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Texas State launches monthly podcast, Big Ideas TXST, with two new episodes

Jayme Blaschke, Office of Media Relations | March 11, 2020

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SAN MARCOS – Big Ideas TXST is a new, monthly podcast from Texas State University's Division of University Advancement that goes inside the fascinating minds forging innovation, research and creativity at the university. 

Hosted by Daniel Seed, a lecturer in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, each episode features thoughtful interviews and discussion with the thought leaders developing innovative ideas to make the world a better place. 

In episode 1, Pete Blair, director of the Advance Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center, discusses how cutting-edge augmented- and virtual-reality training is having a positive impact on law enforcement, first responders and public safety.

In episode 2, Eddie Piner, a professor in the Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization Program, discusses materials with intelligence that hold the potential to transform infrastructure and make sense of the massive amounts of data generated by modern society. 

Big Ideas TXST can be found at The podcast may also be listened to or subscribed to at:

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 192,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922