Sword and Scale

By Incongruity

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Subscribers: 11438
Reviews: 91

Bobby Tod
 Jul 11, 2020
Good stories let down by a biased, self-righteous and arrogant delivery. It's not the internet trolls Mike...it's you.

kb
 Jun 10, 2020
This used to be my favorite TC podcast. The host used to provide facts and some background on the people. Dude is just a straight narcissist now. He goes on and on about his own opinions when we just want the story. Unsubscribed.

td
 Jun 4, 2020
when this podcast first came out, I was absolutely obsessed; every episode was disturbingly dark and intriguing. for what ever reason The host went on hiatus and the show is horrible now. I can't get through 1 episode. I gave it 2 stars for historical reasons. go back in time to enjoy the true essence of this podcast.

Dan In Oregon
 May 12, 2020
Good show. Most of the 1 star reviews are from people who want to sabotage the host, who is widely considered unlikable IRL.

Used to be good
 May 4, 2020
We're in quarantine and Mike releases half a story on Sword & Scale and the other half on Plus? Quality continues to go down. Host keeps sharing his biased and offensive opinions about cases. Too bad, I used to love this.

Description

The Sword and Scale true-crime podcast is an immersive audio experience covering the dark side of humanity and human nature. Our stories delve into the worst of the worst and include murder, rape, dismemberment and cannibalism. No crime is too brutal and no victim is too pure. The worst monsters are real.




Episode Date
Episode 165
00:57:35

Freedom of speech and religion are two foundational parts of what this nation has to offer. They’re important to us and when we feel they’re being infringed upon, Americans speak up. What happens when freedom of religion directly causes harm to someone though? Are there limits to this freedom? Seth Welch found that there are hard limits. Not every state cracks down on how freedom of religion can put children in direct danger, but Michigan does.

Jun 29, 2020
Episode 164
01:00:03

Orange County California has seen its fair share of bizarre crimes. When Sam Herr, a decorated combat veteran is nowhere to be found and his best friend Julie Kibuishi is discovered dead in Sam’s apartment, police are quick to begin a manhunt. As the investigation continues, more bizarre details begin to emerge, leaving the entire county stunned. The many people affected by this case have learned, if nothing else, that you never truly know who someone is, or what goes through their mind. 

Jun 15, 2020
Episode 163
01:11:08

8-year-old Isabella Cipriano woke up in the middle of the night in April of 2012 to find that her father, mother, and brother were being attacked in the family home in Farmington Hills, Michigan. On the surface, this seemed to be a random home invasion, until Isabella saw the perpetrator. The truth behind who committed these atrocities, and why, would cause pain for the Cipriano family that may take longer to heal than their many physical scars.

Jun 01, 2020
Episode 162
01:00:20

Ryan Lawrence appeared to be a caring and dutiful father, taking his 21-month-old daughter Maddox with him as he delivered pastries throughout Syracuse, New York, and holding her hand through a rare form of cancer she was diagnosed with before her first birthday. But unbeknownst to everyone, an even more terrible storm is gathering on the horizon.

May 18, 2020
Episode 161
01:05:24
May 04, 2020
Episode 160 - COVID CRIMES
01:17:23

Never before have so many of us been forcibly cooped up in our houses for this length of time. COVID-19 has shaken up our routines and our state of mind. During this quarantine, we’ve seen an increase in drug and alcohol consumption, in stress-levels and exacerbated mental illness, loneliness, hopelessness, all of the things that breed conflict. In this episode, we’re starting with a broad scope, talking about all of the attempted acts of domestic terrorism happening on the outside while we sit at home in our own little bubbles, but also the turmoil happening inside homes right now.

We're joined by Charles Adams from the KPRC 950 AM and iHeartRadio show The Truth with Charles Adams to dissect the psychology, legal and political issues behind the recent COVID19-related crime wave.

Apr 23, 2020
Episode 159
01:11:40

The quiet seclusion of rural Maine gives many people a feeling of solace but sometimes the isolation can fracture a person’s psyche. The rural town of Winthrop, Maine had never seen a murder case like the one on Halloween 2016. Andrew Balcer, a minor, accused of murdering his parents… and the reason would surprise everyone even Andrew.

Apr 20, 2020
Episode 158
01:05:42

Citizens of Bakersfield California were in for a crazy day on December 10, 2016. The public events of this day would result in a police chase, and two deaths, eventually a third.

