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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 120
2 days ago

Sword and Scale Episode 120

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Everyone loves the idea of having the perfect family and keeping everyone close together. Go to work, come home, play with the kids, eat dinner together. Unfortunately, that isn’t …
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Sword and Scale Episode 119
2 weeks ago

Sword and Scale Episode 119

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We all love to talk about all of the things we’re going to do to better ourselves… all of the changes we want to make. Maybe we’d like to …
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Sword and Scale Episode 118
1 month ago

Sword and Scale Episode 118

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When you have a problem, you hire someone to fix it. That’s what you do. Sometimes you don’t have the benefit of Yelp reviews though…

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Sword and Scale Episode 117
2 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 117

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During the early morning hours of September 22nd, 2010, 13-year-old Alexis Mitchell awoke to the sight of her father looming over her and wearing a Halloween mask. His hands …
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Sword and Scale Episode 116
3 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 116

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On Sunday, October 4th 2009, Milford Police Sgt. Kevin Furlong was dispatched by 911 to 4 Trow Road in Mont Vernon. There had been a home invasion. Inside he …
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Sword and Scale Episode 115
3 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 115

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31-year-old Nicole VanderHeyden was substitute teacher and mother of three. She lived with her boyfriend and father of her infant son, Doug Detrie, in Bellevue, Brown County, WI. The …
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Sword and Scale Episode 114
3 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 114

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Some crimes are so extreme that they defy the laws of nature. Ending the life of your very own mother, for example, is so unfathomable to most that it …
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Sword and Scale Episode 113
4 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 113

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This will be, BY FAR, the most frustrating podcast you listen to (perhaps ever).  We here, at Sword and Scale, have had some pretty frustrating interactions with emergency operators, …
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Sword and Scale Episode 112
4 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 112

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Some tales of human depravity are just unimaginable.  Are they the actions of a monster, or simply a monstrous act?  Sometimes the lines are not quite so clear, and …
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Sword and Scale Episode 111
5 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 111

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What exactly is “God’s Plan?” Do you know? Some people think they do. Jonathan Hearn and Sabrina Limon thought “God’s Plan” included having an illicit affair and killing Sabrina’s …
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