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Sword and Scale

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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. No crime is too brutal and no victim is too pure. The worst monsters are real.



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Episode 158

Episode 158

2020-03-2601:11:4847

Citizens of Bakersfield California were in for a crazy day on December 10, 2016. The public events of this day would result in a police chase, and two deaths, eventually a third.Manuel Vela was no stranger to dealing with the law, and resisting arrest almost every single time. Beating on his woman was not an unknown pastime for him. He spent his entire life in and out of juvenile homes and eventually prison, but his final crimes against his fiance would be beyond any act of violence he had committed before.
Episode 157

Episode 157

2020-03-1601:08:1951

Who do we blame when an innocent 8-year-old boy is brutally murdered in a stranger’s kitchen? In this particular case, fingers are pointed in every direction. The cut-and-dry cases of random abduction and murder are terrible and tragic, yet simple. The murder of Markie Mason, however, is anything but simple.
Episode 156

Episode 156

2020-03-0101:06:0953

The United States has experienced a slew of mass murders in recent years, but the two mass shootings that occurred within 14 hours of each other in August of 2019 have made a big impact on a society that is becoming more complacent by the day. The 24-hour news cycle consistently seems to have a negative effect on the frequency of these mass shootings as well as the continued desensitization of our society.
Episode 155

Episode 155

2020-02-1501:05:2162

We’re back with the riveting conclusion to the tale of Ezra McCandless and her claims of repeated sexual victimization. To understand the many facets of this case, you absolutely must go back and listen to part 1 before you listen to this episode.We ended part 1 with some final details about Ezra’s love triangle with Jason Mengel and Alex Woodworth, and all of her many rape allegations against the men in her life, but we still don’t know what happened to Alex on March 22, 2018. Ezra is the only person who can help the police locate him, and her missing car.
Episode 154

Episode 154

2020-02-0201:12:2768

Ezra McCandless wove a web of complicated relationships for herself, getting involved romantically with many of the men in her coffee-shop clique in a hipster Wisconsin college town. Things were going well for her until they weren’t, and one person in the exclusive friend group ended up dead.
Episode 153

Episode 153

2019-12-1901:26:5594

A neighbor dispute turns deadly after a brain damaged war vet with PTSD finally snaps on Labor Day 2012. Did Billy Woodward plan his military style assault, or did he have no choice but to Stand His Ground?
Episode 152

Episode 152

2019-12-0801:08:5985

This is the exciting conclusion of the Sheila Davalloo Story. If you haven’t listened to part one go back one episode and start there.The leads in Anna Lisa Raymundo’s murder investigation were dead ends… that is until Sheila Davalloo tries to kill her husband. During the attempted murder Sheila makes a phone call, but not to 911. That phone number leads the police to a common thread in both investigations… Nelson Sessler.
Episode 151

Episode 151

2019-11-2354:5374

This is the riveting first part of a two-part story that will leave you wondering “how well do I know my significant other.”Sheila Davalloo is educated and from an affluent family. She lives among the well-to-do and works for the powers that be but her life is anything but as mundane as that. Sheila Davalloo had a secret obsession that involved mind games, spying, and eventually… murder.
A school shooting in Santa Clarita, California, leaves two students dead and five injured.A Texas jury sentences a man to death for the double-murder of his roommate, and his roommates 17-year-old girlfriend.Finally, law enforcement in California release new video evidence in the October kidnapping and murder of Indian-American Tech CEO, Tushar Atre.
Daily true-crime news and coverage of high-profile criminal cases from around the country and around the globe, five days a week.Subscribe Now:Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sword-and-scale-daily/id1487148155Google Podcasts - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijqsr5kldi4hnoson5rwogdzijq?t=Sword_and_Scale_DailySpotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6ZoM1t4vw6rZNJus1n2O5GStitcher - https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/sword-and-scale-dailyiHeartRadio - https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-sword-and-scale-daily-52523391/Castbox - https://castbox.fm/channel/Sword-and-Scale-Daily-id2452645?country=usRadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/sword-and-scale-daily-WedwRvPocket Casts - https://pca.st/5qtq95lvRSS - https://rss.art19.com/sword-and-scale-daily
Daily true-crime news and coverage of high-profile criminal cases from around the country and around the globe, five days a week.Subscribe Now:Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sword-and-scale-daily/id1487148155Google Podcasts - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijqsr5kldi4hnoson5rwogdzijq?t=Sword_and_Scale_DailySpotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6ZoM1t4vw6rZNJus1n2O5GStitcher - https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/sword-and-scale-dailyiHeartRadio - https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-sword-and-scale-daily-52523391/Castbox - https://castbox.fm/channel/Sword-and-Scale-Daily-id2452645?country=usRadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/sword-and-scale-daily-WedwRvPocket Casts - https://pca.st/5qtq95lvRSS - https://rss.art19.com/sword-and-scale-daily
Episode 150

