The Friend Zone

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Listen along every Wednesday as Dustin Ross, HeyFranHey & Assante explore mental health, mental wealth and mental hygiene, because who in the hell wants a musty brain? Send inquiries and questions to: TheFriendZone@loudspeakersnetwork.com #TheFriendZone

Episode Date
Safety First
01:49:17
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!
Nov 06, 2019
The Harrowing Story of Jan Broberg Felt
02:12:09
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!
Oct 31, 2019
The Friend Zone Live at Spotify HQ - Featuring Dr. Joy of Therapy for Black Girls
00:55:33
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!
Oct 23, 2019
The Science of Kink - Featuring Mandii B & Macana Man
01:50:27
On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we examine the psychology of kinks and fetishes. Are they trauma-based? A pathology? Childhood imprints? Or just...fun? Mandii B of @WhoreibleDecisions pod + Adult Film Star Macana Man join us to expand our perspectives. The Friend Zone Live is back on the road! Dallas - October 26th San Fran - December 7th Atlanta - December 14th Tickets: https://www.TheFriendZoneLive.com Hope to see you there! Black Business of the Week: Pre-tied and Satin-lined turbans/headwraps. https://yougonatural.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Away - Away knows that everyone has a different travel style. That’s why they make their Carry-On in an array of colors, two sizes, and two materials: a strong yet flexible polycarbonate and an anodized aluminum. Not to mention, suitcases are designed to last a lifetime. But if any part of your suitcase breaks, Away's stand-out customer service team will arrange to have it fixed or replaced ASAP. And, thanks to their 100-day trial on everything Away makes: Take it out on the road and live with it, you can travel with it, get lost with it. Then, if you decide it’s not for you, you can return any non-personalized item for a full refund—no ifs, ands, or asterisks. For $20 off a suitcase, visit https://www.awaytravel.com/friendzone20 and use promo code FRIENDZONE20 during checkout. Talkspace - We all need someone to talk to — a person who can support us through rough patches or even the everyday ups and downs of life. That’s where Talkspace comes in. Talkspace is therapy for how we live today – mobile, affordable, and available when you need it. Simply provide your preferences for therapy, and Talkspace will match with one of their 5,000+ therapists the very same day. Then, you can send your therapist unlimited text, audio, picture, or video messages from anywhere, at any time. And, one month of therapy on the Talkspace platform costs about the same amount as a single faceto-face session. No matter what you’re going through, you’re not alone. Join more than 1 million who feel happier with Talkspace. To match with your perfect therapist for a fraction of the price of traditional therapy, go to https://www.Talkspace.com and use code ZONE to get $65 off your first month. Stitch Fix - Describe your style in one word: Simple? Sophisticated? Adventurous? However you dress, the stylists at Stitch Fix can help you find your new favorite piece. Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that delivers your favorite clothing, shoes, and accessories, directly to you. First you complete a style profile, then an expert personal stylist will send you a handpicked box of items based on your preferences. Shipping, exchanges, and returns are always free. Plus, the $20 styling fee is automatically applied towards anything you keep from your box. Get started today at https://www.stitchfix.com/FRIENDZONE and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/FriendZonePod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
Oct 16, 2019
Did She Add Brown Gel
02:09:58
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!
Oct 09, 2019
Where Is Natalia Grace?
01:58:23
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!
Oct 02, 2019
Personal Policies
01:32:24
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!
Sep 25, 2019
The Cord
01:45:30
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!
Sep 18, 2019
The Eve Eve
01:43:09
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!
Sep 11, 2019
Arrested Development
01:42:52
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!
Sep 04, 2019
The Thrill Is Gone
01:46:35
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!
Aug 29, 2019
Negativity Bias
02:03:18
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!
Aug 21, 2019
4 Year Anniversary Live Show in NYC
01:33:48
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!
Aug 14, 2019
Cucumbers and Ice Cream
02:06:42
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!
Aug 07, 2019
Keeping It 200
01:47:53
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!
Jul 31, 2019
Just Don't Touch It - Featuring Shameless Maya
01:52:53
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!
Jul 24, 2019
I'm Not Walking to Brooklyn
02:09:56
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!
Jul 17, 2019
Deepfake Software
02:20:40
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!
Jul 10, 2019
World Pride Weekend
02:20:00
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!
Jul 03, 2019
If You're Gonna Date Me
01:59:32
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!
Jun 28, 2019
The Game of Desire - Featuring Shan Boody
02:04:52
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!
Jun 19, 2019
Glorification of Busy
01:59:50
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!
Jun 14, 2019
Cheat Codes - Featuring Maryam Hasnaa
02:46:54
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!
Jun 05, 2019
The Attachment Theory
01:48:23
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 29, 2019
Love And Robots
02:06:30
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 22, 2019
Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Likes
02:06:58
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 15, 2019
Curry Conversation
01:57:42
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 08, 2019
Complete My Plate - Featuring Wendy & Jess of Food Heaven
02:20:07
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!
May 01, 2019
Castles In The Sky
02:01:47
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!
Apr 24, 2019
Aunt Becky's Meet And Greet
02:29:07
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!
Apr 17, 2019
The Industry Plant
02:06:05
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!
Apr 10, 2019
Don't Forget Your Medicine
02:13:07
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!
Apr 03, 2019
We Can't Be Friends
02:20:41
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!