Manuel Vela was no stranger to dealing with the law, and resisting arrest almost every single time. Beating on his woman was not an unknown pastime for him. He spent his entire life in and out of juvenile homes and eventually prison, but his final crimes against his fiance would be beyond any act of violence he had committed before.

Mar 26, 2020
Episode 157
01:05:39

Who do we blame when an innocent 8-year-old boy is brutally murdered in a stranger’s kitchen? In this particular case, fingers are pointed in every direction. The cut-and-dry cases of random abduction and murder are terrible and tragic, yet simple. The murder of Markie Mason, however, is anything but simple.

Mar 16, 2020
Episode 156
01:03:54

The United States has experienced a slew of mass murders in recent years, but the two mass shootings that occurred within 14 hours of each other in August of 2019 have made a big impact on a society that is becoming more complacent by the day. The 24-hour news cycle consistently seems to have a negative effect on the frequency of these mass shootings as well as the continued desensitization of our society.

Mar 01, 2020
Episode 155
01:04:41

We’re back with the riveting conclusion to the tale of Ezra McCandless and her claims of repeated sexual victimization. To understand the many facets of this case, you absolutely must go back and listen to part 1 before you listen to this episode.

We ended part 1 with some final details about Ezra’s love triangle with Jason Mengel and Alex Woodworth, and all of her many rape allegations against the men in her life, but we still don’t know what happened to Alex on March 22, 2018. Ezra is the only person who can help the police locate him, and her missing car.

Feb 15, 2020
Episode 154
01:10:28

Ezra McCandless wove a web of complicated relationships for herself, getting involved romantically with many of the men in her coffee-shop clique in a hipster Wisconsin college town. Things were going well for her until they weren’t, and one person in the exclusive friend group ended up dead.

Feb 02, 2020
Episode 153
01:26:11

A neighbor dispute turns deadly after a brain damaged war vet with PTSD finally snaps on Labor Day 2012. Did Billy Woodward plan his military style assault, or did he have no choice but to Stand His Ground?

Dec 19, 2019
Episode 152
01:02:49

This is the exciting conclusion of the Sheila Davalloo Story. If you haven’t listened to part one go back one episode and start there.

The leads in Anna Lisa Raymundo’s murder investigation were dead ends… that is until Sheila Davalloo tries to kill her husband. During the attempted murder Sheila makes a phone call, but not to 911. That phone number leads the police to a common thread in both investigations… Nelson Sessler.

Dec 08, 2019
Episode 151
00:50:27

This is the riveting first part of a two-part story that will leave you wondering “how well do I know my significant other.”

Sheila Davalloo is educated and from an affluent family. She lives among the well-to-do and works for the powers that be but her life is anything but as mundane as that. Sheila Davalloo had a secret obsession that involved mind games, spying, and eventually… murder.

Nov 23, 2019
Sword and Scale Daily - Nov 15, 2019
00:13:26

A school shooting in Santa Clarita, California, leaves two students dead and five injured.


A Texas jury sentences a man to death for the double-murder of his roommate, and his roommates 17-year-old girlfriend.


Finally, law enforcement in California release new video evidence in the October kidnapping and murder of Indian-American Tech CEO, Tushar Atre.

Nov 15, 2019
Sword and Scale Daily - Nov 14, 2019
00:12:52

In Ohio, a mother of five has been arrested and charged with a 2012 murder. Erika Stephanko is accused of helping her ex-husband murder his former girlfriend.


A Philadelphia woman is charged with abusing and murdering a four-year-old girl in her custody, after claiming the child was hurt in a fall.


Finally, in Newark, New Jersey, an alleged serial killer is on trial for the murder of three women and the attempted murder of a fourth. The crimes all took place in the fall of 2016, and the alleged killer was caught after the family and friends of his final victim set a trap for him on social media.

Nov 15, 2019
Sword and Scale Daily - Nov 13, 2019
00:12:08

An Oklahoma police chief is killed during a trip to a law enforcement conference in Florida, and one of his officers is charged with his murder.


A Texas man is in custody after kidnapping a girl and keeping her captive for eleven weeks.


Finally, in England, sentencing reveals new details in the case of an incestuous couple who murdered two of their children, and attempted to kill all of them.

Nov 15, 2019
Sword and Scale Daily - Nov 12, 2019
00:12:54

In Virginia, a manhunt is underway for an armed Marine deserter, who is suspected of murdering his mother’s boyfriend.


Two suspects are in custody and have been charged with malice murder in the death of Clark-Atlanta University student Alexis Crawford, whose body was discovered on Saturday, November 9th.


