Hey Amarillo is a weekly, one-on-one interview podcast hosted by Jason Boyett, and featuring the people and stories of Amarillo, Texas.
A conversation with Clay Stribling, President/CEO of the Amarillo Area Foundation. A Hereford native and former attorney with Brown and Furtunato, Stribling guides this community foundation as it serves the Texas Panhandle, from supporting nonprofits to matching donors with community needs. Clay shares with host Jason Boyett his path into this unique position and why the AAF has invested so heavily in the Panhandle's future. This episode is sponsored by SKP Creative and Terra Accounting & Consulting.
A conversation with the Rev. E. Courtney Jones of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. A former science teacher at Boys Ranch, Courtney took on a full-time role as "some sort of minister" during the pandemic. She and host Jason Boyett discuss Courtney's path into the ministry from Amarillo to Austin and back to Amarillo, including how she began deconstructing her faith after a dramatic experience in college—and how she has since rebuilt it. This episode is sponsored by Bivins Pointe and Jimmy John's.
A conversation with Scott Buchanan of Yellow City Street Food (YCSF). Half of the husband-wife team behind this high-profile restaurant, Scott combines an impressive resume with a punk-rock personality and passion for food. He shares with host Jason Boyett his journey through the Amarillo and Austin restaurant worlds, the YCSF origin story, and why Amarillo needs to keep its talent here instead of exporting it to other cities. This episode is sponsored by Wieck Realty and Terra Accounting & Consulting.
Patrick Miller (RERELEASE)
RERELEASE: A conversation with Patrick Miller, a local educator and the newly elected president of the Amarillo chapter of the NAACP. Also a member of the Amarillo College Board of Regents, Patrick became the youngest person ever elected to the Board in 2015. In this interview, he tells host Jason Boyett why he got into local politics and discusses his work with refugees at Whittier and Travis. This episode is sponsored by Shemen Dental and originally released February 26, 2018.
Jodi Thomas (RERELEASE)
RERELEASE: A conversation with Jodi Thomas, a best-selling novelist and member of the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. An Amarillo native, Jodi has written more than 50 books, from historical romances to contemporary fiction—and many are set in Texas and the Texas Panhandle. With host Jason Boyett, she shares her writing process, how her career began, and why this area is so significant to her work. This episode is sponsored by La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries and originally released September 17, 20
Ryan Pennington (RERELEASE)
RERELEASE: A conversation with Dr. Ryan Pennington of the Refugee Language Project. A linguist, Pennington moved to Amarillo after several years working in Papua New Guinea. Here he discovered an extraordinary refugee population—and set about trying to remove the barriers that kept these residents from success. He and host Jason Boyett talk about culture shock, how West Texans and Somalis are alike, and why relationships are key to learning a new language. This episode originally released August 13, 2018.
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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.
Love this podcast
I listen every week and Jason nails it with timely topics and interesting guests!
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!