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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.
 
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Dateline: Sydney. Thursday April 01, 2010 For many people, it is the day before a 4 day long weekend because of Easter. However, for a group of Sydney women doing extraordinary jobs, it is a regular day. A Moment In Time follows these women as they go about their work in traditional male roles. The women are all aiming to do the best that they can to get through each day regardless of what Sydney throws at them. Their aim is to be able to go home at the end of their shift, alive. Most people ...
 
Whether you are feeling overwhelmed or absolutely ready to seize the moment, the Art of Dynamic Competence shows us how best align ourselves with whatever situation we find ourselves in, creating success in changing times. At its core, Dynamic Competence describes how we consciously understand the situations in which we find ourselves, allowing us to create equitable and balanced solutions for all concerned. Dynamic Competence is not static; it allows us to see our situation clearer, make be ...
 
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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 …
 
Today we are joined by Chip and Laynette Evans. After the 2016 election, Chip and Laynette, along with a handful of progressive activists, founded Indivisible Northern Nevada. From their website, Indivisible is a nonpartisan, volunteer organization focused on advancing humanitarian values through applying consistent, informed and ongoing pressure, …
 
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 deb…
 
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 Web…
 
In Episode 22, we are talking with John Sagebiel. John received his Ph.D. at UC Davis in environmental chemistry and has spent a career really understanding the engineering behind clean environments and specifically how to create and maintain more sustainably built environments. An important event in the development of his career was the design, an…
 
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…
 
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 o…
 
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 n…
 
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 …
 
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 F…
 
In Episode 21, we are talking to Dr. Albert Lee, a tenor who was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, attended University of Connecticut, Juilliard School, and received his Doctor of Music at the Florida State University. He has taught at Troy University and University of Nevada at Reno. Most recently, Albert was hired by the Yale School of M…
 
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 qu…
 
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: Capit…
 
Deborah Nielsen LMFT, ATF, joins us in Episode 20. Deb has an amazing 20 year plus psychotherapy practice that specializes in complex and family trauma. In her practice, Deb utilizes art therapy and mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy. She's also certified in EMDR, which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. She is also a …
 
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 Hap…
 
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 …
 
In this episode, we are visiting with Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry, founders of the non-profit Land Art Generator Initiative, also known by LAGi. LAGi was started in 2008 and has rapidly grown to become an international player in the conversations and solutions around our current transition to post-carbon economies. The Land Art Generator’s g…
 
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…
 
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/thero…
 
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.faceb…
 
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…
 
Beginning as a fourth generation Nevadan, Jill Derby, Ph.D. has built a long and distinguished career, allowing her to work and visit amazing places all around the world. In this podcast, Jill will focus on issues regarding the sustainability of Higher Education to continue evolving as the beacon of our American Marketplace of Ideas. After completi…
 
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 vocabul…
 
In preparation for the second season of Art of Dynamic Competence, Tom and Susan explore how we can build a middle ground in these contentious times. Using the metaphor of a swinging pendulum, they ask not only what drives the swinging of the pendulum, but how can we slow it down. In this episode, they explore the role of Instinctual, reactive, Lev…
 
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 …
 
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 Li…
 
This episode is a reflection of Susan's latest trip to Florida to visit her mother, Mary May, as she was released from a recent hospital stay. Based on their readings and dialog, Mary and Susan wandered deeply into the concept of attachment; attachment to what serves us well as well as what no longer serves us at all. They also explored how to shif…
 
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…
 
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.…
 
In this podcast, we’re continuing with the second part of our summary of the first 13 podcasts. In our last episode, we focused on preparing to engage with Dynamic Competence. Now Tom and Susan are going to talk about what goes into identifying problems and executing solutions. They’ll also review what prior podcast speakers had to say about this. …
 
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…
 
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…
 
As we mentioned in our very first introductory podcast, we've let a wide range of folks share their experiences in, and thoughts about, Dynamic Competence. So far, we’ve produced 13 podcasts, including the introduction and collected a lot of interesting information. Based on feedback from our listeners, Thomas May and I decided to create a summary …
 
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.…
 
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 …
 
In Podcast 13, we’re going to explore how to better understand the situations we find ourselves in, both within us and around us. This awareness is truly foundational to practicing the Art of Dynamic Competence. We are joined today by Bethany Crawley, who is doing some extraordinary work in somatic mindfulness and having great success with complex …
 
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.patr…
 
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 histo…
 
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 w…
 
In this podcast, we’re taking a look at the ways that organizational dynamics often react to change and how change can be optimized. We’re joined by Ted Powell, Managing Partner/Co-Owner of Stop At Nothing, Inc., a leadership consulting firm, who believes that self-awareness and personal responsibility (or lack thereof) contribute more to success o…
 
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 timelin…
 
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 …
 
In this podcast, we’re going to dive down deeper into the management of complex teams. In this case, we’re exploring how to build and support effective teams in ecological restoration with a strong focus on the people. We are joined by Carla Scheidlinger who has 30 years of experience in resource management and restoration from the perspectives of …
 
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 ori…
 
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…
 
This podcast looks at how we unconsciously respond to social information. Lucas Molleman, Ph.D., who is currently at the University of Amsterdam, and his team at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development published a paper in 2020 on what happens when we are presented with information that is inconsistent or even contradictory to our expectatio…
 
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…
 
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 th…
 
Will Roger. Who We Think We Are. February 24, 2021. This podcast focuses on the distinction between “Who we think we are” versus “Who we really are”. We are joined by Will Roger; artist, author, teacher, innovator and environmentalist. As one of the Founders of Burning Man, Will was instrumental in developing the infrastructure that allows a city o…
 
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