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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?

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Meemaw Has No Say

Meemaw Has No Say

2020-08-0501:35:251

This 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 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 Native - Native has ingredients you’ve actually heard of like coconut oil, shea butter, and tapioca starch. It’s also vegan, and never tested on animals. Switching to an aluminum-free deodorant doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on odor protection. Native will keep you smelling and feeling fresh all day long. With over ten scents, including rotating seasonals: Coconut and Vanilla, Lavender and Rose, Cucumber and Mint, and Citrus and Herbal — to name a few. Native is risk-free to try – every product comes with free shipping within the US. Plus, free 30 day returns and exchanges. Switch to Native today by going to https://www.nativecos.com/friendzone, or use promo code FRIENDZONE at checkout, and get twenty percent off your first order. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
On 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. Learn how you can show your support at https://www.discover.com 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. https://www.benjerry.com The Urban Movie Channel - With UMC, experience the best in Black TV and Film without leaving the house! Don’t miss exclusive original series, independent films, and your favorite movie classics, only on UMC! UMC is available everywhere you find your favorite streaming services and new content is added weekly! Visit https://umc.tv and use code FRIENDZONE for an extended 30-day free trial - After that, it’s just $4.99 per month. Brooklinen - When you make your bed in the morning, it starts a chain of daily successes. So, what feels better than making your bed every morning? How about the sheets that go ON it? Go with Brooklinen, Home of the internet’s favorite sheets. 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 - htttps://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
On 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 & 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 True Botanicals - Given what’s going on in the world, self care is vital. True Botanicals’ products can be calming during these stressful times, and they’re delivered straight to your door. Filled with natural and organic ingredients, True Botanicals skin and body products give you results without toxins so you can feel good while working from home. Every True Botanicals formula is MADE SAFE® certified – so it’s made WITHOUT 5,000+ known toxic ingredients. But unlike most nontoxic products, True Botanicals solutions actually work to REPAIR skin issues. True Botanicals worked with researchers at leading universities including Carnegie Mellon and Cornell to develop potent formulas that work BETTER than leading beauty brands.- And in both of their independent clinical studiesTrue Botanicals outperformed Creme de La Mer products. Whether you’re looking for an effective anti-aging regime, seeking a sensitive skin safe solution, struggling with acne-prone skin, or anything else, True Botanicals has a natural formulation that will protect and nourish your skin. Get FIFTEEN PERCENT OFF your FIRST purchase at https://truebotanicals.com/friendzone Talkspace - We all have something we’re working on. It could be a career change, finding a partner, or procrastinating less. The hard part isn’t identifying your goals - It’s taking action. Luckily, Talkspace online therapy can match you with a licensed therapist from the comfort of your phone or computer. Receive support and accountability every day to talk through challenges and stay on track with whatever you’re working toward. One month on Talkspace costs about the same amount as a single in-person therapy session. But with Talkspace, you can send unlimited messages to your therapist and they’ll engage with you at least 5 days a week. And, Talkspace is secure and private, using the latest encryption technology to store client information. The bottom line is that we all need to talk sometimes and Talkspace wants to give more the support we deserve, at a price we can afford. As a listener of this podcast, you can get $100 off your first month on Talkspace. To match with your perfect therapist, go to https://www.talkspace.com or download the app. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
Williamson Hicks 2020

Williamson Hicks 2020

2020-07-0801:40:362

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Dustin Ross Pop Culture rundown. We discuss everything from Jada and August to Lil Wayne and 50 Cent. Black Business of the Week: The Genoa Company https://instagram.com/thegenoaco?igshid=gtp9h736v3m7 Wellness Segment: The Barrio Fridge https://www.gofundme.com/f/TheBarrioFridge?utm_medium=email&utm_source=product&utm_campaign=p_email+4904-welcome-wp-v5 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 - 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 Native - Native has ingredients you’ve actually heard of like coconut oil, shea butter, and tapioca starch. It’s also vegan, and never tested on animals. Switching to an aluminum-free deodorant doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on odor protection. Native will keep you smelling and feeling fresh all day long. With over ten scents, including rotating seasonals: Coconut and Vanilla, Lavender and Rose, Cucumber and Mint, and Citrus and Herbal — to name a few. Native is risk-free to try – every product comes with free shipping within the US. Plus, free 30 day returns and exchanges. Make the switch to Native today by going to https://www.nativecos.com/friendzone, or use promo code FRIENDZONE at checkout, and get twenty percent off your first order. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
The Covert Overt

