As a producer for Science Friday’s radio team, Annie Minoff shepherds stories to air on the Friday radio show. Her favorite stories draw on her love for both art and science. (So if you’re listening to a bunch of bots rocking out, or tuning in to real-life astronauts reviewing the movie Gravity, she’s probably behind it.)
Annie’s first run-in with radio was as an undergrad at Columbia University, where she covered the New York arts scene for the universe’s best radio station, WKCR-FM (“Sit Back and Dig the Shellac”). Since she couldn’t major in radio, she earned a B.A. in American Studies.
From there, it was on to Chicago’s WBEZ-FM, where Annie was an assistant producer for the world’s only rock ‘n’ roll talk show, Sound Opinions. There her knees got all quake-y during tapings with some of her rock idols, including Lucinda Williams, Wild Flag, and the Jesus of Cool himself, Nick Lowe.
In 2013, Annie moved back to NYC to join the SciFri staff. Now that she has some basis for comparison, she can report that scientists really are rock stars. Favorite SciFri topics include bioart, the history of tech, and science fiction.
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