Thirst Aid Kit is a podcast centered on pop culture and how it shapes desire. Each week, hosts and culture critics Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins explore the public ways women express desire and what it means when we lust out loud.
Join them for live readings of original fanfiction, personalised thirst prescriptions for audience favorites, and fun, detailed analyses of Thirst Objects like why Keanu Reeves’ legs and Mahershala Ali’s smile make the world swoon. Plus more surprises to be announced!

Supported by the University of Sydney.

Bim Adewunmi (International)

Bim Adewunmi

Bim Adewunmi is a journalist, playwright and podcaster whose work has been published in The Guardian, Vogue and New Statesman, among other publications. Her writing on culture at BuzzFeed News was selected to appear in The Best American Magazine Writing 2018. Her play, Hoard, was staged at the Arcola Theatre in London and published by Samuel French in 2019. Bim is the co-host and co-producer with Nichole Perkins of Thirst Aid Kit, a Slate podcast about pop culture and desire, and also wrote For Your Consideration: The Chrises with Nichole. Bim works as a radio producer at This American Life and lives in New York.

Nichole Perkins (International)

Nichole Perkins

Nichole Perkins is a writer from Nashville, Tennessee, currently based in Brooklyn. She co-hosts Thirst Aid Kit, a podcast about pop culture and desire, with Bim Adewunmi. She is also one of the hosts of The Waves, a podcast that examines news and culture through a feminist lens. Both podcasts are at Slate. Nichole writes about the intersections of pop culture, race, sex, gender and relationships. Nichole is a 2017 Audre Lorde Fellow at the inaugural Jack Jones Literary Arts Retreat, a 2017 BuzzFeed Emerging Writers Fellow and a 2016 Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow for poetry. Her first collection of poetry is called Lilith, but Dark. Her forthcoming memoir Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be will explore black womanhood and sexuality, online messageboard communities and the effects of pop culture on female desire.