://doublemcoaching.com Wellness Segment - Free mental health resources: Liberate - Meditation app for POC https://liberatemeditation.com Headspace - Guided meditations, breathing and sleep tools https://www.headspace.com Insight Timer - Archive of meditations and sounds https://insighttimer.com Notes from the Universe - https://www.tut.com/account/quicksignup Thank you to our Sponsors: Daily Harvest - Now more than ever, it’s important to eat right. And Daily Harvest makes it easy. They’ll keep your house fully stocked with clean food built on whole fruits and vegetables. Daily Harvest delivers delicious, clean food right to your door. Everything stays fresh in your freezer until you’re ready to enjoy it and takes just a few minutes to prepare. You don’t have to overthink any of your meals for the week because they have delicious options for any time of day: smoothies, soups, harvest bowls, flatbreads, and more! Daily Harvest never uses preservatives, added sugar, or artificial ingredients. They work directly with farms and they freeze organic fruits and vegetables at peak ripeness to lock in nutrients and taste. Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box! Talkspace - We all have something we want to change about ourselves, whether it’s spending too much time on social media or wanting to start a new hobby – but taking action can feel impossible without the right support. Talkspace online therapy is the most convenient and affordable way to make lasting change in your life with the support of a licensed therapist. Talkspace matches you with a licensed therapist based on your needs and preferences, with thousands of licensed therapists trained in over 40 specialties available. Send your licensed therapist texts, audio, picture or video messages from your phone or computer whenever you need to. No need to make appointments. Everything happens within Talkspace’s secure platform, all on your schedule. Therapy is a great tool for developing coping skills, dealing with stress, and getting the accountability you need to achieve your goals. To match with your perfect therapist, go to https://www.talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code ZONE to get $100 off your first month and show your support for the show. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
4/22/20201 hour, 44 minutes, 26 seconds
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Shout Out To Barbara

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Dustin Ross takeover! Inspired by the recent release of The Clark Sister’s movie, we discuss family, religion and the moral compass. Black Business of the Week - Online Beauty Supply https://www.lovleebeautysupplies.com Wellness Segment - Black Chefs + recipes Food Heaven Made Easy (blog) https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com Fit Men Cook (blog) https://fitmencook.com Rachel Ama (youtube) https://www.youtube.com/rachelama Tabitha Brown (tiktok) https://www.tiktok.com/@iamtabithabrown Marley Mauvais (Instagram) https://www.instagram.com/wakeupwithmarley Bonus mentions: https://greatist.com + https://www.wellandgood.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Daily Harvest - Daily Harvest makes it easy to eat more fruits and vegetables with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted foods that can be prepared in five minutes or less. Choose from more than 65 different options like, smoothies, hearty soups, harvest bowls, and overnight oats. Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box. Black AF - Support for today's show comes from Black AF, a new comedy series from Kenya Barris streaming April 17th, only on Netflix”. Join creator and star Kenya Barris, and Rashida Jones from The Office in this mockumentary style comedy that's bound to reboot the 'family sitcom' in a way we've never seen before. Don't forget to check out the unapologetic new comedy series Black AF on Netflix April 17th. Follow us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
4/15/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 12 seconds
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Nothing Was The Same

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we step into the Twilight Zone. In Psychology, a false memory refers to cases in which people remember events differently from the way they happened or remember events that never happened at all. But what does it mean when a large group of people collectively misremember an event or experience? We scan some of our (collective) childhood memories in search of the real and imagined. Black Business of the Week - Blk & Bold Coffee https://blkandbold.com Wellness Segment - At-home fitness resources: Well + Good https://www.wellandgood.com Follow The Lita https://instagram.com/followthelita Massy Arias https://instagram.com/massy.arias Yoga With Adriene https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene Jade Venecia https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHdTCuCm9p1SPKoYsWAo4bQ Jeff Nippard https://www.youtube.com/user/icecream4PRs Thank you to our Sponsors: Door Dash - DoorDash brings all of America’s flavors to your door. Ordering is easy. Open the DoorDash app, choose what you want to eat, and your food will be delivered to you, wherever you are. Not only is your favorite pizza joint already on DoorDash, but there are over 310,000 restaurant partners in 4,000 cities, so you might find a new favorite, too. With door-to-door delivery in all 50 US states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Australia. With DoorDash, you’ll never have to worry about your next meal. Right now, our listeners can get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code ZONE. Daily Harvest - Daily Harvest makes it easy to eat more fruits and vegetables with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted foods that can be prepared in five minutes or less. Choose from more than 65 different options like, smoothies, hearty soups, harvest bowls, and overnight oats. Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
4/8/20201 hour, 33 minutes, 34 seconds
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Sitting Up In My Room

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s a quarantine mental health check-in with each other and those of you listening. We also share the range of ways we’ve been staying afloat during these times. Black Business of the Week - Idea to Launch Academy (Podcasting School) by Carla Wilmaris https://ideatolaunchpodcast.teachable.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Bevel - This episode is brought to you by Bevel, a head-to-toe personal care brand built for Black Men. We’d like to introduce you to the Bevel Deodorant; an aluminum free deodorant that goes on clear with no lines, streaks or clumps and stays strong to fight against odor for up to 48 hours. And the Bevel Bar Soap; a sulfate-free exfoliating bar soap that’s dermatologist tested and infused with Shea and cocoa butter. Lastly; meet the Bevel Body Wash; made with the freshest ingredients, like Argan Oil, Charcoal and Jojoba Esters, to exfoliate, nourish and renew sensitive skin. So stop what you’re doing and check out this new line of Bevel products today at https://getbevel.com And don’t forget to check out Bevel’s sister brand FORM Beauty. Available at sephora.com and formbeauty.com Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT and SAFE day!
4/3/20202 hours, 1 minute
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Inside The Podcasters Studio

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assante takeover! In honor of the passing of James Lipton, we answer “Inside The Actors Studio” style interview questions. Black Business of the Week: Imani Miller’s Ghanaian Wax Print Face Masks https://www.instagram.com/p/B-GHXeWJJIU/?igshid=fs6z4mj9ln80 Thank you to our Sponsors: LOLA - Introducing LOLA, a female-founded company offering a line of organic cotton tampons, pads, liners and biodegradable, all-natural cleansing wipes. LOLA products come in a simple, customizable and flexible subscription – delivering exactly what you need when you need it. You can even tailor your subscription based on product type, absorbency, quantity and frequency. For 30% off your first month’s subscription, visit https://www.mylola.com and enter FRIENDZONE30 when you subscribe! True Botanicals - Filled with natural and organic ingredients, True Botanicals skin and body products deliver results without toxins. True Botanicals combines the latest scientific advances and centuries-old botanical extracts to create all-natural formulas in their products; like their Hydrating Face Cleanser, Face Oil for Aging Skin, and Nutrient Face Mist. Every True Botanicals formula is MADE SAFE® certified – meaning made WITHOUT 5,000+ known toxic ingredients. And it actually works to repair skin issues! Researchers at leading universities worked with True Botanicals to identify nourishing botanical extracts rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids to develop potent formulas that work BETTER than leading beauty brands. Whether you’re looking for an effective anti-aging regime, managing sensitive skin, pregnancy hormones, or acne-prone skin, True Botanicals has a natural formulation that will protect and nourish your skin. You’ve just got to try True Botanicals for yourself. Get 15% of your FIRST purchase at https://truebotanicals.com/friendzone Talkspace - Talkspace matches you with a licensed therapist based on your needs and preferences, with thousands of licensed therapists trained in over 40 specialties available. Send your licensed therapist texts, audio, picture or video messages from your phone or computer whenever you need to. No need to make appointments. Everything happens within Talkspace’s secure platform, all on your schedule. The bottom line is that life can be hard, and Talkspace wants to give more of us the support we need, at a price we can afford. As a listener of this podcast, you can get $100 off your first month on Talkspace. Go to https://www.talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code ZONE to get $100 off your first month and show your support for the show. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
3/25/20201 hour, 59 minutes, 30 seconds
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Love and Chilled Cow

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s a Dustin Ross takeover. Listen as he walks us through an “end of days” style questionnaire. Is there someone you didn’t sleep with that you’re now rethinking? Who still needs to forgive you for something you said or did? What’s a risk you’re now ready to take? And much more... Wellness Segment: Free archive (website + app) of 35k meditations, nature sounds, ambient backgrounds and more for your healing practices https://insighttimer.com Black Business of the Week: Maryam Hasnaa’s Youtube video on the Emotional Freedom Technique https://youtu.be/VjmHNX4DpBc Thank you to our Sponsors: Daily Harvest - Daily Harvest makes it easy to eat more fruits and vegetables with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted foods that can be prepared in five minutes or less. They work directly with farms to harvest organic fruits and vegetables at their peak and then freeze them within 24 hours to lock in their nutrients. Everything stays fresh until you’re ready to enjoy it! Choose from more than 65 different options like, smoothies, hearty soups, harvest bowls, and overnight oats. Each recipe takes one step to prepare, with room to make them your own. Add your favorite milk to blend up a smoothie or heat up a Harvest Bowl and top it with avocado or a fried egg! Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box. Door Dash - DoorDash brings all of America’s flavors to your door. Ordering is easy. Open the DoorDash app, choose what you want to eat, and your food will be delivered to you, wherever you are. Not only is your favorite pizza joint already on DoorDash, but there are over 310,000 restaurant partners in 4,000 cities, so you might find a new favorite, too. With door-to-door delivery in all 50 US states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Australia, you can order from your local go-to’s or choose from your favorite national restaurants like Chipotle, Wendy’s, Chick-Fil-A, and The Cheesecake Factory. With DoorDash, you’ll never have to worry about your next meal. Right now, our listeners can get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code ZONE. Ettitude - If you want to get the best sleep of your life, you’ve got to try Ettitude sheets. Ettitude is feathery soft – it’s 100% organic bamboo, made with a non-toxic manufacturing process. It’s also hypoallergenic and anti-microbial. Their Organic CleanBamboo is extremely breathable and regulates your temperature to improve your quality of sleep. So why not try Ettitude? These amazing sheets have a 30-day risk-free trial. If you’re not fully satisfied, you can return your sheets for a full refund – they even cover shipping on returns! The ONLY way to get 20 percent off your set of Ettitude sheets (and FREE shipping) is to text ZONE to 64-000! Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
3/18/20201 hour, 57 minutes, 48 seconds
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The 30-Year-Old Secret

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we stepped back into The Crime Zone. We found an eerie story on a Reddit “confessions” thread about a family, their sociopathic baby and a haunting secret. Black Business of the Week - Jeff Jenkins https://www.chubbydiaries.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Native - Many conventional deodorants contain aluminum, which forms a plug in your sweat glands to keep you from sweating. But Native’s deodorant is made without aluminum, so you can feel better about what you’re putting on your body while smelling and feeling fresh all day long. Native deodorant is formulated without aluminum, parabens, or talc, and made with ingredients you’ve actually heard of, like coconut oil and shea butter. It comes in over 10 scents like Coconut & Vanilla and Lavender & Rose. For 20% off your first purchase, visit https://www.nativedeodorant.com and use promo code friendzone during checkout. BET’s Boomerang - BET owns Wednesday nights with two shows from Emmy® winning writer and executive producer Lena Waithe (WAY-TH). March 11 at 10:30/9:30 central: catch the return of Boomerang. This season, Simone and Bryson aren’t what they used to be…and neither are their friends. Find out what drama returns to haunt the crew—and where loyalties lie…somewhere between their feelings--and the facts. Will losing at love be sacrificed for winning at life? Boomerang hits after an all new Twenties at 10. Twenties is the bold comedy everyone is buzzing about. Hailed by Deadline as a show that “redefines the Black Queer narrative”, Twenties follows three friends—one queer and two straight--navigating life, love and working in Hollywood. BET delivers two great ways to spend your Wednesday nights. Catch the season premiere of Boomerang Wednesday, March 11th at 10:30/9:30 central right after an all new Twenties-only on BET. For all things Boomerang and Twenties, visit https://www.BET.com. Handy - With Handy, there’s a better way to knock out your spring cleaning this year. Handy is the easy and convenient way to book home cleanings on a schedule that works for you. Book a home cleaning in just 60-seconds, and Handy will match you with a top-rated Pro in your area. Choose a weekly, biweekly, or monthly plan; Handy schedules your recurring bookings for you. With Handy’s upfront pricing, what you see is what you pay, and you can pay and tip securely on the app. Handy’s Pros are background checked and rated by customers to ensure quality. Learn more about Handy’s background checks at Handy.com/trust-and-safety. If you're not satisfied with the service, they’ll make it right at no extra charge. For our listeners, Handy has a special limited time offer. Get your first 3-hour cleaning for ONLY $29 when you sign up for a cleaning plan. Go to https://www.handy.com/friendzone and enter promo code FRIENDZONE. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
3/11/20201 hour, 36 minutes, 2 seconds
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A Frozen Potato

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we take it easy, catching up on our 2020 thus far and discussing whatever random topics come to mind. Black Business of the Week - The Honey Pot (Plant-based hygiene products) https://thehoneypot.co Thank you to our Sponsors: Bevel - This episode is brought to you by Bevel, a head-to-toe personal care brand built for Black Men. This year Bevel is introducing a new lineup of products built for your skin, and your hair. We’d like to introduce you to the Bevel Deodorant; an aluminum free deodorant that goes on clear with no lines, streaks or clumps and stays strong to fight against odor for up to 48 hours. The Bevel Bar Soap; a sulfate-free exfoliating bar soap that’s dermatologist tested and infused with Shea and cocoa butter. Lastly; meet the Bevel Body Wash; made with the freshest ingredients, like Argan Oil, Charcoal and Jojoba Esters, to exfoliate, nourish and renew sensitive skin. So stop what you’re doing and check out this new line of Bevel products today at https://getbevel.com And don’t forget to check out Bevel’s sister brand FORM Beauty. Available at https://www.sephora.com and https://formbeauty.com Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
3/4/20202 hours, 9 minutes, 21 seconds
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Radical Transparency

