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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

Yuletide Cheer | 52

12/17/2018
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Everyone loves the holidays, or so we say. But why do we do, some of the things we do at this time of year? Do we put too much emphasis on gifts, and why do we not spend time with our families as much the remaining 11 months? An interesting discussion on what Christmas entails on this episode of Smirk. 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 that covers society and...

Duration:00:35:19

Yesterday | 51

12/9/2018
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One chance encounter leads to a lifetime of memories. But is this true love? Or random coincidence? On this episode, Yesterday, our short story leads us directly into a discussion on soul mates, the truth of love, and even a little biology. Come for the depth, stay for the laughter and don't miss the latest SMIRK! 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 that covers...

Duration:00:30:45

Cult of Personality | 50

12/2/2018
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Have you ever met your idol? Perhaps an actor, athlete, or scientist that you have respected and admired for the greater portion of your life? Was it everything you thought it would be? On this episode of Smirk, a conversation on the great Stan Lee sparks a discussion on whether meeting our heroes is ever truly as gratifying as we think it will be. 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...

Duration:00:36:06

Take Care | 49

11/25/2018
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We've all had that moment where something is missing. Roaming around the house or office, it dawns on us that we forgot something seemingly insignificant. Well, what happens when that random forgetfulness morphs into a deeper issue? What happens when it's someone you love? 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 that covers society and culture through a storytelling...

Duration:00:26:03

Divorce Pals: Unrequited | 48

11/18/2018
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It's a holiday week, so time for something weirdly random! For this episode, we're going to create a story, each of our three hosts contributing ideas in an 8-round style session which, by the end, will lead us to one complete story. Most importantly, find out what the heck "Divorce Pals: Unrequited" even means! Enjoying SMIRK? Then please be sure to share the show through your social media outlets and leave us a review on your podcast app! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers society...

Duration:00:18:39

Pals | 47

11/11/2018
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On this episode, Aaron offers up a tale of friendship, as one man risks his life for fortune, while the other just might be his saving grace from certain death. The conversation then shifts into what constitutes a true friend. Most importantly, how far can a friend go before you simply cannot help them anymore? Enjoying SMIRK? Then please be sure to share the show through your social media outlets! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers society and culture through a storytelling lens....

Duration:00:26:05

The Promotion | 46

11/4/2018
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A listener's story takes us through a journey with a twist. This spirals into a discussion on both routines and the afterlife. It's a crazy episode this week as we debate, The Promotion. Enjoying SMIRK? Then please be sure to share the show through your social media outlets! 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 story to the show, which...

Duration:00:28:22

Unbroken | 45

10/28/2018
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On this episode, a listener's tale revolves around a couple going through hardships. When violence erupts, what is the best course of action? Is it ever appropriate to retaliate against violence in the home? Does Jerry deserve his fate? Take a listen to our latest podcast and let us know what YOU think! Enjoying SMIRK? Then please be sure to share the show through your social media outlets! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers society and culture through a storytelling lens. Part...

Duration:00:35:17

Happy Birthday, Billy | 44

10/21/2018
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Billy is preparing to celebrate his 11th birthday. It should be a time of excitement, as his family prepares a very special present. But...something is lurking in the cornfield just outside his house. Someone has arrived, and Billy's birthday will never again be the same. On this episode of Smirk, Aaron offers up a Halloween tale of family and murder. Can you make it to the end to identify the theme? Enjoying SMIRK? Then please be sure to share the show through your social media...

Duration:00:29:44

Green | 43

10/14/2018
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A woman fixated on the world around her. Another's appearance causes her to contemplate her own existence, her own place in the world. On this episode of Smirk, a listener's story takes us deep into a crux affecting many of us: envy. Enjoying SMIRK? Then please be sure to share the show through your social media outlets! 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...

Duration:00:33:57

No Heroes, Only Survivors | 42

10/7/2018
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A young boy, left alone in a post-apocalyptic world to fight for his own survival, is faced with a tragic test. As he confronts a final showdown, will he find himself able to rise to the challenge? Our story this week then leads to an often hilarious look at the dos and don't when trying to survive an apocalypse. Enjoying SMIRK? Then please be sure to share the show through your social media outlets! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers society and culture through a storytelling lens....

Duration:00:31:58

Making Strides | 41

10/1/2018
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Cancer. No one is immune, no one is safe from its clutches. On this episode, Amanda shares a short story centered around a brave woman who fought through the odds, which leads into an intriguing discussion on how one would handle such a revelation. Enjoying SMIRK? Then please be sure to share the show through your social media outlets! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers society and culture through a storytelling lens. Part creative writing, part discussion, and always interesting....

Duration:00:27:26

Picture | 40

9/24/2018
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A medical worker leaves a shift later than expected. In front of her, a car drives erratically. There are signs something could be seriously wrong within the rolled up windows of the sedan, but what should she do? On this episode of Smirk, a listener's story leads us into a discussion on personal responsibility: when IS it our place to get involved? Enjoying SMIRK? Then please be sure to share the show through your social media outlets! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers society and...

Duration:00:28:46

9:30 PM | 39

9/17/2018
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A man sits at an airport, waiting. It's 9:30 PM and he has a plan to right the wrongs that were done to his son. Are his methods justified? Or is he just another misguided vigilante? Zack's story leads us into an intriguing conversation on when is it OK to take the law into your own hands? Learn more about this story at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Plauche Enjoying SMIRK? Then please be sure to share the show through your social media outlets! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers...

Duration:00:28:59

Dearest Sophia | 38

9/9/2018
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On this episode, Dearest Sophia, Amanda takes the storytelling on a less common approach, as she unveils a letter of sorts. This springboards into a discussion on the current status of romanticism, and if the beauty of the "love letter" is truly dead. Enjoying SMIRK? Then please be sure to share the show through your social media outlets! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers society and culture through a storytelling lens. Part creative writing, part discussion, and always interesting....

Duration:00:28:42

Crimson Red Knight | 37

9/2/2018
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On this episode we decide to take a break from our normal show to try something a little different, and create a short story on the fly. Seven rounds, no prep, no limits. Wherever will this lead? Listen to Smirk's latest podcast and find out! Enjoying SMIRK? Then please be sure to share the show through your social media outlets! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers society and culture through a storytelling lens. Part creative writing, part discussion, and always interesting. Each week...

Duration:00:21:01

Adrenaline | 36

8/26/2018
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On this episode, Aaron's story leads us into a discussion on what is it about humans that cause us to ignore common sense, pushing our bodies to the absolute limits? Is it truly fighting through the pain, or something more? Enjoying SMIRK? Then please be sure to share the show through your social media outlets! 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...

Duration:00:37:31

Brown Boxes | 35

8/19/2018
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Moving can be a stressful time for anyone, especially when communication breaks down and other's feelings are not acknowledged. On this episode of Smirk, Zack offers a tale of Carl and Rob's moving adventure, which directly leads us into our own breakdown as we discuss traumatic moving experiences. Enjoying SMIRK? Then please be sure to share the show through your social media outlets! Welcome to Smirk. A podcast that covers society and culture through a storytelling lens. Part creative...

Duration:00:32:43

What I Would Give | 34

8/12/2018
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A woman meeting her mother after a long absence. A family secret that has haunted her for years. Where can this all lead? Find out as our latest episode leads us down a rabbit hole of questions we might prefer to not answer. Enjoying SMIRK? Then please be sure to share the show through your social media outlets! 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...

Duration:00:28:51