Sam Baker grew up in Hampshire and after a degree in politics at Birmingham University became a journalist. She has edited some of the UK’s biggest magazines, including Just Seventeen, Cosmopolitan and Red.

In 2015 she co-founded The Pool, the online platform that made inspiring and original content for busy women, until its closure in 2019. She is the author of seven novels.

Towards the end of 2020 Sam launched The Shift with Sam Baker, a podcast where she talks to a wide range of women in midlife and beyond about life, love, work, sex, identity, money, health, shoes, representation, vanishing eyebrows… whatever they feel like chatting about. It’s a must-listen.