Mar 27, 2019
Steal Like An Artist
02:49:01
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!
Mar 22, 2019
Intellectual Property
02:50:44
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!
Mar 13, 2019
Mo' Money Mo' Problems
02:24:34
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!
Mar 06, 2019
Fluorescent Blue Sky
02:16:43
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!
Feb 27, 2019
36 Questions That Lead To Love
02:29:23
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!
Feb 20, 2019
Get Out Of Her House
02:59:39
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!
Feb 13, 2019
Say Yes To The Dress
02:12:16
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!
Feb 06, 2019
Peggy Bundy
02:39:39
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!
Jan 30, 2019
Would You Tell Me
02:30:10
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!
Jan 23, 2019
Since We've Been Gone
02:47:34
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
Jan 16, 2019
The 2018 Wrap-Up
02:07:44
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!
Dec 19, 2018
The Soundtrack To Your Life
01:28:36
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.
Dec 12, 2018
What A Difference A Year Makes
02:03:57
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!
Dec 05, 2018
Keep That Same Energy - Featuring Maryam Hasnaa
02:34:51
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!
Nov 28, 2018
Bonus Episode: The Friend Zone Live at the Florida Blue Florida Classic
00:25:45
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!
Nov 22, 2018
Petty Peeves
02:13:28
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
Nov 21, 2018
The Simple Things
02:22:56
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!
Nov 14, 2018
I Wrote A Song About You
02:22:48
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
Nov 07, 2018
Spooky Szn
02:06:29
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
Oct 31, 2018
Lady Luck
02:33:55
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
Oct 24, 2018
The Foreign Exchange
02:04:33
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!
Oct 17, 2018
Apology Language
02:24:35
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
Oct 10, 2018
Lovers Rock - Featuring Estelle
02:06:07
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
Oct 03, 2018
Social Cues
02:10:23
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!
Sep 26, 2018
Whipped Cream And Sour Patch Kids - Featuring Ari Lennox
02:02:06
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...
Sep 19, 2018
The Fight
02:15:06
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
Sep 12, 2018
Random Acts of Podcasting - Featuring Jade & XD
01:57:46
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
Sep 05, 2018
Fix My Life
02:08:00
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
Aug 29, 2018
3-Year Anniversary Live Show in NYC
01:33:11
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
Aug 22, 2018
Hey Auntie
02:25:06
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
Aug 15, 2018
Caption This
02:45:30
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
Aug 08, 2018
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
02:25:53
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
Aug 01, 2018
Breakfast For Dinner
02:24:14
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!
Jul 25, 2018
Kids Be Tripping
02:35:03
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
Jul 18, 2018
How Was Your Weekend?
02:23:12
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
Jul 11, 2018
Shoutout To New York
02:45:00
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
Jul 04, 2018
Take A Second - Featuring Gettin' Grown
01:45:07
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!
Jun 27, 2018
Unpopular Opinion
02:43:51
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!
Jun 20, 2018
Two Days Later
02:17:25
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
Jun 13, 2018
Yelp Review Them
02:11:41
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!
Jun 06, 2018
Of Mouse And Men - Featuring Mouse Jones
02:16:27
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 30, 2018
Schoolin' Life
02:04:40
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 23, 2018
Don't Read The Comments
02:29:04
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 16, 2018
Off The Cuff
02:17:08
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!
May 02, 2018
The Other Side Of Therapy - Featuring Jor-El Caraballo
02:07:34
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!
Apr 25, 2018
A Seat On The Bus
02:14:25
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!
Apr 18, 2018
Wild Wild Country
02:32:30
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
Apr 11, 2018
The Nudge Theory
02:13:29
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!
Apr 04, 2018
Make Money Moves - Featuring The Budgetnista
01:56:41
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!
Mar 28, 2018
If I Were A Rapper
01:54:03
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!
Mar 21, 2018
Social Compliance
02:24:39
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!
Mar 14, 2018
The Missing Pillars
02:21:58
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!
Mar 07, 2018
What Happens To A Dream Achieved - Featuring Louis York
02:09:15
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!
Feb 28, 2018
Would You Rather
02:25:08
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!
Feb 21, 2018
Maybe It's You
02:16:00
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!
Feb 14, 2018
Working With Your Friends
01:56:36
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!
Feb 07, 2018
Emotional Contagion
02:10:56
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!
Jan 31, 2018
But Black
02:04:09
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!
Jan 24, 2018
The Science Of Forgiveness
02:24:32
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
Jan 17, 2018
Changing Faces
02:11:47
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!
Jan 10, 2018
Ditch And Replace
02:09:35
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!
Jan 03, 2018
The 2017 Wrap-Up
02:11:52
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!
Dec 20, 2017
From Rags To Bitcoin Featuring CloutCrypt06
01:55:56
Dustin wants to spearhead a crypto craps movement. Assante just wants the Uzi Vert Coin. Fran thinks this is the future...but says don't sell your house for it. Welcome to The Friend Zone. PSAs: Net Neutrality - https://www.savetheinternet.com/sti-home and https://resist.bot Affordable Care Act -(Dec 15th is the last day to sign up for Affordable Health Insurance Packages)https://www.healthcare.gov Have a dope day!
