92 episodes

The Janchi Show is a podcast for and by Korean adoptees. Hosts Nathan Nowack, Patrick Armstrong, and KJ Roelke share their own unique journeys into discovering and learning more about their Korean identity through conversations with each other and guests. Each episode they'll also try a Korean snack or drink! Join us each week and follow us at @janchishow across all social platforms.

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    • 4.8 • 56 Ratings

The Janchi Show is a podcast for and by Korean adoptees. Hosts Nathan Nowack, Patrick Armstrong, and KJ Roelke share their own unique journeys into discovering and learning more about their Korean identity through conversations with each other and guests. Each episode they'll also try a Korean snack or drink! Join us each week and follow us at @janchishow across all social platforms.

    090 // Social Media + Our Stories (and a whole bunch of other stuff)

    090 // Social Media + Our Stories (and a whole bunch of other stuff)

    In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and get real about a few things: LinkedIn, sharing our stories on social media, stepping up in defense of our communities. We also talk about balancing all these things and how we can work towards being better allies to other communities as well.

    Later, we don’t try any snacks! Whoops!

    • 48 min
    089 // It's Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

    089 // It's Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

    In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys are back in town and talking about Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month! We share what we’re doing for the month as well as what we’ve already done. Patrick talks way too long. It’s fine.

    Later we try a CRUNCHY snack!

    • 43 min
    088 // Daniel Gyu on Family Dynamics and Multiple Marginalized Identities

    088 // Daniel Gyu on Family Dynamics and Multiple Marginalized Identities

    In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Daniel Gyu and talk about the journeys we go on to understand our identities. Daniel shares his story, from navigating the intersections of the multiple identities he inhabits to the both/and dynamic of his relationship with his adoptive family. He also talks about going through this during 2020 in Portland, and how social justice work can give and take.

    Later, Daniel joins us for not one, but TWO treats!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    087 // Woke on Hulu, Self-Racialization and Language

    087 // Woke on Hulu, Self-Racialization and Language

    In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and chat about Woke on Hulu, trying to find new language on how it feels to self-racialize, and how hearing non-English languages spoken triggers an emotional response about adoption. Also there’s geese in Patrick’s yard?

    Later we try Buldak Ramen, Carbonara flavor…is this actually just mac and cheese?!

    • 52 min
    086 // Putting the pieces together w/Mindy Tsonas Choi

    086 // Putting the pieces together w/Mindy Tsonas Choi

    In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Mindy Tsonas Choi and talk about the journeys we go on to find ourselves and a community that accepts us. Mindy shares about how she got started on this journey, from blogging on the early internet days to sharing her story on social media today. She also talks about what it’s meant to explore her adoption and how that’s fueled her activism and her artistry.

    Later, Mindy joins us for a tasty treat!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    085 // Creating Content for Us

    085 // Creating Content for Us

    In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys have a chat about what it means to create content for us (instead of simply by us). And then we take our first ever voicemail!

    Later, we try Pororro’s Mini Cube Snack! Is this laminated?!

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

ssjstr ,

Listen!

Have been a fan since they began! Great convos about identity, race and adoption. I am thrilled to hear their voices in the adoptee/KAD community! 10/10 every time.

Chris in LA ,

An essential podcast for Korean Adoptees

I’m so grateful a friend turned me on to The Janchi Show. Through the podcast I’ve connected with several other Korean adoptees, and I truly feel like I’m part of a community. The interviews are a lot of fun, and it’s been amazing to hear stories from other KADs who’ve had similar experiences, as well as authors and advocates who’ve shared resources and ways to get involved. I love this podcast, and you will too!

thehannalee ,

These guys are amazing!!

Never have I felt so seen and heard as with these individuals. Their podcasts give amazing insight into KAD life and experiences. Their fun and laid back energy is magnetic! Listen to all episodes!

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