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Skip the Repeat

Kai Talim

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"Skip the Repeat" is a podcast hosted by pianist Kai Talim. It features long form conversations with friends and guests who are the artists, musicians, and creatives at the forefront of their respective fields.

Latest Episodes

Be A Part Of A Movement: Danielle Eva Schwob, Composer & Performer

EDanielle Eva Schwob loves listening to whole albums. Danielle and Kai talk about being the most adventurously dressed kid in school (3:30), what kept her going through tough times during her first years in NYC (20), and not dwelling on competition (33:30). They also discuss how important being a part of an artistic community is (38) and her new album (41:20).

53 MIN3 d ago
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Be A Part Of A Movement: Danielle Eva Schwob, Composer & Performer

Having Confidence And Tolerance: JJ Kirkpatrick - Trumpeter/Composer/Producer

EJJ Kirkpatrick loves to work out on traveling rings. In this episode recorded two weeks ago, JJ and Kai talk about his fantastic new single, Ultraviolet (6), the hidden virtuosity of pop music (12:40), and how he incorporates personal health into his life as an artist (23:25). They also discuss the black lives matter protests happening around the world (32:25) and being a frugal guy (59:40).

70 MIN1 w ago
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Having Confidence And Tolerance: JJ Kirkpatrick - Trumpeter/Composer/Producer

The Tip Of The Iceberg: Gabríel Ólafs - Pianist

EGabríel Ólafs loves living in Reykjavík, Iceland. Gabríel and Kai talk about his upbringing (9),loving Pixar and his dream of becoming a film composer (13:50), and the wild story of how he got signed to a record label (22). They also discuss what he thinks of his success at a young age (33:30) and his album, "Absent Minded" (34:30).

49 MIN2 w ago
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The Tip Of The Iceberg: Gabríel Ólafs - Pianist

The Barista Champion: How Coffee Can Become Something That Matters

Jobs in the coffee industry are meant to be temporary. So the saying goes. But that doesn’t have to be true. In this episode, we talk with Andrea Allen, 2020 U.S. Barista Champion and co-owner of Onyx Coffee Lab about how she got into the specialty coffee industry, cultivating a coffee culture through Onyx Coffee Lab, and why we should all take a chance on a specialty coffee roastery.

25 MIN3 w ago
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The Barista Champion: How Coffee Can Become Something That Matters

The Crew: Who Are Baristas?

EBaristas are integral to our specialty coffee experience. But who are baristas? Why did they choose to become baristas? And what do they love about specialty coffee? In this episode, we talk with Chaereen Pak and Seth Wiley, two fabulous baristas about their story.

30 MIN3 w ago
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The Crew: Who Are Baristas?

The Coffee Nerds: What Makes Specialty Coffee Special?

ESpecialty coffee is special, right? In the coffee community, the answer tends to be an enthusiastic "yes." But what makes it so special? In this episode, we talk with Dave Wong and Alex Levitt, two self-professed "coffee nerds" about their first experiences with coffee, what qualifies a coffee to be "special," and why people are at the center of it all.

28 MINJUN 4
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The Coffee Nerds: What Makes Specialty Coffee Special?

First Memories: How We Are Buying More Than Coffee Beans

EWhen we buy a bag of coffee, many of us only see the beans. But to Justin Kagan, owner and roaster of Badbeard's Microroastery in Portland, OR, it's much more than that. For Justin, coffee is about supporting the farmers who grow it and bringing you back to a place deep in your memory - he wants to take you back in time. In this episode, we talk with Justin about his journey in coffee, the impact Mexico had on him, and what he's learnt.

26 MINJUN 4
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First Memories: How We Are Buying More Than Coffee Beans

Start Moving: Gabriela Lena Frank - Composer & Gardener

EGabriela Lena Frank is also a beekeeper. Gabriela and Kai talk about her Creative Academy and the initiative GigThruCovid19 (4:20), the hate crime that happened to her on the way to New Mexico and what was born out of that (16:50), and her spirit of giving back (23:50). They also discuss what she's discovered for herself since moving to a small town in northern California (36:00), and the importance of knowing who you are (50:08).

53 MINMAY 27
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Start Moving: Gabriela Lena Frank - Composer & Gardener

Assume Nothing, Expect Anything: Casey Wojtalewicz - Co-Founder of Canyon Coffee & Drummer

ECasey Wojtalewicz initially didn't want to move to LA. Casey and Kai talk about being a Peace Studies major in college (9:40), how he became a touring musician once he moved (14:20), and how he got involved in coffee (20:18). They also discuss how he met his partner and co-founder of Canyon Coffee, Ally Walsh (23:21), and the beautiful idea they want to convey through their business (30:30).

56 MINMAY 20
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Assume Nothing, Expect Anything: Casey Wojtalewicz - Co-Founder of Canyon Coffee & Drummer

Catharsis Through A Side Project: Anna Phoebe & Aisling Brouwer - Cinematic Instrumental Duo AVAWAVES

EAnna Phoebe and Aisling Brouwer changed directions from politics and law. We talk about how this quarantine is going for two touring musicians (6:15), the effect their families had on them growing up (16:03), and what went through their minds when they switched career paths (39:29). We also discuss how they met at the Indian Embassy (52:30) and how what was initially a side project became such an important part of both their lives (1:02:30).

