Adaam James is a NY-based journalist, filmmaker, and musician. Born in the Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood and raised in Jerusalem, Adaam studied history at the Hebrew University and received an MA in culture journalism from Columbia University.
He currently works on the HBO documentary news show Axios and has previously produced for NBC, Al-Jazeera, and CNN, where he was involved in several documentaries (including Fareed Zakaria’s “The Most Powerful Man in the World”).
Along with his colleague Vanessa Quirk (host of Alphabet’s urbanist podcast City of the Future), he hosts and produces the recently-launched culture podcast Uncertain Things, which aims to have challenging conversations that defy the silos we all too often find ourselves stuck inside. He’s interviewed world renowned scholars, including British historian scholar Tom Holland; public intellectuals, including Tomer Persico; and social commentators, including David French and Nadav Eyal.
As an independent musician, Adaam releases his original music as “Lost Amsterdam,” which runs the gamut from indie-pop earworms to contemplative instrumentals. This year he’s releasing a trilogy of EPs, all homebrewed in his Queens apartment during the COVID19 lockdown.