Dec 13, 2017
Weird Science
02:03:12
Dustin says take the pill and chill. Assante doesn't trust himself with it. Fran would rather keep it all. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: Eucalyptus Oil - https://www.auracacia.com/aura-cacia-eucalyptus-globulus-essential-oil-4-fl-oz Black Business of the Week: Yogiando - Affordable + Bilingual Yoga classes in Washington Heights https://yogiandonyc.wordpress.com Have a dope day!
Dec 06, 2017
The Frammy Awards
01:41:03
Dustin has his own artist in mind. Assante just wants his friends to win all of the awards. Fran gives props to the lesser known. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment - Avocado Oil: https://www.nowfoods.com/beauty-health/avocado-oil Black Business of the Week - Official Black Wall Street (app) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.obws Have a dope day!
Nov 29, 2017
Role Model Blues
01:55:12
Dustin considers the effects of his work. Assante just wants to create in peace. Fran doesn't like the pressure and judgment it creates. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: https://www.talkspace.com/blog Black Business of the Week: The Sable Collective - https://squareup.com/store/sable-22 Have a dope day!
Nov 22, 2017
Secure The Bag
02:12:45
Dustin says secure the bag. Assante waits on his friends to make referrals. Fran wants to avoid the Ray Krocs of the world. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Have a dope day!
Nov 15, 2017
Tag, You're It
02:32:46
Dustin, a combination lock and a school bus. Assante and his secret crushes. Fran and her 2 years in Kindergarten. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week: Black Owned and Operated Nail Salon http://bedofnailsnyc.com Have a dope day!
Nov 08, 2017
Love And Office Hours
01:52:08
Dustin won't let you see him sweat. Assante won't give you his blessing. Fran won't compromise. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: Lone All-Natural Lavender Deodorant https://lonedeodorant.com Black Business of the Week: Harlem Haberdashery https://www.harlemhaberdashery.com Have a dope day!
Nov 01, 2017
And The Most Embarrassing Award Goes To
02:08:36
Dustin stops his story halfway through. Assante forgets his lines. Fran gets ice cubes thrown at her face. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: Natural Skin Care by Mad Hippie https://www.madhippie.com Black Business of the Week: Black Owned Tea Company https://www.ivystea.com Have a dope day!
Oct 25, 2017
Corruption Of Power
01:59:59
Dustin wants people to be more forgiving of their decisions. Assante remembers buckling under the pressure. Fran doesn't it want it to deter people from pursuing their goals. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week - Harlem Brewing Company http://www.harlembrewing.com Have a dope day!
Oct 18, 2017
Glowed Up
01:29:08
Dustin defines it as an outward refinement. Assante says it's about how much he has been able to let go. Fran thinks you need to believe it to (truly) see it. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week - Christina C Jones: Relationship Goals https://www.amazon.com/Relationship-Goals-Christina-C-Jones-ebook/dp/B075MZ6X71 Have a dope day!
Oct 11, 2017
Fake News
02:01:14
Dustin admits he doesn't research the claims if he doesn't like the person. Assante says getting the jokes off is more important. Fran just wants people to wait for the facts. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment - Breath Ratio Chart: 4 - 1 - 8 - 4 (Relaxing) 6 - 2 - 6 - 2 (Balancing) Black Business of the Week - Catrise L. Austin, D.D.S. (Black Dentist) https://www.vipsmiles.com Have a dope day!
Oct 04, 2017
One Gotta Go
01:53:48
Dustin is still tired of Charity Greenleaf. Assante breaks the chicken spots down. Fran says mmmmm, delicioso. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: High Vibrational Sprays - https://www.etsy.com/shop/ResonanceApothecary?ref=search_shop_redirect Black Business of the Week: Phive Tier Media - https://www.phivetiermedia.com Have a dope day!
Sep 27, 2017
Be Here Now
02:38:46
Dustin won't make it his problem. Assante quit and is happier. Fran shows us how to timeline jump. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment - Rose Perfecting Mist https://lonedeodorant.com Black Business of the Week - http://www.twincarepharmacy.com Have a dope day!
Sep 20, 2017
Let Go Of The Story
01:41:10
Dustin doesn't even like to bring old things up. Assante sees how it can be used as a manipulation tactic. Fran asks "Who are you without it all?" Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week: Black owned shop with Konjac Sponges: http://honeyandpetals.com Have a dope day!
Sep 13, 2017
Recovering Undercover Perfectionist
01:58:17
Dustin lets humor snap him out of imposter syndrome. Assante is trying to figure out the art of quality work with low funds. Fran is on to herself and breaking through. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: https://saluxshop.com + Konjac Sponge Black Business of the Week: Party supplies celebrating children of color - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/craftmyoccasion/party-supplies-celebrating-children-of-color Have a dope day, y'all!
Sep 06, 2017
For The '99 And The 2000
02:11:52
Dustin says hey there, Delilah. Assante is still waiting on that J.C. Chasez album. Fran misses the good ol' days of Reggaeton. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: Reliable org to donate to for #HurricaneHarvey - https://www.bakerripley.org Black Business of the Week: https://www.pawsandthecitynyc.com Have a dope day, y'all!
Aug 30, 2017
I Fly Above
02:05:29
Dustin is charged up. Assante shares travel hacks. Fran has an app that will keep invoices in check. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment - HeyFranHey x Aura Cacia x Madewell giveaway Black Business of the Week - The Brooklyn Wing House https://twitter.com/BKWingHouse Have a dope day!
