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Highkey Obsessed

By Thomas Boomhower
Join Thomas as he dives deep into movies, books, history, the paranormal and anything else obsessing him at the moment.
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2021-22 NBA Season Preview Part Two: Eastern Conference and Awards Predictions
Today on Highkey Obsessed Thomas is joined by Philip of Hail Reaper Podcast to discuss, not the amazing Red Rising series, but to dive deep into the 2021-22 NBA Season. Part Two is predominantly an Eastern Conference Preview pod, while Part One will focus on the Western conference. If you dig what you're hearing be sure to give us a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts. We welcome feedback on Instagram @highkey_obsessed_podcast and Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast. We also have a new website www.highkeyobsessed.com and an email highkeyobsessedpodcast@gmail.com, so pretty fancy stuff. Thanks for listening! Instagram: @highkey_obsessed_podcast Twitter: @HighkeyOPodcast.
01:53:42
October 18, 2021
2021-22 NBA Season Preview Part One: Western Conference and Notable Storylines
Today on Highkey Obsessed Thomas is joined by Philip of Hail Reaper Podcast to discuss, not the amazing Red Rising series, but to dive deep into the 2021-22 NBA Season. Part One is predominantly a Western Conference Preview pod, while Part Two will focus on the Eastern conference.  If you dig what you're hearing be sure to give us a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts. We welcome feedback on Instagram @highkey_obsessed_podcast and Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast. We also have a new website www.highkeyobsessed.com and an email highkeyobsessedpodcast@gmail.com, so pretty fancy stuff. Thanks for listening! Instagram: @highkey_obsessed_podcast Twitter: @HighkeyOPodcast.
01:54:23
October 18, 2021
An Interview with Expanded Perspectives
On this episode of Highkey Obsessed, Thomas is joined by Kyle Philson and Cam Hale of Expanded Perspectives, a podcast dedicated to the strange and unusual happenings people report around the world, and much much more.  They discuss Kyle and Cam's show, Glimmer Man, Deer Man, their attitudes on the unexplained, and even a little bit beyond their paranormal interests. At the end, Thomas puts Kyle and Cam's friendship through the ultimate test, quizzing them about the other.  If you dig what you're hearing be sure to give us a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts.  We welcome feedback on Instagram @highkey_obsessed_podcast and Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast. We also have a new website www.highkeyobsessed.com and an email highkeyobsessedpodcast@gmail.com, so pretty fancy stuff.  Thanks for listening!  Instagram: @highkey_obsessed_podcast   Twitter: @HighkeyOPodcast.
01:49:60
September 21, 2021
The Bone Wars
On this episode of Highkey Obsessed, Thomas talks all about the Bone Wars this bonkers rivalry between two rival paleontologists (Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope) that included everything from spying to explosions.  Also included are updates on the Giants, some thoughts on the Hawkeye trailer, recommendations and more! https://www.sciencefocus.com/nature/the-bone-wars-how-a-bitter-rivalry-drove-progress-in-palaeontology/  https://fossil.fandom.com/wiki/Bone_Wars  https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/dinosaur/  If you dig what you're hearing be sure to give us a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts. We welcome feedback on Instagram @highkey_obsessed_podcast and Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast. We also have a new website www.highkeyobsessed.com and an email highkeyobsessedpodcast@gmail.com, so pretty fancy stuff. Thanks for listening! Instagram: @highkey_obsessed_podcast  Twitter: @HighkeyOPodcast.
32:12
September 15, 2021
"What If...?" Episode 5 Zombies Reaction Pod
On this episode of Highkey Obsessed, Thomas experiments by dropping an instant reaction pod to the fifth episode of Marvel's What If...? series on Disney+. He reacts to the episode, comments on what was done well, the voice acting, and all that good cheese.  He also gives his takes on the best and worst zombie apocalypses to survive in, and provides an update on his zombie apocalypse survival chances.  Plus, recent recommendations!  If you dig what you're hearing be sure to give us a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts. We welcome feedback on Instagram @highkey_obsessed_podcast and Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast. We also have a new website www.highkeyobsessed.com and an email highkeyobsessedpodcast@gmail.com, so pretty fancy stuff. Thanks for listening! Instagram: @highkey_obsessed_podcast Twitter: @HighkeyOPodcast.
