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What if a tiny dragon lived in my closet? What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? What if cats ruled the world? Pirates, fairies, wizards, and robots band together with an endless cast of characters to help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by kids’ questions. Mr. Eric believes that curiosity and hope go hand in hand. If children keep asking questions, they’ll always be open to new ideas and new challenges. What If World’s progressive stories and satires aim to keep kids laughing and learning well into adulthood. Call 205-605-WHAT for a chance to have your question answered!

What if a tiny dragon lived in my closet? What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? What if cats ruled the world? Pirates, fairies, wizards, and robots band together with an endless cast of characters to help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by kids’ questions. Mr. Eric believes that curiosity and hope go hand in hand. If children keep asking questions, they’ll always be open to new ideas and new challenges. What If World’s progressive stories and satires aim to keep kids laughing and learning well into adulthood. Call 205-605-WHAT for a chance to have your question answered!

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What if a tiny dragon lived in my closet? What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? What if cats ruled the world? Pirates, fairies, wizards, and robots band together with an endless cast of characters to help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by kids’ questions. Mr. Eric believes that curiosity and hope go hand in hand. If children keep asking questions, they’ll always be open to new ideas and new challenges. What If World’s progressive stories and satires aim to keep kids laughing and learning well into adulthood. Call 205-605-WHAT for a chance to have your question answered!

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English

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205-605-WHAT


Episodes

A Ballerdino Halloweeno (Guilds & Goblins #3)

10/19/2020
The Whatventurers (thanks Sam E. for the name suggestions) are back to save their friends from a strange song that seems to be luring them into the mist! Lessons include: failure can be part of the fun, especially when you’re playing a game with friends; taking time to feel sad can be very healing, and get you ready to feel happy and/or goofy again before you know it. Join our Patreon to try out Mr. Eric’s Guilds & Goblins game! Plus, get Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus...

Duration:00:15:43

What if ballerinas met with dinosaurs? (Guilds & Goblins #2)

10/12/2020
Zachimedes, Lowlandra, and Scullen Bones are back, trying to free their people from the accursed Trumpet of Travel. But when an enchanted caterwaul draws the players into a spooky mist, they’re going to need all their wits to survive! May the dice be with them! Lessons include: playing the blame game can often distract your from the real problem; it’s okay to give friends and family a little space when they’re processing big feelings. This episode is sponsored in part by Hank the Cowdog, a...

Duration:00:17:00

What if every closet had a skeleton in it?

10/5/2020
It’s time to get back in the spooky spirit, as the Jamaloo Family finds a skeleton in their closet… again! Something slightly stranger than usual is going on in What If World! Lessons include: part of being “thoughtful” is thinking about how your actions may affect others; when a big life choice isn’t bringing you joy, it’s important to talk it out! This episode is sponsored in part by Hank the Cowdog, a new podcast for kids starring Matthew McConaughey as the voice of Hank, the...

Duration:00:19:12

What Is Wiz (with Abacus)

9/28/2020
Mr. Eric is going to have the tables turned on him, as Abacus tests out his interview skills. Will everything work out and be totally fine? One can always hope... Lessons include: Never ask a wizard to conjure groceries; patience can pay off, but sometimes you have to put your foot down and stand up for yourself This episode is sponsored in part by Hank the Cowdog, a new podcast for kids starring Matthew McConaughey as the voice of Hank, the self-proclaimed head of security on his Texas...

Duration:00:15:08

What if dinosaurs and chickens could turn into anything?

9/21/2020
Meet Whyla and Guyceratops, two shapechangers that Whendiana meets in the same place… only in two very different times. Can Whendi solve their problems? Can the Learninator overcome his fear of chickens? Can you guess the tricky twist? Lessons include: You don’t have to pretend to be someone else, it’s important to venture outside of our small communities and learn about different people This episode originally aired January 15th, 2018. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on...

Duration:00:16:37

Big Trouble for Little Freddy

9/14/2020
Fred the Dog runs out of sticks, and desperate times call for desperate antics! What will become of our President? Lessons include: not all attention is good for you; there’s more to being a leader than getting your way; What If World is now on JioSaavn, India's top music streaming and podcasting app with over 100 million listeners! You can hear all of What If World and Josh Ke Saath on JioSaavn for free, as well as millions of songs, and thousands of episodes worth of content! This...

Duration:00:23:18

What if a dragon got stuck in time? (w/ Deepti & Josh)

9/7/2020
Josh from the podcast Josh Ke Saath visits What If World along with his mother, Deepti, and their mischievous friend, Boogerman! Can they help Dracomax get free from a magical clocktower? Lessons include: Being honest with others can help you feel better about yourself; Time keeps moving forward, and that makes life interesting and every day special. We had a ton of fun with Deepti and Josh from Josh Ke Saath today. If you want to hear more of their stories and improve your command of...

Duration:00:19:24

Guilds & Goblins! (Part 1)

8/31/2020
Zach and Zizi are trying out something new this week, a tabletop role-playing game where violence ISN’T the solution to their problems. Let’s roll some natural 20s together… That’s a good roll ;) Lessons include: assuming the worst of others makes it hard to find friends or build a community; role-playing can be a fun way to tell a group story! Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more!...

Duration:00:19:28

What if a girl and a bear were twin sisters?

8/24/2020
When twin sisters start growing apart, can a strange curse help them work together again? Lessons include: it’s important to speak your mind to your friends and family; voicing negative thoughts over and over again can make anyone start to believe them; trying voicing your positive thoughts more often! Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World...

