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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.

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.

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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 0089—Alaska Alternative

1/22/2021
In 1867, the United States purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million thereby increasing the land size of the US by over 20% for what is now considered a financial bargain. How would history be different if Russian and/or the Soviet Union had maintained a territorial presence in North America? Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website: www.aforkintimepodcast.com E-Mail: aforkintimepodcast@gmail.com Direct Link to...

Duration:00:46:18

Episode 0088—Montezuma Reversed

1/15/2021
While the guns and steel of European explorers and conquerors proved deadly to the indigenous people of the New World, the most devasting impact came in the form of new diseases for which they had no immunity. However, imagine the possibility of the reverse being true where those coming to the New World face a disease threat for which they are not prepared. How might that have altered the course of early encounters between Old and New? Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE...

Duration:00:48:06

Episode 0087—Henry Mach 5

1/8/2021
Henry V is revered as one of England's most celebrated warrior kings but met his untimely demise at the age of 35 to dysentery. How would the flow of English history have been different with a Henry that survived longer and what would the long-term impacts be? Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website: www.aforkintimepodcast.com E-Mail: aforkintimepodcast@gmail.com Direct Link to Listener Survey:...

Duration:00:47:27

Episode 0086—Suez Switched

1/1/2021
In 1956, the Suez Crisis posed a major threat to global peace. Listener Jacob Itzhavov poses the question for consideration: What if the United States had not pressured England, France, and Israel from backing down from their actions? Don, Alexis, and Chris discuss some possibilities. Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website: www.aforkintimepodcast.com E-Mail: aforkintimepodcast@gmail.com Direct Link to Listener...

Duration:00:54:36

Episode 0085—Favorite Focus--Resinking the Egg Basket

12/26/2020
Alexis' choice for her favorite replay is Episode #21 ("The Sinking White Egg Basket") which explores the November 25th, 1120, sinking of the vessel known as “The White Ship” off the coast of Normandy and leading to the period in English history known as “The Anarchy”. Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website: www.aforkintimepodcast.com E-Mail: aforkintimepodcast@gmail.com Direct Link to Listener Survey:...

Duration:00:58:40

Christmas Special Episode—What If No Salvation

12/25/2020
This episode is very different from our normal format. It asks the simple question of what if there was no salvation and, in effect, no Christmas. What is salvation? (Click Here) Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website: www.aforkintimepodcast.com E-Mail: aforkintimepodcast@gmail.com Direct Link to Listener Survey: https://www.aforkintimepodcast.com/listenersurvey If you enjoy the podcast, you can help by supporting us...

Duration:00:08:56

Episode 0084—Favorite Focus--'Old Blood & Votes'

12/19/2020
A revisit to one of Don's favorite episodes ('Old Blood & Votes') where guest host Dean Rogers joined for an episode to discuss a timeline where General George S. Patton survives the 1945 car accident that took his life and thus enables his return to enter the realm of American politics and influence the world immediately after the end of WWII and beyond. Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website:...

Duration:01:24:36

Episode 0083—Royal Redo

12/11/2020
How might the presence of a different monarch result in a different Prime Minister for the opening phase of World War II and the result changes that would flow from that? Chris Copolla makes his debut in his new role as "regular contributor" for a revisit to a recent topic--the abdication of Edward VIII in 1936. (Episode #64, Many Shades of Edward) Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website:...

Duration:01:00:05

Episode 0082—A Little Housekeeping

12/4/2020
A Fork In Time is pleased to announce that Chris Coppola will be taking a more permanent role with the show as a regular contributor. Here are links to episodes that have featured Chris: Episode #45No CigarEpisode #47Barbarossa BarredEpisode #61One More Time (Divine Wind)Episode #66Potsdam PossibilitiesEpisode #74Crashing The Bull Moose PartyEpisode #80Vistula VariationWe also review some of the results from our most recent "Big Themes" survey and discuss how they will influence the content...

Duration:00:20:15

Episode 0081—Wedding Wiped Out

11/27/2020
On July 29, 1981, some 750 million global viewers watched the fairy-tale "Wedding of the Century" between Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. As time has passed, the details of how non "storybook" the reality behind the public appearance has come to light and it is now possible to imagine that the wedding might have not have taken place at all. What would the situation have been if the wedding had not gone forward that day and the short and long-term impacts on the institution that is...

