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About Mike Boudet

The host of the show is Mike Boudet who has been active in the world of podcasting since 2007. His background in audio engineering brings a high level of quality to the show, where he combines ambient sounds, music and foley effects to tell an immersive and visceral story.Among Mike’s many interests are fiction writing, which informs his ability to unravel a story and put the listener inside the listening experience. He’s also a documentary and true-crime TV junkie and can’t get enough of shows like Unsolved Mysteries, The First 48, American Greed and others.Mike’s love of broadcasting and desire to see higher quality independent podcasts led him to create Sword and Scale in late 2013, which combines his talents perfectly into possibly the best true-crime radio show out there.
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Sword and Scale Episode 88
5 days ago

Sword and Scale Episode 88

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When a 14 year old boy named Philip Chism goes missing in the middle of a school day, his mother thinks the worst and calls 911. Little does she …
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Sword and Scale Episode 87
3 weeks ago

Sword and Scale Episode 87

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Over the course of a normal school day, a mystery unravels. At first there is chaos, confusion and much worry, but soon all of that anxiety melts into a …
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Sword and Scale Episode 86
1 month ago

Sword and Scale Episode 86

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The 20 year anniversary of one of the strangest tales in modern American religious history is quickly approaching.  On March 26th,  March 26, 1997 Marshall Herff Applewhite led a …
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Sword and Scale Episode 85
2 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 85

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There are few things more horrifying than the idea that your children can be taken from their beds, from their own home, while there’s an adult sleeping inside, yet …
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Sword and Scale Episode 84
2 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 84

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There is a place that humanity has created where the rules of society mean nothing.  This place is a void of laws and social norms.  The scariest thing, is …
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Sword and Scale Episode 83
2 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 83

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Love can be a wonderful thing.  It can make the world around you seem like a magical place.  But sometimes, love can go wrong.  Very wrong.

In this season opener …
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Sword and Scale Episode 82
4 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 82

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When you dial those three numbers on your phone, you expect that someone will help you. However, as with all matters involving humans, sometimes things can go wrong.

In …
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Sword and Scale Episode 81
5 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 81

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This is the PARTAY episode!  People love parties.  Some people love parties so much that they’re willing to do just about anything to have one.  Tyler Hadley loved parties …
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Sword and Scale Episode 80
5 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 80

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The stories we like to tell most here are not those of serial killers and homicidal maniacs.  Those archetypes can be somewhat predictable, if not downright boring.  We like …
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Sword and Scale Episode 79
6 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 79

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You’ve been pulled over by a bevy of police cars and taken to an interrogation room. What happens next?

In this two-part story, we’ll first examine what it’s like …
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