Episodes

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-cent…

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 an…

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, Chr…

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 Confu…

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 Wiscon…

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 som…

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, gr…

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 betwee…

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 journ…

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 …

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.…

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 w…

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, j…

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 A…

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 t…

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 friendshi…

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, an…

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 rec…

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 saxophon…

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 fu…

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 behi…

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’…

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…

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 exp…