Thirst Aid Kit

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Thirst is natural… so let’s celebrate it! Join Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins as they dig deep into the various ways women express their thirst, asking: why do we desire who we desire? At a time when men are Not Doing Great, Bim and Nichole want to ask keep asking questions about Hollywood inclusion and opportunity, through illuminating and hilarious conversations with special guests, original fanfic designed to make you sit up, and of course [REDACTED]. Bring a straw… and come thirst with us.

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar Can Catch It
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We never wanted a hall pass for Zack Morris but our thirst for Mark-Paul Gosselaar grew from a tiny acorn into a mighty oak — JUST LIKE HE DID. From Pitch to the Passage, we explore what makes MPG the MVP: is it the well-groomed beard? The thick thighs? Or maybe the fact that he’s starred opposite so many black women and girls that’s got our foofs a-tingle… This week on Fanfic Wars, MPG saves Nichole, relaxes with Bim after a fan convention. Plus [REDACTED] as usual. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman and Bim is @bimadew. Find show notes, gifs, and links on our Tumblr at thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan. Thirst responsibly — wear shinpads!
Oct 17, 2019
Forgive Us, Father
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll have heard all the #ThirstDiscourse about Fleabag’s Hot Priest  — and we’re here to peel back his cassock and reveal what lies beneath… We also look at his forebear, Sidney Chambers AKA the Sexy Vicar of Grantchester, solvin’ crimes, breakin’ hearts and listenin’ to smoky jazz. Plus, a quick rundown of the other sexy clergy of our youth and beyond. There’s also our usuals: [REDACTED], super-steamy Fanfic Wars, in which Nichole tries to teach Hot Priest something new ::eyes emoji::  As usual, you can folllow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman and Bim is @bimadew. Our music is by Tanya Morgan. You can find show notes, and more on our Tumblr at thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com. Feel free to confess your sins… we mean send us your drabbles by emailing us at thirstaidkit@slate.com.  Thirst responsibly: Hot Priest is watching...
Oct 10, 2019
In The Shadows with Taika Waititi
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If you like your comedy packaged in a bundle of silly, offbeat joy, then this week’s Thirst Object should appeal. We’re talking about Oscar-nominated director, writer and actor Taika Waititi. The lesser-spotted New Zealand silver-haired fox knows that going through the funny bone is the best way to our hearts — and brings a child-like glee to filmmaking that makes us want to go on an adventure with him.  Plus! We have Fanfic Wars, in which Nichole goes on a frightfest, and Bim enjoys baked goods. And we kick things off with a [REDACTED] to wet the whistle. ::eyes emoji:: Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman and Bim is @bimadew and. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr at thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan. Thirst responsibly — don’t forget to wear headphones!
Oct 03, 2019
Dan Levy: Smokeshow Extraordinaire
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We’re back, thirst-buckets! We were away for nine months, gestating this thirst baby, and now we have returned… and named it Dan Levy! The co-creator and showrunner of the Emmy-nominated comedy Schitt’s Creek is our Thirst Object, and we have lots to talk about: his forever-coiffed hair, his intense eyebrows (inherited from his equally lushly-follicled father Eugene), his smirk, that makes us want to share secrets with him… We talk about how he actively creates a world in which homophobia is acknowledged but not made central to identity, and how kindness is the greatest aphrodisiac on earth. Yes, even greater than Keanu’s hair flop. We also did a quick rundown of what we missed during our hiatus: America’s Ass™, the eyebrows, and cheekbones of Crazy Rich Asians, and what the heck sweater-wearing Hulk would be allowed to get away with, were he to ask… This show is sponsored by Cloud10 Click here to Download: Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
Sep 26, 2019
Trailer: We're Back!
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Thirst Aid Kit is back in your ears on September 26th, with a new home on Slate Podcasts.
Sep 19, 2019
Stay Thirsty
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Dear Thirst Buckets, Thirst Aid Kit’s time at BuzzFeed has come to an end. At this point, we don’t know if the show will live again elsewhere but we wanted to give you a proper “goodbye-for-now.” Thank you for listening and sharing and talking about Thirst Aid Kit. We could not have made three seasons without any of you. Follow us on Twitter to see what’s next. We love you, and as always, stay thirsty!