A 14-year-old girl is charged with the gruesome murder of well-known Philadelphia cat rescuer, Albert Chernoff, aka, ‘Alley Cat’.


Finally, the Jacksonville, Florida, Sheriff’s office have asked for the public’s assistance in finding missing 5-year-old Taylor Williams. Taylor was reported missing last Wednesday, November 6th, by her mother, Brianna Williams. On Thursday, Williams stopped cooperating with police, who now asks for anyone who has seen her in the company of her daughter in the past six months to contact them.

Nov 15, 2019
Sword and Scale Daily - Nov 11, 2019
00:12:19

A Las Vegas woman is rescued after she was kidnapped at gunpoint, sexually assaulted, and left to die in the Mojave desert. A father and daughter have been charged.


A Russian history professor was rescued from the freezing Moika river, and found in possession of a backpack containing the severed arms of a woman. He has since admitted to murdering his younger lover and dismembering her body.


Finally, police in Wisconsin have solved a 1999 cold case murder by identifing the victim and bringing the perpetrator to justice.

Nov 15, 2019
Sword and Scale Daily - Meet the Host
00:02:40
Nov 15, 2019
Introducing Sword and Scale Daily
00:00:49
Nov 14, 2019
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00:01:23

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Story was covered on Episodes 42 & 43 of Sword and Scale.

Nov 11, 2019
Episode 150
00:52:22

Around 1 A.M. on October 15th, 2018, Barron County Sheriff’s Department receives a 911 call. What sounds to be a struggle and screaming on the other end of the line triggers deputies to drive to the home which the number was registered to. Upon arrival, deputies found 56-year-old James Closs and his wife, 46-year-old Denise deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. Quickly, they find out that the Closs’ 13-year-old daughter was missing from the house. Despite all of the searches, rumors and theories, it wouldn’t be until 88 days later when 13-year-old Jayme Closs wandered down a road 70 miles away from her home, finding a Good Samaritan who recognized the young girl and was able to notify law enforcement. 

But who was it that took her? And why did they kill her parents? It was a story that shocked the nation and showed that strangers are capable of anything… 

Nov 10, 2019
Episode 149
00:43:39

In April 2018, Boca Raton Police Department were alerted of a missing person. James Scandirito II was calling to report that his father, 74-year-old James ‘Skip’ Scandirito was missing from his home and that he had not heard from his father in a few days. Concerned friends also had called in to make a report. But quickly, detectives began to keep an eye on James, as he had mad suspicious statements and acted out unusually while they were trying to conduct their investigation. As they surveilled the 49-year-old man, he ended up leading them to a grisly discovery… 

Oct 27, 2019
Surviving This - The Podcast
00:01:01
Oct 16, 2019
Episode 148
00:55:35

We’re taking a deep dive into the world of YouTube rant channels in the early 2000s. Tony48219 loved to sit in his computer chair and shout at the camera about evolution, geocentrism, women, and atheists. Most of his abrasive opinions were met with expected opposition online.  As unpopular as his opinions could be, nothing is as unpopular and unbelievable as what happened when he took his online anger and acted upon it in the real world.

Oct 13, 2019
Episode 147
00:41:47

Sexual child abuse is so widespread that the numbers are astounding. We seem to forget that the threat is omnipresent and can come in the form of another troubled child with little to no parental supervision. Girls are typically more pretected, more sheltered from these sorts of dangers, but when this sort of abuse happens to a boy the repressed shame, guilt and anger can last a lifetime.

Do you have a personal story to tell about your experience with sexual abuse, physical/psychological abuse, or domestic violence? Tell others like you about it on SurvivingThis.com.

Sep 28, 2019
MONSTRUO SEASON II
00:27:49

MonstruoPodcast.com

From the collective minds of Jack Luna (Dark Topic), Tyler Bell (The Westside Fairytales) and Mike Boudet (Sword and Scale) comes Monstruo, the most disturbing podcast ever made.  Nine stories, carefully crafted, one year in the making.  Each two part episode of episode of Monstruo delves into the the most heinous and depraved killers ever to walk this earth.  Told from the perspective of the individuals who were unfortunate enough to be there, and using highly-immersive audio-drama-like presentation, each story uncovers the motivation of these human monsters.  The presentation of Monstruo consists of two 30-minute episodes followed by an after show where the hosts and creators chat about the story in their own words and further explore the details of each grizzly case.