31:18
September 9, 2021
NFL Season Preview Extravaganza with JT and Jack
On today's episode of Highkey Obsessed Thomas is joined by frequent guest JT Koonz to discuss their predictions for each division, Super Bowl picks, and various award winners.  From there Thomas is joined by new guest Jack Klemke, his fellow long suffering Giant's fan, to discuss how things are looking for the New York Football Giants for the 2021-2022 NFL season. That starts at the 1hr 36 min 08 seconds mark. If you dig what you're hearing be sure to give us a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts.  We welcome feedback on Instagram @highkey_obsessed_podcast and Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast. We also have a new website www.highkeyobsessed.com and an email highkeyobsessedpodcast@gmail.com, so pretty fancy stuff. Thanks for listening! Instagram: @highkey_obsessed_podcast Twitter: @HighkeyOPodcast.
02:25:23
September 7, 2021
The Hopkinsville Encounter
On this episode of Highkey Obsessed Thomas discusses the newly leaked Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer, some other Marvel and Jeopardy! news, before talking about a truly bizarre alien encounter.  On August 21, 1955 a group of Hopkinsville residents arrived at the local police station panicked and possessing an incredible tale of a skirmish with small humanoid aliens! All this and more on Highkey Obsessed.    If you dig what you're hearing be sure to give us a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts. We welcome feedback on Instagram @highkey_obsessed_podcast and Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast. We also have a new website www.highkeyobsessed.com and an email highkeyobsessedpodcast@gmail.com, so pretty fancy stuff. Thanks for listening! Instagram: @highkey_obsessed_podcast Twitter: @HighkeyOPodcast.
35:28
August 24, 2021
The Aquatic Ape Theory
In this episode Thomas discusses one of the most seemingly compelling and controversial theories in paleoanthropology. The Aquatic Ape Theory (AAT) or Aquatic Ape Hypothesis (AAH), which suggests that a number of humanities features which differ drastically from our ape cousins, may have been developed as adaptations for a more water based existence in our ancestral past. These adaptations include our upright gait, large brains, breath control, and more! If you dig what you're hearing be sure to give us a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts. We welcome feedback on Instagram @highkey_obsessed_podcast and Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast. We also have a new website www.highkeyobsessed.com and an email highkeyobsessedpodcast@gmail.com, so pretty fancy stuff. Thanks for listening! Instagram: @highkey_obsessed_podcast Twitter: @HighkeyOPodcast. Sources: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/sorry-david-attenborough-we-didn-t-evolve-from-aquatic-apes-here-s-why/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/a-new-aquatic-ape-theory-67868308/ http://aquatic-human-ancestor.org/index.html https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07v0hhm https://www.ted.com/talks/elaine_morgan_i_believe_we_evolved_from_aquatic_apes https://www.theguardian.com/science/the-h-word/2013/may/13/aquatic-ape-elaine-morgan-history-science?CMP=twt_gu Primate Encounters (book) Was Man More Aquatic in the Past? : Fifty Years After Alister Hardy Waterside Hypotheses of Human Evolution (book but really a collection of articles) Sinuses and Flotation: Does the Aquatic Ape Theory Hold Water? (article) The Role of “the Aquatic” in Human Evolution: Constraining the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis (article)
54:10
August 17, 2021
Sirens and Mermaids: Myths and Sightings
On this episode of Highkey Obsessed Thomas is diving deep into the myths of Sirens and Mermaids, possible explanations for their origins and eye witness encounters with these creatures stretching from colonial times to the present day! He also discusses some NHL and NBA news at the top of the pod and gives a book recommendation at the end of the episode.  If you dig what you're hearing be sure to give us a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts. We welcome feedback on Instagram @highkey_obsessed_podcast and Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast. We also have a new website www.highkeyobsessed.com and an email highkeyobsessedpodcast@gmail.com, so pretty fancy stuff. Thanks for listening! Instagram: @highkey_obsessed_podcast Twitter: @HighkeyOPodcast.
