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?!

040 (SOLO) // How old are you? Confucianism (Yugyo) and Korean Age!

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with the Korean Culture Dictionary and talk about Yugyo! We learn exactly what Yugyo is (not to be confused with Yugioh!) and how Confucianism relates to it. We also discuss the important of age in Korean culture and try and figure out how old we are/when our birthdays are.

It’s great fun!

039 // Journey to self-love with Heart & Seoul author Jen Frederick!

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Jen Frederick and talk about her journey as an adoptee and her upcoming book, Heart & Seoul! Jen shares about growing up in Wisconsin, going back to Korea, and the journey towards self-love. We also discuss how her adoptee experience informed Heart & Seoul’s protagonist, Hara, and why her story is the one we need right now.

Later, the bois eat a food and talk (book)shop about Heart & Seoul!

038 (SOLO) // History of Kimchi with the Korean Culture Dictionary

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys continue their journey through the Korean Culture Dictionary! This week finds the guys talking about Kimchi. We learn some history. We learn some fun facts. We learn that the average Korean consumes about 48 pounds of Kimchi per year (and that’s a declining trend!).

Got stories or fun facts about kimchi? Holla at us on our social medias!

037 // Korean meets Italian with Katie Cadamatre of Tigerboom Creative!

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Katie Cadamatre of Tigerboom Creative and talk about connecting to Korean culture as adoptees! Katie shares her adoption story, growing up on the east coast, and traveling to Korea. She also talks about the origins of Tigerboom Creative and what she’s got in the works for the future!

Later, we don’t have food! WHAT.

036 // Take a trip down tangent lane (and Korean Culture Dictionary Book Club)

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down to talk about the next section in the Korean Culture Dictionary: The Language! We learn who invented hangul and the relationship between the Korean language to Chinese and Japanese. We also go off on wild tangents about Star Wars, what we’re drinking, and Nathan’s move to Colorado; you know, just your typical Janchi solo show.

This week, we’re trying a new format. Listen and find out why/what/who/when/where/heyooooo!

035 // Liz Kleinrock (@teachandtransform), Makkú and Lunar!

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Liz Kleinrock from the Instagram account @teachandtransform and talk about all things adoption. Liz shares her story and the journey she took from growing up in DC to reckoning with her identities and how each of those unique things intersect in some powerful ways. She also talks about how that journey has influenced her work in education, translating her experiences into a perspective-based learning environment for her students.

Later, we get DRUNK.