Episode 150

2019-11-1058:0378

Around 1 A.M. on October 15th, 2018, Barron County Sheriff’s Department receives a 911 call. What sounds to be a struggle and screaming on the other end of the line triggers deputies to drive to the home which the number was registered to. Upon arrival, deputies found 56-year-old James Closs and his wife, 46-year-old Denise deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. Quickly, they find out that the Closs’ 13-year-old daughter was missing from the house. Despite all of the searches, rumors and theories, it wouldn’t be until 88 days later when 13-year-old Jayme Closs wandered down a road 70 miles away from her home, finding a Good Samaritan who recognized the young girl and was able to notify law enforcement. But who was it that took her? And why did they kill her parents? It was a story that shocked the nation and showed that strangers are capable of anything… 
Episode 149

Episode 149

2019-10-2748:2970

In April 2018, Boca Raton Police Department were alerted of a missing person. James Scandirito II was calling to report that his father, 74-year-old James ‘Skip’ Scandirito was missing from his home and that he had not heard from his father in a few days. Concerned friends also had called in to make a report. But quickly, detectives began to keep an eye on James, as he had mad suspicious statements and acted out unusually while they were trying to conduct their investigation. As they surveilled the 49-year-old man, he ended up leading them to a grisly discovery… 
Episode 148

Episode 148

2019-10-1301:01:5067

We’re taking a deep dive into the world of YouTube rant channels in the early 2000s. Tony48219 loved to sit in his computer chair and shout at the camera about evolution, geocentrism, women, and atheists. Most of his abrasive opinions were met with expected opposition online.  As unpopular as his opinions could be, nothing is as unpopular and unbelievable as what happened when he took his online anger and acted upon it in the real world.
Episode 147

Episode 147

2019-09-2842:4057

Sexual child abuse is so widespread that the numbers are astounding. We seem to forget that the threat is omnipresent and can come in the form of another troubled child with little to no parental supervision. Girls are typically more pretected, more sheltered from these sorts of dangers, but when this sort of abuse happens to a boy the repressed shame, guilt and anger can last a lifetime.Do you have a personal story to tell about your experience with sexual abuse, physical/psychological abuse, or domestic violence? Tell others like you about it on SurvivingThis.com.
Episode 146

Episode 146

2019-09-0801:14:0885

Domestic violence happens every day. It happens so often that as a society we’re numb to it. When Brandon Clark stabbed Bianca Devins in the throat it was just another case of domestic violence. But when Brandon posted the gory photo online taunting Bianca’s beta orbiters and then attempted suicide live on Instagram, the story Bianca’s murder took on a life of its own.
Episode 145

Episode 145

2019-09-0101:07:3793

The afternoon of January 13th, 2010, a Conyers Georgia police officer encounters an exasperated 16-year-old Tasmiyah Whitehead approaching his squad car in a gated community. The girl claims she and her identical twin arrived home from school to find their mother unconscious in the bathtub, the home destroyed by blood stains and broken furniture. The evidence investigators later find at this murder scene tells a sickening story.Preorder Yucca Harris' Book: The Untold Story
Episode 144

Episode 144

2019-08-1849:5484

When ‘Megan Wants A Millionaire’ is suspended from airing after only three episodes, a former Reality TV ‘star’ rises to infamy after a brutal murder, and international manhunt.
Episode 143

Episode 143

2019-08-0452:5089

Most of the time, accidents are simply just that. Accidents. Sometimes though, collisions are made with precise decision making, with little to no care in terms of the safety of human beings. We’re going to examine a few cases of wrong way drivers that have occurred over the past few years and question what may have been behind the lack of regard for the lives of others…
Episode 142

Episode 142

2019-07-2154:1172

On July 17th, 2016, former United State Marine Gavin Long went into Baton Rouge, Louisiana to wage an all out war on the police. Many thought it was in retaliation for the tragic death of Alton Sterling in the weeks prior, but not everything is as it seems… If the police wanted to target him for years, he was going to be their ultimate target.
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Kay Purcell

This 911 operator 🤦🏾‍♀️

Apr 6th
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Gabby

what an evil man . he had serious issues and didnt deserve to be in this world .