29:36
August 3, 2021
High Strangeness in Colorado
On this episode of Highkey Obsessed Thomas is flying solo and delving into the myriad mysteries of Colorado, a state absolutely chock full of not only mountains, but unexplained creatures and haunted buildings.  Thomas delves into the mysterious Tommyknocker, Sasquatch in Colorado, and the bizarre Slide Rock Bolter, before tackling two haunted hotels including the infamous Stanley.  He also gives some book recommendations at the end of the pod as well.  If you dig what you're hearing be sure to give us a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts. We welcome feedback on Instagram @highkey_obsessed_podcast and Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast. We also have a new website www.highkeyobsessed.com and an email highkeyobsessedpodcast@gmail.com, so pretty fancy stuff. Thanks for listening! Instagram: @highkey_obsessed_podcast Twitter: @HighkeyOPodcast.
30:24
July 29, 2021
Action Movie Hero Bracket Challenge Finale with JT Koonz
We did it! Some how we've landed on a Final Four and now Thomas and JT have to determine a Champion.  Who will emerge victorious and be crowned the Greatest Action Movie Hero of All Time? Well, only one way to find out, give the episode a listen! If you dig what you're hearing be sure to give us a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts. We welcome feedback on Instagram @highkey_obsessed_podcast and Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast. We also have a new website www.highkeyobsessed.com and an email highkeyobsessedpodcast@gmail.com, so pretty fancy stuff. Thanks for listening! Instagram: @highkey_obsessed_podcast Twitter: @HighkeyOPodcast.
01:06:18
July 16, 2021
Non-Gun Region with Sean O'Connor
Today on Highkey Obsessed the Greatest Action Movie Hero of All Time Bracket Challenge continues! Thomas is joined by Sean O'Connor aka Seany Utah to figure out which of our non-gun fighters will emerge on top. This region is stockpiled with killers like The Bride, Achilles, Maximus, as well as, fighters like Rocky, Tommy Riordan Conlon, and more! The duo must band together in order to determine which of the 16 members of this region will emerge as the sole survivor and make their way to the Final Four! If you dig what you're hearing be sure to give us a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts. We welcome feedback on Instagram @highkey_obsessed_podcast and Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast. We also have a new website www.highkeyobsessed.com and an email highkeyobsessedpodcast@gmail.com, so pretty fancy stuff. Thanks for listening! Instagram: @highkey_obsessed_podcast Twitter: @HighkeyOPodcast.
01:14:18
July 15, 2021
Spies Region with Ben Reinert of HowlerPod
Today on Highkey Obsessed the Greatest Action Movie Hero of All Time Bracket Challenge continues! Thomas is joined by co-host of HowlerPod Ben Reinert to figure out which Spy is truly the best. This region is stockpiled with John Wick, James Bond, Eggsy, Bryan Mills, and many many more.  The duo must band together in order to determine which of the 16 members of this region will emerge as the sole survivor and make their way to the Final Four! If you dig what you're hearing be sure to give us a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts. We welcome feedback on Instagram @highkey_obsessed_podcast and Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast. We also have a new website www.highkeyobsessed.com and an email highkeyobsessedpodcast@gmail.com, so pretty fancy stuff. Thanks for listening! Instagram: @highkey_obsessed_podcast Twitter: @HighkeyOPodcast.
56:18
July 14, 2021
Gunslinger Region with Mike Barbato
Today on Highkey Obsessed the Greatest Action Movie Hero of All Time Bracket Challenge continues! Thomas is joined by Highkey Obsessed correspondent Mike Barbato to figure out which iconic Gunslinger reigns supreme. This region is filled with your Indiana Jones, your Doc Hollidays your Django Freemans and the like.  The duo must band together in order to determine which of the 16 members of this region will emerge as the sole survivor and make their way to the Final Four! If you dig what you're hearing be sure to give us a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts. We welcome feedback on Instagram @highkey_obsessed_podcast and Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast. We also have a new website www.highkeyobsessed.com and an email highkeyobsessedpodcast@gmail.com, so pretty fancy stuff. Thanks for listening! Instagram: @highkey_obsessed_podcast Twitter: @HighkeyOPodcast.
