THIRST AID KIT | S6E13 | GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD THIRST
And… SCENE. *deep bow*
We came, we ushered in a glorious age of elucidating female desire, coined a few salient expressions of desire, and poof! like magic, we were gone. That’s right, we did it, folks: we’ve decided to wrap up Thirst Aid Kit as a weekly podcast.
We want to thank you — all of you — for your ears, your enthusiasm, your tweets, your sent-in drabbles, your Asks, your Thirst Sommelier requests, your marriage proposals (1) and your gifs. Thank you, even, for the requests (that we did/do no take! 😆). Thank you for allowing us to find a home on your podcast feed these past few years, thank you coming to our live shows both at home and abroad. Thank you for rocking with us when we lost our first home, and then GLEEFULLY welcoming us into our new one.
Thank you letting us share our thoughts, our expertise, our knowledge, our analysis, and our laughter with you — and in turn, thanks for sharing yours. Thank you for coming to the movie nights, and yelling out thirst at the screen with us and for gasping with delight and lust with us. Thank you for whispering a heartfelt “bitch..!” with us (well, with Bim, because NICHOLE 😂). Thank you for being giddy with us whenever we landed a celebrity Thirst Object and also… for noticing when we asked them the questions you wanted answers to. 👀
Thank you for letting us be Black women expressing Black joy, desire, pleasure and exhaustion. Thank you for allowing us to widen the understanding of what matters to Black women, besides the usual (narrow) diet we are fed. Thanks you to the producers and editors, the advertisers, the teams of people who made the show possible in all forms. Thank you, thirst-buckets. Thank you, friends.
Consider this final episode as a song of joyous gratitude and pride. Two Black women talking about female desire, race, and culture week in, week out? Yeah, we did THAT.
WITH ALL THAT SAID… We do not think this is the end of Thirst Aid Kit! Yes, the weekly podcast has drawn to a close, but we’re hopefully not done with Thirst Aid Kit just yet. Once the world opens up again, we hope to be there: movie nights, live shows, maybe even a live tour? Wouldn’t that be nice! What we’re saying is: STAY TUNED.
But please do not despair. (also important to note: this was OUR decision; no need to start any campaigns to save us! 😃) This is just a perfect example of one door closing in a mansion full of other doors and windows. The weekly podcast is ending, but we remain. Keep an eye on our Twitter and Tumblr for updates on what we’re up to and where. This isn’t the end, but we will miss you.
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Stay healthy and thirsty; the world needs it. We appreciate every single one of you, now and always. Goodnight! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
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You guys were the catalyst for my very recent Keanu obsession and for that, I feel I must thank you. I’ve watched 5 of his movies in the last two weeks, I regret nothing and I plan on watching even more in the coming weeks. Truly, I thank you two.
I want to thank you for including The Vicar of Dibley in your last episode. I know it wasn't really as a thirst object but she was for me. Dawn French in that role was one of my first celeb crushes where I realized not only was I bi but I liked people on the bigger end of the spectrum. and seeing other people like her as well (people like Mr Armitage!) made me feel ok about it in a world where that was not the norm. Love you and love the podcast!!
Another very old Ask for which we apologize, Anon, but thank you for sending us down this specific avenue of thirst. We love a tale of self-discovery and ownership! 🥰
We might have a little rewatch of this seminal series now! 💙
We also talk about Hozier in this episode, And, finally, if you have a Slate Plus subscription, you can also listen to Nichole’s attempt to bring Bim onside with her Hozier crush! That’s after the main episode and found here.
“Is there anything you wish you could be better at? I wish I were better at being decisive. I mull things over for far too long. It goes across the board, from not deciding which job to do to not being able to choose what I want in a restaurant. There are many things I’d change, but that’s a big one.”
Hello! Just a quick note to say that I stumbled upon your podcast and instantly fell in love. I’m on the younger side and hearing others openly thirst after people has just made it less shameful? Idk how to phrase it but thank you so much for this podcast (that Sebastian Stan episode *sighs with giddy relief* you two Get It) I hope you both are doing great!!
