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The Friend Zone

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

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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

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A Good Time

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every week it’s like having brunch with 3 friends.

You are awesome

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I love your podcast You are awesome don’t stop doing this you are great at this!!!!

iTunes Ratings

3707 Ratings
Average Ratings
3447
141
50
35
34

A Good Time

By CarolinaQueen003 - Jan 12 2020
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every week it’s like having brunch with 3 friends.

You are awesome

By pinlkin - Dec 29 2019
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I love your podcast You are awesome don’t stop doing this you are great at this!!!!
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The Friend Zone

Latest release on Jan 22, 2020

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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

Rank #1: The Other Side Of Therapy - Featuring Jor-El Caraballo

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Dustin thinks bumping into his therapist at the club would be endearing.
Assante wants to know what happens if you're triggered during a session.
Fran wonders can a therapist ever not be a therapist?
Welcome to The Friend Zone.

For more information go to https://www.vivawellnessnyc.com

Have a dope day!

Apr 25 2018

2hr 7mins

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Rank #2: The Harrowing Story of Jan Broberg Felt

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On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we end spooky szn the same way it began - with a true crime story about the unbelievable life and times of Jan Broberg Felt out of Pocatello, Idaho.

The Friend Zone Live is back on the road! And this time we're taking @gettingrown along for the ride!
San Fran - December 7th
Atlanta - December 14th
Tickets: www.TheFriendZoneLive.com
Hope to see you there!

Business of the Week: MSNBC anchor, Alicia Menendez, pens her first book - "The Likeability Trap" - about succeeding while being yourself. To be released via Harper Collins on November 5th. Pre-order now https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062838766/the-likeability-trap

Thank you to our Sponsors:

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Talkspace - These days, everyone knows that your mental health is just as important as your physical health. But scheduling in-person therapy sessions can be inconvenient, not to mention expensive. Thankfully there's Talkspace, the online talk therapy platform that's with you 24/7. Talkspace matches you with one of their 5000+ licensed therapists based on your preferences, because they know that therapy isn't the one-size-fits-all. Join over one million people who already feel happier at https://www.talkspace.com and use code ZONE for $100 off your first month.

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Have a GREAT Day!

Oct 31 2019

2hr 12mins

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Rank #3: Keep That Same Energy - Featuring Maryam Hasnaa

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This week we're joined by brilliant energy worker and writer, Maryam Hasnaa, to discuss your energy as currency and investigate why you're feeling so spent.

Maryam Hasnaa's Online School - https://www.maryamhasnaa.com

Maryam Hasnaa's - Resonance Apothecary - https://www.maryamhasnaa.com/resonance-apothecary.html

For daily clarity and gems, follow her online @maryamhasnaa on every platform

Have a dope day!

Nov 28 2018

2hr 34mins

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Rank #4: Nice To Meet You

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On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss how fans have been reacting to Summer Walker's social anxiety during her #FirstandLast tour. Are people expecting too much from celebs when meeting them in person? Are celebs required to behave a certain way? We share our thoughts and stories on meeting people we admire.

The Friend Zone Live is back on the road! And this time we're taking our siblings, Jade + Keia of @gettingrown, along for the ride!
December 7th - San Francisco
December 14th - Atlanta (SOLD OUT)
Tickets: TheFriendZoneLive.com

Wellness Segment: Black Esthetician http://www.skinbymamie.com

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Talkspace - These days, everyone knows that your mental health is just as important as your physical health. But scheduling in-person therapy sessions can be inconvenient, not to mention expensive. Thankfully there’s Talkspace, the online talk therapy platform that’s with you 24/7. Talkspace matches you with one of their 5,000+ licensed therapists based on your preferences, because they know that therapy isn’t one-size-fits all (and it shouldn’t be! Their therapists are trained for every need—including depression, anxiety, LGBT-specific issues, and more). You can make your account right from your phone or computer and a matching agent will help you identify your therapy needs. Both messaging and video-based plans are available depending on the level of support you want and you get to choose a plan that fits your budget too. You’ll get 24/7 access from your phone or computer to a licensed therapist that fits your needs. That’s https://www.talkspace.com promo code ZONE.

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Aurate - Aurate [pronounced or-rate] is fine jewelry made in New York City, founded by women for women. Pieces range from classic, to statement, to completely original. It’s the jewelry you’ve always wanted, but could never find. Aurate was founded on the desire to shake up the jewelry market by offering modern women beautiful designs, amazing quality at affordable prices, and ethically sourced pieces they can wear every day. Because it’s all real gold, you can wear it and never have to take it off – shower, sport, sleep, cook, anything. It’s jewelry for life! And because Aurate sells direct to you without the middleman markup, they can offer the same quality as traditional 5th Avenue brands at a fraction of the cost. All Aurate pieces come with a lifetime warranty because they know it lasts. Give the gift of high-quality sustainable jewelry this holiday season without the killer price tags, with Aurate. For 15% off your first Aurate purchase, go to https://auratenewyork.com/friendzone and use promo code FRIENDZONE.

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Nov 13 2019

1hr 46mins

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Rank #5: Every Piece of Chicken She Ordered

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On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we discussed chart data we came across that compiled the most (google) searched mental health concerns in each state.

The Friend Zone Live is back on the road! And this time we’re bringing our siblings, Jade + Keia of @gettingrown, along for the ride!
December 7th - San Fran
December 14th - ATL (sold out)
Tickets: TheFriendZoneLive.com
Hope to see you there!

Wellness Segment: Vitamin D capsules via Ora Organics https://www.ora.organic/products/vegan-vitamin-d-supplement

Black Business of the Week: Maryam Hasnaa’s 6-Week “Energy Is Currency” Course https://www.maryamhasnaa.com/energy-is-currency.html

Thank you to our Sponsors:
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Door Dash - DoorDash connects you to your favorite restaurants in the your city. Ordering is easy. Just use the DoorDash app and choose what you want to eat, and a Dasher will bring it to you, anywhere you are. Not only is that burger place you love on DoorDash already, but over 310,000 other amazing restaurants are, too. Doordash connects you with door-to-door delivery in over 3,300 cities, all 50 states, and Canada. Order from your local go-to’s or choose from your favorite chains like Chipotle, Wendy’s, Chick-Fil-A, and The Cheesecake Factory. Don’t worry about dinner. Let dinner come to YOU!, with Door Dash. Right now, our listeners can get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code THEFRIENDZONE.

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Mejuri - Women don’t need a “special occasion” or somebody else gifting them — they just want high quality fine jewelry. Period! Mejuri makes handcrafted fine jewelry for every day. No special occasion or reason needed. And they’ve removed traditional markups! You can see how they price each item in comparison to estimated retail costs on every product page. A diamond ring that’s easily over five hundred dollars at a traditional retailer is less than two hundred at Mejuri — but not because they’re cutting corners. Mejuri is committed to exceptional craftsmanship and ethical practices, working directly with vetted, expert jewelers to sell directly to you. Go check them out on Instagram, sign up to see their latest weekly drop. Or treat yourself RIGHT NOW. Go to https://mejuri.com/FriendZone for FREE SHIPPING on orders over one hundred dollars.

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Nov 20 2019

1hr 55mins

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Rank #6: Make Money Moves - Featuring The Budgetnista

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Dustin is in awe of the jewels.
Assante is ready to open his 5 accounts.
Fran is in the accumulation phase.
Welcome to The Friend Zone.

Find Tiffany at http://thebudgetnista.com

Tiffany's free financial literacy challenge http://www.livericherchallenge.com

Have a dope day!

