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

Hollywood ramps up for campaign season—and we don't mean the Oscars

Actors and other industry types have a history of endorsing political candidates, but this year both Democrats and Republicans in the business are torn between who to endorse.

Samantha Bee brings a female perspective to late night TV

L.A. Times TV critic Mary McNamara says "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" is off to a good start, but laments that it's only a weekly show.

Bobby McFerrin performs a rare concert with his son Taylor McFerrin

The McFerrins had never performed a full concert together until recently at the Valley Performing Arts Center, and then they treated the audience to a live interview.

Sundance 2016: Jason Lew moves from in front of to behind the camera

The former actor made his directorial debut at Sundance with "The Free World," which fits in with Lew's desire to explore issues relating to identity.

'Baskets' co-creator Jonathan Krisel: 'What I like is the absurdness of reality'

The writer and producer is attracted to making and working on shows with an offbeat sense of humor, including: "Portlandia," "Tim & Eric" and his latest, "Baskets."

'Mad Max' sound designer Mark Mangini was inspired by 'Moby Dick'

Mangini and his partner David White have an Oscar nomination for making the massive truck that Charlize Theron's character drives sound like a living beast.

Idris Elba of 'Beasts of No Nation' takes home 2 SAG Awards

The actor won in the TV category for "Luther," but his film win in the supporting actor category puts a spotlight on his omission from the Academy Awards nominations.

Larry Klein: Working with Joni Mitchell led to a new path as a producer

After collaborating with Mitchell on several albums, Klein became a go-to producer for many artists. Now he's a Grammy nominee for pop music producer of the year.

Mavis Staples on her famous family, her new album, and her former suitor, Bob Dylan

Mavis Staples has been singing professionally since the 1950s, and at 76 she's still going strong with a new album and an HBO documentary on the way.

Foals: From playing house parties to selling out arenas

The British band's lead singer, Yannis Philippakis, talks about why they love playing live. On the horizon: the Coachella Music Festival.

How the Motion Picture Academy plans to move past #OscarsSoWhite

The Academy recently announced a plan to double its number of women and diverse members by 2020. But are those goals aggressive enough?

'The Big Short' producers on making the financial crisis a 'cinematic experience'

Producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner took home the top honor at the Producers Guild of America awards, making "The Big Short" an Oscars favorite.

John Cale of Velvet Underground fame re-imagines 'Music for a New Society'

The musician and producer was asked to perform his 1982 album in concert, which led to him revisiting and updating the original recording.

Sundance 2016: 'Spa Night' filmmaker Andrew Ahn tells his Asian-American story

For his first feature, the writer-director says he wanted to explore "what it means to be gay and Korean-American — all the cultural clashes that go into juggling different identities."

Savages wants to make you think and dance at the same time

Singer Jehnny Beth and drummer Fay Milton talk about why they started the band, their aggressive stage shows, and the stereotypes of being a female musician.