Sword and Scale Reviews
Sibil71Reviewed over 1 year ago
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.
patreonReviewed over 1 year ago
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.
2jacobusgirlsReviewed over 1 year ago
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 ,
TallDarkandGruesomeReviewed over 1 year ago
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
ccvanvooren10Reviewed over 1 year ago
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.
CbronteReviewed over 1 year ago
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.
MikeIngReviewed over 1 year ago
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.
NinaGabrielleReviewed over 1 year ago
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!
LexieReviewed over 1 year ago
From the very first episode, I was hooked on this podcast. However, sometime after S1, it fell in a hole so deep that it is not able to get back out. If you want a podcast that does plenty of background research and presents information in a way that is the respectful to victims and survivors, then you will have to look elsewhere. If you don't care about plagiarism, enjoy tacky souvenirs with serial killers on them, think that it's cool to invade the privacy of survivors and really don't give a damn what anyone else thinks - then hey, join Mike and his minions. But don't forget to donate. After all, we have to Make Mike a Millionaire!
jstucker4Reviewed over 1 year ago
This was the first true crime podcast that I listened to, which created a huge problem. I CANT STOP LISTENING. I love this podcast so much. Mike does an awesome job bringing content to his listeners in an accessible and highly entertaining way. I don't agree with the comments that claim Mike has issues regarding his view of the mentally ill or gender. He specifically says SEVERAL times that that's not the case at all as a disclaimer. Some of the most violent crimes just happen to have been committed by people with mental illness. It's so prevalent that it would be difficult not to cover stories where it's present. I appreciate everything Mike's put into the show, and I'll continue to support it as long as it runs.
MyowntosserReviewed over 1 year ago
I do not have a podcast and I am not in a group of "rival podcasters". I would encourage organizers of this page to look further into the claim that low reviews are from a of people with rival podcasts trying to take down competition. If that were true, why is this podcast being "singled out"? I am simply one of many people who do not like this podcast because the host is extremely problematic.
TaylourChanelReviewed over 1 year ago
I've been listening to this podcast for about a year and a half now- and I've become a loyal Patreon supporter because of how incredible the content is, the production is amazing, and who doesn't love a lil murder during your casual Wednesday at the office? Haha, no but really, this is a podcast that's damn near impossible to compete against.
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