Thirst Aid Kit

Thirst Aid Kit

Thirst is natural… so let’s celebrate it! Join Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins as they dig deep into the various ways women express their thirst, asking: why do we desire who we desire? At a time when men are Not Doing Great, Bim and Nichole want to ask keep asking questions about Hollywood inclusion and opportunity, through illuminating and hilarious conversations with special guests, original fanfic designed to make you sit up, and of course [REDACTED]. Bring a straw… and come thirst with us.


THIRSTMAIL VOL. 4
Jul 30 • 59 min
It’s never a bad move to hear from our thirsty yet oh-so-talented Thirst Buckets! Our audience is the best audience because they send us drabbles that make us swoon and giggle and we immediately put them aside so we can share the wealth on air. That’s…
Bim’s Thirst 123s
Jul 23 • 68 min
It’s Bim’s turn to delve into the roots of her thirst habits — and naturally, it turned out to be a journey through TV and film! Watching Tevin Campbell sing to Ashley on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and falling in love with Dwayne Wayne on A Different…
Friendship and Thirst (feat. Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman)
Jul 16 • 67 min
We’re joined this week by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman of the wildly popular podcast Call Your Girlfriend. We giggle over Tunde Adebimpe, Peter Dinklage, and Stanley Tucci before we discuss Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close, the book that…
Nichole’s Thirst ABCs
Jul 9 • 58 min
We talk about formative crushes A LOT of the show, so we decided to do a little digging… Who, exactly, was the first person to indoctrinate Nichole into the ways of long hair? Why does she seem to like a french fry of a man? Who sparked her love of wide…
Hot Men In Bad Movies
Jul 2 • 52 min
Every movie we watch can’t be a part of the Criterion Collection, okay? Sometimes you have to suffer through a movie to gorge yourself on eye candy and that’s perfectly fine! Michele Morrone in 365 Days, Brad Pitt in Troy, Alexander Skarsgård and Djimon…
The Adventure Known As John Boyega
Jun 25 • 53 min
We always had an eye on John Boyega, but for a slew of reasons conditions never quite felt… right. Until now. Now we want to talk about how he’s grown his hair, has been unburdened by a Disney contract, and is finally experiencing the kind of glow up that…
A Dog Called Rex (with Jason Mantzoukas)
Jun 18 • 62 min
Jason Mantzoukas? In the virtual Thirst studio? We did it for you! We decided to come back with a bang, and there’s none bangier than Mr M. Let’s see. We discovered Jason’s love for romcoms, dogs, and … Bim! Is this the start of something beautiful?…
Conscious Coupling
Apr 23 • 71 min
We’re going on hiatus! But before we go…we spend a little time with our favorite TV couples from our quarantine binge rewatches… you know, the ones that make us blush or sigh or yearn. So shoutout to Leslie and Ben from Parks & Rec, the original nerdy…
No Chill With Yahya and Simu
Apr 16 • 68 min
For a long time, it’s felt like superpowers only went to lantern-jawed white men… but if we urge you to consider two up-and-coming Thirst Objects: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II — who started his comic book adaptation career as a villain in Aquaman before donning…
The Smoldering Appeal of Shazad Latif and Manny Montana
Apr 9 • 62 min
Shazad Latif and Manny Montana have paid their dues and it’s time to give them the recognition they deserve. From Spooks to Penny Dreadful to Star Trek: Discovery, Shazad has shown he has the range. But it’s as Ash Tyler that his vulnerability and…
Thirsting In Place
Apr 2 • 59 min
We’ve all been sheltering in place for some time now, which has given us ample time to think about who our ideal quarantine buddies would be. Who would our Thirst Buckets like to be holed up with in a cabin made for two? The Thirst Object field was…
Maximum UST
Mar 26 • 66 min
Maddie and David. Will and Alicia. Ichabod and Abbie. Brennan and Booth. Moonlighting, The Good Wife, Sleepy Hollow, and Bones all showed us the magic of UST— unresolved sexual tension. In most of these examples, we got the kissing (and more) we’d been…
Thirst Buckets Galore!
