This is a great podcast.
Fran seems over it; it has turned more into a reality show/pop culture podcast.
Laughter, learning, self-introspection and stress relief
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!
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 ð© I also hate the freestyle segment at the beginning of each show (unpopular opinion??).
This show is definitely a breath of fresh air! It's teaching me to open my mind and look at things from different perspectives.
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.
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 ð¬
What a great and inspiring episode! I need to go get my whole life! Thank you guys!
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.
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 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!
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!
So dope and awesome. â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Always puts a smile on my face and a laugh in my heart!!!!
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!
I love y'all. Y'all make my week, every week...Be blessed tho! ð
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.
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.
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!! (:
I donât 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 :)
Favorite podcast :)
I love the 3 of them together.
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.
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.
Im only hear because Dustin has given me nothing but life on every podcast he's been a guest on. BUT im 3 episodes in to this and I've honestly not stayed awake through a whole episode ð
I absolutely love this podcast! The wellness segments are always useful, the advice that's given is always great, and you can tell that everybody involved in the show are really friends. The only downside to this show is the fact that it only airs once a week. I really wish they had a daily show. They usually have me cracking up while I'm at work. Usually so much that people are looking at me strange trying to figure out what's so funny.
I love the friend zone. Salute to y'all. Mental health is key and you all are great with advice. Bless y'all. Good luck
Thank you for providing another black owned business, Kaylux Cosmetics.
I love it!!
Love The Friends Zone. It's the perfect cocktail of petty, enlightenment and humor.
This particular episode really stuck a nerve with me. So much so that I was pretty emotional when it was all done. I never thought about the way my life was as being a sum of the masks I wear every day. It was such a deep topic today, thank you all for this. I realised that there's more work that I need to do to get to where I need to be emotionally.
I LOVE this podcast! I'm thoroughly entertained and takeaway tools to help me navigate on this journey I call life. I look forward each week to a new episode and often replay my favorite episodes. Fran, Dustin & AssantÃ© have great chemistry and cover important topics.
Why does Fran sound like she talks with a mouth full of sh**t? Otherwise- if she went away- podcast has potential.
I love you guys. The show is amazing. I enjoy listening weekly. Thank you for all you guys do.
I can't even begin to describe how much I love this podcast! By far my favorite. Sooo funny! They're just perfect together! Love them!!
I'm a new listener to podcasts in general and found this program from listening to The Read. I love that it was completely different from the usual hot topic banter and really made me think a little deeper without being so serious and stale. Because who in the hell, wants a musty brain!
Recently found the podcast and listened to Ep 49 which shared tips on founding your life path... i.e the Vibe Board (versus a vision board which assumes you have a solid vision/mission). I recently discovered a similar method on pinterest, so I enjoyed hearing this advice being reaffirmed. Thanks Fran. And loved the laughs and conversations before and after as well.
I can't go a week with the witty humor of Dustin, Fran and Assante! This show is entertaining and insightful. Check it out
Best show next to The Read! I love them!!! You had me at the first episode. I love the format and the chemistry. Dustin, let Fran finish a sentence before you start with your jokes.
Can't wait for Wednesday's each week! I love the focus on mental health and self-care. Especially from the black experience, because I feel it's not talked about a lot. I needed this. â¤ï¸
I love them.