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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 4
4 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 4

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On Friday, October 5th 2012, 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway disappeared on her way to school. This is the story of what happened to her on how the suburban city of Westminster coped with the aftermath.
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Murder in the Movies
4 years ago

Murder in the Movies

Don’t you hate it when you’re trying to watch a movie and the jerk in front of you pulls out his massive phone with the super-bright screen and starts texting …
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Sword and Scale Episode 3
4 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 3

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It’s really true that Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. This week we examine the fascinating topic of female serial killers, including the tale of Belle Gunness – a woman who makes Ted Bundy look like an amateur.
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Sword and Scale Episode 2
4 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 2

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Psychopaths are all around us. Who are they? What are they? What makes them see others as objects to manipulate and control? We examine these questions prominent neuroscientists Professor James Fallon.
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Sword and Scale Episode 1
4 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 1

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In this debut episode of Sword and Scale, author Janice Holly Booth tells the story of Bruce Blackman’s slip into schizophrenia and the horrible result it caused.
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Mass Murder the Hot New Craze?
4 years ago

Mass Murder the Hot New Craze?

My recent chat with author Janice Holly Booth regarding her recent book “A Voice out of Nowhere: Inside the mind of a mass murderer” left me a bit rattled. The thought that a psychopathic mass murderer could be living right next door to me in plain site and I wouldn’t even know it is the stuff of nightmares. This is the kind of thought that grabs hold of you and a bottle of Melatonin pills and perhaps even a couple of horse tranquilizers simply are simply no match for. So I decided to do a little Googling and see if I was just overthinking things. Clearly this was a bad idea.
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