Duration:00:19:05

What if a pirate and a detective went on a mission together?

8/17/2020
Alabaster Zero is tricked by Petrina the Pirate into going on a mission with Petey. Can they get Petrina’s secret envelope to safety? Lessons include: Making a new friend takes patience and a positive attitude; money can’t buy everything, but it’s important that we all have enough to stay healthy and happy! New Merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu: whatifworld.threadless.com Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a...

Duration:00:23:41

The Wholympics!

8/10/2020
Mamma Jamma and Poppa Loo are announcing the Wholympics, an undersea tournament of champions! Every competitor can wear a mask or even a disguise, so this story may have a surprise or two... We’re also checking in on some of our aquatic friends from way back in episode 45. Lessons include: traditions aren’t limitations; persistence is more impressive than perfection, and more achievable, too! Fresh new Merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:...

Duration:00:25:18

What if cats are rocket ships and you could turn into a polka dot?

8/3/2020
Trying to beat the heat, Sniff the Cat and his friends decide it would be much cooler to play their big annual baseball game in outer space. But how do you fit a stadium full of fans on a rocket ship the size of a cat? This story originally aired July 7th, 2017. Lessons include: a quick fix is seldom the best fix, stick together when traveling, “beating the heat” also means thinking about global warming. Fresh new Merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu....

Duration:00:19:21

What if the “What if” was a secret? (Recap Recap: Part 3)

7/27/2020
It’s all come down to this! Recap’s secrets will be revealed as we take one last trip back in time to Abacus P. Grumbler’s childhood. Lessons include: grown ups can be just as bad at communicating as kids sometimes; if your friend or sibling gives you a serious warning, it’s probably time to listen! Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World...

Duration:00:18:17

What if beds ate pickles? (Recap Recap: Part 2)

7/20/2020
Can Recap truly be Abacus’ brother? Can beds really eat pickles? Sounds like we’ve got a lot to chew on this week. This story reintroduces Abacus’ parents, who are no longer married. If you want to learn a little bit more about his family, make sure to check out 129. What if Abacus' parents came to visit and he accidentally turned them both into tomatoes? Lessons include: We have lots of feelings when there is a big change in our family, and it’s healthy to talk about those feelings;...

Duration:00:18:40

What if dinos lived in a dog’s mouth? (Recap Recap: Part 1)

7/13/2020
We’re back to What If World for real, this week, and there’s a new baby in town! Recap?! Can Abacus survive babysitting this omnipotent narrator baby long enough for Fred to get his teeth checked? Lessons include: looking after a younger sibling, cousin, or friend is a big responsibility, and can be a rewarding experience; good dental hygiene is important for preventing the appearance of dinosaurs ;) Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better...

Duration:00:22:13

What if squids squirted out jello instead of ink?

7/6/2020
In our first ever fanfiction story, we learn about Squid Appreciation Day and Abacus’s favorite food. Thanks a million to Mya, who wrote this story to answer her little brother Gavin’s “What if” question. Lessons include: There’s no need to wait for someone else to tell your story! You’ve got all the tools you need to imagine a great one, already. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more!...

Duration:00:37:30

What if ninja turtles could fly and birds could cry?

6/29/2020
Uh-oh, Cthunkle is back on What If World! Meanwhile, Charlotte Songbird starts feeling less special when she finds out that everyone she meets can fly. Upset, she finds her way to a place where no one deals with their emotions. Could it be another one of Cthunkle’s evil schemes? This episode originally aired June 24th, 2018. Lessons include: constantly comparing yourself to others can make anyone unhappy; no amount of super-powers can teach you to deal with your own emotions. Join our...

Duration:00:17:55

What if hats talked to ants? (w/ Melly Victor)

6/22/2020
Melly Victor, host and creator of the podcast Stoopkid Stories, helps Mr. Eric tell a story featuring Princess Tia, a character from the Stoopkid universe. Can Tia help the ants make their queen feel better? Lessons: Small, thoughtful acts are often more helpful than grand gestures; Grownups need help too, sometimes Thanks to Little Passports for sponsoring this week’s episode. Use the offer code WHATIF at checkout for 15% off your subscription! littlepassports.com If you enjoy this...

Duration:00:24:02

What if unicorns turn invisible when they get mad? (Alternia: Part 5)

6/15/2020
You won’t want to miss the exciting conclusion of our Alternia saga! Plus, unicorns ;) Lessons: When people are feeling overlooked and unfairly treated, it’s important to listen to them; a fearsome lie can divide us, so we’ve got to always look out for the truth. This episode touches on themes of injustice and prejudice. Here are a few handy links for parents who want to find out more, or make a donation: How to Raise Anti-Racist KidsEmbrace RaceDonate to support racial justiceDonate to...

Duration:00:26:56

What if the lion and the elephant met up to get spaghetti? (w/ M. Dorsett)

6/8/2020
M. Dorsett, author of The Lion and the Elephant, comes on to read her short story and then give it a What If World ending! Can the Lion, the Elephant, and the Queen learn to get along? Lessons: Learning to get along with different kinds of people can make you happier and more open-minded! To learn more about The Lion and the Elephant, go to chibur.info/books. Use the promo code wiw10 to get 10% off and to get your copy signed by the author, M. Dorsett! This episode first aired September...

Duration:00:13:34