Episodes

103 // Darcy Mittelstaedt

Sept. 21, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Darcy Mittelstaedt and talk about growing up in the Midwest, how she discovered a whole new world (cue music) in college as she na…

101 // Is this another reflections episode?

Sept. 14, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and talk about the first 100 episodes, the next 100 episodes, and a lot of things in between. Navigating pop culture after coming out o…

100 // 100

Sept. 7, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down for episode 100! Jerry Won, Executive Producer and host of Dear Asian Americans, joins KJ, Nathan, and Patrick for a special episode co…

099 // The last double digit-er

Aug. 31, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down for the last double digit episode before the big ONE ZERO ZERO! Patrick talks about his experience at the Podcast Movement, K.J. contin…

098 // And then there were four (ft. the Honorable Mayor Jenna Antoniewicz)

Aug. 24, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with the Honorable Mayor Jenna Antoniewicz for a fun, laugh-filled conversation that just begins to scratch the surface of her journey.…

097 // Paul DiGilio

Aug. 17, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys (minus Patrick, sort of) sit down with Paul DiGilio and talk about the journey he takes to reclaim his Korean and adoptee identities after growi…

096 // And then there were a different two

Aug. 10, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys are still missing a third member—but this week it's Patrick. So KJ and Nathan have a conversation about what's changed in the two years since th…

095 // And then there were two one time...

Aug. 3, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down minus one! That’s right, today is a KJ + Patrick duo episode as Nathan is on vacation and we missed last week 🤷🏻‍♂️(we miss you, Nathan…

094 // "That literally just re-wrinkled my brain..."

July 20, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and get into it. They talk about the weather. They talk about reclaiming language and how important it is to name that. They talk about…

093 // Going back to Korea

July 13, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down to talk travel, specifically Patrick’s upcoming trip to Korea! Patrick shares about being offered a chance to return to Korea for the f…

092 // We're back, babyyyyyyyyy!

July 6, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys are back in town! That’s right, summer break is officially over and KJ, Nathan, and Patrick are back in the zencastr studio doing what they do b…

On the Unity March (Patrick Solo)

June 29, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, Patrick shares his thoughts on the Unity March in DC, the Supreme Court’s ruling on Roe, and where we go from here.

Christianity & Adoption

June 15, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the lone Janchi Boy—KJ—sits down with Haley Hudler & Zac Luben and talks about the big “C” word—Christianity! It’s a big conversation that we barely scratch the…

091 // Summer Break!

May 25, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys take a break. That’s right, y’all; school’s out for the summer! The guys chat about doing the show every week for the last year and a half and w…

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…

084 // Spring is Here

April 6, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and talk about Spring traditions, Encanto, why we don’t talk about Bruno, and the Batman. It’s actually a really good, thoughtful and (…

083 // On navigating identity and being true to yourself w/Rick Allen

March 30, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Rick Allen on being Black, Korean, and a late discovery adoptee and how all of that has played a significant role in his journey t…

082 // Anti-Asian Hate, revisited

March 23, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and talk about what’s been happening from our points-of-view in the Asian American (adoptee) spaces around continued racism and hate in…

081 // Swearing & Safe Spaces

March 16, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys get INTO IT with swearing and safe spaces. We promise, they’re related topics!