March 9, 2022

080 // A Soulful Conversation w/Shené Randall

080 // A Soulful Conversation w/Shené Randall

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Shené Randall and talk about what it’s like balancing some major life events at the same time. Shené shares with us about her reunion, motherhood, and navigating


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Personal Instagram / Podcast Instagram / TRA Mom Instagram

 

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 In this episode we talk about:

  • The Bechdel Intro: 0:54
  • Shené’s story: 11:26
  • On “resiliency”: 27:52
  • Seoul Conversations: 35:08
  • Balancing, a lot: 46:04
  • One more thing…:55:25
  • KAAAAAN: 1:00:23
  • The Food Portion!: 1:03:51

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The Janchi Show Quick Bio

We’re three Korean Adoptees spread out around America and each of us are at different stages in life. We’ll talk about the Korean adoptee experience from our perspectives and learn more about our shared culture, usually with food. And it won’t just be the three of us; each week we’ll have other adoptees from all over the world joining us to talk about what makes us similar and what makes us unique. So join the party!


// Meet the Janchi Boys!


Nathan Nowack

Nathan was adopted from Seoul at 5 months old and raised in a small town in Oklahoma by a loving family and non-biological 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.  In 2021, Nathan and his family moved back to Colorado to be closer to family and start a new chapter in their lives.

 

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  • Website: http://www.nathannowack.com
  • LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/nathann/
  • Instagram: http://instagram.com/nowackphoto


Patrick Armstrong

Patrick was adopted from Seoul and grew up in Rensselaer, Indiana. He attended college at Purdue before working in a number of different industries over the next decade. He currently resides in Indianapolis with his wife and their cat and enjoys 

 

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  • Website: http://www.alltimesarelocal.org
  • LinkedIn: http://linkedin/in/patrickarmstrong219
  • Instagram: http://instagram.com/patrickintheworld


K.J. Roelke

KJ was adopted from Daegu and raised in Dallas, Texas with his two biological, older siblings and his younger sister, adopted from Russia. After spending a decade in the Midwest for college and career, he and his wife are back in Dallas and living large! He has been on his journey of discovery since 2015 and spends his days populating the internet with content.


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// The Janchi Show is produced by Just Like Media:

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Executive Producer: Jerry Won

Creative Director: Michelle Nam

Audio & Video Engineer: K.J. Roelke & Patrick Armstrong

Show Art by: Nathan Nowack