Going West is a no non-sense podcast hosted by Daphne and Heath. Each week this duo dissects and discusses a new case in under an hour. My favorite aspect of listening to true crime podcasts is the variety of stories than you open yourself up to. You can easily break down this category to sub-genres like serial killers, missing persons, unsolved crimes, etc.
That said, I am a sucker for a missing persons case, which is why Going West has been added to my podcast library. Cases range from solved famous missing cases and murders (like Laci Peterson) and still unsolved cases (like Brian Shaffer). The range of content is great for any true-crime podcast lover. Besides the actual cases, the true hook is Daphne and Heath’s storytelling capabilities.
Their natural ability to tell a story set them apart from other podcasts in the true-crime universe. Unlike so many other podcasts where one host dominates the show, Heath and Daphne share equal time. Their fantastic chemistry makes them a natural fit and helps create an enthralling narrative for each show. Besides their storytelling talents, the show uses first-hand sources to help give life (no pun intended) to the cases covered in the podcast.
Not only will you hear a great story on Going West, but Daphne and Heath will also share personal opinions on each case. These personal opinions aren’t rants either. They provide well thought out insights to each case, which helps keep the podcast maintain a sense of personality. Going West is a healthy mix of great content and community, as they share new follows and review each week.
It’s no surprise to see how quickly this shown as grown. The storytelling, personal opinion, and natural chemistry make this an easy download each week. I highly recommend giving Going West some space in your podcast library. Check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and podchaser.
Jon spent the first fifteen years of his life behind the microphone for a local Boston band. He fell in love with PodCasts while driving between venues. Entertainment podcasts are his passion, and he listens to True Crime to help fall asleep at night.