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

090 // Social Media + Our Stories (and a whole bunch of other stuff)

May 18, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and get real about a few things: LinkedIn, sharing our stories on social media, stepping up in defense of our communities. We also talk…

089 // It's Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

May 11, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys are back in town and talking about Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month! We share what we’re doing for the month as we…

088 // Daniel Gyu on Family Dynamics and Multiple Marginalized Identities

May 4, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Daniel Gyu and talk about the journeys we go on to understand our identities. Daniel shares his story, from navigating the interse…

087 // Woke on Hulu, Self-Racialization and Language

April 27, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and chat about Woke on Hulu, trying to find new language on how it feels to self-racialize, and how hearing non-English languages spoke…

086 // Putting the pieces together w/Mindy Tsonas Choi

April 20, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Mindy Tsonas Choi and talk about the journeys we go on to find ourselves and a community that accepts us. Mindy shares about how s…

085 // Creating Content for Us

April 13, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys have a chat about what it means to create content for us (instead of simply by us). And then we take our first ever voicemail! Later, we try P…

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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