10.04.2019

Angry Reader of the Week: James Kim

"I love making podcasts. It's one of the few things I'm passionate about."



What is up, good people of the internet? It is time, once again, to meet the Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is James Kim.


Who are you?

James Kim

What are you?

A person who goes to a ton of concerts. A gamer who mainly plays indie games. A Korean American who can't speak Korean.

Where are you?

Just got home from a show. Now I'm listening to Byron Allen talk on a podcast while trying to stay awake writing this.

Where are you from?

I grew up in Downey, CA. Really hated living there. It's a suburb that's surrounded by everything -- Hollywood, the beach, Disneyland -- but there was nothing to do in the city itself. But now I love being from there, and if you talk crap about it, we ain't gonna be friends.

What do you do?

I'm about to release my independent fiction podcast "MOONFACE." It's about a Korean American son who struggles to come out to his mom because they don't speak the same language. It's also about being insecure, sex, and Asian tops.

What are you all about?

I love making podcasts. It's one of the few things I'm passionate about. I do it for my 9 to 5 and I come home and make my little indie art podcasts until my eyes get tired. There's so much freedom in the medium where people can make any show they want. And there's not a gate keeper preventing you from making that show.

That's honestly why I'm making my indie fiction podcast. I want to show that people can make something as immersive, emotional, and engaging as a television show or film, but with a fraction of the budget and resources. I just want more people of color, queer people, women, non-binary people to come into the medium, share their stories, and push the boundaries of what a podcast can be.

What makes you angry?

It doesn't make me angry, but it bugs me when people aren't kind, considerate, or sympathetic towards one another. Life is rough already and everyone is going through something.

Although...what does make me mad is that Peggy Gou's music video for "Starry Night" doesn't have one million views already. THE VIDEO IS BRILLIANT AND LET'S MAKE THAT SHIT GO VIRAL.