Janchi Show

Janchi Show

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.

Recent Episodes

015 // LIVE! + Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov. 25, 2020

We do our very first live recording of an episode! We have a *ton* of guests on the show and talk a…

014 // Noonchi Company & Popping Corn Chips

Nov. 18, 2020

In today’s episode, we welcome the founders of Noonchi Company, Tae Aderman and Noori Ali! Our firs…

013 // Happy Pepero Day (with Jinna Lee)!

Nov. 11, 2020

In today’s episode, we’re joined by Jinna Lee, founder and moderator of the Facebook group. Jinna s…

012 // Glenn Morey + King Whale Crackers!

Nov. 4, 2020

In today’s episode, we have Glenn Morey on the show! Glenn is a documentary filmmaker whose project…

011 // Melody Lorts + Onion Flavored Rings (양파링) + Election Talk!

Oct. 28, 2020

In today’s episode we welcome Melody Lorts, fellow Korean-American Adoptee, nurse (thank you, Melod…

010 // Rebecca Armstrong + Banana Milk & Margaret Cookies!

Oct. 21, 2020

On today’s show, we celebrate reaching 10 episodes with special guest Rebecca Armstrong! Rebecca sh…

About the Hosts

Nathan Nowack

Nathan was adopted from Seoul and raised in a small town in Oklahoma by a loving family and adopted sister. After college in Colorado he later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a digital media career and eventually started 2 photography companies. He has a wife and 3 kids and has reconnected with his biological family in 2014.

Patrick Armstrong

Patrick was adopted from Seoul and raised in a small(er than Nathan’s) town in Indiana. After dropping out of college, he travelled around, working a variety of jobs before co-founding the All Times Are Local Foundation with his adopted sister in Chicago. He currently lives in Indianapolis with his fiancé and is 7 seconds into his journey of exploring his Korean-American adoptee identity.

KJ Roelke

KJ was adopted from Daegu and raised in Dallas, Texas with his two biological, older siblings and his younger sister, adopted from Russia. He graduated from Greenville College and has served as the Worship & Creative Director at Schweitzer United Methodist Church in Springfield, Missouri since then. He is married, with no children (yet!), and has been on his journey of discovery since 2015.

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