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

048 // Beth Perkins and her journey to self-racialization with

July 21, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Beth …

047 // Jeong + Han with the Korean Culture Dictionary featuring the CORN CHEE!

July 14, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down for the ne…

046 // Birth Family Search & Couque d'Asse (redux) with Katie the KAD!

July 7, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Katie…

BONUS: KAAN2021 Intro Video!

July 2, 2021

We had the privilege of opening the 2021 KAAN Conference, so if you missed it, here's the clip! M…

045 (SOLO) // Family Structure + Proper Etiquette with the Korean Culture Dictionary feat. a Buttery Treat!

June 30, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down to talk ab…

044 // Pride, PLACED and Intersecting Identities (feat. Diana Albrecht)

June 23, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Diana…

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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