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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 73
11 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 73

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A subset of our audience really has an issue with episodes that feature any crimes being done to children. That’s understandable, since they are the weakest and most vulnerable …
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Sword and Scale Episode 72
11 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 72

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A recurring question in the criminal justice system is whether the death penalty is moral, right or just.  Everyone seems to have a fairly strong opinion regarding it, but …
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Sword and Scale Episode 71
12 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 71

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Have you ever wondered why most violent crimes are committed by men?  Apparently so have several criminologists, who have conducted several studies to examine this phenomenon.

Today’s show is …
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Sword and Scale Episode 70
12 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 70

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Sword and Scale isn’t just a podcast.  We also have a website (swordandscale.com) where we post daily stories of dark deeds done by the most evil and devious amongst us. …
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Sword and Scale Episode 69
1 year ago

Sword and Scale Episode 69

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As a Florida resident and native, I am disgusted by the events of the past weekend in Orlando. Thus, I decided to cover the two senseless shootings and also …
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Sword and Scale Episode 68
1 year ago

Sword and Scale Episode 68

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Cara Marie Holley from Roanoke Virginia was just 18 years old when she went missing from her home on July 7, 2010. Two days later her body was found …
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Sword and Scale Episode 67
1 year ago

Sword and Scale Episode 67

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Something is very wrong when two children can disappear from society for two years and not a single person notices or cares.

This is the tale of how violence …
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Sword and Scale Episode 66
1 year ago

Sword and Scale Episode 66

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When someone secretly means to do you harm, there’s a good chance they will succeed.  When you are a celebrity or public figure of some kind, you become much …
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Sword and Scale Episode 65
1 year ago

Sword and Scale Episode 65

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Sometimes the monsters are not only in our homes, but they are the ones closest to us: our mother or father, brother or sister. To a young child living …
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Sword and Scale Episode 64
1 year ago

Sword and Scale Episode 64

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After Michelle Macneill, a healthy 50-year old mother, dies mysteriously of a heart condition in the bathtub of her Pleasant Grove, Utah home, questions begin to emerge.  Her husband, Martin Macneill, begins to exhibit strange behavior even on the very day of his wife’s death.  
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