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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 0132—Cleitus-Scope

1/14/2022
In May of 334 BCE, the first of three major battles were fought by the invading army of Alexander the Greece of Macedon against the Persians at the Granicus River. The victory by Alexander was very early in the campaign that would see Alexander go on to successfully conquer Asia Minor, Egypt, and Persia. Alexander could have died on the field that day were it not for the intervention of Cleitus the Black, one of his commanders, at a critical moment on the heat of the battle. How would...

Duration:01:31:30

Listener Updates & Announcements--January 2022

1/8/2022
Happy New Year 2022 from your friends at A Fork In Time. A quick update on the podcast and some of the changes that you will notice in 2022 and how you can help support the show in a little more detail. Help with How to Rate and Review the Show If you enjoy the podcast and want to support it financially, you can help by: Supporting us monthly via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/aforkintime ....or, make a one-time donation via Podfan to A Fork In Time or The Room Where It Happened You...

Duration:00:12:12

Episode 0131—Little MAC (Move After Christmas)

1/7/2022
From March to July in 1862, the Union army under the command of Gen. George B. McClellan launched the "Peninsula Campaign" as a major offensive and came very near to capturing the Confederate capital of Richmond. In the real historical timeline, the nearly-defeated Confederate forces came under the command of Gen. Robert E. Lee and eventually achieved the Union army's withdrawal. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peninsula_campaign) What if the outcome had been different not only for the...

Duration:01:28:11

Episode 0130—Expodus

12/31/2021
The 1994 Major League Baseball season was interrupted by a player's strike and never completed. How might baseball have been impacted by avoiding the 1994 work stoppage, not only for the teams and players of that year but for the decades that followed? Ryan and Kenny Cole join the episode for this exploration. Helpful Links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994%E2%80%9395_Major_League_Baseball_strike https://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/majors/1994-standings.shtml Website:...

Duration:01:35:04

Episode 0129—Can-ABE-bal

12/24/2021
In 1846, Donner Party set out on their ill-fated trek across the continent to California facing challenges, starvation, and other hardships with almost half of the original contingent dying in route and rumors of desperate acts being undertaken to survive. Few know of the connection that future president Abraham Lincoln had to the group and how he and his wife were invited to be part of the group and their move to California. How would history have been different if Abe had chosen to...

Duration:01:12:13

Episode 0128—Housekeeping & Home Delivery

12/17/2021
This episode has an update on what's going on with the shows and our first intentional "minisode" AFIT topic...a quick consideration of what if Rural Free Delivery is never implemented. 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 Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/aforkintime You can follow A Fork In Time...

Duration:00:30:09

Episode 0127—Ngo Not Again

12/10/2021
The last installment of our JFK "Arc" for November 2021. Less than a month before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963, a US-approved coup in South Vietnam removed prime minister Ngo Dinh Diem and his younger brother, Ngo Dihn Nhu, who controlled the secret police and special forces. The regime change was the first in a series of several more in the immediate months and others that would follow through the remaining years of the conflict--leading to instability...

Duration:01:30:32

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