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, Dustin brings up Carlton + Diamond from #LoveIsBlind Netflix and whether or not radical transparency is necessary in a relationship. Black Business of the Week: Wellness Segment: Music to think, chill, read and study to. Chilled Cow https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSJ4gkVC6NrvII8umztf0Ow ChillHop Music https://www.youtube.com/user/Chillhopdotcom Majestic Casual https://www.youtube.com/user/majesticcasual Assanté’s “We Belong Here” event with The Huffington Post: https://huffpostwebelonghere.splashthat.com/?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000051 Thank you to our Sponsors: NBC’s Good Girls - The new season of NBC’s Good Girls is generating serious buzz. Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman have never been more hilarious as America’s favorite moms-turned-criminals! Seriously, if you’ve missed it – get online and stream it immediately. Critics call Good Girls “audacious” and ‘addictive”. And Rotten Tomatoes rates it one hundred percent fresh. Don’t miss Good Girls – Sundays on NBC, and stream anytime. Talkspace - When you’re busy, like we all are, the first thing that falls to the bottom of the list tends to be taking care of yourself. People tend to say “I don’t have time or money for that,” but Talkspace online therapy is the most convenient and affordable way to get the support of a licensed therapist. Talkspace matches you with a licensed therapist based on your needs and preferences, with thousands of licensed therapists trained in over 40 specialties available. Send your licensed therapist texts, audio, picture or video messages from your phone or computer whenever you need to. No need to make appointments. Everything happens within Talkspace’s secure platform, all on your schedule. As a listener of this podcast, you can get $100 off your first month on Talkspace, when you use code ZONE. To match with your perfect therapist, go to https://www.talkspace.com or download the app. Door Dash - DoorDash brings all of America’s flavors to your door. Ordering is easy. Open the DoorDash app, choose what you want to eat, and your food will be delivered to you, wherever you are. Not only is your favorite pizza joint already on DoorDash, but there are over 310,000 restaurant partners in 4,000 cities, so you might find a new favorite, too. With door-to-door delivery in all 50 US states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Australia, you can order from your local go-to’s or choose from your favorite national restaurants like Chipotle, Wendy’s, Chick-Fil-A, and The Cheesecake Factory. Right now, our listeners can get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code ZONE. True Botanicals - Life is full of tough choices and trade-offs, but what you put on your body every day shouldn’t be one of them. Filled with natural and organic ingredients, True Botanicals skin and body products deliver results without toxins. True Botanicals combines the latest scientific advances and centuries-old botanical extracts to create all-natural formulas in their products; like their Hydrating Face Cleanser, Face Oil for Aging Skin, and Nutrient Face Mist. Every True Botanicals formula is MADE SAFE® certified – meaning made WITHOUT 5,000+ known toxic ingredients. Researchers at leading universities worked with True Botanicals to identify nourishing botanical extracts rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids to develop potent formulas that work BETTER than leading beauty brands. Whether you’re looking for an effective anti-aging regime, managing sensitive skin, pregnancy hormones, or acne-prone skin, True Botanicals has a natural formulation that will protect and nourish your skin. You’ve just got to try True Botanicals for yourself. Get FIFTEEN PERCENT OFF your FIRST purchase at https://truebotanicals.com/friendzone Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
2/26/20201 hour, 53 minutes, 57 seconds
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Many Drops of Water - Featuring The Budgetnista

“Many drops of water does a mighty river make”. On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we’re joined once again by the one and only, Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, to answer all of your financial questions and concerns. Visit JoinLRA.com for Tiffany’s discounted “Live Rich Academy” rate for our Friend Zone listeners. Black Business of the Week: Just Latasha’s “Inner Actions” - Black Sketch Comedy Series http://www.seedandspark.com/fund/inner-actions Thank you to our Sponsors: NBC’s Good Girls - The new season of NBC’s Good Girls is generating serious buzz. Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman have never been more hilarious as America’s favorite moms-turned-criminals. Critics call Good Girls “audacious” and ‘addictive”. And Rotten Tomatoes rates it one hundred percent fresh. Don’t miss Good Girls – Sundays on NBC, and stream anytime. Have a GREAT day!
2/19/20202 hours, 15 minutes, 50 seconds
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Reasonably Straight

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, Assanté takes over and shares his tech research on the future of self-driving cars. Black Business of the Week: Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche’s new children’s book, “Happy Birthday Mali More” https://malimore.com The Friend Zone Live at Sony Hall! Thursday, February 13th Cabaret style seating Full dinner menu available Tickets: https://www.sonyhall.com/events/the-friend-zone Thank you to our Sponsors: NBC’s Good Girls - America’s favorite moms-turned-criminals are bringin’ the heat on the all-new season of Good Girls! Critics call it “audacious” and “addictive”. And Rotten Tomatoes certifies Good Girls “one hundred percent fresh”. Forget gangsters – these are momsters. And they’re not packing lunches – they’re packing heat. Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman star in the all-new season of Good Girls Sunday February 16th on NBC Daily Harvest - If you’re someone who’s pretty health-conscious, you’ll love Daily Harvest. Daily Harvest makes it easy to eat more fruits and vegetables with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted foods that can be prepared in five minutes or less. They work directly with farms to harvest organic fruits and vegetables at their peak and then freeze them within 24 hours to lock in their nutrients. Everything stays fresh until you’re ready to enjoy it! Choose from more than 65 different options like, smoothies, hearty soups, harvest bowls, and overnight oats. Each recipe takes one step to prepare, with room to make them your own. Add your favorite milk to blend up a smoothie or heat up a Harvest Bowl and top it with avocado or a fried egg! Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box! AUrate - Aurate [or-rate] makes the jewelry you’ve always wanted but could never find, with pieces ranging from classic, to statement, to completely original. They offer beautiful designs, amazing quality, and ethically sourced pieces that you can wear every day – all at affordable prices. Aurate uses real gold, which means you can wear it and never have to take it off – wear it while you shower, work out, sleep, cook, anything. It’s jewelry for life. And all Aurate pieces come with a lifetime warranty because they know it lasts. Aurate sells direct to you without the middleman markup, so they can offer the same quality as traditional 5th Avenue brands, but at a fraction of the cost. Their jewelry is ethically made in New York City, and for every piece sold, a child in need receives a book to further their education. For 15% off your first Aurate purchase, go to https://auratenewyork.com/friendzone and use promo code friendzone. Have a GREAT day!
2/12/20201 hour, 53 minutes, 18 seconds
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Wash Your Hands

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we talk about the Coronavirus, look through a timeline of outbreaks we’ve endured in our lifetime and discuss which ones have made our tin foil (conspiracy) hats tingle. The Friend Zone Live at Sony Hall! Thursday, February 13th Cabaret Style Seating Full Dinner Menu Available Tons of special guests! Tickets: https://www.sonyhall.com/events/the-friend-zone Black Business of the Week: Girls With Knowledge http://www.iamagwk.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Magic Spoon - Breakfast cereal was one of the best parts of being a kid. But as an adult, you realize that all your favorites were full of sugar and junk. Magic Spoon is a new cereal company that’s discovered a way to recreate your favorite childhood cereals with 0 sugar, 12 grams of protein, and only 3 net grams of carbs in each serving. Magic Spoon offers 4 flavors based on the all-time classics: Cocoa, Fruity, Frosted, and Blueberry - plus a variety pack that lets you try them all. They’ve recreated the taste and texture of classic sugary cereal, but it tastes so incredible that you'd never guess it was healthy. It’s keto-friendly, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, low carb, and GMO-free. Go to https://magicspoon.com/FRIENDZONE to grab a variety pack and try it today, and use promo code FRIENDZONE at checkout to get free shipping. Magic Spoon is so confident in their product, it’s backed with a 100% happiness guarantee — so if you don’t like it for any reason, they'll refund your money, no questions asked. Door Dash - Open the DoorDash app, choose what you want to eat, and your food will be delivered to you, wherever you are. Not only is your favorite pizza joint already on DoorDash, but there are over 310,000 restaurant partners in 4,000 cities, so you might find a new favorite, too. With door-to-door delivery in all 50 US states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Australia, you can order from your local go-to’s or choose from your favorite national restaurants like Chipotle, Wendy’s, Chick-Fil-A, and The Cheesecake Factory. With DoorDash, you’ll never have to worry about your next meal. Right now, our listeners can get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code ZONE. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
2/5/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Grandmama Is The Baby

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, Dustin takes us on a wild Reddit ride. Black Business of the Week - Santana Caress’ La Clinica De Comida: https://www.gofundme.com/f/la-clinica-de-comida-the-food-clinic?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet The Friend Zone Live at Sony Hall! Thursday, February 13th Cabaret Style Seating Full Dinner Menu Available Tons of special guests! Tickets: https://www.sonyhall.com/events/the-friend-zone Thank you to our Sponsors: Children of Virtue and Vengeance - This episode is brought to you by CHILDREN OF VIRTUE AND VENGEANCE, the instant #1 New York Times bestseller and stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's novel CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE. This sweeping fantasy series is described as "Black Panther" with magic, bringing both black lives matter and black girl magic into a fictional West African world inspired by Tomi's Nigerian roots. Join the phenomenon and read it now! Away - Away has a range of suitcases made of different materials, a variety of colors, and two carry-on sizes, so there’s something for everyone. And Away’s features include 360° spinner wheels, a laundry bag for dirty clothes, and a built in lock, all in a lightweight suitcase with a durable exterior, making traveling MUCH easier. Away products are designed to last a lifetime, so if any part of your suitcase breaks, they’ll arrange to have it fixed or replaced. There’s also a 100-day trial on everything Away makes, and you can return any non-personalized item for a full refund during that period. To get your suitcase and shop other travel essentials, visit https://www.awaytravel.com/friendzone20 IQ Bar - IQ Bar is that hard-to-find protein bar that’s both healthy AND delicious and suitable for virtually all diets. IQ Bars are the first nutrition bars packed with ingredients that fuel your brain AND body! Each bar has 6 brain nutrients like Omega-3s and Vitamin-E and 10 to 11 grams of plant protein. In fact, 25% of each bar is pure plant-based protein for body health. IQ bars are great for Keto dieters and are ultra-low carb. They’re also Paleo-friendly, vegan, non-GMO and clean-label. And there are so many yummy flavors to choose from like chocolate sea salt, almond butter chip and lemon blueberry. Right now our listeners can get three bars for free. Just pay $3.95 for shipping when you text ZONE to 2-9-0-7-1. This is a special offer exclusively for our listeners. LOLA - Introducing LOLA, a female-founded company offering a line of organic cotton tampons, pads, liners and biodegradable, all-natural cleansing wipes. Major brands use a mix of synthetic ingredients in their feminine care products and may also be treated with harsh chemical cleansing agents, fragrances or dyes. But LOLA products are 100% organic cotton, offer complete transparency about their ingredients and are easy to feel good about. Plus, LOLA products come in a simple, customizable and flexible subscription – delivering exactly what you need when you need it. You can even tailor your subscription based on product type, absorbency, quantity and frequency. For 30% off your first month’s subscription, visit https://www.mylola.com and enter FRIENDZONE30 when you subscribe. Follow us online: Twitter - https://Twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://Facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
1/29/20201 hour, 48 minutes, 58 seconds
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No Hemo, Yes Hemo

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, Assante does a tech roundup, Fran shares details of her terrible weekend and Dustin has some words for Nene. The Friend Zone Live at Sony Hall Thursday, February 13th Cabaret Style Seating Full Dinner Menu Service Tickets: https://www.sonyhall.com/events/the-friend-zone Thank you to our Sponsors: Children of Virtue and Vengeance - This episode is brought to you by CHILDREN OF VIRTUE AND VENGEANCE, the instant #1 New York Times bestseller and stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's novel CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE. Entertainment Weekly calls it "a phenomenon." The New York Times says Tomi "poses thought-provoking questions about race, class and authority.” This sweeping fantasy series is described as "Black Panther" with magic, bringing both black lives matter and black girl magic into a fictional West African world inspired by Tomi's Nigerian roots. Join the phenomenon and see why everyone is talking about CHILDREN OF VIRTUE AND VENGEANCE. Read it now! Daily Harvest - Daily Harvest is something you can enjoy year-round as a quick solution to get the fruits and vegetables you need every day. They work directly with farmers to harvest organic fruits and vegetables at their peak and freeze them within 24 hours to lock in their nutrients. Choose from more than 65 different options like smoothies, hearty soups, harvest bowls, and overnight oats. Each recipe takes one step to prepare, with room to make them your own. Add your favorite milk to a smoothie, or heat up a Harvest Bowl and top it with avocado or a fried egg. Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box. Magic Spoon - Breakfast cereal was one of the best parts of being a kid. But as an adult, you realize that all your favorites were full of sugar and junk. Magic Spoon is a new cereal company that’s discovered a way to recreate your favorite childhood cereals with 0 sugar, 12 grams of protein, and only 3 net grams of carbs in each serving. Magic Spoon offers 4 flavors based on the all-time classics: Cocoa, Fruity, Frosted, and Blueberry - plus a variety pack that lets you try them all. They’ve recreated the taste and texture of classic sugary cereal, but it tastes so incredible that you'd never guess it was healthy. It’s keto-friendly, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, low carb, and GMO-free. Go to https://magicspoon.com/TheFriendZone to grab a variety pack and try it today, and use promo code FRIENDZONE at checkout to get free shipping Follow us online: Twitter - https://Twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://Facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a GREAT day!
1/22/20201 hour, 54 minutes, 43 seconds
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Back In The Zone

