Episodes

066 // On Belonging

Nov. 24, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys have a chat about belonging and why KJ will never wear a cowboy hat ever again. Also, Nathan has some weird Vegas flexes. Later, we try some …

065 // The BTS Episode with Emily Nagle!

Nov. 17, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Emily Nagle and talk about up-and-coming K-Pop group, Beyond The Scene (aka BTS!)! Seriously, this is the BTS episode if there eve…

064 // #NAAM2021 Week 2!

Nov. 10, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys take a minute and reflect on how #NAAM2021 has affected them thus far, and ponder what it means to be a part of the broader Adoptee community. …

063 // Cousins, connections, and where we go from here w/ Erin Beals + Danny Chan feat. Various Snacks!

Nov. 3, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down for a two-fer: cousins Erin Beals & Danny Chan share their stories, how they connected, and what it all means. Erin and Danny share the…

062 // Halloween, Korean Superstitions and Dalgona Candy!

Oct. 27, 2021

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys get caught up in the Hallyu that is “Squid Game”! Jk, we actually talk about Halloween, Korean superstitions, and the surprising grief we feel a…

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

Oct. 20, 2021

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 …

060 // Navel Gazing w/ the Janchi Bois

Oct. 13, 2021

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 i…

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

Oct. 6, 2021

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 O…

058 // LIVE IN LA

Sept. 29, 2021

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.

057 // Reflections from L.A.

Sept. 22, 2021

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 u…

056 // Blue Bayou Roundtable Discussion!

Sept. 15, 2021

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!

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

Sept. 8, 2021

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 Ok…

054 // Haircuts & Ramyun

Sept. 1, 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 Ramyun and Rice Cakes. But before that, Patrick shares an experience where he gets …

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

Aug. 25, 2021

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 …

052 // The Dog Days of Summer

Aug. 18, 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 the Dog Days of Summer and some “odd” food eating traditions that exist on the penins…

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

Aug. 11, 2021

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 …

050 (SOLO) // Olympic Chat

Aug. 4, 2021

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 …

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

July 28, 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 aka hansik! We learn all about what exactly hansik means, what some of our fa…

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 importa…

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 con…

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 a…

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 conferenc…

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…

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 tho…