Jan 28, 2019
The Artist Formerly Known as MC Fresh (ft Wilson Bethel)
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It's our season 3 finale and let's just get straight to it: We've got Wilson Bethel AKA Wade Kinsella AKA Bullseye in the building! What a delightful, funny, thoughtful man he is. We could barely maintain our professionalism. We talk about everything from his spoken word beginnings to his chronic shirtlessness. How much of him is Wade Kinsella, Hart of Dixie's charming bad boy? How did he prepare himself to play Benjamin Poindexter, Matt Murdock's disturbing counterpart in Netflix's gone-too-soon Daredevil? You'll get these answers and so much more in this episode. Be sure to stay tuned for Fanfic Wars, which we dedicated to our most embarrassing Thirst Objects. Don't forget you can now buy TAK merch at https://t.co/ZULT0k5JYX Be sure to stay subscribed to get the latest updates about what's next and as always, stay thirsty! Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. <br>Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Dec 20, 2018
Boris Kodjoe: Fufu & Sauerkraut
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This week's episode is all about a certain even-complexioned, old-fashioned dreamboat of a Thirst Object, Boris Kodjoe! Half German, half Ghanaian, and all American, Mr K is a tall drink of water we have been quietly thirsting after for more than a decade, bless him. Boris Kodjoe has the longevity and (thirst) range. So we went deep on how his strong eyebrows, deep voice, and clean musculature wins us — and actors such as Sanaa Lathan, Nicole Ari Parker and Gugu Mbatha-Raw —over every single time. Plus, Fanfic Wars, in which Boris does... things for us. ::eyes emoji:: And finally, you can speak your thirst with your whole chest – TAK has merch! Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. <br>Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Dec 13, 2018
Thirst & Learn with Cheers & Queers
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What we do is serious academic business, and that’s why we’re honored to have Cheers and Queers hosts Isoke Smith and Kirya Traber teach us a new criterion of thirst: does your crush have a rower’s back? Isoke and Kirya tells us all about a new set of rising stars: Laith Ashley, Indya Moore, Nafessa Williams, and Trevante Rhodes. If you’ve ever looked at a picture of someone and wondered “do I want to eat them or do I want to be them?” this is the episode for you. We also have some more fan-submitted drabbles for you, so get in, Thirst Buckets! We’re going thirsting! Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. <br>Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Dec 06, 2018
To Beard Or Not To Beard
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Almost all of us can make our own hair, but there's something about the way the Thirst Objects of this episode grow the stuff on their faces that required close and thirsty examination. This bumper episode starts with John Krasinski, who has been steadily building his thirst-worthiness (and those pecs) since he was (Slim) Jim in The Office. What is it about that beard that flicked a switch? Then we moved onto Will Smith, who transitioned from the Fresh Prince into an internet uncle, but also sometimes has the facial hair of... a zaddy? Finally, we visited Kensington Palace to ponder the allure of Prince Harry's ginger beard, and how it thoroughly seduced us into overlooking some past fuckery. THE POWER OF BEARDS, MAN. Things get *very* thirsty this ep, and that's before we even get to Fanfic Wars. Fasten your wig extra securely: the drabbles are A Lot this week. Grab a col' drank and settle in, thirst-buckets! Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. <br>Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Nov 29, 2018
TAK On Tour: Thirsty Toronto
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It’s true that we have thirst-buckets all over the world, but Thirst Aid Kit went truly international for the first time — doing a live show at the Hot Docs Podcast Festival In Toronto! Yes, we took our unique brand of lusting out loud to the Great White North, and were met with all the warmth of our Canadian thirst team. We were ably aided by two fabulously thirsty guests: TK Matunda and Kyrell Grant, who shared with us their knowledge and appreciation for thirst objects as varied as Jemaine Clement, Richard Ayoade, Donald Glover, Ezra Miller, and Stanley ‘The Tooch’ Tucci. There were gasps of delight and impromptu dancing on stage, plus we played live Thirst Sommelier with our lovely audience, live drabble writing and reading in Fanfic Wars (with a twist), and of course, all the dirty auntie chuckles you could ever want. Happy Thirstgiving! Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. <br>Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Nov 22, 2018
Dev Patel Glows Up
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Hunter Harris, Associate Editor at Vulture (and thirst critic extraordinaire) stops by the stude to help us shed some light on why Dev Patel is so dreamy. Maybe it’s his eyes like chocolate drops of sunshine, his mesmerizing glo-up from playing a foolish teen in Skins to the sensitive leading man in Lion, or maybe it’s everything. We also ask Hunter about her very important, very thirsty coverage of Call Me By Your Name and A Star Is Born, plus Fanfic Wars returns! This episode is super fluffy so grab a blanket and dive in, friends. Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. <br>Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Nov 15, 2018
The (Dare)devil You Know (feat. Charlie Cox)
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Of course, you remember our Charlie Cox discussion from The Great British Bae Off, right? Well, we got the man himself in our studio and asked him all about his characters Tristan from Stardust, Owen Sleater from Boardwalk Empire, and Matt Murdock of Daredevil. We talked about Keanu Reeves, shaving vs waxing, and rom-coms. Charlie Cox is a dream come true. No drabbles this time around but we dip into our Tumblr asks to address a couple of thirsty inquiries. Enjoy our interview, watch Daredevil on Netflix, and as always, stay thirsty! Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. <br>Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Nov 08, 2018
A Whole Year, Fam
