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 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

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 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

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 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

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! Make sure you follow KAAN (@wearekaan) everywhere to learn more about how to get connected with this awesome adoptee conference and community!

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 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

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 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

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

June 16, 2021

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

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

June 9, 2021

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

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

June 2, 2021

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

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

May 26, 2021

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

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

May 19, 2021

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

038 (SOLO) // History of Kimchi with the Korean Culture Dictionary

May 12, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys continue their journey through the Korean Culture Dictionary! This week finds the guys talking about Kimchi. We learn some history. We learn some fun facts. We learn that the

037 // Korean meets Italian with Katie Cadamatre of Tigerboom Creative!

May 5, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Katie Cadamatre of Tigerboom Creative and talk about connecting to Korean culture as adoptees! Katie shares her adoption story, growing up on the east coast, and

036 // Take a trip down tangent lane (and Korean Culture Dictionary Book Club)

April 28, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down to talk about the next section in the Korean Culture Dictionary: The Language! We learn who invented hangul and the relationship between the Korean language to Chines

035 // Liz Kleinrock (@teachandtransform), Makkú and Lunar!

April 21, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Liz Kleinrock from the Instagram account @teachandtransform and talk about all things adoption. Liz shares her story and the journey she took from growing up in

034 // Korean Names (pt. 2), adoptee parenthood and Asian American Christianity (ft. Zac Luben!)

April 14, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Zac Luben and talk about growing up in the Bay Area, but not in the diverse areas you might be thinking of. Zac also shares about the intersection of faith and a

033 // Korean Names, adoptees who adopt, and Crown's Couque d'Asse (ft. Jennifer Holcomb Patel)!

April 7, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Jennifer Holcomb and talk about her incredible story of an adoptee turned adoptive parent and how she got from point A to point B. She also talks about what it w

032 // The Korean Flag, Amee Finigan & Orion Fresh Pie!

March 31, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Amee Finigan and talk about growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Amee’s complex relationship with her Asian/Korean identity, and why she started The Monolid Diar