Mar 19 • 63 min
‘Thirst In The Covid-19 Era’ could well be the title of this episode or an academic paper in the year 2050 — but we’re not doing that! No, we decided to dip into our inbox to take on some of the burning thirst queries from our wonderful listeners. It was…
The Emotional Intelligence of Brian Tyree Henry
Mar 12 • 56 min
When it comes to having the range, there is one man in particular who hits all the high notes—Brian Tyree Henry can make you feel joy, despair, camaraderie, pleasure, or pain. And he can do it on stage, on TV, and on film. How can one man contain all…
Flooding the Basement with Ashley C. Ford
Mar 5 • 64 min
This week’s guest was once in her underwear on a billboard in Brooklyn, but that’s the least of her accomplishments. Writer and podcast host Ashley C. Ford joined us in the studio to talk about her most pressing Thirst Objects: Chris Pine, Sam Elliott,…
We Love James McAvoy, That’ s All
Feb 27 • 52 min
Nichole is ill this week, but there could be no better Thirst Object to rouse her from her sickbed than Glasgow-born actor James McAvoy! We looked into McAvoy’s uncanny knack for matching intense vulnerability with deeply attractive stoicism to make for…
The Deceptive Deference of Clive Owen
Feb 20 • 53 min
Clive Owen: is he dangerous or is he the love of our lives? As someone wise once asked, why not both? When Clive steps into a scene, we don’t know if he’s about to deliver a soul-stealing kiss or a scathing takedown, but we move to the edge of our seats…
Blair Underwood: The Most Charming Man in the World
Feb 13 • 64 min
Blair Underwood is a multi-generational snack: he’s been hot for so long, it’s kind of unreal. He’s currently starring on Broadway in A Soldier’s Play, so he popped into the studio to talk about that—and plenty more besides: Why he loves playing bad guys,…
Next Stop: Penn Badgley
Feb 6 • 54 min
Somehow, Penn Badgley’s turn as sneering killer Joe Goldberg on Netflix’s You has recently made him the internet’s sort-of boyfriend… but our interest in Penn is older and more complex than that! We went deep on what makes his sly looks to camera so…
TAK Takes Sundance
Jan 30 • 54 min
From Lost to Hawaii Five-O, Daniel Dae Kim is all talent and cheeky smiles. He joins the hosts of Thirst Aid Kit to discuss the premiere of Blast Beat, what it’s like to be discarded for Keanu Reeves and Randall Park, being trapped on the Lost island, and…
REWIND: Ryan Coogler, Bay Area Bae
Jan 23 • 44 min
Hey Thirst Buckets! We’re taking a break right now, resting up to do some intensive thirsting. But until then, we’re sharing some of our favorite episodes from over the years. In this one, we talk about Ryan Coogler, Bay Area Bae. Ryan Coogler is not your…
REWIND: Lee Pace, Sturdy but Delicate
Jan 16 • 63 min
Hey Thirst Buckets! We’re taking a break right now, resting up to do some intensive thirsting. But until then, we’re sharing some of our favorite episodes from over the years. Enjoy, and we’ll be back with a bunch of new episodes in a few weeks!
REWIND: Chris Evans (feat. Chris Evans)
Jan 9 • 63 min
Happy New Year, Thirst Buckets! As you probably know, in 2019 we found a new home for our podcast at Slate. Since then, we’ve lusted out loud over quite a few of our favorite thirst objects. And you thirsted with us! To celebrate, we’re sharing a few of…
The 2019 Thirst Report
Dec 19, 2019 • 61 min
What a year 2019 has been! After a 9-month hiatus, Thirst Aid Kit found a new home at Slate and we had much to catch up on— so much so that we weren’t able to get to as many listener-submitted drabbles or Thirst Sommelier requests as we wanted. In this…
Randall Park: He Has the Range
Dec 12, 2019 • 51 min
Does Randall Park know what he does to us? We only ask because whether it’s performing a classic prank as Asian Jim on The Office or punching Keanu Reeves in Always Be My Maybe, Randall keeps showing us he’s one to watch, whether on network TV, in lesser…
Funny Bones ft. Wyatt Cenac
Dec 5, 2019 • 55 min
Wyatt Cenac knows funny. You may have heard him in everything from Bojack Horseman to Archer and Bob’s Burgers. He was a writer for King of the Hill, a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and starred in Barry Jenkins’ first full-length…
How To! With Charles Duhigg (Plus Bim and Nichole!)
