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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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Panoply

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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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English


Episodes

“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


John Cho For President

11/9/2017
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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...

Duration:00:41:38


Pow! Bam! Thirst!

11/4/2017
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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...

Duration:00:39:44


Southern Baes

11/2/2017
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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...

Duration:00:41:05


Coming Soon: Thirst Aid Kit

10/19/2017
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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...

Duration:00:04:02