The Friend Zone

Reviews For The Friend Zone

5/5

I've been listening for a few years now and enjoy every episode. It's a great balance of serious life topics, music and that good ol' ratchet stuff we all indulge in.
I wanted to start off by saying I love all of the hosts and what they bring to the table. These are discussions that we need to have as Black folks. I’ve dated the tough dudes/super masculine guys. I realized that I liked their protection but hated their toxicity. I dated someone that was emotionally connected but didn’t take up for me when needed. I would still prefer the later over the toxic masculinity
So dope! I love listening to Fran, Dustin, and Assante every week. I get to learn and laugh!
I love all of you and this podcast has been and will continue to be so necessary. It’s fresh, informative, and funny and for the mentally mature who’s actually trying to work on their mental health and healing. I’ve gained so much knowledge just from listening to your podcast and have made sure to turn many of souls onto it. Keep doing what you guys are doing. 😘
This is the second time this week I’ve revisited the “Keep that same energy” episode. It was an absolutely informative and necessary conversation and since hearing it last I have been more cognoscente of my “home base energy” in the midst of someone else’s. You really can feel when it’s someone else’s bad energy and not your own. You all are exactly what I look to when I need to step away from the banter of pop culture and am looking for a more down to earth self reflective experience. Love y’all. Dustin, your last reading segment had me on my toes! Keep it up.
The show should be called The Fran and Dustin show ft Assante. They constantly talk over him and just flat out don’t listen to him. In the last episode at one point he practically had to yell over them so he could finish his point.
I originally loved the podcast but have been struggling. Great topics and conversations. Sometimes I wish some of the conversations were taken more serious by Dustin. His jokes at times are uncalled-for. Especially when the other two are trying to get a point across. Appreciate the music segment but I often forward the TV segment. Dustin has been talking about the same shows from the beginning. For people that don't watch them, it's useless part of the show and honestly feels like it belongs in a different podcast. And the QTNA at the beginning of the show is corny.
Great laughs, great convos & great energy... I always look forward to new episodes... Please keep it going
Been listening since the beginning and I still love this show!
Hi guys. First, this has become my all time favorite podcast and I’m heartbroken that you guys are taking a break for the new year but I understand and hope you guys enjoy your time off. With that being said, going into the new year I would really appreciate if you guys have a more detailed episode description because sometimes I go through old episodes to find something and the episode descriptions are so vague and make it difficult to find moments. Thanks, love you guys.
The hosts are such sweet and entertaining personalities. The topics are relevant and enlightening!
I absolutely loveeee this podcast and their live shows! The three of them bring the perfect balance to the show with comedy, current events, music and most importantly spiritual wellness. What will I do for a month while they’re on a break 😩??! I can’t wait to hear you three in January with more podcast greatness 🤗🥰
Just wanted to write and say I appreciate you all and the work you do with this podcast! You can always feel the energy you all emit through the conversations had and it’s truly refreshing. I had already been doing my own energy work and the like before I picked up this podcast about a year ago. Since I started listening it’s been like a big journey with lifelong buddies! The way you’re authentic and real makes it even better because that’s how I like to get down. Sometimes I get busy and can’t listen weekly, but the Universe is funny because whenever I start to catch-up it’s always exactly the talk I needed at that moment in life. The Keep The Same Energy episode with Maryam was PRECISELY what the boy needed! Again, thank you all so much for the work you do and continued blessing and success to you all!!
I listen to a few podcasts but this one is by far my favorite! From the wellness segments curated by Fran, to the mini beat box sessions with Assante and Dustin this podcast is relatable, funny, and always a breath of fresh air. Each host has something different that they offer that changes and amplifies each episode to be amazingly insightful from topics about childhood, to random episodes about favorite boy bands. I can’t get enough and hope that this becomes a YouTube series because it would honestly be amazing to watch. Take the time to listen, I promise it’s worth it.
I love this show! I’ve been listening for years. Lately though, there’s been so much “over talking”... it’s hard on the ears! 🙏🏾💜
This podcast makes me so happy! I love listening to it because it’s uplifting as well as hilarious. I appreciate the different guests that are brought up to the show. I feel like Fran, Dustin and Assante have such good energy together. Love y’all 💕
Was a great episode! I’m keeping and getting and soaking it all in. This...this was this... when tell you I cried because it was so needed and so right on time... I had to listen to it again and download it! I mean this when I say this... I adore you guys!
I truly love this podcast!! I found you guys after listening to Jade and XD mentioned you guys on their podcast!! This podcast has everything!! Music, wellness, hot topics and tv review!! I absolutely love it!!
Love to listen to the laughter and great knowledge on Wednesday’s!!😍
But... the people writing reviews about how they wish there was less feeling and more ratchetness obviously need this mental deodorant. Keep up the great works guys!
I've been listening for a while now - - these three have incredible chemistry and they bring so much value, especially when it comes to self reflection and accountability. So grateful for all the entertainment and great ideas these three explore.
Fran has an annoying voice and overbearing talk-time. This isn’t The Fran Zone, yet I timed it, and often in episodes she talks the most and the wellness segment is the longest.
Love, love, love! A must listen!
May I ask that you incorporate the artists in the normal layout of the show?
They give me life every week! I’ve learned so much about myself
such a great podcast . balanced and full of energy
Dustin, Assante, and Fran offer such a great balance of comedy and self-awareness. I love listening to them concurrently with The Read. I started binge listening to them in June and have a hearty cackle and self-reflection every episode!
I love you guys I feel like you are all perfect mixture of who I am great job guys
I listen every wednesday morning at work like clockwork. 3 distinct personalities that offer a refreshing take on mental,physical, and social health. Its definitley worth a listen.
The episode about mother-daughter relationships had me in my feelings because I thought I was the only one without the answers. Love this podcast. Been a listener since day one!
When I started listening a little over a year ago it came at the right time. I’ve been a lot more conscious of my mental state from day to day life. Also love being able to broadening my musical taste and the pure comedy that comes along with the show.
Just want y’all to know I was hella sad & couldn’t get out of it & I put on this show and now I’m all giggly. It’s not all jokes either! This show is healing w a sense of humor. 👏🏽

