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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. The worst monsters are real.



181 Episodes
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Episode 189

Episode 189

2021-06-1401:02:4621

Residents of the Marpole neighborhood in Vancouver, British Columbia suddenly found themselves double-checking their deadbolts when an unidentified killer senselessly murdered two valuable members of the community. 64-year-old Dianna Mah-Jones, and her husband, 68-year-old Richard Jones were discovered in their home on September 26th, 2017. It was a massacre inside, one that law enforcement officials would never forget.
Episode 188

Episode 188

2021-05-3101:40:1826

On New Year's Day 2008, 24-year-old Meredith Emerson went missing after setting out on a hike up Blood Mountain in Union County, Georgia. Search teams combed Blood Mountain for days in an effort to find the missing hiker, but they never did. Meredith was not on Blood Mountain. She was fifty miles away, held captive by a deranged serial killer.
Episode 187

Episode 187

2021-05-1701:13:4338

21-year-old Alisha Bromfield had it all. She had a supportive friend group, a family who loved her, a nearly completed bachelor’s degree, and a baby on the way. When she didn’t arrive home from an out-of-state wedding on Sunday, August 19th, 2012 as planned, friends and family soon learned that someone in her life did not have her best interest at heart.
Episode 186

Episode 186

2021-05-0201:26:2129

In October of 2005, empty nesters Dennis and Norma Woodruff were found shot and stabbed to death in their Texas home. With a lack of physical evidence and leads, police fixated on the couple’s 19-year-old son Brandon as their killer when they found out he was in debt, flunking out of college, and secretly making gay porn. Was Brandon really the murderer, or were there other suspects roaming free? Was this a case of character assassination on young Brandon, or was he truly a cold-blooded killer?
Episode 185

Episode 185

2021-04-1801:12:0540

We’re back to bring you the conclusion of the mysterious staged death of Natasha Waalen. In order to get the full story, we encourage you to go back and listen to part 1 before diving into this episode.When we left off, Natasha’s former boyfriend, Ryan Boland had been arrested for her murder. But, police had a hunch that Ryan didn’t act alone and all signs pointed towards his hotheaded, weapon-obsessed brother, Tim Boland. The Boland Brothers had grown up with the world at their fingertips, but they were both on dark downward paths. Had they finally gone too far? Soon all of Anoka County would know the true nature of these entitled, manipulative brothers and what they did to Natasha Waalen.
Episode 184

Episode 184

2021-04-1101:05:1937

When 29-year-old Natasha Waalen was found dead next to her dirt bike, police assumed it had been a terrible accident. They were wrong. Natasha had been murdered and her death was sloppily covered up to look like a motorcycle crash. Who would want this young mother, acupuncturist, and university graduate dead? Fingers soon pointed towards the father of her child and former boyfriend, Ryan Boland as the police uncovered the violent, questionable past behind Ryan’s good ol’ boy facade. But the town soon questioned if he had acted alone.
Episode 183

Episode 183

2021-04-0501:12:2534

On Sunday June 28th, 2015, Dr. Teresa Sievers returned home early from a family vacation only to find she was not alone in the house. In the aftermath of a brutal murder, it appeared on the surface to be a robbery—but no valuables were taken, and no clues were left behind except for a bloody, hairy hammer. Uncovering the truth would take months, and involve a conspiracy that crossed multiple states.
We sometimes get things wrong. In this exclusive interview with Kim Dixon, sister to Zachary Penna's victim from Episode 181, she joins us to tell us why.
Episode 182

Episode 182

2021-03-2201:32:509

In December of 2000, 31-year-old real estate appraiser Mike Williams went missing while duck hunting on Lake Seminole in Jackson County, Florida. The initial belief was that Mike had drowned and that alligators had eaten his body. Seventeen years would go by before Florida law enforcement could prove that something even more horrifying and nefarious happened to Mike Williams.  
Episode 181

Episode 181

2021-03-0801:14:466

Zachary Penna was having a horrible day. He left work early to pick up his car but the auto shop said it wasn’t ready which ruined his evening plans. He had to walk home in the South Florida heat and when he got there he was locked out. It’s enough to piss anyone off but Zachary had a different reaction. He stripped off most of his clothes, trudged through some nearby woods, and murdered Freddy Sanchez and Wayne Dixon, two complete strangers, in their own home.Special thanks to Marc Freeman, court reporter for the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Episode 180

Episode 180

2021-02-2201:25:006

An unreal crime scene with a dead fortune teller, her dead daughter, and an otherworldly tone has police in Westminster, CA grasping at straws trying to solve the case. They consulted Warlocks, cult experts and were even approached by a dog psychic. They come up with nothing. That is, until they catch a break with a credit transaction… on the opposite coast. In a case that takes you from Little Saigon to rural North Carolina and leads you on a path of greed and destruction this episode will have you questioning your own fortune.“This was a horrible crime and these stories need to be told. I thank you for telling them. We can have reforms but victims cannot be forgotten because evil will still be there and these stories are cautionary tales. Their lives mattered. It mattered to all of us who worked to bring them justice. And Justice, is a lifetime commitment.”-Sonia Balleste, Chief Deputy District Attorney, Santa Barbara
Episode 179

Episode 179

2021-02-0601:02:424

Markeith Loyd was not there for his first two children, but Sade Dixon gave him another chance at being a father. With God’s guidance, Markeith believed that there was no way he could mess it up this time around. That was until his visions from heaven led him onto the U.S. Marshall’s most wanted list, after the death of four innocent people.
Episode 178

