233 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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 97 Ratings

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

    Charles D'Amico

    Charles D'Amico

    A conversation with Charles D'Amico, the owner-operator of local Jimmy John's locations and proprietor of Blue Handle Publishing and Book Puma. D'Amico grew up in Detroit but moved his family here when he bought three existing franchise locations. He tells host Jason Boyett why he specifically chose this area to sell sandwiches, why he writes thrillers and started an indie publishing company, and how Amarillo customer complaints differ from Santa Fe (NM) complaints. This episode is sponsored by La-Z-Boy.

    • 49 min
    Suzanne Talley

    Suzanne Talley

    A conversation with Suzanne Talley, executive director of the 100 Club of the Texas Panhandle, an organization that helps the families of local firefighters and peace officers who are killed in the line of duty. Before that, she spent 17 years as the executive director of Coffee Memorial Blood Center. Suzanne tells Jason Boyett about her two decades in the nonprofit world, how the 100 Club "fills in the gaps," and how the blood center navigated the pandemic. This episode is sponsored by Book Puma Online.

    • 44 min
    Lance Garza

    Lance Garza

    A conversation with Lance Garza, owner of Bitter Buffalo Records and a partner at Caliche. Lance grew up in Amarillo before moving away. But in 2020, at the height of the pandemic, he and his wife decided to move back here from Chicago. More than a year later, Lance tells host Jason Boyett about the growth and opportunity he recognized in Amarillo—especially within the local creative scene—and why that encouraged him to invest in this community. This episode is sponsored by Wieck Realty and SKP Creative

    • 50 min
    Special Episode: Holiday Mailbag

    Special Episode: Holiday Mailbag

    In a special year-end episode, Hey Amarillo host Jason Boyett and editor Angelina Marie answer listener-submitted questions about the podcast, including surprises during recording, Jason's vocal tics, how he chooses guests, what gets edited out, and a lot more. They also discuss Amarillo itself: local "hidden gems," their individual Amarillo-related worries, and what their dreams are for the city. This episode is sponsored by the Discover Amarillo app, SKP Creative and Panhandle Plains Historical Museum.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    A Short Message from Jason Boyett

    A Short Message from Jason Boyett

    Jason's father, Mike Boyett, passed away on December 16, 2021, after a year-long journey with cancer. As a result, there will not be a new Hey Amarillo episode this week. Instead, host Jason Boyett has recorded a quick message for listeners. Read Mike Boyett's obituary at boxwellbrothers.com. Contribute to the T. Mike Boyett Memorial Scholarship Fund at bit.ly/mikeboyett.

    • 2 min
    Jim Whitton

    Jim Whitton

    A conversation with Jim Whitton, who is officially retired but spent the past year helping connect Storybridge to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Jim has had a diverse career, from banking to talent representation in New York City to marketing with Hastings in the 1990s, followed by a lengthy tenure with The Hunger Project. He tells host Jason Boyett about the various stages of his career, how they led him to Amarillo, and why he decided to stay. This episode is sponsored by Pesttex and SKP Creative.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

erath ,

Learn the region through its people.

West Texas is flat, it’s windy and it’s dry. So, why would anyone want to live here? The people. Jason Boyett has capitalized on the best way to know Amarillo: know it’s people. This relaxed and conversational podcast is an easy listen that allows you to become more familiar with the area’s movers and shakers. Highly recommend for those of us in the Panhandle or for anyone who has strong ties to the Panhandle!

Jamitatx ,

Molly Dyer

Fascinating podcast. Kudos for putting out such a different topic. 😊

A. K. B. ,

Inspiring Insight and Fascinating

As an Amarillo resident who just moved back, this podcast has been a huge window into people and things going on that I would never have been exposed to. I am excited to return to Amarillo and seek out new things to support or get involved in that through my growing years, I never knew existed.
Jason’s interviews are very open and personal. He is great at discovering the story beyond the interviewee.
Hey Amarillo! Will leave you inspired to step out of your box and comfort zone, and discover all that Amarillo has beyond the tourist stops.

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