122 // with Nick Greene

by KJ Roelke | Published March 5, 2023
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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Nick Greene and talk about his journey finding and engaging with the Korean adoptee community! We discuss studying Japanese in Japan during high school, his first foray into community with Soju Talks, and navigating the community and different adoptees’ experiences.And speaking of soju, we sip on some throughout the interview (pre- and post-break!). 건배! // Meet Nick!Instagram / Facebook / LinkedInOrganizations we talked about!AKA SFKAANIKAA—// Support the Show!Website: janchishow.comSupport the show at janchishow.com/supportFacebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @janchishowJoin our Group! janchishow.com/afterpartyWatch our Youtube VideosLeave a voicemail! 972-677-8867The Janchi Show Quick BioWe’re three Korean Adoptees spread out around America and each of us are at different stages in life. We’ll talk about the Korean adoptee experience from our perspectives and learn more about our shared culture, usually with food. And it won’t just be the three of us; each week we’ll have other adoptees from all over the world joining us to talk about what makes us similar and what makes us unique. So join the party!// Meet the Janchi Boys!Nathan NowackNathan was adopted from Seoul at 5 months old and raised in a small town in Oklahoma by a loving family and non-biological 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.  In 2021, Nathan and his family moved back to Colorado to be closer to family and start a new chapter in their lives. Connect with Nathan!Website: http://www.nathannowack.comLinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/nathann/Instagram: http://instagram.com/nnowackPatrick ArmstrongPatrick Armstrong (he/him) is a transracial Korean American adoptee, podcaster, speaker, and community facilitator. He is one of the hosts of the Janchi Show, a podcast that explores and celebrates the experiences and stories of Korean adoptees everywhere. Patrick is a producer and editor on Dear Asian Americans, a show that amplifies the voices of Asian Americans. He is a cofounder of the Asian Adoptees of Indiana, a group dedicated to creating a safe, engaging community for all Asian adoptees who need it. He is currently based in Indianapolis with his wife and cat. Connect with Patrick!Website: http://patrickintheworld.meLinkedIn: http://linkedin/in/patrickarmstrong219Instagram: http://instagram.com/patrickintheworldK.J. RoelkeKJ was adopted from Daegu and raised in Dallas, Texas with his two biological, older siblings and his younger sister, adopted from Russia. After spending a decade in the Midwest for college and career, he and his wife are back in Dallas and living large! He has been on his journey of discovery since 2015 and spends his days populating the internet with content.Connect with K.J.!Website: https://kjroelke.online/LinkedIn: https://linkedin/in/kjroelkeInstagram: https://instagram.com/kjroelke// Listen to/Watch The Janchi Show on all major platforms:Apple: https://janchishow.com/appleSpotify: https://janchishow.com/spotifyYoutube: https://janchishow.com/youtube// Join the Asian Podcast Network:Website: https://asianpodcastnetwork.com/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/asianpodcastnetwork/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asianpodcastnetwork/ // The Janchi Show is produced by Just Like Media:Website: http://www.justlikemedia.comInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/justlikemediaExecutive Producer: Jerry WonCreative Director: Michelle NamAudio & Video Engineer: K.J. Roelke & Patrick ArmstrongShow Art: Nathan Nowack

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Nick Greene and talk about his journey finding and engaging with the Korean adoptee community! We discuss studying Japanese in Japan during high school, his first foray into community with Soju Talks, and navigating the community and different adoptees’ experiences.
And speaking of soju, we sip on some throughout the interview (pre- and post-break!). 건배!
 // Meet Nick!
Organizations we talked about!
// Support the Show!
Support the show at janchishow.com/support
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @janchishow
Leave a voicemail! 972-677-8867
The Janchi Show Quick Bio
We’re three Korean Adoptees spread out around America and each of us are at different stages in life. We’ll talk about the Korean adoptee experience from our perspectives and learn more about our shared culture, usually with food. And it won’t just be the three of us; each week we’ll have other adoptees from all over the world joining us to talk about what makes us similar and what makes us unique. So join the party!
// Meet the Janchi Boys!
Nathan Nowack
Nathan was adopted from Seoul at 5 months old and raised in a small town in Oklahoma by a loving family and non-biological 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.  In 2021, Nathan and his family moved back to Colorado to be closer to family and start a new chapter in their lives.
 
Connect with Nathan!
Website: http://www.nathannowack.com
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/nathann/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/nnowack

Patrick Armstrong

Patrick Armstrong (he/him) is a transracial Korean American adoptee, podcaster, speaker, and community facilitator. He is one of the hosts of the Janchi Show, a podcast that explores and celebrates the experiences and stories of Korean adoptees everywhere. Patrick is a producer and editor on Dear Asian Americans, a show that amplifies the voices of Asian Americans. He is a cofounder of the Asian Adoptees of Indiana, a group dedicated to creating a safe, engaging community for all Asian adoptees who need it. He is currently based in Indianapolis with his wife and cat.
 
Connect with Patrick!
Website: http://patrickintheworld.me
LinkedIn: http://linkedin/in/patrickarmstrong219
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. After spending a decade in the Midwest for college and career, he and his wife are back in Dallas and living large! He has been on his journey of discovery since 2015 and spends his days populating the internet with content.
Connect with K.J.!
Website: https://kjroelke.online/
LinkedIn: https://linkedin/in/kjroelke
Instagram: https://instagram.com/kjroelke

// Listen to/Watch The Janchi Show on all major platforms:

Apple: https://janchishow.com/apple
Spotify: https://janchishow.com/spotify
Youtube: https://janchishow.com/youtube

// Join the Asian Podcast Network:

Website: https://asianpodcastnetwork.com/
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/asianpodcastnetwork/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asianpodcastnetwork/ 

// The Janchi Show is produced by Just Like Media:
Website: http://www.justlikemedia.com
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justlikemedia

Executive Producer: Jerry Won
Creative Director: Michelle Nam
Audio & Video Engineer: K.J. Roelke & Patrick Armstrong
Show Art: Nathan Nowack