Mar 28 2018

1hr 56mins

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Rank #7: Cheat Codes - Featuring Maryam Hasnaa

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On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we follow-up on last week's Attachment Theory discussion by bringing in Energy Worker, Maryam Hasnaa, who shares tools on re-parenting yourself, integrating your shadow and reprogramming those childhood imprints.

Connect with Maryam Hasnaa online https://www.maryamhasnaa.com

Thank you to our Sponsors:

MAC - Powder Kiss Lipstick is matte reinvented. Head to your nearest MAC location to meet your matte today or shop at https://www.maccosmetics.com

GOAT - The largest marketplace in the world for authentic yeezys, jordans and over 600k sneaker listings. Find your perfect 100% authentic sneaker at https://www.goat.com/FRIENDZONE

Every Plate - Experience full plates and fuller wallets with Every Plate - America's best value meal kit. For 6 free meals across your first 3 weeks and free shipping on your first delivery, go to https://www.everyplate.com and enter code FRIENDZONE6.

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Find us online:
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Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFriendZonePodcast

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Jun 05 2019

2hr 46mins

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Rank #8: The Friend Zone & The Read Mash Up Part 1

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It's the holidays, so it's only right that The Friend Zone and The Read get together. Here's Part I of their mash up.

Listen to Part II here: https://soundcloud.com/theread/the-friend-zone-and-the-read-mash-up-part-2

Starring Fran, Assante, Dustin, Crissle and Kid Fury.

Dec 23 2015

1hr 3mins

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Rank #9: Safety First

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On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Dustin Ross takeover! We discuss Jason Mitchell’s sexual misconduct allegations, his recent appearance on The Breakfast Club and how the #metoo movement has helped us audit and modify our own behavior in social settings.

The Friend Zone Live is back on the road! And this time we’re taking our siblings, Jade and Keia of @gettingrown, along for the ride!
December 7th - San Francisco
December 14th - Atlanta (sold out)
Tickets - TheFriendZoneLive.com
Hope to see you there!

Wellness Segment - https://hellonoken.com

Black Business of the Week - The Top African American Owned Businesses in the US https://www.investopedia.com/articles/markets/121615/top-10-africanamerican-owned-businesses.asp

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Stitch Fix - Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that delivers your favorite clothing, shoes, and accessories, directly to you. First you complete a style profile, then an expert personal stylist will send you a handpicked box of items based on your preferences. They have solutions for women, men and kids all over the US! And now, the UK! With no subscription required, you can pick between automatic shipments or only getting new pieces on demand. Shipping, exchanges, and returns are always free. Plus, the $20 styling fee is automatically applied towards anything you keep from your box. Get started today at https://www.stitchfix.com /FRIENDZONE and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box.

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GOAT - GOAT is THE global destination for authentic sneakers, ranging from new releases to rare finds, and exclusive drops. https://www.goat.com/FRIENDZONE is the safest way to buy and sell Authentic sneakers online. They have thousands of styles, ALL are guaranteed authentic by GOAT. From Yeezys to Jordans to Guccis, GOAT gives you access to everything you’re looking for and even those shoes you didn’t know you had to have. They work only with trusted sellers and before any shoe is sold, EVERY DETAIL is inspected — from the stitching and color to the size and weight. With over 15 million users around the world buying and selling verified shoes every day at GOAT, you’ll find exactly what you want at the best price possible.

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Have a GREAT day!

Nov 06 2019

1hr 49mins

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Rank #10: Boys Don't Cry - Featuring Taxstone

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Dustin gives tips on being a leader of the pack.
Assante has advice for the single mothers.
Fran has 3 questions.
Welcome to The Friend Zone.

Black Business Of The Week: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1618364012/the-world-is-yours-childrens-book

May 18 2016

1hr 42mins

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Rank #11: Would You Tell Me

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How authentic are you throughout your day? We explore how often we express exactly how we're feeling within our daily interactions and why there are certain people we can't seem to be our true selves around.

Wellness Segment - 100% Organic Tampons with customizable boxes - MyLola.com

Black Business of the Week - Online Beauty Supply - BambooBeauty.Shop

Have a dope day!

Jan 23 2019

2hr 30mins

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Rank #12: Off The Cuff

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Dustin is in tears talking about a pitbull on the 2 train.
Assante's Uber driver had a surprise for him and Crissle.
Fran shares her fav parts of "Set It Off" live at Kings Theater.
Welcome to The Friend Zone.

Wellness Segment:
Summer Reading - Bell Hooks https://www.amazon.com/All-About-Love-New-Visions/dp/0060959479

Black Business of the Week: http://socialnoteapp.com

Have a dope day!

May 02 2018

2hr 17mins

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Rank #13: A Seat On The Bus

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Dustin is oiling up his Louisville Slugger.
Irreplaceable AKA Hold Up remembers shopping at Hot Topics.
Fran be getting to the money, everybody mad.
Welcome to The Friend Zone.

Wellness Segment:
Honey Mamas - http://www.honeymamas.com

Black Business of the Week:
Swimming Caps for high volume hair - https://swimma.co.za

Have a dope day!

Apr 18 2018

2hr 14mins

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Rank #14: Leap Of Faith - Featuring The Read

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Dustin will take the leap when he feels it’s time.
Assante couldn’t take it anymore.
Fran could never go back.
Welcome to The Friend Zone.

Dec 21 2016

1hr 23mins

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Rank #15: The Attachment Theory

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On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss Psychoanalyst John Bowlby's Attachment Theory - an attachment behavioral system that guides us in our patterns and habits of forming and maintaining relationships. What factors contribute to your experiences of anxiety, fear, avoidance and/or fulfillment?

Shan Boody's Attachment Style Quiz: https://www.thegameofdesire.com/throne

Wellness Segment: Fran's new fav book - The Body Keeps The Score https://amzn.to/2HHfG8k

Black Business of the Week: Shaved Ice Shop in Miami https://www.eatsnowsocial.com

Thank you to our Sponsors:

MAC - Powder Kiss Lipstick is the moisture-matte lipstick of your dreams. Head to your nearest MAC location to meet your matte today or shop at https://www.maccosmetics.com

Calm - The World Health Organization has named "stress" the health epidemic of the 21st century. If you're feeling stressed, take a deep breath and get Calm. Right now, listeners get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at https://www.calm.com/FRIENDZONE

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May 29 2019

1hr 48mins

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Rank #16: For The '99 And The 2000

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Dustin says hey there, Delilah.
Assante is still waiting on that J.C. Chasez album.
Fran misses the good ol' days of Reggaeton.
Welcome to The Friend Zone.

Wellness Segment:
Reliable org to donate to for #HurricaneHarvey - https://www.bakerripley.org

Black Business of the Week:
https://www.pawsandthecitynyc.com

Have a dope day, y'all!

Aug 30 2017

2hr 11mins

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Rank #17: Hey Auntie

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Dustin thinks aging is...a terrible thing.
Assante sees his diet catching up to him.
Fran is thankful for the wisdom but not the bad knees.
Welcome to The Friend Zone.

Black Business of the Week: https://www.thegemfactory.net

Aug 15 2018

2hr 25mins

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Rank #18: The Fight

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Dustin can't stop replaying it.
Assante thinks it was bound to happen.
Fran just wants her to step into the new.
Welcome to The Friend Zone.

Wellness Segment - https://www.inaturalist.org

Black Business of the Week - http://www.sistersuptownbookstore.com

Sep 12 2018

2hr 15mins

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Rank #19: Since We've Been Gone

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We're back! We ease back into the new year by catching up on everything we've missed - from the Birdbox craze to the Government Shutdown and much more. Dustin introduces a new segment this week.

Wellness Segment: Aura Cacia $500 Giveaway http://bit.ly/alldayessentials

Jan 16 2019

2hr 47mins

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Rank #20: 36 Questions That Lead To Love

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On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss Psychologist Arthur Aron's "36 Question" exploration of intimacy between two strangers. According to his study, "mutual vulnerability fosters closeness" and leads to love, so he literally "forces" the issue. We dissect the questions, imagining them on a first date, and put this theory to the test.

New York Times highlight of the "36 Questions" study - https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/fashion/no-37-big-wedding-or-small.html

Wellness Segment - Essential Blessings Bamboo Toothpaste http://essentialpalace.com/product/toothpaste-natural-bamboo-activated-charcoal-new-five-in-one

Black Business of the Week - BLK + GRN // Natural Marketplace for Black Artisans https://blkgrn.com

Have a dope day!

Feb 20 2019

2hr 29mins

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No Hemo, Yes Hemo

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On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, Assante does a tech roundup, Fran shares details of her terrible weekend and Dustin has some words for Nene.

The Friend Zone Live at Sony Hall
Thursday, February 13th
Cabaret Style Seating
Full Dinner Menu Service
Tickets: https://www.sonyhall.com/events/the-friend-zone

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Children of Virtue and Vengeance - This episode is brought to you by CHILDREN OF VIRTUE AND VENGEANCE, the instant #1 New York Times bestseller and stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's novel CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE. Entertainment Weekly calls it "a phenomenon." The New York Times says Tomi "poses thought-provoking questions about race, class and authority.” This sweeping fantasy series is described as "Black Panther" with magic, bringing both black lives matter and black girl magic into a fictional West African world inspired by Tomi's Nigerian roots. Join the phenomenon and see why everyone is talking about CHILDREN OF VIRTUE AND VENGEANCE. Read it now!

Daily Harvest - Daily Harvest is something you can enjoy year-round as a quick solution to get the fruits and vegetables you need every day. They work directly with farmers to harvest organic fruits and vegetables at their peak and freeze them within 24 hours to lock in their nutrients. 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 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.

Magic Spoon - Breakfast cereal was one of the best parts of being a kid. But as an adult, you realize that all your favorites were full of sugar and junk. Magic Spoon is a new cereal company that’s discovered a way to recreate your favorite childhood cereals with 0 sugar, 12 grams of protein, and only 3 net grams of carbs in each serving. Magic Spoon offers 4 flavors based on the all-time classics: Cocoa, Fruity, Frosted, and Blueberry - plus a variety pack that lets you try them all. They’ve recreated the taste and texture of classic sugary cereal, but it tastes so incredible that you'd never guess it was healthy. It’s keto-friendly, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, low carb, and GMO-free. Go to https://magicspoon.com/TheFriendZone to grab a variety pack and try it today, and use promo code FRIENDZONE at checkout to get free shipping

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Jan 22 2020

1hr 54mins

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Back In The Zone

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On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we ease into the new year by sharing what we did over our month long break plus a few pop culture items that went down while we were gone, like twitter being divided over WWIII memes and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wanting out of the Monarchy. And much much more!

The Friend Zone Live at Sony Hall!
Thursday, February 13th
Cabaret style seating with full dinner menu available
Tickets: https://www.sonyhall.com/events/the-friend-zone

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Children of Virtue and Vengeance - - This episode is brought to you by CHILDREN OF VIRTUE AND VENGEANCE, the instant #1 New York Times bestseller and stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's novel CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE. The New York Times says Tomi "poses thought-provoking questions about race, class and authority.” This sweeping fantasy series is described as "Black Panther" with magic, bringing both black lives matter and black girl magic into a fictional West African world inspired by Tomi's Nigerian roots. If you haven't read CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE and CHILDREN OF VIRTUE AND VENGEANCE yet, now is the time! A movie is already in development with Lucasfilm and it's sure to be the next blockbuster hit. Join the phenomenon and see why everyone is talking about CHILDREN OF VIRTUE AND VENGEANCE. Read it now!

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Door Dash - Long day at work? Tough day at school? Still suck at the office? Treat yourself to the meal you deserve, on-demand from your favorite restaurant. And the restaurants come directly to you with Doordash! DoorDash connects you to your favorite restaurants in your city. Ordering is easy. Just use the DoorDash app and choose what you want to eat, and a Dasher will bring it to you, anywhere you are. Not only is that burger place you love on DoorDash already, but over 310,000 other amazing restaurants are, too. Doordash connects you with door-to-door delivery in over 3,300 cities, all 50 states, and Canada. Right now, our listeners can get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code THEFRIENDZONE. That’s $5 off your first order, when you download the DoorDash app from the App Store and enter promo code THEFRIENDZONE.

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Jan 15 2020

1hr 35mins

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The 2019 Wrap-Up

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On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we share our favorite episodes, quotables, guests and Friend Zone moments of 2019. The Friend Zone is officially on break and returns with brand new episodes on January 15th, 2020

The Friend Zone Live at Sony Hall in New York City - Thursday, February 13th https://www.sonyhall.com/events/the-friend-zone/

Black Business of the Week: African Print Christmas Stockings designed by Imani Miller-Annibell https://www.instagram.com/imanimiller1

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Door Dash - Long day at work? Tough day at school? Still suck at the office? Treat yourself to the meal you deserve, on-demand from your favorite restaurant. And the restaurants come directly to you with Doordash! DoorDash connects you to your favorite restaurants in the your city. Ordering is easy. Just use the DoorDash app and choose what you want to eat, and a Dasher will bring it to you, anywhere you are. Right now, our listeners can get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code THEFRIENDZONE.

Lola - LOLA is a female-founded feminine care brand, offering high-quality period and sexual wellness products made with natural ingredients. LOLA period products are made with 100% organic cotton – never with any of the toxins, dyes, fragrance, synthetic fibers, or chlorine bleach that you might find from conventional feminine care brands. And LOLA thinks women deserve to know exactly what they’re putting in their bodies, so they list every ingredient on the box. LOLA subscriptions are customizable, so you can choose your mix of products and absorbencies. It’s also easy to edit your order, change your delivery frequency, skip a month, or cancel at any time. Get started with a Trial Set today. Get 30% off your $5 Trial Set at mylola.com with the code FRIENDZONE30

Goat - Yeezys, Jordans, Off-Whites. If you’re going to buy sneakers for a few hundred dollars, how can you be sure they’re the real thing? GOAT is THE global destination for authentic sneakers, ranging from new releases to rare finds, and exclusive drops. GOAT dot com is the safest way to buy and sell Authentic sneakers online. They have thousands of styles, ALL are guaranteed authentic by GOAT. Find the perfect ONE HUNDRED PERCENT authentic sneaker at GOAT dot com slash friendzone. PLUS, you’ll also be supporting our show — but you’ve got to go RIGHT NOW before the sneakers you want are gone.

Native - Native creates safe, simple, effective products that people use every day. Their products are filled with trusted ingredients, and their natural deodorant is no different. Native Deodorant is formulated without aluminum, parabens and talc, and with ingredients found in nature — such as coconut oil, shea butter, and tapioca starch. Their formula contains simple ingredients you understand, and comes in a wide variety of enticing scents for men and women. For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code FRIENDZONE during checkout! That’s nativedeodorant.com, promo code FRIENDZONE.

