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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

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. Other...

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

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 patrons...

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

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 the...

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

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

118 - What if monsters were made of carpet and each step you took it hurted cause the teeth were sticking up?

4/1/2019
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Cthunkle, Squiderella, and Scully think they have to scare chickens in order to get eggs from them. Could there be a better way? Find out in this EXTRA whacky April Fools’ story. Lessons include: Kindness and cooperation can be a lot more effective than being loud and scary; Messing with technology you don’t understand can be dangerous. Today’s episode was part of the Kids Listen April Fool’s Sweeps! Here some handy links to The Good Words Podcast and Cool Facts About Animals. I hope you...

Duration:00:58:24

117 - What if you travelled back in time to when it rained candy?

3/25/2019
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Dracomax, Abacus, and Mr. Star (voiced by Mr. Eric’s nephew, Teddy) team up to thwart Mr. Business, who wants it to keep raining candy forever! Listen to episode 6, What if it rained candy? for the first part of this story. Lessons include: If you cannot treat friends (and co-workers) fairly, you might find yourself without any; try to appreciate generosity wherever you find it. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on...

Duration:00:19:48

116 - What if Fred licked the Internet?

3/18/2019
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Fred and Pipey-O team up to rebuild the What House… after Fred chewed the whole house to pieces! Will an Internet What House be able to replace the real thing? Lessons include: Video games cannot replace the real world; if your current approach to a project isn’t working, it might be time to try something else. 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:01:03:57

115 - What if popcorn came to life (plus Hotwheels)?

3/11/2019
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What if World gets fast and furious with this pop-corny tale of daredevil drivers. But what happens when these unsafe drivers learn they can’t just pop back from a new kernel every time they get hurt? Lessons include: No one is invincible, no matter how tough they talk; reckless behavior can endanger yourself and 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 chance of getting a question...

Duration:00:47:45