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

095 // And then there were two one time...

Aug. 3, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down minus one! That’s right, today is a KJ + Patrick duo episode as Nathan is on vacation and we missed last week 🤷🏻‍♂️(we miss you, Nathan…

094 // "That literally just re-wrinkled my brain..."

July 20, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and get into it. They talk about the weather. They talk about reclaiming language and how important it is to name that. They talk about…

093 // Going back to Korea

July 13, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down to talk travel, specifically Patrick’s upcoming trip to Korea! Patrick shares about being offered a chance to return to Korea for the f…

092 // We're back, babyyyyyyyyy!

July 6, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys are back in town! That’s right, summer break is officially over and KJ, Nathan, and Patrick are back in the zencastr studio doing what they do b…

On the Unity March (Patrick Solo)

June 29, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, Patrick shares his thoughts on the Unity March in DC, the Supreme Court’s ruling on Roe, and where we go from here.

Christianity & Adoption

June 15, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the lone Janchi Boy—KJ—sits down with Haley Hudler & Zac Luben and talks about the big “C” word—Christianity! It’s a big conversation that we barely scratch the…

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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