Thirst Aid Kit

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Description

Lust is a feeling. Thirst is the performance of that feeling. Join Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins as they explore the public ways women express their desire, particularly in this moment when we are all asking more pointed questions about Hollywood, representation, and opportunity. Examine why we desire who we desire through conversation, original fanfic, and fantasies that take us by surprise...like a lion would a gazelle.

Episode Date
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. <br><br>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.<br><br>Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at <strong>(765) 8-THIRST</strong> (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 <a href="http://twitter.com/thirstaidkit">@ThirstAidKit</a>. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at <a href="mailto:thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com">thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com</a>. Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a>.&nbsp;<br>For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.&nbsp;
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!<br><br>Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at <strong>(765) 8-THIRST</strong> (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><br>Follow us on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/thirstaidkit">@ThirstAidKit</a>. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at <a href="mailto:thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com">thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com</a>. Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a>.&nbsp;<br>For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.&nbsp;
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!<br><br>Follow Brittany Luse @bmluse and make sure you listen to her on The Nod @thenodshow<br><br>Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at <strong>(765) 8-THIRST</strong> (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><br>Follow us on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/thirstaidkit">@ThirstAidKit</a>. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at <a href="mailto:thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com">thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com</a>. Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a>.&nbsp;<br>For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.&nbsp;
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.<br><br>Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at <strong>(765) 8-THIRST</strong> (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 <a href="http://twitter.com/thirstaidkit">@ThirstAidKit</a>. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at <a href="mailto:thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com">thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com</a>. Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a>.&nbsp;<br>For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.&nbsp;
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.<br><br>Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at <strong>(765) 8-THIRST</strong> (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 <a href="http://twitter.com/thirstaidkit">@ThirstAidKit</a>. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at <a href="mailto:thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com">thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com</a>. Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a>.&nbsp;<br>For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.&nbsp;
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.<br><br>Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at <strong>(765) 8-THIRST</strong> (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 <a href="http://twitter.com/thirstaidkit">@ThirstAidKit</a>. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at <a href="mailto:thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com">thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com</a>. Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a>.&nbsp;<br>For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.&nbsp;
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<a href="https://twitter.com/alexisthenedd?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor"> @alexisthenedd</a>!<br><br>Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at <strong>(765) 8-THIRST</strong> (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><br>Follow us on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/thirstaidkit">@ThirstAidKit</a>. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at <a href="mailto:thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com">thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com</a>. Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a>.&nbsp;<br>For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.&nbsp;
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.<br><br>Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at <strong>(765) 8-THIRST</strong> (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><br>Follow us on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/thirstaidkit">@ThirstAidKit</a>. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at <a href="mailto:thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com">thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com</a>. Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a>.&nbsp;<br>For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.&nbsp;
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.<br><br>Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at <strong>(765) 8-THIRST</strong> (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 <a href="http://twitter.com/thirstaidkit">@ThirstAidKit</a>. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at <a href="mailto:thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com">thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com</a>. Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a>.&nbsp;<br>For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.&nbsp;
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.<br><br>Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at <strong>(765) 8-THIRST</strong> (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.&nbsp;<br>Follow us on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/thirstaidkit">@ThirstAidKit</a>. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>.&nbsp;Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at <a href="mailto:thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com">thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com</a>.&nbsp;Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a>.&nbsp;<br>For your safety, we recommend that you avoid operating heavy machinery while listening to Thirst Aid Kit.&nbsp;
