250 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 • 103 Ratings

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

    Jay Barrett

    Jay Barrett

    A conversation with Jay Barrett, a longtime academic administrator and the principal of the new AmTech Career Academy. Opened in Fall 2021 by the Amarillo Independent School District, AmTech won the nationwide "Most Innovative Learning Spaces" award from Tech & Learning Magazine and has gained attention all over the United States. Barrett, who began his education in a one-room schoolhouse and taught English before moving into administration, shares the AmTech origin story—and the potential citywide impact of its learning spaces. This episode is supported by the Discover Amarillo app and the TEXAS Outdoor Musical.

    • 57 min
    Kristin DeRight

    Kristin DeRight

    A conversation with Kristin DeRight, owner of Purpose + Passion Boutique. Many of the fashion, decór and gift products carried by this Wolflin Village shop are designed to give back to other organizations. This focus is a culmination of DeRight's unique background, which includes stints in the nonprofit world, fashion and retail merchandising, and online sales. In this conversation with host Jason Boyett, DeRight shares how a string of career opportunities helped steer her to the idea that became her boutique. This episode is supported by Reviews by SKP Creative, Shemen Dental, and the TEXAS Outdoor Musical.

    • 51 min
    Casie Stoughton

    Casie Stoughton

    A conversation with Casie Stoughton, Director of Public Health for the city of Amarillo. Since COVID-19 arrived here in March of 2020, Stoughton has been the public face of the city's pandemic response. In this conversation with host Jason Boyett, Stoughton shares why she choose public health as a career, how the city rolled out its vaccine distribution so efficiently, and how she and her team have dealt with the mental health aspects of their work over the past two years. This episode is supported by the AC Creative Mind Lecture Series featuring Skip Hollandsworth, the TEXAS Outdoor Musical and Wieck Realty.

    • 47 min
    Chris McGilvery

    Chris McGilvery

    A conversation with Chris McGilvery, founder and executive director of the Leaders Readers Network (LRN) and a Ph.D. student at Texas Tech University. A long-time educator who came to Amarillo after stints in central Texas, New York State, and the Caribbean island of Dominica, McGilvery started his nonprofit to help improve literacy programming in local school districts. He tells host Jason Boyett how the grassroots LRN ensures equitable education and literacy for all students. This episode is supported by the AC Creative Mind Lecture Series featuring Skip Hollandsworth, the TEXAS Outdoor Musical and Wieck Realty.

    • 46 min
    Kaytie Gann

    Kaytie Gann

    A conversation with Kaytie Gann, the owner and creator of Hollow Dot Designs. After living in Canada and Europe, Gann eventually settled in Amarillo and launched her jewelry brand in 2016. Her delicate Welded Forever bracelets—which are permanently attached to the wrist—have gained a huge local following, turning jewelry-buying into an immersive experience. She tells host Jason Boyett how her business developed and why Amarillo has proven to be the perfect place to experiment. This episode is sponsored by TEXAS Outdoor Musical and the Discover Amarillo app.

    • 44 min
    Dr. Priscella Correa

    Dr. Priscella Correa

    A conversation with Dr. Priscella Correa, Assistant Professor of Nursing at West Texas A&M University. Originally from southwest Kansas, Correa entered nursing after seeing the ways her parents were treated by the medical profession. She tells host Jason Boyett how she now hopes to educate the next generation of nurses to provide care without bias. Correa is just one of 12 Texans chosen this year for the Career and Leadership Development Institute of the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education. This episode is sponsored by TEXAS Outdoor Musical, Blue Handle Publishing and Shemen Dental.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 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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