01:09:31
July 13, 2021
Wildcard Region with Words and Whiskey
Today on Highkey Obsessed the Greatest Action Movie Hero of All Time Bracket Challenge finally begins!  Thomas is joined by Kross and PJ of Words and Whiskey to tee off the Bracket Challenge with the Wildcard Region which features characters like Mad Max, Dutch, Furiosa, John Matrix, John McClane and more! The three must band together in order to determine which of the 16 members of this region will emerge as the sole survivor and make their way to the Final Four! If you dig what you're hearing be sure to give us a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts. We welcome feedback on Instagram @highkey_obsessed_podcast and Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast. We also have a new website www.highkeyobsessed.com and an email highkeyobsessedpodcast@gmail.com, so pretty fancy stuff. Thanks for listening! Instagram: @highkey_obsessed_podcast Twitter: @HighkeyOPodcast.
01:09:33
July 12, 2021
Red Rising, Invincible and More with Logan Sandoval of ZEF Hawaiian
On today's episode Thomas is joined by the inimitable Logan Sandoval of ZEF Hawaiian to discuss Red Rising, Invincible, Logan's culinary career and much, MUCH, more.  Thomas also announces the special series he's been teasing all season.  If you dig what you're hearing be sure to give us a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts. We welcome feedback on Instagram @highkey_obsessed_podcast and Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast. We also have a new website www.highkeyobsessed.com and an email highkeyobsessedpodcast@gmail.com, so pretty fancy stuff. Thanks for listening! Instagram: @highkey_obsessed_podcast Twitter: @HighkeyOPodcast.
01:49:20
June 29, 2021
Off the Jack: A Solo Pod
On this episode of Highkey Obsessed, Thomas improvises an episode and talks about jaguars being reintroduced to the U.S., the NBA Playoffs, the future of the show and his 2020 reading list. 100% better than it sounds because if it wasn't any good he was going to not release the episode and claim technical issues.  If you dig what you're hearing be sure to give us a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts. We welcome feedback on Instagram @highkey_obsessed_podcast and Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast. We also have a new website www.highkeyobsessed.com and an email highkeyobsessedpodcast@gmail.com, so pretty fancy stuff. Thanks for listening! Instagram: @highkey_obsessed_podcast Twitter: @HighkeyOPodcast.
34:44
June 15, 2021
Jeremy and Philip of Hail Reaper
On this episode of Highkey Obsessed, Thomas is joined by Jeremy and Philip of Hail Reaper a podcast dedicated to the Red Rising Saga by Pierce Brown. They get into some of Jeremy and Philip's favorite things outside of Red Rising, draft basketball teams made up of Red Rising characters, delve into the origins of their wonderful podcast, and even have their friendship put to the ultimate test in a newlywed game lightning round.  Minor spoilers for all of the Red Rising saga throughout! If you dig what you're hearing be sure to give us a rating and review wherever you get podcasts. We welcome feedback on Instagram @highkey_obsessed_podcast and Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast. We also have a new website www.highkeyobsessed.com and an email highkeyobsessedpodcast@gmail.com, so pretty fancy stuff. Thanks for listening! Instagram: @highkey_obsessed_podcast Twitter: @HighkeyOPodcast.
01:44:49
June 8, 2021
The Jersey Devil
In this episode Thomas is joined by Chris and Mike to discuss the Jersey Devil. They break down the potential origins of the myth featuring Ben Franklin and dive deep into the story.  Be sure to follow the pod on Instagram @highkey_obsessed_podcast And on Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast Also be sure to check out the website https://highkeyobsessed.com/ Sources:  https://pinelandsalliance.org/learn-about-the-pinelands/pinelands-history-and-culture/the-jersey-devil-and-folklore/ https://www.nj.gov/nj/about/famous/nj_devil.html https://www.nj.com/entertainment/2021/05/six-flags-great-adventure-give-sneak-preview-of-monster-jersey-devil-rollercoaster-with-test-runs.html https://weirdnj.com/stories/jersey-devil/ https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/new-jersey-devil-urban-legend-history
41:30
June 1, 2021
Season Two Trailer
Pod back? POD BACK! Season Two Trailer for Highkey Obsessed.  Plans are discussed, hints are made, little is revealed. Be sure to follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram for updates, memes, book reviews and more! Please rate and review and be sure to tell a friend to listen to the pod.  Website/Blog: http://highkeyobsessed.com/ Twitter: @HighkeyOPodcast Instagram:@highkey_obsessed_podcast
05:12
May 20, 2021
Episode 10: An Interview with Words and Whiskey
On this episode, Thomas is joined by the wonderful Kross and PJ of Words and Whiskey, a podcast dedicated to pairing great reads, with excellent drinks.  They discuss the origins of Words and Whiskey, the incredible Red Rising series, J.R.R Tolkien's philosophy, the problem with Game of Thrones, and much, MUCH, more.  If you dig what you're hearing be sure to give us a rating and review wherever you get podcasts. We welcome feedback on Instagram @highkey_obsessed_podcast and Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast. We also have a new website www.highkeyobsessed.com and an email highkeyobsessedpodcast@gmail.com, so pretty fancy stuff. Thanks for listening! Instagram: @highkey_obsessed_podcast Twitter: @HighkeyOPodcast.
