James Lim was born in Los Angeles but grew up in Seoul, South Korea. He returned to the U.S. at 16 years old and started sprinting at Andover Phillips Academy and was hooked on the sport. He attended Harvard, studied economics, walked onto the track team and served as a captain. While at Harvard, he convinced a friend to apply together for The Amazing Race. He was close to competing on that show but was asked by CBS to apply for Survivor’s 36th season.
James and I connected in New York City over lunch (so I could get some inside tips on how to get on the show) and then recorded a podcast in Union Square Park.
On this show, we discuss:
- How he ended up on Fiji competing on Survivor: Ghost Island
- What is it like for a runner to compete on the show?
- Would Ashton Eaton be the best competitor on that show?
- How closely does he follow the sport of track and field and who impresses him the most?
- What tips would he have for me to win the show?
- How does he convince someone to watch Survivor and what makes more than just a reality TV show?
- Where does someone go to the bathroom when they’re being filmed and stranded on an island?
- And much more…
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