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Friends Like Us

A Podcast featuring women of color with different views on hot topics. 

Apr 5, 2023

Diandra Lyle and Nonye Brown-West visit Friends and discuss the success of black nostalgia on Peacock, the arrest of Jonathan Majors, AI may be taking over Hollywood, and more with host Marina Franklin.  

Diandra Lyle is an American actress currently appearing in Disney Channel's Secrets of Sulphur Springs, the upcoming 2nd season of Bel-Air on Peacock, and NBC’s reboot of Quantum Leap. She has also starred in Apple TV’s Beauty and the Baller, recurred on Paramount Network’s American Woman and on NCIS, and has had roles in Shameless, Bones, A24’s Moonbase 8 and General Hospital, among other shows. On the film front, she has appeared in Foster Boy, starring Matthew Modine and Always A Bridesmaid, among others.

Nonye Brown-West is a New York-based Nigerian-American comedian and writer. She has been featured in the Boston Globe's Rise column as a Comic to Watch , as well as NPR, PBS, ABC, Sway In The Morning, and the New York Comedy Festival. Nonye made her acting debut in The Sympathy Card, now available for streaming on Vudu, Apple, Amazon, and Google Play. Watch out for Nonye performing in your city!

Always hosted by Marina Franklin - One Hour Comedy Special: Single Black Female ( Amazon Prime, CW Network), TBS's The Last O.G, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Hysterical on FX, The Movie Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf.