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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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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

    Many Drops of Water - Featuring The Budgetnista

    Many Drops of Water - Featuring The Budgetnista

    “Many drops of water does a mighty river make”. On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we’re joined once again by the one and only, Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, to answer all of your financial questions and concerns. Visit JoinLRA.com for Tiffany’s discounted “Live Rich Academy” rate for our Friend Zone listeners.

    Black Business of the Week:
    Just Latasha’s “Inner Actions” - Black Sketch Comedy Series http://www.seedandspark.com/fund/inner-actions

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    NBC’s Good Girls - The new season of NBC’s Good Girls is generating serious buzz. Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman have never been more hilarious as America’s favorite moms-turned-criminals. Critics call Good Girls “audacious” and ‘addictive”. And Rotten Tomatoes rates it one hundred percent fresh. Don’t miss Good Girls – Sundays on NBC, and stream anytime.

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    • 2 hrs 15 min
    Reasonably Straight

    Reasonably Straight

    On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, Assanté takes over and shares his tech research on the future of self-driving cars.

    Black Business of the Week: Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche’s new children’s book, “Happy Birthday Mali More” https://malimore.com

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

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    NBC’s Good Girls - America’s favorite moms-turned-criminals are bringin’ the heat on the all-new season of Good Girls! Critics call it “audacious” and “addictive”. And Rotten Tomatoes certifies Good Girls “one hundred percent fresh”. Forget gangsters – these are momsters. And they’re not packing lunches – they’re packing heat. Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman star in the all-new season of Good Girls Sunday February 16th on NBC

    Daily Harvest - If you’re someone who’s pretty health-conscious, you’ll love 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!

    AUrate - Aurate [or-rate] makes the jewelry you’ve always wanted but could never find, with pieces ranging from classic, to statement, to completely original. They offer beautiful designs, amazing quality, and ethically sourced pieces that you can wear every day – all at affordable prices. Aurate uses real gold, which means you can wear it and never have to take it off – wear it while you shower, work out, sleep, cook, anything. It’s jewelry for life. And all Aurate pieces come with a lifetime warranty because they know it lasts. Aurate sells direct to you without the middleman markup, so they can offer the same quality as traditional 5th Avenue brands, but at a fraction of the cost. Their jewelry is ethically made in New York City, and for every piece sold, a child in need receives a book to further their education. For 15% off your first Aurate purchase, go to https://auratenewyork.com/friendzone and use promo code friendzone.

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    • 1 hr 53 min
    Wash Your Hands

    Wash Your Hands

    On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, we talk about the Coronavirus, look through a timeline of outbreaks we’ve endured in our lifetime and discuss which ones have made our tin foil (conspiracy) hats tingle.

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

    Black Business of the Week: Girls With Knowledge http://www.iamagwk.com

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    Magic Spoon - Breakfast cereal was one of the best parts of being a kid. But as an adult, you realize that all your favorites were full of sugar and junk. Magic Spoon is a new cereal company that’s discovered a way to recreate your favorite childhood cereals with 0 sugar, 12 grams of protein, and only 3 net grams of carbs in each serving. Magic Spoon offers 4 flavors based on the all-time classics: Cocoa, Fruity, Frosted, and Blueberry - plus a variety pack that lets you try them all. They’ve recreated the taste and texture of classic sugary cereal, but it tastes so incredible that you'd never guess it was healthy. It’s keto-friendly, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, low carb, and GMO-free. Go to https://magicspoon.com/FRIENDZONE to grab a variety pack and try it today, and use promo code FRIENDZONE at checkout to get free shipping. Magic Spoon is so confident in their product, it’s backed with a 100% happiness guarantee — so if you don’t like it for any reason, they'll refund your money, no questions asked.

    Door Dash - 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.

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    The Grandmama Is The Baby

    The Grandmama Is The Baby

    On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, Dustin takes us on a wild Reddit ride.

    Black Business of the Week - Santana Caress’ La Clinica De Comida: https://www.gofundme.com/f/la-clinica-de-comida-the-food-clinic?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet

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

    Thank you to our Sponsors:
    Children of Virtue and Vengeance - This episode is brought to you by CHILDREN OF VIRTUE AND VENGEANCE, the instant #1 New York Times bestseller and stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's novel CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE. This sweeping fantasy series is described as "Black Panther" with magic, bringing both black lives matter and black girl magic into a fictional West African world inspired by Tomi's Nigerian roots. Join the phenomenon and read it now!

    Away - Away has a range of suitcases made of different materials, a variety of colors, and two carry-on sizes, so there’s something for everyone. And Away’s features include 360° spinner wheels, a laundry bag for dirty clothes, and a built in lock, all in a lightweight suitcase with a durable exterior, making traveling MUCH easier. Away products are designed to last a lifetime, so if any part of your suitcase breaks, they’ll arrange to have it fixed or replaced. There’s also a 100-day trial on everything Away makes, and you can return any non-personalized item for a full refund during that period. To get your suitcase and shop other travel essentials, visit https://www.awaytravel.com/friendzone20

    IQ Bar - IQ Bar is that hard-to-find protein bar that’s both healthy AND delicious and suitable for virtually all diets. IQ Bars are the first nutrition bars packed with ingredients that fuel your brain AND body! Each bar has 6 brain nutrients like Omega-3s and Vitamin-E and 10 to 11 grams of plant protein. In fact, 25% of each bar is pure plant-based protein for body health. IQ bars are great for Keto dieters and are ultra-low carb. They’re also Paleo-friendly, vegan, non-GMO and clean-label. And there are so many yummy flavors to choose from like chocolate sea salt, almond butter chip and lemon blueberry. Right now our listeners can get three bars for free. Just pay $3.95 for shipping when you text ZONE to 2-9-0-7-1. This is a special offer exclusively for our listeners.

    LOLA - Introducing LOLA, a female-founded company offering a line of organic cotton tampons, pads, liners and biodegradable, all-natural cleansing wipes. Major brands use a mix of synthetic ingredients in their feminine care products and may also be treated with harsh chemical cleansing agents, fragrances or dyes. But LOLA products are 100% organic cotton, offer complete transparency about their ingredients and are easy to feel good about. Plus, 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.

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    • 1 hr 48 min
    No Hemo, Yes Hemo

    No Hemo, Yes Hemo

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

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

    Thank you to our Sponsors:

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

    Daily Harvest - Daily Harvest is something you can enjoy year-round as a quick solution to get the fruits and vegetables you need every day. They work directly with farmers to harvest organic fruits and vegetables at their peak and freeze them within 24 hours to lock in their nutrients. Choose from more than 65 different options like smoothies, hearty soups, harvest bowls, and overnight oats. Each recipe takes one step to prepare, with room to make them your own. Add your favorite milk to a smoothie, or heat up a Harvest Bowl and top it with avocado or a fried egg. Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code FRIENDZONE to get twenty-five dollars off your first box.

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

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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Back In The Zone

    Back In The Zone

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

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

    Thank you to our Sponsors:

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

    Native - Many conventional deodorants contain aluminum, which forms a plug in your sweat glands to keep you from sweating. But Native’s deodorant is made without aluminum, parabens, or talc, so you can feel better about what you’re putting on your body. Native deodorant is made with ingredients you’ve heard of, like coconut oil and shea butter – it’s also vegan and never tested on animals. And it really works! Native will keep you smelling and feeling fresh all day long. With over 10 scents, including their classics like Coconut & Vanilla, and rotating seasonals, you’re guaranteed to find one you love. For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code FRIENDZONE during checkout. That’s https://www.nativecos.com and promo code FRIENDZONE for 20% off your first purchase.

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

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    • 1 hr 35 min

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