Big Conversations, Little Bar



Chief Andy Mills  
From Midwest Roots To Leadership as Palm Springs Top Cop

On this episode of Big Conversations, Little Bar, hosts Patrick Evans and Randy Florence sit down with Andy Mills, the Chief of Police in Palm Springs. From the corner booth at Skip Paige’s Little Bar, Chief Mills shares the compelling journey that led him from the Midwest to the Golden State, and finally to the heart of the Coachella Valley. Fully integrated into the local culture alongside his wife, Chief Mills discusses his deep appreciation for the diversity, environment, and unique spirit of the region. He delves into his early interest in police work, sparked by an Indiana State Police trooper who took him on a ride-along. His early-life exposure to diversity in his interfaith household, and music also played pivotal roles in shaping his views on respect and inclusion. Tune in to this insightful episode of Big Conversations, Little Bar for an intimate look at the values and experiences that define Palm Springs' top law enforcement officer from Little Bar – the Center of the Coachella Valley Universe and presented by the McCallum Theatre with tickets now on sale for the 2024-25 season at .


Neil Machlis

Film Producer

week of June 24th.


Big Conversations, Little Bar is a popular podcast that brings together hosts Patrick Evans and Randy Florence in the intimate setting of Skip Paige's Little Bar at the center of the Coachella Valley Universe in Palm Desert , where intriguing personalities from various fields engage in lively and unfiltered discussions. The show's unique blend of relaxed atmosphere and thought-provoking conversations has attracted a large and dedicated audience. 

Listeners are drawn to the authentic and candid exchanges between the hosts and their guests who reside full- or part-time in the Desert Cities region of Southern California, which range from light-hearted banter to deeper insights on a wide array of topics. With a reputation for creating a welcoming space for genuine conversations and genuine connections, Big Conversations, Little Bar has become a go-to destination for those seeking entertainment, inspiration, and a dose of laughter.

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Patrick & Randy call Skip Paige's Little Bar the Center of the Coachella Valley Universe for a reason! Because it is. Big things (including Conversations) come in small packages. The environment, the atmosphere, the patrons, the staff, the food, and the beverages are all the ingredients that make Little Bar a big favorite! If you stop by on Tuesday afternoons you may even catch your favorite podcast in production!

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