048 // Beth Perkins and her journey to self-racialization with

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Beth Perkins and talk about growing up in Missouri, how 9/11 was a major flashpoint for racial identity reckoning, and the importance a community plays in an adoptee’s journey out of the fog.

Later, we get into PEPERO and it’s delicious and CRUNKY?! YEAH-UH!

047 // Jeong + Han with the Korean Culture Dictionary featuring the CORN CHEE!

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down for the next installment of the Korean Culture Dictionary: Jeong and Han! The Boys break down the difference between the two Korean concepts and why they’re so important to the culture. Then it’s debrief time!

Later, the Boys try a snack from Nathan’s care package! Spoiler alert: IT. GETS. INTERESTING (also a special cameo!).

046 // Birth Family Search & Couque d’Asse (redux) with Katie the KAD!

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Katie Gagel and talk about the importance of searching for family and the journey she’s been on because of it. Katie also shares about her life growing up in Louisville and the impact that the adoptee community has had on her journey thus far.

Later, Katie joins the Boys for a tasty treat! Is it one we’ve already done before? Find out this week!

BONUS: KAAN2021 Intro Video!

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We had the privilege of opening the 2021 KAAN Conference, so if you missed it, here’s the clip!

Make sure you follow KAAN (@wearekaan) everywhere to learn more about how to get connected with this awesome adoptee conference and community!

045 (SOLO) // Family Structure + Proper Etiquette with the Korean Culture Dictionary feat. a Buttery Treat!

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down to talk about family structure and etiquette in the next installment of the Korean Culture Dictionary series! Today, we learn all about Korean family structure (a kind of sequel to our yugyo episode) as well as the proper etiquette including hand placement, bowing, eye contact, and more!

Later we try a buttery coconut snack! It’s got a great crunch!

044 // Pride, PLACED and Intersecting Identities (feat. Diana Albrecht)

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Diana Albrecht and talk about a whole bunch. Diana shares her identity as an adoptee, a member of the queer community, and how those intersecting identities have informed who she is today. She also talks about her book PLACED, which is fantastic and explains to us what “u-hauling” means.

Later, Diana joins us for a Honey Dipped Snack. Is this cereal?!

043 // Hanna Lee & McDonald’s x BTS Meal!

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Hanna Lee and talk about growing up as a Korean adoptee in Topeka, Kansas and how that led her to eventually write an adoptee-centered fictional tale, The Ones Who Misbehave (out now!). Hanna shares about how her life and the lives of others she’s met on her journey are reflected in her writing and why it was important for her to utilize her voice during the pandemic and the rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans.

Later, Hanna joins us for a very special snack surprise! SMOOTH LIKE BUTTER!

Part 3: I Have Become an American

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“Where are your parents from?” “Oh, my mom’s from Arizona, and my dad’s from Wisconsin, but they met in Dallas…” “He’s from Korea,” my roommate answered, cutting me off. “Oh!” I exclaimed, the meaning of the question finally clicking in my head. “Yeah! I’m adopted.” Like many, college was a time of self-awakening, but, as is the case with me … Read More

Part 2: I Want to Be An American

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high school KJ, looking like a champ.

Read Part 1 here. “시원, help me sound more Korean.” “Ok. Say something where you think you sound most Korean.” “ee-rue-me moy-yo?” Mockingly:”이름이뭐예요?” “What?! That’s what it sounds like to me!” “Don’t have an accent. Just say normal.” “I did say it normally.”  “아이씨….” The world I lived in was (and is) generally white and white-Christian. My church and my … Read More