Collection of Work

A place to share everything I’ve done and all of the great individuals I’ve gotten the chance to meet and work with!

You can find my podcast, The Wonderful World of Disney Villains, on Apple podcast, Google podcast, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Pandora, and Podbean.

My Podcast: The Wonderful World of Disney Villains

Tangled and Lilo & Stitch Adoption Narratives The Wonderful World of Disney Villains

Welcome back!   November is National Adoption month so we are talking about adoption narratives in Disney movies and TV shows (there are a lot, btw).   I’m joined by guest Lauren, a fellow adoptee, to discuss two Disney movie adoption narratives in depth: Lilo and Stitch and Tangled.   Follow Lauren and get her book, Inconvenient Daughter. Website:  Instagram: @theljsharks    You can find the podcast online: Website:  Instagram: @wwofdisvillains   Time Stamps: 00:00 – Intro 02:37 – Lauren’s intro 03:07 – How do we identify adoption in Disney movies and TV for this conversation? 07:49 – Let’s talk about the movies Lilo and Stitch and Tangled 08:52 – Lilo and Stitch summary and Lauren’s reaction 19:55 – Discussion on the adoption and child protective services representation in the film 28:40 – Tangled summary and Lauren’s reaction 45:56 – Discussion on adoption, gas lighting, abusive relationships, Rapunzel’s lack of agency, and more 55:44 – Are movies like Tangled triggering to adoptees and domestic abuse/family abuse survivors? Only showing certain adoption tropes, family reunion scenes, no mourning for the parent who raised them – only the parent who gave birth to them 59:42 – Lion King 2 and Simba’s trauma 01:07:06 – How media influences society’s perception of adoptees. What would an authentic adoption story be like? What are things writers need to factor in to portray an accurate and authentic adoption story? If you want to learn more about Lauren’s adoption story and my own adoption story listen to the Janchi Show podcast!  Lauren’s guest appearance on Episode 23 My guest appearance on Episode 28
  1. Tangled and Lilo & Stitch Adoption Narratives
  2. What‘s with all the Cinderella Movies?
  3. Disney & Women in STEM w/Naomi
  4. Is Cruella de Vil a Redeemable Character?
  5. Disney Makeup: Princesses & Villains

Podcast Collaborations: Guest Starring on Other Podcasts

Can I Ask You a Question? Podcast

December 31, 2020: “Is it easier to change our expectations or reality? – Kaytie Ohashi”

Adam and I chat about the concept of ‘happiness = reality – expectations,’ and whether it’s easier for us to change our reality or expectations (for example, if you’re unhappy at work, is it better for you to get a new job or to try to find more appreciation for your current job).

The Cogan Conversation Podcast

January 4, 2021: “No. 30 – Kaytie Ohashi”

Allan and I discuss our thoughts on education, the current virtual climate amid COVID-19 and how my office has adapted to help students in these trying times.

The Prince of Fresh Air Podcast

January 13, 2021: “Real Time with Kaytie Ohashi”

Percy and I discuss the college admissions scandal, student loan debate, the event that happened at the Capitol building, and more.

Soundtrack Your Life Podcast

February 15, 2021: “Aladdin (2014) w/ Kaytie Ohashi of The Wonderful World of Disney Villains Podcast”

Ryan and I talk about the Broadway adaptation of the 1992 Disney’s Aladdin movie. I also tell Ryan about my experiences seeing Aladdin on Broadway (in New York and Seattle) and growing up with the Aladdin TV show.

Rights & Wrongs: Rights, Privileges, and Misconceptions Podcast

March 2, 2021: “Community Colleges & Higher Education with Kaytie Ohashi”

George and I discuss our experiences working in community colleges and the differences between the U.S. higher education system and Europe’s higher education system (where George went to college). We cover accreditation, gap years, college success advice and tips, and more.

The Janchi Show

March 3, 2021: “028 // Kaytie Ohashi + Crown’s Mychew!”

The Janchi Show hosts (Nathan, Patrick, and KJ) and I talk about my upbringing as a Korean American adoptee, participating in Korean adoptee camps and conferences, lifelong friendships, returning to Korea, and my podcast (The Wonderful World of Disney Villains). We also try Crown’s Apple flavored Mychew.

Black & Yellow

March 11, 2021: “Do We Really Need To Go To College?”

Alana and I are kicking off an entire month of episodes about education. I am in the co-host hot seat while Alana finds a new, permanent co-host (which could be me!). We talk about if college is necessary, the pros and cons of college experiences and degrees, and if not going to college was a thought we were allowed to have.


April 28, 2021: Episode 3: Student Success Coaching, Disney Villains, and Pierce College Resources

Hosts Niki and Tony and I talk about my work as a Student Success Coach at Pierce College, resources for college students, how I almost became a CPS social worker, and my work with my Disney podcast.

Higher Education

May 22, 2021: “Don’t Call Yourself a Villain if You’re Gonna Use a Freeze Ray to Freeze Monuments, That Doesn’t Do Anything to Anyone. Get Original!”

The Higher Education hosts and I talk about everything Disney villain! Who they are, who we love to hate, and more.

The Game of Nerds

June 1, 2021: “Cruella & Disney Villains”

Fellow mom Shannon and I talk about Disney villains in The Game of Nerds first ever podcast episode about Disney. In the episode I talk about my history with Disney villains, Disney villain characters, parodies and live action Disney movies, and the next generation Disney villains.

Books, Movies, and Musicals! Oh, My!

September 10, 2021: “A Whole Lotta Disney Ep. 1 – ‘I Only Wished to Have a Coat Made Out of Puppies!’ feat. Kaytie (101 Dalmations)”

Hosts Colleen and Karen and I discuss the Disney animated movie 101 Dalmatians.

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