Thirst Aid Kit

The Sweet Thirst of Sweet Magnolias

The Netflix series offers up something sweet, subtly spiky, and completely delightful.

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Episode Notes

Thirst is a broad church—did you know that? Which is why we can cackle like dirty aunties at filthy innuendos but also relish the pure PG-13 sweetness of a show like Sweet Magnolias. *Stefon from SNL voice:* This show has everything: the long-term female friendship of Helen, Maddie, and Dana Sue, plus smoldering looks between exes, the exploration of something new after a drought, on-off entanglements that cancel out good judgment, all wrapped in a SFW picnic basket of subtle, Southern thirst-language and behavior. We break down what the show gets right, and why we are craving it so much in 2020.

Our Plus segment brings back “Explain Yourself,” with special guest (and former TAK producer) TK Dutes. TK breaks down her love for Sampha and Niecy Nash, but she didn’t have to do much to convince us to feel the same way.

Our music is by Tanya Morgan. You can find show notes and more on our Tumblr at thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com. Don’t forget to send us your drabbles by emailing thirstaidkit@slate.com.

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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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Hosts

  • 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.

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