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A Fork In Time: The Alternate History Podcast

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Explore the realm of alternate histories as we explore the "what ifs" that can flow from history's most pivotal moments. Each episode will focus on a specific moment in time--the fork--where history could have taken a different path. A Fork In Time encourages contributions and participation by our community of listeners who have become an integral and vital part of the show.

Explore the realm of alternate histories as we explore the "what ifs" that can flow from history's most pivotal moments. Each episode will focus on a specific moment in time--the fork--where history could have taken a different path. A Fork In Time encourages contributions and participation by our community of listeners who have become an integral and vital part of the show.

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Explore the realm of alternate histories as we explore the "what ifs" that can flow from history's most pivotal moments. Each episode will focus on a specific moment in time--the fork--where history could have taken a different path. A Fork In Time encourages contributions and participation by our community of listeners who have become an integral and vital part of the show.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 0110—One Fleeting Day

6/11/2021
Episode 0110—One Fleeting Day On June 4, 1944, American forces took possession of Rome under the command of Lt. General Mark Clark. In taking the undefended Italian capital, Clark's decision allowed the German Tenth Army to escape and inflict substantial casualties on Allied forces in the coming months. The capture of Rome was soon replaced in the headlines with the Allied landings on D-Day at Normandy on June 6th. How might the course of the war in Europe had been different if Clark had...

Duration:00:55:07

Episode 0109—Duquesne Deflection

6/5/2021
Episode 0109—Duquesne Deflection On May 28, 1754, a small clash occurred in modern-day western Pennsylvania between British colonial forces and the French army. It sparked the conflict that came to be known as the French and Indian War and the global Seven Years War. How might history have been different without this conflict? Helpful Background Links: French and Indian War Seven Years War Visit our Patreon Page today to become a patron and ensure access to the upcoming "Late Bronze...

Duration:00:31:53

Episode 0108—Coming Collapse

5/29/2021
The Late Bronze Age Collapse was one of the most impactful series of events in history and continues to reverberate all the way through history to the present day. A Fork In Time will be exploring the myriad of "what ifs" that flow from this event in a special series of episodes. Here is the initial introduction to that series and how our listeners can fully enjoy it. Visit our Patreon Page today to become a patron and ensure access to the series. CLICK HERE Listeners can get a FREE...

Duration:00:33:14

Episode 0107—Summer Preview 2021

5/22/2021
As we gear up for our activity over the summer for both A Fork In Time and The Room Where It Happened, Don provides a quick overview of what to expect this summer and introduces a slightly overlooked episode from the past. Get ready. The summer has lots of new things in store. Learn More About The Room Where It Happened / Join the Team https://www.aforkintimepodcast.com/theroomwhereithappened Introduction to The Room Where It...

Duration:01:00:11

Episode 0106—Disney Didn't

5/14/2021
Arguably, no single media company has been more dominant in the last century than that of Disney. So, what a world without the empire spawned by Mickey Mouse be like? Learn More About The Room Where It Happened / Join the Team https://www.aforkintimepodcast.com/theroomwhereithappened Introduction to The Room Where It Happened https://www.buzzsprout.com/1756434/8350183 Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website:...

Duration:01:02:50

Episode 0105—The Lime Lobby

5/7/2021
Episode 0105—The Lime Lobby On Cinco de Mayo, many Americans have come to embrace it as an excuse to indulge in quality Mexican cuisine and to imbibe an imported Mexican cerveza or margarita, but many do not know or realize the event commemorated on that date or how, ironically, it is far more potentially important to the course of American history than they realize. How would the course of not just Mexican history, but that of its neighbor to the north and even that of 19th century Europe,...

Duration:01:10:56

Episode 0104—Recalculating

4/30/2021
The Human Genome Project was a 13-year effort completed in 2003 to map the entire human genome. It was a monumental undertaking that is still just now yielding benefits in its application. What would be different if the project had not been undertaken or funding terminated early in the process? Eric Rush joins as a guest on this topic he suggested. Link to Eric on previous Episode 93: Vaccine Variation Wikipedia Article on Human Genome...

Duration:00:55:01

Episode 0103—Gore For Four

4/23/2021
Joined once again by Brody Burton of Imagine If, for a joint episode, we explore the possibilities of 2000 election win by Al Gore and a 9/11 world under that scenario. Click here to listen to a brief introduction for our new upcoming podcast, The Room Where It Happened. Subscribe now to make sure you don't miss the premiere episode. Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website: www.aforkintimepodcast.com E-Mail:...

Duration:01:07:29

Episode 0102—State of the Pod (Part 2)

4/19/2021
As the podcast starts its second century of episodes, Alexis joins Part 2 of a look back on the first 100 episodes and a look ahead at what is to come. Complete the Episode 101 Survey Become a patron to be ready to listen to the exclusive series of episodes on the Late Bronze Age collapse and the big ripples it has through history. https://www.patreon.com/aforkintime Interested in Joining the "New Podcast" Team Click Here Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial...

