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!

042 (SOLO) // Formal or Informal? Jondaetmal and Banmal Explained!

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and just banmal each other (because we’re family)! We learn about the culture of formalities, the right and wrong uses of Jondaetmal and Banmal, and a looooooootttttt more. We also cover a number of other topics, from the time zones we grew up in to broccoli slaw. You don’t want to miss this one!

041 // Chris Wheeler & Couque d’Asse, revisited!

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Chris Wheeler and talk about moving around the country and how proximity to BIPOC and KADs affects how we see ourselves. Plus, Chris reveals what’s most exciting about his journey thus far—and what’s most daunting!

Later on we try Couque d’Asse again! HOW DO YOU EVEN PRONOUNCE IT?!