Aug 23, 2017
A Midwife, A Dream & A Wash Rag - Featuring JadeOfAllJades
02:01:59
Dustin is happy to highlight the dynamics of a healthy black family. Assante is curious how having a child changes your view of your parents. Fran wants to give people an inside look into the daily juggle. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week - Black catering + meal planning company https://www.jadeofalljades.com
Aug 16, 2017
'Cause Business And Polite Don't Mix
02:24:21
Dustin feels budgets + capabilities should be discussed with more transparency. Assante thinks folks need to focus on the experience over profit. Fran wants to be of service without compromising her personal boundaries. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week - Mental Health Planner https://www.etsy.com/listing/545683373/ultimate-self-care-planner?ref=shop_home_feat_1
Aug 09, 2017
100
01:56:14
Dustin won't tell you who but he'll tell you when. Assante is definitely open to it. Fran's Krispy Kreme light is back on. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week - Solomon's Shield App - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/solomons-shield/id1185686624?mt=8
Aug 02, 2017
The Art Of Minding Your Business
02:09:52
Dustin says leave Michelle alone, though. Assante is more concerned with those who mind his. Fran is figuring out the thin line between focus and apathy. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment - https://www.gogreenbottles.com Black Business of the Week - http://www.therapyforblackgirls.com
Jul 26, 2017
The Price Is Right
02:23:15
Dustin thinks they're very different situations. Assante understands their need for exposure. Fran thinks integrity should be a priority. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment - Losing Patience Webseries - https://vimeo.com/lpwebseries Black Business of the Week - http://www.rwenshaun.com/lockerroomtalk Bonus - http://www.ubongokids.com
Jul 19, 2017
Four Four Four
02:13:16
Dustin feels women lowkey wouldn't want that. Assante is slowly building his own roundtable. Fran just wants someone to step up and create healing spaces for Men. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week - http://www.besidaonline.com
Jul 12, 2017
A Weekend In NOLA
02:06:11
Dustin is ready for the No Limit tour. Assante made it through Solange sitting right behind him. Fran was saved by Warby Parker. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week - http://www.ecowrist.com
Jul 06, 2017
About Last Week
01:45:52
Dustin holds back on Jackie after this hot button issue. Assante describes the (mental) room he has created to help his decisions. Fran breaks down the science of change. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week - https://www.brwnstockimaging.com
Jun 28, 2017
Petty Prognosis
02:13:36
Dustin says his only flares up when prompted. Assante feels it's part of his DNA. Fran thinks it's time to move up the spectrum. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week - Eloplipcare.com
Jun 21, 2017
James St. Patrick
02:26:50
Dustin feels (sometimes) you're left with no choice. Assante prefers it. Fran wishes people would stop. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week - http://www.eveforlife.org
Jun 14, 2017
Pushing The Envelope
01:59:47
Dustin thinks the true art is landing them within the boundaries. Assante feels you can only push the envelope within your own community. Fran is over the forced apologies. Welcome to The Friend Zone Black Business of the Week - http://plantedorganics.com
Jun 07, 2017
The Big Binge Theory
02:14:09
Dustin suggests Netflix & Thrill. Assante definitely sees the correlation. Fran has a 30-day challenge to help us figure it out. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week - http://justlikemebox.com
May 31, 2017
Working At The Pyramid
01:49:54
Dustin feels he's accomplished a good portion of each rung. Assante is still figuring out that first level. Fran thinks her pyramid is upside down. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week - https://www.flexininmycomplexion.com
May 24, 2017
Habitual Line Stepper
01:46:54
Dustin says his are clearly defined. Assante admits he hasn't cultivated very many. Fran has a book that will help us figure most of it out. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week - http://www.okofarms.com
May 17, 2017
Let's Talk About It
02:13:18
Dustin resurrects on a petty note for this one. Assante just doesn't get why this is still happening. Fran says react how you see fit. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment - http://www.karmaorganicspa.com/Soybean-Oil-and-Lavender-Nail-Polish-Remover_p_9.html Black Business of the Week - https://shop.shamelessmaya.com
May 10, 2017
Energy Forecast
02:24:40
Dustin had a life altering week. Assante has been upgraded to First Class flights. Fran is just happy to come out from under these retrogrades. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week: http://blackgirlgonekbeauty.com
May 03, 2017
Summer Loves
02:01:52
Dustin remembers his first NY Summer. Assante is waiting on the live music in Harlem. Fran is ready for long walks and ice cream. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week - https://www.etsy.com/shop/sanctuarydecor
Apr 12, 2017
4 Page Letter
01:28:50
Dustin believes you can still be friends. Assante is putting the theory to the test. Fran thinks it may be a bit of a charade. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of the Week: Askmistah@gmail.com
Apr 05, 2017
The Ex Factor
01:55:08
Dustin doesn't want to play. Assante and Fran's rooms get a little mixed up. Fran should've left a little sooner. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of The Week - https://webuyblack.com/coraloral
Mar 29, 2017
I Changed My Mind
01:51:45
Dustin is still breaking out of his shell. Assante is down to give it another go. Fran is rethinking a few major things. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week: http://ojaexpress.com
Mar 22, 2017
The White Radio
01:52:04
Dustin sings every lyric down. Assante makes us recreate a TRL countdown. Fran keeps falling off the white. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment - https://www.calm.com Black Business Of The Week - https://www.instagram.com/blackpinmakerleague
Mar 16, 2017
Teenage Dream
01:59:34
Dustin was fresh. Assante's hair was pressed. Fran was Mecca'd down. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment - https://www.mindbodyonline.com Black Business Of The Week - http://www.unapologeticallysingle.com
Mar 08, 2017
From The Root
02:01:11
Dustin says he creates from both. Assante admits to pulling from one. Fran sees how she’s jumped from one to the other. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment - https://insighttimer.com Hey Fran Hey Wellness Retreat - http://supernaturalpopup.com
Mar 01, 2017
The Other Side Of The Moon - Featuring Netta
01:55:57
Dustin thinks it adds to his persona. Assante doesn't think about it at all. Fran is still figuring out how to make it all work. Welcome to The Friend Zone.