Duration:00:57:18

Episode 0101—State of the Pod (Part 1)

4/16/2021
As the podcast starts its second century of episodes, we bring listeners up-to-speed on current and future happenings and request a response to a couple of timely matters. Complete the Episode 101 Survey Become a patron to be ready to listen to the exclusive series of episodes on the Late Bronze Age collapse and the big ripples it has through history. https://www.patreon.com/aforkintime Interested in Joining the "New Podcast" Team Click Here Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with...

Duration:00:23:57

Episode 0100—A Spork In Time

4/9/2021
For our 100th episode, Chris Coppola joins to help us do what we have tried to do so many times before--find an alternate timeline that avoids World War II. This time we will talk about designing the fork in time that could. Do we succeed? Imagine If: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/imagine-if/id1521731645 Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website: www.aforkintimepodcast.com E-Mail:...

Duration:00:48:02

Episode 0099—Nothing New 1492 Now With Two

4/3/2021
1492 marked the beginning of many things "new", including the discovery of a New World by Christopher Columbus sailing under the banner of a newly-united and soon-to-be ascending Spain. In this third episode on this recurring topic, Alexis joins to discuss the impacts on the native American cultures of the eastern seaboard under a different timeline. Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website:...

Duration:00:55:06

Episode 0098—No Late Shift

3/27/2021
In May 1992, Johnny Carson stepped down in his role as host of NBC's "The Tonight Show". The scramble for the role as his replacement and subsequent new shows spawned from that scramble changed the landscape of late-night American TV moving forward. What would have been different if David Letterman had assumed the host role with Carson's departure instead of Jay Leno? Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website:...

Duration:00:39:03

Episode 0097—AFIT Archive: No PARCing

3/20/2021
Episode 0097—AFIT Archive: No PARCing The podcast is taking a "spring break", but we thought an episode from the "early days" that many of our new listeners might have heard might a good idea. We are working a number of exciting new episodes in the coming months, including a large number of listener-suggested topics and new guests. Here are the original show notes from Episode 22 "No PARCing".... In the early 1970s, Xerox ruled the office copier world and had the vision to establish the...

Duration:00:41:56

Episode 0096—Letter Ho A Go

3/12/2021
Vietnamese revolutionary lead Ho Chi Minh is said to have twice approached the United States seeking assistance in gaining independence from France as a colonial power. How would the course of history have been different if either overture had met a receptive audience? Topic suggested by listener Joey Gibson. Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website: www.aforkintimepodcast.com E-Mail:...

Duration:00:46:32

Episode 0095—World War, Boer Detour

3/7/2021
On January 3, 1896, Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II sent a telegram to Transvaal Republic President, Johannes Kruger congratulating him on the recent success in repelling an attack from British raiders. In the real timeline, the telegram caused heightened tensions between Britain and Germany. How would history have been different if further actions had followed the telegram to continue to cause strife between the factions in southern Africa? Helpful Background...

Duration:00:56:08

Episode 0094—Nothing New 1492 Part Deux

2/28/2021
1492 marked the beginning of many things "new", including the discovery of a New World by Christopher Columbus sailing under the banner of a newly-united and soon-to-be ascending Spain. In this second of several episodes in the coming months on this topical thread, we look at how changing the discovery timing of the New World could have impacted the Aztec empire. Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website:...

Duration:00:20:34

Episode 0093—Vaccine Variation

2/20/2021
In the early 1950s, Jonas Salk and other scientists led the effort to develop and deploy an effective vaccine against polio. In subsequent decades, significant progress was made to eradicate other diseases through the development of successful vaccines and widespread immunization programs. How might the course of medical and social history be different if Salk's vaccine had proved ineffective or delayed? What are the lessons and implications of those vaccines on the current global pandemic...

Duration:01:02:55

Episode 0092—Nothing New 1492

2/13/2021
1492 marked the beginning of many things "new", including the discovery of a New World by Christopher Columbus sailing under the banner of a newly-united and soon-to-be ascending Spain. In this first of several episodes in the coming months, we look at how changing the discovery timing of the New World could have impacted the evolution of the Old World. Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website:...

Duration:00:27:41

Episode 0091—The X Factor

2/7/2021
As many as nine of Queen Victoria's male descendants suffered from hemophilia, a bleeding disorder known to be inherited on a recessive gene on the X-chromosome. How might history have been changed if Victoria had not been a carrier of the gene? Topic suggestion by listener Eric Rush. Useful Web Links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haemophilia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haemophilia_in_European_royalty https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexei_Nikolaevich,_Tsarevich_of_Russia National...

Duration:00:37:36