56 episodes

Looking at the latest in pop culture including film, TV and music, as well as dissecting some very special topics of our choosing.

The Thirst The Thirst

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 23 Ratings

Looking at the latest in pop culture including film, TV and music, as well as dissecting some very special topics of our choosing.

    London Film Festival 2020 - Have You Seen Any Good Films Recently?

    London Film Festival 2020 - Have You Seen Any Good Films Recently?

    it's that time again! unfortunately we couldn't attend this year's london film festival due to *pandemic reasons* but we were instead fortunate to tune-in to some of this year's most anticipated films from the comfort of home.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    The Trash Collector

    The Trash Collector

    we’re back with another episode- number forty four, in fact- and *much to think about*:
     on the news front, we cover the trailer for denis villenueve’s ‘dune’ (3:55), the sad passing of chadwick boseman (12:20) and a quick look at netfix’s teaser for ‘rebecca’ (including armie hammer’s questionable accent) (18:00)
    after that, we spend some time pontificating about charlie kaufman’s latest head scratcher, ‘i’m thinking of ending things’ (25:30), explain why we’re NOT covering ‘tenet’ (42:50) before sharing our thoughts on the first four episodes of HBOs ‘lovecraft country’ (45:40). 
    then for our main topic (1:04:55), we take inspiration from two pieces of shia labeouf’s work and talk about those actors whose films you’ll always watch (even if they’re bad). we consider the lows- the recently released ‘the tax collector’ (1:08)- and the career highs- last year’s critically acclaimed ‘honey boy’ (1:12:58)- before discussing a few other actors whose work we’ll always show up for, regardless of quality (1:30:00).
    to end- as always- obsessions of the week! (1:41:21)
    don't forget you can find us on twitter: www.twitter.com/thethirst
    our blog, with recommended reading & links for this episode: https://thethirstpod.wordpress.com/2020/09/17/episodefortyfour/ 
    & you can email us your thoughts/feelings/feedback: thethirstpod@gmail.com 

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Better Hold on Tight, Spider Monkey (part two)

    Better Hold on Tight, Spider Monkey (part two)

    everyone’s favourite sparkly vampire family has returned to netflix and it seemed like the perfect excuse for steph and apryl to re-visit the twilight saga and ask: is the franchise still enjoyable, and does it hold up to the hype of our late teens?

    • 1 hr
    Wet Ass Podcast (part one)

    Wet Ass Podcast (part one)

    we’re back!!!!! after a few months off to recuperate (pandemics, eh?) it’s back to business with a big ol’ two-parter covering the very best in pop culture from the past few weeks and months.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Fetch The Bolt Cutters

    Fetch The Bolt Cutters

    *WARNING: IN THIS EPISODE, WE GET QUITE NSFW & COVER ADULT THEMES SO APPROACH WITH CAUTION!!*

    sure, this episode is almost two hours long but it’s not like you don’t have lots of time on your hands, huh?? plus, this is ~a very special episode~ because guess what? we have A GUEST!

    first we spend some time addressing which celebrities are having a rough time in isolation (5:00) before moving onto vanity fair’s behind the scenes feature on ‘dune’ (22:00) something we’re hoping still sees a release later on this year…!

    on the TV front, it’s a phoebe waller-bridge special as we touch on the return of ‘killing eve’ (29:02) and PWB’s new show: ‘run’ starring our faves, merritt weaver and domhnall gleeson (35:22)

    on the film front, we cover celine sciamma’s beautiful ‘portrait of a lady on fire’ (40:03) before examining the return of fiona apple and her new album ‘fetch the bolt cutters’ (52:06).

    for the second half of the episode (1:01:45), we’re joined by writer and journalist paisley gilmour, who is a sex & relationships editor at cosmopolitan uk and the co-host of the ‘all the way with…’ podcast. after a brief game, she talks to us about her career, life during lockdown and shares some of her pop culture comforts. you can find paisley on twitter: wwww.twitter.com/paisleyrgilmour

    don't forget you can find us on twitter: www.twitter.com/thethirst
    our NEW AND IMPROVED blog, with recommended reading & links for this episode: https://thethirstpod.wordpress.com/2020/04/27/episodefortytwo/
    & you can email us your thoughts/feelings/feedback: thethirstpod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 50 min
    The C Word (Daniel Craig)

    The C Word (Daniel Craig)

    suddenly got lots of time on your hands and find yourself in need of a distraction? well, you’re in luck; episode forty one is a 90 minute c-free zone (unless the c-word is daniel CRAIG, in which case, we have LOTS of thoughts)

    we address that GQ shoot (5:25), the harry styles tiny desk (12:54) and a small bit of timmy time (16:30) before moving onto TV, where we discuss hulu’s ‘high fidelity’ (18:25) and the end of HBO’s stephen king drama, ‘the outsider’(28:36)

    on the movie front, we discuss australian bushranger biopic, ‘true history of the kelly gang’ (36:44) before diving into a discussion about pop culture comforts: what’s been keeping us and our listeners company during this extremely strange situation we now find ourselves in (52:06)

    don't forget you can find us on twitter: www.twitter.com/thethirst
    our NEW AND IMPROVED blog, with recommended reading & links for this episode: https://thethirstpod.wordpress.com/2020/03/31/episodefortyone/
    & you can email us your thoughts/feelings/feedback: thethirstpod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

alisaurus.wrecks ,

Love it!

April and Steph are awesome hosts and I feel like I’m sitting around with my friends shooting the 8ish about various pop culture subjects. So good!

KTandOti ,

Does Jake Gyllenhaal have a cat?

This podcast is so easy on the ears and I am instantly finding work more enjoyable. If you have been on the search to add a podcast in your rotation with hilarious hosts and fun banter, this it IT. Subscribe and listen now!

Airam_Lara ,

Love love LOVE this podcast!!!

I started listening after I read an article about Timothée Chalamet fans also being grown women, like myself, not just teenagers. But have stayed and listened to every episode cuz Apryl and Steph are fantastic. It’s literally like listening to my friends and I talk about pop culture. Love everything about this podcast. Keep up the great work.

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