Episode 178

2021-01-2401:14:315

Holly Colino’s descent into madness took a long time. A series of unfortunate life events painted her paranoid delusions in a shade of green envy. Everywhere she looked were women that wanted to be her so badly that they would copy everything about her. Her hair, her eyebrows, her lips, her entire identity stolen. Her path for justice took her on a collision course with the mother of an 8-year-old boy that would end in tragedy.
Episode 177

Episode 177

2021-01-1101:01:0955

Spawned from a long line of vicious criminals, Nikko Jenkins struck terror into Nebraskans when he callously slayed four innocent citizens in his murderous ten-day spree. It was a family adventure when his sister, cousin, and uncle all played roles in the executions. Despite announcing that he would “wage war on society” when released from prison, his blatant warnings were ignored by all but a few.
Episode 176

Episode 176

2020-12-2001:08:3559

We’re all looking forward to retirement, when we can finally cash out all of our hard-earned savings and live off of it until we die. That’s the hope, at least. Joel Guy Senior and his wife Lisa Guy had just sold their house in Knoxville Tennessee and were preparing to move to a new home in Surgoinsville in December of 2016. They had no idea that Thanksgiving of 2016 would not only be the last holiday celebrated at their old Knoxville home, but it would be the last holiday they’d ever celebrate together.
Episode 175

Episode 175

2020-12-0501:34:5963

Clark Fredericks was born with a hole in his heart. 46 years later, he was arrested for repeatedly stabbing and killing a retired police lieutenant in the small town of Stillwater, New Jersey. What led Clark to commit such a violent act, and why would he tell us that silence is our worst enemy? Believe it or not, we can all learn a thing or two from the life that confessed killer Clark Fredericks has endured.
Episode 174

Episode 174

2020-11-2301:19:1657

Trouble in the Amato household began brewing in the summer of 2018, when Grant Amato, the youngest son, developed an addiction to one particular webcam model. Her name is Ady Sweet. Day and night, Grant was watching the live shows Ady streamed. These shows weren’t cheap, and Grant built an entire false persona to gain Ady’s attention. All of his lies were at the expense of his family’s finances and wellbeing. It all came to an end on January 24th, 2019.
Episode 173

Episode 173

2020-11-0801:03:0638

We move people who commit crimes far away from our society so they don’t harm anyone else… but many of those criminals will eventually serve their sentences and return to civilian life. Who is worthy of our grace and mercy? And what happens when the wrong person is forgiven?
Episode 172

Episode 172

2020-10-2601:11:5043

Child abuse can take many forms and most of the time isn’t obvious. In rare cases it is near impossible to detect. In the special case of Olivia Gant and her mother, Kelly Turner, the signs were there but Kelly was adept at hiding them or convincing those that suspected something that it wasn’t the case.
Episode 171

Episode 171

2020-10-1201:09:3343

We all know by now that there are good cops, and there are very bad cops. On December 29th, 2009, Kevin Gregson and Eric Czapnik showed the world exactly which roles they filled. Both men wanted so desperately to become members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, but the ultimate end to each of their careers was distinctly different. One man is now celebrated by the entire country of Canada, while the other is despised.
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Joshua

quit calling it sex when it was rape, Victoria's mother didn't allow men to have sex with her she allowed them to rape her, call it what it is

Jun 22nd
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Jill K

I'm sorry, but if my adult child murdered someone there would be no calls from me saying I support him... No way

Jun 18th
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Jill K

How terrible to be the person who finds your friend's spouse dead :(

Jun 17th
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Moni

am I shocked that the Department of Children and Families didn't do their job and failed this child? nope. currently working on a case where they failed another child multiple times as well. How do they sleep at night.

Jun 17th
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Aflacbird

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Jun 17th
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Alice sounds

Sorry to disagree they said the same thing about movies books music.. Not a justifiable reason to murder

Jun 15th
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Jeremy Courtney

I love Mike.. I truly hope the rumors about him being canceled are false.. this is by far my most favorite podcast and I listen to a lot. we love you Mike

Jun 14th
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Lars Bee

so now there is a mentally retarded person in jail and nobody knows when he will snap next? awesome ... way to go ....

Jun 14th
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Phoebe Ward

every episode gets more bitter.

Jun 14th
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Reformed Garbage

Canadia really is a shit hole of a country. A guy like this will be out on the streets again in less than 10 years. Canada locks people up for going to church or even walking outside. Then pieces of trash like Rocky Rambo get a slap on the wrist. Sure they said 25 years until he's eligible for parole but they always let these crazy fucks out early.

Jun 14th
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Stacey Hand

seriously? pay for part 2??? I get paying for extra episodes... but thats just slimy

Jun 6th
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Joshua

Sounds like those kids were gonna end up regardless of what she did

Jun 4th
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Joshua

you call this weird when it's not even close to as weird as previous episodes

Jun 3rd
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💋🎭🗝

Had to leave about halfway through. I could care less about his movie.......These episodes are changing and Im starting to listen to others first......

Jun 2nd
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Mike S

wow

Jun 1st
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Brooke Venning

Yeah there really should be a database of people who drive white package vans. We could call it something simple and descriptive like, oh I don't know, the department of motor vehicles? And maybe the DMV for short? 😂

May 31st
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Tiffany L

I know most of these are awful, but this one really got to me. So sad for the parents who loved Tucker and tried getting him help but more sad for the 8 year old sister...and fuck Tucker for crying during the police interview!

May 30th
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Jessie Chapdelaine

5’4’’ is not heavyset. That is a normal, healthy weight according to a BMI chart. You completely lost my attention after that statement. I couldn’t finish the episode.

May 27th
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zbailey

I wish I was her coworker, I would never let this shit fly

May 26th
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bluehaze73

It happened for reason who is this Fuckinh cunt Weather is marrying into this family up the sorry for them run dude run

May 21st
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