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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 96
2 weeks 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 weeks 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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Sword and Scale Episode 94
1 month ago

Sword and Scale Episode 94

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Randy Stair secretly identified as a female for years.  She ditched her given name for the pseudonym Andrew Blaze and also ditched the YouTube channel she had worked on for …
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Sword and Scale Episode 93
2 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 93

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The highly polarized political climate we’re living in colors our view of the world in one way or another. Sometimes it’s hard to see the big picture and true …
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Sword and Scale Episode 92
2 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 92

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The love of a mother is something many of us take for granted, but when it’s not present during the early formative years the results can be disastrous. This …
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Sword and Scale Episode 91
3 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 91

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We kick off this week’s episode with some much needed updates about what’s been going on behind the scenes, first of which is Sword and Scale Rewind, hosted by …
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Sword and Scale Episode 90
3 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 90

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When Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Claudia Rowe, author of The Spider and The Fly, decided to write to a serial killer, she wasn’t prepared for how it would change her …
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Sword and Scale Episode 89
3 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 89

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Matthew Hahn is bright, eloquent, friendly and just generally the kind of person you like immediately.  He’s the kind of person that will tell you everything about his life …
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Sword and Scale Episode 88
4 months 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
4 months 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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