Prior to starting Goat Knight, Erik Martínez Westley wrote, directed, and produced a PBS documentary series on how to prepare for a large earthquake in California. The Whistle: Are we ready for the Big One? became number one in Nielsen for KVCR. The series was picked up by PBS SoCal and broadcast for all of Southern California. The Whistle: Are we ready for the Big One? continues to broadcast, often after an earthquake, and is available on streaming nationally and internationally on PBS.
The Whistle: Are we ready for the Big One? is a four-part series that dives into earthquake science, history, recent disasters, California preparedness, immediate response, prevention, mitigation, resilience, sustainability, incentives, challenges, new technologies, and solutions.