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we ease into the new year by sharing what we did over our month long break plus a few pop culture items that went down while we were gone, like twitter being divided over WWIII memes and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wanting out of the Monarchy. And much much more! The Friend Zone Live at Sony Hall! Thursday, February 13th Cabaret style seating with full dinner menu available Tickets: https://www.sonyhall.com/events/the-friend-zone Thank you to our Sponsors: Children of Virtue and Vengeance - - This episode is brought to you by CHILDREN OF VIRTUE AND VENGEANCE, the instant #1 New York Times bestseller and stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's novel CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE. The New York Times says Tomi "poses thought-provoking questions about race, class and authority.” This sweeping fantasy series is described as "Black Panther" with magic, bringing both black lives matter and black girl magic into a fictional West African world inspired by Tomi's Nigerian roots. If you haven't read CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE and CHILDREN OF VIRTUE AND VENGEANCE yet, now is the time! A movie is already in development with Lucasfilm and it's sure to be the next blockbuster hit. Join the phenomenon and see why everyone is talking about CHILDREN OF VIRTUE AND VENGEANCE. Read it now! Native - Many conventional deodorants contain aluminum, which forms a plug in your sweat glands to keep you from sweating. But Native’s deodorant is made without aluminum, parabens, or talc, so you can feel better about what you’re putting on your body. Native deodorant is made with ingredients you’ve heard of, like coconut oil and shea butter – it’s also vegan and never tested on animals. And it really works! Native will keep you smelling and feeling fresh all day long. With over 10 scents, including their classics like Coconut & Vanilla, and rotating seasonals, you’re guaranteed to find one you love. For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code FRIENDZONE during checkout. That’s https://www.nativecos.com and promo code FRIENDZONE for 20% off your first purchase. Door Dash - Long day at work? Tough day at school? Still suck at the office? Treat yourself to the meal you deserve, on-demand from your favorite restaurant. And the restaurants come directly to you with Doordash! DoorDash connects you to your favorite restaurants in your city. Ordering is easy. Just use the DoorDash app and choose what you want to eat, and a Dasher will bring it to you, anywhere you are. Not only is that burger place you love on DoorDash already, but over 310,000 other amazing restaurants are, too. Doordash connects you with door-to-door delivery in over 3,300 cities, all 50 states, and Canada. Right now, our listeners can get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code THEFRIENDZONE. That’s $5 off your first order, when you download the DoorDash app from the App Store and enter promo code THEFRIENDZONE. Follow us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a GREAT day!
1/15/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 42 seconds
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The 2019 Wrap-Up

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we share our favorite episodes, quotables, guests and Friend Zone moments of 2019. The Friend Zone is officially on break and returns with brand new episodes on January 15th, 2020 The Friend Zone Live at Sony Hall in New York City - Thursday, February 13th https://www.sonyhall.com/events/the-friend-zone/ Black Business of the Week: African Print Christmas Stockings designed by Imani Miller-Annibell https://www.instagram.com/imanimiller1 Thank you to our Sponsors: Door Dash - Long day at work? Tough day at school? Still suck at the office? Treat yourself to the meal you deserve, on-demand from your favorite restaurant. And the restaurants come directly to you with Doordash! DoorDash connects you to your favorite restaurants in the your city. Ordering is easy. Just use the DoorDash app and choose what you want to eat, and a Dasher will bring it to you, anywhere you are. Right now, our listeners can get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code THEFRIENDZONE. Lola - LOLA is a female-founded feminine care brand, offering high-quality period and sexual wellness products made with natural ingredients. LOLA period products are made with 100% organic cotton – never with any of the toxins, dyes, fragrance, synthetic fibers, or chlorine bleach that you might find from conventional feminine care brands. And LOLA thinks women deserve to know exactly what they’re putting in their bodies, so they list every ingredient on the box. LOLA subscriptions are customizable, so you can choose your mix of products and absorbencies. It’s also easy to edit your order, change your delivery frequency, skip a month, or cancel at any time. Get started with a Trial Set today. Get 30% off your $5 Trial Set at mylola.com with the code FRIENDZONE30 Goat - Yeezys, Jordans, Off-Whites. If you’re going to buy sneakers for a few hundred dollars, how can you be sure they’re the real thing? GOAT is THE global destination for authentic sneakers, ranging from new releases to rare finds, and exclusive drops. GOAT dot com is the safest way to buy and sell Authentic sneakers online. They have thousands of styles, ALL are guaranteed authentic by GOAT. Find the perfect ONE HUNDRED PERCENT authentic sneaker at GOAT dot com slash friendzone. PLUS, you’ll also be supporting our show — but you’ve got to go RIGHT NOW before the sneakers you want are gone. Native - Native creates safe, simple, effective products that people use every day. Their products are filled with trusted ingredients, and their natural deodorant is no different. Native Deodorant is formulated without aluminum, parabens and talc, and with ingredients found in nature — such as coconut oil, shea butter, and tapioca starch. Their formula contains simple ingredients you understand, and comes in a wide variety of enticing scents for men and women. For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code FRIENDZONE during checkout! That’s nativedeodorant.com, promo code FRIENDZONE. Have a GREAT day!
12/18/20191 hour, 36 minutes, 16 seconds
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I've Lost Sense of Time - Featuring QUIÑ

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we review 2009-2019. We discuss our favorite songs, shows, movies, viral moments, apps, people and much much more. LA-based recording artist, Quiñ, stops by during the Music Man segment to talk all things life and fantasy soul. The Friend Zone x Slutty Vegan ATL Pop-Up Saturday, December 14th 1pm-4pm 313 Nelson St. SW Atlanta, GA Black Business of the Week: The Brooklyn Yoga Club https://www.bkyogaclub.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Hello Fresh - With HelloFresh, America’s #1 meal kit, get easy, seasonal recipes and pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your door. All you have to do is cook and enjoy! Break out of your dinner rut with HelloFresh’s 20+ seasonal, chef-curated recipes each week. There’s something for everyone, from Family recipes to Calorie Smart and Vegetarian, and fun menu series like Hall of Fame and Craft Burgers. Get 9 free meals with HelloFresh by going to https://www.HelloFresh.com/friendzone9 and using code FRIENDZONE9. Casper - Casper is a sleep brand that makes expertly designed products to help you get your best rest, one night at a time. Casper products are cleverly designed to mimic human curves, providing supportive comfort for all kinds of bodies. The original Casper mattress combines multiple, supportive memory foams for a quality sleep surface with the right amounts of both sink and bounce. The breathable design helps you sleep cool and regulates your body temperature throughout the night. Casper offers three other mattresses: the Wave, the Essential, and the Hybrid, all designed, developed, and assembled in the US. Casper gets delivered right to your door in a small, ‘how do they do that?!’ sized box with free shipping and returns in the US and Canada. Get $100 toward select mattresses by visiting https://www.Casper.com/ZONE and using ZONE at checkout. Bombas - Bombas socks are SOFT. Like, “made-with-the-softest-cotton-in-the-world” soft. They’re built with extra cushioning, so whether you’re walking the dog, chilling at home, or playing drums, you’ll be comfortable. Bombas socks provide support in places you didn’t even know you needed it, like your arches. Each sock is built with a special arch-support system that feels like a nice hug for your foot. Go to https://www.bombas.com/friendzone today, and get twenty percent off your first purchase. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a GREAT day!
12/11/20192 hours, 14 minutes, 9 seconds
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Don't Let The Smooth Taste Fool You

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Dustin Ross takeover! Billy Dee Williams has an important announcement and we discuss how it will impact his generation. The Friend Zone Live is back on the road! And this time we’re bringing our siblings, Jade + Keia of @gettingrown, along for the ride! December 7th - San Francisco December 14th - Atlanta (sold out) Tickets: TheFriendZoneLive.com Hope to see you there! Wellness Segment: Handmade Organic Mattress https://www.avocadogreenmattress.com Black Business of the Week: Harlem Chocolate Factory https://harlemchocolatefactory.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Door Dash - DoorDash connects you to your favorite restaurants in your city. Ordering is easy. Just use the DoorDash app and choose what you want to eat, and a Dasher will bring it to you, anywhere you are. Not only is that burger place you love on DoorDash already, but over 310,000 other amazing restaurants are, too. Doordash connects you with door-to-door delivery in over 3,300 cities, all 50 states, and Canada. Let dinner come to YOU!, with Door Dash. Right now, our listeners can get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code THEFRIENDZONE. Away - Away offers a range of suitcases made of different materials (like polycarbonate, aluminum, and durable nylon), a variety of colors, and two carry-on sizes to fit your unique travel style. The interior includes a built-in compression pad to help you pack more, and a hidden (and removable) laundry bag separates your dirty clothes. Away products are designed to last a lifetime: if any part of your suitcase breaks, Away will have it fixed or replaced. They also offer a 100-day trial on everything – if you decide it’s not for you, you can return any non-personalized item for a full refund during that period—no questions asked. For $20 off any suitcase or bag, visit https://www.awaytravel.com/FRIENDZONE20 and use promo code FRIENDZONE20 during checkout! Daily Harvest - It’s hard to find enough time to eat complete meals, let alone prepare healthy ones. Daily Harvest makes it easy to eat more fruits and vegetables with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted foods that can be prepared in five minutes or less – everything stays fresh in your freezer until you're ready to enjoy. Each recipe takes one step to prepare, with room to make them your own. Add your favorite milk to blend a smoothie, or heat up a Harvest Bowl and top it with avocado or a fried egg. Choose from more than 65 options like smoothies, hearty soups, harvest bowls, lattes, and overnight oats. Whether you're at home, at your desk, or on the go, Daily Harvest is the easiest way to have a delicious and nutritious meal or snack! Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box! Simple Health - A better way to get birth control is finally here, with Simple Health. Simple Health is all about care that fits your life. They make birth control simple, convenient, and affordable with online prescriptions & free home delivery. Whether you’re brand new to birth control or just tired of dealing with renewals and pharmacies. Simple Health will take care of you. Just fill out an online health profile – then, a doctor reviews it and writes a prescription. You can pick the birth control you want or have a doctor recommend the best one for you, including the patch or the ring. Your birth control then ships to your door monthly – no more waiting rooms, no more pharmacy lines, and no interruptions. Simple Health isn’t a replacement for routine checkups with your doctor, but they make birth control accessible for ALL women. It’s free with most insurance plans, and starts at $15/month without insurance. Just go to https://www.simplehealth.com/FRIENDZONE or enter code FRIENDZONE at checkout. Have a GREAT day!
12/4/20191 hour, 45 minutes, 45 seconds
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Hits That Stick Vol 1

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assanté Smith takeover! We go down music memory lane, discussing the top songs of the past few decades. Black Friday Sale - The Friend Zone Holiday Merch Shop live at midnight (EST) on Black Friday: https://www.shopfriendzone.com The Friend Zone Live is back on the road! And we’re bringing our siblings, Jade + Keia of @GettinGrown, along for the ride! December 7th - San Francisco December 14th - Atlanta (SOLD OUT) Tickets: TheFriendZoneLive.com Hope to see you there! Wellness Segment: Therapy twitter thread https://twitter.com/carolinemoss/status/1198748131556499456?s=21 Black Business of the Week: https://www.babyvendunlimited.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Talkspace - We all know mental health is a big part of self-care. But changing mental habits is easier said than done. Luckily, Talkspace online therapy gives you a convenient and affordable way to improve your mental health. Talkspace pairs you with one of 5,000+ licensed therapists based on your needs and preferences. Connect with your therapist via text, audio, picture, or video messages the same day you match. Your therapist will message you daily, five days a week. No office trips or appointments to schedule. Just confidential support of a dedicated therapist from the privacy of your device—anywhere, at any time. Make sure to use code ZONE to get $100 off your first month. That’s https://www.talkspace.com promo code ZONE. Stitch Fix - Simple? Sophisticated? Adventurous? How would you describe your style? However you dress, the stylists at Stitch Fix can help you find your new favorite piece. Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that delivers your favorite clothing, shoes, and accessories, directly to you. First you complete a style profile, then an expert personal stylist will send you a handpicked box of items based on your preferences. They have solutions for women, men and kids all over the US! And now the UK! With no subscription required, you can pick between automatic shipments or only getting new pieces on demand. Shipping, exchanges, and returns are always free. Plus, the $20 styling fee is automatically applied towards anything you keep from your box. Get started today at https://www.stitchfix.com/FRIENDZONE and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box. Hello Fresh - With HelloFresh, America’s #1 meal kit, get easy, seasonal recipes and pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your door. All you have to do is cook and enjoy! Break out of your dinner rut with HelloFresh’s 20+ seasonal, chef-curated recipes each week. There’s something for everyone, from Family recipes to Calorie Smart and Vegetarian, and fun menu series like Hall of Fame and Craft Burgers. HelloFresh makes cooking delicious meals at home a reality, regardless of your comfort in the kitchen. From step-by-step recipes to pre-measured ingredients, you’ll have everything you need to get a wow-worthy dinner on the table in just about 30 minutes. HelloFresh is flexible and fits your lifestyle. Add extra meals to your weekly order, as well as yummy add-ons like garlic bread and cookie dough. And easily change your delivery days, food preferences, and skip a week whenever you need! Get 9 free meals with HelloFresh by going to https://www.HelloFresh.com/friendzone9 and using code FRIENDZONE9 Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
11/27/20191 hour, 53 minutes, 43 seconds
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Every Piece of Chicken She Ordered

