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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.
Latest Posts | By Mike Boudet
Sword and Scale Episode 103
2 weeks ago

Sword and Scale Episode 103

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Nothing quite says fear like a machete. In this episode we bring you to distinct stories of some of the most barbaric and utterly inexplicable attacks with a blade …
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Sword and Scale Episode 102
4 weeks ago

Sword and Scale Episode 102

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The death of a little girl named Jodi Parrack send a small town into a spiral of shock and disbelief. Everyone goes looking, but when a reserve police officer …
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Sword and Scale PLUS Episode 17 Preview
1 month ago

Sword and Scale PLUS Episode 17 Preview

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A volatile wannabe gangster, a rural farm and four missing young men… the events that lead investigators to a 12½-foot-deep makeshift grave in Bucks County, Pennsylvania are so bizarre …
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Sword and Scale Episode 101
1 month ago

Sword and Scale Episode 101

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We conclude with Part 2 of the Scrivo Murder Case, a story which deals with elements of mental illness, grief and the relationship between a mother and a son.


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Sword and Scale Episode 100
2 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 100

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For our landmark hundredth episode we cover a story that has all the elements our listeners love to hear. A graphic and gory case of body parts being found …
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Sword and Scale Episode 99
2 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 99

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Underreported and underdiscussed, male sexual child abuse is a topic that is often brushed under the rug due to social norms and the child’s fears of being labelled a …
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Sword and Scale Episode 98
3 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 98

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“We lock our doors at night to keep the outside world, to keep evil out, right? …but what happens when evil has a key?” Those were the words spoken …
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Sword and Scale Episode 97
3 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 97

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Becoming a parent can be one of the most joy-filled experiences in one’s life.  It has been a long-standing tradition for friends, family and neighbors to all gather to …
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Sword and Scale Episode 96
4 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 96

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There’s a lot that can go wrong in this organ we call the human brain, which we don’t fully understand. It’s important for all of us to be much …
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Sword and Scale Episode 95
4 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 95

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Escapism is something most of us are guilty of. We retire to our TV shows, video games, podcasts… One would not assume that even the most esoteric escapes could …
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