James Kim

Producer, On Demand

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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

‘Transparent's’ Jill Soloway tries to correct gender inequity behind the scenes

Jill Soloway, one of the few women in television who actually runs a show, says she doesn’t take her position lightly.

A once reluctant Jay Duplass is now a happy cast member on 'Transparent'

Duplass, who has mostly been a director, initially resisted the acting gig, but he's now happy to be part of a cultural phenomenon.

Atticus Ross breaks down the score to 'Love & Mercy'

The DVD release of the Brian Wilson biopic provides an opportunity to hear how Ross, an Oscar-winning composer, used the catalog of the great pop music songwriter.

The future of Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' could see more lawsuits

Aretha Franklin succeeded in preventing the documentary, "Amazing Grace," from playing the film festival circuit, but the singer could end up being sued herself.

Apple unveils new TV set-top box, but is it really 'the future of television?'

The company's CEO, Tim Cook, revealed a new and improved model of Apple TV that integrates Siri and apps. But it still doesn't provide access to Amazon programming.

Black Violin mashes hip-hop and classical to break stereotypes on major label debut

Kevin Marcus and Will Baptiste 'bridge the gap' of classical music and hip-hop and break down the stereotypes they face as African Americans playing violins.

The Comedy Comedy Festival puts a spotlight on Asian American comics

Festival co-founders Jenny Yang and Keiko Agena talk about the inspirations behind the event and how they want to create an opportunity for Asian-American comics to thrive.

'Drunk History' creator Derek Waters tries to tell the stories not told in textbooks

Derek Waters started "Drunk History" as a web series in 2007 and now it's up for an Emmy. Waters talks about how the show got started and bizarre reality of being nominated.

Jeffrey Tambor cried when he heard the first review for 'Transparent'

Tambor tells us how important it was that he nailed his transgender role. "Lives are at stake, and integrity's at stake, and there's a community that needs for me to do that right."

Gardens & Villa converts a warehouse on the L.A. River into the band's home

Chris Lynch and Adam Rasmussen of the indie rock band reveal why, despite all the challenges and physical labor, they've taken root in a warehouse near Dodger Stadium.

Tituss Burgess struggles before landing 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

Burgess was a struggling actor, similar to his character on the show, except now he's an Emmy-nominated one. Hear his story of struggle and how "Kimmy Schmidt" lost him a pizza.

The harsh realities of life on the road for The Drums and Lower Dens

The two indie bands are constantly on tour and coping with the challenges of maintaining relationships and trying to make a living.

Mac Quayle breaks down his Emmy-nominated score for 'American Horror Story'

The composer used to produce for Madonna and Donna Summer, which explains why he's attracted to '80s electronic music.

HEALTH knows the rock star lifestyle doesn't last forever

Singer/guitarist Jake Duszik and bassist John Famiglietti tells us about the band's rise — and knowing that it will come to an end.

Uzo Aduba was going to quit Hollywood before 'OITNB' came along

Before Uzo Aduba got the part of "Crazy Eyes" on Netflix's hit show "Orange is the New Black," she was constantly rejected for parts. Now she's won an Emmy and is going for two.