Episodes

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!

080 // A Soulful Conversation w/Shené Randall

March 9, 2022

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 reun…

079 // The Power of our Stories w/Elisa Noël

March 2, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Elisa Noël and talk about her incredible story of navigating and overcoming trauma (trigger/content warning for suicidal ideation …

078 // Work/Life Balance

Feb. 23, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and talk about navigating work/life balance, as well as how third spaces (like activism) fit into that. Patrick does us a solid with hi…

077 // Adoption Trauma, the 2022 COMPETES Act and the Adoption Citizenship Act

Feb. 16, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and chat about adoption trauma, and Patrick schools us on America’s COMPETES Act of 2022, as well as what it means for the Adoption Cit…

076 // A #VeryAsian Janchi Show w/Michelle Li

Feb. 9, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Michelle Li and talk about a whole bunch of stuff! Michelle shares her adoption story with us, including reuniting with her first …

075 // KOREAN EVERYTHING, FOREVER w/Amanda Paul

Feb. 2, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Amanda Paul and talk about KOREAN EVERYTHING, FOREVER! Seriously though, we have a deep, impactful conversation with Amanda about …

074 // Lunar New Year 2022!

Jan. 26, 2022

새해 복 많이 받으세요! In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and talk about Lunar New Year, or "seollal" as its called in Korean! Later, we get into some Pororo strawberry snacks—al…

073 // Adoption Mosaic and finding new language w/Shelise Gieseke!

Jan. 19, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Shelise Gieseke and talk about new ways of thinking about our journeys as Korean adoptees. Shelise shares her story of coming out …

072 // Hello 2022!

Jan. 12, 2022

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Feasty Boys look ahead to 2022 and talk about what is to come! Later, we try Red Ginseng hard candy and also Lotte’s 말랑 카무? (Nathan has the package and I’…

071 // Birth Work and Community w/Tia Stark!

Dec. 29, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Tia Stark to talk about birth work, community, and much, much more! Tia shares her story and how she found herself connecting to t…

070 // A Look Back on 2021

Dec. 22, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and look back on 2021, the year that lasted a decade, celebrate the wins and how things have changed, and look forward to 2022! Late…

069 // Disrupting Kinship w/Dr. Kimberly McKee

Dec. 15, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Dr. Kimberly McKee to talk about her book, Disrupting Kinship, and her working in the field of adoption studies. Kim shares how sh…

068 // KAFLA Gala Recap!

Dec. 8, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and talk about what went on in LA, where all 3 of us definitely were and we all remember it. Thanks so much to the Korean American Fe…

067 // Patience in Reunion w/Mary Byrne!

Dec. 1, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Mary Byrne and talk about the journey towards reunion and all the emotions that come with it. Mary shares her story growing up in …