A podcast about the Texas Panhandle has been gaining a good deal of attention in recent months.
Author Jason Boyett, who grew up in Amarillo, says he started the “Hey Amarillo” podcast for a couple of reasons. The project allows him to give back to his hometown, and it also provides panhandle residents with a chance to hear from people who live near them but aren’t necessarily like them.
Recent guests include Amarillo mayor Ginger Nelson, a DACA recipient, and an NAACP board member, and a young entrepreneur.
Xcel Energy spokesman and local poet Wes Reeves said the Hey Amarillo podcast is just what Amarillo needs.
“No politics, no animosity - just an honest look at who we are and who we want to be,” said Reeves.
Boyett says the podcast has been a fun experiment, and he hopes it continues indefinitely.
The “Hey Amarillo” podcast is available for free on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher, as well as online at heyamarillo.com