Sword and Scale

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'Sword and Scale'
File:Sword and Scale Logo.png
Hosted byMike Boudet
GenreTrue crime stories
Audio formatiTunes, SoundCloud
No. of episodes106 (January 2018)
Original releaseJanuary 1, 2014 – present
ProviderIncongruity / Wondery

Sword and Scale is a bi-weekly American podcast exploring nonfiction stories of true crime. It features a variety of narrated true crime stories intertwined with interviews with criminals, witnesses, victims, authors, 911 call audio, witness testimony, trial audio, interrogation tapes, music, and sound effects. The podcast was first released on January 1, 2014 by creator, host, Mike Boudet.

Within a year, Sword and Scale had 1 million downloads and it has ranked in the top 10 of the iTunes "Science" category, and within the top 5 in the "Social Sciences" category. Popularity increased[1] dramatically after the popularity of Serial,[2] and the show is often compared to it and other podcasts like Criminal.[3][4] As of 2016, Sword and Scale is part of the Wondery podcast network started by former Fox International Channels CEO Hernan Lopez.

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  1. "Beyond 'Serial': 10 True Crime Podcasts You Need to Follow". Rolling Stone. July 22, 2016. Retrieved July 22, 2016. 
  2. "7 podcasts for your inner detective". Mashable. November 3, 2014. Retrieved November 3, 2014. 
  3. "Cast-Off! Criminal versus Sword and Scale". Podcast Pals. March 28, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  4. "The Best True Crime Podcasts that aren't 'Serial'". The Bold Italic. December 2, 2014. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 

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