The Covert Overt

2020-07-0102:18:314

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we share our experiences with overt, covert and systemic racism. Stories ranging from trying to get apartments in NYC, racist co-workers, bosses and teachers gaslighting us, to traveling to white neighborhoods for groceries. Black Business of the Week: https://seeinblack.com Wellness Segment: Bookclub pick for July - The Spirit of Intimacy by Sobonfu Somé Thank you to our Sponsors: Ben & Jerry’s - Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Gurus have taken a big leap this time. Their three 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 US Bank - This episode is brought to you by Real Good by U.S. Bank. When the COVID-19 outbreak hit, people and businesses alike stepped up to provide relief to those in need. US Bank was at the forefront of that effort. They partnered with nonprofits around the country, donating millions to communities fighting to survive. But while Coronavirus created struggles we’ve never seen before, but it also shined a light on problems our communities face every day. Intersectional problems concerning race, wealth, health, education and so much more. To make a better world, to do real good, we need to learn from the experiences of those in the communities we serve and address the concerns underneath the surface. Each episode of the new podcast, Real Good, tells the stories of people that are truly making an impact, and the people whose lives were changed by their efforts. Listen and subscribe to Real Good wherever you get your podcasts. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
Ol' Boy From Beale Street

Ol' Boy From Beale Street

2020-06-2401:37:02

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No hot button. No segments. Just whatever comes up. Brace yourselves. Black Business of the Week - Black Owned Online Plant Shops https://www.instagram.com/p/CBb7SmdFPes 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 benjerry.com. Daily Harvest - Now more than ever, it’s important to eat right. And Daily Harvest makes it easy. They’ll keep your house fully stocked with clean food built on whole fruits and vegetables. Daily Harvest delivers delicious, clean food right to your door. Everything stays fresh in your freezer until you’re ready to enjoy it and takes just a few minutes to prepare. You don’t have to overthink any of your meals for the week because they have delicious options for any time of day: smoothies, soups, harvest bowls, flatbreads, and more! Daily Harvest never uses preservatives, added sugar, or artificial ingredients. They work directly with farms and they freeze organic fruits and vegetables at peak ripeness to lock in nutrients and taste. Daily Harvest is also committed to minimizing their environmental impact. They’re in the process of transitioning to 100% compostable, recyclable packaging and are over 50% of the way there already Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box! US Bank - This episode is brought to you by Real Good by U.S. Bank. When the COVID-19 outbreak hit, people and businesses alike stepped up to provide relief to those in need. US Bank was at the forefront of that effort. They partnered with nonprofits around the country, donating millions to communities fighting to survive. But while Coronavirus created struggles we’ve never seen before, but it also shined a light on problems our communities face every day. Intersectional problems concerning race, wealth, health, education and so much more. To make a better world, to do real good, we need to learn from the experiences of those in the communities we serve and address the concerns underneath the surface. Each episode of the new podcast, Real Good, tells the stories of people that are truly making an impact, and the people whose lives were changed by their efforts. Listen and subscribe to Real Good wherever you get your podcasts. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
Ol' Boy From Amistad

Ol' Boy From Amistad

2020-06-1701:51:541

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assante Smith takeover. We discuss the pros and cons of being social media entrepreneurs and general everyday users. As well as some new “data integrity” policies that may change the way we use the internet forever. Watch The Friend Zone Live on IGTV - https://www.instagram.com/tv/CBRvuT5gwIU Black Business of the Week - https://www.theokraproject.com Wellness Segment - (All Natural) Creamy Squeeze Tube Deodorant https://lonedeodorant.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Ben & Jerry’s - Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com Talkspace - I think all of us are dealing with stress right now, whether it’s the isolation, canceled summer plans or economic stress. We all have something on our minds, and it’s important to talk it out. Talking helps, plain and simple. Talkspace online therapy helps you do just that. Match with a licensed therapist from the comfort of your home and get the support you need on your own schedule. Talk to your therapist 24/7 from your computer or phone and hear back daily. One month on Talkspace costs about the same amount as a single in-person therapy session. But with Talkspace you can send unlimited messages to your therapist and they’ll engage with you at least five days a week. Talkspace therapists have experience treating depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and much more. It’s secure and private using the latest encryption technology to store client info. Use promo code ZONE to get $100 off your first month and help support the show. That’s https://www.talkspace.com promo code ZONE. Okay, Now Listen - Support for The Friend Zone comes from Okay, Now Listen, a new podcast from Netflix and Strong Black Lead – hosted by real-life friends and culture Queens, Sylvia Obell and Scottie Beam. Each episode drops bi-weekly and is a dose of what’s on their minds, what they’re binging, and what’s been blowing up the timeline. These queens cover everything from seeing your ex be a better partner to someone else, to handling grief and trauma during quarantine. They also have the best Netflix recommendations – from Peaky Blinders, to All-American, this duo has you covered. And every once and a while you’ll get the chance to listen to some exclusive celebrity interviews. New episodes drop every other Thursday anywhere you can get podcasts, so what are you waiting for? Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Pocketcasts or wherever else you listen to podcasts. And while you’re at it, follow @strongblacklead on social to stay up-to-date and find out more Honey - We all shop online. Feel free to share personal stories of how often you shop online and why you love it. And we've all seen that promo code field taunt us at checkout. But thanks to Honey, manually searching for coupon codes is a thing of the past. Honey is the FREE browser extension that finds promo codes for you and automatically applies them to your cart. Imagine you're shopping on one of your favorite sites. When you checkout, the Honey button drops down and all you have to do is click “Apply Coupons.” Wait a few seconds as Honey scans its database of all the working coupons for that site and watch the prices drop!Honey has found its over 17 million members over 2 billion dollars in savings. Honey supports over 30,000 stores online, including Walmart, DoorDash and Lulu Lemon. Get Honey for FREE at https://www.joinhoney.com/FRIENDZONE Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
Meginae McCain