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IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY! That’s right, Thirst Buckets! We are a whole year old. Whew! From the dirty auntie laughs to the profane gasps of delight, we’ve enjoyed every minute of breaking down pop culture and thirst with you. From southern men to British baes, newbies to Zaddies, french fries to hearty snacks, we tried to show love to all the baes we’ve loved before and we’re thrilled you’ve been along for the ride. In this episode, we reveal some of those [REDACTED] intros, share our favorite moments, and we even have special messages from some listeners and former guests. We have more episodes to  go so this isn’t the end, but we had to show ourselves a little anniversary love. Thank you for listening and always stay thirsty! With guest shoutouts in order of appearance: Bridget Minamore, “Great British Bae Off” Special Guest* Tobin Low, Kathy Tu, Nancy Podcast, “The Nancy Fancies” Jen, Thirst Bucket Krutika Mallikarjuna, “Pow! Bam! Thirst!” Gena-mour Barrett, “Loony for Tunes” Julia Furlan, Former Producer Cynthia Harris, “Southern Baes” Alanna Bennett, “Tom Hiddleston, The Earnest Scarecrow” Bolu Babalola, “Back to Baesics” Special Guest* Cookie, Thirst Bucket Essence Gant, “The Sterling Choice” Brittany Luse, “More, More, More” Ayumi, Thirst Bucket Daniel M. Ortberg “Literary Baes” Eleanor Kagan, Former Producer Samantha, Thirst Bucket Special Guest* Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. <br>Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan. For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Nov 01, 2018
Finally: The Chrises
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We never like to rank crushes, but we finally decided to talk about the Hollywood Chrises: Chris Pine, Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Messina. (We think we've covered Chris Evans thoroughly enough in our season one finale so feel free to re-listen to that episode because we had to give the other fellas some love). Pine is just fine. Hemsworth makes us forget ourselves, and Messina... whew! Let us school you on why you have to stop overlooking that spark plug of a man. DASSIT. There are no more Chrises! However, Fanfic Wars is back! Did you miss the drabbles? We sure did. Stay tuned and stay thirsty, friends. <br> Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. <br>Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Oct 25, 2018
TAK en español
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Welcome to our bonus episode! Hispanic Heritage Month just wrapped up, and we decided bring producer Camila Salazar into the studio to explain her unquenchable thirst for hispanic music. Get ready for sensual lyrics, whiny men, and Drake singing in Spanish. <br><br> The songs featured in today’s episode, in order of appearance, are: <br>MIA by Bad Bunny feat. Drake <br>Dutty Love by Don Omar feat. Natti Natasha <br>VIP by Fito Blanko feat. Fuego & El Cata <br>Me Rehúso by Danny Ocean <br>Escápate Conmigo by Wisin feat. Ozuna <br>Dicen by Matt Hunter and Lele Pons <br>What a Bam Bam by Amara La Negra <br>Downtown by Anitta and J Balvin <br>Me Voy Enamorando (remix) by Chino & Nacho feat. Farruko <br>Borro Cassette by Maluma <br>Te Boté (Remix) by Casper, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, and Ozuna <br><br> If you want to go ahead and add allll these jams to your Spotify queue, here’s a handy playlist we made for you HERE. Or, search for our Thirst Aid Kit x Hispanic Heritage Month Playlist. <br><br> Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. <br>Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Oct 18, 2018
Our Favorite Genre Is Thirst
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This one goes out to our nerdy thirst-buckets — because we went to New York Comic Con again! Shoutout to Cher and Preeti AKA the very generous cohosts of the SyFy Fangrrls Strong Female Characters podcast, because they invited us to be part of a live show discussing all things thirst and fandom. We have a short clip from the live show in today's episode but you can listen to the whole hilarious thing on their feed (@syfyfangrrlspod). Also: remember how Bim loves Rick and Michonne on The Walking Dead? Well, we have a brief but wondrous conversation with Richonne fanfic writer extraordinaire, Cake By The Pound, and Kia of the excellent podcast Two Dead Chicks, to discuss the secret of Rick's, um, walk. ::eyes emoji:: Finally, some truly blessed listener correspondence that made us tear up and blow kisses. Stay hydrated, lovely ones! Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Oct 11, 2018
The Nancy Fancies
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We got some pals in for this week's bumper episode: our friends from Nancy! That's right — Kathy Tu and Tobin Low from the acclaimed podcast came to talk about thirst and joy and representation and yes, more thirst. On the docket: the incredible way Angelina Jolie came into her own, the astonishing symmetry of Manny Jacinto's jawline and cheekbones, Janelle Monae's supreme competence being the sexiest thing on earth, and Cary Fukunaga's uncanny ability to make a turtleneck the hottest sartorial choice going. AMONG OTHER THINGS. No Fanfic Wars, but! A reader-submitted drabble to get you through the week. ::eyes emoji:: PS: listen to the Nancy podcast on WNYC! Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Oct 04, 2018
A Sterling Choice
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Sterling K. Brown gives us such an overflow of feelings that we needed to bring in reinforcements to discuss how incredible he is. Essence Gant, senior beauty editor at BuzzFeed, joins us to discuss Sterling’s smile, his shoulders, his unapologetic love for his wife and family, and everything in between. Fanfic Wars gets extra tender this time around so you may need some tissues. Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Sep 27, 2018
Adam Rodriguez: Full Lips, Clear Skin, Can’t Lose
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Adam Rodriguez has been on our screens for so long, playing so many hot versions of crime-solver that it can be easy to overlook just how hot he is. No longer! In this week's episode we delve into his chocolate curls, his endless eyes, his utterly sinful MOUF, and discuss all the things that make him so swoonworthy. Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Sep 20, 2018
Lee Pace: Sturdy but Delicate
