Thirst Aid Kit

Thirst Aid Kit

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.... Show More

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January 28, 2019 4 min

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!

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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... Read more

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December 13, 2018 67 min

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 Lat... Read more

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December 6, 2018 61 min

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 th... Read more

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November 29, 2018 75 min

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 transi... Read more

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November 22, 2018 82 min

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 know... Read more

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November 15, 2018 58 min

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 ... Read more

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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 co... Read more

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November 1, 2018 62 min

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 re... Read more

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October 25, 2018 59 min

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 over... Read more

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October 18, 2018 25 min

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.The songs featured in today’s episode, in order of appearance, are:MIA by Bad Bunny feat. DrakeDutty Love by Don Omar feat. Natti NatashaVIP by Fito Blanko feat. Fuego & El C... Read more

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October 11, 2018 44 min

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... Read more

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October 4, 2018 58 min

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 Fukun... Read more

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September 27, 2018 55 min

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 u... Read more

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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) wit... Read more

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September 13, 2018 49 min

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 ... Read more

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September 6, 2018 56 min

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 dif... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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... Read more

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August 2, 2018 21 min

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... Read more

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