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Pull Down Your Pants And Slide On The Ice - Season 2 Finale | 72

6/17/2019
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Our Season 2 finale of SMIRK has arrived! On this episode, Aaron, Amanda, and Zack create a story on the fly - this time incorporating random listener suggestions - to close out another season of trictional hijinks! Where will it all lead? Take a listen and find out, and then come back later this Fall for SMIRK: Season 3! Enjoying SMIRK? Then please review us and be sure to share the show through your social media outlets and review us in your preferred podcast app! Welcome to Smirk. A...

Duration:00:41:42

Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black | 71

6/10/2019
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On this episode, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black, our short story dives into the power of story: what is it that captures our attention, captivating our senses and intriguing our imagination? Over the last several months, a good story seems to be the answer for every entertainment issue in play, so it's time for Smirk to discuss. Enjoying SMIRK? Then please review us and be sure to share the show through your social media outlets and review us in your preferred podcast app! Welcome to...

Duration:00:33:06

Social Ascent | 70

6/3/2019
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On this episode, Social Ascent, our short story revolves around Desmond, a man who has built a career so rich, he risks losing himself in the process. This springboards into a discussion on fame, corruption, the movie Twister, and the underappreciated talents of Lou Diamond Phillips. Then again, this IS Smirk. Enjoying SMIRK? Then please review us and be sure to share the show through your social media outlets and review us in your preferred podcast app! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that...

Duration:00:33:48

Off The Rails | 69

5/21/2019
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On this episode, Off The Rails, our story revolves around a woman who takes a sudden risk for sheer joy. This leads us into this week's discussion: why do we risk our lives for entertainment? Enjoying SMIRK? Then please review us and be sure to share the show through your social media outlets and review us in your preferred podcast app! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers society and culture through a storytelling lens. Part creative writing, part discussion, and always interesting....

Duration:00:29:50

Pennies From Heaven | 68

5/13/2019
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On this week's episode, Pennies From Heaven, a listener's story takes us through a woman's plight to reach her grandfather's deathbed before it's too late. It leads to a discussion on loss, symbols, and family beliefs. Be sure to stay through the end and listen to the completely unedited reading of this week's story as well. Enjoying SMIRK? Then please review us and be sure to share the show through your social media outlets and review us in your preferred podcast app! Welcome to Smirk. A...

Duration:00:48:14

The Worst Sin | 67

5/6/2019
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This week our short story, The Worst Sin, leads into a discussion on infidelity, mistrust, and what is truly the worst sin a person can make. Enjoying SMIRK? Then please review us and be sure to share the show through your social media outlets and review us in your preferred podcast app! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers society and culture through a storytelling lens. Part creative writing, part discussion, and always interesting. Each week our hosts brings an original, short story...

Duration:00:31:37

The Ultimatum | 66

4/29/2019
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This week our short story, The Ultimatum, leads into a discussion on fate, fortunetellers, and what you would do to save a loved one. Enjoying SMIRK? Then please review us and be sure to share the show through your social media outlets and review us in your preferred podcast app! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers society and culture through a storytelling lens. Part creative writing, part discussion, and always interesting. Each week our hosts brings an original, short story to the...

Duration:00:26:36

The Truth Is Out There | 65

4/22/2019
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For generations, civilization has been consumed with the possibility of life outside of this planet. But what would happen if it were true? Would it cause complete and utter chaos, or possibly lead to a reevaluation of all that we hold dear? This week's short story leads directly into our topic: what if you could prove that alien life existed? Enjoying SMIRK? Then please review us and be sure to share the show through your social media outlets and review us in your preferred podcast...

Duration:00:26:22

Obsidian Memories | 64

4/15/2019
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On this episode, Zack's short story centers around a son dealing with his late father, and this launches a discussion on one one of mankind's longest held traditions: funerals. Do we need them? Is it an archaic method of self-punishment, or a necessary celebration of the life of a loved one? Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers society and culture through a storytelling lens. Each week our hosts brings an original, short story to the show, which is immediately followed by a light-hearted...

Duration:00:32:11

The Missing Lunchbox | 63

4/8/2019
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This week's story, 'The Missing Lunchbox', follows one lucky SOB who has just won a $1.5 million jackpot. Everything should be turning up roses...until his daughter is kidnapped. What should he do? Who could he turn to? Most importantly, would you pay the ransom? Find out on an all-new episode of the podcast, SMIRK! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers society and culture through a storytelling lens. Each week our hosts brings an original, short story to the show, which is immediately...