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Some inarguable facts: 1) summer is the hot season; 2) you need to drink more water; and 3) Lee Pace is symmetrically blessed. On this week's episode, we go deep on that last one! What is it about Lee we love so much? Is it his broad, broad shoulders, or his pleasing height? His deep, chest-warming voice? Or maybe it's his changeable face, which can transmit total menace or perfect sweetness, depending on the script? We talk about his varied career too— Wonderfalls, The Fall, Pushing Daisies, Halt and Catch Fire etc — all in an effort to pin down the source of his appeal. Plus: Fanfic Wars is a real scorching treat this week, so grab a fan along with your headphones and GET INTO IT. Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Sep 13, 2018
To The Only Boy We Ever Loved
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WE'RE BACK! How was your summer? Perhaps you spent a good chunk of that time falling in love with one chin scar-having, kombucha-drinking, popcorn-moving dreamboat by the name of Peter Kavinsky. What a coincidence – us too! Join us as we go on a journey to explore the many virtues of Peter Kavinsky's 3D avatar, actor Noah Centineo, whose baby-Ruffalo vibe feels genuine, sincere and entirely ADOROBOH. We also have Fanfic Wars of differing flavours, so prepare to feel things. Oh, how we missed you, thirst-buckets! **heart eyes** Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Sep 06, 2018
Summer Treat #4: Raleigh Ritchie, the Reluctant Thirst Object
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Our last summer treat features Raleigh Ritchie (aka Jacob Anderson aka Grey Worm from Game of Thrones). Raleigh may have a hard time thinking of himself as a Thirst Object but he’s cute, shy, and multitalented. How could we not swoon over him? With Bim on leave in London, Nichole asks Raleigh about his musical influences (Spice Girls, Destiny’s Child, Musiq Soulchild, The Maccabees, and more), his own singing career, what’s on his baby-making playlist, and the significance of portraying a eunuch who falls in love. Let Raleigh’s soothing voice tuck you in as we get ready for our season three premiere next week and be sure to check out his single “Time in a Tree.” Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Aug 30, 2018
Summer Treat #3: Quenched and Clenched
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We couldn’t bring you any part of Thirst Aid Kit without our invaluable producers, Julia Furlan and TK Dutes, so we decided to bring them from behind the glass and into the studio. We wanted our listeners to hear how thirsty the whole team can get. TK breaks down her love for Drake and Lena Waithe and Julia glows with her feelings for Jaime Camil. If you’re looking for a little sweetness mixed in with your whips and chains, this is the treat for you. We’ll have one more summer goodie for you before our regular season begins. Stay tuned and stay thirsty, friends! New York: Join us Wednesday, August 22 at 7pm at Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn. Our next edition of #ThirstyMovies features CREED, starring Michael B. Jordan, as directed by Ryan Coogler-- two thirst objects we can’t get enough of. Purchase your tickets online: https://drafthouse.com/nyc/show/thirsty-movies-creed Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Aug 09, 2018
Summer Treat #2: What the Foof Wants
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If you thought our Thirst Sommelier requests were… well, thirsty, wait until you hear this selection of listener-submitted drabbles. Lauren serves up some heat with Aamir Khan. Stacy gets messy with Tom Hardy. Saija catches eyes with Alex Turner, and Katherine enjoys some very special family time with John Krasinski. Whew! We also answer a frequently-asked question about our own drabbles. We hope you're enjoying these summer treats and that you’re stay calm, cool, and thirsty wherever you are. Stay tuned for more! New York: Join us Wednesday, August 22 at 7pm at Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn. Our next edition of #ThirstyMovies features CREED, starring Michael B. Jordan, as directed by Ryan Coogler-- two thirst objects we can’t get enough of. Purchase your tickets online: https://drafthouse.com/nyc/show/thirsty-movies-creed Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Aug 02, 2018
Summer Treat #1: Thirsty Thirst Buckets
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We told you we wouldn’t leave you completely alone for the summer! Because we can’t get to all of the Thirst Sommelier requests in our inbox, we made a special episode answering a few Thirst Buckets’  desires for ~ more ~ . Danielle needs a new cute little nerd like Adam Scott. Becky has a very special wish when it comes to Jemaine Clement. Bridget and “Gossip Girl” want a new Henry Cavill (don’t we all?). And Jen’s gotta have someone with a Kylie Bunbury flair. We hope you like our recommendations and that you’re staying thirsty but hydrated. Stay tuned for more summer treats! Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Jul 26, 2018
You Can Say That Again
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What's in a voice? Well, A LOT. In this, our season finale (don't cry, we'll be back!), we are paying close attention to the very special voices that make us feel stuff. _And thangs_. We go South, and sample the very specific delights of Big KRIT, travel to England for a slice of Andrew Lincoln's honeyed tones, hop a plane to Denmark to swoon at the voicebox talents of Mads Mikkelsen, and land back in the velvet embrace of Jeffrey Wright's rasp. Along the way, we reflect on Kathleen Turner's husky whisper, Cree Summers' epic career, and Jennifer Tilly's starlet's twinkle. And there's Fanfic Wars, obviously, and well, your ears are in for even more of a treat. Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Jul 05, 2018
It Ain't a Thing (feat. Rahul Kohli)
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We highlighted Rahul Kohli in our "More, More, More" episode, which went over so well, we decided to give you... well, more. So we got Rahul on FaceTime, before he'd even finished his morning coffee, to ask him why he's so dang hot. He explained his Big Geek Energy, his man-crushes, what it's like auditioning for roles in the UK vs the US, the significance of playing Ravi Chakrabarti on iZombie, and his efforts to get black women on the show. We don't have any video of our chat, but trust us: he wakes up flawless. Because this is a special episode, we did something a little different with drabbles this week. Get ready for Rahul's morning voice, Thirst Buckets. It's almost too much to handle. Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Jun 28, 2018
