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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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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. 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 0121—No Need For A Fight

9/17/2021
When Henry VII died in 1509, having been preceded in death by his eldest son Arthur, the English throne passed to his second-oldest son, Henry, who is known to history as Henry VIII. But there was Henry's older sister, Margaret, who was skipped over because of male primogeniture in favor of her younger brother. What would have changed in the flow of history if Margaret had been allowed to take the throne in her own right as Queen of England instead of Queen of Scotland by...

Duration:00:45:29

Episode 0120—Vertically Challenged

9/10/2021
In 1853, Elisha Otis demonstrated his "safety brake" which enabled the widespread deployment of safe passenger elevators. The proliferation of the passenger elevator changed the nature of building construction and the vertical growth of cities. How would the world have been different in a "flatter" configuration that would have been the result of no passenger elevators? https://time.com/4700084/elevator-patent-history-otis-safety/ Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day...

Duration:00:38:47

Episode 0119—Idolized

9/4/2021
Episode 0119—Idolized "American Idol" is one of the highest-rated television series of all time and has launched the careers of literally dozens of music artists and bonafide stars. How would American popular music, television, and culture be different today if it had never aired for its first season in the summer of 2002? Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website: www.aforkintimepodcast.com E-Mail:...

Duration:00:43:37

Episode 0118—New Capital, New York

8/21/2021
In the Compromise of 1790, the United States capital was fixed at the location we still know today, Washington, DC. What if the capital had remained in New York City or had been moved later in time to a more central location? The Room Where It Happened--Room #1 Capital Squared (The Compromise of 1790) 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...

Duration:00:17:04

Episode 0117—Draft Diverted

8/11/2021
On August 12, 1941, the US House of Representatives by a single vote retained the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 preserving the recently instituted peacetime draft a mere months before the United States formally entered World War II with Speaker Sam Rayburn being a key factor in using a keen knowledge of House parliamentary rules and quick gavel to secure the vote. How would US involvement in World War II have been different if the Act had not been retained? Regular show...

Duration:01:15:28

Episode 0116—No Boy's Club

8/2/2021
Episode 0116—No Boy's Club For most of recorded history, thrones have been inherited by the oldest MALE child through the principle of "male primogeniture." How would history be different generally if eldest female children had not been passed over in favor of their male siblings? Links to The Room Where It Happened Inaugural Episode Room #1: Capital Squared Podcast Feed Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website:...

Duration:00:38:47

Episode 0115—Preview x2

7/25/2021
Today's episode provides two previews--both are firsts. One is the first episode of the Late Bronze Age Collapse series that is exclusively for our Patrons on Patreon. To become a patron and hear the rest of the series and access other Patron perks, you can visit our Patreon page here. The second is the "inaugural episode" for The Room Where It Happened and provides more details on the show's format and introduces Room #1 and the associated topic. (By the way, the first full episode,...

Duration:01:02:59

Episode 0114—William IV

7/16/2021
Shortly after his 11th birthday in 1700, William Duke of Gloucester and heir to the English throne died from complications from hydrocephalus. How would the course of English history be different had William lived? 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...

Duration:00:42:26

Episode 0113—Still An Enigma

7/9/2021
Episode 0113—Still An Enigma One of the critical elements that led to Allied victory in World War II was the successful work of cryptographers to break the German codes produced by the Enigma machine. How would the course of the war and history be different without this crucial breakthrough? 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:00:48:56

"The Room Where It Happened" Announcement

7/7/2021
The Room Where It Happened is happening now. The inaugural episode is live. See the links below. Subscribe today. Link to the Inaugural Episode https://www.buzzsprout.com/1756434/8823770 Link to the Feed on Buzzsprout (On Host) https://theroomwhereithappened.buzzsprout.com Join the conversation at The Forum Website: www.aforkintimepodcast.com/theroomwhereithappened E-Mail: roomwhereithappenedpodcast@gmail.com If you enjoy the podcast, you can help by supporting us via...

Duration:00:01:32

"Late Bronze Age Collapse"--Episode 2 Available Now

7/5/2021
Just a friendly reminder that Episode 2 of the patron-exclusive series on the "Late Bronze Age Collapse" is available on our Patreon feed. If you have been meaning to get access, now is a perfect time. Direct Link to Episode 1 Direct Link to Episode 2 Website: www.aforkintimepodcast.com You can follow A Fork In Time on…. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aforkintime Twitter: @AFITPodcast Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/aforkintime Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/aforkintime)

Duration:00:01:34

Episode 0112—Not So Compact

7/3/2021
In 1620, the settlers destined to settle Plymouth Colony found themselves landed in the New World on Cape Cod hundreds of miles north of their original intended site in Virginia. Their decision to draft a brief document to define how they would be governed in a place not originally intended has come to be known as the "Mayflower Compact". How would the philosophical and documentary landscape of what would become democracy in the American colonies have been different without this...

Duration:00:28:54

Episode 0111—The One About Friends

6/25/2021
Episode 0111—The One About Friends Following its ten-season run starting in September 1994, "Friends" became one of the most popular and highly-rated sitcoms in television history. The careers of six actors and actresses at the core of the ensemble cast were forever changed and elements of the show influenced popular hairstyles and cultural vocabulary. How might things have been different if the story of those so prominently occupying the couches at "Central Perk" had not been a television...

Duration:00:47:51

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