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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 27
3 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
3 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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Sword and Scale Episode 25
3 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 25

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Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving more than 6 million children. Being one of these children is nightmarish enough, but if your abuser is someone you completely trust, then the event becomes all the more traumatic.
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Sword and Scale Episode 24
3 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 24

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Small town, eight dead women, and police force so inept and corrupt that this case may never be solved. Everyone knows each other in Jennings, and there may still be at least one killer living next door.
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Sword and Scale Episode 23
3 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 23

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What could be more horrifying, terrible, and heart-breaking than a mother intentionally taking the life of her own child. We barely scratch the surface in this episode of some of the most horrifying cases of filicide, otherwise known as mommies killing their babies.
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Sword and Scale Episode 22
3 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 22

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A family divided, a hungry media looking for answers, and an inept police department looking for answers to explain and more importantly prove the inexplicable spur-of-the moment actions by a father of two young boys, sets a community in turmoil.
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Sword and Scale Episode 21
3 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 21

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Historical Crime Detective Jason Morrow joins us once again to tell the tale of a mysterious killer who took on the persona of a secret agent in the Summer of 1930. One of the first documented cases of a narcissistic killer engaging the media to taunt police.
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Sword and Scale Episode 20
4 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 20

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Ronald William Brown was a ventriloquist puppeteer on a television program called Joy Junction, a variety show on the Christian Television Network. Last year he received a 20-year sentence for child pornography charges, but the real story is much more disturbing.
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Sword and Scale Episode 19
4 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 19

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Elliot Rodger’s privileged background and his family’s ties to Hollywood didn’t help him get accepted by those around him. Instead his awkward behavior and creepy mannerisms made girls want to ignore him and guys want to bully him.
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Sword and Scale Episode 18
4 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 18

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How much to you trust your friends? How much do you know your friends? What would they do for you? What would you do for them? You may be surprised by how easily you might be sucked into being an accomplice for murder.
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