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Thirst Aid Kit

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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

Our Favorite Genre Is Thirst

10/11/2018
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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...

Duration:00:43:26

The Nancy Fancies

10/4/2018
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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...

Duration:00:56:01

A Sterling Choice

9/27/2018
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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...

Duration:00:51:49

Adam Rodriguez: Full Lips, Clear Skin, Can’t Lose

9/20/2018
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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...

Duration:00:48:29

Lee Pace: Sturdy but Delicate

9/13/2018
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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...

Duration:00:48:54

To The Only Boy We Ever Loved

9/6/2018
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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...

Duration:00:53:13

Summer Treat #4: Raleigh Ritchie, the Reluctant Thirst Object

8/30/2018
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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...

Duration:00:36:38

Summer Treat #3: Quenched and Clenched

8/9/2018
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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...

Duration:00:26:44

Summer Treat #2: What the Foof Wants

8/2/2018
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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...

Duration:00:19:28

Summer Treat #1: Thirsty Thirst Buckets

7/26/2018
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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...

Duration:00:26:44

You Can Say That Again

7/5/2018
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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...

Duration:01:01:19

It Ain't a Thing (feat. Rahul Kohli)

6/28/2018
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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...

Duration:00:50:22

Sadly Dead Baes: Patrick Swayze

6/21/2018
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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,...

Duration:00:50:11

Ruffle My Feathers, Mark Ruffalo

6/14/2018
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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)...

Duration:00:44:28

Tom Hardy, Chameleon

6/7/2018
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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...

Duration:00:45:09

More, More, More

5/31/2018
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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...

Duration:01:04:15

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:00:48:17

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:00:40:16

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:00:47:31

The World's 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:00:45:57