EP 155: Nixons

Alternate takes on Richard M Nixon mania takes hold when we dig down into different scenarios in which “Tricky Dick” is triumphant or king mutant of the radioactive slag pile. Could he win in 1960? Been convicted on national television? Started a major international conflict in the Middle East?

1. What if Nixon won in 1960

Nixon Wins 1960

Alternate Nixon’s Part 1

2. A Third-Rate Burglary: No Watergate

Slow Burn Podcast

No Watergate Timeline

3.  Yom Kippur War

Nixon Drunk During Yom Kippur War

Nuclear Yom Kippur War

CIA Declassified files on Nixon Arab Israeli War

Nuclear War while Nixon Slumbered

4. Nixon On Trial 

Watergate Counterfactual

America in Revolt During the 1960s and 1970s

EP 152: Norse America or Nouveau France

This week alternate North Americas are discussed.  What would an America look like with a Norse Nova Scotian Empire?  How would a cold war between New France, England, and their American colonies play out in 1820?  What would America look like without a Puritan colony?


New France Forever

Vinland Empire

European Population Maps

The Peshawar Lancers, by S.M. Stirling

Clash of Eagles

The Years of Rice and Salt

What if the Vikings Stayed In America?

EP 144: The 25th Amendment

This week we discuss how the president can is able to launch nuclear weapons, codes, bombers, footballs included.  How the heck did we get the 25th amendment and more importantly how does it really work?  Should we really trust the “generals” and what the hell happens when Trump tries to fire Robert Mueller?  

Raven Rock how the government will survive nuclear war

The 25th Amendment explained: how a president can be declared unfit to serve

Waiting for World War III

15 Minutes:  General Curtis LeMay and the Countdown to Nuclear Annihilation

John Kelly Intercept

Power without Constraint: The Post-9/11 Presidency and National Security

The Constitution does not have a do-over clause

Article One of the United States Constitution

EP 140: Modern Secession Scenarios

Dennis and Patrick ponder how modern American succession of states and cities work?How would it work in a federal republic?  Would Vermont become a free state?  Would we three Californias?  An Independent Texas?  A northern and southern New York State?  The Upper Peninsula freehold of “Superior” or even the mighty city-state of  Las Vegas?

Lots of notes below.


Seasteading: tech leaders’ plans for floating city trouble French Polynesians

Splinterlands (Dispatch Books)

CalExit in trouble: Leader of California secession movement resigns, applies for Russian citizenship

What Would Actually Happen if California Seceded from the US?


Secession: How Vermont and All the Other States Can Save Themselves from the Empire

How Is America Going To End?

So you want to secede from the U.S.: A four-step guide

EP 137: WW1 Alt History Part Deux

Return engagement to 1914 and to create some wilder, wackier, and more improbable World War One scenarios.  Britain never enters the war, Germany takes Middle East oil, and the Second Mexican American War.


  1.  No Britain joining Entente Powers
  2.  “The Great War Torpedoed”
  3.  Pax Germanica
  4.  Mexican-American Front
  5.  Vampire World War

Show Notes

Alternate Historian 

Jabber and the Drone

Britain entering first world war was ‘biggest error in modern history’

Bertrand Russell and the Conscientious Objectors

1920: America’s Great War


What If? 2: Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been [vt More What If? Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been

The German Invasion of Great Britain

Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier & the Vampire 







EP 128: Greater and Lesser Wars

Patrick and Dennis take four points of divergence before, after, and during the Great War.  We play out the following Alternate Historie scenarios as far as our knowledge can carry us before the cyborg moon bats take over.

  1. Teddy Roosevelt brings the Americans to Europe in 1916
  2. 1917 French Army mutinies

  3. Lenin never goes to Petrograd
  4.  1919 Proto-European Union and Japanese – American Cold War


The Company of the DeadThe Company of the Dead

Over the Top: Alternate Histories of the First World War

American Front (The Great War, Book 1)

The Presidency of Charles Evans Hughes

Matt Mitrovich The Alternate Historian