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

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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.

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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Dreams & Visions of Our Dead Families with Joanna Penn Cooper

6/30/2022
Ouija boards, growing up in a haunted town…visions of our dead families… It’s another normal episode of Are You There, Ghost? It’s Me, Chiwan. This week join Chiwan as he welcomes Joanna Penn Cooper the author of The Itinerant Girl's Guide to Self-Hypnosis. #Ouija #Visions #Dreams #Paranormal #GhostStories

Duration:00:47:24

Object Permanence with Jasmine Orphilla

6/15/2022
In this week's episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan, we have artist, composer, performer Jasmine Orpilla, and we talk about her process of bringing objects into her work, objects that carry the spirits and history of her ancestors, and how that impacts her performance and those around her. Plus walking in Paris above the catacombs when you are a medium. It's not what you'd imagine. #hauntedobjects #catacombs #medum #psychic #paranormal

Duration:00:41:05

Jackson Bliss and The Terror of the Army Man

6/1/2022
In this week's episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan, we have Jackson Bliss, prolific author of three books in the past 9 months, including the most recent Amnesia of June Bugs. We talk about growing up Hapa in a small town in Michigan, about the legacy of violence that is passed down & how hauntings get passed down to the smallest things—even into an army man. #haunting #hapa #mixedrace #JacksonBliss #Ghosts #Paranormal

Duration:00:43:46

Good Jinn, Bad Jinn with Taz Ahmed

5/25/2022
In this week's episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan, we have the amazing writer, artist & activist Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed, co-creator and co-host of the groundbreaking podcast Good Muslim, Bad Muslim. We discuss healthcare during pandemic & the mysterious (in the West) being called Jinn, while Taz tries to convince Chiwan to see her (checks notes) capitalist Republican Muslim psychic. #jinn #muslim #spirits #psychics #paranromal #chiwanchoi #tazahmed

Duration:00:51:59

Haunted Coast to Coast with Rachel McKibbens

4/27/2022
Haunted Coast to Coast In this week's episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan, we have the incredible Rachel McKibbens, author of multiple books including BLUD, founder of the Pink Door Writing Retreat & co-owner of The Spirit Room in Rochester, NY. Rachel talks to Chiwan about the deaths of her father and brother from COVID, their long haunted house, and the demanding ghosts in her bar, a former 1850s morgue. A nothing held back conversation that is both frightening and moving....

Duration:00:58:50

The Island of the Dolls with Karla Lamb

4/20/2022
You mean there's a whole island with spooky dolls? Find out on an all new episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me Chiwan. Today's guest is poet and podcaster Karla Lamb and we talk about The Island of the Dolls, her own haunted doll story plus La Llorona and family ghost stories. #charlacultura #LaLlorona #GhostStories #

Duration:00:55:56

The Attachment with Sandra Simonds

4/13/2022
In this week's episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan, we are honored to have award-winning poet, critic, and educator Sandra Simonds, author of multiple books including TRIPTYCHS from Wave Books. We discuss her trip to Scotland with her sister's in-laws and a nice peaceful walk through a cemetary, a walk from which she brought home a dark companion that would remain attached to her for years. #shadowfigure #attachment #cemetary #scotland #ghost

Duration:00:52:24

Get Under the Bed, Not In the Shower with Nichole Goff

4/6/2022
In this week's episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan, we welcome poet Nichole Goff, author of the new book Lumes. We will be discussing what evil Harry Potter brought into the house according to her grandmother, and about a dark presence left behind on a chair, her terrified dog under the bed, and Nichole's absolute amateur move involving showers and haunted mirrors. #arizona #harrypotter #evilspirit #mirror

Duration:00:53:27

The Record of Everything with W.B. Clark

3/30/2022
In this week's episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan, we welcome writer and artist W.B. Clark. We talk about a fateful trip to visit her cousin in Los Angeles, where a Akashic Record Reader foretold of the book she would years later go on to write and illustrate, A Thousand Short Lives, and how that experience has inspired her to become a reader herself of the Akashic Record — a recording of all universal things to have occurred in the past, present, and future, and how she opens...