01:59:50
February 22, 2021
Episode 9: The Shark Attacks of 1916
In this episode of Highkey Obsessed, Thomas discusses the slow death of his laptop, and how that has impacted his ability to record new episodes with Chris and Michael, as well as future plans for the show. From there he delves into the shark attacks of 1916, the attacks responsible for inspiring Jaws and our obsession with the deadly beasts.  If you dig what you're hearing be sure to get us a rating and review wherever you get podcasts. We welcome feedback on Instagram @highkey_obsessed_podcast and Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast. We also have a new website www.highkeyobsessed.com and an email highkeyobsessedpodcast@gmail.com, so pretty fancy stuff.  Thanks for listening! Instagram: @highkey_obsessed_podcast Twitter: @HighkeyOPodcast.
23:55
February 15, 2021
Episode 8: WandaVison and the Future of the MCU with JT Koonz
In this episode Thomas is joined by JT Koonz to talk the Infinity Saga, the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recommend some of their favorite content for listeners to check out and much more.  Be sure to follow Highkey Obsessed on Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast and Instagram @Highkey_Obsessed_Podcast. 
01:31:41
January 14, 2021
Episode 7: Knives Out
In this spoiler heavy episode Chris, Michael and Thomas discuss Knives Out, the 2019 whodunit directed by Rian Johnson. They talk about their favorite scenes, quotes, characters, and much much more. 
01:34:18
December 14, 2020
Episode 6: Bigfoot
In this episode Thomas is joined by Chris and Michael to discuss the Bigfoot Phenomenon. The trio discusses evidence, the Patterson-Gimlin film, some famous reported encounters, and more. They also recommend some new music and a podcast for you to try out.  Follow Highkey Obsessed on Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast and on Instagram at Highkey_Obsessed_Podcast.
01:24:20
November 30, 2020
Episode 5: Mothman
In this episode Thomas talks about the Small Town Monsters documentary series and The Undead Week One before diving headfirst into tales of Mothman a monster reportedly seen throughout West Virginia in 1966 and 1967.  Follow Highkey Obsessed on Twitter @HighkeyOPodcast and on Instagram at Highkey_Obsessed_Podcast. 
29:01
November 2, 2020
Episode 4: Star Wars and The Mandalorian Season 2 with Josiah
This episode Thomas is joined by his good friend Josiah to discuss rumors surrounding Oscar Isaac being cast as Moon Knight on Disney+, all thing Star Wars, and wrapping up with a conversation about their hopes for season 2 of The Mandalorian. 
01:38:38
October 28, 2020
Podcasting 101: Introduction to Podcasting
The introductory episode of Highkey Obsessed, basically a long trailer.
03:25
October 19, 2020
Episode 3: HowlerPod
Warning: Explicit Content and Heavy Spoilers Abound! On this episode of Highkey Obsessed, Thomas is joined by very special guests Ben Reinert and Erin Ayers of HowlerPod to discuss the amazing Red Rising saga by Pierce Brown. Also discussed? JK Rowling, Blake Crouch, Henry Cavill and Tombstone. 
01:06:07
October 19, 2020
Episode 2: Some Thoughts with Chris and Michael
On this Episode of Highkey Obessed, Thomas is joined by his friends Chris and Michael to discuss everything from which former President could best aid the United States to the existence of Bigfoot.
01:18:58
October 19, 2020