125 episodes

Hey Amarillo is a weekly, one-on-one interview podcast hosted by Jason Boyett, and featuring the people and stories of Amarillo, Texas.

Hey Amarillo Jason Boyett

    • Places & Travel

Hey Amarillo is a weekly, one-on-one interview podcast hosted by Jason Boyett, and featuring the people and stories of Amarillo, Texas.

    Chandra Perkins

    Chandra Perkins

    A conversation with Chandra Perkins of Storybridge (storybridgeama.org), an Amarillo nonprofit that gives free, age-appropriate books to at-risk children. A longtime educator, Chandra saw that early introduction to books at home was the #1 predictor of academic success for a child. Her kids had dozens of books. Some kids had zero books. With host Jason Boyett, she explains how she set out to rebalance that inequality. This episode is sponsored by Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and Wieck Realty.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Kaleb West

    Kaleb West

    A conversation with Kaleb West, co-owner of Pondaseta Brewing Co. (pondaseta.com), a brewery and taproom on 45th Street. With Trever Martin, Kaleb opened Pondaseta in 2018 after a career installing equipment in other breweries across the country. Kaleb and host Jason Boyett talk about why he moved back from Austin and Orlando, what makes Amarillo the perfect location for Pondaseta, and how he and Trever turned an old tire shop into a taproom. This episode is sponsored by Bivins Pointe and Jimmy John's.

    • 50 min
    Nicole Fleetwood

    Nicole Fleetwood

    A conversation with Nicole Fleetwood, co-owner of Scratch Made Bakery. Nicole arrived in Amarillo after winning a Season 7 episode of Cupcake Wars on the Food Network. She had been living in North Carolina, but moved after the show aired and found herself having to build a new life—and business—in a new place. With host Jason Boyett, she explains how she ended up on TV, her culture shock upon arriving here, and why she located her bakery downtown. This episode is sponsored by Pesttex and Dr. Eddy Sauer.

    • 55 min
    Jeff Justus

    Jeff Justus

    A conversation with Jeff Justus, community liaison for the Amarillo Fire Department. Justus spent several years as a traveling stand-up comic before finally trading that life for one with more stability—a decision that brought him to Amarillo. With host Jason Boyett, Jeff describes the difficulties of performing comedy as well as the unique challenges of firefighting on the High Plains. This episode is sponsored by SKP Creative (skpcreative.com) and Wieck Realty (wieckrealty.com).

    • 47 min
    Ruby Moreno

    Ruby Moreno

    A conversation with Ruby Moreno, executive director of the Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (amarillohcc.org). Ruby immigrated to the U.S. when she was very young, grew up in Kansas and Wyoming, and made her way to Amarillo by way of WTAMU. With host Jason Boyett, she talks about local entrepreneurship and the importance of Hispanic- and minority-owned business in Amarillo. This episode is sponsored by Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (panhandleplains.org).

    • 39 min
    Steve Brown

    Steve Brown

    A conversation with Steve Brown, founder of ROI Online (ROIonline.com) and author of the new book The Golden Toilet (https://amzn.to/36QsnrK). With host Jason Boyett, Steve shares how a former "chicken fried steak guy" and lifelong Amarillo kid had his eyes opened while living in Japan. He finally returned to Amarillo, attended AC as a nontraditional student, and ended up launching a local marketing agency with a national footprint. This episode is sponsored by Jimmy John's and the ManiCamper.

    • 53 min

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