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we discussed chart data we came across that compiled the most (google) searched mental health concerns in each state. The Friend Zone Live is back on the road! And this time we’re bringing our siblings, Jade + Keia of @gettingrown, along for the ride! December 7th - San Fran December 14th - ATL (sold out) Tickets: TheFriendZoneLive.com Hope to see you there! Wellness Segment: Vitamin D capsules via Ora Organics https://www.ora.organic/products/vegan-vitamin-d-supplement Black Business of the Week: Maryam Hasnaa’s 6-Week “Energy Is Currency” Course https://www.maryamhasnaa.com/energy-is-currency.html Thank you to our Sponsors: Casetify - The idea of your phone falling and breaking is terrifying. With all those hardcore protective cases out there, it feels like to keep your phone safe, you have to sacrifice style. But not with a phone case from Casetify. Casetify lets you have the best of both worlds: Military-grade drop protection and a stylish phone case you’ll actually want to show off! Go to https://www.casetify.com/FRIENDZONE today to get 20-percent off your new favorite phone case. Door Dash - DoorDash connects you to your favorite restaurants in the your city. Ordering is easy. Just use the DoorDash app and choose what you want to eat, and a Dasher will bring it to you, anywhere you are. Not only is that burger place you love on DoorDash already, but over 310,000 other amazing restaurants are, too. Doordash connects you with door-to-door delivery in over 3,300 cities, all 50 states, and Canada. Order from your local go-to’s or choose from your favorite chains like Chipotle, Wendy’s, Chick-Fil-A, and The Cheesecake Factory. Don’t worry about dinner. Let dinner come to YOU!, with Door Dash. Right now, our listeners can get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code THEFRIENDZONE. Peloton Tread - This is not another Treadmill. The New York Times says the Peloton Tread is, “Like having a personal trainer come to your house whenever you’d like”. Its shock-absorbing slat belt and responsive speed and incline knobs allow for weightless running and can up your pace or elevation without breaking your stride. Plus, the 32” HD touchscreen and powerful built-in soundbar create the most immersive, captivating workout experience. Better yet, the depth and breadth of class offerings means you never have to repeat the same workout - unless you want to! Discover the immersive and challenging total body training you can get from Peloton Tread. Peloton is offering listeners a limited-time offer. Go to https://www.onepeloton.com use the code FRIENDZONE, to get $100 off accessories with the purchase of a Tread. Mejuri - Women don’t need a “special occasion” or somebody else gifting them — they just want high quality fine jewelry. Period! Mejuri makes handcrafted fine jewelry for every day. No special occasion or reason needed. And they’ve removed traditional markups! You can see how they price each item in comparison to estimated retail costs on every product page. A diamond ring that’s easily over five hundred dollars at a traditional retailer is less than two hundred at Mejuri — but not because they’re cutting corners. Mejuri is committed to exceptional craftsmanship and ethical practices, working directly with vetted, expert jewelers to sell directly to you. Go check them out on Instagram, sign up to see their latest weekly drop. Or treat yourself RIGHT NOW. Go to https://mejuri.com/FriendZone for FREE SHIPPING on orders over one hundred dollars. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
11/20/20191 hour, 55 minutes, 22 seconds
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Nice To Meet You

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss how fans have been reacting to Summer Walker's social anxiety during her #FirstandLast tour. Are people expecting too much from celebs when meeting them in person? Are celebs required to behave a certain way? We share our thoughts and stories on meeting people we admire. The Friend Zone Live is back on the road! And this time we're taking our siblings, Jade + Keia of @gettingrown, along for the ride! December 7th - San Francisco December 14th - Atlanta (SOLD OUT) Tickets: TheFriendZoneLive.com Wellness Segment: Black Esthetician http://www.skinbymamie.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Talkspace - These days, everyone knows that your mental health is just as important as your physical health. But scheduling in-person therapy sessions can be inconvenient, not to mention expensive. Thankfully there’s Talkspace, the online talk therapy platform that’s with you 24/7. Talkspace matches you with one of their 5,000+ licensed therapists based on your preferences, because they know that therapy isn’t one-size-fits all (and it shouldn’t be! Their therapists are trained for every need—including depression, anxiety, LGBT-specific issues, and more). You can make your account right from your phone or computer and a matching agent will help you identify your therapy needs. Both messaging and video-based plans are available depending on the level of support you want and you get to choose a plan that fits your budget too. You’ll get 24/7 access from your phone or computer to a licensed therapist that fits your needs. That’s https://www.talkspace.com promo code ZONE. Bombas - Bombas socks are SOFT. Like, “made-with-the-softest-cotton-in-the-world” soft. They’re built with extra cushioning, so whether you’re walking the dog, chilling at home, or playing drums, you’ll be comfortable. Bombas socks provide support in places you didn’t even know you needed it, like your arches. Each sock is built with a special arch-support system that feels like a nice hug for your foot. And they’re smooth across the top – no more annoying toe seam. Bombas makes all types of socks – dress socks for work, performance socks for working out, and limited-edition holiday socks. They even have a line of Merino Wool socks that are soft, warm, and naturally moisture-wicking. Bombas is the gift even that person will love…even that person who seems impossible to shop for. And for every pair you buy, Bombas donates a pair to someone in need. Go to https://bombas.com/friendzone today, and get twenty percent off your first purchase. Aurate - Aurate [pronounced or-rate] is fine jewelry made in New York City, founded by women for women. Pieces range from classic, to statement, to completely original. It’s the jewelry you’ve always wanted, but could never find. Aurate was founded on the desire to shake up the jewelry market by offering modern women beautiful designs, amazing quality at affordable prices, and ethically sourced pieces they can wear every day. Because it’s all real gold, you can wear it and never have to take it off – shower, sport, sleep, cook, anything. It’s jewelry for life! And because Aurate sells direct to you without the middleman markup, they can offer the same quality as traditional 5th Avenue brands at a fraction of the cost. All Aurate pieces come with a lifetime warranty because they know it lasts. Give the gift of high-quality sustainable jewelry this holiday season without the killer price tags, with Aurate. For 15% off your first Aurate purchase, go to https://auratenewyork.com/friendzone and use promo code FRIENDZONE. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
11/13/20191 hour, 46 minutes, 5 seconds
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Safety First

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Dustin Ross takeover! We discuss Jason Mitchell’s sexual misconduct allegations, his recent appearance on The Breakfast Club and how the #metoo movement has helped us audit and modify our own behavior in social settings. The Friend Zone Live is back on the road! And this time we’re taking our siblings, Jade and Keia of @gettingrown, along for the ride! December 7th - San Francisco December 14th - Atlanta (sold out) Tickets - TheFriendZoneLive.com Hope to see you there! Wellness Segment - https://hellonoken.com Black Business of the Week - The Top African American Owned Businesses in the US https://www.investopedia.com/articles/markets/121615/top-10-africanamerican-owned-businesses.asp Thank you to our Sponsors: Stitch Fix - Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that delivers your favorite clothing, shoes, and accessories, directly to you. First you complete a style profile, then an expert personal stylist will send you a handpicked box of items based on your preferences. They have solutions for women, men and kids all over the US! And now, the UK! With no subscription required, you can pick between automatic shipments or only getting new pieces on demand. Shipping, exchanges, and returns are always free. Plus, the $20 styling fee is automatically applied towards anything you keep from your box. Get started today at https://www.stitchfix.com /FRIENDZONE and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box. Daily Harvest - Daily Harvest makes it easier than ever to get back into the habit of eating more fruits and vegetables, with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted food that can be prepared in less than 5 minutes. Fill your box with more than 65 different options — like ready-to-blend smoothies, hearty soups, and savory Harvest Bowls. Each Daily Harvest cup takes one step to prepare, with room for customization. All of Daily Harvest’s ingredients are sourced and selected for maximum nourishment and peakseason flavor. Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box! GOAT - GOAT is THE global destination for authentic sneakers, ranging from new releases to rare finds, and exclusive drops. https://www.goat.com/FRIENDZONE is the safest way to buy and sell Authentic sneakers online. They have thousands of styles, ALL are guaranteed authentic by GOAT. From Yeezys to Jordans to Guccis, GOAT gives you access to everything you’re looking for and even those shoes you didn’t know you had to have. They work only with trusted sellers and before any shoe is sold, EVERY DETAIL is inspected — from the stitching and color to the size and weight. With over 15 million users around the world buying and selling verified shoes every day at GOAT, you’ll find exactly what you want at the best price possible. Follow us online: Twitter - https://Twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://Facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a GREAT day!
11/6/20191 hour, 49 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Harrowing Story of Jan Broberg Felt

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we end spooky szn the same way it began - with a true crime story about the unbelievable life and times of Jan Broberg Felt out of Pocatello, Idaho. The Friend Zone Live is back on the road! And this time we're taking @gettingrown along for the ride! San Fran - December 7th Atlanta - December 14th Tickets: www.TheFriendZoneLive.com Hope to see you there! Business of the Week: MSNBC anchor, Alicia Menendez, pens her first book - "The Likeability Trap" - about succeeding while being yourself. To be released via Harper Collins on November 5th. Pre-order now https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062838766/the-likeability-trap Thank you to our Sponsors: Audible - Audible Original, The Baddest Bitch in the Room by Sophia Chang. In her groundbreaking audio memoir, this unsung legend of the music industry shares her fearless journey as the first Asian woman in hip-hop who managed icons from the Wu Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest, and more. Listen to her memoir, The Baddest Bitch in the Room FREE with a 30-day trial. Just go to https://www.audible.com/FRIENDZONEBADDEST Hello Fresh - With Hello Fresh, America's #1 meal kit, you'll get easy, seasonal recipes and pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your door - all you have to do is cook and enjoy. For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to https://www.hellofresh.com/FRIENDZONE80 Talkspace - These days, everyone knows that your mental health is just as important as your physical health. But scheduling in-person therapy sessions can be inconvenient, not to mention expensive. Thankfully there's Talkspace, the online talk therapy platform that's with you 24/7. Talkspace matches you with one of their 5000+ licensed therapists based on your preferences, because they know that therapy isn't the one-size-fits-all. Join over one million people who already feel happier at https://www.talkspace.com and use code ZONE for $100 off your first month. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT Day!
10/31/20192 hours, 12 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Friend Zone Live at Spotify HQ - Featuring Dr. Joy of Therapy for Black Girls

This week on #TheFriendZone, we're sharing a very special episode recorded live at Spotify HQ in honor of World Mental Health Day. The conversation centered around navigating your mental health within your office culture, in regards to race, boundaries, and productivity. We were proudly joined by Dr. Joy of Therapy For Black Girls, who flew all the way from her practice in ATL to provide a more clinical perspective to our discussion. The Friend Zone Live is on the road! And this time we're bringing our siblings, Jade & Keia of @GettinGrown pod, along for the ride! Dallas - October 26th (!!!!!!THIS SATURDAY!!!!!!!!!) San Fran - December 7th Atlanta - December 14th Tickets: www.TheFriendZoneLive.com Hope to see you there! Thank you to our Sponsors: PELOTON TREAD - Fall is all about getting back into a groove after a busy summer. This year, set bigger goals and feel more accomplished with the Peloton Tread. Add miles and build strength all without the commute to and from the gym. This is not another Treadmill. The New York Times says the Peloton Tread is “Like having a personal trainer come to your house whenever you’d like.” Peloton is offering listeners a limited-time offer. Go to https://www.onepeloton.com and use code FRIENDZONE to get $100 off accessories with the purchase of a Tread. GOAT - - If you’re going to buy sneakers for a few hundred dollars, how can you be sure they’re the real thing? GOAT is THE global destination for authentic sneakers, ranging from new releases to rare finds, and exclusive drops. GOAT dot com is the safest way to buy and sell Authentic sneakers online. They have thousands of styles, ALL are guaranteed authentic by GOAT. From Yeezys to Jordans to Guccis, GOAT gives you access to everything you’re looking for and even those shoes you didn’t know you had to have. Find the perfect ONE HUNDRED PERCENT authentic sneaker at https://www.goat.com/FRIENDZONE. PLUS, you’ll also be supporting our show — but you’ve got to go RIGHT NOW before the sneakers you want are gone. CASETIFY - - The idea of your phone falling and breaking is terrifying. With all those hardcore protective cases out there, it feels like to keep your phone safe, you have to sacrifice style. But not with a phone case from Casetify [CASE-tiff-Eye]. Casetify lets you have the best of both worlds: Military-grade drop protection and a stylish phone case you’ll actually want to show off! Go to https://www.casetify.com/FRIENDZONE today to get 20-percent off your new favorite phone case! Follow us online: Twitter - www.twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
10/23/201955 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Science of Kink - Featuring Mandii B & Macana Man

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we examine the psychology of kinks and fetishes. Are they trauma-based? A pathology? Childhood imprints? Or just...fun? Mandii B of @WhoreibleDecisions pod + Adult Film Star Macana Man join us to expand our perspectives. The Friend Zone Live is back on the road! Dallas - October 26th San Fran - December 7th Atlanta - December 14th Tickets: https://www.TheFriendZoneLive.com Hope to see you there! Black Business of the Week: Pre-tied and Satin-lined turbans/headwraps. https://yougonatural.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Away - Away knows that everyone has a different travel style. That’s why they make their Carry-On in an array of colors, two sizes, and two materials: a strong yet flexible polycarbonate and an anodized aluminum. Not to mention, suitcases are designed to last a lifetime. But if any part of your suitcase breaks, Away's stand-out customer service team will arrange to have it fixed or replaced ASAP. And, thanks to their 100-day trial on everything Away makes: Take it out on the road and live with it, you can travel with it, get lost with it. Then, if you decide it’s not for you, you can return any non-personalized item for a full refund—no ifs, ands, or asterisks. For $20 off a suitcase, visit https://www.awaytravel.com/friendzone20 and use promo code FRIENDZONE20 during checkout. Talkspace - We all need someone to talk to — a person who can support us through rough patches or even the everyday ups and downs of life. That’s where Talkspace comes in. Talkspace is therapy for how we live today – mobile, affordable, and available when you need it. Simply provide your preferences for therapy, and Talkspace will match with one of their 5,000+ therapists the very same day. Then, you can send your therapist unlimited text, audio, picture, or video messages from anywhere, at any time. And, one month of therapy on the Talkspace platform costs about the same amount as a single faceto-face session. No matter what you’re going through, you’re not alone. Join more than 1 million who feel happier with Talkspace. To match with your perfect therapist for a fraction of the price of traditional therapy, go to https://www.Talkspace.com and use code ZONE to get $65 off your first month. Stitch Fix - Describe your style in one word: Simple? Sophisticated? Adventurous? However you dress, the stylists at Stitch Fix can help you find your new favorite piece. Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that delivers your favorite clothing, shoes, and accessories, directly to you. First you complete a style profile, then an expert personal stylist will send you a handpicked box of items based on your preferences. Shipping, exchanges, and returns are always free. Plus, the $20 styling fee is automatically applied towards anything you keep from your box. Get started today at https://www.stitchfix.com/FRIENDZONE and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
10/16/20191 hour, 50 minutes, 27 seconds
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Did She Add Brown Gel