Meginae McCain

2020-06-1001:28:422

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Dustin Ross takeover. We discuss Meginae McCain not knowing what she’s talking about, ever, and how it inspires us to get some rest. Black Business of the Week - Good Vibes All Purpose Cleaner https://shop.goodvibesclean.com Wellness Segment - https://liberatemeditation.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Ben & Jerry’s - Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com Brooklinen - Brooklinen was the first direct-to-consumer bedding company. They make all luxury products without the luxury mark-up. Bundle sheets and bedding big – save bigger: includes duvet, core sheet set and extra pillowcases. Brooklinen has over 50,000+ 5-star reviews and counting. Brooklinen sheets are the perfect place to start making your mornings great. Brooklinen is SO confident in their product that all their bedding comes with a lifetime warranty! 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!
Keep It 2 Virgils

Keep It 2 Virgils

2020-06-0301:52:55

This week on #TheFriendZone, we share our thoughts on looting vs peaceful protesting, police strategically placing bricks and hammers around the city, influencers doing it for the gram and more. Wellness Segment - Community Resources: Mental Health Professionals working Pro Bono https://twitter.com/ajscribes/status/1267142268571410433?s=20 Lawyers Assisting Arrested Protestors Pro Bono https://twitter.com/riyakatariax/status/1266856139536207872?s=20 List of Black Owned Farms + Food Gardens https://twitter.com/lifeinherlane/status/1267634324658180097?s=20 Thread of Black Owned Businesses https://twitter.com/_toriii/status/1266379899083919360?s=20 Black Business of the Week: Hair Paint Wax http://hairpaintwax.com 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 Aveo Vision - Daily contact lenses are easy and convenient, which are two things we need right now. AND they’re the most hygienic option. That’s why you need Aveo [uh-VAY-oh] contacts: daily contacts at an affordable price delivered right to your door. It’s the only subscription contact lens company that offers both regular daily contacts and daily toric contacts for astigmatism. Their exclusive AquaLock technology keeps lenses hydrated and comfortable–– even after 12 hours. PLUS Aveo lets you customize your delivery schedule and personalize your plan. It’s worry-free too: Aveo contacts are manufactured in a state-of-the-art, clean room facility that’s fully automated — and they ship on their own (so no third party markups). Here’s one more reason to give them a try: Aveo is donating a portion of all sales to Direct Relief, providing masks, gloves, and other protective gear to our healthcare heroes https://aveovision.com Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
Digicel A Fi Mi Cell