5/5

You mentioned “integrity”...that b$&@? has none. Anyway, love the show!!!
They can do no wrong in my eyes.
Shoutout to my homegirl Nashae for putting me on to this podcast about a year ago. Between gaining a new perspective & laughing every Wednesday, I over love The Friends Zone. 💕
LOVE this podcast!!! Always entertaining!!
Love the three of these beautiful souls. I look forward to listening to the podcast every week. There is always something to take away from the conversation.
Dustin tells the truth. That is all.
The first episode will have you thinking about how your childhood shaped who you are today. Relationships are the foundation to who we are... I love how this is such a deep conversation that I can completely relate to. I appreciate how introspective and transparent Assante, Fran and Dustin are. My only regret is that I did not listen sooner!
Love the wellness segment, the music man, dustin’s tv segment, black business suggestions. Everyting!
Subpar. Fran sounds like she has a lisp and a mouth full of spit on every podcast. I’ll pass.
I can’t get enough!!!!! Seriously my fave podcast!!!!!!
Hands down. Drops mic
I love y’all! Thank you so much for y’all energy so infectious! ❤️
Since listening to The Friend Zone, I’ve began therapy, I found target jeans that fit (hey Fran!), and I’ve just gotten my entire life all around lol. I love this. These are my REAL friends 😂☺️ ✨
Each of them fill the void in which I’m seeking within friendship. Unfortunately I don’t have a circle of friends that speak about things that are motivating ,inspirational or deep so it’s refreshing to hear them speak. My mind set has changed so it’s a matter of time until my surroundings do as well you know “your vibe attracts your tribe” as they say.
You get music, pop culture, finances, relationship advice, self care tips, literally everything you could want and more!
Fran, Assante and Dustin are the perfect trio. They make my morning commute to work so much better! Thank you!
Love love love the friend zone podcast. Fran, Dustin and Assante are everything I needed in a podcast! ♥️