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Listen along every Wednesday as Dustin Ross, HeyFranHey & Assante explore mental health, mental wealth and mental hygiene, because who in the hell wants a musty brain?

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    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 150 Ratings

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

    Upper Krust Kocktails

    Upper Krust Kocktails

    On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s a Dustin Ross takeover. We discuss #twerkgate at the True Kitchen & Kocktails restaurant in Dallas, TX.

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    • 1 hr 58 min
    Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam

    Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam

    This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s another shoot the shit episode. Seasonal blues, Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Grammy snubs and more randomness.

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    • 1 hr 48 min
    A Good Time Girl

    A Good Time Girl

    This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No hot button. No segments. Brace yourself.

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Twenty Twenty

    Twenty Twenty

    This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assante Smith takeover. We share our 2020 highs, lows and expectations, with some stories and jokes in between.

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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Deity of Education

    Deity of Education

    This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s the Dustin Ross takeover. We discuss the relationship dynamics (red flags) witnessed on Tamar Braxton’s latest show, “Get Ya Life”.

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    • 2 hrs 9 min
    The Vow

    The Vow

    This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss the HBO 9-part documentary series, “The Vow” - about the NXIVM sex cult. What are the personality traits that make certain people more susceptible to cults? What makes someone a follower? And someone a leader? We share our thoughts and personal experiences.

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    • 1 hr 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

WonderKaysimon ,

Jan

My God! I love that Fran chose that story to tell. I can believe the guys never of it. Dustin’s commentaries are killing me.

tasha molly ,

<3

Maaannnnn there’s so many things I could say about this podcast. Y’all have changed my life since I started listening a year ago .. I look forward to every weeks episode, part roasting , part improv comedy, part therapy session, part wellness, part musical education ... like I could keep going. You all have changed the game. All I can say is I love you guys and never stop doing what you do. Thank you thank you thank you <3

latexPRINCE ,

insightful and leaves me in stitches

Honestly I look forward to this podcast every week. Its like getting together with my best friends— Dustin, Fran & Assanté have really cultivated an amazing presence and I'm so thankful. They share anecdotally which personalizes and relates them to the audience. Part roasting and part tough love, this podcast doesn't hold out on helping you become an elevated version of yourself. Love y'all all the way from Toronto!

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