Jun 18 • 23M

Notes on SMIRK: Why I chose this frame

This podcast provides some additional context about SMIRK, including why I decided to tell the story from the standpoint of a romantic relationship.

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My experiences uncovering the story of, and falling in love with, Martin Shkreli.
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Image of a notebook. (By Shannon Loys)
Image of a notebook. (By Shannon Loys)

I’ve gotten all sorts of reactions to SMIRK, which is not surprising. It’s a polarizing topic, and I’m approaching it in a polarizing fashion.

One question that comes up a lot is why I decided to tell the story from the standpoint of having a “prison romance” with Martin. (Even though we are now just friends.)

It’s something that I’ve put a lot of thought into, actually. Here I explain my reasons.