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Karen Welch

A conversation with Karen Welch, the senior content producer for Panhandle PBS. Before that role, Karen spent 25+ years as a reporter for the Amarillo Globe-News. She now has nearly three decades of experience reporting about Amarillo's city government, business community and more. With host Jason Boyett, she shares her most memorable assignment, explains why community newspapers are so vital, and then refuses to answer a couple of "8 Straight" questions. This episode is sponsored by SKP...


Bruce Moseley

A conversation with Bruce Moseley, executive director of the Turn Center. Bruce didn't plan to end up in the nonprofit world—he's an attorney by trade—but found his calling at this organization that provides therapy for children with special needs. With host Jason Boyett, Bruce details his meandering career path and explains how the Turn Center's groundbreaking autism study has brought international attention to Amarillo. This episode is sponsored by Panhandle Plains Historical Museum....


Dean Boyd

A conversation with Dean Boyd, one of the highest-profile personal injury lawyers in Amarillo. Most locals know Dean from his advertising, but who's the attorney behind the ads? With host Jason Boyett, Dean discusses his difficult upbringing, how he got into law in the first place, and why he takes his job so seriously even if his "Strong Arm" commercials are pretty lighthearted. This episode is sponsored by SKP Creative and Six Car Pub & Brewery. Support the podcast via...


Mercy Murguia

A conversation with Mercy Murguia, Potter County Commissioner representing Precinct Two, which includes much of northeast and east Amarillo. Recently elected to her second term in office, Mercy is also a healthcare software consultant who holds an MBA from West Texas A&M University. She and host Jason Boyett discuss how she got into local politics, her passion for community engagement, and how she hopes to see the city continue to grow. This episode is sponsored by Dr. Eddy Sauer of Shemen...


Jack Mustard

A conversation with Jack Mustard, the chiropractor behind Mustard Wellness Center. Jack is also the founder and director of Mustard Street Charities, which serves up to 500 hamburgers to homeless men and women every week, along with offering a jobs program and other outreach. With host Jason Boyett, Jack shares how he ended up in Amarillo after abandoning plans to live in Mexico, and how an encounter with homelessness sent him down an unexpected path. This episode is sponsored by Wieck...


Kasey Tam

A conversation with Kasey Tam, owner of Nest Interiors & Construction and The Nat Antiques on Route 66, which is one of the most iconic buildings in Amarillo's history and currently home to more than a hundred small shops. With host Jason Boyett, Kasey talks about her business career, the ins and outs of working on 6th Street, and how she's planning to increase the visibility of shop owners in this historic neighborhood. This episode is sponsored by Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum....


Derek Weathersbee

A conversation with Derek Weathersbee, a graphic design instructor at Amarillo College and a font creator whose typefaces are used all over the world—from Taco Bell advertising to the NFL Network. With host Jason Boyett, Derek talks about his decision to return to Amarillo from Dallas and details just how much the millennials he teaches (plus younger generations) have to offer the city. This episode is sponsored by Six Car Pub & Brewery and SKP Creative. Support the podcast via...


Nell Newton

A conversation with Reverend Nell Newton, the pastor of Amarillo Unitarian Universality Fellowship. Nell is originally from Detroit, spent most of her adult years in Austin, and moved to Amarillo in 2017. With host Jason Boyett, she talks about the Michigan-to-Texas culture shock, the history of her religious movement, and why she has grown to love the Texas Panhandle's "terrible beauty." This episode is sponsored by Wieck Realty and Shemen Dental Group. Support the podcast via...


Mason Rogers

A conversation with architect Mason Rogers of Playa Design Studio, the firm behind the award-winning Six Car/Crush building on Polk Street and other new, high-profile construction projects in Amarillo. With host Jason Boyett, Mason talks about the city's architectural history, whether or not Amarillo has a unique "style," and what he thinks the future holds for development and redevelopment. This episode is sponsored by BOC Bank. Support the podcast via Patreon.com/heyamarillo.


Shauna Thornhill

A conversation with Shauna Thornhill of Amarillo Vision Specialists—an optometry practice based in the Walmart Supercenter on Grand. Shauna was named Walmart's optometrist of the year for 2018. With host Jason Boyett, she explains the connection between Walmart and eye care, how education became her escape from poverty, and why she's one of the few healthcare providers her patients ever see. This episode is sponsored by BOC Bank, with help from The Union Hall Workspace. Support the podcast...


