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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

Latest Episodes

Queen of the Northeast

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

96 min3 d ago
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Queen of the Northeast

Break The Ice

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

110 min1 w ago
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Break The Ice

5 Years of The Friend Zone

EOn this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we look back at 5 years of The Friend Zone Podcast - the business lessons, personal development and the many ways this show has impacted our lives. Black Business of the Week: Aziza Handcrafted Jewelry https://azizahandcrafted.com Wellness Segment: Bookclub thread https://twitter.com/HeyFranHey/status/1276325375790985219?s=20 Thank you to our Sponsors: Belif - Belif is a K-beauty skincare brand that uses herbal ingredients and Korean skincare science to create effective and hydrating products. Their best-selling moisturizer, Aqua bomb, is a lightweight gel-cream that provides a cooling burst of hydration to skin for a healthy glow. And it absorbs quickly without leaving a sticky residue. It’s always hydrating, always moisturizing, and always aqua. Belif Aqua bomb is available online and in-store at Sephora and Ulta Beauty. Hulu's Woke - Because “keeping it light” isn’t working. Hulu presents Woke, a new comedy series, Inspired by the lif...

104 min2 w ago
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5 Years of The Friend Zone

The Reference Episode

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

104 min3 w ago
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The Reference Episode

Sixty Seven Minutes

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

67 minAUG 26
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Sixty Seven Minutes

Oh My God

EOn this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assante Smith takeover. We discuss Cardi + Meg’s WAP and go down memory lane of the most sexually explicit and controversial songs of our time. Black Business of the Week - The Artist Kit https://www.studiothr333.com/shop/theartistkit Thank you to our Sponsors: Discover Card Cash Back - Sometimes, food is more than just food – it’s part of our community. So this year, Discover is giving $5 million to support Black-owned restaurants. To places like Back in the Day Bakery. Post Office Pies. And hundreds more! Learn how you can show your support at https://www.discover.com Ben & Jerry’s - Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com Talkspace - If you've been waiting months to figure out what your future is going to look like, you're not alone. Between the uncertainty, waiting for answers, and the everyday stressors of work, school, relationships and more - it's ...

89 minAUG 19
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Oh My God

Showing Feet in Racial Chat Rooms

EOn this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Dustin Ross takeover. We step into The Crime Zone with the case of a missing Andrew Gosden. Black Business of the Week: Studio Yezi Crowdfunding https://jumpstarter.co.za/projects/sola-the-animated-short Thank you to our Sponsors: Ben & Jerry’s - The Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Gurus have taken a big leap this time. Their new Non-dairy flavors are the perfect sweet treats for vegans, vegetarians and everyone in between! Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com Discover Card Cash Back - Sometimes, food is more than just food – it’s part of our community. So this year, Discover is giving $5 million to support Black-owned restaurants. To places like Back in the Day Bakery. Post Office Pies. And hundreds more! Learn how you can show your support at https://www.discover.com Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebo...

95 minAUG 12
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Showing Feet in Racial Chat Rooms

Meemaw Has No Say

EThis week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss Sobonfu Some’s, “The Spirit of Intimacy”. What role does spirit (if any), your life’s purpose and community of friends play in the partner’s you decide to be with? No worries if you haven’t read the book - everything will be explained. Black Business of the Week - Devine Plantery https://www.devineplantery.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Discover Card Cash Back - Sometimes, food is more than just food – it’s part of our community. So this year, Discover is giving $5 million to support Black-owned restaurants. To places like Back in the Day Bakery. Post Office Pies. And hundreds more! Learn how you can show your support at https://www.discover.com Guru - This episode of The Friend Zone is brought to you by the new crime mini-series from Wondery called “GURU: The Dark Side of Enlightenment." Be sure to subscribe on Apple podcasts. Ben & Jerry’s - The Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Gurus have taken a big leap this time. Their new Non-dairy flavor...

