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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!

Aug 20, 2019

David Hattner is a big fan of The Beatles' newly remastered, "Sgt. Pepper". David and Kai discuss his advice for graduating seniors in his orchestra (13:25), the challenges in having a high turnover of musicians each year (29:30), and the things he strives for at every rehearsal with PYP (33:30). They also talk about...


Aug 13, 2019

Lori Lindsey loves malted milk balls. Lori and Kai talk about how important this year's World Cup win was for the United States (1:58), her brief foray into Hollywood and how being away from soccer made her realize how much she loved it (7:30), and fighting for equal pay in soccer (26). They also discuss being gay and...


Aug 6, 2019

Timmy Chooi is a very proud Canadian. Timmy and Kai discuss what Canada means to him (7), what it's like inside Finals week at the Queen Elisabeth Competition (23), and how he really felt after his performance at the Finals (33:30). They also talk about the confusion he felt about his identity when he was younger...


Jul 30, 2019

Ken Kubota takes promises very seriously. Ken and Kai discuss the tumultuous start to his life as a Juilliard student (15:45), how JHM Jams went from a class project to his dream and self-therapy (24:36), and stubbornness and where that comes from for him (37:50). They also talk about cutting sugar out of his diet (48)...


Jul 23, 2019

Sumire Hirotsuru never imagined she'd write a book, and yet, here we are. Sumire and Kai talk about how her life has changed since the book's release to rave reviews in Japan (2:55), the unexpected story of how the book came about (4:05), and the origins of her five minute method (38). They also discuss whether she had...