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James Kim is a podcast producer at KPCC. He’s worked on other podcasts including Radiotopia’s “Strangers” and the audio fiction show “Deadly Manners” starring Kristen Bell, RuPaul and LeVar Burton. James has also created his own podcasts including Marfa Public Radio’s “There’s Something Out There” and “The Hiss.” His most recent podcast, “The Competition,” was featured on NPR, WNYC, CBC and APM. James has previously worked as a producer for “The Dinner Party Download,” “Marketplace,” and KPCC’s “The Frame.”
Stories by James Kim
The new wave music icon talks about how he got his start in scoring for television, working with a variety of directors, and how important score actually is to TV and film.
"Truth" follows the controversial report that got CBS news anchor Dan Rather and "60 Minutes" producer Mary Mapes fired. The director talks about his approach to the screenplay, which is based on Mapes' memoir.
The Frame’s John horn spoke with composer Jóhann Jóhannsson about how he used music to amp up the stakes in the new drug war film, “Sicario.”
The actor makes his directorial debut with "All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records."
The director spent nine years getting the film made, and coping with malaria, injuries on set and extreme weather couldn't stop him from finishing it.
The singer-songwriter, who just released his sixth studio album, talks about his love for the banjo and why he wants the music to speak for itself.
Composer Jeff Russo says, "Television turns away from music because they use music as a crutch" due to time and budget, but with "Fargo," they tried to make it cinematic.
The Scottish band's lead singer has been touring with the band for two decades and says she's enjoyed every single moment on the road.
Youth Lagoon's new album "Savage Hills Ballroom" deals with the deaths of a family member and a close friend, but Trevor Powers uses the music to search for answers.
While Merrill Nisker a.k.a. Peaches hasn't released an album in several years, she's been keeping busy with making a film, a photo book and performing musicals
While it seems like the comedian is an open book on stage, she's very calculated in what she reveals about herself — and uses that to her advantage.
When they're not touring the world and playing music, saxophonist Jared Tankel is a music attorney and drummer Brian Profilio is a high school art teacher.
The Toronto festival marks the unofficial start of Oscar season. Kyle Buchanan, a senior editor at vulture.com, talks about which films are getting buzz —good and bad.
Director Denis Villeneuve talks about how he created the intense atmosphere in "Sicario" and why he's attracted to making dark films.
Director Scott Cooper and actor Joel Edgerton talk about the benefits of being both actors and directors and the pleasures of working with Johnny Depp on "Black Mass"