95 minAUG 5
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Meemaw Has No Say

Episodes Keep Slippin' Away From Me

EOn this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we're hanging out and shooting the shit. And sad af because we recorded a hilarious episode that was lost this week. Black Business of the Week - Mercy Life Apparel https://www.instagram.com/mercylifeandapparel Thank you to our Sponsors: US Bank - This episode is brought to you by ‘Real Good,’ a podcast by U.S. Bank. When COVID-19 hit, U.S. Bank rushed to help people in need by identifying problems the virus created, and highlighting the intersectional nature of issues our communities face every day. Listen to the stories of those doing good, and those whose lives have been changed forever by their work every Wednesday, starting July 1st. Subscribe to Real Good wherever you get your podcasts. Discover Card Cash Back - Sometimes, food is more than just food – it’s part of our community. So this year, Discover is giving $5 million to support Black-owned restaurants. To places like Rodney Scott’s BBQ. Post Office Pies. And hundreds more. L...

113 minJUL 24
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Episodes Keep Slippin' Away From Me

Time Keeps Slippin' Away From Me

EOn this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assanté Smith takeover. We discuss whether or not 2020 has shifted our concept of time and how that will change our lives moving forward. Black Business of the Week - Seasonings and Rubs https://www.masterflier.com Wellness Segment - Restorative Yoga for Collective Trauma - Yoga by Biola https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFeTH2eox1o&t=1699s Thank you to our Sponsors: US Bank - This episode is brought to you by ‘Real Good,’ a podcast by U.S. Bank. When COVID-19 hit, U.S. Bank rushed to help people in need by identifying problems the virus created, and highlighting the intersectional nature of issues our communities face every day. Listen to the stories of those doing good, and those whose lives have been changed forever by their work every Wednesday, starting July 1st. Subscribe to Real Good wherever you get your podcasts. Ben & Jerry’s - Ben & Jerry’s has three new Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts made with sunflower butter. The Ben &...

95 minJUL 15
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Time Keeps Slippin' Away From Me

Latest Episodes

Queen of the Northeast

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

96 min3 d ago
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Queen of the Northeast

Break The Ice

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

110 min1 w ago
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Break The Ice

5 Years of The Friend Zone

EOn this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we look back at 5 years of The Friend Zone Podcast - the business lessons, personal development and the many ways this show has impacted our lives. Black Business of the Week: Aziza Handcrafted Jewelry https://azizahandcrafted.com Wellness Segment: Bookclub thread https://twitter.com/HeyFranHey/status/1276325375790985219?s=20 Thank you to our Sponsors: Belif - Belif is a K-beauty skincare brand that uses herbal ingredients and Korean skincare science to create effective and hydrating products. Their best-selling moisturizer, Aqua bomb, is a lightweight gel-cream that provides a cooling burst of hydration to skin for a healthy glow. And it absorbs quickly without leaving a sticky residue. It’s always hydrating, always moisturizing, and always aqua. Belif Aqua bomb is available online and in-store at Sephora and Ulta Beauty. Hulu's Woke - Because “keeping it light” isn’t working. Hulu presents Woke, a new comedy series, Inspired by the lif...

104 min2 w ago
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5 Years of The Friend Zone

The Reference Episode

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

104 min3 w ago
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The Reference Episode

Sixty Seven Minutes

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

67 minAUG 26
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Sixty Seven Minutes

Oh My God

EOn this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assante Smith takeover. We discuss Cardi + Meg’s WAP and go down memory lane of the most sexually explicit and controversial songs of our time. Black Business of the Week - The Artist Kit https://www.studiothr333.com/shop/theartistkit Thank you to our Sponsors: Discover Card Cash Back - Sometimes, food is more than just food – it’s part of our community. So this year, Discover is giving $5 million to support Black-owned restaurants. To places like Back in the Day Bakery. Post Office Pies. And hundreds more! Learn how you can show your support at https://www.discover.com Ben & Jerry’s - Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com Talkspace - If you've been waiting months to figure out what your future is going to look like, you're not alone. Between the uncertainty, waiting for answers, and the everyday stressors of work, school, relationships and more - it's ...

