Episodes

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

031 // #StopAAPIHate

March 24, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys get into it as they talk about their experience of the rise of anti-Asian hate in America following the events of 3/16/21. No food, no drinks, just holding space for each othe

030 // Matt Delatour + Hello Korea Box (again!)

March 17, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Matt Delatour, Chef and Clubhouse Mod extraordinaire! We talk about growing up in New Jersey, how serendipity brought the Korean Adoptees of Philadelphia into th

029 // Jordan VanHemert pt 2. + Crown's Sweet & Sour Chewy Candy (새콤달콤)

March 10, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down for part 2 of Jordan VanHemert’s episode and talk about his debut album, “I Am Not a Virus.” Before that, though, we get into what we think the adoptee community need

028 // Kaytie Ohashi + Crown's Mychew!

March 3, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Kaytie Ohashi and talk about growing up in the Pacific Northwest, participating in Korean Adoptee summer camps, lifelong friendships, returning to Korea, and the

027 // Asian American Hate + Orion's Peach Gummies

Feb. 24, 2021

In this week’s very special episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys chat about the spike in Asian American hate crimes that escalated at the start of the pandemic. We can’t stay silent about this, and as Korean Adoptees, we’ve got

026 // Nick Capicotto + Crown's White Heim!

Feb. 17, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Nick Capicotto and talk about what it was like growing up in Buffalo, NY and what Whiting Out means. Nick also shares how he’s recently starting coming out of th

025 // Pt. 1 Jordan VanHemert + Lotte's Kancho!

Feb. 10, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down for part one of a two part series with Jordan VanHemert! Jordan is a professor of music at Hope College in Michigan and a jazz saxophonist extraordinaire. We talk to

024 // Learning Korean + PORORO Churros!

Feb. 3, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and have a chat about learning Korean—what their experience has been like, the tools they’ve used and their dreams for Korean in the future. After the break, we d

023 // Lauren Sharkey + Sweet Potato Shaped Snack!

Jan. 27, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Lauren Sharkey, author of the book “Inconvenient Daughter” and talk about her adoption story, becoming a writer and the power behind adoptee-created content.

022 // The Janchi Family

Jan. 20, 2021

In this week’s very special episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys take a backseat and pass the mic to their partners! Emily, Allison and Sara sit down with producer Jerry Won to chat about what it’s been like watching the Janchi

021 // Adoptee Advocacy + Munch Addict!

Jan. 13, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and talk about how we’ve changed as adoptees, advocating for ourselves, KJ’s intersectional identities and more! Patrick gets KJ’s name wrong, KJ gets the box name wr

020 // Molly Enelow & Hello Korea Box!

Jan. 6, 2021

On today’s show, we speak with Molly Enelow! Molly talks about her experience as a Korean adoptee growing up in the DMV (#IYKYK, if you don't...you will) with a number of other adoptees and how that experience led her to explore her Korean identity at 19.

019 // Li Quaites + CoffeeGo!

Dec. 23, 2020

In today’s episode, we talk with author Li Quaites! Li talks to us about growing up half-Barbadian and half-Korean, her initial forays into the Korean and Adoptee communities, and her new book, Faith and Favor: Discovering Family at Fifty. She shares abou

018 // JaeRan Kim + Neoguri Cup Noodle Soup!

Dec. 16, 2020

In this episode, we sit down with Dr. JaeRan Kim to learn about her origin story, how a chance encounter led her to finding her KAD tribe, and why she is so passionate about foster care and adoption research. She also joins the us for Neoguri Cup Nood

017 // Tom Bugansky + 오징어 (Peanut Balls)!

Dec. 9, 2020

In today’s episode we sit down with Nathan’s friend, Tom Bugansky: plastic surgeon and fellow Korean adoptee! Tom shares his adoption story with us, as well as his experience living in KoreaTown, LA for the past 15 years. He also talks about how Dan Matth