026 // Nick Capicotto + Crown’s White Heim!

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Nick Capicotto and talk about what it was like growing up in Buffalo, NY and what Whiting Out means. Nick also shares how he’s recently starting coming out of the fog, engaging with the adoptee community, and what steps he’s taken so far.

Later we try White Heim from the Much Addict subscription box. Spoiler alert: THEY GOOD!

025 // Pt. 1 Jordan VanHemert + Lotte’s Kancho!

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down for part one of a two part series with Jordan VanHemert! Jordan is a professor of music at Hope College in Michigan and a jazz saxophonist extraordinaire. We talk to Jordan about growing up in rural Michigan and his first eye-opening experiences of being Asian-American and an adoptee. He also shares how Charlie Parker took him down the path to jazz and what it means to represent in the spaces you find yourself in.

Later, Jordan joins us for chocolate covered biscuits aka Lotte’s Kancho (칸초) + Hello Panda! They’re good, they’re great, and dare we say, delicious?!

024 // Learning Korean + PORORO Churros!

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and have a chat about learning Korean—what their experience has been like, the tools they’ve used and their dreams for Korean in the future.

After the break, we dive into Munch Addict’s Korea Snack Box and try out Pororo…CHURROS?! Aren’t these a Mexican dessert?!

023 // Lauren Sharkey + Sweet Potato Shaped Snack!

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Lauren Sharkey, author of the book “Inconvenient Daughter” and talk about her adoption story, becoming a writer and the power behind adoptee-created content.

A little later, we try CosMos’s Sweet Potato Shaped Snack from Munch Addict’s Korean Snack Box. Is there even sweet potato in this thing?!

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

022 // The Janchi Family

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In this week’s very special episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys take a backseat and pass the mic to their partners! Emily, Allison and Sara sit down with producer Jerry Won to chat about what it’s been like watching the Janchi Boys come out of the fog and journey together into understanding their Korean American Adoptee identities.

Journey of an Adoptee – Part VI

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I recently applied for a DNA testing kit through @official325kamra, and was lucky enough to be approved for one. It will be here soon and with it, another step forward on this journey. I feel both anxiously excited and nervously hesitant about this next step. The results, whatever they may be, represent a shift in my story and will have a … Read More

021 // Adoptee Advocacy + Munch Addict!

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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down and talk about how we’ve changed as adoptees, advocating for ourselves, KJ’s intersectional identities and more! Patrick gets KJ’s name wrong, KJ gets the box name wrong, and Nathan does a really great job keeping us together—it’s a real Janchi!

Big shoutout to Munch Addict for giving us their Korean snack box! We get INTO IT!

Journey of an Adoptee – Part V

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With holiday season upon us, I thought this was an appropriate picture. I just wanted to say how honored and humbled I am for all the support y’all have shown me as I’ve shared my story publicly for the first time. It might be bits and pieces, but I’ve received both comments and dm’s that have really made me feel … Read More