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The Alternate History Show

16 EpisodesProduced by Ben KearnsWebsite

Ben Kearns and guests imagine what might have been-had things in history proceeded a little differently. Also, get the very latest news on various alternate history websites, novels and our AH picks of the week-and in each episode, Ben reviews an example of AH literature/media in 60 seconds.

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The Alternate History Show Interview-With John A. Hopkins

September 15th, 2023


In this interview, Alternate History author John Hopkins discusses his new book, 'Atomic Secrets', set in the late 1940's in a world where World War II ends early, in an uneasy stalemate not too dissimilar in some ways …

The Alternate History Show-Episode12-1066... and All That!

February 24th, 2023


In this episode, David Flin takes us through the travails/turbulence of 1066 and attempts to answer questions regarding how much more... interesting …

David Flin Interview

January 15th, 2023


In this special interview, author and publisher David Flin discusses his interest in (and relationship with) Alternate History over the last 20 years, how he set up his own publishing company-and why he is so eager to …

The Alternate History Show-Episode11-European Diplomacy From 1870 To 1914

December 13th, 2022


In this episode, Sean Hazlett and Daniel Bensen discuss the complex world of European diplomacy from the Franco-Prussian war of the early 1870's until the start of World War I. Amongst other scenarios, we'll discuss …

The Alternate History Show Feedback Hub Special-With Kevin Ikenberry

August 15th, 2022


In this special addition of 'The Feedback Hub', Ben chats to Sci-fi and AH author Kevin Ikenberry. Kevin has details of his new novel, 'The …

Alternate History Show Feedback Hub Special-A chat with Bruno Lombardi

July 2nd, 2022


In this special standalone addition of 'The Feedback Hub', Ben speaks to author Bruno Lombardi about his interest in Alternate History, his story entitled 'The Road Was Lit With Moon and Star' (focusing on an alternate …

Episode10-Outter Space

May 5th, 2022


In this episode, award winning author Matthew Kresal joins Ben Kearns to talk about the alternate history of space exploration! Everything from the Rocket fever of the 1920's to the advanced space exploration of the …

Episode9-Raging Militant, Seething Social Democrats and The Struggle For The Heart Of Labour In The 80's

March 18th, 2022


In this episode, Ben Kearns is joined by Alternate Historian Ewan Hodson, who lends his opinion to alternate scenarios involving the UK Labour party …

The Alternate History Show-Episode8-Rhodesia and Zimbabwe

May 13th, 2021


In this episode, I am joined by Charlton Cussans, who is an expert on all things Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, so much so that he's written a dissertation on it!

In part1, we discuss the 1922 Rhodesian unification with South Africa …

The Alternate History Show-Episode 7-Israel/Palestine

April 25th, 2021


In this episode, Ben Kearns and Alex Wallace discuss the Alternate History of Middle Eastern affairs from The Balfour Declaration onwards. In Part1, …

The Alternate History Show-Episode 4 (Brexit, In 1975)

October 14th, 2020


In this podcast (originally released in January 2020-a week before the UK's real life departure from the EU), Ben and special guest Tom Black (from Sealion Press) discuss alternate outcomes to the original European …

The Alternate History Show-Episode3 (Nuclear Scenarios)

October 14th, 2020


In this addition (originally out in Dec 2019), Ben and guests Alex Wallace and Colin Salt discuss what might have been had the second world war ended …

The Alternate History Show-Episode2 (The Beatles)

October 14th, 2020


In This episode (originally released in October 2019), Ben is joined by an Alternate History fan who happens to be a massive Beatles Wizz! You'll hear what they think may have happened in the 60's without the Beatles, …

The Alternate History Show-Episode1 (World War II)

October 14th, 2020


In the first ever episode (originally released on the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II), Ben Kearns and Alex Wallace talk about the …

The Alternate History Show-episode6 (The War Of The Worlds)

October 14th, 2020


In this episode, Ben is joined by Alex Wallace (War Of The Worlds super fan) and Scott Washburn, author of 'The Grate Martian War', a hugely …

The Alternate History Show-Episode5 (Best Of)

September 2nd, 2020


In part1, you'll hear clips from the very first episode on all things World War II, plus a montage from the second show, focused on The Beatles. In part2, you'll hear the best bits of episodes 3 and 4, on Nuclear …

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