Ellen Stanley (she/her) began her radio journey while a student at Oberlin College, where she hosted a women’s music program for four years on WOBC. Since 2002, she has been hosting the long-running Womenfolk radio show on KFAI in Minneapolis, MN. Now carried on WHCPFolkMusicNotebook.com and other stations across the country, Womenfolk features a wide variety of folk/acoustic music from women and non-binary artists, including Americana, blues, bluegrass, traditional country, singer/songwriter and roots music from around the globe. As a banjo player, publicist and music writer, Ellen brings an insider’s perspective to the music with exclusive interviews, live guests and tasty bits of fun folk trivia. She has been a guest host and contributor on SiriusXM, The Current, Folk Alley, KBEM-Jazz88 and Minnesota Public Radio. She also co-hosts the weekly Back Catalog Listening Party, revisiting old albums with guest artists who talk about the writing and recording of the songs and answer fan questions live on YouTube.

When not promoting or creating music, Ellen loves to run, read and explore.