005 // Brandon Zegarski + Korean Teas!

In today’s episode, we speak with Brandon Zegarski, a lover of music and host of his own YouTube show! Brandon talks about his arrival day, growing up in New Jersey, and going back to Korea on the same trip as KJ. He shares about his passion for music and how that has helped him grow as both a Korean, an American, and an adoptee. Later, Brandon joins us as we try a variety of Korean teas. Please, whatever you do, do NOT drink Bitter Melon tea. Please! // Meet Brandon ZegarskiYoutube / Instagram / Website In this episode we talk about: Intro & Adoption Story | 0:00 Birth Searches and Growing up in NJ | 10:50 Going to Korea | 22:45 Reckoning with Identity Today and Music! | 39:58 Tea Time! | 56:09 // Follow the Show! Online at janchishow.com Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @janchishow [...]
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004 // SooJin Pate + Choco-Pies!

In today’s episode, we chat with SooJin Pate—professor, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) consultant and podcast co-host! SooJin shares her adoption story, growing up in Minnesota and the emotional journey back to Korea to reunite with her birth mother. She also tells us about how her desire to raise an actively anti-racist child led her to start her own podcast: The Antiracist Parenting Podcast! Later, SooJin joins us as we try Choco-Pies…wait, there’s a green tea flavor?! Meet SooJin Pate! Twitter & Instagram: @soojinpate In this episode we talk about: SooJin’s Adoption Story: (3:29) Reconnecting with Birth Family (21:58)  Memories in Korea—Old & New (32:39) KADs, Asian-Americans and the BIPOC struggle (52:46) Choco-Pies! (1:10:01) Show Resources The Antiracist Parenting Podcast: https://antiracistparentingpodcast.com/ Ode to George: https://odetogeorge.com/ // Follow the Show! Online at janchishow.com Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @janchishow Join our Group! janchishow.com/afterparty Watch our [...]
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003 // Meet the Hosts: K.J. Roelke + Jinro’s Soju!

In today’s episode, we wrap up the “Meet The Host” series with the final third of the Janchi Boiiisss: K.J. Roelke! We talk about his family, traveling the world at a young age and his passion for music. We also try Soju for the first time—with a surprise guest! Meet K.J. Roelke!(it’s pronounced REL-kee)  In this episode we talk about: Intro, a Brief Summation, & Growing Up in Texas (0:00) Cultural Influences, & Integrating with Other Cultures (11:11) Going Back to Korea, The Singing Guy, & Content Creation with His Wife (21:40) What’s KJ Learning Now? (46:00) What Are We Drinking? (51:23) Show Resources: KJ’s Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/kj-roelke KJ’s Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/kjroelke // Follow the Show! Online at janchishow.com Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @janchishow Join our Group! janchishow.com/afterparty Watch our Youtube Videos A Quick Janchi Show BioWe’re three Korean-American Adoptees spread out around the country [...]
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002 // Meet the Hosts: Patrick Armstrong + Nongshim’s Shrimp Crackers!

In today’s episode we speak with Patrick Armstrong, president and co-founder of the All Times Are Local Foundation and one-third of the Janchi Boiiisss! Patrick talks about growing up in the Midwest, his rap career that he later decided he was too good for, volunteering in Houston, TX after Hurricane Harvey and how that inspired him to found his own nonprofit. We also talk about his relationship with his fiancé and what it’s meant for him to learn about being a Korean-American, being adopted, starting that journey later in life than most, and where he goes from here. We also try Nongshim’s Shrimp Crackers for the first time, mild and spicy! Meet Patrick Armstrong! In this episode we talk about:  Intro, Growing Up, & Moving to San Diego (0:00) Music Career, Volunteering, and How You Met Your Fiancé (14:55) Starting [...]
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001 // Meet the Hosts: Nathan Nowack + Kimchi!

In today’s episode, we speak with Nathan Nowack, a professional photographer and 1/3 of the Janchi Bois! Nathan discusses his life growing up adopted in Tulsa, OK, the journey of finding his biological family, and finding love in Los Angeles with a fellow Asian country music lover. We learn how Nathan got to this point in his life, and what he’s most excited about exploring next. We also try Kimchi for the first time. It’s pretty great. [...]
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