68 MINMAY 13
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Catharsis Through A Side Project: Anna Phoebe & Aisling Brouwer - Cinematic Instrumental Duo AVAWAVES

Latest Episodes

Be A Part Of A Movement: Danielle Eva Schwob, Composer & Performer

EDanielle Eva Schwob loves listening to whole albums. Danielle and Kai talk about being the most adventurously dressed kid in school (3:30), what kept her going through tough times during her first years in NYC (20), and not dwelling on competition (33:30). They also discuss how important being a part of an artistic community is (38) and her new album (41:20).

53 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Be A Part Of A Movement: Danielle Eva Schwob, Composer & Performer

Having Confidence And Tolerance: JJ Kirkpatrick - Trumpeter/Composer/Producer

EJJ Kirkpatrick loves to work out on traveling rings. In this episode recorded two weeks ago, JJ and Kai talk about his fantastic new single, Ultraviolet (6), the hidden virtuosity of pop music (12:40), and how he incorporates personal health into his life as an artist (23:25). They also discuss the black lives matter protests happening around the world (32:25) and being a frugal guy (59:40).

70 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Having Confidence And Tolerance: JJ Kirkpatrick - Trumpeter/Composer/Producer

The Tip Of The Iceberg: Gabríel Ólafs - Pianist

EGabríel Ólafs loves living in Reykjavík, Iceland. Gabríel and Kai talk about his upbringing (9),loving Pixar and his dream of becoming a film composer (13:50), and the wild story of how he got signed to a record label (22). They also discuss what he thinks of his success at a young age (33:30) and his album, "Absent Minded" (34:30).

49 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Tip Of The Iceberg: Gabríel Ólafs - Pianist

The Barista Champion: How Coffee Can Become Something That Matters

Jobs in the coffee industry are meant to be temporary. So the saying goes. But that doesn’t have to be true. In this episode, we talk with Andrea Allen, 2020 U.S. Barista Champion and co-owner of Onyx Coffee Lab about how she got into the specialty coffee industry, cultivating a coffee culture through Onyx Coffee Lab, and why we should all take a chance on a specialty coffee roastery.

25 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Barista Champion: How Coffee Can Become Something That Matters

The Crew: Who Are Baristas?

EBaristas are integral to our specialty coffee experience. But who are baristas? Why did they choose to become baristas? And what do they love about specialty coffee? In this episode, we talk with Chaereen Pak and Seth Wiley, two fabulous baristas about their story.

30 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Crew: Who Are Baristas?

The Coffee Nerds: What Makes Specialty Coffee Special?

ESpecialty coffee is special, right? In the coffee community, the answer tends to be an enthusiastic "yes." But what makes it so special? In this episode, we talk with Dave Wong and Alex Levitt, two self-professed "coffee nerds" about their first experiences with coffee, what qualifies a coffee to be "special," and why people are at the center of it all.

28 MINJUN 4
Comments
The Coffee Nerds: What Makes Specialty Coffee Special?

First Memories: How We Are Buying More Than Coffee Beans

EWhen we buy a bag of coffee, many of us only see the beans. But to Justin Kagan, owner and roaster of Badbeard's Microroastery in Portland, OR, it's much more than that. For Justin, coffee is about supporting the farmers who grow it and bringing you back to a place deep in your memory - he wants to take you back in time. In this episode, we talk with Justin about his journey in coffee, the impact Mexico had on him, and what he's learnt.

26 MINJUN 4
Comments
First Memories: How We Are Buying More Than Coffee Beans

Start Moving: Gabriela Lena Frank - Composer & Gardener

EGabriela Lena Frank is also a beekeeper. Gabriela and Kai talk about her Creative Academy and the initiative GigThruCovid19 (4:20), the hate crime that happened to her on the way to New Mexico and what was born out of that (16:50), and her spirit of giving back (23:50). They also discuss what she's discovered for herself since moving to a small town in northern California (36:00), and the importance of knowing who you are (50:08).

53 MINMAY 27
Comments
Start Moving: Gabriela Lena Frank - Composer & Gardener

Assume Nothing, Expect Anything: Casey Wojtalewicz - Co-Founder of Canyon Coffee & Drummer

ECasey Wojtalewicz initially didn't want to move to LA. Casey and Kai talk about being a Peace Studies major in college (9:40), how he became a touring musician once he moved (14:20), and how he got involved in coffee (20:18). They also discuss how he met his partner and co-founder of Canyon Coffee, Ally Walsh (23:21), and the beautiful idea they want to convey through their business (30:30).

56 MINMAY 20
Comments
Assume Nothing, Expect Anything: Casey Wojtalewicz - Co-Founder of Canyon Coffee & Drummer

Catharsis Through A Side Project: Anna Phoebe & Aisling Brouwer - Cinematic Instrumental Duo AVAWAVES

EAnna Phoebe and Aisling Brouwer changed directions from politics and law. We talk about how this quarantine is going for two touring musicians (6:15), the effect their families had on them growing up (16:03), and what went through their minds when they switched career paths (39:29). We also discuss how they met at the Indian Embassy (52:30) and how what was initially a side project became such an important part of both their lives (1:02:30).

68 MINMAY 13
Comments
Catharsis Through A Side Project: Anna Phoebe & Aisling Brouwer - Cinematic Instrumental Duo AVAWAVES
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