Season two premieres February 10 with new episodes releasing Thursdays
Listen to the first episode HERE
NEW YORK -- February 10, 2022 – iHeartMedia, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, announced today that the much-anticipated second season of the ground-breaking podcast “Under the Influence,” hosted by bestselling author, podcast creator, and award-winning journalist Jo Piazza launched today, February 10, with new episodes dropping every Thursday. In 2021 “Under the Influence” was named one of the best podcasts of 2021 by Time, Vanity Fair, and Mashable and has been lauded by The New York Times.
In season one, Piazza explored the effect that mom influencers have on society, taking listeners on a deep dive behind the scenes of the “Mom Internet” - examining the rise and power of MomInfluencers and how the commodification of motherhood has driven many mothers to the edge of their sanity. The response from listeners was overwhelming. Many parents took their children off Instagram after listening to season one and influencers chose to quit their very well-paying jobs after tuning in.
“The response to the first season of ‘Under the Influence’ was unlike anything I have ever seen,” said Piazza. “I still get hundreds of messages a day from women who are eager to know more about how social media has infiltrated every aspect of our lives and how to live a better life in relation to it.”
In the second season, Piazza wades back into the Instagram waters, bringing her keen reporter’s eye to the wider world of social media to show how social media impacts all areas of a woman's life – for better and for worse. She also reveals that social media content
Listeners will once again be captivated as Piazza examines the worlds of mental health influencing, adoption influencing, fertility influencing and more. Topics discussed will include: teachers turning to social media influencing to make extra money for classroom supplies and to supplement their meager incomes; the dangers of mental health influencers who are not licensed therapists; fertility influencers taking the place of doctors when it comes to advising women on how to get pregnant, the dangerous parasocial relationships that can grow between influencers and consumers and the terrifying ways that predators can use photographs of our children that are posted to Instagram.
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