17 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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 651 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.

    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
    7. Selena y la internet (ESPAÑOL)

    7. Selena y la internet (ESPAÑOL)

    Episodio 7. Un cuarto de siglo después de su muerte, Selena está arrasando en internet. En línea, la imagen y la música de Selena han adquirido nueva vida en redes sociales y plataformas que eran inimaginables cuando ella aún vivía. Sus seguidores de todas las edades han recurrido a Instagram, TikTok y YouTube para restaurar y presentar de nuevas formas la memoria de Selena. En este episodio, Maria explora cómo la internet se ha convertido en un lugar en el que los fans honran y recuerdan a Selena, y sobrellevan juntos el vacío que dejó.

    • 29 min
    7. Selena and The Internet (ENGLISH)

    7. Selena and The Internet (ENGLISH)

    Episode 7. A quarter century after her death, Selena is breaking the internet. Online, Selena’s image and music have taken on new life on social media and platforms that weren’t even imaginable when she was still alive. Selena devotees of all ages have turned to Instagram, TikTok and Youtube to restore and remix Selena’s memory. In this episode, Maria explores how the internet has become a place where fans celebrate and remember Selena, as well as grapple with the void she left behind.

    • 42 min
    6. Spanglish (ESPAÑOL)

    6. Spanglish (ESPAÑOL)

    Episodio 6. Puede ser que Selena haya hecho una carrera cantando temas en español, pero no se crió hablando español en casa. Aprendió castellano a la vista del público, y los errores que cometió se convirtieron en algunos de sus momentos más famosos y entrañables. En este episodio, Maria explora por qué el spanglish de Selena parecía tan revolucionario para su época y, a la misma vez, tan familiar para sus fans, quienes también padecían con el idioma de sus padres o antepasados. Esta exploración nos lleva a un lugar inesperado.

    • 30 min
    6. Spanglish (ENGLISH)

    6. Spanglish (ENGLISH)

    Episode 6. Selena Quintanilla may have built her career singing Spanish songs, but she didn’t grow up speaking Spanish at home. She learned Spanish in the public eye, and her mistakes became some of her most famous and endearing moments. In this episode, Maria explores why Selena’s Spanglish seemed so revolutionary for its time, and yet so familiar to many fans who also struggled with the language of their heritage. The exploration takes us to an unexpected place.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
651 Ratings

651 Ratings

Mandapan ,

Beautiful

Beautifully done. You did an icon right. And I love that it’s in Spanish and English. Selena was a great loss for this world and this just helps educate newer generations.

marq308336 ,

Good subject , To divisive

Saying Frida Kahlo took advantage of being “white “is offensive she is a monument and proudly Mexican , Mexicans and Latinos come form a backgrounds and colors I kinda have mixed feelings of this podcast

LauraNicoleMc ,

The only thing I would change is the title...

This podcast is captivating, well researched, and thought provoking. The only negative thing I would say is in regard to the title of the series. Unfortunately, I think the title misleads as to the nature of the podcast. Although I agree that Selena’s name should be in the title, possibly it should have been in a subtitle or vice versa. I think the title doesn’t capture the breadth and depth of the podcast but gives off a sensationalist vibe, almost like from a fan’s perspective that people will do anything for Selena. Moreover, I think that due to the limitations of the title, some people will not choose to listen to this podcast, yet in doing so, they will be missing out on an important socio-cultural critique as well discussions of 90s culture, identity politics, race politics, body politics, etc.

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