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

Breaking down Beyoncé's 'Lemonade'

Interspersing the work of British-Somali poet Warsan Shire with her own expletive-laden dialogue and lyrics, Beyoncé has taken a bold step forward in her artistic evolution.

John Carney's film are like albums, and 'Sing Street' is his most personal

The director says he wrote the music for "Once" before coming up with the visuals, "Begin Again" was "the difficult second album," and his latest was an opportunity "to come back home."

LA's other outdoor theater revamps and reopens

The Ford Amphitheatre in the Hollywood Hills has undergone a $65.8 million renovation, updating the 1931 structure to modern standards.

Coachella 2016 recap: It's not an alternative festival anymore

The music festival has shifted from featuring indie artists to EDM acts and DJs; and Doppler Labs used the festival to promote earbuds that allow the user to customize the sound mix at each stage.

'Dark Horse' is the role of a lifetime for Māori actor Cliff Curtis

The New Zealand actor is getting praise for his new film "The Dark Horse" and currently stars in the hit show "Fear The Walking Dead," but he hasn't forgotten his indigenous roots.

The Last Shadow Puppets want to disorientate their listeners

The band's new album, "Everything You've Come To Expect," reunites Alex Turner and Miles Kane after an eight-year hiatus.

Mayer Hawthorne taps into his Detroit roots on 'Man About Town'

"There's always gonna be that Detroit soul, hip-hop and Iggy Pop mentality of not giving an eff in everything that I do, but I gotta make music that I love."

'The Boss' director Ben Falcone won't let his kids watch his movies

Falcone and his wife, Melissa McCarthy, have made two R-rated films, and even though his kids appear in "The Boss," the language and material is too adult for them.

Ben Harper: 'We've come too far to still be here'

The socially-conscious singer and songwriter addresses police brutality against African Americans on his new album, "Call It What It Is."

With music banned in much of Mali, Songhoy Blues tries to fight the power

Muslim extremists have clamped down on most cultural expression, but the band perseveres. Their story is part of the new documentary, "They Will Have To Kill Us First."

'Patience': Daniel Clowes knows his work will always be 'overshadowed' by superheroes

The celebrated graphic novelist spent five years working on his latest book, and though his work has been adapted into films, he knows he'll always be the little guy in the comic book industry.

"The Path" creator Jessica Goldberg made a new religion for the new Hulu show

"The Meyerist Movement" is a cult-like group that serves as the center point in "The Path." The show's creator says she drew from a lot of different spiritual beliefs.

'Born To Be Blue': Ethan Hawke can relate to the rise and fall of Chet Baker

The actor found success at a young age in "Dead Poets Society," and just as with Chet Baker's career, Hawke found himself struggling to keep the momentum going.

Rostam Batmanglij and his life after Vampire Weekend

The songwriter and musician talks about his new direction, how living in Los Angeles inspires him, and how he feels comfortable singing about his sexuality

Aoife O'Donovan digs into her family's past on 'In The Magic Hour'

The singer-songwriter uses memories of her grandfather and family gatherings in Ireland to make a personal folk album.