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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 35
3 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 35

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When you lose your job, your marriage, your home, your arms and legs, the respect of your parents, and your will to live, this is where desperation takes over and horrible things can and often do happen.
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Sword and Scale Episode 34
3 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 34

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We conclude the story of the murderer known as Luka Magnotta, a case so bizarre and unimaginably nightmare-inducing that it is bound to leave long-lasting psychological trauma to those who even casually stumbled across it on the web.
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Sword and Scale Episode 33
3 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 33

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Had he been “normal” his goals might have been awe-inspiring, but he was the worst type of person: a psychopathic narcissist, and he would flaunt it to good people of the world. This is a man who would let nothing to stand between him and what he wanted in life… fame.
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Sword and Scale Episode 32
3 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 32

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In this season finale of Sword and Scale, we bring back many of the guests we’ve spoken to over the last year and ask them a fundamental question that relates to the nature of crime: “Is humanity inherently good or evil?”
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Sword and Scale Episode 31
3 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 31

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In this episode we discuss the cases of Vince Weiguang Li, Alton Nolen and Derek Ward. All three of these men decapitated their victims, with a complete lack of empathy or mercy, while undergoing a severe psychotic episode. The brutality of their attacks are unimaginable and terrifying.
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Sword and Scale Episode 30
4 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 30

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Think you know the story of H.H. Holmes? Authors Dane Ladwig and Jeff Mudgett tell us a story which will challenge your idea of who this man really was and how there may be probable cause proving that he was twice the monster everyone previously assumed.
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Sword and Scale Episode 29
4 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 29

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The term “bluebeard” is a man that murders his wife. The term is derived from a French folktale dating back to the 1600′s, making this horrible idea not a new one. Bet you’re looking at your husband a bit differently just now…
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Sword and Scale Episode 28
4 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 28

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Everyone thought Joshua Gouker was a dangerous criminal. What many didn’t know was that his son, Josh Young, wasn’t the innocent sweet kid they assumed him to be. We’ll delve into the incredible details of this case, which gives new meaning to the words “like father, like son.”
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Sword and Scale Episode 27
4 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 27

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The brutal and inexplicable murder of a 14-year-old boy exposes a dysfunctional American family’s secrets and lies. This is the story of Trey Zwicker’s murder, a young boy who did everything right but never had a chance because he grew up around the wrong set of people.
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Sword and Scale Episode 26
4 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 26

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Dan Zupansky, author of Trophy Kill “The Shall We Dance Murder”, joins us to tell the tale of one of the most under-reported cases of murder and dismemberment at the hands of a crazed psychopath who just can’t wait to share his story with the world.
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