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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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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

Listener Updates & Announcements--December 2021

12/4/2021
A quick update on what has been happening with A Fork In Time. Also, a long-overdue formal welcome to Eric Rush as part of the team for both podcasts. Choose which listener's topics to expedite to production CLICK HERE A Fork In Time merchandise at TeePublic Check Out The Room Where It Happened, our other podcast where the focus is on "real" history: https://www.aforkintimepodcast.com/theroomwhereithappened Theme Music: Conquer by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Support...

Duration:00:05:33

Episode 0126—Pork In Time

12/3/2021
Part of our JFK "Arc" for November 2021. The Bay of Pigs played an important role in the Cold War and the early months of John Kennedy's presidency. What if the US-backed invasion of Cuba in April 1961 had gone differently? Chris Coppola is in the host chair again today joined by frequent show contributor Eric Rush. Website: www.aforkintimepodcast.com E-Mail: aforkintimepodcast@gmail.com Direct Link to Listener Survey: https://www.aforkintimepodcast.com/listenersurvey If you enjoy the...

Duration:01:12:02

Episode 0125—Altered Trajectory

11/23/2021
Part of our JFK "Arc" for November 2021. German-born Wernher von Braun played a pivotal role in the United States' success in the Space Race and the Apollo program in particular. How might things have progressed differently if von Braun had not sustained just a broken arm in a March 1945 car crash prior to the end of World War II and his surrender to American forces? Chris Coppola is in the host chair today joined by frequent show contributor Eric...

Duration:01:10:49

Listener Update--November 2021

11/13/2021
A quick update on what has been happening with A Fork In Time. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/aforkintime)

Duration:00:02:59

Episode 0124—If Lillian Brown Insisted

11/13/2021
The 1960 US Presidential election was a very close and hard-fought one. Many presidential and election historians point to the rise of television as a medium and its role in reaching voters as an important factor in the election. In particular, the first debate between the candidates on September 26, 1960, marked not only the first Presidential debate in US history but also the first debate to be televised. Those who watched the debate on television and those who listened on radio differed...

Duration:01:38:35

Episode 0123—No Grounds For Change

10/16/2021
2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed globally on a daily basis. How would history be different if coffee was not one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world? Weblinks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_coffee https://www.pbs.org/food/the-history-kitchen/history-coffee/ A Fork In Time, Episode 69: Lloyd's, Just Great Coffee Website: www.aforkintimepodcast.com E-Mail: aforkintimepodcast@gmail.com Direct Link to Listener Survey:...

Duration:00:37:18

Episode 0122—Shaking Things Up

10/2/2021
The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake remains one of the deadliest natural disasters in modern history and destroyed over 80% of the city via the quake and ensuing fire. How might history be different if the quake had not occurred? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1906_San_Francisco_earthquake Geographics (Youtube): 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible CLICK HERE Website: www.aforkintimepodcast.com E-Mail:...

Duration:00:28:20

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