Dec 3, 2019 • 31 min
Hey, Thirst Buckets! In case you missed it, we were featured on another Slate podcast called How To! With Charles Duhigg, and we want to share it with you here. Traci is a single, professional woman looking for love. She builds furniture in her spare…
Jake Johnson: Turtle, Bear, Total Snack
Nov 28, 2019 • 53 min
The thing about Jake Johnson is: so. many. people. fancy. him! Is it because he legitimately looks like a guy you might bump into at your neighbourhood bar? Or is it because he serves up a specifically appealing mix of gruff, grumpy heat (with truly…
The Many Lives of Joshua Jackson
Nov 21, 2019 • 53 min
It’s difficult to separate ‘Joshua Jackson the actor’ from ‘Pacey Witter the character’ but we managed it in this episode! He may have captured our teen hearts but we’re also interested in what he’s been up to since then, on TV and on stage: Fringe, The…
The Weird and Wonderful Lakeith Stanfield
Nov 14, 2019 • 50 min
You know it, you see it: there’s something about Lakeith. It’s there in Atlanta, in Get Out, in Someone Great… the list goes on. It’s actually many things — ace acting ability, a bucketload of confident, quirky charm, and a presence that belies his slight…
Jason. And Jason Again.
Nov 7, 2019 • 53 min
We say Sudeikis, you say Mantzoukas, let’s call the whole thing off! Yes, it’s a ‘two for one’ deal on this week’s episode, in which we examine two funnymen named Jason and figure out their very distinct and very different brands of sex appeal. Sudeikis…
That Sturdy Feeling ft. Driadonna Roland
Oct 31, 2019 • 65 min
Happy Halloween! This week there are no tricks, and only BIG OLE TREATS thanks to the top tier selection of Thirst Objects gathered. We asked our friend, writer and covert thirst-bucket Driadonna Roland to help us break down the dudes that make her weak…
Stern Men and Power Femmes with Nicole Cliffe
Oct 24, 2019 • 64 min
Buttoned Up. Taciturn. No-Nonsense. We all know the magnetism of a stern man, and how it compels thirst. Writer, benevolent internet queen and genteel bisexual lady Nicole Cliffe joined us to discuss her many thirsts, both real and fictional — from her…
Mark-Paul Gosselaar Can Catch It
Oct 17, 2019 • 47 min
We never wanted a hall pass for Zack Morris but our thirst for Mark-Paul Gosselaar grew from a tiny acorn into a mighty oak — JUST LIKE HE DID. From Pitch to the Passage, we explore what makes MPG the MVP: is it the well-groomed beard? The thick thighs?…
Forgive Us, Father
Oct 10, 2019 • 52 min
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll have heard all the #ThirstDiscourse about Fleabag’s Hot Priest — and we’re here to peel back his cassock and reveal what lies beneath… We also look at his forebear, Sidney Chambers AKA the Sexy Vicar of…
In The Shadows with Taika Waititi
Oct 3, 2019 • 47 min
If you like your comedy packaged in a bundle of silly, offbeat joy, then this week’s Thirst Object should appeal. We’re talking about Oscar-nominated director, writer and actor Taika Waititi. The lesser-spotted New Zealand silver-haired fox knows that…
Dan Levy: Smokeshow Extraordinaire
Sep 26, 2019 • 53 min
We’re back, thirst-buckets! We were away for nine months, gestating this thirst baby, and now we have returned… and named it Dan Levy! The co-creator and showrunner of the Emmy-nominated comedy Schitt’s Creek is our Thirst Object, and we have lots to talk…
Trailer: We’re Back!
Sep 19, 2019 • 5 min
Thirst Aid Kit is back in your ears on September 26th, with a new home on Slate Podcasts.
