Ruth Barnes has over ten years experience as a presenter and producer for the BBC. She has written and presented music documentaries for BBC Radio 4, and has been live from Glastonbury festival and the Cannes Film Festival for BBC Radio 5 Live. She spent 5 years as a music news reporter for BBC 6 Music and Radio 2. In 2006 Ruth started her own internet radio show, The Other Woman; a platform to showcase new music from female artists. The Independent has called her a ‘Pop pioneer who knows what women want’. In 2016 she started the podcast production company Chalk & Blade, working for the likes of The Guardian, Panoply Media and Penguin/Random House.