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

Devendra Banhart uses LA as inspiration for his latest album

The singer-songwriter's "Ape in Pink Marble" is steeped in the city’s ambience and the Fantasyland that is Hollywood.

Alan Cumming says he's a provocateur and 'a storyteller for hire'

In his new book, "You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams," the actor and singer tells his own stories, accompanied by photos he's taken over the years.

'ABZÛ' composer Austin Wintory on his ambitious video game score

Wintory, who has worked on popular games such as "Assassin's Creed Syndicate" and his Grammy nominated score for "Journey," talks about his creative process.

Recycling on TV is a 'trend that's not going anywhere'

"MacGyver" on CBS and Fox's "The Exorcist" and "Lethal Weapon" are some of the many reboots debuting on the small screen this fall.

Why 'Luke Cage' creator made his superhero costume a hoodie

Cheo Hodari Coker made an intentional choice to set the new Netflix show in Harlem. And have the superhero costume be a dark hoodie.

Local Natives: From high school rock band to selling out theaters

The Los Angeles indie band has been playing together for more than a decade. Now Local Natives is getting ready for its world tour.

Versa-Style aims to educate kids with hip-hop dance

Co-founder and artistic director Jackie Lopez wants to use the dance company to teach kids the social and political importance of hip-hop music and dance.

After years off screen, Eddie Murphy takes a dramatic turn in 'Mr. Church'

The comedy legend is best known from his roles in films like "Beverly Hills Cop" and "The Nutty Professor," but there’s nothing funny about his latest role.

'Moonlight' director: 'There is no code switching in this film'

The film follows a young boy in Miami and his journey into adulthood. And for filmmaker Barry Jenkins, he doesn't shy away from showing his real life struggles on the big screen.

Telluride: 'Bleed For This' brings an unknown boxer's story to the screen

Vinny Pazienza was a rising star in the boxing world — until a car accident nearly halted his career. Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart talk about the challenges of portraying real people on screen.

Telluride: Casey Affleck reflects on working with Joaquin Phoenix, Christian Bale and others

The actor stars in the new drama, "Manchester By The Sea," and talks about his more than twenty years of acting and the people he's worked with along the way.

The Duffer Brothers on early failures before 'Stranger Things'

Matt and Ross Duffer grew up their whole lives thinking they would make movies. But it took the failure of their debut film for the brothers to make the hit TV show, "Stranger Things."

Julia Holter uses her classical training to make indie pop music

The experimental Los Angeles musician studied classical composition at California Institute of the Arts. But she's enough of a pop artist to play at FYF Fest.

Herbie Hancock and the importance of reinventing himself

The jazz pianist has performed and worked with Miles Davis, Paul Simon and Christina Aguilera, and now with genre-busting musician and producer Flying Lotus.

'Lovesong': Another intimate film from director So Yong Kim

The latest film from the indie director — her fourth — is about two friends whose relationship is transformed when they embark on a road trip.