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What If World is a storytelling podcast for kids. Each week Mr. Eric and his fearless friends will act out a story answering a "what if" question from one of YOU! What if I had a pet dragon that lived in my closet? What if the President got turned into steamed cabbage? What if a bear came to school and asked to eat my teacher? Your questions can inspire funny stories, wacky adventures, or important lessons. Each episode is as long as it needs to be (usually around 15 minutes) and can be listened to in the car, in the classroom, or right before bed.

What If World is a storytelling podcast for kids. Each week Mr. Eric and his fearless friends will act out a story answering a "what if" question from one of YOU! What if I had a pet dragon that lived in my closet? What if the President got turned into steamed cabbage? What if a bear came to school and asked to eat my teacher? Your questions can inspire funny stories, wacky adventures, or important lessons. Each episode is as long as it needs to be (usually around 15 minutes) and can be listened to in the car, in the classroom, or right before bed.
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What If World is a storytelling podcast for kids. Each week Mr. Eric and his fearless friends will act out a story answering a "what if" question from one of YOU! What if I had a pet dragon that lived in my closet? What if the President got turned into steamed cabbage? What if a bear came to school and asked to eat my teacher? Your questions can inspire funny stories, wacky adventures, or important lessons. Each episode is as long as it needs to be (usually around 15 minutes) and can be listened to in the car, in the classroom, or right before bed.

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English

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205-605-WHAT


Episodes

133 - What if sabretooth tigers could be ninjas?

8/19/2019
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Daisytooth Tiger is the best young ninja in the hideout, until Ninja Girlden shows up! Can they team up to save their teacher, or will their rivalry get the better of them. Lessons include: Our differences can be our strengths if we embrace them; trading insults hurts everyone involved. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of getting a question answered. Other benefits include bonus...

Duration:00:51:35

11. What if a weasel could fly? (Remastered)

8/12/2019
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This week we find ourselves in New What City, where we meet another one of What If World's premiere rodents: Stevie the Weasel! Stevie is trying to fit in among all the other creatures of the city... by learning to fly! Will he figure it out? Will weasels get equal rights? Episode originally aired December 5th, 2016. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of getting a question...

Duration:00:16:15

132 - What if mountains could turn into backpacks?

8/5/2019
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In the town of Zombria, all the undead hide their emotions except for Brainless, whose emotions pop off as often as his head! Can he and his frenemy Paulageist learn how to express themselves in a healthy way? Lessons include: Hiding our emotions doesn’t make them go away; remembering our feelings, even the unhappy ones, can help us understand others. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better...

Duration:00:52:40

131 - What if kids could sleep at school?

7/29/2019
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Mr. Eric teams up with Grammy winning musical artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo for a story that’s truly a dream come true! Can Zach and Captain Boar learn to fly at Sleepaway Camp, aka Dream School? Lessons include: Having an active day and making healthy choices is the key to a good night’s sleep; being honest about your fears can help you face them Learn more about our special guest, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, his albums and upcoming shows! Follow him on Facebook @secretagent23skidoo. One of...

Duration:00:17:53

130 - What if trees fell over and another one grew back right away?

7/22/2019
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Mamma Jamma is feeling bored by her job and Harrigo is worried when old trees start getting replaced by new ones. Can they help each other handle some big changes? Lessons include: It’s important to acknowledge big changes in your life so you can learn how to deal with them; the only constant… is chocolate ;) Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of getting a question answered....

Duration:00:46:05

75 - What if leaves called big armies to fight dragons and the zombie apocalypse happened? (Rerun)

7/15/2019
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When Dracomax doesn’t get his rest, his dragon breath goes haywire. Will he take a nap and have some soup, or will What If World end again? Lessons include: there’s nothing “tough” about hiding your feelings, being honest about your emotions takes real bravery! Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of getting a question answered. Other benefits include bonus stories, snail mail...

Duration:00:18:08

129 - What if Abacus' parents came to visit and he accidentally turned them both into tomatoes?

7/8/2019
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Have you ever wanted to know what the “P” in Abacus P. Grumbler stands for? You can finally find out in this week’s magical outer-space adventure! Lessons include: It’s okay for boys to be pretty and like pretty things; your family will always lovely you, even if the shape of that family changes. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of getting a question answered. Other benefits...

Duration:00:57:14

128 - What if villagers got treasures when they made mistakes?

7/1/2019
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Zizi and Zach are back! This time, they’re trying to find a place to test out their magical powers. Where better than the Village of Mistake? Wait, I meant where worse? Gosh, we may be making more mistakes than usual this week... Lessons include: It’s important to make mistakes so that you can learn from them; there are some things that aren’t safe to practice without professional adult supervision. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All...

Duration:00:53:18

127 - What if Fred the Dog didn't like sticks?

6/24/2019
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What do you think would happen to you if you no longer enjoyed your favorite pastime? Well, for Fred, that pastime is… or was… eating sticks. Can he handle losing his life’s simplest joy? Lessons include: Your favorite pastime can turn into a bad habit if you don’t try other things; it’s okay to indulge sometimes, but try to do it in moderation. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance...

