Matt and Stefanie break down the case of the Failed Assassin... who turns out to be a lost little boy searching for a father figure. Don't feel sympathy- this is yet another monster who could have turned away before committing an unspeakable act.
The Disappearance of Aleah Beckerle. Redditor theories abound as Stefanie and Matt cover this week's very strange case involving a false confession, and one seriously bizarre kidnapping and murder where the pieces just don't add up.
From the collective minds of Jack Luna (Dark Topic), Tyler Bell (The Westside Fairytales) and Mike Boudet (Sword and Scale) comes Monstruo, the most disturbing podcast ever made. Nine stories, carefully crafted, one year in the making. Each two part episode of episode of Monstruo delves into the the most heinous and depraved killers ever to walk this earth. Told from the perspective of the individuals who were unfortunate enough to be there, and using highly-immersive audio-drama-like presentation, each story uncovers the motivation of these human monsters. The presentation of Monstruo consists of two 30-minute episodes followed by an after show where the hosts and creators chat about the story in their own words and further explore the details of each grizzly case.
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Aaron Wulf, a former child actor grappling with the death of his fiance, writes a 600 page manifesto to explain his impending plans of murder and suicide. Stefanie and Matt also discuss other child actors who committed violent crimes.
Abusive parents, crappy cops, and a murdered child are the focus of this week's blood-boiling case. Matt and Stefanie question everything about Child Protective Services, and Matt pitches a new Parental License Test.
Baby Zahra had a tough enough life fighting bone and lung cancer, but two absolutely despicable adults turned an awful situation into an even more horrific tragedy. Stefanie and Matt discuss this terrible murder, narcissistic goths, and weirdos who live life inside a video game.
Mike Boudet returns once again to chat with Matt and Stefanie about this week's horrific case: Serial Killer Shawn Grate. PLUS- tons of new case updates, with a little help from Sword and Scale's own "Agent E".
18 years after a little girl goes missing, new DNA evidence links the crime to a next door neighbor. Stefanie and Matt discuss the narcissistic murderer who never left the neighborhood-- PLUS, Sword and Scale producer Ryan Williams joins the show to reveal an exclusive, unedited 911 call.
After Ruth Pyne is found murdered in her garage, suspicion turns to her son Jeffrey. Stefanie and Matt debate whether or not he committed the crime, and discuss yet another mother-son relationship gone sour.
A dismembered body is found amongst alligators in a Texas creek. Two people have two different versions of how the crime unfolded, and Stefanie and Matt attempt to figure out who- if anyone- is telling the truth.
One of the all time most frustrating 911 calls is featured in this week's episode, along with a South African home invasion story where not all is at it seems. Stefanie and Matt also cringe along to some more of the worst 911 operators ever.
Mike Boudet and Mark Geragos both comment on the story of Austin Harrouff, an all-American teenager facing murder charges after attacking a random couple and cannibalizing them. You can find new and archival episodes of Sword and Scale Rewind, completely ad-free, on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to http://stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
Alice Ruggles died at the hands of her obsessed ex-boyfriend because no one took her claims of stalking seriously enough. Stefanie and Matt comment on the case, and also speak with a fan whose daughter had a harrowing experience with a stalker as well. You can find new and archival episodes of Sword and Scale Rewind, completely ad-free, on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to http://stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
Myron May was certain that he was a targeted individual, and constantly being monitored and harassed. This week, Matt and Stefanie talk about the horrible act he committed to bring attention to an alleged secret government program.
What happens when a journalist gets too close to their subject? Stefanie and Matt discuss this sometimes complicated relationship of mutual manipulation, as well as the killing spree of Kendall Francois.
Philip Chism, Part 2. Stefanie and Matt learn even more about the tragic death of a teacher by one of her students. PLUS- Stefanie reveals the latest chilling updates since the original Sword & Scale episodes aired.
The Amber Alert has deterred many criminals from committing their crimes. Today's episode deals with the origins of this life saving alarm, as well as one sad case where it factored directly into a mother's terrible decision.