Eveline Rivers-McCoy

A conversation with Eveline Rivers-McCoy, the philanthropic powerhouse behind the Eveline Rivers Christmas Project and Eveline's Sunshine Cottage. She and host Jason Boyett discuss how she ended up in Amarillo, her professional childcare career, and the sad circumstances that helped kick off her now 40-year-old Christmas project. This episode is sponsored by Betenbough Homes, with an assist from The Union Hall Workspace. Support the podcast via Patreon.com/heyamarillo.


Jacob Aaron Morin

A conversation with Jacob Aaron Morin, an Amarillo-born artist who shuffled around the foster-care system before ending up here full-time. Jacob abused drugs during his teenage years, and at the age of 17, nearly died after being shot through the neck. Jacob believes he survived for a reason, and has spent the years since working on his art and giving back to his community. This episode is sponsored by Wieck Realty, Six Car Pub & Brewery, and Amarillo Nurse-Family Partnership. Support the...


Suzanne Wheeler

A conversation with Suzanne Wheeler, a relative newcomer to Amarillo. Less than a year ago, Suzanne left Tulsa, Oklahoma—where she had raised a family—to open a branch of Mariner Wealth Advisors here in Amarillo. The decision was intentional. She first saw Amarillo and Palo Duro Canyon as a weekend vacation spot. Then she saw the business opportunity here. Suzanne and host Jason Boyett talk about what attracted her to this area and what made her so excited to put down roots in a new city and...


Matt Darby

A conversation with Matt Darby, who saw the clothes jockeys were wearing ten years ago and thought, "We can do better than that." This year, his Speed Silks® were seen riding Triple Crown winner Justify and are being used by some of the biggest names in horse racing. A former sportscaster and radio guy, he and host Jason Boyett talk about Matt's dramatic career shift—and Amarillo's entrepreneurial environment—in this episode. The show is sponsored by Lemieux Company. Support the podcast via...


Daniel Davis

A conversation with Daniel Davis, the proprietor of Sad Monkey Media and half of the country/americana band Fine & Dandy. Daniel is a designer, web developer, songwriter and musician who started both his business and the band over the past couple years. (He's been busy.) With host Jason Boyett, Daniel digs into the local music scene and why he's so invested in the growth of downtown Amarillo. This episode is sponsored by Lemieux Company. Help support the show at Patreon.com/heyamarillo.


Savannah Gates

A conversation with Savannah Gates, the entrepreneur behind Reinventing the Weal, a hydroponic farm and consulting business west of Amarillo. Savannah is hard to describe. She's a former engineer. She's a mixologist. She grew up on a Bushland farm and studied sustainability in Hungary. With host Jason Boyett, she shares her passion for cultivating the connection between local farmers and chefs and explains why food and drink are at the heart of human relationships. This episode is sponsored...


Jason Boyett

A conversation with Jason Boyett, host and creator of this podcast. Jason is a longtime designer, copywriter and author who has been working in Amarillo's marketing and advertising industry for nearly two decades. Interviewed by Dusty Green, Jason explains his longtime interest in theology, how he found his way into celebrity ghostwriting, and why two years at Amarillo College played such a huge role in his career. This episode is sponsored by Wieck Realty and SKP Creative. Help support the...


Valerie Gooch

A conversation with Valerie Gooch, executive director of The PARC—the Panhandle Adult Rebuilding Center, which serves members of Amarillo's homeless population by offering classes and activities that help them rediscover their identity and purpose. With host Jason Boyett, Valerie explains why Amarillo is such a generous city and why it's so important that homeless people have a safe place where they feel known. This episode is sponsored by Street Toyota. Help support the show at...


Dr. Guy Loneragan

A conversation with Dr. Guy Loneragan, a former WTAMU faculty member and now a Texas Tech Animal & Food Sciences professor working to bring the Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine to Amarillo. With host Jason Boyett, Guy explains why Amarillo is a perfect fit for this high-impact vet school and details the huge economic benefit it will bring. A native of Australia, he also compares West Texas to his home country. This episode is sponsored by Street Toyota. Help support the show at...


Kristin Babbitt

A conversation with Kristin Babbitt, a local entrepreneur and the owner of Dotsy's Boutique in Wolflin Square. Women's fashion is big business in Amarillo, and Dotsy's has carved out a loyal following despite tons of competition. With host Jason Boyett, Kristin shares how she started her boutique and why social media is so central to Dotsy's success. This episode is sponsored by Street Toyota. Help support the show at Patreon.com/heyamarillo.