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. <br><br>Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at <strong>(765) 8-THIRST</strong> (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><br>Follow us on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/thirstaidkit">@ThirstAidKit</a>. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>.<br>Alanna Bennett is on Twitter @alannabennett and you can read all her stuff at www.buzzfeed.com/alannabennett.<br><br>Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com.<br>Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a>.<br><br>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.”&nbsp;<br><br>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.<br><br>Read Bim's "<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/bimadewunmi/chris-evans-our-favorite-meathead">Chris Evans' Version Of Masculinity Is What We Want Right Now</a>"<br><br>Our live show <strong>Thirst Aid Kit Live: The Quenchening</strong> is sold out, but you can still stream the show live on February 12th, 2018 on <a href="http://www.thegreenespace.org/events/thegreenespace/2018/feb/12/podcast-mixtape-thirst-aid-kit-live/">the Greene Space's website</a>!<br><br>Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at <strong>(765) 8-THIRST</strong> (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><br>Follow us on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/thirstaidkit">@ThirstAidKit</a>. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>.<br>Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com.<br>Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a>.<br><br>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 <a href="http://www.shondaland.com/live/a13087769/colin-farrell-breakfast-lunch-dinner/">That Sex Tape</a> (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.<br><br>Our live show <strong>Thirst Aid Kit Live: The Quenchening</strong> is sold out, but you can still stream the show live on February 12th, 2018 on <a href="http://www.thegreenespace.org/events/thegreenespace/2018/feb/12/podcast-mixtape-thirst-aid-kit-live/">the Greene Space's website</a>!<br><br>Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at <strong>(765) 8-THIRST</strong> (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><br>Follow us on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/thirstaidkit">@ThirstAidKit</a>. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>.<br>Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com.<br>Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a>.<br><br>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... <strong><em>crave</em></strong>. 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 <em>Another Round</em> 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...<br><br>Come see us live! <strong>Thirst Aid Kit Live: The Quenchening</strong> is February 12th, 2018 at the Jerome L. Greene Space in NYC. <a href="http://www.thegreenespace.org/events/thegreenespace/2018/feb/12/podcast-mixtape-thirst-aid-kit-live/">Find tickets and information here!</a><br><br>Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at <strong>(765) 8-THIRST</strong> (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><br>Follow us on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/thirstaidkit">@ThirstAidKit</a>. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>.<br>Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com.<br>Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a>.<br><br>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!).<br><br>Subscribe to <a href="https://tinyletter.com/tnwhiskeywoman/letters/protect-mahershala-at-all-costs">Nichole's TinyLetter</a><br>Read "<a href="https://www.gq.com/story/mahershala-ali-moonlight-and-america">Mahershala Ali Thinks We Can Still Make this Country Great</a>" from GQ<br>Hear Mahershala on <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/story/mahershala-ali-death-sex-money/">WNYC's Death, Sex &amp; Money</a><br><br>Come see us live! <strong>Thirst Aid Kit Live: The Quenchening</strong> is February 12th, 2018 at the Jerome L. Greene Space in NYC. <a href="http://www.thegreenespace.org/events/thegreenespace/2018/feb/12/podcast-mixtape-thirst-aid-kit-live/">Find tickets and information here!</a><br><br>Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at <strong>(765) 8-THIRST</strong> (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><br>Follow us on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/thirstaidkit">@ThirstAidKit</a>. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>.<br>Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com.<br>Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a>.<br><br>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 (<a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/life/dear_prudence.html">Dear Prudence</a>, <a href="http://the-toast.net/">The Toast</a>) 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.<br><br>Read <a href="http://the-toast.net/2015/04/14/things-ive-learned-about-heterosexual-female-desire-from-decades-of-reading/">Things I’ve Learned About Heterosexual Female Desire From Decades Of Reading</a> by Mallory Ortberg, and listen to <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/dear_prudence/2017/07/dear_prudence_podcast_the_radical_unfriendliness_edition.html">Bim</a> &amp; <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/dear_prudence/2017/09/dear_prudence_podcast_the_checking_in_edition.html">Nichole's</a> episodes of Dear Prudence. <br><br>Come see us live! <strong>Thirst Aid Kit Live: The Quenchening</strong> is February 12th, 2018 at the Jerome L. Greene Space in NYC. <a href="http://www.thegreenespace.org/events/thegreenespace/2018/feb/12/podcast-mixtape-thirst-aid-kit-live/">Find tickets and information here!</a><br><br>Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at <strong>(765) 8-THIRST</strong> (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><br>Follow us on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/thirstaidkit">@ThirstAidKit</a>. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>.<br>Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com.<br>Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a>.<br><br>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 <a href="http://twitter.com/beebabs">Bolu Babalola</a> 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.<br><br>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.<br><br>Read: <a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/bimadewunmi/ryan-gosling-is-a-star-after-his-time?utm_term=.btEKmDp86#.myVw1BVA8">Ryan Gosling Is A Star After His Time</a><br><br>Come see us live! <strong>Thirst Aid Kit Live: The Quenchening</strong> is February 12th, 2018 at the Jerome L. Greene Space in NYC. <a href="http://www.thegreenespace.org/events/thegreenespace/2018/feb/12/podcast-mixtape-thirst-aid-kit-live/">Find tickets and information here!</a><br><br>Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at <strong>(765) 8-THIRST</strong> (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><br>Follow us on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/thirstaidkit">@ThirstAidKit</a>. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>.<br>Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com.<br>Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a>.<br><br>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. <br><br>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&nbsp; 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.<br><br>Read more from Gena: <a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/genamourbarrett/are-these-animal-characters-hot-or-should-you-probably-see?utm_term=.fpPq2xvQn#.waKzm1nqk">Are These Disney Animal Characters Hot Or Are You Just Really Weird?</a><br><br>We couldn't fit everyone into this episode (no Trent from Daria, no anime) but tell us your faves by tweeting us <a href="http://twitter.com/thirstaidkit">@ThirstAidKit</a>. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>.<br><br>Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at <strong>(765) 8-THIRST</strong> (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><br>Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com.<br>Follow us on&nbsp; for thirsty GIFs. <br>Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a>.<br><br>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.<br><br>Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at <strong>(765) 8-THIRST</strong> (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><br>Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com.<br>Follow us on <a href="http://www.twitter.com/thirstaidkit">Twitter</a> for thirsty GIFs. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>.<br>Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a>.
