James Kim

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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

After 10 years, Watkins Family Hour finally releases debut album

Sara and Sean Watkins talk about why they decided to release an album now, their monthly shows at Largo and the dynamics of playing in a band with a sibling.

Stephen Colbert's 'commanding performance' wows television critics at the TCAs

Joe Adalian, Editor of Vulture.com, talks about the increasing importance of name-brand showrunners and which shows look like hits and misses.

Jen Kirkman's backstage experience at Outside Lands Fest

Comedian Jen Kirkman takes a recorder backstage at Outside Lands Festival and captures what goes on behind the scenes at one of the biggest festivals in the U.S.

Salma Hayek turns Kahlil Gibran's 'The Prophet' into an animated film

The actress is one of the producers and voices for the film adaptation of the classic book that she first saw as a young girl on her grandfather's nightstand.

The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers mix sounds and traditions

The group's debut album, "Heavenly Fire," combines gospel with folk, country, R&B and blues.

Hard Summer Fest: The aftermath of 2 drug-related deaths

In the past ten years, almost 20 people have died in local drug-related incidents at EDM festivals, which raises questions of safety and prevention.

Andy Kindler: 'It's a great time for comics,' except if you're Adam Sandler

Veteran comedian Andy Kindler reflects on the annual "State of the Industry" speech that he gives at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal.

Why Little Boots left a major label and started her own

The British electropop singer explains why the giant Atlantic Records wasn't a good fit and how that led to going her own way.

China aims to boost its growing film industry with help from Hollywood

Private Chinese interests are investing in American production companies to learn tricks of the trade that could help their own industry.

Ian McKellen on Gandalf/Dumbledore confusion: 'I will always be the real wizard'

The accomplished actor talks about reuniting with the director who helped launch his career, his over-the-top British sitcom, and the biggest misconception about him.

Teragram Ballroom aiming to be the next 'it' venue in LA

Mike Swier, who opened the Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom in New York, talks about opening a new venue in L.A.'s crowded market.

Miguel tells us about his multi-racial identity and his love for LA

Miguel is becoming a dominant force in the music industry with over 1 billion Pandora plays on his last album "Kaleidoscope Dream," which also won him a Grammy for best R&B song.

Scotty Barnhart carries on the 80-year legacy of the Count Basie Orchestra

Scotty Barnhart joined the band as a trumpeter and 20 years later became its director. He talks about what it means to lead a band with such a long history.

Cuba-U.S. cultural exchange is in the spotlight as embassies re-open

The next step in normalizing relations between the two countries could increase opportunities for artists from both nations.

Comedian and performance artist Kristina Wong targets stereotypes of Asian women

Kristina Wong takes a lighthearted but pointed approach to subverting the notion that Asian women are quiet and obedient.