Stay Thirsty
Jan 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…
The Artist Formerly Known as MC Fresh (ft Wilson Bethel)
Dec 20, 2018 • 83 min
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…
Boris Kodjoe: Fufu & Sauerkraut
Dec 13, 2018 • 63 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…
Thirst & Learn with Cheers & Queers
Dec 6, 2018 • 57 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…
To Beard Or Not To Beard
Nov 29, 2018 • 71 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…
TAK On Tour: Thirsty Toronto
Nov 22, 2018 • 78 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…
Dev Patel Glows Up
Nov 15, 2018 • 55 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…
The (Dare)devil You Know (feat. Charlie Cox)
Nov 8, 2018 • 49 min
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…
A Whole Year, Fam
Nov 1, 2018 • 59 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,…
Finally: The Chrises
Oct 25, 2018 • 55 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…
TAK en español
Oct 18, 2018 • 21 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…
Our Favorite Genre Is Thirst
Oct 11, 2018 • 40 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…
The Nancy Fancies
Oct 4, 2018 • 54 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…
A Sterling Choice
Sep 27, 2018 • 51 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…
Adam Rodriguez: Full Lips, Clear Skin, Can’t Lose
Sep 20, 2018 • 48 min
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…
Lee Pace: Sturdy but Delicate
Sep 13, 2018 • 46 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…
To The Only Boy We Ever Loved
Sep 6, 2018 • 52 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…
Summer Treat #4: Raleigh Ritchie, the Reluctant Thirst Object
Aug 30, 2018 • 35 min
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…
Summer Treat #3: Quenched and Clenched
Aug 9, 2018 • 25 min
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…
Summer Treat #2: What the Foof Wants
Aug 2, 2018 • 18 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…
Summer Treat #1: Thirsty Thirst Buckets
Jul 26, 2018 • 26 min
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…
You Can Say That Again
Jul 5, 2018 • 61 min
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…
It Ain’t a Thing (feat. Rahul Kohli)
Jun 28, 2018 • 48 min
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…
Sadly Dead Baes: Patrick Swayze
Jun 21, 2018 • 50 min
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…
Ruffle My Feathers, Mark Ruffalo
Jun 14, 2018 • 44 min
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…
Tom Hardy, Chameleon
Jun 7, 2018 • 45 min
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…
More, More, More
May 31, 2018 • 64 min
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.,…
Kissing Sebastian Stan
May 24, 2018 • 48 min
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…
Ryan Coogler: Bay Area Bae
May 17, 2018 • 40 min
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 Learned to Spell Jake Gyllenhaal
May 10, 2018 • 47 min
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…
The World’s Preeminent Movie Kisser
May 3, 2018 • 45 min
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…
In A 90s Kind of World…
Apr 26, 2018 • 45 min
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…
The Golden Baes of Hollywood
Apr 19, 2018 • 47 min
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:…
The Evolution of Michael Bae Jordan
Apr 12, 2018 • 48 min
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…
Tom Hiddleston, The Earnest Scarecrow
Apr 5, 2018 • 48 min
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…
And Our Heart Goes to…Oscar Isaac!
Mar 29, 2018 • 44 min
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…
TAK Live: The Quenchening
Feb 15, 2018 • 65 min
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,…
“I find myself thirsting after Kylo Ren, which is RIDICULOUS.”
Jan 18, 2018 • 6 min
“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.
Chris Evans (feat. Chris Evans)
Jan 11, 2018 • 57 min
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…
The Ballad of Colin Farrell
Jan 4, 2018 • 48 min
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.…
Zaddy, Zaddy, Zaddy
Dec 28, 2017 • 51 min
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,…
Mahershala, In Yellow
Dec 21, 2017 • 45 min
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…
Literary Baes
Dec 14, 2017 • 47 min
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…
Back To Baesics
Dec 7, 2017 • 47 min
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…
Loony For Toons
Nov 30, 2017 • 40 min
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…
Keanu.
Nov 23, 2017 • 41 min
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…
The Great British Bae Off
Nov 16, 2017 • 43 min
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…
John Cho For President
Nov 9, 2017 • 40 min
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…
Pow! Bam! Thirst!
Nov 4, 2017 • 38 min
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…
Southern Baes
Nov 2, 2017 • 40 min
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…
Coming Soon: Thirst Aid Kit
Oct 19, 2017 • 4 min
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…