Sadly Dead Baes: Patrick Swayze
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If you watched Dirty Dancing and it didn’t change your life in some way, R.I.P. because you are clearly dead and we need to send flowers to your family. Patrick Swayze epitomized a certain type of  graceful masculinity, a Marlboro man who can dance en pointe. From The Outsiders to Roadhouse to Ghost and beyond, we watched Patrick Swayze change our ideas of what masculinity could be. Plus he was so handsome to watch: those slim hips, the wide shoulders. You can rescue us from any corner, Patrick. Fanfic Wars will take you there and we take you out on some fan mail. Get ready. Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Jun 21, 2018
Ruffle My Feathers, Mark Ruffalo
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The thing about Mark Ruffalo is that he's so hot, it can be a little bit confusing. To help you make sense of your emotions, we tried to analyze the roots of his appeal. Whether he's the soft bad boy (You Can Count on Me, The Kids Are All Right) or the brain (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Avengers) or our sweet internet boyfriend (13 Going on 30, Just Like Heaven), Ruffalo retains an air of lived-in sexiness... kind of like a younger Detective Columbo, who can't keep a (Marvel) secret. This week, Fanfic Wars has two very different scenarios: hotel room vs messy couch. We keep warning you but this time we mean it: listen responsibly. Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Jun 14, 2018
Tom Hardy, Chameleon
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We know, we know. Another British Tom? YES. We had to put Tom Hardy under our microscope to examine his ability to disappear into roles like Heathcliffe from Wuthering Heights to Eames in Inception to Tuck in This Means War, one of the best worst rom-coms ever. Tom’s made some difficult choices in life but his love of dogs is pure and endearing. His raspy voice changes with every role but what remains is its intensity... and that mouth! What it do, Tom? We have a delightful Thirst Sommelier request from someone who needs a new Shia LaBeouf in their life. Fanfic Wars might burn your brain but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Strap in, thirst buckets! Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Jun 07, 2018
More, More, More
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It feels like some of our favorite Thirst Objects have been around all of our lives, but what about a new generation of talented hotties waiting to leave us panting? Dear Hollywood, give us more Rahul Kohli, more Alfred Enoch, more O'Shea Jackson, Jr., and even more Steven Yeun so we don't wear out any thirst muscles on our tried-and-true. Special guest Brittany Luse, co-host of The Nod and delightful human being, shines a spotlight on O'Shea Jr and Steven to show them in ways we've never seen before. :: eyes emoji :: Fanfic Wars is a little different this time around. You might need a box of tissues. We hope you enjoy this bonus-sized episode with 20% more thirst! Follow Brittany Luse @bmluse and make sure you listen to her on The Nod @thenodshow Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
May 31, 2018
Kissing Sebastian Stan
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Here it is, thirst-buckets! Sebastian Stan has easily been one of our most thirsted-for Thirst Objects, (our Tumblr askbox has been FULL of him this season) and we decided to explore. Gather round, thirst-buckets, and let's go on a journey that will traverse the source of Mr. Stan's desirability. Is it his hot douchebag face that somehow delivers pretty, Ken-like blankness just as well as tearful high emotion? Is it the way he gets all up in your space, TalkingRealClose, right before he kisses you? Is it his hair — athlete-short or Bucky-long? Or is it all in that sinful bottom lip, the one that made us look up the recipe for traditional Romanian sarmale? Warning: this week’s drabbles blew up all our measuring equipment. Get your affairs in order. Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
May 24, 2018
Ryan Coogler: Bay Area Bae
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Ryan Coogler is not your average Hollywood auteur, seeing as he is a) incredibly talented; b) apparently generous and gracious; c) fine as hell and d) fresh out of the Bay. All those things — and more — are what make him so very special. In this episode we take a closer look at Mr Coogler's back catalogue and back story, how he interacts with the women in his casts and crews, and what that accent of his does to our [REDACTED]. And in this week's Fanfic Wars, there are audible gasps, scandalised laughs and uncomfortable gulps of air. Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
May 17, 2018
We Learned to Spell Jake Gyllenhaal
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Let's talk about the good, the bad, and the method of Jake Gyllenhaal. Jake, with his pretty cow eyes, that chameleon face of his, that breath control perfect for the stage... and elsewhere. From bleakly funny Donnie Darko to the heartbreaking tenderness of Brokeback Mountain to the intense Southpaw (and yes, even the atrocious Prince of Persia), Jake has always been one to watch. This week's Fanfic Wars may have broken one of us, so prepare yourselves, thirst buckets. Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
May 10, 2018
The World's Preeminent Movie Kisser
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Gael García Bernal proves the idiom “good things come in small packages.” Special guest Alexis Nedd, Mashable’s new Senior Entertainment Reporter, helps us break down Gael’s prolific career and his magnetic charm. We consider the idea that he may be one of the world’s best on-screen kissers and marvel at that lush mouth. Whew. We later read an excerpt from a listener-submitted drabble before closing out with our own in Fanfic Wars. We have clips of Gael’s beautiful voice so please do not operate any heavy machinery while listening to this episode. And follow Alexis @alexisthenedd! Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
May 03, 2018
In A 90s Kind of World...