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Dec 18 2019

1hr 36mins

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I've Lost Sense of Time - Featuring QUIÑ

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On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we review 2009-2019. We discuss our favorite songs, shows, movies, viral moments, apps, people and much much more. LA-based recording artist, Quiñ, stops by during the Music Man segment to talk all things life and fantasy soul.

The Friend Zone x Slutty Vegan ATL Pop-Up
Saturday, December 14th
1pm-4pm
313 Nelson St. SW
Atlanta, GA

Black Business of the Week: The Brooklyn Yoga Club https://www.bkyogaclub.com

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Hello Fresh - With HelloFresh, America’s #1 meal kit, get easy, seasonal recipes and pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your door. All you have to do is cook and enjoy! Break out of your dinner rut with HelloFresh’s 20+ seasonal, chef-curated recipes each week. There’s something for everyone, from Family recipes to Calorie Smart and Vegetarian, and fun menu series like Hall of Fame and Craft Burgers. Get 9 free meals with HelloFresh by going to https://www.HelloFresh.com/friendzone9 and using code FRIENDZONE9.

Casper - Casper is a sleep brand that makes expertly designed products to help you get your best rest, one night at a time. Casper products are cleverly designed to mimic human curves, providing supportive comfort for all kinds of bodies. The original Casper mattress combines multiple, supportive memory foams for a quality sleep surface with the right amounts of both sink and bounce. The breathable design helps you sleep cool and regulates your body temperature throughout the night. Casper offers three other mattresses: the Wave, the Essential, and the Hybrid, all designed, developed, and assembled in the US. Casper gets delivered right to your door in a small, ‘how do they do that?!’ sized box with free shipping and returns in the US and Canada. Get $100 toward select mattresses by visiting https://www.Casper.com/ZONE and using ZONE at checkout.

Bombas - Bombas socks are SOFT. Like, “made-with-the-softest-cotton-in-the-world” soft. They’re built with extra cushioning, so whether you’re walking the dog, chilling at home, or playing drums, you’ll be comfortable. Bombas socks provide support in places you didn’t even know you needed it, like your arches. Each sock is built with a special arch-support system that feels like a nice hug for your foot. Go to https://www.bombas.com/friendzone today, and get twenty percent off your first purchase.

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Dec 11 2019

2hr 14mins

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Don't Let The Smooth Taste Fool You

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On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Dustin Ross takeover! Billy Dee Williams has an important announcement and we discuss how it will impact his generation.

The Friend Zone Live is back on the road! And this time we’re bringing our siblings, Jade + Keia of @gettingrown, along for the ride!
December 7th - San Francisco
December 14th - Atlanta (sold out)
Tickets: TheFriendZoneLive.com
Hope to see you there!

Wellness Segment: Handmade Organic Mattress https://www.avocadogreenmattress.com

Black Business of the Week: Harlem Chocolate Factory https://harlemchocolatefactory.com

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Door Dash - DoorDash connects you to your favorite restaurants in your city. Ordering is easy. Just use the DoorDash app and choose what you want to eat, and a Dasher will bring it to you, anywhere you are. Not only is that burger place you love on DoorDash already, but over 310,000 other amazing restaurants are, too. Doordash connects you with door-to-door delivery in over 3,300 cities, all 50 states, and Canada. Let dinner come to YOU!, with Door Dash. Right now, our listeners can get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code THEFRIENDZONE.

Away - Away offers a range of suitcases made of different materials (like polycarbonate, aluminum, and durable nylon), a variety of colors, and two carry-on sizes to fit your unique travel style. The interior includes a built-in compression pad to help you pack more, and a hidden (and removable) laundry bag separates your dirty clothes. Away products are designed to last a lifetime: if any part of your suitcase breaks, Away will have it fixed or replaced. They also offer a 100-day trial on everything – if you decide it’s not for you, you can return any non-personalized item for a full refund during that period—no questions asked. For $20 off any suitcase or bag, visit https://www.awaytravel.com/FRIENDZONE20 and use promo code FRIENDZONE20 during checkout!

Daily Harvest - It’s hard to find enough time to eat complete meals, let alone prepare healthy ones. Daily Harvest makes it easy to eat more fruits and vegetables with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted foods that can be prepared in five minutes or less – everything stays fresh in your freezer until you're ready to enjoy. Each recipe takes one step to prepare, with room to make them your own. Add your favorite milk to blend a smoothie, or heat up a Harvest Bowl and top it with avocado or a fried egg. Choose from more than 65 options like smoothies, hearty soups, harvest bowls, lattes, and overnight oats. Whether you're at home, at your desk, or on the go, Daily Harvest is the easiest way to have a delicious and nutritious meal or snack! Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box!

Simple Health - A better way to get birth control is finally here, with Simple Health. Simple Health is all about care that fits your life. They make birth control simple, convenient, and affordable with online prescriptions & free home delivery. Whether you’re brand new to birth control or just tired of dealing with renewals and pharmacies. Simple Health will take care of you. Just fill out an online health profile – then, a doctor reviews it and writes a prescription. You can pick the birth control you want or have a doctor recommend the best one for you, including the patch or the ring. Your birth control then ships to your door monthly – no more waiting rooms, no more pharmacy lines, and no interruptions. Simple Health isn’t a replacement for routine checkups with your doctor, but they make birth control accessible for ALL women. It’s free with most insurance plans, and starts at $15/month without insurance. Just go to https://www.simplehealth.com/FRIENDZONE or enter code FRIENDZONE at checkout.

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Dec 04 2019

1hr 45mins

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Hits That Stick Vol 1

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On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assanté Smith takeover! We go down music memory lane, discussing the top songs of the past few decades.

Black Friday Sale - The Friend Zone Holiday Merch Shop live at midnight (EST) on Black Friday: https://www.shopfriendzone.com

The Friend Zone Live is back on the road! And we’re bringing our siblings, Jade + Keia of @GettinGrown, along for the ride!
December 7th - San Francisco
December 14th - Atlanta (SOLD OUT)
Tickets: TheFriendZoneLive.com
Hope to see you there!

Wellness Segment: Therapy twitter thread https://twitter.com/carolinemoss/status/1198748131556499456?s=21

Black Business of the Week: https://www.babyvendunlimited.com

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Talkspace - We all know mental health is a big part of self-care. But changing mental habits is easier said than done. Luckily, Talkspace online therapy gives you a convenient and affordable way to improve your mental health. Talkspace pairs you with one of 5,000+ licensed therapists based on your needs and preferences. Connect with your therapist via text, audio, picture, or video messages the same day you match. Your therapist will message you daily, five days a week. No office trips or appointments to schedule. Just confidential support of a dedicated therapist from the privacy of your device—anywhere, at any time. Make sure to use code ZONE to get $100 off your first month. That’s https://www.talkspace.com promo code ZONE.

Stitch Fix - Simple? Sophisticated? Adventurous? How would you describe your style? However you dress, the stylists at Stitch Fix can help you find your new favorite piece. Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that delivers your favorite clothing, shoes, and accessories, directly to you. First you complete a style profile, then an expert personal stylist will send you a handpicked box of items based on your preferences. They have solutions for women, men and kids all over the US! And now the UK! With no subscription required, you can pick between automatic shipments or only getting new pieces on demand. Shipping, exchanges, and returns are always free. Plus, the $20 styling fee is automatically applied towards anything you keep from your box. Get started today at https://www.stitchfix.com/FRIENDZONE and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box.

