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.
The term sacrifice comes from the Latin word Sacrificium, a combination of sacer, meaning set apart from the secular for the use of supernatural powers, and facere, meaning “to make.” Initially a religious term, it has gained popularity when describing the act of giving up something valuable so that something more valuable might be obtained. When 26-year-old Egypt Robinson moved to Panama City, Florida, with her young son Aries, searching for a magical new life, she would have to decide what sacrifices she’d be willing to make. The choices Egypt Robinson landed on would put them both in grave danger.
Deep in the hills of Ohio, where people keep to themselves - hunting, fishing, and partying around the fire pit, sometimes the predator becomes the prey. When Jim Whitaker of Hocking Hills, Ohio, turns up missing, his family naturally becomes concerned. They are even more shocked to find a suicide note he left, implying a twisted love affair that may have brought about his demise. But where is Jim? Only the hills know.
Raised in Pittsburgh, home of the Steelers, Andrea Curry Demus should have had a great life in a city rated “most livable;” but Andrea didn’t have a lot of money and she wasn’t very smart. All she wanted was a family and children, but she was now in her late thirties and time was almost up for her. Would her extreme desire for a baby turn into reality, or would she pay the ultimate price for her obsessions? And who else would pay just so Andrea could have what she wanted?
In October of 2014, 53-year-old Chris Regan was reported missing in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The investigation that followed spanned many years across numerous states, resulting in an extraordinary game of cat and mouse between a veteran detective and a potential serial killer.
We all want what’s best for our kids, but sometimes we need to let our children make their own mistakes. After a lifetime of being told what to do, one family will learn that even the quietest people have their breaking points.
When Katrina Livecchi couldn’t get ahold of her mother one July morning in 2015, she panicked. She drove from her home to Pueblo, Colorado, where her mother, 77-year-old Susan Hernandez lived alone. When she saw that the home was on fire, she called 911 in a frenzy, trekking through the smoke-filled home in an attempt to locate her mom. For this family, what started as a tragic house fire ended with conflict between one another, one family member dead, and one in prison.
Best Crime Podcast
This podcast is the best and only true crime I’ve been able to tolerate. I love all of the gory details, 9-1-1 calls, evidence, court recordings and more! It’s definitely creepy and gets your heart pounding at times and a lot of other times makes you wonder why people are such monsters. I love how Mike will inform us about laws (or lack thereof...ahem, Canada), so it puts things into perspective. Even better is Mike’s extremely dry humor and input at just the right time! I find myself laughing (yes I know, this is a murder podcast, but you’re morbid too or else you wouldn’t be here). This definitely keeps me looking over my shoulder on my early morning runs while listening. Keep it up!
Love this podcast!
# 175 best episode EVER!
Ruthless but Honest
So much great content! Idk why so many people get offended by his Podcast and Twitter when he’s obviously being satirical.