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

'Tickled': A new documentary reveals the murky world of competitive endurance tickling

A journalist set out to learn about this odd "sport," and his curiosity led him to a strangely controlling company that invaded his privacy.

Can ticket buyers ever win the battle with the bots?

Music fans and Broadway audiences are at the mercy of companies that use computer programs, and even cheap overseas labor, to corner the market on tickets.

Danish pop star MØ on her bedroom beginnings

Karen Marie Ørsted has wanted to be a pop star since she was seven — which is perfect since her single "Lean On" is the most listened to song on Spotify.

Netflix is the exclusive home to Disney films starting in September

The streaming service will have the exclusive rights to stream Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Animation Studios titles released in 2016 and onward.

San Fermin brings classical music to the pop music world

Ellis Ludwig-Leone is the composer behind the New York band and he brings his classical music training into arranging indie rock music.

Unraveling the mystery that is Car Seat Headrest

Will Toledo released around a dozen albums before being signed to a record label and he's only 23. Now shifting into the spotlight, he tries to keep his real life personal.

Maria Bamford's Netflix show 'Lady Dynamite' is 100 percent Maria

Maria Bamford channels awkward humor, surreal exchanges and her history of mental illness into her own brand of comedy on "Lady Dynamite."

Andy Shauf's album 'The Party' plays more like a teen movie

The album isn't quite a concept album, but it follows a group of characters one night at a party. Shauf also performs some songs off "The Party" for KPCC.

South LA's punk rock scene is thriving and 'Los Punks' proves it

The new documentary, "Los Punks: We Are All We Have," chronicles the growing punk scene in South L.A., where every weekend there's a show in a backyard, a warehouse or on a rooftop.

Amazon goes head-to-head with YouTube with a video service

Bloomberg News technology reporter Spencer Soper explains how Amazon will now allow people to upload videos to its site, putting it in direct competition with YouTube

Why consumers are the real losers in the Ticketmaster lawsuit

The event ticketing company agreed to settle for $45 million after it overcharged customers on ticket fees — but concert fans won't get much back.

The woman who makes the 'Game of Thrones' dragons roar

Paula Fairfield uses animal noises, including turtles having sex, for Drogon's sound design. She also uses her dog's nose whistling.

Adam Young makes fictional film score for 'The Spirit of St. Louis'

The musician and composer takes a break from writing pop songs to create scores for fictional films based on historical events.

Kevin Morby's Mt. Washington is the anchor of "Singing Saw"

One major inspiration for Kevin Morby's new album? Late night walks through the hills of the quiet L.A. neighborhood, which he calls the "poor man's Laurel Canyon."

Eddie Huang: 'The most satisfying thing is to be understood'

The writer, restaurateur and TV host opens up about his fallout with the ABC show, "Fresh Off The Boat," and why he decided to write about the domestic abuse in his childhood home.