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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 Kate Mara and Adam Scott, 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.