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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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143 // with Jon Hurley

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Jonathan Hurley and talk about what it looks like to chase your dream, making Nashville a 2-year town, and going to KAAN as a re-entry into the (Korean) adoptee community. [...]
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142 // with Katie Ginella!

Episode Summary: In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Katie Ginella and talk about going back to Korea with no expectations, searching for your birth family, and how paradigm shifts can lead to giving grace.Later we revisit a crowd favorite, Pepero Sticks! Did Nathan send a block of chocolate in the heat of the summer?! // Meet Katie Ginella@katie.ginella on Instagram [...]
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141 // What it means to be (Asian) American

Episode Summary: In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys talk about how we learned what it means to be (Asian) American—the key figures and parts of culture that had the most influence on us, and how what we’ve previously thought of ourselves informs who we want to be moving forward.   Later, we try Haitai’s Deep Choco Butter Ring cookies….IS ONE COOKIE REALLY 500+ CALORIES?!?!?   (spoiler alert, they aren’t, but we didn’t know that before we finished the episode!)   —   // Support the Show!   Online at janchishow.com / @janchishow Support the show at janchishow.com/support Join our Facebook Group! janchishow.com/afterparty Watch our Youtube Videos Leave a voicemail! 972-677-8867 Write us a note: janchishow@gmail.com   The Janchi Show Quick Bio The Janchi Show focuses on exploring intersectional identities and current events through the lens [...]
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140 // with Penelope Strong

Episode Summary: In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Penelope Strong and talk about being adopted with her biological brother, the mythology of our stories, and what it takes to find yourself again after you’ve had an apocalyptic moment that forces you to self-racialize and rediscover who you are.   Later, we get into some Cheesecake cookies with yuja flavor….what the heck is yuja?     // Meet Penelope Strong  @diverseworks.us on Instagram Penelope Strong on LinkedIn      —   // Support the Show!   Online at janchishow.com / @janchishow Support the show at janchishow.com/support Join our Facebook Group! janchishow.com/afterparty Watch our Youtube Videos Leave a voicemail! 972-677-8867 Write us a note: janchishow@gmail.com   The Janchi Show Quick Bio The Janchi Show focuses on exploring intersectional identities and current events through the [...]
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139 // Korean(ish) with Lana B!

Episode Summary: In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Lana and talk about filmmaking, reclaiming Korean womanness, going back to Korea and how owning your story and choosing the path that’s right for you is something that we, as adoptees, have to fight for—even if it means making hard choices.   Later, we try some DIY gochugaru creations……did Patrick bring a book to a dinner party?!     // Meet Lana! @korean.ish on Instragram!   —   // Support the Show!   Online at janchishow.com / @janchishow Support the show at janchishow.com/support Join our Facebook Group! janchishow.com/afterparty Watch our Youtube Videos Leave a voicemail! 972-677-8867 Write us a note: janchishow@gmail.com   The Janchi Show Quick Bio The Janchi Show focuses on exploring intersectional identities and current events through the lens of adoption, race, [...]
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138 // IKAA, Han, and a whole lotta Nutz

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys are back in the saddle and talking all kinds of business! We dive into Patrick’s trip to Korea, dealing with loss of personal histories, the concept of Han and its associated feelings, and navigating a birth search. We also talk about the IKAA Conference, Korean food, and silly moments from the trip. Later, we try some nuts. It’s……..wild! ResourcesJoin us in Los Angeles for Bay2LA!: http://www.aka-sf.org/bay-to-la-2023-registration-is-available/Vote for Patrick’s SXSW Panel ‘Adoptees: More than a Plot Device’: https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/132835—// Support the Show!Online at 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 [...]
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Bonus: Disability x Adoption

Episode Summary: In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the KJ sits down with Erik Kemp to talk about the intersection of disability and adoptee identities! We probably get a lot of language wrong, but most importantly, we’re just trying our best to be a little better today than we were yesterday. Hope you enjoy!   Resources @kelsey_lindell on IG @disabilitytogether on IG — // Support the Show! Online at janchishow.com Support the show at janchishow.com/support Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @janchishow Join our Group! janchishow.com/afterparty Watch our Youtube Videos 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 [...]
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