Hello Fresh - With HelloFresh, America’s #1 meal kit, get easy, seasonal recipes and pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your door. All you have to do is cook and enjoy! Break out of your dinner rut with HelloFresh’s 20+ seasonal, chef-curated recipes each week. There’s something for everyone, from Family recipes to Calorie Smart and Vegetarian, and fun menu series like Hall of Fame and Craft Burgers. HelloFresh makes cooking delicious meals at home a reality, regardless of your comfort in the kitchen. From step-by-step recipes to pre-measured ingredients, you’ll have everything you need to get a wow-worthy dinner on the table in just about 30 minutes. HelloFresh is flexible and fits your lifestyle. Add extra meals to your weekly order, as well as yummy add-ons like garlic bread and cookie dough. And easily change your delivery days, food preferences, and skip a week whenever you need! Get 9 free meals with HelloFresh by going to https://www.HelloFresh.com/friendzone9 and using code FRIENDZONE9

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Nov 27 2019

1hr 53mins

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Every Piece of Chicken She Ordered

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On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we discussed chart data we came across that compiled the most (google) searched mental health concerns in each state.

The Friend Zone Live is back on the road! And this time we’re bringing our siblings, Jade + Keia of @gettingrown, along for the ride!
December 7th - San Fran
December 14th - ATL (sold out)
Tickets: TheFriendZoneLive.com
Hope to see you there!

Wellness Segment: Vitamin D capsules via Ora Organics https://www.ora.organic/products/vegan-vitamin-d-supplement

Black Business of the Week: Maryam Hasnaa’s 6-Week “Energy Is Currency” Course https://www.maryamhasnaa.com/energy-is-currency.html

Thank you to our Sponsors:
Casetify - The idea of your phone falling and breaking is terrifying. With all those hardcore protective cases out there, it feels like to keep your phone safe, you have to sacrifice style. But not with a phone case from Casetify. Casetify lets you have the best of both worlds: Military-grade drop protection and a stylish phone case you’ll actually want to show off! Go to https://www.casetify.com/FRIENDZONE today to get 20-percent off your new favorite phone case.

Door Dash - DoorDash connects you to your favorite restaurants in the your city. Ordering is easy. Just use the DoorDash app and choose what you want to eat, and a Dasher will bring it to you, anywhere you are. Not only is that burger place you love on DoorDash already, but over 310,000 other amazing restaurants are, too. Doordash connects you with door-to-door delivery in over 3,300 cities, all 50 states, and Canada. Order from your local go-to’s or choose from your favorite chains like Chipotle, Wendy’s, Chick-Fil-A, and The Cheesecake Factory. Don’t worry about dinner. Let dinner come to YOU!, with Door Dash. Right now, our listeners can get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code THEFRIENDZONE.

Peloton Tread - This is not another Treadmill. The New York Times says the Peloton Tread is, “Like having a personal trainer come to your house whenever you’d like”. Its shock-absorbing slat belt and responsive speed and incline knobs allow for weightless running and can up your pace or elevation without breaking your stride. Plus, the 32” HD touchscreen and powerful built-in soundbar create the most immersive, captivating workout experience. Better yet, the depth and breadth of class offerings means you never have to repeat the same workout - unless you want to! Discover the immersive and challenging total body training you can get from Peloton Tread. Peloton is offering listeners a limited-time offer. Go to https://www.onepeloton.com use the code FRIENDZONE, to get $100 off accessories with the purchase of a Tread.

Mejuri - Women don’t need a “special occasion” or somebody else gifting them — they just want high quality fine jewelry. Period! Mejuri makes handcrafted fine jewelry for every day. No special occasion or reason needed. And they’ve removed traditional markups! You can see how they price each item in comparison to estimated retail costs on every product page. A diamond ring that’s easily over five hundred dollars at a traditional retailer is less than two hundred at Mejuri — but not because they’re cutting corners. Mejuri is committed to exceptional craftsmanship and ethical practices, working directly with vetted, expert jewelers to sell directly to you. Go check them out on Instagram, sign up to see their latest weekly drop. Or treat yourself RIGHT NOW. Go to https://mejuri.com/FriendZone for FREE SHIPPING on orders over one hundred dollars.

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Nov 20 2019

1hr 55mins

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Nice To Meet You

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On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss how fans have been reacting to Summer Walker's social anxiety during her #FirstandLast tour. Are people expecting too much from celebs when meeting them in person? Are celebs required to behave a certain way? We share our thoughts and stories on meeting people we admire.

The Friend Zone Live is back on the road! And this time we're taking our siblings, Jade + Keia of @gettingrown, along for the ride!
December 7th - San Francisco
December 14th - Atlanta (SOLD OUT)
Tickets: TheFriendZoneLive.com

Wellness Segment: Black Esthetician http://www.skinbymamie.com

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Talkspace - These days, everyone knows that your mental health is just as important as your physical health. But scheduling in-person therapy sessions can be inconvenient, not to mention expensive. Thankfully there’s Talkspace, the online talk therapy platform that’s with you 24/7. Talkspace matches you with one of their 5,000+ licensed therapists based on your preferences, because they know that therapy isn’t one-size-fits all (and it shouldn’t be! Their therapists are trained for every need—including depression, anxiety, LGBT-specific issues, and more). You can make your account right from your phone or computer and a matching agent will help you identify your therapy needs. Both messaging and video-based plans are available depending on the level of support you want and you get to choose a plan that fits your budget too. You’ll get 24/7 access from your phone or computer to a licensed therapist that fits your needs. That’s https://www.talkspace.com promo code ZONE.

Bombas - Bombas socks are SOFT. Like, “made-with-the-softest-cotton-in-the-world” soft. They’re built with extra cushioning, so whether you’re walking the dog, chilling at home, or playing drums, you’ll be comfortable. Bombas socks provide support in places you didn’t even know you needed it, like your arches. Each sock is built with a special arch-support system that feels like a nice hug for your foot. And they’re smooth across the top – no more annoying toe seam. Bombas makes all types of socks – dress socks for work, performance socks for working out, and limited-edition holiday socks. They even have a line of Merino Wool socks that are soft, warm, and naturally moisture-wicking. Bombas is the gift even that person will love…even that person who seems impossible to shop for. And for every pair you buy, Bombas donates a pair to someone in need. Go to https://bombas.com/friendzone today, and get twenty percent off your first purchase.

Aurate - Aurate [pronounced or-rate] is fine jewelry made in New York City, founded by women for women. Pieces range from classic, to statement, to completely original. It’s the jewelry you’ve always wanted, but could never find. Aurate was founded on the desire to shake up the jewelry market by offering modern women beautiful designs, amazing quality at affordable prices, and ethically sourced pieces they can wear every day. Because it’s all real gold, you can wear it and never have to take it off – shower, sport, sleep, cook, anything. It’s jewelry for life! And because Aurate sells direct to you without the middleman markup, they can offer the same quality as traditional 5th Avenue brands at a fraction of the cost. All Aurate pieces come with a lifetime warranty because they know it lasts. Give the gift of high-quality sustainable jewelry this holiday season without the killer price tags, with Aurate. For 15% off your first Aurate purchase, go to https://auratenewyork.com/friendzone and use promo code FRIENDZONE.

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Nov 13 2019

1hr 46mins

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Safety First

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On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Dustin Ross takeover! We discuss Jason Mitchell’s sexual misconduct allegations, his recent appearance on The Breakfast Club and how the #metoo movement has helped us audit and modify our own behavior in social settings.