Sorry for getting this Ask literally more than a year later but smilesandsarcasm12, thank you for sending it in all that time ago!
Happy that you found us, and that we helped you get to a nicer place in your journey. Hope you have stayed in that healthy lane. 💙
I'm majorly obsessing over Nick Kroll atm & I get so sad because no one I know knows who he is & when I show them they just say "Oh" so I always feel alone with this crush. But whatever, more of this hairy chested, big blue eyed, big lipped, short, funny, adorable man for me. 😭
I know you've already covered in in an episode, but I've just gotta say: Dev Patel in period costume for David Copperfield is just *chef's kiss* and I would like to thank the casting directors and also Jesus
It feels like a sin to not post Dev’s face in reply to this Ask, but starchartings, please observe that stride! 🥰
I happen to be making my way through the archives of Jason Mantzoukas's podcast How Did This Get Made, so your Jasons episode is very relevant to my interests! Not only does he seem to be very intelligent and well read, but on the episode I just listened to (on the movie Stealth), he calls out his fellow host Paul Scheer for thoughtlessly calling a female character a slut. He explicitly reminded his male friend not to slutshame, publicly! A thirst object and an example to all men, tbh.
This is an old Ask, Anon, and we apologize. What a delight to see it in the inbox all this time later, months after we’ve had the pleasure of getting Jason on the show! Time is a flat circle etc.
Nothing like a thirst investment that pays dividends over and over again. 🥰
Hi ladies - just discovered your podcast and I’m addicted! I love how you thirst for obvious physical features but also articulate what really attracts women in other ways. What do you think about the gorgeous guys who are totally in love with their partners? Cause that gets me all the time. Jason momoa and joe manganiello are two delicious examples.
We do love an uxorious man, Anon! One of our faves, the only Wife Guy we can stand?
I don't know about the other thirstbuckets 😏 but Colin Firth has always been a crush of mine and he's aged like a Fiiiiiiiine wine 😍 I dunno what it is but he's simultaneously adorable and sexy, and oozes an It factor that just carries through everything he's done.
Firstly (Thirstly?), I’m a new listener of your spectacular show and it’s quite frankly GIVING ME LIFE. Secondly, binging both seasons of Barry has opened my eyes to what a tasty, tasty snack Bill Hader is. That man with a bit of scruff and five o’clock shadow is magnificent. Keep up the great episodes! x
I just recently came across your podcast and THANK YOU! You're doing the lord's work. I listened to your Clive Owen episode and shook my head YES the whole time. That scene in Closer is a wonderful mix of emotions. What got me is before their fight, he gives her shoes as a present!! I don't know why but I find that incredibly endearing. Anyone can buy jewelry but shoes! It takes a certain man to be able to do that.
The thing about Closer is that it might paradoxically actually be a kinda very bad movie that also stars four great actors? And it’s things like the shoe detail like that blur the line…
Anyway. Shoutout to you for noticing such a small detail, and thanks for listening! 😌
can i just say that i am BEYOND thrilled that you picked dan levy as your thirst object this week???? i thought it was just me who was thirsting after david rose 😍 the episode made my whole damn day. (also pls get him on the pod at some point, i would truly melt!!)
This is OLD but blakes-bell, this opinion still warms our hearts!
We loved talking about Dan Levy on the show, and no — you are not alone and never will be again. 🥰
Can you talk a bit more about how The Henley is the sexiest shirt a man can wear? You mentioned that on the podcast once, and I’m currently rewatching s2 of The Vampire Diaries primarily because Ian Somerhalder wears a Henley most of the time and it DOES THINGS TO ME 😝 There’s also the tasty Matthew Davis playing the professorial vampire hunter Alaric Saltzman with his scruff and his button ups with the sleeves rolled up - I know y’all get down with that action 😏 made me think of you 😘
We love a henley, nikibi6!
One of our faves? Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens on Justified. And as you point out, Ian Somerhalder does a sterling job also. 😉