152 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
    • 4.9, 80 Ratings

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

    Liz Rascon Alaniz

    Liz Rascon Alaniz

    A conversation with Liz Rascon Alaniz, a doctoral candidate at WTAMU and executive director of the Wesley Community Center. The Wesley is located in the heart of the Hispanic Barrio and has a long history of serving that historic neighborhood. Liz shares about her family's search for opportunity, the unique gifts of the Barrio to Amarillo's larger community, and the multiple generations who benefit from the Wesley and its programming. This episode is sponsored by Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.

    • 34 min
    Michael Timcisko

    Michael Timcisko

    A conversation with Michael Timcisko, executive director of the Panhandle AIDS Support Organization (panhandleaso.org). As Pride month concludes, Michael tells host Jason Boyett about coming of age as a gay man during the height of the AIDS pandemic, and how that has informed PASO’s efforts to serve HIV-positive individuals. They also discuss how shifting local attitudes in recent years related to LGBTQ issues have given Michael a sense of hope. This episode is sponsored by Wieck Realty and SKP Creative.

    • 52 min
    Melodie Graves

    Melodie Graves

    A conversation with Melodie Graves, Associate Director of Advising at Amarillo College and executive board member of the Amarillo Branch of the NAACP. A long-time community activist, she shares about being bussed to south Amarillo from the North Heights, her experience with subtle racism in high school and explicit racism while pursuing her master's, and what the last few weeks of pandemic and protests have taught her about Amarillo. This episode is sponsored by Bivins Pointe and La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings.

    • 48 min
    COVID Chronicles Chapter 18

    COVID Chronicles Chapter 18

    “What I'll remember most is...” In mid-May, before the worldwide protests following the death of George Floyd, host Jason Boyett asked local listeners to call in and record the events, experiences and feelings they would remember most from the Coronavirus pandemic and shutdown. This final COVID Chronicles episode features the voices and perspectives of 24 different listeners in Amarillo, Canyon and elsewhere in the Texas Panhandle. This episode is sponsored by Shemen Dental and Blue Handle Publishing.

    • 33 min
    "Value my life" / Discussing race and justice in Amarillo

    "Value my life" / Discussing race and justice in Amarillo

    “Value my life as a human being. Cry when you see harm done to a person that looks like me, and do your best to stand beside me.” The murder of George Floyd has sparked national protests across the United States and an unprecedented conversation about race. Against this tragic backdrop, African-American residents of Amarillo share their experiences, their emotions, and their longing for change. Guests include Bowden Jones Jr., Jasmine Taylor, Joseph Peterson, Lia Warren, David Lovejoy and Patrick Miller

    • 1 hr 21 min
    COVID Chronicles Chapter 17

    COVID Chronicles Chapter 17

    “As a nation, we are in a pain dance.” As May ended, another crisis compounded the pandemic's disruption. Protests spurred by the pain and outrage around racism spilled onto American streets. In this episode, Mayor Ginger Nelson shares about Amarillo’s response to both crises, and the challenge of leading in times of uncertainty. Meanwhile, Jackie Kingston of KAMR and Patrick & Krystal Burns of Palace Coffee return as the city re-emerges from the shutdown. This episode is sponsored by panhandleplains.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

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.

McCallBhasker ,

Love this podcast

I listen every week and Jason nails it with timely topics and interesting guests!

BeckyAnnDavis ,

So Good

Hey Amarillo is very well produced and the content couldn’t be more applicable to the current situation not only in the Amarillo area, but our country and world. Jason is interviewing a cross section of local people and the info is very helpful as we navigate this pandemic. I moved to Colorado the end of 2019 but I still listen to the podcast, because awesome. Great job Jason!

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