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Hello, my name is Antonio Barbosa and I am the host and creator of The Smoking Simian. In a world of cynicism (being the biggest cynic alive), the idea of this podcast is to give insight into the lives of people that you may never have known. Episodes will consist of controversial opinions, funny anecdotes and incredible personalities. Sit back, light up a smoke and enjoy.- Follow me on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/abarbosa000/- Follow me on Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheSimian_- ...
 
A unique look at the artists that bring our favorite beers to life through their artwork, labels and design. This beer agnostic project will feature a new artist each week and explore their process, how they teamed up with the brewery and learn a little bit more about their story. Join us on this unique adventure into the Craft Beer industry.
 
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"Don't Try" a quote written on the great Charles Bukowski's gravestone. One that sounds awfully negative but intends to be the exact opposite. Often times, we find ourselves "trying" and not doing. We are at our best when we do, when the word try is not part of our vocabulary. Trying is a great safety net for us, when we don't succeed we can say "I…
 
This is me and Danilo Nunez speaking to each other. The conversation was great as always. That's it. Listen to it for the details or remain in the dark. - Follow me on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/abarbosa000/ - Follow me on Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheSimian_ - Share, like, comment and subscribe on my YouTube - https://www.youtube.co…
 
Anytime I get to watch someone perform at the highest level, I get inspired. To work hard, put in the time and really set priorities straight. Other than that, listen to my well deserved complaints regarding the service industry. Smiles up, it's Monday baby! - Follow me on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/abarbosa000/ - Follow me on Twitter - …
 
Carl Adams is a legend in the sport of wrestling and I appreciate the opportunity to have spoken with him, immensely. He is a two time NCAA Division I national champion out of Iowa State University, was a part of one of the best teams in the history of collegiate wrestling and wrestled along side the great Dan Gable. Also, he was the head coach for…
 
Boring people are the worst. I've always liked the villain in movies because you would have to be an interesting person to take the perspective of the hero's enemy. I talk about some other stuff in here too so don't just read those two sentences and scurry off. - Follow me on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/abarbosa000/ - Follow me on Twitter…
 
I've been meaning to get these two together for the show for some time now. James and John have both been on a few times but to have them together was a great experiment. This episode has quite the array of topics, some of which I have little to no knowledge about. Either way I think it's one that you all will enjoy. - Follow me on Instagram - http…
 
This past weekend, we watched one of the most polarizing figures in all of sports today take a big loss. Conor McGregor made his long awaited return to the octagon and came up short in disappointing fashion. There is something to be taken away from all our experiences and observations and this weekend showed that. Many of us look passed out goals o…
 
Sometimes, there is value in getting a point of view from someone who has a decades of experience. Other times, there is much to learn from an intermediate perspective, especially if you're attempting a similar feat. Sarry is a young entrepreneur and financial planner with a wealth of passion and knowledge. He owns his own financial planning compan…
 
A guest on a Monday?! That's right people and not any guest but the colossal Kevin Yepes. Some may remember him from our Christmas Eve and Halloween specials. Unfortunately both of those got removed due to copyright issues, damn Kanye songs. Anyway, enjoy this nice surprise on a Monday morning. It's probably the only one you'll get. - Follow me on …
 
Big thanks to the hilarious comedian/photographer/badass Brieana Woodward for coming on the show. I love meeting new people who have some sort of an edge to them and she definitely does. Make sure you check out her YouTube channel and Instagram: notadamncheese (don't call her brie) for a diverse array of content. - Follow me on Instagram - https://…
 
"Hard times is when a man has worked a job 30 years; they give em watch, kick em in the butt and say 'hey daddy, a computer took yo place daddy''. That's hard times." None of that happened to me but I can see why Dusty Rhodes went off the way he did. Listen here for my take on John McAfee (a man who saw some hard times), taking some college classes…
 
I'd rather be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war. Mind this war was not started by me and I had no idea that I would be dragged into one. My bum ass neighbor complains about some bull almost everyday so now he will be the butt of my unrelenting jokes. Other than that everything is groovy, including my existential crises. Enjoy my authen…
 
WARNING!! This episode is not for the faint of heart, just how I like it. My idea for this episode was mayhem and that's what we got. Big thanks to Chris Oldrid, Evan Oliveira, Johnny 'Noli' Mann and Chris and Nick Sanberg for coming on and having a good time. This was meant to be just an old school hang out session, cracking jokes, dropping names …
 
WELL SHIT, we got us an episode on a Thursday. Yes it's late and yes I didn't have anything planned but I had to make something happen! Could not let it rest. When I get to thinking about giving up or getting a job in sales or some other outcome that I would equate to misery, I have to make a move. So here is me as honest and real as can be. Please…
 