Feb 24, 2017
Black Memory Lane
02:10:34
Dustin pays homage to Maurice the barber. Assante remembers pressing his hair. Fran wonders if anyone else used the oven as a shelf. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment - http://www.sleepwithmepodcast.com Black Business Highlight - http://www.thelitbar.com
Feb 15, 2017
Dirty Projector
02:00:39
Dustin says the solution is simple...mind your own business. Assante wonders if it can be done positively. Fran just wants us all to wipe our screens down. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Highlight of the Week: http://blackpregnantandlovingit.com
Feb 08, 2017
At The Intersection
02:13:41
Dustin fights one at a time. Assante picks his battles wisely. Fran says it's all or nothing. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment - http://kuumbamade.com Black Business Highlight Of The Week - https://www.moovn.com
Feb 01, 2017
Me, Myself And I
01:43:17
Dustin says hell yes. Assante is doing it already. Fran thinks she needs some more time. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week - investinyourself365.com
Jan 25, 2017
My Favorite Things
02:03:12
Dustin is the type to reenact lines + scenes while you watch a movie. Assante just needs his bong + Jazmine Sullivan. Fran is now traveling with blankets + Palo Santo. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week - CasaObispo307.com
Jan 18, 2017
A Well-Oiled Machine
01:28:50
Dustin says just listen to Mary. Assante feels it's Ninja training. Fran says it's all relative. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment + Black Business Of The Week: http://www.crushglobaltravel.com
Jan 11, 2017
The Dopamine Loop
01:57:16
Dustin says the Braxton 5 will be his loop break. Assante is trying to smoke it away. Fran says taking more walks may help. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Bonus Wellness Segment - https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene Black Business Of The Week - http://www.blackentrepreneur.com
Jan 04, 2017
Leap Of Faith - Featuring The Read
01:23:21
Dustin will take the leap when he feels it’s time. Assante couldn’t take it anymore. Fran could never go back. Welcome to The Friend Zone.
Dec 21, 2016
Don't Check Up On It
01:49:47
Dustin doesn’t think it’s his place to do so. Assante says that’s why he chills in the ratchet corner. Fran says her days of self-sacrifice are over. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment - https://lonedeodorant.com Black Business Of The Week - http://www.steelmclean.com
Dec 14, 2016
One Race Six Genders
01:36:51
Dustin is ready for 2050. Assante's little old lady is coming out. Fran will miss the diversity. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment - https://www.etsy.com/shop/ResonanceApothecary Black Business Of The Week - http://www.coloringpins.bigcartel.com
Dec 07, 2016
Who Do You Love
01:41:08
Dustin just doesn't want you patronizing him. Assante only cares about you being honest. Fran has things to deconstruct. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week: https://www.moovn.com
Nov 30, 2016
Pass The Peas
01:45:46
Dustin has been humbled. Assante has been fueled. Fran has been letting it all go. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week - Venus in Leo : https://www.etsy.com/shop/venusinleo https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/non-toxic-bodycare-for-folks-living-in-dc-shelters--2
Nov 23, 2016
Black Card Revoked - Featuring The Fan Bros
01:56:20
Dustin had to face it on the school bus. Assante dealt with it in his magnet program. Fran had to confront it as a YouTuber. Welcome to The Friend Zone. The Black Business Of The Week - http://theworldisyoursbook.com
Nov 16, 2016
Breaking The Code
02:04:00
Dustin believes this to be a thing. Assante is now realizing some of his own. Fran just wants us to figure out how to be exceptional. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of The Week - http://mylitbox.com Nessa Carey's lecture on Epigenetics - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DAcJSAM_BA
Nov 09, 2016
The Toxic Culture Of Positivity
01:49:45
Dustin thinks it’s the dumbest shit he’s ever heard. Assante feels it’s the only thing that has kept him going. Fran says she’s worked hard to be happy…and is unapologetically so. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Business Highlights Of The Week: Raw Apothecary - http://bit.ly/buyitraw Angela Yee's "Juices For Life" - https://www.instagram.com/juicesforlifebk Extras: Listen to #Insecuritea with Fran + Crissle - @insecuriteapod Check out Fran's Wellness Retreat in LA next month - bit.ly/WellnessPopUpLA
Nov 02, 2016
The Appropriation Sensation
01:38:08
Dustin thinks it depends on the intention. Assante says Beyonce is the only one who gets a pass. Fran sees how it’s disrespectful. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week - http://www.enboisbymaxim.com Listen to #Insecuritea with Fran + Crissle - https://soundcloud.com/insecuriteapod Check out Fran's Wellness Retreat in LA next month - http://bit.ly/WellnessPopUpLA
Oct 26, 2016
Nostalgia Ultra Problematic
01:39:01
Dustin thinks we need to chill out and laugh a little. Assante thinks a floodgate has been opened online. Fran sees the benefit of hyper-sensitivity. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week - http://shop.coranatural.com Listen to Fran + Crissle on #Insecuritea - https://soundcloud.com/insecuriteapod
Oct 19, 2016
Forgive? Or FORGET IT.