Duration:00:51:37

126 - What if baseballs and basketballs were alive?

6/17/2019
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Alley-Oop, is a basketball through and through. The only trouble is, she was born looking like a baseball! But when she finds the magic to look like her true self, will her community understand and celebrate Alley-Oop’s transformation? What If World is celebrating Pride with a story about love, identity, and understanding. You can catch a slew of other Pride-themed episodes produced this month as part of the Kids Listen Pride Sweeps by the following shows: Be Calm on Ahway Island, But...

Duration:00:52:28

125 - What if rich ghosts were bad at selling cars?

6/10/2019
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Poppa Loo starts a job at Boo Boo’s Used and New Car Emporium. But when butterflies turn to butter, they’ll need more than “cheesy” sales tactics to get through the day. Lessons include: Most people appreciate honesty, even if they don’t always like what they hear; it’s important to like yourself if you want others to like and respect you. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of...

Duration:00:36:30

41 - What if I had a carnival at my house? (Rerun)

6/3/2019
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Mr. Eric has been under the weather for over a week, so we've got to run a rerun today, but we'll be back next week with an all new story! Cthunkle is back and trying to invade the real world via a carnival at Drew’s house. But can a What If World story even happen on What Is World? Find out for yourself!

Duration:00:18:02

Kids Listen Summer Sampler 2019

5/27/2019
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Mr. Eric is teaming up with podcasters from across Kids Listen to bring you an hour long episode full of great clips and mini-episodes from some of the best podcasters in the business. Here are some handy links if you want to find out more about: Story Spectacular, Noodle Loaf, Book Power for Kids, Little Stories for Tiny People, Be Calm on Ahway Island, Cool Facts About Animals, Circle Round, Good Words, or Girl Tales. If you want to learn about the nonprofit we all volunteer for, check...

Duration:00:57:13

124 - What if all of What If World had identical twins?

5/20/2019
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When Fred catches a “glowed” (think an especially shiny cold), he starts duplicating everyone in What If World with his magical sneezes! Lessons include: helping others out can leave them with more time and energy to play with you; taking advantage of others care is not very caring Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of getting a question answered. Other benefits include bonus...

Duration:00:37:47

123 - What if eagles wear glasses and eated too much meat?

5/13/2019
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Mick Sullivan, host of the popular kids history show The Past and the Curious, helps us tell a totally fictitious tale inspired by actual history… or at least historical speculation. All aboard the Ice Cream Train for a delightful frozen treat! Lessons include: enjoy your favorite things in moderation; hasty fixes can lead to more problems If you enjoyed Mick Sullivan’s guest appearance, find out more about his new book, The Meathshower, and his history podcast for kids, The Past and...

Duration:00:48:52

122 - What if worms wore pajamas and played with toys?

5/6/2019
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Winnie Winnie Worm Worm and Leo Riggelo go all the way to Lost Wegas in search of a place where they can play games without being judged. Lessons include: toys and games don’t have to be designated for girls and boys; playing with new and different kids is an enriching experience for you and for them This episode was brought to you by KiwiCo! Enjoy fun, affordable, and educational activities shipped straight to you every month. Get your first box free by visiting kiwico.com/whatif Join...

Duration:00:24:16

121 - What if What If World was not real?

4/29/2019
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Mr. Eric is going to share a little bit of his own story today in an especially whacky story, involving a dungeon caper, a hot balloon, and… the end of What If World?! Or is it the beginning? Lessons include: sometimes all it takes is a quick distraction to get us off of our screen and out into the real world; “What ifs” can help keep your imagination healthy. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much...

Duration:00:47:04

120 - What if my lunch lady was an octopus and the sky had a mouth?

4/22/2019
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This Earth Day, Zach and Zizi are on a mission to feed the sky a healthy meal. But can they save the world and still get back to school in time for Pizza Day? Lessons include: big changes don’t happen overnight, but using your voice can help get things started; junk food makes us feel like junk and healthy food makes us feel healthy, who’da thunk? Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance...

Duration:00:46:27

119 - What if kids love chores?

4/15/2019
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Let’s go back in time to meet Alabaster Zero as a little boy. Can he rescue his father, Alabaster Negative One, from the Evil Pirate Robot Ninja Dragon Fortress? Or will this be his last chore? Lessons include: Being told you are good doesn’t make you good, you’ve got to reach out and be kind to others; we can’t change our past mistakes, but we can learn from them! Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and...

Duration:00:46:51

BONUS: Cool Facts About Unicorns!

4/8/2019
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Instead of airing a rerun this week, we’re sharing an appearance by Abacus P. Grumbler and Mr. Eric on Cool Facts About Animals. Grady, Clara, Theo, and mom Ali are fans of the show, just as I am a long time fan of theirs! They really test Professor Grumbler’s knowledge of unicorns. Do you think they can stump him? What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen Marshall O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Join our Patreon...

Duration:00:20:33