EPISODE 119: GHOSTS OF VIETNAM
Doing the show, authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas have had the honor and pleasure of speaking to artists from around the world. On episode 119, T. Fox Dunham interviews crime/horror author Elka Ray, resident of Hoi An, Vietnam. Elka comes on the show to talk about her career, share an excerpt from the new crime anthology, A Time for Violence, and tell us about Vietnamese cultural views on the supernatural. Vietnam is mostly a Buddhist country that practices ancestor worship. Elka tells us about the creation of hungry ghosts: angry spirits that are created when a body goes missing or is damaged. And she tells a number of ghost stories from the region including the story of a haunted house in Ho Chi Minh City that required a cleansing after the presence of gaggle of Buddhists awoke a hungry ghost. David Walton narrates a ghost story about a cursed tombstone and an excerpt from Elka’s story, One Hit Wonder. Episode 119 is a fascinating look into the culture of Vietnam and presents the wisdom of a talented female author.
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Memories Of Thailand (Beat Doctor’s ‘stuck in Britain’ remix) by Risey is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License. Based on a work at http://www.toucanmusic.co.uk
Chan Wai Fat – Dream (instrumental) – Children of Soul Mountain (original soundtrack)is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License
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