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Audio entertainment has boomed in recent years, and today literally millions of individual podcasts are a click away from your ears. Spotify, for one, currently hosts more than 3.2 million podcast titles.

From a mysterious death off the coast of Malibu, to a unique look at the life of pop star Selena, to a “podcast movie” starring Kiernan Shipka, this year’s selection is informative and topical, not to mention entertaining.

Here are 20 notable podcasts that debuted this year, selected by Variety staff — each worth a listen.