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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 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
3 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
3 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
3 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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Sword and Scale Episode 17
3 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 17

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In this episode of Sword and Scale we recap the last month’s most bizarre stories with criminal behavior that leaves any rational person wondering, “just what on earth were they thinking?”
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Sword and Scale Episode 16
3 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 16

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Just weeks after graduating law school, a young lady disappears from her apartment in Macon, Georgia. A dismembered torso is found in a nearby trashcan and the bizarre behavior of a reclusive neighbor is questioned by police.
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Sword and Scale Episode 15
3 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 15

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Pure evil is caught on tape in the case of a deliberate murder that took 8 years of planning, plenty of hard work, and a YouTube video to accomplish, and a chilling castle doctrine case in which all of the condemning audio was recorded by the homeowner’s own security system.
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Sword and Scale Episode 14
3 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 14

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This week we cover a variety of stories including a cold case, a historical case and a case that’s unfolding as we speak. We also cover the strangest true crime stories that have occurred in the last several weeks.
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Sword and Scale Episode 13
4 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 13

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Prison can be both terrifying and fascinating. We devote this week’s episode completely to the topic, with a look at what’s it’s actually like to live behind bars and why America is addicted to locking people up.
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Nutraloaf is The Worst Loaf
4 years ago

Nutraloaf is The Worst Loaf

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So we’re working on a very interesting story about prison. The show will talk about different aspects of the topic, including a one-on-one interview with a former inmate of a …
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