Episodes
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...
Published 12/04/19
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:...
Published 11/27/19
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...
Published 11/20/19
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...
Published 11/13/19
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 -...
Published 11/06/19
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...
Published 10/31/19
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...
Published 10/23/19
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...
Published 10/16/19
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...
Published 10/09/19
On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we usher in October's spooky season with a True Crime style episode about the strange life and times of a Ukrainian child named Natalia Grace. The Friend Zone Live is back on the road! Dallas - October 26th San Francisco - December 7th Atlanta - December 14th Tickets on sale now - https://www.thefriendzonelive.com Black Business of the Week - Xavier D'Leau launches eau de parfum, "D'Leau" https://waft.com/xavier.dleau Thank you to our...
Published 10/02/19
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...
Published 09/25/19
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:...
Published 09/18/19
On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we go down music memory lane - giving flowers to old school artists we feel have been overlooked and underrated. Wellness Segment: Pick 5 artists who have affected you greatly with their music, find their social media and send them kind words about their work. Black Business of the Week: Black Owned Credit Repair Company https://www.incrediblecreditfix.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Native - Native Deodorant is formulated without aluminum,...
Published 09/11/19
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...
Published 09/04/19
This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss second chances. If someone messed up, badly, how open are you to letting them back in? And do you find yourself being more or less lenient when it comes to romantic situations than friendships? We share stories on times we've given and needed grace from those we love. Black Business of the Week: Young Black Photographer based out of ATL https://www.dontemaurice.com Thank you to our Sponsors: New York Times Best Seller - I'm Telling The Truth, But I'm...
Published 08/29/19
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...
Published 08/21/19
On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we share the live audio from our 4 Year Anniversary Live Show at the New School Auditorium in NYC. Hosted by Mouse Jones and DJ GabSoul. And featuring our brilliant and hilarious friends JadeofAllJades + Xavier D'Leau of Jade + XD, Mandii of Whoreible Decisions and Kidfury + Crissle of The Read. Thank you to everyone who attended! Thank you to our Sponsors: Ben & Jerry's - Treat yourself to your favorite flavor anywhere ice cream is sold or...
Published 08/14/19
On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we just talk. No hot button issue. No defined segments. THE FRIEND ZONE LIVE IN NEW YORK. 4TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH - Tickets available now www.thefriendzonelive.com Black Business of the Week - Jamaican Vegan Restaurant in BK https://www.badgyalvegan.com Thank you to our Sponsors: A Black Lady Sketch Show - HBO's newest comedy is A Black Lady Sketch Show - written by, directed by, and starring black women. Airs Friday...
Published 08/07/19
On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, it's the Dustin Ross takeover AND our 200th episode! We look back at our very first episode, discuss the many changes over the years, internally and externally, and whether or not we've followed through with our initial intention for the show. THE FRIEND ZONE LIVE IN NEW YORK. 4TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH - Tickets available now www.thefriendzonelive.com Wellness Segment: Licensed Therapist, Jor-El Caraballo's new show - The Well...
Published 07/31/19
On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we're joined by our unofficial fourth host, Shameless Maya!! We discuss why she's now decided to wait until marriage to have sex again, how honoring that vow has been challenging in her new relationship and we share funny stories on trying to date while celibate/abstaining. THE FRIEND ZONE LIVE IN NEW YORK. 4TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH - Tickets available now www.thefriendzonelive.com Black Business of the Week: Kia Patterson,...
Published 07/24/19
On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss this "Face App" that "suddenly" went viral (the one making everyone look old) and how it ties into our facial recognition conversation from last week. Making The Band is back. Jermaine Dupri's comments about women in Hip Hop being too sexual. And much much more Pop Culture randomness. THE FRIEND ZONE LIVE IN NEW YORK. 4TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH - Tickets available now www.thefriendzonelive.com Black Business of the...
Published 07/17/19
On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we get into our #blackmirror scary tech bag and discuss the rise of deepfakes, what they are, how they affect our sensory input and why we should be concerned for the future of social media. THE FRIEND ZONE LIVE IN NEW YORK. 4TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH - Tickets available now www.thefriendzonelive.com Wellness Segment: Anti-Chafe stick for your inner thighs https://megababebeauty.com Black Business of the Week: Capital City Mambo...
Published 07/10/19
On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we talk about KidFury's #305Live, all of our World Pride festivities, people licking cartons of ice cream at the supermarket and other pop culture weirdness. THE FRIEND ZONE LIVE IN NEW YORK. 4TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH - Tickets available now www.thefriendzonelive.com Wellness Segment - Lone Natural Deodorant (works extremely well even in this Summer heat)...
Published 07/03/19
On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, it's the Dustin Ross takeover! In this wildcard, Dustin shares a story of a date gone terribly wrong with a fellow public figure. THE FRIEND ZONE LIVE IN NEW YORK. 4TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH - Tickets available at noon https://www.thefriendzonelive.com Wellness Segment: The "Pause Between Breaths" meditation via Shakti Rising (http://bit.ly/ShaktiRisingBook) Black Business of the Week: Luxury Soy Candles - 12th & Viv...
Published 06/28/19
On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we’re joined by Sexologist & Intimacy Expert, Shannon Boodram, to discuss the “Dating Apocalypse”, emotional intelligence in this day and age, dating apps, monogamy, non-monogamy, polyamory and everything in between. Find Shannon online: https://www.shanboodram.com Pre-order her latest book now: https://www.thegameofdesire.com Black Business of the Week: Bundles Luxury Hair...
Published 06/19/19