Reviews
Wow, I’m shocked by all of the poor reviews, this podcast is brilliant. It’s incredibly unique. I don’t think there’s anything out there like it. It’s definitely graphic, it’ll make you uncomfortable and make you cringe but I feel like that’s exactly what they said it would do. While I love sword...Read full review »
lindseymeinhausen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/25/19
I love this podcast. I love the storytelling, the sound effects, the art of it. Bravo!!
Fat Terry via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/25/19
This show is awesome. It tells the story from the killer’s perspective. It’s an eerie take on killers that aren’t often presented. Can’t wait for the second season.
WannabeaCPA via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/24/19
We have the meat!
Your Kuker via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/19
I like true crime, but this is just some guys who are trying really hard, too hard, to write the cases as if they're fiction, and from the POV of the killer. A great idea, but the delivery comes off as over-written, verbose cliche. Not for me. Nope.
LizzzieLou via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/21/19
Shocking story telling that draws you in. The style forces you to pay close attention to put the pieces together.
Bluemonster24 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/18/19
I love this podcast. No, I’m not some vile human making heroes out of the worst of the worst. I love it because it’s REAL, it’s what happened. After hearing so many people sugar coat the facts of what these monsters did, it’s nice to be reminded that what these people did WAS TRULY SHOCKING! They...Read full review »
Riles4reals via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/18/19
I would say if you’re an avid reader of true crime, love to do research on unfamiliar cases, have no triggers for the all the depraved details, and enjoy audio book style story telling then this is the podcast for you! If any of the above sounds like something you’re not into, move along! No...Read full review »
Girl Geekerino via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/18/19
I’m a Sword & Scale fan and could not have asked for a better podcast post S&S. I also can’t wait to listen to Dark Topic. I hope season 2 is coming soon. Andy
andy.f.howard via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/17/19
I wanted to like this but it’s just so bad. Way overdramatized, so much unnecessary stuff thrown into the stories, and the post story podcasts are unbearable. I thought it might get better so I listened to the first three stories and it just seems to get worse. I am not put off by gore etc and...Read full review »
luminoussoul via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/17/19
When I heard the debut episode, I kind of hated it. However, I really like the creators and their individual podcasts, so I chose another episode later on at random and reconsidered. Podcasts are becoming more and more homogenous with little risks taken, and I hope this show continues somehow. As...Read full review »
Lucky13 SF via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/15/19
Love you murder porn whores Lololol You guys are AMAZING! Love your voices too! Haters gonna hate... keep up the good work, you’re unprecedented! #obsessed
Celiandra via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/15/19
So hard to listen to but how can you not appreciate what they’ve done here?? Such good story telling. I love how it switches from the perspective of the victim to the murderer. I listen to true crime to try and feel or understand what the victims have gone through so that their story is heard....Read full review »
ak_kristy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/14/19
I love this show! I know most true crime junkies like to hear the facts of the cases, but this podcast is a blend of art and fact. Beautifully written with captivating sound...it is a bedtime story for those of us that like this stuff. This podcast is an extremely creative take on the normal...Read full review »
bonbon.'': via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/14/19
Well produced and definitely something different! Please don’t stop producing more episodes!!
Pawn on via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/13/19
I enjoy Luna’s dark topic and find this podcast to be even more dark and depraved. Totally fulfills my need for true crime.
Liberty SH via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/13/19
I really enjoy this style of story telling. It’s raw, gritty and shocking & does not hold back. Well done guys, keep up the great work.
gretz09 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/13/19
I tried to listen to this, story was interesting but couldn’t get past to the pauses and breaks from the narrator. Made me fall asleep.
sarajanejoy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/12/19
I LOVED this series but HATED the after-shows. Their after-shows always seemed to be them justifying this podcast and calling everyone who doesn’t like it sensitive and how everyone now has to sensor themselves. Put the content out and forget anyone else. It’s good stuff but the after-shows...Read full review »
DaviiW via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/12/19
Weird, creepy (not in a good way), & drawn out with terrible writing. Not at ALL what I was expecting from the 2 of my favs, the genius of Sword and Scale/Dark Topic...Odd, grotesque, and cringe worthy. And trust me, I don’t mind gore. Disappointed because I was so excited thinking I would...Read full review »
Madison1809 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/12/19
The first story was grotesque & unnerving. I enjoyed Sword & Scale’s pace & delivery just fine & this seems like the narrator is fulfilling some internal desires a bit too “subtly”. Stick to your day job please.
Saulimus via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/05/19
Highly creative and intensely immersive! This podcast engages all of your senses and is told in a narrative style that truly brings the story to life. This show hits the cringe factor in all the right places. Definitely not for the faint hearted.
Michele1875 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/04/19
Tough stories but the storytelling is great.
Boogs72 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/19
I am OBSESSED with this podcast. Mike and jack really know how to tell a story. Each one is like I’m actually there. I can see with such exquisite detail what is going on during these murderous tales. The crimes are dark and the people are real. But with the fillers of an amazing story to...Read full review »
Leatherfire via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/19
This may be the most disgusting cringeworthy (literally) podcast I love to listen to and torture myself with time and time again. Wonderfully written, great execution, highly immersive storytelling of the different incidents covered.
