| Mike Boudet|
| True crime stories|
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Sword and Scale Wikipedia
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 and host Mike Boudet.
Within a year, Sword and Scale had 1 million downloads and it often ranks in the top 10 of the iTunes "Science" category, and within the top 5 in the "Social Sciences" category. Popularity increased dramatically after the popularity of Serial, and the show is often compared to it and other podcasts like Criminal. As of 2016, Sword and Scale is part of the Wondery podcast network started by former 20th Century Fox CEO Hernan Lopez.