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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 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
3 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
3 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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Sword and Scale Episode 9
3 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 9

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If you had to choose a method of execution for yourself, which would you choose? What if you learned that what is considered the most “humane” method of execution is probably the most painful?
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Death by Vampire Sex
3 years ago

Death by Vampire Sex

Jessica Burlew is a little “different.”  As though the dyed blue-green hair and facial piercings aren’t enough to set her apart from the crowd, the 16-year-old Arizona girl loves to chat …
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Series of Bad Decisions
4 years ago

Series of Bad Decisions

Don’t worry, it’ll get better. It has to. How could things get worse?

Those words can sometimes be a flat out lie. That’s exactly what happened to 58-year-old Kenneth Haskins. …
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Men Really Really Really Hate Shopping
4 years ago

Men Really Really Really Hate Shopping

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Here’s a story that I know a lot of men out there will relate to. As a pretty typical guy, one of the last places in the world I want …
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Sword and Scale Episode 4
4 years ago

Sword and Scale Episode 4

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On Friday, October 5th 2012, 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway disappeared on her way to school. This is the story of what happened to her on how the suburban city of Westminster coped with the aftermath.
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