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Sword and Scale Episode 32
4 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
4 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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Sword and Scale Episode 25
4 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
4 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
4 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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