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There’s a line between possible and impossible, a wall we can’t break through or tear down. But what if we could climb to the top and take a look at the other side? What if the line between fiction and reality was just a little blurrier, and our world a little stranger? Join Jeramy, Jake, and Jack as they look at twists on our reality and ignore the difference between what can and cannot be to ask, “What If…?”.

There’s a line between possible and impossible, a wall we can’t break through or tear down. But what if we could climb to the top and take a look at the other side? What if the line between fiction and reality was just a little blurrier, and our world a little stranger? Join Jeramy, Jake, and Jack as they look at twists on our reality and ignore the difference between what can and cannot be to ask, “What If…?”.
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There’s a line between possible and impossible, a wall we can’t break through or tear down. But what if we could climb to the top and take a look at the other side? What if the line between fiction and reality was just a little blurrier, and our world a little stranger? Join Jeramy, Jake, and Jack as they look at twists on our reality and ignore the difference between what can and cannot be to ask, “What If…?”.

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English


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What If Humans Could Duplicate Themselves?

1/16/2019
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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wished I could be in two places at once. If I could stay at home and laze around all day while another, less important, me went to work? Sounds a bit like paradise. Closer to hell, however, for that overworked duplicate. In this episode we’re exploring a world where duplication is possible, and you could have yourself (or even a few of yourselves) out and around helping you to live your dreams. Sounds pretty cool, right? Maybe for you, maybe sometimes...

Duration:00:44:23

What If Fast Food Never Existed?

1/8/2019
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At what point did fast food stop being fast, and just start being food? The service is still quick (on good days) and the experience (hopefully) convenient, but it’s not the last resort or infrequent treat that it used to be. Citing exactly zero sources, because we’re not exactly a scholarly program, I still feel confident saying fast-food consumption is on the rise. Who’s to blame? You could pin it on aggressive marketing or overworked parents. You could blame long hours, poor choices, and...

Duration:00:47:17

What If Shrinking Technology Existed?

12/23/2018
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We make our technology smaller, our houses bigger, and all the while space becomes more and more scarce. Do you ever wish you could shrink down all the junk in your basement? The car in your garage? Those boxes of clothes you really should donate but always forget to? How much easier would life be if we could reduce the size of everything we didn’t need (and many things we did)? Storage, living, leisure, and damn near everything else would be fundamentally changed if size was variable....

Duration:00:46:40

What If We Could Control The Weather?

12/10/2018
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It’s no wonder the ancient world saw signs in the weather. A brutal storm or enduring drought could only be a sign that the gods are upset, right? If the harvest is great, and the weather fair, well, we must be doing something right! It wasn’t a foolproof system, though. No matter how many festivals you hold or lambs you sacrifice, you can’t make it rain (or make it stop). Most of human civilization learned to work around this, and it’s kept us strong, clever, and prepared for sudden...

Duration:00:41:35

What If We Could Suppress Our Fear?

11/27/2018
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In the modern world, fear is more of an inconvenience than a motivator. If something frightens you, you can probably just avoid it. Sure, doing so is an imperfect solution, and for some fear remains a tremendous obstacle in their lives. It is not, however, the bulwark against extinction it used to be. We’re afraid of war, instability, poverty, but these fears are new and manageable, not like fear of stalking predators or imminent starvation.In the modern world, fear is more of an...

Duration:00:44:30

What If Pangea Still Existed?

11/4/2018
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It was such a big deal when we started crossing the oceans that we called it the ‘age of sail’. I think that says a lot about how much the water keeps humanity separated. It’s different now, sure, with the rise of internet and long-distance communication making vast gulfs manageable. Still, whole cultures can spring up a dozen miles from one another, and be totally unlike each other. It’s no wonder the continents of the world, separated as they are by the sea, are so different. All that...

Duration:00:47:12

What If We Could Raise The Dead?

11/4/2018
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The dead stay dead. It’s something that defines our whole world. We fear death, we prepare for it, we recover from it, we stave it off when we can. Almost everything that makes us human comes back to death, and how much we try to avoid it or inflict it upon those we feel we must. Everyone has their own opinion, too, we’re not all of the same mind about it. Depending on where you come from and what you were taught, you could have beliefs about life and death that are totally incongruous with...

Duration:00:46:33

What If The Fountain of Youth Had Been Discovered?

11/4/2018
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Why did they call it the ‘new’ world when explorers landed in the Americas? Was it just because it was unlike their home? Or was it the possibilities it presented; what treasures, dangers, and miracles where hidden within the unexplored country? I think it was a little of both. Not only was it something strange and unknown, it was something potentially magical. It was a place where all the old legends might just be true, where anything could be real. It was the perfect place to find...

Duration:00:42:16

What If Animals Could Talk?

11/4/2018
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We’re so used to the divide between man and animal that it’s a basic part of life. Even religion acknowledges a fundamental difference. If you call a person an animal, you’re basically calling them lower than human (but if you call them dog it means you’re friends. Isn’t that bizarre?). What’s the biggest thing separating us? Maybe it’s intellect, diet, or amount of hair, but I think it’s mostly the language barrier. Humanity’s grasp of complex language is one of our strangest and most...

Duration:00:48:45

What If We Started A Podcast?

11/4/2018
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Hello and welcome to the first episode of our new series! In this episode, we just wanted to give a quick introduction of ourselves and let you in on a bit of our podcasting background. We are incredibly excited about this series and want you to be there with us every step of the way. Let us know what you think of the show, and send us any feedback or ideas for future episodes you might have. Thanks so much for listening! WhatIfPod.com Twitter: @WhatIfSeries Facebook and Instagram:...

Duration:00:07:25