Sword and Scale

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The Sword and Scale true-crime podcast is an immersive audio experience covering the underworld of criminal activity and the demented minds that perform the most despicable and unthinkable actions, proving that the worst monsters are very real. We cover true-crime stories, high-profile trials, unsolved murders and missing persons cases.

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What does it feel like in the split second you realize you're about to be locked up in a foreign country - possibly for life? In Locked Up Abroad, host Jim Clemente (Real Crime Profile) brings you first hand accounts from people who lived this nightmare, starting with Billy Hayes, subject of the Oliver Stone movieMidnightExpress. A riveting,...

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Randy Stair secretly identified as a female for years.Sheditched hergiven name for the pseudonym Andrew Blaze and also ditched the YouTube channel she had worked on for a large part of her life to pursue animation.The cartoons she created were dark, angst-ridden creations derived from an existing Nickelodeon character that she was infatuated...

The highly polarized political climate we're living in colors our view of the world in one way or another.Sometimes it's hard to see the big picture and true underlying human tragedy when we're too busy judging the beliefs of others.This is a story of four people who died tragically, seemingly for no reason, in a supermarket, in the middle of...

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Sword and Scale Episode 92

June 19th, 2017

The love of a mother is something many of us take for granted, but when it's not present during the early formative years the results can be disastrous. This is what Edmund Kemper suggests happened to him. A serial killer who enjoyed murdering coeds in the early 70's, Kemper is not your average lunatic. He has the IQ of a genius and has spent...