20 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 • 827 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: 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
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
827 Ratings

827 Ratings

AlArt29 ,

Poderosa

As the daughter of a Mexican mother from Juarez/El Paso, I deeply relate to the internal tension of having an identity that spans two borders. Beautifully done!

DinaRose27 ,

Authentic brilliance.

Maybe my favorite podcast ever. A journey of self exploration, mentor worship, revelation, forgiveness, gratitude ... a prayer. Loved it so much.

juliet'a'libre ,

Mesmerizing

This podcast was such a gift. It was all the things I love- Latinidad, celebration, critical analysis, abuelitas, dads, daughters, mending a broken heart, history lessons, deconstructing race and body politics, and of course Selena. I grew, I cried, I laughed and danced. Wow. Thank you for this offering.

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