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Sep 19, 2019
Episode 146
01:13:06

Domestic violence happens every day. It happens so often that as a society we’re numb to it. When Brandon Clark stabbed Bianca Devins in the throat it was just another case of domestic violence. But when Brandon posted the gory photo online taunting Bianca’s beta orbiters and then attempted suicide live on Instagram, the story Bianca’s murder took on a life of its own.

Sep 08, 2019
Episode 145
01:03:14

The afternoon of January 13th, 2010, a Conyers Georgia police officer encounters an exasperated 16-year-old Tasmiyah Whitehead approaching his squad car in a gated community. The girl claims she and her identical twin arrived home from school to find their mother unconscious in the bathtub, the home destroyed by blood stains and broken furniture. The evidence investigators later find at this murder scene tells a sickening story.

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Sep 01, 2019
Episode 144
00:50:29
Aug 18, 2019
Episode 143
00:52:19
Aug 04, 2019
Episode 142
00:53:07
Jul 21, 2019
Episode 141
01:02:28
Jul 14, 2019
Episode 140
01:03:27
Jul 04, 2019
Episode 139
01:00:01
Jun 09, 2019
Episode 138
00:53:41
May 26, 2019
Episode 137
01:03:50
May 12, 2019
Episode 136
00:49:47
Apr 21, 2019
Episode 135
00:44:05
Apr 07, 2019
Episode 134
01:27:12
Mar 23, 2019
Important Announcement - The End of Sword and Scale
00:06:50
Mar 09, 2019
Episode 133
01:19:57
Mar 09, 2019
Episode 132
00:59:22
Feb 25, 2019
Episode 131
01:19:41
Feb 11, 2019
Episode 130
01:08:58
Jan 26, 2019
MONSTRUO
00:09:17
Jan 09, 2019
Episode 129
01:01:19
Dec 16, 2018
Episode 128
00:51:53
Dec 09, 2018
Episode 127
00:55:32
Nov 25, 2018
Episode 126
00:43:52
Nov 11, 2018
Episode 125
00:44:17
Oct 28, 2018
Episode 124
00:51:35
Oct 13, 2018
Episode 123
01:03:18
Sep 30, 2018
Episode 122
01:15:07
Sep 16, 2018
Episode 121
01:09:42
Sep 02, 2018
Episode 120
00:58:46
Aug 19, 2018
Episode 119
01:05:45
Aug 05, 2018
Episode 118
01:16:55
Jul 22, 2018
Episode 117
01:06:18
Jun 17, 2018
Episode 116
01:00:33
Jun 04, 2018
Episode 115
01:15:48
May 20, 2018
Episode 114
01:00:58
May 12, 2018
Episode 113
01:14:39
Apr 29, 2018
Episode 112
01:07:24
Apr 14, 2018
Episode 111
01:01:11
Apr 01, 2018
Episode 110
01:37:27
Mar 17, 2018
Episode 109
00:58:17
Mar 04, 2018
Episode 108
01:07:23
Feb 18, 2018
Episode 107
01:21:35
Feb 04, 2018
Episode 106
01:26:29
Jan 21, 2018
Episode 105
01:16:48
Dec 10, 2017
Episode 104
01:03:50
Nov 27, 2017
Episode 103
01:00:07
Nov 12, 2017
Episode 102
01:10:16
Oct 30, 2017
Episode 101
01:05:54
Oct 15, 2017
Episode 100
00:51:45
Oct 01, 2017
Episode 99
01:17:28
Sep 16, 2017
Episode 98
01:02:36
Sep 03, 2017
Episode 97
01:00:02
Aug 20, 2017
Episode 96
01:01:49
Aug 06, 2017
Episode 95
01:00:06
Jul 23, 2017
Episode 94
00:59:54
Jul 09, 2017
Episode 93
00:55:35
Jul 02, 2017
Episode 92
01:05:37
Jun 19, 2017
Episode 91
01:05:12
Jun 04, 2017
Episode 90
00:56:57
May 21, 2017
Episode 89
