Episodes

October 20, 2021

The Search for Family w/Chris McLaughlin feat Roasted Chestnuts?!

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Chris McLaughlin to talk about searching for family and the power of reunion. Chris shares what it was like to grow up in Arizona and the culture shock he receiv

October 13, 2021

060 // Navel Gazing w/ the Janchi Bois

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and chat about basically whatever pops into their brain holes as they catch up and get organized and talk about what’s been happening in their lives lately!

October 06, 2021

059 // Feeling aimless and the path towards healing w/James Straker feat. COOKIES!

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with James Straker and talk about struggling with aimlessness and finding our paths as adoptees. James shares about his upbringing in Ohio, his aimless period, and ho

September 29, 2021

058 // LIVE IN LA

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with all the guests because we’re LIVE IN LA BABYYYYYYYYYY.

September 22, 2021

057 // Reflections from L.A.

In this week’s very chill, very low-voiced episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and reflect on the Live Show in LA and what we’re excited for in Year 2! We all sound like we just woke up from a night of Janchi-ing.

September 15, 2021

056 // Blue Bayou Roundtable Discussion!

In this week’s HISTORIC episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Liz Kleinrock and Katie Gagel, first ever repeat guests, and chat about the movie Blue Bayou!

September 08, 2021

055 // A Lesson in History and Sibling Chats w/Amy Nowack Sherman!

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Amy Nowack Sherman and talk about what it’s like to be Nathan’s sibling. Amy shares her story of what it was like growing up in Oklahoma and noticing that she wa

September 01, 2021

054 // Haircuts & Ramyun

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with the Korean Culture Dictionary and talk about Ramyun and Rice Cakes. But before that, Patrick shares an experience where he gets a surprisingly intimate hairc

August 25, 2021

053 // Navigating Identity and Cinnamon Drinks with Joy Lieberthal Rho!

THE JANCHI SHOW PODCAST Episode Summary: In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Joy Lieberthal Rho and talk about all facets of being a Korean adoptee. Joy shares her story of growing up with a di

August 18, 2021

052 // The Dog Days of Summer

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with the Korean Culture Dictionary and talk about the Dog Days of Summer and some “odd” food eating traditions that exist on the peninsula! After talking about it

August 11, 2021

051 // The Other Sides of Adoption w/Maki Doolittle!

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Maki Doolittle and talk about being both an adoptee and a birth mother who has been on the other end of adoption. Maki shares her story of growing up in Oregon w

August 04, 2021

050 (SOLO) // Olympic Chat

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and talk about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, how we navigate it as third culture kids and a whole lot of other stuff. It’s a good one and it’s different and we think

July 28, 2021

049 // Hansik with the Korean Culture Dictionary feat. SASHA!

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down for the next installment of the Korean Culture Dictionary aka hansik! We learn all about what exactly hansik means, what some of our favorite banchan items and tradit

July 21, 2021

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

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Beth Perkins and talk about growing up in Missouri, how 9/11 was a major flashpoint for racial identity reckoning, and the importance a community plays in an ado

July 14, 2021

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

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down for the next installment of the Korean Culture Dictionary: Jeong and Han! The Boys break down the difference between the two Korean concepts and why they’re so import

July 07, 2021

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

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Katie Gagel and talk about the importance of searching for family and the journey she’s been on because of it. Katie also shares about her life growing up in Lou

July 02, 2021

BONUS: KAAN2021 Intro Video!

We had the privilege of opening the 2021 KAAN Conference, so if you missed it, here's the clip! Make sure you follow KAAN (@wearekaan) everywhere to learn more about how to get connected with this awesome adoptee conference and community!

June 30, 2021

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

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down to talk about family structure and etiquette in the next installment of the Korean Culture Dictionary series! Today, we learn all about Korean family structure (a kin

June 23, 2021

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

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Diana Albrecht and talk about a whole bunch. Diana shares her identity as an adoptee, a member of the queer community, and how those intersecting identities have

June 16, 2021

043 // Hanna Lee & McDonald's x BTS Meal!

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Hanna Lee and talk about growing up as a Korean adoptee in Topeka, Kansas and how that led her to eventually write an adoptee-centered fictional tale, The Ones W

June 09, 2021

042 (SOLO) // Formal or Informal? Jondaetmal and Banmal Explained!

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and just banmal each other (because we’re family)! We learn about the culture of formalities, the right and wrong uses of Jondaetmal and Banmal, and a looooooootttttt

June 02, 2021

041 // Chris Wheeler & Couque d'Asse, revisited!

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Chris Wheeler and talk about moving around the country and how proximity to BIPOC and KADs affects how we see ourselves. Plus, Chris reveals what’s most exciting

May 26, 2021

040 (SOLO) // How old are you? Confucianism (Yugyo) and Korean Age!

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with the Korean Culture Dictionary and talk about Yugyo! We learn exactly what Yugyo is (not to be confused with Yugioh!) and how Confucianism relates to it. We also

May 19, 2021

039 // Journey to self-love with Heart & Seoul author Jen Frederick!

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Jen Frederick and talk about her journey as an adoptee and her upcoming book, Heart & Seoul! Jen shares about growing up in Wisconsin, going back to Korea, and t