Apr 4th
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Kelly Austin

geez this hits a bit close to home for me... I was with a paranoid schitzophrenic for over 5 years, until he tried to shoot me during an episode.. even after that and numerous other things I was in denial over, i could never hate him or hold anything against him because what he has to deal with every day would be so unbelievably hard and draining. I can't imagine how people would survive without help and support

Apr 2nd
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Lori Miller

He was mentally ill at that time, whether drug induced or the results of prolonged drug use. If he killed himself, it was the first time he's had clarity into his evil soul, and he couldn't live with that. the non justice system failed him by not taking his threats on society seriously for years. I dont think he was schizophrenic, I think his mental illness was drug induced, which is why he did not get help throughout the years, I'll give the family the benefit of the doubt that they saw a druggie that they just couldn't help and the system ignored. great podcast. you're not a douchebag, I'm not a virtue signaling cuck, and Carole fucking Baskin killed her husband.

Apr 1st
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Ishmael

This guy is a devil who knows nothing about the bible. I'm glad he is dead and gone so there wouldn't be a useless long trial where he would get life with the possibility of parole. Fuck that!,

Apr 1st
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Brooke Hawes

Great job on a horrible case. I have always loved sword and scale and will continue to support.

Mar 31st
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A Cleminson

I am 25 minutes in and I have asked myself at least 20 times what the af am I listening to? 😬 Pretty sure this is my least favorite episode ever...

Mar 30th
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Shane Wallace

so 1 episode a month and you need a break...

Mar 30th
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Kendall Forsythe

This fucking pathetic piece of dog shit makes depression look bad. Seriously.

Mar 30th
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Kendall Forsythe

This fucking pathetic piece of dog shit makes depression look bad. Seriously.

Mar 30th
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Kendall Forsythe

What a vile and pathetic excuse for a human being.. Like this bitch.. I have never.. Oh man if my child ever spoke to me or about me in this way.. Oh I dare him.. Don’t believe in hitting my child but I would smack the shit out of him. The entitlement is breathtaking.. I mean this man child is just.. wow.. It’s called being a fucking adult and growing up. Most people do not like to work.. most people would love to be able to stay home all day and make videos while being taken care of by their mommy and daddy. But that’s LIFE.. literally everyone has to do it eventually.. What a joke. I get mental illness but this is just a spoiled entitled little bitch, who wanted to take the easy way out and take others with him so he could leave a name for himself. He failed obviously but if we keep giving him TWO full episode podcasts.. Seriously, this is just complete and utter laziness, entitlement, and delusional outlook on life and what he is OWED.

Mar 29th
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Kendall Forsythe

What a vile and pathetic excuse for a human being.. Like this bitch.. I have never.. Oh man if my child ever spoke to me or about me in this way.. Oh I dare him.. Don’t believe in hitting my child but I would smack the shit out of him. The entitlement is breathtaking.. I mean this man child is just.. wow.. It’s called being a fucking adult and growing up. Most people do not like to work.. most people would love to be able to stay home all day and make videos while being taken care of by their mommy and daddy. But that’s LIFE.. literally everyone has to do it eventually.. What a joke. I get mental illness but this is just a spoiled entitled little bitch, who wanted to take the easy way out and take others with him so he could leave a name for himself. He failed obviously but if we keep giving him TWO full episode podcasts.. Seriously, this is just complete and utter laziness, entitlement, and delusional outlook on life and what he is OWED.

Mar 29th
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Kendall Forsythe

I can totally see why Skater said what he said about not being affected.. We are already so removed by everything nowadays.. He wasn’t BFFs with that ass and didn’t know any of the victims in person.. He admits they didn’t talk about super personal topics and he didn’t use any of his work.. I feel bad for the victims and their families too but is my life changed by hearing this story? No, not really. Mike was saying “because you didn’t know them, they don’t matter, it doesn’t matter?? That’s not what he was saying at all. Not defending the little creep but I get what he was saying.. I mean Mike should know that better than anyone.. If he let every single case affect him in some profound way.. he’d be in a puddle on the floor in a mental ward with all the atrocities he’s covered. Skater also sounded like he was all there and Mike kept going on and on grilling him.. Way too much time was given to this..

Mar 29th
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Kendall Forsythe

Why did this fucker get a 2 parter! This fucker literally gets why he wants by us giving two hours to his whiny bitch ass..

Mar 29th
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Kelly Austin

I started listening about 4 months ago and have only got about 10 episodes that I haven't listened to yet... Apparently over a thousand hours in that time... think I'm addicted

Mar 29th
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Mike Francoeur

I thought something was wrong with my earbuds.

Mar 28th
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Mo Val

squeaker experts like that lady I can do without. the perp is mentally ill and you are too douchebqg!

Mar 28th
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Kyle Wise

he's mentally ill and you sound like a cheesy douchebag. I haven't listened to a good sword and scale pod in over a year

Mar 28th
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Kristinnuendo

5:31

Mar 27th
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Tammy D. Schmidt

Excellent podcast on a horrific incident.

Mar 27th
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