Digicel A Fi Mi Cell

2020-05-2701:43:072

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the sh*t episode. No segments. No hot button issue. Just whatever comes up as we go. Black Business of the Week - Resume Builder GrammarGoddessNYC@gmail.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Ben & Jerry’s - Ben & Jerry’s three new Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts are a new twist on vegan euphoria. So many Non-Dairy flavors, so little time. 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. 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 WHOOP - WHOOP is a fitness wearable that provides personalized insights on the performance of your sleep, how recovered your body is, and how much stress and exertion you put on your body throughout the day. Every day when you get up, you get a recovery score based on your HRV, resting heart rate, and sleep performance that can be used as an indicator to how to approach your day. And the app has built in features like the Strain Coach, which gives you target exertion goals to workout optimally for the level of intensity your body is signaling it can handle. Based on how strenuous your day is, the app also has a built in Sleep Coach, which lets you know how much sleep you should be getting — based on your OWN performance goals. Go to WHOOP https://www.whoop.com and enter FRIENDZONE at checkout to save 15% Daily Harvest - Now more than ever, it’s important to eat right. And Daily Harvest makes it easy. They’ll keep your house fully stocked with clean food built on whole fruits and vegetables. Daily Harvest delivers delicious, clean food right to your door. Everything stays fresh in your freezer until you’re ready to enjoy it and takes just a few minutes to prepare. You don’t have to overthink any of your meals for the week because they have delicious options for any time of day: smoothies, soups, harvest bowls, flatbreads, and more! Daily Harvest never uses preservatives, added sugar, or artificial ingredients. They work directly with farms and they freeze organic fruits and vegetables at peak ripeness to lock in nutrients and taste. Daily Harvest is also committed to minimizing their environmental impact. They’re in the process of transitioning to 100% compostable, recyclable packaging and are over 50% of the way there already. 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!
Corona Crushing

Corona Crushing

2020-05-2001:51:142

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assanté Smith takeover. We share stories of finding new love interests, hooking up and dating during quarantine. Black Business of the Week - Plant Subscription Service https://grounded-plants.com Wellness Segment - Laughter is the best Medicine https://www.tiktok.com/@jasonderulo Thank you to our Sponsors: Planned Parenthood - Right now, the last thing you need to worry about is your sexual and reproductive health care. That’s why Planned Parenthood is here with you, wherever you are. By phone or video, their medical professionals can provide birth control information and care, STI testing and treatment, emergency contraception, and more. Planned Parenthood knows your care can’t wait - not now, not ever. Book a telehealth appointment with a Planned Parenthood doctor or nurse today. Learn more at https://www.plannedparenthood.org/telehealth Ben & Jerry’s - Three new Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts are a new twist on vegan euphoria. So many Non-Dairy flavors, so little time. 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. 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 WHOOP - WHOOP is a fitness wearable that provides personalized insights on the performance of your sleep, how recovered your body is, and how much stress and exertion you put on your body throughout the day. Every day when you get up, you get a recovery score based on your HRV, resting heart rate, and sleep performance that can be used as an indicator to how to approach your day. And the app has built in features like the Strain Coach, which gives you target exertion goals to workout optimally for the level of intensity your body is signaling it can handle. Based on how strenuous your day is, the app also has a built in Sleep Coach, which lets you know how much sleep you should be getting — based on your OWN performance goals. WHOOP is offering 15% off with the code FRIENDZONE at checkout. Go to WHOOP, https://www.whoop.com and enter FRIENDZONE at checkout to save 15%. Sleep better, recover faster, and train smarter. Optimize your performance with WHOOP today. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
End of the Road

End of the Road

2020-05-1302:01:174

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Dustin Ross takeover. He uses the Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion Special as the backdrop to a conversation about friends, expectations and the shame of friend breakups. Black Business of the Week - Hand Sanitizer Gel http://ixorabb.com/Hand-Sanitizer-Gel_p_138.html Wellness Segment - A Meditative Mind YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMeditativeMind Thank you to our Sponsors: Planned Parenthood - Right now, the last thing you need to worry about is your sexual and reproductive health care. That’s why Planned Parenthood is here with you, wherever you are. By phone or video, their medical professionals can provide birth control information and care, STI testing and treatment, emergency contraception, and more. Planned Parenthood knows your care can’t wait - not now, not ever. Book a telehealth appointment with a Planned Parenthood doctor or nurse today. Learn more at https://www.plannedparenthood.org/telehealth Ben & Jerry’s - Ben & Jerry’s three new Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts are a new twist on vegan euphoria. So many Non-Dairy flavors, so little time. 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. 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 WHOOP - WHOOP is a fitness wearable that provides personalized insights on the performance of your sleep, how recovered your body is, and how much stress and exertion you put on your body throughout the day. Every day when you get up, you get a recovery score based on your HRV, resting heart rate, and sleep performance that can be used as an indicator to how to approach your day. And the app has built in features like the Strain Coach, which gives you target exertion goals to workout optimally for the level of intensity your body is signaling it can handle. Based on how strenuous your day is, the app also has a built in Sleep Coach, which lets you know how much sleep you should be getting —based on your OWN performance goals. Go to WHOOP, https://www.whoop.com and enter FRIENDZONE at checkout to save 15% Talkspace - Being home so much, especially during a crisis, can be a breeding ground for anxiety. You may feel lonely but you're not alone - we're all adjusting to this new normal. For Mental Health Awareness Month, Talkspace therapy is more committed than ever to expanding access to support for anyone who is struggling. With Talkspace, you get matched with a licensed therapist - based on your needs and preferences - from the safety of your home. Send your therapist texts, audio, picture or video messages from your phone or computer 24/7. Everything happens within Talkspace’s secure platform, all on your schedule Talkspace has thousands of licensed therapists trained in over 40 specialties including anxiety, depression and relationship issues. Once matched, you can begin therapy the same day. The bottom line? You deserve support and don't have to struggle on your own. Your Talkspace therapist can be your dedicated support system, there to help you feel healthier and more empowered, even in these uncertain circumstances. As a listener of this podcast, you can get $100 off your first month on Talkspace. Make sure to use the code ZONE to get $100 off your first month and show your support for the show. That’s ZONE and https://www.talkspace.com Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
Good Kid Mad City