Duration:00:26:45

April Fools | 62

4/1/2019
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On this episode, we begin with Aaron's short story on a woman's life as it takes a final turn: a dead husband, fingers pointed in her direction, and a best friend willing to save her life. This tale then leads us into a discussion on that weirdest of holidays: April Fools Day. Enjoying SMIRK? Then please review us and be sure to share the show through your social media outlets and review us in your preferred podcast app! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers society and culture through a...

Duration:00:26:39

A Murder of Crows | 61

3/18/2019
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For this episode, we take another stab at an improvised round table story full of left turns and laughs. We begin with a murder of crows, which spirals in hijinks, despair, and possibly the undead. You don't want to miss this episode...of Smirk. Enjoying SMIRK? Then please review us and be sure to share the show through your social media outlets and review us in your preferred podcast app! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers society and culture through a storytelling lens. Part...

Duration:00:27:51

Live Mas | 60

3/10/2019
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Four friends, out late, decide to make a stop for a 4th meal when all hell breaks out. Why is it that some friends can always turn a dire situation somehow fun? We discuss this, and a whole lotta Taco Bell on the latest episode of Smirk. Enjoying SMIRK? Then please review us and be sure to share the show through your social media outlets and review us in your preferred podcast app! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers society and culture through a storytelling lens. Part creative...

Duration:00:28:43

The Shot Heard Round The World | 59

3/4/2019
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Troops are approaching a small town. A tiny band of brothers, a militia of sorts, prepares to defend it. A single shot rings out that changes the course of the war. On this episode, Zack's story propels us into a discussion on what defines heroism, and when to take a stand. Enjoying SMIRK? Then please review us and be sure to share the show through your social media outlets and review us in your preferred podcast app! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers society and culture through a...

Duration:00:30:44

The Assistant | 58

2/25/2019
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Alan is in pain, and his friend Sandy might be the solution to his agony. But, is it right? Or has Alan asked Sandy to cross the line? On this episode, The Assistant, be prepared for a discussion on an uncomfortable topic, as an ages old debate comes to Smirk. Enjoying SMIRK? Then please review us and be sure to share the show through your social media outlets and review us in your preferred podcast app! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers society and culture through a storytelling...

Duration:00:34:00

March of the Dead | 57

2/18/2019
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A woman, alone. Fighting for her life. What happened to cause Lexi to leave her previous life and fend for herself in the wild? And what are those noises she keeps hearing, just outside of her shelter? Find out, on this episode of Smirk. Enjoying SMIRK? Then please review us and be sure to share the show through your social media outlets and review us in your preferred podcast app! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers society and culture through a storytelling lens. Part creative...

Duration:00:43:24

The Five Finger Discount | 56

2/10/2019
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Have you ever thought about stealing? Maybe even way back in your youth? Did you do, and if so, did you learn from it? On this episode of Smirk, Zack's story leads us into a discussion on thievery and if it might just be necessary to teach us all right from wrong in the long run. Enjoying SMIRK? Then please review us and be sure to share the show through your social media outlets and review us in your preferred podcast app! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers society and culture...

Duration:00:34:50

Runner's High | 55

2/3/2019
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On this episode, Amanda shares a disturbing story of justice gone curiously awry. Was this miscarriage nefarious, or only a misstep? Also, what kind of conversation can it inspire? You might be surprised, as humor is always lurking in the darkest places on Smirk. Enjoying SMIRK? Then please review us and be sure to share the show through your social media outlets and review us in your preferred podcast app! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers society and culture through a storytelling...

Duration:00:35:52

The Ballot Is Stronger Than The Bullet | 54

1/27/2019
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SMIRK is back for another season of short original stories and the conversations they spark! For our opener, we wanted to talk about an issue that is getting away from us as a society. Are you tired of people randomly bringing up politics in every discussion? Do you just want to be able to discuss the weather without Republican or Democrat invading the conversation? We take on the excess of political discussion on this week's episode, and kick off Season 2 with a debate on when is it too...

Duration:00:59:08

The Theme of 2018 | Season 1 Finale

12/23/2018
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On our Season 1 finale of Smirk, we take a step away from writing and look at 2018 as a whole, discussing what we consider to be the "Theme of the Year". As in, what stood out most about this past year, either personally or in the world around us. Then we close the books on the season, but we WILL be back on January 28th, 2019! Enjoying SMIRK? Then please be sure to share the show through your social media outlets and review us in your preferred podcast app! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast...

Duration:00:38:06