01:59:34
Dustin thinks there’s no coming back. Assante can’t seem to separate the art from the artist. Fran feels everyone should be given an opportunity for rehabilitation. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week - http://www.ejcounselingatl.com
Oct 12, 2016
New Levels New Devils - Featuring Shameless Maya
01:37:47
Dustin is taking baby steps. Assante is considering it more and more. Fran is all the way in. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Watch Shameless Maya's video response to this episode http://bit.ly/giveitupboo and check out her new website - http://shamelessmaya.com
Oct 05, 2016
Go Head And Use Me Up
01:12:42
Dustin doesn't think it's flattery whatsoever. Assante admits he uses people. Fran just wants the option of knowing. Black Business Article: Black owners struggle to sell to black shoppers - http://www.northjersey.com/news/business/small-business/black-owners-struggle-to-sell-to-black-shoppers-1.1645331?page=all
Sep 28, 2016
What About Your Friends
01:47:32
Dustin won't make you pick a side. Assante says we're on a ultra light beam. Fran says mind your business. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business of The Week - http://www.bodyscrubsbyrebeca.com
Sep 21, 2016
A Toast To Loyalty
01:40:09
Dustin lives by the code but says be smart. Assante says don't be afraid to be selfish. Fran thinks it's usually a disguise for mediocrity. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week - http://bit.ly/FoodHeavenCookBook
Sep 14, 2016
The Slash Generation
01:25:17
Dustin thinks you should stay low and build. Assante has been slashing all day. Fran believes in playing the long game. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week: Free NYC music program for kids - http://afrolatinjazz.org/apply-for-g-r-i-o-t-%E2%80%A8a-music-enrichment-program-for-youth
Sep 07, 2016
Nature vs Nurture
01:33:48
Dustin thinks it's our nature. Assante thinks it's all nurture. Fran thinks it's a little of both. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week - http://www.kayluxcosmetics.com Body Highlighter - http://bit.ly/BodyHighlighter
Aug 31, 2016
Sun Moon Stars - Featuring MysticxLipstick
01:31:39
Dustin won’t even watch Thriller but he’s open to this convo...a little. Assante wants to know what planet the money is on. Fran is a natural born builder. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Check MysticxLipstick out: https://twitter.com/MysticxLipstick + http://www.mysticlipstick.net
Aug 24, 2016
The Friend Zone 1st Anniversary Live Show - NYC
01:45:34
Dustin walked out to James Brown. Assante walked out to India Shawn. Fran walked out to Groove Theory. Welcome to The Friend Zone Live Show.
Aug 17, 2016
Theater Masks
01:56:36
Dustin craved it from both. Assante's craving turned into an invisibility cloak. Fran says it is what it is. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment/Black Business - http://www.shinetext.com
Aug 10, 2016
Imposter Syndrome - Featuring Chescaleigh
01:51:58
Dustin knows how to slate now, though. Assante wants to get better about asking for help. Fran is working through the nerves. Welcome to The Friend Zone.
Aug 03, 2016
50th Episode - A Year In Review
01:28:55
Dustin has no regrets. Assante is proud of his personal progress. Fran noted and fixed a blind spot. Welcome to The Friend Zone. HeyFranHey x Spotify Collaboration - #WarmVibesAndSummerNights http://bit.ly/HFHxSpotifyCollaboration
Jul 27, 2016
No Matter What People Say
01:26:51
Dustin has 3 petty notes. Assante thinks you can make it work. Fran has a way for you to tap in. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week - http://www.makemycake.com
Jul 20, 2016
Black Lives Matter
01:47:05
Dustin is done explaining. Assante doesn’t get what the confusion is in the first place? Fran has some important brands for you to support. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week: https://www.gofundme.com/SavePinkys
Jul 13, 2016
Getting Back To Happy
01:37:50
Dustin says HELL no. Assante wants no parts of this love triangle. Fran has a blanket that will help you sleep better. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week: http://places.singleplatform.com/denny-moes-superstar-barbershop/menu?ref=google
Jul 06, 2016
Long Distance
01:40:17
Dustin thinks it keeps it sexy. Assante is open to it. Fran has another audit for you and your partner. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week: http://rehearsalbud.com
Jun 29, 2016
I Gotta Have It
01:38:33
Dustin is gonna buy it anyway. Assante needs help getting rid of that one bag in the corner. Fran has a shopping trick for you. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week: https://www.gofundme.com/SavePinkys
Jun 22, 2016
We Gon Be Alright
01:22:34
Dustin doesn't want to hear his side. Assante is still processing. Fran shows us a reset button. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week: https://twitter.com/fit_fora_queen
Jun 15, 2016
What Are You?
