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December 11, 2019
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!
December 4, 2019
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!
November 27, 2019
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!
November 20, 2019
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!
November 13, 2019
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!
November 6, 2019
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!
October 31, 2019
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!
October 23, 2019
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!
October 16, 2019
On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we examine the psychology of kink and fetishes. Are they trauma-based? A pathology? Childhood imprints? Or just...fun? Mandii B of Whoreible Decisions 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!
October 9, 2019
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!
October 2, 2019
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!
September 25, 2019
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!
September 18, 2019
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!
September 11, 2019
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!
September 4, 2019
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!
August 29, 2019
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!
August 21, 2019
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!
August 14, 2019
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!
August 7, 2019
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!
July 31, 2019
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!
July 24, 2019
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!
July 17, 2019
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!
July 10, 2019
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!
July 3, 2019
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!
June 28, 2019
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!
June 19, 2019
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!
June 14, 2019
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!
June 5, 2019
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!
May 29, 2019
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!
May 22, 2019
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!
May 15, 2019
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!
May 8, 2019
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!
May 1, 2019
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!
April 24, 2019
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!
April 17, 2019
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!
April 10, 2019
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!
April 3, 2019
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!
March 27, 2019
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!
March 22, 2019
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!
March 13, 2019
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!
March 6, 2019
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!
February 27, 2019
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!
February 20, 2019
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!
February 13, 2019
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!
February 6, 2019
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!
January 30, 2019
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!
January 23, 2019
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!
January 16, 2019
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
December 19, 2018
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!
December 12, 2018
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.
December 5, 2018
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!
November 28, 2018
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!
November 22, 2018
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!
November 21, 2018
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
November 14, 2018
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!
November 7, 2018
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
October 31, 2018
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
October 24, 2018
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
October 17, 2018
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!
October 10, 2018
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
October 3, 2018
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
September 26, 2018
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!
September 19, 2018
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...
September 12, 2018
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
September 5, 2018
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
August 29, 2018
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 - AskFranAndJorel@gmail.com Black Business of the Week - https://www.instagram.com/tressesby_cristinadanielle
August 22, 2018
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
August 15, 2018
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
August 8, 2018
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
August 1, 2018
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
July 25, 2018
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!
July 18, 2018
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
July 11, 2018
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
July 4, 2018
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
June 27, 2018
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!
June 20, 2018
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!
June 13, 2018
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
June 6, 2018
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!
May 30, 2018
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!
May 23, 2018
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!
May 16, 2018
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!
May 2, 2018
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!
April 25, 2018
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!
April 18, 2018
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!
April 11, 2018
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
April 4, 2018
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!
March 28, 2018
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!
March 21, 2018
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!
March 14, 2018
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!
March 7, 2018
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!
February 28, 2018
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!
February 21, 2018
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!
February 14, 2018
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!
February 7, 2018
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!
January 31, 2018
Dustin is not understanding how this is legal. Assante says this is exactly why he stays off the internet. Fran just wants folks to be aware it's happening. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: 30-day Yoga Challenge https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene Liforme Yoga Mats https://liforme.com Black Business of the Week: Linen Dolls http://www.harperiman.bigcartel.com Have a dope day!
January 24, 2018
Dustin thinks Zendaya should play her. Assante is gonna go with Luke James as a replacement. Fran brings a new health assessment to the table. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: Chart https://www.mamanatural.com/great-poop-looks-like Sign up for Fran's online class taking place this Sunday, Jan 28th at 1pm (EST): https://www.maryamhasnaa.com/store/p44/Awakening_Abundance_2.0.html Black writer + director KarynRose's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/christmasinjuly1982 Black Business of the Week: Cafe Con Libros - https://www.cafeconlibrosbk.com Have a dope day!
January 17, 2018
Dustin says that's a hard no. Assante is intrigued by that level of expansion. Fran wants you to do it for your health, if for no other reason. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week - https://soundcloud.com/hemanwomanhatersclub
January 10, 2018
Dustin couldn't do the tight ass pants. Assante finally gave the girl a chance. Fran is untethering, more and more. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment - http://www.buddy-project.org Black Business of the Week - http://blackboyscamp.com Have a dope day!
January 3, 2018
Dustin doesn't want to see the doily in your hair. Assante brings out the wrap it up box on sad rap. Fran thinks it's time to retire the leotard...unless you're Beyonce. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: Red Palm Oil + Cocoa Butter http://www.sallybeauty.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-SA-Site/default/Search-Show?prefn1=subBrand&prefv1=RDPLM&brandLandingPage=true Black Business of the Week: 6 Native American Owned Brands To Support https://lonedeodorant.com/blogs/news/6-native-american-owned-brands-you-can-support-this-holiday-season-by-giving-these-one-of-a-kind-gifts Have a dope day!
December 20, 2017
Dustin has 3 major goals set in place for next year. Assante focused on asserting himself this year. Fran shares a challenge she's currently processing and ready to leave behind. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business(es) of the Week - https://appolition.us + http://thegoldenrx.com Happy Holidays and have a dope rest of the year!
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