Season 2, Episode 4: The Propagandist, Part 2

Part 2 of 3, In which crime fiction takes a bite out of Jacques Ellul and spits out some Science Fiction.

In part one of the Propagandist, a psychically unsettled freelance Propaganda agent named Rett Ellis is sent to find the mysterious folk singer and man-of-the-people, Chester Reeves before the latter causes destabilizing damage to the placid, uniform landscape of social messaging. But on his way to the lawless mountain town of Littleton, Ellis is waylaid by highwaymen. Will Rett Ellis live long enough to find who he’s looking for in Littleton?

You can contact us at truthsandhalftruths@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook and follow @apweber on twitter.

This episode of Lies and Half Truths is brought to you by Arts Digital.

Next: The Propagandist, Part Three 01.22.2016

Photo by Brenton Salo

Photo by Brenton Salo

Season 2, Episode 3: The Propagandist, Part 1

This is the first of a three part story in which crime fiction takes a bite out of French political and social philosopher Jacques Ellul and spits out some science fiction.

This story was written and performed by me, A.P. Weber. The music was provided by Das Verlin and Josiah Martens wrote the theme song. Meg Weber produced the show, along with me, your host A.P. Weber.

As always, you can email your us at truthsandhalftruths@gmail.com. In particular, we’d be interested in hearing from other writers who want their work to be featured on a future episode. You can like our facebook page and follow me on twitter, as well. Also, please consider reviewing this show on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever.

This episode is brought to you by Arts Digital. Arts Digital is a graphic design and digital development studio. Go to Artsdigital.co. 

Next: The Propagandist, Part Two 01.15.2018

Photo by Brenton Salo

Photo by Brenton Salo

Season 2, Episode 2: A Steady Hand, Part 2

At the end of last episode we left our young protagonist, Jared, in a bad way after being sucker punched by a tattooed thug just as he was beginning to think there might be more to Kelly Burbank than he originally thought. Who killed Kevin? What will Jared do in response? Find out on Part two of A Steady Hand.

Credits: This story was written and performed by A.P. Weber. Science Heroes provided the music and Josiah Martens wrote the theme song. Meg Weber produced the show along with me, your host, A.P. Weber. Courtney Stubbert designed our logo. Photos were provided by Brenton Salo.

I’d like to invite you to get in touch with us. You can email your feedback to truthsandhalftruths@gmail.com. My twitter handle is @apweber.

This episode of Lies and Half truths is brought to you by Flash Pulp! A fiction Podcast with a Modern pulp twist. Monday, Wednesday and Friday Flash Pulp delivers 3-10 minutes of original sci fi, fantasy, noir, horror--you name it. Go to flashpulp.com.

Next: The Propagandist, Part One 01.08.2016

Season 2, Episode 1: A Steady Hand, Part 1

In season one, we introduced you to a mysterious and sinister man who brokers “time” in exchange for loyalty. Now, we take you back to that haunted noir setting with an all new tale.

Credits: This story was written and performed by A.P. Weber. Science Heroes provided the music and Josiah Martens wrote the theme song. Meg Weber produced the show along with me, your host, A.P. Weber. Courtney Stubbert designed our logo. Photos were provided by Brenton Salo.

I’d like to invite you to get in touch with us. You can email your feedback to truthsandhalftruths@gmail.com. My twitter handle is @apweber.

This episode of Lies and Half truths is brought to you by Flash Pulp! A fiction Podcast with a Modern pulp twist. Monday, Wednesday and Friday Flash Pulp delivers 3-10 minutes of original sci fi, fantasy, noir, horror--you name it. Go to flashpulp.com.

Next: A Steady Hand, Part Two 12.18.2015

Photo by Brenton Salo

Photo by Brenton Salo

LAHT Season 2! Coming Friday Dec. 11th!