Jimmy dean III via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/02/19
Splendid writing! Thinking of Poe, Blake, Vachss, Shelley, you get it. Love the intensity and darkness because it’s real. So tired of happiness 24/7. Thanks for sharing your expertise
Trgt6 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/31/19
Love true crime but dislike everything about this podcast ...not one thing to praise
%^#*>< via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/31/19
It's really shame how awful some of the individuals are being. I think all of you are doing a spectacular job and because of your previous podcasts, because of the "Aftershow" episodes, it is quite clear you all are capable of successfully compartmentalising the entirety of these episodes and...Read full review »
Gaía via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/29/19
Wish they were longer. I love it!!!
djsibalri via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/27/19
This show is so bad as poorly thought out I unsubscribed from Sword and Scale as well just out of principle. Buh bye Oh gee it didn't make it and S&amp;S went crumbling down as well HUGE SURPRISE! /sarcasm off Good friggin riddance, see ya morons.
Vesloc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/27/19
Great show! Found this after finishing Dark Topic (love love) been binging monstruo for the past 2 days and I’m nearly done. Looking forward to season 2.
soo_z via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/19
Excellent writing &amp; production, great job guys! The format is entertaining &amp; engrossing...Immerse yourself ☠️
Trishy01 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/22/19
I think I was surprised by the choice to dramatize these well known cases of horrible crimes. I’ve heard a few different crime podcasts cover these cases, so I’m familiar with the 2 that have been done so far, but never quite like this. I don’t find it disturbing and horrifying in the way it was...Read full review »
Cornism via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/18/19
Please come back! Love S&amp;S still but would love to continue listening to Monstruo.
TiffanyRunyan2014 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/17/19
Mike Boudet makes it worth listening to. I dropped Sword and Scale when Mike left. Big Mistake for Wondery!!!
lenlisa1992 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/16/19
I LOVED Sword and Scale... this is so amazing!!! Feeding my morbid need, love the music!!! Great job guys :)
brandiboo007 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/12/19
I listened to this show religiously. Then one day you’re gone. Are you coming back with another season?
TJW5279 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/11/19
Awesome script love ure voices. Ure angle of the truecrime stories is amazing its gory and detailed and horrifying! Keep up the Good work.
Burkaz via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 05/10/19
As a lover of the formerly great Sword and Scale, it is wonderful to hear Mike Boudet’s voice again. And I love Jack’s Canadian accent. As gruesome as this show is, I’m enjoying listening... interesting storytelling, from the murderers’ and victims’ perspectives. The aftershow helps process some...Read full review »
Rachelrebeccaruth via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/09/19
I think it’s a great way to tell a murder story—like an actual story! Feels like I’m listening to an audio book. Gory—yes but that’s what we signed up for when we kept listening AFTER the warnings. Keep it up, guys!
Melissaarrien via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/09/19
It’s not an easy listen but a fascinating way of storytelling in the true crime era. It is extremely well written, albeit graphic. Not for the faint hearted but worth a try to see if it’s for you!
Nat in LDN via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/09/19
This is awfully made, awfully narrated, and awfully written But past that the graphic detail they give of child rape and pedophilia from the perspective of the rapists. They romanticize pedophilia and make these monsters hero’s. I think every 5 star reviewer on this podcast should get a psych...Read full review »
Dad Strength via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/07/19
Use your time to watch the banned German movie Cannibal (2006) to get your gore fix on Armin Miewes. This sounds like high schoolers trying to disturb and missing the mark. I love these guys’ podcasts; this was a swing and a miss.
Savagevixen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/07/19
If you listen to the warnings and still want to complain then that’s on you. What they are talking about is some of the most horrific acts a human being can commit and they are truly trying to make you feel , see, smell and unfortunately sometimes taste what these killers have done to some of...Read full review »
1015147 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/06/19
It’s different, creative and so professionally put together - I have enjoyed every episode and love the discussions too - thanks gentlemen you get me through my boring days !
Linkayblue via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/03/19
I love love this podcast. I can tell you do a lot of research for each episode. I enjoy the cometary and sound effects you have in the episodes. I know it might not be for everyone, but for me it’s right on. Keep up the great work. Looking forward to season two!
Freak Out Zone via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/01/19
This is one of the best podcasts I’ve listened to.
christaliseddd via Apple Podcasts · Philippines · 04/30/19
Because of the quality of the script-read, this sounds a bit more like a one of those free audiobooks you run across every so often. Not my thing.
Nin7 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/29/19
It may not be everyone's cup of tea but personally I think it is one of the most creative approaches to true crime that has happened in some time. The switch in perspective is fascinating and they find stories that I have never heard of before. I love Sword and Scale as well but think this is a...Read full review »
Agnodice via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/29/19
Totally obsessed with this podcast . Terrified and enameled at the same time . Not for the faint of heart for sure or those that don’t want to hear the tiny gruesome details of a murder . I have listened to all the episodes and I want more!!!
riga86 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/29/19
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