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we decided to take it easy and just talk...about absolutely everything and nothing. It’s been a long week, y’all. Bear with us lol The Friend Zone Live is back on the road! Dallas - October 26th San Francisco - December 7th Atlanta - December 14th Tickets on sale now - https://www.TheFriendZoneLive.com Wellness Segment: Fran’s Pattern Beauty Review https://patternbeauty.com Black Business of the Week: #TheShaneEffect Esthetician at Joanna Vargas NYC https://instagram.com/skinbyshane?igshid=1vt5y9u8cnku0 Thank you to our Sponsors: LOLA - LOLA products are 100% organic cotton with no added chemicals, fragrances, synthetics, or dyes. They offer pads, liners, and both BPA-free plastic applicator or environmentally non-applicator tampons PLUS gynecologist-approved cleansing wipes. LOLA makes your month a little bit easier with their fully customizable subscription that lets you choose your mix of products, absorbency, number of boxes, and frequency of delivery. You can change, skip, or cancel at any time. For 30% off your first month’s subscription, visit https://www.mylola.com and enter FRIENDZONE30 when you subscribe. Warby Parker - Prescription eyewear shouldn’t cost more than a plane ticket. At Warby Parker, you can get high-quality, good-looking prescription eyewear at a fraction of the price. Simply take their quiz, answer a few quick questions, and they’ll suggest great looking glasses that are totally personalized to your face and style. With Warby Parker’s Free Home Try-On program, you can order 5 pairs of glasses and try them for 5 days – there’s no obligation to buy! They even ship free and include a pre-paid return shipping label. Head to https://www.warbyparker.com/FRIENDZONE to order your free Home Try-On. Daily Harvest - Daily Harvest makes it easier than ever to get back into the habit of eating more fruits and vegetables, with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted food that can be prepared in less than 5 minutes. Fill your box with more than 65 different options — like ready-to-blend smoothies, hearty soups, and savory Harvest Bowls. Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box! Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a GREAT day!
10/9/20192 hours, 9 minutes, 58 seconds
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Where Is Natalia Grace?

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we usher in October's spooky season with a True Crime style episode about the strange life and times of a Ukrainian child named Natalia Grace. The Friend Zone Live is back on the road! Dallas - October 26th San Francisco - December 7th Atlanta - December 14th Tickets on sale now - https://www.thefriendzonelive.com Black Business of the Week - Xavier D'Leau launches eau de parfum, "D'Leau" https://waft.com/xavier.dleau Thank you to our Sponsors: Scam Goddess - Do you love True Crime podcasts but get worn out by all the murder and death? Then we think we have just the thing for you. Laci Mosley (aka The Scam Goddess) loves fraud, hoodwinks, hoaxes, swindles, and double-crosses which is why she created her new show, Scam Goddess! A podcast dedicated to all things fraud, coming to Earwolf Tuesday Oct 1st! You can subscribe now on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, or where you listen! Daily Harvest - Daily Harvest makes it easier than ever to get back into the habit of eating more fruits and vegetables, with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted food that can be prepared in less than 5 minutes. Fill your box with more than 65 different options — like ready-to-blend smoothies, hearty soups, and savory Harvest Bowls. Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box! Talkspace - We all need someone to talk to — a person who can support us through rough patches or even the everyday ups and downs of life. That’s where Talkspace comes in. Talkspace is therapy for how we live today – mobile, affordable, and available when you need it. Simply provide your preferences for therapy, and Talkspace will match with one of their 5,000+ therapists the very same day. Then, you can send your therapist unlimited text, audio, picture, or video messages from anywhere, at any time. Talkspace has more than 5,000 licensed therapists who are experienced in addressing the challenges we all face. To match with your perfect therapist for a fraction of the price of traditional therapy, go to https://www.talkspace.com and use the code ZONE to get $65 off your first month and show your support for the show. Casper Mattress - Casper is a sleep brand that makes expertly designed products to help you get your best rest, one night at a time. Casper products are cleverly designed to mimic human curves, providing supportive comfort for all kinds of bodies. The original Casper mattress combines multiple, supportive memory foams for a quality sleep surface with the right amounts of both sink and bounce. The breathable design helps you sleep cool and regulates your body temperature throughout the night. Casper offers three other mattresses: the Wave, the Essential, and the Hybrid, all designed, developed, and assembled in the US. Casper gets delivered right to your door in a small, ‘how do they do that?!’ sized box with free shipping and returns in the US and Canada. Get $100 toward select mattresses by visiting https://casper.com/ZONE and using ZONE at checkout. Stitch Fix - Describe your style in one word: Simple? Sophisticated? Adventurous? However you dress, the stylists at Stitch Fix can help you find your new favorite piece. Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that delivers your favorite clothing, shoes, and accessories, directly to you. First you complete a style profile, then an expert personal stylist will send you a handpicked box of items based on your preferences. With no subscription required, you can pick between automatic shipments or only getting new pieces on demand. Get started today at https://www.stitchfix.com/FRIENDZONE and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box. Follow us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a GREAT day!
10/2/20191 hour, 58 minutes, 23 seconds
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Personal Policies

This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s the Dustin Ross takeover! Using April and Lil Fizz, of Love & Hip Hop LA, as our study guide, we discuss whether or not dating a friend, peer or associate’s ex is out of bounds. The Friend Zone Live is back on the road! Dallas - October 26th San Francisco - December 7th Atlanta - December 14th Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 27th at 12pm EST https://www.thefriendzonelive.com Black Business of the Week: Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen and Bar https://instagram.com/virgilsgullahkitchen?igshid=14brud1erkmaa Thank you to our Sponsors: Simple Health - A better way to get birth control is finally here, with Simple Health. Simple Health is all about care that fits your life – they make birth control simple, convenient, and affordable with online prescriptions & free home delivery. Don’t miss your chance to try Simple Health for free! Just go to simplehealth.com/FRIENDZONE or enter code FRIENDZONE at checkout. Peloton Tread - This is not another Treadmill. The New York Times says the Peloton Tread is “Like having a personal trainer come to your house whenever you’d like.” Runner's World calls it a “gorgeous, hip NYC gym in the comfort of your own home,” and a “go-to training tool”. Discover the immersive and challenging total body training you can get from Peloton Tread. Peloton is offering listeners a limited-time offer. Go to https://www.onepeloton.com and use code FRIENDZONE to get $100 off accessories with the purchase of a Tread. Hello Fresh - With HelloFresh, America’s #1 meal kit, you’ll get easy, seasonal recipes and pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your door – all you have to do is cook and enjoy. HelloFresh makes cooking delicious meals at home a reality, regardless of your comfort in the kitchen. From step-by-step recipes to pre-measured ingredients, HelloFresh gives you everything you need to get a wow-worthy dinner on the table in just about 30 minutes. For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/friendzone80 and enter code FRIENDZONE80. Follow us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://Facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a GREAT day!
9/25/20191 hour, 32 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Cord

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we do a social media round-up! Facebook + Instagram's new "Secret Crush" feature, TikTok blowing up "out of nowhere" and claiming Lil Nas X's fame, Netflix removing the binge option? And a new important app update for creatives working in Social Media. Wellness Segment: HeyFranHey x Maryam Hasnaa's "Embodiment" collection relaunch - Monday, September 23rd at 9 am PST/12 pm EST https://www.etsy.com/shop/ResonanceApothecary Black Business of the Week: Dominican textile artist, Uzumaki Cepeda's first solo show at a museum. Opening this Friday, September 20th at 7 pm. MoCada Museum. For more information visit http://mocada.org/2019/08/24/uzumaki-cepeda-safe-space Thank you to our Sponsors: Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that delivers your favorite clothing, shoes and accessories, directly to you. Get started today at Stitch Fix https://www.stitchfix.com/FRIENDZONE and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box. GOAT - Goat is the global destination for authentic sneakers, ranging from new releases to rare finds and exclusive drops. Find the perfect 100% authentic sneaker at https://www.goat.com/FRIENDZONE Casetify - Create custom cases for your phone with your favorite colors and texts. Military grade drop protection. Go to https://www.casetify.com/FRIENDZONE today to get 20% off your new favorite phone case. Follow us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a GREAT day!
9/18/20191 hour, 45 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Eve Eve

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we go down music memory lane - giving flowers to old school artists we feel have been overlooked and underrated. Wellness Segment: Pick 5 artists who have affected you greatly with their music, find their social media and send them kind words about their work. Black Business of the Week: Black Owned Credit Repair Company https://www.incrediblecreditfix.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Native - Native Deodorant is formulated without aluminum, parabens and talc, and with ingredients found in nature — such as coconut oil, shea butter, and tapioca starch. For 20% off your first purchase, visit https://www.nativecos.com and use promo code FRIENDZONE during checkout! Daily Harvest - Daily Harvest makes it easier than ever to get back into the habit of eating more fruits and vegetables, with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted food that can be prepared in less than 5 minutes. Fill your box with more than 65 different options — like ready-to-blend smoothies, hearty soups, and savory Harvest Bowls. Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box! Talkspace - Talkspace is therapy for how we live today – mobile, affordable, and available when you need it. Simply provide your preferences for therapy, and Talkspace will match with one of their 5,000+ therapists the very same day. To match with your perfect therapist for a fraction of the price of traditional therapy, go to https://www.talkspace.com And use the code ZONE to get $65 off your first month and show your support for the show. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://wwww.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a GREAT day!
9/11/20191 hour, 43 minutes, 8 seconds
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Arrested Development

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss a recent study claiming 24 year olds should still be considered teenagers by law, extending adolescence, due to the many factors contributing to their failure to launch into adulthood. According to the journal, teens are reaching major milestones a lot slower than teens of the past. We explore whether or not society should support such cultural shifts, by examining the factors and sharing stories of our challenges as teens with limited resources. Wellness Segment: Tracee Ellis Ross launches hair care system for curls and coils https://patternbeauty.com Black Business of the Week: Santana Caress Benitez launches new cooking show, “I’ll Cook Like Your Mother”, on YouTube. First episode teaches viewers how to make Honey Fried Chicken https://youtu.be/c3PGOI9Ajko Thank you to our Sponsors: Daily Harvest - Daily Harvest makes it easier than ever to get back into the habit of eating more fruits and vegetables, with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted food that can be prepared in less than 5 minutes. Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box! Frank and Oak - Style Plan by Frank and Oak is a clothing subscription box for men and women curated by a combination of stylists AND Ai. Just tell them a little about yourself by taking a style quiz, preview your monthly subscription box, then take 7 days to decide what you love, and send back what you don’t want. To discover what your wardrobe has been missing, try Style Plan by Frank and Oak, completely riskfree. Go to https://www.frankandoak.com/FRIENDZONE and you’ll get $25 off your first subscription box! Follow us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a GREAT day!
9/4/20191 hour, 42 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Thrill Is Gone

This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss second chances. If someone messed up, badly, how open are you to letting them back in? And do you find yourself being more or less lenient when it comes to romantic situations than friendships? We share stories on times we've given and needed grace from those we love. Black Business of the Week: Young Black Photographer based out of ATL https://www.dontemaurice.com Thank you to our Sponsors: New York Times Best Seller - I'm Telling The Truth, But I'm Lying by Bassey Ikpi, is a memoir in essays exploring her life through the lens of her mental health and diagnosis of bipolar two and anxiety. Available now in paperback, ebook, audiobook, wherever books are sold. Talkspace - We all need someone to talk to - a person who can support us through rough patches or even everyday ups and downs of life. That's where Talkspace comes in. To match with your perfect therapist for a fraction of the price of traditional therapy, go to https://www.talkspace.com and use code ZONE to get $65 off your first month and show support for this show. GOAT - Find the perfect 100% authentic sneakers at https://www.goat.com/FRIENDZONE Hello Fresh - America's #1 mealkit. You'll get seasonal recipes and pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your door. For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to https://www.hellofresh.com/FRIENDZONE80 and enter code FRIENDZONE80 Follow us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a GREAT day!
8/29/20191 hour, 46 minutes, 35 seconds
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Negativity Bias

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss whether or not we view our minds as being inherently negative. While we're constantly fighting to better understand the perceptions of the world around us, are we also battling a built-in system that is against us? The Friend Zone Merch Restock this Friday, August 23rd at 12pm EST https://shopfriendzone.com Wellness Segment - Ora Organic Probiotics, Pre Workout, Protein Powder, Vitamin D and much more. Get 15% off of your order using code HEYFRANHEY at checkout https://www.ora.organic Black Business of the Week - Taqee Bond presents WHATSTHEMOVENYC mobile app. Whether you're looking for happy hour spots, networking events, brunches, date night ideas, day parties, concerts or night clubs - WHATSTHEMOVENYC has you covered https://apps.apple.com/us/app/whatsthemovenyc/id1440678344 Thank you to our Sponsors: We Love You And So Can You - There's a new podcast you should check out called We Love You (And So Can You). It's part reality show and part self-love school. Each episode follows someone who is looking to make over a big part of their life: things like jumping back into the dating world, making new friends or starting a new career. Listen and subscribe to We Love You And So Can You on your favorite podcast app now. I'm Telling The Truth, But I'm Lying - by Bassey Ikpi. A memoir in essays exploring her life through the lens of her mental health reality with vulnerability and rawness. Available now in paperback, ebook and audiobook, wherever books are sold. Casper Mattresses - Get $50 toward select mattresses by visiting https://casper.com/ZONE and using code ZONE at checkout. Daily Harvest - Thoughtfully sourced, chef crafted food - to go! Go To https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get $25 off your first box! Postmates - When you forget to pick up wine on the way to your friends or get a breakfast burrito craving that you just can't kick - Postmate it. For a limited time, Postmates is giving our listeners $100 of free delivery credit for your first SEVEN days. That's code FRIENDZONE forONE HUNDRED DOLLARS of free delivery credit for your first SEVEN DAYS when you download the Postmates app. Follow us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a GREAT day!
8/21/20192 hours, 3 minutes, 17 seconds
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4 Year Anniversary Live Show in NYC