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Besides Tamagotchi, grunge, and Friends, what were the 90s actually good for? Glad you asked: superior Thirst Objects! We're taking a look back at the decade that helped advance our thirst development and shaped the core tenets of our thirst as we live it now. We start off with Morris Chestnut — V-shaped and lovely — before moving on to sexy spark plug of lust, Larenz Tate, and then rounding things out with triple threat Antonio Banderas. We also help a listener find a "thick zaddy" in Thirst Sommelier, and as for Fanfic Wars? Well. Stay hydrated. Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Apr 26, 2018
The Golden Baes of Hollywood
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If you're anything like us, and we think you are, you'll remember watching black-and-white movies and feeling *things* for the handsome leads without even understanding *why*. Well, we're here to help, using a quartet of stars from Hollywood's golden age: Paul Newman, Cary Grant, Gene Kelly, and Gregory Peck. Wit, charm, and grace for days! These golden baes paved the way for today's movie stars, but what about the stars who weren't so fair? The film industry still has a long way to go when it comes to inclusive representation — how is he "tall, dark and handsome" if he ain't actually dark?! — and in this episode, we'll address the respectability politics and stereotypes that kept men of color off the romantic radar in the early years of Hollywood. Grab your popcorn and fasten your seatbelts, thirst-buckets — Fanfic Wars is going to be a bumpy ride. Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Apr 19, 2018
The Evolution of Michael Bae Jordan
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Michael B. Jordan is, objectively speaking, the hottest man in the world right now. Like, it's almost offensive? Come with us on this thirsty journey as analyze the evolution of his hotness. Is it his slow smile, the one that emerges like the sunrise cresting the horizon? Is it his big brown eyes, deep enough to swim in? Is it those incredibly cute dimples? Or is it a mix of all that PLUS his immense... _talent_? We talk MBJ's stellar TV years and his smooth transition to the big screen, his creatively rewarding collaborations with director Ryan Coogler, Creed (hello!), and Erik Killmonger (HELLO, AGAIN). We also have a couple of... rhythmic drabbles in Fanfic Wars, and a very tasty Thirst Sommelier. Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.  For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Apr 12, 2018
Tom Hiddleston, The Earnest Scarecrow
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When Tom Hiddleston’s Loki tells us to kneel, then, by God, we kneel! We can’t resist an evil British accent nor a man who knows how to cry. But what happens when a dreamboat drifts off course? In 2016 The Incident occurred, and Tom went from being a lovable slender snack to the ex we ignored on social media. Special guest Alanna Bennett, BuzzFeed TV and film writer, stops by the studio to help us figure our way back to Tom — that melodious voice, the puppy-dog earnestness, the smoldering passion of his characters. Sidenote: this week’s Fanfic Wars broke us both. Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Alanna Bennett is on Twitter @alannabennett and you can read all her stuff at www.buzzfeed.com/alannabennett. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan. For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Apr 05, 2018
And Our Heart Goes to...Oscar Isaac!
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We’re back, thirst-buckets! And we're starting our new season off with a sultry bang – it's the internet's boyfriend, Oscar Isaac! Whether you know him as Llewyn Davis, Star Wars' Poe Dameron, or from a thumb-licking reaction gif (!), you can’t take your eyes off him, and neither can we. Join us as we discuss Oscar’s career trajectory, how he navigates Hollywood as a Latinx, how he manages to look great with curls, shaven-headed, bestubbled, clean-shaven or full-bearded (like, is he a wizard?), and of course, those eyebrows! As usual, we have a couple of drabbles featuring Oscar in Fanfic Wars, and they're...intimate. *eyes emoji* Hit play now!
Mar 29, 2018
TAK Live: The Quenchening
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We've missed you during the hiatus, thirst-buckets! Thankfully we had OUR VERY FIRST LIVE SHOW before the withdrawal symptoms began to hit really hard. Recorded on Monday February 12th in New York, we discussed Black Panther, supervillain, um,... prowess, underrated romcoms, K-dramas, and even indulged in some public communal swooning. We had lovely guests – our old pal Krutika Mallikarjuna and new kid on the (thirst) block, E. Alex Jung – and we also had some adult goodies to give away thanks to our German-American pals at Fun Factory. We did something a little bit different with our drabbles in Fanfic Wars, and last but not least, we laughed a lot. So if you didn't make it, grab a glass of something chilled and settle in. AND STAY TUNED because we'll be back in March with regular episodes and so much thirsting *Cardi B. tongue*.
Feb 15, 2018
“I find myself thirsting after Kylo Ren, which is RIDICULOUS.”
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“I was wondering if you guys could help me find another sexy monster man to thirst for.”  We reflect on the past season, and hear some listener voicemails we didn't get a chance to tackle.