01:09:54
May 07, 2017
Episode 88
00:55:16
Apr 24, 2017
Episode 87
00:59:25
Apr 08, 2017
Episode 86
00:52:13
Mar 26, 2017
Episode 85
01:05:25
Mar 12, 2017
Episode 84
01:12:57
Feb 26, 2017
Episode 83
00:52:05
Feb 13, 2017
Episode 82
01:00:03
Dec 17, 2016
Episode 81
00:56:54
Dec 01, 2016
Episode 80
01:03:24
Nov 20, 2016
Episode 79
00:56:02
Nov 05, 2016
Episode 78
01:01:34
Oct 23, 2016
Episode 77
01:01:44
Oct 09, 2016
Episode 76
01:05:12
Sep 25, 2016
Episode 75
00:58:43
Sep 12, 2016
Episode 74
00:57:23
Aug 28, 2016
Episode 73
01:05:40
Aug 14, 2016
Episode 72
01:03:08
Aug 01, 2016
Episode 71
00:55:31
Jul 17, 2016
Episode 70
00:58:46
Jul 03, 2016
Episode 69
01:01:32
Jun 19, 2016
Episode 68
00:56:25
Jun 05, 2016
Episode 67
00:57:21
May 22, 2016
Episode 66
01:04:00
May 08, 2016
Episode 65
01:16:26
Apr 23, 2016
Episode 64
01:05:53
Apr 02, 2016
Episode 63
00:50:13
Mar 27, 2016
Episode 62
00:57:52
Mar 13, 2016
Episode 61
01:00:06
Feb 28, 2016
Episode 60
00:56:08
Feb 14, 2016
Episode 59
00:56:49
Jan 31, 2016
Episode 58
00:54:02
Jan 17, 2016
Episode 57
00:57:05
Jan 04, 2016
Episode 56
01:24:34
Nov 15, 2015
Episode 55
00:54:15
Nov 01, 2015
Episode 54
01:05:54
Oct 19, 2015
Episode 53
01:04:47
Oct 03, 2015
Episode 52
01:07:31
Sep 20, 2015
Episode 51
01:11:16
Sep 06, 2015
Episode 50
01:48:26
Jul 20, 2015
Episode 49
01:14:49
Jul 03, 2015
Episode 48
01:17:08
Jun 21, 2015
Episode 47
01:14:13
Jun 07, 2015
Episode 46
01:09:52
May 24, 2015
Episode 45
01:04:29
May 17, 2015
Episode 44
01:02:45
May 04, 2015
Episode 43
01:13:47
Apr 19, 2015
Episode 42
00:59:43
Apr 12, 2015
Episode 41
00:57:58
Mar 29, 2015
Episode 40
01:29:12
Mar 15, 2015
Episode 39
01:02:35
Mar 01, 2015
Episode 38
01:00:05
Feb 14, 2015
Episode 37
00:59:53
Feb 08, 2015
Episode 36
00:52:17
Jan 25, 2015
Episode 35
01:04:29
Jan 18, 2015
Episode 34
00:58:26
Jan 11, 2015
Episode 33
01:03:27
Jan 04, 2015
Episode 32
01:06:34
Dec 08, 2014
Episode 31
01:00:36
Nov 24, 2014
Episode 30
01:39:12
Nov 09, 2014
Episode 29
00:54:40
Oct 20, 2014
Episode 28
01:20:04
Sep 29, 2014
Episode 27
01:00:08
Sep 22, 2014
Episode 26
01:13:39
Aug 29, 2014
Episode 25
01:11:19
Aug 15, 2014
Episode 24
00:58:50
Aug 02, 2014
Episode 23
01:05:55
Jul 19, 2014
Episode 22
01:20:23
Jul 03, 2014
Episode 21
01:06:00
Jun 21, 2014
Episode 20
00:51:34
Jun 12, 2014
Episode 19
00:55:20
Jun 04, 2014
Episode 18
01:10:49
May 26, 2014
Episode 17
00:55:21
May 19, 2014
Episode 16
01:01:29
May 12, 2014
Episode 15
01:20:56
May 04, 2014
Episode 14
00:50:50
Apr 23, 2014
Episode 13
01:09:43
Apr 16, 2014
Episode 12
01:14:13
Mar 26, 2014
Episode 11
00:58:43
Mar 19, 2014
Episode 10
01:10:33
Mar 12, 2014
Episode 9
00:51:05
Feb 26, 2014
Episode 8
01:04:46
Feb 19, 2014
Episode 7
01:11:20
Feb 12, 2014
Episode 6
01:01:29
Feb 05, 2014
Episode 5
00:54:26
Jan 29, 2014
Episode 4
00:53:36
Jan 22, 2014
Episode 3
01:01:01
Jan 15, 2014
Episode 2
01:08:11
Jan 08, 2014
Announcing Sword and Scale Rewind
00:01:11
Jan 01, 2014
Episode 1
00:56:24
Jan 01, 2014