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we share the live audio from our 4 Year Anniversary Live Show at the New School Auditorium in NYC. Hosted by Mouse Jones and DJ GabSoul. And featuring our brilliant and hilarious friends JadeofAllJades + Xavier D'Leau of Jade + XD, Mandii of Whoreible Decisions and Kidfury + Crissle of The Read. Thank you to everyone who attended! Thank you to our Sponsors: Ben & Jerry's - Treat yourself to your favorite flavor anywhere ice cream is sold or find a new favorite at https://www.benjerry.com A Black Lady Sketch Show - HBO's newest comedy is A Black Lady Sketch Show - written by, directed by, and starring black ladies. A groundbreaking new comedy series starring a core black female cast and celebrity guests portraying dozens of dynamic characters and hyper-versions of themselves in a magical reality. Airs Friday nights at 11 pm, only on HBO. Talkspace - We all need someone to talk to - a person who can support us through rough patches or even the everyday ups and downs of life. That's where Talkspace comes in. Therapy for how we live today - mobile, affordable, and available when you need it. Use code ZONE to get $65 off your first month and show support for the show. Follow us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a GREAT day!
8/14/20191 hour, 33 minutes, 48 seconds
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Cucumbers and Ice Cream

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we just talk. No hot button issue. No defined segments. THE FRIEND ZONE LIVE IN NEW YORK. 4TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH - Tickets available now www.thefriendzonelive.com Black Business of the Week - Jamaican Vegan Restaurant in BK https://www.badgyalvegan.com Thank you to our Sponsors: A Black Lady Sketch Show - HBO's newest comedy is A Black Lady Sketch Show - written by, directed by, and starring black women. Airs Friday nights at 11pm. Only on HBO. Native - Native creates safe, simple, and effective products that you can use in the bathroom everyday. Their products are filled with ingredients found in nature, like coconut oil, shea butter and tapioca starch - that means no aluminum, parabens, or talc. For 20% off your first purchase, visit https://www.nativedeodorant.com and use promo code FRIENDZONE during checkout. LOLA - Lola is a female-founded company that believes women shouldn't have to compromise when it comes to feminine care products. Lola products are 100% organic cotton with no added chemicals, fragrances, synthetics or dyes. For 40% off your first month's subscription, visit https://www.mylola.com and enter FRIENDZONE when you subscribe. Follow us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a GREAT day!
8/7/20192 hours, 6 minutes, 42 seconds
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Keeping It 200

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, it's the Dustin Ross takeover AND our 200th episode! We look back at our very first episode, discuss the many changes over the years, internally and externally, and whether or not we've followed through with our initial intention for the show. THE FRIEND ZONE LIVE IN NEW YORK. 4TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH - Tickets available now www.thefriendzonelive.com Wellness Segment: Licensed Therapist, Jor-El Caraballo's new show - The Well Well Podcast https://wellwell.podomatic.com Black Business of the Week: Healthy Roots Dolls https://linktr.ee/healthyrootsdolls Thank you to our Sponsors: A Black Lady Sketch Show - Coming to HBO this Friday night is A Black Lady Sketch Show - a new comedy written by, directed by, and starring black women. Friday at 11 pm only on HBO. The Secret Lives of Black Women - There's a brand new podcast from stitcher you'll love called The Secret Lives of Black Women. It's all about Black Women striving to live their best lives and trying not to lose their minds, or be in a constant rage, in the process. Ben & Jerry's - Treat yourself to your favorite flavor anywhere ice cream is sold or find a new favorite at https://www.benjerry.com Talkspace - Talkspace has more than 5,000 licensed therapists who are experienced in addressing the challenges we all face. To match with your perfect therapist for a fraction of the price of traditional therapy, go to https://www.talkspace.com and use code ZONE to get $65 off your first month and show your support for this show. Daily Harvest - Daily Harvest's single serve cups are the ultimate grab-and-go meal or snack for any time of day. Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get THREE FREE cups in your first box! Follow us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a GREAT day!
7/31/20191 hour, 47 minutes, 52 seconds
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Just Don't Touch It - Featuring Shameless Maya

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we're joined by our unofficial fourth host, Shameless Maya!! We discuss why she's now decided to wait until marriage to have sex again, how honoring that vow has been challenging in her new relationship and we share funny stories on trying to date while celibate/abstaining. THE FRIEND ZONE LIVE IN NEW YORK. 4TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH - Tickets available now www.thefriendzonelive.com Black Business of the Week: Kia Patterson, franchise owner of Grocery Outlet in Compton, CA Thank you to our Sponsors: Frank & Oak - Discover what your wardrobe has been missing. Go to https://www.frankandoak.com/FRIENDZONE to get $25 off your first subscription box and try style plan by Frank & Oak completely free. BarkBox - The dog-crazy, dog-obsessed company that celebrates the special connection people share with their dogs. Each box has free delivery and contains over $40 worth of toys and treats, with subscriptions starting at just $22. For a FREE EXTRA MONTH of BarkBox, visit https://www.barkbox.com/FRIENDZONE GOAT - The largest marketplace in the world for authentic Yeezys, Jordans and over 600k sneaker listings. Go to https://www.goat.com/FRIENDZONE to find your perfect pair and support our show! Follow us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a GREAT day!
7/24/20191 hour, 52 minutes, 52 seconds
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I'm Not Walking to Brooklyn

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss this "Face App" that "suddenly" went viral (the one making everyone look old) and how it ties into our facial recognition conversation from last week. Making The Band is back. Jermaine Dupri's comments about women in Hip Hop being too sexual. And much much more Pop Culture randomness. THE FRIEND ZONE LIVE IN NEW YORK. 4TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH - Tickets available now www.thefriendzonelive.com Black Business of the Week: Haitian Owned and Run beauty brand Kreyol Essence https://kreyolessence.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Ben & Jerry's - Treat yourself to your favorite flavor anywhere Ice Cream is sold or find a new favorite at https://www.benjerry.com Talkspace - More than 5000 licensed therapists who are experienced in addressing the challenges we all face. To match with your perfect therapist for a fraction of traditional therapy, go to https://www.talkspace.com and use ZONE to get $65 off your first month and show your support for this show. Lively Bras - Bras and undies that blur the aesthetic lines of lingerie, active and swim. Taking the best elements of high style functionality from each to create an entirely new category of lingerie. Follow us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a GREAT day!
7/17/20192 hours, 9 minutes, 55 seconds
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Deepfake Software

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we get into our #blackmirror scary tech bag and discuss the rise of deepfakes, what they are, how they affect our sensory input and why we should be concerned for the future of social media. THE FRIEND ZONE LIVE IN NEW YORK. 4TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH - Tickets available now www.thefriendzonelive.com Wellness Segment: Anti-Chafe stick for your inner thighs https://megababebeauty.com Black Business of the Week: Capital City Mambo Sauce https://www.shopcapitalcity.com Donate to Dr. Kristian Henderson's Fund (info under the "founder" tab in the highlights section of the bio) https://www.instagram.com/blkandgrn Thank you to our Sponsors: Door Dash - Not only is that burger place you love on Door Dash already, but over 310,000 other amazing restaurants are, too. Right now, our listeners can get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the Door Dash app and enter promo code THEFRIENDZONE. Daily Harvest - Daily Harvest's single-serving cups are the ultimate grab-and-go meal or snack for any time of the day. Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE for 3 free cups! Away - For $20 off a suitcase, visit https://www.awaytravel.com/FRIENDZONE20 and use promo code FRIENDZONE20 during checkout. Follow us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a GREAT day!
7/10/20192 hours, 20 minutes, 39 seconds
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World Pride Weekend

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we talk about KidFury's #305Live, all of our World Pride festivities, people licking cartons of ice cream at the supermarket and other pop culture weirdness. THE FRIEND ZONE LIVE IN NEW YORK. 4TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH - Tickets available now www.thefriendzonelive.com Wellness Segment - Lone Natural Deodorant (works extremely well even in this Summer heat) https://lonedeodorant.com/collections/natural-deodorant-1/products/bold-deodorant-sweet-lavender Black Business of the Week - Harlem Chocolate Factory https://harlemchocolatefactory.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Warby Parker - High quality, good looking prescription eyewear for a fraction of the price. Head to https://www.warbyparker.com/FRIENDZONE to order your FREE home try-ons today. Simple Health - A better way to get birth control is here! Get the $20 prescription fee waived by going to https://www.simplehealth.com/FRIENDZONE or entering code FRIENDZONE at checkout. Talkspace - Therapy for how we live today. Use code ZONE to get $65 off your first month and show support for this show. Follow us online: https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a dope day!
7/3/20192 hours, 20 minutes
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If You're Gonna Date Me

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, it's the Dustin Ross takeover! In this wildcard, Dustin shares a story of a date gone terribly wrong with a fellow public figure. THE FRIEND ZONE LIVE IN NEW YORK. 4TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH - Tickets available at noon https://www.thefriendzonelive.com Wellness Segment: The "Pause Between Breaths" meditation via Shakti Rising (http://bit.ly/ShaktiRisingBook) Black Business of the Week: Luxury Soy Candles - 12th & Viv https://www.12thandviv.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Credit Repair - Go to https://www.creditrepair.com/PODCAST for your FREE credit diagnosis. An advocate will pinpoint what's hurting your score and ways to improve it. And if you'd like an expert to help, you get a $50 credit off your first fee. Go to https://www.creditrepair.com/PODCAST now! "Us" Movie - From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, now you can experience "Us" at home and dive into revealing bonus features. Available on Digital now and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on June 18th. Green Chef - Enjoy clean ingredients you can trust, seasonally-sourced for peak freshness and delivered right to your door with Green Chef. For a total of $75 off, that's 25% off each of your first 3 boxes, go to https://greenchef.com/friendzone75 Calm - With the Calm app, you'll discover a library of simple guided meditations, nature sounds, sleep stories, music and more. Right now, FRIENDZONE listeners get 25% off a Calm Premium Subscription at https://www.calm.com/FRIENDZONE Follow us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a dope day!
6/28/20191 hour, 59 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Game of Desire - Featuring Shan Boody

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we’re joined by Sexologist & Intimacy Expert, Shannon Boodram, to discuss the current “Dating Apocalypse”, emotional intelligence in this day and age, dating apps, monogamy, non-monogamy, polyamory and everything in between. Find Shannon online: https://www.shanboodram.com Pre-order her latest book now: https://www.thegameofdesire.com Black Business of the Week: Bundles Luxury Hair Company https://instagram.com/bundlesluxuryhairco?igshid=gr5lhbrap5fw Thank you to our Sponsors: MAC - MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick is matte reinvented. Head to your nearest MAC location to meet your matte today or go to https://www.maccosmetics.com Door Dash - Long day at work? Tough day at school? Still suck at the office? Treat yourself to the meal you deserve, on-demand, from your favorite restaurant. Right now, our listeners can get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code THEFRIENDZONE. Casper Mattress - Casper is a sleep brand that makes expertly designed products to help you get your best rest, one night at a time. Get $50 toward select mattresses by visiting https://casper.com/ZONE and using ZONE at checkout. Credit Repair - If you have bad credit, Credit Repair can help you work to fix it. Go to https://www.creditrepair.com/PODCAST for your FREE credit diagnosis. An advocate will pinpoint what’s hurting your score and ways to improve it. And, if you’d like expert help, we got you a fifty-dollar credit off your first fee. Go to https://www.creditrepair.com/PODCAST Follow #TheFriendZone online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a dope day!
6/19/20192 hours, 4 minutes, 52 seconds
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Glorification of Busy

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss where one finds the time to learn about themselves and make the important changes (as discussed in the previous two episodes) in an era where being as busy as humanly possible is glorified. Wellness Segment - Fran + Maryam Hasnaa's Embodiment Spray Collaboration is here! http://bit.ly/embodimentspray Thank you to our Sponsors: Talkspace - Therapy for how we live today. Get your first week free when you use code ZONE. MAC Cosmetics - MAC powder lipstick is the moisture-matte lipstick of your dreams. Head to your nearest MAC location to meet your matte today, or shop at https://www.maccosmetics.com Daily Harvest - When was the last time you ate breakfast you felt good about? Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get three cups FREE in your first box. Follow us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a dope day!
6/14/20191 hour, 59 minutes, 49 seconds
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Cheat Codes - Featuring Maryam Hasnaa

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we follow-up on last week's Attachment Theory discussion by bringing in Energy Worker, Maryam Hasnaa, who shares tools on re-parenting yourself, integrating your shadow and reprogramming those childhood imprints. Connect with Maryam Hasnaa online https://www.maryamhasnaa.com Thank you to our Sponsors: MAC - Powder Kiss Lipstick is matte reinvented. Head to your nearest MAC location to meet your matte today or shop at https://www.maccosmetics.com GOAT - The largest marketplace in the world for authentic yeezys, jordans and over 600k sneaker listings. Find your perfect 100% authentic sneaker at https://www.goat.com/FRIENDZONE Every Plate - Experience full plates and fuller wallets with Every Plate - America's best value meal kit. For 6 free meals across your first 3 weeks and free shipping on your first delivery, go to https://www.everyplate.com and enter code FRIENDZONE6. Lively Bras - Bras and undies that blur the aesthetic lines of lingerie, active and swim - taking the best elements of high-style and functionality from each to create an entirely new category of lingerie. For a limited time, get $10 off your first order by visiting https://www.wearlively.com/FRIENDZONE and entering FRIENDZONE at checkout. Only available in the US. Find us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a dope day!
6/5/20192 hours, 46 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Attachment Theory

