Sword and Scale

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Best true crime podcast ever
I fcuking love this podcast No1 for true crime end of story, no fcuking about no BS, I love when people call in & tell the s&s team how much they love them and their podcast, I can just see the haters pissing their pants with rage that people don't give a 💩 what they tried to do to mike & the greatest ever podcast. Love you guys please don't stop.
The raging ego of Boudet is embarrassing. Toxic masculinity at work.
A terrible podcast made by a terrible person.
Great show but not the same without Mike : (
The host is a self-absorbed child who narrates mental health cases based on his own "opinion". He has proven to be a disgusting guy and ruins the podcast.
Mike Boudet is a misogynistic piece of crap. You deserve better than him. Google "Mike Boudet reddit" to learn more.
Amazing production values for what has been essentially a one man show
I am an accountant working for a public accounting firm and the days/weeks get LONG during tax season so I like to have things to listen to while I work. Sword and Scale is one of the best produced podcasts I listen to and is by far my favorite. I recommend it to everyone I know that shows even the slightest interest in true crime.
Used to be a fan but the actions of its toxic host have changed my mind.
He's very opinionated and doesn't just tell the story. He interjects his liberal slant and often steps over the line of acceptable. He's a bully. If you write anything negative about his podcast on fb or twitter, he will berate you and, in his opinion, he's always right. You're just an idiot. This used to be my favorite podcast until I just couldn't overlook his personality anymore. He also will give the victims names without their permission and it has caused turmoil in their lives because of it. Why would you do that? They've already been victimized once. I recommend the podcast Casefile.
OK guys some topics are way out there like the one I think episode 21 the puppeteer . where i literally was shaking and had night mare since this was very close to where i Live.. Otherwise i can't agree more about Florida its a Everyone tropical end point... keep doing what your doing ,
First true crime podcast that I've ever classed as "essential listening" Unlike most, stays clear of the much travelled serial killer route and covers often little known crimes (certainly here in the UK) and deplorable acts. Have recommended S&S to many and shall continue doing so
The host seems to be sockpuppeting the reviews here.
While the first season is alright, the host repeatedly demonstrates his lack of understanding (or desire to understand) the different communities he regularly attacks and demonizes. He shows time and again he is in this for the money and little else. Production quality continues to decline and host provides less and less original content with each episode. This podcast is on the same level as "content curator" blogs that think putting a 50 word intro counts as creating content.
I've had so many podcasts recommended to me, and I kept trying to listen, but couldn't get interested. Sword and Scale is, to date, the ONLY podcast I've been engaged in, and I have listened to every single episode numerous times. Mike tackles the tough topics with class and tact. He gives brutal details without delving into sensationalism or mockery. If ever I'm murdered, I want Mike to tell my story.
Found my way to this one after the first season of Serial and thought the podcast had potential but the editing was terrible. Instead of using the most pertinent clips from an interview (which are mostly just gleamed from Youtube) the listener has to sit through 10 minutes of unedited interview on a regular basis. The host continuously plays listeners calling in and telling him how awesome the podcast is at the end of episodes and it's cringe worthy. The host is incapable of taking any kind of constructive criticism. Long story short, this podcast started with a ton of potential but instead of using increased funds to better the show, the host blocks out all suggestions and continues to put a subpar listening experience.
It is almost unfortunate that S&S was the first podcast I listened to religiously, because it literally ruined all other true-crime podcasts for me! Most true-crime podcasts just tell you a story, robotically reading from a page. Not Mike Boudet. He dives so much deeper into each story, going far beyond the facts on Wikipedia. Mike's voice, sexy and intriguing, telling you the gory details of some of the most horrific crimes/tragedies, and interviewing people who have dealt with the crimes/tragedies first-hand, makes this podcast legitimately addicting. I'm OBSESSED! Thanks so much to Mike and his team for giving us, the best God damn true-crime show ever made!
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Podcast Details

Created by
Kast Media
Podcast Status
Jan 1st, 2014
Latest Episode
Jan 11th, 2021
Release Period
2 per month
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
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