James Kim

Associate Producer, On Demand

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James Kim is an associate producer for KPCC’s podcast division. He’s worked on other podcasts including Radiotopia’s “Strangers” and the audio fiction show “Deadly Manners” starring Kristen Bell and LeVar Burton. James has also created his own podcasts including “There’s Something Out There” for Marfa Public Radio, and “The Hiss,” which was featured on KALW’s The Spot, in the Bello Collective, and as one of Audit’s “Best Podcasts of 2016.” Kim also produced “The Competition,” featured on CBC’s Podcast Playlist, NPR’s The Big Listen, KPCC’s Off-Ramp, APM’s Performance Today, Apple Podcast’s New and Noteworthy shows, and as one of Audible Feast’s “Best Podcasts of 2017.” He previously worked as a producer for “The Dinner Party Download,” “Marketplace,” and KPCC’s “The Frame.”
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5 podcasts you should listen to this March

Remember the staff picks section at the indie video store you used to love? This is like that, but for podcasts! This month's picks include "This Is Love," "Why Won't You Date Me?" and more.

5 podcasts to listen to this February

Remember the staff picks section at the indie video store you used to love? This is like that, but for podcasts! This month's picks include "The Paris Review," "The Big Loop" and more.

How composer Justin Hurwitz created the award-winning score for 'La La Land'

The movie is an Academy Award favorite, but the most important thing for Hurwitz was creating a score that "sounded like its own thing."

Why 'The Joy Luck Club's success has never been repeated

The 1993 film adaptation of Amy Tan's novel was supposed to usher in a new era for Asian-American storytelling in Hollywood. That hasn't been the case.

Kim Gordon: 'I never really thought of myself as an icon'

The Sonic Youth co-founder reflects on her time in the band, her marriage to frontman Thurston Moore, and her new projects, including Body/Head and a solo career.

CalArts highlights female animators in a male-dominated industry

"Animated Woman Symposium on Gender Bias in Animation" aims to highlight the growing amount of female animators at CalArts. It's in its second year of existence.

Vice's Shane Smith wants his company to be the voice for millennials

The company's founder and CEO says Vice is just like other big media companies, just "weirder" and "younger."

'La La Land' director taps into the unglamorous side of LA

Filmmaker Damien Chazelle used his personal experience of feeling isolated and alone to make a film that's a love letter to the city.

Emma Stone learns some new moves in 'La La Land'

The actress says she has suffered some of the same doubts as her character in "La La Land." But she's learned how to push herself to the other side.

Sundance 2017: Marina Zenovich tackles the California water crisis in her new doc

"Water & Power: A California Heist" is a documentary about the drought in California. The film will have its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

She & Him: It's Christmas time in the city

Actress Zooey Deschanel and singer/songwriter M. Ward have released six albums together, and their latest is their second holiday record, "Christmas Party."

Breaking down the Independent Spirit Award nominations

There's a bumper crop this year of lower budget movies that were made outside the studio system.

Brian K. Vaughan uses his comics as a "cheap version" of therapy

The author has written the popular sci-fi comics "Saga" and "Y: The Last Man." He uses the genre to talk about serious issues such as immigration, the Cold War and fatherhood.

Tom Ford reveals a 'more private' side with 'Nocturnal Animals'

The fashion designer is stitching together an impressive filmmaking career. His second movie, "Nocturnal Animals," tells a story that he relates to deeply.

'Soundbreaking' goes inside the recording studio with Stevie Wonder, Beyoncé and more

The new PBS docu-series "Soundbreaking" pulls back the curtain to reveal what goes into making music in the recording studio.