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

Lincoln Heights artist creates sculptures from a DIY foundry

Artist Gordon Bowen collected scrap metal and used appliances to start a business. He now has his own foundry where he casts his own handmade bronze sculptures.

Gallery 1988 displays its love for Steve Martin

Renaissance man and avid art collector Steve Martin will have the opportunity to buy art inspired by his work at the Gallery 1988 exhibit, "Excuuuuuse Meeeeeeee."

84-year-old rapper still got that swagger

Stanley Hoffman has been trying to break into the music industry since the 1950's. Now 84, He's reinvented himself as a rapper who goes by the name of Kwayzar.

GOOD Magazine lays off most of its editorial staff

Last January, Off-Ramp interviewed the editors at GOOD on their "Next Big Thing" issue. The magazine's next step in redesign is firing most of its editorial staff.

Rob Schmitz on the Three Chinas and American Sino-paranoia

What to make of claims that China is a threat to the US? Marketplace's Rob Schmitz, who broke the Mike Daisey story, says you can calm down. China has enough problems of its own right now.

Grace Yun: An outsider's perspective on the LA Riots

Grace Yun is a Korean American who teaches in Watts. She was only eight years old during the riots, and wanted to know more about the event when she moved to LA.

Sonny Kang reflects on his experience during the LA Riots

During April of 1992, Sonny Kang, a Korean-American from Koreatown, was in his college dorm room in San Diego when he first heard about the LA Riots.

The Autry National Center hosts a farmers market

After finishing a long hike at Griffith Park, you can head to The Autry National Center, which will host The Autry Farmers Market starting Saturday, April 28.

Album of the week: The Sound of Music Soundtrack

James Kim fills in for Peter Stenshoel with an Album of the Week: On the way to Coachella, I found one of my favorite soundtracks at a thrift store: "The Sound of Music."

Mark Twain Award Winner: Why my parents and I don't speak the same language

I lost my ability to speak Korean with my parents. I thought I could fix the problem by learning Korean, but it wasn't that simple.

Long Beach libraries, geocaching, and Zorro

Long Beach calls in Zorro and a Geocaching treasure hunt to help increase literacy.

Matt Novak analyzes 1970s visions of the Apocalypse

Why is Matt Novak, author of the blog Paleofuture, fascinated by 1970s predictions that we were all going to die catastrophically?

Get out your corset! Edwardian Ball in LA Sunday

The Edwardian Ball comes to The Belasco Theater Sunday and promises to take you back to the early 1900's with elegant music, theatre, dance, and circus acts.

GOOD Magazine tries to find the next big thing

GOOD Magazine dedicates itself to finding ideas that are innovative and sustainable. In their latest issue, they try to find the next big thing.