Ella Whelan is a freelance journalist, commentator and author of What Women Want: Fun, Freedom and an End to Feminism. She was the assistant editor at spiked and host of the spiked podcast between 2015-2018. She is a producer at the Academy of Ideas’ annual festival the Battle of Ideas.
Ella regularly appears on TV and radio, including Question Time, Today, Sky News, GMB, Any Questions, Moral Maze, Daily Politics, Channel 4 and others. She has written for the Sunday Times, The Economist, the Irish Times, the Sun, Conscience, the Spectator, City Am, the IBT and others. Her interviews, including Slavoj Zizek, Fiona Shaw, Camille Paglia and Lionel Shriver, are published in the spiked review.