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

Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokno on Donald Trump

She talks about the punk rock collective's new record, which includes the protest song "Make America Great Again."

Serj Tankian: From System of a Down to writing symphonies

The heavy metal band frontman talks about the early days for the group and how he became interested in writing symphonic music.

Aaron Eckhart: 'I don't think about being a star anymore'

The actor currently has supporting roles in the films "Sully" and "Bleed For This," but he's now looking for roles that suit his age.

Creator of NBC's 'The Good Place' wants to make an inclusive utopia

Michael Schur created other comedy shows including "Parks and Recreation" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." On his latest NBC comedy, he set it in an afterlife that's inclusive to all "race, creed, gender, sexual identity."

Us The Duo reflect on Vine and its impact on their career

Carissa and Michael Alvarado launched their music career after their Vine videos went viral. The husband-wife team talk about what the video app meant to them — and how they plan on going forward without it.

Janelle Monáe on her first acting role and embracing otherness

The musician makes her theatrical debut with the film "Moonlight." She talks about what drew her to acting and why she's passionate about "telling stories about the other."

'Moonlight': Naomie Harris wants to play roles that terrify her

The actress plays the drug addicted mother, Paula, in the new film. She talks about the challenges and rewards of playing challenging characters.

Natalie Mering taps into Christian roots on Weyes Blood's latest album

On "Front Row Seat to Earth," the indie musician uses inspiration from her Christian upbringing and growing up in a religious household.

Why Thandie Newton finds personal empowerment in 'Westworld'

The actress talks about feeling empowered by the nudity in the show and opens up about her past being objectified as a woman of color in entertainment.

Lucius on the daunting task of performing with Roger Waters

How did Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, singers from the indie band, find themselves performing with the Pink Floyd co-founder at Desert Trip?

Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees goes it alone and gets personal

Tyler Glenn's first solo album, “Excommunication," is inspired by his recent departure from the Mormon church due to his sexual orientation.

Dispatch from 'Oldchella': Baby boomers, politics and fine dining

The opening weekend of new music festival Desert Trip featured a lineup of veteran rockstars, fine dining options and more than a few walkers.

'Delusion' is not your father's haunted house

Interactive horror attractions have become more numerous and elaborate. Jon Braver started his frightful theater experience in 2011, and it's become a Halloween season staple.

"Voyage Of Time" producers on Terrence Malick's passion project

The visionary filmmaker took nearly 40 years to complete his new documentary about the history of the universe and planet earth.

'For The Record': a stage show built around classic pop songs from movies

The show is part cabaret, part concert, but the main focus is to highlight great filmmakers and the music they use.