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The Sword and Scale true-crime podcast is an immersive audio experience covering the underworld of criminal activity and the demented minds that perform the most despicable and unthinkable actions, proving that the worst monsters are very real. We cover true-crime stories, high-profile trials, unsolved murders and missing persons cases.

The Sword and Scale true-crime podcast is an immersive audio experience covering the underworld of criminal activity and the demented minds that perform the most despicable and unthinkable actions, proving that the worst monsters are very real. We cover true-crime stories, high-profile trials, unsolved murders and missing persons cases.
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United States

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The Sword and Scale true-crime podcast is an immersive audio experience covering the underworld of criminal activity and the demented minds that perform the most despicable and unthinkable actions, proving that the worst monsters are very real. We cover true-crime stories, high-profile trials, unsolved murders and missing persons cases.

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English

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3052057667


Episodes

Episode 115

5/20/2018
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31-year-old Nicole VanderHeyden was substitute teacher and mother of three. She lived with her boyfriend and father of her infant son, Doug Detrie, in Bellevue, Brown County, WI. The Green Bay metro area. Her body was found naked and strangled in a farm field on May 21, 2016. Her skull was fractured and she suffered blunt force trauma to the left side of her head breaking and dislocating her jaw as well as injuries to her esophagus, trachea, and neck consistent with strangulation. Her...

Duration:01:18:41

Episode 114

5/12/2018
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Some crimes are so extreme that they defy the laws of nature. Ending the life of your very own mother, for example, is so unfathomable to most that it may be the most vile crime imaginable. The story we tell you here goes well beyond that. Strap in..

Duration:01:03:53

Introducing American Innovations

5/10/2018
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This is just a preview of the newest podcast from Wondery called American Innovations. You can hear the first 3 episodes right now by searching for American Innovations on Apple Podcasts.

Duration:00:07:58

Episode 113

4/29/2018
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This will be, BY FAR, the most frustrating podcast you listen to (perhaps ever). We here, at Sword and Scale, have had some pretty frustrating interactions with emergency operators, but nothing can prepare you for this audio gem. We also tangentially cover the brutal and completely senseless killing of an entire family. They were the Van Breda's and they lived near 10 Allemann Street.

Duration:01:14:39

Episode 112

4/14/2018
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Some tales of human depravity are just unimaginable. Are they the actions of a monster, or simply a monstrous act? Sometimes the lines are not quite so clear, and perhaps monsters are not only real, but existing all around us, and hidden in plain site. This is the story of a young boy named Joshua Earl Patrick Phillips, an even younger girl named Maddie Clifton, and a waterbed.

Duration:01:09:15

Episode 111

4/1/2018
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What exactly is "God's Plan?" Do you know? Some people think they do. Jonathan Hearn and Sabrina Limon thought "God's Plan" included having an illicit affair and killing Sabrina's husband.

Duration:01:04:06

Episode 110

3/17/2018
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Part 2 of the Natalie Bollinger Murder...

Duration:01:40:49

Listen to This

3/13/2018
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To support our troops, you first have to understand their stories. From Wondery and Incongruity Media, introducing THIS IS WAR. Select your favorite podcast player and hit "subscribe". Premieres March 13th... - Apple Podcasts - bit.ly/ThisIsWarPod - TuneIn - bit.ly/TIWTuneIn - Spotify - bit.ly/TIWSpotify - Stitcher - bit.ly/TIWStitcher - PlayerFM - bit.ly/TIWPlayerFM

Duration:00:09:22

Episode 109

3/4/2018
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A teenage girl is stalked by a homeless man and suddenly goes missing two weeks later. WARNING: This is part one of a two-part episode. Part two will be available on 3/18 on the regular feed or you can get it now for just $5 on Patreon.com/SwordAndScale. Do yourself a favor and DO NOT Google this story. It will ruin the story for you. Trust us.

Duration:01:03:29

Episode 108

2/18/2018
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When Jane Bashara was found strangled to death in the back of her SUV nobody knew what to make of it. Things like this simply didn't happen in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, a wealthy community of million-dollar homes. The Bashara's, now empty nesters in their mid 50's, also were not the type of people who were found murdered in a parking lot. They were the type of people who volunteered for charity when they weren't hanging out at the country club. No one suspected that there were deep...

Duration:01:08:33

Sword and Scale Episode 107

2/4/2018
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The human mind can go to such depths of depravity that, for the average well-adjusted person, it’s hard to even imagine. Kevin Ray Underwood’s mind was so far gone that his sexual fantasies started to include cannibalism. When 10-year-old Jamie Rose Bolin went missing, both of her parents lives were utterly destroyed. Little did they know that Jamie was literally just a few doors away in the same apartment building, and they were likely sitting there the moment she was killed.

Duration:01:22:41

Episode 106

1/21/2018
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So many leaves... It doesn't happen often, but the intersection of Psychosis and Psychopathy is a scary place. A place where all things that are good, break down and all that's left is pure darkness. Matthew Hoffman lived in such a place...

Duration:01:29:12

Episode 105

12/10/2017
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CENTAUR... you have awoken. Don't let them kill you. Final episode of 2017 and Season 4. Enjoy...

Duration:01:20:14

Episode 105

12/3/2017
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CENTAUR... you have awoken. Don't let them kill you. Final episode of 2017 and Season 4. Enjoy...

Duration:01:28:39

Episode 104

11/19/2017
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Love is often expressed with gifts such as flowers and chocolates, but those same gifts can be used to manipulate, control and threaten in the hands of a stalker. That is a lesson that Alice Ruggles learned the hard way from her obsessed ex-boyfriend Trimaan Dhillon who couldn't handle her rejection.

Duration:01:11:50

Episode 103

11/5/2017
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Nothing quite says fear like a machete. In this episode we bring you to distinct stories of some of the most barbaric and utterly inexplicable attacks with a blade to poor souls who did nothing to deserve such brutality. The first story comes from Apex, North Carolina, where an 18-year-old girl named Priyanka Kumari is savagely attacked on her way home from school. The second comes from South Florida of course, where 17-year-old Jose Amaya-Guardado is ganged up on and killed by his...

Duration:01:03:11

Episode 102

10/22/2017
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The death of a little girl spirals a small town into shock and disbelief. Everyone goes looking, but when a reserve police officer named Raymond McCann suggests looking in the cemetery all eyes turn on him as the primary suspect.

Duration:01:17:17

Episode 101

10/8/2017
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We conclude with Part 2 of the Scrivo Murder Case, a story which deals with elements of mental illness, grief and the relationship between a mother and a son.

Duration:01:12:54

Episode 100

9/24/2017
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For our landmark hundredth episode we cover a story that has all the elements our listeners love to hear. A graphic and gory case of body parts being found scattered across a roadway, and the unbelievable tale of how the case then unfolds from there will leave you scratching your head.

Duration:00:51:13

Episode 99

9/10/2017
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Underreported and underdiscussed, male sexual child abuse is a topic that is often brushed under the rug due to social norms and the child's fears of being labelled a homosexual or future perpetrator. Data from various studies indicates that the problem is much more is widespread than initially thought, but because such a small percentage of victims ever come forward, the data is skewed. In this episode we delve into this topic and discuss it freely and openly. If you want to tell us your...

Duration:01:17:28

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