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Andy Mills

Before working for Radiolab, Andy had a lot of jobs, from being a research journalist in Southern Sudan to making fancy lattes in Denver, Colorado. To date he’s been a dishwasher, groundskeeper, paper boy, photographer, fund raiser, camp counselor, fast food burger-flipper, janitor, gardener, roofer, bus boy, missionary, ice cream scooper, barista, nanny, assistant professor, monk, equipment manager, waiter, television production assistant, secretary, painter and K-Mart Santa Clause. Now, when not producing stories for the radio, he writes short stories, performs live storytelling multi-media shows, and rides his bicycle all over New York City.

Andy Mills appears in the following:

Head In Your Hands

Monday, May 19, 2014

Maybe you’re like me and you’re not exactly sure what to make of 3D printers. Sometimes they feel straight out of sci-fi (home print yourself a gun!), at other times they seem like a frivolous way to procure something you could buy at the dollar store. Only ...

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

We can end the mosquito madness without turning a select few into genetically modified assassins. And the other ways to do it are just as far out. 

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

They buzz. They bite. And they have killed more people than cancer, war, or heart disease. Here’s the question: If you could wipe mosquitoes off the face of the planet, would you?

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Otzi Confirms: Tattoos Have Always Been Cool

Monday, November 25, 2013

Producer Andy Mills takes a close look at Ötzi's ink -- the roughly 5,300-year-old Iceman has more than 50 tattoos etched into his skin. (PS: If you haven't listened yet, check out our latest short, all about Ötzi, An Ice-Cold Case).

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An Ice-Cold Case

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Scientists' obsession with one particular man - and with the tiny scraps of evidence left in the wake of his death - gives us a surprisingly intimate peek into the life of someone who should've been lost to the ages.

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Dear Hector

Reporter Bianca Giaever brings us a story of forgiveness that's nearly impossible to comprehend -- even for the man at the center of it, an octogenarian named Hector Black.

Hector and Bianca

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MOVIE BLOOD: Jad & Robert Get a Tour

Friday, August 02, 2013

Fake movie blood is for-real gross -- when we paid a visit to a special effects studio for our Blood episode, our executive producer nearly passed out. If you've got a weak stomach, don't look at these delightfully gruesome photos from our trip.

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Watch As The Fastest Mammal Slowly Moves Really Fast

Friday, March 08, 2013

Run, cheetah, run... a paradoxically fast and slow cat has caught Andy Mills' attention...

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Fast Cash Dash Flash Crash Clash

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

In our Speed episode, we learn just how outdated our idea of the stock market is. Producer Andy Mills helps us picture the modern-day market with some beautiful depictions of high frequency trading, from technicolor graphs to frantic piano riffs.

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Can one blissful moment change your life? Producer Andy Mills introduces us to Reverend Mike Young, a man who can pinpoint a pivotal handful of minutes in the 1960s that he claims did just that. As a college student, he was part of a study in which ...

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Kohn Ashmore’s voice is arresting. It stopped his friend Andy Mills in his tracks the first time they met. But in this short about the power of friendship and familiarity, Andy explains that Kohn’s voice isn't the most striking thing about him at all.

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