Jan 18, 2018
Chris Evans (feat. Chris Evans)
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That's right, you little thirst buckets. Our season finale is all about Chris Evans — and guess what? We speak to him! We have a nice long chat with the man, the hero, the legend-in-a-smedium-tee, about what it feels like to be an Object of Thirst. Our new bestie for life also talks to us about his next role on Broadway, how long it takes to grow That Beard, and which pop culture icon was the model of masculinity for him as a youngster. Grab a slice of apple pie and plenty of napkins. Read Bim's "Chris Evans' Version Of Masculinity Is What We Want Right Now" Our live show Thirst Aid Kit Live: The Quenchening is sold out, but you can still stream the show live on February 12th, 2018 on the Greene Space's website! Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan. For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Jan 11, 2018
The Ballad of Colin Farrell
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This week, we are singing The Ballad Of Colin Farrell... too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral-BAE. Those soulful eyes! Those thick eyebrows! We're joined by writer and editor Kendra James, who shares her Colin expertise as we track his career from bad boy to family man. And yes, we do talk about That Sex Tape (and the evolution of privacy and celebrity since the lawless, heady days of 2005). Fanfic Wars sees Colin in the sunroom and in front of a mirror, and in this week's Thirst Sommelier, we help a listener fill that Adrien Brody-shaped vacuum in their lives. Our live show Thirst Aid Kit Live: The Quenchening is sold out, but you can still stream the show live on February 12th, 2018 on the Greene Space's website! Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan. For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Jan 04, 2018
Zaddy, Zaddy, Zaddy
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Thirst evolves as we age and mature, and sometimes it's that maturity you... crave. This week, we swoon over some seasoned baes ("zaddies," if you will, though Bim wishes you wouldn't) — classics such as Laurence Fishburne, Bruce Willis, Jesse L. Martin, and more. We have a couple of guests: Twitter favorite @vinabean tells us about her love for Blair Underwood, and fairy pod-mom Tracy Clayton of Another Round stops by for a rousing discussion on smooth-skinned piece-of-hallelujah-sex bae, Don Cheadle. Have a spray bottle for Fanfic Wars, it's gets pretty hot in the studio... Come see us live! Thirst Aid Kit Live: The Quenchening is February 12th, 2018 at the Jerome L. Greene Space in NYC. Find tickets and information here! Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan. For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Dec 28, 2017
Mahershala, In Yellow
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In the beginning, Mahershala Ali invented the color yellow, and we all saw that it was Good. This week's episode is all about the beautiful sunshine of his smile, his thoughts on explicit love scenes, his black cat, and much more. We also have another edition of Thirst Sommelier for a listener looking recommendations in the ~ vicinity ~ of Andrew Lincoln. And of course, we battle it out in Fanfic Wars (plus we read one of your listener-submitted drabbles!). Subscribe to Nichole's TinyLetter Read "Mahershala Ali Thinks We Can Still Make this Country Great" from GQ Hear Mahershala on WNYC's Death, Sex & Money Come see us live! Thirst Aid Kit Live: The Quenchening is February 12th, 2018 at the Jerome L. Greene Space in NYC. Find tickets and information here! Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@slate.com. Our music is by Tanya Morgan. For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Dec 21, 2017
Literary Baes
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Are you a book-lover, or like, a book... *lover*? What is it about literary characters that make us so damn thirsty? Special guest Mallory Ortberg (Dear Prudence, The Toast) joins us to talk about the first loves that made us stay up past our bedtimes, the ones we sneaked under the covers and explored every inch of — literary baes. How awful and perfect (for each other and for us!) were Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester? Why was Shug Avery so magnetic? Is revenge a dish best served cold or not eaten at all? We have an exciting Thirst Sommelier, but no drabbles this week, and that's because we have a supremely hilarious reading from Mallory, in which we are dragged, cleansed and blessed. Read Things I’ve Learned About Heterosexual Female Desire From Decades Of Reading by Mallory Ortberg, and listen to Bim & Nichole's episodes of Dear Prudence. Come see us live! Thirst Aid Kit Live: The Quenchening is February 12th, 2018 at the Jerome L. Greene Space in NYC. Find tickets and information here! Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr.  Our music is by Tanya Morgan. For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Dec 14, 2017
Back To Baesics
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In this hectic world, sometimes you need something uncomplicated to make it through. ~Very~ uncomplicated. Special guest Bolu Babalola is our guide, helping us discover the wonders of Basic Baes, aka thirst objects that don't need much, yet somehow give us everything, bless them. Drake, Kofi Siriboe, Brad Pitt, Jamie Dornan...we’re looking at you, boos. DON’T @ US. We also talk about a group called the "You Thought!s" – people who make you realize that sometimes apparently basic waters run deep. As always, we have a juicy [REDACTED], and of course, Fanfic Wars. Read: Ryan Gosling Is A Star After His Time Come see us live! Thirst Aid Kit Live: The Quenchening is February 12th, 2018 at the Jerome L. Greene Space in NYC. Find tickets and information here! Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Follow us on Twitter @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr.  Our music is by Tanya Morgan. For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Dec 07, 2017
Loony For Toons
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This week in the broad church of TAK, we zero in on a very specific category: animated baes. That’s right: cartoon men, big cats, bears, and more. Gena-mour Barrett of BuzzFeed UK joins us for our most raucous conversation of the season so far, featuring  thoughts on thicc tigers and foxy Robin Hood. Keep listening for a very special Thirst Sommelier where we update a childhood crush to someone more adult-sized. Don’t blame us if you start looking at Captain Planet in a different light. Read more from Gena: Are These Disney Animal Characters Hot Or Are You Just Really Weird? We couldn't fit everyone into this episode (no Trent from Daria, no anime) but tell us your faves by tweeting us @ThirstAidKit. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr.  Follow us on  for thirsty GIFs. Our music is by Tanya Morgan. For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.
