Average rating:

out of 457 ratings.

Dustin saved my feet

by ldyjag on Apr 19, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Dustin's tip about the vaseline and socks at night saved me this winter. Took it up a notch and used shea butter. ❤️❤️❤️


by colea4 on Apr 18, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

And more yes

The Pulse

by DBell14 on Apr 18, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

You guys have had me riding down memory lane for the past few episodes!!! Love the podcast!! Keep doing what ya do!!

My besties in my head

by Sdalberiste on Apr 18, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast just gives me life! Love it


by NDGlo on Apr 13, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

No musty brains over here!

Love these guys!

by Kage Damp on Apr 11, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

This is literally church for me every week!!

Great cast balance and dynamic!

by Nimminy-Pimminy on Apr 02, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

I'm an avid fan of The Read, so it was there where I heard about The Friend Zone. Dustin, Fran and Assante provide diverse perspectives for every discussion and the topics are mostly new each week, so you end up getting a lot from each episode.👍🏾👍🏾

One of my favorites

by Ashley_ChopstiX on Mar 31, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Love it

Dynamic trio

by Kinskin on Mar 29, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Their friendship radiates through each episode! They bring different elements to table and for this I am thankful.

I love everything about this podcast & you will too!

by Tay-Michel on Mar 24, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

I'm grateful to have this to listen to weekly! Thank you!

Always learning

by KaylaJay29 on Mar 22, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

I have listened from day one, episode one. I have learned so much from everyone. Different perspectives and life experiences add so much to the show. I love the mix of serious, deep discussion and light hearted silliness. I feel like I am a better person to my friends and community with a little petty sprinkled in.

Y'all better stop!!!

by Trisha P. on Mar 16, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Taking me back like a mug!!! I hate y'all so much!! Lmboooo!!! 😜😂 #12CDs4aPenny

Love it!

by Mi Stanni on Mar 15, 2017
Rating: ★★★★☆

I love the chemistry of the three individuals who mesh well as a group. The friend zone is a weekly must to talk mental health, wellness and hygiene. I was surprised at how easy they make it to discover things about yourself without shaming. Great job!

The Cool Kids Table

by J-Smoove423 on Mar 13, 2017
Rating: ★★★★☆

You guys are amazing. I love how warm and welcoming you all are. I find myself genuinely laughing out loud at my desk every week!!! "Teenage dream" is my favorite, and it brought me back to growing up in Atlanta too!

One of the best out there!

by ILuhTheRead on Mar 07, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

I absolutely love the show content! You get a little bit of everything whether you want a release, a laugh, a chance to dig deep and reflect, or even get real.

Cause when you love someone...

by Bran SoSavage on Mar 04, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

The shows lately have been 🔥 Dustin is the best guy friend I've never had, Assante is me & Fran is spiritual guide

No one wants MUSTY brain!!!

by NoelRose😍 on Feb 26, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Very mentally enlightening!!😊


by Big Pimpin Angel on Feb 22, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

This is a great podcast.

Lost its steam

by Jadallape on Feb 22, 2017
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Fran seems over it; it has turned more into a reality show/pop culture podcast.

Wait on it every week

by Diva787 on Feb 16, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Laughter, learning, self-introspection and stress relief


by Jay Gua on Feb 08, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast gives you a little bit of everything. The energy of the trio is so dynamic. I've listen to them since inception and to see the growth of the show and to experience the richness of their content is so refreshing. Thanks guys!

Not feeling it

by JiLLLtastic on Jan 16, 2017
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I feel like this is a mashup of 2 different podcasts...that shouldn't have been mashed up.I really want to hear Fran discuss health/wellness/etc, but I have to sit through Dustin and Assante's foolishness to get there 😩 I also hate the freestyle segment at the beginning of each show (unpopular opinion??).

Brain deodorizer!!!

by KenyJor on Jan 12, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

This show is definitely a breath of fresh air! It's teaching me to open my mind and look at things from different perspectives.

Fran has got to go

by CelinaMachine on Jan 11, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

I think this podcast would be much more cohesive without fran there. Hear me out, I think she should have her own podcast in which she speaks on the palo santo, crystal, mung bean slinging things she likes. I enjoy those same things myself so i wouldn't mind an entire podcast on it. HOWEVER, I think Dustin and Assante should have their own because they both seem very alike and compliment each others humor, whereas, currently they constantly have to be like " I see the way Fran is looking at us" everytime they do something funny that might not be appropriate for her. It makes her look stuck up, and a party pooper. Which I don't like! Cause it kills the mood!!!!111!!!!!!!!111!! So while I get that you guys are trying to do something different for the culture, it's a bit like eggs and ketchup. Kinda messed up. Nonetheless, I still love all of you and I do dig the podcast and each segment on it's own. It's just really riding on the humor of Dustin and Assante honestly. They keep the whole thing moving and slightly just enough funny to keep me from being completely bored. I feel like they have to hold back around Fran, A LOT. So hopefully you guys take this constructive criticism. Love you anyways. Love seeing you all grow.


by Divanata on Jan 05, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

This is one of my favorite podcasts. I think Dustin, Asante and Fran work so well together to bring the "ratchetness" but to also get listeners to think about deeper topics. I love Fran's wellness tips and look forward to them every episode. Keep up the great work guys! And Assante kuddos to you on your new beginning! You guys are the bomb.com 😬

Leap of Faith

by styles4u on Jan 04, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

What a great and inspiring episode! I need to go get my whole life! Thank you guys!