Good Kid Mad City

2020-05-0601:53:555

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we get into our psychology bag. A discussion around the dangers of being raised as the “good kid” in the household, and the mental and emotional challenges that appear later in life, as a result. Twitter clip from the Hot Button Segment - https://twitter.com/meenaharris/status/1255224716178198529?s=21 Black Business of the Week - Wired Foundations http://wiredfoundations.com Wellness Segment - Nai Palm of Hiatus Kaiyote drops an incredible playlist for our Quarantine listening pleasure https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5fNGxKnSCWAMz59uaCcfBH?si=xdQgxc1cS8WWrSBQ1KZ6tA Thank you to our Sponsors: 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. 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 Aveo - Daily contact lenses are easy and convenient, which are two things we need right now. AND they’re the most hygienic option. That’s why you need Aveo [uh-VAY-oh] contacts: daily contacts at an affordable price delivered right to your door. It’s the only subscription contact lens company that offers both regular daily contacts and daily toric contacts for astigmatism. Their exclusive AquaLock technology keeps lenses hydrated and comfortable–– even after 12 hours. PLUS Aveo lets you customize your delivery schedule and personalize your plan. It’s worry-free too: Aveo contacts are manufactured in a state-of-the-art, clean room facility that’s fully automated — and they ship on their own (so no third party markups.) Here’s one more reason to give them a try: Aveo is donating a portion of all sales to Direct Relief, providing masks, gloves, and other protective gear to our healthcare heroes. They’re offering listeners the BEST deal they have ANYWHERE — get a 10-day trial pack for a DOLLAR — that’s ONE DOLLAR — at https://aveovision.com/friendzone Brooklinen - When you make your bed in the morning, it starts a chain of daily successes. So, what feels better than making your bed every morning? How about the sheets that go ON it? Go with Brooklinen, Home of the internet’s favorite sheets. Brooklinen was the first direct-to-consumer (DTC) bedding company. They make all luxury products without the luxury mark-up. Bundle sheets and bedding big – save bigger: includes duvet, core sheet set and extra pillowcases. Brooklinen has over 50,000+ 5-star reviews and counting. Brooklinen sheets are the perfect place to start making your mornings great. Brooklinen is SO confident in their product that all their bedding comes with a lifetime warranty! 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!
Toosie Slide Out The UFO

Toosie Slide Out The UFO

2020-04-2901:41:232

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, there’s no hot button. No segments. We freestyle and talk about whatever comes up. Aliens, Robot popstars, the Mars project, and more funny randomness. Black Business of the Week - The XD Experience on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/thexdexperience Thank you to our Sponsors: Door Dash - Delivery is more than just pizza in 2020. With a selection of your favorite flavors from across the globe, you can order world cuisine from the comfort of your living room with DoorDash. DoorDash brings all of America’s flavors to your door. Ordering is easy. Open the DoorDash app, choose what you want to eat, and your food will be delivered to you, wherever you are. Not only is your favorite pizza joint already on DoorDash, but there are over 310,000 restaurant partners in 4,000 cities, so you might find a new favorite, too. With door-to-door delivery in all 50 US states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Australia, you can order from your local go-to’s or choose from your favorite national restaurants like Chipotle, Wendy’s, Chick-Fil-A, and The Cheesecake Factory. With DoorDash, you’ll never have to worry about your next meal. 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 ZONE. StoryWorth - Finding the perfect present for mom is tough, especially if you don’t have the luxury of celebrating Mother’s Day together in person. But you can gift your mom the chance to connect with loved-ones through StoryWorth. StoryWorth is an online service that helps your loved-ones share stories through thought-provoking questions about their memories and personal thoughts. It’s a fun and meaningful way to engage with family, especially with relatives you might not see often. Every week StoryWorth emails your family member different prompts – questions you’ve never thought to ask like, “What have been some of your life’s greatest surprises?”. Reading the weekly stories is fun and makes your family feel close even if you’re not together. After one year, StoryWorth will compile the answers and photos into a beautiful keepsake book that’s shipped for free. It’s something your family will treasure forever. Give your mom the most meaningful gift this year with StoryWorth. Get started right away without the need for shipping by going to https://storyworth.com/friendzone. You’ll get $10 off your first purchase! Daily Harvest - Daily Harvest delivers delicious, clean food right to your door – making it easy to stock up and eat healthy. They have amazing options for any time of day, like smoothies, soups, harvest bowls, flatbreads, and more! Go to https://get.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!
Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

