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

112 // Holy Conversation, Batman!

Dec. 7, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and talk about K.J.’s current deconstruction journey. They dive into religion, their respective relationships with it growing up and no…

111 // with Sara Streeter!

Nov. 30, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Sara Streeter to talk about her journey, growing up in the mid-Atlantic states, her reunion with her birth family, and how she st…

110 // National Adoption Awareness Month 2022 (NAAM)

Nov. 16, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys get together after almost a month away and talk about National Adoption Awareness Month (or NAAM as you might see on the web).

109 // Featuring Guest Co-Host Shene Randall!

Nov. 9, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Shené Randall of Seoul Conversations to talk about what she’s been up to with her life and podcast. Also there's no Patrick becaus…

108 // 2022 Janchi Live Show (pt 2)

Nov. 2, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys continue with their live show in Dallas and break down Patrick’s return to Korea with the Overseas Korean Foundation, what he took away from the…

107 // LIVE with Stephanie Drenka!

Oct. 26, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Stephanie Drenka to talk about her experience being raised in Southlake, Texas and how learning Asian American history has shaped …

About the Hosts

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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.

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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.

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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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