At long last, I'm ready to announce season 2 of the Lies And Half Truths Podcast! Episode 1 of season 2 is coming this Friday, December 11th (as the title of this post has already indicated.) It's going to be a fun season--longer stories with cliffhangers and all sorts of craziness. You'll love it. We have a new theme song composed by Josiah Martens, too! You can here it in the above preview. Let us know what you think; you can email us at truthsandhalftruths@gmail.com or tweet at me (@apweber). 

Also, I want to let you know about our first sponsor for the podcast: Flash Pulp. It's a fiction podcast. I'm not sure how they manage to do this, but they publish new episodes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday--and they're damn good stories. If you're enjoying Lies and Half truths, there's a good bet you'll like Flash Pulp. So check them out. 

 

LAHT Presents: Saving Mars, Chapter One "Not Big On Protocol" by Cidney Swanson

As you know, I'm currently writing Lies and Half Truths season 2. Until it launches, we're bringing you some stories by other great writers. 

On this episode, I read an excerpt from Cidney Swanson’s Saving Mars. Swanson is an award winning YA Sci Fi and Fantasy writer. Check out her Blog. You can pick up Saving Mars and many other books by Swanson on the Amazon book store or on her website. 

Original music for this episode was provided by Josiah Martens.  He did an amazing job and we hope to collaborate quite a bit on future episodes. 

As always, Meg Weber produced this show, along with me. 

I'd love to hear your response to this episode. Did you like it? Did you hate it? We're you like, "meh?" What kinds of stories do you want to hear on future episodes? Email us at truthsandhalftruths@gmail.com.

Episode Preview: Saving Mars, By Cidney Swanson

This Friday, October 16th, the Lies and Half Truths Podcast is bringing you an excerpt from Cidney Swanson's Saving Mars, read by me (AP Weber) and scored by my good friend Josiah Martens. It's going to be great, so don't miss it.

LAHT Presents: Great American After Life, by Peter Hoffmeister and Mankind

Cover by Courtney Stubbert

Cover by Courtney Stubbert

On this episode, we’re bringing you a collaboration between Writer Peter Hoffmeister and an experimental, post-rock trio known as Mankind. This collaboration was spearheaded by Mankind drummer, graphic designer and fine-artist Courtney Stubbert. It’s his art you see on the cover above (and, incidentally on the Lies and Half Truths cover.) You can see more of his work at courtneystubbert.com. It was Courtney who introduced me to Peter Hoffmeister. Hoffeister’s work might be familiar to you through his novel, “Graphic The Valley,” which I reviewed on my blog when it came out. Or you might have read his memoir “The End of Boys,” or one of his other books or his Huffington Post articles, or his excellent blog. Or perhaps you saw the piece about him in Vice. In any case, he’s a great writer and one of the first people I’d ever met who actually had a book published. So, of course, when I decided to make a go at a writing career, I asked him to read some of my... stuff. And I’ll always be grateful to him for his honest.

For more on Peter Hoffmeister, here are some links:

Blog

Bandcamp

Vice

For More on Courtney Stubbert visit his website here.

Mankind is: 

Guitars - John Hurd

Bass and Organ - James Madson

Drums / Programming - Courtney Stubbert

The Great American Afterlife was recorded/produced by Courtney Stubbert and mixed/mastered by Ashley Stubbert.

 

 

Episode 9: The Witch Of Hamilcar, TX, Part 4

Episode 9: The Witch Of Hamilcar, TX, Part 4

The stale air whizzed by, echoing off the narrow passage, invisible in the dark. Seconds before Roland hit the water, it seemed as though the passage opened up into a larger cavern.

He sank deep; his weightless body curled into a fetal ball, tumbling in slow-motion through the dark medium. A mass of soft tubercles pressed against his naked arm, then slid away like a spooked snake.

Roland opened his eyes wide to the black; his body uncurled and flailed. His foot struck a rocky surface and he pushed against it, kicked. He broke the water with an involuntary yelp, took in air, then tried to hold still, steady his breathing, to be as quiet as he could. He heard the tinkle of other bodies in the water.