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

072 // Hello 2022!

Jan. 12, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Feasty Boys look ahead to 2022 and talk about what is to come! Later, we try Red Ginseng hard candy and also Lotte’s 말랑 카무? (Nathan has the package and I’…

071 // Birth Work and Community w/Tia Stark!

Dec. 29, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Tia Stark to talk about birth work, community, and much, much more! Tia shares her story and how she found herself connecting to t…

070 // A Look Back on 2021

Dec. 22, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and look back on 2021, the year that lasted a decade, celebrate the wins and how things have changed, and look forward to 2022! Late…

069 // Disrupting Kinship w/Dr. Kimberly McKee

Dec. 15, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Dr. Kimberly McKee to talk about her book, Disrupting Kinship, and her working in the field of adoption studies. Kim shares how sh…

068 // KAFLA Gala Recap!

Dec. 8, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and talk about what went on in LA, where all 3 of us definitely were and we all remember it. Thanks so much to the Korean American Fe…

067 // Patience in Reunion w/Mary Byrne!

Dec. 1, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Mary Byrne and talk about the journey towards reunion and all the emotions that come with it. Mary shares her story growing up in …

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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