Nichole Perkins is a writer and co-host of the Thirst Aid Kit Podcast.
Recent episodes featuring Nichole Perkins
Weekly Wrap: Where The Climate Conversation Stands, Plus The Emmys And Diversity
It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
The debate over climate change continues to simmer after this week's climate strike demonstrations and 16-year-old Greta Thunberg's speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit. One author is arguing for a vegan-by-day approach to reduce carbon emissions. Plus, are the Emmys making progress on diversity? Sam is joined by Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins of the Slate podcast, 'Thirst Aid Kit.'
Frasier (w/Nichole Perkins)
Mad Chat
"I don’t know what to do with those tossed salads and scrambled eggs..." Writer, "Thirst Aid Kit" co-host, and Niles Crane super-fan Nichole Perkins joins host Sandy Allen to dissect the immensely popular sitcom, Frasier. They discuss the Crane brothers' complicated relationship to their patients and each other, and whether Dr. Frasier Crane, the radio psychiatrist, needed a psychiatrist of his own. The next episode of #madchatshow will be out in three weeks, but in the meantime, keep chatting with us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. And let us know #WhatsHelpingToday! Transcripts available at Additional music: “Cupcake Marshall” by Blue Dot Sessions, under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 license. SANDY'S NOTES:Read Nichole’s collection of poetry, Lilith, But Dark! Subscribe to her (and Bim Adewunmi’s) podcast, Thirst Aid Kit, which is soon re-launching from Slate! For more about the recent history of the psychiatric profession, I highly recommend Robert Whitaker’s Mad in America (the book that spawned the media organization of the same name, a resource I also highly recommend). It’s also going to be the second Mad Chat Book Club pick! Join me for the discussion on the Mad Chat Instagram Live at 8:30 pm on October 3. Want to send a question or topic for discussion ahead of time? Message us on a social media, or email us at Hope to see you at Mad Chat Book Club. I truly truly love Esther Perel’s podcast Where Should We Begin?. It’s a great way to listen to what great therapy sessions can actually sound like (in this case, couples’ therapy sessions). Nobody has covered the Crane brothers, especially Niles, with as much depth and nuance as Daniel Ortberg at the The Shatner Chatner; I referenced this post analyzing the Crane Brothers as stock clowns. Frasier is a show driven by a laugh track and I was therefore reminded of this excellent episode of 99% Invisible about laugh tracks. 
Worst Things Thirst (with Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins)
Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai
Woodchuck jerky, burrito rats, and diving deep into the worst things about hot people. That's right, we're getting THIRSTY on today's show. Thirst Aid Kit co-hosts Nichole Perkins and Bim Adewunmi join Matt in the stude for an interview and game of Which Is Thirst. 
Episode 107: Lusting Out Loud (with Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins)
Another Round
This week, writers and friends of the show Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins tell us about their brand new podcast, Thirst Aid Kit.  They talk Comic-Con, Jeff Goldblum, and why thirst - for women of color in particular - is both fun and important.  Follow Bim Adewunmi at @bimadew and Nichole Perkins at @tnwhiskeywoman, follow their Tumblr at, and check out their new podcast, Thirst Aid Kit.    Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpovertyEmail us: anotherround@buzzfeed.comSubscribe to our newsletter: out our merch! shop.buzzfeed.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit
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3 hours, 35 minutes