Duration:00:51:06

Built on Gold, Built on Violence with Jill Bergantz

3/23/2022
In this week's episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan, we have poet, editor, activist and curator Jill Bergantz, based in a tiny town in the historical and historically violent gold country. We discuss the legacy of women in the area, the violent history of life in that area, and the ghosts that roam the town—its homes, its museums, its streets—that has been literally built on so much blood soaked land. #goldcountry #norcal #ghosts #haunting

Duration:00:46:29

Ghosts of The Officer’s Daughter with Elle Johnson

3/16/2022
Welcome to an all new episode of “Are You There, Ghost? It’s Me, Chiwan.” This week join Chiwan as he welcomes writer Elle Johnson. You may know her work from Homicide, The Ghost Whisperer and Bosch. Today we hear her unbelievably true story from her new book “The Officer’s Daughter: A Memoir of Family and Forgiveness.” #TheGhostWhisperer #Bosch #Ghosts #Truecrime

Duration:00:46:51

Finding Truth in Lily Dale with Robin Clarke

3/9/2022
In this week's episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan, Pittsburgh poet, memoirist, and therapist Robin Clarke, author of LINES THE QUARRY joins us to talk about the mediums of Lily Dale, NY, the mysteries of family lore, and how there are hauntings more frightening and devastating than ghosts. #lilydale #medium #hauntings #family #ghosts

Duration:00:50:10

Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances with Lisa Morton

3/2/2022
This week on Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan we are joined by multi- Bram Stoker Award winning writer and haunted historian Lisa Morton. We'll discuss the history of seances, ghost stories and her strange experiences exploring the Queen Mary, Stanley Hotel and the David Oman House. #Seances #Ghosts #Haunted #StanleyHotel

Duration:00:40:50

Seance but Make It IMAX with Cynthia Arrieu-King

2/23/2022
In this week's episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan, prize-winning author of The Betweens and Continuity, Cynthia Arrieu-King joins us to talk about going to an IMAX theater to conduct a seance (but y tho?), letting those ghosts know how good you are before they terrorize you to death, and always, always checking out the vibes when you enter a room. #vibes #seance #haunted #ghosts

Duration:00:42:09

Awake in Sleepy Hollow with PJ Manney

2/9/2022
In this week's moving episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan, we have futurist and best-selling author of the Phoenix Horizon trilogy, PJ Manney. We revisit her childhood growing up in a haunted mansion in the legendary Sleepy Hollow, about the gift that has been handed down in her family for generations, and about how her ability to see and talk to the dead has impacted her work as both writer and futurist. #ghosts #haunted #medium #haunting #sleepyhollow

Duration:00:50:23

Complicated Shadows with Jubi Arriola-Headley

2/2/2022
In this week's moving episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan, we have Florida-based poet Jubi Arriola-Headley, author of the incredible ORIGINAL KINK (Sibling Rivalry Press). We go deep and heavy in an emotional conversation about queerness, about family, about leaving family to find poetry, and to come to terms with an absent father, Daddy, who will visit once more long after death. But please, whatever you do, don't share this episode with Jubi's mother. #dreams #queerness #ghost...

Duration:00:52:42

Conjuring 5: Gold Country with Samantha Dunn

1/26/2022
In this week's eye opening episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan, we have writer, editor, journalist Samantha Dunn. In an absolutely frightening story that you might mistake for the plot of the next movie in the Conjuring franchise, Samantha tells Chiwan about her time in the Gold Country when she and her husband moved into a house that, well, appears was already occupied. #haunted #haunted #hauntedhouse #goldcountry #conjuring

Duration:00:55:58

Miraculous Connections with Meg Shevenock

1/19/2022
In this week's eye opening episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan, we have Pittsburgh-based artist and poet Meg Shevenock, author of the award winning collection The Miraculous, Sometimes. Meg and Chiwan discuss her telepathic collaboration project, a note left for her at a cemetery by a child, and the lives carried in and built on discarded objects and places. #remnants #telepathic #ghosts #spirits #angels

Duration:00:44:47

When We Walked With Bigfoot with Thomas Ahneesan

1/12/2022
In this week's eye opening episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan, we have poet and curator Thomas Ahneesan based in the Pacific Northwest. In this highly anticipated interview, we talk about one of the most famously loved & feared cryptid — Sasquatch, with actual stories of people who lived and thrived alongside the Bigfoot community, and a photo that has changed the way our host thinks of the creature. #bigfoot #sasquatch #cryptid #alaska #paranormal #monster #ThomasAhneesan

Duration:00:52:02

Cryptids & Conjuring with Clare Welsh.

1/5/2022
Welcome to a new year and a new episode of Are You There, Ghost? It's Me, Chiwan. Today's special guest is poet and photorgrapher Clare Welsh, who is based in Pittsubrgh, PA. We talk about the cryptid she experienced as a child growing up in Pennsylvania, whether cryptids are creatures human beings thought we'd killed off, and about photography as an act of conjuring. Let's get to 'conjuring' up a good year! #Cryptids #Photography #Conjuring #Ghosts

Duration:00:58:25