Anything For Selena

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Publisher:
Futuro Studios, WBUR

Anything For Selena

5.0/5

Critic Rating

On the podcast Anything for Selena, Apple Podcasts’ Show of the Year of 2021, Maria García combines rigorous reporting with impassioned storytelling to honor Selena's legacy. She also explores the indelible mark she left on Latino identity and belonging, whether it’s fatherhood, big-butt politics, and the fraught relationship with whiteness and language.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Emma Carey • Esquire Jul 14, 2021

"Garcia’s deep reverence for the artist makes for powerful storytelling when matched with investigative reporting on the work and political significance of Selena."

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Score: 4.9

Eliana Dockterman • Time.com May 20, 2021

"I was initially skeptical of the tone, worried that Garcia’s perspective might lead her to pull punches with interviewees. But the host’s love for the singer is an asset, not a distraction—she asks the hard questions."

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Score: 5

Nicholas Quah • Vulture May 7, 2021

"Garcia is as much a subject of this podcast as the icon being considered. She stands as evidence of Selena’s impact, carrying forth the singer’s legacy by claiming back her narrative in bold, powerful ways."

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Score: 5

PR Staff • PodcastReview.org Jan 13, 2021

"Anything for Selena is wise to always return to the personal, centering the power Selena holds in so many fans’ lives."

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