2020-04-2201:43:331

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assante Smith takeover. Still thawing out from 4/20 festivities, brace yourselves trying to follow along. Black Business of the Week - Career Coaching Resource https://doublemcoaching.com Wellness Segment - Free mental health resources: Liberate - Meditation app for POC https://liberatemeditation.com Headspace - Guided meditations, breathing and sleep tools https://www.headspace.com Insight Timer - Archive of meditations and sounds https://insighttimer.com Notes from the Universe - https://www.tut.com/account/quicksignup Thank you to our Sponsors: Daily Harvest - Now more than ever, it’s important to eat right. And Daily Harvest makes it easy. They’ll keep your house fully stocked with clean food built on whole fruits and vegetables. Daily Harvest delivers delicious, clean food right to your door. Everything stays fresh in your freezer until you’re ready to enjoy it and takes just a few minutes to prepare. You don’t have to overthink any of your meals for the week because they have delicious options for any time of day: smoothies, soups, harvest bowls, flatbreads, and more! Daily Harvest never uses preservatives, added sugar, or artificial ingredients. They work directly with farms and they freeze organic fruits and vegetables at peak ripeness to lock in nutrients and taste. Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box! Talkspace - We all have something we want to change about ourselves, whether it’s spending too much time on social media or wanting to start a new hobby – but taking action can feel impossible without the right support. Talkspace online therapy is the most convenient and affordable way to make lasting change in your life with the support of a licensed therapist. Talkspace matches you with a licensed therapist based on your needs and preferences, with thousands of licensed therapists trained in over 40 specialties available. Send your licensed therapist texts, audio, picture or video messages from your phone or computer whenever you need to. No need to make appointments. Everything happens within Talkspace’s secure platform, all on your schedule. Therapy is a great tool for developing coping skills, dealing with stress, and getting the accountability you need to achieve your goals. To match with your perfect therapist, go to https://www.talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code ZONE to get $100 off your first month and show your support for the show. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
Shout Out To Barbara

Shout Out To Barbara

2020-04-1501:31:123

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Dustin Ross takeover! Inspired by the recent release of The Clark Sister’s movie, we discuss family, religion and the moral compass. Black Business of the Week - Online Beauty Supply https://www.lovleebeautysupplies.com Wellness Segment - Black Chefs + recipes Food Heaven Made Easy (blog) https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com Fit Men Cook (blog) https://fitmencook.com Rachel Ama (youtube) https://www.youtube.com/rachelama Tabitha Brown (tiktok) https://www.tiktok.com/@iamtabithabrown Marley Mauvais (Instagram) https://www.instagram.com/wakeupwithmarley Bonus mentions: https://greatist.com + https://www.wellandgood.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Daily Harvest - Daily Harvest makes it easy to eat more fruits and vegetables with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted foods that can be prepared in five minutes or less. Choose from more than 65 different options like, smoothies, hearty soups, harvest bowls, and overnight oats. Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box. Black AF - Support for today's show comes from Black AF, a new comedy series from Kenya Barris streaming April 17th, only on Netflix”. Join creator and star Kenya Barris, and Rashida Jones from The Office in this mockumentary style comedy that's bound to reboot the 'family sitcom' in a way we've never seen before. Don't forget to check out the unapologetic new comedy series Black AF on Netflix April 17th. Follow us online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
Nothing Was The Same