The Friend Zone Live is back on the road! And this time we’re taking our siblings, Jade and Keia of @gettingrown, along for the ride!
December 7th - San Francisco
December 14th - Atlanta (sold out)
Tickets - TheFriendZoneLive.com
Hope to see you there!

Wellness Segment - https://hellonoken.com

Black Business of the Week - The Top African American Owned Businesses in the US https://www.investopedia.com/articles/markets/121615/top-10-africanamerican-owned-businesses.asp

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Stitch Fix - Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that delivers your favorite clothing, shoes, and accessories, directly to you. First you complete a style profile, then an expert personal stylist will send you a handpicked box of items based on your preferences. They have solutions for women, men and kids all over the US! And now, the UK! With no subscription required, you can pick between automatic shipments or only getting new pieces on demand. Shipping, exchanges, and returns are always free. Plus, the $20 styling fee is automatically applied towards anything you keep from your box. Get started today at https://www.stitchfix.com /FRIENDZONE and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box.

Daily Harvest - Daily Harvest makes it easier than ever to get back into the habit of eating more fruits and vegetables, with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted food that can be prepared in less than 5 minutes. Fill your box with more than 65 different options — like ready-to-blend smoothies, hearty soups, and savory Harvest Bowls. Each Daily Harvest cup takes one step to prepare, with room for customization. All of Daily Harvest’s ingredients are sourced and selected for maximum nourishment and peakseason flavor. Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box!

GOAT - GOAT is THE global destination for authentic sneakers, ranging from new releases to rare finds, and exclusive drops. https://www.goat.com/FRIENDZONE is the safest way to buy and sell Authentic sneakers online. They have thousands of styles, ALL are guaranteed authentic by GOAT. From Yeezys to Jordans to Guccis, GOAT gives you access to everything you’re looking for and even those shoes you didn’t know you had to have. They work only with trusted sellers and before any shoe is sold, EVERY DETAIL is inspected — from the stitching and color to the size and weight. With over 15 million users around the world buying and selling verified shoes every day at GOAT, you’ll find exactly what you want at the best price possible.

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Nov 06 2019

1hr 49mins

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The Harrowing Story of Jan Broberg Felt

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On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we end spooky szn the same way it began - with a true crime story about the unbelievable life and times of Jan Broberg Felt out of Pocatello, Idaho.

The Friend Zone Live is back on the road! And this time we're taking @gettingrown along for the ride!
San Fran - December 7th
Atlanta - December 14th
Tickets: www.TheFriendZoneLive.com
Hope to see you there!

Business of the Week: MSNBC anchor, Alicia Menendez, pens her first book - "The Likeability Trap" - about succeeding while being yourself. To be released via Harper Collins on November 5th. Pre-order now https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062838766/the-likeability-trap

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Audible - Audible Original, The Baddest Bitch in the Room by Sophia Chang. In her groundbreaking audio memoir, this unsung legend of the music industry shares her fearless journey as the first Asian woman in hip-hop who managed icons from the Wu Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest, and more. Listen to her memoir, The Baddest Bitch in the Room FREE with a 30-day trial. Just go to https://www.audible.com/FRIENDZONEBADDEST

Hello Fresh - With Hello Fresh, America's #1 meal kit, you'll get easy, seasonal recipes and pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your door - all you have to do is cook and enjoy. For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to https://www.hellofresh.com/FRIENDZONE80

Talkspace - These days, everyone knows that your mental health is just as important as your physical health. But scheduling in-person therapy sessions can be inconvenient, not to mention expensive. Thankfully there's Talkspace, the online talk therapy platform that's with you 24/7. Talkspace matches you with one of their 5000+ licensed therapists based on your preferences, because they know that therapy isn't the one-size-fits-all. Join over one million people who already feel happier at https://www.talkspace.com and use code ZONE for $100 off your first month.

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Oct 31 2019

2hr 12mins

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The Friend Zone Live at Spotify HQ - Featuring Dr. Joy of Therapy for Black Girls

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This week on #TheFriendZone, we're sharing a very special episode recorded live at Spotify HQ in honor of World Mental Health Day. The conversation centered around navigating your mental health within your office culture, in regards to race, boundaries, and productivity. We were proudly joined by Dr. Joy of Therapy For Black Girls, who flew all the way from her practice in ATL to provide a more clinical perspective to our discussion.

The Friend Zone Live is on the road! And this time we're bringing our siblings, Jade & Keia of @GettinGrown pod, along for the ride!
Dallas - October 26th (!!!!!!THIS SATURDAY!!!!!!!!!)
San Fran - December 7th
Atlanta - December 14th
Tickets: www.TheFriendZoneLive.com
Hope to see you there!

Thank you to our Sponsors:

PELOTON TREAD - Fall is all about getting back into a groove after a busy summer. This year, set bigger goals and feel more accomplished with the Peloton Tread. Add miles and build strength all without the commute to and from the gym. This is not another Treadmill. The New York Times says the Peloton Tread is “Like having a personal trainer come to your house whenever you’d like.” Peloton is offering listeners a limited-time offer. Go to https://www.onepeloton.com and use code FRIENDZONE to get $100 off accessories with the purchase of a Tread.

GOAT - - If you’re going to buy sneakers for a few hundred dollars, how can you be sure they’re the real thing? GOAT is THE global destination for authentic sneakers, ranging from new releases to rare finds, and exclusive drops. GOAT dot com is the safest way to buy and sell Authentic sneakers online. They have thousands of styles, ALL are guaranteed authentic by GOAT. From Yeezys to Jordans to Guccis, GOAT gives you access to everything you’re looking for and even those shoes you didn’t know you had to have. Find the perfect ONE HUNDRED PERCENT authentic sneaker at https://www.goat.com/FRIENDZONE. PLUS, you’ll also be supporting our show — but you’ve got to go RIGHT NOW before the sneakers you want are gone.

CASETIFY - - The idea of your phone falling and breaking is terrifying. With all those hardcore protective cases out there, it feels like to keep your phone safe, you have to sacrifice style. But not with a phone case from Casetify [CASE-tiff-Eye]. Casetify lets you have the best of both worlds: Military-grade drop protection and a stylish phone case you’ll actually want to show off! Go to https://www.casetify.com/FRIENDZONE today to get 20-percent off your new favorite phone case!

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Oct 23 2019

55mins

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The Science of Kink - Featuring Mandii B & Macana Man

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On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we examine the psychology of kinks and fetishes. Are they trauma-based? A pathology? Childhood imprints? Or just...fun? Mandii B of @WhoreibleDecisions pod + Adult Film Star Macana Man join us to expand our perspectives.

The Friend Zone Live is back on the road!
Dallas - October 26th
San Fran - December 7th
Atlanta - December 14th
Tickets: https://www.TheFriendZoneLive.com
Hope to see you there!

Black Business of the Week: Pre-tied and Satin-lined turbans/headwraps. https://yougonatural.com

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Away - Away knows that everyone has a different travel style. That’s why they make their Carry-On in an array of colors, two sizes, and two materials: a strong yet flexible polycarbonate and an anodized aluminum. Not to mention, suitcases are designed to last a lifetime. But if any part of your suitcase breaks, Away's stand-out customer service team will arrange to have it fixed or replaced ASAP. And, thanks to their 100-day trial on everything Away makes: Take it out on the road and live with it, you can travel with it, get lost with it. Then, if you decide it’s not for you, you can return any non-personalized item for a full refund—no ifs, ands, or asterisks. For $20 off a suitcase, visit https://www.awaytravel.com/friendzone20 and use promo code FRIENDZONE20 during checkout.

