Sword and Scale

Series produced by Sword and Scale

Caption: Sword and Scale, Credit: Mike Boudet
Image by: Mike Boudet 
Sword and Scale 

A show that reveals that the worst monsters are real.

Sword and Scale covers the underworld of criminal activity and the demented minds that perform the most despicable and unthinkable actions. We cover true-crime stories, high-profile trials, unsolved murders and missing persons cases.


40 Pieces

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When asked to imagine the perfect place to perform serial murder most imagine something dark and creepy, but the truth of the matter is that the pe...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2016
  • Length: 01:29:14
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Some things are hard to fathom, like why a young boy with his entire life ahead of him would choose to destroy it by an act of unspeakable violence...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2016
  • Length: 01:02:42
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Alternative rock superstar, host of the reality TV-show Ink Master, actor and recent filmmaker Dave Navarro joins us to talk about his film “Mourni...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2016
  • Length: 56:23
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In 2013 an independent documentary began making its way through various film festivals. It was received with harsh criticism, outrage and even deat...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:07
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We finally have the pleasure of speaking to Diane Fanning, author of 13 true crime books and counting. She tells us the tragic story of Wesley and ...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2016
  • Length: 59:59
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Timothy Wesley McCorquodale had a rage in him that was uncontrollable. Like a loose cannon he could go off at any minute, unleashing mayhem an any ...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2016
  • Length: 52:24
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What happens when you run out of luck? You lose your job, your marriage, your home, your arms and legs, the respect of your parents, and your will ...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 01:04:34
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One of the more bizarre stories of our lifetime, the story of Luka Magnotta is wrought with remorseful refrains and awkward pauses. This is a man, ...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 01:03:36
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In this season finale of Sword and Scale, we bring back many of the guests we’ve spoken to over the last year and ask them a fundamental question t...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2016
  • Length: 01:06:36
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In this episode we discuss the cases of Vince Weiguang Li, Alton Nolen and Derek Ward. All three of these men decapitated their victims with a comp...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:55
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We talk to two men who say they know this is a fact, and have spent years trying to prove it. We are joined by Dane Ladwig author of the book “Dr. ...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:39:24
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The term “bluebeard” conveys images of pirates sailing the high seas, but the actual meaning of this term is much darker and there are examples of ...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 54:55
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Everyone thought Joshua Gouker was a dangerous criminal. It was easy to convict him of murdering his 14-year-old step son Trey Zwicker, especially ...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:20:07
  • Purchases: 1
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In this special two-parter, the brutal and inexplicable murder of a 14-year-old boy exposes a dysfunctional American family’s secrets and lies. Th...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:15
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 26
This is one of the most under-reported murders in the history of the North American Continent. A mutilation that took hours and mind that was so di...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:13:48
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 25
Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving more than 6 million children. Being one of these chi...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:11:33
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 24
Small town, eight dead women, and police force so inept and corrupt that this case may never be solved. Everyone knows each other in Jennings, and ...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 58:46
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 23
What could be more horrifying, terrible, and heart-breaking than a mother intentionally taking the life of her own child. We barely scratch the su...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:05:52
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 22
A family divided, a hungry media looking for answers, and an inept police department looking for answers to explain and more importantly prove the ...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:20:26
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 21
Historical Crime Detective Jason Morrow joins us once again to tell the tale of a mysterious killer who took on the persona of a secret agent in th...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:05:42