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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 66
11 months 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
11 months 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
12 months 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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Sword and Scale Episode 63
12 months ago

Sword and Scale Episode 63

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Pleasant Grove, Utah. A picturesque gated community.  A perfectly manicured lawn.  A lovely brick home.  The perfect family.  The perfect life.  A bathtub.
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Sword and Scale Episode 62
1 year ago

Sword and Scale Episode 62

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A 30-year-old woman named Jenelle Potter has spent her entire life sheltered from the world. Not being allowed to get a job, drive a car, date, or even leave the house without the supervision of her mother Barbara, Jenelle turns to the Internet and social media as her only escape.
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Sword and Scale Episode 61
1 year ago

Sword and Scale Episode 61

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Every parent’s nightmare can happen in an instant. It can happen on a day just like any other in a place you would never expect and, the fact of the matter is, you will never see it coming.

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Sword and Scale Episode 60
1 year ago

Sword and Scale Episode 60

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Alternative rock superstar, host of the reality TV-show Ink Master, actor and recent filmmaker Dave Navarro joins us to talk about his film “Mourning Son” which details the events leading up to and surrounding his mother’s brutal murder.
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Sword and Scale Episode 59
1 year ago

Sword and Scale Episode 59

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When many of us think of true-crime, we think of cops and killers, detectives and victims. Rarely do we shift our focus to the paramedics who work tirelessly to save the lives of victims of horrific crimes.
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Sword and Scale Episode 58
1 year ago

Sword and Scale Episode 58

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Cathy Ruson from courtchatter.com describes Facebook Killer Derek Medina as “an odd duck.” That’s probably the most accurate way to describe this man, who shot his wife eight times in the kitchen of their South Florida home.
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Sword and Scale Episode 57
1 year ago

Sword and Scale Episode 57

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It’s one thing to kill someone, it’s quite another to publish your handiwork on social media for all your friends and family to see like some sort of macabre trophy.
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