Foreward is an audio drama podcast that chronicles one family’s story after the tragedy of a school shooting.
As a nation, not only have we become numb to violence in schools, we have failed to recognize that the actual event is merely the spark that creates a fire that burns in families indefinitely. With the joys and triumphs of everyday life, the event continues to weave its way through every aspect of a family for the rest of their lives.
Episode 11. Can You Hear Us?
Taylor and Simon host the biggest party in Blue River. Grace takes down a member of Blue River’s animal kingdom. Taylor makes a speech that doesn’t land well. Andy tells Taylor how he really feels. Charlie tells Stewart he’s in trouble.
Episode 10. This is What You Get.
Taylor and Ellie Mae attend a high school dance in Evergreen. Brett Hansen comes back into the picture. Simon spends the afternoon with Amy. Taylor and Andy attend an unorthodox meditation class.
Episode 9. Anniversary Stuff.
Taylor and Andy attend the Fabio concert. Stewart and Charlie go fishing. Ellie May breaks into Blue River Caring Day. The hammer comes down in Dr. Tim Orwell.
Episode 8. Euphoric Am I.
Valentina’s family return from their road trip. Taylor starts to challenge Blue River politics. Simon finds the courage to talk to Amy. Stewart’s boss initiates a hard conversation. Grace is prescribed an intense pharmaceutical cocktail. Valentina returns to Italy.
Episode 7. You’ll Move Forward.
Debaters argue the benefits of school resource officers. The Fallow women visit New York City for the weekend while the men stay home and build Pine Wood Derby cars.
Episode 6. Nothing to Lose.
Grace asks the girls to resist peer pressure at a high school party. Stewart has an awkward conversation with his doctors. A cat dissection goes very wrong. We learn the basics of PTSD.
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I highly recommend giving this podcast a listen! It’s very insightful. Great voice acting, sound.. everything! Great job guys!
A Complex Story Told With Grace & Gravitas
Foreward does an excellent job of telling a complex and tragic story in a highly captivating and empathetic manner. Through heartfelt and emotional acting performances, focused character development, impressive sound design and more, Taylor and her team have created a world that makes you feel like you are a part of this Colorado community, experiencing life through the eyes of each resident. Foreward does not shy away from difficult subject matter, but addresses trauma and pain with both grace and gravitas, choosing the messiness of real life over a cookie cutter story arch. Part of that is due to the real-life nature of these events, and I imagine part of that is due to an overall philosophy that understands the true complexity trauma can create. Whether or not you can relate directly to the subject matter, Foreward will connect with you in many universal ways and inspire an increased level of empathy for not only those who have lived through such tragedies, but for yourself and your lived experiences as well.
I can’t get over all the details the director has included in this podcast. It’s easy to listen to. It’s eye-opening and you instantly feel an emotional connection with the characters. Very well-done!! 👍👍👍