Nothing Was The Same

2020-04-0801:33:341

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we step into the Twilight Zone. In Psychology, a false memory refers to cases in which people remember events differently from the way they happened or remember events that never happened at all. But what does it mean when a large group of people collectively misremember an event or experience? We scan some of our (collective) childhood memories in search of the real and imagined. Black Business of the Week - Blk & Bold Coffee https://blkandbold.com Wellness Segment - At-home fitness resources: Well + Good https://www.wellandgood.com Follow The Lita https://instagram.com/followthelita Massy Arias https://instagram.com/massy.arias Yoga With Adriene https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene Jade Venecia https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHdTCuCm9p1SPKoYsWAo4bQ Jeff Nippard https://www.youtube.com/user/icecream4PRs Thank you to our Sponsors: Door Dash - DoorDash brings all of America’s flavors to your door. Ordering is easy. Open the DoorDash app, choose what you want to eat, and your food will be delivered to you, wherever you are. Not only is your favorite pizza joint already on DoorDash, but there are over 310,000 restaurant partners in 4,000 cities, so you might find a new favorite, too. With door-to-door delivery in all 50 US states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Australia. With DoorDash, you’ll never have to worry about your next meal. 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 ZONE. Daily Harvest - Daily Harvest makes it easy to eat more fruits and vegetables with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted foods that can be prepared in five minutes or less. Choose from more than 65 different options like, smoothies, hearty soups, harvest bowls, and overnight oats. 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!
Sitting Up In My Room

Sitting Up In My Room

2020-04-0302:00:303

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s a quarantine mental health check-in with each other and those of you listening. We also share the range of ways we’ve been staying afloat during these times. Black Business of the Week - Idea to Launch Academy (Podcasting School) by Carla Wilmaris https://ideatolaunchpodcast.teachable.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Bevel - This episode is brought to you by Bevel, a head-to-toe personal care brand built for Black Men. We’d like to introduce you to the Bevel Deodorant; an aluminum free deodorant that goes on clear with no lines, streaks or clumps and stays strong to fight against odor for up to 48 hours. And the Bevel Bar Soap; a sulfate-free exfoliating bar soap that’s dermatologist tested and infused with Shea and cocoa butter. Lastly; meet the Bevel Body Wash; made with the freshest ingredients, like Argan Oil, Charcoal and Jojoba Esters, to exfoliate, nourish and renew sensitive skin. So stop what you’re doing and check out this new line of Bevel products today at https://getbevel.com And don’t forget to check out Bevel’s sister brand FORM Beauty. Available at sephora.com and formbeauty.com Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT and SAFE day!
Inside The Podcasters Studio

Inside The Podcasters Studio

2020-03-2501:56:331

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assante takeover! In honor of the passing of James Lipton, we answer “Inside The Actors Studio” style interview questions. Black Business of the Week: Imani Miller’s Ghanaian Wax Print Face Masks https://www.instagram.com/p/B-GHXeWJJIU/?igshid=fs6z4mj9ln80 Thank you to our Sponsors: LOLA - Introducing LOLA, a female-founded company offering a line of organic cotton tampons, pads, liners and biodegradable, all-natural cleansing wipes. LOLA products come in a simple, customizable and flexible subscription – delivering exactly what you need when you need it. You can even tailor your subscription based on product type, absorbency, quantity and frequency. For 30% off your first month’s subscription, visit https://www.mylola.com and enter FRIENDZONE30 when you subscribe! True Botanicals - Filled with natural and organic ingredients, True Botanicals skin and body products deliver results without toxins. True Botanicals combines the latest scientific advances and centuries-old botanical extracts to create all-natural formulas in their products; like their Hydrating Face Cleanser, Face Oil for Aging Skin, and Nutrient Face Mist. Every True Botanicals formula is MADE SAFE® certified – meaning made WITHOUT 5,000+ known toxic ingredients. And it actually works to repair skin issues! Researchers at leading universities worked with True Botanicals to identify nourishing botanical extracts rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids to develop potent formulas that work BETTER than leading beauty brands. Whether you’re looking for an effective anti-aging regime, managing sensitive skin, pregnancy hormones, or acne-prone skin, True Botanicals has a natural formulation that will protect and nourish your skin. You’ve just got to try True Botanicals for yourself. Get 15% of your FIRST purchase at https://truebotanicals.com/friendzone Talkspace - Talkspace matches you with a licensed therapist based on your needs and preferences, with thousands of licensed therapists trained in over 40 specialties available. Send your licensed therapist texts, audio, picture or video messages from your phone or computer whenever you need to. No need to make appointments. Everything happens within Talkspace’s secure platform, all on your schedule. The bottom line is that life can be hard, and Talkspace wants to give more of us the support we need, at a price we can afford. As a listener of this podcast, you can get $100 off your first month on Talkspace. Go to https://www.talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code ZONE to get $100 off your first month and show your support for the show. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
Love and Chilled Cow

