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

Natalie Portman and the importance of having women as directors

The actress directs her first feature film, "A Tale of Love and Darkness," and talks about how directing has made an impact on her as a woman.

Travis Knight moves from corner office to director's chair for 'Kubo and the Two Strings'

The president and CEO of the stop-motion animation studio Laika has overseen several films, but the company's latest film marks his directing debut.

Sundance Directors Lab: A bootcamp for the next great directors

It's a place where independent filmmakers like Paul Thomas Anderson, Miranda July and Quentin Tarantino got their start — and where the next great directors may become even greater.

Kate McKinnon: 'I can't do an impression of someone I don't like'

The "Saturday Night Live" cast member and "Ghostbusters" star has done impressions of Hillary Clinton, Justin Bieber and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Director Patricia Rozema's "Into the Forest" wasn't easy to get made

The post-apocalyptic film stars Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood, but its small, intimate scope and two female leads made it difficult to find financial backing.

'Bleak House': A tour inside Guillermo del Toro's creative man cave

The director behind "Pan's Labyrinth" and "Hellboy" owns a house filled with artifacts he has collected throughout his life, many of which will be on display at LACMA.

Donald Trump and the GOP's controversial convention playlist

The bands Earth, Wind & Fire and Queen are unhappy about their songs being used at the Republican National Convention, but their permission isn't required.

Singer Irma Thomas: New Orleans' soul queen still strong after 60 years

"The Soul Queen of New Orleans" released her first song in 1959 and is still releasing and performing music, with an upcoming performance at The Hollywood Bowl.

Musicians are getting political after recent police shootings

Jay-Z and Miguel have each released protest songs in recent days, and Nas and Usher have revived and older but relevant track of theirs. Culture critic Lorraine Ali is surprised there hasn't been more.

Tour manager Jim Runge and the unglamorous life of the rock 'n' roll roadie

He's traveled the world with The Black Keys, Wilco and Lucinda Williams, but the rock lifestyle definitely has its low moments.

How Prince gave singer Kandace Springs her big break

The 27 year-old musician just released her debut full-length album, "Soul Eyes," on Blue Note Records after some early help from The Purple One.

'Made in LA' artist, Martine Syms on how entertainment industry constructs identities

The LA artist is featured in Hammer Museum's "Made in LA" for her fictitious television pilot that explores how the entertainment world affects how we behave and think.

The many different "Shades" of Jennifer Lopez

The actress, singer, and entertainer juggles producing and acting in her show "Shades of Blue," performing a residency in Las Vegas, and being a mother of two.

Perfume Genius uses his rough past as inspiration for his music

The Seattle based artist Mike Hadreas will be performing at The Broad's Nonobject(ive): Summer Happenings event on Friday, June 24.

Jury rules in favor of Led Zeppelin in 'Stairway To Heaven' copyright lawsuit

If the jury decides that "Stairway to Heaven" infringes the copyright of a song by the band Spirit, it could prevent any legacy act from re-releasing any albums.