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"Skip the Repeat" is a podcast hosted by pianist Kai Talim. Through storytelling, we discover how these artists and creatives came to be the people they are today. Enjoy!

Sep 24, 2019

Cheryl and Kyra adore their Great Dane, Beau. They talk to Kai about what brought them to Philadelphia (2:40), the fantastic story of how they first met on New Year's Eve (7:50), and how being gay has influenced their aesthetic (27:00). They also discuss the idea of pursuing a passion while being employed full-time...


Sep 17, 2019

Conor Hanick studied Chemistry and English in college. Conor and Kai discuss growing up in Iowa City (2:30), what went through his mind that led to him deciding to focus on music (5:00), and the leap of faith he took in moving to NYC after graduating to practice (10:15). They also talk about how he supported himself...


Sep 17, 2019

Joshua Roman just came back from a silent meditation retreat. Joshua and Kai discuss why he went and what he learned (1:30), what he's noticed about people since he's been back (5:30), and what he was like growing up in Oklahoma City (9:15). They also talk about why he left the Seattle Symphony just two years after...


Sep 10, 2019

Mikael Eliasen has an opinion. Mikael and Kai talk about how he feels being away from Curtis for the first time in 33 years (1:35), his mindset in walking into the biggest artist management company in NYC upon his arrival in the States (22:10), and how much of his career path he attributes to luck (28:20). They also...