Love and Chilled Cow

2020-03-1801:57:021

On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s a Dustin Ross takeover. Listen as he walks us through an “end of days” style questionnaire. Is there someone you didn’t sleep with that you’re now rethinking? Who still needs to forgive you for something you said or did? What’s a risk you’re now ready to take? And much more... Wellness Segment: Free archive (website + app) of 35k meditations, nature sounds, ambient backgrounds and more for your healing practices https://insighttimer.com Black Business of the Week: Maryam Hasnaa’s Youtube video on the Emotional Freedom Technique https://youtu.be/VjmHNX4DpBc Thank you to our Sponsors: Daily Harvest - Daily Harvest makes it easy to eat more fruits and vegetables with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted foods that can be prepared in five minutes or less. They work directly with farms to harvest organic fruits and vegetables at their peak and then freeze them within 24 hours to lock in their nutrients. Everything stays fresh until you’re ready to enjoy it! Choose from more than 65 different options like, smoothies, hearty soups, harvest bowls, and overnight oats. Each recipe takes one step to prepare, with room to make them your own. Add your favorite milk to blend up a smoothie or heat up a Harvest Bowl and top it with avocado or a fried egg! Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box. Door Dash - DoorDash brings all of America’s flavors to your door. Ordering is easy. Open the DoorDash app, choose what you want to eat, and your food will be delivered to you, wherever you are. Not only is your favorite pizza joint already on DoorDash, but there are over 310,000 restaurant partners in 4,000 cities, so you might find a new favorite, too. With door-to-door delivery in all 50 US states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Australia, you can order from your local go-to’s or choose from your favorite national restaurants like Chipotle, Wendy’s, Chick-Fil-A, and The Cheesecake Factory. With DoorDash, you’ll never have to worry about your next meal. 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 ZONE. Ettitude - If you want to get the best sleep of your life, you’ve got to try Ettitude sheets. Ettitude is feathery soft – it’s 100% organic bamboo, made with a non-toxic manufacturing process. It’s also hypoallergenic and anti-microbial. Their Organic CleanBamboo is extremely breathable and regulates your temperature to improve your quality of sleep. So why not try Ettitude? These amazing sheets have a 30-day risk-free trial. If you’re not fully satisfied, you can return your sheets for a full refund – they even cover shipping on returns! The ONLY way to get 20 percent off your set of Ettitude sheets (and FREE shipping) is to text ZONE to 64-000! Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Have a GREAT day!
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Comments (21)

Marissa Candace

are y'all really talking over one another or is my podcast skipping?! 😂😭

Jun 24th
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Marissa Candace

y'all speak for yourselves please lol my ass would go to lil Caesara for vegan bacon pizza. I didn't stop eating meat because I hated it. I just like animals more then my appetite. 🙏🏿❤️

Jan 24th
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Marissa Candace

... trying to save baby possums isn't a bad thing. it's a compassionate thing. Why should be vaule their lives less then? iIts like stoping your car to help out the turtles. stop hating on compassion y'all. even the little things help make the world a better place.

Nov 27th
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Velma Dinkleyy

When Dustin read that dang tweet I HOLLEREDT! 🗣😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

Nov 2nd
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Carisa Sanchez

The clip keeps stopping at 16 mins :(

Aug 21st
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Charity Bhoke

y'aaaalll tetema is an easy African song.... I'm proud

Aug 14th
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Tabu IzMe

MIKE VITAR!! my childhood crush too! mighty ducks and the sandlot baby!!!

May 23rd
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Colette Ahsekal

I still see the like count on Instagram...

May 22nd
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Savannah Sorensen

love u all

May 1st
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Savannah Sorensen

love u all just believe in ur self

Apr 21st
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SURreal /_\ SURface

can you guys get an aux cord for the music instead of playing on your phone speaker it translates badly.

Feb 7th
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Sheelan Michael

so I am going to need a list of all the songs you play on the show! 😅❤

Nov 24th
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thebrittyg

I love y'all.... and now I'm singing Marc Anthony 👩🏽‍🎤

Sep 22nd
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Carisa Sanchez

I wish you guys listed the artist you talk about! Really love the music you share!

Jul 25th
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The Skincerely Show

I have learned so much from this! Thank you.

Mar 29th
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Desiree Samone

This episode read my life...thanks for the exposition. Peace and Light

Sep 12th
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