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New political podcast hits the ground running at A&M-San Antonio

Texas A&M University-San Antonio is following in the footsteps of Rachel Maddow and Anderson Cooper when it comes to podcasts. 

The political science program has created a new podcast titled Real PoliTALK that focuses on foreign policy, local government, civil rights and much more. 

The podcast is created, produced and edited by lecturer Selina J. Lugo. Listeners can expect to hear dialogue about political science, voting rights and civil liberties. 

The podcast also connects to discussions and assignments in Lugo’s Texas Government class.

“The purpose here was really to pull students in,” said professor Lugo. “I want to provide a healthy dialogue and discourse on democracy because modes of creative political communication is key.

Thumbnail image of ‘Real PoliTALK: The Breakdown’, hosted by professor Selina J. Lugo. Courtesy of the political science department.

Lugo writes all the scripts for the podcast. Her interest in political science pushes her to bring the podcast to its full potential. The podcast currently has five episodes, each episode breaking down what Lugo is teaching in her classroom. 

“I really hit the ground running.” Lugo said.

Students can find the podcast on the Apple Store or by going to

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Lauren Mayes
Lauren Mayes is a communications sophomore with a minor in business. Lauren is a student worker and the vice president for the Her Campus chapter on campus. She has an article published in the Texas A&M University San Antonio Mission Magazine. Her dream job is to be a communications director for an NBA team.

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