Reality TV veteran-turned-musical artist JoJo Siwa is launching a launching a new podcast for iHeartMedia’s LBGTQ-targeted Outspoken Podcast Network in what will be a slate of shows for iHeart. The alliance kicks off with the weekly JoJo Siwa NOW podcast that will explore Siwa’s life, career and her thoughts as a Gen Z on current headlines and the world around her.
“I am so excited for my fans to get to know me like never before,” Siwa said in the announcement. “I’ve authentically shared my life online for over a decade and this podcast will dive even deeper into who I am and what makes me, me.”
JoJo Siwa Now will include guests like Tyler Cameron of “The Bachelorette,” while also allowing Siwa to reconnect with Abby Lee Miller of “Dance Moms” and her “Dancing with the Stars” partner Jenna Johnson. “I’m also incredibly lucky to have my very best friends join me as guests to laugh with me and get deep about life and who I am, separate from the headlines,” said Siwa.
Known for her signature high ponytail and iconic bows, Siwa has transcended her early days on the “Dance Moms” television show to become a recording artist, actress, producer, and internet personality with more than 70 million followers across social media. Siwa is also still on reality TV. She is currently competing in the second season of Fox TV’s “Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test.”
Siwa calls her show the “first of many projects” she is working on with iHeartMedia’s Outspoken Podcast Network. Neither offered any details about what is in the works, however. But Will Pearson, President of iHeartPodcasts says her “authenticity and global influence align perfectly” with The Outspoken Podcast Network’s mission to provide unfiltered and empowering content. “We are so excited for JoJo to lend her voice to this mission as we continue to build a space for Gen Z talent and listeners everywhere to celebrate who they are,” he said.