Thirst Aid Kit

Nichole’s Thirst ABCs

The musical ingredients of her Thirst DNA reveal so much!

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Episode Notes

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 mouths and thick eyebrows? All are questions only Prince, Al B. Sure, and Maxwell can answer … hopefully in falsetto.

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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.