The Dark Web. Hard to believe there is a place even more messed up than the regular internet, but Matt and Stefanie do a deep dive on The Silk Road, death betting, and a horrifying business venture called 'No Limits Fun'.
The Craig's List Killer, Part 2. Stefanie and Matt continue their analysis of one truly stupid criminal who left behind a mountain of evidence leading to his arrest. The guys also look at some other chilling cases where people used Craig's List to find their victims.
Aaron Hernandez + 'To Catch A Predator' Highlights. Stefanie and Matt cover the rise and fall of former NFL'er Aaron Hernandez, and laugh at some of the dumbest guys to get busted on 'To Catch A Predator'.
Let's be honest, you've probably thought about killing your husband a thousand times, but maybe you should listen to this episode before you do anything drastic. Stefanie and Matt break down two very different stories about two women who just couldn't take it anymore.
Matt and Stefanie cover two VERY different stories in today's podcast. The first deals with a crazy casino bomb in Lake Tahoe, and the other is an extremely disturbing story of torture, rape, and murder in Japan.
Cara Marie Holley was brutally murdered by a high school classmate at age 18, leaving friends and family devastated. This week, Stefanie and Matt discuss this truly sad crime, as well as coming to terms with death and loss.
Ricardo Lopez filmed over 22 hours of video diaries, much of it dedicated to his obsession with Bjork and plot to assassinate her. Matt and Stefanie also discuss other famous cases of celebrity stalking.
Over 30 years after Dave Navarro's mother was brutally murdered, Dave returns to the scene of the crime for a compelling and powerful documentary. This week's SSR delves further into Dave's story, as well as the all-too-common crime of domestic violence.
A paramedic may be the last person you ever see alive. This week, Stefanie and Matt chat with Ambrose Stevens about dealing with life and death situations every day, and the rewarding work of saving people's lives.
The Women's Medical Society run by Kermit Gosnell was home to the most horrifying nightmare of an abortion clinic you could possibly imagine. Try to keep your lunch down as Stefanie and Matt discuss this notoriously disgusting and controversial episode of Sword and Scale.
Road Rage. We've all experienced it, but hopefully we take a deep breath before we go off murdering people. Today's ep features two stories that follow this dark path, plus Stefanie and Matt take a call from a fan who came THIS CLOSE to a knife fight on the side of the road.
Satanic Panic Strikes Again!! This time overseas. Stefanie and Matt marvel at how seriously everyone is taking claims gleefully made by children that their father molested them and made them murder babies. Apparently Zorro is partially to blame for this disaster.
Drink the Kool-Aid and join Stefanie and Matt for a breakdown of the Jonestown Massacre. You'll hear clips from the infamous Death Tape, and learn what happened to the few people who survived this tragic event.
Fetal Abduction and Fetal Homicide are the topics of today's show, and it is INTENSE! Stefanie and Matt break down multiple stories of desperate women, stolen babies, and the truly disturbing aftermath.
Five-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck was thrown off a bridge and killed by her psychotic, delusional father. Lynette and Stefanie look back at the very clear warning signs, and the broken system that failed this innocent little girl.
Charles Cullen may have been the most prolific serial killer in American history-- murdering at least 40 victims over 16 years in 9 different hospitals. Producer Matt Fondiler guest hosts this not-so-historical episode about a serial killer nurse, and the broken system that allowed him to continue his rampage.
Familicide is the topic of today's podcast. Lynette and Stefanie break down one of their favorite episodes of Sword and Scale, which features two chilling 911 calls wherein a teenager has shot their parents.
The tragic story of Wesley and Jocelyn Earnest is covered in the first segment of today's show. From there, Stefanie introduces a new crime story... one that involves the death of an infant, and two doctors whose lives descend into darkness.
Timothy Wesley McCorquodale brutally murders multiple people in an episode that's sure to warm your heart this Valentine's Day. The guys also discuss the disturbing death of Ashton Kutcher's ex-girlfriend, and give a quick recap of Washington DC's Crime Museum.