James Kim

Associate Producer, On Demand

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James Kim is an associate producer for KPCC’s podcast division. He’s worked on other podcasts including Radiotopia’s “Strangers” and the audio fiction show “Deadly Manners” starring Kristen Bell 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, 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 composer Justin Hurwitz created the award-winning score for 'La La Land'

The movie is an Academy Award favorite, but the most important thing for Hurwitz was creating a score that "sounded like its own thing."

Why 'The Joy Luck Club's success has never been repeated

The 1993 film adaptation of Amy Tan's novel was supposed to usher in a new era for Asian-American storytelling in Hollywood. That hasn't been the case.

Kim Gordon: 'I never really thought of myself as an icon'

The Sonic Youth co-founder reflects on her time in the band, her marriage to frontman Thurston Moore, and her new projects, including Body/Head and a solo career.

CalArts highlights female animators in a male-dominated industry

"Animated Woman Symposium on Gender Bias in Animation" aims to highlight the growing amount of female animators at CalArts. It's in its second year of existence.

Vice's Shane Smith wants his company to be the voice for millennials

The company's founder and CEO says Vice is just like other big media companies, just "weirder" and "younger."

'La La Land' director taps into the unglamorous side of LA

Filmmaker Damien Chazelle used his personal experience of feeling isolated and alone to make a film that's a love letter to the city.

Emma Stone learns some new moves in 'La La Land'

The actress says she has suffered some of the same doubts as her character in "La La Land." But she's learned how to push herself to the other side.

Marina Zenovich tackles the California water crisis in her new doc

"Water & Power: A California Heist" is a documentary about the drought in California. The film had its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

She & Him: It's Christmas time in the city

Actress Zooey Deschanel and singer/songwriter M. Ward have released six albums together, and their latest is their second holiday record, "Christmas Party."

Breaking down the Independent Spirit Award nominations

There's a bumper crop this year of lower budget movies that were made outside the studio system.

Brian K. Vaughan uses his comics as a "cheap version" of therapy

The author has written the popular sci-fi comics "Saga" and "Y: The Last Man." He uses the genre to talk about serious issues such as immigration, the Cold War and fatherhood.

Tom Ford reveals a 'more private' side with 'Nocturnal Animals'

The fashion designer is stitching together an impressive filmmaking career. His second movie, "Nocturnal Animals," tells a story that he relates to deeply.

'Soundbreaking' goes inside the recording studio with Stevie Wonder, Beyoncé and more

The new PBS docu-series "Soundbreaking" pulls back the curtain to reveal what goes into making music in the recording studio.

Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokno on Donald Trump

She talks about the punk rock collective's new record, which includes the protest song "Make America Great Again."

Serj Tankian: From System of a Down to writing symphonies

The heavy metal band frontman talks about the early days for the group and how he became interested in writing symphonic music.