01:46:40
Dustin doesn't think it was disrespectful. Assante is transcending rent this week. Fran has some coconut shells for you. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: http://astore.amazon.com/hefrhe-20/detail/B00CF3NBF6 Black Business Of The Week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET5QbMbhMHs Digital Indie-Streaming platform featuring original series and movies from LGBTQ Artists of Color: http://artkutec.com
Jun 08, 2016
I Gotta Be Me
01:33:04
Dustin is still mad about Tamar. Assante admits he switches 90% of the time. Fran wants to hook you up with a Farmer. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week: http://www.melaninmakeup.com Wellness Segment: http://www.localharvest.org/csa http://justfood.org/csa
Jun 01, 2016
Do it.
01:28:31
Dustin shares the major keys of being a great lover. Assante feels the stigmas are across the board. Fran has a Sex Audit for you. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1618364012/the-world-is-yours-childrens-book
May 25, 2016
Boys Don't Cry - Featuring Taxstone
01:42:22
Dustin gives tips on being a leader of the pack. Assante has advice for the single mothers. Fran has 3 questions. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1618364012/the-world-is-yours-childrens-book
May 18, 2016
Just To Get By
01:27:23
Dustin doesn't want that into-me-i-see. Assante is cool with it being a place-holder...for now. Fran has some numbers for you. Welcome To The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1618364012/the-world-is-yours-childrens-book
May 11, 2016
It Ain't For Everybody
01:17:35
Dustin says leave him out of it. Assante thinks it's stifling. Fran has a rubber band trick to help with our thoughts. Welcome To The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week: https://thewrap.life Hey Fran Hey x Tidal x Summer Playlist: bit.ly/TidalxSummer
May 04, 2016
The Album Came Out
01:29:10
Dustin thinks he said, "She's fine, too". Assante hears the "Yeah Yeah Yeahs". Fran wants you to shift your energy. Welcome To The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week: http://www.lolosseafoodshack.com
Apr 27, 2016
Cut It. But Love It.
01:51:33
Dustin says yes. Assante says maybe. Fran says no. Welcome To The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week: http://rejectedsociety.com
Apr 20, 2016
Was It Something I Said
01:34:05
Dustin doesn't want to hear it. Assante feels like he's walking on egg shells. Fran has a list of terms we should be aware of. Welcome To The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week: https://www.etsy.com/shop/threelittlebirdstees
Apr 13, 2016
#Flint
01:30:07
Dustin and Gangsta Boo in LA. Assante texting with Black & Sexy TV. Fran has a trick for making your day feel better. Welcome To The Friend Zone. Episode ft/ Jasmine Vickers - Jazkol1@yahoo.com Black Business Of The Week: http://www.krissdidit.com
Apr 06, 2016
My Damn Instagram
01:43:20
Dustin understands the kids. Assante still doesn't want to get married. But thanks. Fran has some Netflix and Chill for you this weekend. Welcome To The Friend Zone.
Mar 30, 2016
Dearly Beloved
01:35:44
Dustin wants black drapes and blood red roses. Assante wants a trap playlist. Fran has some calm on-the-go for you. Welcome To The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week: http://www.gxbonline.com
Mar 23, 2016
Color Blocking
01:33:28
Dustin wants to know your flavor. Assante is just happy as hell cause it's his birthday. Fran has some helpful tools for your self-discovery. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Black Business Of The Week: https://twitter.com/jadeofalljades
Mar 16, 2016
Color Me Bad
01:23:24
Dustin as Miles Davis? Assante thinks it should've been Uzo. Fran has a DIY wellness kit for your office. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Small Black Business Of The Week: http://www.tysconsciouskitchen.com
Mar 09, 2016
Respectability Politics
01:36:09
Dustin and Gangsta Boo don't want you to stand so close. Assante reminisces over ATL strip clubs. Fran has a delay button for your 0 to 100 moments. Welcome To The Friend Zone. Fran's vlog documenting her trip to Ghana & Togo: http://bit.ly/FairTradeAlaffiaJourney
Mar 02, 2016
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
01:27:09
Dustin thinks it's all about the delivery. Assante resurrects his petty. Fran wants you to drink flowers. Welcome To The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: http://www.localharvest.org/passionflower-tincture-C11452 Small Black Business Of The Week: http://ixorabb.com
Feb 24, 2016
Coloring Book And Chill
01:28:55
Dustin doesn't want to hear about your exes. Assante is a vault of secrets. Fran wants to know, "So do you pillow talk"? Welcome To The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: http://bit.ly/AmazonColoringBooks Small Black Business Of The Week: http://ownyourblackness.com
Feb 17, 2016
Call Out Culture
01:24:54
Dustin has the "Do Not Dos" for Valentine's Day. Assante wants to "Black & Sexy TV" and Chill. Fran wants you to put the ice cubes down. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: http://bit.ly/Free30DayYogaCamp Small Black Business Of The Week: http://www.blackandsexy.tv/
Feb 10, 2016
Missy In The Matrix
01:24:11
Dustin wants y'all to #CallMissyMan. Assante wants to know what your last meal would be? Fran is in the same tribe as Nelson Mandela & MLK. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: http://www.16personalities.com Small Black Business Of The Week: http://whitneyalix.com
Feb 03, 2016
We're Not Gonna Take It
01:26:41
Dustin is the Resident President of the ACCC. Assante doesn't like you touching the small of his back. Fran has a natural remedy for those corns. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Wellness Segment: Epsom Salt - http://bit.ly/EpsomSaltSoak Jamaican Black Castor Oil - http://bit.ly/JBCOMoisture Small Black Business Of The Week: http://broadwayblack.com
Jan 27, 2016
Cuffing Season's Greetings
01:14:05
Small Black Business Of The Week: http://www.thehoodwitch.com/
Jan 20, 2016
I Like It Like That
01:24:49
pH Strips - http://astore.amazon.com/hefrhe-20/detail/B00BWQ9DYK Small Black Business Of The Week: Kuwala Inc - http://kuwala.co/
Jan 13, 2016
Make It, Maintain It
01:20:25
Dreams, goals and aspirations are set...but are you ready for what you wished for? Small Black Business Of The Week: asimsupremeproducts.com
Jan 06, 2016
2015 I'ma Let You Finish, But 2016...
01:36:21
A few things, from us to you, before we step into the new year...