In an ever exciting verbal onslaught, I speak about my observance of the subtle nuances of everyday life. Some hilarious, some strange and some just plain upsetting. Also remember to never let things you did in the past define you, OJ Simpson style! - Follow me on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/abarbosa000/ - Follow me on Twitter - https://t…
 
It's not everyday I get to speak with the caliber of expert like my guest today, Ed Martin. Mr. Martin is a long time business professional who has done just about all you can do in that world. He's owned multiple different businesses from financial services, too retail, to restaurants. Not to mention his commitment to lifelong learning. He is a be…
 
Good morning all, please listen to me complain about my birthday and other various things, Hopefully you relate, find some comedic value or don't like it at all. If you're in the first two groups make sure you tell everyone some guy is screaming obscenities into a microphone in his house alone and that they should listen. - Follow me on Instagram -…
 
This one was just a fun ass podcast to record. I hope you guys enjoy Pete and I talking about a plethora of things. Some fun, others serious but all around a real great time. One thing my guest touched upon was, not letting an experience define you and figuring out a different route than the last. We also speak about crazy old ladies recalling vile…
 
As always, I try to be brutally honest with myself and transparent with you guys. This episode is no different. Many of us set goals in the back of our minds and forget to revisit them. Then when we DO revisit them, we lie to ourselves and don't revise them. Resulting in never reaching our goals. There is nothing wrong with missing a goal in pursui…
 
I love when I get to speak to an expert in a field that I want to know more about. Dr. Emmett Goods is a professor at The University of Rhode Island of Music and Jazz Trombone. With multiple degrees and a wealth of experience playing live music, his commentary on not only jazz but all genre was great to listen to. Music is a language that very few …
 
In true Simian fashion, something went wrong with the video and it is nonexistent. That being said, this episode is pretty much about doing the damn thing even when it's not pretty. So it is actually pretty fitting. This world can be so airbrushed and overproduced that truly organic works are extremely coveted. Be you, it's the only thing we can be…
 
Financial literacy is quite the common theme here on the show. Understanding how different markets work, interest rates, inflation, etc. can only benefit those who choose to learn. Much of what I talk about has been taught to me by Mr. Saatcioglu. He has a PhD in Finance, is a certified financial analyst and a professor at Rhode Island College. I r…
 
Yes, I am ACTUALLY excited for the college grads and no, I'm not being cynical. Ok maybe just a little. Graduating college can be a huge high for a lot of us, getting through the course work and completing something on our own gives us a sense of accomplishment. I understand a lot of you are eager to break into your field and that this high will ca…
 
You would probably recognize this two guys sooner by voice than you would by face, considering you are from Rhode Island. Paul and Al have been hosting their show on 94HJY for three decades, cementing themselves as road companions and radio legends. Many of us grew up on 94HJY and to see Paul and Al still doing their thing at the highest level for …
 
Sometimes we get bored with our current physical location and have a desire for something new. Having lived in only my home state for my whole life is beginning to affect how I interact with my all too familiar surroundings. Timing is always important in these matters, both lack there of and ample. Stay inspired! - Follow me on Instagram - https://…
 
Big thanks to my guy Tony for coming on again, always a great conversation to be had. Listen to us speak words for your enjoyment and wish Tony all the prosperity in his big move to NYC. I have a certain level of admiration for the person who tries something new and takes a leap! - Follow me on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/abarbosa000/ - F…
 
We all go through our bouts with frustration during many different stages in life. Whether you're stuck in a position you don't want to be or want to break away from the path you were given, frustration plagues all humans. Especially the young humans, we are impatient, ill-prepared and uncertain. However, we can overcome and diminish our levels of …
 
Tim Ehlers is a longtime Certified Financial Planner (CFP), with years of extensive experience in multiple areas of finance. He is also one of the few Retirement Income Certified Professionals (RICPs) in the New England area AND the guy who hired me at the advising firm I always talk about. Having been the VP of a large education company in Califor…
 
Happy Monday all, please enjoy my take on the ass whooping that various individuals gave and received during UFC 261. I also have a little bit to say about cryptos. You won't want to miss that, especially considering I'm the world's consensus most knowledgable on the topic. - Follow me on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/abarbosa000/ - Follow …
 
John has basically become my honorary co-host as he saves me yet again with a last minute guest appearance. Sometimes people forget, some cancel, some don't respond but it is always important to find a way to stay consistent and adapt. So please enjoy us talking about the big card this weekend UFC 261 Usman vs. Masvidal 2 and plenty more. - Follow …
 
It was a great time catching up with my guy Pesky, even if the mic arm was across his face. We're working on it. Anyway, Anthony is a great kid with his head on straight I don't care what they say about ya ;). Please enjoy us talking about music, comedy, radio, future plans and everything in between. - Follow me on Instagram - https://www.instagram…
 
Got us a new studio, new space equals new ideas. I am an advocate for changing up the scenery, especially when attempting to stimulate creativity. Anyway, our audio sounds better, our video looks better and it's an all new podcast. Even more reason to tell everyone you know about us. - Follow me on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/abarbosa000/…
 
