Episode Summary: In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys talk about Thanksgiving, what it meant to be a part of their respective families growing up, and how adoption colors that perspective. Plus, they talk about what they want to pass on to their kids.Later, we get into some Soboro Cookies by Crown! [...]
151 // What if…
In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys are back for a solo episode exploring the concept of “What If” scenarios, alternate timelines, and the multiverse in general, from how they approach things like community and religion differently after starting the show to appreciating the present despite the hypotheticals.Later, they dive into cold coffee pouches.Check out Adoption Mosaic: https://adoptionmosaic.com/ [...]
150 // 150 Episodes?!
Episode Summary: In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and reflect on 150 episodes and give some love to other adoptee creators!Later, we jump into a crispy potato snack…anyone got any mayonnaise? [...]
149 // This is (Asian) America(n)
In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down to talk about Asian American being an opt-in identity and what it means to each of them. They discuss the inclusion of some things, the absence of others, the differences in our definitions, and how we can hold space for all of it.Later we try a tasty treat and debate the efficacy of milk and Oreos. [...]
148 // with Grace Foster
Episode Summary: In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Grace Foster and talk about her adoption from Korea at age 3, being placed into the American foster care system two years later, and choosing life (trigger warning: suicide). Now, she’s using her voice to advocate for marginalized communities, especially adoptee & foster care alumni in the workforce. Later, we try Orion’s BaeBae cookies…….*cue Dave Matthews Band music* // Meet Grace Foster!LinkedIn@theinclusioninitiativellc on Instagramhttps://theinclusioninitiative.com/Grace Foster with Patrick on Conversation Piece (Episode 27) [...]
147 // with Bay2LA (Live in LA)!
Episode Summary: In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with the good adoptees of Bay2LA and talk about the language we’ve learned as adoptees to express ourselves, and how we can continue to grow our community and the vocabulary we share.ResourcesComing to Consciousness by JaeRan KimHer Janchi Show Episode (#18)Side by Side Project by Glenn MoreyHis Janchi Show Episode (#12) [...]
146 // with Jenn Chapman
In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Jenn Chapman and talk about her journey out of the fog and into adoptee consciousness. Jenn shares her story growing up in upstate New York, navigating a different class situation than many adoptees find themselves in, and deconstructing the intersecting worlds of adoption and Christianity. She also talks about her journey of unlearned her internalized racism and anti-Blackness and how that journey was jumpstarted via Be the Bridge.Later, Nathan leaves for some back stuff and Jenn stays for some O’Jellys. It’s great! // Meet Jenn ChapmanInstagram / YouTubeResourcesBe the Bridge: https://bethebridge.com/ [...]
145 // with Lynne Connor!
Episode Summary: In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Lynne Connor and talk about how finding the perfect definition for the labels we carry (Korean, adoptee, Asian) can feel so important, yet when you lose a loved one it can feel so pointless. We also get into Lost Lit: how it got started and how it resources others who feel lost. // Meet Lynne Connor!@lynnecwrites | lynneconnor.comResourcesLostlit.com@lostlit on instagram@lostlitbrooklyn on twitteradopteehealingarts.com [...]
144 // with Seth Zhai
In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Seth Zhai and talk about his story navigating the intersections of being adopted, gay, and a mental health professional. Seth shares their story of being adopted from Hong Kong to New York by a white mother and father who immigrated from Hong Kong (🤯), being interested in his first family at a very early age (and connecting with them!), and finding their way into the mental health industry. We also talk about his journey of identity formation as a Chinese American while navigating adoptive family with deep roots in Chinese culture AND growing up in the 90’s, when Chinese American pop culture was at a high.Later, we try some snackity-snacks! They are……interesting. // Meet SethInstagram ResourcesA Shape of a Star Podcast: Instagram | TikTok | Website [...]