Thirst Aid Kit

51 EpisodesProduced by Slate Podcasts

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 inclusi… read more

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Stay Thirsty

January 28th, 2019

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 …

The Artist Formerly Known as MC Fresh (ft Wilson Bethel)

December 20th, 2018

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 …

Boris Kodjoe: Fufu & Sauerkraut

December 13th, 2018

This week's episode is all about a certain even-complexioned, old-fashioned dreamboat of a Thirst Object, Boris Kodjoe! Half German, half Ghanaian, …

Thirst & Learn with Cheers & Queers

December 6th, 2018

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 …

To Beard Or Not To Beard

November 29th, 2018

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 …

TAK On Tour: Thirsty Toronto

November 22nd, 2018

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 …

Dev Patel Glows Up

November 15th, 2018

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 …

The (Dare)devil You Know (feat. Charlie Cox)

November 8th, 2018

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 …

A Whole Year, Fam

November 1st, 2018

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 …

Finally: The Chrises

October 25th, 2018

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 …

TAK en español

October 18th, 2018

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, …

Our Favorite Genre Is Thirst

October 11th, 2018

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 …

The Nancy Fancies

October 4th, 2018

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 …

A Sterling Choice

September 27th, 2018

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, …

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

September 20th, 2018

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. …

Lee Pace: Sturdy but Delicate

September 13th, 2018

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? …

To The Only Boy We Ever Loved

September 6th, 2018

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 …

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

August 30th, 2018

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 …

Summer Treat #3: Quenched and Clenched

August 9th, 2018

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 …

Summer Treat #2: What the Foof Wants

August 2nd, 2018

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 …

Summer Treat #1: Thirsty Thirst Buckets

July 26th, 2018

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 …

You Can Say That Again

July 5th, 2018

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 …

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

June 28th, 2018

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 …

Sadly Dead Baes: Patrick Swayze

June 21st, 2018

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 …

Ruffle My Feathers, Mark Ruffalo

June 14th, 2018

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 …

Tom Hardy, Chameleon

June 7th, 2018

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 …

More, More, More

May 31st, 2018

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 …

Kissing Sebastian Stan

May 24th, 2018

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 …

Ryan Coogler: Bay Area Bae

May 17th, 2018

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 …

We Learned to Spell Jake Gyllenhaal

May 10th, 2018

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 …

The World's Preeminent Movie Kisser

May 3rd, 2018

Gael García Bernal proves the idiom “good things come in small packages.” Special guest Alexis Nedd, Mashable’s new Senior Entertainment Reporter, …

In A 90s Kind of World...

April 26th, 2018

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 …

The Golden Baes of Hollywood

April 19th, 2018

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 …

The Evolution of Michael Bae Jordan

April 12th, 2018

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 …

Tom Hiddleston, The Earnest Scarecrow

April 5th, 2018

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 …

And Our Heart Goes to...Oscar Isaac!

March 29th, 2018


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 …

TAK Live: The Quenchening

February 15th, 2018


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 …

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

January 18th, 2018

“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 …

Chris Evans (feat. Chris Evans)

January 11th, 2018

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 …

The Ballad of Colin Farrell

January 4th, 2018

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 …

Zaddy, Zaddy, Zaddy

December 28th, 2017

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 …

Mahershala, In Yellow

December 21st, 2017

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 …

Literary Baes

December 14th, 2017

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 …

Back To Baesics

December 7th, 2017

In this hectic world, sometimes you need something uncomplicated to make it through. ~Very~ uncomplicated. Special guest Bolu Babalola is our guide, …

Loony For Toons

November 30th, 2017

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 …


November 23rd, 2017

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 …

The Great British Bae Off

November 16th, 2017

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 …

John Cho For President

November 9th, 2017

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 …

Pow! Bam! Thirst!

November 4th, 2017

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 …

Southern Baes

November 2nd, 2017

Bim and Nichole examine the charms of Southern men. With a little help from Nichole’s friend Cynthia Harris, they jumpstart the conversation looking …

Coming Soon: Thirst Aid Kit

October 19th, 2017

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, …
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