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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 137
1 week ago

Sword and Scale Episode 137

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On October 10th, 2008, 38-year-old Johnny Altinger made his way to South Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He had set up a date with a mysterious woman on the website Plenty …
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Sword and Scale Episode 136
4 weeks ago

Sword and Scale Episode 136

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Serious psychological issues can develop, fester, and become toxic in the cover of darkness when not addressed and treated properly. None of us are immune to the dangers or …
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Sword and Scale Episode 135
1 month ago

Sword and Scale Episode 135

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16-year-old Emma Walker broke up with her boyfriend, 18-year-old Riley Gaul because she realized it wasn’t a healthy relationship and was tired of his controlling and abusive behavior. But …
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Sword and Scale Episode 134
2 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 134

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Sticks and stones will break my bones… a child’s nursery rhyme which contains a universal truth that is all but lost in today’s day and age of safe spaces …
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Sword and Scale Episode 133
2 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 133

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Three vicious murders in rural Northeastern Maine stun the small city of Amity’s 238 residents. A missing truck, three innocent victims killed with surgical precision, and a crime scene …
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Sword and Scale Episode 132
3 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 132

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On July 17th, 2016, Cara Beckerle went up to the bedroom of her 19-year-old daughter, Aleah, to check on her. When she opened the door, the bed was empty, …
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Sword and Scale Episode 131
3 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 131

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Chris Watts is arrested and charged with murder on August 15th, 2018 in the disappearance of his pregnant wife Shanann and their two children, daughters Bella and Celeste. The …
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Sword and Scale Episode 130
4 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 130

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On August 13th, 2018, expectant mother Shanann Watts and her daughters Bella and Celeste were reported missing from their home in Frederick, Colorado. As if vanishing into thin air, …
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Introducing MONSTRUO!
5 months ago

Introducing MONSTRUO!

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From the creators of Sword and Scale, Dark Topic and The Westside Fairytales, comes the most terrifying audio experience you will ever hear.

Nine stories. Carefully Crafted. One year …
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Sword and Scale Episode 129
5 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 129

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All you need, is love.  The lyrics etched on the consciousness of an entire generation.  But what happens when all you need, is lost?  36-year old former child actor Aaron …
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