Talkspace - We all need someone to talk to — a person who can support us through rough patches or even the everyday ups and downs of life. That’s where Talkspace comes in. Talkspace is therapy for how we live today – mobile, affordable, and available when you need it. Simply provide your preferences for therapy, and Talkspace will match with one of their 5,000+ therapists the very same day. Then, you can send your therapist unlimited text, audio, picture, or video messages from anywhere, at any time. And, one month of therapy on the Talkspace platform costs about the same amount as a single faceto-face session. No matter what you’re going through, you’re not alone. Join more than 1 million who feel happier with Talkspace. To match with your perfect therapist for a fraction of the price of traditional therapy, go to https://www.Talkspace.com and use code ZONE to get $65 off your first month.

Stitch Fix - Describe your style in one word: Simple? Sophisticated? Adventurous? However you dress, the stylists at Stitch Fix can help you find your new favorite piece. Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that delivers your favorite clothing, shoes, and accessories, directly to you. First you complete a style profile, then an expert personal stylist will send you a handpicked box of items based on your preferences. Shipping, exchanges, and returns are always free. Plus, the $20 styling fee is automatically applied towards anything you keep from your box. Get started today at https://www.stitchfix.com/FRIENDZONE and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box.

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Oct 16 2019

1hr 50mins

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Did She Add Brown Gel

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On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we decided to take it easy and just talk...about absolutely everything and nothing. It’s been a long week, y’all. Bear with us lol

The Friend Zone Live is back on the road!
Dallas - October 26th
San Francisco - December 7th
Atlanta - December 14th
Tickets on sale now - https://www.TheFriendZoneLive.com

Wellness Segment: Fran’s Pattern Beauty Review https://patternbeauty.com

Black Business of the Week:
#TheShaneEffect Esthetician at Joanna Vargas NYC
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LOLA - LOLA products are 100% organic cotton with no added chemicals, fragrances, synthetics, or dyes. They offer pads, liners, and both BPA-free plastic applicator or environmentally non-applicator tampons PLUS gynecologist-approved cleansing wipes. LOLA makes your month a little bit easier with their fully customizable subscription that lets you choose your mix of products, absorbency, number of boxes, and frequency of delivery. You can change, skip, or cancel at any time. For 30% off your first month’s subscription, visit https://www.mylola.com and enter FRIENDZONE30 when you subscribe.

Warby Parker - Prescription eyewear shouldn’t cost more than a plane ticket. At Warby Parker, you can get high-quality, good-looking prescription eyewear at a fraction of the price. Simply take their quiz, answer a few quick questions, and they’ll suggest great looking glasses that are totally personalized to your face and style. With Warby Parker’s Free Home Try-On program, you can order 5 pairs of glasses and try them for 5 days – there’s no obligation to buy! They even ship free and include a pre-paid return shipping label. Head to https://www.warbyparker.com/FRIENDZONE to order your free Home Try-On.

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Oct 09 2019

2hr 9mins

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Where Is Natalia Grace?

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On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we usher in October's spooky season with a True Crime style episode about the strange life and times of a Ukrainian child named Natalia Grace.

The Friend Zone Live is back on the road!
Dallas - October 26th
San Francisco - December 7th
Atlanta - December 14th
Tickets on sale now - https://www.thefriendzonelive.com

Black Business of the Week - Xavier D'Leau launches eau de parfum, "D'Leau" https://waft.com/xavier.dleau

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Scam Goddess - Do you love True Crime podcasts but get worn out by all the murder and death? Then we think we have just the thing for you. Laci Mosley (aka The Scam Goddess) loves fraud, hoodwinks, hoaxes, swindles, and double-crosses which is why she created her new show, Scam Goddess! A podcast dedicated to all things fraud, coming to Earwolf Tuesday Oct 1st! You can subscribe now on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, or where you listen!

Daily Harvest - Daily Harvest makes it easier than ever to get back into the habit of eating more fruits and vegetables, with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted food that can be prepared in less than 5 minutes. Fill your box with more than 65 different options — like ready-to-blend smoothies, hearty soups, and savory Harvest Bowls. Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box!

Talkspace - We all need someone to talk to — a person who can support us through rough patches or even the everyday ups and downs of life. That’s where Talkspace comes in. Talkspace is therapy for how we live today – mobile, affordable, and available when you need it. Simply provide your preferences for therapy, and Talkspace will match with one of their 5,000+ therapists the very same day. Then, you can send your therapist unlimited text, audio, picture, or video messages from anywhere, at any time. Talkspace has more than 5,000 licensed therapists who are experienced in addressing the challenges we all face. To match with your perfect therapist for a fraction of the price of traditional therapy, go to https://www.talkspace.com and use the code ZONE to get $65 off your first month and show your support for the show.

Casper Mattress - Casper is a sleep brand that makes expertly designed products to help you get your best rest, one night at a time. Casper products are cleverly designed to mimic human curves, providing supportive comfort for all kinds of bodies. The original Casper mattress combines multiple, supportive memory foams for a quality sleep surface with the right amounts of both sink and bounce. The breathable design helps you sleep cool and regulates your body temperature throughout the night. Casper offers three other mattresses: the Wave, the Essential, and the Hybrid, all designed, developed, and assembled in the US. Casper gets delivered right to your door in a small, ‘how do they do that?!’ sized box with free shipping and returns in the US and Canada.
Get $100 toward select mattresses by visiting https://casper.com/ZONE and using ZONE at checkout.

Stitch Fix - Describe your style in one word: Simple? Sophisticated? Adventurous? However you dress, the stylists at Stitch Fix can help you find your new favorite piece. Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that delivers your favorite clothing, shoes, and accessories, directly to you. First you complete a style profile, then an expert personal stylist will send you a handpicked box of items based on your preferences. With no subscription required, you can pick between automatic shipments or only getting new pieces on demand. Get started today at https://www.stitchfix.com/FRIENDZONE and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box.

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Oct 02 2019

1hr 58mins

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Personal Policies

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This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s the Dustin Ross takeover! Using April and Lil Fizz, of Love & Hip Hop LA, as our study guide, we discuss whether or not dating a friend, peer or associate’s ex is out of bounds.

The Friend Zone Live is back on the road!
Dallas - October 26th
San Francisco - December 7th
Atlanta - December 14th
Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 27th at 12pm EST https://www.thefriendzonelive.com

Black Business of the Week: Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen and Bar https://instagram.com/virgilsgullahkitchen?igshid=14brud1erkmaa

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Simple Health - A better way to get birth control is finally here, with Simple Health. Simple Health is all about care that fits your life – they make birth control simple, convenient, and affordable with online prescriptions & free home delivery. Don’t miss your chance to try Simple Health for free! Just go to simplehealth.com/FRIENDZONE or enter code FRIENDZONE at checkout.

Peloton Tread - This is not another Treadmill. The New York Times says the Peloton Tread is “Like having a personal trainer come to your house whenever you’d like.” Runner's World calls it a “gorgeous, hip NYC gym in the comfort of your own home,” and a “go-to training tool”. Discover the immersive and challenging total body training you can get from Peloton Tread. Peloton is offering listeners a limited-time offer. Go to https://www.onepeloton.com and use code FRIENDZONE to get $100 off accessories with the purchase of a Tread.

