036 // Take a trip down tangent lane (and Korean Culture Dictionary Book Club)

by The Janchi Show | Published April 27, 2021
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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 between the Korean language to Chinese and Japanese. We also go off on wild tangents about Star Wars, what we’re drinking, and Nathan’s move to Colorado; you know, just your typical Janchi solo show.

This week, we’re trying a new format. Listen and find out why/what/who/when/where/heyooooo!

Show Resources
In this episode we talk about:
  1. Previously, on The Janchi Show: 2:33
  2. Working through the Korean Culture Dictionary: 4:00
  3. Hangul, a History: 7:34
  4. KJ is NOT the wisest language learner: 9:54
  5. Get a book if that’s your thing! 15:12
  6. Korean History, revisited: 17:12
  7. Star Wars, a sidebar: 19:38
  8. Back to Language: 21:14
  9. Korea is smaller than Japan: 23:22
  10. We Be talking WB: 24:19
  11. A Quick Review of Seoul Kitchen Kimchi (and other kimchi): 25:44
  12. Nathan’s Personal Life: 28:32
  13. Makku Men: 29:29
  14. Outro: 34:38
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Nathan Nowack
Nathan was adopted from Seoul and raised in a small town in Oklahoma by a loving family and adopted sister.  After college in Colorado he later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a digital media career and eventually started 2 photography companies.  He has a wife and 3 kids and has reconnected with his biological family in 2014.

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Patrick Armstrong
Patrick was adopted from Seoul and raised in a small(er than Nathan’s) town in Indiana. After dropping out of college, he travelled around, working a variety of jobs before co-founding the All Times Are Local Foundation with his adopted sister in Chicago. He currently lives in Indianapolis with his fiancé and is 7 seconds into his journey of exploring his Korean-American adoptee identity.

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  • Instagram: http://instagram.com/patrickintheworld
K.J. Roelke
KJ was adopted from Daegu and raised in Dallas, Texas with his two biological, older siblings and his younger sister, adopted from Russia. He graduated from Greenville College and has served as the Worship & Creative Director at Schweitzer Church in Springfield, Missouri since then. He is married, with no children (yet!), and has been on his journey of discovery since 2015.

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