Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan.

Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan.

Join author and iconoclast Chiwan Choi as he interviews storytellers, writers, and historians from around the world about their most haunting experiences, paranormal influences and terrifying inspirations.

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December 1, 2021 47 min
What's it like to grow up on Elm Street and have to take the school bus home? Welcome to Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan. This week we're thrilled to have Cassandra Lane ("We Are Bridges"). We talk about horror movies, spirits of Louisiana, and ghost stories as family legacies.

#ElmStreet #WeAreBridges #Dreams #GhostStories

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What's it like growing up with a father who believes in extraterrestrials? Well, you learn things about your friends. Find out in this all new episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan. Today we welcome Toni Ann Johnson, winner of the 2021 Flannery O'Connor Prize. Toni Ann Johnson is an American screenwriter, playwright, and novelist. #UFO #abductees #iwanttobelieve
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Welcome to an all new episode of "Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan." If writers are ghost makers are poets conjurers? Join Chiwan and his very special guest all the way from the mountains of Boone, North Carolina, Dr. Raymond Christian, twelve-time Moth Story Slam Champion and Fulbrigh Scholar, as he tells the tale of getting paid week after week...by a dead man. You really want to hear what Ray is saying. #Ghost #...
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Welcome to an all new episode of "Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan." If writers are ghost makers are poets conjurers? Join Chiwan and his special guest all the way from Hong Kong, Collier Nogues, as they talk of Texas, Poltergeists and summoning spirits.

#TexasGhostStories #RealPoltergeists #SummoningSpirits 

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Welcome to an all new episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan. This week join Chiwan and his guest André O. Hoilette as they talk ghosts in the Caribbean, haunting in Ohio and the Flame Woman. André is a Jamaican-born poet living in Denver, Colorado and is a Cave Canem alumnus and the former editor of ambulant: A Journal of Poetry & Art and former assistant editor of Nexus Magazine. But this week, we're talking...

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Welcome to an all new episode of "Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan." This week Chiwan welcomes the great Jennifer Brody aka Vera Strange. Topics include: Disney Chills, Disney Villains, Haunted Houses, Specter Deep Six, Ghost Soldiers and her grandmas orb and Hellraiser. 

#VeraStrange #DisneyChills #HauntedHouses #GhostSoldiers #Hellraiser.

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Welcome to an all new episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan. This week Chiwan welcomes award winning writer Jami Attenberg. Find out about the transformative encounter that turned Jami from a non-believer into full-on ghost-curious. From seeing ghosts in New Hampshire to  the state of hauntedness in New Orleans to her dog Sidney. A show so fun, it will scare the lit out of you! 

#HauntedNewOrleans #GhostEncounter #H...

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So much going on this week’s episode of Are You There, Ghost? It’s Me, Chiwan. Meet poet Luke Johnson and does he have a story to share that he simply can’t explain away. Spoiler alert: It’s name is ‘Furia” and it’s a demon speaking from a belly button? WTF? You tell us, crazy story! #DemonicEncounter #LukeJohnson #Exorcism #ChurchGroup #Kobe #GoLakers
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From real ghosts to fashion ghosts, join Chiwan Choi and his special guest Pushcart-nominated Sokunthary Svay on this week’s episode of Are You There, Ghost? It’s Me, Chiwan. Sokunthary Svay was born in a refugee camp in Thailand shortly after her parents fled Cambodia after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime. She is currently poetry editor for Newtown Literary, the only literary journal for the borough of Queens.  In addition to p...

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What does K-Pop, Shinee, and the Ghost of Bumpy Johnson have in common? Find out in this extraordinary episode of Are You There, Ghost? It’s Me, Chiwan. This week’s guest is Porochista Khakpour who’s book SICK  (HarperCollins) was “a memoir of chronic illness, misdiagnosis, addiction, and the myth of full recovery, chronicling the long, arduous discovery of her late-stage Lyme Disease.” Her debut novel Sons and Other Flammable Obje...

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September 22, 2021 48 min

What's it like to levitate? We're going to find out together on this week's episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan. In this episode, Chiwan and his "extra special" guest, poet Amanda Choo Quan discuss her extraordinary life. Amanda Choo Quan is a Trinidadian-Jamaican writer and literary organizer. She won the 2020 Johnson and Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers Prize—one of the region's most signific...

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September 15, 2021 42 min

Who is the Snoring Ghost? Why should you bribe future ghosts with a Starbucks card during "Ghost Month"? And why was Chiwan's parents worried the cat was going to kill him? Welcome to an all new episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan. Join Chiwan and writer Ed Lin as we find the answers out together. Ed Lin, a native New Yorker of Taiwanese and Chinese descent, is the first author to win three Asian Americ...

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Can a knife cut through time and space and free a haunted spirit? Ask Melora Walters. Join Chiwan Choi on an all new Are You There, Ghost It’s Me, Chiwan. You may know poet, filmmaker, actress Melora Walters from films like Magnolia, Boogie Nights, Dead Poets Society or from the Hulu series PEN15, but today we break through to a different side. #MeloraWalters #Magnolia #HauntedLaurelCanyon
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September 1, 2021 55 min
Mat Johnson was just trying to research for a new novel. Then he fell down the UFO Twitter rabbit hole. Was that enough to make him a believer? Join Chiwan Choi and his special guest Mat Johnson, author of the novels Loving Day, Pym, Drop, and Hunting in Harlem, the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot, and the comic books Incognegro and Dark Rain. He is a recipient of the American Book Award, the United States Artist James Bald...

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August 25, 2021 38 min

Is The Driskill Hotel really haunted? YES! Should you wait 24 hours before you share your dreams? MAYBE? And if you didn’t know about The Hat Thing, you’ll find out. Join Chiwan and his guest Tera Patrick and they discuss the supernatural side of living in Italy, starting at haunted hotels and weird superstitions on this all new episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me Chiwan.

#HatOnBed #DriskillHotel #Superstitions #ItalianGh...

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In this week’s episode of Are You There, Ghost? It’s Me, Chiwan, our host sits down to chat with award-winning novelist and Etch-A-Sketch wizard Steven Dunn, author of Potted Meat and Water & Power. And questions are asked, such as: Why would you live an old Klan House? Um, is that a handprint inside your closet? And who in the world is HANNAH?    #Hannah #Haunted #TarpaulinSky #WhitingAward #PottedMeat #StrangerThanFiction
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August 11, 2021 45 min
In this week’s episode of Are You There, Ghost? It’s Me, Chiwan, our host sits down to chat with poet and art historian Jessica Lanay, author of the am•phib•ian, winner of the 2020 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Prize. The two old friends talk, dreams, Southern and Global Southern cultures, what is haunting her now in Indiana & and the ghost of her son...but did they take the ghosts of the past with them? Find out on this week's...

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In this episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan, our host catches up with horror writer extraordinaire Kate Maruyama, who was raised in a small college town in New England and now lives in Los Angeles with her family. Chiwan first met her in 2014 and was knocked out by her debut novel, Harrowgate, of which Daniel Handler, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events, says, "Strangely moving and movingly strange, Harrow...

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Welcome to the premiere episode of "Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan." Find out how the show came to be and why Chiwan had to have Natashia Deón as his first guest. Natashia Deón is an NAACP Image Award Nominee, practicing criminal attorney, and college professor at UCLA and Antioch University. Her critically acclaimed novel, GRACE, was named Best Book by the New York Times. "What do these ghosts want—and why i...

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February 24, 2021 1 min

Join author and iconoclast Chiwan Choi as he interviews up and coming horror writers and historians about about their most haunting experiences, paranormal influences and inspirations from around the world.

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