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The Friend Zone

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Rank #127 in Comedy category

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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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Relatable!!!!!

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Omg. I felt like I was in a therapy session and y’all were picking me apart for me to understand. I’ve known this before about myself, but y’all definitely made it clearer for me. Thank you!

Love them to pieces

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These are my 3 best friends in my head. Listening to them brings me so much joy!

iTunes Ratings

3920 Ratings
Average Ratings
3636
150
56
39
39

Relatable!!!!!

By tkeyahg - May 06 2020
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Omg. I felt like I was in a therapy session and y’all were picking me apart for me to understand. I’ve known this before about myself, but y’all definitely made it clearer for me. Thank you!

Love them to pieces

By NaTashaMonique - Feb 28 2020
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These are my 3 best friends in my head. Listening to them brings me so much joy!
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The Friend Zone

Latest release on Aug 05, 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: 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 #3: 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

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Mar 28 2018

1hr 56mins

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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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

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

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

Follow us online:
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Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast

Have a GREAT Day!

Oct 31 2019

2hr 12mins

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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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:

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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

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Dec 18 2019

1hr 36mins

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Rank #9: 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 #10: 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

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Jan 23 2019

2hr 30mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: 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

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Apr 18 2018

2hr 14mins

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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: 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.

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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!

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Dec 04 2019

1hr 45mins

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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:

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Follow us online:
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May 29 2019

1hr 48mins

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Rank #16: 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 #17: 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 #18: 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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Rank #19: 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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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

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Feb 20 2019

2hr 29mins

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Meemaw Has No Say

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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.

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Aug 05 2020

1hr 35mins

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Episodes Keep Slippin' Away From Me

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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

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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

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Jul 24 2020

1hr 53mins

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Time Keeps Slippin' Away From Me

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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.

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Jul 15 2020

1hr 35mins

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Williamson Hicks 2020

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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.

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Jul 08 2020

1hr 40mins

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The Covert Overt

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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

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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.

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Jul 01 2020

2hr 18mins

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Ol' Boy From Beale Street

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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

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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.

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Jun 24 2020

1hr 36mins

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Ol' Boy From Amistad

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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

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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

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Jun 17 2020

1hr 52mins

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Meginae McCain

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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

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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

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Jun 10 2020

1hr 28mins

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Keep It 2 Virgils

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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

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Jun 03 2020

1hr 53mins

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Digicel A Fi Mi Cell

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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.

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May 27 2020

1hr 43mins

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Corona Crushing

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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

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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.

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May 20 2020

1hr 51mins

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End of the Road

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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

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May 13 2020

2hr 1min

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Good Kid Mad City

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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

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May 06 2020

1hr 54mins

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Toosie Slide Out The UFO

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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!

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Apr 29 2020

1hr 41mins

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Groundhog Day

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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.

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Apr 22 2020

1hr 44mins

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Shout Out To Barbara

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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.

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Apr 15 2020

1hr 31mins

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Nothing Was The Same

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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.

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Apr 08 2020

1hr 33mins

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Sitting Up In My Room

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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

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Apr 03 2020

2hr 1min

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Inside The Podcasters Studio

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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.

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Mar 25 2020

1hr 59mins

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Love and Chilled Cow

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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!

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Mar 18 2020

1hr 57mins

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Relatable!!!!!

By tkeyahg - May 06 2020
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Omg. I felt like I was in a therapy session and y’all were picking me apart for me to understand. I’ve known this before about myself, but y’all definitely made it clearer for me. Thank you!

Love them to pieces

By NaTashaMonique - Feb 28 2020
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These are my 3 best friends in my head. Listening to them brings me so much joy!