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss Psychoanalyst John Bowlby's Attachment Theory - an attachment behavioral system that guides us in our patterns and habits of forming and maintaining relationships. What factors contribute to your experiences of anxiety, fear, avoidance and/or fulfillment? Shan Boody's Attachment Style Quiz: https://www.thegameofdesire.com/throne Wellness Segment: Fran's new fav book - The Body Keeps The Score https://amzn.to/2HHfG8k Black Business of the Week: Shaved Ice Shop in Miami https://www.eatsnowsocial.com Thank you to our Sponsors: MAC - Powder Kiss Lipstick is the moisture-matte lipstick of your dreams. Head to your nearest MAC location to meet your matte today or shop at https://www.maccosmetics.com Calm - The World Health Organization has named "stress" the health epidemic of the 21st century. If you're feeling stressed, take a deep breath and get Calm. Right now, listeners get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at https://www.calm.com/FRIENDZONE Follow us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a dope day!
5/29/20191 hour, 48 minutes, 23 seconds
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Love And Robots

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we don't have a hot button issue. We take off the restraints and share whatever wants to come through. Wellness Segment: Fran's SPF + tanning tips Blackgirl Sunscreen https://blackgirlsunscreen.com/product/black-girl-sunscreen-spf-30 Supergoop https://supergoop.com/products/everyday-sunscreen Badger https://www.badgerbalm.com/c-108-clear-zinc-sunscreens.aspx Acure Argan Oil https://acure.com/the-essentials-moroccan-argan-oil-2oz.html Josie Maran Honey Butter https://www.josiemarancosmetics.com/products/divine-drip-honey-butter-balm Black Business of the Week - The Fresh Dolls https://thefreshdolls.com Thank you to our Sponsors: MAC - MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick is the moisture matte lipstick of your dreams. Head to your nearest MAC locations to meet your matte today or shop at https://www.maccosmetics.com Door Dash - Right now, our listeners can get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code THEFRIENDZONE Find us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a dope day!
5/22/20192 hours, 6 minutes, 29 seconds
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Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Likes

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, it's a social media roundup. We discuss Pornhub buying Tumblr? Instagram hiding likes to preserve our mental health. And the 3 new features Facebook is adding that should make things a little spicy this summer. Wellness Segment - Fran's favorite Reebok High Rise Workout Leggings. 40% off with code FRIEND at checkout https://www.reebok.com/us/lux-high-rise-legging/BR5244.html Black Business of the Week - Cycling Class in Queens, NY https://www.instagram.com/_rydindirty Thank you to our Sponsors: Dead Ass Podcast - Khadeen and Devale Ellis from YouTube have a new podcast out now called Dead Ass, which is full of unfiltered, raw and honest conversations about raising a millennial family. Available on all podcast apps. The Sun Is Also A Star - Fall in love with this modern love story, starring Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton. Only in theater May 17th. Lively Bras - Where high style meets ultimate comfort. Available in 32A-44DDD. For a limited time, get $10 off of your first order by visiting https://www.wearlively.com/FRIENDZONE promo code FRIENDZONE. Talkspace - Therapy for how we live today. To match with your perfect therapist for a fraction of the price of traditional therapy, go to https://www.talkspace.com/ and use code ZONE at checkout to get your first week free. Daily Harvest - Carefully sourced, chef crafted smoothies, savory bowls, overnight oats, and more, built on fruits and vegetables. Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get 3 cups FREE in your first box. MAC Cosmetics - MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick is matte reinvented. Head to your nearest MAC location to meet your matte today, or shop at https://www.maccosmetics.com Find us online: https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a dope day!
5/15/20192 hours, 6 minutes, 57 seconds
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Curry Conversation

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, it's the Dustin Ross takeover! We share our thoughts on Ayesha Curry's Red Table Talk conversation with Jada Pinkett Smith and try to figure out why the internet was set ablaze. Wellness Segment - Vegan Protein Powder with crucial Macro + Micro nutrients https://www.ora.organic/products/vegan-protein-powder Black Business of the Week - Free Mental Health First Aid Training in NYC https://mhfa.timetap.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Philo - Enjoy Live and On Demand TV plus Unlimited Recording for only $20 a month with no contract needed. Visit Philo.tv/friendzone MAC Cosmetics - MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick is matte reinvented. Head to your nearest MAC location or shop on https://www.maccosmetics.com Every Plate - Every Plate dinners are the cheaper, healthier alternative to takeout or delivery. For 6 free meals across your first 3 weeks and free shipping on your first delivery, go to https://www.everyplate.com and enter code FRIENDZONE6. GOAT - The safest way to buy and sell authentic sneakers online. Check out over 600k sneaker listings now at https://www.goat.com/FRIENDZONE Find us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a dope day!
5/8/20191 hour, 57 minutes, 42 seconds
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Complete My Plate - Featuring Wendy & Jess of Food Heaven

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we're joined by Registered Dietitians, Wendy & Jess of Food Heaven, to dissect our day to day eating habits, sugar addiction, late night cravings, emotional eating, binging and much much more! Find Wendy & Jess online: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com Black Business of the Week - Harlem's 1st boutique indoor cycling studio https://harlem-cycle.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Away - high quality luggage at a lower price. For $20 off a suitcase, visit https://www.awaytravel.com/FRIENDZONE and use promo code FRIENDZONE during checkout MAC - MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick is reinvented. Shop at https://www.maccosmetics.com Philo - Say goodbye to expensive TV bills and horrible customer service with Philo. A new way to watch TV. To start your free trial, visit https://www.philo.tv/friendzone Talkspace - Online therapy for how we live today! Use code ZONE to get your first week free at https://www.talkspace.com Find us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a dope day!
5/1/20192 hours, 20 minutes, 6 seconds
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Castles In The Sky

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss the 2020 Presidential Candidates focused on the re-distribution of wealth, how they plan on executing these policies and, well, whether or not we believe them. Black Business of the Week - Plus Size Bridal Shop (16-44) http://curvaceouscouture.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Say goodbye to expensive TV bills and horrible customer service with Philo. A new way to watch TV. To start your free trial, visit philo.tv/friendzone Follow us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a dope day!
4/24/20192 hours, 1 minute, 46 seconds
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Aunt Becky's Meet And Greet

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss white privilege + access via the College Cheating Scandal, Fyre Fest and Theranos. A swift reminder that our battles with imposter syndrome gotta go! Black Business of the Week: Shannon Boodram's latest book via Harper Collins, The Game of Desire https://www.thegameofdesire.com Thank you to our Sponsors: If you're a fan of Zane, check out her new podcast, Purple Panties - a story about finding out who you are and living in your truth. Available now on your favorite streaming apps. Daily Harvest is the easiest, most delicious way to load up on fruits and vegetables. Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get 3 cups free in your first box. Talkspace - therapy for how we live today. To match with your perfect therapist for a fraction of the price of traditional therapy, go to https://www.talkspace.com/ and use code ZONE to get $45 off your first month. Have a dope day!
4/17/20192 hours, 29 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Industry Plant

This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss nepotism, greed, who and what an "industry plant" is and the overall state of the music industry. Wellness Segment: In honor of #NationalLibraryWeek check out the Libby App https://libbyapp.com/welcome for free e-books and audiobooks. Black Business of the Week: The Crush Global travel company is hosting a getaway to Havana, Cuba - June 13th-17th. For more information visit https://www.crushglobaltravel.com/havana-getaway Thank you to our Sponsors: April 15th is right around the corner! Get your taxes done with H&R Block. Schedule an appointment today at https://www.hrblock.com Deliciously simple recipes with fresh pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your door. For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/friendzone80 and enter code FRIENDZONE80 100% organic tampons with LOLA. For 40% off all subscriptions, visit https://www.mylola.com and enter FRIENDZONE when you subscribe. A better way to get birth control is here. Get the $20 prescription fee waived by going to simplehealth.com/FRIENDZONE or entering code FRIENDZONE at checkout. Follow us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Have a dope day!
4/10/20192 hours, 6 minutes, 4 seconds
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Don't Forget Your Medicine

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss transmuting our greatest challenges into power - with excerpts from "Anatomy of the Spirit" by Caroline Myss. Black Business of the Week: Black Owned Tax Business in Detroit, MI - https://taxexpertstores.com/ Thank you to our Sponsors: Levar Burton Reads // Season 4 - listen to new episodes every Tuesday wherever you stream your podcasts. H&R Block - Get your taxes done and your maximun refund in your pocket at HRblock.com Warby Parker - High quality frames and prescription eyewear at a fraction of the price at WarbyParker.com/FRIENDZONE Talkspace - Therapy for how we live today. https://www.talkspace.com/ and use code ZONE to get $45 off your first month Find us online: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Twitter - https://twitter.com/FriendZonePod Have a dope day!
4/3/20192 hours, 13 minutes, 6 seconds
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We Can't Be Friends

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, it's the Dustin Ross take over! We discuss friendships that change over time and tips for how to grieve them. Wellness Segment - Diffuser for your car (get rid of that Black Ice pls) https://www.auracacia.com/mists-and-diffusion/vaporizers-and-diffusers/aura-cacia-aromatherapy-air-usb-room-diffuser Black Business of the Week - Interactive Affirmation Deck for Creatives https://www.creativholistic.co (@ayanatheoracle ) Thank you to our Sponsors: Stream 100s of workouts from NEOU (pronounced Neo-You) on Fitness.com code FRIENDZONE Coding app for beginners on Grasshopper.codes/FRIENDZONE $80 off your first month of HelloFresh HelloFresh.com/friendzone80 20% off HUM nutrition Supplement packs humnutrition.com/get_started code FRIENDZONE Have a dope day!
3/27/20192 hours, 20 minutes, 40 seconds
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Steal Like An Artist

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we continue our discussion on Intellectual Property Laws, sharing a recent experience with theft, discussing our own biggest influences and whether or not stricter laws would interfere with the evolution of thought and the progression of art. Wellness Segment: Online Concerts Tiny Desk - https://www.youtube.com/user/nprmusic Colors Show - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2Qw1dzXDBAZPwS7zm37g8g BBC Radio 1Xtra - https://www.youtube.com/user/BBC1Xtra Black Business of the Week - Event Design + Production // Ashley Purnell https://www.instagram.com/a.purnellproduction/?hl=en Have a dope day!
3/22/20192 hours, 49 minutes
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Intellectual Property

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we explore Intellectual Property Laws. Why are brands like Fashion Nova allowed to steal and replicate looks created by indie designers? How can Fortnite use 2 Milly's dance move, rename it and sell it to gamers without any legal ramifications? We discuss these cases within the entertainment + digital industries, as well as ways to stay informed and protected as creatives. Wellness Segment: Organic Antioxidant Body Serum - Gardenia + Tea https://shop.oneloveorganics.com/products/gardenia-tea Black Business of the Week - Shop Friend Zone Merch for a limited time! Available Friday, March 15th at 12pm EST https://shopfriendzone.com/ Have a dope day!
3/13/20192 hours, 50 minutes, 44 seconds
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Mo' Money Mo' Problems

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss the viral clip from HBO's "The Shop" - where Lebron James asks his peers whether or not you're obligated to financially take care of your family when you make it. Wellness Segment: Fun as #SelfCare Free things to do in New York https://www.timeout.com/newyork Find out where your favorite artists are playing around the world https://www.bandsintown.com Black Business of the Week: Black owned toothpaste brand - Smile by Brian Mays https://www.feelsgoodtosmile.com 20% off when you use code FRIENDZONE Have a dope day!
3/6/20192 hours, 24 minutes, 33 seconds
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Fluorescent Blue Sky

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss the Aliens that hung out in New York City on December 27th, 2018. Wellness Segment - https://brandless.com Black Business of the Week - https://yummybrothers.com Have a dope day!
2/27/20192 hours, 16 minutes, 42 seconds
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36 Questions That Lead To Love

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss Psychologist Arthur Aron's "36 Question" exploration of intimacy between two strangers. According to his study, "mutual vulnerability fosters closeness" and leads to love, so he literally "forces" the issue. We dissect the questions, imagining them on a first date, and put this theory to the test. New York Times highlight of the "36 Questions" study - https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/fashion/no-37-big-wedding-or-small.html Wellness Segment - Essential Blessings Bamboo Toothpaste http://essentialpalace.com/product/toothpaste-natural-bamboo-activated-charcoal-new-five-in-one Black Business of the Week - BLK + GRN // Natural Marketplace for Black Artisans https://blkgrn.com Have a dope day!
2/20/20192 hours, 29 minutes, 22 seconds
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Get Out Of Her House

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss business mogul and model B. Smith's current battle with Alzheimers, whether or not it's right for her husband to be dating as she suffers with this condition, our thoughts on the marriage vows "in sickness and in health, til death do us part" and our own experiences dealing with Alzheimers in our family. Black Business of the Week - Pretty Little Passport (Covers) https://prettylittlepassports.weebly.com Have a dope day!
2/13/20192 hours, 59 minutes, 38 seconds
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Say Yes To The Dress

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss Gender Performance. Do you find yourself trying to look or act a certain way, be it comfortable or not, to attract others? Or maybe you're the one projecting expectations? We share stories on how we're navigating these waters. Wellness Segment - 30 Day Yoga Challenge with Adriene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFrWtw7YNlA Black Business of the Week - Gifitize App helps you save GIFS and videos from twitter, tumblr and reddit straight to your iPhone: gifitize.app.link/twitter Have a dope day!
2/6/20192 hours, 12 minutes, 16 seconds
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Peggy Bundy

On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, Fran asks Dustin and Assante questions about their experiences with homophobia, the illusion of liberal cities, the mental health practices keeping them afloat and how we can all be better allies. Black Business of the Week - https://thehoneypot.co Have a dope day!
1/30/20192 hours, 39 minutes, 38 seconds
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Would You Tell Me

How authentic are you throughout your day? We explore how often we express exactly how we're feeling within our daily interactions and why there are certain people we can't seem to be our true selves around. Wellness Segment - 100% Organic Tampons with customizable boxes - MyLola.com Black Business of the Week - Online Beauty Supply - BambooBeauty.Shop Have a dope day!
1/23/20192 hours, 30 minutes, 9 seconds
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Since We've Been Gone

