Going Forward is a collaboration between Julia Drachman and Ula Kulpa. Since December 2017, they have been working together to tell stories about problem-solving, design, and the future. To listen, head over to goingforwardpod.com or listen on any podcast app. You can also check out some of my favorite episodes below.

Going Forward logo.

Going Forward logo.

Julia + Ula meeting in person for the first time! NYC, July 2017.

Julia + Ula meeting in person for the first time! NYC, July 2017.

1: Orca Story

Released February 12, 2019.

Orca pods in Seattle are struggling. Last summer, one Orca sent a message that caught the whole city’s attention.

Read Lynda Mapes' ongoing series about the Orcas and checkout Lynne Barre's work at NOAA here. Or you can visit the Center for Whale Research for more information. To watch the youtube videos we referenced, click here and here

2: Finest and Most Rotten (w/ Here Be Monsters)

Released April 10, 2019.

On March 21, 1919, an anonymous reporter for the New York Tribune went to a street corner in lower Manhattan and asked passersby, "Is this a good world?" 100 years later, producer Ula Kulpa goes to the same street corner and asks the same question.

This episode is a collaboration with the KCRW podcast Here Be Monsters. It was produced by Ula Kulpa and Julia Drachman with editing, sound design, and score by Jeff Emtman. Here Be Monsters is produced by Jeff Emtman and Bethany Denton. You can listen to more of their work here.

Music: The Black Spot | | | Smiles by Lambert Murphy (1918) | | | You Hear the Lambs a-Cryin' by Fisk University Jubilee Singers (1920)


DCSTW 03: “When I get through with this baby, it’s really gonna work”

Released June 6, 2018 as “Design Can Save the World” (previous name of podcast before Jan. 2019)

You know how you should probably be cleaning something in your home? Right now? One woman spent decades of her life designing a house that would do the cleaning for her. 

Read Margalit Fox's obituary for Frances and watch clips from Lily Benson's movie. And if you want to see the SCH how Frances imagined it, her original model is on display at the Hagley Museum in Wilmington, Delaware.