Makes you laugh while tackling real issues

by ChynaDoll21da on Jan 01, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast makes sure I make it through my Wednesday's. Fran, Assante and Dustin make you laugh and also give advice about mental wellness and wellbeing. Fran also gives you sometimes free tips to better your life. Assante breaks you off with fun icebreakers that could make great conversation starters for everyone who needs help in that area. Dustin gives you loads of "petty notes" and laughs while all being able to keep it real on important subjects. If you want laughs, real life tips, conversation starters along with a better understanding of things that trouble all communities the friend zone podcast is the podcast for you. Enjoy listening. I wish you guys the best in 2017.


by Me walker79 on Dec 27, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

Love the first show and we got a shout out to the 810 Flint town keep up the good work guy much love this way

I tried...

by djmarzbars on Dec 26, 2016
Rating: ★★★☆☆

I jumped over to this podcast from The Read. I tried to get into it but sometimes the show turns into an on air therapy session. I appreciate Frans presents on the show but Dustin as Asante are too much in their own individual ways. As a black man, it's always good to see beautiful ,intelligent black people being successful and talented. So more power to them!

Nothing more to say but...

by 1cuteldybug on Dec 15, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★


My Favorite Podcast!

by julialynnt on Dec 04, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

The Friend Zone gives me life. I love it. I'm thankful for my weekly dose of Dustin, Fran, and Assante, three people who really bring me joy and help me to improve my life by giving me resources to grow. Listen to this podcast, you won't regret it!

Love it

by Lasheab on Dec 02, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

So dope and awesome. ❤️❤️

Amazing podcast!!

by Dear_Ivana on Nov 17, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

An unlikely trio, but it works so perfectly! Not what I expected at first but quickly became one of my favorite podcasts! I've learned so much that I wouldn't have otherwise considered. Great to see them all doing big things :)

Brunch Conversations

by Flyyyy Guyyyy on Nov 13, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

Living in a different city, I was struggling with meeting new friends and missing my college friends. The Friend Zone debuted at the perfect time and helped curb my loneliness. Listening to Assante, Dustin and Fran candidly chat help calm me as if I were at brunch with friends on a midsummer day. In fact, as I've been branching out and meeting new people, many of the topics discussed on the show has served as conversation starters with new friends.

Getting my life all the way together!

by Chocl8VIchic on Nov 13, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

Dustin and Assante's intro's are hilarious! Love the calm vibe that Fran brings and the insight and different perspectives they all bring to the table. Loving the new recaps on rachett TV and music suggestions. They keep me informed & relevant.

Pretty solid podcast

by Lnbrewe1 on Nov 09, 2016
Rating: ★★★☆☆

I like the podcast. I enjoy everyone's different perspectives on different issues. However, the singing at the beginning of each episode is redundant and no longer seems organic. It's becoming annoying. I was hesitant about commenting, because I think that sometimes Dustin/Assante can be harsh toward those who offer any form on criticism. Love you all.

Friends in my head

by Ososandi on Nov 02, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

Me and you must never part ma-ke-da-da....lol Nothing but death shall keep me from my peoples! Love Fran, Dustin and Assante! They are fun, funny, relevant and relatable.

Who Wants A Musty Brain!?

by Csavon on Nov 02, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

Such a wonderful and refreshing podcast. I'm always learning something new and using it in my daily life. I tune in weekly. Can't get enough!

Definitely Beneficial

by OKLechelle on Nov 01, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

I love this podcast. It started out very deep when I was in a very deep exploratory part of my life. I was low key trying to get everyone to delve lol. I put it down for a while because I didn't know how to categorize or classify the podcast, and sometimes that gets me stuck. Even when it's been said, I had to get that this was TFZ for real. Like, it's just gonna be about whatever is going on and wants to be shared. It's like a release therapy. Anywho, I've picked it back up and I'm so glad.


by Cecerob718 on Oct 27, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

Always puts a smile on my face and a laugh in my heart!!!!


by Pingmaaaaaaa on Oct 26, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

This crew is the best. I love listening to The Friend Zone each week. I'm able to relate to every segment. My favorite is the wellness segment!


by Cjbrazel on Oct 26, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

I love y'all. Y'all make my week, every week...Be blessed tho! 😎

Love it

by Ferrando D on Oct 26, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

Been listening to the podcast since the beginning and it has truly grown into its own unique show. From the freestyle rap introductions, wellness segments, and tv recap, the podcast is a great listen and brightens up my day at work.

Hey Friends!

by Nnaniiiiii on Oct 26, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

I love this podcast. These three are my best friends in my head. I love the topics and each week I learn something new about myself. I love you guys. Please keep up the great work. It's nice to know I'm not alone on certain opinions and topics.

Yes, yes & yes!

by Mahhryeahh on Oct 21, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

The only reason I listen to podcasts now is because of this one! Fran has been my go to since 2011. Assante & Dustin have just been the twist to wellness I didn't know I needed. Live Speakers Network has really changed the online Podcast game as well as radio. I literally don't listen to the radio anymore lol!! (:


by Tinktweet39 on Oct 18, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

I don’t normally listen to podcast. If I do it has to really be worth my time, and this one is WORTH my time. They are always making me laugh, or dropping insightful gems that makes me look at life through a different lens. I love them so much that I went to go see the live show in Chicago, and it was amazing of course :)


by memyselfni000 on Oct 13, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

Favorite podcast :)


by Ladii Lee Lee on Oct 01, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

I love the 3 of them together.

My mental relief

by M0rsec0de on Sep 29, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is a mental relief for me. It's funny, enlightening, and the co-hosts are so relatable. I love the cast and I love the topics. This is my favorite podcast.

Ehh ..

by La Bella Nella on Sep 28, 2016
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

I used to LOVE friend zone! Now .. Not so much. They spend too much time focused on last week that it takes away from everything else. I miss the old theme song. I do like Dustin's section on reality television though.