034 // Korean Names (pt. 2), adoptee parenthood and Asian American Christianity (ft. Zac Luben!)

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Zac Luben and talk about growing up in the Bay Area, but not in the diverse areas you might be thinking of. Zac also shares about the intersection of faith and adoption and how that has played a significant role in his journey thus far.

Later, we try Crown’s Cheese Tart crackers! THEY GOOD!

032 // The Korean Flag, Amee Finigan & Orion Fresh Pie!

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Amee Finigan and talk about growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Amee’s complex relationship with her Asian/Korean identity, and why she started The Monolid Diaries, a podcast amplifying Korean adoptee stories.

Later, Amee joins us to try out some Orion’s Fresh Berry Pie. It’s…interesting.

031 // #StopAAPIHate

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys get into it as they talk about their experience of the rise of anti-Asian hate in America following the events of 3/16/21. No food, no drinks, just holding space for each other.

030 // Matt Delatour + Hello Korea Box (again!)

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Matt Delatour, Chef and Clubhouse Mod extraordinaire! We talk about growing up in New Jersey, how serendipity brought the Korean Adoptees of Philadelphia into the restaurant where he worked, how hustling helped pave the way for being comfortable in his own skin, and the work he’s doing as a community builder for adoptees and Asian Americans!

Later, we open our second Hello Korea Box! It’s basically Christmas on St. Patrick’s Day delivered to us in cute little Korean boxes!

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

029 // Jordan VanHemert pt 2. + Crown’s Sweet & Sour Chewy Candy (새콤달콤)

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down for part 2 of Jordan VanHemert’s episode and talk about his debut album, “I Am Not a Virus.” Before that, though, we get into what we think the adoptee community needs more of (from our perspective).

Later on, we try Crown’s Sweet & Sour Chewy Candy…this is strawberry flavor…right?

028 // Kaytie Ohashi + Crown’s Mychew!

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Kaytie Ohashi and talk about growing up in the Pacific Northwest, participating in Korean Adoptee summer camps, lifelong friendships, returning to Korea, and the wonderful world of Disney…villains?!

A little later, we try Crown’s Mychew. The Apple flavor is so powerful you can SMELL IT THROUGH THE PACKAGE 🤯

027 // Asian American Hate + Orion’s Peach Gummies

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In this week’s very special episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys chat about the spike in Asian American hate crimes that surged in early 2021. We can’t stay silent about this, and as Korean Adoptees, we’ve got some extra hot takes coming your way.

Oh, and we try Orion’s Peach Gummies at the end. Our verdict? They chewy!