Nov 23, 2017
The Great British Bae Off
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Having <a href="https://megaphone.link/PPY1475450603">previously</a> 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 <a href="http://bridgetminamore.com/">Bridget Minamore</a> about everything from <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vKUeYcdYM8&amp;t=547s">roadmen</a> 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...<br><br>(We cannot be responsible for any texts you send after listening. Things get hot enough to bake a scone or two.)<br><br>We are <em>loving</em> your drabbles, so keep sending ‘em! Hit us up at <a href="mailto:thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com"><strong>thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com<br></strong></a><strong><br></strong>Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>.<br><br>Follow us on <a href="http://www.twitter.com/thirstaidkit">Twitter</a> for thirsty GIFs. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>. Be there for the #ThirstyThursdayGIFParty.<br><br>Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a>.<br><br>Remember to rate, review and subscribe!&nbsp; <a href="https://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com/"><br></a><br>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 <strong>765-8-THIRST</strong> which is <a href="tel:(765)%20884-4778"><strong>765-884-4778</strong></a>. <strong><br></strong><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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, <a href="https://twitter.com/johnthecho/status/500741350271090690"><em>does he</em></a>. 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 <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR9JBCgYnjU"><em>Selfie</em></a> meant for diversity onscreen, or the political fallout from the <a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/talalansari/massive-document-leak-reveals-use-of-tax-havens-by-trumps?utm_term=.ieOoNRGmK3#.evb9k73L5R">Paradise Papers</a>. Let's have a debate in the marketplace of ideas (or wherever else you want), John!<br><br>In this episode, we'll examine his career range — from guest spots on shows like <em>How I Met Your Mother</em> to starring as Sulu in <em>Star Trek</em> — and his strong, sexy hands (seen in <em>Harold &amp; Kumar,</em> <em>New Girl,</em> <em>Flashforward</em>,<em> </em>...we could go on). We also introduce a new segment called Thirst Sommelier, and of course, write up some steamy fanfic...<br><br>Do you need help figuring out your next crush? Drop us a line! Leave us a message at <strong>(765) 8-THIRST</strong> (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><br>Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>. Share your drabbles with us there or email them to us at thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com.<br>Follow us on <a href="http://www.twitter.com/thirstaidkit">Twitter</a> for thirsty GIFs. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>.<br>Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a>.
Nov 09, 2017
Pow! Bam! Thirst!
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Special guest <a href="http://twitter.com/andnowtothemoon">Krutika Mallikarjuna</a>, 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.<br><br>Thanks to everyone who spoke to us at the Comic Con Artist Alley, including <a href="http://twitter.com/amyreeder">Amy Reeder</a>, <a href="http://twitter.com/MizTeeFranklin">Tee Franklin</a>, <a href="http://twitter.com/kierongillen">Kieron Gillen</a>, <a href="https://fabricesapolsky.com/">Fabrice Sapolsky</a>, <a href="http://twitter.com/GailSimone ‏">Gail Simone</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BrianStelfreezeFanPage/">Brian Stelfreeze</a>, and <a href="http://twitter.com/juaneferreyra">Juan Ferreyra</a>. We didn't meet <a href="http://kevinwada.tumblr.com/">Kevin Wada</a> at Comic Con but we lust after his art a bunch in this episode. Find their work and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>.<br><br>Follow us on <a href="http://www.twitter.com/thirstaidkit">Twitter</a> for thirsty GIFs. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>.<br>Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a> and Fleslit.<br>Send us your drabbles at thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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. <br><br>Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our <a href="http://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com">Tumblr</a>.<br>Follow us on <a href="http://www.twitter.com/thirstaidkit">Twitter</a> for thirsty GIFs. Bim is @<a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">bimadew</a> and Nichole is @<a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">tnwhiskeywoman</a>.<br>Our music is by <a href="http://www.tanyamorgan.net/">Tanya Morgan</a>.<br>Send us your drabbles at thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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. <br><br>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.&nbsp;<br><br>The first episode drops on thirst-day, Nov. 2nd.<br><br>Follow Nichole Perkins at <a href="http://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman">@tnwhiskeywoman</a>&nbsp;<br>Follow Bim Adewunmi at <a href="http://twitter.com/bimadew">@bimadew</a>&nbsp;<br>Follow the show on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/thirstaidkit">@ThirstAidKit</a> and on Tumblr at <a href="https://thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com/">ThirstAidKitPodcast.tumblr.com</a>&nbsp;<br>Email us at thirstaidkit@buzzfeed.com
Oct 19, 2017