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

How HAELOS went from being unknown to playing Coachella

The trio's hit song "Dust" went viral in October 2014. The band is now on tour, playing festivals around the world, and just released its new album "Full Circle."

Jerrod Carmichael's sitcom finds the funny in the serious

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael's show tackles serious topics such as gender identity, police brutality and Bill Cosby, all in front of a real-life audience.

Ellen Page takes an extended 'Gaycation'

Documenting the challenges faced by LGBTQ people in other countries was an eye-opener for the actress and her co-host, Ian Daniel.

José González breaks down his latest album, 'Vestiges & Claws'

The Swedish-Argentine singer/songwriter refines his quiet, intimate sound on his third solo album.

'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' screenwriter Robert Carlock mixes humor with tragedy

He's been Tina Fey's writing partner on "Saturday Night Live," "30 Rock" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." With his new film, which stars Fey, Carlock goes a bit darker than his usual comedic writing.

Leslie Jones may be the breakout star in the new 'Ghostbusters'

The trailer for the much-anticipated "Ghostbusters" remake is out and WNYC's Sean Rameswaram says SNL cast member Leslie Jones is the one to watch.

Jon Brion and his influence on LA's music scene

The composer/music producer has worked with some of the most influential musicians and filmmakers in L.A., including Fiona Apple, Elliott Smith, Judd Apatow and Paul Thomas Anderson.

The OK Go song 'Upside Down and Inside Out' gets a literal video treatment

The band teamed up with a Russian airline to shoot their new music video — complete with aerialists and paint balloons — in zero gravity.

Oscars 2016: The confusing rules for Best Original Score

The Motion Picture Academy's arcane rules determined that Ennio Morricone and John Williams were eligible even though some of their music had been written for other films.

How Steve Zissis's struggles became HBO hit 'Togetherness'

From igniting cheese to exploring the terrors of middle-age onscreen, the lifelong friend of the Duplass brothers becomes a success in his own right.

Paul Rust might be Netflix's next star

Not many people can say they've worked with two of their comedy heroes — but Paul Rust can. He co-created and stars in the Netflix show "Love" and co-wrote "Pee-wee's Big Holiday."

M. Ward breaks down some tracks from his new album, 'More Rain'

The singer-songwriter talks about the inspiration behind the tracks "More Rain," "Slow Driving Man" and "Girl From Conejo Valley."

Mark Ronson takes home Record of the Year Grammy for 'Uptown Funk'

The producer breaks down his smash hit, which features a vocal by Bruno Mars and contributions from Jeff Bhasker, who was named Producer of the Year.

Lianne La Havas breaks down her deeply personal album "Blood"

For her 2015 album, “Blood,” she teamed up with a Jamaican producer to expand her sound and explore her Jamaican roots, and it’s earned Lianne La Havas a Grammy nomination for “Best Urban Contemporary Album.”

Jennifer Jason Leigh on 'Anomalisa' sex scenes: 'intimate, awkward, uncomfortable'

Jennifer Jason Leigh talks about how she almost gave up on acting, the awkward and intimate sex scene in "Anomalisa," and how acting in a Quentin Tarantino​ film and Charlie Kaufman film changed her life.