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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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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.

    Episode 155

    Episode 155

    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.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 154

    Episode 154

    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.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 153

    Episode 153

    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?

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 152

    Episode 152

    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.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 151

    Episode 151

    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.

    • 54 min
    Sword and Scale Daily - Nov 15, 2019

    Sword and Scale Daily - Nov 15, 2019

    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.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

frankspitz ,

too much noise

the stories are gripping, however, the sound editing can be a bit of a nuisance. ever so often there is an interlude of either some semi esoteric new-age music or sound effects that are overly dramatic. to me less would definitely be more.

LennyIsGreat ,

Nothing original

When I first listened to Sword and Scale I didn’t read that much True Crime online. It introduced me to some interesting cases, but then when I started to read about those cases I would realise that whole episodes were just re-hashing singular articles.
I also find the host quite difficult to listen to. Something off putting about him.

Tam_in_HH ,

Great podcast...but the adverts!! 😱😱😱

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