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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

Kissing Sebastian Stan

5/24/2018
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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...

Duration:00:49:41

Ryan Coogler: Bay Area Bae

5/17/2018
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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,...

Duration:00:41:31

We Learned to Spell Jake Gyllenhaal

5/10/2018
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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...

Duration:00:49:46

The Worlds Preeminent Movie Kisser

5/3/2018
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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...

Duration:00:48:36

In A 90s Kind of World...

4/26/2018
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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...

Duration:00:47:26

The Golden Baes of Hollywood

4/19/2018
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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...

Duration:00:48:44

The Evolution of Michael Bae Jordan

4/12/2018
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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,...

Duration:00:48:47

Tom Hiddleston, The Earnest Scarecrow

4/5/2018
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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...

Duration:00:48:58

And Our Heart Goes to...Oscar Isaac!

3/29/2018
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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...

Duration:00:44:00

TAK Live: The Quenchening

2/15/2018
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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...

Duration:01:06:33

“I find myself thirsting after Kylo Ren, which is RIDICULOUS.”

1/18/2018
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:35

Chris Evans (feat. Chris Evans)

1/11/2018
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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-medium-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...

Duration:00:59:31

The Ballad of Colin Farrell

1/4/2018
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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...

Duration:00:48:37

Zaddy, Zaddy, Zaddy

12/28/2017
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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,...

Duration:00:54:04

Mahershala, In Yellow

12/21/2017
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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...

Duration:00:49:21

Literary Baes

12/14/2017
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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...

Duration:00:49:21

Back To Baesics

12/7/2017
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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...

Duration:00:49:10

Loony For Toons

11/30/2017
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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...

Duration:00:42:02

Keanu.

11/23/2017
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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...

Duration:00:42:40

The Great British Bae Off

11/16/2017
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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...

Duration:00:45:18

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