Sword and Scale is my favorite podcast, hands down. I’d heard about the true crime podcast through word of mouth and started listening sometime last spring. It only took a couple of months to blast through each episode, listening to many of them multiple times. I followed Sword & Scale on Twitter and Facebook, commenting every now and then when I felt inspired to do so.
Mike Boudet, the host of the show, noticed one of my comments. I think it had something to do with a gruesome tale in an episode and how I really hadn’t been affected by it, having heard numerous tales of gruesome acts while I was in prison. This sparked a periodic Twitter messenger exchange that lead to a social media friendship and, eventually, this episode of Sword and Scale. I hope you enjoy it.
From the podcast synopsis:
“Matthew Hahn is bright, eloquent, friendly and just generally the kind of person you like immediately. He’s the kind of person that will tell you everything about his life within seconds of meeting him, but only if you ask. He’s an open book which is unusual, because once you hear his story, and your jaw drops to the floor with the disbelief that what you’re listening to is not his tall tale, but a reality that this person you’re speaking to has lived through, there’s one other fact you have to accept: Matt Hahn is a criminal. And you still like him, because his moral compass is stronger than most…”
If you like the podcast and want to hear more of what Mike has to offer, check out Sword and Scale here. The podcast can also be streamed from iTunes.