21 episodes

Maria Garcia was 9 years old and living on the U.S.-Mexico border when Selena was murdered. Twenty five years later, Maria is on a quest to understand what it means to love, mourn and remember Selena. In this intimate journey, Maria explores what Selena’s legacy shows us about belonging in America. Produced by WBUR.

Anything For Selena WBUR & Futuro Studios

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 889 Ratings

Maria Garcia was 9 years old and living on the U.S.-Mexico border when Selena was murdered. Twenty five years later, Maria is on a quest to understand what it means to love, mourn and remember Selena. In this intimate journey, Maria explores what Selena’s legacy shows us about belonging in America. Produced by WBUR.

    BONUS: Selena and Chris

    BONUS: Selena and Chris

    Maria heads to Joshua Tree, California for an intimate interview with Selena's widower, Chris Perez. Chris shares a side of Selena we rarely get to see, and Maria learns about how romantic love was one of the ways Selena charted her own path.

    • 44 min
    BONUS: Anything for Selena Live!

    BONUS: Anything for Selena Live!

    In this intimate Q&A, host Maria Garcia and producers Antonia Cereijido and Kristin Torres take listeners behind the scenes for a look at the making of Anything for Selena. This episode was recorded live during a virtual event with WBUR Cityspace.

    • 45 min
    9. Selena y nosotros (ESPAÑOL)

    9. Selena y nosotros (ESPAÑOL)

    Episodio 9. En el final de la serie Anything for Selena, Maria reflexiona sobre lo que su año de análisis del legado de Selena revela sobre la humanidad de La Reina.

    • 37 min
    9. Selena and Us (ENGLISH)

    9. Selena and Us (ENGLISH)

    Episode 9. In the series finale of Anything for Selena, Maria reflects on what her year-long examination into Selena’s legacy reveals about La Reina’s humanity.

    • 35 min
    8. Selena y raza (ESPAÑOL)

    8. Selena y raza (ESPAÑOL)

    Episodio 8. Tras el debut de la serie Selena en Netflix, algunos fans señalaron que la cantante había sido "blanqueada" en ese show. En este episodio, Maria analiza por qué la tez morena de Selena es parte crucial del legado de la reina del tex-mex y reflexiona sobre cómo su exploración de la raza de Selena la condujo a revelaciones acerca de su propia identidad.

    • 35 min
    8. Selena and Race (ENGLISH)

    8. Selena and Race (ENGLISH)

    Episode 8. After the premiere of Selena: The Series on Netflix, some fans claimed Selena had been "whitewashed" in the show.  In this episode, Maria analyzes why Selena's brownness is an essential part of her legacy and reflects on how the exploration of Selena's race led Maria to revelations about her own identity.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
889 Ratings

889 Ratings

elsitaenseattle ,

Fantastic job

What a great podcast! Engaging critical with a huge eagle ey vision.
Congratulations to the team
Muchas gracias

Hoshi is my sidekick ,

From a Afro Latina from TX, thank you

I didn’t expect to listen to this podcast and even be acknowledged as an Afro Latina . I was born and raised in Texas, half Afro Brazilian and half Mexican and as a woman who’s body has been sexualized since I was 10, I love episode 4. Selena and Beyoncé were the first two women who I could ever relate to. This podcast is outstanding

Tiffyrenee ,

This Podcast does La Reina so much justice

As a white female growing up in border town, Laredo, TX in the 90s, Selena’s music taught me Spanish. Following her back then also taught me how kind and unapologetically herself she was. Hearing this podcast was like having a high school reunion, but better. Learning new things about someone that had such an impact on me in my formative years was so satisfying and meaningful. Hearing Abraham, and then Chris Perez, talk in real time about Selena filled my heart. Thank you for being so thoughtful on the delivery of this podcast. I heard about from a friend here in Austin, TX. And I’m yelling to the world, “GO LISTEN!”

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