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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

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...

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 her show for more great jams and stories, and check out Patreon page if you want 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!...

Duration:00:17:05

84 - What if fair Elise and Fred the dog climbed up Mount Everest (and Ginger & Otis got teleported to What If World)?

7/9/2018
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Lots of new character to meet this week, as Ginger the Loyal and Otis the Aloofest visit What If World and meet Hungry Bungry! Can the misplaced pets get back to What Is World, or will the Oopstone trap them forever?! Lessons include: good rules are made by people who understand their mistakes, and want to keep you from having to repeat them; pollution is a problem we can only solve together! Join What If World on Patreon! Get ad-free episodes, snail mail from Mr. Eric, bonus content,...

Duration:00:54:18

83 - What if I could be invisible and lights could shoot?

7/2/2018
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Over 100 years ago, in the Wild What, Dimmer the Elf faces off against InvisiBen the Unsightly Troll. Can the clever elf defeat the unseen threat, even though he doesn’t have any elf super powers? Lessons include: there’s no super power like practice; one’s imagination is often scarier than the reality; many of the best inventions are built using other great ideas. Join What If World on Patreon! Get ad-free episodes, snail mail from Mr. Eric, bonus content, and a much better chance of...

Duration:00:48:00

82 - What if ninja turtles could fly and birds could cry? (plus a dragon guards a spider web from Cthunkle)

6/25/2018
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Uh-oh, a portal got opened to What Is World last week and Cthunkle used it to get back to 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? Lessons include: constantly comparing yourself to others can make anyone unhappy; no amount of super-powers can teach you to deal with your own...

Duration:00:45:30

81 - What if Fair Elise got really frustrated with Alabaster Zero and teleported him to What Is World? (plus Super Mario & Chickens)

6/18/2018
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When a stray spell from a frustrated fairy flings Alabaster into the real world, he’ll have to finally take responsibility for his own actions! Will he learn to take his job seriously, or will he be stuck at Mr. Eric’s house forever? Lessons include: thinking you’re good at something isn’t enough, you have to keep working hard in order to improve; when your goofy antics bother your friends, it’s time to give them a rest What If World will be performing live at Children’s Book World in...

Duration:00:54:03

80 - What if cows could make money from mooing and sinking into the deep sea and getting treasure box? (plus Abacus, the moon, & the sun)

6/11/2018
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What If World has its first crush! Well, its moon does anyway. Get ready to meet the Moon Cow Crooners and hear Mr. Eric’s first quasi-Australian accent. Just remember, What If World’s accents are all just a little bit different from What Is World’s ;) Lessons include: we should own up to our mistakes rather than make silly excuses; picking on someone is not a good way to show you care Our Art Contest Ends June 15th At least one work will be chosen to inspire a What If Story at the end...

Duration:00:19:10

79 - What if unicorns turned to rocks when they’re shy and a magical fairy came and didn’t make unicorns shy (and aliens controlled us like puppets)?

6/4/2018
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Emmatrice Widdle Pony Unistony has been shyly hiding as a stone in the woods until Fairien the Fairy Alien comes to take over the worl – ahem – make a new friend. Can Fairien be a good friend and respect Emma’s shyness, or will he forget the whole thing and conquer What If World? Lessons include: safety is about learning the smartest way to try something new; fun can be big and loud or little and quiet, you should try a bit of both; make sure you always respect your friends’...

Duration:00:18:53

78 - What if mad scientists had to wear diapers and if you wish for something you got it right beside you?

5/28/2018
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Attribution unknown - please let us know if this image is yours so we may credit! Professor Mooshpants and Dr. Nozetal are some of What If World’s maddest scientists. They also happen to be among the youngest. Can the brilliant baby and precocious puppy work together to free themselves from a maximum security day care? Or will they have to wait until their parents pick them up?! Lessons include: time flies when you stay engaged and challenged; good friends try out each other’s favorite...

Duration:00:15:04

77 - What if parents went to school and kids went to work and my doll Rosa came alive and danced with Fair Elise?

5/21/2018
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Mr. Eric teams up with Rhea Pechter of Little Stories for Tiny People this week. Fair Elise and Pixacato are fed up with work and school, respectively. Good thing it’s Freaky Friday! Can Fair Elise survive a day in ballet school? Can Pixacato solve the mystery of the missing robot brains? Did Alabaster Zero also get Freaky Friday’d, or does the grizzled cop just really love ballet? Lessons include: both work and school take a special kind of endurance, we should respect each other’s...

Duration:00:16:19

76 - What if houses could fly and butterflies could walk and talk and cheetahs could jump the sky and never fall down?

5/14/2018
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Chentle is the fastest of all the cheetahs, but she also wants to be the best climber of all the ninjas and the best flyer of all the rocket ship houses. Can she be the best at everything, and will she be happy when she leaves everyone else in her dust? Lessons include: being more talented or privileged than others doesn’t make you better than them; no individual, no matter how exceptional, is better than a community of well-rounded people. Join our brand new Facebook group What If...

Duration:00:14:23

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

5/7/2018
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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! Thank you for supporting What If World. PatreonApple Podcastswhatifworldpodcast@gmail.comImaginariumFREESHIP418ccdaf4 FacebookInstagramTwitterWhat If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall...

Duration:00:21:41

74 - What if there was no moon?

4/30/2018
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Just when What If World got it’s sun back, the moon goes missing! Thank goodness Mr. Eric will have some help from Lindsay and Marshall from Tumble Science Podcast for Kids to answer this question. Here’s a hint: were-creatures won’t be happy… Lessons include: if you don’t understand the world around you, it’s harder to affect positive change; being rude to get your way will always have negative consequences. In case you missed it, we now have a P.O. Box! Mr. Eric will be happy to share...

Duration:00:15:15

73 - What if Mr. Eric answered the longest question ever?

4/23/2018
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Our Earth Day special is tying up some loose ends from our April Fool’s special, where the sun got stolen! Too bad all of What If World is SOLAR POWERED… but maybe that’s the least of their troubles. Can Petrina, Abacus, JFKat, and Mr. Mouser get the sun back from the clutches of the not-so-dreaded Phoenix Taco?! Lessons include: renewable energy is plentiful enough to power a whole world; if you have a caring elder or grandparent in your life, they are deserving of your respect and...

Duration:00:16:54

Bonus Episode - The “Corny Wallace” Song

4/19/2018
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In case some of you missed it last week, Mick Sullivan wrote my new favorite song for our Vampirton episode. If it gets stuck in your head like it did mine, you might want to check out The Past and the Curious, a history podcast for kids Also, we just got a P.O. Box!!! Mr. Eric will be happy to share your letters and drawings online (excluding personal information, of course) or use them to inspire his next story!

Duration:00:01:58