89 minAUG 19
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Oh My God

Showing Feet in Racial Chat Rooms

EOn this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Dustin Ross takeover. We step into The Crime Zone with the case of a missing Andrew Gosden. Black Business of the Week: Studio Yezi Crowdfunding https://jumpstarter.co.za/projects/sola-the-animated-short Thank you to our Sponsors: Ben & Jerry’s - The Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Gurus have taken a big leap this time. Their new Non-dairy flavors are the perfect sweet treats for vegans, vegetarians and everyone in between! Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com Discover Card Cash Back - Sometimes, food is more than just food – it’s part of our community. So this year, Discover is giving $5 million to support Black-owned restaurants. To places like Back in the Day Bakery. Post Office Pies. And hundreds more! Learn how you can show your support at https://www.discover.com Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebo...

95 minAUG 12
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Showing Feet in Racial Chat Rooms

Meemaw Has No Say

EThis week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss Sobonfu Some’s, “The Spirit of Intimacy”. What role does spirit (if any), your life’s purpose and community of friends play in the partner’s you decide to be with? No worries if you haven’t read the book - everything will be explained. Black Business of the Week - Devine Plantery https://www.devineplantery.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Discover Card Cash Back - Sometimes, food is more than just food – it’s part of our community. So this year, Discover is giving $5 million to support Black-owned restaurants. To places like Back in the Day Bakery. Post Office Pies. And hundreds more! Learn how you can show your support at https://www.discover.com Guru - This episode of The Friend Zone is brought to you by the new crime mini-series from Wondery called “GURU: The Dark Side of Enlightenment." Be sure to subscribe on Apple podcasts. Ben & Jerry’s - The Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Gurus have taken a big leap this time. Their new Non-dairy flavor...

95 minAUG 5
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Meemaw Has No Say

Episodes Keep Slippin' Away From Me

EOn this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we're hanging out and shooting the shit. And sad af because we recorded a hilarious episode that was lost this week. Black Business of the Week - Mercy Life Apparel https://www.instagram.com/mercylifeandapparel Thank you to our Sponsors: US Bank - This episode is brought to you by ‘Real Good,’ a podcast by U.S. Bank. When COVID-19 hit, U.S. Bank rushed to help people in need by identifying problems the virus created, and highlighting the intersectional nature of issues our communities face every day. Listen to the stories of those doing good, and those whose lives have been changed forever by their work every Wednesday, starting July 1st. Subscribe to Real Good wherever you get your podcasts. Discover Card Cash Back - Sometimes, food is more than just food – it’s part of our community. So this year, Discover is giving $5 million to support Black-owned restaurants. To places like Rodney Scott’s BBQ. Post Office Pies. And hundreds more. L...

113 minJUL 24
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Episodes Keep Slippin' Away From Me

Time Keeps Slippin' Away From Me

EOn this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assanté Smith takeover. We discuss whether or not 2020 has shifted our concept of time and how that will change our lives moving forward. Black Business of the Week - Seasonings and Rubs https://www.masterflier.com Wellness Segment - Restorative Yoga for Collective Trauma - Yoga by Biola https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFeTH2eox1o&t=1699s Thank you to our Sponsors: US Bank - This episode is brought to you by ‘Real Good,’ a podcast by U.S. Bank. When COVID-19 hit, U.S. Bank rushed to help people in need by identifying problems the virus created, and highlighting the intersectional nature of issues our communities face every day. Listen to the stories of those doing good, and those whose lives have been changed forever by their work every Wednesday, starting July 1st. Subscribe to Real Good wherever you get your podcasts. Ben & Jerry’s - Ben & Jerry’s has three new Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts made with sunflower butter. The Ben &...

95 minJUL 15
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Time Keeps Slippin' Away From Me
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