Nov 30, 2017
Keanu.
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This week, we're all up and under the one and only Keanu Reeves: owner of the most emotive hair in the business, long-legged wearer of excellent suits, and formative crush. Join us as we explore the beginnings of our thirst expertise, how we first discovered Keanu, and why he remains forever in our hearts. In this week's Thirst Sommelier, we help a listener who needs more Kelvin Yu in their life, and our Fanfic Wars will wage a battle against your hearts. Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com. Follow us on Twitter for thirsty GIFs. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.
Nov 23, 2017
The Great British Bae Off
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Having previously shown love to Nichole’s southern roots, we now skip across the pond to shine the spotlight on some of Bim’s British countrymen. We talk to writer Bridget Minamore about everything from roadmen to posh geeks, and ponder why Americans love a British accent. Plus, Bridget reads a naughty poem about Charlie Cox that might just put this week’s Fanfic Wars to shame... (We cannot be responsible for any texts you send after listening. Things get hot enough to bake a scone or two.) We are loving your drabbles, so keep sending ‘em!  Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Follow us on Twitter for thirsty GIFs. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Be there for the #ThirstyThursdayGIFParty. Our music is by Tanya Morgan. Remember to rate, review and subscribe!  And another thing! If you would like to take part in Thirst Sommelier in a future episode, please call us and leave us a message on 765-8-THIRST which is 765-884-4778.
Nov 16, 2017
John Cho For President
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This week’s hottie rarely takes off his shirt but when he does, boy, does he. If you didn't know, John Cho can get it any time, any place, any how he wants it. Our fantasies starring John Cho encapsulate all manner of activities: going to the post office to get stamps, say, or making a hearty soup on a wintry November night. We bet you can have stimulating conversations with John Cho, about like, what the cancellation of Selfie meant for diversity onscreen, or the political fallout from the Paradise Papers. Let's have a debate in the marketplace of ideas (or wherever else you want), John! In this episode, we'll examine his career range — from guest spots on shows like How I Met Your Mother to starring as Sulu in Star Trek — and his strong, sexy hands (seen in Harold & Kumar, New Girl, Flashforward,...we could go on). We also introduce a new segment called Thirst Sommelier, and of course, write up some steamy fanfic... Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at (765) 8-THIRST (765-884-4778) with your name and what kind of crush advice you're looking for, and maybe we'll answer your question in an upcoming Thirst Sommelier. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr.  Follow us on Twitter for thirsty GIFs. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.
Nov 09, 2017
Pow! Bam! Thirst!
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Special guest Krutika Mallikarjuna, features editor at TV Guide, joins us to lust after superheroes and comic book baes. We also talk about our experiences at this year's New York Comic Con, where we talked to fans and artists about cosplay, first crushes, and how to draw sexy. Also in this episode: SUPERHERO SEX. Thanks to everyone who spoke to us at the Comic Con Artist Alley, including Amy Reeder, Tee Franklin, Kieron Gillen, Fabrice Sapolsky, Gail Simone, Brian Stelfreeze, and Juan Ferreyra. We didn't meet Kevin Wada at Comic Con but we lust after his art a bunch in this episode. Find their work and more on our Tumblr. Follow us on Twitter for thirsty GIFs. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Our music is by Tanya Morgan and Fleslit.
Nov 04, 2017
Southern Baes
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Bim and Nichole examine the charms of Southern men. With a little help from Nichole’s friend Cynthia Harris, they jumpstart the conversation looking at the very juicy André 3000 before sifting through portrayals of the South in film and TV. Plus: a battle for fanfiction supremacy in Fanfic Wars—vote early and vote often for your favorite. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Follow us on Twitter for thirsty GIFs. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Our music is by Tanya Morgan.
Nov 02, 2017
Coming Soon: Thirst Aid Kit
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Lust is a feeling. Thirst is the performance of that feeling. Thirst Aid Kit is a podcast about the public ways women express their desire, particularly in this moment when we are all asking more pointed questions about Hollywood, representation, and opportunities. Hosted by cultural critics Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins, Thirst Aid Kit explores why we desire who we desire through conversation, original fanfic, and fantasies that take us by surprise...like a lion would a gazelle. The first episode drops on thirst-day, Nov. 2nd. Follow Nichole Perkins at @tnwhiskeywoman Follow Bim Adewunmi at @bimadew Follow the show on Twitter at @ThirstAidKit and on Tumblr at ThirstAidKitPodcast.tumblr.com
Oct 19, 2017