When true crime podcast Sword and Scale launched in 2014, it was an instant success story.
Hosted by Mike Boudet, the bi-weekly podcast garnered over a million downloads in its first year, and regularly ranked at the top of the iTunes charts.
But following a series of controversies surrounding Boudet – from creepy, sexual comments directed at women on Twitter, online bullying of fans and a wildly offensive Instagram post on International Women’s Day – podcast company Wondery dropped the series and host earlier this month, leaving its fate unknown.
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But the popular crime podcast this week appointed a new host – Tricia Griffith, veteran broadcaster and owner of the popular true crime forum WebSleuths.
The first episode of Sword and Scale featuring new host Tricia Griffith premiered on Sunday, March 24th.
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As for Boudet – he is reportedly “taking a break” from both the main instalments of the show and social media.
“Please Welcome Sword and Scale’s new host,” an announcement on the podcast’s website read last week.
“In the wake of Wondery’s announcement to cut ties with Sword and Scale, its creator and host Mike Boudet has decided to take a break from hosting the show and social media.”