Hello Fresh - With HelloFresh, America’s #1 meal kit, you’ll get easy, seasonal recipes and pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your door – all you have to do is cook and enjoy. HelloFresh makes cooking delicious meals at home a reality, regardless of your comfort in the kitchen. From step-by-step recipes to pre-measured ingredients, HelloFresh gives you everything you need to get a wow-worthy dinner on the table in just about 30 minutes. For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/friendzone80 and enter code FRIENDZONE80.

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Sep 25 2019

1hr 32mins

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The Cord

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On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we do a social media round-up! Facebook + Instagram's new "Secret Crush" feature, TikTok blowing up "out of nowhere" and claiming Lil Nas X's fame, Netflix removing the binge option? And a new important app update for creatives working in Social Media.

Wellness Segment: HeyFranHey x Maryam Hasnaa's "Embodiment" collection relaunch - Monday, September 23rd at 9 am PST/12 pm EST https://www.etsy.com/shop/ResonanceApothecary

Black Business of the Week: Dominican textile artist, Uzumaki Cepeda's first solo show at a museum. Opening this Friday, September 20th at 7 pm. MoCada Museum. For more information visit http://mocada.org/2019/08/24/uzumaki-cepeda-safe-space

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that delivers your favorite clothing, shoes and accessories, directly to you. Get started today at Stitch Fix https://www.stitchfix.com/FRIENDZONE and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box.

GOAT - Goat is the global destination for authentic sneakers, ranging from new releases to rare finds and exclusive drops. Find the perfect 100% authentic sneaker at https://www.goat.com/FRIENDZONE

Casetify - Create custom cases for your phone with your favorite colors and texts. Military grade drop protection. Go to https://www.casetify.com/FRIENDZONE today to get 20% off your new favorite phone case.

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Sep 18 2019

1hr 45mins

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The Eve Eve

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On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we go down music memory lane - giving flowers to old school artists we feel have been overlooked and underrated.

Wellness Segment: Pick 5 artists who have affected you greatly with their music, find their social media and send them kind words about their work.

Black Business of the Week: Black Owned Credit Repair Company https://www.incrediblecreditfix.com

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Native - Native Deodorant is formulated without aluminum, parabens and talc, and with ingredients found in nature — such as coconut oil, shea butter, and tapioca starch. For 20% off your first purchase, visit https://www.nativecos.com and use promo code FRIENDZONE during checkout!

Daily Harvest - Daily Harvest makes it easier than ever to get back into the habit of eating more fruits and vegetables, with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted food that can be prepared in less than 5 minutes. Fill your box with more than 65 different options — like ready-to-blend smoothies, hearty soups, and savory Harvest Bowls. Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box!

Talkspace - Talkspace is therapy for how we live today – mobile, affordable, and available when you need it. Simply provide your preferences for therapy, and Talkspace will match with one of their 5,000+ therapists the very same day. To match with your perfect therapist for a fraction of the price of traditional therapy, go to https://www.talkspace.com And use the code ZONE to get $65 off your first month and show your support for the show.

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Sep 11 2019

1hr 43mins

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Arrested Development

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On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss a recent study claiming 24 year olds should still be considered teenagers by law, extending adolescence, due to the many factors contributing to their failure to launch into adulthood. According to the journal, teens are reaching major milestones a lot slower than teens of the past. We explore whether or not society should support such cultural shifts, by examining the factors and sharing stories of our challenges as teens with limited resources.

Wellness Segment: Tracee Ellis Ross launches hair care system for curls and coils https://patternbeauty.com

Black Business of the Week: Santana Caress Benitez launches new cooking show, “I’ll Cook Like Your Mother”, on YouTube. First episode teaches viewers how to make Honey Fried Chicken https://youtu.be/c3PGOI9Ajko

Thank you to our Sponsors:
Daily Harvest - Daily Harvest makes it easier than ever to get back into the habit of eating more fruits and vegetables, with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted food that can be prepared in less than 5 minutes. Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box!

Frank and Oak - Style Plan by Frank and Oak is a clothing subscription box for men and women curated by a combination of stylists AND Ai. Just tell them a little about yourself by taking a style quiz, preview your monthly subscription box, then take 7 days to decide what you love, and send back what you don’t want. To discover what your wardrobe has been missing, try Style Plan by Frank and Oak, completely riskfree. Go to https://www.frankandoak.com/FRIENDZONE and you’ll get $25 off your first subscription box!

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Sep 04 2019

1hr 42mins

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The Thrill Is Gone

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This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss second chances. If someone messed up, badly, how open are you to letting them back in? And do you find yourself being more or less lenient when it comes to romantic situations than friendships? We share stories on times we've given and needed grace from those we love.

Black Business of the Week: Young Black Photographer based out of ATL https://www.dontemaurice.com

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New York Times Best Seller - I'm Telling The Truth, But I'm Lying by Bassey Ikpi, is a memoir in essays exploring her life through the lens of her mental health and diagnosis of bipolar two and anxiety. Available now in paperback, ebook, audiobook, wherever books are sold.

Talkspace - We all need someone to talk to - a person who can support us through rough patches or even everyday ups and downs of life. That's where Talkspace comes in. To match with your perfect therapist for a fraction of the price of traditional therapy, go to https://www.talkspace.com and use code ZONE to get $65 off your first month and show support for this show.

GOAT - Find the perfect 100% authentic sneakers at https://www.goat.com/FRIENDZONE

Hello Fresh - America's #1 mealkit. You'll get seasonal recipes and pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your door. For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to https://www.hellofresh.com/FRIENDZONE80 and enter code FRIENDZONE80

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Aug 29 2019

1hr 46mins

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Negativity Bias

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On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss whether or not we view our minds as being inherently negative. While we're constantly fighting to better understand the perceptions of the world around us, are we also battling a built-in system that is against us?

The Friend Zone Merch Restock this Friday, August 23rd at 12pm EST https://shopfriendzone.com

Wellness Segment - Ora Organic Probiotics, Pre Workout, Protein Powder, Vitamin D and much more. Get 15% off of your order using code HEYFRANHEY at checkout https://www.ora.organic

Black Business of the Week - Taqee Bond presents WHATSTHEMOVENYC mobile app. Whether you're looking for happy hour spots, networking events, brunches, date night ideas, day parties, concerts or night clubs - WHATSTHEMOVENYC has you covered https://apps.apple.com/us/app/whatsthemovenyc/id1440678344

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We Love You And So Can You - There's a new podcast you should check out called We Love You (And So Can You). It's part reality show and part self-love school. Each episode follows someone who is looking to make over a big part of their life: things like jumping back into the dating world, making new friends or starting a new career. Listen and subscribe to We Love You And So Can You on your favorite podcast app now.

I'm Telling The Truth, But I'm Lying - by Bassey Ikpi. A memoir in essays exploring her life through the lens of her mental health reality with vulnerability and rawness. Available now in paperback, ebook and audiobook, wherever books are sold.

Casper Mattresses - Get $50 toward select mattresses by visiting https://casper.com/ZONE and using code ZONE at checkout.

Daily Harvest - Thoughtfully sourced, chef crafted food - to go! Go To https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get $25 off your first box!

Postmates - When you forget to pick up wine on the way to your friends or get a breakfast burrito craving that you just can't kick - Postmate it. For a limited time, Postmates is giving our listeners $100 of free delivery credit for your first SEVEN days. That's code FRIENDZONE forONE HUNDRED DOLLARS of free delivery credit for your first SEVEN DAYS when you download the Postmates app.

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Aug 21 2019

2hr 3mins

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I love your podcast You are awesome don’t stop doing this you are great at this!!!!