Thirst Aid Kit

Thirsting in Place

If you absolutely have to be indoors, might as well curl up with your fave Thirst Object, eh?


Episode Notes

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 diverse: constant TB-favorite Tessa Thompson came up, as did Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding, Westworld’s Rodrigo Santoro, and even Jidenna’s sweet musical stylings (among other things)… No drabbles this week but Nichole and Bim also revealed their own choices for optimal quarantine activities. A fun time is had by all!

In this week’s Slate Plus, we draw your attention to men’s forearms aka the modern equivalent of a delicate Victorian ankle—is there a body part more laden with meaning? A revealed forearm, tanned, hairy, lightly-veined, and solid… it does things to a person, you know?

Our music is by Tanya Morgan. You can find show notes, gifs, and so much more on our Tumblr at Remember, you can send us your own (short) drabbles by emailing


About the Show

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 keep asking questions about Hollywood inclusion and opportunity, through illuminating and hilarious conversations with special guests, original fan fic designed to make you sit up, and of course [REDACTED]. Bring a straw… and come thirst with us.

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  • Bim Adewunmi is a radio producer and playwright, and co-host of Thirst Aid Kit.

  • Nichole Perkins is a writer and co-host of the podcasts Thirst Aid Kit and the Waves.