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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

100. What if up was down and down was up?

11/12/2018
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Mr. Eric is joined by Jonathan Messinger, host of The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian, for What If World’s 100th episode special. Things will get out of this world! At least, they would if only Bee-Bop the Robot can help Chentle Cheetah make a spaceship. Lessons include: Accepting failure and trying again gets you one step closer to success; even very intelligent people (and robots) can be wrong sometimes. Head over to our Imaginarium to get a head start on the holidays! What if World...

Duration:00:25:05

54. (Rerun) What if ninjas and pirates starting fighting over which chair they wanted to sit in?

11/5/2018
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Pirates and ninjas and robots, oh my! Mr. Eric tackles two questions this week, as Ninja Girlden and Petey the Pirate meet for the first time. They’re both so anxious about making a good impression that they end up arguing over a chair! (First aired 11/20/17) Lessons include: First impressions are tough, but giving someone a second chance is easy; being possessive can get in the way of fun and play Head over to our Imaginarium to get a head start on the holidays! What if World shirts,...

Duration:00:28:39

99 - How could a chicken fly in the sky and lift all the stuff that he sees, but there was one more and he was a mystery guy?

10/29/2018
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It’s the return of Charlie Chicken (episode 43), as our plucky hero sets out to cure his corn cobb papa of the common huitlacoche (whee-tla-KO-cheh). Will Charlie’s neighbors be willing to help? Lessons include: By helping people outside your inner circle, you can help teach them to do the same; it’s okay to feel frustrated during a disagreement, but lashing out in anger will never change someone’s mind. Disclaimer: huitlacoche looks yucky to some, but makes for a great vegetarian taco!...

Duration:00:54:32

98 - What if unicorns lived in Halloween bushes?

10/22/2018
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Mr. Eric is joined by young listener named Sloan who will help him tell a totally improvised Halloween special! Can Sloan the Little Unicorn find JFKat after he is scared out of their spooky house by an unapologetic Skeleton Ghost? Lessons include: It’s important to express even the less popular feelings, like guilt and fear; it’s easy to forgive others when you’re able to see from their perspective. This week’s episode is part of the Kids Listen Halloween Sweeps! Take minute to check out...

Duration:00:18:24

97 - What if What if World had a presidential debate?

10/15/2018
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The final 6 candidates for president will have to answer your questions if they want to get the job! Unfortunately, Mr. Eric’s never run a debate before… how bad could it be? Lessons include: Whether you’re a president, or a tiny talking mouse, your ideas and efforts can make a big difference; Everyone needs help sometimes, and leaders need the most help of all!

Duration:00:44:20

96 - What if colors made a civilization and picked favorite humans like how we pick favorite colors (and a space monster ate a spaceship)?

10/8/2018
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It’s the year 20,018, and Alabaster Infinity has to team up with Dr. Whendiana Joan to find a new galaxy to inhabit. But when their RocCat Ship is set upon by monsters of many colors, can the intrepid crew survive? Lessons include: it’s fun to have favorite things, as long as it doesn’t close you off to new experiences; however strange someone’s culture may seem, they are probably still capable (and deserving) of great kindness.

Duration:00:52:05

3 - What if I lived in a spooky, scary house? (Remastered)

10/1/2018
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In this slightly scary episode, Mamma Jamma & Poppa Loo join Mr. Eric in the studio to talk about their house hunt. Can Zizi deal handle their new spooky house? Does Zach sleep through the entire episode? (spoiler: yyyup) Lessons include: in a dangerous or scary place, you should always stick together; try to figure out as much as you can about a situation before jumping to wild conclusions.

Duration:00:44:12

95 - What if JFKat had to tell the story (and could control everything and read minds), and Abacus P Grumbler turned everyone into police officers?

9/24/2018
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When JFKat controls everything, even the story itself, will he finally realize that napping 19 hours a day might not be the best way to run a world? Maybe Abacus and Rainokhi the talking rainbow can help him take the hint. Lessons include: absolute power actually isn’t any fun; sometimes, being responsible means admitting that you need help Who should be President of What If World? Write us on Facebook, Twitter, or join our private group, The Conversatorium, to keep the discussion just to...

Duration:00:48:48

94 - What if pianos could move and talk by themselves and stairs turned into houses?

9/17/2018
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Zizi is back to school this week, and has officially achieved the status of “Big Kid.” Will she and Benocerous be able to handle Music class? Hopefully one of them knows how to speak piano… Lessons include: It can difficult to say what you mean, but keep trying to make your good intentions known; understanding others is hard work, but it can help you make friends and resolve disagreements. Join What If World on Patreon! Patron episodes are always Ad-Free & Released Early, with Higher...

Duration:00:21:18

93 - What if blankets could talk and run and play and the whole town was a transformer?

9/10/2018
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This week, Mr. Eric is joined by Eric Molinsky of Imaginary Worlds, a podcast for adults and teens about all things fantasy and sci-fi. They’ll share the tale of Zach’s last adventure with his beloved blanket, Fluffy. Lessons include: toys are meant to be played with, even if they don’t last forever; saying goodbye to someone doesn’t mean forgetting them. Hear Eric & Eric's Outtakes when you join Patreon! Patron episodes are always Ad-Free & Released Early, with Higher Quality Audio! You...

