011 // Melody Lorts + Nongshim’s Onion Flavored Rings (양파링) + Election Talk!

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In today’s episode we welcome Melody Lorts, fellow Korean-American Adoptee, nurse (thank you, Melody!), and disc-golfing Oregonian! Melody shares about her life growing up in Oregon, connecting with Japanese culture, and eventually moving to Japan proper! She also talks to us about her initial rejection of her Korean identity and coming to terms with that in the modern chaos that … Read More

010 // Rebecca Armstrong + Binggrae’s Banana Milk & Lotte’s Margaret Cookies!

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On today’s show, we celebrate reaching 10 episodes with special guest Rebecca Armstrong! Rebecca shares what it was like growing up with Patrick and how she understood her non-white identity early on. She also talks about ending up in Salt Lake City, going to Korea, and how a chance encounter reignited her desire to discover the culture of her homeland. … Read More

009 // Liat Shapiro + Lotte’s Milkis (밀키스)!

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In today’s episode we speak with Liat Shapiro: a linguist, KAD, harpist and much more! Liat tells us about growing up in Boston as the eldest of five Korean Adoptees, homeschooling, and how a little more compassion and love could go a long, long way. She also shares about her work with the Korean Kids and Orphanage Outreach Mission (KKOOM), … Read More

008 // Nick Messersmith + Haitai’s Oh Yes! Cakes!

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In today’s episode, we talk to Nick Messersmith—a Korean-American adoptee from Iowa and master of Taekwondo. Nick shares about growing up in Iowa and how his parents’ desire to help him retain part of his Korean culture led to a life immersed in martial arts. We learn about his Korean grandmaster, training in Korea, and the impact that Taekwondo has … Read More