Best of Boston

2021 Best Podcaster

Maria Garcia, “Anything for Selena”

With “Anything for Selena” — a limited series that’s part investigation, part love letter, and part deeply personal essay — WBUR’s Maria Garcia gets to the heart of why so many people still adore the late Tejano pop star. Through vivid storytelling in both English and Spanish, she fills in gaps in the public’s understanding of Selena’s life via intimate interviews with elusive family members. Mixed in are heart-to-hearts with fans who saw, as she did, an aspirational version of themselves in the code-switching, border-straddling performer.