Dec 30, 2015
The Friend Zone & The Read Mash Up Part 1
01:03:40
It's the holidays, so it's only right that The Friend Zone and The Read get together. Here's Part I of their mash up. Listen to Part II here: https://soundcloud.com/theread/the-friend-zone-and-the-read-mash-up-part-2 Starring Fran, Assante, Dustin, Crissle and Kid Fury.
Dec 23, 2015
Don't You Go To Work?
01:26:00
Dustin will be presenting in a baritone. Assante and his Patti Pies. Fran's integrity is the true present. Welcome To The Friend Zone. "Get Rich Or Die Vlogging || The Sad Economics of Internet Fame" by Gaby Dunn http://fusion.net/story/244545/famous-and-broke-on-youtube-instagram-social-media/
Dec 16, 2015
There's A Song For That
01:29:02
Dustin has a song for your emotions. ALL of them. Assante shares a bit about his love life. Fran is shower sliding through her feelings this week. Welcome To The Friend Zone.
Dec 09, 2015
Non-Profit & Chill
01:15:17
Dustin is ready to visit the motherland. Assante got his stones. Fran wants you to embrace Fair Trade. Welcome to The Friend Zone
Dec 02, 2015
Yo Mama
01:25:38
Dustin loves NOLA Assante used to use Netscape Navigator Fran is thankful for her Mom. Welcome to The Friend Zone
Nov 25, 2015
Say It Like You Mean It
01:24:04
Dustin likes his Jordans. Assante said 'miss me with the ultimatums.' Fran wants to know what your Love Language is? Welcome To The Friend Zone.
Nov 18, 2015
Oh God...
01:21:54
Dustin tells the Hinky Dinky story. Assante's pants ain't gonna fit you. Fran's summer of Scientology. Welcome To The Friend Zone.
Nov 11, 2015
The Shut Down Mixtape
01:02:23
Dustin swept. Assante has a teachable moment. Fran wants you to declutter your soul. Welcome to The Friend Zone.
Nov 04, 2015
And I Am Telling You, I'M NOT GOING!
01:17:07
Dustin is not here for the question mark texts. Assante is Pro-Hood Rejuvenation. Fran is wondering how oblivious people really are. Welcome to The Friend Zone.
Oct 28, 2015
A$AP Shirley Caesar
01:16:07
Dustin needs to know where that Rush Card money is. Assante is the businessman with a business plan. Fran wants us to confront those bank statements. Welcome to The Friend Zone.
Oct 21, 2015
Don't Forget The Feet
01:18:33
Dustin is doing exercises in listening. Assante wants to be the best friend he can be. Fran knows that you matter to the Universe. Welcome to The Friend Zone
Oct 14, 2015
Fitness Regine Hunter
01:16:22
Dustin works out to feel good. Assante is unbothered by 'no fats, no fems.' Fran has some skincare tips to share with the class. Welcome to The Friend Zone.
Oct 07, 2015
The Choir And The Competition Are Out
01:15:13
Dustin does it for the kids. Assante has no idea how he met Fran. Fran is keeping her boo thing to herself. Welcome To The Friend Zone. This episode of The FriendZone is brought to you by Bevel Razors. They keep our boys smooth and can do the same for you or someone you know! Go to GetBevel. com today and use code FRIENDZONE to get 20% off your first month.
Sep 30, 2015
Tacos And Quickweave
01:17:27
Dustin is doper than he was before. Assante is STEEL here! Fran ain't here for the getcha-gotcha. Welcome to The Friend Zone. Be smooth like Dustin and fresh like Assante. Check out GetBevel.com today. Use code FRIENDZONE to get 20% off your first month.
Sep 23, 2015
Even Martha Went To Jail
01:15:57
Dustin is giving you what you want. Assante lets go of the Hollywood Divas Fran's apartment is still Love Jones. Welcome to The Friend Zone To get your Bevel, go to GetBevel.com and use offer code "FRIENDZONE"
Sep 16, 2015
Surrender
01:13:39
Dustin is feeling good. Assante just got back from Houston. Fran is journaling again. Welcome To The Friend Zone.
Sep 09, 2015
Take 5
01:17:33
Dustin is still your friend. Assante ain't nobody's library. Fran is challenging you to put the phone down. Welcome to The Friend Zone
Sep 02, 2015
Family Matters
01:15:10
Dustin loves his family. Assante is not making a list. Fran knows what she wants. Welcome To The Friend Zone.
Aug 26, 2015
It's Okay To Log Off
01:16:35
Dustin is a playboy. Assante is twitterless. Fran has no television. Welcome to The Friend Zone.
Aug 19, 2015