We're back! We ease back into the new year by catching up on everything we've missed - from the Birdbox craze to the Government Shutdown and much more. Dustin introduces a new segment this week. Wellness Segment: Aura Cacia $500 Giveaway http://bit.ly/alldayessentials
1/16/20192 hours, 47 minutes, 33 seconds
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The 2018 Wrap-Up

There's no praise like self praise. We look back at 51 episodes of #TheFriendZone in 2018, highlighting our favorite topics, comments and guests. Black Business of the Week - https://www.greentopgifts.com/store/ Have a dope day!
12/19/20182 hours, 7 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Soundtrack To Your Life

What music do you listen to when you're feeling low energy? When someone special is coming over? When life is just so good SO GOOD? Mr. Music Man takes the helm on this week's episode.
12/12/20181 hour, 28 minutes, 35 seconds
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What A Difference A Year Makes

We take a look back at 2018 - the lessons we've learned, how we've grown from them and what we're looking forward to feeling in 2019. Black Business of the Week - 432house.com Have a dope day!
12/5/20182 hours, 3 minutes, 57 seconds
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Keep That Same Energy - Featuring Maryam Hasnaa

This week we're joined by brilliant energy worker and writer, Maryam Hasnaa, to discuss your energy as currency and investigate why you're feeling so spent. Maryam Hasnaa's Online School - https://www.maryamhasnaa.com Maryam Hasnaa's - Resonance Apothecary - https://www.maryamhasnaa.com/resonance-apothecary.html For daily clarity and gems, follow her online @maryamhasnaa on every platform Have a dope day!
11/28/20182 hours, 34 minutes, 50 seconds
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Bonus Episode: The Friend Zone Live at the Florida Blue Florida Classic

Live audio of The Friend Zone at the Florida Blue Florida Classic 2018 in Orlando, interviewing alumni + active students from Florida A&M University and Bethune-Cookman University. Happy Holidays!
11/22/201825 minutes, 45 seconds
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Petty Peeves

Dustin yells at Comcast. Assante rants about personal space. Fran just wants to be able to buy expensive things in peace. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment - https://www.instagram.com/auracacia Black Business of the Week - The Sable Collective (Black Market Event) https://squareup.com/store/sable-22
11/21/20182 hours, 13 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Simple Things

Dustin is grateful for that Dominican cutie. Assante recounts his nightmare with Airbnb this weekend. Fran went hiking in Sedona and hung out in a vortex #Hippie4Life Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment + Black Business Highlight of the Week: http://bookedandbusymasterclass.com Have a dope day!
11/14/20182 hours, 22 minutes, 55 seconds
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I Wrote A Song About You

Dustin doesn't mind as long as it makes him look good. Assante would never. Fran thinks it will, at least, keep people in check. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week - http://www.saintlouishopshop.com
11/7/20182 hours, 22 minutes, 48 seconds
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Spooky Szn

Dustin will do a haunted house but says you can keep the movies. Assante wants to know how we watch this ish (as he watches this ish). Fran still doesn't know who lit the candle. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment - http://bit.ly/AlbaBotanicaLip Black Business of the Week - OkSoBoom.com
10/31/20182 hours, 6 minutes, 28 seconds
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Lady Luck

Dustin was triggered by her comment. Assante prioritizes fun with his hoodrat friends. Fran thinks luck is an important element. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week - https://soluxecosmetics.com
10/24/20182 hours, 33 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Foreign Exchange

Dustin remembers a fine ass one from Kuwait. Assante talks about his German summer fling. Fran and her Cuban dance instructor. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment + Black Business of the Week - http://zijluxury.com Have a dope day!
10/17/20182 hours, 4 minutes, 33 seconds
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Apology Language

Dustin has it fleshed out but would prefer you pick up on it. Assante's Mom put him on game a long time ago. Fran just wants you to fix it. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment - https://lonedeodorant.com Black Business of the week - https://shop.thecrayoncase.com
10/10/20182 hours, 24 minutes, 34 seconds
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Lovers Rock - Featuring Estelle

This week we are blessed with the company of the incredible Estelle. We talk Afrobeat music, Brexit, Garnet, her parent's love story inspiring the new album and much much more... Black Business of the Week - https://www.instagram.com/meet_blk
10/3/20182 hours, 6 minutes, 7 seconds
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Social Cues

Dustin learned from early blunders. Assante thinks he still sucks at reading them. Fran is working on how she reacts to those who can't read them. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment - Link: https://amzn.to/2MF4iZQ Code: AWVOCARC Black Business of the Week - https://www.arilennox.com Have a dope day!
9/26/20182 hours, 10 minutes, 22 seconds
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Whipped Cream And Sour Patch Kids - Featuring Ari Lennox

This week we have the amazing Dreamville recording artist, Ari Lennox, joining us on The Friend Zone. We discuss mental health, mainstream pressures, dating in your 20s and more...
9/19/20182 hours, 2 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Fight

Dustin can't stop replaying it. Assante thinks it was bound to happen. Fran just wants her to step into the new. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment - https://www.inaturalist.org Black Business of the Week - http://www.sistersuptownbookstore.com
9/12/20182 hours, 15 minutes, 6 seconds
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Random Acts of Podcasting - Featuring Jade & XD

Dustin doesn't think everything has to have a message. Assante prefers more abstract thoughts. Fran is open to a range of experiences. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Listen to Jade & XD: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jade-and-x-d/id286564780?mt=2
9/5/20181 hour, 57 minutes, 45 seconds
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Fix My Life

Dustin doesn't think she should have a weekly radio show. Assante is wondering why the network won't just give her a spinoff. Fran has a special announcement. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment - [email protected] Black Business of the Week - https://www.instagram.com/tressesby_cristinadanielle
8/29/20182 hours, 7 minutes, 59 seconds
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3-Year Anniversary Live Show in NYC

3 Years of The Friend Zone Podcast! Come celebrate with us! Host - Mouse Jones Music - DJ Miss Milan Talkspace Therapist - Jor-El Caraballo Musical Guest - Nyemiah Supreme
8/22/20181 hour, 33 minutes, 10 seconds
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Hey Auntie

Dustin thinks aging is...a terrible thing. Assante sees his diet catching up to him. Fran is thankful for the wisdom but not the bad knees. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week: https://www.thegemfactory.net
8/15/20182 hours, 25 minutes, 5 seconds
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Caption This

Dustin doesn't mind a digital flirt. Assante doesn't want a digital flirt...at all. Fran found him cute but he uses hashtag paragraphs on IG. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week: @MassageDollsLV
8/8/20182 hours, 45 minutes, 29 seconds
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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Dustin thinks you can be a millionaire with integrity. Assante worries someone on your team will still cut corners. Fran doesn't know if you can be filthy rich without some form of exploitation. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week: http://www.theluvscrub.com
8/1/20182 hours, 25 minutes, 52 seconds
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Breakfast For Dinner

Dustin spends 20 minutes talking about his love for pancakes. Assante is still figuring out the role fitness plays in his life. Fran has a mid-year audit for all of us. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week: http://hercards.com Have a dope day!
7/25/20182 hours, 24 minutes, 13 seconds
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Kids Be Tripping

Dustin remembers his family summers in Arkansas. Assante and his family would road-trip from Atlanta to Mississippi. Fran shares the culture shock of Harlem to the Caribbean as a child. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week: http://www.vingotours.com
7/18/20182 hours, 35 minutes, 2 seconds
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How Was Your Weekend?

Dustin is still on a high from seeing Mary J. Assante is still wiping away tears from Fantasia's performance. Fran had her first Beignets ever. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: https://moonjuice.com
7/11/20182 hours, 23 minutes, 11 seconds
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Shoutout To New York

Dustin shares his favorite memory on the Brooklyn Bridge. Assante tells us about a rooftop moment with a famous rapper. Fran's commuter love affair off the 6. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week: https://www.firstprioritysecurity.info
7/4/20182 hours, 45 minutes
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Take A Second - Featuring Gettin' Grown

Dustin says mind your own business. Assante doesn't think any of this is real, anyway. Fran is blown by how quickly the phones are coming out. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Have a dope day!
6/27/20181 hour, 45 minutes, 6 seconds
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Unpopular Opinion

Dustin thinks it's for publicity. Assante doesn't get why she would bring up a black man. Fran thinks the bigger conversation is celebrity worship. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: http://bit.ly/HFHAfroBeat Black Business of the Week: https://www.weedologytours.com Have a dope day!
6/20/20182 hours, 43 minutes, 50 seconds
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Two Days Later

Dustin doesn't think Karma works that way. Assante is mindful of the stories he's imagining. Fran won't bring it into the next chapter. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week: https://www.engineears.org
6/13/20182 hours, 17 minutes, 24 seconds
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Yelp Review Them

Dustin would never. Assante has. Fran is conflicted. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week: Black Owned Beauty Supply in PA - LaLa's Beauty Supply @lalaasssh Have a dope day!
6/6/20182 hours, 11 minutes, 40 seconds
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Of Mouse And Men - Featuring Mouse Jones

Dustin is proud of his friend. Assante wants to make sure he gets put on, though. Fran almost gets him to shed a tear. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Have a dope day!
5/30/20182 hours, 16 minutes, 26 seconds
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Schoolin' Life

Dustin suspends Gayle for 2 weeks. Assante wants to smoke with Oprah. Fran doesn't think the Gucci down to the socks was so bad. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: http://wteqbook.com Black Business of the Week: http://wteqbook.com Have a dope day!
5/23/20182 hours, 4 minutes, 39 seconds
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Don't Read The Comments

Dustin's humor gets misunderstood and goes viral. Assante is publicly roasted by a celeb. Fran forgives the girl but still remembers her face. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: http://yeradmi.com Black Business of the Week: https://www.instagram.com/miastreatsdelight Have a dope day!
5/16/20182 hours, 29 minutes, 3 seconds
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Off The Cuff

Dustin is in tears talking about a pitbull on the 2 train. Assante's Uber driver had a surprise for him and Crissle. Fran shares her fav parts of "Set It Off" live at Kings Theater. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: Summer Reading - Bell Hooks https://www.amazon.com/All-About-Love-New-Visions/dp/0060959479 Black Business of the Week: http://socialnoteapp.com Have a dope day!
5/2/20182 hours, 17 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Other Side Of Therapy - Featuring Jor-El Caraballo

Dustin thinks bumping into his therapist at the club would be endearing. Assante wants to know what happens if you're triggered during a session. Fran wonders can a therapist ever not be a therapist? Welcome to The Friend Zone. For more information go to https://www.vivawellnessnyc.com Have a dope day!
4/25/20182 hours, 7 minutes, 33 seconds
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A Seat On The Bus

Dustin is oiling up his Louisville Slugger. Irreplaceable AKA Hold Up remembers shopping at Hot Topics. Fran be getting to the money, everybody mad. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: Honey Mamas - http://www.honeymamas.com Black Business of the Week: Swimming Caps for high volume hair - https://swimma.co.za Have a dope day!
4/18/20182 hours, 14 minutes, 24 seconds
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Wild Wild Country

Dustin wonders what the real deal was between Osho and Sheela. Assante thinks he would've been decked out in red. Fran is...still processing. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: https://buddhify.com for Mindfulness on the go. Black Business of the week: https://www.instagram.com/sznedseries
4/11/20182 hours, 32 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Nudge Theory

Dustin thinks it's pure evil. Assante wants to jump on a plane to experience it for himself. Fran is wondering if it will spread to the rest of the world. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: Looking for a new at-home fitness routine? https://www.balletbeautiful.com Black Business of the Week: Sheena Allen's Capway App - http://capway.co Have a dope day!
4/4/20182 hours, 13 minutes, 28 seconds
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Make Money Moves - Featuring The Budgetnista

Dustin is in awe of the jewels. Assante is ready to open his 5 accounts. Fran is in the accumulation phase. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Find Tiffany at http://thebudgetnista.com Tiffany's free financial literacy challenge http://www.livericherchallenge.com Have a dope day!
3/28/20181 hour, 56 minutes, 41 seconds
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If I Were A Rapper

Dustin puts us on to City Girls. Assante morphs into Alex Treblack. Fran can't believe NAS co-wrote that song. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: Keep Your Goals To Yourself - https://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_keep_your_goals_to_yourself Black Business of the Week: Sol Sips - Black Vegan Restaurant in Bushwick, BK http://solsips.us Have a dope day!
3/21/20181 hour, 54 minutes, 3 seconds
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Social Compliance

Dustin wants to see it with an all black cast. Assante got triggered by the pushy boss. Fran wonders about that bell, though. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: For mood boosting positivity, self-care recipes + inspiring stories - sign up for the Daily+: http://noteworthy.auracacia.com/welcome Black Business of the Week: Keva Miller's "Trill Prep" brand, healthy meal prep website + cookbook for all diets - http://www.feedshine.com Have a dope day!
3/14/20182 hours, 24 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Missing Pillars

Dustin admits his focus has shifted. Assante considers himself the passive version. Fran shares a way to break through. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week: Black Owned Candle Company - https://the125collection.com Have a dope day!
3/7/20182 hours, 21 minutes, 57 seconds
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What Happens To A Dream Achieved - Featuring Louis York

Dustin asks them to brag about the hits. Assante wants to know about the first splurge. Fran asks the pros and cons of being a millionaire. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week - https://www.weirdoworkshop.com Have a dope day!
2/28/20182 hours, 9 minutes, 14 seconds
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Would You Rather

Dustin has his own audit for us. Assante thinks he'll be JUST fine in there. Fran won't answer that question. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week: http://sweetpotatosoul.com Have a dope day!
2/21/20182 hours, 25 minutes, 7 seconds
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Maybe It's You

Dustin has never been mean to anyone (lol). Assante prides himself on melting even the coldest of hearts. Fran has an audit for you. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week: https://www.notokapp.com Have a dope day!
2/14/20182 hours, 15 minutes, 59 seconds
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Working With Your Friends

Dustin admits communication can be the most challenging part. Assante sees how issues within the friendship can trickle over. Fran says it should be based on merit, in the first place. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Have a dope day!
2/7/20181 hour, 56 minutes, 36 seconds