Duration:00:54:40

Episode 0080—Vistula Variation

11/20/2020
After the end of World War I, conflict erupted between the new Second Polish Republic and the Soviet Union. In the real timeline, the "Miracle on the Vistula" preserved the existence of the new Polish state and led to the inter-war years as we know them. What would have been a different path forward if there had been a different outcome at the Battle of Warsaw--perhaps the most important battle you have never heard of? Show Contributor Chris Coppola joins for this episode. Helpful Web...

Duration:01:19:41

Episode 0079—"Big Themes" Survey

11/12/2020
Asking our listeners to give us feedback on the "big themes" of history. Listen and we will explain. "Big Themes" Survey Direct Link: CLICK HERE Via Our Website: CLICK HERE Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website: www.aforkintimepodcast.com E-Mail: aforkintimepodcast@gmail.com Direct Link to Listener Survey: https://www.aforkintimepodcast.com/listenersurvey If you enjoy the podcast, you can help by supporting us via...

Duration:00:13:32

Episode 0078—Mayflower Makeover

11/6/2020
The founding of Plymouth Colony in 1620 religious colonists (Pilgrims) almost didn't happen for a number of reasons as the colonists faced many hardships and also found themselves not where they were originally intended to be. How might things have different if the colony had settled in its original destination or not survived at all? Helpful Weblinks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plymouth_Colony https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_Bay_Colony Listeners can get a FREE audiobook...

Duration:00:31:00

Episode 0077—Times They Are A Changing (Storytime Edition)

10/30/2020
Twice a year, around 70 countries have their citizens make an adjustment to their clocks. Whether you call it Daylight Saving (not plural) Time or Summer Time, it has an impact on the lives of those that live there--unless they don't have to change (see the episode for discussion). So, how would things be different in a world with no twice-yearly mandated time change? Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website:...

Duration:00:49:50

Episode 0076—Imagine A Crossover

10/22/2020
Brody Burton of "Imagine If" joins for this special crossover episode between our two podcasts. In addition to providing insight into the origins of "Imagine If", we get the experience of its format with Brody's alternate timeline where William Seward wins the US election of 1860. The "Imagine If" Website: https://sites.google.com/view/imagineif Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website:...

Duration:01:05:53

Episode 0075—King Across The Water (Sort Of)

10/16/2020
Alexis pilots this episode and explores another version of English succession, filled with the inevitable multiple "cousin jumps", where the Jacobite line carries to today. Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website: www.aforkintimepodcast.com E-Mail: aforkintimepodcast@gmail.com Direct Link to Listener Survey: https://www.aforkintimepodcast.com/listenersurvey If you enjoy the podcast, you can help by supporting us via...

Duration:00:17:15

Episode 0074—Crashing The Bull Moose Party

10/8/2020
In October 1912, Theodore Roosevelt survived an assassination attempt mere weeks ahead of the American election where Woodrow Wilson was elected. If Roosevelt had perished instead of survived, some historians would argue that William Howard Taft would have been reelected. We explore that possibility with "Show Agitator" Chris Copolla returning for the ride. Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website:...

Duration:00:53:02

Episode 0073—No Shortcut

10/2/2020
On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal opened to shipping traffic and permitted a shortcut savings thousands of miles of sailing for cargo moving around North and South America from ports around the world. What would have been different in a world where there was no water shortcut across Central America? Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Link to Mentioned Podcast--"Imagine...

Duration:00:30:48

Episode 0072—No Fungus, No Fuhrer

9/25/2020
Penicillin, like so many of history's important discoveries, has the added flair of an accident. What if the discovery of the antibiotic properties of this important medical miracle of a fungus had been missed or delayed? Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website: www.aforkintimepodcast.com E-Mail: aforkintimepodcast@gmail.com Direct Link to Listener Survey: https://www.aforkintimepodcast.com/listenersurvey If you enjoy...

Duration:00:13:12

Episode 0071—Richard Kills The Renfair

9/18/2020
On August 22, 1485, Richard III was defeated at the Battle of Bosworth Field marking the end of Plantegant rule and marking the start of the Tudor dynasty. How would near-term English and world history have differed with no Henry VIII or Queen Elizabeth, all the outcomes of the rise of the Tudors? Helpful Weblinks: Battle of Bosworth: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bosworth_Field Richard III: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_III_of_England Joanna of Portugal:...

Duration:00:50:32