Again with the no video I get it, I get it but hey at least we got something for you this week. It was great re-welcoming the show's first ever guest, Tyler Rose, back on. Listen to us babble on about his new shoe cleaning endeavor, MMA and plenty more! Too bad we'll never get to see his face. - Follow CleanCo on Instagram - @cleanco401 - Subscribe…
 
This episode is the last time I recorded in the basement studio, where the idea to do a podcast became a reality. Here we are nine months later and 78 episodes deep and ready to move into a new studio. Big things in the works, stay tuned y'all! - Follow me on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/abarbosa000/ - Follow me on Twitter - https://twitte…
 
Really enjoyed chopping it up with long time comedian, Ace Aceto. Talking about the intricacies of stand-up, the way the industry has changed and some of our favorite acts, was really a lot of fun. Not only was it fun but very informative, especially for young comedians or those aspiring to be. And on what better day, April 1st. Make sure you guys …
 
Unfortunately there will be no video this week, I apologize that you cannot see my filthy mug today. Yet again the tech stuff kicks my ass. Anyway listen to me talk about this ice cream place I wouldn't mind watching explode. - Follow me on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/abarbosa000/ - Follow me on Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheSimian_ - …
 
Today I sit down (via Zoom) with University of Rhode Island Professor of Philosophy, James Haile III. His insight on black culture, art and history is backed, not only by his research and immersion, but his desire for truth. This was a true learning experience and I hope you all see as much value in this conversation, as I did. - Follow me on Insta…
 
As the title suggests, this is my rambling on about current events! Make sure you tell all your friends and family about the guy screaming in his basement about COVID and racism. Also mention how well put together and professional I sound and how I should be a staple in all American households. - Follow me on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/a…
 
Please enjoy this sit down with my friend Danilo Nunez, as we talk about any and all things. Big thanks to him for coming on again, always a great time! - Follow me on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/abarbosa000/ - Follow me on Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheSimian_ - Share, like, comment and subscribe on my YouTube - https://www.youtube.co…
 
Today, our phones are used for so much more than communicating. We LIVE on our phones and as time goes on, more and more is going to be available to us in shorter amounts of time. Think about it, do you find yourself averting eye contact and immediately looking at your phone in public? Or how about when there is dead silence in a room? Very strange…
 
Tom is a force for good in his community. He owns a non-profit martial arts gym in Providence, RI named, Team United, allowing families an opportunity to train together. Exposing the children of the community to the values that martial arts bring, especially at a young age. A father of two, a brand new police officer and former pro fighter, Mr. Eva…
 
We catch up with the machine David Paul Seymour who was part of our first 4 pack going all the way back to Episode 2. David’s labels are a key part of the amazing beer and brewery that is Burial - who’s got some of the Skillet Donut for me?! So good.From the beginning this episode has resonated with me because of his story and career path from Acco…
 
This week’s episode features Daniel Birch and Earl Barrett Holloway. Dan works for Barrier Brewing and Earl with KCBC and they are big supporters of each other which I love. Each of them have their own unique style and are key to the branding of their respective breweries which is awesome. We have had the opportunity to hang together on a few occas…
 
Procrastination is something we all struggle with, some more than others. Listen to me explain how I use procrastination as a tool to help me get things done. This is NOT advice, just my perspective. You all value it, don't you? DON'T YOU?! - Follow me on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/abarbosa000/ - Follow me on Twitter - https://twitter.co…
 
Mr. Goldsboro is a retired detective for the Providence Police Department. I was delighted to speak with him regarding the current state of the police force and what can be done to make communities feel safer. - Follow me on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/abarbosa000/ - Follow me on Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheSimian_ - Share, like, com…
 
This morning I break down my learning process and how I have been able to find diamonds in the rough, so to speak. The key is, remembering that the journey is more important than the outcome. - Follow me on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/abarbosa000/ - Follow me on Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheSimian_ - Share, like, comment and subscribe…
 
So excited for you all to enjoy this episode with my good friend Dave Sciarra. Both cut from the same cloth, listen to us take a trip down memory lane, catch up and give our opinions on some of the world's pressing topics. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did creating it. - Follow me on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/abarbosa000/ - Follow …
 
Good morning to you all, on the last Monday of the month. Please spend it listening to me talk to myself in a basement about: stand-up comedy, artistry, Rush Limbaugh. Probably more stuff, tell me what you think and be sure to: - Follow me on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/abarbosa000/ - Follow me on Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheSimian_ …
 
Mr. Matthew Ryan Sharp is good people. We connected over hard work and passion a few years back and have stayed in contact and he might even call me his friend. His style and attention to detail amazes me and knowing how focused he is on it all being hand-drawn and aligned with his vision makes them even more impressive. I had the pleasure of hangi…
 
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