Duration:00:21:14

92 - What if donuts came to life and went on a journey to find toppings (plus Julie the Mermaid)?

9/3/2018
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The hardest part of making a donut might be picking out its toppings. Why not let the donut pick for itself? Existential crisis, that’s why ;) Lessons include: You may change your appearance, but people are going to have a hard time liking you until you like yourself; finding your path is difficult for everyone, but it’s okay to accept help along the way. Join What If World on Patreon! Patron episodes are always Ad-Free & Released Early, with Higher Quality Audio! You can also get a live...

Duration:00:17:31

91 - What if Mr. Eric did an interview with Fred the dog?

8/27/2018
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Fred is a real life pug mix with an extra long tongue. He’s also leader of the Fur Force and What If World’s most popular character. Let’s find out what makes this dog lick ー err, tick! Lessons include: Family is family, even if they’re not related to you; rescuing an animal is a big responsibility, but it doesn’t cost a thing to be kind to other creatures

Duration:00:38:57

90 - What if swim class was in the trees and princesses rescued knights?

8/20/2018
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Larra Legend gets introduced in this ode to Avatar (the show, not the movie). Can the Princess of Penguins and the Princess of Pixies save a knight from the Princess of Pincers? Can Sir Squiggles learn to be grateful for their help? Lessons include: every person is deserving of respect; admit when you need help and be grateful when you receive it.

Duration:00:44:16

89 - What if I could fly over traffic?

8/13/2018
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Haven’t we all wondered this? Hasn’t everyone in What If World… but wait… most of them can already fly. No way this could be a disaster, unless of course Cthunkle gets involved. He does? Oh forget it. Lessons include: if everyone refuses to wait their turn, then nobody gets a turn! Patience can be trying, but it can also be an opportunity to entertain yourself in a creative way, or to meet someone new. Get a free story on Patreon! Our Patreon page has a link to a free story as a thank you...

Duration:00:18:28

88 - What if I jumped on a trampoline and landed on a cloud (and could control the weather)?

8/6/2018
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Mr. Eric will be joined by the amazing author and voice actor, Jim Weiss, for a reimagining of the Jack and the Beanstalk, starring a little girl named Amalia, a magic trampoline, and a weather-controlling giant! Lessons include: shutting yourself off from the world won’t make it a better place; not everyone you meet will share your passions, but stick with it and you’re sure to find a welcoming community! And to hear the latest from Jim Weiss, check out The Count of Monte Cristo! Live...

Duration:00:19:13

87.B - Kids Listen Roadtrip Mixtape and “What if I lived in a world of dominos?”

8/3/2018
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This weekend, What If World teams up with five other amazing kid-friendly podcasts to bring you a Road Trip Mixtape! You’ll hear from Circle Round, Little Stories for Tiny People, Noodle Loaf, Story Spectacular, and Book Club for Kids. Of course, Mr. Eric will answer a What If Question with a fun roadtrip mini episode, too. Hope you enjoy it! You can catch all our shows on the Kids Listen App or wherever you listen to podcasts. Live What If Workshop (for kids 7-12)! We’ll be back at...

Duration:00:39:26

87 - What if mommies lasso a dinosaur and give him butterfly kisses (plus blueberry muffin houses)

7/30/2018
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A story for the origins! Go back to a time before Zack was even born, when Mamma Jamma, Papa Loo, and Zizi rented their first house. Sure the house is a blueberry muffin, but surely no one will try to eat it, right? Lessons include: quick fixes and violent solutions just lead to more problems; real change takes time, effort, and an open mind. Get a free story on Patreon! Our Patreon page has a link to a free story as a thank you just for checking us out. Patron episodes are always Ad-Free...

Duration:00:56:23

86 - What if crabs could dance and super heroes lost their powers and animals got them?

7/23/2018
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Get ready to dance the Crabbarena with Coco Crab, Czarina Ballerina, and all of What If World’s greatest super-heroes. Miss Karen co-hosts another great episode and debuts her Russian accent. Don’t miss this one! Lessons include: You don’t have to be the best at something to have fun doing it; some people have natural talents, but most of us have to work hard to get good at anything You can help us win a Podcast Award! Sign up here to vote for What If World in the Kids & Family and the...

Duration:00:43:03

85.A - Bobby & Miley Pizza Makeliverers (the Song!)

7/19/2018
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Here's a great song by the fabulous Angela Ferrari of Story Spectacular. I can't stop listening to it, and I hope you enjoy it as well. Please check out her show for more great jams and stories, and our Patreon page if you want ad-free bonus content like this more often!

Duration:00:03:50

85 - What if Bobby Robot delivered pizza (plus a bunny robot)?

7/16/2018
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Do you know the story of the Robo-Tortoise and the Rabbot? It’s an old What If World yarn, and Angeli Ferrari of Story Spectacular is going to help retell it! Who will win the Pizza Makelivery Race, Bobby Robot or Miley Rabbot? Lessons include: Strive to add a personal touch and make real connections, and everything you do can be more enjoyable; never underestimate your peers Join What If World on Patreon! Patron episodes are always Ad-Free & Released Early, with Higher Quality Audio! You...

Duration:00:17:05