Episodes
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
On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss where one finds the time to learn about themselves and make the important changes (as discussed in the previous two episodes) in an era where being as busy as humanly possible is glorified. Wellness Segment - Fran + Maryam Hasnaa's Embodiment Spray Collaboration is here! http://bit.ly/embodimentspray Thank you to our Sponsors: Talkspace - Therapy for how we live today. Get your first week free when you use code ZONE. MAC Cosmetics - MAC...
Published 06/14/19
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...
Published 06/05/19
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...
Published 05/29/19
On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we don't have a hot button issue. We take off the restraints and share whatever wants to come through. Wellness Segment: Fran's SPF + tanning tips Blackgirl Sunscreen https://blackgirlsunscreen.com/product/black-girl-sunscreen-spf-30 Supergoop https://supergoop.com/products/everyday-sunscreen Badger https://www.badgerbalm.com/c-108-clear-zinc-sunscreens.aspx Acure Argan Oil https://acure.com/the-essentials-moroccan-argan-oil-2oz.html Josie Maran...
Published 05/22/19
On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, it's a social media roundup. We discuss Pornhub buying Tumblr? Instagram hiding likes to preserve our mental health. And the 3 new features Facebook is adding that should make things a little spicy this summer. Wellness Segment - Fran's favorite Reebok High Rise Workout Leggings. 40% off with code FRIEND at checkout https://www.reebok.com/us/lux-high-rise-legging/BR5244.html Black Business of the Week - Cycling Class in Queens, NY...
Published 05/15/19
On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, it's the Dustin Ross takeover! We share our thoughts on Ayesha Curry's Red Table Talk conversation with Jada Pinkett Smith and try to figure out why the internet was set ablaze. Wellness Segment - Vegan Protein Powder with crucial Macro + Micro nutrients https://www.ora.organic/products/vegan-protein-powder Black Business of the Week - Free Mental Health First Aid Training in NYC https://mhfa.timetap.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Philo - Enjoy...
Published 05/08/19
On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we're joined by Registered Dietitians, Wendy & Jess of Food Heaven, to dissect our day to day eating habits, sugar addiction, late night cravings, emotional eating, binging and much much more! Find Wendy & Jess online: https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com Black Business of the Week - Harlem's 1st boutique indoor cycling studio https://harlem-cycle.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Away - high quality luggage at a lower price. For $20 off a...
Published 05/01/19
On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss the 2020 Presidential Candidates focused on the re-distribution of wealth, how they plan on executing these policies and, well, whether or not we believe them. Black Business of the Week - Plus Size Bridal Shop (16-44) http://curvaceouscouture.com Thank you to our Sponsors: Say goodbye to expensive TV bills and horrible customer service with Philo. A new way to watch TV. To start your free trial, visit philo.tv/friendzone Follow us...
Published 04/24/19
On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss white privilege + access via the College Cheating Scandal, Fyre Fest and Theranos. A swift reminder that our battles with imposter syndrome gotta go! Black Business of the Week: Shannon Boodram's latest book via Harper Collins, The Game of Desire https://www.thegameofdesire.com Thank you to our Sponsors: If you're a fan of Zane, check out her new podcast, Purple Panties - a story about finding out who you are and living in your truth....
Published 04/17/19
This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss nepotism, greed, who and what an "industry plant" is and the overall state of the music industry. Wellness Segment: In honor of #NationalLibraryWeek check out the Libby App https://libbyapp.com/welcome for free e-books and audiobooks. Black Business of the Week: The Crush Global travel company is hosting a getaway to Havana, Cuba - June 13th-17th. For more information visit https://www.crushglobaltravel.com/havana-getaway Thank you to our...
Published 04/10/19
On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss transmuting our greatest challenges into power - with excerpts from "Anatomy of the Spirit" by Caroline Myss. Black Business of the Week: Black Owned Tax Business in Detroit, MI - https://taxexpertstores.com/ Thank you to our Sponsors: Levar Burton Reads // Season 4 - listen to new episodes every Tuesday wherever you stream your podcasts. H&R Block - Get your taxes done and your maximun refund in your pocket at HRblock.com Warby...
Published 04/03/19
On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, it's the Dustin Ross take over! We discuss friendships that change over time and tips for how to grieve them. Wellness Segment - Diffuser for your car (get rid of that Black Ice pls) https://www.auracacia.com/mists-and-diffusion/vaporizers-and-diffusers/aura-cacia-aromatherapy-air-usb-room-diffuser Black Business of the Week - Interactive Affirmation Deck for Creatives https://www.creativholistic.co (@ayanatheoracle ) Thank you to our...
Published 03/27/19
On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we continue our discussion on Intellectual Property Laws, sharing a recent experience with theft, discussing our own biggest influences and whether or not stricter laws would interfere with the evolution of thought and the progression of art. Wellness Segment: Online Concerts Tiny Desk - https://www.youtube.com/user/nprmusic Colors Show - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2Qw1dzXDBAZPwS7zm37g8g BBC Radio 1Xtra -...
Published 03/22/19
On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we explore Intellectual Property Laws. Why are brands like Fashion Nova allowed to steal and replicate looks created by indie designers? How can Fortnite use 2 Milly's dance move, rename it and sell it to gamers without any legal ramifications? We discuss these cases within the entertainment + digital industries, as well as ways to stay informed and protected as creatives. Wellness Segment: Organic Antioxidant Body Serum - Gardenia +...
Published 03/13/19
On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss the viral clip from HBO's "The Shop" - where Lebron James asks his peers whether or not you're obligated to financially take care of your family when you make it. Wellness Segment: Fun as #SelfCare Free things to do in New York https://www.timeout.com/newyork Find out where your favorite artists are playing around the world https://www.bandsintown.com Black Business of the Week: Black owned toothpaste brand - Smile by Brian...
Published 03/06/19
On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we discuss the Aliens that hung out in New York City on December 27th, 2018. Wellness Segment - https://brandless.com Black Business of the Week - https://yummybrothers.com Have a dope day!
Published 02/27/19