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. The way I see best fit to produce this experience is to be raw and unrehearsed. Episodes will consist of controversial opinions, funny anecdotes and incredible personalities as we speak about various topics. This free-flowing format is meant to ease the mind of the listener, to wipe away the troubles of the past and the uncertainty of the future. Essentially to be able to sit back, light up a smoke and use one primal, cognitive function: listen.